Please note that north is indicated on the maps (two maps, because of their size and aspect, have been rotated to better fit the constraints of this book). However. This is the third expansion to the Castle of the Mad Archmage megadungeon adventure. In this adventure, the characters are catapulted to a. Castle of the Mad Archmage is a lot of fun, let’s get that out in the open first. It’s a big layer cake maze of monsters and treasures and tricks and.
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What I felt like we had some of in the converted DCC modules was a nice bit of tension and the feeling that we were messing with stuff we might not come off well from messing with. Sad to hear about it. The most likely risk is a delay in receiving the artwork. Big rooms full of beetles? Why are the beetles there? I’d really like to run COTMA, but for some reason the idea of coming up with the ruins and level 1 kind of intimidate me.
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Eventually they found the other secret door, and from there found a room with a troll and a bugbear arguing in it. Up until now, it’s only been available in pdf format. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. ToEE is a good example.
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Maybe that’s the point; Zagyg, the patron spirit of the thing, was a strange, chaotic being, so that’s what his abode-fortress should be like. But, if one needs more reason to explore the place than “because it is there” then DM could sprinkle more forshadowing, hints, bait as to what might await to make players want “to get to the bottom of this”, literally. I just didn’t see the Dude’s rug, od was thinking it must just be me. I heard a little about Isle of cqstle Unknown.
However, this lacking detail in the Monster Manual is pretty standard Gygax. Arcumage might be the room that has a death trap or the pot of gold pieces. But, if one needs more reason to explore the place than “because it is there” then DM could sprinkle more foreshadowing, hints, bait as to what might await to make players want “to get to the bottom of this”, literally.
I can’t think of a single published or released module that will have anywhere near the tne interconnect. And that’s kind of too bad. Dell’Orto September 9, at 9: Perhaps use one of the dungeon generators to make a large first level dungeon and go from there. The major action piece of the session came as they discovered the bugbear tribe living in this part of the dungeon; or rather, when the bugbear tribe discovered them. That leader happened to be a barbarian from the Northlands according to the adventure.
Or at least give’s DM a “cause” to tie it all together. Posted by Peter V. If there dastle a reward, why? The group, once again, were content to converse with him and not steal the books; I was quite impressed with their forbearance! It’s available in print or pdf: I truly enjoyed this post.
The counter-criticism I heard of that was, it’s a framework for GMs to work with, and people who disliked it couldn’t handle that. But I surmised it was suppose to be “the big reveal”. Numenetics 3, 19 Talking about frameworks for GMs to work with, “Blackmarsh”, by Robert Conley or the various settings in “Points of Light” is more to my liking.
When your GM has a more-than-full-time-job, it’s a big request to ask him to explain stuff that just happens to amd stuffed into the dungeon.
Haven’t read all the bits in between.
It’s not just the “get to the bottom of this” issue so castlle as – like I said – it just seems so random, and that every door we open is just betting our character’s lives that it’s not some deathtrap.
Although I misread the entry and described him, initially, as appearing more like an Efreeti; I just had his form change as the discussion went on to emphasise his otherworldly nature. Sign up using Facebook. Work written for others needs more ov, I think. That hexcrawl has no reason or rhyme for me at leastjust a bunck of random encounters.
It contributes to the ” Dungeon Robber ” feel some sections have – I’ll risk another room and wait for my random punishment or reward for doing so. Castle of the Mad Archmage is a lot of fun, let’s get that out in the open first.
It made no sense as a section of the dungeon geomorphsand I’m not sure if Joseph found a much more clever implementation because nothing tells us to try it or not.
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Benjamin Morley September 9, at Newer Post Older Post Home. The feeling of randomness to it, and the feeling that there just isn’t a cohesive, rational whole to be revealed is getting to me. I don’t mind some level of silliness or unexplained things on dungeons, but not if that is all that there is The group were a little taken aback when a pair of trolls arrived behind them and attacked, and even more surprised when, as they fought the first two trolls, a secret door opened to reveal two more trolls — who charged Latud the Magic-User.
It’s a big layer cake maze of monsters and treasures and tricks and traps. Joe Bloch 51 1 1. There are “challenges” but they haven’t, so far, felt challenging so much as mar peculiar. Case in point – the clown mural.