"An unassuming shop in a quiet town. A pleasant young man. A less than noble lord. A personal hurt that must be salved."
As noted a week ago, the Greyhawk fansite, Canonfire held a "postfest" on the theme of Greyhawk Lairs and Sidetreks. This week's sidetrek, Pyert is by Ragr, who also wrote the fiction piece, The Knot for Canonfire not long ago. Pyert is a cleverly written bit of drama for players to get involved with. The intrigue and agenda behind the humble character of Pyert brings to my mind the gritty, realistic-fantasy of the Game of Thrones series on HBO. Ragr makes good use of his Greyhawk material, including the 2nd edition sourcebook the Marklands, yet this easy to insert sidetrek could work for virtually any medieval domain a DM uses. Enjoy!
This was indeed a nice little "side trek," offering lots of potential to the "curious" PC party.
Any good adventure needs to be "side tracked," now and again, for that's the way it goes in real life.
Keeping your adventure as close to real life as possible makes it all the more enjoyable and "real" to the players. They're better able to appreciate it and relate to it.
Nice job, Ragr. It was an enjoyable read.
I have a feeling I'll be spotlighting Ragr alot more in the future.
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