Lee as Thalion (Wizard) - he who whispers with the dead
Peter as Wesley (Cleric) - worshiper of the deity of the Downtrodden and Forgotten
Adrienne as Randalph (Fighter) - large-fisted but small-brained
Johnzo - DM
Things I loved:
Things I would have liked to explore more:
Pretty cool. Certainly a lot faster and easier than D&D.
I had a blast playing with everyone. Great story!
Edited by Adrienne on Sep 23, 2011 11:20 PM
Thanks so much for writing this up, Adrienne, and I'm glad you had fun. I had a lot of fun too!
The Decatarch (octopus priest) and Thalion are slain. Thalion agrees to finish the ritual in exchange for his resurrection.
I was kind of rooting for the Great Migration, and when you killed the Decatarch, that outcome was pretty much dead and I was moving on from it. But when Thalion had to make a bargain to come back to life -- that was a golden opportunity for me, a wonderful thing that the right die roll + the Dungeon World rules just happened to provoke. I really love this game.
The relationships between all the characters
There's an alternate rule that allows characters to mark XP when they do a move in accordance with their Bonds, and I think I want to use that so the relationships are even more front-and-center.
The greyness of everyone's motives...
Those are the kind of adventures I like to run, where everyone is sympathetic, so that's really great to hear!
The Halfling dude. Why was he still hanging out there? What made him crazy?
Talley's an NPC who speaks both Common and Octofolk. I put him in the module as a translator. By the time we got to him, the party had established good communication with the octofolk so he was downplayed as just a crazy guy.
The Decatarch's stinging tentacles can either inspire fervent devotion or can deliver killing venom. Talley got a dose of the former. :)
Randalph's relationship with the alchemist. I think we could have had something wonderful.
Yes! I actually had some stuff in mind for her at the end, but after Wesley owned on his Parley roll, that settled everything and I forgot to come back to her.
I wasn't sure what to do when Randy sexually harrassed her -- but then I looked down at the moves sheet and saw Defy Danger... I really dig the Defy Danger move, it's so versatile!
The upstairs of the dungeon. We found the ritual room and the birthing chamber. Where did the main corridor lead?
Upstairs was a powerful magical ritual area that the Decaturge used to summon the huge storm.
> Why did the octopus-folk horde metal? What did they do with it all?
The octo-folk, being an underwater race, can't make metal tools by themselves, so I gave them an impulse to loot and hoard worked metal. They left the golden spoons for you guys because they don't eat soup or tea and have no use for spoons.
I think I need to put some followup to their metal-hoarding instinct into the caves.
Thanks again for the writeup, Adrienne, and thanks to everyone for helping me playtest my module!
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A wonderful evening
Thank you all!