Saturday, March 29, 2014
Wherein the "B Team" Delves into the Castle of the Mad Archmage
Last night we had three players for the monthly (more or less) Swords & Wizardry "B Team" session. By popular of the regulars, it was decided that the PCs would venture into the Castle of the Mad Archamage. Megadungeon delving works well for a once a month game where the player roster has the potential to change a bit.
A few quick comments and notes:
- I change shit up, often spur of the moment. Your players may or may not have a pair of guardsmen with a tent set up outside the dungeon entrance, asking for "valid adventuring licenses", but if your players are asked, they probably should ensure they get their paperwork in order. Mine did ;)
- I like to play with accents in the sessions I run, often with "notable results", even if these results aren't the ones I was seeking
- I really wish all PDF modules / adventures included an unkeyed, sans secret doors and traps, made to be viewed by the players sort of map. With the amount of gaming that is going on online these days, this would be the icing on the cake for many otherwise excellent adventures. That being said, I've gotten skilled at using "fog of war" and keeping the secret doors"secret". If I have a single complaint about Castle of the Mad Archamge, it would be this. Not sure if it it so much a complaint as "I wish it included..."
- my party zigged when I thought they would zag. Isn't that always the case?
- poop is poop. some poop is more than others. some poop has treasure, most holds horrors. can I help it if the poop I scoop is deeper than written? ;) (couldn't help myself +Joseph Bloch )
All three of my players wrote up play summaries from their perspectives:
+Tim Shorts wrote his over at the Gothridge Manor blog.
+Douglas Cole wrote his over at the Gaming Ballistic blog.
+Peter V. Dell'Orto wrote his over at the Dungeon Fantastic blog.
Do I have great players or what?