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D&D Next - Tomb of Horrors
Cost: $0.00
Level: 10

First Session: Sunday -- May 5th, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
[Eastern Time]

Approx. Length: 2-4 sessions

Come one and all, step right up and have your soul ripped from you by Acererak. Make sure you bring a backup character, scratch that, bring two backup characters(not kidding). There's no starting magic items, the designers state as much, and starting gold is still 150gp! They say that too. The system is not set up right now to let players have Mithril Chain, or magic items etc.

Tomb of Horrors was originally written for and used at the 1975 Origins 1 convention. Gygax designed the adventure both to challenge the skill of expert players in his own campaign, and to test players who boasted of having mighty player characters able to best any challenge. The module, coded S1, was the first in the S-series, or special series of modules. Several versions of the adventure have been published, the first in 1978, and the most recent, published for the D&D fourth edition, in 2010.

The module's plot revolves around the tomb of the demi-lich Acererak. The player characters must battle their way past a variety of monsters and traps, with the ultimate goal of destroying Acererak. Tomb of Horrors is considered one of the greatest Dungeons & Dragons modules of all time, as well as one of the most difficult.

Somewhere under a lost and lonely hill of grim and foreboding aspect lies a labryinthine crypt. It is filled with terrible traps and not a few strange and ferocious monsters to slay the unwary. It is filled with rich treasures both precious and magical, but in addition to the aforementioned guardians, there is said to be a demi-lich who still wards his final haunt. Only the large and well prepared parties of the bravest and strongest should even consider the attempt to enter this crypt.

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May 5, 2013 1:42 PM - Jason P.: He'll thankfully be ok, with lots of rehab in his future. Thanks, guys. I'm really sorry to miss this, I was looking forward to it. Dan does a good job.
May 5, 2013 12:25 PM - Capt_Dan: No worries, I hope everything is as okay as possible.
May 5, 2013 11:44 AM - Sam K.: Is he going to be ok?
May 5, 2013 11:12 AM - Jason P.: My bro got into a car crash last night. I have to drop. I'm really sorry.
May 4, 2013 9:11 PM - Capt_Dan: Okay, I'm pushing this out an hour - start at twelve at Citi.
May 4, 2013 1:30 PM - Tracy: Also out. As stated previously, I can't play this Sunday. :(
May 3, 2013 7:01 PM - agustin: Hello Dan, are you bringing pre-generated characters? This would be appreciated to help me get up to speed.
May 3, 2013 9:21 AM - Jason P.: Please bring something for me, Dan. I'm really busy, not really up on what's going on, character wise.
May 3, 2013 8:23 AM - Lisa: Shoot. Didn't notice this changed to Sunday. I am out. Augustin, you're up.
May 3, 2013 8:12 AM - Connolly206: Damn my luck, I forgot my cousins engagement party, Sunday won't work. This is why you join the waiting list. Sam looks like you're next in. See you guys for the mines
May 1, 2013 6:33 PM - James L: Ah. nice people, always throwing everything off. I just assume everyone is not nice. I'm like the main character in "The Road".
May 1, 2013 3:06 PM - Capt_Dan: For anyone who hasn't seen the D&D NExt Playtest - https://www.wizards.com/dnd/dndnext.aspx

