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vegeta7835
Mortal
(9/29/03 4:07 pm)
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ToEE into RTTOEE
will my mission flow smoothly (story wise alone) if I start characters off with the original Temple of Elemental Evil (but converting it to 3.5) and then after they finish that, have them go into Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil? But have it be, like, a few years since their last mission. What do you think?

arcane12
Memunite
(9/29/03 4:43 pm)
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Re: ToEE into RTTOEE
( I think it would be about 12 years ;) )

Hmm, they would get a little bit much info to start with (depending on how much they find out in the first game) and would run straight over the first couple of areas, unless you scale them up or scale the first ToEE run down. (for instance the new computer game takes a party up to 10th, and RtTToEE is supposed to start at 4th) I think it would eventually even out, but don't expect much of a challege for the party untill they hit the outer fane!

vegeta7835
Mortal
(9/29/03 5:20 pm)
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Re: ToEE into RTTOEE
Oh, I was under the impression that running ToEE will only bring the party to level 4. Guess I read THAT wrong, lol
:lol

arcane12
Memunite
(9/29/03 7:19 pm)
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Re: ToEE into RTTOEE
do you have a converted to thrid ed version or the origional? The origional was meant to go from levels 1 - 11, but third ed levels are a little lower (1-11 translates to 1-8ish?)

However you could be refering to something else that I am unaware of? (make sure we are on the same page :) )

KnightOfRound 
Mortal
(9/29/03 8:10 pm)
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Re: ToEE into RTTOEE
Uh, I think you got it the other way around there arcane. I've found that in general, groups tend to level up faster in 3rd edition than they do in 2nd. I'd say a level 11 in 2nd approximately equals a level 13, maybe 14 in 2nd, but thats just my opinion.

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Infiniti2000
Cherub
(9/30/03 6:11 am)
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Re: ToEE into RTTOEE
I thought the original went from levels 1-8, not to 11. In any case, you'll find your group too high level after the original, but it might not be so bad if you want to drop the CRM and the moathouse.

Kenmis
Memunite
(10/3/03 5:12 pm)
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Re: ToEE into RTTOEE
You might want to look into just having your players play the new RtToEE computer game. It'll take less time, and then your players will already have great visual ideas for the area and the full backstory already!

On top of that, the orginal model takes you way past 4th level, as these guys already said. If you do BOTH, you'll have to convert ALL of the original (unless you get a converted one) and then scale up the ENTIRE new adventure for the higher level players. That's a LOT of work on your part.

On top of that, the party might very well top out at 20th level after everything is said and done. Are you sure you want the ToEE and the Cult of tharizdun to be the main (if not only) focus of your campaign? I'd recomend a bit more variety than that. For example, my party went Sunless Citadel -> Home brew adventure ->RttToEE -> heart of nightfang spire -> more RttToEE -> Demon God's Fane -> Bastion of broken souls.

So with that, there are two over-arching plots that the charactors have going on all the way from 1-20. I found that with my players they got sick of fighting clerics and cultists, so the changes of pace from the other adventures were very welcome.

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