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Critical Hits #01: The Hunt

Critical Hits #01: The Hunt

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Critical Hits #1 - The Hunt
an encounter by Simon Lucas

D20 System

8 Pages/color

Critical Hits are a closer look at situations that are frequently ignored in the course of a campaign. It is all too easy for the DM and players to focus only on the main storyline. Periods spent on the road or resting are populated with random wandering monsters or a four-day journey is simply collapsed into ?OK. You get there?!

Critical Hits are there to fill these spaces between the story elements with unusual and interesting, sometimes comical but always memorable encounters. The DM can keep the players guessing over which encounters are part of the main story and which is a Critical Hits filler or red herring. When the players think that every action, no matter how insignificant, may impact upon their characters? chances of survival, they start to immerse themselves in the campaign setting. Critical Hits present PCs with a range of situations that distract them from their quests and breathe life into your campaign.

In The Hunt the characters are doing what they spend much of their time doing: traveling. As the PCs travel through a wood one night, they become embroiled in a local drama. A nearby village has suffered a horrific attack and the peasants, believing a werewolf to be responsible, are out for blood!

  • Versatile - Critical Hits can easily be used as a distraction in an ongoing campaign or as a one-shot short scenario

  • Memorable - Each Critical Hits encounter is crammed with unforgettable NPCs and situations that encourage creative role-playing

  • Value for Money - At $3.75, Critical Hits are easy to pick up and hard to put down!

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September 4th, 2003
Not a bad encounter to throw at you players on an off night or in between a couple of meatier campaign sections (which is just what it is designed to be), but for the price, I wouldn't mind just a little more fleshing out -- [...]
September 4th, 2003
Not as good as I was hoping. But it still helped get me out of a jam in my gaming group. [...]
August 12th, 2003
I really liked this one and it sets the Critical Hits line off to a good start. The plot itself is only so-so but the completely misguided NPCs with their bizarre ideas of "werewolf tests" are what really make this one. [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on May 08, 2003.