And we thought Tomb of Horrors was scary...
That was a long time
ago, when we learned, after several attempts, to cheat egregiously. It
could never get that bad again, because we were smarter - and we started
using systems which not only made more sense, but which enabled us to
learn from our failures as well as our successes.
Welcome to a
new place, one which is not Tomb of Horrors, nor even an emulation of
it. For one thing, you're going to walk into it expecting, at worst, a
band of brigands and raiders under the direction of some dim-witted
ogre. Dangerous, yes, but less so for you and your hardy band of
highly-seasoned warriors, specialists, and wizards. Human and non-human
you be, and you've never tasted defeat nor fear.
That was before
you discovered the secret of the Forest of Maugaral and the mausoleum it
hid. And that's just the beginning of your trouble --- no, this is not "Tomb of Horrors for Tunnels & Trolls." This is its own nightmare -- and yours.
Where the Liche-Lord Lies" is Andy Holmes again proving that he can
send a shiver or two up your spine. Disguised as a simple hack-and-raid
mission, this adventure holds secrets and puzzles to keep your group
occupied for at least three sessions, if not more. And they WILL keep
coming back, because Andy has the knack of throwing JUST enough at the
PCs where they think they have a good chance to press their luck just
One More Time.
Plus, of course, your players' characters realize
that they're in it all the way now, and that backing out is worse than
suicide. The various monsters and traps aren't the real challenge; that
real challenge is to the players...What will they decide at different
moments, different places?
The only thing to fear is fear itself.....they say.
your presence is Vasarax himself, on the cover by Simon Lee Tranter.
The liche looks almost neighborly, having decomposed comparatively
little. He seems cordial and friendly. Chilling!
illustrator Jeff Freels strips the facade away. Your more pleasant foes
have a look of greed and vice to them which is truly disturbing as you
study their features - for some reason, it's what Jeff DOESN'T include
in the portraits and settings which is unsettling. Don't dwell too long
on the frontpiece for Level 6. If you thought Jeff's humorous cartoons
were "cute," don't be surprised that he turns that impression against
Tavernmaster Games continues its impressive output with this
high-level adventure that is designed for Tunnels & Trolls - but
suitable for anyone you want to feel the crush of despair.
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