Changing My View on Mortality for Tomorrow Night's Dungeon Crawl Classics Session
Not too much actual prep needed at this point except to reread the adventure. I've never run a "funnel type" adventure, and my instincts are to not indiscriminately kill PCs by the bucketful. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for "let the dice fall where they may" type of play, and if a PC dies, have a drink in their memory and move on.
I'm not a Killer DM, I'm a Let Them Be Killed if the Fates Will It DM. I've never felt joy when a PC died, and TPKs grate on my Gamer's Soul.
Tomorrow night I need to change my view on PC mortality for a bit. Not only is PC death acceptable, it is to be expected. There is a reason why folks start out with 4 PCs in DCC, as the usual death toll for the zero level peasant swarm is usually somewhere over 50% from the postings I've read. So yeah, I need to be okay with PCs dropping like flies to an electric fly swatter (damn but i love mine! ZAP! and the occasional smell of burnt fly).
I currently have 3 of the 5 PC sheets I'm expecting. Hopefully I get the last 2 before the game.
Should be fun. New set of RPG Rules. New group of players. What could go wrong? ;)
The Minotaur for Old-School Essentials
*Requirements:* Minimum STR 9, Minimum CON 9
*Prime Requisite:* STR and CON
*Hit Dice:* 1d10
*Maximum Level:* 8
*Armor:* Leather, including shield...