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14th-Oct-2008 08:43 am
Disney-LionKing Fear

Poll #1278334 Dungeons, Dragons, Ghosts and Ghouls!

What adventure should I run for my players on halloween?

Ghostwalk adventure - let the PCs play ghosts for a night?
Crypt of the Devil Lich - a level 15 dungeon crawl classic?
Something else?

If you suggest something else, please reply with ideas and suggestions. :)

Edit: Also, does anyone have access to Escape from the Temple of The Frog? It was an adventure presented at GenCon Indy 2004 when they re-published Blackmoore for 3.5. I can't seem to find a copy of the module, though. :(
14th-Oct-2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
Maybe something with a trick-or-treat theme.

Here's an off-the-top-of-my head idea for low-levels:

The adventurers encounter a trickster god who zaps each into the image of a different monster (werewolf, ghost, vampire, zombie, or similar) -- each keeping their regular class abilities, but having some feature of the creature they look like -- werewolf speed, ghost passing through walls, etc. The god informs them they have only this night to scour a nearby village for clues to undoing the transformation, or it will become real, not just an image.

They come to the village where they must go door to door, hoping for clues to changing back, and sometimes they find help (a befuddled old man gives them a "treat" -- maybe a ring that will unlock a door later), or they find a menace -- a farmer with pitchfork, angry dogs, lynch mob, etc.

Eventually they come to a castle wherein there is a harvest-time masquerade, and they must find their last clue, then go beneath the castle to the dungeon/sewers to finish the adventure and have the image removed.

How's that?
14th-Oct-2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
"Meenlock Prison" from Dungeon magazine. Creepiest 1st-Level adventure you've seen, and playable in one night.

Or are you looking for something for a higher level party?
14th-Oct-2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Not necesarily. I just happen to have Crypt of the Devil Lich on my shelf (one of the writers used to be my GM). Do you remember what Dungeon magazine it's in? I am looking for a 3.5 adventure (I should have mentioned that before).
14th-Oct-2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
Issue 146

Edited at 2008-10-14 02:42 pm (UTC)
14th-Oct-2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
You might not be able to find it on such short notice, but there's an old Role-Aids module called Lich Lords that's pretty intense. It involves questing to slay five (yes, five) of the bastards before they Doom Teh World. The thing is the players have a tight deadline to do the deed. To make matters worse, the PCs have to make a choice: hit the liches now or hunt down some magic items to give them an edge. The module would also require some adaptation, so that might be something for "next year"

Or you could play the classic "Ravenloft" module. That'd be good for Halloween.
14th-Oct-2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
have the regular campaign start after a red herring that leads to a certain death confrontation....

Kill The Party.....

Have them wake up in the morning, all a bad dream. (that they all had of'course.

Or ground hog day,

they go through a boring day on the road/town... then the next day it starts again, and again... (might take to much prep.)

14th-Oct-2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Well, they are currently in the middle of a campaign as 8th level characters. I had considered letting them use their characters, but I don't want to give out experience if they do - they are already too overpowered for the module.

A groundhog idea might be amusing, though. Hmm...
14th-Oct-2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
You don't get experience for Dreams, dear.

At least that is what I would say.
Would love to hear how it goes.

14th-Oct-2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, actually, it wouldn't be too hard to do, because I keep track of experience for my players and just tell them when they've gained a level. (And my nasty little secret is that I don't usually remember to write experience down, so I just ball-park it. But shhh, don't tell my players that.)
14th-Oct-2008 03:37 pm (UTC)

Someone mentioned the meenlock adventure from one of the last Dungeons - which was pretty good. But there's also a higher level adventure in Dungeon 157, "Man Forever," which is basically a red herring thing with someone who appears to be a vampire (he isn't), an angry mob storming a castle, a circle of hags, and a lot of other Universal-like trappings.
14th-Oct-2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
I actually thought about Ravenloft. I'll have to give it a closer look. Thanks!
16th-Oct-2008 02:19 am (UTC)
RL is what I'm going to be running for the next few weeks. We're almost done our campaign and we're at the final set of adventures.
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