Under-appreciated scenarios


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What are your candidates for scenarios which are really well-designed and fun, but which very few people have played?

Scarab Sages

Cultist Kiss
Flesh Collector
Below the Silver Tarn

5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Finland—Tampere aka Rei

I wouldn't be me if I didn't post in a thread like this and mention Red Harvest.


Though it's tough for any of us to talk about underplayed scenarios, because our perspectives are very limited, I'd say...

-Red Harvest (best scenario of Season 3)
-Eyes of the Ten I: Requiem of the Red Raven (best scenario ever)
-The Jester's Fraud (up there with Dalsine Affair in Season 2)
-Hall of Drunken Heroes (Season 1, pretty solid if The Weird Part is cut out)

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Mattastrophic wrote:
-The Jester's Fraud (up there with Dalsine Affair in Season 2)

You must be jok... *gulp* to each their own then :)

For me, I don't hear Delirium's Tangle mentioned often with the love it deserves. You're right Matt - hard to think of them from outside your own perspective.


Majuba wrote:
Mattastrophic wrote:
-The Jester's Fraud (up there with Dalsine Affair in Season 2)
You must be jok... *gulp* to each their own then :)

Yep, Jester's Fraud is so underappreciated that I messed up its season. Turns out Jester's Fraud is Season 1.

Delirium's Tangle is good, too, but it supports low levels, meaning that it likely doesn't have the "underplayed" problem.

-Matt

The Exchange 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka Belafon

Since you specified "which very few people have played" I'm going to have to answer the question with

"The whole Eyes of the Ten series"

Especially Part 3. I know it is often cited as the weakest of the four but in the right circumstances (when you don't have a time limit and have a good role-playing group) it can be an absolute blast. If the GM really plays up the environment you are in and the reactions of NPCs there is pretty much limitless potential.

But the whole series is absolutely amazing.

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Mattastrophic wrote:

Though it's tough for any of us to talk about underplayed scenarios, because our perspectives are very limited, I'd say...

-Red Harvest (best scenario of Season 3)
-Eyes of the Ten I: Requiem of the Red Raven (best scenario ever)
-The Jester's Fraud (up there with Dalsine Affair in Season 2)
-Hall of Drunken Heroes (Season 1, pretty solid if The Weird Part is cut out)

Hall of Drunken Heroes is awesome (mostly BECAUSE of the weird part).

The look on their face when the ID that spell is so worth it.

After that I truly enjoy
Rebel's Ransom (An honest to goodness dungeon crawl and FUN to build)
Sarkorian Prophecy (She's my favorite 2hd wielder ever)
Pallid Plague (A scenario that encourages skills AND improv? Woot!!)

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Mathwei ap Niall wrote:


Pallid Plague (A scenario that encourages skills AND improv? Woot!!)

Pallid Plague:
When I ran it, there was a character based on Gru from Despicable Me. He came up with good explanations to justify using them, and successfully used Craft (Balloon Animals) and Craft (Jams and Jellies).
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Belafon wrote:

Since you specified "which very few people have played" I'm going to have to answer the question with

"The whole Eyes of the Ten series"

Especially Part 3. I know it is often cited as the weakest of the four but in the right circumstances (when you don't have a time limit and have a good role-playing group) it can be an absolute blast. If the GM really plays up the environment you are in and the reactions of NPCs there is pretty much limitless potential.

But the whole series is absolutely amazing.

Eh heh heh…I did love that opening scene...

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I will 3rd Hall of Drunken Heroes, especially when the Weird bit is played to the max. My group when I played it, were able to decimate it, (helped that we all made our saves, somehow,) but we still felt the pressure. When I ran it, the player reaction was awesome. They got decimated, but they reacted well, and when they found out they weren't really dead, they were amazingly relieved. Didn't hurt that I described their horrible, bloody deaths in minute detail. :P

And Red Harvest is awesome. My Pirate Captain rogue keeps

Spoiler:
Bakji the Samsaran
around now as she negotiated for him for "services rendered." My chronicle sheet literally says,
Spoiler:
"You get the Blue Man,"
in reference to what she called him throughout.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Hmm, underappreciated ...

Season 0:
I enjoyed GMing "Our Lady of Silver", mostly because of its interesting roleplaying opportunities with very high-ranking NPCs. I also enjoyed running the combat against the

Spoiler:
erinyes
, because it forced my players to "think outside the box". I haven't run it since 2009, so perhaps it hasn't aged as well as I remember.

Lantern Lodge 5/5

4-16 The Fabric of Reality.

Spoiler:
Assassins in bookstores, and one pretty epic final encounter against an elder lightning elemental.

Liberty's Edge 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Virginia—Hampton Roads aka Darius Silverbolt

#10 Blood at Dralkard Manor

This retired scenario is a blast. There is quite a bit the party can do and is opened ended to a degree.

Just never run a pure level 1 party through it.

It was very underrated and I wished it would come back but that horse is deader than dead.

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