Crystal Mountain Disaster (DH2S6)

Well, only half the characters died.

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Into the Pit of Sacrifice [OSR-isch adventure for download]

I said that I would make something that could be downloaded before the end of 2017, so I did. And It’s not even the 31st! I’m well on time.

Anyways, here it is, as a PDF:

I even made a verision for those that still use medieval units! (jk)

It’s vaguely written up for LotFP. It escalated a bit though… I started out with me just wanting to write down a little dungeon from my game, and it ended up as a 18-page (A5), 4000 words PDF with illustrations (or at least messy ink sketches) and stuff. Heh. Hope it’s worth something.

Feel free to drop a comment/email/message/whatever if you run it (or just read it/borrowed stuff from it).

Ranting on the Gold Standard / 5e Prices

I’ve been working a tad more on my huge table of prices and stuff.

Then I thought… if the king of France was playing D&D 5e in 1385, how many plate armors could he buy? As it turns out, using the entirety of the kingdom of France’s capital (including all taxes etc) for a year one could buy 2700 sets of plate armor.

A knight banneret (an “officer” or higher ranking knight) would need almost two full years of pay to buy a set, using the 5e price of 1500 gp. (The higher figure I found had them making around 860 gp per year… in full year-long service, I think?).

Theoretically, one gp in 1385 corresponds to around $3500 today. So the cost of plate armor in 5e would correspond to maybe 5 million USD. That seems quite a bit too much, compared to the 3-18 “gp” (livre / pound) that’s in the sources I’ve found.

Heh.