Last night's session
was an absolutely marathon battle as the group assaulted the Saintsbridge Gate and began the Battle of the Vale.
Rather than play by the Victory Conditions laid out in the module, I stocked the fort with nearly seventy defenders and the group battled them all with not only the PCs but also the PC allies. It took us over four hours to play through twenty-two combat rounds in which over eighty characters took a turn in each round. Without MapTool it would have been impossible, even then it was an ordeal.
It was a brutally difficult fight with the PC characters acting largely as healing batteries (our brick was AWOL) while the allies slowly whittled down the defenders.
The group split into two parties to assault from different directions and there ended up being three separate main battles with fortress reinforcements arriving at regular intervals. The group lost a number of allies but no PCs.
There is no rest in Way of the Wicked
! The counterattacks begin immediately.
Tom LibermanSword and Sorcery fantasy with a Libertarian Ideology
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