Sunday, April 8, 2012
So when I told one of my current players about running an old-school game using Labyrinth Lord, he said it would be cool to do some dungeon crawling again.
And I found myself assuring him that it would be more than just about dungeon crawling. There's another OSR sacred cow that I want to send to the butcher: that the focus of a Classic D&D campaign needs to be on dungeons.
Now granted, I personally do intend to feature some big dungeon crawl opportunities. But to tell the truth, I've never been too focused on getting characters down into the "mythic underworld." I haven't run too many dungeons over the years, and especially not megadungeons. My players have not scoured multiple levels of massive underground complexes on a regular basis. I've been much more fond of wilderness and city-based adventures.
But like I said, I want that to change this time around. Not to spill the beans too much, but I'll be running the awesome Stonehell Dungeon, and I also acquired the more recent Barrowmaze. I'm also brushing up on my resource depletion skills and keeping track thereof. Yes, I need to get better at keeping track of those torches that burn out and those supplies of rations. I can't wait to have some PC go into those dungeons, and see who returns to tell the tail, and who is never seen again...mwahahahaha!