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Dungeon Delve
Cost: $0.00
Level: 0

First Session: Thursday -- January 26th, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
[Eastern Time]

Approx. Length: 1 session

The original Dungeon Delve concept which appeared at the 1998 GenCon Game Fair aimed to turn D&D into a more competitive experience. Instead of cooperative storytelling and roleplaying, in which the DM takes on a more neutral role and arbiter and narrator, the Delves can be used to test the skill of both players and the DM. It becomes an exciting game of survival of the fittest as adventurers enter dungeons and try to overcome the obstacles set before them.

The first 4E delve collection was published in the Dungeon Delve book. It contains several masterpieces of encounter design. They are intended to challenge the players and force them to change the tactics they are used to. There are delves in that book for each level from 1-30. There are more delves published than the ones in the "Dungeon Delve" book. There are excellent delves in "Open Grave", "Demonomicon", "Draconomicon", and Dungeon Mag: "Crown of the Troll King lvl 11", "Coppernights Salvation lvl 1", "Battle of the Witchlight Hermitage lvl 4", "A Knight in Shadowghast Manor lvl 6", "Going Ape! lvl 6", "Dead by Dawn lvl 2", "Down the Goblin Hole lvl 2", "Sunken Tower of the Marsh Mystic lvl 3", "The Wayward Wyrmling lvl 2", "The Runecutter's Rune lvl 9", "Rumble in the Valley lvl 6", "Fjorin's Foothold lvl 4", and 9 Delves from the Delve Nights program that are as good or better than ones in the Delve book.

Most of these delves are older and came out at the same time as the first Player's Handbook. The DM should replace any monsters that have subsequently been printed in the Monster Vault or MM3. Otherwise, the DM should adjust the monsters by adding half-level to all their damage and giving Brutes +2 to hit, Soldiers -2 to hit, and let Solos act twice and remove stun/daze between actions.

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The DM should also state which level they will run.

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Feb 3, 2012 8:08 AM - Tracy: voting is up :)
Feb 2, 2012 6:42 PM - Xerek: you'd think...
Feb 2, 2012 6:30 PM - Tracy: Shouldn't voting be up...?
Jan 27, 2012 10:13 AM - Laham: The trifecta is no more... I thank Bahamut for showing mercy and putting me down first so I would not have to witness the slaughter of my brothers.
Jan 26, 2012 10:08 PM - Xerek: The children of Bahamut ventured into the gauntlet, but choose poorly and could not venture out. Can anyone stand up to the challenge?
Jan 26, 2012 5:22 PM - Xerek: heh, and 20 minutes later he finally gets around to that chat ;)
Jan 26, 2012 4:49 PM - Tracy: I 'may' be a little late...as usual. I was just about to duck out of work and my boss is asking me to hang for a 'quick' chat. :|
Jan 26, 2012 2:30 PM - Tracy: As far as only having 3 players, to downgrade you can use the Advenutre tools to adjust the monsters or you can remove an enemy or two to lower the xp to fit a party of 3. :)
Jan 26, 2012 12:30 PM - Tracy: I'll bring my elemental bins then. :)
Jan 26, 2012 12:29 PM - Tracy: If you can't will pretend that he's a holy knight like a Templar and we'll be full of holy shit.
Jan 26, 2012 12:11 PM - Ross H: Hah, well, if I have time this afternoon to change it up, I'll see what I can do!
Jan 26, 2012 11:47 AM - Laham: I made a heal heavy cleric to offset the focused damage. Now if only Ross had made a Paladin, we could have been an all-star holy trifecta :)
Jan 26, 2012 6:44 AM - Xerek: Tracy, everything is elemental.
Jan 26, 2012 1:21 AM - Tracy: Xerek what type (you don't have to say actual) of minis do you need, mine are sorted by race, type (demon, elemental, beast, dragon, etc). I could bring a 'typed' bin.
Jan 26, 2012 1:19 AM - Tracy: My guy is a striker/controller, if you guys could do a leader and a defender we could do this. :)
Jan 25, 2012 10:30 PM - Laham: With half a party I guess it's only sensible we fought "half a monster". By that I of course mean get rid of an arm, and give him a pegleg and an eyepatch. ...or cut his hitpoints, I don't know.
Jan 25, 2012 6:35 PM - Xerek: Yeah i'll run it. Hopefully others come, i'll leave it open if anyone wants to come tomorrow, they will be able to add on here. Any suggestions on lvling down monsters?
Jan 25, 2012 5:13 PM - Ross H: Can we confirm that this is on? Only 3 people confirmed at this point. I will probably bring a knight.
Jan 24, 2012 7:39 PM - Xerek: @Laham Yup that's the place. I have medium sized minis, its the large and huge varieties that i lack. I do have alternatives though
Jan 24, 2012 12:55 PM - Laham: I'm in. I have a few minis I painted from a board game set that I could bring in. Cafe Au Bon Gout?
Jan 23, 2012 9:13 PM - Xerek: Yep
Jan 23, 2012 9:08 PM - M Maximus: Is this for level 11?
Jan 20, 2012 2:58 PM - Xerek: That's why i'm letting ya'll know, I have alternates, but if players would prefer they can bring some proper minis. I'll prolly have alcohol themed minis otherwise :)
Jan 20, 2012 2:43 PM - Capt_Dan: I think I may be in for this... I can bring minis, but remember they are never necessary, only a nice-to-have.
Jan 20, 2012 12:07 PM - Xerek: Yeah, It's on for the 26th, assuming people commit to it. The 2 things I have not managed to acquire are status markers and minis. I assume someone will have status markers with them; however minis are my downfall. I can make it work, but if anyone would like some pretty minis you'll need to bring them (I have medium size, but not large/huge size)
Jan 11, 2012 3:55 PM - Ross H: The 26th? That'd work for me. I'll mention this tonight at WoBS to make sure folks have noticed this is up.
Jan 11, 2012 3:50 PM - Xerek: I'll move this to the Thursday after Tracy's if I don't get a table. Would that be better for people?
Jan 8, 2012 9:15 PM - Ross H: I could do Monday the 16th, if that'd work for folks...
Jan 7, 2012 9:52 PM - Xerek: You suddenly feel an odd tingling, the next moment you find yourself in a small empty room. Four other adventurers appear over the next few hours. During your time waiting you find several Runes arround the door. They look like Five different Elements.
Jan 7, 2012 9:51 PM - Xerek: The greedy adventurers that you are (or perhaps you just wanted to prove yourself and the new path you have found in life), the mysterious yet lucrative invitation to enter a gladiatorial bout was too much to pass up. You signed your name to the posting on the Message Board with the attached quill.
Jan 7, 2012 9:40 PM - Xerek: This is my Dungeon Delve Entry for 5 lvl 11 characters. I'm open to changing dates.