[PnP] Dumb Questions concerning P&P at 1 am in the morning
Paul L. Ming
pming at northwestel.net
Sat Oct 21 16:27:54 CEST 2006
A) With a group of 5 NEW players, I'd go with 1 full on spellcaster, 1
semi-spellcaster/other mix, and three warrior types. After a few games
are under their belts, I'd figure 1 spellcaster who does the
'damage/travel' stuff, 1 spellcaster that does the
'protection/detection' stuff, 1 guy who can fight a bit, cast a couple
healing type spells, and maybe have a good all-around knowledge for
cities/towns/civilization situations, two guys that can fight. You could
'tweak' the fighter types to have a focus on 'thief-like' stuff and one
that has an 'outdoorsman-like' theam to even more cover ground..
B) Never really used the Perilous Lands setting, always used home-brew.
C) Yes. Perilous Lands, to me, seems very "Conan-esque", with touches of
Lankhmar. Very 'bronze-age-swords and sorcery' feeling to it. :)
Paul L. Ming
Franklin Robertson wrote:
> As it is one in the morning here, a series of dumb questions come to
> my mind ...
> a) considering the discussion on what mages and how many mages should
> be in the party...what would be a good "party" make up for a P&P GM
> and a new group that's never played the game before? Possibly using
> the adventure Country Mordara as an example.
> b) concerning Perilous Lands, the Dark City...there's the cutout of
> the city on page 3. Is each horizontal line a level of the city or
> would there be sublevels that continue downward until you reach the
> Eye? I've always been intrigued by the City but not wholely sure how
> and what way I should develop it beyond what is in the campaign boxset
> c) maybe it is my mind at 1 in the morning, but (and this may be a
> twisted mind set of a thought) is it just me or does the P&P world
> setting kind of resemble that of John Norman's Gor novels more than,
> say, the Lord of the Rings kind of worldsetting? Just me but it just
> seemed to have a rougher, more Babylonian or Greek setting mixture
> than King Arthur's kind of world setting.
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