Saturday, November 20, 2010

Playtesters Wanted...

I well know that the D&DWPS crew has its own distinctive way of doing things, so I'd like to test out a few of the location-based adventures that will be in the Vornheim City Kit on some other groups before unleashing them on the public.

The ones I most want to test are the higher-level locations, since those are the ones where chaos theory really takes hold and difficulty levels and survival rates can vary wildly from group to group.

So: if anybody out there wants to DM a mid-level adventure (4-10--which is a wide swath, I know, but a little playtesting may narrow it down) for their group and give me a report, write to me at zakzsmith at hot mail dawt calm. The adventures are relatively system-agnostic for D&D types I-III.5 and retroclones (they are playable in other systems but since I'm testing for design flaws here I'm sticking to the "native" systems for the playtest--if you play it in Warhammer or Type 4 and it comes out all wonky, that may be more your fault than mine).

I got two locations I'd like to test--specify in your email whether you want the more city-integrated leave-and-come-back-if-you-want location or the more dungeony one.

Also: I only want a handful of testers for each--I kinda would like to make it so that not everybody has seen parts of the kit before it comes out.

I can't pay you but if the Kit does well I may kick you some cash in a fit of largesse, and you'll get credited in the book.

12 comments:

Simon Forster said...

Sounds interesting. What sort of levels are they for?

Zak S said...

4-10

kelvingreen said...

Oh how annoying. My group is taking a break from our regular campaign for a couple of weeks, so I'm running a short game in the gap. It's already been chosen, but if the timing had worked out, I'd have signed up for this.

The next time I run something, it'll be back to my Rogue Trader campaign, and that's not going to work.

Arse.

Chris Lowrance said...

Emailing now.

Piaskownica M.P. said...

emailed

Mike said...

Sent an email, too.

LoneIslander said...

Wish I could do this but I'm short on time T_T

Erwin said...

Very nice. Looking forward to seeing more progress on this.

Think I'll try my hand at adapting it to type 4 in the near future.

SirAllen said...

Damn. Smack in the middle of Dark Tower for the next few months. Well, I guess I'll just be surprised when I buy it.

Christian Kolbe said...

The 3e group I am in might be interested. We are 4th level. We could play it up from 4 through 10. Just let me know.

Jim Pacek said...

I'm a little late to the party -- still looking for playtesters?

alzrius said...

Also just now noticing this, but my group may be able to do some playtesting using Pathfinder (which is sort of a "retroclone" of 3.5...kinda).

We're on hiatus for this week, and next week (which is my fault) but beyond that this might be a fun diversion from out weekly game.