One major downside to having long-playing players is that I can't just go and re-use adventures.
I was thinking of converting a fun D&D/AD&D module I miss running and playing that as the intro for the new (and semi-new) crop of PCs seeking to get some experience before joining the high-point vets in Felltower.
But amongst my group, just counting the current regulars and recent regulars, I have:
- one guy who played AD&D with me in high school.
- two guys who played with me in the 90s
- one guy who's new-ish to me, but played and ran a lot of AD&D
- one guy who's played and GMed AD&D extensively since before I was gaming.
So this kills a lot of my go-to adventures.
UK1 Eye of the Serpent - not great for a big group, and one guy played it solo with his monk.
UK2/3 The Sentinel / The Gauntlet - starting point for my last campaign, two guys still are here from that game.
U1-3 - the "Saltmarsh" series? - Used U1 to death. U2 and U3 aren't fun without the rolling consequences of U1.
A1-4 - everyone has been through it, and the supermodule version too.
B2 - Used in this game, and it would be boring to just restock it.
How about some others?
B1 In Search of the Unknown - used bits of it (the pool room, for one) in Felltower, the rest is pretty vanilla, honestly.
B3 Palace of the Silver Princess - both versions are interesting but kind of a strange hodge-podge. Maybe. I'm sure a couple of them remember going through it, too.
I1 Dwellers of the Forbidden City - would be perfect, but it's a campaign on its own done right.
N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God - possible, if Bern's player doesn't play or hasn't run it.
Most of the others need to be "higher level" to be interesting - if I ran G1-3 what is the fun of dealing with the orcs in Felltower after you've butchered a hundred giants? S1 is just a death march, even if it can be a fun death march. WG5 Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure - nice, but I think it would be better as a higher-point PC adventure.
There are others I'm considering, but sadly the nostalgia I have for these adventures I mentioned will have to remain that - I can't see a way to re-use them, or not yet. But like I said, I have other plans going on.