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Minimum & optiomal # of PCs for Core book adventure...

Post by NIÑO » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:06 am

Hello:

Planning on running the "Into the World of..." adventure from the Qin corebook. Alas! I see no notes on the optimal or minimum # of PCs to successfully run it. How many PCs would you say it need to be safely enjoyed?


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Re: Minimum & optiomal # of PCs for Core book adventure...

Post by Corone » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:08 am

I'd say it was pretty much the standard.
A group of 4-6 characters would be ideal,
but less than that should be fine if you take it a little easier on them occasionally. :)
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Re: Minimum & optiomal # of PCs for Core book adventure...

Post by NIÑO » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:41 am

Thanks for the answer, Mr C!

I was planning running it w/2, but bumping 'em in experience... Mebbe that'll help level things?


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PS: I see no needed special PC "roles/occupations" specified in the adventure... True?

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Re: Minimum & optiomal # of PCs for Core book adventure...

Post by NIÑO » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:45 pm

...Err, Mr C, anyone? Ferris, anyone?


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Re: Minimum & optiomal # of PCs for Core book adventure...

Post by Jay_NOLA » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:25 pm

4-6 is what I would go with.

Most RPG adventures tend to be written for 6 players.

I didn't see any special requirement PC wise in that adventure. The adventure is the beginning of the main campaign of adventures that runs in the other Qin books, so I would advise you to look at them too before you run it.

They have on the French forums a timeline that shows how all the adventures in all the Qin books and various French fan ones fit together as I recall.

I've personally held off from running it till more of the Qin books get released in English because of that it was part of a larger campaign and I wanted to makes sure any future games, etc. would not cause a problem.

Also, if you do run the adventure sure that Red Beak lives and escapes at the end even if you have to to fudge dice results, etc. to do this. The character is important to the main campaign and shows up again in the a future adventure from what I remember reading.

Some of the future main campaign scenarios are set to take place at very specific points and locations in time too so do be aware of this if you are planning on a campaign.
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Re: Minimum & optiomal # of PCs for Core book adventure...

Post by Corone » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:34 pm

Sorry, I missed the question! My fault :)

Pretty much what Jay says.
You should be alright with a party that have the usual good mix of skills,
although nothing should be essential.

The campaign is pretty organised, and the first part is on the way next.
However, as long as you don't kill any of the main NPCs you should find adventures in between are ok. :)
There is a little time between each and there are plenty of adventures you can do that won't affect the timeline.
(such as dealing with monsters, bandits and ghosts)
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Re: Minimum & optiomal # of PCs for Core book adventure...

Post by NIÑO » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:12 pm

Hiyas again:

So, you would not run it w/only 2 PCs?

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Re: Minimum & optiomal # of PCs for Core book adventure...

Post by Jay_NOLA » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:10 pm

You could do it with 2 but your going to have to make sure that the characters have a good mix of skills and you may need to adjust things.

You want to have a copy of all the PCs characters a few days before you decide to run it.

Use the copy of the characters and do test runs through the combat encounters a bout 2 or 3 times each with them. Make any choices based on how you think the PCs will react most likely.

Check to see if they are missing any skills, etc. you think they will need.

Now you adjust things based on how things went in your testing and decide if you can run the adventure.

Do further testing to see if any further adjustments are needed.

It is definitely doable to be able to play the adventures that have been published in English with just 2 PCs but you are going to have to adjust things.

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Re: Minimum & optiomal # of PCs for Core book adventure...

Post by NIÑO » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:16 am

Hiyas!


Hey there J, THANKS for the advice!


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