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Tasuki

I figured since we had so many D&D conversations going across several threads, it would be nice to have one central one. So basically anything D&D related can be discussed here. Do you play a character in someone else's campaign? Are you Dming your own. Do you watch a webseries of people playing D&D discuss away.

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So currently I am Dming a campaign set in Wildemount. The PCs have just hit level 2 but the current adventure has alot of investigating however they are about to go into their first Dungeon. Currently the group consists of

A Wood Elf Druid
Tortle Monk
Aasimir Cleric
Human Fighter
Teifling Bloodhunter
Kender Bard

It seems like a pretty well round group.

@Tyranexx So I was able to play last Sunday.

Currently this session was alot of in town stuff as the group will be going to a place that really doesn't have a need for money it's more barter and trade so the group decided to stock up on trade goods such as food and sugar and such. Right now they are in the north of Wildemount where it's like Alaska or Siberia so think arctic conditions. Hopefully next session they will be in the Dungeon but we shall see.

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I'm surprised Capcom haven ported the Chronicles of Mystara collection to Switch yet. Iron Galaxy must be busy with other projects? Those games are as close as I've ever gotten to the D&D property. I'm more into 40k or Vampire the Masquerade.

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Tyranexx

@Tasuki I'm glad you were able to get in a session last weekend! That's quite an interesting party makeup that should allow for plenty of utility. Well-rounded! In town sessions can be fun as they allow for a plethora of scenarios. The Arctic environment sounds especially interesting; any campaign I've been in so far (This main one + a couple of one shots) has mostly been in temperate or seaside regions.

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Tasuki

@Tyranexx Yeah I never really did an arctic adventure before which is one reason I picked this adventure. It also helped that in this area of the world I am using there are a bunch of ruins in that area of the world just waiting to be explored. 😁. I am not sure yet if after this adventure the party will leave the region but to be honest I leave that up to my players.

How's your campaign going? Have you been able to play recently?

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@Tasuki Arctic ruins? I'd be on board for a scenario like that too. Is there an overarching goal with your D&D campaign, or is it pretty freeform? One of the one-shots I was in actually spiraled into its own freeform setup in a new land with a burgeoning settlement. The idea is for a relatively open-ended alternative to our normal D&D sesisons if everyone can't make it.

Our campaign is going well; Our group started exploring the abandoned castle that the Cult of the Dragon is using as a base of operations. For now, we're pretending we're cultists (or new initiates in one case) and trying to get by that way since we're WAY outnumbered. Pending any last minute changes, we're meeting tomorrow.

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@Tyranexx I do have a road map so to speak of an overarching campaign, I very rarely do one-shots. My campaigns for the most part are free form as in I don't rail road the PCs as to where the can and can't go. For example if they want to leave the arctic region and for example take a ship to the more tropical regions that's their choice yet at the same time if they want to stay where they are at that's fine too. Alot of campaign plots and hooks that I have can be plug and played so region doesn't matter to me. If for example I need the PCs to tackel a Dungeon to find an item to advance the campaign I can set it into a desert region, arctic, forest or whatever without too much work.

I also bought a few of these box sets called Epic Encounters that contain a map, some minitures and a generic adventure which can be used in any campaign a DM wants to, which is nice so I might use some of those.

Thats definitely an interesting campaign you got going.there. Hopefully your group can keep the ruse up of being cultists I can only imagine what will happen if your cover is blown!!

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@Tasuki Our campaign has an overarching goal - stopping the revival of Tiamat. That campaign I mentioned started as a one-shot, but we've had a couple of sessions since when not everyone could make it. It's mostly in that one land, but the DM isn't leading us along per se; we're calling where we go since the terrain is quite varied....though no icy lands that I know of. I like how varied and plug and play your setup sounds!

An update on our campaign. Copying over what I posted in the tabletop thread:

We did have a session yesterday. The player who had to draw up a new character last time (forgot their character sheet) was present, so since I arrived a little late (Start time was moved and I have the longest drive), both he and the DM had a mini session regarding what happened to that character and their Kobold follower. Long story short, they're back in the present and currently hiding in our room in the abandoned castle since we can't explain their presence yet.

We were mostly sent on chores around the castle, but one of the cultist liaisons picked up that we weren't truly members. Instead of outing us, he wants to see how things play out and is more concerned with serving his employer who is on good terms with the Cult of the Dragon. He gave us a lot of info, enough that we can probably deconstruct this outpost through subtlety and infighting if we play our cards correctly. We only had one encounter. Remember the tower with the Otyugh where our Dragonborn triggered combat? He was heading for a trapdoor to a mostly intact floor above. That led to an encounter with three specters and a nearly dead Fighter. We picked up some old star charts from the room for knowledge + gold after everything was done.

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@Tyranexx Yeah I believe you said your group was doing the Rise of Tiamat campaign iirc. I have that campaign myself and started a group through it, but that group fell apart and we didn't get far into it. From what it sounds like you are farther the my group was. I might try to run it again at some point, but right now it doesn't fit into my campaign.

I am planning.to play tonight. My Druid player is especially looking forward to playing because she just her subclass, Circle of the Stars so she's excited to try out the new abilities.

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@Tasuki I'm quite enjoying the campaign. I don't know what happened at the very beginning since I joined at around level 6-7. My character just happened onto the scene when the rest of the group was in a town that had dealt with a cultist raid + dragon attack. How far in the campaign did the ill-fated group get?

Good luck with your session this evening! Druids are fun in any fantasy setting I've delved into that have them. I actually play a Drow druid in that freeform campaign. The party hit level 3 last time, and I went with Circle of the Moon.

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@Tyranexx The group just got to the part right after the cultists camp maybe like level 3, I don't remember now cause that was a few years ago, lol.

