The Ragweed Tumble - History & Current Events preview
Greetings everyone, and happy Friday! Have you got any gaming plans this weekend? We actually found a couple of minutes to test out Modiphius' 2D20 Star Trek Adventures game yesterday. I'm not sure it'll appeal to our tastes in the long run, for a variety of reasons, but it was interesting to try out and we had a lot of fun with it. Hopefully, we'll find some more time to dive into it again the next couple of weeks, while it's still relatively fresh in our minds. Beyond that, we picked up FFG's Legend of the Five Rings starter set awhile back too and we're super hyped to try that out!
Today, we'd like to introduce the next chapter of Thunder of the Thorn, The Ragweed Tumble. This chapter introduces the titular Ragweed Tumble, the location or region in which the adventure unfolds.
The Ragweed Tumble - History & Current Events
Until around 130 years before the events of the adventure itself, the Ragweed Tumble was a relatively mundane woodlands known as Goldacre forest. Then something significant and unexplained (unless you're a GM reading the adventure text in full) occurred. In a relatively short space of time the area underwent a dramatic transformation, with giant tree-sized, vine-like growths exploding from the forest floor in places and verdant overgrowth manifesting everywhere. After a few years things within the forest calmed down and the woodlands, now known as the Ragweed Tumble, achieved a harmonious equilibrium where the tumble neither expanded nor contracted.
This delicate balance lasted over a century, until just a couple of months ago. Now, however, the Ragweed Tumble has begun to expand once more. Meanwhile, it's undergrowth has become more aggressive and pernicious than ever. Madness spreads throughout the forest like wildfire and many fear now to tread beneath its leafy canopy. What has caused the dramatic and sudden shift within the tumble? And what, if anything, can the PCs do to alliterate the problems affecting the people, creatures, and plants of the forest?
Alright, I think that just about covers it for tonight. Goodnight folks, thanks for reading and have a great night! - Daniel McDonald, DeepDark Designs