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The Lion and The Blades.


Leon the Lion Heart is a Paladin and retired adventurer living
in an Evil city.
Two nights ago his latest batch of magical throwing knives
were stolen. His knives were sold to a team of pirate smugglers who are leaving
tomorrow morning to another city to sell their stolen cargo.
He wants to get onto the ship, grab his stuff quietly and get off
as quickly as possible. For the quick and efficient search of the
ship, he needs help. That's where the players come in.
This intense mission style adventure features Pirates !
Sewers, Wizards, Tattoo Parlors and insane Conjurers!
Playing it makes you kind of feel like your in the movie The
Goonies. It's a great first tier adventure as it features a strong
NPC adventurer who is there to back the players up and show
new players the ropes of adventuring.

I made this adventure when I was 14. It is written in the
twisted yet simplistic style of the mind of a 14-year-old
Dungeon Master who ran a group of four players in a small
town in rural New Zealand in the year 1991. I have brought it
up to 5e standards without losing the old school 2nd edition -
mostly made up as you go along out of total imagination and
written in the back of your maths book in class, feel.
The Lion and the Blades is a “Linear" Adventure to a
degree... the players are not going to be wandering about
mission-less, paralyzed by sandy boxy free choice. This
adventure is fast and kooky - like the movie The Goonies...
They will be faced with challenge after challenge and it will
possibly be too much for them, mentally. My adventures have
been known to cause grown men to lie down on the floor and
refuse to get up until the mad merry go round stops. Others
enjoy the carnie roller-coaster feel of my adventures. When back
in 91- the guys showed up at my house after riding in the
rain for an hour - they needed something to bring them back
to life. And my adventures did just that.

Includes 5 New Monsters / NPCs - 3 new Magic Items and 2 New Spells! 

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Nicholas L June 05, 2019 4:52 am UTC
I ran this campaign as my first with a new group and it was absolutely fantastic. It's fast and grounded in a really robust setting - my PCs had a ball with the NPCs and the charter-development opportunities are really cleverly built in.

Super fun, well-written - I can't recommend this enough!
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This title was added to our catalog on June 04, 2018.