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by losloris
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord
Replies: 14
Views: 55618

Re: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord

To wrap this up, I would be remiss if I failed to mention that my party had a great time going thru this adventure. I like finding puzzles in the DCCs and this had several good ones. The block challenge was amazing for us; there are three players who are quite distinct and for this puzzle the whole ...
by losloris
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord
Replies: 14
Views: 55618

Re: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord

We played yesterday, got all of the way through, and, everyone had a blast - always the most important thing. So, here's the cant: you have to figure out before you run this adventure, what moves when an activator is activated, how are you going to make it possible for the party to know this, how lo...
by losloris
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord
Replies: 14
Views: 55618

Re: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord

This is a really nasty module and looking at the pretend I would venture DCCs have a high death toll in your campaigns. Area 2-3: touching the glide should create an area of affect and grab the whole party. Having a solo PC hover about looking back at the party from within the globe does not make se...
by losloris
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Some sadness...
Replies: 3
Views: 8176

Re: Some sadness...

Big fan of the first set of Zelazny and those covers, particularly.

Indeed, my world is always Amber as a nod of appreciation.

Losloris
by losloris
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord
Replies: 14
Views: 55618

Re: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord

We play in two days, a full day session. I really enjoy playing this game and the DCCs are great tools to work with. Anywho, prepping and all and just noticed this curiosity; your help is appreciated. Page 7, talking about the second stage of the Iron Overlord; it says 'Steam venting: 10d6 of fire d...
by losloris
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: Eye of The Night - What are its Powers?
Replies: 11
Views: 21820

Re: Eye of The Night - What are its Powers?

Anyways, back to the original question; It is a perfect gem. In cases where items like this occurs I try to encourage my party to try things like casting spells on the gem to have the gem store these spells for later retrieval. In a case like this, low level campaign, an idea like that would be boun...
by losloris
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord
Replies: 14
Views: 55618

Re: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord

This has helped in providing ideas on running a mind flayer. http://themonstersknow.com/mind-flayer-tactics/ My thing is to base attack/defense on this and make the MF much more like The Mule from Assimov's Foundation series; particularly, once I have you mind you are mine. This goes inline with the...
by losloris
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord
Replies: 14
Views: 55618

Re: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord

We are back at this adventure this coming Saturday for an all day/night event and I would appreciate some insight. I have never DMed a Mind Flayer. Tips in its attacks would be greatly appreciated; how did you play one and such, including; how does psychic damage manifest? If I mind blast a few char...
by losloris
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: System Neutral Products and More
Topic: Adventure Guide maps
Replies: 1
Views: 15758

Re: Adventure Guide maps

Here is a resource that can also help when creating a map:

https://donjon.bin.sh/d20/dungeon/

Losloris
by losloris
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: System Neutral Products and More
Topic: free stuff on the WOTC website which ties into a AG
Replies: 2
Views: 11883

Re: free stuff on the WOTC website which ties into a AG

Just so that you know, these links no longer work.

Losloris
by losloris
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: System Neutral Products and More
Topic: Where do YOU want to adventure?
Replies: 3
Views: 11974

Re: Where do YOU want to adventure?

I would totally appreciate an outdoor setting, preferably a forest or over grown area.

Losloris
who finds there are very few outdoor adventures, and, did greatly enjoy the Sunless Garden
by losloris
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Beyond The Black Gate
Replies: 14
Views: 27778

Re: Beyond The Black Gate

Right. Things change; Iceland was more enjoyable leaving little time for play = we changed the circumstances a little to include a totally new player. The party is inside the Horned King's citadel (he is now called Lester and very happy to be without the crown, clearly indicating a curse of sorts is...
by losloris
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Adventure Design
Topic: Writing DCC Adventures: What's been done to death?
Replies: 36
Views: 110981

Re: Writing DCC Adventures: What's been done to death?

