The only problem I have with this set of scenarios... the decade or two between the two scenarios. How much "play time" will occur between the two events? I mean, I believe in foreshadowing events and building upon the past to add versimilitude to the game, but how are we going to be in both scenarios? Go to Comment
Now this is a great twist: while the PCs maysuspect the king is the werewolf, there is no proof as he simply does not transform... for a less unhappy ending, perhaps while the queen will become a shapeshifter, perhaps she can either learn to control the curse, or be locked away every full moon.
Howcan the PCs solve this mystery though? There is little in the way of hints and information - it may be possible that the PCs just run around a bit, learn nothing, and the full moon is upon them... Go to Comment
Well Agar, I said I couldn't wait for Part 2 and you haven't disappointed me.
This is every bit is good as Part 1, if not better - pretty much same moral questions as the first instalment plus a complex mystery to be solved - definitely one for the role-players rather than the hack-n-slashers.
Suggestion for MoonHunter:
How about running this as a stand-along (or as Episode 1 if there is going to be more) with the events of the first module as part of the history the PCs must learn to solve the mystery? Go to Comment
The introduction to the novel "Jitterbug" perfume comes to mind. This is the kind of thing that role-playing as a story telling media was meant to embrace. A bunch of people sitting around a table don't need to get overly attached to or overly serious about the events and ideas (though only telling the story once can make the content a little guarded). Go to Comment
A character who is undergoing changes of personality (like buying off mental disadvantages - flaws - or changing alignment) might confront personifications of aspects of his personality in dreams: a griffon representing the courage he needs to face a terrible foe, or a satyr standing for the lecherousness a warrior must overcome to be admitted to an order of knights who must uphold vows of chastity.