A New DragonQuest Adventure?


No promises, yet; but I’m thinking about a potential new DragonQuest adventure.

(Isn’t that game, like, a century old?)
Thank you for asking; what brings you to this site, anyhow?

The Water Works was the first DQ adventure that I published. Between the backstory in that scenario and the organization of magic in DQ, there is an implication that there could be other ‘Works’ adventures. But inspiration has been fickle and fleeting.

It’s been a nagging thing at the back of my mind ever since I created the first one. There have been occasional little bits of ideas through the years. The titles were there: Earth Works; Gas Works; Fire Works(!); even Clock Works (for Time Magics, which is an Elemental College). Some ideas have stuck around for a while, but never with any real sense they were going anywhere.

This time seems different, though.

A couple months ago, something put a couple pieces together, and it clicked as the latest inspiration. It feels like something I might have some traction with this time. For the first time, there are characters (NPCs) who might be there. There are a couple of set-piece elements that could be developed into something that might be cool. I even have a rough, drawn-on-lined-note-paper sketch map for a locale that starts to suggest some elements.

It’s too soon to say anything more than this about it, but at the same time, I want to see if anyone else is even interested. Many years back, I ran a crowdfunding campaign (with IndieGoGo) to produce a DragonQuest adventure. The ways these things were done was a lot less well understood, and it took a long time to bring it together. I won’t make that mistake again, but if it’s going to be something that I’m going to do, I want to open the process up and let people who are interested in it get to participate in it from the early stages. There aren’t a lot of DQ players out there, so if I’m going to do this, it should be something that those folks can participate in.

So, if you’d like to hear more about this, drop me a line on Mastodon (for those of you using Mastodon; I’m (at) rthorm (at) dice.camp) or good old email dragonquest (at) antherwyck.com. If this goes further, I’ll let you know.


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One Response to “A New DragonQuest Adventure?”

  1. Andreas Davour Says:

    Intriguing idea.

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