Last night I had the opportunity to play Dungeon Crawl Classics with Judge and DCC Icon: Doug Kovacs. If you are at all in tune with the DCC community, you know that Doug is an incredibly talented artist/graphical mastermind who creates much of the artwork and cartography that makes the DCCRPG so special. See that awesome cover above? Yeah, that's his! So last week when my friend Scott forwarded me Doug’s Google+ call-out looking for players to delve into Sailors on the Starless Sea, I jumped at the opportunity!
If a player would rather keep things electronic, they may also use Purple Sorcerer Games’ 0-Level Character Generator… which is what I did!
|Sendrasta, Khan Tigranus, Garland, Chuckles|
- Garland was the first to go, taking a spear to the neck in the first fifteen minutes of gameplay. This was a shame, as the little Halfling was probably my favorite of the bunch at character creation. I even had some backstory for this little guy, stealing the name from the first boss in Final Fantasy 1. Garland had planned to become a great and powerful villain at some point further in his career. I guess that lizard man was doing the world a favor.
- Chuckles was the second to die, getting splashed in the face with hot tar inside a boarded up temple. Too bad he didn't take heed of the sign on the outside that said “Repent.” On the bright side, he had a very memorable scene earlier where he attacked a lizard man with a jar of mustard!
- Khan Tigranus died trying to save Sendrasta from Todd’s armorer, who had been charmed by an ancient artifact. The armorer was trying to toss the elf sage into the Starless Sea and Khan came to the rescue… only to get dragged into the black waters by a tentacle. The shame of Khan's death is that despite his terrible statistics, he had some big victories during the evening. He killed a vine horror early in the night, and also drove back one of the tentacles when Sendrasta first explored the Starless Sea. Oh well.
- Finally Sendrasta bought the farm fighting beastmen in the epic finale. With her 6 intelligence she spent most of the evening giving useless yet sagely advice to a disinterested party.
There I was, at the end of the adventure, in a one-shot, and I really, really wanted Sendrasta to survive and make a name for herself.
… especially those who feel warm, snuggly, and comfortable in your more modern fantasy systems ...
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