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First off I want to apologize for missing my posts on Saturday and Sunday, life and a contest I'm working on for Dungeon Brew have taken up a little more time than I would have liked. That caveat aside I have an announcement:
A couple weeks ago one of my gaming groups did character creation for Spirit of the Century and I was amazed at how fast and fun the experience was. Compared to 3.5 or even 4e character creation (which can take some time even with the group using Character Builder) it was a breeze. This made me think back to the product Dungeon Delve a book of ready made single-night adventures for 4e D&D.
That book is perfect for the D&D pick up game. The problem I've had running the Delves however is the time investment of character creation. By the time five people have made and printed their characters (even with two computers running the builder) we've already used most of our time or ran out completely.
Thus I'm starting a whole new feature here for the 4e Players in the audience who want a little pickup. I'll be developing parties of every level from first to thirtieth, complete with backgrounds and teamwork maneuvers. Just the thing to kickstart a pick-up game using the Delve format.
Alternatively, if you are a DM, you can use these characters as fully fleshed out characters or rival adventuring groups. Ready made NPCs with fleshed out background, pregenerated connections, and devastating tactics to sprinkle into your campaign as you will.
I'm sure you'll find the new feature, to be called Pick-Up PCs a helpful addition to the Dungeon Brew lineup.