I finally got a game of D&D going. Not only my first game of D&D 5e, but my first game using my Dungeon Tiles!
I've been planning this for a long time. Ever since I got my Dwarven Forge Dungeon Tiles. I tend to over plan sometimes. I painted up special monsters for the game. I modded a game tile piece. I made terrain for an encounter. I got apps for my ipad to help run the game. I wanted to setup speakers to play mood setting music and ambiance background sounds, but ran out of time. I think I put on a kickass game, but in the end it didn't matter.
One thing I liked about listening to the podcasts was just the fun they were having. All the extra shit I did for the game was fun, but in the end the key thing was gaming with friends. I had a blast, and I think my friends did too, and that's the point.
I will continue to over plan and put on large games, but I won't let that stand in the way of just sitting down and gaming with friends.
Here is our game
Gavrillo - Human Cleric
Ai'Terria - Elven Rogue
Stor Brightwood - Human Paladin
Dowvoovoo - Halfling Fighter
Our brave adventurers have been quietly riding out winter in the town of Harlow, when the whole town is called out for an emergency. The Lord of Harlow's son Gunter is missing. He went out hunting and never returned. The local Druids warn of an approaching snow storm, so time is of the essence.
The players are formed up into a search party and sent out with the rest of the militia and townsfolk in different directions.
In 3.5 hours, we got 3 characters rolled up, 2 of the players being complete noobs. We did 4 encounters and finished the adventure. Everyone had a great time. I like this new DnD. The new system flows well once you get a few key mechanics down. Now I have to do the hard part, dig up some more players.