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Old friends are the best friends...

Grizzled Adventurers is a lightweight roleplaying game that helps you design a party of experienced heroes and run them through a dungeon in a single evening. The game is designed to tell stories about those heroes who never retired: the battle-scarred warrior who cannot put down the sword, the haunted mage who still thirsts for more, and the thief who has lost a couple fingers but gained a few fortunes.

Youth and exuberance is no match for old age and experience...

This game focuses on the core part of the adventure the same way a fantasy or action movie would: by showing us why our heroes are friends and then getting them right into the thick of it.

• Familiar rules for running experienced fantasy heroes through a quick dungeon
• Perfect for game nights when a player or two are out
• Play mid-level characters with the experience to take on anything (or so they think)
• Build custom dungeons on the fly to suit the evening’s heroes
• Survive just one more adventure so that you can impress the youth
• Play from convenient handouts, bringing only dice, snacks, and friends

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Beau Y February 19, 2023 9:22 pm UTC
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This is an excellent game, and I've enjoyed running it. There are a few typos and missing items, though:

1) Dyson Logos' name is misspelled underneath each of his maps.
2) The character creation section uses the gold standard, but the rest of the game says the world uses the silver standard.
3) Other than the massive wealth treasure in some dungeons, I couldn't find any guidelines for how much treasure characters should find each adventure. Since going back home and buying supplies for next time is part of the play loop, this seems like an oversight.

Hoping to see the dungeon builder supplement soon!
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Dominic M January 08, 2023 11:33 am UTC
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I liked this - some thoughts here: https://delta-pavonis.blogspot.com/2022/06/first-impressions-grizzled-adventurers.html
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Karl F June 22, 2022 2:49 am UTC
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Are there any plans to offer this in premium color like the other hardcover offerings you have?
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May 10, 2022 2:25 pm UTC
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Soon I'm going to be running a game of Beyond the Wall, and I'm looking for as much supporting material as I can find to expand my game. I have all the BtW supplements I'm aware of, but I'm always looking for more. Is this fully compatible? I'm especially interested in whether the magic system is the same, or if it would take extra work to adapt.
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John C May 11, 2022 1:20 am UTC
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Grizzled Adventurers is mechanically compatible with both Beyond the Wall and Through Sunken Lands, including the magic system, but takes a different tone than either of them. The part of it that would mostly likely be useful to your BtW campaign would be its guide to building dungeons, which would work a bit like a scenario pack. It is designed for characters of a higher level than starting BtW characters, and would suit just fine for a more experienced party.
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May 11, 2022 1:32 am UTC
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Sounds good, thanks for the prompt response!
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Timothy Peter F April 11, 2022 11:17 pm UTC
Any chance for a preview to get a better idea of your game? It sounds interesting.
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David J April 12, 2022 12:31 am UTC
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This. ↑
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Timothy Peter F April 12, 2022 12:41 am UTC
What you have given is a brief description. A preview is an actual PDF in addition to a description showing a few pages of the game. Most games on Drivethru show a preview. A good preview includes the table of contents and a few pages from the game. This gives players an idea of the layout and aesthetics of the game (some games have art and some just have a nice layout), a better idea of what's in the game, and the writing style of the rules. At 92 pages, a PDF preview would be okay to do without "giving away" the whole game for free and will act as a kind of advertisement to help sell a game. This is particularly important for games that are selling Hardcover rulebooks.
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John C April 12, 2022 12:45 am UTC
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Hello -- We've added a preview document to this listing - it will show you a few pages in several different sections of the book, including some tables of contents and examples of play.
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Timothy Peter F April 12, 2022 12:55 am UTC
Thanks very much! Looks like a great game.
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Vladius M April 19, 2022 1:48 pm UTC
I think they know what a preview is, dude.
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92
Publisher Stock #
FLG2201
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This title was added to our catalog on April 11, 2022.