Free RPG Day 2012 Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG Free Adventures tonight, and I find myself wantig to make a few observations.
First, presentation as always is awesome. The art just works. I constantly find myself thinking of WFRP 1e when I look at the art in the various DCC products because they seem to share the same "feel". Trust me, its a very good thing, at least in my eyes.
Michael Curtis' adventure - The Undulating Corruption is a 5th level outdoor, or wilderness adventure. For some reason I hadn't thought of using wilderness adventures with the DCC ruleset, probably because the adventures I've read so far basically plop you at the beginning of a dungeon. This one is a nice change. It requires the hook of a party wizard suffering from corruption, but if you have a 5th level wizard in DCC that isn't suffering from corruption, something is definitely wrong.
The second adventure is from the tireless Harley Stroh - The Jeweler That Dealt in Stardust. Guess what? This adventure is a city adventure. Now, it also has basement, so technically you could say it's also a dungeon adventure, but that might be stretching things just a tad ;) BTW, the map for this adventure is yet another one I'd like to get a print of. Why do I feel that Joseph isn't hearing my pleas? I might have to start posting on the DCC forum to make sure I'm heard :)
Talking about maps, there is a partially started map in the center of the booklet that is part of the Adventure Design contest. Just over 4 months to submit entries (10/31/12) I might actually take a stab at this. After I make about a dozen copies of the map and see how many variations of it I can crank out - and then work from the one I like the best.
Hillbilly's XP decision - IQ or DX? - Hillbilly has 15 points as of this session, and will have 20 as of next. +1 DX? +1 IQ? Both make a lot of sense. I'll decide right after I roll for level...
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