Good catch, Jedi.
Temple is the next iteration of Arneson’s original. Ritchie and Arneson did the OD&D version, and so mine is just another variant.
So the dirt. This was written by Richard Pocklington with some help from myself. (I wrote Frog Town and the upper 3 levels of the Temple --- essentially what you see if you play the adventure at a convention.)
In my humble estimation, our version is a clean take on the themes established in the original Blackmoor Supplement. I took those impressions and wrote a new dungeon --- so everything that you expect to show up will be there (froglins, mad monks, a touch of technology) but even folks that have played the other 2 versions of Temple will be in for some surprises.
I’ve heard good things from the Zeitgeist playtesters, but I was terrified to learn that Dave ran it at the convention. I mean, I’m stepping on hallowed ground here. I haven’t heard if he likes it or hates it. But who in their right mind would pass up the opportunity to write Temple of the Frog, 3.5? Not me. It was a huge honor.
I’ve heard various rumors about release dates (for instance: that is at the printer right now) but it is safe to assume that the adventure will be out early 2007.
Shoot. Jedi asked for levels. Let me go check my manuscript.