Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

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Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by vivsavage » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:30 am

Sorry for my ignorance, but are there published adventures that aren't dungeon crawls? I'm looking for stuff with wilderness travel & encounters, cities & towns, etc.

Apart from that question, are there any adventures that are intended to form an epic campaign?

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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by boneguard » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:58 am

Not really...it is called Dungeon Crawl Classic after all.

That being said.
DCC1 Idyll of the Rat King (DCC27 Revenge of the Rat king) focus in mine and sewer as their Dungeon;
DCC 7 The Secret of the Smuggler Cove focus in a sea cave near a village;
DCC 10 The Sunless Garden focus in a cave system in a forest;

And I'm sure there,s some more.

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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by Raven_Crowking » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:11 am

Thick Skull has Larvik Island, which is a mixture of wilderness and dungeon, and Attack of the Frawgs, which is mostly wilderness. You may also find some usable material in Mystic Bull's In The Prison of the Squid Sorcerer.
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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by ThickSkullAdv » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:44 pm

Thanks for the plug, Raven_Crowking.

I'd also recommend Doom of the Savage Kings--fabulous adventure with much of the action taking place in and around the small town of Hirot.

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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by Doug Kovacs » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:19 pm

If you asking about DCC RPG adventures ( boneguard is addressing some old 3E adventures) most of the adventures put out recently are not dungeon crawls:

Bride of the Black Manse, (republished) Doom of the Savage Kings, Courts of Chaos, & Fates Fell Hand definitely not dungeon crawls.

The up coming Chained coffin and Perils on a Purple planet could added added to this list.

Others like Jewels of the Carnifex, Blades against Death, The Sea Queen Escapes and Colossus Arise might have dungeons of sorts but I'm not sure I would call them dungeon crawls either.
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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by vivsavage » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:04 pm

Doug Kovacs wrote:If you asking about DCC RPG adventures ( boneguard is addressing some old 3E adventures) most of the adventures put out recently are not dungeon crawls:

Bride of the Black Manse, (republished) Doom of the Savage Kings, Courts of Chaos, & Fates Fell Hand definitely not dungeon crawls.

The up coming Chained coffin and Perils on a Purple planet could added added to this list.

Others like Jewels of the Carnifex, Blades against Death, The Sea Queen Escapes and Colossus Arise might have dungeons of sorts but I'm not sure I would call them dungeon crawls either.
Those sound perfect, thank you. Are there any 'campaigns', or perhaps plans for a campaign series?

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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by Doug Kovacs » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:18 pm

I'm not sure I would call them a "campaign" but Mike Curtis had been play testing an adventure that has three or four parts. He could speak more to that himself.
It's still in the distance though, because Chained Coffin & Perils on the Purple Planet aren't complete yet.

If you look around the forum I think a few people have strung existing adventures together for campaigns… I know many people have, I'm just not sure how much is documented on the forums.
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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by Doug Kovacs » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:23 pm

…...and now that I think about it Harley Stroh's Jewels of the Carnifex and Blades against death tie together as city based adventures. They might also be combined with Emirikol was framed and The Jeweler that dealt in Stardust (also city games) which was on the free rpg day module in 2012 free rpg day and the past years Gen Con Program book.
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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by Harley Stroh » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:11 pm

Seconding all the suggestions made above. We don't have any specific "adventure path" style releases yet, but there are lots of interesting options for a judge to choose from. We should start a thread with judge-suggested APs ... ala "This is ho I'd link my DCC campaign."

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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by michaelcurtis » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:29 pm

There's been a natural progression away from strictly dungeon crawls with the Goodman DCC RPG adventures. It almost mimics what happened with TSR's D&D adventures in the early days of the hobby. Dungeons are easy starting points to drop into campaigns, but as time goes on (and campaigns persist--some have been running 2+ years now), everybody wants more. And when I say "everybody" I mean not only players and judges, but those of use writing the darned things!

As Doug points out, the most recently published adventures and those in the pipeline are less dungeon-centric and more wide open. Both Harley's "Purple Planet" and my "Chained Coffin" are hex crawls, albeit ones that go beyond Hex "#5621: 10 Orcs (h.p. 6 each) with a wheelbarrow full of pies."

I'm working on a four-part adventure series right now that, if all goes according to plan, will be a secondary campaign that plays out during the main campaign. It's not an adventure path-style series where each part occurs right after the other, but rather an adventure that occurs in the background and rears its ugly head every now and then. Like everything we do with DCC, I'm trying to take the typical expectations in fantasy gaming and turn them on their ear. Joseph and I are still working out the particulars for the four-parter, but I'm confident it will turn up down the road after we clear the pipeline of the next barrage of adventures.
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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by DM Cojo » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:13 am

I am looking forward to all of the coming adventures published...the work of all the DCC adventure authors continues to get better with each one published! Keep up the good work!

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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by catseye yellow » Tue May 06, 2014 7:51 am

dont forget daniel bishop's tales from unlit shore - faery tale inspired adventure path from purple duck games.

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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by Santa Barbarian » Fri May 09, 2014 8:23 am

Not a Crawl? Doom of the Savage Kings is definitely a crawl. It also coincidentally, has a lot of opportunities for role playing and interaction. I got the party there using Perils of the Sunken City and Sender along with the standing stones outside of Hirot, but the King's Road in Savage Kings can lead into a port in the Norseman's tradition. There is a lot that can be done with the ruling Jarl. And his adviser is also a great source of adventure. Its a good solid crawl, too. Once the stage is set, there is a lot to work with if you can tease it out.

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Re: Looking for a non-dungen crawl adventure

Post by Santa Barbarian » Fri May 09, 2014 9:08 am

If I may also suggest, you can look at mysteries as a genre and try to use those elements for a campaign or a scenario. DCC Legend of the Ripper comes to mind. But I'll warn you that I spent a lot of time creating scenarios so that I could be asked, "Could we do a DCC type crawl?" In the end, having a non-crawl aspect to the campaign had to be woven in carefully. Having people look for the dungeon to crawl into is one thing, not having a dungeon to crawl into is like not having a bad guy to punish/kill or not being able to rebel against the establishment and steal the crown jewels or seduce the princess.

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