I'll admit it's been awhile since I've ACTUALLY done anything with my 'normal' T&T characters. Minimum 2 years atleast, but after a week of getting reacquainted with MS&PE's and running the 3 solo's I have for it, I decided this next week would be T&T time. So out came all my stuff; 2 big binders of solo's, the book of the SA solo's and my rule book. Had to pull them all just to collect all my character sheets and sort them out.
First pile was easy as they were my youngest son's that he left behind when he joined the Navy. Then I had to sort mine; my Blue Frog Tavern character, the 2 from running quests here, 1 from the Facebook quest and finally the one's I was looking for; my PnP characters for my solo adventures.
Found a couple I'd totally forgotten about, 1 that was a LOT higher in levels than probably should be (or did I really play him that much all those years ago when I first got my T&T stuff) and my 2 low level guys I was thinking of when I pulled my stuff out.
So I wouldn't repeat play I had noted down on the bottom of the sheets those adventures I've played and there at the bottom of my main was the note; 'No Rest for the Weary at War' para 18. Seems I stopped in the middle of a game (well I was really sick back then) and just never got back to it. So I'll be picking up where I left off.
Now I remember why my playing records been so spotty. Yes I have 2 big binders of purchased T&T solo's, but from looking them over they're all for characters with add's a lot higher than a starting character has and that's put me off from playing them in the past.
I've got quite a collection of one's I've pulled from the internet or from Trollszine fanzine, plus the one's from the SA magazines and those are all for lower add characters so after I work through those, I'll have a go at the purchased one's and see how I make out.
Is there ever such an uplifting moment as when you find the character sheet from some long-forgotten alter ego? The nostalgia of rediscovering that hobbit rogue who scraped through Sword for Hire or the dwarf whose STR was still only 12 after doubling? Have fun nebless and do let us know how you get on
Oh yes, there sure is. My main surprise was when I looked at my high level character. Now I've always used just a select few names, but for some reason he's got a name I can't for the life of me remember picking out or even where it came from. Kind of a shock actually, kind of a fun name (Eysteinn the Squinter), but a bit of a 'huh?' moment.
I will say I'm of the opinion that the magazine one's probably were never intended to be played as a 'campaign' by the same character as some of the AP numbers, loot etc.... seem a bit much; like making it through Kingmaker and being rewarded with 5 warrior companions for life or getting 5000 gp for delivering a letter. I'm ignoring the money rewards and really cutting back on some of the other rewards (I passed on the companions.
Also while the magazine one's made sense playing them during some downtime moments while I was in the Navy (i.e. not paying a whole lot of attention to what was going on), now that I'm having the time to really play them some seem a bit choppy, I guess you could say. While my narrative flow in Gold Dust, Red Death made sense; get caught, turn informer, double cross the guards, Circle of Ice didn't; take job, head north, explore a room and somehow just by exploring the room trigger global warming and finish just like that in 4 paragraph's. That one was so abrupt I went back and ran through the para's again to make sure I hadn't missed something or read the wrong para, but nope, I was right and the Dark Lords of the Abyss were quite pleased with my work.
I've made it through all the one's from the old SA magazines getting my guy almost up to level 4 and am now starting on my printed out one's.