What's on your mind?
+ Log in or register to post
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Thread: Over Crowded Party
Monday, 11th March, 2002, 12:42 PM #1
Over Crowded Party
Here's my problam:
I'm a DM to a party of 6 PCs +1 NPC, all of levels 3-4.
Due to an unforseen incident (one of the PCs got cocky for having a holy artifact-weapon of Lathander at his temple at Evening Star) 2 extra 1st level paladin NPCs are accompanying the group on their adventures, protecting the "Wielder".
So what we have here is a group of NINE characters wading their way through adventuring career.
The problam is that I'm running "The Sunless Citadel", an adventure aimed for a group of four 1st level PCs. They're 9 with an average level of 2.7! Not to mention the sorcerer's cat familiar and Meepo, a plot specific NPC kobold.
Of course I revamped the monsters, making the goblins tougher and slightly more numerous, changed the druid to a lich, etc.
BUT, still, in a group of 9 characters, one has a real problem to stick out and most of the players are feeling, well, over-crowded. It takes most of the combat to roll for initiative for everyone, then only 2-3 rounds for every monster to die. I tried sending a young-adult dragon at them (the mother of the infant dragon the kobolds stole, if you know the adventure) and THEY KILLED HER with NO CASUALTIES.
Help! How can I get rid of the access NPCs without making it seem too contrived, plus how can you make an adventure more fitting to 9 players.
Any ideas are welcome.
By CapnZapp in forum General D&D Discussion + Older D&D Editions, D&D Variants, and OSR GamingReplies: 22Last Post: Saturday, 20th June, 2009, 12:35 PM
By Quartz in forum General RPG DiscussionReplies: 6Last Post: Saturday, 19th May, 2007, 08:48 AM
By Mr. Prez in forum Talking the TalkReplies: 37Last Post: Tuesday, 4th January, 2005, 02:40 AM
By kengar in forum General RPG DiscussionReplies: 6Last Post: Tuesday, 18th March, 2003, 06:14 PM
By Davelozzi in forum General RPG DiscussionReplies: 2Last Post: Thursday, 8th August, 2002, 02:54 PM