D&D Encounters: Against the Cult of Chaos

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Thought it would be nice to have our own thread for the UK DM's running the new season of Encounters.

Haven't seen a pack as yet but know our friends in the US have got theirs, there is a very good preview over on DungeonsMaster.com which is worth a look while you wait.

"Well that encounter was easy....er, guys, why is the DM grinning?" (party members last words)

It's not a party till the screaming starts!

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Well finally got my pack (it had ben put away "safe" with the MtG event stuff at the FLGS Embarassed) and I have to say I'm impressed. Loving the freedom of choice the payers will have, will make it feel more like an adventure rather than taking part in a story.

So, what stores in the UK are running this? Are you running as printed with 4e or the D&D Next playtest rules?

In Leicester we're running 2 sessions every Wednesday (6-8pm, and 8-10pm) using the 4e rules for both.

"Well that encounter was easy....er, guys, why is the DM grinning?" (party members last words)

It's not a party till the screaming starts!

Follow me on Twitter @Vobeskhan or check out my blog http://vobeskhan.wordpress.com/

If your players are anything like mine they have been chomping at the bit for this new season of Encounters to begin and have all created their characters in advance. This means that session 0 is usually a very brief affair of seeing who's playing what and then nothing.

When I'm able to receive the adventure pack with enough time (not always the case in the UK, sometimes not getting it until the night of session 0 Cry) I like to create an intro encounter to get the players into the story.

Having read through the setup and first chapter of "Against the Cult" I have come up with the idea of having the party's caravan attacked by a small group of bandits. This reinforces Wyndell's fears. However, unless the party begin to struggle, I intend to have Sir Moonbrook hold himself and his squires back - allowing him to assess the capabilities of these heroes that have joined his cause in action.

Is anyone else planning on running an intro encounter, if so what ideas do you have?

"Well that encounter was easy....er, guys, why is the DM grinning?" (party members last words)

It's not a party till the screaming starts!

Follow me on Twitter @Vobeskhan or check out my blog http://vobeskhan.wordpress.com/

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