March 28, 2020 scrollmaster

We pick up the story after our heroes fled the Mindflayer and its army of mindless minions. This was second game running D&D remote. See my guide to how we run remote D&D with terrain and miniatures here. In the abandoned warehouse, the party discussed what to do with the Black Sapphire and decided to find out more about the mysterious gem before making a decision on whether to keep, sell or destroy it. However, before the party could leave the warehouse a mob of mindless persons came crashing through the door at the behest of the Mindflayer. The party…

March 21, 2020 scrollmaster

When last we met our Nightshift heroes, they had come in possession of the Black Sapphire, that on the surface was a disputed heirloom, but given the events unfolding, the heroes suspect it is much more than just an unusual gem stone.  The only clue they had was their dying patreon saying they need to take the gem stone to the Fairydopterist. What will they do? Learnings from running a remote D&D game Given the Corona virus lock down, I ran this game as a remote game using Google Hangouts. I tied my phone to my hobby lamp so I…

February 23, 2020 scrollmaster

For Chapter 3 we returned to the A team (although one man short) and I planned and ran this game differently from previous games in a number of ways. Essentially this was one long chase scene, but due to the chase being in the Town of Daisygate, the combinations of player choices made it too complex to plan out every scene as I would normally. normally I draw up a room/encounter and then set up up on the table for a reality check, but I did none of that this time. Instead I wrote a list of possible obstacles and…

February 23, 2020 scrollmaster

As our current campaign Daisygate is based on West Marches, it is easy for us to invite guest players. For this chapter we had three regular players who all made lvl 1 characters as well as a nephew of one of the players new to D&D. We refer to this group of fledgling adventures as “The Nightshift”. Our heroes had come to Daisygate to find fame and fortune. However, luck had not been with them and as they are down to their last coin, Silvia Bluehaven, a widow, appeared and hired them to recover her wedding gift, a black sapphire, from…

January 19, 2020 scrollmaster

Having saved the world of Heden Rei, our adventures had become heroes and known faces throughout the land. Alaris was crowned king, BJ became a sought after advisor, Valyria a sought after maiden and Grimshaw special emissary to the Dwarven Omnitropolis Parthonox. It was all good for a time, but after 3 years in the spotlight, the friends had grown apart, or pulled apart by their official duties. Chance would have it that Grimshaw one day received a letter notifying him of the death of his aunt Tholgina Grimtooth and that he had inherited her estate in the town of…