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7/06/2014 5:00 pm  #1

New Campaign Underway!

Thought I would share that I finished my first session in a new campaign with my son and three of his friends.  Since I haven't had a chance to pick up Rats in the Walls yet, I went with Tomb of the Iron God by Matt Finch, which I got from the OSR Bundle of Holding.
First thing I changed was replacing all reference to goblins to orcs.  It's a slight power jump (1d6 HD to 1d8 HD), but the one wandering encounter was a group of 1d6 orcs and the group handled them well.  I placed the ruined monastery over the tomb one hex (24 miles) to the northeast (?) of Khromarium (towards Stonebrook).  I started the characters in Khromarium already "familiar" with one another (easier than "you all meet in the inn" trope).  They only explored 4 rooms, but managed to wipe out the aforementioned wandering orcs.  However, the barbarian almost met his match with the grey ooze, falling to -8 hp before being stabilized by the cleric.  After that, the party decided to return to Khromarium before exploring further.
I'll post more details about the characters somewhere else.


7/06/2014 5:23 pm  #2

Re: New Campaign Underway!

Sounds great, Will. I haven't checked out that adventure before, but I have run both Pod Caverns of the Sinister Shroom and Tower of Mouths by Matt Finsh, and I loved them both.

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7/06/2014 5:27 pm  #3

Re: New Campaign Underway!

I've thought about picking up Pod Caverns; I love Finch's Tome of Adventure Design and am very impressed by Tomb of the Iron God.  Have not heard of Tower of Mouths; will have to try and find it.

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7/06/2014 5:58 pm  #4

Re: New Campaign Underway!

Sounds excellent! Also, this

Will wrote:

one hex (24 miles) to the northeast (?) of Khromarium

is pretty much how we play! There's a great thread on the board about how people interpret directions in Hyperborea.


7/06/2014 6:02 pm  #5

Re: New Campaign Underway!

Yeah, I know; that's why I put the ?.  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/shout.png
  I started to instinctually say northeast, then I had to break out my map and think about it; it may actually be more east of Khromarium than northeast.  Glad I live closer to the equator.

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7/06/2014 7:17 pm  #6

Re: New Campaign Underway!

Sounds like a good time, Will. Looking forward to hearing more about it!

I agre with Ghul that Matt Finch's Pod Caverns of the Sinister Shroom, from Expeditious Retreat, is worth checking out.

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