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RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« on: November 19, 2020, 05:23:37 am »
With help from Big Chungus, I talk about the OSR adventure "The Child Eaters", plus some news about my upcoming book!




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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2020, 09:33:01 am »
As someone who's a fan of horror stories that pull no punches and a HUGE fan of The Wicker Man (the original, not that memed-to-death Nicholas Cage abortion) this adventure sounds right up my alley.

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 10:14:17 am »
Last year I was running a Swords & Wizardry campaign and found that half of the players elected to be clerics or paladins.  That caught me flat-footed.  All I had prepped was a standard dungeon crawl so I downloaded three of pundit’s adventures: The Child Eaters, The Secret Order of the Red Lady, and The Defilers.  All are good fodder for lawful characters looking to root-out some evil heresy in a medieval setting.

Although I didn’t actually run them, they are well-written and worth the price.  Compared with other OSR adventures I’ve purchased, these are less about combat and more about diplomacy and investigation.  They include a general situation and details about the relevant NPC’s and their motivations.  How players approach the situation is wide-open.  There is no predictable sequence, no rails.  That may or may not be what you want.

The Child Eaters may be a bit edgy for some (there is nothing metaphorical about the title).  Know your group :-)

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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 04:06:56 pm »


The Child Eaters may be a bit edgy for some (there is nothing metaphorical about the title).  Know your group :-)


I should note: the plot is based on an actual medieval legend. 
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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 04:54:45 pm »
With help from Big Chungus, I talk about the OSR adventure "The Child Eaters", plus some news about my upcoming book!




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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 04:56:10 pm »


The Child Eaters may be a bit edgy for some (there is nothing metaphorical about the title).  Know your group :-)


I should note: the plot is based on an actual medieval legend.

Do you have a link to a good place to read the legend? Is it also called the child eaters?

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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2020, 05:25:40 pm »


The Child Eaters may be a bit edgy for some (there is nothing metaphorical about the title).  Know your group :-)


I should note: the plot is based on an actual medieval legend.

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Please tell us more!  Where is this legend from? Where can I read more about it?

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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2020, 07:01:04 pm »


The Child Eaters may be a bit edgy for some (there is nothing metaphorical about the title).  Know your group :-)


I should note: the plot is based on an actual medieval legend.

Do you have a link to a good place to read the legend? Is it also called the child eaters?

No, what I mean is that it was a very common medieval legend, definitely popular in the north but also in many other places, to have stories of witches stealing children to ritually sacrifice them and cook them (usually in a stew) to gain demonic power.

So what I was suggesting is that in the real medieval world no one would be shocked at this. I get that it is more sensitive subject matter to our modern (wussy) world, but back then these were the types of stories they told each other routinely.
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2020, 11:29:21 pm »
Oh i see i thought you meant it was a specific story 9f some sort.

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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2020, 02:50:07 am »
I should note: the plot is based on an actual medieval legend.

I've used those child eater legends in Warhammer. I ran it as a convention one-shot and I started the session by having the PCs roll D3 for number of kids and then had them name the kids...then I began the game and informed them what happened when they returned to town after being away a few days...

There's even a famous statue in Germany
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindlifresserbrunnen


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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2020, 06:45:34 am »
In fact, The Child Eaters combines a couple of very common medieval legends: the idea of child-eating witchcraft with the idea of witchcraft being used to curse one land in order to bless another.
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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2020, 09:36:05 am »
Probably goes all the way back to the old religions. The Romans leveled accusations of child sacrifice against the Carthaginians.

Regardless, unless you have some highly amoral players, child murder is going to get everyone good and ready for some old fashioned smiting.

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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2020, 01:22:37 pm »
Does seem to be one of the few things that is universally considered BAD/EVIL.
Still surprising how few people want to deal with "Real Life" type of Evil in their games.

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Re: RPGPundit Presents: The Child Eaters (With Big Chungus!)
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2020, 03:00:04 pm »
Probably goes all the way back to the old religions. The Romans leveled accusations of child sacrifice against the Carthaginians.

Regardless, unless you have some highly amoral players, child murder is going to get everyone good and ready for some old fashioned smiting.

Then I guess the Romans were justified in killing every man, woman and child in Carthage to stop child sacrifice.

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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2020, 03:27:58 pm »
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