Grimvember continues with another entry. This time I'll be writing about one of my favorite, fan-made adventures of all time, "The Lord of Lost Heart".
|Unfortunately there's no official cover, so here are some creppy trees. Trust me, you'll see many of them in this adventure|
The Hohlesbruck's citizens are varied in their characters and motivations, and almost all of them have something to hide, some dirty little secret, that could ruin them, if it ever came to light. One can never know if the pretty girl that he is speaking with, dosen't have a bunch of skeletons in her closet, perhaps literally...
The story itself is well paced and clearly written. There won't be any problems with preparations for the game and I always remembered where to look, when searching for certain details. That's not always the case, mind you, so again - big thank you to Pip Hamilton for doing such a good work with his document.
While "The Lord of Lost Heart" is excellently written, it is also rather difficult and demanding of players to complete successfully. Again, I don't want to spoil anything, but needless to say that both the enemy encounters, and puzzles, can be very challenging, even for an experienced group of adventurers. Gamemasters are advised to scale their sessions accordingly, or they can suffer a Total Party Kill. In fact, they can suffer more than one, when I think about it. My group actually did rather well, since only one or two lost a Fate Point, but in the end they did not managed to achieve the positive outcome. So you know, be prepared for a hard time with this one, or accept that the heroes do not always win.
"The Lord of Lost Heart" is simply wonderful. It's a great, smart, well written scenario, ideal for a campaign filler or a memorable, stand alone game. I think it might be my favorite WFRP scenario, ever made. It's in the top 3 for sure and I reccomend it to anyone who even has a slight interest in both WFRP, and role-playing in general. Unfortunately it's not available for download anymore, or at least I can't find it. However I do have it stashed on my hard drive, so if anyone would want it, send me a mail, and I'll be more than happy to supply you with this incredible gem of a adventure.
Oh and yeah, I know that there was a week without a promised Grimvember post, but don't worry - when the November comes to an end, there will be 4 posts in total, one for each week. Just some serious, IRL problems came to the fore and I had to deal with them. Happens to all of us.
Oh and there will be a small surprise for all of you, at the beginning of December. Below is a small sneak peek...
|Oh yeah, it's on now|