Category: campaign

Tyranny of Dragons – Zero Dark Thirty, FR Style

We got bin Laden Frulahm Mondath! I think that’s his name.  He’s one of the high ranking priests of the Cult of the Dragon that’s been causing such trouble in northern Faerun of late.  Let me back up to the middle… When last we left our plucky band of heroes...

Tyranny of Dragons 2: Catching Up on Things

The Old Gang has met a few times to work our way through the D&D 5th edition feature campaign, A Tyranny of Dragons, and while playing my son pointed out how far behind this blog was.  Here’s a quick update for those of you comparing your experience to mine:...

Tyranny of Dragons, Chapter 1.2

Having escorted a small band of villagers and much needed supplies into the safety of Greenest’s keep, our heroes could spare little time for rest.  Tarbau and Escobar, the ranking officials within the keep, expressed profuse thanks and offered a safe place for a short rest.  First, though, something...

Tyranny of Dragons Kickoff

“You’ve all been hired by the trader Basko to escort a wagon of trade goods to the village of Greenest.” And so begins an Actual Play log of the D&D 5thedition centerpiece campaign.  As an Actual Play thread, the spoilers for the campaign will be flying fast and furious. ...

Borderwilds AAR and The Dungeon First Foray

When we last left our heroes, they had successfully ambushed a small rat-thing outpost.  The group split up, half to return a badly wounded hench-halfling to his home, half to clear the rat-thing warren.  So five brave heroes (sans artillery – if first level wizards can be classified as...

Finding the Devil

A week or so ago I posted the small scale map for my current hex-crawl campaign, The Borderwilds.  A few days laterYellowDingo (over on his own blog) made a blanket offer to create a detailed hex-map in the classic style for anyone who wanted one, and I was lucky enough...

Borderwilds: DM Map

As promised, here’s the full map of the Borderwilds. This one is for clarity. All of the major land forms are represented on this map, grassland, swamp, forest, mountain, desert, broken hills, rivers and coastline.  This lets us throw anything we want at the players. Risk management is a...

Borderwilds: Building a Better Sandbox

As things stand I’ve got the megadungeon, one page goblin caves, and the revised Crypt of Laun Phien.  That’s two big and one little dungeon.  Not a bad start, but the players are badgering me about what’s going on between these dungeons.  Luckily, they grew up on a steady diet of...

AAR: Borderwilds

In which the author recounts his experience running 5-7 thirteen year old kids through an OSR D&D campaign: When last we met, our intrepid heroes successfully foiled the evil wizard Bargle’s plan to discredit the king by retrieving the king’s Sword of Authority from a dungeon of Bargle’s design....