The Apothecary’s Apprentice Mini-Adventure for RetroRetroplaying Cancer Fund Donors
For the next 30 days Retro-Roleplaying Cancer Fund donors will be able to download an experimental Matthew Bannock’s short storygame/adventure “The Apothecary’s Apprentice” from the RetroRoleplaying Forum – Downloads area of the RetroReoleplaying message board.
This short two page adventure is written as a storygame seed but has notes at the end on using it as an OSR adventure. It’s a little experiment on Metthew’s part to see whether it is possible to a design something that can appeal to both storygamers and OSR gamers. My initial reaction was “This will never work.” However, while I can’t speak from a storygame viewpoint, “The Apothecary’s Apprentice” certainly does work as an OSR adventure — and should work with almost any old school game. I’m going to drop it into my campaign as a possible “mission” characters might hear about (rumor: the apothecary shop is looking for guards for a delivery mission). I have no idea what storygamers will make of this, but I am looking forward to more of these short scenarios from Matthew.