Each of us started with a 500gc warband & we are only using the casters from the original book. The expectation is that as we progress & the expansions are added, those troops, creatures & spells will also.
I have asked the players to come up with names for all of their soldiers. This didn't happen, though my hope is, that after seeing the AAR from our first game, they will put more thought into it.
We are indeed using some house rules for this campaign. Some of which are
1) experience awarded for soldier kills,
2) fall damage for those silly enough not to spend an action climbing down,
3) a creature spawn every turn
4) random direction/distance for creature spawn on a treasure roll of 16-20
The initial warbands who braved the first game are as follows;
The Elementalist Maximilian & his Apprentice Ludvig (Chen-song)
The Elementalist Mario & his Apprentice Toad (Alan)
The Witch Ulrich & his Apprentice Grinley
The Elementalist Bob & his Apprentice Timmy (Scott)
The Enchanter Eben & his Apprentice Maul (Terry aka me)
Now onto the adventure...
Thus ended our first foray before the walls of Felstad. Surprisingly, there were no deaths & I believe only 2 soldiers suffering an injury to miss next game.
Some of the further background on the scenario. The caravan was attacked by barbarians who have yet to be seen (yes they are from the most recent expansion & are a mystery to the Wizard's). Though most of the valuables had been plundered, there remained on each cart/wagon 1 treasure that would be rolled for as normal. An additional 2 treasures per warband were placed normally & each of these would be at a -5 to the dice roll to determine what they held.
The results were as follows;
Mario - 480xp, 280gc, Ring of Will, Amulet of Resistance, Bow (+1 Shoot), Grimoire of Awareness. Base - Inn.
Ulrich - 240xp, 251gc, Staff of Power (3). Base - Treasury
Bob - 410xp, 530gc, Dagger (+1 Dam), Dagger (+1 Fight), Grimoire of Curse.
Base - Laboratory
Maximilian - 320xp, 550gc, Gloves of Strength (+2 Dam), Scrolls - Wall, Shield. I didn't get the base for this band.
Eben - 260xp, 70gc, Bow (+2 Dam), Potions - Toughness, Healing. Base - Library
The highest level wizard will be the featured characters on the cover for the next scenario.
It's my hope that some of the other fellows, who although they cannot commit to the campaign, may come out for a game or 2 as guest warbands to enjoy the social gathering this game has inspired.
Thanks for reading.