Cartoons Archive | 4/12/2013
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Walkthrough Map: Barrier Peaks
Jason Thompson

The premium edition reprint of Dungeons of Dread has released! And in great celebration of the S series of adventures, we'd like to offer the following cartoon—considering the Expedition to the Barrier Peaks!

As Lawrence Schick writes in his foreword: "Vegepygmies and robots. What more could you need to hear? Let’s go! S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks was Gary in full-on funhouse mode, having a high old time mixing elements of Jim Ward’s Gamma World with fantasy to create a rollicking and memorable AD&D adventure."

Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

S ometime else, a large exploration-colonization expedition of human origin was overtaken in the course of its journey by a deadly plague. In a vain effort to halt the spread of the virus, the modular sections of the vessel were sealed and then separated, each left to its own fate. The section concerned here was drawn through a black hole and spewed into the universe where the World of Greyhawk fantasy setting exists. Chance brought it to that very planet, and its computers and robotics brought it to an intact landing...

Join the ranger, barbarian, other barbarian, monk, fighter, cleric, other fighter, magic-user, and second through fourth magic-users—as they investigate the spaceship crashed in the Barrier Peaks!

Click the strip below, for a larger view.

Check back soon, for the walkthrough map to the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth...

About the Artist

Jason Thompson (@khyungbird) is the creator of the graphic novel series King of RPGs ( with artist Victor Hao. He also writes about manga for Anime News Network and Otaku USA magazine, and draws comics based on H.P. Lovecraft stories at

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