2018-01-10

Actual Play Tomb of Annihilation > D&D Encounters S24 S04








Tomb of Annihilation > D&D Encounters S24 S04

Another great night of D&D Encounters at Alakazam comics.


The Nine's are still exploring Chult--this week we finished up the River Encounter and headed into the jungle in pursuit of the Grate Ape. I  ran the Ataaz Muhah encounter from the Tomb of Annihilation. 


Getting them from the river into the jungle was a little railroady--but the kids were struggling to stay focused and the role play I had planed with the rest of the caravan did not really pan out--several of the kids just want to kill everything!


We had a large crew this week--Cody, Josh, Josiah, Henry, Coco, Henry, Nick--a seven players table is not the biggest table I have ever DM'd, but when all the kids are under 10 it can get a little unfocused, if you know what I mean (and I know that you do)!


The kids are still really enjoying exploring the comic shop, which is wonderful to see


we did find another die after the game this week!


2018-01-03

Actual Play Tomb of Annihilation > D&D Encounters S24 S03








Tomb of Annihilation > D&D Encounters S24 S03



I am running Tomb of Annihilation for 5 kids under 10 years old at Alakazam Comics in Irvine, CA.


My DM kit, which I will update in more detail in a separate post is basically the Adventure Book and a Field Note Brand Journal.




I am also rolling video of the adventure if you are interested--the camera I am using is very very old.



The evening started with the kids having combat with a scorpion mini from Cody's box--they may have been fighting with each other as well. It was nuts.

Once that settled down and we did a recap we took a break for Pizza. Pizza break is more important then most people realize when playing D&D with kids under 10.




After slices, we were back in Chult where the party was ambushed while traveling upriver to find out what is going on at Camp Vengence.



In the photo below please note Cody's tiny character sheets because I had the printer still set to the 4x6 paper size to print the Christmas Card Envelopes--kid did not know how to reset the printer. Also, note my amazing map--the blue is the flowing river & the green lumps are 45-foot jungle trees.


The party was traveling up a river in canoes lead by two Tortles. My Tortle minis from the first Reaper Bones Kickstarter were painted.



A four-armed ape, GIRALLON,  was hurling rocks at the canoes--22 points was enough to sink a canoe.



Crazed Giant Boars were drinking water from the shore--the boys could not help but attack them!


There were two crits, but I did not capture them.

Henry left his Tens on the table & I hope to return it to him next week.


Friday Night Magic > Unhinged

Friday Night Magic with a UN SET! What could go wrong...


This is not deckbuilding--this is turn 5!


You never ever want to look over the table and see this on the other side!


First time player, Will (on the right) has Spike in the spin.


but Spike makes it through for another round!


I won this FNM with a RED DECK WINS build--I did not lose a game, I don't think--I won simply and quickly. I only went red cause no one else was in it and the sprocket mechanic just made red go even faster.

It was not a very fun deck, but it was effective.

We did have a rules Question!