Here I am reviewing the Iron Overlord when lo and behold there is a bearded devil who is trapped into 100 years service. Hmm, didn't we meet exactly this circumstance in the Mysterious Tower adventure? Yup, yup; exactly that. Okay, moving forward, if this trope is to be used is it possible to provid...
by losloris
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord
Replies: 14
Views: 55618

Re: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord

Going thru this again in prep for our next session. The second ring has the wonderful painting of the realm (which I think I will have to consider as far as having everything in the painting in that area of our world). Not the point. As you see/read the map the module says basically, these five loca...
by losloris
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Beyond The Black Gate
Replies: 14
Views: 27778

Re: Beyond The Black Gate

I try to implicate my players as often as possible. After one of Rhiannon's accolytes (using this word for young, learning Druid) informed her of having heard about a forest of exotic herbs off in the general direction of Gunnard's Head, and after a crew had been assembled and we left Taam's Tower, ...
by losloris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Beyond The Black Gate
Replies: 14
Views: 27778

Re: Beyond The Black Gate

I'm finding this module a fascinating example of how the game has changed over the years, undoubtedly to meet the needs of the audience. Two cases of outright death (drowning, avalanche) are off set by massive player bonuses (five magic items before first encounter, opportunity to permanently add to...
by losloris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Beyond The Black Gate
Replies: 14
Views: 27778

Re: Beyond The Black Gate

I am going to have a go at making witches much more like negative spirits of. Druids, with similar spells and such. Rhiannon is now a high level druid and their force, druids, is becoming evident. The witches provided here do not really look to have anything mighty about them, mighty enough to push ...
by losloris
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Beyond The Black Gate
Replies: 14
Views: 27778

Re: Beyond The Black Gate

On vacation and looking to run Rhiannon (Dr11), Embla (Ftr8) and Dorminder (Clr9) thru this. Not totally thrilled with giving five piece of magic to the party before they ever meet the witches but, will use the rumours section to pepper the witches' banter as they negotiate with the party. But, here...
by losloris
Mon May 28, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Clairvoyance Spell
Replies: 0
Views: 8093

Clairvoyance Spell

I have never figured out how to allow this spell into my worlds, having no idea what one could foresee with any accuracy. During this past session the party was at one point back at Taam's Tower awaiting some onslaught from Theg Narlot. After a bit it was clear that Theg could do things while invisi...
by losloris
Sun May 27, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord
Replies: 14
Views: 55618

Re: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord

Hooking them in; For our story line we needed a specific treasure: aluminium caps to protect us from mind control. Cardinal McKracken is a constantly appearing/disappearing NPC and an ally who left the safe confines on our keep while we were out adventuring. We needed him and so in looking through t...
by losloris
Sun May 27, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord
Replies: 14
Views: 55618

Re: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord

One of the tricks to running this module is figuring out how to inform the party that using the activator does something. Just making a noise is relatively meaningless as there is no impact and no indication of what one should be looking for. We got to the second room with the Gorgon, flipped the sw...
by losloris
Sat May 12, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord
Replies: 14
Views: 55618

Re: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord

Just wondering, now that I am having a big look at this module, did you find it an advantage to have those two other groups of adventurers go into this challenge ahead of your players? I wonder because I am not certain how that would fit into a storyline, and, how much do I need to bother about cons...
by losloris
Wed May 02, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord
Replies: 14
Views: 55618

Re: DCC#50 Vault of the Iron Overlord

Right, back at this module for our next step, this time with a minor DM question. The chap who wrote the initial post here mentioned the assassin construct was bee lining to the party in order to get the sceptre back. Working from the assumption that in this case the Iron Overlord is now dead would ...
by losloris
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Slavers documents
Replies: 5
Views: 13924

Re: Slavers documents

Just so you know; I was in fact using the slavers series, A2. N the first compendium module there was a letter announcing someone's accession to a great rank within the 9. We found that letter which lead to our going to A2. I created a similar type document, a letter written by Markesa, that tied al...
by losloris
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Slavers documents
Replies: 5
Views: 13924

Re: Slavers documents

Thanks for the link. I plan to run my crew in the to find a king series and see plenty of opportunity for inject DCC material/setting en route for the quest.

Losloris

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