Post by vladtolenkov on Jan 25, 2012 1:07:22 GMT -6
My OD&D game has really taken off. We've played six sessions, and things are really getting interesting now. We started at sixth level because they wanted to be slightly more formidable characters. I let them each have ONE magic item as well to start with.
Here are some highlights of the stuff my players have done:
I used the maps from Crypt of the Sorcerer and Caverns of Doom as the initial dungeon, and it worked very well. They fought some Gnolls, some White Apes (who were pretty tough), and they managed to charm the Evil High Priest who ran the place! In the lower level they ran into what ended up being a trio of Wraiths who scared them pretty bad but who were eventually dispatched (thank you, magic war hammer).
The players also managed to get a bunch of Gnolls to help them fight a sleeping black dragon by telling the charmed Evil High Priest, who was the Gnoll's leader, that the PCs had managed to cast a magical Sleep spell on the Dragon so it wouldn't wake up. . . of course they hadn't and two of the Gnolls died from claw and bite attacks as soon as the dragon woke up. They managed to kill the dragon by doing a crapload of damage to it in just a few rounds. Missile weapons are very useful sometimes!
Now they're thinking of going to look for a reliquary piece of the evil god who the Evil High Priest worshiped. . . This god is known by the title of "The Prince in the Ebon Room" (which, yes, is a homage to a certain other god in a Blue Room--if you know your Tekumel lore).
Sounds really cool, Vlad. I was just looking at the maps for CotS and CoD before Xmas and thought they would be fun to use.
Btw, nice blog. I like the posts on fantasy art & I always loved the Robert Gould Elric & Corum covers. In fact the first Moorcock I read was The Knight of Swords with that cover you have on your banner.
Last Edit: Jan 25, 2012 23:19:19 GMT -6 by Zenopus