Results for tag: encounters
Posted by: Vobeskhan on Mar 25, 2013 at 12:48:57 PM
Following a successful introduction to D&D session and requests from some of my regular Encounters players I decided to organise a new ongoing campaign.
On my regular blog I recount the thoughts behind organising this, how and why I chose the adventures and how the group are progessing.
I must give a big nod of thanks to
Posted by: Vobeskhan on Apr 12, 2012 at 11:54:54 PM
I thought I’d try something a little different this time, as the majority of this session’s players were new to the group here are tonights cast of players and their characters:-
As the encounters format is designed to accommodate a changeable lineup we dispensed with the “several new adventurers have arrived” and just continued after the recap as if everyone had played upto this point.
As the party recovered from the battle with the shrines defenders they realised the strange blue altar the dwarves had been
Posted by: Vobeskhan on Apr 5, 2012 at 10:15:18 PM
Alone apart from the bodies of her enemies, Ping, oops I mean Vestra, heard faint whimperings down a side corridor. Investigating revealed a half dozen locked cells, which she eventually broke open to reveal an elf hunter, a half-elf cavalier, a re-incarnated Gauldoth, and a dishevelled hermit named Malgrym. Remembering the conversation with the Galeb Duhr en route to the shrine, Vestra realised this was its companion, and after making sure he was healthy enough and recovering the newcomers equipment from a nearby chest, escorted him back to the entrance. As they returned to the outer annexe they encountered a quartet of the stoney goblinoids but made very short work of them.
As the hermit ascended the stairs our heroes felt a cold breeze coming from another of the corridors and throwing
Posted by: Vobeskhan on Mar 31, 2012 at 12:58:50 PM
Due to various reasons we were down on number of players this week, though we had the addition of a prospective new player who had come to watch and see if it was “something he could get in to”.
The reduced party entered the first chamber of the underground shrine to be confronted by crazed dwarven cultists. As the purple robed one at the back announced “Your arrival has been foretold” our dwarven knight tried to converse with them, only to be interupted by the flame-wielding dwarf in the centre of the room shouting “Too much talking!” as he motioned for his allies to prepare to assault.
Legless the elven rogue whirled forward to strike at the yellow robed pyromaniac, receiving a flaming punch in return before the cackling dwarf surrounded
Posted by: Vobeskhan on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:05:45 PM
The Sunset Shrine
Following the roughly translated notes from the journal found in the drow encampment the heroes come to the entrance of the Sunset Shrine. Seeing the area apparently disserted, Legless the elf theif tries to climb one of the spires of Ghaunadaur;s Teeth to get the lay of the land.
Unfortunately all he managed was to fall on his back (again!)
As the heroes prepare to proceed towards the area, they realise the pools of mud are bubbling, giving off a stench similar to rotten eggs. Orin the mage uses a spell to create a small flame and directs it to the nearest pool, causing a small blossom of greenish fire. Then the mud begins to rise up forming into humanoid shapes and launching globs of the mud at the assembled heroes as a mini cyclone forms
Posted by: Vobeskhan on Mar 15, 2012 at 11:53:28 PM
Distributing the treasure from last session the reduced-size party (one player missing due to braking his foot) continued into the badlands in search of the crazy dwarven cultists temple.
In the ensuing Skill Challenge (I still dislike them but this one was better written than some others) the party failed overall but managed to befriend the Galeb Dhur and get a heads up on the Drow activity in the area.
As they approached the Drow’s campsite the party became aware of the location of a pair of dark elves and a large spider.
The rogue moved to intercept the drow male swordsman, scoring a solid hit which the evil elf replied to with a double strike from his admantite blades (one of which was a critical) bloodying the pc immediately.
The female drow priestess moved
Posted by: Vobeskhan on Mar 8, 2012 at 08:44:51 AM
As our heroes took their dwarven prisoner back to the temple for questioning, the human knight took its leave and two more heroes arrived from Irieabor, a female dwarven knight and a male elf thief.
The party began to interrogate the prisoner, discovering his name was Jakairn of Clan Sabrak (the knight realised that wasnt a usual clan name, meaning Broken) and that the clan had taken over an abandoned temple in the Badlands. Without waiting for further relevant information the intrepid band set off.
Shortly a river blocked their path, after a short search they found a fordable area in a marshy area but as they prepared to cross they were ambushed!
A group of surly looking dwarves armed with crossbows, led by a crazy looking dwarf with a warhammer covered in black flames, stepped out...
Posted by: Vobeskhan on Mar 1, 2012 at 08:43:35 PM
Well this week saw the official start of our first season running/playing the D&D Encounters. The adventure is titled “The Elder Elemental Eye” and as our assembled players looked expectantly up at me from their seats around the table we began.
Their characters, a halfling sorceror, human sunpriest, and eladrin knight had been hired by the agents of the rulers of Iriaebor (in the Forgotten Realms) to investigate a suspected outbreak of the abyssal plague in the small but strategically important tradeway town of Easting. If they were to find evidence of the plague they were tasked with finding and halting its source.
Approaching Easting they came across a burnt down home with five fresh graves beside it. A cursory investigation revealed that the doors and windows of the
Posted by: Vobeskhan on Feb 25, 2012 at 06:16:12 PM
Well after 2 yeas of trying I'm about to run our first season of Encounters in my home town (Leicester, UK).
Our local wargaming store Tabletop Tyrants have finally given in to temptation and allowed us to invade their gaming store and host our sessions. While I thought we were going to be too late to sign up, the wonderful guys at the UK WPN have managed to set us up.
Last week was scheduled as week 0, but as we hadn't received our pack we had a generic character building session and ran the players (one of which had never played 4e) through a sample encounter.
Having picked the pack up from our store this morning I have spent the afternoon prepping for this weeks first session in earnest and wondered if anyone had any tips on running a game in a public place, Encounters in particular....