What if the troupes of D&D where slightly different…….slightly more Grim Noir..
“I knew the dame was trouble when she walked in. I’ve seen her type before, an Elven Temptress, and this one was a right looker alright. Said she had a job for me and my party. Her ‘husband’ had got into trouble with Ginni Death face, a local loan shark, and needed rescuing from the Black Dragon Inn on the waterfront. Within minutes I was on the case and calling up my gang. Micky No-Nose the Barbarian for muscle, Jarella the Charmer for that special feminine touch, and Hari Hairfoot for his light fingers. And then there’s me Jak Hardhammer, dwarfen hardboiled Detective.
Little did I know that I was heading out for another wild adventure in the “City of a Thousand Lights”, featuring Necromancers, Ninjas from Chi-Town and blasphemous cultists of the Forbidden God!”
A supplement for Old School first edition games, taking the adventure into the heart of the City that never sleeps.
Oh and don’t expect to see this anytime soon, its an idea I’m toying with after reading too much of old White Dwarf with its wacky Character Classes, such as the Detective the Houri and of course the more “Conan in his Thief years” Barbarian. All of which, with the possible exception of the Barbarian would be crap in the usual D&D setting, but perfect for urban adventuring with a more investigative bent.
….perhaps after I get Albion Adventures up and going.