I realized I could make videos with my phone, rather than the crappy flip camcorder I've had for years. Probably with better quality.
Anyway, I ran Cha'alt for the first time since receiving the hardcovers (face-to-face, that is). Had the interior map of The Black Pyramid printed out and laminated. That was cool. Also gave away some Kraken dice I had laying around. Plus, pizza and mountain dew... and of course, books on hand to sell, sign, and draw tentacles upon.
Part II includes the actual play report. This post contains the videos I made right before and just after the session.
Some wisdom for those who traffic in such things...
- Nothing about a campaign setting (including Cha'alt) is so precious that it can't be altered to conform with the GM's desires.
- While I, as GM, and Crimson Dragon Slayer D20, my O5R hack/house-rules, may be forgiving... Cha'alt is not. Cha'alt is a merciless son of a bitch that'll kill your character in the blink of an eye. PC death is the norm.
- Cha'alt is not deadly because I'm a dick. Yes, there is that, of course, but that's not the whole story. Decades of "modern" D&D design and play have either softened us or forced us into linear thinking. How do I win in this encounter? Attack!
Check out the PDF before you buy the hardcover.