Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Death in the City State: Session 1

Last night I ran my first Castles and Crusades game at All Things Fun in Berlin, NJ. I only had one player show up, but we had fun anyway. I set the game in The City State of the Invincible Overlord, in the same campaign world as my OSRIC Stonehell game.

The adventure kicked off with the player waking up shackled to a wall. He had no memory of how he got there, but was sure he had been tortured. After a few minutes a jailer came in to take him back to his cell. After he was unchained he charmed the jailer and convinced him to let him go. During his conversation with the jailer he learned that he was being held for the assassination of the Invincible Overlord and that the City was in chaos.

He made his way out of the tower and on to the wall. When he heard guards and dogs approaching he jumped from the wall onto the roof of a building in a shanty town that had grown up along the outside of the wall. He fell through the roof but was not seriously hurt in the fall. He quickly made his way from the abandoned portion of the slum to a run down tavern.

He rolled a drunk outside the tavern to get a disguise and went fishing for information inside. He found a silver gambling plate from the Silver Eel Inn in the city state in his own pocket when putting on the disguise. He decided to sneak back into the City and investigate the Inn. He climbed back in through a sewer pipe and entered down the block from the brutal repression of a riot by the City's forces. He slipped away into the night.

Next Game: Wed. 3/23 (I have Spring Break next week) at 6pm. All are welcome.