August Meetup: Isle of Dread D&D Next at Pandemonium

We'll be playing another session of D&D Next (the 5E playtest) at Pandemonium! You don't need to have played in our earlier sessions to join this game; this is your chance to see what WOTC is planning for the next edition of D&D.

Important: WOTC updated the rules again on 08/02/2013, so please do download and check out the new test materials.

We are continuing with the pulp classic adventure X-1: "The Isle of Dread."

 

 

You can get a free copy of the playtest rules by signing up at http://www.DNDnext.com/ and downloading the playtest packet. Feel free to read the Player's packet, but don't read the adventure. (You're also welcome to play if you haven't read the rules, because part of the playtest (as far as we're concerned) is finding out how easy it is to teach the new rules.) Pregenerated characters, pencils, paper, and dice will be provided.

 

 

We will meet in Pandemonium's gaming area. Turn right after entering the building and look for the guy in the D&D t-shirt. They've got a huge play area, and no other events scheduled that day. There are vending machines for soda and snacks, too!

 

(If you've never been there, it's easy to drive past Pandemonium. You can't see the sign if you're driving southbound on Middlebelt!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Greg K.

    I may be a few minutes late today but will squeeze into a spot whenever I get there.

    September 21, 2013

  • Paul

    The new and (I assume) final playtest packet just came out; it's too late to use it for tomorrow's meetup, though.

    September 20, 2013

  • Bryan1108

    I don't know why my last comment consisted of "d". What I wrote was a question about September. We were talking about two meetups in September but with it half over, I can't help but notice that we've had slightly less than half of that. I hope that everything is okay.

    September 17, 2013

    • Paul

      You're right, and I apologize for being behind on keeping in touch. I'm still hoping we can do 2 meetups -- on on the 21st, and one on the 28th -- if people are up for it.

      September 20, 2013

  • Bryan1108

    d

    September 11, 2013

  • Gabriel

    I would definitely be up for a 3.5 or pathfinder session. Keep us posted if such a session comes into being please!

    September 3, 2013

  • Josh B.

    if anyone here is running 3.5, or pathfinder, myself and two others would love to join. Send me a text at[masked] or email me at [masked]

    September 3, 2013

    • Josh B.

      oh, we live in the canton area. so we're in the vicinity of pandemonium, if that helps locate us

      September 3, 2013

  • Jack

    Again, another fun meetup. Hope we can get together twice a month. I'd be willing to GM a game of Pathfinder. :)

    August 31, 2013

    • Nick B

      Sounds good. Let me know about the Pathfinder game. I'm interested in learning.

      September 1, 2013

  • Nick B

    It was great. I don't usually get to say, "Saturday afternoon I got my skull crushed by a cyclops." Thanks for having me and I hope to play again soon.

    September 1, 2013

  • Bryan1108

    Very good, lots of fun

    August 31, 2013

  • John J.

    I cant make this, but Isle of Dread is my FAV setting. Is there a way I can get a copy of the materials?

    August 31, 2013

    • Jack

      Just download the DnD Next playtest packet from WotC. Everything can be found there. :)

      August 31, 2013

  • Paul

    Just uploaded to the Files section six 4th level pre-gen characters.

    August 28, 2013

    • Brian B.

      I'd like to play the rogue or ranger please.

      August 28, 2013

    • Jack

      There are usually enough players and characters so that should be no problem.

      1 · August 28, 2013

  • Nick B

    I would like to play as the pre-generated mage if it's still available, please. Thanks.

    1 · August 28, 2013

    • Jack

      Should be no problem. Just come on down and pick whatever you want. Its very informal. Just come and have fun. :)

      1 · August 28, 2013

  • Paul

    Hi everyone,

    Until Greg just reminded me, I *completely* forgot about the Charisma bump we used last session! So if you're making your own character, please add for free the following: 2 points to any Charisma score below 10 and 1 point to any Charisma score already 10 or higher.

    August 27, 2013

  • Nick B

    Just curious: Has anyone ever played the Call of Cthulhu or Arkham Horror games? They look fun and I'm a huge H.P. Lovecraft fan. Was wondering if they were any good. Arkham Horror is 60 bucks! ouch...

    August 26, 2013

    • Jack

      Nope. They seem pretty popular though so they should be pretty good.

      August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would I be allowed to come and observe, not play?

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Paul

    I'll be making some pregenerated 4th level characters to bring to the meetup, but if you want to make your own 4th level character, that would be great. Please do e-mail a copy in advance, though.

    August 21, 2013

    • Richard M.

      Thanks Jack, I have the basics down on a sheet of paper that I can send over. Paul, how would you prefer for us to send you our characters ahead of time?

      August 25, 2013

    • Paul

      I don't have a preference. ;)

      August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys! I would love to play one of the pre generated characters! I want to say attend but dont want to be a bother.

    August 24, 2013

  • Nick B

    Hi. Will I need to pre-roll a character or does the playtest include playable characters? Thanks.

    August 20, 2013

    • Jack

      There are pre-gen characters available. Everyone uses them. Well, mostly. So just bring yourself, your dice and a good attitude. Some munchies don't hurt either.. :)

      1 · August 20, 2013

    • Nick B

      Sounds good. I'll bring Cheez-its.

      August 22, 2013

  • Richard M.

    Seems filled up, think they'll be room for this healer?

    August 20, 2013

  • Bryan1108

    A friend asked about it so I thought I'd bring him along if there are no objections.

    August 19, 2013

  • lou m.

    how long is this estimated to last? i would really like to come and since it starts at noon there is a really good chance i can make it but i have some plans i can't miss later that evening. i don't want to RSVP if i'm not sure i can make it so any info on when it ends would be appreciated.

    August 16, 2013

    • Jack

      Usually ends at 4. Even at that, if you gotta leave early its no big deal. Its just a playtest.

      1 · August 18, 2013

  • Brian B.

    I am going to make my first meet up since 2008

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Nick B

    Looking forward to it. I'm new to tabletop RPGs so please be patient with me.

    1 · August 17, 2013

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