Ever almost release a game and then someone makes a hack of it?
This blew my mind.
A student of mine on Outschool shared this with me. She sent a game and adventure and tables all in a Google doc. Her excitement about the game got me excited. Another student in the same section declare he too was going to make his own game. What a great way to start a class and session!
Named after her, I present to you: the E-hack.
It start with characters, many from Adventure Hour! directly, but hey, what’s this? An adventurer starter package?
- Lizard’s-tongue scroll
- Water satchel (20)
Yes, yes, yes. Desert and fairy! Normally (read also: stereotypically) those two concepts are separated from each other. Let ’em mix up!
And this is also how I suggest people start hacking the game. You know, in that game that hasn’t released yet. SHE READS MINDS (turns out, there’s a potion for that, stay tuned).
There’s also a note here:
Warrior: This is not an option. Warriors are loyal fighters and if you play D and D then I hope you aren’t a loyal fighter.
Banning certain types of characters already?! Excellent! Just add ‘gnome’ to the list and you got a deal!
Then, the adventure.
Here’s the map:
Here is the list of contents, following the numbers on the map:
- The three great pyramids are greatly feared by the Egyptians. Inside the two end pyramids there are coffins, but the coffins are empty except for a solid gold crown and the middle one contains an Evil Cat-man that has one potion and one scroll and can read minds.
- The Egyptian town has a Potions store, Antiques store, Blacksmith, and Restaurant. It also has a Great Castle where inside the King is very sick.
- Here there is a black cat guarding the sign. He is actually more of a guide than a guard. The sign has two arrows pointing in different directions. One arrow says Pyramids and the other says Town.
- This is where the game begins. From here you can see the sign (#3) and next to you is an Oasis.
- This is a camel trading station where you buy camels, sell camels, and trade things for camels.
- This is a graveyard with zombies in coffins instead of gravestones. Each zombie has a potion with it.
There’s so much here. Potent lists, good practice of giving information and choices (see #4), expensive buys. It also lists problems (sick King in #2, Evil Cat-man in #1) without giving away solutions. It’s all ripe for adventuring!
Then she makes a table that just puts everyone to shame. They’re for potions and all use a d6.
1: Element forms
- Waterform potion/scroll
- Fireform potion/scroll
- Windform potion/scroll
- Rockform potion/scroll
- Iceform potion/scroll
- Smokeform potion/scroll
2: Animal parts
- TrunkFace potion/scroll
- Tigerclaw potion/scroll
- Eaglewing potion/scroll
- Snake Tongue potion/scroll
- Owleye potion/scroll
- Kangarooleg potion/scroll
- Sleeping potion/scroll
- Night Vision potion/scroll
- Invisibility potion/scroll
- Mind Reading potion/scroll
- Strength potion/scroll
- Speed potion/scroll
- Bladestorm potion/scroll
- Acid Rain potion/scroll
- Thunder potion/scroll
- Firestorm potion/scroll
- Waterstorm potion/scroll
- Lightning potion/scroll
5: Animal communication
- Jackrabbit’s-tongue potion/scroll
- Snake’s-tongue potion/scroll
- Camel’s-tongue potion/scroll
- Wolf’s-tongue potion/scroll
- Cat’s-tongue potion/scroll
- Lizard’s-tongue potion/scroll
- Cactus-form potion/scroll
- Palm Tree-form potion/scroll
- Coral-form potion/scroll
- Oak Tree-form potion/scroll
- Fern-form potion/scroll
- Grass-form potion/scroll
What a great sense of categorization!
Cactus-form potion/scroll is the MVP. 🙂
Anyways, all super cool stuff. I’m thrilled she shared it. What a neat project!
what have YOU been making lately? 😛
These kids shame us all with their intuition and ingenuity…