I can also bring a char or two, if people wish.
May 1, 2013 12:25 PM - Sam K.: I appreciate everyone's help. Looks like my RSVP is just too low for now. No worries.
May 1, 2013 12:09 PM - Capt_Dan: Hey! I'm not knocking the system! It's worked great for me; I'm just saying, people are nice.
May 1, 2013 12:03 PM - James L: We could instead simply be cliquish. The Boardgame meetup has a lot regulars that will say "Oh this game is full" to one person, then let their friend play a minute later. it's a problem, see here: http://www.meetup.com/nyc-boardgames/messages/boards/thread/28445362
May 1, 2013 10:59 AM - Capt_Dan: James, Peoples inherent good nature is defeating your system; besides, Sam doesn't have the ticket, I'm afraid.
May 1, 2013 10:38 AM - James L: Remember the old days when you went to the Butcher and took a number from that red thing that spit out tickets? Then they'd call your number to serve you. Well imagine the waiting list as the space in front of the butcher counter, where people stand at the front trying to get the attention of the butcher. Now would you let someone go before you just because they stood in front, or would you hold up your number?
May 1, 2013 10:34 AM - Sam K.: It looks like this is full, and I don't want to bump anyone, so I'll keep an eye out for the next game.
Apr 30, 2013 3:32 PM - Capt_Dan: Okay, after a lot of back and forth and looking at dates, I can ONLY do this on the Sunday. It will be at 11AM at Citi.
Apr 29, 2013 8:27 PM - Capt_Dan: It can be thursday, and a week earlier?
Apr 29, 2013 5:36 PM - Xerek: DOH, I have to drop if it's tuesday. Enjoy the Tomb guys :(
Apr 29, 2013 5:11 PM - Capt_Dan: I've seen the discussion on items, I'm going to stick with my table rule, I think - everyone can take a single item enchanted at +1,and usual kit. I say that, simply because ToH is hard, so the slight edge shouldn't unbalance anything; fights are the least of your worries anyway...
Apr 29, 2013 5:06 PM - Capt_Dan: Okay, i'll run this on consecutive tuesdays.
Apr 29, 2013 1:55 PM - Tracy: Argh, but who ye callin little elf?
Apr 28, 2013 10:23 PM - T Michael: If you move to a week night, you know I will not be bringing a little person.
Apr 28, 2013 5:16 PM - Capt_Dan: Aaahhh... Are we doing the Dwarven Expedition thing, again..?
Apr 28, 2013 4:13 PM - Capt_Dan: Knowing you, I'd say yes. If you're familiar with 2nd/3rd eds, you'll catch on fast. There are a couple of new mechanics, but they're easy to explain and intuitive. Definitely a better balance of explore/Fight/RP.
Apr 28, 2013 3:58 PM - Jason P.: I haven't followed the new stuff at all. Is it possible to just sit down with something and rock?
Apr 28, 2013 1:02 PM - Capt_Dan: Literally or metaphorically..?
Apr 28, 2013 12:51 PM - T Michael: Thursday is my no fly night
Apr 28, 2013 12:28 PM - Capt_Dan: If I switch this to two week night sessions, what can't be done - Tues or Thus?
Apr 27, 2013 7:25 PM - Xerek: yup, just confirmed, 1 skill or increase the skill die
Apr 27, 2013 7:14 PM - Xerek: Skill Improvement means you select a new skill (or is it 2) or increase your skill die from d6 to d8 etc...
Apr 27, 2013 6:46 PM - Tracy: Anyone savvy enough to know what is meant by 'Skill Improvement' when you level up?
Apr 26, 2013 7:24 PM - Tracy: Thanks Captain as I REALLY want to experience that which makes this tomb so horrid!
Apr 26, 2013 3:04 PM - Capt_Dan: Tracy - I remain adaptable . James - i looked at the bestiary, and the Next encounter creation guides. L9 would never get to the end, where they'd likely die very rapidly. L14 could potentially cakewalk it. I think 10 for a first shot, and 12 for a second is about right (just on combat). Clearly, Next is still being balanced.
Apr 26, 2013 2:25 PM - Tracy: Damn, Can't do Cinco de Mayo. Have a party I'm going to. :(
Apr 26, 2013 12:50 PM - James L: That blurb saying what's coming for the next Dungeon Magazine is weird. They've been releasing all the DM Rewards, which were 4E conversions of old modules. The 4E Tomb of Horrors DM Reward was for level 9 players. I'm pretty sure that's what they are going to publish. Now, they've released a D&D Next Bestiary for Tomb of Horrors, but I think it's meant to go with the original. I doubt they are going to publish any pure D&D Next adventures, only Bestiaries, so we have all that already.
Apr 25, 2013 9:54 PM - Xerek: how much money do we have to purchase items? I'm new to next char creation
Apr 25, 2013 9:35 PM - Capt_Dan: Wizards have not published this yet, and I have deadlines next week, so it gets pushed one, sorry.
Apr 23, 2013 7:17 PM - mattdocmartin: Excellent!
Apr 23, 2013 6:29 PM - Connolly206: if you need one to be able to play this I can step in.
Apr 23, 2013 8:34 AM - mattdocmartin: Real life has intruded into my fantasy life. I have to bow out. :(
Apr 22, 2013 9:04 AM - Capt_Dan: Yes.
Apr 21, 2013 10:06 PM - mattdocmartin: So level 10 and 12 toons...not a level 9 toon?
Apr 21, 2013 7:30 PM - Capt_Dan: Fyi - Dungeon magazine have not published their issue with the "Next" ToH in - it is listed as levels 10 - 14. Please prep two "Next" chars, one at L10, one at L12, and you can select one +1 item. Other items will be given at the start...
Apr 21, 2013 7:17 PM - Capt_Dan: At the moment, Sunday. The date in the "sessions" box is always the one to go off. As I said, I am open to debate as to where/when.
Apr 21, 2013 6:25 PM - Lisa: Capt_Dan, above there are 2 different dates listed, one Sat and one Sun. Which is it?
Apr 20, 2013 9:59 AM - Capt_Dan: Yes, my bad - I was thinking of another tomb of Horrors... L9 it is; stand by for item rules.
Apr 19, 2013 6:14 PM - Xerek: Wait, the mod says this is lvl9, what are we to bring?
Apr 19, 2013 5:37 PM - Capt_Dan: Nothing set yet - remember, this is Next. Build two characters, as well, one at L10 & one at L12
Apr 19, 2013 1:01 PM - mattdocmartin: Holy crap..I am in! Any rules for character creation? (magic items, race, etc)
Apr 18, 2013 11:07 PM - Capt_Dan: Okay, this definitely not sat 27. I'm open to siggestions as to days, or schedules. Needs to be between thu 25 - tue 7th May.
Apr 5, 2013 3:56 PM - Tracy: In! Thank you. :)
Apr 5, 2013 1:53 PM - Capt_Dan: Will make it a one shot all day, can do this w/end or next, sat or sun.
Apr 5, 2013 1:52 PM - Capt_Dan: Lika a DnD genie...

This is a Next game, I will flesh this out when I'm actually at a computer.