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Tyranexx

I've heard about Critical Role from my group and have watched a couple of clips, but it's hard for me to commit to long videos these days. The next logical answer would be the podcast route, but I don't have much of a commute and tend to concentrate on my work better with nonverbal noise. Hence why I listen to a lot of video game tracks. XD

The one-shot campaign I was invited to is this coming weekend. I'm told the characters will be provided, so I wonder what I'll end up with. 🤔

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Tasuki

@Themagusx1 I have not read that book nor do I have time to read books nowadays, but I do know alot about the history of D&D so pretty sure it's things I know already.

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Themagusx1

@Tasuki Got ya. You do know your history pretty well. I thought it was a good read. The book I think is good for those that don’t know the early history of the game.

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@Tasuki I can understand that, video games tend to take up my time from reading too.

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Tasuki

I mean if you want to get technical I do read just D&D adventures and source books lol.

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Themagusx1

@Tasuki Those count. What do you think is the best adventure so far for fifth edition?

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Tasuki

@Tyranexx Makes sense. I too strugle to keep with Critical Role. As of now I am only on episode 15 of campaign 3 the fact being, I just don't have time to sit down and watch a 4 hour stream. I do listen to the podcast when for example I am cleaning up around the house or on a long drive. But yeah I understand.

Campaigns with pregenerated characters can be fun. It's fun because you can still create the characters personality and such and you may end up trying a class that you never thought of playing before. It's fun that you mentioned a one shot with pregenerated characters because last night during our game session one of my players asked if during our break between adventures if he could run a one shot adventure but using pregenerated characters. Told him I would be interested just let me know what characters there are.

Speaking of our session. My players last night finally made it to the ruins that they were heading to, but not before a battle with a pissed off polar bear and some tension between party members which almost lead to a fight between them!!! It was a really good session and I look forward to next one where they will be entering the Dungeon.

How did your one shot go?

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Tyranexx

@Tasuki Honestly, the ranger that I play in my main campaign was generated by the DM, but I've more or less made her my own. If anything comes of that one-shot proposal, I'd be curious to know about how that adventure went.

Sounds like there was some campaign drama last night! The cold can do funny things to a group of people...not to mention an encounter with a very deadly bear lol. I'm glad that they made it to the ruins, and I'm sure there are all sorts of interesting things (subjective, I know) inside. XD

The one shot went really well! It wasn't D&D in the usual sense; our DM/host used characters and set pieces from the Dungeons & Dragons animated series that ran in the 80s. Our pre-generated characters were from the show. I ended up with Presto, the wizard. Our sheets and items were pre-generated and laminated so they could be written on with dry erase markers and reused. The premise was that Dungeon Master, Uni the Unicorn, and Diana, the acrobat had been kidnapped, and we had to save them from a labyrinth occupied by the Cult of the Egg. Some very hilarious situations ensued. My character Presto had a random hat where I could pull something out of it once per scene by rolling a D100. Some items were more useful than others, but my favorite scenario was when I summoned thousands of bees...that proceeded to attack our enemies and all the other characters. XD Most did well in their saving throws and even earned extra feats from the DM. We used cards and chibi mini-figs instead of a typical board/figures to simulate the action.

Long story short, we rescued the other characters and stopped the bad guy of the show, Venger, but destroyed our only known way home in the process. The good news is that we gained titles and land in the city under which the labyrinthine cave system was situated.

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Tasuki

@Tyranexx I remember the TV show lol. That is interesting to play the TV show so to speak was that a home brew adventure or is it an actual printed adventure?

Yeah the drama was interesting to say but it was very well Role played. The players actually don't have a problem with each other it was just between their characters if that makes sense. I ended up giving each of them a bit of extra XP since they Role played that situation really well.

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Themagusx1

@Tyranexx a one shot based on the old cartoon. That sounds like fun. Getting tiles and homes are a fitting way to end the adventure.

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Tyranexx

@Tasuki I admit the animated show predates my existence by a few years lol. I'm aware of some of the shows that ran during that time period, but that was one I was never exposed to. The adventure was entirely homebrew; those cards can be used for about anything using that type of fantasy setting, and the laminated character sheets were definitely modified.

To add some hilarity to the situation, I was rolling VERY badly that evening. So many natural D20 ones....I'm sorta glad I wasn't playing in our usual campaign. The DM did comment that my magical failures were actually very on-point for the character. XD

It sounds like the drama was very well RPed in that case! I'm still getting accustomed to it in the main campaign I'm in. Practice makes perfect!

@Themagusx1 I would definitely do another one-shot like that again. It played out a lot like an actual episode of the show, from what I understand. He played the intro for us on a tablet. I intend to look up some actual episodes during a free moment soon.

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Tasuki

@Tyranexx I vaguely remember watching it as a kid because of how young I was. I saw the series a few years ago when I borrowed my brothers DVD or Blu-ray set, I can't remember which one it was and had a blast watching it.

I thought I saw that they made an actual adventure based off the TV series but I guess I am wrong.

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Tyranexx

@Tasuki I think the animated series is something I'd enjoy tracking down and watching, though I'm a fan of animation in general. I'm sure I can find some episodes online somewhere....

I had assumed it was homebrew, but it could've very well been based on the adventure you mentioned. I don't have normal contact with the organizer, but I could ask next time I run into him.

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Tasuki

@Tyranexx Yeah it probably isn't to hard to find somewhere. It's fairly entertaining but it does show it's age. It's one of those It's so bad it's good things, especially with all the odd changes they made to things.

I am debating right now if I want to get Raidiant Citadel. It seems very interesting but I am not sure if I would use any of the adventures in it in my campaign.

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Maxenmus

Semi-related. Hope it's fine to post this here:

I've never played DnD before, but from the YouTube comments, looks like it got quite a few seals of approval from DnD fans (the dragon spewing acid instead of fire is accurate in DnD lore supposedly).

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Tasuki

@Maxenmus Well if it's a black dragon, then it's accurate only black dragons have an acid breath weapon. I heard about the movie but in all honesty I am not getting my hopes up. Honestly the best D&D representation on screen is The Legend of Vox Machina which debuted on Amazon Prime earlier this year.

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Themagusx1

@Maxenmus I think it looks fun. It will at worst be somewhat better than the 2000 film, at best a fun time. I am down to see it.

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Tyranexx

...There was a D&D film?

@Tasuki I can certainly get on board with "So bad it's good", at least more than "just plain bad". I'm one of those poor souls who watched The Last Airbender in theaters, so I think I have a pretty good goalpost when it comes to these things....

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I’m not a d&d guy, but the trailer for the movie looks really good, It’s actually something I want to see!

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