Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fairy Tale Dungeon Theatre

Does anyone else find it interesting that the Ivory Goats among the Figurines of Wondrous Power come in a set of three? The only obvious reason (to my tortured brain) is that they are somehow inspired by the Three Billy Goats Gruff.

With that in mind, the dungeon I am currently running has a bridge with a giant troll that will be almost impossible to defeat without using the Ivory Goats. All three Ivory Goats. One by one. Each Goat will be a little bigger and plumper than the one before. The Goat of Traveling will come first, convincing the troll to let it pass in favor of the next, plumper Goat. The Goat of Terror will intimidate the troll into letting it pass, but will mollify the monster with the temptation of its even plumper brother to come. The Goat of Travail will end the troll for good.

The legend of the troll and the goats has already been set for the PCs to find as a clue. My players are good with stuff like that.

The dungeon design employs various Figurines as means of passage from one portion to another - almost like elaborate magical keys. The PCs received the Figurines as an inheritance at the start of the campaign.

Here's hoping.

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