May 6

30 Day D&D Challenge – Day 13

Favourite Trap / Puzzle

Comes from NeMoren’s Vault, a very simple read aloud puzzle which has the words written in different colours; for example the word Green would be Red and so on.

The best part of this puzzle is that it requires the skill of the players to overcome and isn’t left to a random series of dice rolls.

May 5

30 Day D&D Challenge – Day 12

Favourite Dungeon Type / Location.

Since I don’t really have a favourite dungeon type, I shall go for location instead.  I guess my favourite D&D location would have to be Shadowdale in the Forgotten Realms.  An area richly described in supplements and also a Volo guide as well really brought the region to life in my mind.


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May 4

30 Day D&D Challenge – Day 11

Favourite adventure I have run

I’ve run scores of adventures for players over the years and out of all of them only one really sticks in my head and that is NeMoren’s Vault by Fiery Dragon Press.

I think I may have run this adventure two or three times in the past and I get a kick out of it every single time.  The reason for getting the group together is pretty good and the puzzles themselves are very well thought out; requiring the players and not their characters to sole them.

My second favourite is B1: In Search of the Unknown; the Caverns of Quasqueton and I have already discussed this before; here and here

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May 2

30 Day D&D Challenge – Day 9

Favourite character you haven’t played.

This is a pretty tricky question as when it comes to D&D I have played all the characters I have ever created, the closest I could think of would be a cat-like creature for a friends Red Steel campaign.

I can’t really recall much about him apart from the fact he was incinerated by a fireball lobbed by an enemy wizard while he was levitated and picking off the enemy with a bow.


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May 1

RPGBA – End of an era

Today marks the end of an era in gaming blogs, the RPGBA has ceased operations.

It wasn’t long ago that I joined and I posted this article last year about it.  I shall certainly miss the benefits it offered which was the traffic it generated for the blog, the rss feed and the sense of a wider community.

Scot Newbury of of Dice and Dragons has picked up the mantle with the rss feed and a Google+ group so see you at Google+ .


May 1

30 Day D&D Challenge – Day 8

Favourite Character You Have Played.

Of the handful of characters I played my all time favourite was an AD&D 2nd edition Chronomancer called Garvine of Shadowdale.  The class came from the TSR supplement about a specialist wizard that could manipulate time and was probably the only sort of specialist I ever played.

He was human and hailed from Shadowdale in the Forgotten Realms and always had his quartz crystal in the shape of an hourglass.

There was something special about him, I enjoyed the fact that the spells I had may not directly injure people but could do other fantastic effects; like push an opponent a few minutes into the future which would temporarily remove them from combat.

Early on in his career he obtained a wand of lighting bolts which proved to be very useful to the group and he wasn’t shy of entering hand to hand combat either with his staff and battle cry of “swingy-swingy-clonk”.

The funny thing was that if I was to say the battle cry before I rolled the die to hit, I was nearly always successful in my endeavours to strike my target.

We stopped playing when Garvine got to 8th level, which was the highest level I had ever reached as a player.  Somewhere in a folder I still have the character but I guess it would need updating to the latest rules to play him.

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