I recently ran WG5 and the players really enjoyed playing the Citadel of Eight pregens, peeking "behind the screen" at their stats and personalities, and having a little influence on GH history. This got me thinking about what other one-shot adventures I could run with iconic pregens for the players.
Obviously, less remarkable pregens from other classic modules (G1-3, C1-2, WG6, etc) have gained fame over the years -- but what adventures would be appropriate for the CoE and the Lake Geneva PC's?
I think the best candidate is Tomb of Horrors: it's almost too deadly for a long-term campaign and its stock pregens are nameless. Meanwhile, we know Tenser and Robilar survived the Tomb, as did James Ward with an incarnation of Ren for Gary to playtest the thief class. Tenser, Robilar, and Ren start to sound like a cool party; throw in a second one of Ernie's PC's, Serten, and that makes four players and and all four classes.
Here's some more famous personages that either played in classic modules or later canon says they did, what am I missing?:
*City of the Gods - Mordenkainen & Robilar
*Dark Druids (Gnarley) - Drawmij
*ToEE (original) - most of the T1-4 NPC's, plus Robilar, Quij, and Serten
*Isle of the Ape (original) - Tenser, Robilar, Terik, Merlynd (sic)
*Freeing of Iuz beneath CG: Bigby, Tenser, Robilar, Quij, Rigby, Neb Retnar
*Castle Greyhawk/Fraz-urb-luu/Mars - Erac's Cousin
*Castle Greyhawk/China - Tenser, Robilar
*Night of the Black Swords - Lassiviren the Younger is just a thinly veiled stand-in for Lassiviren the Dark, with similar stats and the same rings of flying and invisibility.
*Vecna Lives - CoE
- the list of players who played through Bottle City is included in that module, although the PC names are not tagged specifically: Don Arndt, Dave Arneson, Brian Blume, Bob Burman, Mike Carr, Tom Christansen, Joe Fischer, Joe Goodfellow, Ernie Gygax, Don Kaye, Terry Kuntz, Dave Meggary, Mike Mornard, Debbie Nafzigger, Mark Ratner, David Sutherland, Jim Ward, and Skip Williams
- EGG's story "Faceless Men & Clockwork Monsters" in TD#17 included some famous PCs
- EGG's other stories too, in particular "The Black Reservoir"; see my list @ http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/gh_castle_sources.html and http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/gh_castle_sources_details.html
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