Advanced Hero Quest: Prince of Persia - The Report


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Post Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:33 am

Advanced Hero Quest: Prince of Persia - The Report

Right, it's time to get this game on the table.

Here's a report of the first part of a of a solo game I started last night.

Backstory:

It is a time of darkness. While the Sultan is off fighting a foreign war, his Grand Vizier JAFFAR has seized the reins of power. Throughout the land, the people groan under the yoke of a cruel tyrant and dream of better days. Only one obstacle stands between Jaffar and the throne. An adventurer from a foreign land, innocent of palace intrigues, you have won the heart of the Sultan's lovely young daughter. And in so doing, you have unwittingly made a powerful enemy. As for the Princess, Jaffar gives her a choice and an hour to decide: Marry him--or die. Whichever her choice, it can bring only a throne for the Grand Vizier...a new reign of terror for his long-suffering subjects...and death for the brave youth who might have been...PRINCE OF PERSIA.

Step 1: rolling a profile for the "adventurer":

Weapon Skill: 5
Bow Skill: N/A
Strength: 6
Toughness: 4
Speed: 6
Bravery: 8
Intelligence: 9
Wounds: 2
Fate Points: 2

Step 2: Beginning the game

I've changed the story so that the adventurer is not imprisoned in the palace dungeons, but sneaks his way in through a side-entrance, fully armed with his trusty sword.

He descends the steps into the dungeon...

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He turns left and finds a dead-end...

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He turns around and sees a long corridor leading around to the right...

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He walks along, turns the corner and bumps right into a guard on patrol!

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The adventurer attacks the guard with his sword, wounds him, then casually walks past him toward the stairs at the end of the corridor...

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"Oi!" the wounded guard follows the adventurer and attacks, but the blow is clumsy and easily parried...

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The adventurer then runs at top speed down the corridor and dashes down the stairs to the next level of the dungeon...

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TO BE CONTINUED
I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men.
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Post Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:02 pm

Re: Advanced Hero Quest: Prince of Persia - The Report

Get ready for Part 2!

Having escaped from the guard, the adventurer descends to the next level of the dungeon...

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He turns left, again, and sees a flight of stairs leading outside the palace. No use going that way -- there's a Princess to rescue!

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He turns right and sees a door!

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He walks up to the door. What could be behind it?

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An empty room! With another door...

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He walks up the door. What could... <creak>

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ANOTHER GUARD!

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"Have at thee, knave!" he yells as he leaps heroically into combat, forgetting that his Weapon Skill is only 5.

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There's a brief exchange of steel on steel before the adventurer remembers his terrible swordsmanship skills and decides to leave...

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The guard follows and attacks, but our hero manages to parry once again...

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The adventurer backs through the door and slams it in the guard's face. Good thing the AHQ rules don't permit the bad guys to open doors...

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Having successfully escaped, the adventurer carries on up the corridor and finds it leads to an even longer one...

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Just then, the hero notices a man-trap hidden in the floor. He carefully disarms it and moves on.

At the end of the long corridor is another flight of stairs, leading downward...

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And down he goes...

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TO BE CONTINUED
I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men.

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