This adventure was designed as an instructional tutorial to introduce
players unfamiliar with HackMaster to the game. We frequently use this
scenario at gaming conventions (in conjunction with a 1:60 scale model
of the dungeon) to teach people to play the game.
This scenario should be able to be completed in a 4 hour block of time
using the pregenerated characters provided. It works best with 4 or
more players (a smaller group may be hard pressed to defeat all the
monsters) but we’ve found that everyone who’s played this adventure has
enjoyed the experience.
This book includes an 8 page scenario,
a separate printed map and 9 duplex printed pre-gens.
If you wish to use this adventure for Roll20 play, you can download the
free virtual tabletop pack. It
includes an unlabled map, scaling instructions and tokens for all
creatures in the dungeon.
For those of you interested in using this scenario for your home
campaign, it has been integrated into the larger Frandor’s Keep
setting. We recommend that PCs heading out to The Gauntlet be at least 3rd level
and number 4 or more. A map depicting the adventure’s location with
regard to Frandor’s Keep appears at the end of the adventure.