Late posting this, but we had our first deaths in Rappan Atuk last week. CR5 snake (party still at level 1...) critted the Oracle in a surprise attack and them had the group's fighter for desert.
I've decided to try using the Hero Points rules to give the PCs a little more control over their destinies.
Sorry for obnoxious TL;DR, but - what level does this whole thing start at? Can I run a level 1 party? I have a strange tingle of starting a new gaming group of horrible munchkins just for this one...
Yes. The original material started at 5th level or so. This version has been expanded with content to start the party at level 1.
Well, we finally completed Kingmaker yesterday. My Fighter11/Cavalier6 got taken down to 10 HP from 191 before the rest of the party won their fight. It was fun. Now we have a short respite before Wolfthulhu takes us through Rappan Athuk. I think I had better create a few backup PC's for that one.
Wouldn't hurt to be prepared. >.<
Bill Webb wrote:
Awesome! I know what number I'll request as well... :D
Early rejoicing over Kingmaker this Sunday. Already thinking about the PC for Jade Regent. However, there are at least two other GM's between Jess' Kingmaker and Jess' Jade Regent. Wolfthulhu is playing it close to the vest and not letting on what he plans to run. Can't say as I blame him with so many of us getting the same items from Paizo. Maybe he will convert something from OD&D or maybe 2E. Promises to be interesting at any rate.
Partly because I haven't 100% decided what I'm running. I do have a good idea though...
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Epic level adventures need Epic level rules. Does this imply you taking a shot at them or are you just anticipating Paizo's version?
Yeah, I know, find out at PaizoCon. Well, I will! Still wanted to ask. :-P
My Sunday group is getting ready to go into this kill fest, but as it says on the back on the box I am killer DM #575. They know from experience how lethal that Necromancer modules can be, there have been about 6 player deaths so far just from tomb of Absythor.
Greetings, brother. ;-)
Dr. Johnny Fever wrote:
Rappan Athuk Reloaded is amazing. A dead tree copy is going to cost, but the PDF is available and relatively cheap.
I like natural 20's. Muahahaha...
I even like when players roll them. It gives them a quaint sense of acomplishment. Which I can then crush mercilessly.
Bah. I'm even registered.
Disgruntled FAWTL Correspondent wrote:
I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, Iwanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and
guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill,
Jess Door wrote:
I'm gonna remember this post, Jess. >:-)
I certainly wouldn't. It's a great adventure and should be used to torment as many players as inhumanly possible. If you don't number the reprints then it shouldn't step on the toes of those of us who bought it already..
Amusing story told by a guy I used to game with involving a seldom used 2e Shadowrun rule; Headshots.
Players: We want to use headshots!
Player 1: I'll take him out with a headshot! (rolls dice) BOOM! Dead!
A few headshots later.
Players: Man this is really awesome we're rockin this run!
Buy the end of the night half the team was dead. The Headshot rule was unanimously revoked before the next weeks game.
Moral of the story.
About this trait, would the fact that you are "considered proficient with the weapon" allow you to take feats like weapon focus or weapon proficiency for that specific weapon without taking the weapon proficiency feat for the weapon type first?
I would say yes, but again the feats would only apply to the one particular weapon since you wouldn't have the prerequisite proficiency with the Elven Curve Blade you borrowed from Jim down the road.
I would just be up front with anyone taking this trait.
"Look some creatures/NPCs are built to sunder weapons. Understand that something bad may happen to you heirloom and keep that in mind if you decide to go with it."
As for lost/stolen. Only as a plot device with every intention of the PC getting it back, likely somewhat enchanted/upgraded by the jerk NPC who stole it for his own use. For instance, that would be a great way to have the weapon gain it's initial +1 enhancement.