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Dungeon Delve
Cost: $0.00
Level: 0

First Session: Tuesday -- August 21st, 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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John McCullough
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RSVP is closed since Monday -- August 13th, 2012 -- 1:46 PM

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Matt L.pic3new
 Elenore - Guard Commande
 Melgar Berserker
James Lpic0
Half-Orc Ranger w/Wolf
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Aug 22, 2012 3:57 PM - Capt_Dan: "Hey you vile fleabag - My Leggggg!!!!"
Aug 22, 2012 3:42 PM - John McCullough: Those eyes!
Aug 22, 2012 3:40 PM - James L: The only survivor will be haunting more dreams in the future. (see pic) http://i.imgur.com/W3rgd.jpg
Aug 22, 2012 9:14 AM - John McCullough: That was a blast! Good game everyone.
Aug 22, 2012 9:13 AM - John McCullough: Duke Jerrol declared the next day a day of mourning for his lost son and the brave souls who sacrificed themselves trying to save him. From then on, he always set an extra table with six place-settings at every Highharvesttide feast to honor the victims of the last of the dream wizards.
Aug 22, 2012 12:19 AM - Tracy: Nothing makes you feel more humble as a player than playing with you John. After round 1 of that last encounter we felt pretty heroic picking on that poor Dwarf...

Unfortunately, that Dwarf was best friends with a hybrid Gandalf/Freddy Krueger!
Aug 20, 2012 8:54 PM - Tracy: And I'm a total Wookie...
Aug 20, 2012 8:35 PM - Capt_Dan: I just noticed, if Jensen's Wizard is "Force" based, and James Striker is a noted scoundrel... and ross brings some form of X5...
Aug 20, 2012 4:47 PM - Tracy: Butterfries...
Aug 20, 2012 4:45 PM - Capt_Dan: A few details to remember, should I forget them at the table - +4 initive within 5 sqs, (+3 within 10), +2 to Attk, +4 to Dam on an AP, and +1 to any MBA I grant you... Maggots.
Aug 19, 2012 9:46 PM - John McCullough: Ross, we'll play at Citi.
Aug 19, 2012 9:18 PM - Ross H: John, any decision on where we'll be playing?
Aug 15, 2012 11:38 AM - Capt_Dan: "Good god, that smell! Someone get this thing shaved and bathed now!"
Aug 14, 2012 2:11 PM - Tracy: Hey, who you calling ugly! Beneath all this matted fur and dingle berries is a beautiful misunderstood individual.
Aug 14, 2012 2:04 PM - Capt_Dan: Love it. "My lord, we shall rescue your children! Fetch the War-bot, and bring me that ugly prisoner - he can earn his freedom..."
Aug 14, 2012 2:03 PM - Ross H: C'mon, he's level 10 now! He's figured a lot of this out. Step 1: stop things from moving by whacking with giant fullblade. Step 2: slice things into smaller chunk with giant fullblade. Step 3: encourage the wizard to light chunks on fire. Step 4: enjoy!
Aug 14, 2012 2:01 PM - Tracy: And if I remember correctly he's also trying to figure out how to cook.
Aug 14, 2012 1:58 PM - Ross H: OK, I'll probably stick with X-5 as a slayer or maybe a traditional barbarian. Either way, basically, a giant robot wandering around the battlefield smacking things with a fullblade is the general concept.
Aug 14, 2012 1:57 PM - Tracy: I'm building him now..he's totally defender but brings a teaspoon of pain as well with his over sized Bastard sword.
Aug 14, 2012 1:55 PM - Ross H: Tracy, is Melgar principally a defender or a striker? I'll probably bring some version of X-5, but could either do something more striker-y (slayer?) or more defender-y.
Aug 14, 2012 1:54 PM - Capt_Dan: With a mage, and three other melee focussed characters, I can Guarantee a strong attack and a good time *(Attacks, good time, not guaranteed.)
Aug 14, 2012 12:41 PM - Tracy: I'll bring my Bugbear Berserker to the party. That should be fun with your Taclord.
Aug 14, 2012 10:19 AM - Capt_Dan: With the Halberd, and standing directly behind the main defender, I can do quite a lot to a. keep the defender up. b. bring fresh meat to his blade c. keep him hitting things...
Aug 14, 2012 10:08 AM - Capt_Dan: Polearm Flanker. And hitting things is not entirely the point...
Aug 14, 2012 10:00 AM - James L: as a melee character with a reach weapon, I think you'll find it hard to hit things if you never flank them.
Aug 13, 2012 10:40 PM - Capt_Dan: Oh, and she grants +3 to initiative (with another +1 for those within 5)...
Aug 13, 2012 10:40 PM - Capt_Dan: Citi edges it for me, but I'm easy. Elenore is a Tactical Warlord, and is built to sit directly behind the Defender (with a Halberd) keeping it all going, if that helps anyones build.
Aug 13, 2012 9:50 PM - John McCullough: Alright, looks like we've got ourselves a game! And what an all-star party! Folks have a preference of Citi or Au Bon Gout?
Aug 13, 2012 9:33 PM - Capt_Dan: Definitely in! TPK in Arvandor...
Aug 13, 2012 3:29 PM - Matt H: Need to bow out of this: I just found out we're having *mandatory* office karaoke next Tuesday...I know you're jealous.
Aug 11, 2012 2:39 PM - John McCullough: AVacc, I hear that! My calendar is rapidly filling up.
Aug 10, 2012 9:28 AM - AVacc: Sounds like fun - I am just in two games per week for the next few weeks. Not complaining, just say'n :)
Aug 10, 2012 7:17 AM - John McCullough: Alright, it doesn't look like this game is gonna off. If people are into it, but haven't committed yet, please commit by Monday (8/13). If it doesn't fill by then I'll cancel and save myself the prep time.
Aug 2, 2012 6:48 PM - Capt_Dan: I won't committ 'just' yet, but I do want in - two a week pushes my allowance...
Aug 2, 2012 6:28 PM - Matt L.: Ah yea should have done that before. Thank's capt_dan.
Aug 2, 2012 4:51 PM - John McCullough: Time updated. We will now plan on playing Tuesday the 21st. It's probably still a little tight for some of the EPIC people, but I really can't push it any later. My brother is getting married on the 26th and school starts on the 27th, so I'll be a little preoccupied.
Aug 1, 2012 11:21 PM - Capt_Dan: Matt L - if you see this, click on "I'm interested" above, at least. It won't committ you, but you'll get the messages emailed to you.
Aug 1, 2012 11:20 PM - Capt_Dan: I saw that too. My first thought would be to ask if you can move this back one week? I assume not though, otherwise I figure you would have... We can also ask Matt to push out a day or so?
Aug 1, 2012 10:57 PM - John McCullough: I see a lot of faces on this interested list that are committed to EPIC3-1. How shall we resolve this scheduling conflict, gentlemen?
Aug 1, 2012 10:54 PM - John McCullough: Matt L, that depends on your comfort level. A level 10 character can be complex to run, and with only a single session there isn't much time to get to know your character. However, there are many great, fun builds from the essentials line that aren't complicated at all. Thieves, scouts, and knights are good options for a beginning player jumping into a higher level game.
Aug 1, 2012 7:09 PM - Matt L.: I've only done 1 campaign in D&D (4E). Would this be too advanced for me?
Jul 27, 2012 5:52 PM - John McCullough: This is a level 10 adventure.
Jul 27, 2012 5:51 PM - John McCullough: The Duke's 3 children are being held hostage in the dream realm. You must enter their dreams and rescue them before they wake up or they will be lost forever.