|TheGPA.org Newsletter for Sunday, November 16, 2008
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Keck Publishing - One Shot Adventures! Days of Knights, On Sale Now!
Keck Publishing announces release the of its very first PDF product, One Shot Adventures! One Shot Adventures are scenarios set in various genres that use a quick and simple dice mechanic that can be learned in a flash. Each adventure is set in a different genre and comes with a number of pre-generated character templates that players may choose from that will get them playing almost immediately. Of course, if you’re an experienced role player and aren’t happy with the characters presented, the lite rules include a complete character generation system that will allow you to build the character of your choice within five minutes or less!
One Shot Adventures is intended to help get new players involved in the role playing hobby by introducing them to the simple rules and role playing concepts that are a basis for most any other role playing game on the market. They are also intended to be a fun mini-adventure for established role players to use when one or two members of your group have to miss a session, or your group is ‘between’ games. A quick study of the adventure outline will familiarize the Game Master in a matter of minutes, so the game can begin almost instantly.
Each adventure uses the Simple Sixes game mechanic, a complete set of generic rules that are fun, easy, and quick to learn and teach. An adventure should take no more than a single session to complete, but it can easily be turned into a long-running campaign with the additional rules for character creation and advancement.
Game Master prep time can take less than ten minutes for more experienced gamers. The entire plot of the adventure is presented in an outline format with enough information to let him or her know the basics of the scenario. For new or lesser experienced GMs, prep time should still be less than thirty minutes by simply reading the synopsis, outline and character templates to familiarize oneself with the adventure proper.
Days of Knights is a simple scenario for beginning players involving the capture of a Princess by a spineless neighboring King and his minions. The characters must brave the treacherous Blood Wood Forest, and the Grave Mire to reach the coastal tower of Darkenfeldt to rescue the fair maiden. Along the way they will face an ancient dragon, goblins, zombies and an evil wizard with a thing for fire spells. It is a classic tale of good versus evil, one that should be familiar to all.
Days of Knights has ten character templates for the players to choose from, from knights to common soldiers to wayward maidens with a penchant for filching and burgling. The special genre rules included with the adventure include jousting, sorcery and alchemy.
Days of Knights is available for download now at DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. Get yours today!
James F Keck
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