Servo's question reminds me of something I have been meaning to ask. One method I have seen on the boards to adapt adventures to unintended character levels involves adding or subtracting a few points of ST to/from all of the enemies.
How well (or not) do you think it would work if you added or subtracted from all character rolls? In Servo's situation, with TiTL, he would subtract 1 point from all character rolls/checks because TiTL is one (or two?) adventures higher than intended for starting characters.
Post by mister frau blucher on Nov 19, 2013 1:04:19 GMT -5
This idea intrigued me. A bit off the wall, which is not a bad thing; so I messed around with it a bit.
Most of my free time is playtesing and editing, now, so I have not tested this in earnest, but I have run a few encounters from some of our other adventures, and this has some merit.
Because of the bell curve, any +/- 1 has some recurring weight; anything higher, even more so. That is why I can't say this is universally applicable, as +/- 1 or 2 or more, but it certainly has some potential to be.
As with most things, judgement must be used. Because of the curve, I was thinking +/- 2 should be the max adjustment to either PCs or NPCs.
If the adventure is: - 1 level below PCs, -1 to NPC rolls - 2 levels below PCs, -1 to NPC rolls, +1 to PC rolls - 3 levels below PCs, -2 to NPC rolls - 4 levels below PCs, -2 to NPC rolls, +1 to PC rolls
- 1 level above PCs, +1 to NPC rolls - 2 levels above PCs, +1 to NPC rolls, -1 to PC rolls - 3 levels above PCs, +2 to NPC rolls - 4 levels above PCs, +2 to NPC rolls, -1 to PC rolls
I know it will take many hours of play to see if this rule-of-thumb proves true. Personally, I would try not to play adventures too far out of order (2 levels tops) but the idea is here for those that are willing or somehow forced to try.
Post by mister frau blucher on Feb 6, 2014 21:12:17 GMT -5
Sorry I didn't answer this question in the thread earlier. Thanks for the link, Vlad!
When we split with Jerry, he asked for the rights back to LBB. It was an entertaining adventure, so we hated to see it go, but of course we returned the rights to him - no problem!
Very sorry to hear of family problems! I hope all is well now!
You are our most tenured customer - I think you got Island from George before I came aboard in 06, with SOR, and this is the third incarnation of the boards you've seen - so we are very glad to see you still around!
2006 sounds about right - it was a couple of years before I retired from the Navy. I think SOR was the first one I had to "wait" for its publishing. I'm still tickled pink that you folks are making modules in the TFT style. My wife, on the other hand, would accuse you of enabling my miniatures habit....
Post by joereynolds on Apr 5, 2014 20:47:19 GMT -5
Okay got the basic layout done, anyone care to read over to make sure it's correct?
0: Newby: 32 point characters - Sorcerers Manor, Orcs of the high mountains 1: Basic: 32-34 point characters - Oracles Breath, Raid on Cygnosa 2: Intermediate: 34-36 point characters - Isle of Lost Spells, Wolves on The Rhine, Crown of Kings, Sewers of Redpoint, Thing in The Lake 3: Advanced: 38 point characters - Fire in The Streets, Gates to The Underworld, Dark Vale, Shadows in The Dark 4: Veteran: 38+ point characters - Emerald Twilight
Does this look right to everybody? Are there any adventures missing?