The Smoldering Wizard

Old-school Roleplaying

Return to the Known Lands - Sessions #17-#18 Dungeoneering

September 26, 2021 — Doug

Dates: 1/10/21 and 1/16/21

PCs:

  • Louis (FM 1)
  • Osan (Elf F/MU 2/1)
  • Omes (Half FM 2)
  • Arro (MU 1)
  • Habru (Cleric 2)

NPCs:

  • Guff - MU 1 and mule
  • Habru's war dog, named Dog
  • Horace - Habru's retainer - Cleric 1

Hirelings:

  • Arvay - wagon driver
  • Dramm - porter

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LL Notes:

These two sessions were really one spent in the dungeon, split into two real-time sessions a week apart. Normally when running dungeon crawls, I try to get the PCs out of the dungeon after each session, but it doesn't always work, or sometimes I'm certain we can have the same players play the next day or week or whenever. What I do in that case is freeze time in the dungeon, and we pick up where we left off when we can.

Anyway, for these two sessions, the party explored part of the first level of a dungeon beneath a nearby hilltop ruin. They were joined by Guff, a Magic-User they befriended while searching the ruins.

The dungeon is my own creation and I was trying to do something different from the "kill the monsters take their treasure" type of crawl. Not that those types of games can't be fun, but for this I wanted more exploration and the potential for dealing with dungeon factions, like the Duergar and Gnomes noted below.

Session notes:

A rubble-choked stair, once cleared, led down 30' to level 1. On this level, the party defeated 13 giant centipedes with the help of flaming oil and a well-timed sleep spell, four Duergar in search of "Gnomes who stole their silver", a gelatinous cube and a giant tick.

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Return to the Known Lands - Sessions #15-#16 Bandit Mania

August 14, 2021 — Doug

Dates: 12/26/20 and 12/27/20

PCs:

  • Louis (FM 1)
  • Osan (Elf F/MU 2/1)
  • Omes (Half FM 2)
  • Habru (Cleric 2)

NPCs:

Habru's war dog, named Dog

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LL Notes:

The Larm setting includes the outline of a conflict between two merchants in town, Guido and Manticor. I fleshed this out a bit and had Guido working with some local bandits to harm his competition.

Session notes:

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