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Gatehouse on Cormac’s Crag

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A Swords & Wizardry adventure for 1st-3rd level characters....

The dilapidated keep on a windswept cliff has long been shunned by the of course, that's where you are headed!  Uncover secrets and explore the unknown as you attempt to rescue 3 helpless maidens.

A mini-mega 7 level dungeon filled with monsters, traps, tricks, and treasure, Gatehouse on Cormac's Crag is filled with classic old school goodness that will remind you of your earliest days of adventure.  Characters are expected to make several forays from town to dungeon, healing, replacing hirelings, gaining experience, and forging thier tale Of heroism.

This adventure was compiled from a pile of the authors childhood maps and vague notes.  These were from the days when the good stuff was created spontaneously by the DM and players, rather than overly detailed plots and railroad descriptions.  I've attempted to give just enough hooks, information, and inspiration to get you playing, while leaving room for the true magic to happen during actual play., save vs. poison or die!

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matthew J May 27, 2020 4:37 pm UTC
Great job Dave, I really like this adventure. Solidly put together, decent artwork, great maps, excellent and school-feeling layout! Can we have more of these, please?
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David B May 28, 2020 7:15 pm UTC
Thank you, glad you are enjoying it. I’m pretty excited to get feedback as DMs run groups through it and I see all the different directions (unpredictable) players take.

I’m a one man show, so it might take a while, but I’d love to do the same thing with some of my other notes from days gone by...I’ll have to see how well this adventure is received. :)
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matthew J June 18, 2020 2:47 am UTC
I ran a group through the first level, they decided to assault the ruins from the top by using a grappling hook and climbing to the second level. The top level was a breeze, then they descended the stairs and heard voices in the kitchen. As they readied themselves to attack, one prepared to open the door, as he did so he step backwards into the pit trap. Subsequent attempts to subdue those in the kitchen resulted in arrow volleys from the arrow slots. Needless to say, it did not go well with most of the party being one hit away from dying, and one character meeting their doom. Following the game there were cries of "Tucker's kobolds!"

Good work!
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David B June 18, 2020 6:26 pm UTC
Awesome! I actually covered a grappling hook entrance in the “original” before I decided to cut away all the fat and put my faith in al the DMs out there to handle that stuff on the fly. I’m glad you are having fun so far, and creating an original story. Time to head to town, heal, and hire some retainers. :)
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