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Author Topic: Suggest a good city adventure  (Read 1672 times)

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« on: March 18, 2012, 08:53:35 AM »
Working in a city adventure campaign and looking for some good modules to use as inspiration. Preferably something that is quality but could have slipped under my radar. Any edition or rules system is fine. Not going to be running the modules, just combing them for good ideas.

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 09:21:48 AM »
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Working in a city adventure campaign and looking for some good modules to use as inspiration. Preferably something that is quality but could have slipped under my radar. Any edition or rules system is fine. Not going to be running the modules, just combing them for good ideas.


Fantasy, horror, SF or what?

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 09:46:56 AM »
Vornheim, hands down.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 09:49:01 AM »
The old Marienburg book for WFRP 1e.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 10:07:07 AM »
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Fantasy, horror, SF or what?


Anything. Since I am looking for raw ideas and and instances of city adventure done well, setting and genre don't matter to me here. This is ultimately for a fantasy campaign, but I can probably get just as much use from a SF module or Horror.

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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2012, 10:09:10 AM »
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The old Marienburg book for WFRP 1e.


Havent heard of this one but looking it up the first hit I get is for something by hogshead publishing called Marienburg: sold down the river (published in 1999). is this the one you had in mind?

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012, 11:04:00 AM »
Yes. If you can find it, it's well worth having.
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2012, 11:44:19 AM »
Assuming Fantasy, Ptolus is absolutely one of the top tier D&D cities with tons of ideas to fuel your game. The Night of Dissolution adventure for Ptolus is a great module. If you want another great module tying into a dungeon filled with the banes to mankind that has been recently breached by bad guys, the Banewarrens is top notch as well.

Pavis for RuneQuest (soon HeroQuest) is another great setting. City State of the Invincible Overlord from Judges' Guild also.

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2012, 12:03:18 PM »
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Assuming Fantasy, Ptolus is absolutely one of the top tier D&D cities with tons of ideas to fuel your game. The Night of Dissolution adventure for Ptolus is a great module. If you want another great module tying into a dungeon filled with the banes to mankind that has been recently breached by bad guys, the Banewarrens is top notch as well.

Pavis for RuneQuest (soon HeroQuest) is another great setting. City State of the Invincible Overlord from Judges' Guild also.


Thanks Benoist, I will be sure to pick up Night of Dissolution. Not familiar with City State of the Invincible Overlord, but that sounds interesting.

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2012, 04:47:34 PM »
Shadows over Bogenhafen. Replace "Chaos" with "Setting's Dark Powers" and voila.
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 07:30:08 AM »
If its sandbox science fiction city action, then Id recommend Night City (and Night City Stories) for Cyberpunk.
 
There is something for everyone and set up so you can play any style of campaign there, police, corporate war, gang fighting or glam.
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 07:49:35 AM »
For fantasy, I might make mention of Tunnels & Trolls' City of Terrors solo adventure, by Michael Stackpole.
Its not good (actually the opposite of that; its trash) but it may be mineable for ideas because the actual problem with it is that you can't cross the street without stumbling across a implausible plotline, and/or a Wandering Person encounter.
 
Flying buffalo did a series of 'Citybooks' as well, but I don't know anything much about them.

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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 08:00:43 AM »
It depends on what kind of ideas you'd prefer, but Zothay, a free, D&Desque but largely genre-neutral city supplement I released in 2005, has both a handful of mini-adventures to use wholesale, and the main text has a bunch of locales/encounters/adventure hooks you may find interesting.
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2012, 08:05:45 AM »
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Flying buffalo did a series of 'Citybooks' as well, but I don't know anything much about them.

I own one of these, Citybook II: Port O’ Cal:. It is a book presenting a bunch of locations you can insert into a campaign, like an inn or a lighthouse. All fairly detailed with NPCs, secrets and adventure hooks. They are fairly generic high fantasy, but well written for that.
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2012, 08:39:05 AM »
B6 The Veiled Society is pretty cool. Opportunities to get involved in warring political factions' business are plentiful.
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