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If you are interested in play D&D and want to jump right in check out this meetup!
I have updated the Meetup with the following details:
Over sixty years ago, a group of bold adventurers calling themselves the Silver Company delved into a mysterious tower that appeared in the ruins of Castle Inverness. The result was tragic.
Now, six decades later, an ambitious young cleric named Aldus Splintershield seeks to make a name for himself and his clan by founding a new town in the ruins of the infamous castle. And so he has hired you, brave adventurers, to guard against whatever perils may arise from such an expedition.
So prepare yourself and guard against the worst. For in the Nentir Vale, the worst is always on the way.
The Story so far:
Session 1: On the Road
The caravan departed from Hammerfast. Along the road, the heroes met several important people, such as Brother Aldus Splintershield and the half-orc caravan guard, Malgram. When the caravan attempted to cross a small stream, it was attacked by stirges, which the heroes fought off.
Session 2: Wandering Monsters
Somewhere along a rough road through the Harken Forest, the heroes are assigned to guard Faldyra, an elf wizard and scholar traveling with the caravan, who wished to gather rare herbs known to grow in the area. During their brief expedition, the heroes stumbled across one of several encounters: a carnivorous plant, a goblin ambush, or a pack of hungry drakes.
Session 3: Scouting the Tower
Brother Splintershield asked the heroes to investigate the ruins of Castle Inverness before the settlers move in, to ensure that no danger lurked inside. In addition to learning more about the mysterious origins of the castle ruins, the heroes stumbled across a pair of ochre jellies that had taken up residence inside the castle’s still functioning fountain.
Session 4: Entering the Castle
With the ruins of Castle Inverness cleared, the pilgrims moved inside the walls. Shortly before Brother Splintershield began a cleansing ritual to defend the area against evil, the broken tower at the center of the ruins shimmered and appeared to become whole. At the same time, undead attacked. The adventurers boldly defended Brother Splintershield against the onslaught of undead threatening to disrupt the ritual. Once the ruins were sanctified, the heroes were confronted by the ghost of Salazar Vladistone, who railed against them for keeping him from visiting the now-warded grave of his wife.
Several DM's are running games for people to pop in and have a bit of fun. You can find out details at Wizards Website about the Encounter nights if you like.
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Bring Your Own Hero to the Table
If you’re like most players, you’ll want to build your own 1st-level character to bring to D&D Encounters, using the standard character creation rules presented in the Rules Compendium, Heroes of the Fallen Lands, or Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms.
Of course, you can also use the D&D Character Builder to create your character as well.
Generate ability scores for your character using the standard array (method 1) or point buy (method 2.)
This season, you can choose character options from any of the following rules sources:
Heroes of the Fallen Lands
Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms
Dragon Magazine articles that support the books listed above
Gaining Experience, Leveling Up, and Earning Rewards
Each week, as you face monsters and overcome obstacles, you’ll gain experience points that will enable you to eventually level up your character. If you manage to play most or all of the sessions this season, you can hit 3rd level by the conclusion of the story.
At the end of each session, your DM will award your Experience Points, as well as your Renown Points (which earn you Rewards). You can track your character’s progress from week to week by asking your organizer for a Play Tracker or by downloading one here.