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Need some spots filled for the "SUPER MASSIVE PATHFINDER DUNGEON CRAWL"... I know some of you guys (and gals???) out there are power gamers (AKA "Munchkins", "Min-Maxers") and I know there are those of you out there that are just dying to try out some kind of "off the wall" character that typically won't fit into any kind of normal story line or whatever...
Here's your chance! I'm running the Pathfinder-ized version of Rappan Athuk, the GRANDDADDY OF DUNGEONS and I need players!!!
What is Rappan Athuk you ask? Well, I won't spoil it but it's known as "The Dungeon of Graves". The publishing company had (has?) an old motto of "Third Edition Rules, First Edition Feel", meaning that they were making adventures that were similar to how D&D and RPGs started out. Basically you go to a dungeon, fight the monsters there, and take their stuff. Old school. Why are you going there? Because you are adventurers. Why are the monsters there? Because adventurers need stuff to fight. Why do the monsters have this or that piece of treasure that they can't even use? WHO CARES! It's yours now!
I'm running this game to have fun. This isn't a game for in depth story and role-playing. While there may be some role-playing encounters they will be rare. This is a game to get people together and have fun as a group and also to challenge your skills as a player. This dungeon is considered a "death trap" by many people that have played it although I've played worse (Tomb of Horrors anyone?). You will probably need to make multiple characters. I'm not worried about making logical excuses for this one either. You wanna play a minotaur wizard/rouge/cleric? Ok! Why is are the weird adventurers in a group together? Who cares? This is a time to embrace the cliche "you all meet in a tavern and decide to go adventuring together." And it is a MASSIVE dungeon (like 50 levels or so) and your characters will reach higher levels (you'll have to if you want to beat the boss at the end!).
Come on, I know there are some Diablo fans out there! And that is how I want to play this game, like Diablo. I've even devised things like the "town portal" scrolls in Diablo. I've started running this dungeon in the past and we've had a lot of fun playing it. This is the perfect opportunity to play those strange character combos that no one else will let you play. I'm very open minded when it comes to rules, especially in character creation. And while the dungeon is deadly I'm not running this as "GM vs. Players". I will run the game as it is written. I've got nearly 20 years of experience as a GM.
Never played Pathfinder? That's cool! This will be a great exercise in learning the rules! Do you want to challenge your skills at creating a character? Do you want to challenge your self and see how far you can make it and stay alive? Do you have a character concept you want to play that no one else has ever let you play? Then come on a join!
The first meetup is scheduled for September 16th. Look for it in the up coming meetups. Space is limited so RSVP now! The first session is just to make characters and discuss scheduling and getting to know each other.
Please post if you have any questions or comments...
Hope to see you there!