Field report for D&D Encounters: Scourge of the Sword Coast (Week 1) now available at Dungeon's Master.com.
We did not run a separate Game Day so I realize the events from my week 1 will likely overlap with what some others did during this past weekend.
This season another DM and I decided to run our two tables in the same adventure world. The parties can interact with each other much like a battle interactive or the Vault of the Dracolich.
Another tweak is that we added an ongoing side quest: a scavenger hunt. Each PC has a list of 100 things they need to find this season. This was a huge hit with our groups. It's encouraging great role-playing and we're seeing creative and imaginative things happen as PCs try to find items on their list.
This week's session had each party heading towards Daggerford, one from the North and one from the South. Both had their own version of the farmhouse encounter. The two groups came together at the gates of Daggerford. Their attempt to gain entrance and to keep the crowd calm was chaotic to say the least. In the end everyone made it into the city and that's where we stopped things.
We discuss the ups and downs, what worked and what didn’t in this week’s Recounting Encounters Podcast (also available through iTunes).
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