running 0-level and 1st/2nd level characters together

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seibei
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running 0-level and 1st/2nd level characters together

Post by seibei » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:11 pm

Hi! Sorry if this has already been answered here.

I'm a first time judge who's looking to set up a running, somewhat open game of DCC with various friends. All of our schedules are pretty hectic, so I'm not expecting to have the same group of adventurers every session, and I want to design adventures so players can come and go as our work and lives dictate.

I'm going to be running a funnel with some of our friends next week, and I was wondering how feasible it might be to combine a funnel with a low level adventure, when we want to add new players to the mix. Maybe the adventurers rescue a group of prisoners from a dark dungeon and these 0-level characters fight alongside the heroes to make it back home, the survivors making it to level 1 in the process? Or would it just turn into the adventurers protecting the 0-level characters while they hang back for the remainder of the adventure?

Any and all suggestions are welcome. I can't wait for our first session - I'll be running Sailors on the Starless Sea.

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Re: running 0-level and 1st/2nd level characters together

Post by Raven_Crowking » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:20 am

I've done it, without any appreciable problems.
SoBH pbp:

Cathbad the Meek (herbalist Wizard 1): AC 9; 4 hp; S 7, A 7, St 10, P 17, I 13, L 8; Neutral; Club, herbs, 50' rope, 50 cp; -1 to melee attack rolls. Hideous scar.

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Re: running 0-level and 1st/2nd level characters together

Post by fym66 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:26 am

Honestly, it's the best way to bring new people in. The new guy/gal gets four 0's and the other players all have their one character. The one player gets to learn the ropes and lose characters, while the others get something extra to take a few hits.

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