Process, Recaps, Visuals

Terrain Building

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The bard sings into the cavern. The acoustics are really good in here!

I designed a dungeon where the final area on the map suggested a ziggurat, but the vertical axis didn’t have the desired impact on a battle mat. So, I built some terrain for our session using polystyrene foam bricks. My partner was able to add a coat of paint before we had the session.

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Recaps

Episode 21: Breakfast Brawl of Champions (Gameplay Recap)

Episode 21: Breakfast Brawl of Champions (Gameplay Recap)
Date of Session: Saturday, 7 July 2019.
In-Game Time: 16 Beltane 500 CE (Day 17 of the campaign), Morning-Noon
Where: Crow Crag Tavern & Whitesnake Lair.
The Weather: Until stated otherwise, it is raining.

TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elven Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), Dharilius Ostad (Tiefling Wild Magic Sorcerer), and your Dungeon Master (human scholar).

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Behind the DM Screen, Narrative, Process, Recaps

What’s Been Going on in Strierbridge: A Brief History of What Your Characters Have Stepped In; Or, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Dendar the Night Serpent, but Were Afraid to Ask (Campaign Backstory)

Dendar by Jason A. Engel

Once upon a time, a wrong-side-of-the law adventuring group from Aberland called The Whitesnakes sailed to Yuanterio on the southern continent in search of arcane relics of the Night Serpent, Dendar. Led by the charismatic bard Daviton Cloverdale-Sykes, the Whitesnakes left behind the Strier river delta for fame, power, and fortune abroad. Once in the rocky, desert coast of Yuanterio, the Whitesnakes encountered a cult to Dendar. The yuan-ti were led by the half-woman, half-serpent priestess Talash, a warlock who ruled through acts of terror and received magical powers in return. Continue reading “What’s Been Going on in Strierbridge: A Brief History of What Your Characters Have Stepped In; Or, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Dendar the Night Serpent, but Were Afraid to Ask (Campaign Backstory)”

Recaps

Episode 20: But, Stuff? (Gameplay Recap)

Episode 19: But, Stuff? (Gameplay Recap)
Date of Session: Saturday, 15 June 2019.
In-Game Time:15-16 Beltane (Days 16 and 17 of the campaign).
Where: Around the Whitesnake Lair and the Crow Crag Tavern
The Weather: Until stated otherwise, it is raining.

TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elven Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), Dharilius Ostad (Tiefling Wild Magic Sorcerer), and your Dungeon Master (human scholar).

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Episode 19: Lunchbox & Dhinner (Gameplay Recap)

Episode 19: From Lunchbox to Dhinner (Gameplay Recap)
Date of Session: Friday, 3 May 2019.
In-Game Time: We left off on 11 Beltane. It is now the afternoon of 14 Beltane 500 CE (Day Sixteen of the Campaign) through afternoon of the next day, 15 Beltane.
Where: Strierbridge and the road east toward the docks and the forest.
The Weather: Until stated otherwise, it is raining.

TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elven Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), and your Dungeon Master. Introducing Dharilius Ostad (Tiefling Wild Magic Sorcerer).

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Episode 18: Heroes to Zeroes (Gameplay Recap & Behind the DM Screen)

Date of Session: Saturday, 2 March 2019.
In-Game Time: 11 Beltane 500 CE (Day Thirteen of the Campaign)
Where: Honorbow Keep Excavation Site, then the fair city of Strierbridge

Photo via: Trek Earth

TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Aevar Dragontide (Human Tempest Cleric), Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elf Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), and your Dungeon Master. With Zora Bersk (Human Arcane Archer / NPC).

TL;DR Receive licensing agreement from Arcane College before leaving Honorbow Keep; teleport to Strierbridge; encounter Keeva, Claire, Shava, and Leoline’s mastiff there; a caper to charm guards to release Garrett from his cell; shopping at the Smithy; drinks and letters at Olde Resting Grounds Inn; Aevar storms off; the party decides to follow; tell Garrett to go to Gardenarea; Aevar confronts Viper and a Goliath in the street; Uthgar the Goliath challenges Aevar to brawl, which Aevar accepts, but uses magic instead of his fists; Uthgar denounces Aevar as a cheater and a weakling; the assembled crowd boos Aevar for denying them a street fight; Uthgar tells Viper he was right about the Tealights, solidifying the Goliath’s bond with the Whitesnakes; Astrid demands to know what in the ever-living hell Aevar was doing.

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