Saturday, November 28, 2015

Free OSR Adventure Resource - The Lost Lady From Sacrosanct Games For Your Old School Campaigns

So before we begin I've been reading on G+ & Facebook about my review, actual play and adaption of the Palace of The Silver Princess Thanks all of that but part of the problem is just dropping your party of adventurers into the middle of dark fairy tale weirdness is that sometimes you need a mid point adventure that can introduce your adventurers to some of the conventions of the dark fairy tale. Don't worry there are several options out there that can help to do exactly this. The Lost Lady is an old school one page adventure design that can easily introduce your players into the deep end of the forest or fairy tale as you see fit as the DM.
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This adventure features several adventure elements that can help to flesh out a brief introduction into a dark or even a Gothic dark fantasy adventure. There are some quick monsters encounters that could be spill over from from a nearby adventure location to this adventure to work as stop gap from your current campaign and into a transition adventure with your PC's taking part in the events of The Lost Lady. I don't want to go too much into the adventure but there are several key reasons why I chose this adventure to write about. Right from the Drivethrurpg blurb:

* Meant to be one-off sessions whenever something comes up that you can't do your main campaign
* generic in listed stats to be compatible with most versions of the most popular RPG with little conversion needed.
* a quick, low prep adventure for whenever the desire to game grabs you
But is this a good adventure for a sort introduction  fodder into a dark fairy tale style of campaign? In a word yes but there are a few things that need to happen.
A. The monsters need to be spun in a slightly different style, think Bryan Ford here and less Monster Manual. B. Adjust the monsters so they fore shadow the monsters your party of adventurers will later encounter. C. They can't too deadly or your player's greed will not over come their sense of preservation for their PC's. This is something that alot of dungeon masters forget about; players somehow always feel connected to their player characters and they don't like having them killed off. Even if its by their own hands,no especially by their own hands. This is a conceit that seems to escape many new school players who venture down the dark paths of the old school. Anyhow,  The Lost Lady  is very well laid out, doesn't spare any fluff on extranious stuff. You get the whole adventure plot line in a quick nut shell and then you get several options for your table. These details make this thing go off like clock work making this a great adventure to run with Advance Dungeons and Dragons 1st edition. This adventure is one that I've also used as fast filller or a mid point stop gap for Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea. The background of this adventure became part of some of the victims of the Green Death. Read the adventure then you'll under stand. By twisting the monsters and NPC stats this adventure became a part of a Lamentations of the Flame Princess encounter fore shadowing both the events of Tales of The Scarecrow & Lamentations of the Ginger Bread Princess. The survivors of all of these were later on drawn into A Red And Pleasantland but that's a story for another day. Grab this one and get going onto a jump off point into a twisted fairy tale campaign of your own design.

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