Sample Picaresque: Fever Black Mountain

Sample Picaresque: Fever Black Mountain

September 21, 2021
mechanisms
flagrant picaresque, experimental

This short post is an experimental sample adventure for Flagrant Picaresque which builds on top of Nate Treme’s Fever Black Mountain - a short dungeon I strongly suggest you pick up and read!

General Notes #

This example does not assume the use of automated procedures but instead a human referee.

If a group in a Picaresque has an R value of Nx, their R is equal to the number of members in the group times N; so a 2x Group with 3 members has a starting R of 6.

For every 100GP retrieved as a group, +1XP for all Adventurers; for every 50gp an Adventurer takes for themself, +1XP.

For Group-based XP, all XP is split evenly amongst the Adventurers.

Running Fever Black Mountain #

To make the constitution save vs the fever, each Adventurer must roll 1d6 under their T.

GroupMEMOMIRTTraitsXP
Centipede Men (Light Cavalry)5+ / 4+ / 5+5+ / 10"- / - / -x / 4+3Defiant, Stealthy, Move Freely1 each
Crimson Monks (Heavy Foot)5+ / 3+ / 4+5+ / 6"6+ / 5+ / 6"2x / 4+3Offensive, Throwers, Well-Armed2 each
Black-Eyed Children (Light Foot)6+ / 4+ / 4+5+ / 8"- / - / -x / 4+2Offensive, Vicious1 each
Mulsevnious† (Heavy Beast)5+ / 3+ / 6+6+ / 10"- / - / -18 / 3+4Reckless, Terrifying, Apprentice‡, Unerring12

† Mulsevnious regains 2R per hour and can only die if his body is burned.

‡ Mulsevnious knows Confuse, Obscure, and Projectile.

Conclusion #

There actually didn’t seem to be much in the way of work to convert Nate’s excellent short dungeon for Flagrant Picaresque–I’m not sure this is a perfect example, but it should be playable.

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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