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Dungeon Delve
Cost: $0.00
Level: 0

First Session: Saturday -- August 3rd, 2013 -- 12:00 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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Aug 3, 2013 6:43 PM - Kyle: I don't know where to post my thanks so I'll do it in both places: Thanks for playing guys it was a blast!!
Aug 3, 2013 2:17 AM - Kyle: Connely206, the DM FOR GRADMORE, who plays with me on Mondays, suggested I try to post a game to stay in because he knew someone would bump me. So I did, but I wasn't going to half ass it so I MADE MY OWN GAME from the ground up. Man, I'm such a manipulator, it's a good thing you're on the job. Sure showed me.
Aug 3, 2013 2:08 AM - Kyle: I simply wanted the people who started the process of this game to not get bumped from the game because I posted it in the wrong place. If I had posted it here first, then after 5 people signed up I would have posted a request for noone to bump them as a courtesy to both me and them. I understand the concept of issuing points for Dm-ing as a motivation for people to run more games but I don't agree that people can be bumped from games they signed up for. I was one of the first to sign up for
Aug 2, 2013 10:03 PM - Capt_Dan: Games posted here are open to all, whilst the one-shot side is expressly for controlling access. Posting a game here to get points to play is TOTALLY the point of the system, and good for you, but then controlling who plays, is EXACTLY not the point. Given that, and how this was organized, I hope you can see why I might have a concern.
Aug 2, 2013 9:58 PM - Capt_Dan: Buddy, i've been here a while, I'm no troll. When you said "I need you guys to sign up for the "Dungeon Delve" under the "Campaign" tab at the top. I'm trying to get points for DM-ing so I can get into a game later in August. We're playing the exact same game" on you original game, it got my back up.
Aug 2, 2013 6:08 PM - Kyle: Again, to my players: Sorry about all this crap, please don't let it effect your participation. The game will be fun in spite of the trolls.
Aug 2, 2013 6:06 PM - Kyle: What was said is that I was "manipulating" the system, with some refrences that it "wouldn't work out for me". All I did was post the game in the wrong place, move it here and wanted the players that wanted to play, to play. These players are from the meetup group, and they're not prolific on this site. I didn't want some of them to get "bumped" just because I didn't know the ins and outs of this site and all its rules. If you ask me "bumping" anyone for any reason is wrong. Don't know why
Aug 2, 2013 2:49 PM - Rob R: More DMs is always awesome. Pretty sure no one said otherwise.
Aug 1, 2013 5:53 PM - Kyle: I would think if someone new was willing to DM that was a good thing, more Dms means more games for us all to play.
Aug 1, 2013 5:51 PM - Kyle: For the record there was no manipulation, that's my point. To get into games you need points, so you DM to get points. I don't see how creating your own game from scratch and wanting to get credit for it is somehow against the rules.
Aug 1, 2013 5:49 PM - Kyle: I worked really hard on it, and I'm super psyched. It'll be a good time.
Aug 1, 2013 5:48 PM - Kyle: Just so my players know, this has nothing to do with our game.
Aug 1, 2013 4:31 PM - Capt_Dan: Hey man, no hard feelings and i'm not getting on you at all. Rob's put the gist of it up there. We/I can just be a little sensitive to manipulating the system... It's a consequence of playing very open games with complex hard rules...
Aug 1, 2013 1:02 PM - Rob R: Hope that helps clarify a little on how it works.
Aug 1, 2013 1:01 PM - Rob R: To use the Gardmore game as an example, you could find yourself with 20 points and still not get in because the DM decided to allow people with less points in ahead of you.
Aug 1, 2013 1:00 PM - Rob R: Basically, if you DMed a game under "campaign games" and overrid the points system to allow those you want in, what's the point of earning points.
Aug 1, 2013 12:58 PM - Rob R: One-shot games are designed to control who gets into your games. No points are earned for DMing or playing in a one-shot.
Aug 1, 2013 12:57 PM - Rob R: The site can be a little imposing but it works out like this - Campaign games are open to all and seats are assigned based on a person's RSVP score. Higher points get seats over lower points. You can't control who gets seated nor should you. You get points for running a good game as voted by your players.
Aug 1, 2013 6:54 AM - Kyle: I guess there is a limit to the length of the messages. Anyway, it's just a matter of not knowing the site's rules when I first posted the game.
Aug 1, 2013 6:52 AM - Kyle: When I signed up for this group, I thought you got points for PLAYING, but when I found out you get points for DM-ing, I decided that it made sense to paricipate and made my own campaign. I wrote the story, hand made the maps and the encounters. I didn't know the game had to be under campaigns, otherwise I would have posted it here first. I think if I went through all this work, I should get the credit and yes, I'd like to play in the Gardmore game. I play on monday nights with the DM and wo
Jul 31, 2013 11:43 PM - Capt_Dan: No problem, I have no power here, so it's really just a friendly warning. It just seemed to me that you pushed this over here to get points to play in the Gardmore game... which would be, not so good. And you can't control who gets in here, very easily - if you have points, you can give those out though...
Jul 31, 2013 10:26 PM - Kyle: Um, ok. Didn't know I was doing anything wrong. I thought you could only run games here that were published, so I posted it as a one shot. After talking to some DM's they said this was OK. I wanted the people who signed up for the game to get to play. Future episodes of the story will come later so this is a campaign. No attempt to "game" the system intended.
Jul 31, 2013 7:05 PM - Capt_Dan: Hi! Offering a game on this side of the site opens it to all members. Attempting to 'game' the system here will not work out for you, as we are ruled by a benevolent, but all powerful, dictator! Please don't take this badly, it's friendly advice.
Jul 31, 2013 6:51 AM - Kyle: Thanks guys! Sory about the mix up, see you Saturday!!! Numbuh296, I'll try to get you in, I have an idea on how to add a player wothout really adding a player. I know that doesn't make sense but you'll see.....
Jul 30, 2013 7:36 PM - Kyle: This is the place to re-sign up for "Assault on Grug's Manor". Only those who signed up for the one-shot will be included in this game.