Excerpts Archive | 6/4/2013
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Against the Slave Lords Excerpts: A3
Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords

"Some people have asked about names in the modules. Yes, I have fun with words. Combining Latin and Greek, pulling player and character names from my campaign, and twisting the results so they sounded right when I heard them—all were in the bag of tricks. “Suderham,” for example, combined elements that to me meant “south home” (a nod to my Alabama roots), and was also a tip of the hat to my artist friend, the late, great Dave Sutherland. 'Ayares the Cutpurse' reflected my long-standing annoyance with the Internal Revenue Service."

So writes Allen Hammack in the new foreword to A3: Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords. While the original adventure appeared as part of Gen Con XIII's Open Tournament, it returns with June's Against the Slave Lords compilation.

In today's preview, we look at the background to Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords (including Dungeon Master and tournament notes):


You are one of these parties who have entered the no-man’s land that is the Pomarj in the attempt to track the slavers to their lair. In the course of your adventures, you received information that the next bastion of the slavers was in the Drachensgrab Mountains.

After many fruitless attempts at following parties of slaves and slavers, you discovered that they disappeared beneath one great peak in the Drachensgrab Hills. The search has taken many days of winding through cave and tunnel, seeking the pathway that the slavers use. At last, the choice has been narrowed down to four tunnels. One of these must lead to the Aerie of the Slave Lords!

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