Saturday, February 13, 2016
Well after a long hiatus, I actually got to game last night. The really cool part is that I was able to be a player, I wind up DMing 99.9% of the time, so this was a real treat for me. the other great part is I got to play in an OSR game, Labyrinth Lord! This was especially cool for me, when I do get to play as a player it is in the more modern systems; 3.x, Pathfinder, 5E, so this was an unexpected treat. We had originally planned on playing 5E but due to work and life stuff, we opted to go with an old school simpler game. The DM did a fantastic job and most of the players were experienced, skilled role players. I think the DM was using a modified published module, but the way he was pulling stuff out of Dungeon Alphabet, I have no idea what published adventure it originally was, it was fantastic! Beware of magical streams and fountains! The group have all played most editions of D&D and many other RPG's, so we brought a lot of experience to the table. The teamwork was great, and we were able to overcome some tough encounters using teamwork and strategy. Several players had just recently played Pathfinder, and they commented how much more lethal and gritty LL felt to them, I agreed with them, we had MANY close calls last night, and missed a TPK by the skin of our teeth, IT WAS AWESOME! Mind you I'm not knocking other games, I've had a blast playing Pathfinder, 5E and other stuff over the years, but something about this session just really clicked for me. We are planning on playing again next week, I can't wait!