Friday, June 5, 2020

BX Adventure Madness B/X 3 Temple of Mercy By Ben Barsh A 'Pay What You Want' adventure For OSR & B/X Dungeons & Dragons Games

"Many years ago, a fanatic cult claimed a sanctuary as a base for plotting their wicked ways. They named their redoubt the Temple of Mercy because it is where new followers would journey to repent of their sins and be granted mercy. It is unclear how the cult was defeated, but they vanished nearly 120 years ago. The temple has been quiet since the disappearance of the vile clan. Recently, a religious order of holy priests has been interested in claiming the temple as their own. They are looking for bold adventurers to slay sinister monsters, evade treacherous traps, and bring glory to the forgotten Temple of Mercy!"

I grabbed Pacesetter's 
Temple of Mercy for B/X Dungeons & Dragons. Its an adventure   designed for six, third level characters. This is a pay what you want B/X adventure & has the feel of many of the period Basic Dungeons & Dragons adventures & products. 

It wouldn't take much to adapt Temple of Mercy to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition. Why?! Because 
 Pacesetter's Temple of Mercy is a dungeon romp plain & well made. It takes the PC's & put em through their paces. The characters go the nine yards & then some. There are some interesting tricks & traps that author Ben Barsh puts the adventurers through. This isn't a world spanning adventure with a huge central plot. Instead this is a 24 page dungeon with some good solid design work, interesting adventure encounters & lots potential for campaign play.
 Temple of Mercy  be adapted to the Castles & Crusades rpg?! Absolutely & there's just enough here to get the DM into lots of player PC hot water by taking full advantage of the adventure material.

Trips & traps abound in  Temple of Mercy meaning that there's plenty of adventurer's handwork to play to during adventuring module. Besides being named checked the players are going to have their hands full dealing with the living history that presents itself in  Temple of Mercy.  Should you grab  Temple of Mercy then I'd throw the adventure into play rotation & see where it leads your player's PC's. 

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