44 – Let’s Play Deep Carbon Observatory (Part 5 ) – Slide to the Bacterial Mat

We prepare to enter the ruined dam.

Out of Context D&D: “Do you want his face so that we can open the grate?”

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Get DCO and a ton of other OSR stuff for cheap

Check out the OSR + 4 Bundle of Holding: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/OSR4

In addition to all the other awesome stuff in it (I can personally vouch for almost every item), you can pick up Deep Carbon Observatory, which I hear some people have been playing recently . . .



How to Prep for running Deep Carbon Observatory

how i prepped for deep carbon observatory


Deep Carbon Observatory is a great module, but it’s missing an important component. The content is fresh and interesting and not the same “there’s a cult and you have to stop it” thing you always see in WotC’s stuff. It’s got it’s own thing going. It treats you like an adult.

20170711 Update: added pictures of minimaps and annotations. Linked to Claytonian’s version of the dungeon map.


The UX needs work. (But, really, that’s unremarkable. Most modules suffer from the same flaw and require the same work to deal with.)

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43 – Let’s Play Deep Carbon Observatory (Part 4) – Does It Have Bones?

We talk about our experience playing LotFP at DragonCon 2016 in more detail before getting to the actual play. Oh, and also before the actual play, we chat about video games (Doom, Grim Dawn, Dark Souls 3) and other media. Our lovely tour through the ruins of the valley continues, and we wind up at the foot of the broken dam. AP starts at 17:07.

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