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.

Retro-Roleplaying Cancer Fund donors can download a copy of “The Apothecary’s Apprentice” here. After 30 days, this download will go away and this link will no longer function.

I’d like to thank +Matthew Bannock for making this little adventure available to Retro-Roleplaying Cancer Fund donors.

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