Scarlet Citadel Session 8 – The Deadly Distillery

Here’s the write up for our final Scarlet Citadel session of 2021. Playing every week has been fun but it’s meant that we’ve had a smaller group more often than not. Starting from January, we’ll be going back to a fortnightly schedule and hopefully we’ll have all five players most weeks. You can read earlierContinue reading “Scarlet Citadel Session 8 – The Deadly Distillery”

Empire of the Ghouls Session 27 – Going Backwards to Go Forward

This week we played our Empire of the Ghouls campaign in person again, continuing with Chapter 4: Catacombs of the Ghul King. The characters explored the catacombs beneath the Elia family mausoleum, looking for somewhere safe to take a long rest before confronting the Ghul King. Here’s the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign.  ReadContinue reading “Empire of the Ghouls Session 27 – Going Backwards to Go Forward”

Scarlet Citadel Session 7 – Return of the Red Hart

Here’s the write up for our penultimate session of Scarlet Citadel this year. Hopefully these write ups will prove useful to others running the adventure.  You can read earlier posts here. This post contains spoilers for Scarlet Citadel. This week we were down to just two players so we enlisted a special guest to play Barrett, the RedContinue reading “Scarlet Citadel Session 7 – Return of the Red Hart”

Tyranny of Dragons Session 8 – The Trollclaws

Tyranny of Dragons was the first full D&D 5e campaign I ran, starting back in 2015. Here’s the write up from the eighth session in which the party’s caravan crossed the Fields of the Dead and entered the Trollclaws. My library of AD&D Forgotten Realms boxed sets and supplements came in handy for fleshing out theContinue reading “Tyranny of Dragons Session 8 – The Trollclaws”

Scarlet Citadel Session 6 – The Gaoler’s Demise

Two weeks ago, we continued my Scarlet Citadel campaign with the 6th full session. Hopefully these write ups will prove useful to others running the adventure.  You can read earlier posts here. This post contains spoilers for Scarlet Citadel. This week we had four players. We kicked off with the characters returning to the Citadel ruins and discoveringContinue reading “Scarlet Citadel Session 6 – The Gaoler’s Demise”

2021: My Year in TTRPG Gaming

This year has been another tough one for everyone. Playing and writing for D&D has been a big help in getting me through it, so I thought I should write a blog post looking back at some of the fun things that I’ve been up to. On 2nd January, the Southlands Kickstarter ended, with anContinue reading “2021: My Year in TTRPG Gaming”

Scarlet Citadel Session 5 – Death in the Crypt

Last Monday we continued my Scarlet Citadel campaign with the 5th full session. Hopefully these write ups will prove useful to others running the adventure.  You can read earlier posts here. This post contains spoilers for Scarlet Citadel. I only had three players this week so I knew this session had the potential to beContinue reading “Scarlet Citadel Session 5 – Death in the Crypt”

Scarlet Citadel Session 4 – Scar’s Revenge

Here’s the write up from the 4th session of my Scarlet Citadel campaign. Hopefully these accounts will prove useful to others running the adventure.  You can read earlier posts here. This post contains spoilers for Scarlet Citadel. Allia’s player kicked off the 4th session with a campfire story about the origins of the alliumites as theContinue reading “Scarlet Citadel Session 4 – Scar’s Revenge”

Scarlet Citadel Session 3 – Owlbear Trouble

We’ve played two sessions of my Scarlet Citadel campaign since I posted my last write up, so here’s what happened in the 3rd session. I’ll post the 4th session later this week. Hopefully they’ll prove useful to others running the adventure.  You can read earlier posts here. This post contains spoilers for Scarlet Citadel. AsContinue reading “Scarlet Citadel Session 3 – Owlbear Trouble”

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”