Oh Those Nemedians (Pits Where Mad Things Drum)

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Oh Those Nemedians (Pits Where Mad Things Drum)

Postby Aholibamah » Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:35 am

Those Nemedians never seem to catch a break, do they? Incompetent kings, kidnapped princesses, lost magical soul gems...

Nevertheless this is my favourite adventure by far by Vincent Darlage. I love it. From the moment I started reading it I was hooked. A gloomy wilderness? Oh yeah. Fleeing princess? Yes indeed. Hats off to Vincent for not even bothering to bend to political correctness--if fleeing girls in Conan's world flee wearing little more than belts and wisps of silk, then they flee thus attired. Ah, but this princess is in disguise, and has a magic amulet and a sister to rescue! Oh yes indeed! And there's a truly crazy sorceror involved! Better still! And undead! Can we say Hell Yeah?

What's even better is I don't even have to think about how to get my pcs into such an area. Can we say 'border war complications'? Just need to stick them on patrol. Currently they are commanding a small outfit of mercenary scouts for their patron who is in command of the border army.
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Postby Belkregos » Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:54 am

cool,
so do you know what player level is the adventur for?
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Postby Vortigern » Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:58 am

I must second you all the way through to the 'Hell Yeah' and then some. Quite nice. I seem to be having trouble locating the stats on the princess however. Am I missing them, or are they missing?
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Postby Se Chris » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:44 am

I cut the stats for the princess because a) I needed to shave some length off the article, b) they didn't seem necessary and c) I figured it might be better for people to stat up the princess appropriately for their own games (I'd go with some combination of noble, temptress and scholar, personally, but tastes vary).

That having been said, Vincent did provide stats for the princess. Here they are, chopped straight out of the original document:

Princess Phaedra
Medium Female Nemedian Noble
Hit Dice: 4d8 (18 hit points)
Initiative: +2 (+1 Dex, +1 Ref)
Speed: 30 ft.
DV (dodge): 12 (+1 Dex, +1 Base)
DV (parry): 12 (-1 Str, +2 Base)
BAB/Grapple: +3/+2
Attack: Stiletto +4 melee finesse (1d4-1/x4/ AP 0)
Full Attack: Stiletto +4 melee finesse (1d4-1/x4/ AP 0)
Space/Reach: 5 ft. / 5 ft.
Special Attacks: Summonings
Special Qualities: Adaptability (diplomacy, gather information), background skills (craft – embroidery, diplomacy, gather information, knowledge – arcana), weapon familiarity (greatsword), title, rank hath its privileges, wealth, special regional feature +1, social ability (smear others)
Saves: Fort +1, Ref +2, Will +6
Abilities: Str 8, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 16
Skills: Bluff +5, Craft (embroidery) +4, Diplomacy +13, Gather Information +12, Knowledge (arcana) +11, Knowledge (history) +6, Knowledge (local) +9, Knowledge (nobility) +9, Knowledge (religion) +9, Perform (ritual) +5, Sense Motive +11
Feats: Negotiator, Knowledgeable, Dabbler (summonings)
Magic Attack: +3 (+1 base, +2 Cha)
Power Points: 4 (8 maximum)
Corruption: 1
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Postby Aholibamah » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:30 am

I actually don't know what level it's for...though I've found it's hard to tell with Conan adventures.

Thanks for posting the princess' stats btw.
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Postby Vortigern » Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:03 pm

Thank you for the stats!
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Postby FailedSpotCheck » Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:02 pm

Thanks again! :D :D :D
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Postby DaveNC » Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:55 am

Vincent delivers again! Great adventure, thanks for the stats.
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Postby Hervé » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:24 am

Probably one of the nicest S&P adventures so far. Nice stuff from VD.
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Postby Bjorn the Barbarian » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:35 pm

I am going to chime in here as well and say that I think this is one the best adventures for Conan I have seen come out in a long time!

If Mongoose keeps publishing adventures like this in S&P, they have me hooked. :)
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Postby warzen » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:35 pm

Do you think it could be possible to have a printer friendly version of the SP ?

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Postby Belkregos » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:03 pm

any word on what levels would be appropriate for the adventure?
has anyone actually played it?
any impressions
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