Hey, I've got a game that we're starting the characters off in college, where they'll start off playing Div IV for the first couple crawls.....Does Div 4 pretty much mean lvl 1 with starting levels? And I'm still kinda fuzzy on on what counts as nonlethal spells.....pretty much if it doesn't do any sort of damage or harm at all, its cool?
I hate to sound like such a newbie, but this is my first attempt at running a game, so I wanna make sure I get some of this right. (i also have some humorous ideas for "boffer spells" created by nerf).
Hey Brain Goblin,
Congrats on running your first game!
Okay, Div 4 starting characters would definitely be first level. They could be a college team or a professional non leathal crawl team, possibly with a sponsor.
The non-lethal spells allowed would be all the normal non-attack spells that one might find useful in a dungeon (detect magic, mending, expeditious retreat, etc) and sleep.
Be prepared: players often will try to go for something "semi-lethal," such as grappling, hitting with the hilts or pommels of their boffer weapons or with lethal foreign objects (If we ever meet remind me to tell you the one about the refrigerator door) - be prepared to say no. Remember that there are Referees around who are monitoring their moves - feel free to make "from the floor" judgment calls on what constitutes leathal.
I hope that helps, and I hope you have a blast playing Xcrawl!