Sorry, got interrupted by that real life thing earlier …
Unlike a traditional campaign, you won’t be playing with the same people every session. Whoever shows up on game day, that’s the party. Drop by regularly or once in a blue moon, whatever you like. Ideally, this would lead to players taking the initiative in scheduling. “Hey all, I found a map to the lost tomb of Nyug the Exasperated - who wants to go check it out? We’ll need a clever thief, let’s see if X can join …” We’ll see how things turn out. At the very least, it should allow us to dodge most scheduling nightmares.
Since this is an old school game, we won’t be using 5th ed. Instead, we’ll be playing an AD&D/Basic hybrid. Roughly speaking: AD&D with the tedious bits removed, or Basic with more options. Players will need neither experience nor rulebooks, and characters will be created right at the table.
That might be a frequent occurrence, because the game will be challenging. Characters will perish, and not all prizes will be won. Hopefully, this will make victories that much sweeter.
This Sunday’s session will be a prologue of sorts. Like most things in this game, the open world will have to be earned, and this will be a first step. It’ll be an introductory scenario, quite literally, but we’ll be using a seldom-encountered variant that should hopefully keep things interesting for players new and veteran alike.
Lastly, this entire thing is a bit of an experiment. It might fizzle out, or blow up spectacularly. But there’s only one way to find out …
2 pm Sunday, Türkenschanzpark. Still a seat or two open at the table - drop me a line or post here if interested. Paper and pencil, dice if you’ve got 'em. Bring your own snacks. Looking forward to seeing everybody!