Friday, April 29, 2016

International Table Top Day 2016



This year for International Table Top Day, which may just be Tabletop Day, I plan to run some D&D for Cody and his seven year old friends in the morning.  In the afternoon play some Magic.


I am likely going to be doing all of this at Kingslayer Comics.





Thursday, April 28, 2016

Curse of Strahd--D&D Encounters S22 S7



Another great week of D&D Encounters!


The table was very crowded this week--largely because of the hippie snacks brought back from Portland, but also because the players are being very consistent and showing up every week.




I lost a white D20 last week--I am sure ransom notes will start popping up again...



The players made amazing dice towers!


The session has a lot of investigation & then a fairly long combat


The players characters are level three but the players have not run many combats at that level, so party synergy was not hight


There were a lot of crits this week, but I did not get that many photos of them--this image is beautiful


I did capture all of the crits & fumbles--which are completely fantastic--this app is no longer on the iTunes app store and it needs to come back asap.





Actual Play Curse of Strahd--D&D Encounters S22 S7



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Enter the Battlefield


I watched this on YouTube last night & thought it was totally excellent. The Patrick Chapin stuff was my favorite stuff by a lot--but I also liked the Peach Tree Oath and the Melissa stuff. A really strong documentary with some great family moments & an amazing narration by Wil Wheaton.

Totally worth checking out.

Kingslayer Magic League


Brett Left the Bake Groupme!


Curse of Stahd Reading

Here is the Tarokka Deck reading from my table of Curse of Strahd at Mercenary Market.


Card One

This card tells of history. Knowledge of the ancient will help you better  understand your enemy. What you seek lies in a pile of treasure, beyond a set of amber doors.


Card Two
   

This card tells of a powerful force for good and protection, a holy symbol of great hope. The thing you seek lies with the dead, under mountains of gold coins.

Card Three

This is the card of power and strength. It tells of a weapon of vengeance: a sword of sunlight. Look for a fortress inside a fortress, in a place hidden behind fire.

Card Four

This card sheds light on one who will help you greatly in the battle against darkness. Look for a dusk elf living among the Vistani. He has suffered a great loss and is haunted by dark dreams. Help him, and he will help you in return.

Card Five

Your enemy is a creature of darkness, whose powers are beyond mortality. This card will lead you to him. He lurks in the depths of darkness, in the one place to which he must return.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

CAJ Campaign


Cody & Josh have started playing D&D. 


I have not yet come up with a name for this campaign & I am open for suggestions. Currently, they have a lair which was attacked by Wolves, they heard evil laughter, the were approached by a man with a plan for them to join the Lord's Alliance and go see the King for a quest, they were ambushed by Kobolds on their way to see the king.

While waiting in line to meet with the king they started a brawl in the line...


Cody is playing Talon a Gnome Illusionist and Josh is playing Hi a Dragonborn Warrior.


The game is going very well.


Cody got his first Critical Hit!


Magery of Lairt

We started a new campaign! Andrew is running the Magery of Liart from his house--which is basically a lot of long rows of garages


The campaign has a world with a lot of wonderful background--we started the first session as simple guards.


Skittles were in abundance--as was coffee!


The game was super fun.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Curse of Strahd--D&D Encounters S22 S6

Here I am preparing for the session by removing the map from the back of the Curse of Strahd hard cover.



Another fun week of D&D at Kingslayer Comics in Fountain Valley


The quantity and quality of snacks at the table is completely insane at this point.


The players are also starting to figure out their characters so that things move much more quickly at the table.


The cheese wax is used to create fantastic mini's including this amazing Unicorn--not the grape stem horn.


The players had a fairly easy night mostly traveling around Barovia.


Actual Play: Curse of Strahd--D&D Encounters S22 S6










Sunday, April 10, 2016

Death House 3D Model

This is a completely amazing work in progress



I am still struggling to get on board with all of the digital tools--the most sophisticated mapping tool I have used is the Google architecture tool that everyone was using a few years ago & whatever Paranormal GM is using is way better.

Need to spend more time doing this type of thing. A totally inspiring video.

D&D Adventures League Misty Fortunes and Absent Hearts Binder Cover


Friday, April 8, 2016

Goldergs "D&D, Anyone?"

Coming off the top rope!



There is some real gold in this episode!
Point is, if this crazy jacked bro can learn how to play D&D other super shredder bro's can to!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Actual Play Curse of Strahd--D&D Encounters S22 S5












Curse of Strahd--D&D Encounters S22 S5

Another great week of D&D Encounters at Kingslayer Comics


Hit Starbucks on the drive in, which was awesome--the closest one to the shop has a Clover. When we pulled into the lot it was clear that the Magic Kids were at the shop based on this innovative car repair.


DM Kevin has these amazing Moleskine's with his adventure ideas--color coded maps and everything




Melissa brought some Anti Vampire mints for Inspiration which I did not award since this is simply silly



There was that cheese food which comes wrapped in wax at the table, and the players used it to build mini's


which was totally fantastic, as was this amazing wolf mini



There were a lot of crits








some of them very funny


And a player rewarded his die in one of the greatest things I have ever seen!


Fun night--I need to do even more prep for this Wednesday.