I've been, yet again, on a Dungeon World kick lately. I discovered and quickly fell in love with the game last Summer and came back to it recently. In the past month or so I've ran two Dungeon World one-shots and have plans for many, many more. In short, it's the game I've been seeking for a long time when it comes to fighting dragons and exploring dungeons.
Now, that doesn't mean I still don't have love for D&D (4e, 0e, whatever edition strikes your fancy) or even Barbarians of Lemuria, I do. Great love. But for now at least, Dungeon World is my jam.
A few weeks back I was perusing Netflix bored, as I am often wont to do, and happened across a pretty fantastic (both in terms of quality and genre) film I'd not seen in awhile: Beowulf. Now, wherever you stand on the whole mo-cap debate is fine, it's largely irrelevant. What matters here is that this big screen adaptation was penned by Neil Gaiman and does a great job of making the Beowulf saga a cohesive story. As much as I love the tale of Beowulf in written form, accessible it is not. The film very much is.
So having just picked up and consumed Grim World, a Dungeon World dark fantasy supplement, I was inspired to use some lessons learned to stat up old Grendel himself.