The loot was a bunch of shitty spears and a handful of electrum pieces.
One player is very frustrated because his characters just keep dying. One player doesn't like how disposable they are. I'm personally frustrated because we've been playing since fucking July and we have two 2nd level characters and a revolving door of dead 1st level chumps.
I mean, yes, they went in without any fighter-types...but the AC 1 drow should've lasted longer than one combat, right?
So, a couple of conclusions I am reaching:
-The Caves of Chaos is an absolute garbage dungeon. It's a shit load of risk for very little reward, and it's boring. Fuck, some parts of it are downright insipid.
-Old School D&D is kind of a shitty game when you play it RAW.
What's really weird is that I don't remember having these problems running AD&D, or running Cyclopedic back in the day.
One point of light from last night: One of the players rolled up a mycelian, and I'm super excited about that.
My "OSE druids are trash" analysis is forthcoming. Last night the group analyzed the druid one more time before we unanimously agreed.
In other news, Savage RIFTS had a session 0, but more about that later.