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Maptools?


Age of Worms Adventure Path


I'm a DM currently running the early stages of the Age of Worms AP. Does anybody know if any maps have been made up for Maptools? I run a 'face-to-face' game, but I can't help but think Maptools would be handy for running the labyrinth of Vecna from 3FoE (if only to save on drawing that complicated part of the dungeon)


I'm actually making the maze a skill challenge (using 4e rules) that will take the group about 2-3 mins per skill check.

Each failure (total 3) gets them ambushed by a group of kenku or the dire weasels. With a complete failure resulting in the boss kenku encounter.

If they succeed at the challenge, they end up at the secret doors into the Vecna area.

So I'll only need portions of the map drawn out if they run into trouble.


Pop'N'Fresh wrote:

I'm actually making the maze a skill challenge (using 4e rules) that will take the group about 2-3 mins per skill check.

Each failure (total 3) gets them ambushed by a group of kenku or the dire weasels. With a complete failure resulting in the boss kenku encounter.

If they succeed at the challenge, they end up at the secret doors into the Vecna area.

So I'll only need portions of the map drawn out if they run into trouble.

That's a good idea. As much as I like the labyrinth as a set-piece, it seems difficult to run while still keeping a good balance between PC disorientation and drawing out a complex dungeon (and the slowdown that causes doing it "live"). I'm playing 3.5 so I'll have to read up on the skill challenge rules.

Maybe I'll go old-school and go strictly by description ("a dark passageway extends 30ft in front of you before branching off to the north and south") without mapping at all, except in the case of an encounter.


Skill challenges work in 3.5 just as they would in 4e.

You'll just need to modify the skill names and the DC's a bit and you're good to go.


This entire encounter plays old school really well. My players all started with 3E so it was new to them but they did very well and actually asked for a few more encounters like this sprinkled in future games.

Osirion

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If you have any PCs with low Int, make sure the player has a few beers, then spin his section of the map round when he goes for a whizz.

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