2016-07-28

Rabbit with Horns or something gross


Actual Play Curse of Strahd--D&D Encounters S22 S16







2016-07-27

Curse of Strahd--D&D Encounters S22 S16


 

Another great week of D&D at Kingslayer Comics!


Kyle brought fantastic snacks--Milk & Cookies, but more importantly:


POG!

POG POG POG!



I changed where I sat at the table & felt like I had more room...


We are winding towards the end of the Curse of Strahd! PC's were at level 7 and basically destroying some of the earlier encounters that they had missed.



I was hoping to get the players to the Amber Temple


But the finished the battle in the swamp & then killed all the druids near the Vineyard.


I used my first DM Guild product during this session! I used the 18 cursed items by the great Jeff C Stevens to deliver an hilarious shield which does 1d8 Necrotic if the PC does not make a sarcastic comment before an attack. It is shaped like  a bright yellow smiley face. So Good!

There were a lot of crits

I even got one!


But mostly it was the players


Cody's First Mini

Cody & I designed and ordered his first Mini from Hero Forge:


We used some new material which took a very long time to deliver, but when it arrived he loved it. People have asked me what we spent on the Mini & I think that the answer is $30, which seems high--but I think shipping and new material costs played a big part in this.

He designed a quick art reference


and then we shipped it off to Spenser for painting


He provided updates


and it really started to look great!








2016-07-20

Stat Order


Recently, Brian asked me "what is the official order of D&D Character Stats"--which seems like a simple question, to me....In fact, I quickly responded with SIWDCCh, a word which is in my Dictionary and has been the only possible answer that I have ever heard or considered.

I base my response on this:


1st Edition Character sheet

Which was the first 'official' character sheets I ever saw. Before these were available I used pen and paper, but I did write the stats in this order. 

I flipped through a recent notebook to ensure that I write them in the same order still:


Random Notebook Photo

The confusion starts with this 5th Ed Sheet:
5th Edition Character Sheet


which has Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, & Charisma--just plain wrong. 

The Stats are "grouped" correctly--with S & Ch book-ending the pairs [Dex / Con & Int / Wis]; but, overall this order is just crazy.

I checked some Pathfinder sheet which have this SDCIWCh madness....

Pathfinder Character Sheet

Is that one of the differences between D&D and Pathfinder? Does everyone else already know this & I am just late to the game?

So confused....