“Lair of the Vipermen” was a fun idea for a game demonstration at the Burlington Public Library introducing the World of Calidar. The adventure, which borrowed mechanics from the D&D game’s old Basic/Expert version, took place on January 15th. The “dungeon” was fully written in advance, with an eye toward possibly publishing it as a standalone title later. I’d made myself a promise to keep things short and sweet. I succeeded, kind of. The adventure still features three levels and some outdoor adventuring in the foothills of Meryath’s Matai Nui range. Long story short: a second session will be needed to complete the party’s foray, and perhaps a third to complete the whole adventure.
A few days before the event, I went digging into my trove of old D&D figurines. I found my old box (nay: ancient, I should say) from Grenadier Models: “Wizards Room” Ref. #2009. Its pieces had already been assembled in a diorama, which now sits in a larger box. In the Grenadier’s box, instead, I’d stored original gaming pieces from my (AD&D 1st ed) campaign of 1982, thirty-year-old figurines with which I’d started my gaming hobby.