B2 The Keep On The Borderlands Swords And Wizardry Pdf
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It doesn't have its own bestiary, however, so you need to buy or get a free one from some other game. There are a couple very big books that compile a lot of stuff. I'd say the freshly released BX Advanced book is also similar in this regard. There are many, many other OSR games as you've noted, but these are the the easiest ones to play a variety of modules with, both new and old, I'd say, either because of the support they receive, or because how straightforward the conversion of monster stats is.
As for advice, most rulebooks are actually not that great on that, but feel free to ask around. You can also visit Links to Wisdom , which is a compilation of a lot of great blog posts about various aspects of OSR gameplay. Also, always encourage the hiring of henchmen - it's often overlooked by players coming from other systems.
And the morale and reaction rolls, too, because they are really important. I would keep it simple. Sleeper Red-eyed dust bunny Validated User. Ewoklord said:. I feel like I might flounder a bit, as it's pretty different from what I'm used to. Last edited: Feb 20, Allandaros said:. One last thing. Make sure to keep an eye on the reaction roll table , and the morale rules. The reaction roll table means that not every random encounter is hostile -- some of those weird monsters might be willing to talk, or even help PCs out!
And most hostile folks won't stick around to the death - they'll break and run, which is good for your PCs. These are easy to forget, but crucial for play. BrightOwl Who? Validated User. Crusader V said:. The NPCs are prenamed, there is more focus on the dungeon than the base and the encounters a little more distinct and potentially less overwhelming. Keep works fine, is plenty of fun of course, and probably has more gameplay overall, but I think Horror us the same basic idea but more beginner friendly.
Allandaros Active member Validated User. Gallowglacht said:. Sleeper said:. Most encounters can be resolved peacefully, and fights will usually end with the monster fleeing. It's a great opportunity for roleplaying, and encourages players to think outside the box.
They're easy to use, and make sense. There might be a hoard with 10, gold and XP in this dungeon somewhere. Do we really want to risk the Cleric dying for 10XP an Orc? And maybe the Orcs are thinking if they let the PCs past, they will take out those Ogres. I mean the PCs aren't going to want to live here after all.
So there is a tense stand off as both sides try to figure out if they can do a deal. Or is maybe one side just stalling for reinforcements?
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A solid, colourful dungeon beneath a tree, along with decent factions. At the same time, it can be rough at Level 1 despite being labelled as for such, as some of the encounters are pretty brutal though there is resurrection magic within.
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T1: The Village of Hommlet. B2: Keep on the Borderlands My two gotos for any startup almost every time. Maybe since I've run it recently, but B2 would do.
I perused the books and modules but never played them. The easy availability of the PDFs is one reason. But when did that ever stop a blogger! It fills in the gaps left by that game and clarifies a lot of poorly detailed rules. It keeps the underworld adventuring rules and three-point alignment.
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That you and your friends enjoyed it as much after 20 odd years time between adventuring in the module means that the mark I aimed at was hit well" -Gary Gygax, , EN World forum post WOTC is going back to the basics for. The above image was posted on the Acaeum today by darkseraphim; it's a painting by Michael Komarck titled "Caves of Chaos I can't make out the rest of the credit, except perhaps for Bruce Cordell's name. WOTC previously announced they would be using this module for the playtests.
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