More about Thursday night's session, and other misc stuff

Yes, I baited Gutboy into calling Thor the "Sewage God," but he didn't have to take that bait.  So now Thor's told him to take a hike, and he's got his new bug-goddess instead.  I really don't like sessions centered around a single player, so his quest is to get money.  Where does money come from?  Oh right, it's in the dungeon.  It's also full of... bugs and vermin!  He gets no in-game benefits, but will eventually be told to capture an appropriate large sacrifice.  Which will lead things back to.. the dungeon!

There was some kind of arithmetic error on Gutboy's player's part, somehow Gutboy's managed to acquire 3,000 xp and hit second level (nearly third now) while everyone else is flat broke.  I'm letting it slide, but I need to keep some separate accounts to catch discrepancies in the future.

The party didn't end up slaughtering the Scientists at the Gatehouse level, which was shocking.  There was a certain feeling of betrayal that there wouldn't be easy  money from leading Bob around on a guided tour.  So that's the new set of inhabitants for the cleared-out gatehouse:  a bunch of Science cultists.  This is hopefully an object lesson on showing strangers entrances to dungeons full of treasure.

I've been working for the past few days on my submission for Blair's Jewel Throne and stayed up all night to meet deadline.  Of course his email access went kaput, so I've got a few more days to polish it up.  So bad for Blair, good for the quality of "On Account of the Flies".  That's why you haven't seen any updates from me - you'll have to read Jewel Throne to see what I was up to.  It's a traditional boy-meets-girl story, except the girl is a fly, and there's no story.  And no boy.

I've also been compiling an EMF printer driver from source code.  What a nightmare.  Of course it's a free driver, so you get what you pay for.  It works well so far, but clear instructions weren't the #1 concern of the author.  It looks like my maps embed nicely into Microsoft Word files, so I'll probably just use Word for layout of the level 1 book.  It's a lot easier than I thought to get really nice looking results.

1 comment:

  1. We've had a couple players in our group suddenly announce enormous Xp sums (one of them several times), but luckily the DM and myself have good records to correct it. It seems like the main culprit is the "XP needed for next Level" entry on the Character Sheet. Some folks seem to find that number and then add the session's Xp to it. Lo and behold, they've leveled up again.

    It gets worse at higher levels, e.g., where suddenly while the rest of the party were at L3, Hazel was suddenly F5/MU4, even though the player had missed several sessions.