Art by Jonpintar From the Journal of Vrice Kilcannon I had the first good night of sleep last night in the same place where we killed a vampire spawn, probably one of Strahd’s creation. It seems that there is some good in this world after all and it does my heart good. That is even after seeing the procession of dead that we witnessed the night before. Apparently, if we die here our souls cannot travel on. Now, normally this would concern me but I worship Kelemvor, Lord of the Dead, and I am sure his power over the dead is greater than any pathetic vampire. I will laugh in the face of Strahd if I die when Kelemvor shows him true power. [ Curse of Strahd Index ] [ Previous ][ Next ] The next day we start off on our journey to escort Ireena to the Abbey at Krezk. Along the way a mist appears in the road and a swarm of wolves attack us seemingly under the control of a dark shape in the mist with an intricate cane in its hands. Is this Strahd, have we already gained his
“It looks fun, but I can’t imagine wanting to play anything other than D&D” --a phrase I found myself saying the other day, and then reflecting on how surprised my one-year-ago self would be to hear any version of myself saying that he wants to play Dungeons & Dragons. Yes, past me, Dungeons & Dragons. Deal with it. This is who you are now. I never thought I would like Dungeons & Dragons. I thought it was just kids playing make-believe and making up rules to go with (or against) the made-up rules of their dungeon master to get through their made-up dungeon with made-up characters with made-up abilities that they made up as they went. “There’s a chasm.” “Oh, well my character can fly.” “There’s a river.” “I’m a boat.” “The dragon attacks you.” “I turn the dragon into a kitten with my Spell of Turning Dragons into Kittens.” The dragon is defeated, and laughter ensues. It’s not a normal game, but people are having fun and that’s cool and all, but it’s no
This is the first in a long series of In Character journals written by the players (mostly my friend Sean who is quite prolific!) detailing their adventures as I DM Hoard of the Dragon Queen. The Player Characters (and authors of their journals!) are: Sallos Zha Zhoala the Human Rogue played by Jeff Ennis Naïlo the High Elf Cleric played by Lydia Nithbis the Tiefling Druid played by Raven Yenorin the Half-Elf Fighter played by Nathan Danaeron the Wood Elf Ranger played by Sean Journals after the cut!
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