This Monday we are going to give a shot to a short dungeon crawl titled "A Portal Under the Stars". It's a great introductory module for new players and it's a part of Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG Adventure Starter (you can buy it here for $4.99. There is also another module inside for 5th level characters).
"A Portal Under the Stars" is designed for a horde of 0 level characters. 0 level? What is this? Actually a 0 level character, following "Dungeon Crawl Classics" rules, is an inexperienced person, a peasant, with very little opportunity for surviving even a low level dungeon. Today, two of my players rolled four 0 level characters each. Probably a third player will be added the next couple of days. We had a lot of fun rolling these "cannon fodders". The reason is easy to understand just by looking at them:
John, a cutpurse with a little dagger.
Simondel, an elven artisan.
Gloan, a dwarven herder with a mule(!).
Antuan, a caravan guard with a short sword (the "beater" of the party!).
Myriam, a confidence artist.
Joshua, a scribe holding a single dart.
Toran, a pitch digger with his shovel.
Vosgoth, a farmer with his lovely little duck.
Some highlights during character creation:
- Three of them have just 1 hit point!
- Three of them rolled "Seventh Son" on Luck Score table (this village has A LOT OF SONS!).
- Gloan is a dwarf of evil alignment!
I can't imagine how a party like that can survive through the dark portal.
Stay tuned for a funny (as it is supposed to be) session report!
STAND STRONG PEOPLE! YOU VILLAGE'S FATE IS IN YOUR HANDS!