I was playing (1E) pretty regularly with my 8 yo and my nephew, but my work schedule changed and the game's been de-railed for a couple months now. Gavin is a 4th level fighter with a halfling f/t and a human ranger that he saved from a dungeon as followers. My nephew has a 4th level cleric.
I'm gone M - F every week, but I've promised the kids I'd get the game going again. We've got a few hours set aside on Sundays to play. I'd forgotten how hard it is to keep them focused during the game! I had to guide them into picking up a few hirelings from the Keep as they were getting too close to TPKs by rushing head first into every open cavern. They're learning.
Looking to put together a city adventure after the kid's characters get seasoned up some. Any suggestions? I've looked at both City State of the Invincible Overlord and Yrggsburgh on ebay, but don't want to spend $ 40 on a piece of garbage.
Find a map of either, on something else, online and populate it yourself.
We're totally in agreement.
To further, I believe there is no good city supplement. D&D fans used to say CITY STATE because there were so many versions of it and would say the "good one was out of print".
From my experience, the original is so barebones its almost a crime and the follow ups in boxed sets are like someone blathering without citation in text form.
This is the reason that I was so excited to talk to Gary about the City of Greyhawk as it was supposed to be. This was because I thought he would add something "fabulous" to my campaign unfortunately he withheld anything interesting for later when all the details were fleshed out on a map on my website. I thought that interesting stuff he was referring to would make it into the Yggsburgh material but it was a disappointment.`
Thanks Scott, I hear ya. Unfortunately with all my travel for work, I don't have much spare time. I do have some old notes from a campaign I was starting in the late '80s but never got it off the ground. That's as good a place to start as any.
Gene, That's too bad about Yggsburgh. After reading the Gord books, I also had a certain vision of what the city should look and feel like. The good thing is that the kids have no idea about Greyhawk or any of that yet, so it won't matter to them as long as they are having fun.