Post by castiglione on Mar 26, 2008 20:00:10 GMT -5
Oh, BTW - on-topic: Buffalo Castle can be a deathtrap, too, particularly for 1st-level delvers and if you roll really bad on that Wandering Monster chart.
I think, and I could be wrong here, that Buffalo Castle was created for earlier editions of T&T, and never got re-vamped to fit the 5th ed. playing rules.
It actually got "re-vamped" (text not altered BUT "please add 10 to all MR's" added in beginning) and then "re-re-vamped" (text altered slightly - mainly to make values of weapons fall in line with 5th edition rules - but the "please add 10 to all MR's" was removed for balance reasons). I have a copy of Labyrinth with the "soft yellow" cover and it has the "please add 10 to all MR's" in it.
The blurb to add 10 to all MR's to "convert" solos written for the early edition rules when playing them with the 5th edition rules was later dropped by Flying Buffalo for some of the solos when they realized the impact on play balance it had on certain solos (which had been "balanced" for play with the early edition rules). I actually recall an article which I believed was published in Sorcerer's Apprentice where they basically advise players to ignore the previous advisory and just play the solos as-is and just advise dice and adds of weapons described (basically, in many cases, the "fix" of adding 10 to all MR's did more harm than good).
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