Post by peterpanda on Mar 10, 2016 21:20:02 GMT -5
It was with great excitement that I found my copy of The Dungeon of the Rat in my mailbox this evening when I got home from work. I haven't started to read it yet but I'm very much looking forward to doing that later tonight. I'll post some more thoughts on it after I've finished reading it.
Post by peterpanda on Mar 16, 2016 11:21:31 GMT -5
Okay, I have now had a chance to read my copy of The Dungeon of the Rat from cover-to-cover and I am most pleased with it. I suspect the Bath Frog is going to be particularly fun to GM. I also like the connection between the Rat God's power and the jade statues as a little mystery the players will have to figure out. There's plenty of personalities to present to the party and I expect some humorous interplay between the PCs and the innkeeper's daughter. The power levels seem appropriate and the whole adventure has an old school feel to it, which I like very much.
I'm planning to start my new campaign, with my friend's sons as the players, sometime next month and this will be their first adventure. I'm changing the introduction ever so slightly as I've never really liked the cliched story-line of bored adventurers in a bar are given a mission, secret map, information, etc. Instead, the PCs will be employees of one of the stronger trading/merchant clans, hired initially as caravan guards but instead are given this mission and told to meet up with the innkeeper who is a hired eyes and ears for the trading company. There's a deeper/sinister reason why the trading company decides to help out a low-level eyes and ears operative located in a smallish town but that's something the players will have to solve as the campaign progresses.
If folks here are interested, I'd be happy to update this thread as the PCs work their way through the Dungeon of the Rat adventure.
Impressed as I am by Dungeon of the Rat, I'm now motivated to seek out other adventures by Mr. Hill. Can anyone here enlighten me on The Skolari Vaults? Recommended? I don't have time right now to create my own adventures so I'd love to know what are the better pre-made GM adventures for T&T.