Arcarius2001 wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:28 am
Were there any survivors? That’s one brutal module!!
We had a few deaths, the most magnificent being from the first group that decided that ToH's riddle that says to "shun green if you can, but night's good color is for those of great valor" meant that they had to go into the Green Devil's pitch black mouth without touching any of the green around it. So the PCs rolled a natural 20 as they heaved-ho the monk into the mouth (and its Sphere of Annihilation inside of it)! It was spectacular, one of my DM's bucket-list items I never thought I'd get a chance to do!
This was game at a mini-convention we hold here in Huntsville, it of course has its fair share of experienced grognards that know better, but that session was mostly new young players combined with a group of older players (in their 60's) that hadn't played since the late 1970's. So they weren't familiar with the infamous effects of the Green Devil sculpture.
Since my game sessions tend to fill to overflowing, I normally hold the same 4-hour game twice in one day with different players. This year though, unlike previous years, I made the events of session 1 carry over to session 2. So if someone dies in a spiked pit trap and the session 1 PCs leave the body there, the trap is open and the body is there for the PCs of session 2 to find. This made for some hilarity as the PCs left messages for each other, they would re-set some of the traps, or even lay their own new ones!
There was a competition and winners (I had four prizes, 2 dice sets
and 2 mugs
which I'll be giving away later on), so each room had a certain amount of points available within it (thus the little numbered flags in the pictures). The PCs would know the available points in each room, but not how to achieve them nor how many they got until after the session. By the last sessions, they only got as far as the infamous false-Acererak and his equally infamous Golden Couch, which the PCs hilarously animated with a Telekinesis scroll! It wasn't until after the game session ended and they left triumphantly that they realized that it wasn't the real Acererak, so they want to finish up the dungeon in later sessions
Oh yeah, and lastly, we do make t-shirts for the con each year based on the host, Kevin. This year's was particularly fitting combination of both our host and the setting of the opening game... helps when you're the designer though! Pictures in the post below.