Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Challenge Of The Frog Lord

After going thru a list of modules for OD&D etc, that some posted on the OSR forums, I found this gem. http://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/labyrinth-lord-challenge-of-the-frog-idol/

I love how its totally open ended this module is, with lots of room to add your own little spices!

It appears to be a hexcrawl with a few railroad elements which is nice.  I had previously looked at "Black Marsh" but it seemed a bit too big of a world for me (300+ troglodytes! holy crap in one section).  Obviously its built up for larger groups of players with higher levels.

Challenge of the frog lord its a bit more trimmed down, smaller land area etc.  I believe its for levels 3 - 6, so having the adventures do a few little side quests to level them up would be a good idea.  Incorporating a few other elements from some other adventures would make this pretty friggin awesome!  It honestly makes me not want to write anything when there is so much genius material out there! hahaha.

Here's the link to download the module http://rpgcharacters.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/dyson-logos-challenge-of-the-frog-idol.pdf

And here's a cool pic! Evolution and sizing of Kobolds , Lizard men, and troglodytes.


Swords & Wizardry



I absolutely love the cover for Swords & Wizardry!

Here's the obvious download link http://www.swordsandwizardry.com/

And here's the other one, for the core rules.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Magic Kingdom For Sale!

I'm hoping that some of you may have read Terry Brook's series of "Magic Kingdom For Sale! "  I read the first book when I was abotu 16, and absolutely fell in love with it.  He has written a ton of books, including the Shanara series, which are also very good, but HIGH fantasy.  

You can learn more about the book here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Kingdom_for_Sale_—_SOLD!

Plot Summary - 

The novel begins with Ben Holiday, a trial lawyer from Chicago, lamenting the loss of his wife and unborn child in a car accident. He finds an advertisement in an upscale Christmas catalog claiming to offer a magical kingdom for one million dollars by a man named Mr. Meeks. Although skeptical, Ben pursues the offer out of a desperate need to start a new life. Ben receives a magical medallion and is transported through a swirling mist to the kingdom of Landover. He learns that Landover is a world that connects many other worlds such as Earth. It is surrounded by the Fairy Mist wherein reside creatures of Fairy that created Landover and guard the passages to these worlds. Unfortunately, he finds it not exactly as described. He soon finds that Landover has not had a true king in twenty years. The son of the last king did not wish to take up the throne and escaped with the court wizard, Meeks, to Earth. They have been selling the throne to dozens of people in the past two decades, but no one has been able to face the challenge and successfully complete so much as a few months as king. Further, kings of Landover used to be protected by a magical knight called the Paladin, but he has not been seen since the last king's death.

I've been thinking that this book and the world "landover" would be a perfect fit for a D&D campaign, and it maybe something I might consider down the road.  The only thing is that it could be construed as being a bit kid friendly, but that's alright actually.   Of course I'd have to re-read the book! 

Here is a link to the world of landover (what is cool is there is a list of all the characters! so you can easily start creating NPCs like right now)  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Kingdom_of_Landover

And here is a map of Landover, it just sorta makes you start thinking doesn't it. 





Monday, June 17, 2013

Epic Fail!

Well not so much an epic fail, as an saving throw that I lost! Had big plans as per previous post to play D&D all friggin day while smoking ribs.  Anyways, we had a few woobly pops, whilst burning meat, which I had to tend to for most of the afternoon, had I been smart I would have just grabbed the adventure module and dice and done it outside on the table, but I didn't.  Ah well.  I had a lot of fun anyways,

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

And so begins the Chaotic Caves!

I'm friggin stoked for my RPG session this weekend!  I decided to play some "basic fantasy" , I really liked the D20 mechanic and the total Old Schoolness to the rules.  After checking out a few of there adventure downloads I settled on the "Chaotic Caves" which to a degree is similar to keep on the borderlands, but there is a town, rather than a castle.  Its a very cool module, that leaves lots of room for adding your own things.  For instance tonight I have to name all the town NPCs, kinda cool cuz you can fit this one into anything your playing, with a bit of work.  In the module all the town NPC's are unamed "bartender", "Lord" etc.

Here's the link to download the Chaotic Caves - http://basicfantasy.org/downloads.html

Here are the little things I've added so far

1 - A couple of dungeons from "morgansfort" module that's available on  http://basicfantasy.org/downloads.html , I really liked the Abandoned fort, and the nameless dungeon.

2 - I redrew the hexcrawl map, and added a few things, just basically changed the scenery more to my liking.

3- I'm bringing back the nefarious hermit from keep on the borderlands :) So excited for the PC's to get a taste of him

4 - added a Elven village, that is similar to Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, they live in the tree's etc.

So saturday I'm smoking ribs all day, and then we are playing D&D after we are really stuffed! Should be lots of fun.  Now onto a bit of prep work.



Friday, June 7, 2013

Open invitation

So I've come to the realization that not only do I like creating maps and writing adventures, but I really enjoy formatting! its a awkward very weird thing that I enjoy it to tell you the truth.  A few weeks ago I needed a break from working on my own little adventure and took a look at a download that was sent to me by Venger Satanis (he's working on a bad assed module called Liberation of the Demonslayer) you can find the updates here - vengersatanis.blogspot.ca

Anyways, I decided to format his module just for giggles, and to tell you the truth I had a SUPER fun time doing it.  I sent it to him and he was like "woah! thank you very much".  Regardless of what he ends up doing with his module (format wise), it was a lot of fun practice for me, and reconfirmed how much I enjoy doing formatting.

So if anyone is looking for some formatting and spell check , etc please send me a message on Google+  and pass the file over.  (I would prefer just regular .doc rather than docx, for some reason docx does not play nice for me).  PS I'll do this for FREE! I just really enjoy it.