Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ernie Gygax Benefit Adventure

From the RPGNow Listing:

Our friend, Ernie Gygax had a tough 2013. Early in the year a fire destroyed his apartment including many irreplaceable belongings. Later in the year he was laid low with a bout of congestive heart failure. This system-neutral adventure was inspired by some of those events and the storied history of gaming. 33% of the price is set up to go to the Ernie Gygax Relief Fund set up by his brother Luke Gygax. The adventure takes place in and around the town of Gamington on the shores of Gentle Lake. An arsonist's fire destroys the Tower of Ernesto, a famous wizard, but a band of heroes rallies to right the wrong, rooting out the evil in the nearby Fire Peak. A GM can set this up as a campaign addition or one-shot, in any Medieval Fantasy RPG system. There are plenty of tips to help do either. Included are some character backgrounds for the heroes noted within as well as an epic poem extolling their exploits. I hope it is as much fun to read as it was to write.
I just bought this module because it's for a good cause (not to mention it just sounds cool).  I have met Ernie Gygax a couple of times, and even had him sit in on our regular gaming group for a session recently.  He is a genuinely good guy, with a really great sense of what RPGs should be like.  And, I have to admit, it was really cool to see him play my friends half-orc character like a HALF-ORC, and not like a HALF-HUMAN.

So, if you are so inclined, please visit RPGNow and plunk down a bit of scratch to help the "First Son of D&D."

Fighting Fire - Ernie Gygax Benefit Adventure

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