So I cheated. A little. My next Patreon goal is to get original art for some of the micro-adventures. Well, I couldn't wait. I had one of my favorite artists, +Jim Magnusson, come up with the cover. Do you remember the skulks from the original Fiend Folio? Jim created what the players can expect from this adventure, lots of fricking backstabbing.
In addition to the skulks, I used shriekers and shank shrubs. The shrieker is an old school critter that I remember from my first adventures. But I like to add a little something. Something that the party can use. Hackmaster has details on what can be 'harvested' from a creature. For a shrieker, the party can harvest the meat to sell. It's quite good, tastes like shiitake mushrooms.
The shank shrub, not sure where this creature originated, but I saw it on the pages of my Hacklopedia Vol. VII and decided to make use of it. A nasty creature that kills making him, or her, into shrubbery. How can you not like that?
Stalker Island was created for my sandbox using the Swords & Wizardry Light system. I'll have more information about the sandbox soon.
Possible hooks for Stalker Island:
- Cave found during hex exploration. Hey, the party finds a big ass cave, they're going in. No need for a hook.
- Skulks travel to civilized areas to get supplies. One of the homesteads believes there are bandits stealing chickens, grain and ale.
- The skulks take a prisoner to grow another shank shrub to plant along the river banks for better protection.
- A young skulk has a crush on one of the local girls. He visits her at night. She believes he is a ghost. When the party is called the parents mention their daughter was talking to ghosts.
Lastly, I want to thank my patrons. This has been a great month. I've gained six new patrons and three patrons increased their pledges. I appreciate the support.