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Castles & Crusades: Gary Gygaxs The Hermit (Troll Lord Games)Currently up for crowdfunding for Troll Lord Games is the classic fantasy roleplaying adventure The Hermit, penned by the legendary Gary Gygax. The tale will be adapted to the Castles & Crusades system. The project to bring Gary Gygax’s The Hermit to the masses is well past its funding goal and you can reserve a copy of the hardcover adventure for a $40.00 pledge of or grab just the PDF for a $19.00 pledge of through December 8th. Expected delivery is December of next year.

About the adventure:

Gary Gygax’s The Hermit is a classic adventure written by the Father of Role Playing himself. The Hermit takes 4-6 of your 7th-10th level characters on an unbelievable adventure that includes worlds upside, unbelievable landscapes, and monstrous animals that will challenge your very perspective!

Once each year the annual summit of wise men and sages attends the King, who this year has designs on greater lands around him. But he is wroth, for the most able of all, the sage Lodash the Lonely, has not answered the royal summons. In the past, this reclusive wise man has always obeyed. The King is in a fury, for, at this most critical juncture, the ancient hermit seems to be defying the king’s will.

“How tiresome, these wars of the King have grown.” With these words, or something similar, depending on who in court you listen to, Lodash the Lonely set off to the mountains in the east. He was last seen, books under arm, staff in hand, beard bound in iron, wrapped in a snug, well-worn travel cloak, and a pack with food and bed roll on his back, headed up the long trail into the snow-capped mountains.

None have seen him since.

As advisor to the King, it is not Lodash’s role or place to determine which wars are tiresome or which are necessary. His is to be on hand with good graces and better counsel.

Messages are sent to his various hermitages but none return. Others range out, trying to follow his trail, but they come back empty-handed. Through scrying and divination, various practitioners of the Divinatory & Extraordinary Arts promise that he does live, but his location is hidden buy some sort of eldritch power.

A king’s ransom is promised to those who seek out the Hermit, find him, and bring him to the King!

Thus, the journey begins, but this road of adventure is many-forked and deadly, and where it leads will surprise even the most veteran of players.

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