Ptolus for 5e

R_J_K75

Adventurer
I thought it had something to do with WotC, but if theres an ex involved thats probably got something to do with it.
 

Todd Roybark

Explorer
It is a great book. Also, from my perspective City Campaigns are the easiest to run.
Players have a rather clear sense of place and personalities, and on the fly adjustments are very easy to do, it is much easier to move an inn from the Nobles Quarter to say the Tanners District, then recover from expecting the Party to go to Shadowdale and instead they go to Amn.
 

Coroc

Adventurer
It is a great book. Also, from my perspective City Campaigns are the easiest to run.
Players have a rather clear sense of place and personalities, and on the fly adjustments are very easy to do, it is much easier to move an inn from the Nobles Quarter to say the Tanners District, then recover from expecting the Party to go to Shadowdale and instead they go to Amn.
I like urban settings also, but I disagree that they are easier to wing. Imho it is the opposite. Also you got to keep track of many more NPCs and facilities than on the countryside.
 

CapnZapp

Hero
One of the key things about Ptolus is that it's essentially an expression of the 3e rules. Monte Cook took the rules as physics and tried to extrapolate what a setting shaped by those physics would look like. I will be very curious to see how the world is modified by 5e rules, if in fact it is.
I wouldn't count on it. Monte is after all "Mr. 3rd Edition".

He's your go to guy for adventures that actually expect you to have a full and complete understanding of d20 high-level spells.

He enjoys/ed creating challenges you needed a specific combination of magic to overcome.

This notion of "you can have an all-martial party just fine" is completely alien to him

So yes indeed, it's an "expression" of 3rd edition rules!
 

Nebulous

Hero
I do wonder how it will differ in the 5e transition, although i doubt it will be enough for me to buy another 600+ page volume I won't use. But I do love the setting! I should dig through my old boxes and take a look at it.
 

Todd Roybark

Explorer
Also you got to keep track of many more NPCs and facilities than on the countryside.
That is game specific, Pixie Groves, Elven woods, Centaur plains, might have a great number of NPCs.

Being able to Speak w/ Animals via spell, race or other feature is not difficult so any game can turn into Bambi real quick.😜
 

Coroc

Adventurer
That is game specific, Pixie Groves, Elven woods, Centaur plains, might have a great number of NPCs.

Being able to Speak w/ Animals via spell, race or other feature is not difficult so any game can turn into Bambi real quick.😜
As long as it is only Bambi and not my little pony ...
 

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