Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Conan-Inspired Scenario for The Black Hack


I wrote a simple, introductory scenario for The Black Hack roleplaying game.  Tried to keep it low on details and description; when I ran it myself, it was fast and full of action.

So here you go: The Black Sword of Shem


The far western coast of Aquilonia, in the hot, bustling, port town of Vanandi, at a tavern and gambling hall.

The characters have been traveling together, and have blown all their wealth on booze and gambling.  They are hung over, and they are in debt.

The Honorable Senior Magistrate Vilerius arrives to the tavern, of which is he part-owner, with a squad of veteran spearmen.  They surround the party, and the Magistrate holds an improvised court.

"You are in debt.  Debt is not allowed.  I won't throw you in prison, indefinitely, if you'll head down the coast, past Zingara and Argos, to Shem.  Bring me back the Sword of Justice.  You can keep anything else you find in the tomb."

And so it begins.