“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”
Carl Sagan wasn’t talking about roleplaying games when he said that, but he might as well have been. Technology has marched on a heck of a way since I unleashed my lovingly-rolled, badly-sketched character Otto the dwarf on his first (and only) Basic D&D adventure. Computer games give us cinematic action these days, yet the appeal has never dimmed of sitting around a table with your mates using nothing but dice, graph paper, a few miniature figures and a lot of imagination to conjur up worlds EA Games can only dream of.
I suppose I feel a bit bad that Draken Games doesn’t offer more in the way of RPG scenarios, as they were my route into the hobby… I might have to do something about that! For now, though, here’s a summary of what we offer:
DRAK1: Last Stand at Kirrinbahr is a solo fantasy roleplaying gamebook: can you defy the odds as you lead the desperate fight to avoid a Dark Age? Download: $6.95@ wargamedownloads.com and drivethrurpg.com, £4.90 @ lulu.com. Book: £7.95 (+ p&p) @ lulu.com.
DRAK5: Per Ardua… Can the party solve the strange happenings at a secretive air base? A Call of Cthulhu scenario set in modern Britain with notes on adapting to a 1980s, 1990s or early 21st Century setting. Download: $1.95 @ drivethrurpg.com, £1.35 @ lulu.com. Book: £3.50 (+ p&p) @ lulu.com.
DRAK11: Chariot of the Gods is a travelling scenario designed for use with any fantasy RPG rules. The party needs to cross a daunting mountain range, and there happens to be a miraculous flying ship that can take them. Of course, it won’t be as easy as that! Download: $1.95 @ drivethrurpg.com, £1.35 @ lulu.com. Book: £3.50 (+ p&p) @ lulu.com.