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Benjamin Eisenhofer
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I'm from Germany. I play rpg's and I prefer old school dming. D&D, Traveller. ಠ_ಠ
I'm from Germany. I play rpg's and I prefer old school dming. D&D, Traveller. ಠ_ಠ

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Oh well.

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lol

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Make it so!

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So ... naked death cultist = insect?

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What else ... wait what?

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What he says.
Whenever I read about people talking about Death Frost Doom, I wonder what adventure they actually are reading.

"There's no treasure in there." There's a fuckton of treasure in there! It's just lying there, unguarded, requiring just a little patience to collect. Technically, by the book, with enough patience (ok, a lot of patience), you can amass enough treasure to buy the entire world, and just walk out with it, unimpeded. Seriously, no threat. Yes, that's boring, but that's the sensible accumulation of wealth for you.

"It's a TPK and the end of the campaign." Well, in the real world, Death Frost Doom has been the start of campaigns. Yes, it's over 10,000 undead creatures, but it's functionally just an army. You've never had an army on the march in one of your campaigns? Ever? What the hell are you even doing? And even if characters get stuck in the middle of that, there are multiple ways out of the place, and options for them to have more time to find those ways out.

Seriously, when I first playtested the adventure, before I'd published anything so it's not like people were looking for the ol' LotFP screwjob, the deaths all happened at the organ. Never after everything blows up.

So what is up with the reputation this adventure has?

Is this like that one "playtest review" of The God that Crawls where the entire party was TPKed because they just fought the God straight off? And then complained there was "no warning" about how powerful it was, in a standup fight where every player thought it was a magnificent idea to just stand there and keep swinging as their comrades died one by one before their eyes?

Is the problem that it is assumed that the average player is a drooling moron whose thoughts will oscillate between "I attack!" and "derp derp derp derp" ?

bloody hell.

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Ah now I get it!

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Hmm ... kinda dark isn't it. Sounds like my D&D group.

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And with this uplifting message, I start my week.
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