Post by davegibsongreyhawkdm on Dec 26, 2017 3:12:17 GMT -5
Here is my favorite VOH location, and a taste of why I greatly prefer the original VOH module to the edited in TOEE:
Inn of the Welcome Wench - Cellar:
7. Ashpit: The sweepings from the fireplace above are dumped down here from a chute above. They are gathered periodically for use in soap making or for fertilizer. Usually, ashes from the other fireplaces in the inn are stored here too, as there is a grinder and separator mechanism here - as well as no fire hazard since the place is entirely of stone or iron. (This area is included because curious player characters will have one hell of a time trying to find something worthwhile here).
There are players who dig at nothing and this serves as an example of a remedy but what might have worked in 1979 is a far cry from today's virtual world veteran feeling there is shit everywhere in a D&D game compared to the soulless "video-scape" of the latest electronic fantasy venture. Sometimes you just have to break the fourth wall and say,"Yo! Move your ass, people!"
Most everyone has heard my late 90's/early 2000's story of the post-modern take from a veteran D&D player (obviously well-versed in FR play; that I had off the street;bulletin board in game store) where they decided because my medieval detail was too medieval that the locals needed to have more fairy tale style freedom because, heaven forbid, we had actually started leaving town in one session.
I'm like the Billy Dee Williams of Dungeon Masters where I just want to get down into the "Death Star core" ASAP but be flexible enough to be able to give "Han" more time and do it as smoothly as possible.