Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

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Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by foot land-raker » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:35 pm

Is the tomb sealed a BOTH ends with two different stone, rune covered portals? The map makes it look like its only on the end that leads to B but not to 1-1.
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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by Harley Stroh » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:44 pm

As written, if you come at it from the backside, it is bane free. Which in retrospect, seems a mistake.

Bane away! We need new banes from the other side.

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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by Raven_Crowking » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:58 pm

Harley Stroh wrote:As written, if you come at it from the backside, it is bane free. Which in retrospect, seems a mistake.

Bane away! We need new banes from the other side.

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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by JediOre » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:34 pm

Harley,

I've just read this module last week. It stands up to your typical great work! Good job buddy!

As you may have seen in my feeble posts here over the last month, I'm really trying to get back into my one real hobby. It has been a very long couple of years.

As far as a bane for the back way into this tomb, since it was to be hidden from the forces of law and good, I would suggest having the back way in covered by a rune that makes all who see the back entrance, and fail their save (-2 for those who are lawful) forget the passage even exists.

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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by lukash » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:49 am

I have both sides "baned." The players are scared to death of the door. They found one side when the wall collapsed.
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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by josemasaga » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:20 pm

By the way, what does the "P" and the "H" stand for on the encounter table? Maybe it's been answered before, but I can't find it...
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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by goodmangames » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:28 pm

josemasaga wrote:By the way, what does the "P" and the "H" stand for on the encounter table? Maybe it's been answered before, but I can't find it...
Puzzle and hazard. I guess we should explain that somewhere. :)
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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by Richie » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:32 pm

goodmangames wrote:
Puzzle and hazard. I guess we should explain that somewhere. :)
I was wondering the thing. Glad it's been asked and answered :D

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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by midges » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:41 pm

Hi!
Seems like I can't figure out (probably I overread it?) where that south-east entrance to the tomb comes from? From 1-1? The text doesnt mention it...
If that assumption is correct, is the passage from 1-1 obvious or shall it rather be hidden?

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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by Judge Perky » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:54 am

Side question: Harley, were you expecting characters to have leveled up to 1st before reaching the Starless Sea, or after the adventure only?
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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by Stretch » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:30 am

Not Harley, but I from what I have read on the forums and what I do is to level them up before the Sea.

It's not something I usually like to do, as I prefer them to level up at the end of a session rather than in the middle, but I look at this module as an intro to all the greatness that is DCC. A funnel adventure that lets you experience all that glory as well as an adventure that changes and lets you see what playing a first level character in the game is like without having to wait another week or two for the next game session.

After running this, all funnels from then on get leveled up after the adventure. This one is the taste of the purple tentacle that gets them coming back for more.

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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by jrodman » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:30 pm

Also if you don't level them up, it's pretty much a guaranteed wipe.

And if you're the kind of DM who enjoys a wipe, think how much sweeter is for them to go down as level 1s.

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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by Playdead » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:56 pm

Hey, everyone! Brand-new to the forums. I ran two sessions of last year's Free RPG Day scenario at my FLGS last summer and am now preparing for my first funnel next weekend. Just happens to be Sailors!

I am having some second thoughts on scenario choice. In part because it is pretty lengthy. More importantly, I have wondered if zero-levels can actually survive the whole thing! This evening, I saw this thread...

So should I just run the first half, level everyone up, then hold the second half for another time? Run the entire thing and hope for survivors? Switch to another scenario? If that, any suggestions? Have looked at a few that seem pretty...brief.

Thoughts appreciated! Thanks!

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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by DM Cojo » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:28 pm

I am running it for the third time now, and I have decided to level them up at the start of our second session. This group cleared the keep and is about to head below. Many are at 7 or 8 xp, so I will just bump them to 10 at the start, instead of getting one encounter in and then grinding to a halt to do that. I will report how it goes.

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Re: Quick Question about Sailors and "Tomb of the Fallen"

Post by Playdead » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:31 pm

Thanks! I did decide to run a different funnel for that first one. Might run Sailors as a Level One since I really like the scenario.

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