Monday, January 17, 2011

Gold & Glory 2nd session

Ran the second session of Labyrinth Lord (heavily house-ruled (more on that later)) Gold and Glory Campaign.  Went fairly well.  Two players from 1st session came back so it can't be all bads.  I'm not as prepared as I would like (need DM screen, more things in my DM book, etc)  But, at some point you gotta say fsck it and just start playing the darn thing or else your campaign will never get started.  

3rd session set for Sunday 23rd Jan, Feb is still chrono incognita.

One of the campaigns "themes" is clawing your way up from nothing.  Which means characters start out practically destitute.  Besides basic camping gear, backpack, some rope most characters have a dagger.  Martial types get leather armor and a spear.  That's it, no bows, oil, lanterns, no shields, not even money enough to stay more than 1 night at the inn.  This has been a struggle for the players as well as the characters.  They have done fairly well at surviving.  Mostly by running away.  Which means they aren't able to pick up better gear (like a freakin shield) from their foes.  They got a spiked club only because it was impaled on the soon to be dead character.

The point of this post was to say how nice it is to have artists amongst your players.  Pro-tip: Always have a place for character portrait on your charsheets.


Front side of my custom LL Char Sheet

Player map, looks totally bad ass 

Really dig background details for this Blue (hence water I think) Magi, sadly MIA. 

Wizard wearing "Mother's Wig", the only character to survive 2 sessions and thus proud owner of 179xp.

A Scout/Archer type, KIA?

Another Scout Marksmen, KIA? or just down for some R&R?

Hobbit is rockin the bolo tie. Sadly MIA.

Not at all what I had in mind for the sign of the Goat & Wizard Pub.  It's much better.

10 comments:

  1. Yeah, people sometimes bitch about having the character portrait box on a sheet, but I've learned to love it. There was even a game (Over the Edge maybe? Or perhaps Unknown Armies?) that had the sketch a MANDATORY part of chargen, and then had a really bad character drawing for the sample character so you wouldn't feel like a tool for not being good at drawing.

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  2. I like the map, a lot. Just enough info to whet the group's appetite, but not too much to overwhelm them.

    Z.

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  3. @Dyson, that was definitely Over the Edge and I always thought it was a great idea.

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  4. Great stuff. Feel free to adapt my B/X house-ruled DM screen for your own purposes http://www.mediafire.com/file/5h5uqc2tn3qqrdy/BXC%20Screen%20no%20images.docx
    (word file for easy adaption)
    or
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/a7puq2chkw1wwlo/BXC%20Screen.pdf
    (with images)
    These themselves are adaptions from many sources including BFRPG.
    One day I plan on making a pure B/X DM screen combined with B/X Blackrazor's Companion rules. One day.

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  5. Any chance of getting a better look at that map?

    Thanks

    Z.

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  6. @Anon

    That map was drawn by player based on description!

    > Any chance

    Yeah, come over Sunday and play! ;)

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  7. Looks like a fun campaign. I'd like to join y'all for a game sometime, if you have the room.

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  8. Always have room, Sunday 23rd is next game 11:30am or so. Email me for info njharman@gmail.com

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  9. @TJP Dig that screen, landscape is were it's at! thanks.

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  10. I dig that player map. Woods = WHOA!
    Love it.

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