Today, Oliver Clegg uploaded an adventure for level 20 characters set in Waterdeep. How could I not check out Attack of the 50ft Bikini Werewolf?
IN A WORLD of inadequate lupine swimwear
one wolf must embark on a journey
from modest to monstrous
a hero will rise
standards must fall
FLOON BLAGMAAR proudly presents ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT BIKINI WEREWOLF
an adventure for 20th level characters
With a blurb like that in for the adventure on the DM’s Guild shop shelf, you can tell that Clegg isn’t being too serious with the 50-foot terror over Waterdeep.
My immediate thought was that this was a well-timed release for those gaming groups who like to do a quirky scenario, or a one-off, for Halloween.
What caught my attention next is the presentation style. You can see most of this in the large preview option on the DM’s Guild too.
Not only does Attack of the 50ft Bikini Werewolf borrow from 60s b-movie in concept, it uses the same approach for the layout and structure.
In other words, it describes the flow of a story and comes up with the ‘theme-appropriate’ encounters. This approach is a good fit for a DM who doesn’t need rules and stats written out for them, but who is short of ideas and wants some thought starters.
What’s ‘in-theme’? This is a comedy, the DM is actually called the ‘director’ and players are encouraged to be silly.
The in-game excuse for all this silliness are rumours that a powerful avatar of Malar (the god of evil lycanthropes) is up to something in the city. There’s a build-up of some false starts, the opportunity for more hijinks, and then the main plot of the movie kicks off.
All in all, despite the zaniness of the concept, I think the $4.99 for 20-pages is worth it. It’s a professionally put together and well thought out adventure.
I would only use it as a one-of, and then I’d worry it would take longer creating 4 to 6 level 20 characters than playing the game. I suppose, though, a kind DM could pre-gen those characters and give them out when the gaming group turned up for a Halloween or drinking night game.
You can check out the preview yourself over at the DM’s Guild.
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