Tomb of Annihilation Session 17 Recap

Looking for safety the PCs find the real Order of the Gauntlet outpost of Camp Vengeance. But trouble follows them everywhere.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 3 Human Inquisitive Rogue
Khaless, level 3 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 3 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 3 Tortle Battle Master Fighter
Therin, level 3 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

It had been several sessions and many harrowing encounters since the party last Long Rested. Our campaign rules state that resting overnight in the jungle confers only a Short Rest, turning the entire jungle into one big hex-grid dungeon crawl.

My players were feeling the strain, and hoped to find shelter wherever the Order of the Gauntlet had retreated to from Camp Righteous. They found it upriver in Camp Vengeance, a wooden fortress with 12-ft high walls, sharpened spikes, and a 20-ft deep pit encircling it all. But Camp Vengeance was anything but safe.

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The Power Couple Behind Red Raven Games [Tabletop Gaming Magazine]

Read the full feature article in Tabletop Gaming Magazine #26 (Jan 2019)

From Eight-Minute Empire to Above and Below, Ryan and Malorie Laukat have garnered acclaim as the result of their games’ immersive stories and worlds. They tell us about their unique creative partnership and output.

 

Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate – Live Play!

As I mentioned yesterday, we had to cancel last night’s D&D show due to scheduling conflicts. We had Chris (AKA Mannix) staying at our house, however, so we decided to try something completely different: live stream a board game.

Our set up wasn’t great and we’re not exactly a professional studio. But we had a lot of fun with it. We played two games of the 2017 D&D retheming of Betrayal at House on the Hill, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, and games both went really well (Betrayal can be very hit or miss and wildly unbalanced).

Thanks for watching and we’ll be back to regularly scheduled D&D next week!

By the way, if you’re interested in learning more about Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, I made a review video for it earlier this year:

Tomb of Annihilation Session 16 Recap

The crashed goblin village results in a mass grave of undead as our heroes fight for the amulet to finally activate the shield guardian, Vorn.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 3 Human Inquisitive Rogue
Khaless, level 3 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 3 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 3 Tortle Battle Master Fighter
Therin, level 3 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

Yellyark may have been destroyed last week but we we weren’t quite finished with it yet. The escape trap had been triggered, flinging the village hundreds of yards away and killing all the goblins still inside.

Unfortunately  one of those goblins was the Queen who wore the control amulet to the Shield Guardian named Vorn. Before setting off after it, the party looted the goblins’ larder tent, the one part of the village not flung off into the air, and found some nice local plants with useful magical effects.

While their NPC allies recuperated, the party followed the tree-torn trail to the site of the crashed village. Continue reading “Tomb of Annihilation Session 16 Recap”