I never actually got to play a Druid, I have made a few through several editions of D&D but every time I make one the session never happens for whatever reason. At this point I am beginning to think that me playing a Druid is bad luck or something. Nevertheless there are a fun class to play.

I am adding to this post as rather than double posting even though it's been a few hours. Anyway the party has left the safe haven of a town of explorers, and when I saw town its more like a campground. There is not established shops or taverns in this town it is literally just a bunch of explorers tents and such. Anyway the part left an begun their trek to then ruins of an ancient laboratory to look for a cure to a mysterious disease that has infected some townsfolk,. However on their way there they were attacked by a Ramorhaz but after a fierce battle which included two blasts of guiding bolt from the Cleric they were victorious in defeating the beast . And that's were we stopped for the night

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@Tasuki I don't know if there are several cultist camp bits or just one, but we had a fun solo character scene with one of our players before they swapped characters voluntarily. Let's just say it involved some tampered with food rations while they were disguised as a cultist we killed on the way lol.

I have always enjoyed the versatility of druids in a lot of the mediums they are present in. Healers, powerful magic, shapeshifting, neat nature spells .... Plenty of utility for sure.

That town sounds like it's only a step down from that freeform campaign town as there is an established shop and a couple of taverns. I'll have to look up what a Ramorhaz is. Your group's mission sounds like a worthy one! I hope they're victorious in their search and that it's very worth their while.

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@Tyranexx A Ramorhaz are giant frost worms, lucky for them it was just a juvenile one so it wasn't to bad, it didn't help that the Ramorhaz missed a few of its attacks. The worst thing it did was toss the Bard some 30 feet in the air when it borrowed up right underneath where she was standing.

Yeah the town if you can call it that isn't much although before they left the group did trade for some snowshoes and snow goggles before they left which was smart I thought.

Yeah I remember reading somewhere about your camp adventure particularly the part about the food rations lol. I am not quite sure how many camp segments were in that adventure as like I said it's been a few years since I read it.

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@Tasuki Giant frost worms huh? So we're talking Tremors: Sub-Zero? XD Getting tossed in the air is no joke, though that still narrowly beats getting tentacled into wastewater with... everything.

The food ration part was hilarious. The character at the time was a changeling (don't recall what class) who had a pixie familiar. They made for an... interesting duo. XD The player then voluntarily swapped them out for our current Tiefling Oathbreaker Paladin.

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@Tyranexx Sorry for not replying sooner. I haven't played for a few weeks due to my work again and then one of our players got sick but it looks like we are back on tomorrow!!

How has you campaign been going? Hope you had time to play lol.

So yeah Ramorhaz aren't anything to Deadly especially a young one, they can't even swallow you whole like an adult one can, which is good cause they are only 2nd level. I have used Otyugs or however you spell it in the past and know they can be ugly. One reason I choose this ice setting is cause it allows me to use creatures I have never used before only heard of or read so it's a nice change of pace from the usual goblins and kolbolds that earlier adventures usually run into. I will be at some point having my PCs go against Orcs controlled by a Frost Giant but it all depends when the PCs follow those bread crumbs.

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@Tasuki Don't sweat it. IRL has been pretty crazy for me too, so I completely get it lol. We haven't played since I last posted an update. Normally we would have played this weekend, but the long holiday weekend + some busy schedules means we're skipping for now. Possibly next weekend, but nothing concrete yet.

The mental image of an adult Remorhaz brings to mind a more icy version of the sandworms from the Dune series. The Otyugh was indeed a pain, and visually they are indeed ugly. XD Ice settings aren't too common, so I think it would be fun to experiment with as a result. Orcs controlled by a Frost Giant? Makes me wonder if there's a Frost Orc subspecies....

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HELLO. I have been summoned here by @Tasuki.

I play D&D regularly on the weekends with my pals in England! We completed our first campaign earlier this year and now we're working on our second, in a new setting — islands in the skyyyy. My character is a Cleric Forged, with a body made out of a bell. He can't remember anything before he wheeled himself out of a mysterious forest...

But this past weekend I played a one-shot 6-hour campaign of Monsterhearts with some friends!! It was excellent.

Oh and also I have written a campaign for a TTRPG if anyone ever wants to try it out... 😅

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@Tyranexx It wouldn't be hard to make a frost orc subspecies. I would probably just take Frost Giant abilities and add them to orcs.

@KateGray Welcome!! Glad to always talk to another player/DM. That is an interesting character you have there. Forge domain Clerics are neat and I have been wanting to play one just haven't had the opportunity.

That's awesome you got to finish a campaign in all my years of playing that's one thing I can't say I have done.

Are you and your friends playing a homebrew setting or are you using a pre-made one? Right now I am DMing a group through a Wildemount Campaign. Which is going great. They are only second level since we only started a fee months ago and play maybe once or twice a month due to everyone's schedule.

Looking forward to hearing about your groups adventures!!

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@Tasuki Our first campaign was set in Ravnica; our DM knows a lot about the lore because he's really into M:TG.

Now it's a homebrew world, set in a place called Laer, which is an archipelago in the cloud sea, far above the earth. There's some extra set dressing, like a bunch of ships that fly between the islands, a missing mysterious military prophetess, a gas that makes people forget everything, and the constant question of "what's beneath the clouds?" It's really fun so far!!

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@Tasuki I've learned (still learning, actually) that homebrew and freeform settings are pretty common. After we wrap up this campaign... eventually...one of the other players wants to run a game in the Grim Hollow setting from Ghost Fire Gaming. They bought into the Kickstarter and received the book a little while back. I'll be running a Tabaxi rogue in that setting. Not sure on subclass yet but I'm leaning towards an arcane trickster.

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