I keep falling back on being a bloodthirsty bastard of a Judge. I still feel like I am being a fan of the characters: I want them to succeed!
But I also want them to suffer quite a bit to get there. It’s my favourite part of being a DM, putting tough challenges all up in their grills.
After two main sessions with 6 players at the table (plus me), two characters have made the Bite the Dust move (still survived with a 7-9 result!). Another was poisoned by a mudsnake, losing literally all of his hair and hallucinating all throughout camp. Does this seem normal in Freebooters, or am I being to tough on them? They’re still getting lots of shinies!