Today I’ve played my second session at the Principality of Sandboxium.
The group is formed by a charismatic Mage with two hirelings, a Fighter, an Assasin, a Bladedancer and two dwarven cousins (Vaultguard and Craftpriest). The Mage obtained a map leading to an old fortress (Quasqueton) and there they went.
I used “B1: Into Search of the Unknown” as basis for the adventure. It was funny to populate the dungeon with monsters and treasure; level 1 is disputed by beastmen at the eastern side and undead at the western rooms and corridors. Level 2 is a Troglodyte/Kobold infested place.
They have explored half level 1, liberated some gnomes, killed some orcs/goblins/hobgoblins and had great fun. There were some tense moments when the fighter had to choose between letting some hobgoblins use their composite bows or make a bold charge against them. He charged, made some great rolls (and good use of the cleaving rules) and saved the day. He even survived the attack of a hobgoblin chief with a mace +1.
At Rogahn’s secret bedroom they found Melissa’s corpse. They recovered and buried it, and then went to the city again (indeed, to the Keep on the Borderlands) to sell, buy and reload.
Funny thing, just when they were leaving the dungeon, the group was attacked by a group of wandering orcs when they were low on hit points and spells. But then, the Mage, who can speak Orcish, actually talked to the orcs, saying they have killed their hobgoblin masters and they were willing to leave the fortress without a fight. And then it was the moment to use that great Reaction table :D. I rolled, and the result wasn’t inmediate fight; I ruled the orcs replyed to the Mage politely (for an orc) and retreated. I loved that!
Now, the group has rested and is again at Quasqueton’s gates. And this time, they have a cart, a group of 0-level workers… and they are committed to take that great marble statue worth 5,000 gold pieces they found in their last visit!
It’s being a great campaign ;).