|#1ra-arronApr 22, 2004 22:17:40||Ello all darksun people and geeks out there im new to the boards im more of a troll and i read everything i can. Darksun has drugged me with its theme and story i will try to run a new game in this setting and i have few ideas and even less real understanding of the setting besides what i have read here and athas.org one small bit i cant find i seem to rember from way back is what level to start at? Btw thanks for all the imput and time you all spend on this it is very helpfull|
|#2Shei-NadApr 22, 2004 22:25:03||Traditionnally, Dark Sun campaigns started at level 3. However, there's no reason, especially in 3e, not to start at level 1, or any level higher.|
|#3ra-arronApr 22, 2004 22:46:56||Thank you im sure you have read the new duengon what level would you start that party at with some tweeking from athas.org stuff i think i can make it work|
|#4xlorepdarkhelm_dupApr 23, 2004 0:05:49||I start at the lowest possible level (due to LA/monster HD's of certian races) based on the group For most of the races, this means it's level 1. However, the extreme examples of Thri-Kreen & Half-Giants, with their 2 HD and 1 LA each (for a total of +3 ECL), I start at level 3 - which means that starting Thri-Kreen and Half Giants in my campaigns don't get a class when they begin, but have to wait until the next level to finally get a "class" level Bear in mind - that races with only a LA, and no monster Hit Dice, I have to start them 1 level higher than their LA (so that they have 1 level) (which means that a Mul, which is LA +1, and a group of humans & elves would start at ECL 2 for the Mul (1 class level) and level 2 for the rest).|
|#5Shei-NadApr 23, 2004 15:11:29|
Thank you im sure you have read the new duengon what level would you start that party at with some tweeking from athas.org stuff i think i can make it work
Heh! Who needs sentences anyways! :D Just kidding, but that a lot of ideas cramed up in a short statement!
I will personally not be using Dragon Magazines conversion, because its simply not very good. To see some reasons why, take a look at the mega thread on the subject somewhere here, with over 9000 hits and 260 posts!
However, I still start my Dark Sun games at 3rd level. Specific reasons include using that old aspect of Dark Sun, me thinking its a good not-too-weak-not-too-experienced level and allowing players to play all core races (with HGs and TKs as ECL 3 races).
Oh, and I'm going to go get my Dungeon issue this very night. It just got in at the store I buy my RPG things. I don't know the adventure much, aside from what people described of it. (it looks like a good intro adventure though)