Tower Of Dread



Preceded by:

Town Troubles The Movie

Followed by:

Shadows Of Civilisation

Tower Of Dread is the sixth chapter of The Way Of The Metagamer. It introduces the Colour Drops and explains the mechanical working of desaturation.

The party venture out from Townwithanequipmentstoreaplacewithmapsandatavernofcourse, but quickly become sick of walking. Gary Gygax solves the problem by installing some map code from Final Fantasy, speeding up the trip drastically.

Before long, however, Bob ends up in a random encounter with a goblin, and struggles with menus. He enables Simple Mode, but the goblin then flees. Finally, Bob reaches the eponymous tower.

Inside, Jane and Fred are having a picnic. They all pack up and spend a little time on zany adventures, during which Xavius behaves rather oddly for an ultimate evil. The party get new costumes and awesome hats, then find the first Colour Drop, which Gary quickly explains.

On their way out, the party are caught in a Greyzone, and then encounter Captain Obvious. He reveals his true colours and a battle ensues, culminating when he casts an Epic-level spell and is teleported away, along with Jane's awesome hat.

Jane goes crazy, but is quickly subdued with a Sneak Attack. The party return to Townwithanequipmentstoreaplacewithmapsandatavernofcourse as the chapter ends.