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Friday, February 10, 2017

And thus begins work on The Hidden Sanctum of the Blood Cult

Map by +Dyson Logos Pateron Supported


I've been under the weather all week, literally since I woke up Monday morning. I am the definition of the tag line for Nyquil (Sniffling, Sneezing, Coughing, Aches & Fever) Which means many things, not the least of which is the cancelation of tonight's game with the B-Team, probably the cancellation of tomorrow night's game and generally feeling miserable.

What is a man to do?

Why, create a Swords & Wizardry Light adventure to follow up on Beneath the Drunken Dwarf Tavern, that's what. Actually, I was doing that anyway, but it needs a name, themes and more, and what the heck, I always enjoy using +Matt Finch 's excellent Tome of Adventure Design.

So, lets name it. I already know we are dealing with a demon cult, so it will be some rolling as well as some picking from Locations - Approach #1

The Hidden Sanctum of the Blood Cult. Yep, that works. That passageway south from the last room the party found? It will lead right to it. Yep, I've already chosen a +Dyson Logos map for the occasion.

Villain's Master Plan? Rolled a 26, as this can be totally left for chance. "Destroy Community". Holy crap, talk about fitting the concept. Of course, I guess I need to figure out the community that the Battered Dwarf Tavern is in. I'll work on that later.

"Destroy Community" has its own subtables. Method of Destruction? 37 - Plague. Ouch! Reason? 84 - Wants the bodies of the dead. Oh boy. This may turn from a singe adventure into multiple parts.

So, how does the demon Krimple fall into this scheme? Where is the cult from? How long have they been preparing? Do they need the dead to make undead, or something worse?

Time to revise a bit of what I have, because this is much certainly a better direction :)

4 comments:

  1. I still want to set Krimple on fire. He's a demon, it's practically part of its life cycle.

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  2. Hope you feel better soon, Erik. But seriously dude - you need to invest in some vitamins or something. It seems like you are always sick with some new crud or another. It's not normal...

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    1. This week has sucked - but Rach and I kicked off the new year with a huge vitamin and supplement regimen.

      I think having my constantly fighting of a cold or worse 6 y/o niece at the house each weekend isn't helping - but I wouldn't change it for the world :)

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    2. Vitamins don't work, for anything.

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