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The Tavern » Dungeon of Graves, Party of Six » Yesterday 11:56 pm

Brock Savage
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Spider of Leng wrote:

  In fact I envision Rappan Athuk to be a sequel of sorts to Barrowmaze, though even for the latter, I'd start parties at around 4th level.  I think it's way too lethal for 1st or 2nd level PCs.

Barrowmaze is the foundation of my sandbox campaign. I agree that the dungeon will eat up 1st and 2nd level characters unless the players are seasoned players (even then, it's deadly). I feel the optimal approach to Barrowmaze is to start by cracking open barrows. Compared to the dungeon, the barrows up top are low hanging fruit and the wandering monster table is much less punishing. That said, in my campaign the barrows are a finite resource and there are multiple adventuring parties going to the site once a week or so. If players wait too long the easy ones are going to be plundered...

I dunno about Rappan Athuk other than it has a fearsome reputation as being Tomb of Horrors-tier deadly. I'm already planning my next few characters. 

The Tavern » Dungeon of Graves, Party of Six » Yesterday 10:23 pm

I'd love to hear how it goes.  I just finished reading Rappan Athuk and I hope to run it someday, but just don't have as much time or as many people to game these days.  Usually we can only squeeze in shorter adventures, though I have all kinds of sketched out campaign plans and ideas.  In fact I envision Rappan Athuk to be a sequel of sorts to Barrowmaze, though even for the latter, I'd start parties at around 4th level.  I think it's way too lethal for 1st or 2nd level PCs.

Television and Film » Weird Wonders BBC on Netflix » Yesterday 6:58 am

rhialto
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Dang, reality is weirder than fiction sometimes. Thanks!

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