Worldwide DnD Game Day for Monster Manual 2 makes me nervous!
The WWDDGD: MM2 site has a little blurb to attract you in to the adventure:
Journey Through the Silver Caves – A kobold wyrmpriest has stolen an ancient book of prophecy from the people of Albura, a fortress on the borderlands. The kobold has a dark plan for the book – and only you can stop him in time! An adventure for 5 pregenerated 5th-level characters.
I’d like to re-write that a little bit to be more realistic.
Everlasting Journey Through the Silver Caves of Many Many Monsters! – A kobold wyrmpriest and 48 of his friends have stolen an ancient book of prophecy from the people of Albura, a fortress on the borderlands. The kobold has a dark plan for the book – and maybe you can stop him in under 12 hours! An adventure for 5 pregenerated 5th-level characters who have cleared out their schedules for the next month or more.
I`m still not over my PTSD from WWDDGD for the Player’s Handbook 2. You may recall that the session at my local store turned in to 4 hours for -1- encounter. One of the problems during that session was that there were too many monsters which made combat super (dare I say..Uber?) long. Anyone see where I`m going with this?
If the game day is to showcase the Monster Manual 2, wouldn’t it be safe to assume that the encounters planned with be all full of new baddies for us to slay..which would just draw out the encounters? Are we forever doomed to have even mega-long combat encounters put forth by WotC themselves. Will this unravel space-time as we know it?!
Maybe I`m just placing too much value on WWDDGDs. For me, its fills two needs. 1) that I can get out of the house and play a little face-to-face D&D considering I play online only. 2) it allows me to play a character instead of DM`ing. Don’t get me wrong, I love to DM, but playing a character is fun too!
Regardless, I plan to reserve a slot for the day at my local store and let you folks know the results.