Friday, August 27, 2010

A Personal Challenge: A Low-Level Infernal Adventure...

Good Evening:

I've spent most of the day looking for a low-level adventure with an infernal focus. I haven't found a decent one for inspiration, so I'm thinking about writing my own. Or rather, I'm going to write one for my own game, but I think I'm going to consider trying to get the experience of writing it up professionally. I've written Traveller adventures to that level, but I have never written a fantasy adventure module before. Given the recent news regarding the Mythmere Games and Frog God Games collaboration and Swords & Wizardry Complete Rulebook, it may be worthwhile to pursue such a task.

It may seem like a low-level adventure involving demons may be hard to come up with, given the power level of demons in general. However, there are a number of low level demons that could be used to create an adventure for 1st-3rd level characters. Admittedly, I'd prefer to aim for the 3rd level range, but as part of this challenge, I'm going to contemplate a 1st level module, too.

And speaking of challenges, I'd like to put the challenge out there for any readers of this blog: Can you come up with a low-level (1st-3rd level) adventure involving demons?

More Tomorrow,


Telecanter said...

Two possibilities pop immediately to mind. Both involving something other than just straight up combat.

You could have various bound demons lying to pcs to try and escape. Pcs have to be smart enough to realize the deception and avoid their doom.

You could have people possessed, maybe people the pcs don't want to hurt, and they must somehow exorcise the foul spirits.

Chault said...

The "enemy" for the first few character levels can be demon cultists. Regular, misguided, souls who are up to no good and the heroes must stop them. Then the demons take notice and perhaps throw some dretches the heroes way. The threat can increase from there.