Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Real Comeback Inn


Any self-respecting fantasy campaign needs to have an Inn where the adventurers can meet up, have a few ales and receive their missions from a dark robed mysterious stranger. The first fantasy campaign had an inn, named the Comeback Inn. It was apparently based on an actual pub carrying the same name in Melrose Park. Dave Arneson used to visit this pub and borrowed the name to be used in his game. This is also why we chose this name for our Blackmoor Forum of course! Sadly, the pub seems to have been shut down back in 2004. I would have liked to have the chance, just once, to have a beer there with some friends, if only to see if some mysterious stranger would walk up to us and ask if we could help him out.









-Havard

6 comments:

  1. I work about 20 min away from that location. Imma grab my camera and see what's there now.

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  2. Fantastic! Please share what you find out :)

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  3. It probably burnt down in a fight between rival adventuring parties...

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  4. I wonder was it also the inspirational for the Random Harlot Tables?? It was the 70s, after all...

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  5. Oh first Inn was a vampire bar that was apparently run by one of the other players. I was kicked out of it because I was a paladin >.>

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  6. I used to drive past that all the time when I was going to Dominican University in River Forest and never made the connection. I never went in it because I've always been squeamish about taxidermy and dead animal heads and it looked like the inn had a lot of them in it.

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