The Abduction Of Good King Despot has 1 rating and 1 review. Ken said: A fantastic tournament adventure with memorable encounters. While it is ostensibly . The Abduction of Good King Despot contains a page book, a page book and a map. The characters have to rescue a king from a puzzle dungeon. : The Abduction of Good King Despot (Gary Gygax’s Fantasy Master Game Accessory) () by Will Niebling; Schar Niebling; Russ.

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Posted by Trent at A “minus” sign indicates the opposite. The adventure is a perhaps the quintessential example of a “puzzle dungeon” another example of which is TSR’s module C2: Absolutely no tears and no marks, a collectible condition.

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Schar Niebling, as far as I know, is Will’s wife. No Web Links Found. I’ve run ,ing three times once all the way through, twice partially and it’s always been a huge hit with the players. Devious is also very fond of the ladies. Item is complete unless noted. Add a copy to your collection.

The Abduction Of Good King Despot by Will & Schar Niebling

EOTB June 24, at 3: So we get a booklet of illustrations because that’s a visual signifier of retro-ness because old modules like S1, C1, and S3 had them even though most of the illustrations are pointless and unnecessary many of them are just portraits of the room’s monster that don’t convey any additional info beyond what’s in kng boxed-textand we get a lot of apologetic “this is how things used to be” and “Ignax is a crazy wizard – don’t think about it too hard” asides in the text, and we probably get more “jokey” encounters like the Gnax Family portrait gallery and the talking goldfish than we otherwise would have.

I came back to NY and the shit hit the fan over some family dispute and that got lost in the scuffle. Periodical Articles Podcast Episodes. He also wears a ring that protects him from fire. Trent June 23, at 2: Board games in this condition may be played but show little to no wear.

Greek Africa, and Town of Baldemar. The priestess has been known to carry two small golden statues that would be conjured into fespot grown beasts that would fight on her behalf.


Russ Stambaugh was a student at the University of Michigan and presumably ming member of the MDG at the time this adventure was written, and later went on to a distinguished career outside of gaming as a psychologist and sex therapist.

May have medium sized creases, scuff marks, very small stain, etc. In fitting with the times, there’s also a full page of read-aloud backstory introduction about how the party was gathered together and sent on the rescue mission by Ignax’s rival wizard Candelabra who’s busy schtupping the queen and doesn’t seem all that eager to see the king return – which is presumably why he’s sending deslot bunch of adventurers on the mission instead of doing it himself which is both not as funny as it seems to think it is and entirely dispensable.

It’s also possible abdkction copy was stored away somewhere and he thought it would be easier to ask the con-organizers to procure new copies for him than to look for it: Thorax is armed with a magical warhammer that would return to his hand after being thrown. BTW, I’m fairly free throughout the summer so if there is a group of you that can agree on a time, I can usually accommodate.

The dungeon is a linear gauntlet of 13 encounters thematically tied to the signs of the Zodiac, gooc order Aries room followed by Taurus room followed by Gemini room, etc. Still in the original factory shrink wrap, with condition visible through shrink noted. Gene Weigel June 22, at 7: Tinselwort “Tin Tin” – [Originally a male character in the version. May show very small spine creases or slight corner wear. She usually used magical arrows, for she had amassed an enviable collection of these.

Very well used, but complete and useable. The characters have to rescue a king from a puzzle dungeon. Gary used to run it in a single session and pf still running it as late asbut he used the original version, which was likely shorter than the published version – possibly including only the core encounters and not any of the red-herrings, which would definitely make it quicker, but would also lose some of the charm a lot of the red-herring rooms are really fun!

I never quite grokked it, even though it was very much in the vein of the puzzle and funhouse dungeons I enjoyed.

But it suffers from trying to be too accommodating to too many styles of fantasy. From what I gather, it was originally written sometime in the late 70s and was probably used as a tournament module. I did have this but I believe it got lost with a stack of rpg stuff that I bought when I was in Florida in the late 80’s.


Poor Extremely well used and has major flaws, which may be too numerous to mention. Those bold souls who undertake this rescue mission will quickly discover that Ignax’s warped mind has created the zaniest dungeon setting they have ever experienced.

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And a party of brave adventurers will, of course, get the unenviable task of digging him out — perhaps literally. A swarthy personality, sporting a single gold earring in her left ear, she joined the party hoping that she would have a chance to dispose of old Ignax herself – a fillip without parallel for her reputation.

An illiterate itinerant, Nonon joined the party hoping for easy treasure and quick advancement and perhaps because he was too stupid to refuse. I tried to run it a couple of times, but couldn’t hold player interest. You can edit this page to create it. The kingdom has lost its benign, honest, and charitable ruler at least that’s what he said he was, and the dubious, tax-crippled citizens found it prudent to agree.

I’ve been a champion of this adventure for ages so I’ve tried to find out as much about it as I can, and whenever it or its authors come up I pay attention and remember: Fantasy Grounds Prep Less.


Amongst his possessions were things that let him fly and change petrified creatures back to flesh again. I supported because… “I’m hoping to turn into a magical BruSteve chimera. Gary’s Necropolis is what would’ve really been the big-league debut of the line, but of course they ran out of money and closed up shop before they could release it.

Tags separate by space: The cardboard backing of miniature packs is not graded.