In honor of Gary Gygax’s birthday this year, I decided to run a one-shot adventure. I ended up choosing the Quick Start adventure for Gary’s Lejendary Adventures system.
The players were challenged with coming up with names for their characters...er, “avatars”...that were anagrams of their own names. We had...
- Calne the Human Noble (Lance)
- Jerax the Ilf Mage (Jax)
- Ilia Maechlen the Human Ecclesiastic (Cheli)
- Hyronac Metrenul Loncug the Dwarven Soldier (Von)
- Dalec Noclum Ghûld the Kobold Elementalist (Don)
Since it was a week-night, we didn’t really get rolling until late and had to end early. So, we only got through the exposition and first encounter and to the second one encounter. Still, fun (and Oreo cake) was had.
I didn’t really think of doing anything else besides running the game. e.g. Getting a birthday cake decorated with Gary’s Futurama likeness. Handing out prizes for working Gygax quotes into your character’s speech.
Hmm...the dungeons under Castle Blackmoor for Dave Arneson’s birthday? Some Traveller on Marc Miller’s? Munchkin on Steve Jackson’s?