Post by industrialchild on Feb 19, 2019 23:25:25 GMT -5
Hey guys. I'm currently enjoying Battle of the Bulge. So much so that I know in a few days I'll place an order for another DCG game! I've got my eye on Blood in the Dust! From watching Marco's review of it, I gather that when you GM a game of these adventures, that these by default are designed for around 4 characters. When I GM a roleplaying session, I prefer my players to just take on the role of one character each.
Would anyone out there mind sharing some hacks, tips or tricks to scale these adventures to accommodate, say 1-3 PCs in play?
My apologizes if this advice is already included in the books for each game. Thank you for your time!
Post by jonathan1971 on Mar 2, 2019 12:05:45 GMT -5
hmmm...I'm not sure how to do it in Blood in the Dust. I've scaled up adventures in the Fantasy series by ticking up the dexterity. I'm sure the reverse would work or you could scale back the number of bad guys encountered.
Post by industrialchild on Mar 4, 2019 19:39:40 GMT -5
Thank you for your reply Jonathan! This is great to know that this could easily be accomplished in Legends of the Ancient World by ticking up the dexterity! Blood in the Dust will be delivered to me this Thursday, so after reading through the rules and playing a game, I'll see if the reserve is true. Scaling back the number of bad guys encountered seems like a solid idea to accomplish this at the very least!
On another note Jonathan, what is up with this forum...? I'm bummed that this once booming forum is practically dead now. I guess I discovered this style of game a little too late. Any thoughts, Jonathan, about how we could bring this forum back to its former glory? Heck, just last year it was pretty active based on some of the older threads I've read.
Anyways, thank you for your fantastic response and your time Jonathan! That most certainly was worth waiting for!
Post by jonathan1971 on Mar 6, 2019 16:09:40 GMT -5
I dunno. Dark City is a niche game maker in a niche game genre. I was turned on to Dark City Games by Marco and the Solo RPG guild at Boardgame Geek. I've done some reviews but my channel doesn't have a whole lot of viewers. DCG keeps releasing modules though and I keep buy them as much as I can. I was hoping the re-release of The Fantasy Trip would generate so more interest in DCG but there's almost no chatter on Steve Jackson's forums about DCG. Which is a shame cause I think DCG did a lot to keep some love of TFT alive. I know if it wasn't for DCG I'd never have heard of The Fantasy Trip.
Post by industrialchild on Mar 8, 2019 20:24:33 GMT -5
I hear that loud and clear! Ironically enough, it was a user on Steve Jackson Games forum that made me aware of Dark City Games. I'm super glad I know about this company! I'm having a wonderful time slogging through Blood in the Dust with my fiancee'! Out of curiosity, what is your channel's name? I'd be more than happy to check it out!
Post by industrialchild on Mar 10, 2019 16:47:30 GMT -5
Very cool! I like your content and I subscribed with my two YouTube accounts! I've enjoyed watching your Four Against Darkness related videos in the past and it's awesome knowing that this is who I've been talking to on here. YouTube videos need not be fancy. I do like your simple format and your views regarding the games you talk about. I'm in the same boat also, where I have a few feet worth of a list of games to check out but the income to maybe put a few inches worth of damage into that list every now and then. Such is life!
It was nice going through the videos you uploaded thus far and I see you like miniatures games as well. My only venture into skirmish miniatures gaming thus far has been purchasing Ganesha Games's Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes and Flying Lead. I really love both of those and thanks to your reviews I learned of another mini game that is now on my radar called Pulp Alley. It sounds like it's both simple, when compared to other similar style games and modular, which is what I've enjoyed with Ganesha Games rules sets. Great stuff!
Post by mister frau blucher on Mar 29, 2019 16:58:18 GMT -5
Most questions are about scaling up adventures, as people want their crew to continue from one to the next. But Jonathan was right on about scaling down by reducing DX. I would also look at scaling down ST as well. If a dude with 12 ST is reduced to 10, not only will he fall quicker, but he does less damage as well.