Tyranny of Dragons | Council of Waterdeep

Our Monday night group started the second half of Tyranny of Dragons with The Rise of Tiamat. This will be my last Tyranny of Dragons article. I do not feel like the campaign is a good space where writing about it would be beneficial to myself or the readers. I may mentioned Velkyn later in Hacks articles, …

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Tyranny of Dragons | Castle in the Clouds

Half-black dragon, white dragon, Red Wizards, giants, and a flying castle full of enemies... this was a generally fun session. Without revealing too many specifics about the chapter, having multiple spellcasters able to layer down spells in a surprise round is very effective. The party snuck aboard the flying castle--and attached giant iceberg--and were able …

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Tyranny of Dragons | Hunting Lodge

So this session went a little... off. The purpose of this chapter of Hoard of the Dragon Queen is for the characters to find out about the flying castle that is transporting the hoard. If you read some other reviews, likely they will mention this is just a filler chapter--yes, you can meet some interesting non-player characters, …

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Tyranny of Dragons | Castle Naerytar

So this week  our characters walked into a grinder dungeon crawl of Hoard of the Dragon Queen, Castle Naerytar out in the swamp. This chapter has tons of enemies and adversaries, level upon level of rooms and doors, overly complex design, and unclear and badly-written descriptions--all-in-all, a potential death trap... ...and we walked through all of it with barely …

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The Blood Hunter Class – First Impression – Character creation

I recently started a new campaign and since our DM allowed us to use customized character I opted to go with the Blood Hunter class created by Matthew Mercer from Critical Role. What I am going to do today is give you a quick run down of what I found interesting with the Blood Hunter class …

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Tyranny of Dragons | On the Road and Construction Ahead

This session was the best of the game so far and we had less than two rounds of combat the entire time. Speaking from experience, travel sessions and rolling random encounter tables are incredibly boring. They take too much prep because of the random element and there is no story or emotional pay off at …

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Tyranny of Dragons | On the Road

Two weeks and two levels later, we are back around the table to play Tyranny of Dragons--that is, to play D&D. Leaving behind the board game debacle--until next time--we dove back into our personas and continued the story. It is incredible how this group has really developed into their roleplaying in such a short period of time. It was only last …

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Tyranny of Dragons | Raider’s Camp and Dragon Hatchery

Warning: I am particularly brutal in my analysis this week about the home campaign we are playing. If you are a player or are associated with the game, I recommend you turn around and go away. I take my D&D very seriously... Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition was a great game--but it was not D&D. …

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Tyranny of Dragons | Greenest in Flames

For the third time in Dungeons & Dragons, a character of mine has stepped into the fiery town of Greenest to begin his destiny. I bet the that town is getting pretty sick of rebuilding houses and shovelling kobold feces out of the stream--amongst the other bodies we keep throwing in there--just so another adventuring …

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