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Hey Wizards, Since You’re Going Retro… (Part 2)

Since Wizards of the Coast has been releasing a whole bunch of retro themed products I thought I would throw my ideas out there for retro products that definitely could get my money. (if you missed part 1 see it here)

I have a long standing relationship with the B-Series modules. Like millions of other gamers, they are where I cut my teeth. But for me it goes far deeper than that.

Years ago, when it first came out, I picked up the repackaged adventures B1-9 In Search of Adventure. Basically it was the first nine B-Series modules in one booklet, with some interludes to help DMs transition between them.

The best way to kick off a campaign.

I think I have kicked off more campaigns by cracking open that booklet than every other module or self written adventure combined. Why? Because it was a really smart idea. Give a DM a dozen different adventures (I say a dozen instead of 9 because they broke Castle Caudwell into its components). Each of these adventures is completely self contained, and simple to run. Then give the DM tools for connecting these adventures.

The flow chart (which showed how one adventure would lead to the next) was great because even though it showed only three paths, at any time you could leave your current path and start over again at the top. To be honest there was nothing stopping you from running the adventures any way you pleased, but the flow chart was a nice helper to planning.

So how about it Wizards? How about either updating In Search of Adventure to 4E or make a new In Search of Adventure with a dozen adventures for low level characters and ways to easily connect them?

(btw – I am aware that Goodman Games has released a module package titled In Search of Adventure, I actually have been planning on picking it up for a new game I am starting. I was just suggesting that Wizards should look into making such a product)

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October 26, 2010 - Posted by | 4E, Basic, Dungeons and Dragons, RPGs | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. […] Since Wizards of the Coast has been releasing a whole bunch of retro themed products I thought I would throw my ideas out there for retro products that definitely could get my money. (if you missed parts 1 and 2) […]

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  2. […] out there for retro products that definitely could get my money. (click here if you missed parts 1, 2 or […]

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