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Living Forgotten Realms in Kent

Some general commentary:

 

Time: I chose to go for a date when the large room is available all afternoon until closing time.  We can start moving these meetings closer together once we get another organizer and/or someone with a larger apartment than mine.  I also set a longer block than is typical for LFR because my My Realms ran way overtime last week, even with little other than the fights.  Some of that may have been because of the time mustering for new LFR players and not being sure about whether we were going to have enough people to require two tables.  For now, we have some leeway for however early people manage to show up.

 

Place: The library is caddy-cornered from Kent Sounder Station.  They green-lighted the reservation when I arbitrarily guessed there would be 13 of us, but we have to have it open to walk-ins, so you never know.  The room certainly looked big.  The meeting room policies are:

 

http://www.kcls.org/meetingrooms/index.cfm

 

Mod(s): Until we get more people who can be sure to be prepared to DM regularly, I can put off playing my PCs.  I have lots more ideas for My Realms (as seen at the URL in my RSVP on the right sidebar).  The obvious next step for those who played MYRE3-1 "Boot Camp" last week would be MYRE3-1 "The Dark Crystal" (levels 1–4), but that depends on how many of those will be there for this one.  Grady generally works on Saturdays, and I didn't find contact information for Mike.  We could of course pad these with published adventures, as I need those characters to higher levels before they're going to be able to face a lot of the ideas I had for these storylines.  Or perhaps I'll continue Find the Halflings on Thursdays and put Scaly Doom or something on Saturdays.  I could probably adapt "Jim Morrison" to AL 2 or 4, watching out for things like ongoing 10 poison damage when I level down the creatures.

 

When we were preparing for last Friday, Ms. Baker offered to DM a second table if necessary.  I had her prepare WATE4-1 "The Devil's Denouement" (1–10) since I had a printout of it and my printer was broken.  I also have a copy of CORE2-04 "Lost on the Golden Way" (1–4).  Anything else depends on what however many players want to play and what however many DMs want to run.

 

http://www.livingforgottenrealms.com/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    All right, here's your next one:

    http://www.meetup.com/dnd-192/events/97914812/

    Also, remember that Mob Day is coming up for those who have Saturdays free and can justify going to Redmond for eight hours of gaming:

    http://warhorn.net/seattle-mob/schedule/day.php?date=2013-01-12

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The dwarven memories (of the Gemstone chaka) record that Morgaine, Raven, Therod, and Dunstan successfully infiltrated a Datharathi chaka laboratory and stealing information on plangent crystal technology. The Gemstone chaka has rewarded them with information on the recent movements of the Meatmonger.

    I'll ask DTwenty about a Thursday night and post the next thing in a bit. My computer was out for a while, and I'm catching up just now.

    January 1, 2013

  • Mike A.

    Archlords did a masterful job of creating a wonderful encounter. The challenge was perfect with room for roll playing, solving problems and great balance of combat. I look forward to the next installment in down with the Meatmonger. I am wondering how the choice of magic works.

    December 30, 2012

  • Rod T.

    Great gaming with great folks!

    December 30, 2012

  • Barnabas

    Was a solid game. Had a bit of roleplay, killed a few goblins, and drank a bit of rum (in character only, sadly...game was at a library). The DM kept the game moving and us on target for the most part, which is sometimes analogous with herding cats.

    1 · December 29, 2012

  • MIke

    Hi every one, I have not played dnd in over a year but I'm still subscribed to dnd insider. Does any one know if there will be wi fi?
    and will this be 4.0? Thanks for any updates.

    December 26, 2012

    • Rod T.

      I just called the library and they confirmed that yes there is free wifi. And last time we played, we played in 4th edition. So unless plans have gone awry, it should still be in 4e.

      December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    One other thing: we may want something to eat. The policies seem to say that you can bring food, as long as you clean up after yourself. To save time while we have the room scheduled, I think I may just order a couple of cheese pizzas beforehand. Anyone else who wants to bring anything (other than booze) should be welcome.

    December 23, 2012

    • Mike A.

      Pizza sounds good, I will also bring chips or cookies.

      December 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We may also want to think about what characters we'll want to play. Although I'm going to be DMing I can make some predictions based on who was in the previous episode of this series. Ms. Baker has a close-ranged striker, but she is likely to end up having to DM a second table. Rod and Scott played ranged controllers. At least Mike has a cleric. Without Grady and Jalharad, we'd still have a bit of a shortage of mêlée. It can be difficult for wizards to use their control abilities to keep people off them, so a defender would be nice. Fortunately, some of those can be pretty simple to play; we may be able to rope Barnabas into starting as Dunstan Ironforge, Dwarf Knight, if no one else brings one.

