May 12, 2024


This week I read:

Roleplaying Games

The Halls of Arden Vul

After the disaster that was last week—in which half the party were slaughtered by endgame-level foes—we had a rather calmer session this week.

We began by recruiting a bunch of replacement retainers, sadly they didn’t manage to get the one with the best name (a goblin named “Cakewatcher”), but they did at least fill all the niches they were looking for: two frontline fighters, a spellcaster, a thief, and two porters. Then they set off back to the dungeon to go visit the fabled Forum of Set, by all accounts a wretched hive of scum, villainy, and commerce.

For some reason, the players very rarely carry cash on them, so when they got to the forum and were asked to pay the (very modest) entrance fee… they had to send half their people back. They also couldn’t actually buy anything while they were there. Oh well. At least a player did say “we really ought to start carrying more money”, so maybe—maybe—they’ll stop falling afoul of this problem everywhere they go.

Next time they want to try to join up two sections of their map which they know to be on the same dungeon level. “Just” joining up the map… I see after a year of Arden Vul, just how big the dungeon is hasn’t really sunk in.


I’ve been up to a few things this week: