The 2011 Origins Game Fair is nearly upon us, and Living Forgotten Realms will be well represented with seven rounds of new adventures, including support for both the Heroic and Paragon tiers of play.
At the Heroic tier, we have the continuation of the two Elturgard quest lines that began at DDXP 2011. You can play ELTU3-3 The Way of All Flesh and ELTU3-4 Blue Beast in either order, but it's advisable to play ELTU3-1 and ELTU3-2 first, if you can. (To keep the two story lines straight, all you need to rembember is that the odd-numbered ELTU adventures follow one quest, while the even-numbered ELTU adventures follow a different quest.)
At the Paragon tier, we have a complete three-adventure story arc involving the shadowy Empire of Netheril. You'll want to play NETH3-1 Secrets and Shadows, NETH3-2 Flirting with Disaster, and NETH3-3 Seek and Destroy in order, with the same character, if possible.
And spanning both tiers we have our second Battle Interactive of the year, ADCP3-2 From Dawn Till Dusk, which also deals with the Netherese, though it is not directly connected to the three Netheril Story Area adventures (instead, the BI is connected to the events of the FR mega-adventure Scepter Tower of Spellgard; play the prequel adventure PREQ3-1 Shrouded Visions for more details).
Of course, Dave C and the mighty con-organizing crew of Baldman Games will be out in full force, and we are in need of Dungeon Masters for all our LFR events. Head on over to the Baldman Games registration page if you'd like to help out!
Titles and blurbs for the Origins premiere adventures follow. You can also read more about the Battle Interactive by checking out this blog post.
ADCP3-2 From Dawn Till Dusk
by Krishna Simonse, Pierre van Rooden, Pieter Sleijpen and Renout van Rijn
The Netherese have taken over Spellgard -- Saharelgard, as they name it now -- and are controlling its oracle, the lady Saharel. With reinforcements on the way, soon the secrets of the fortress are theirs. You have only twelve hours to liberate Saharel and prevent the Shades using her gift of unerring prophecy in their quest for world domination. A Living Forgotten Realms two-round continuous-play Battle Interactive set in and around the Scepter Tower for characters of the Heroic and Paragon tiers (levels 1-20).
NETH3-1 Secrets and Shadows
by Tom J. Scott
Following a secret meeting with the high priests of Selûne, a recently obtained artifact, the Last Grasp of Shadowbane, has vanished. With the power and hunger to conquer shadow creatures, the weapon could forever change the balance of power in Netheril. Someone is needed to locate the artifact and ensure that it is used for the purpose it was intended. A Living Forgotten Realms adventure set in Netheril for characters of the Paragon tier (levels 11-20). This adventure is the first part of the Shadowbane Major Quest (which continues with NETH3-2 and NETH3-3).
NETH3-2 Flirting With Disaster
by Alan Patrick
At this point in your career, caravan guard duty should be beneath you. But when that duty involves braving the Ordulin Maelstrom, could it end up being too much? A Living Forgotten Realms adventure set in Sembia for characters of the Paragon tier (levels 11-20). This adventure is the second part of the Shadowbane Major Quest (which began with NETH3-1 and concludes with NETH3-3).
NETH3-3 Seek and Destroy
by Lee Sharp, Michelle Sharp, and Skip Warren
It’s time to finish the job you and the Sand Kings have started: the assassination of a major Netherese agent. But is the direct path (and this job) the best one? A Living Forgotten Realms adventure set in Netheril for characters of the Paragon tier (levels 11-20). This adventure is the third and final part of the Shadowbane Major Quest (which began with NETH3-1 and continued in NETH3-2).
ELTU3-3 The Way of All Flesh
by Michael Eshleman
You are hot on the trail of the criminal Arbosus. Can you stop him before his devilish scheme is hatched? A Living Forgotten Realms adventure set in Scornubel for characters of the Heroic tier (levels 1-10). This adventure is the second part of the Sinister Intentions Major Quest, which began with ELTU3-1.
ELTU3-4 Blue Beast
by James Holdridge
While fear and discrimination are driving away the spellscarred citizens of Elturgard, something else is lurking ahead. What evil is preying on the refugees? A Living Forgotten Realms adventure set in Elturgard for characters of the Heroic tier (levels 1-10). This adventure is the second part of the Controlling Chaos Major Quest, which began with ELTU3-2.
For those who are unable to attend Origins this year, we expect to release all of these adventures (via our LFR Community Download site) in July. Note that like all our Battle Interactives, ADCP3-2 will be available for public play only. The other five adventures will be available for direct download from the website.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2011 Origins Game Fair!