Tuesday, 4 February 2014

DM Diaries: Week One

Last week I started DMing a 4E campaign for my friends. I've only DMed once before and that was over 2 years ago. Not to mention I haven't even played D&D in over a year. So I was a little nervous, but I think things went pretty well. So I decided I'd like to share notes, anecdotes etc from my games in this bimonthly feature: DM Diaries.

So last week I got to meet my groups characters. Tiny, the human barbian with an apparent fondness for taking shots (played by my bf). Marrq, the highly focused wild elf seeker. Fera, the long-tooth shifter paladin, who appears to enjoy money and rescuing people (played by the other lady in our group). Durn, the deadly dwarven warden. And finally Furil, the difficult to read half-elf bard, who I have a feeling will tend to throw my encounters sideways whenever possible.

Like our first encounter, which consisted of waves of hobgoblins and goblins attacking the tavern of heroes were in. Most of the characters happily layed into the monsters. However, Tiny was at the very bottom of initiative and usually the others had cleared the monster wave by the time it was his turn, so he stayed at the bar and continued drinking.

But Furil gave us some interesting side story. There was a poker game going on in the back corner that he tried to join in, rather than, you know, fighting the baddies. Well, he failed his diplomacy check to join the game and one of the players gave him a little shove to keep him moving. Well, Furil took offense and proceeded to kill 2 of the 3 card players (and swipe some gold) before Fera the pally intervened. There was some gold changing hands in exchange for Fera keeping her mouth shut (she is not the most "good" of paladins.

Stay tuned to see what my crazy adventurers get up to next. They have an interrogation coming up next, so I can foresee some wacky hi jinx ahead.


  1. Interesting to read stories from the other side. I've only just ventured into this world a few weeks ago (albeit with Pathfinder rather than D&D), and it's so much fun. I'm shy, so role-playing is a bit tough-- I can't imagine being a DM! :O Not yet anyway!

    Anyway, looking forward to reading more!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

  2. I have never done it and probably couldn't so congrats! :)