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Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: Mistwell on March 01, 2006, 01:48:37 am
I run a campaign where the players are students at an adventuring university.  The adventures are usually one-off single-shot adventures.  It's built so that if someone misses a session it's no big deal, and if a new person wants to jump in for a night of play it's no big deal.

The party has gone into a haunted house, accidentally woken a graveyard of undead (all at once), run a gauntlet of traps and puzzles, and fought a calzone golem.  

Yeah.  A calzone golem.  As written by someone else.  Great fun, spurting hot marinara sauce with each wound, etc...

Anyway, I'm looking for more ideas.  Either small pre-written adventures or just ideas folks have.  And if you have run or played in a similar campaign, I'd be interested in hearing some of your adventures as well.
Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: Maximum Fu on March 01, 2006, 07:59:39 am
Quote from: Mistwell
Anyway, I'm looking for more ideas.  Either small pre-written adventures or just ideas folks have.  And if you have run or played in a similar campaign, I'd be interested in hearing some of your adventures as well.


If you haven't seen the free adventures by Wizards (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/oa/20030530b), you should check them out.  Some of them are very fun and almost all of them are fairly short.

Hope that helps.
Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: kryyst on March 01, 2006, 08:21:19 am
Now don't dismiss this outright.  You may want to check out the Warhammer book Plundered Vaults.  The stat blocks will be different but it contains 6 really good one or two night adventures.  They have a wide range from straight forward go here kill this style adventures to others that are focused just around role playing and the goings on in an Inn.  There are a couple warhammer specific creatures that other systems don't have but it'd be easy enough to drop in something else.  

One more thing on the mechanics.  None of the adventures rely on very specific things to the Warhammer rules.  So if it says 7 goblins - well drop in 7 D20 goblins and you are good to go.
Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: kryyst on March 01, 2006, 08:21:59 am
Another site worth checking out for adventure ideas is this one.


http://www.io.com/~sjohn/plots.htm
Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: Mistwell on March 01, 2006, 01:15:30 pm
Quote from: kryyst
Now don't dismiss this outright.  You may want to check out the Warhammer book Plundered Vaults.  The stat blocks will be different but it contains 6 really good one or two night adventures.  They have a wide range from straight forward go here kill this style adventures to others that are focused just around role playing and the goings on in an Inn.  There are a couple warhammer specific creatures that other systems don't have but it'd be easy enough to drop in something else.  

One more thing on the mechanics.  None of the adventures rely on very specific things to the Warhammer rules.  So if it says 7 goblins - well drop in 7 D20 goblins and you are good to go.


I don't mind doing some of the work if the basis of the adventure is good.  So, I will go check it out. Thanks!
Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: Mistwell on March 01, 2006, 01:17:13 pm
Quote from: kryyst
Another site worth checking out for adventure ideas is this one.


http://www.io.com/~sjohn/plots.htm


Woah.  Great site.  A gold mine of plot ideas!
Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: Mistwell on March 01, 2006, 01:17:44 pm
Quote from: Maximum Fu
If you haven't seen the free adventures by Wizards (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/oa/20030530b), you should check them out.  Some of them are very fun and almost all of them are fairly short.

Hope that helps.


Been I while since I looked, but thanks for the reminder.  Some good stuff in there.
Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: Cyclotron on March 01, 2006, 01:22:49 pm
Quote from: Maximum Fu
If you haven't seen the free adventures by Wizards (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/oa/20030530b), you should check them out.  Some of them are very fun and almost all of them are fairly short.

Hope that helps.


I think that's where the calzone golem comes from, if I'm not mistaken...  "Something's Cooking" by Andy Collins.

Also check the "Previous Edition" (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/downloads) downloads at the WotC site.  The "GR3 - Treasure Maps (TSR 9377)" at the very bottom of the page is a gold mine of short adventure ideas...  the mindflayer restaurant is a particular gem.
Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: el-remmen on March 01, 2006, 05:12:08 pm
Don't forget to check the IRON DM archive (http://www.aquerra.com/IRON_DM/index.htm).
Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: Jangling Jack on March 02, 2006, 09:37:43 am
Quote from: Mistwell
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Yeah.  A calzone golem.  As written by someone else.  Great fun, spurting hot marinara sauce with each wound, etc...
 


I was wondering if I had been the only one to ever run that one. The calzone golem was much fun. :)
Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: Aelfinn on March 08, 2006, 12:55:05 am
in one of the more recent issues of dungeon, there's a nice short adventure called "the menagerie" which deals with rounding up a bunch of escaped magical creatures while fighting off the animated objects left strewn about by a Ravid. pretty neet little side-trek, since the goal is to recapture the monsters rather than killing them.
Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: Knightcrawler on March 08, 2006, 01:04:14 am
You can always try Dungeon Magazine.
Title: Looking for fun and quick adventures
Post by: Aelfinn on March 08, 2006, 04:39:31 pm
I looked up the adventure I thought of earlier - it's in Dungeon 126. re-reading it... yeah, it's a nice little adventure, "suitable for 4 characters of level 6."