Dwarves & Dweomers Campaign Review

In parallel with my campaigns based on official adventures from Wizards of the Coast, I also spent most of the year running a campaign for friends based loosely on the world of Dwarf Fortress. (This was the same group of friends in the Weyward Scions campaign, plus one addition.) This post consists of two parts: […]

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Out of the Abyss campaign review

I recently concluded two long-running campaigns, both of which started in late 2017. After some reflection and discussion with the players, I realized that I could extract some lessons to improve my future role-playing games. This post isn’t really a review of the source material, just an overview of what I learned from running this campaign. […]

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Out of the Abyss: Campaign Diary 1

After completing “Forge of Fury”, the adventurers had not all leveled to 5. This meant they couldn’t start “Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan” as a group. We talked about options, and eventually we decided to run Out of the Abyss instead. That led to further discussion about whether or not to stick with Adventurers League for the […]

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City of the Spider Queen: Session 3

  As previously noted, I’ve started playing in a City of the Spider Queen campaign with some longtime friends. After waffling a bit, I ended up creating an elven ranger, using the Revised Ranger from Unearthed Arcana with the Deep Stalker archetype. He is effectively a slave hunter, and others have noted some aspects of him […]

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Sunless Citadel: Dragon Rodeo

This post will have spoilers for the first level of Sunless Citadel. If you don’t want that for any reason, then don’t read. I strongly urge anyone planning to play in this adventure to avoid spoilers. Preserve the fun for yourself! But if you have already played it or otherwise don’t mind, this session included […]

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FunLGS

  Playing Adventurers League with my kids (we’re the trio in the lower left) has proved lots of fun. Yes, the group up there was far too large. We just didn’t have enough DMs to go around despite having some extra on hand to compensate for the primary organizer being unable to attend this week. […]

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Into the Temple of Zuveng

I’m traveling this week and will likely have lots of solo RPG time. With this particular adventure, Getek’s saga takes another twist as he delves into a dungeon. Tags: Holy Site (Shou cult from Tea Riots in Xian Part 1) Size: Heretic hideout, 8 locations Inhabitants: Shou + Tide Cult (mix to taste) Thing: Black relic […]

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