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Darkshade Chronicles: Quick Start Guide for Tunnels & Trolls Solo Adventures
by Customer Name Withheld Date Added: 09/30/2018 01:00:40

This book has literally plagiarised the Tunnels & Trolls rules, and offers no original content. Please do not pay money for this. I supported the "creator" thinking I was going to get some good fresh content, but no such luck. I am trying to get a refund.



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If there is anything I need to do to help facilitate any refund with the site, please let me know. For the record, this was published with permission from Ken St. Andre and the title page contains the following statement and is displayed in the preview: All Rules presented here have been created and previously published by Ken St. Andre and Flying Buffalo Inc. This guide is intended to present a consolidated version of the Tunnels & Trolls™ rules for use with solo adventures for those not so familiar with the system. Apologies from any confusion.
Darkshade Chronicles: A Day in Baru-Kesh
by Chet C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/23/2015 17:07:10

Way back in May 2015 ("Before you were born! Remember, kids?) I posted a really short review of Jerry Teleha's Darkshade Chronicles: a Day in Baru-Kesh. Here's what that little review looked like:

"One of the more entertaining solo adventures I've played, which then turns around and (in the second part of the book) presents the same adventure as a gamesmaster module! You AND your players will be able to enjoy this new city, and you'll find and create portions and adventures that Jerry hadn't imagined!

"You'll love the illustrations too, and they're handy for the GM who runs this for his gamers!

"One of the best bargains to be found on Amazon!"

That was then. This is now. How does DC:DB-K look now that Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls has come out?

Better than ever, and isn't that cool?

COOL that it's completely compatible with Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls (Hereafter and forever referred to as "dTnT.") and at least 95% compatible with even the oldest edition of Tunnels and Trolls. (Forever and hereafter referred to as "TnT.")

COOL is that the solo offers opportunity to practice any skill, trait, etc that you might think of. Most likely that you'll fail if you think the world revolves around your character ("I immediately jump forward and lop off the head of Odin with my penknife.") but you can certainly attempt anything - and there's almost always a reaction or consequence programmed right into the adventure.

COOL is that the solo also allows and encourages (and this is a HUGE strength) you to make gamesmaster calls and choices as well as character choices.

and VERY COOL is that it works even better as a regular GM sourcebook/city for your players. I've run this nicely, and I can tell you that once you have Other People running characters, your options and scope is multiplied by a factor of (some algebraic symbol which references the combination of all players' imagination and paranoia) - the adventure will run several sessions, becoming a campaign city if you but let it.

This is a ridiculously low price and a deceptively small page count for what is weeks and weeks of game play.

(Originally from http://grandparpg.blogspot.com/)



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Darkshade Chronicles: Quick Start Guide for Tunnels & Trolls Solo Adventures
by Emily D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/25/2015 14:39:04

This was a fun little starting guide for Tunnels & Trolls. It might have been helpful if it had included a brief adventure to give a better idea of how to run it, but it's a nice taste of the game.



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Good idea :) I will try to put together a quick adventure to add.
Stay Alive!: Lite Edition
by Mark G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 02/08/2014 08:42:07

These rules give stats for modern equipment and a solid base for a zombie game for any time period when used with T&T rules. The new mechanics will work well with any version of T&T from 5.0 to DT&T so far as the rules have been published (Free RPG Day Preview as of this writing). Personally I've used these rules for adventures from the mid 19th century to modern times and had them work well.



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Stay Alive!: Lite Edition
by Tom L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/17/2014 19:30:05

While I have been tying to make d6 rules, as posed by my favorite game system T&T, accessible to the tabletop role-playing world, Jerry here has been focusing on making an efficient rules system for modern role-playing using six-sided dice. I am impressed at this piece of work though it is a little spartan for my tastes.

At this price though, I can understand the focus on rules over illustrations.



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Stay Alive!: Lite Edition
by Dan P. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/16/2014 20:48:33

I like it. Simple easy rules to update 7.5 T&T to a more modern world. Less of a head ache then Mercenaries Spies and Private Eyes was (if anyone remembers that game). Every thing here seems to work. Includes a Guts ability that works kind of like Sanity used in other systems. Guts also replaces Wizardry, since the focus here is not on powerful magic. You can keep Wizardry in if you want, but if there are spells to be used, I think they should be based on Strength to show that magic is more taxing in a modern world.

The author promises future world books, but this book seems most geared towards survival horror type of play (I already have some ideas brewing). The art is sparse, but then it is a "lite edition", but there is some art work that breaks up the words. My favorite is the design of the character sheet. It also features a nice Jeff Freels cover and additional interior artwork of his.

I recommend this for those wanting to update T&T to modern times, but not taking the game into outer space. Besides that, the price is right.

I hope this rules variation gets a lot more support.



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