Hellmouth Chronicles #59 - Plan ahead

Plan ahead

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Jhn Jhn said:

Yeah, in modern games, one kid out of five is a wannabe hacker able to introduce in FBI servers… Too bad Ephy put only one point in computing.

About Sally's sketch on the map:
Purple is for the vanquished vampires, green is her pawn with her sight cone, the red dot is the big bad et the arrown is seamingly the way he came from.

5th Feb 2019, 8:00 PM


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OK, secret door in that crypt, not much of a stretch (and I can see how playing the game at the table makes a difference from "just" seeing the stills) - cool :)

(Actually, I was thinking a bit about it at the end of the last page and came this far: One entrance must be near the graveyard and maybe there is another one near or in the Bronze club." It seemed to be too thin to be useful. But they found an entrance even they can't use it yet, that's something :) )

Nice map, btw.!

7th Feb 2019, 11:09 PM


Jhn Jhn

I've rewatch the scenes with this crypt a dozen times while I was drawing to have something that match well and can look like a battlemap I would use during a game.

I won't do this for all battles, but it was fun and I think I might do it again for major scenes if it serves the comic.

15th Feb 2019, 1:27 PM


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In the first group I played our GM put a very high amount of effort into maps, once we were using a little river-ship for one(!) journey and he made a detailed map of it. While it was great to have everybody's imagination not go wild about where something is, we were mostly being up on deck and didn't need the map of the lower deck at all. But if something had happened on the lower deck, the map would have been there to remove all differences about positions.

It also depends on how much the players trust the GM. Back then, we let the GM do all the narration and let him "place" the characters and then the players acted on that. It worked well enough :)

For a large dungeon like the sewers(?) I would totally do it as a GM, if possible one overview-map for me only and then many more-detailed pages of small parts of the sewers, about as much as the characters can see, to put one sheet at a time on the table. For certain battle scenes too. Maybe not all.

16th Feb 2019, 12:32 AM

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