16 Jan

Entombed with the Pharaohs, Part 3

We had our third session playing the module Entombed with the Pharaohs (from Paizo) this past weekend. Below is a session write up from Rachel and, obviously, it contains lots of spoilers for the module. Sadly, this session was not quite as enjoyable as the prior two but this was not entirely the fault of the module but, rather I think, the game system. I’ll briefly elaborate below. As always, my GM comments in [brackets and bold italics].

Oh, and I learned a valuable GMing lesson in this session. Never make brownies and serve them nice and warm at the START of a gaming session. Some of the players were a little too giddy with a sugar high as we started playing. 😉

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01 Jan

Entombed with the Pharaohs

As part of our process to reacquaint ourselves with d20 and Pathfinder in particular, we took up a mid-level adventure…Entombed with the Pharaohs. Now, obviously, there are going to be some definite spoilers below the break but I do just want to say that this module, written by Michael Kortes, has exactly what I love to find in a pre-published adventure. Although there is something of an “end-goal” involved with the module, it didn’t feel like an overly linear adventure. Instead, Mr. Kortes provided various NPCs, scenes, and tools to reach that end-goal but with enough openness that I’m guessing different groups will find this module play out quite differently. Exactly how I like a module to be written.

Below is the journal from our first session. It was nearly a month ago so I might have a few details wrong. Oh, but first, the characters…

  • Nuala, a 6th level elf rogue played by Rachel.
  • Kyra, a 6th level human cleric played by Bridgett.
  • Ezren, a 6th level human wizard played by RJ.
  • Nasir, a 6th level human fighter played by Todd.
  • Scott, a 6th level Sorcerer played by Austin.

Now on to what happened in the first session…obviously there are spoilers below for Entombed with the Pharaohs.

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