City of the Spider Queen: Session 3

  As previously noted, I've started playing in a City of the Spider Queen campaign with some longtime friends. After waffling a bit, I ended up creating an elven ranger, using the Revised Ranger from Unearthed Arcana with the Deep Stalker archetype. He is effectively a slave hunter, and others have noted some aspects of him … Continue reading City of the Spider Queen: Session 3

DDAL06-02: The Redemption of Kelvan (Review)

Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League Season 6 (Tales from the Yawning Portal) only contains three DDAL adventures and the hardcover. All of the former are supposed to provide a hook to a particular dungeon in the book. This one introduces White Plume Mountain. Warning: this review includes spoilers. If you’re going to play through the … Continue reading DDAL06-02: The Redemption of Kelvan (Review)

DDAL06-01: A Thousand Tiny Deaths (Review)

Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League Season 6 (Tales from the Yawning Portal) mostly consists of the hardcover by that name plus three DDAL adventures. All of these serve as lead-ins to one of the dungeons in the book (Forge of Fury, White Plume Mountain, and Against the Giants). In effect, they provide expanded hooks. DDAL06-01 A Thousand Tiny … Continue reading DDAL06-01: A Thousand Tiny Deaths (Review)

Adventurers League Season 7: Death Curse and Scheduling

The seventh season of Adventurers League will start soon - and wow, has it caused some uproar! Time to get those dice warmed up... Death Curse Season 7, also known as Tomb of Annihilation, centers on the Death Curse: The talk of the streets and taverns has all been about the so-called death curse: a wasting … Continue reading Adventurers League Season 7: Death Curse and Scheduling

Downtime and renown in Adventurers League

I really hate how downtime and renown work differently in hardcovers than modules. For renown, I can kind of understand: Unless otherwise specified, renown is awarded at the rate of 1 renown point per adventure (or 1 renown point for every 4 cumulative hours of play for Hardcover adventures). But downtime is particularly annoying. Downtime … Continue reading Downtime and renown in Adventurers League