This is a a summary of the Daredevil Adventures that I have.
Most of this is simply the modules' own descriptions of the
adventures, but I would put in a generally good review for all of
them. They are generally very concisely described, non-linear
adventures. The text describes the involved characters and the
setting, and has a rough plot outline. From there, however, the
structure is open. The PC's must define their own path of
Many of them are mystery scenarios, which are well handled, in my
opinion. For example, in one scenario, the PC's find a murdered woman
in an alley. The material includes:
- a map of the surrounding block
- a diagram of the murder scene, showing blood trail, tire marks, etc.
- four obvious clues, and 4 difficult clues (including a torn corner of a
matchbook cover, and that she was killed by multiple stab wounds to
the upper right quadrant of her chest)
- 14 character descriptions, including the local police
lieutenant, and the local stoolpidgeon
- a list of 16 rumors, and a table of which ones can be found,
based on the result level of a skill roll, and which subculture
it is in (Law Enforcement, Criminal, and Business).
In short, I recommend them if you can find them. I am including
descriptions of the included scenarios, in case people find them
inspiring for pulp-type campaigns.
Vol. 1, No. 1: "featuring Black Claws"
The introductory book with 4 varied scenarios, most set close to home.
- Fu Sungs's Secret
- Who invited a dead man to dinner and what mysterious
message did he bring with him.
- On These Mean Streets
- An anonymous cry for help reaches the daredevils.
Before they can assist the sender, she is brutally murdered. Only a
brief letter and a handful of clues exist to help find out who did
it and why.
- Fu Sung's Revenge
- Once again the shadow of Fu Sung enters the daredevils
lives. He was displeased when they uncovered his secret. Now he sends
them a gift of death.
- Black Claws
- Mystery, murder, magic, and far-away places combine in a
deadly adventure. The daredevils are contacted for a meeting with a
mystery man but then things do not go as planned. They are swept up in
a web of intrigue which may ultimately change the course of history.
Vol. 2, No. 1: "featuring Deadly Coins"
Introducing the Red Ape of Mangamak, and adventure in the South Seas.
- The Powers of Dr. Remoux
- A death on campus causes concern among the
students and faculty alike. A dark shadow stalks the collegiate
nights and the police seem baffled. Is there a connection? The
daredevils find action and mystery behind ivy covered walls.
- Bring It Back Alive
- A contract from a mysterious millionaire is a
ticket for adventure in far places. Double-dealing, danger, and death
may await the daredevils as they face the unknown and attempt to
capture it alive.
- Deadly Coins
- Death for a few dollars more? Hardly. Suddenly violence dogs
the path of some curious coins in the seething streets of Hong Kong.
Just knowing about them can mean death! The daredevils uncover a trail
of tenuous clues which will lead them into a confrontation with the
evil Doctor Ling.
Vol. 2, No. 2: "featuring The Menace Beneath the Sea"
More adventures in the South Seas, with the Japanese as special bad
- The Secret of Takura Hiva
- It should have been a simple job, but the drone
of an engine where none should be was the herald of danger. It was
just the beginning of a hazardous flight for life.
- Special Feature: Adding Ninja to the Daredevil's World
- The Menace Beneath the Sea
- The evil Doctor Ling returns as he attempts to
further his plot involving the Nine Stones of Uighur. Can the dare-
devils breach his stronghold? Can they defeat his minions? Can they do
it in time to save the world from Ling's insidious plan? Find out in
this sequel to Deadly Coins!
Vol. 2, No. 3: "Supernatural Thrillers Issue"
A bit of horror: made more intriguing by sinister plots and red
- The Body Vanishes
- It seemed a routine case. Determining why young Arnold
McCoy had been killed. But why and how had his body vanished from the
morgue? Why weren't the police cooperative? Was there more to the case
than met the eye, and did it involve the mysterious curse on the
Montique Water Diamond?
- The Forgotten Manuscript
- Things seemed placid in Northview while the dare-
devils search for some missing pages from a manuscript by a highly-
regarded novelist of the occult. Taking this job for a prestigious
publisher was one thing, even when it involves travel and a nagging
side question. Dealing with what seems to be happening in this
picturesque rural New England town is another thing altogether. Can
the daredevils unravel the various mysteries here and will they do it
in time to block catastrophe?
- The Case of Miss Brookmeyer's Murderer
- A frightened young woman comes to the daredevils for help. Her
life is being threatened through letters and ads placed in the
daily personal columns of the newspaper. Can the daredevils
stop her killer in the short time remaining until the threats
are carried out? Is there more to this case than surface
Vol. 2, No. 4: "Lost World Tales"
A South American trek leads to a Lost Valley (with dinosaurs, of
- On the Trail of Legend
- An expedition explores the unmapped regions of
peru in quest of the legendary Inca stronghold of Cusichu. Can the
Ambercrombie expedition reach Cusichu before the rival Jourdan
expedition and will they really be able to find any remnants of the
Inca stronghold with only legends and fuzzy aerial surveys as guides?
- The Refuge of El Espectro
- Having found Cusichu, will the Ambercrombie
expedition find any evidence that the lost city is indeed the Inca
stronghold used by El Espectro in his war against the Spanish
conquistadors? What was the fate of the Inca warriors and their
leader? Do the old Spanish documents only relate the ravings of a mad
man? What other secrets can be unearthed as the ruins are explored
and legends become truth?
- Mundo de Los Dragones
- The expedition of the lost city leads to the secret
escape route known to the Incas. What will be found in the lost valley
behind Cusichu? Can the ravings of the Spanish survivors of their
expedition agianst Cusichu have been based on fact? The exploration of
the Lost Valley will reveal the truth behind the Spanish reports,
though it may still appear to be madness.
John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
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