A level 1 adventure set in Lankhmar!
The City of the Black Toga: Home to hundreds of back alley courts, rotting tenements, and an endless number of gangs, whose fortunes rise and fall as surely as the tides of the Inner Sea. Each gang vies against the others, pitting beggar against bravo, slayer against thug, and gang lord against gang lord.
It’s a Lankhmar story that’s been told a thousand times, and would be entirely forgettable, save for one key element: the characters.
The initial stakes are small as the gangs vie for control of a small slum. But as bodies begin to appear in the Hlal and the shadow war threatens to spill over into street violence, the price of blood favors those who trade in swordwork and black magic.
If they hope to survive, the PCs will need to be both deadly and cunning by turns. For when the first rule of thieves is to never kill the hen that lays brown eggs with ruby in the yolk, old hands know it won’t be long before the Thieves’ Guild moves to protect their interests. May Death himself have mercy on those who stand in their way.
Officially licensed from the estate of Fritz Leiber.
- Tabletop RPG Review: “It would not be unreasonable for them to finish this story with a new base of operations and one or two ally gangs…or enemy gangs.”
Rules Set: DCC RPG
Writer: Harley Stroh
Cover art: Doug Kovacs