No one in the modern world is well trained or well guarded enough to be completely impervious to harm. Despite the best and most modern safety measures, heads of state are still assassinated, rich and powerful individuals are still kidnapped and ransomed, the most valiant heroes still fall in battle, and terrorist attacks still take the lives of innocent victims. Life is fragile, and no matter how carefully it is guarded, some way always exists for a sufficiently fanatical opponent to end it.
Nevertheless, a certain haughtiness comes with experience. Typically, heroes who have defeated numerous threats to themselves, their loved ones, and their ways of life develop a certain pride in their ability to overcome the dangers of the world. All too often, however, such pride spills into overconfidence.
A Friendly Warning, an adventure for 18th-level characters by Stan!, explores what happens when such experienced heroes become the targets of a man bent on proving that they are still vulnerable.
About the Author
Stan! has been publishing fiction, cartoons, and games professionally since 1982. He has served as a graphic designer and line editor for West End Games, an editor and designer for TSR, Inc., and an author, senior designer, and creative director for Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Stan! is currently the Creative Vice President for The Game Mechanics, Inc. His recent projects include the d20 Future book for Wizards of the Coast, Inc., plus Modern Magic, volume 2 for The Game Mechanics. In what he laughingly refers to as his spare time, Stan! writes and illustrates the Bolt & Quiver comic strip.
Stan! lives in Renton, WA, where he eats nothing but meat and cheese. Visit him online.
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