Friday, August 5, 2011
I just read through The Purple Worm Graveyard by Tony Dowler of The Year of the Dungeon, and I'm throughly impressed. A fun, creepy, idiosyncratic mini-adventure that reminds me of those wacky old Judges Guild adventures.
It features a great "task resolution mechanic" cribbed from Apocalypse World that is elegant, simple and well worth using for specific adventure situations (adventure writers take note); it's short and sweet, and it's brevity is a welcome relief to the walls of text that DMs are supposed to read in many (even OSR) adventures; and it features worm hoochie-mamas with their eye-poppers hanging out in the breeze!
Plus the hardcopy is in THE KING OF FORMATS, A5 5.5"x8.5" digest sized, with a seperate cardstock cover with the map on the reverse. Oldschool and efficient!
Hopefully Tony continues releasing similar adventures; this worm is hooked!