The plot continues

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 20:47

With the first hints of a greater incumbent entity, we move forward; asking what the players seek next in Waterdeep before they return home.

They've been in Waterdeep just over of a week.

The story is starting to seem a bit disjointed with all the doings of late. A lot of strange and arcanic things have been conveyed along with new characters and grand scale opportunities.

I've spent time setting up notes on defenses and how the pockets of time will fuck with the playership, but the question I can't answer is how the players will ultimately approach Daed's tower....

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Chapter 5 looms over Chapter 4 and 3

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:53
A looming storm

The players like to complain about the constant barrage of opposition in the world.

I've often met this argument with the statement that they're shit disturbers, attention grabbers, and generally the centre of the story. Cause they are.

While each chapter has been so far broken up with time jumps, the next chapters may not get one as the impending story points won't permit it.

As multiple stories gain traction, the core elements are going to find foothold in those stories and we will see the next step in the story unfold.

Spoiler alert: Acererak isn't the...

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Running three weekly intertwined campaigns

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 18:44

I operate three separate campaigns and I love it.

Each of my campaigns is very different from the next, but they are all set in the same world.

My world is based on FGR canon from 2nd through 5th edition, but I place my story in the distant future, ahead of any of the current stuff.

I colloquially call this all Faerun 3000, as it's all diesel/steam punk-ish. I assure you: I was doing it before it was cool and all over the DMs Guild.

The world is a mishmash of floating airborne island motes and much surface tension as an over arching villain threatens to...

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Moving Forward

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 13:34

They say you can't write a good story without conflict. No really.

So goes the story of my relationships as well.

Each time we face adversity at the table, we come out a little better as we're all forced to adapt and adjust.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 22:53

Let's open with this.

Joe sums it up well.

Then there was some drama regarding my second use of antimagic in as many sessions.

Curtis had something to say.

That's three players telling me how magic items should work.

Paul had to weigh in after ward.


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Fighting a town.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 20:54
The Kobold Horde.  I'm playing this card.

I remember an adventure a long time ago, Dragon Mountain. Great little module for AD&D 2nd Edition.

If you're unclear on the AD&D thing, think like D&D 2.5, cause AD&D was kinda the step up from the 'red box' or whatever box (there was a few colours).

Incidentally, if you didn't know, the A is Advanced, and it was pretty crunchy.

Anyhow, so for Friday, I'm taking some inspiration from Dragon Mountain and the worshipping community of Kobolds. It's a part of their heritage and culture, and the more I think about it, the more I think that an ancient...

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Three sessions a week

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 15:59

So we are up to three sessions a week here at the garage, and it's an exciting time for me as this upcoming Monday group is my chance to exercise a vanilla experience.

That's right, you heard me. I'm going to be delivering a very vanilla experience in D&D, replete with mercenary adventure times, jobs on a board and more of everyones traditional RP'ing.

The world as we know it will still be there, in the background, but I intend to make this campaign a test of underpowered characters against a back drop of military might. A war torn kingdom, that is doing great in the...

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Rolling Season 3

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 09:08

Time I wrote an article, eh?

The CloudSpires have been a busy place, with a Civil War raging over 6 months that has resulted in a rebellious state in the east.

Sid Meir, ejected by Vane from the Royals Peak Church of Sun & Scroll finds a friend in Daed Al Icarr who champions his cause, to the extreme that Daed is known for.

Over the course of 6 months, Vane moulded the church through his evangelical influence and is now the residing figure head watching through a militant protectorate known as the...

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Seasons Greetings

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 09:55

So we're into the new season of The CloudSpires Chronicles.

What does that mean?

In our season finale, Vane and Ivor made a move on the church as Vane ousted...

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Where did the injections go?

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 11:48

Injections are in the background.

Pay what you feel is fair. If I need more, I'll let you know. Eventually I'll settle down to code the ticker for the bottom of the screen so folks can see injections.

Also, I think it'd be neat to plug them into the website so folks can see current listed injections on the website.

You didn't play my injection.

As always, if I didn't get to your injection, or if I rejected it, it's not because I have a personal thing against anything; at that moment in time, I didn't see the opportunity to play it and didn't.

If I haven't...

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