The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

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The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

Post by Wrathbone » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:36 pm

As I previously threatened early in the tabletop thread, I'm thinking of running another D&D game and I'd like to gauge interest. The headline points:

- You don't need any previous D&D experience. We'll be running 5th edition, which is ideal for beginners and experienced players alike.

- The game will be run on roll20.net, which allows you to control your characters on a map, do dice rolls and talk to each other.

- Games will be about 2 hours, ideally on a weekly basis. I'm fairly flexible on when the game runs, but I'd suggest a weekday evening would be easiest. I'd look to start in early October as I've got stuff going on until then.

- The campaign would be one of my own nefarious design. I have a broad idea for it, but as a starting point I'd suggest we play the first chapter which would take about 4 or 5 sessions and then see what everyone thinks.

- Characters can be created for free at:
www.dndbeyond.com
It's dead simple and works out all the complex stuff for you. Basically you go through several screens and just choose the things you want for your character.


So, anybody up for it? We'd need 3 players as a minimum (4 would be better in case someone can't make a session), going up to maybe 6 as a maximum.

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Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's personal

Post by Sly Boots » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:42 pm

:o

Yes, yes... a thousand times yes! :D

Can I resurrect Slythe or should I make a new character?

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Post by Wrathbone » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:44 pm

:D

I was hoping you'd say yes!

I was thinking of starting from level 1, but I'm not against bringing old characters back. Can you remember what level you got to (4 or 5, maybe)?

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Post by Sly Boots » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:45 pm

Wrathbone wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:44 pm
:D

I was hoping you'd say yes!

I was thinking of starting from level 1, but I'm not against bringing old characters back. Can you remember what level you got to (4 or 5, maybe)?
I'm just heading out for the school run, but I'm pretty sure I still have the character sheet on my google drive. I shall have a look when I get back in a bit.

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Post by Wrathbone » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:52 pm

It could actually make a lot of sense to incorporate where the old adventure left off into this new one. There's some appropriate crossover.

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Post by Mantis » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm

I would be up for this. I don't mind whether we roll new characters or not. There are aspects of Ellis' character that I wouldn't have gone with in hindsight.

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Post by Wrathbone » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:32 pm

Yay! :D

If we do stick with the existing characters then they'd need recreating in dndbeyond anyway, so I'd have no problem with changing whatever you want.

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Post by Sly Boots » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:49 pm

Mantis wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm
I would be up for this. I don't mind whether we roll new characters or not. There are aspects of Ellis' character that I wouldn't have gone with in hindsight.
Too sober? :lol:

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Post by Sly Boots » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:53 pm

Yep... here 'tis:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9Yhmz ... sp=sharing

We made it to level 4, it looks like.

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Post by Raid » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:28 pm

So is this open to new players too? I've done a couple of tabletops before but not D&D. Wouldn't mind getting into another one.

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Post by Wrathbone » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:06 pm

Absolutely! New players definitely welcome.

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Post by Mantis » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:13 pm

I've still got my character sheet for Ellis too. What would be the best course of action for starting a fresh campaign with new players when Sly and I are already level 4? Roll everything again from level 1 anyway?

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Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's personal

Post by Wrathbone » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:38 pm

I’m leaning towards everyone starting at level 4, because picking up exactly where we left off has a really opportune way of introducing new characters quickly.

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Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's personal

Post by Solitaire » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:25 am

I'm interested :)

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Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's personal

Post by Wrathbone » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:43 am

Sweet! :D

That’s four provisional players, which is great. I’ll post some more details about character creation, etc, later on but the earliest I’d be able to run a game is in a couple of weeks so there’s still plenty of time for anyone else to join up if they want. For now, have a think about the sort of character you want to play. I think we will stick with Sly and Mantis’s existing characters from the previous game, and they’re playing a rogue and a bard respectively, so ideally for party balance you’d want some kind of martial expert (fighter, barbarian, paladin or ranger) and either a divine or arcane magic user (wizard, sorcerer, warlock, druid or cleric). It’s really up to you, though, and party balance isn’t absolutely essential.

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