e-D&D and Parallel Experiences

In a lot of ways, I’m a curmudgeon of a luddite who is afeared of technology. I mean, sure, I’ve literally worked on space telecommunications, but for some reason podcasts seem new and terrifying. Video streams, and even YouTube channels, don’t seem weird or foreign, but podcasts? It’s strange magic performed in the woods by the Sheldon gang summoning the Black Goat of a Thousand Young. Shubby N. is a good dude, I’m sure, but we have a hard time relating to each other. We just have very different backgrounds, ya know?

D&D Adventurers League – Playing on Roll20.net

I was speaking with a friend that recently moved, and he now doesn’t have a way to play in the new city. I suggested using online methods to play like Roll20, but he said it wasn’t easy to find a group that is accepting a new player that wants to learn. I talked to him about trying out the Adventurers League games, and that would be a good way to learn with out the weekly commitment to a gaming group. This is fairly new, because the older rules didn’t allow this type of online play.

Death House – Free Adventure for Ravenloft (D&D 5e)

Wizards of the Coast has given us the free adventure Death House to play at home last week as a preview of the Curse of Strahd book coming out this month. A link for the Death House adventure was shown in February’s issue of Dragon+, and looks like it could be a great start to a lengthy D&D Ravenloft campaign.

Curse of Strahd – Adventurers League

Robert Adduci (D&D Adventurers League Community Manager at Wizards of the Coast) has posted the details on all of the upcoming 14 adventures and the Epic for Season 4 – Curse of Strahd. This includes location of Conventions that the adventures are premiering, levels, playtime, and when they will be available for download.

Check it all out here: http://dndadventurersleague.org/curse-of-strahd-adventures

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Oriental Adventures – Ninja

Since I first put together a Ninja build last year, I’ve done some formatting changes with how I present characters on Tribality. So going back I wanted to reformat the Ninja and with this layout, the Ninja can be used to play at the table listing all of the actions that can be made during combat. I didn’t want to make a complete rehash, so I went ahead and leveled up the Rogue to 5th level. I also found some things I wanted to change and add details on dealing with things like poisons. Then I added an Uncommon magic item with Mochizuki being level 5.

This is Mochizuki Ishikawa, Ninja from the Iga Clan – The Shadow Assassins. A 5th Level Rogue-Assassin:

Gen Con – D&D Adventurers League

We are signed up for D&D Adventurers League All-Access Pass games (run by Baldman Games). The four of us all ready to go. Well actually, I wasn’t. In preparation for the four games, I have to choose a player character to use. It’s not that easy, because there are so many good choices that I can make. I need to choose something a little different than I usually play. Right now, I have three main AL characters that I have been playing since the last GenCon, a halfling rogue (my favorite), an elf multi-class wizard/cleric, and a human fighter. All three of them have reached a higher tier than my teammates, and I need to put together a fourth character. Choices, choices, so many choices…