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Any TD'ers want to attempt to get a group or 2 together to run some RPEX?

I am hoping to run a couple runs of The Ogre's Lair on Friday and Golem's Puzzle on Sunday and then do 3 runs of The Dragon Cult on Saturday. I think TDC is the new one that was not at GHC way back when it last ran.
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jedibcg wrote: Any TD'ers want to attempt to get a group or 2 together to run some RPEX?

I am hoping to run a couple runs of The Ogre's Lair on Friday and Golem's Puzzle on Sunday and then do 3 runs of The Dragon Cult on Saturday. I think TDC is the new one that was not at GHC way back when it last ran.


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jedibcg wrote: Any TD'ers want to attempt to get a group or 2 together to run some RPEX?

I am hoping to run a couple runs of The Ogre's Lair on Friday and Golem's Puzzle on Sunday and then do 3 runs of The Dragon Cult on Saturday. I think TDC is the new one that was not at GHC way back when it last ran.


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Yep. I am not certain if you were planning on doing anything else so likely I would attempt to schedule around your schedule. I only plan on playing RPEX and then maybe taking all my funkoverse to open gaming and seeing if I can teach anyone interested. I currently have no plans beyond that....but I haven't full looked at all the events.
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What is RPEX and how is it like/unlike TD?

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Jeff Greene wrote: What is RPEX and how is it like/unlike TD?

From their page "RPEX Full Scale Dungeon is an experience like no other that allows players to experience quests in real life! "

I would say it like TD in that it is a Live Dungeon. The puzzles are similar to TD puzzles more or less. Though I haven't seen a physical puzzle in RPEX like we have in TD.

Combat is were it is most different, the dungeon floor is a grid so you basically are a miniature. Combat is similar to DnD will you having a movement speed and attack, hp, and ac stats. You roll a d20 for attacks. I cannot speak too much about casting because I haven't played a caster yet.

Groups are 6 people. Classes can be anything out of the list. You want 6 rogues...go for it. When we played at GHC all characters/classes were pre-generated ones. It sounds like that may change either at Phoenix Con or in the future were you design your own character like DnD.

There aren't rooms exactly like there is in TD. There is 1 dungeon that may have multiple rooms (3 or 4) but your party can move between the rooms if not in combat. So you might get a key in room 2 that you would take back to room 1 to unlock a chest. You have 1 DM with you all the time. The DM tracks your HP and such. You have 1 hour to complete the dungeon. You get XP based upon how you did.

There are Pins instead of Tokens but they are like Tokens in that they represent your gear.

Am I missing anything?
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Jeff Greene wrote: What is RPEX and how is it like/unlike TD?

From their page "RPEX Full Scale Dungeon is an experience like no other that allows players to experience quests in real life! "

I would say it like TD in that it is a Live Dungeon. The puzzles are similar to TD puzzles more or less. Though I haven't seen a physical puzzle in RPEX like we have in TD.

Combat is were it is most different, the dungeon floor is a grid so you basically are a miniature. Combat is similar to DnD will you having a movement speed and attack, hp, and ac stats. You roll a d20 for attacks. I cannot speak too much about casting because I haven't played a caster yet.

Groups are 6 people. Classes can be anything out of the list. You want 6 rogues...go for it. When we played at GHC all characters/classes were pre-generated ones. It sounds like that may change either at Phoenix Con or in the future were you design your own character like DnD.

There aren't rooms exactly like there is in TD. There is 1 dungeon that may have multiple rooms (3 or 4) but your party can move between the rooms if not in combat. So you might get a key in room 2 that you would take back to room 1 to unlock a chest. You have 1 DM with you all the time. The DM tracks your HP and such. You have 1 hour to complete the dungeon. You get XP based upon how you did.

There are Pins instead of Tokens but they are like Tokens in that they represent your gear.

Am I missing anything?


A couple other things that stick out in my mind:

Traps. You may see very small markings on the floor grid that means there is a trap in that square. Some classes have the ability to deal with traps.

Positioning: your physical location in the room has an impact on things like: does the trap hit you and does the monster attack you or someone else

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Dragon6483 wrote: The two of us are down IF we attend PhoenixCon, which needs to be a discussion had soonish.

I haven't a clue when tickets go on sale, but I would have to think is has be soonish consider the event starts in a month. I don't know how many badges have sold but I expect the RPEX to sell out fast. There are only 120 total tickets (if there aren't more added).
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Mike Steele wrote: I've never played, I'm not sure if I'll ever play - and yet suddenly I want a Rainbow Unicorn Pin. :)


I have several extra's...lol.


Something else that I remembered that is slightly different than TD. At least TD today and RPEX today, is there is more of a roleplaying element, imo. You want to attempt to seduce the monster. Go ahead and try. Probably won't work but you can try. Want to try an improvised/unthought of tactic give it a try. Because it really is a DM. We attempted a puzzled, failed at it without knowing we did, when to the next room and the DM said the monster there is disappointed that we failed the puzzle. We asked the monster if we could try the puzzle again and they said yes. So we went back and tried the puzzle one more time accomplishing it. Not something that was expected from DM and not something that likely would happen every time.
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I know Beertram, Matt, and I would like to get RPEX runs in as well. If we can do it with other TDers, even better.

With only 120 tickets available...woah...this might be crazy.

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jpotter wrote: I know Beertram, Matt, and I would like to get RPEX runs in as well. If we can do it with other TDers, even better.

With only 120 tickets available...woah...this might be crazy.


Fiddy and I are discussing that issue right now. I am not certain if you can buy out a run or not. So it might not work to play together, except by chance. I could be very wrong about that though.

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It appears you can buy tickets for other people, but only 1 at a time. So you could buy one for yourself and then buy one for a someone on your friends list. But I don't see a way to buy one for yourself and friend at the same time.
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