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[D&D4E] Forum Tourney Game: Dungeons & Dragons & Diablo
I had this idea the other night and wanted to gauge interest and bounce a few ideas off the forum before I put too much effort into working it into reality.
I was thinking or running a pure slay and loot game on the forum. Pairs (maybe threes) of adventurers to keep things fast paced. Just strings of random single room adventures with random enemies, random traps and random loot. See how far you can get before you die horribly and the next team gets to try and beat you!
Mechanics wise I was thinking to follow the DMG given ratios of encounter levels, loot tables etc. Purely random items but nothing you aren't proficient in and no wands for barbarians etc.
I'm thinking simplify XP into a level up every 10 rooms. A haven for an extended rest/magic dungeon shop every 5 rooms (but no back tracking to a previous one).
Also once things are up and running there's nothing to stop someone else running another game simultaneously with the same rules. We could get a proper high score table and everything.
(a) Good idea / Bad idea?
(b) Anything you can think of that I have failed to take into account?