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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 25

As Kamal’s ship neared Su-Chou they were swept into a gigantic whirlpool. The current was too strong and they were unable to row away. The ship was dragged in and crushed, throwing everyone into the sea. Kamal prayed for deliverance and in time he was washed ashore along with his loyal retainers. But they were […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 24

I wanted to give Kamal’s new followers, the pygmies, something unique. Magical items are a way, but just picking from a list did not seem sufficient. My earlier thoughts about their weapons being local but described by standards in the book gave me an idea. Since they are (future Indonesian) tribes-people the idea of magical […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 23

We are in a new part of play here where Kamal has to track his enemy Okil. We know Okil has gone to Samarkand, but Kamal does not. Right now his wealth is Rich meaning he can travel four spaces by land or by sea. But he  cannot simply head straight to Samarkand: he has […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 22

Kamal finds himself badly wounded far from home in the lost civilisation of Pan Pan. After having travelled so far, to have found the resting place of the great gem he sought, and to have fought and won against the Marilith protecting it, he was betrayed by his last remaining henchman. Okil stole the gem […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 21

When I started this story telling exercise I very specifically had in mind the Golden Voyage of Sinbad. When I was young this obviously made a strong impression and my D&D adventures have been strongly influenced by those claymation moments. One of the key moments in that movie was the scene where prince Koura animates […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 20

Kamal and party headed at last into the Pacific from Su-Chou. The junk was large and sea worthy but still not large enough to carry the horses as well. They had to sell them reluctantly before they faced the open seas. After a few days they sighted a hump floating on the waves. Kamal ordered […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 18

They headed east across the top of Europe rather than cut back through Arabia. Kamal figured that his new companions would be too obviously recognised as ‘crusaders’ in his homeland. His plan instead was to cut across the top of the world into China and then take a ship down the coast to Pan Pan. […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 17

Kamal was disorientated by his experience and wandered for days amid the markets of Paris. Death was everywhere: the plague had returned. Corpses lay in the streets. He was at turns horrified and numbed. Eventually he found himself in a park of some sort. At one time it had been a thing of beauty tended […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 16

Kamal found himself beside a canal outside of Paris. He blinked and tried to orient himself. He felt dizzy and out-of-body. Where am I? he asked himself, his voice echoey in his head. He was alone, nearly naked, clutching a heavy stone tablet. The weight presented itself to him gradually, reminding his arms of the burden. […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 10

Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a, Djuha and Phokas left Alexandria and headed south into the desert. Kamal had heard a rumour on his travels that more information could be found in Timbuktu and so that was where he led the party. As they approached that fabled city they came across a gigantic nest. They knew at once […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 7

When they got to Cordoba, capital of Andalusia, the very first thing that happened of consequence was the chance meeting with a lonely princess. And the uncanny thing about that encounter was that she used almost exactly the same words as they man they’d met in the central highlands. Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a, Djuha and Kekara […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 6

While travelling down through the heart of Spain Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a, Djuha and Kekara met a man who sat mournfully tending a campfire. Kamal wanted to find out what the man knew of the area because he sensed he was getting closer to Cordoba and the resting place of the magical jewel that his father […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 5

In a vast forest somewhere south of Paris, Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a, Djuha and Kekara found themselves passing through a zone that seemed to threaten with terrible menace. As the days wore on and they penetrated deeper they became aware of unusual sounds and smells. The sense of crushing evil was all around them. One night, […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 4

Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a, Djuha and Kekara through what would now be called the Balkan states and, following a feeling that came upon them, diverted to a town on the Adriatic coast. It seemed a place imbued with some kind of holy energy (it had a +6 on the reaction table) so they made camp by […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 3

Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a, Djuha and Kekara pushed on through Constantinople and into Aegean states. Their pace was slowed because of the disease Kamal has contracted from the snakes and they had to rest often. “I need to learn more,” said Kamal. “If I can find the right books on this I’m sure I can concoct […]

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