|#1zombiegleemaxAug 29, 2006 19:40:15||I was thinking about how I'd like to see the Mystaran adventures developed in a new 3e (or True20) product line. These would tie into the new Red Book World of Mystara Gold Book Immortals Set hardcovers.|
First off, the original adventures would be available for download with straightforward 3E stats plugged in. So anyone could replay the classic adventures from 1000AC exactly as the were written - just updated for 3E (the original OD&D and 2E PDFs would still be available too).
Then two new hardcover Adventure Path books would be published:
Return to Threshold...In Search of Adventure
This book would return to all of the adventure sites that were set in Karameikos, plus maybe the Lost City of Cynidicea. The storyline would be updated to the dateline of the new 3e Mystara setting (1020AC, or maybe 1200 AC). The updates of B3: Palace of the Silver Princess (from Tome of Magic), the updated DRAGON magazine 3e Cynidicea, and elements of the Keep on the Borderland updates (from the Return to the KotB module and novel, and KenzerCos licensed HackMaster version) would be taken into account. There would be an overarching storyline with Bargle as the Chaotic mastermind, plus a recurrence of classic thugs such as the Iron Ring and the Veiled Society. Like the original B1-9: In Search of Adventure, there'd be a flow chart giving alternate ways to sequence the adventures. There'd be a chart in the back that would give a range of scaled stats for the crunchy bits and encounters, so as to make each adventure useable for various character levels. Though Karameikos would be the default setting, there'd be an appendix listing suggested correlations of proper names (Immortals, country names, etc.) for other WotC D&D worlds so that the Adventure Path could be dropped into Eberron, Forgotten Realms, or Greyhawk. There'd be 3D Dragon Tiles cardstock dioramas and miniatures for all of the locales, plus many point-of-view illustrations like from the 1E S1: Tomb of Horrors module. The artwork and design of the adventure would be evocative of the British TSR adventure B10: Night's Dark Terror. This Adventure Path would fully flesh out the town of Threshold as the ultimate homebase for adventurers. Threshold is an icon of D&D. Many gamers who left Mystara for other settings remember Threshold fondly as their character's first home town.
Return to the Known World...In Search of Immortality
This would be along the same lines as the preceding book, but would span up to character level 36, and would return to the most significant sites of the XCMI adventure modules. Elements of the re-envisioned Isle of Dread from Paizo's Savage Tide Adventure Path would be taken into account.
(EDIT: I corrected some dangling sentences and other typos and added a few new thoughts...I posted the message right as the library was being shut down, so I rushed it. )
|#2johnbilesAug 30, 2006 2:18:36|
1200 AC). The updates of B3: Palace of the Silver Princess (from Tome of Magic), the updated DRAGON magazine 3e Cynidicea, and elements of the Keep on the Borderland updates (from the Return to the KotB module book, and KenzerCos licensed HackMaster version) would be taken into account.
When did Dragon cover Cyndicea?
|#3havardAug 30, 2006 3:36:35|
When did Dragon cover Cyndicea?
Dragon #315. Lots of other Mystara goodness as well in that issue. See http://www.pandius.com/dragon.html for details.