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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2012, 10:39:12 AM »

This actually seems like a good place to ask about this...

So now that this book is finished, I'm actually starting work on the next one, which is set in New York and is a campaign-length "dungeon" adventure.

To this end, I'd love to get in touch with two people.

1) Someone who lives, or has lived, in New York and will allow me to check my facts with them to make sure I get everything right.

2) Someone who has played campaign-length dungeon type adventures, such as The Temple Of Elemental Evil, and can give me tips on writing it as a book and making sure the party aren't overwhelmed and have access to adequate resources.

Please let me know if you can help!

I was also thinking it'd be kinda cool to do an interview about my rpg, but it might be too early for that?
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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2012, 11:58:20 AM »

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2) Someone who has played campaign-length dungeon type adventures, such as The Temple Of Elemental Evil, and can give me tips on writing it as a book and making sure the party aren't overwhelmed and have access to adequate resources.

I've been GMing for over 10 years and I can say this one thing is sure about designing your own dungeons/challenges:

Make it easier than you think they'll need. By a good amount. You never know when the players are going to do really weird, sub-optimal (read: stupid) stuff and have need of the extra healing potions or whatever. The fun of an adventure isn't "beating a hard thing" for most people. The adventure should be interesting and engaging. Difficulty isn't terribly important.

That being said, the "threat of death" should also be present. If the players feel like they can't lose, they'll lose interest pretty quick.
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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2012, 12:19:25 PM »

ToEE was an infamously hard module, no?
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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2012, 01:17:44 PM »

I think you're thinking of Tomb of Horrors.
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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2012, 07:14:06 AM »

Lee-Ham is the best.

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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2013, 09:12:59 AM »

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I gots me a boook about the AWESOME system
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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2013, 10:05:51 AM »

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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2013, 06:06:42 PM »

I've already got a group wanting to play.
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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2013, 06:22:40 PM »

Damn, is that your dog, Newbie? Thing looks terrifying.

Also yay, books! If anyone wants to leave a sincere review and not just cause I asked you to, you can do it at the DriveThruRPG website.
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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2013, 12:43:15 AM »

Looks more like a hairless cat, actually?
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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2013, 02:47:56 AM »

Yeah, that's what I thought when I saw it. Hairless cat.
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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2013, 03:06:59 AM »

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Re: FROCTO MADE AN RPG
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2013, 06:19:26 AM »

Yours is the first hairless cat that didn't creep me out and I actually thought looked kind of cute.
It barely looks like an earth animal but somehow that helps it.
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