    Of course, I don't know much of anything about your characters' background and personalities to help story. I may end up just posting what I know to encourage you to embellish.

    http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/project-alpha/characters?tag=campaign%3A+Living+Forgotten+Realms

    December 23, 2012

    • Barnabas

      I normally play a healer, mage, or skirmisher/rogue, sometimes a mix of two, but feel free to throw me in where-ever needed. I'm versatile ;)

      December 23, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      The rogue is the other really simple pregen, working much the same as in 3rd Edition, except with tricky move actions instead of a Tumble skill. She doesn't need to worry as much about being caught in mêlée as a wizard would, and can help to win the damage-output race before the mages get too hurt. A cleric would of course be even more important if the second table doesn't have one. The wizard is probably the hardest to pick up of the four classic classes.

      December 23, 2012

  • Barnabas

    I haven't played 4E or LFR before. Would I still be able to attend without throwing too big a monkey wrench into the works?

    December 23, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Absolutely. We're still just starting up, so we're playing mostly stuff for low-level characters. If you don't have your own books, we can just throw you a spare, simple 1st-level character, and you can personalize him as he levels.

      1 · December 23, 2012

    • Barnabas

      Great! I don't have any 4E stuff, so a spare works for me.

      December 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    All right, it's D-minus-7-Day. If that's the same other Mike (whose last name I never caught), we can get five out of six of the heroes who played "Boot Camp," which is about as much as you can ask in an open campaign, assuming Ms. Baker doesn't have to run another table. How about I continue the "Find the Halflings" part mostly here, and go with "On the Back of a Crocodile" (the split between that and <i>Scaly Doom</i>) next time we can get the kobold (and possibly a dragonborn mate) on a Thursday?

    December 22, 2012

    • Mike A.

      yes, this is Mike Acord. I was not suggesting doing anything different about next weeks game, for I am looking forward to playing. I was suggesting if anyone would be interested in another gaming day in pathfinder.

      December 23, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I ran into some people at DTwenty Games in Normandy Park last week who were working on setting up some Pathfinder stuff. You can probably find out more by contacting the store. They're starting with Pathfinder Society Organized Play, but as I'm doing, that's a good start when you're trying to collect people and see who's able to commit to ongoing campaigns.

      December 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another thing that I keep forgetting to ask is about what kinds of adventures you want to see. Do you prefer hack and slash or investigation? Besides your character's level and rôle, does she have enemies she wants to fight and allies she wants to aid? These can help me tweak My Realms, but also will inform which published modules we prepare.

    December 18, 2012

    • Grady P.

      i enjoy combat aswell, but one think i get tyerd of is the doungeon crawling i like good story/plot over mindlessly walking through a dungeon and killing everything. oh and i cant make this meeting, sorry

      December 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      You seem to cover the spectrum pretty well. We can have more choice if we get two tables, but I think my ideas after the introductory one aren't as much "walk into the zone and kill everything."

      December 22, 2012

  • Grady P.

    i can show up on saturday but will NEED to leave after about 3 hours... maybe less.

    December 7, 2012

    • Kim

      Let me know if I can help...

      December 14, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks again, but there's no hurry. We'll need some time to nail down clientèle and venues.

      December 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those of you who have imported characters who played in D&D Encounters and need to remember how many sessions they've played, we're reviving the official summaries here:

    http://community.wizards.com/wiki/Dnd:Dungeons_%26_Dragons_Encounters

    I'll keep track of the XP awarded for each separately.

    December 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to anyone who just got a notification for a completely unrelated post. I meant to put that on Facebook!

    December 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    By the way, I've revealed the recurring NPCs of whom you've learned in "Boot Camp" here:

    http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/project-alpha/characters?tag=campaign%3A+Living+Forgotten+Realms

    As you can see, I'm also keeping this as a repository for my own LFR characters. If you want to join Obsidian Portal (free) and post information about your own, that would be cool and even help me work these elements into the storylines. "Boot Camp" was not plot-heavy, so I've only added one of Scott's jokes to the Meatmonger page.

    December 13, 2012

  • Kim

    I'm always up for running if we need it. : )

    December 6, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hopefully that won't have to happen. I've got to thank you for volunteering to judge a mod I requested tomorrow on such short notice. You should at least get a gift card for the first time DMing at Mob Day for the year (just in time!).

      December 7, 2012

    • Kim

      No problem : ) I would have hated to see you have to DM all day and not get to play.

      December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's another thing I forgot to mention last time: adventuring companies. Every character is allowed to join one in addition to one published metaorganization, and even if you don't get to go to conventions together for the special adventures, you still can get an extra action point when there are three of you in any one mod. As I'm trying to run chapters of my My Realms storylines when as many people as possible who are already part of them can make it, this is good for both in-game advantages and background.

    December 7, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from Kent Library to Kent Library Large Meeting Room

    December 6, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from kent library to Kent Library

    December 6, 2012

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