Well two options are given. The solution to the puzzle and a way of overcoming that puzzle with magic. Hardly beyond the party.
They could also collapse the passageway, blocking the door and trapping the culprit inside ending the threat.
They could lure him out.
Thanks Guy! Very kind words.
It’s worth saying that Guy is an amazing DM from whom I learnt a lot.
I played D&D as kid with a mate from school but stopped when he moved to the other end of the country. I went off to Uni and didn’t really see the game again until 5 years later I went down to...
This was before my time, gutted I missed out on playing Guy! Funnily enough it was the first campaign I ran for my Leicester group last year. Though we only did book 1. With an aboleth as the BBEG who was eating the captured casters to expand its knowledge. It was a great 6 level mini...
Plus the ten quests in chapter one. Let’s be honest in 5e most parties can tackle a quest designed for a couple of levels higher or lower.
As a DM you can also decide where the foes are at any given point. Maybe a few are out hunting or there is a fight between two factions and the PCs end up...
I agree. There are lots of ‘quests’ in the first two chapters that could overcome to level up. If one becomes a dead end because the party fail, trigger one of the other 9 quests.
If someone wants to use milestone levelling - and plenty do - it’s easy enough to add in. They just complete one...
I actually think a Song of Ice and Fire is really interesting because the bad stuff that happens to characters is usually a direct consequences of their own actions/choices/behaviour
Look at any really bad action These all were direct consequences of the character’s - or their family’s - own...
It was a good day. There’s no substitute for 8 or 9 hours of D&D!
Online works in some respects but I think face to face engages your brain in a different way.
GuyBoy is the other DM in our group and gives me chance to play. Best storytelling I’ve ever seen!