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Post by mushgnome » Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:27 pm

Re: Out Of Character

As an experiment, I haven't been tracking time and lantern oil quite as strictly on the current Adventure. Does anyone find themselves missing that detailed level of resource management?

It was fun to practice by-the-book time/resource management for the first few Adventures (with the strictly enforced rest turns and what not) to give the game a survival horror element. But looking back, at no point was your party ever in danger of running out the clock and exhausting your resources. The average duration of your Delves has been 24 turns (4 hours) which is the exact burn time of 1 flask of oil. A flask of oil costs only 2gp, an insignificant expense at the party's current level of wealth. (Torches are even cheaper, 6 hours for 1gp.) I figure, the party is suitably Heroic at this point, we don't need to stress about it.

From a game design point of view, it's fun to imagine a system where each character starts with a standard kit, and instead of equipping each character up front, you pay on the way out of the dungeon for the resources your character actually consumed. We're not going to do that, but I could see it working really well for a quick one-shot game.

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Post by rredmond » Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:48 pm

Re: Out Of Character

I always felt the real danger to a party was not managing its resources well. :)
But I figure if we start to get in trouble, or abuse that aspect you'd call us out on it.
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Post by Scottenkainen » Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:14 am

Re: Out Of Character

Hi all! Things are normal here on my end enough that I can come back to playing.

Where is Beppo?

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Post by rredmond » Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:19 pm

Re: Out Of Character

That was quick Scott!
You maybe missed one melee ;)
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Post by Scottenkainen » Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:50 pm

Re: Out Of Character

One melee? I was gone two months!

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Post by rredmond » Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:52 pm

Re: Out Of Character

Maybe a few more then. ;)
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Post by mushgnome » Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:55 am

Re: Out Of Character

Welcome back Scott!

I will do a quick in-dungeon xp award (to save the party a trip back to the surface) and then onward to Area 31!

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Post by rredmond » Wed Jul 06, 2022 3:11 pm

Re: Out Of Character

mushgnome wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:55 am
I will do a quick in-dungeon xp award (to save the party a trip back to the surface) and then onward to Area 31!
This is great, especially as it should get Bifur more spells?? :)
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Post by mushgnome » Wed Jul 06, 2022 3:33 pm

Re: Out Of Character

rredmond wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 3:11 pm
mushgnome wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:55 am
I will do a quick in-dungeon xp award (to save the party a trip back to the surface) and then onward to Area 31!
This is great, especially as it should get Bifur more spells?? :)
Any PC would have to return to the surface and rest for a night, to level up.
(But Bilfur currently doesn't have enough xp. Fiend Folio says Xvarts are only worth 7xp each! I'm debating whether to be a little more generous than that.)

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Post by kipper » Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:15 pm

Re: Out Of Character

I'm moving house so my posting will be spotty or absent for the next few days.

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