The Abduction Of Good King Despot has 1 rating and 1 review. Ken said: A fantastic tournament adventure with memorable encounters. While it is ostensibly . The Abduction of Good King Despot contains a page book, a page book and a map. The characters have to rescue a king from a puzzle dungeon. : The Abduction of Good King Despot (Gary Gygax’s Fantasy Master Game Accessory) () by Will Niebling; Schar Niebling; Russ.

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In most cases, boxed abuction and box sets do not come with dice. Newer Post Older Post Home. A “plus” sign indicates that an item is close to the next highest condition.

However, the fact remains that Grud would never steal from Cali. Maybe the reason Hassan had survived so long was her magical sword had the power to [steal life from her targets.

The Abduction Of Good King Despot by Will & Schar Niebling

Home Recent Additions Welcome Wiki. I’ve found it takes sessions to get through. Schar Niebling, as far as I know, is Will’s wife. It’s also possible that copy was stored away somewhere and he thought it would be easier to ask the con-organizers to procure new copies for him than to look for it: Add a copy to your collection.

This is not an adventure for theorists – it’s an adventure that comes alive at the table, that lives in the moment. In recognition of that, New Infinities framed the adventure as an intentionally “retro” experience as far as I’m aware the first rpg product to be marketed that waywhich in retrospect is sort of a mixed blessing.

I abdyction like to give too many spoilers about this adventure’s structure, vespot figuring out its logic is a big part of the challenge and fun of the adventure, but I’ll do so anyway skip the next, indented, paragraph if you don’t want to know: But by far the most noteworthy and memorable of those Fantasy Master products that actually got published was The Abduction of Good King Despot.

The Gem and the Staff. I’ve run the adventure several times, and can attest that the further the players get into the dungeon the more the tension ratchets up and the more engaged they become, and as they overcome each challenge and especially if they make it to and overcome the final challenge there’s an escalating series of cheers and high-fives.


Item is complete unless noted. May have flaws such as tears, pen marks or highlighting, large creases, stains, marks, a loose map, etc. Like new with only the slightest wear, many times indistinguishable from a Abductiion item. Those bold souls who undertake this rescue mission will quickly discover that Ignax’s warped mind has created the zaniest dungeon setting they have ever experienced.

Last edited by savoylen; June 13th, at The kingdom has lost its benign, honest, and charitable ruler at least that’s what he said he was, and the dubious, tax-crippled citizens found it prudent to agree.

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If you have any questions or comments regarding grading or anything else, please send e-mail to nobleknight nobleknight. The encounters start out as straightforward melee slugfests Aries is a group of berserkers with ram-horned helmets, Taurus is a pair of gorgons, Gemini is twin frost giantsbut as they proceed they become trickier and require less combat and more puzzle-solving the Libra encounter is a room with a shifting floor, the Aquarius encounter is a room that gradually fills with water, etc.

Ultimate DM Game System: Grud is armed with a magical sword that was particularly effective against giants. Board games in this condition may be played but show little to no wear. A gruff abuction, he was extremely sensitive about his statue agduction remarks about which could cause him to fly into a vitriolic ragebut a doughty fighter and brave adventurer.

Boardgame counters are punched, unless noted.

Tinselwort was particularly skilled at firing the short bow. Trent June 22, at 9: I think much the same criticism is true of Aesheba: Lacking this opportunity, she would have settle for Augustus, but so far as she was concerned, no one else in the party was worth assassinating. PM me here or on the discord channel to reserve a spot calendar is disabled by sending your FG Name, email address, session time and preferred character if using a pregen recommended.

Trent June 23, at 9: From what I gather, it was originally written sometime in the late 70s and was probably used as a tournament module. Caligula “Cali” – [Was originally a male character I came back to NY and the abducfion hit the fan over some family dispute and that got lost in the scuffle.

The Mystical Trash Heap: [D&D] Rescuing Good King Despot

The characters will encounter weird though dangerous monsters, strange traps and devices, brutally cryptic clues, and utterly mystifying situations. At last, the truth emerges: No Web Links Found. Every item in our abdutcion has been inspected, very strictly graded, and bagged for its protection. The Ghost Tower of Inverness – which, probably not coincidentally, was also originally run as a tournament by despof MDG at Wintercon jing It’s no wonder Gary was so fond of bood adventure.


So we get a booklet of illustrations because that’s a visual signifier of retro-ness because old modules like S1, C1, and S3 had them even though most of the illustrations are pointless and unnecessary many of them are just portraits of the room’s monster that don’t convey any additional info beyond what’s in the boxed-textand we get a lot of apologetic “this is how things used to be” and “Ignax is a crazy wizard – don’t think about it too hard” asides in the text, and we probably get more “jokey” encounters like the Gnax Family portrait gallery and the talking goldfish than we otherwise would have.

That’s interesting – after Gygax passed away and The Collector’s Trove was auctioning off his stuff, I purchased 3 items from Gary’s collection whose prices didn’t end up going into the stratosphere: I have this adventure, bought it new. It has been your support, financial and otherwise, that has allowed this site to become what it is today. Slightly pedantic in manner and irritatingly immaculate in appearance at all times, Tinselwort’s preoccupation with her coiffure often generated coarse and ribald remarks which the elf, blushing, tried her best to ignore.

Posted by Trent at Tags separate by space: I’ve run it three times once all the way through, twice partially goov it’s always been a huge hit with the players. Please select a support frequency.

It’s got seemingly everything he liked best in the game – it’s fast-moving, action-heavy, has a lot of clever god to challenge the players’ problem-solving abilities, and doesn’t take itself too seriously.

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