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Super Caves of Chaos Explore

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Recently I have been champing at the bit to both play Super Dungeon Explore and run a group through B2 The Keep on the Borderlands.  And then the other day it hit me: why not do both at the same time?

I would need to figure out ahead of time where the generators went in each cave and what ratio of the appropriate monster type each of them spawned.  I would also have to make cave-specific treasure decks.  I think I would start by trying to convert the seven basic classes in B/X D&D to their SDE equivalents though.

My only real concern is that by using dungeon tiles or a battlemat and D&D minis, the game may lose a lot of the ambiance that makes SDE what it is.  Will the mechanics alone be enough to retain its charm?  Or will it just create a watered-down and farcical version of Basic D&D?

If I can do it right though, maybe it will be a very entertaining way to experience the Caves of Chaos…

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