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d20 Modern Adventures 03/11/2003


No Man's Land
by Stan!

Those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Nowhere is this old adage more true than in Stan!'s new miniadventure for the d20 Modern Roleplaying Game. A new museum exhibit on World War I trench warfare becomes more realistic than the curators intended when an insane patron decides to recreate the Western Front in all its bloody horror. It's up to the heroes to stop him before it's too late. Check out Stan!'s new miniadventure for the d20 Modern Roleplaying Game. This adventure is designed for 3rd-level characters.


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The Great War, the War To End All Wars -- by any name or euphemism, World War I encompasses five of the most brutal years in the history of mankind. During that bloody conflict, more than 8.6 million people were killed worldwide, the vast majority of them on the fields of Europe.

The adventure entitled No Man's Land takes place in a fictional museum exhibit intended to give visitors the merest taste of what it might have been like to serve on the Western Front in World War I. The exhibit has been especially popular because it features an actual British trench from the Battle of the Somme, dug out of the ground and preserved for this display. The soil is the very earth on which thousands of soldiers died in 1916. It is an exhibit designed to leave even the most jaded visitor shaken and keenly aware of the fragility and sanctity of life.

Of course, not everyone is affected the same way by the realistic nature of the display. In particular, one bitter and unstable man does not believe that this violent chapter in human history should be left buried. And unfortunately for the museum and its patrons, he has the power to bring the horror back.

About the Author

Stan! was born in Brooklyn and raised in the Long Island wilds of Wantagh, but he really considers the world his home. (So get the heck off his lawn!) He holds a Bachelor's degree in Advanced Book Report from Binghamton University, used to teach tennis professionally, and has been a teacher of English as a Foreign Language at some of Japan's most obscure schools and junior colleges.

Stan! has been publishing fiction, cartoons, and games professionally since 1982. He has served as a graphic designer and line editor for West End Games, an editor and designer for TSR, Inc., and an author, senior designer, and creative director for Wizards of the Coast, Inc. In 2002, he joined JD Wiker, Rich Redman, and Marc Schmalz in forming The Game Mechanics, Inc., where he now serves as the company's art director and project manager, as well as one of its principal designers.

In his copious spare time, Stan! writes and illustrates the Bolt & Quiver comic strip, writes long and short fiction, and designs games for any company whose products (and pay scales) pique his interest. Stan! lives in Renton, WA, where he eats nothing but meat and cheese.

Visit Stan! online at http://www.stannex.com.

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