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D&D Session 8: Jammed

Note: Please ignore the fact that this session was played about a month ago.

Alycstair examined the pack of supplies near the still-roaring fire. They were waterlogged. Azai examined a sword left carelessly on the ground while Lo-Kag picked up an unused torch.

“Why would someone leave all this here? What happened?” Alycstair wondered aloud. After walking for an hour underground, he had been relieved to see the fire at first. Now, it unnerved him.

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D&D Session 7: Onward and Downward

Yes, I know this is horrendously late. I have a ton of excuses, but my Bluff skill isn’t high enough to get by with them. Just read on and hopefully the feelings of resentment and disappointment will melt away . . .

Azai sat perfectly balanced on the ship’s railing as he meditated on the previous day’s events.

Yesterday morning, Alycstair had recovered enough from his wounds to explain his unique form to the group. “Explain” is an exaggeration: Alycstair didn’t know what he was, but the half-serpentine body was his true and preferred form. Azai and Rapha continued to trust their companion, but Lo-Kag grew more suspicious. Regardless, the party had to continue their mission to find the Tablets of Fate.

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D&D Session 6: Swords Crossed

The weight of the bookshelf pinned the pirates underneath. Captain Partinosus wondered what kind of books the old man had that could be so heavy. The large, rock-like creature bent down and snatched Partinosus’ hat from his head.

“It seems you have not learned your lesson,” Lo-Kag said. He adjusted his new prize as he spoke.

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Session Schedule Change

Since fall classes are starting and I don’t want to suffer death by to-do list Due to upcoming developments in my professional life, I will be DM-ing the Godsworn campaign every other week instead of every week not counting this week since I just came back from a vacation all weekend and haven’t worked on any Godsworn stuff at all.

The next session will be two weeks from now, on September 3rd if I survive!

D&D Session 4: Tongue in Cheek

WALK THE PLANK

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Captain Bronzebeard, the pirate captain, struggled against his bonds, but no amount of squirming seemed to loosen the rope that fastened him to the ship’s mast. The party and the crew that captured him had just finished stripping his ship clean. Rapha was the last one to jump off the pirate ship and back onto the Westgate one. Smoke–-real smoke this time–billowed from the pirate ship as fire engulfed it. It sank to the depths, lost to Procan’s locker.

Those filthy land lubbers,” thought Captain Bronzebeard, “They’ll pay…

Azai, Lo-Kag, and Rapha gathered around their captive. Alycstair had gone below decks in a sour mood after the others had stopped him from throwing the captive overboard. Captain Bronzebeard looked each of them in the eyes.

“So what is it ye want with me?” said Bronzebeard.

“Tell us everything you know about Pirate Isle.” Rapha answered.

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Art Thou Feeling It Now?

What’s the nerdiest thing someone can do? In my opinion, it’s LARP-ing, but just below that is Role-playing Games.

I started playing Dungeons and Dragons (4th edition) almost a year ago and found that it can actually be very fun. I enjoyed the huge amounts of number crunching and all the possibilities. Since we used Roll20.net, I also got to exercise my language agnostic programming skills by writing macros.

In our latest campaign, our party wiped and I decided to try my hand at DM-ing. We put that campaign on hold and I’m now in the middle of development for the new campaign.

I should have bought a pre-made campaign.

Putting together all the materials is a very daunting task. Roll20.net is both a great boon and a headache. Using a virtual tabletop allows for a smoother game, but preparing all the macros and images is a lot of work, even with the built in resources. On top of that, I’m attempting to build my own story.

The first session will hopefully be Tuesday night. After each session, I’ll come back here and review what worked, what didn’t, and what was badass.

>>> Session 1: Enter the Godsworn