The group I DM for is interested in Living Forgotten Realms. I started them out about 5 sessions ago. They have gone through the Loudwater starter module in the FR Campaign guide and are having loads of fun.
I could use some help answering some questions (bolded below.)
I have rummaged through the many websites (there really should be a set post with step-by-step instructions for this) and I have finally figured out that I need to:
1. Join the WPN and get a RPGA number. DONE
2. Take and pass the Herald-level exam. DONE (just a few hours ago)
3. Schedule an event to get modules. - WHERE? HOW?
That's as far as I have gotten. I'm flying somewhat blind here since I can't locate any groups in Houston, TX doing the same thing. (Granted I probably don't know how to look for them.)
All my players are regulars at a gaming shop nearby too. They hold regular events for Magic: The Gathering and various wargames.
Would having a more official sounding venue than "My House" help? If so I can probably arrange that with my gaming store.
My players have already gone through the Loudwater module and they are past level 1. Can I convert them somehow over to LFR?
What about items they obtained? Valid? Not Valid?
What about all the little side quests they kind of forced me to create by chasing down an unexpected avenue for adventure? Not valid? Happened but no XP counted?
I'm trying to do this by the book or at least in a way that isn't going to break the LFR, tick off other players, or DMs my players rotate to, etc.
I have no guidance local to me that I've found yet, so any help is appreciated.