D&D Encounters : War of Everlasting Darkness : Sessions 5 - 8 Recap

Session 5 Recap Raffle Winner is Rich Stein

Entry 1 : by Wesley Rose

Sometimes the choices we make are not nearly as black and white as we would be led to believe. I was given this curse in an act of villainy, but if I can use it to sway the battle between darkness and light, even though I cannot enjoy the latter, I will do all my immortal body will allow me.

I am a product of darkness, but I fight not for it.

-Hamilton Moor
Quoted some years after the War of Everlasting Darkness

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Posted: December 19th, 2012 | Tagged: Dungeons and Dragons

D&D Encounters : War of Everlasting Darkness : Session 4 Recap

Session 4 Recap Raffle Winner is Bill Roundy!

Entry 1 : comics by Bill Roundy

Entry 2 : by Leo Jenicek

an ad found in the Citadel Adbar Gazette


Embrace the spirit of DIY with this original Keep occupying a strategic underground position. This charming stone tower features 2 floors with kitchen, master bedroom, guest(minion)room and open living space. Cleverly hid secret lair lies just underneath, perfect for parties, rituals or storage. There’s plenty of potential for the savvy investor or first time fortress buyer. (Note: this property comes as is, if you are squeamish about Drugar bodies or the remains of the undead, this may not be the place for you. But you could arm your troops with the arms and armor of the fallen at NO EXTRA CHARGE!)

All inquires should be sent to the court of King Harbromm, Citadel Adbar

Only serious offers will be considered.

No Drow need apply

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Posted: November 28th, 2012 | Tagged: Dungeons and Dragons

Behind the Screen: Dealing with Death, Pt. 1

by Chris Wood

Death is a touchy subject in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Some DMs actively court Death like it’s the unseen sixth member of the party, while others – pardon the pun – are scared to death of it out of fear of upsetting players. Whether you seek it out or it accidentally stumbles into your game, you are going to have characters die on your watch. It’s just a matter of “when?”… and “how many?”

But new DMs need not be afraid. Today, we’re going to talk about how to take control of a game that the Raven Queen has wrestled out of your hands and pull your players back from the edge of oblivion.

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Posted: November 26th, 2012 | Tagged: Column - Behind the Screen

D&D Encounters : War of Everlasting Darkness : Session 3 Recap

Session 3 Recap Raffle Winner is Leo Jenicek!

Entry 1: Art by Ben Serna

Entry 2: by Sean Almon

From the shoulder of my charge, I beheld the great siege of Mithral Hall. Behind the sounds of marching patrols, our traveling band could hear a solitary horn beckoning the enemy troops toward action. The
young Locke has come to fully embrace the flux of his lycanthropy curse and used it to great advantage as we attacked the closest commander tent. Having retrieved a map and burning the place down, we destroyed the accursed horn before making our way toward one of the “secret” entrances to the Hall.

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Posted: November 19th, 2012 | Tagged: Dungeons and Dragons

D&D Encounters : War of Everlasting Darkness : Session 2 Recap

Session 2 Recap Raffle Winner is Leo Jenicek!

Entry 1: by Daniel Alicea

*The following is an excerpt taken from the second entry of Andrest Locke’s Journal detailing his exploits during the War of Ever Lasting Darkness. Late Spring, 1484 DR.

…They screamed and spat in our faces as they pushed the three of us to our seats. The challenger sets himself down into the stony, arena pit. I see the signs of savagery all over – blood on the walls; crunched bones and skulls detail the dark-shaded floor. Standing opposite of Rangar in the pit was a scaly angry reptile: a drake. One of his eyes were missing, the other shut closed and scarred. It was blind, yet I had the feeling it could smell out its victim.

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Posted: November 12th, 2012 | Tagged: Dungeons and Dragons