So my Tomb of Horrors is some mint-condition 1981-ish copy I picked up years ago for super cheap, when people didn't care about 1st edition AD&D. So yay me for being effectively the first person to run this copy, BUT there are misprints, which is making running this a little tricky.
A question for people who have other copies - room 9, the "Complex of Secret Doors", it has the text "...each round that there are characters in a shaded room, a number of bolts will be fired into the area from hidden devices..."
The map has no shaded rooms. I'm guessing they are supposed to be the four rooms that you can walk through without finding secret doors, to punish characters going for the easy route?
Can anyone confirm?
I'm trying to keep this expedition authentic to the source material, it just never seemed that terrible when reading. I played in it when I was 12-ish, and only for a part of it, and barely remember.
Gutboy's player was clearly traumatized, but that was under a high schooler age DM, and we presumably all remember how antagonistic high school DMing was in practice.