RPGA Events at GameStorm 10

Living GreyHawkI played in my first RPGA event during GameStorm 10. I played a first level druid in the Living GreyHawk campaign. They had a few introductory modules running at the convention so I figured it was the perfect time to try it out.

The introductory modules are designed for first level characters only and I was a bit nervous that there wouldn’t be enough players for get a table started. The RPGA coordinator, Robert, did a great job though mustering the tables and when it was all said and done we had a full table for our first adventure.

The game had a little different feel to it than the Living Arcanis games I’d played. It’s difficult to put into words but I think I’d have to say it had a trace amount more adventure than role play compared to Arcanis modules. This could have been mostly due to the nature of a starting module but I’m not entirely convinced of that.

I did have a gripe though and I hope they address with the upcoming Living Forgotten Realms setting. For a character to advance to level two they need 1000 experience points. The introductory module gave 450 experience points. After discussing it with the other players it turns out that though some of the other modules will allow a level one character the chances of survival are slim. The common practice is to play in more than one introductory module.

To that end I played my Druid three times during the convention and all three times were introductory modules. I do now have a level two Druid which will help but it didn’t leave me enough time for some of the other things I wanted to do at the convention. In stark comparison a typical starting Living Arcanis module will give you enough experience to move right into level two and the meat of the story line.

GreyHawk was a great setting and I really did enjoy myself. I just wish I could have progressed a little faster so that I could have explored it more.

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