Sundered Empires Session Report 40-Wonders of the Valanorn

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Fragments of Kaenan-Tal’s journal…as discovered many centuries later.  It was an interesting experiment by the player to change up how he recorded the events of the session.  This was one of those roleplaying heavy sessions where no one rolled any dice but instead they spent a lot of time… frolicking.

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Sundered Empires Session Report 39-Forest of the Valanorn

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A journal from Kaenan-Tal’s perspective.  A new wonder is discovered in this otherwise dying world, as well as the scope of the tragedy that has gone before.

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Sundered Empires Session Report 38-The Dead God Awakens

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A journal from Klangor’s perspective.  For a paladin, it’s interesting in its…liberalness with some of the events.

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Sundered Empires Session Report 37-Shrine of He Who Watches

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Sorry, spoke too soon.  Still the omniscient Judge here.  We’ll be back to the journals next week…

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Sundered Empires Session Report 36-Teleportation Tower

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The journal writing player missed out this one, so it’s back to me.  But next time we’ll be back to that.

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The Meaning of Higher Levels

Alex wrote an excellent blog post about levels in ACKS and what they mean/where they sit in the distribution of power.  You can read it and it’s copious examples here.

Done?  Good.  Now, it’s fits brilliantly with ACKS and B/X assuming a world in which 14 is the absolute limit.

But what if it isn’t?

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Sundered Empires Session Report 35

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At this point, one of my players started writing in character journals that I thought were quite good.  Now, they are from that character’s perspective and are sometimes missing important details (either willfully or just because the character wasn’t present).  This has proven invaluble to me as I’ve needed more time to focus on a writing project I’m doing for Autarch.  I’ll try to give commentary as we go.

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Sundered Empires Session Report 34

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In between this session and the last one, there was a large degree of roleplaying that I ran via email as the party interrogated the captives and tried to learn more about what was going on here.  They also realized, after awhile, that Jayna was missing.  This session began with a few of the party disappearing in a cloud of amber smoke.  It looked and felt somewhat different from how it had previously, but the party was glad to see that at least that seemed to work all right.  Long Tom took it as proof that this place was merely a ‘room’ in the house, that they’d never left the house at all and the wizards were still messing with them.

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Sundered Empires Session Report 33

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Long Tom and Lucian appeared in the fortune telling parlor and Long Tom decided to draw two cards.  He drew the thief like figure and he drew Ruin, meaning he lost all his material wealth.  Literally tens of thousands of gold (and half his house) disappeared in a puff of smoke, leaving the priest shocked and angry.

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Sundered Empires Session Report 32

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When they reappeared in the drawing room, Kanen-Tal and his crew had joined them.  Upon hearing and seeing the value of the cards, he wanted nothing to do with the obviously ‘Chaotic artifact’ but the others kind of chided him to take a try.

Remember boys and girls, never give into peer pressure where a Deck of Many Things is involved!

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