My tabletop gaming is on hiatus
, so I had time to finally start reading CW word for word in my spare time. Im not that far into it (Morrain Gazetteer and halfway through the red book, and all of 51.5 which I forgot I stuffed into the box
). I bought this knowing I would likely never get a chance to run it but like other DCCs, the first edition style of GG adventures really appeals to me. I did the same with DCC 35, though I havent had much time to really go in-depth with Aereth yet.
As I read further I found myself wiring together plots and subplots (like tying the Wizard apprentice Lyssa hook to 51.5 instead), taking notes on potential problems (like finding a way to level 7 too early), adding in small things, etc. Then it hit me. It was like prepping the adventure for play when my group is kind of dead at the moment (due to real life changes, some pretty big, some small). The boxed set got me to eyeball a few other DCCs that I bought including DCC #15 as a possible epilogue as it is semi-linked with a possible sub-quest hook.
The box pretty much carried me back to the heyday of my favorite 1st edition and Basic (Keep on the Borderlands) days, when I was younger and had alot more time for creativity. I cant think of a better compliment for this boxed set. I regret not looking so deep into this before I started my first Paizo AP way back. I love the Paizo stuff but I think Castle Whiterock really matches my style and that of my group in its current incarnation (one and a half new players
). I really need to get my tabletop gaming group back in gear, though it looks kind of bleak atm. When we do, I think im headed to Whiterock instead.
If anyone in the NYC area wants to get a CW campaign going, lemme know.
Same for anyone on the internet for an online game, even PBP. Ive never been in an online game, but Ill try it.
To Adrian, Chris, Harley (51.5), and anyone else involved with Castle Whiterock.... just plain WoW!™
I really do miss the Goodman Games DCC line.