Recorded Sept 30th 2020, mere hours before the OpenQuest 3rd Edition Kickstarter ended. A conversation between myself and Dr Mitch, a long time OQ collaborator, about the history of the game and the upcoming releases funded by the Kickstarter.
Catching the Wyrm is the Early Bird Quickstart that people who backed the Kickstarter in the first 48 hours, and Art Level backers, will be receiving. This Quickstart adventure is a little different from what I normally write for OpenQuest. Its made of up the first two adventure areas of a bigger ruined city known as The Shambles. It’s not quite what older roleplayers call a Sandbox, where the adventure presents the information that the characters may encounter as they make their own way around the unifying adventure location, more what I call a Toybox. Where I present various objects or Toys (adventure locatinos, non-player characters, rumours, encounters ) that the referee can place together to create an adventure.
So with that in mind, let’s see what is in this particular Toy Box.
A Taste of the Shambles. A quick introduction to this ruined city, its history and the current state of affairs. This gives an overview of fo the complete package.
Adventure Areas This Quickstart has features two Adventure Areas from the city.
- Tent Town. A mishmash of scavengers, professional treasure hunters and wise people keeping watch over the ruined city, right next to its walls.
- The Squares. A residential area just inside the walls, with Tent Town on the other side. So-called because the houses are built around squares, each of which have a different focus for the well to do residents that once lived there.
The Quest of Catching the Wyrm. This is the adventure itself in a short digestible form that draws already detailed information from the Locations.
Non-Player Characters Rooster. All the character profiles (or references to the relevant page in the main OpenQuest rulebook).
Unlike the publically released Quickstart Adventure, which comes with its own concise version of OpenQuest, this Quickstart pulls from the main rulebook, for both a wider collection of magic spells and creatures.
Also, the adventure will feature the three characters and the Dragon (!) that feature on the cover of OpenQuest 3rd Edition (and the detail of which is used for the banner for this site) 🙂
Just a quick post from me. The Kickstarter for OpenQuest 3rd Edition opens on Tuesday 1st September.
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