Welcome back readers, in this session the crew was missing Gevuaden, Lothram and Grizilla. Gevuaden’s player had Uni exams. While Lothram and Grizilla were still sick. But in terms of the story, the remaining team managed to cross the secret tunnel avoid the traps and hunt down some retreating bandits through the cavern.
Also, this session was hectic for me as I was running 2 different games of D&D at the same time. I will write that story in a different post. So the table had 8 players.
3 players were from the regular session (Adran, Randal and Rock). They were experienced players so waiting wasn’t a problem.
The other 5 were very new to the game. One of them had played other roleplaying games and had hosted his own sessions but from my experience with playing in his session it was combat oriented regardless of edition or game format. 3 of them were young teens so that was different. The name of the Session will be called [Aiding Farmers’ of Red Larch?]
Anyway, in this session of Princes of the Apocalypses. The crew struggled to understand that none of them were equiped with dealing with traps as none of them were rogues or had a set of Thieves’ tools. Magic could be used but Adran was very mindful of the DM? as he thought I would be trying to kill the party. Or TPK (Total Party Kill). I never liked the idea of killing the players just for the sake of killing. I wanted them to journey through the story and struggle… I mean overcome the trials I placed in front of them. So that it would be a memoriable time.
Instead of the standard, Talk to NPC = Fight monsters, then fight boss scenerio. I have played far too many times. If you’d survive you would get a reward but if you failed you died. Failing shouldn’t kill your character (maybe in a fight).
- Randal Level 5 Ranger
- Rock Level 5 Fighter
- Adran Level 4 Wizard
Here is the short summary of the session:
1- Randal leaves notes
2- Rock leaves notes on valley stones and walls
3- All characters enter the tunnel
5- Avoiding and Dodging
6- Checking for traps!!!
7- Eavesdropping on bandits
8- Get ’em (The chase)
9- Passages + Rock = Blocked
[Insert Full Story Here]