Tyranny of Dragons Session 7 – Wagons Roll

Tyranny of Dragons was the first full D&D 5e campaign I ran, starting back in 2015. Here’s the write up from the seventh session. Murder in Baldur’s Gate, originally published for D&D Next, came in very handy for fleshing out the city as the characters had some downtime and pursued personal goals. Begin here with Session 1 –Continue reading “Tyranny of Dragons Session 7 – Wagons Roll”

Scarlet Citadel Session 2 – A Daring Rescue

Last week, we continued with my Scarlet Citadel campaign with the second full session. Instead of writing up what happened in a “story hour” format, these posts are going to be my reflections on the game as a DM. Hopefully they’ll prove useful to others running the adventure.  You can read earlier posts here. ThisContinue reading “Scarlet Citadel Session 2 – A Daring Rescue”

Scarlet Citadel Session 1 – Into the Ruins

This week, we continued with my Scarlet Citadel campaign with the first full session. I’m doing these write ups a bit differently to the ones I’ve been posting on here for Empire of the Ghouls, Tyranny of Dragons, and Wrath of the River King. Instead of writing up what happened in a “story hour” format,Continue reading “Scarlet Citadel Session 1 – Into the Ruins”

Tyranny of Dragons Session 6 – Baldur’s Gate

Tyranny of Dragons was the first full D&D 5e campaign I ran, starting back in 2015. Here’s the write up from the sixth session. Murder in Baldur’s Gate, originally published for D&D Next, came in very handy for fleshing out the city as the characters had some downtime and pursued personal goals. Begin here with Session 1 –Continue reading “Tyranny of Dragons Session 6 – Baldur’s Gate”

A Guide to the Scarlet Citadel Map Overlays Part 2

One of the coolest things about Scarlet Citadel are the amazing dungeon maps by Jon Pintar, available on excellent quality laminated card in the Scarlet Citadel Map Folio.  This superb package also includes a set of overlays – smaller cards which are used to reflect changes to the dungeon during play, such as triggered traps and discovered secret areas.Continue reading “A Guide to the Scarlet Citadel Map Overlays Part 2”

A Guide to the Scarlet Citadel Map Overlays Part 1

One of the coolest things about Scarlet Citadel are the amazing dungeon maps by Jon Pintar. These are available on excellent quality laminated card (like the Pathfinder Flip Mats) in the Scarlet Citadel Map Folio. This superb package also includes a set of overlays – smaller cards which are used to reflect changes to theContinue reading “A Guide to the Scarlet Citadel Map Overlays Part 1”

Where is Redtower?

The Scarlet Citadel is located not far from the small town of Redtower, which serves as a handy home base for the adventurers as they explore the deadly dungeon. But unlike the Scarlet Citadel itself, this settlement is not yet on the amazing online Midgard map. So where exactly is the village located? Redtower isContinue reading “Where is Redtower?”

Tyranny of Dragons Session 5 – Elturgard

Tyranny of Dragons was the first full D&D 5e campaign I ran, starting back in 2015. Here’s the write up from the fifth session. I always like to adapt published adventures to my group and to add in cool things I’ve found in other supplements. The harpy lair is from The Book of Lairs byContinue reading “Tyranny of Dragons Session 5 – Elturgard”

Getting Ready for Scarlet Citadel

I’m currently running two monthly campaigns: Empire of the Ghouls and Oracle of War, but have missed running a game for my Monday night group since finishing Starfinder a couple of years ago. This October, I’m going to be running Scarlet Citadel by Steve Winter, Kobold Press’ deadly “Dungeon of Secrets” for 5e, online toContinue reading “Getting Ready for Scarlet Citadel”

Tyranny of Dragons Session 4 – The Hungry Roper

Tyranny of Dragons was the first full D&D 5e campaign I ran, starting back in 2015. Here’s the write up from the fourth session. Begin here with Session 1 – Greenest in Flames. 14th Mirtul, 1490 DR The party are joined by Gwastdyn who has arrived from Greenest. Leaving Turin to keep watch over theContinue reading “Tyranny of Dragons Session 4 – The Hungry Roper”