Abandon heroics all ye who enter here- this be a 0-level funnel PBP. We are starting 2020 with an excellent and detailed free funnel adventure bwhich can be had for free in the 1st volume of the 2019 Gongfarmer's Almanac:Slowly the patchwork group of poor villagers and peasants file down the narrow stone corridor into the massive lecture hall. They marvel at the size of the room--the largest they have ever been in--and some shrink at the echoing sound of scuffling feet. They have traveled from scattered towns, hamlets, and farmsteads across the county to this, the Tower of the Manticore; the most infamous (and yet mysterious) school of the arcane and occult arts in the word... or at least, the only one anyone has ever heard of 'round here. Some came for promises of wealth, others from wanderlust and boredom, but all came in response to an open call to all toshers, sewer hunters, rat-catchers, and otherwise healthy and willing folk promising bright gold to those who would help to exterminate the arcane horrors that crawl the catacombs beneath the cyclopean structure. Suddenly, a hush falls over the group, as two robed figures, one tall and one squat, make their way to a podium at the front of the hall, and begin to speak.
THE GIG AT THE WIZARDS TOWER
by Duamn Figueroa Rassol
Your initial cast of characters:
Player HerselfKuruz, Mendicant, N, AC 8, 4 hp, R-1, F0, W0, two stats below ave (Agi, Luck), one stat above ave (Int)
Zend, Grave Digger, L, AC 9, 3 hp, R-1, F0, W1, two stats below ave (Agi, Luck), three stats above ave IStr, Per, Int)
Mercer, Outlaw, N, AC 12, 2 hp, R0, F-1, W1, three stats below ave (Str, Sta, Int), two stats above ave (Per, Luck)
Dejah, Ropemaker, C, AC 10, 3 hp, R0, F1, W-1, three stats below ave (Str, Per, Luck), one stat above ave (Sta)
Player VortQuentin Plum, Costermonger, L, AC 10, 1 hp, R0, F-1, W0, str 7, agi 10, sta 7, per 9, int 16 luc 13
Lucky sign: Saving throws
Gear: fruit, lantern, 5 days rations, 2 small sacks, 5 cp
Weapon: knife (as dagger)
Beezel Scribbler, Elven Barrister, L, AC 10, 5 hp, R0, F+1, W+1, str 12, agi 10, sta 13, per 15, int 11, luc 8
Lucky sign: the broken star
Gear: book, crowbar, 2x chalk, 5 days rations, small sack, 0 cp
Weapon: quill (as dart)
Sally Longshanks, Herder, N, AC 10, 1 hp, R0, F0, W-2, str 11, agi 9, sta 10, per 5, int 12, luc 15
Lucky sign: the bull
Gear: small sack, herding dog, crowbar, 5 days rations, 5 torches, 4 cp
Smythe Quickhands, Confidence artist, N, AC 10, 3 hp, R0, F0, W0, str 8, agi 11, sta 11, per 9, int 15, luc 10
Lucky sign: survived a spider bite
Gear: quality cloak, 1 flask oil, 10 ft pole, 3 days rations, 0 cp
and Player ManjoBanShaky, Gambler, N, AC 10, hp 1, Str12 Ag9 Sta5-2 Pe9 In9 Lu9, ref 0, fort -2 will 0, Sign: Charmed House
and his twin brother
Shifty, Smuggler, C, AC 11, hp 1, Str9 Ag15+1 Sta5-2 Pe13+1 In8-1 Lu8-1, ref 1, fort -2, will 1, init +1, Sign: Harsh Winter, attack rolls -1
The perfectly ordinary (some would say dull),
Bailey Bramford, Beadle, L, AC 11, hp 1, Str13+1 Ag13+1 Sta12 Pe5-2 In13+1 Lu11, ref 1, fort 0, will -2, init +1, Sign: Pack Hunter
and a sculptor who thinks he needs no introduction,
The Illuminating Anhk, Elven Artisan, L, AC 10, hp 3, Str11 Ag9 Sta9 Pe13+1 In10 Lu15+1, ref 0, fort 0, will +1, Sign: Broken Star, fumbles +1
Rules are mostly standard- where clarifications are needed I will post them here.Wiola Copperpence, Halfling Trader, N, AC 11, 4 hp, R+1, F+1, W-1, str 11, agi 13, sta 14, per 8, int 6, luc 12
Lucky sign: Conceived on Horseback
Equipment: 20 sp, 21 cp, Iron spikes, Large Sack
Weapon: Short Sword
Elvelyn Quillback, Scribe, N, AC 11, 1 hp, R+1, F-1, W+1, str 13, agi 12, sta 7, per 13, int 10, luc 13
Lucky sign: Survived the Plague
Equipment: Parchment (x10), 11 cp, Rope 50', Flint and Steal
Darryl Pennypinch, Tax Collector, L, AC 7, 4 hp, R-3, F+1, W+1, str 14, agi 3, sta 13, per13, int 13, luc 11
Lucky sign: Survived a Spider Bite
Equipment: 116cp, Chain 10'
Weapon: Long Sword
Benedict Beatletongue, Beadle, C, AC 10, 5 hp, R0, F+1, W0, str 14, agi 11, sta 13, per 12, int 11, luc 8
Lucky sign: Lived through Famine
Equipment: Holy Symbol, 4cp, Lantern, Rope 50'
The action begins at https://goodman-games.com/forums/viewto ... 78#p122878, for those following along at home. Read on for great justice!
Greetings! I see you all lurking around here waiting for somebody to post something interesting. Well, I would be happy to liven things up by providing you a grisly death! Who wants to participate in the first PBP of 2020 on the GG forums?
I'm willing to judge a quick crawl through one of the free Gongfarmers' funnels, or another free funnel someone suggests (I don't want to spoil someone's IP that is for sale). I run the game basically from the book for funnels without any house rules.
If you're interested post here. I think I can handle up to 6 players. If we get 3+ I'll reach out to y'all separately and we'll make the actual thread.