The Chosen Cleric

Last Thursday we decided not to play D&D since a few of the guys wouldn’t be able to make it. I usually run a character if someone can’t play, despite the fact that it slows down combat a bit since I have so much to deal with as it is. I’d leave it up to the players but most of them are new and are still getting a hang of their own abilities, let alone someone else’s.

Instead of all that hassle, the few of us that were left decided to play a few board games, which was our standard Thursday night go-to before our campaign started. I got Codenames for Christmas and have been dying to try it so we played a few games, and then we finished the night off with a game of Lords of Waterdeep. It was a pretty fun night but it’ll be nice to dive back into Hoard of the Dragon Queen after a two-week hiatus.

Now, onto the task at hand. I mentioned in my last post that I was going to write my campaign diary for you to read, and I will, but first I think introductions are in order. It would be a good idea for you to get to know the characters who are traipsing around the Sword Coast trying to stamp out the Cult of the Dragon and save the day.

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Plans, plans, and more plans.

Welcome to my brand new blog, Dunseans and Lundragons! Am I trying too hard with the name? Maybe, but I’ve finished the header picture so we’ve gone too far to turn back now.

The main focus of this is going to be the game of D&D I’m currently running. I’m DMing for five of my friends and we’re working our way through Horde of the Dragon Queen. It’s the first half of the Tyranny of Dragons adventure released by Wizards of the Coast. This is where I’ll record their campaign diary, any issues that came up during the session, any comments I have about the adventure, and any helpful tips I have for prepping and running the game. I want this to be helpful for anyone thinking about DMing for the first time, new DMs, or someone looking to run Tyranny of Dragons. Even if you’re more experienced you might find something useful here that you can steal for your own game, and we all know that when it comes to D&D, stealing is the sincerest form of flattery. Continue reading