Level 3 Obstacle
Published in Dragon Magazine 364.
My wife and I were interested in increasing the feel of deadliness in the deserts of Athas; so we decided that a minor change to Encounter 1-3 could do the trick. Rather than using the the exact spread of dangers in the encounter, we are going to remove a small portion of them & strategicly place 2-3 of these guys in the area.
We believe that doing this will help add to the flavor of the desert w/o the encounter feeling like NPCs are the only real worries in this environment.
What are your thought on this idea?