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by nbrs6121
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: The Taproom
Topic: Magic Items
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Magic Items

Here is the spreadsheet of the pooled magic items available to any in the Chamber of Commerce. It also covers pooled gold.
by nbrs6121
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Taproom
Topic: Adventure Recaps
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Adventure Recaps

At Brian's suggestion, I have created a Google Doc to cover adventure recaps, which will allow adventures to be added out of order, but inserted chronologically. You have the link in your inboxes, but you can also access it here.
by nbrs6121
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The Taproom
Topic: Important NPCs
Replies: 0
Views: 935

Important NPCs

Here is a thread for posting information on important NPCs. If they recur and we should know stuff about them, post it here. If you create a new NPC that has been in town a while and it would make sense for our characters to know things, also post them here. Also, Google Sheet for the various famili...
by nbrs6121
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: The Taproom
Topic: Adventure Recaps
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Adventure Recaps

Not long after arriving and settling into Ulfsar, there was a call for aid from the farmlands. It seems one of the farmhands at the Mikma ranch had been killed. The locals suspected the wolf attacks, as several sheep had also been slaughtered. Ursu, Venn, Langston, Mourgrim and (Shawn) traveled nort...
by nbrs6121
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: The Taproom
Topic: Adventure Recaps
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Adventure Recaps

This thread is for the posting of session/adventure recaps. Discussions about events should take place elsewhere, and plot hooks or dangling threads should be included in the Points of Interest thread. Additionally, recaps should be posted by a player in the adventure, rather than a GM, if at all po...
by nbrs6121
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Upcoming games
Topic: East Marches of Tantahia
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: East Marches of Tantahia

Thanks, Jay.  We've been trying to keep true to the Tantathian aesthetic as much as possible.
by nbrs6121
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Current Game
Topic: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps

So, it turns out that our final McGuffin is, in fact, a missing epic hero of days past.  However, if this place could break someone as powerful as Caig bel-Shanya, how in the Nine Hells are we going to make it out of here?  But no matter, we have to try. Rictavio directed us to the shores of Lake Za...
by nbrs6121
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Current Game
Topic: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps

I am Valkyrie.  I am Fury.  I am beautiful and terrible as the dawn.  All is well.  My vengeance will be sated.
by nbrs6121
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Current Game
Topic: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps

I will begin by saying that, at times, I have been known to make tactical errors.  I'm not saying that I made such an error, just that it's possible.  From time to time. With our dead MacGuffin Dispenser in tow, we made it back to Vallaki.  This time, nothing was on fire that wasn't supposed to be o...
by nbrs6121
Fri May 04, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Current Game
Topic: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps

Apparently climbing a mountain takes a long time.  Who'd have thought?  It took us several days to wind our way back down the mountain, over the river and through the wood.  But we made it surprisingly unscathed.  Part of this may have come down to the decision to not use the folding boat as a sled ...
by nbrs6121
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Current Game
Topic: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps

It seems there was more to do in the hellhole before leaving. First on the agenda seems to be communing with more dark gods and accepting their profane gifts.  When in Perdaith, do as the Perdaithians do, I guess.  Immediately after Kasmir accepted his gift, we went looking for more.  Twenty steps a...
by nbrs6121
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Current Game
Topic: Curse of Strahd
Replies: 100
Views: 6181

Re: Curse of Strahd

It didn't make sense to post this anywhere else, really, so I'm posting it here.  I'm not sure how many of you (still) read Order of the Stick, but I just realized that Katja is basically Belkar.
http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1115.html 
by nbrs6121
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Current Game
Topic: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps

Between the moment our gear blinked out and the moment we charged headlong into danger, Hernwyn exposited that the temple was clearly built by Elysian elves who had brought back evil artifacts from Murmanityed.  Armed with this super helpful knowledge, the sightless Mateo charged down the stairs at ...
by nbrs6121
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Current Game
Topic: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps

