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Re: TWGventure! disscussions
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2005, 06:56:26 PM »
So I'm looking over EP's second mini-adventure he sent us and trying to think of a catchy name for them.  I think haveing longer adventures (like HWSA and Sumpter) and short things that can be thrown in to waste time or work as a side quest are a good idea.

What I'm thinking of doing is just come up with a standard template, for D&D stuff at least, that these will use so we don't have to design a new layout for every one of these 4-6 page adventures.  Right now I'm thinking a good one will be a tomb or book of somekind.

I don't like the sound of TWGmini-venture or TWGventure mini much.  anyone have any ideas or thoughts?
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Re: TWGventure! disscussions
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2005, 07:14:03 PM »
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Re: TWGventure! disscussions
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2005, 07:52:02 PM »
You  mean like how they have a standard format for PrCs, feats, etc, but do that for the miniadenture layout?  That would probably make it faster to make them and easier to use.  Speed is probably important to the original idea, since it was like you're not ready so you just toss one of these in.

I have no idea for a name.  Something clever would probably play off wasting time.  Sidetrips sounds okay.
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Re: TWGventure! disscussions
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2005, 03:26:22 PM »
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Re: TWGventure! disscussions
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2005, 03:47:39 PM »
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Re: TWGventure! discussions
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2005, 06:58:44 PM »
42 and I were discussing doing the adventures as an entry into a book or a scroll, so like chapter one: Wizard's tower, chapter two: The Fellfrosch!, ect.

So I was thinking something dealing with that, like "Scrolls of adventure" or "Tomb of quests" though I would like to imply that they were short, mini-quests, but that may not be necessary.
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Re: TWGventure! disscussions
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2005, 09:12:01 PM »
Do you mean "Tome" or "Tomb"?
THe first is an old book, usually of handwritten vellum or other older writing surface. The latter is a place where you put dead people.

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Re: TWGventure! disscussions
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2005, 09:13:28 PM »
Either, depending on how things turn-out.
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Re: TWGventure! disscussions
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2005, 12:42:16 AM »
Putting dead people into a book is an interesting idea.
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Re: TWGventure! disscussions
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2005, 01:28:36 AM »
the dead book?

That makes me wonder when are we starting a Planescape game?
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Re: TWGventure! disscussions
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2005, 01:51:20 AM »
Hey, I ran a Planescape PBEM once called "Pages of the Dead Book."

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Re: TWGdventure! discussions
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2005, 09:22:24 AM »
Ya, ya SE, you say "Tomato" I say "parrot".  Anyway I just had the idea of doing, as part of these "pages", mini-adventures each featuring TWG personalties as the main NPC or Monster.

So "Curse of the Fellfrosh" could have a new monster stats for an evil frog demon, MrP could easly have a NPC where he's a doctor wanting the PCs to recover a lost box of eye glasses, and of course there's plenty to do with Jeffe, SE, Entropy, EP, and EUOL.  It could be fun.
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Re: TWGventure! disscussions
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2005, 04:02:16 AM »
Sounds interesting.

I like the idea of having most of the adventures for characters of 10th level or lower, with alternate stats for the main monsters that have been scaled up for higher-level play.  Its more work, but should be worth it.  Plus you can get more use out of them, instead of 'oh too bad, this one is for 3rd level PCs... no good for my 8th level game'.
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Re: TWGventure! discussions
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2005, 05:23:25 AM »
Well I'm wanting to eventually have a wide array of these things so people won't have to worry as much about scaling, though ones for lower levels (less then 10) would be more popular.

I'm hoping to have time this weekend to work on the layouts since I wont have any more time until the end of the month and I still need to discuss possible looks with 42, though the scroll look might be what we end up doing since it's graphically easier.
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Re: TWGventure! disscussions
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2005, 09:08:42 AM »
We could just call them Dungeons. Or if we wanted to be obscure and witty, playing off the small size, we could call them Cellars.

I'm a big believer in the mini-adventure. AORPers may remember the town where they investigated an undead infestation? That was a short from Dungeon magazine I converted to my own ends. Short adventures are usually much, much better for this purpose than full-length ones.