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D&D Encounters - Wednesdays in Waterford Lakes (DM Chris)

  • Cool Stuff Games - Waterford Lakes

    504 N. Alafaya Trail, Suite 115, Orlando, FL (map)

    28.554394 -81.208076

  • Season 5: Storm King's Thunder!

    While this table is changing Tiers, Story arcs, and DMs, the adventures will continue! DM Chris is taking over the table for DM Ken for Season 5, and he will be guiding us through the adventure of Storm King's Thunder. From the Adventurer's League Web site:

    "Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before. Hill giants are stealing all the grain and livestock they can while stone giants have been scouring settlements that have been around forever. Fire giants are press-ganging the smallfolk into the desert, while frost giant longships have been pillaging along the Sword Coast. Even the elusive cloud giants have been witnessed, their wondrous floating cities appearing above Waterdeep and Baldur’s Gate. Where is the storm giant King Hekaton, who is tasked with keeping order among the giants?"

    "The humans, dwarves, elves, and other small folk of the Sword Coast will be crushed underfoot from the onslaught of these giant foes. The only chance at survival is for the small folk to work together to investigate this invasion and harness the power of rune magic, the giants’ weapon against their ancient enemy the dragons. The only way the people of Faerun can restore order is to use the giants’ own power against them."

    IMPORTANT NOTE: D&D Adventurers League (DDAL) rules permit a maximum of 7 players per table. When you sign up, please be careful to select the DM that runs your usual table. If you do not sign up on the event page and the table fills up, it will be the DM's discretion if you are permitted to play as a walk-in. Thank you!

    The Cool Stuff Games store in Waterford Lakes hosts D&D Encounters every Wednesday night. Due to popular demand, we've also opened a second D&D Adventurers League event at the same location on Friday nights with DM Richard and DM Raul hosting tables.

    This D&D Encounters campaign is designed for players both experienced and new to the game of Dungeons & Dragons and to 5th Edition (D&D 5e). The campaign is set in the long-established D&D setting of the Forgotten Realms in the land of Faerun. The games will run each Wednesday evening from 7pm - 10pm at the store. Come and create an original character to play, or choose a pre-generated character to explore this exciting and rich game world, filled with fearsome enemies, brave heroes, and wondrous magic. 

    You need never have played 5e (or any other edition of D&D for that matter). Experienced players are welcomed as well, but if you've played through the adventure, try not to spoil the story for new players! We welcome any and all who are interested in playing or learning the game. Come out and join the fun!

    More DMs Wanted! Would you like to run a D&D Encounters table? Our community is growing and sooner or later we'll need more DMs. Talk to the DM at your table about the need and the opportunity to help our group grow.


    Q: Can I play the same character on different nights?  
    A: No. DDAL rules permit you to only accumulate experience on one character at one DDAL session per week. You can play multiple nights, but you must play a different character each night. 

    Q:Do I need any experience to play in DDAL events?
    A: No. D&D Encounters is ideal for new or experienced players. It introduces a story and adventure that lets new players jump in and allows experienced players to fully engage their imaginations to help the game come alive.

    Q:Wait list? Attendee limit? Whaddya mean? 
    A: D&D Encounters recognizes "official" game tables with a maximum of 7 players plus 1 DM. Each table has a maximum legal size, so until we can recruit more DMs, we need a wait list. Please get on the wait list and come out anyway if the event fills up. Sometimes people who sign up can't make it, and if the store sees there's demand for more DMs and more tables, they may help us recruit more!

    Q:Do I have to play every week? 
    A: No. D&D Encounters is designed so that the table continues the game each week wherever it left off the week before. You can show up every week and see the whole adventure or just come when you can make it and participate in the sessions when you are present.

    Q:Do I have to buy any materials or books to play D&D Encounters? 
    A: No. It will help to bring a pencil, but everything you need to play D&D Encounters will be available at the table. If you want to create a first-level character before you come, you can download free character sheets and basic D&D 5e Rules from the Wizards of the Coast web site. You can also download the official D&D Adventurers League Players GuideNote that to be legal for D&D Encounters play, any original characters must be created following the D&D Adventurers League rules.

    Q:Can I bring my spouse or friend to the game? 
    A: Yes. D&D is always more fun with friends. Be sure to invite them or bring them along.

    Q:Are you looking for more DMs for your location? 
    A: We're always looking for people who would like to be DMs! Please come out and play on Wednesdays to get a feel for our game, our players, and our location. If you want to be a DM, make sure you tell us of your interest and give us your contact information. As demand grows, we'll reach out to those people who have shown an interest in running a table before anyone else!

    Q:How do I get more information? 
    A: You can leave a question here in this thread, or you can drop our organizer an email at [masked]. We look forward to seeing anyone who is interested and available in learning D&D 5e and playing the D&D Encounters official adventures.

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