Ah, the clingy nostalgia that comes with posting older posts, and reading the information hidden there like golden nuggets in the stream of consciousness!
This "journal entry" was an email sent to my players on the date in the title ^, and its very informal, and doesn't cover the action that happened in the most recent game session. However, the title alludes to the characters completing the top level of Dyson Logos' excellent "Lair of the Frogs" map and dungeon synopsis. I've had a lot of great luck fleshing out his dungeons & descriptions and applying them to my 5th edition campaign.
On with the show...
I'm in a better mood this week, due to a couple of things: I got my
last paycheck direct deposited on Friday, and I didn't even know about
it! I can now pay rent & bills for December! Whoo! Merry Christmas
My D&D creativity has been through the roof, thanks to my unintended
unemployment benefit (no work, more time to key-noodle...), and I'm
nearly finished with another encounter (dungeon) area, and I'm lining
up another for the foreseeable future.
Bad news: I still have yet to tackle the port city: Ermus Dock, so if
you want to go there in the next few sessions, I'll be winging it
until I get that nailed down.
I'll be handing out XP for Ciaus, Garth, Aramon & Clint in a later email.
I have the treasure written down on a 3x5 card, but I keep forgetting
to bring it with me to the coffee shop when I get online. :P
One of the scrolls you picked up from the Slaver Captain (Han Dan, for
anyone who keeps notes) is actually a treasure map. Determined
randomly, this means that I'll have to create it for you, either as a
map, pictograph, or riddle. I love riddles, but I suck at creating or
solving them, so it'll have to be a combo- map & pictograph.
Speaking of treasure, I'll need to know a few things, like your
Strength scores & how much weight (encumbrance) each of you are
currently carrying, along with any magic items.
Last session, I asked 4 of you to list the permanent magic items you
carry, but now I need to know ALL of them, and I know there are a lot
of potions & a few scrolls, so, please email me or write them down on
paper or 3x5 for me. M'kay? Thanks.
Also speaking of treasure, there is a reason why I'm asking for these
particular things, although I'm not going to tell you why. The reason
may be obvious, or not-so-obvious. I'll let you all stew over that for
Your NPC followers & N/PC stand-bys have been busy.
Falto the Albino (you call him "Casper") has the captured slaver goons
(Mezray & Lumus Al) so rattled that they are willing to tell you
anything to keep that "Kragenmoor Caveman" away from them.
Quellon (my Drude) let the giant bees & wasps loose. He had to chase
the wasps away, as they were out to kill him, or anyone who opened the
crate, but the bees left peacefully, and, according to Quellon, "Quite
joyfully." They left him with a giant bee honeycomb full of honey. The
honeycomb was laying on the bottom of the crate, which no one else
saw. He's working on a way to carry all of the honey as the rest of
you finish scaring/slaughtering the cowardly frawgs & looting the
That's all for this installment!