Sunday, October 19, 2014

First Playtest of Heroic Age

The first playtest of the Heroic Age rules took place today with a Level-0 Character Funnel, using Dyson's Delve as the grinder. One change was to replace the goblin tribe in levels 1 and 2 with snakemen, an ophidian race with a deep hatred of humans for replacing them as the dominant species.

The village was roused before dawn by the frantic dairyman, who discovered his 17-year old daughter missing from her bed. A rabble of sixteen worried villagers, bearing pitchforks, other improvised weapons, and a torch, headed into the forest following a trail of strange boot marks.

On a hill half a day into the deep forest, the group spied a broken tower. Sixteen went in, but only five came out. The first to die was Gak the barbarian, struck down by the snakeman guarding the stairway down. After that, snakemen took a few more, and the giant ferret and the skeletons some more.

The goat and the donkey survived, but the rooster ran off into the darkness. The rabbit had long been sacrificed as bait for the creature that never came. Yes, four farmers could not be parted from their livestock.

Great fun was had by all.