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Dungeon Crawl Classics 61*OP: Citadel of the Corruptor [Goodman Games] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In a world of arcane magic. In a world of arcane magic and divine might, some secrets are best left hidden. When the forces of the wicked Mountain King discover an eldritch weapon of. Oct 10, Citadel of the Corruptor | Book cover and interior art for Dungeon Crawl Classics and Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game – DCC.

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Better story hooks would serve just as well, and would give a nod to player agency, at least.

Dungeon Crawl Classics #61: Citadel of the Corruptor – PDF

You can edit this page to create it. Skill Based buy or gain skills. It has been your support, financial and otherwise, that has allowed this site to become what it is today. Following in the wake of bloody, madness-induced slaughter, corruptpr the heroes prevail where an army has perished? The final encounter is a bit of an anticlimax, unfortunately. The DCC format does not leave room for a more “exploreable” environment, of course, so a certain amount of linearity is to be expected.

This is more of a nuisance than a problem when citdael going through the adventure, but if a key bit of information doesn’t stick in the DM’s mind, it could cause a lot ictadel confusion and delay when playing. I’m not sure how this is supposed to work with a power that does not extend beyond melee range.

coruptor Occasionally, Pommier reaches for a flourish that feels a bit forced and out of line with the rest of the writing. There are three other important elements described, but one of them is written as if the DM should know it is talking about an item that was introduced in a throwaway line in an earlier piece of read-aloud text.

Dungeon Crawl Classics #61: Citadel of the Corruptor

In black and white, fhe are not as clear as they should be. The tactical guidelines in one early encounter encourage the DM to have a monster “hang back and let [an aura 1 power] afflict the party.


There are also several places where the DM is advised to paraphrase the description if the PCs do not take the “standard” way in, so the read-aloud text is not always, corruptoe fact, read-aloud text. Unfortunately, the read-aloud sections, featuring descriptions on areas and events, are a bit creaky. The layout and print design is typical of the DCC line, which is to say that the typography is professional and solid, although the stat blocks could do with a little rethinking.

While there are a couple cases of brutes and soldiers that only have one option, most monsters feature enough powers to stay fresh for a single fight where they are one party of a diverse group, at least.

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Only the most corru;tor and courageous of heroes can triumph against the Citadel of the Corruptor! More problematic is some of the editing. Idylls of the Rat King Goodman Games. The forruptor ones are above average, though, and offer a range of tactics, even if one of the better ones is lacking a deserved leader tag corrupotr its header, and another notable is relegated to the role of wandering monster.

Adrian Pommier Cover Art: All of the read aloud text for a section is placed at the start of the section, which leaves elements dangling without sufficient context until the reader delves further into the section. The fact that the adventure’s denouement takes place in a more interesting location than its climax does is a little deflating, though.

When the forces of the wicked Mountain King discover an eldritch weapon of unmatched power, the future of the Northlands hangs in the balance. Learn More I supported because… “Auntie Olive underwrote my lazy butt and supported for me. Fourth Edition… I would recommend it to DMs looking for an easy-to-run adventure, such as a one-shot game, DMs that have played and enjoyed the earlier installments of this adventure path, or DMs without a lot of time and with a macguffin in search of a home.

Reviews – Citadel of the Corruptor. The maps at the back of the book are not as good. While the fight itself offers an intriguing twist, it is set in a storage room, and there is almost no build up. Blood and madness are in store, for where Lord Ablair the Corruptor passes, death must surely follow. Dungeon Crawl Classics The art by Doug Kovacs is interesting, distinctive and just a bit more ambitious than typical RPG line art.


I could see others liking it a lot. Using the aforementioned magical storm to push characters into the fortress leaves a bad taste in my mouth, though. While it will not blow your doors off, and there are elements that bug me, it gets the job done. About OgreCave and its staff Recent Reviews. While it is not quite to my own taste, it is always nice to see illustrators that try for something other than dull verisimilitude.

Encounters tend to be solid, not exceptional, but there are a couple of minor highlights.

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They have been developed in a graphics program, and seem to have been designed in full color. For my money, a better approach would be throwing the situation in their faces, forcing them to act rather than just camp out.

Only the most cunning and courageous of heroes can triumph against the Citadel of the Corruptor! In a world of arcane magic and divine might, some secrets are best left hidden.

This leads to some slightly awkward, slightly humorous bits like monsters that barely have their serial numbers filed off – the Knightly Ghost rather than Phantom Warrior, and a Dire Wolf that is legally distinguishable for being Famished.

Citadel of the Corruptor Average Rating: Nothing that should concern a would-be DM, perhaps, but it should be better. While it citaeel a standalone adventure, it can also be used as a sequel to DCC There is some foreshadowing of the BBEG’s terrible weapon, but he does not develop a strong sense of identity. Taking shelter against an oncoming magical storm, they come across a scene of slaughter, but things may not be entirely as they seem.