6/11/2015

d30 Challenge Day 11

d30 Challenge Day 11
This is my 11th entry in the d30 Challenge, which is a bastardization of an idea I first saw on Mark "CMG" Clover's feed. Now I'm a sucker for these things and I know some folks aren't so while I'm committed to answering one question about my favorite hobby each day, and putting together a d30 table before the end of the month, I know not everyone is so interested. I'll put the question & answer after the break, posting late in the day, and not promoting this on G+ so those who don't like this kind of thing should be exposed only minimally.

I think this is the best I can do....
Day 11's question is "Favorite Adventure You Ran".

Wow.....I really have to think about this. I've run a bunch of games across multiple systems, but the majority have been the two editions of HackMaster....

I would have to say my favorite game that I ran was the HackMaster 4th Edition tournament game I wrote called "Little Outhouse on the Prairie".  The whole idea was a series of adventures locate in the fictional town of Walnut Grove from the Little House on the Prairie TV Show, but actually mapped out on the real area of Walnut Grove. There were four adventures, three written by me and one by my wife.

I thoroughly enjoyed running the entire series. I think this was the 1st time I'd ever written an adventure for use outside of my own gaming table and it was a real learning experience. Some of my peers gave me great advice and while it was a lot of work, it was fun.

I did end up converting the series over to the current edition, but I much preferred the original and I think too much was lost in the change-over. During one play-through the party reacted rather poorly to a goblin ambush and was pretty much saved only by the fact that one of the goblin archers was taking out more of his group than the party was doing. At the end of the game (which came shortly after this early encounter) the group voted to make "Goblin #4" the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the game. I ended up re-writing that encounter to give Goblin #4 a name....we named him Terrence.

Terrence didn't make it over to the re-write for the current edition because the entire encounter was cut, but I'll have to make sure he lives on elsewhere....