* '''Published:''' January 1984 * '''Publisher:''' TSR * '''Author:''' Carl Smith * '''Format:''' 32 page softback * '''Rules:''' Classic D&D * '''Product:''' * [[https://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/miscpages/ac.html|Acaeum: AC-Series]] * [[https://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/miscpages/foreign/ac1for.html|Acaeum: AC1 Foreign]] * [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/AC1_The_Shady_Dragon_Inn_(Basic_D%26D)|D and D Wiki]] * [[https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/50346/shady-dragon-inn|RPG Geek]] * [[https://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=4598|RPG Net]] * [[http://tsr.bothgunsblazing.com/dd/dd-ac1.htm|TSR Archive]] * [[http://tsr.bothgunsblazing.com/jp/jp-ac1.htm|TSR Archive: Japanese]] * [[wp>The Shady Dragon Inn|Wikipedia]] * '''Reviews:''' * [[http://www.legrog.org/jeux/donjons-et-dragons/basic-d-d/ac1-the-shady-dragon-inn-en|Le Grog]] (in French) * [[http://www.museumofplay.org/online-collections/3/68/110.2028|Museum of Play]] * [[http://rpggeek.com/thread/1296534/original-npc-codex-ages-rather-well-and-it-has-act|RPG Geek]]
The Shady Dragon Inn is a set of pregenerated characters for use with the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game. This player's aid comes in two parts: each character appears first in a section devoted to his or her character class. They appear again in the second section as members of a party. As a DM or as a player, you may use either or both sections; over a hundred characters await you!
Each character has a brief biography that will help you to create backgrounds for PCs or NPCs as needed. Also included is a rough physical description, and a list of items owned by each character.
The Shady Dragon Inn also contains the D&D game statistics for those special characters who are presented by figures in the D&D and AD&D toy line, a provides a tavern setting from which players may start adventures or gather party members.