Category: campaign

Tyranny of Dragons Actual Plays

As I’ve mentioned before, one advantage to playing a pre-packaged rpg campaign is the opportunity it opens up to swap war stories with fellow players who have been through the same meat-grinder. Also mentioned repeatedly has been my group’s adventures, mis- and otherwise, along the Tyranny of Dragons campaign....

New Year’s Party

Day late and a gold coin short, here’s a shot of the full lineup of the party standing between Faerun and a so-far vaguely draconic but unspecified threat. Karran, Gilgamesh, Aramis, Henry, and Grim On the one hand, if the fate of the Realms lies in the hands of...

Tyranny of Dragons Party – Yours Truly

The most colorful member of the party, in more ways than one, must be my character, a dwarven tank named Henry St. John.  He actually dual wields two light hammers, but the figure came with a hammer and axe.  The axe went to yesterday’s dragon-born paladin, and the dragon-born’s...

Fighting Fire With Fire

Sometimes it takes a dragon to beat a dragon.  The toughest character in our party running the Tyranny of Dragons gauntlet is the dragonborn warrior, Karran.  This paladin is a white-dragon blooded tank of a hero.  Unlike the three previous characters in the party, the guy playing this character...

Sic Semper Tyrannis Draconis

Aramis, cleric of Helm, tank-slash-healbot extraordinaire, and all around good guy.  He has been instrumental in cracking the tyranny of dragons campaign.   Fifth edition clerics seem like a hard class to play.  They have so many options at every level of the game, there’s a lot to track...

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...