There Is No Cow Level

This entry is part 25 of 42 in San Check

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Ancient, rotting texts were everywhere; water damaged books with broken spines were open on every flat surface and yellowed scrolls were unfurled over the backs of chairs. The room was permeated with a moldy smell of rotting paper in the Patriarch’s main study in the Temple of Pelor. – LFH Tomb of Alaxis

Two birthdays later, while feeding the ducks at the park . . .

DM: Oh, Labyrinth Lord! Duh! We’ll just use LL when I’m writing about your games.
Sue: I like that. What are you going to use? Jon?
DM: I was thinking Jay. Both J names, heh.

Sue DMed our Labyrinth Lord playtest in April. I gave her some general tips, but nothing heavy.

Since then she has run three games.

DM: So do you like it?
LL:  Yes, I enjoy DMing. It was fun watching how you guys reacted to what I threw at you.
DM: Any dislikes?
LL: What I didn’t like was having to constantly look back at my notes. I felt I should have memorized them.
DM: Would you have done anything differently?
LL: If I could have done anything differently, I would have let the secret door be and not dropped hints that it was there. Also, I wish I wasn’t so stubborn on not changing the random encounter roll. I would have made the poor cow an angry beast.
DM: I liked that you stuck with what the dice rolled. I think it’s fun finding creative ways to explain the dice. Besides, how many people can say they’ve been to the Secret Cow Level of a dungeon?

In his haste to take the book he bumped into the desk, rocking a single white burning candle that illuminated his study. Wax spilled on some of the papers he had been looking over.The Magic Candle

Delve - San Check - TOC
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  1. You know, for kids!
  2. Digger, Please!
  3. Semantic Railroads
  4. Mapping Progress
  5. Honeymoon Adventure
  6. No One Games in a Vacuum
  7. House Rules, You’re Doing It Wrong!
  8. WotC’s Poisoned Apple
  9. Oh Shit Run – An Outside Perspective
  10. Greyhawk Campaigns
  11. Nostalgia Vomit
  12. Dicing with Dinosaurs
  13. The Eye of the Dragon
  14. What Did You Do Over the Summer?
  15. It’s Like Cops and Robbers, but with Dice!
  16. Emergent Death or Why Losing Is Fun!
  17. How to Train Your Delvers (More WotC Snark)
  18. WotC’s Babel Fish
  19. More Nostalgia Vomit
  20. Fantasy Fighting
  21. Fighting Fantasy
  22. The Delvers 1985
  23. From Weird WotC to the creator of Giant Space Hamsters
  24. The Daedalus Complex
  25. There Is No Cow Level
  26. Double-decker Bologna Sandwich!
  27. It is Not a Secret Door if You Tell Me
  28. All Apologies
  29. Be the First to Solve the Mystery and Claim the Dungeon Treasure!
  30. Dungeon Treasure & Hidden Treasure
  31. You Unlock this Door with the Key of Imagination
  32. The Answer to the Mystery at The Delvers
  33. The First Keeper
  34. Sandbox Apophenia
  35. Nearly Enough Dice – Interview
  36. The State of The Delvers
  37. Vicariously Join Two Girls and Their Mom Around the Gaming Table
  38. Cassette Cover Art
  39. Bastion of the Boglings
  40. WotC Piss and the Last Boy Scout
  41. Campaign Timeline
  42. B4: The Lost City


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