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Jul. 10th, 2016 02:21 pm
jetpack_monkey: (Percival Fredrickstein Von Musel Klossow)
[personal profile] jetpack_monkey
Yesterday was my first day back in the DM seat of our semi-monthly Dungeons and Dragons game and my first time running without a module to back me up. It was, frankly, terrifying. However, I had some benefits. For one thing, [livejournal.com profile] lizbetann gave me some excellent world-building and story hooks that I could take and twist to my own needs.

You never know what your players will respond to or how they'll respond to it. There were some pleasant surprises and at least one "Take the fourth option" moment. Adding in music for combat and borrowing some tricks from Matt Mercer on Critical Role (which, seriously you guys, it's like my only major fandom right now SO GOOD) really enhanced the experience, I think.

Now if the group would only give itself a name so that I could, you know, refer to them.

Date: 2016-07-10 11:12 pm (UTC)
seekingferret: Photo of me with my 2012 Purim beard, with stripes shaven into it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] seekingferret
Heh, in my current game, we're in the next to last session of an ~3 year long campaign and we finally gave our adventuring party a name: "The Trade Envoys of the Royal Province of Blue Meadows."

Date: 2016-07-10 11:25 pm (UTC)
airawyn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] airawyn
Your group might give itself a name if you mentioned that naming the group is a thing.

Date: 2016-07-10 11:45 pm (UTC)
airawyn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] airawyn
I honestly did not realize Kronk was trying to do that. I think a group name would be fun. I just feel like this is a thing where an OOC comment would go a long way, plus then we could brainstorm it rather than trying to pick something on the spot.

Date: 2016-07-10 11:49 pm (UTC)
airawyn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] airawyn
We do! It's pretty handy. I'll ponder ideas for a group name and see if I think of any.

Date: 2016-07-11 03:12 am (UTC)
brokenallbroken: (iPell)
From: [personal profile] brokenallbroken
I'm not sure how much our characters view themselves as a group in the sense of a Named Thing, so much as a bunch of people who know each other, have some loyalty to each other, and seem to end up doing things together. It's not a formal arrangement.

Date: 2016-07-10 11:39 pm (UTC)
settiai: (Vex (& Trinket) -- settiai)
From: [personal profile] settiai
I keep hoping to find a group in the area so that I can try to get back into D&D. I haven't actually played in over a decade, but Critical Role convinced me to pick up the core 5e books so that I can at least try to refresh my memory.

Date: 2016-07-11 02:01 am (UTC)
settiai: (Vax -- settiai)
From: [personal profile] settiai
*hugs*

There are two comic/game shops near my apartment that occasionally have D&D one-shot nights, so I'm hoping to convince my brain to actually ask them about it at some point. From what I've seen, though, both of them have... very male-centric crowds, and I'm not certain how comfortable I'll be if I'm the only woman there. So we'll see.

Date: 2016-07-11 04:02 pm (UTC)
seekingferret: Photo of me with my 2012 Purim beard, with stripes shaven into it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] seekingferret
I could maybe be talked into running something at VVC.

Date: 2016-07-11 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diannelamerc.livejournal.com
Dragonslayers of the Naked Rat War!

Streaking Defeaters of Bathhouse Rats!

Date: 2016-07-11 08:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diannelamerc.livejournal.com
Nah, that one's Solria's title.

Date: 2016-07-12 03:52 am (UTC)
lizbetann: (hammer time)
From: [personal profile] lizbetann
Bite me.

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