In retrospect Jul 11, 2012 7:01:08 GMT -5
Post by Scott on Jul 11, 2012 7:01:08 GMT -5
I've been running some adventures in the East Mark, and I've been thinking about the project as a whole. Yggsburgh, Dark Chateau, the Upper Works, I really like the material. One major flaw is the set up for low level adventurers. The Upper Works and Dark Chateau are both filled with excellent low level adventure material, but their placement within the setting is bad. Travelling 20 or so miles at a time, being forced to camp in the wilderness with frequent wandering monster checks is killer for starting parties. When Gary was running his East Mark playtest group, he had the players roll up players in the 5th level range, and that's sort of the feel for the whole setting, with these two low level adventure settings placed in locations that should be almost impossible for low level PCs to adventure in without some fudging. The whole purpose of all this pre-dungeons work was to have a complete campaign setting for the PCs to interact with, but it kind of lacking in that aspect.