Sunday, September 6, 2015

Alpha-Test Session Report

Shots from our game table for the first-ever run of Great & Small.
Printed rules and Zocchi dice



Observations:
  • Gamers will eat healthy snacks if you provide them.  Some of the gang brought popcorn and chips, of course, but I supplied a bowl of cantaloupe and some fresh carrots & celery.  All gone by session's end.
  • The probabilities seemed to be exactly where I wanted them to be, dice-roll-wise.  The Zocchi dice finally got their time to shine at my table.
  • The B/X-based rules run like a charm without the use of ability scores, as I suspected. You can design and run an OSR game using nothing but stat blocks, the race-as-class concept, and a collection of templates to add on top of them. I'll have more to say about that in a future post.
  • The adventure I wrote wasn't enough of a challenge for 1st-level characters, except for the final challenge, which was beyond their abilities.  Need to scale it better on a re-write.
My players went through the Spooky Old Warren with Evra, the snake magic-user; Holly, the rabbit scout; Meander, the gopher tortoise guardian; Brogan, the rabbit warrior; and Bramble, the rabbit seer.

No one died, not even in the yellow mold room.

4 comments:

  1. Where'd you get those colored zocchi dice?

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  2. Where'd you get those colored zocchi dice?

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    1. I got them through The Dice Shop! -- https://www.thediceshoponline.com/

      Many cool dice to be had there. I'm contemplating some d11s.

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