For the past few days, I have been testing out Dragonbones a very light hack fantasy RPG ( two pages). The author suggests going to SRD online (old school/OSR) to look up stats for monsters, spells for magic-users etc.. I tried that at first, but I found it easier to look stuff up in my D&D 3.5 books. I created five characters and I soloed this with The FlexTale Adventuring Toolkit (612 pages). This RPG system does speed up combat which gives you more time to explore and loot. Oh, and I did want a more interesting dungeon, so I used Castle Oldskull- Oldskull Dungeon Generator (same place, 83 pages).
So, the characters picked up their quest in the town and were at the dungeon a few hours later. Josair the chaos wizard wanted to cast spells during the first day of adventuring, but the other four characters would not let him to do so. They had heard some horrible stories about chaos magic. When they were wounded and out of spells, they headed back to town, but ran into a zombie soldier (which they killed). The spent the night at the inn and headed back to the dungeon. During the second day they discovered a magic wardrobe. It gave Josair an extra spell slot for that day. He went ahead (without permission) and cast a spell at a bat swarm. It ended up being the spell inspiration. He then grabbed some of his sand (a spell component) and started throwing it around. The bats did not like that, so the bats exited the dungeon. Later, they found a firepit which made a noise when they got close to it. They all gained some experience. Well, that has never happened to me before. When Verena the thief checked out a locked treasure chest, she messed up and it started shrieking. After they found a bunch of heavy books, they packed them up and headed back to town. When they got there it was dark, but it was Market Day and everything was still open. They bought a small house. They went to it and asked Josair to cast a cleaning spell on it. He cast his spell and they all got a “bubbly” sensation. They were happy and did not care about the dirty surroundings. They celebrated and fell asleep. For the third day, they spend the entire day cleaning their new but used home. So, go adventuring and be sensible. Make wise investments. And try to keep your chaos wizards under control , , ,