Originally posted here: https://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2022/10/100-days-of-halloween-witch-of-wydfield.html
A while back I downloaded the adventure The Witch of Wydfield by Brave Halfling Publishing. It is a fun adventure and is designed for 0-level characters for Dungeon Crawl Classics. I used it as a "Session 0" with new B/X characters for the War of the Witch Queens.
I'd love to put up a review of the adventure itself, but it is no longer available from DriveThruRPG. It is however still available if you download the Map Bundle.
The Witch of Wydfield (Adventure)
PDF. 10 pages, color cover, black & white interior.
By John Adams & Colin Chapman. Art by Steve Zieser & Mark Allen.
This is a Level 0 Adventure for the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, something they call "the funnel" it is a great idea but I used it for B/X, handing out copies of the Moldvay Basic red book to all the players.
The adventure is pretty strait forward. It is a classic Hammer Horror-style Witch Hunt. Honestly, put on Rush's Witch Hunt or The Necromancer and you have the vibe perfectly.
There is one location, the witch's cabin. The monsters are her minions. We ran it all on cold winter's afternoon and evening. Kill the witch, save the girl, and collect the treasure.
The adventure is gritty DCC RPG which is a great start for me and this campaign.
The Witch of Wydfield (Map)
My family loves terrain, minis, and maps. So the map for this was a big incentive for them to play. I spent a Christmas afternoon printing out the maps and gluing them to cardboard. I did the outside on one side (with flaps for secret areas) and the witch's lair on the other. Worked so fantastic that I really want to use it for something else now.
We augmented it all with some terrain my youngest 3D printed and some trees and other materials we bought from Michael's craft store.
Note: If you buy the Map and Adventure bundle you do not need to buy the map alone. But the Map and Adventure bundle is the only way to get the adventure now.