Friday, March 31, 2017

Storm King's Thunder--D&D Encounters S23 S22


Jeff created this fantastic Crane for the front of the Cult of the Dragon airship--I told Cody it was a stork. Another example of great parenting!


I also have been running the camera longer--segments are no almost always one hour long.



The table has grown too large, again...not sure what we are going to do next week!


The players are having a blast!




and the games is moving forward--we had some fairly good crits this week as well..



Actual Play Storm King's Thunder--D&D Encounters S23 S22








Neil Gaiman @ Segerstrom Hall

Brain & I  ate walking taco's at my house...we talked about Suicide...we drove being critical of people who do the things you tell them not to do...

then went to TK Burgers and meet with Ryan and his mom and brother...

Never Get Bored. You have 1,000,000 bad words in your arm that you need to write out before you get to the good ones...bad drawings....the first was attributed to Ray Bradbury...the second to Chuck Jones...


We waited a long time to buy a signed book. I said Prometheus when I meant Promethea. We talked about the comic Badger. 

We had good seats. 

Dream logic is not Story Logic.  Vermillion LiesThe story of Horace, Set, and Lettuce...

The questions were mostly silly--there was a "why Ray Bradbury"...


Listened to Bauhaus on the drive home--the audience was beautiful and applauded Amanda Palmer...
It kept inbeginning....Homecoming by Ray Bradbury


Monday, March 27, 2017

DYLAN SPROUSE ON PUG CRAWL



Another very fun episode!

The blurb is very playful:

Dylan Sprouse (@dylansprouse) has been playing D&D since he was on set as a child actor and he’s jumped into it full force with his Pug Crawl streams on Twitch. Hosts Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) and Greg Tito (@gregtito) talk about snow again, before Greg gets the date of Meltdown Shopping Network debut on Mar 24 consistently wrong in...
but the early segment, on warlock pacts, is actually amazing. Great roll play inspiration and a very fun random look at one of the better backstory option creating mechanics...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Actual Play Storm King's Thunder--D&D Encounters S23 S21





Storm King's Thunder--D&D Encounters S23 S21


Another fun week of D&D Encounters at Alakazam Comics!


Cody has a fantastic new orange backpack.


The players at the table have become very consistent.




The game is a little rushed we are only playing for about 90 minutes--need to do better about starting on time.





Smurfs in Kaladesh





WotC came out with a Kaladesh conversion guide for D&D and so I Planeswalkered the boys there in search of Azrael's bell





 I love running D&D at home because of all the space.
























The minis we are using are amazing handcrafted gems



The boys are starting to learn the rules + we had a great two hour session.




Tales of the Yawning Portal

I am super excited for this book release!

So far the following pages have been posted by WotC...a bunch from the Introduction which seems fantastic--evocative, full of hooks, and playful:

 


there is a good passage from the introduction to The Sunless Citadel, which I have never played before.


 

And a great Monster Stat Block for the Kalka-Kylla and the Kelpie


I plan to run the Tomb of Horror from this as often as possible if it is the killer dungeon I hope it to be!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

DRAGON TALK - 03/09/2017

JERRY HOLKINS ON ACQUISITIONS INC. C TEAM
DRAGON TALK - 03/09/2017
By Shelly Mazzanoble & Greg Tito

Another great episode--this one started with Greg making a Phish reference which is always awesome to hear!




The official blurb has:
Jerry Holkins from Penny Arcade calls in to speak effusively about his Acquisitions Inc. C Team stream, what he’s doing during PAX East, and blacking out on stage with a loopy Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) and Greg Tito (@gregtito). Lore You Should Know – Matt Sernett (@Sernett) goes into depth on White Plume Mountain, one of the adventures...

The highlight is definitely the Lore section, which does not have Chris Perkins, but does have an amazing amount of background on one of the adventures in the upcoming release of Tales from the Yawning Portal