Play Report: Encounters in Carcosa: Hex 1807
by Ramanan Sivaranjan on November 04, 2012
On Friday I played a D&D one-shot to rescue a character from Wampus County trapped in Carcosa. It was a lot of fun. What follows is a Carcosa-esque play report. Gustie, from Dungeon of Signs, has a more traditional and detailed play-report up on his blog as well. The session was run by Brendan, from Untimately, who has a write up of the wilderness we were exploring. I forgot about the dead T-Rex in my write up below.
For full on Carcosa glory, you can view this encounter on my Random Carcosa website.
Encounters in Hex 1807:
|A Bone Man (AC 3, MV 60', HD 1+1, Lawful) and a Jale Women (AC 9, MV 120', HD 1+1, Neutral) explore the badlands in search of alien technology for their war tribe.|
|A party of 2-8 inter-dimensional travelers search for their lost companion. They are armed with turn of the century firearms: pistols & shotguns. They are cautious around and distrustful of any natives of Carcosa they encounter. They will however aid anyone who agrees to help them find their friend.|
|3-18 red orbs can be seen floating in the distance.|
|2 Unquiet Worms make their home in the shade of a disabled alien tank. Within the tank, two dead aliens lay mummified in their spacesuits. Sufficiently intelligent creatures can restore the tank to working order after 2-6 turns of experimentation.|
|Trails of small insects converge on the rocky husk of a massive dead insect. Within an inter-dimensional traveler to Carcosa lays shackled to the ground. Insects crawl in and out of his body. A sorcerer and his minions are in the middle of casting the ritual Canticle of the Crawling God. They will summon the Crawling God in 1-3 hours.|
You may use the following table to restock the hex:
|1||3-18 red orbs lay inert on the ground throughout the badlands. If investigated characters must make a Save vs. Poison or develop a random mutation.|
|2||The Crawling God crosses the badlands trailed by a sea of insects.|
|3||2 Unquiet Worms feast on the remains of a small party of adventurers. On the bodies can be found: pistols, shotguns and worthless foreign currency.|
|4||A Bone Man rides through the badlands on an alien tank. He is accompanied by an inter-dimensional traveller to Carcosa. Within the tank is a small cache of books describing sorcerous rituals and the dead body of a Jale Woman.|