(Just by way of explanation since I was summoned, the original reference in that other thread was to consensus stuff like Masks or Enemy Within for other games (so as not to get ahead of any D&D discussion) rather than individual favorites.)
I’d argue there is no scenario everyone has to play, just because preferences on genre etc differ, but there are certainly scenarios within systems you gotta play if you’re into the system. What comes to mind is “The Silver of the Sea” from Vaesen. When i read it i immediately knew this was gonna be great and it really was one of my best sessions. It’s kinda lovecraftian-ish, has some cool monsters, funny NPCs and a hard choice to make.
A decent but railroady adventure path that I’m guessing was memorable largely because it was thoroughly Binksified and a little-known Vaesen scenario (which I’m putting on my list of things to check out based on the recommendation)?
Yeah, I’m resting my case. It’s just not the age of adventures, and hasn’t been for a while.
(If you ever decide to re-run Silver of the Sea, Himbeer, please do drop me a line. Thanks!)
I’m curious about how everyone feels about “Curse of Strahd” for D&D 5e. For the 5e system, is it a must play?
I’m aware of the original Ravenloft source, and I am not asking for a comparison to the original. Just asking about the 5e campaign, for it’s own sake.
When I got back into D&D a couple of years ago, I picked up the book. But in talking with people, it felt like most regular players had played or run it. So based on popularity if nothing else, I’m wondering if anyone counts it as a must play.
(Because it seemed so popular, I still haven’t read it in case I become a player).
City of Lies (L5R; 1998) this is imho the best rpg supplement published ever!
is a samurai investigation sandbox
… the adventure here works better for a finale of a long campaign
My Big, Fat Caped Wedding (Champions; 2005; is in the Villainy Amok anthology)
super funny superhero adventure
I only changed the NPCs to Marvel characters, so the players recognized the NPCs
ran this gem 4 times, 3 of those times at an indie Thursdays night
[German] Namenlose Nacht (The Dark Eye / DSA; 2014)
investigation scenario in a bathhouse, where the aristocracy are having an orgy
best DSA single adventure
the only downside (and advantage) is, that is so build into the setting, you cannot play it somewhere else while keeping the impact
ran this once
[German] Die Herren von Chorhop (The Dark Eye / DSA; 2002)
political adventure in the city-state of gambling
looks like a single adventure but there is so much material there,
that you will need a year to finish it
ran this once
Lotus Blossom’s Bridal Path (Tenra Bansho Zero; not sure about the year ~ 2012)
amazing adventure about love, war & loss
one of the best oneshot experiences I had as a gamemaster
ran this 3 times, 2 of those times at an indie Thursdays night
Jail Break (Unknown Armies; 1999; is in the One Shots anthology) “Four convicts. Five Hostages. One Gun. Do the Math.”
very good if you have a lot of players - we basically LARP-ed this
ran this once