As I recently launched a Tales from the Yawning Portal campaign, I thought I'd evaluate the Sunless Citadel encounters according to the difficulty guidelines in the Dungeon Masters Guide page 82. My encounter difficulty analysis for Lost Mine of Phandelver did basically the same thing. In this case, I work from the assumption that the group … Continue reading Encounter Difficulty in the Sunless Citadel
I'm traveling this week and will likely have lots of solo RPG time. With this particular adventure, Getek's saga takes another twist as he delves into a dungeon. Tags: Holy Site (Shou cult from Tea Riots in Xian Part 1) Size: Heretic hideout, 8 locations Inhabitants: Shou + Tide Cult (mix to taste) Thing: Black relic … Continue reading Into the Temple of Zuveng
I only know one way to love things: throw myself into completely, maybe even obsessively. That has an obvious dark side to it: at some point, I often tire of the thing and cast it aside, at least temporarily, once I've finished devouring it intellectually. I crave that sense of newness, of exploration. (Earlier in life, I feared … Continue reading I only know one way to love things.
Getek returns for another urban adventure! This time, civil disturbances provide a backdrop for the fact that he has had an evidently complicated love life. Even if he saves everyone, complications will almost certainly result... Also, I'm still experimenting with the format of these posts and future ones will probably continue to vary considerably. Urban … Continue reading Tea Riots in Xian, Part 1
As a way of easing myself back into playing D&D "publicly" (i.e. not just for my kids or solo), I set up a couple of mini-campaigns on Roll20 to run according to Adventurers League rules. This way, I would have an easy time finding players and also an excuse for doing so in an episodic, … Continue reading Review: Harried in Hillsfar
I'm not entirely sure playing an RPG in a convention-like environment or at a gaming store is as good as we might hold it up to be sometimes. A couple of weeks ago, I went out to a comic store in my city that's known for having lots of players. Wednesday night Adventurers League easily … Continue reading FLGSuck
I picked up Scarlet Heroes again after far too long. While Madcat's urban adventure report puts mine to shame, I thought I'd still post this. And I learned from theirs for the next one! Character Overview Getek of Still Water is an Elf Magic-User. His traits include Elven Senses, Market Mage (x2), and Strikingly Attractive. … Continue reading Rescuing a Moneylender