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(Sorcerer's Apprentice edition)

Combined Summary

Series: Sorcerer's Apprentice no. 1
Tunnels and Trolls
Alternate Title: Kingmaker: A Solo Dungeon Adventure (reissue)
Author: Stackpole, Michael A.
Dates: 1978 (Sorcerer's Apprentice edition)
2014 (Tunnels and Trolls edition)
User Summary: A tribe of barbarians have taken you captive. They strip you of all your clothing and weapons and force you into a dungeon. If you successfully overcome all challenges within, they will crown you their king.
Guillermo's Thoughts:

(Note: this review is based on the version published in the Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls Adventurers Compendium, which according to the editor is fairly faithful to the magazine original.)

This adventure, which has a premise fairly similar to that of the Naked Doom solo, consists of a very short and linear dungeon crawl. There isn't much in the way of exploration, but the fights are very challenging and the consequences of failing skill checks are quite unforgiving. Achieving an optimal ending is highly difficult, since it requires getting a perfect outcome in every single encounter. Overall, this is an acceptable pastime for those wanting to kill an hour, but it's definitely not a classic for the ages.

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Known Editions

Sorcerer's Apprentice edition (in Sorcerer's Apprentice #1)
Tunnels and Trolls edition (in Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls Adventurers Compendium)

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