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‘D&D Curse of Strahd’ Player’s Report: Session 26

‘D&D Curse of Strahd’ Player’s Report: Session 26

Kosef made his way along the corridor, silent as an ant in a tavern. Gimble Timbers watched, not daring to breathe. At the door, Kosef could hear Davian the Vintner, but didn’t recognize the refined voice that replied. Unsure of the voice’s owner, Kosef ushered his friend forward. Gimble Timbers put his ear to the oak door, heard the man, and in a second all of the blood had drained from his face. There could be no mistaking that voice. STRAHD! Read More

‘D&D Curse of Strahd’ Player’s Report: Session 25

‘D&D Curse of Strahd’ Player’s Report: Session 25

Session 25 in our online Dungeons & Dragons ‘Curse of Strahd’ campaign was short and to the point. Literally. Due to unexpected work commitments, childcare issues, and technical glitches, our normal two-and-a-half-hour Skype session was cut to just one hour. Our DM still managed to pack in a whole load of stuff into such a short time though. Including setting up a meeting with Strahd himself! Read More

‘D&D Curse of Strahd’ Player’s Report: Session 22

‘D&D Curse of Strahd’ Player’s Report: Session 22

The 22nd session of my Dungeons & Dragons group’s play through of ‘Curse of Strahd’ was strange and full of tension. We had traveled from the Wizards of Wines winery to Krezk in search of an Abbot who we had been told could heal our friend. When we arrived at the gates, there was some hostility, but once we mentioned that we had wine, they allowed us in. Read More

‘Dungeons & Dragons’: Adventures in 5th Edition

‘Dungeons & Dragons’: Adventures in 5th Edition

A few years ago, after discovering the joys of ‘Acquisitions Incorporated,’ I got really excited about playing ‘Dungeons & Dragons.’ So I did what any sane, married 30-year-old would do, and without even waiting to find a group to play, I bought the ‘D&D’ 5th edition Starter Set, ‘Player’s Handbook,’ and ‘Monster Manual,’ and planned my first game. Read More

Easy Dungeon Master Preparation

Easy Dungeon Master Preparation

When I started my latest ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ campaign back at the beginning of the year, my goal was to reduce the amount of time I spent preparing for each session. I’d burned out on building crazy complex combat encounters and over-plotting with hundreds of wiki articles linked together like some nutcase’s string-smothered pegboard.

I needed simplification, so I made a vow to keep it to 30 minutes of prep for every weekly session. Read More