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BASIC-4: A Miraculous Time


Kevin Mickelson (Mask of Death, AaW BASIC-Series) is back at it again, and this time he’s really getting into the holiday spirit!  A Miraculous Time brings us the return of Kale, Meeris, Ronius, and Willow, our four stalwart students from Exallizar Preparatory Academy.  In this adventure they will receive their adventure “training” quite literally, beginning the adventure riding within a wondrous mechanical invention called a “train”, the party quickly finds themselves defending the moving vehicle from evil creatures bent on destroying the holiday spirit!  This is one adventure you won’t want to miss!

It isn’t just the weather outside that’s frightful!

Now that winter has arrived in full force and the predators of the wild have grown desperate, it’s more important than ever that shipments of vital supplies be given proper escort – especially around the Midwinter holiday, when such shipments become all the more frequent!

A sleepy town on the far side of a mountain range is counting on you to make this Midwinter a joyous and healthy one!

Some greedy and cheerless monsters may have other ideas…

A Pathfinder compatible adventure for beginner players and game masters, 4 PCs of level 4.

The fourth chapter of a series of seasonally thematic modules that can be run to completion in 1-2 average sessions.

“A Miraculous Time” includes:

  • The fourth leg of the BASIC series
  • The return of Ronius, Willow, Meeris, and Kale, fully upgraded for level 4 play.
  • Magic items that give reference to prior adventures
  • A spin on an oft-overlooked character in the Christmas tradition
  • A grading system to let you know how well you’ve done!



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Meet the BASIC-Series Iconics!

Ronius the Fighter, Meeris the Cleric, Kale the Wizard, and Willow the Rogue would like to proudly introduce Ronius the Fighter, Meeris the Cleric, Kale the Wizard, and Willow the Rogue.  These four characters accompany the first adventure in the new BASIC-Series “A Learning Time” by Kevin Mickelson.  Each of the characters are available to play as a pre-generated PC within this adventure, and future BASIC-Series adventure modules.

Kevin Mickelson was the creative mind behind these characters while Adventureaweek artist Tim Tyler brought them to life!

Here’s Kevin to tell you more about the BASIC Iconics:
When I came up with the idea of the new BASIC series, I had a very strong idea for a backdrop that I hope to expand a bit more with each released module, and having a sample of the sort of people who come from such a setting helps to humanize things.

There is also the assumption that a significant portion of the target audience may be getting their first exposure to Pathfinder (and indeed tabletop RPGs!) through this module. Beginning players tend to appreciate some direction, and I wanted to provide some quirky and fun characters that are engaging enough to encourage roleplaying, yet arch-typical enough in personality that a lot of the tropes they represent will be easy to recognize.

These characters are also teenagers who are feeling the weight of expectation, and anyone who has played a team sport can imagine the pressure someone must feel when a slip-up could actually mean the difference between life and death for everyone involved!

Ronius the Fighter – Development Stages, Art by Tim Tyler
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Calling all Beginner Pathfinder GMs and Players!

The BASIC Adventure series is here!  These adventures are specially designed for Beginner Pathfinder players and game masters!

Kevin Mickelson kicks off the new series with “A Learning Time”, a Pathfinder compatible adventure for 4 PCs of levels 1-2.

Exallizar Academy is a place that, for generations, has trained the best and brightest heroes in the land. All of the students are the children of famous heroes, and as one of the fortunate attendees, it is your job to uphold the legacy of excellence attached to your family name.

As a student in Exallizar, you will be put through the paces like never before. This first year will see you and three strangers attempting the Gauntlet – a mysterious crucible that will put all of your studies to the test!

BASIC Adventure #1 available now for AaW subscribers, PDF due out soon!