Wednesday, June 20, 2018

[DCC] The Portal Under the Stars One-Shot

I missed Free RPG Day due to other commitments, but got to run a two-player Dungeon Crawl Classics funnel on Monday night. I ran the party through the classic The Portal Under the Stars adventure.
Spoilers ahead for that adventure...

Mortuorum Cibum
Player: Adam
Ryan the Fortune Teller
Paul the Cheesemaker (“Blessed are the Cheesemakers”)
Seth the Mummer
Zack the Smuggler
Player: Alex
Brian the Linkboy
Richard the Cultist
Harry the Gongfarmer
Thomas the Hunter
We used the Alternate Occupations supplement from IDD.
Modus Mortis
Ryan the Fortuneteller used his Tarot Deck to gain advice on how to proceed once they discovered the locked door in room 1. He rolled a Nat 20, so he got the advice to “Wait,” and so they did and entered the dungeon without incident.
Brian the Linkboy got a gut-shot with a spear in room #2.
Seth the Mummer got blasted by fire in room #3.
Richard the Cultist was crushed by a falling statue in room #3.
Ryan the Fortune Teller and Paul the Cheesemaker burned to death in the conflagration that followed the toppling of the statue in room #3.
Zack the Smuggler was bitten to death in room #4.
Harry and Thomas actually killed the beast in #4 and fled the dungeon with the demon horn and 4 XP each.
Though there was a solid death count, everyone had fun! I need to run DCC more often…

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Advanced Labyrinth Lord Kickstarter!

Goblinoid Games has finally launched the Advanced Labyrinth Lord Kickstarter!
From the Kickstarter:
Advanced Labyrinth Lord
Labyrinth Lord was first published in 2007, and for over 10 years has been one of the premier old-school "retro-clone" games. Its wildly popular supplement, the Advanced Edition Companion, adds all of the "advanced" first edition options for Labyrinth Lord, all while keeping compatibility with the B/X basic fantasy game.
For the first time, Labyrinth Lord and the Advanced Edition Companion will be seamlessly combined into one volume! Fans have been asking for this for several years, and it is my pleasure to make it happen! All of the basic and advanced options, magic items, and monsters will be brought together under one cover for easy reference.
Here are some facts about the combined book:
  • This is not a new game.
  • This is simply a combined book.
  • You will still be able to separate "basic" from "advanced" game options.
  • Much interior art will carry over from the original books, but new interior art will be featured in addition.
  • This combined book does not replace the current separate books. Those books will remain in print.
Cover Options and Realms of Crawling Chaos
There are 4 cover options available to backers. The first two will be available after this Kickstarter campaign is over, but the other two are limited and available in this Kickstarter only! These last two covers hearken back to earlier cover versions of Labyrinth Lord.
In addition, for the first time ever and only available now, Realms of Crawling Chaos is presented in hard cover format as a backer add-on!