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Abolethian influences.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 23:27

The aboleths of Xxiphu use an astral collector to funnel arcanic power into an arcanic aquifier and the players are fighting a Kraken and its minions to get to the Mythil that is powering the suspension of the floating city as per canon.

Next session, I need to present 'lesser Aboleths', or the ones who are combat capable.

After the Mythil gets rocked, or collected, the city has to land, which is fine.

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They can keep the Mythil but the city will land and remain emplaced until...

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Fun factor

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 13:05

What happened to the Cormyrean epic, the distraught family, the etc; meh fuck all that. In the end, I wanted to get things going faster and it would have taken longer to address some needless character development. Here's the location, kill the goblins on the way. We had injections for the first time in a while that session, and it culminated in an NPC quest giver and tour guide.

The Cormyr campaign has always been operated with the fun factor first on the priorities. The games are fast paced, and the table is always laughing.

The CloudSpires campaign tends to be so mired...

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The Cormyrean epic

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:25

My Monday game hasn't played in a spell. It's been about a month since we gathered for our two hour sessions.

With such short windows of time for play (7pm to 9pm) I have to be very judicious about what and how I bring to the table as dungeon master. Any loose goose gameplay quickly eats up time and if you let folks meander around the shopping mall, chances are you'll have spent the entire session role playing merchants and describing their inventory.

Tonight the story picks up again, with the party having returned to town where I intend to wrap the events of their previous...

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Dungeon crawls, and the long road

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 01:57

With the game leaving the old story behind, and taking a simple high level dungeon crawl motif, I have moved the game to an environment where high level combat and ridiculously powerful entities can populate the area as necessary.

Playing it loose.

I was underprepared last game. I'm thankful I had the opportunity to provide a little bit of build up to the Abeirian venture, but I simply didn't have enough prepared going into this.

I am enjoying the direction, and the situations; how they're dealt with has been fun as well.

An Aboleth City?

I wasn't really into the idea...

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The final countdown.

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 05:10
An Aboleth, from Eberron, with its _ahem_ 'metal men'.

In the final few chapters of a campaign coming to a level 20 close, I drag out "life after 20" homebrew with god boons as provided via primordials and dragons.

Our cast of adventurers is recruited by Eddard Reville, a blue skinned tiefling with experience aboard ships in the astral sea, to chase after the signal, the noise that followed from the energies sourced from Abeir in a deitous (etymology: 'outside') resurrection.

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Ethereal Assassins

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 00:48

Holy biblical bullshit batman!

Yep. Lots of biblical shit.

Godly power attracts godly attentions.

"Why didn't Mactillian.."

Mactillian is a wizard, sit down.

Next Steps Coming

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 17:50

The players are nearly all 20th level and the last steps of the current story line are coming to a close.

With the death of the king of the Frost Fire, the clan will be thrown into chaos, and Ivor has expressed genocide as the next step.

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She looks nervous. "Fuck. Nerds're gonna see me in this."

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 03:20

It's December. We have no snow at the moment, but it's cause we're close enough to the US that the pollution is melting snow efforts.

Once you pass the 150 mile point though, that altitude soars and that temperature plummets.

Da Faq?

#ikr?

So what are we doing in all this? Holy moses let me tell you, it's all filler.

Why? Cause attendance is going to fucking suck for the next.. 40 days and 40 nights. So what now? Scenarios.

Scenarios?

Yes, fucking scenarios why are you repeating me?

Just run some scenarios. It's easy. Pick characters who...

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The new errata is officially out.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 15:49

The errata is officially out.

http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/sage-advice/errata-november-2018

Booze affects the mind.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 09:40
Mr. Booze

I can't be drinking during game. It fucks me up. I quit for a week, and coming back I'm finding that one drink makes me giddy, lose focus and treat the game like it's a conversation, meandering this way and that.

I don't think I can be drinking alcohol during game. It doesn't work. My brain's getting older and I'm not hitting that...

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