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Post Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:50 pm 
 

Something I found today.
I have never seen this before, wondered if any of you have?

The Palace of Ontoncle
DragonQuest  Adventure One
An adventure for 4-6 players and a Gamesmaster...

Published by SPI, 1980.
NY, NY
Design by: Peter Herzig
28 pages (includes front and rear covers).

Basic info of the adventure.
PCs are hired to raid a ruined palace, now occupied by an Evil Magician and his henchmen.
The job is to kill or drive away the Adept and his servants, and clear the Castle of any lingering monsters.

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:55 pm 
 

Yes.  There are a couple other SPI adventures for Dragonquest as well - at least 3 come to mind maybe 4.

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:12 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Yes.  There are a couple other SPI adventures for Dragonquest as well - at least 3 come to mind maybe 4.


Palace of Ontoncle was DQ adventure #1 from SPI.  #2 was The Sword of Allectus, based on The Tempest -- or was it Forbidden Planet? -- and #3 was the excellent Enchanted Wood, by Paul Jaquays.

I've read, but never played, Palace of Ontoncle.  I seem to remember it's a monster-menagerie.  Despite the awful pun in its name, it's not good.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:23 am 
 

Have it and believe I read this one.  Been a while though but it doesn't spark any memories of being good or bad if so.

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:30 am 
 

So at $2.14 (including Taxes) did I overpay for it?


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:00 pm 
 

No, that's a great price to pay for just about anything!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:53 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:So at $2.14 (including Taxes) did I overpay for it?


That's a great find!  And I may have been unnecessarily harsh on the subject of skeletal adventures.   I read Ontoncle quite a while ago, before I appreciated how good  a bare-bones module like Tegel can be with an enthusiastic DM to flesh things out.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:23 am 
 

I got and sold it at least three times. $ 2.14 is a real bargain!  8)

  

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:23 am 
 

The DQ modules I've seen look pretty good. Well worth picking up because they never really cost that much to buy.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:48 pm 
 

OK - I'll bite.....

What is the pun in Palace of Ontoncle?

Something to do with "aunt and uncle?"

As far as I can tell from the cover there is nothing in the castle to fear so long as your stalwart companions are a girl in thong and boots, and a monkey boy...both armed with sticks.


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