Trudging through the snow is even less fun than it sounds.  Sleeping in it without a camp fire is even worse.  We had made it to the entrance to the temple at dusk and knew we were too beat from pummeling demons to face whatever fresh hell this place had in store for us.  So we set a cold camp and f...
by nbrs6121
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Current Game
Topic: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps

Rictavio, also known as Rudolph  van Richten, turned out to also be from the Kingdoms.  However, unlike us, he seemed to be in Barovia intentionally. As a renowned monster hunter, he had been tracking down Strahd.  It seems Strahd had cursed or murdered his son, or something.  Long story short, we h...
by nbrs6121
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5e Monsters as PCs
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: 5e Monsters as PCs

And, for some reason, the players think it's the half-orc that's the weird one in the party.
by nbrs6121
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5e Monsters as PCs
Replies: 2
Views: 733

5e Monsters as PCs

Downloadable PDF Article I pulled the quote below from: Your bread-and-butter  Dungeons & Dragons  party won’t include a manticore, a gargoyle, a hyena or a sentient fungi, but maybe it should. One  D&D  player spent a year and a half converting every single creature in the  D&D Monster Manual  int...
by nbrs6121
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Current Game
Topic: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps

Having remembered that Savin was still with us, and that we had agreed to go with him to see the Vistani and Dusk Elf conclave on the lake, we exited the burning city.  Lady Watcher's death would have to wait at least one more night. We arrived just outside of the encampment after dusk (which is poe...
by nbrs6121
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Current Game
Topic: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Re: Curse of Strahd Game Recaps

Side quests in hand, our intrepid adventurers decided to poke around in the last few rooms of the dragonhome.  While finding clues and the plot don't seem to be something we can find, trouble certainly is.  Kicking open a door, six revenants rose from a conference room table.  Seeing that we didn't ...
by nbrs6121
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Galhadrian Cosmology
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Galhadrian Cosmology

Pre-deity Beings: I was thinking about the beings we have described as being either before the gods or contemporary with their early days: dragons, aboleths, giants.  I figure each one ought to be treated in turn. Dragons are really iconic beings, and something I think we've had a fair bit of inter...
by nbrs6121
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Galhadrian Cosmology
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Galhadrian Cosmology

On Death and the Afterlife: So, death seems pretty simple.  Mortal things die and, when they do, they all end up in the same place.  They ride the ferry with Geth, and go hang out with Chatalize in the Underworld.  This is very Greek, pre-Elysium.  As such, I have a few questions which may or may n...
by nbrs6121
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Galhadrian Cosmology
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Galhadrian Cosmology

On demi-divine beings and outsiders: Avatars are pretty well sorted.  They are beings granted divine spark by a deity to serve as an ambassador/enforcer/delegate for the god.  Some gods have several (each with smaller chunks of spark), some have few (with proportionally more spark); some avatars ar...
by nbrs6121
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Galhadrian Cosmology
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Galhadrian Cosmology

On gods and planes: I think Kronarr absolutely needs to have his seat on the Prime.  Just, y'know, on the back side of Galhadria where we never go or something.  Go check Ianadale's write-up; the Prime is  his home.  Obviously, we can change whatever, but the current incarnation belongs on the Prim...
by nbrs6121
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Galhadrian Cosmology
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Galhadrian Cosmology

I thought it best to have this be a separate post from the opener. On the planes, I have no real problem with the default 5e planar system. (I've included that so you don't have to look it up in the book.) https://i.warosu.org/data/tg/img/0378/55/1423150263706.jpg I think we had agreed that the Prim...
by nbrs6121
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Galhadrian Cosmology
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Galhadrian Cosmology

This is a discussion we started a few sessions ago, but kind of didn't go anywhere.  I'd like to bring it here so that we can have a record of the answers to the questions, and to fill in the gaps that currently exist.  Some of these questions may spawn their own threads, but it makes sense to at le...
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