The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: OPEN BAR: It's actually about ethics in fictional bars« on: October 10, 2015, 12:52:45 am »
Fuck you, WotC, for publishing and supporting in organized play an untenable adventure path.
I'm going through Rage of Demons right now, in their Adventure League official play thing. At 3rd level (the level we are supposed to be at this point in the adventure), we run into Demogorgon. The actual Demogorgon. (Demon Prince, CR 26 in case you aren't familiar with the Faerun setting). I got hit by his thing that casts Feeble Mind on you if you fall unconcious to it. Needless to say, I failed the save. So now, according to the league rules for playing through Rage of Demons, I have to spend the next 26 (at least) in game days crossing some underground lake in a boat, and the DM has to make 2 random encounter roles per day because the book says so, and the league rules say you can't skip it, as a vegetable. And then we have to find someone willing to cast Greater Rest., Heal or Wish on the cheap because we're broke (started campaign with NO GEAR, all the stuff we acquired got stolen in final encounter today) and I sure as hell can't make an Intelligence save to, ahah, save my life. Not with Int being my dump stat.
Thanks, WotC, for hiring a shitty writer and making it harder to play through. And this is not the only shitty thing we've run across, either. 26 miles of spider web path, a random encounter every 500 feet. You read that correctly, MILES and FEET, respectively, with encounters like 12 giant spiders, purple worms plural, magic Chernobyl zones that force wisdom saves or gain insanity. This adventure is complete shit, I wish it didn't have such a good story so that I don't care if there's a party wipe and no one gets to finish.
Also, league rules for this adventure say that there's no resurrecting, even if you aren't 5th level+ and have a faction. Fuck them in the ear.
In the last 7 sessions, ther's been 15 (no hyperbole) casualties including mine, and those are including the NPCs we have to pick up if we get killed. My GM is fair and not one who goes around intentionally killing people because it's funny.
I don't play league, so pardon my ignorance, but can't you roll up a new guy? It has to be less trouble than this bullshit.
That's the thing, isn't it. The adventure doesn't scale to party level. Continuing to roll new characters, while possible, is also frowned on sort of by the league rules for this adventure but not VERBOTEN! (this is the only adventure that's this dicks about everything), and also makes it harder to get through to the end.
My GM is letting me play the svirfneblin wererat NPC with 2 levels of Barbar. He thinks it's fair because seriously, all the dicks.
On the plus side of all this, wererat barbarian!