Hello all, well this is all very exciting for me
I picked up Descent Second Edition with no prior knowledge of the game at all a few weeks ago, on the recommendation of the store clerk. Now ive crawled through the box and marvelled at all the bits and pieces, and im scheduled to start my first session of this game next week.
I am mindful that as a complete newbie to this game it would be best to stick to the campaigns as they are written in the core set, at least until im comfortable with how the game really works.
Still... the Dungeon Master in me cannot help but wonder if its safe to tinker with a few of the games devices. Thus i am here to ask you more experienced evil-doers if the following idea is viable:
Would it be possible for an 'OL' to keep a sketch of the game board behind a DM's screen, and move his monsters out of sight of the players until the creatures enter 'line of sight'. My hope is that this will inject more tension into the game, as the players wont know whats coming around the corner until it happens. On face value to me, and the players ive shared the idea with, this sounds like a really cool idea to add suspense, but as we dont know much about the game i am wondering if by doing this i would be accidentally stumbling into a game-wrecking mistake. What are your thoughts?
Im very interested in what house rules or quirks other Overlords currently employ to make the game more exciting!
Thanks in advance