It lasted only about half an hour longer than my face to face sessions with the Knoxville group, but we got much more playing done because we didn't spend as much time bullshitting. I don't mind bullshitting. It's part of the game, but it is nice when you can keep on task sometimes.
The characters were Rando the Halfling (from Wessex) and Sigmar the Viking (who I believe was made especially for this game),
Here are some random bullet-pointed notes to summarize the game...
- The party went on three separate expeditions. Two ended rather badly.
- Most of the monsters they encountered were of the undead variety, but there were some human-skin clad berserk devil-worshipers.
- Zebina died on the second excursion and so my wife played a character I had made for my friend (Dominic).
- We jokingly decided that this version of Nightwick Abbey was somewhere in 12th Century Transylvania because one of the characters was a Viking and the other was from Jeff's Wessex game.
- Apparently cultists in medieval Transylvania spoke pig Latin. Who knew?
- The session was light on monetary treasure, but they found two magic swords: Man-Killer, a +1 lifedrinker, and Stabber, a +1 short sword.
I may post a more full write up later, but my memory is a bit hazy at the moment. I think it was a good session, though I was a bit mush mouthed at times and at one point I forgot what a fresco is.
I put the "(Session 1?)" up there not because I'm thinking of running it again with the same people, but because I enjoyed it enough to possibly run it in a manner similar to what Jeff does with Wessex (a rotating pool of players). More on that later.