Wednesday, October 25, 2017


33BB SHADOW'S ROOM. A black chandelier gives off red light from candles that never seem to burn out. Hanging from the chandelier by a silken cord is the dried corpse of an obese woman in a black dress, the woman being so heavy that she causes the chandelier to tilt and the light to flicker.

Up to four of the party members shadows will slowly distort, taking on strange shapes (animals, impossibly thin or fat, diabolic with horn and a tail) before attacking.

4 Shadows (AC 7; MV 12”; HD 3+3; hp 17 each; #AT 1; D 2-5; SA Strength drain; SD Magic weapon to hit, limited spell immunity; XP 323 each)

The corpse of the woman is Helga Hollow. Clutched in her hand is a black spell book holding the fifth level magic-user spells cloudkill, feeblemind, magic jar, and wall of stone. In her hair is a gold comb worth 200 gold crescents and the slippers on her surprisingly small feet are made of fine material and worth 100 gold crescents total.


  1. I love how the clues, the atmospherics, the danger and the prizes all fit together so well.