Monday, February 27, 2017

Actual Play Storm King's Thunder--D&D Encounters S23 S18




Thursday, February 16, 2017

Actual Play Storm King's Thunder--D&D Encounters S23 S17






Storm King's Thunder--D&D Encounters S23 S17


Cody and I got our fluids and headed over to another great night of D&D Encounters at Alakazam comics!


The face of D&D's Future


The Sword Coast Collective has recently headed North where the giant problem is much more serious--I need to level them up before the right quests begin so I dropped in a D&D Adventure League Module (DDAL05, Forgotten Traditions) to provide some experience. Forgotten Traditions is also kind of old school dungeon crawly with a lot of traps and stuff in the Halls of Hoton-Shul which I thought would be nice for the newer players at the table to get a taste of.


 The maps are also totally fantastic for this adventure--in fact, maps just keep getting better and batter--this little trap drawings are fantastic.






The drive home was awesome--very good session.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Actual Play Storm King's Thunder--D&D Encounters S23 S16







Storm King's Thunder--D&D Encounters S23 S16

Another Fun week of D&D Encounters at Alakazam Comics. The Sword Coast Collective is moving closer and closer to the Hill Giants, and their massive leader Guh

The players are still rotating around a little--currently we have five great players at the table & my 8 year old son Cody who is now playing a gnome to great effect.


I still have a ton of room at the table




and the players are not feeling all that cramped.





We have some very new players so we are spending a lot of time reading the books, checking how spells work, fighting over Vancian mechanics, wondering if a Surprise Round is different then a round when people are surprised...that kind of classic D&D discussion...

Monday, February 6, 2017

SKT :: Midway Regroup

I am about half way through DMing Storm King's Thunder and I thought it was time to regroup.

I am being a little rail-y with the adventure & need to bring in a more serious set of threats and clearer direction for the heroes--they need to know where they are are going and why at this point.

There are some good tips here--Mike Shea always has some good ideas...I am also trying to catch up on the Dragon Bastard youtube series for more advice.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Actual Play Storm King's Thunder--D&D Encounters S23 S15





Storm King's Thunder--D&D Encounters S23 S15

Another fun week of D&D Encounters at Alakazam Comics in Irvine. Players are bringing great notebooks.


And rolling fantastic dice on wonderful character sheets.





I still have plenty of room behind the screen 



and have printed out more handouts



to go with the crazy stuff that I already have


The mini's look good on the table as well...