Final Session – Farewell to the Vale

Thanks to Joseph for writing most of this final farewell to our 4th edition campaign in the Nentir Vale. A great recap of the finale I was DM for.

Trade Ward, Hammerfast

The sounds of battle were almost deafening, as Naivara and Leoric landed. The crackle of fire, and the clashing of steel rang out through the smoke and rubble of the city. Before they landed, Naivara saw countless city guards doing battle with Orcs, Ogres and Humans. Thar had landed before them, they were hot on his heels.

Naivara looked over to Helgrund, who was fighting the female rider from before. Leoric dismounted his griffon, Naivara soon landed and quickly followed. She saw Leoric stab the female rider, who had been blinded. Naivara conjured thick fire, reducing the woman to a pile of ash. From behind the woman, Calastryx entered her vision. Naivara heard her griffon take to the skies behind her. No going back now. She thought.

Out the corner of her eye, she saw Leoric fighting Thar. Turning back to Calastryx, and acting quickly, she escaped Calastryx’s jaws just before they bit down, using magic. “That was too close.” Naivara muttered. She held the Wormspike up, finding resolve in carrying a weapon suited for the task at hand.

The Rise of Tiamat – Review

Last week I was able to pick up my copy of The Rise of Tiamat and peruse it.  It was written by Steve Winter & Alexander Winter of Kobold Press and the hardbound book is 94ish pages. The book has the same thick paper feel and artistic theme of Hoard of the Dragon Queen and appears to be

Dungeon Master’s Guide Table of Contents Preview – UPDATED!

All Previews | Table of Contents | Creating a Multiverse | Creating NPC Characters | Villainous Class Options | Traps | Downtime Activities | Magic Item Tables | Deck of Many Things | Magic Items A-Z | Figurine of Wonderous Power | Magic Rings | Eye and Hand of Vecna / Orb of Dragonkind | Poisons | Fire Arms, Explosives, and Alien Technology | Races and Subraces | Random Dungeons

The preview of the D&D 5e Dungeon Master’s Guide Table of Contents has been updated and has 12 more pages. There’s a new 6 page “Maps” appendix, a new 2 page “Madness” section and a small number of other minor changes throughout – mainly slight variations in section names. The “Rewards at 20th Level” entry is gone too.

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Goodbye to 4e & The Nentir Vale

I am officially done with Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition as both a player and a Dungeon Master. I’m happy and a little sad about boxing up my 4e collection to make room for my growing collection of 5e books. I’ve had a chance to reflect on what I will miss and won’t miss about the 4th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons in the Nentir Vale.