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  1. Michael Kelsey
    November 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

    I’m curious how you’re going to work this out! From the ‘Baby Steps’ post it looked like you were going to run your players from level 1 to 20 in a little over a month. (I was bent over, holding the bottom edge of my shorts, panting loudly just thinking about it.)

    But now you’re talking about them going out for a jungle adventure (for what, a week?) and coming back to find a town building up. A town where the players are going to grow old, have families, and live out their isolated _Gilligan’s Island_ lives – unless they die a horrible death of course…

    I’m waiting to see how you resolve this tension of time.

    And as a side note… having the party eat the turtlekin’s children is sick (in a great way to build tension). Maybe you will have vegetarians leaving the gaming table, just sayin’. I would love to see a videocast of the playthroughs on this!! At the beginning of the session you hand out little buckets to each player… there are so many possibilities! Very large napkins? Oh! Oh! Have a meal served instead of just snacks during game play! I’ll just stop. I started out so serious.

    I am reading through this series because I’m getting ready to take my players through a hexcrawl stretch… I was leaning on hexbox.pdf from DriveThruRPG, but that seemed a little too technical for my kids. I’d be curious your thought about using the hexcrawl as a method in a larger campaign – a tool instead of the theme of the game itself. That seems to be the way you’re going. It seems more ‘gamey’ than narrating to the party: “You trudge through the wet jungle, killing some stirges along the way, avoid being swallowed by a giant toad (the third time, why do they keep rolling up on the encounter table??), and you arive at the moss strewn ruins of the elder god as the tortizens are trying to raise him up to destroy your happy, peaceful town.” << looks fine in print, but if that's all I get, I might as well read them a story, right? I'll keep reading, thanks for all your sharing on this.

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