i dont know about you guys and girls but 9.5 times out of 10, i’m jonesing for a game of D&D.
the problem is, i’ve been sick for the past 5 days with pneumonia and now my girl is getting sick too which means she wont be writing me any quick adventures to get me to shut up.
what’s a gamer to do? well, you can sit on your butt all day ‘trolling the WotC forums which was a first for me until the other day, you can watch movies based on rpgs like Midnight Chronicles (not very good at all, by the way), read your gaming books, draw dungeons, or play by yourself.
ahem…i said BY yourself.
anyway, the Red Box Starter set for 4e came with a link to a solo game PDF download called The Ghost Tower of the Witchlight Fens. you can find it around with a good old bing search. the The Ghost Tower of the Witchlight Fens was actually a really fun adventure that i played all by my lonesome and was my very first D&D game EVER when i played it last year when i got my Red Box.
out of desperation i said, hey i’m gonna dust that baby off and play it. this time i used the minis i got with my Dungeons of Dread Starter set for my character and the NPC (i wont spoil the surprise!). and since i had all the stuff you needed that came in the Red Box like the adventure itself, the mat, dice, and tokens you see in the pic below, i was set and it didnt cost me a dime!
by the way, The Ghost Tower of the Witchlight Fens is really really fun. its written quite well and involves everything an adventure should be. there’s traps, logic, good encounters, major decisions, time management, a decent challenge, a good story, all that good stuff.
playing it again was so fun now that im experienced and i even had a different outcome this go around. the adventure is done in a “Choose Your Own Adventure” type style where your decisions lead you to flip to a certain page to get the results and you go from there.
i got so inspired playing it again. i had all sorts of fun rolling dice and reading by myself. i had my own adrenaline going even! my girl walked in on my rolling my d20 with my mat all out exclaiming “YES!” on a good roll.
she laughed at me.