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The Quest for the Dragon Crown

Travellers arrive in the happy kingdom of Merrydown bringing alarming news. A band of evil dragons are approaching, and only the Dragon Crown can hold them back. Unfortunately, the crown is missing...

In The Quest for the Dragon Crown you will find...

  • One glorious campaign made up of

  • Five adventures, each suitable for 1-2 sessions of play

  • Five full page, full colour illustrations by Iris Maertens

  • A map of the Kingdom of Merrydown to print out and colour in

  • One fiendish puzzle for you to cut out and your players to solve

  • Your very own Dragon Crown to make and colour in*

  • Supplied in standard and printer friendly formats.


To complete the quest the heroes will have to


  • Investigate a haunted library

  • Descend beneath the oceans to the Merqueen’s kingdom

  • Make their way through an enchanted forest

  • Face down dragons in heroic combat

  • Unlock the secrets of the Dragon Crown


The Quest for the Dragon Crown is suitable for Amazing Tales players aged four and up. Because small players deserve big adventures.

* Not a real magic item

What makes an Amazing Adventure?

When I wrote Amazing Tales one of the things I felt was important was that parents and kids be able to sit down and make up an adventure right then and there. No preparation required. So a published adventure needs to offer something special to justify the investment. In the course of writing The Quest for the Dragon Crown I've worked hard to deliver on that. Here are some of the principles that guided the writing.

Small players deserve big adventures

Just because children are young doesn't mean they can't imagine big stories. The Quest for the Dragon Crown asks them to save a kingdom. On the way they'll have to face down monsters, solve puzzles and make new friends. As the cover makes clear, there are dragons to fight. Because fighting dragons is awesome - so why wouldn't you include that in your game?

Build in come moments of awesome

In writing the game I tried to include what I think of as 'moments of awesome', events that are so cool they're unlikely to emerge in games that you make up as you go. They might, of course, but a written adventure lets you try and hit these highs consistently.

I might be wrong - but play-tests suggest that the moment the players find out what the Dragon Crown does for the first time is going to be something that sticks with players for a long long time.

Make the game tangible

While I couldn't quite work out how to include a real magic mirror in the game (that plan is on hold while I do more research) I did manage to include a few cool things. There's a map of the kingdom to colour in, there's your very own dragon crown to cut out and colour in, and there's a multi-stage puzzle for parents to print out and kids to solve.

Pack it full

Quest for the Dragon Crown features a ghost, dragons, mermaids, fairies, and an enchanted forest. It's not a series of adventures about dragons and mini-dragons, because that might get repetitive. Each session brings in new fantastic material and escalates the stakes. If your kids only ever play one Amazing Tales campaign they should come away from this with a ton of brilliant stories about the things they've seen and done.

Leave plenty of room

As a game Amazing Tales has a focus on improvised story-telling. So while The Quest for the Dragon Crown provides a structure there's plenty of space for players and story-teller to go off-piste. Does your kid love mermaids? Take a few extra sessions to make up stories in the mermaid kingdom, the quest will still be there when you get back.

I hope you like the Quest for the Dragon Crown, and I hope it helps you take your games of Amazing Tales to the next level. 


 
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Nicolas F July 16, 2019 10:43 am UTC
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Hi, let me thank you first for this amazing indeed adventures. I've been looking for ready-to-play adventures for my kids (5 & 9), didn't expect to find a full campaign. The handouts are a particularly great idea, but that's also where I got a major issue… cause I'm french and so are my kids, so obviously I have to translate, at the very least, the riddle and the pieces of words. That could have been easy, since I'm a graphic designer, but obviously the PDF is protected, so well that when I export the map page (trying to make a french version with Illustrator/Photoshop) it comes out very pixelated.
So… I know it would be very optimistic to expect a french version (if you'd consider it, please get in touch as I'd be very interested in being involved as much as possible).
I guess what I'm asking is: is there any way we non-english players could get customizable files for the handouts?

Also, since I'm here, here are some glitches I found in the campaign:
• The Woods of Winter...See more
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Martin L July 17, 2019 7:18 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Nicolas,

Thanks for the feedback. And well done on spotting the typos. I shall fix those today.

The ordering of the seasons was difficult. The solution is to go through the seasons forwards, but the players can go in any order, so I kept them in normal order to make it easier to find the bit you need. During both playtests and the layout phase it turned out that thinking about the order of the seasons in anything other than the normal sequence is hugely confusing for people. So I'm not sure that putting them in a different order would have been less confusing (or at least it would have confused other people).

Re the handouts - let me see what format I got the files in. It might be that making editable ones available is pretty easy. In any event - I'm sure this is something I can get done for you.
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Martin L July 17, 2019 8:04 am UTC
PUBLISHER
And here we go
https://amazing-tales.net/2019/07/17/download-the-quest-for-the-dragon-crown-handouts/

You'll need Acrobat Reader Pro or InDesign or something similar, but it sounds like that shouldn't be a problem. If you create a French version could you send it across to me and I'll add it to the site for anyone else who wants it.
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Nicolas F July 17, 2019 8:33 am UTC
PURCHASER
Wow that was fast, thanks! Obviously I'd be glad to share the result, assuming I'm comfortable with the french versions of "Thrushbeard" and "Deepdale" I come up with :) But the hardest part will probably be the words puzzle, since french is always so much longer than english. I'll let you know, thanks again!
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