I am an old school RPG player (mostly DM but player also) and "Legends of the Ancient World" is my newest discovery. Seems like a fantastic rule system with great adventures and stuff. The plan is to play "Orcs of the High Mountain" and "The Sorcerer's Manor" with my players and then purchase 1 or 2 more adventures to complete a small campaign.
Reading the rules I have two questions:
1. How the damage is counted? Do I have to reduce ST as a character or a monster takes damage or I just count the damage and when becomes equal to ST then the character or monster is dead?
2. During character creation the character begins with 4 points of skills. What does is mean? Can I get, for example, 2 skills with 2 point on each? Also two of them can be combat skills... what does it mean? 2 points can be applied to combat skills or I can take 2 combat skills? It's a bit unclear!
Finally I would like to ask you opinion about my first pruchase. What are the two adventures you suggest to buy to build a small campaign along with the introductory ones?
Post by mister frau blucher on Dec 5, 2017 19:24:35 GMT -5
Hello, Volrath! Welcome to the boards, and apologies at the delay in answering!
1. Damage is applied against the St score, but it doesn't mechanically reduce the stat so that a character drops weapons if his ST falls below the heft. It simply accumulates until the character/monster falls unconcious/dead when it equals or exceeds the ST score.
2. The 4 points of skills are essentially skill levels. Two of these levels may be combat skills. So the character could take Sword+2, Survival+1, and Stealth+1. Or Sword+1, Bow+1, Survival +1, and Diplomacy+1. Hope this clears it up?
Several of our adventures are geared toward beginning characters. The Oracle's Breath and Island of Lost Spells are self-contained adventures. Ebon Rebirth and Raid on Cygnosa are more dense, and closer to mini-campaigns than adventures.
The upcoming adventures Punisher's Keep and Echoes of the Old Ones are also for beginning characters, with the latter being three small but connected adventures, each designed to be completed in a single sitting like our introductory adventures.
My personal favorite is probably Raid on Cygnosa, as far as variety of enemies and scenes and description, and depth of story. It is in-depth. It will take you several evenings to get through it.
Thank you mister frau for giving an example of skill point distribution for a regular character. Can you please give an example of what a magic character might look like? My guess would be Survival+1, Alchemist+1, Blur+1, Flash+1 with no possibility of gaining a weapon modifier, not unless they pay for these later after gaining XP, gold, etc.