Saturday, September 25, 2010

Keep on the Shadowfell Heroes

These are the heroes that defeated Kalarel and his evil plans. Along the way, on a side quest, the Genasi and the Half-Orc liberated a war-rhino that they named Spongey. They named him this partly because he drank a bunch of arcane water and turned green, partly because they used him as a bullet sponge while they crawled through the Keep on the Shadowfell.

Spongey didn't come with them on their next quest, but instead became the Winterhaven town mascot.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pre-Gens vs. Homemades

This season of D&D encounters was supposed to start today, but my comic book store will have to wait until next Wednesday since we received Chapter 2 in the mail and didn't want to start in a weird place.

This season of encounters has a whole new set of pre-generated characters, and the consensus among the regulars is that we would rather make our own characters.

What do you think the purpose of the pre-gens is? Are they an option if you don't bring your own, or a mandatory part of the Encounters experience?

This is a picture of the Goliath Warden concept I'd like to play. He has a pet owl created using the Companion Character rules in DMG 2. The owl has extremely limited healing powers, considering we don't have many regulars at the store that like to play leaders. I'm pretty sure my DM will be down with this idea, but what do you think? Is it more about the authenticity of the Encounters experience, or is it more about just doing what I want?

Comments appreciated!


Thursday, September 2, 2010


Recently, because of some minis I bought, I've been thinking of taking my friends' characters to the Underdark.

I'm also looking forward to the D&D comic book (that takes place in the Underdark) coming out in November. I have issue #0, and I'm liking it. It's inspired me to work on my coloring... which, I'll admit, still needs some work.