Friday, January 27, 2012

Purple Mountain Nears An End

Last week Friday we had another session in Purple Mountain, pretty much ending our play of the first level.  They gathered the loot of the fallen cult leader and his minions, explored the split-level "Swarming Zone", and killed the mighty throach - a scorpion without pincers that implants eggs into its victims.  While the PCs haven't cleared the entire Temple of the Locust Lord, the areas that are left are mostly rooms that they failed to discover due to secret doors.  I will likely allow them one last foray to see if they can locate the main treasure room and then we will wrap it up.

I will be posting some of my conversion notes in the near future.  Before actual play began I converted all of the dungeon text and about half of the monsters, spells, et cetera, in the appendices.  As I noted in a prior post, this was very time consuming and not something I am used to having to do.  If I used material from other game systems in the past I usually do so on the fly.  I wanted to formally go through that process in its entirety in this case but never completely finished the process.  Having tried it, I am reinforced with my prior philosophy, widely held in the OSR, that a minimum of preparation is the way to go.