Friday, January 1, 2010

Hall of the Water Weird

Hall of the Water Weird
Originally uploaded by orkboi
In the Atlases stored in the Library of Alexom, it’s called “The Valley of Wonders”, but to adventurers, it goes by the common name of “Cavewalk”. Whatever you call it, it’s a gold mine if you’re lucky and a deathtrap if you’re not. No fewer than 28 caves, lairs, and underground ruins dot the 50 league valley system, and while some lead to nothing more than a dusty chamber or a bear’s cave, others conceal considerable treasures or terrible perils from another age. The map you bought at the Inn leads to one such entrance–an old pair of bronze doors noted down on the map by a travelling ranger but not explored. What lies within?


Blogger Jay said...

This one reminds me of one of my favorite D&D Endless Quest books!

Love the site BTW!!

January 7, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks! I loved the old tunnels & trolls solo adventure books, but I've never tried the D&D ones.

January 7, 2010 at 11:17 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were not lucky. It was a deathtrap.

January 9, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Blogger Ben Wray said...

So I playtested on IRC a system I've been tinkering with in the back of my head using this very microdungeon. It went pretty well! Thanks, Tony!

January 9, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Blogger Ben Wray said...

(Pretty well for me, anyway. As dweird attests, not so well for the characters.)

January 9, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Ha ha! It's a hard life, being an adventurer. I'd love to hear more about your IRC system some time. I've been running a dungeon crawl on Google Wave and I'm daunted by the task of getting technology and gameplay to work together.

January 9, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Blogger Ben Wray said...

If you have an account on the Praxis forum offjutting Story Games, it's the d12 one I posted in the bite-sized craft thread. It worked reasonably well on its own, I thought. A few kinks here and there ("I succeeded at my roll to get into a better position, but mitigated success, so I'm actually at a disadvantage? Um.") but it sufficed for a quick pick-up game.

I'm also trying Dungeon Squad on google wave, using the same dungeon. And if I play my cards right, I might try it a third time, in person, with a different system I've been meaning to test out (involving actual playing cards, so difficult to do online). The same dungeon with three different mediums and systems! It should be interesting.

January 9, 2010 at 7:17 PM


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