In the corner of a small forest lies a quaint little cottage. This home is the residence of a gnomish family. Ratchet, an inventor (and not liable for damages), shares the home with his wife, Widget and their two children. Struggling against an approaching (and arbitrarily chosen) deadline, Ratchet hurries to finish his latest project on time. The characters, drawn into his machinations must aid him in his endeavors. With promises of fame and fortune they will be needed to gather materials, sooth grumpy dwarves, and fend off packs of poor, misunderstood kobolds. Can they overcome the tasks before them? Or will be swallowed up by a cruel and unjust society that unfairly discriminates against gnomes (who just want to make the world a better place and no way make things explode, unless they are designed to do that in which case it is good and a sign of scientific progress!)?
About the Adventure
This adventure was inspired by characters created by my friends. The main NPC, Ratchet, is based on by one played by my friend John, who passed away this January. It is being written in his memory. John was in many ways a gnome in a man’s body. Cheerful, curious, and optimistic. He brought Ratchet and his other characters to life in ways I never could. I hope that his memory can bring smiles to the faces of all those who never got the chance to meet him in life.
Several maps the introduction and a good chunk of chapter one have been completed. Maps and materials presented with be released in printer friendly black and white. I hope to have a rough draft of chapter one completed by the end of the week. I will give regular update on progress of this adventure.