Wednesday, 26 February 2014

3 days and counting.

OK, so it's been a few days since I last posted on here and the reason for my absence is related to two things....first of all work..!! and secondly I'm worn out and after spending 8+ hours working on a laptop screen in my office the last thing I need is to spend more time at home doing the same.

Saying that I am eager to keep this blog up to date, so with only 3 days to go before I run my Arc of the Mad Mage dungeon I thought I would quickly post an update.

Firstly the days until Saturday can't go quickly enough, to say that I am super excited to be playing D&D this weekend with my mates is an understatement, secondly I am even more excitable as I can't wait to start rolling some dice and use all of the dungeon stuff that I have been making over the last few months.

I have no idea how many "man" hours I have put in but between the models, 3D dungeon tiles, writing, monsters statting, handout creating etc etc it feels like I have had 2 jobs since well before the new year.

Any way, as of today the party have been updated with a missive from their DM, that's me, with a small snippit of what to expect this weekend.

Shown below is an email that I have sent to all of the players, 4 total player but 6 characters as two of my mates are both playing 2 PC's each.....

If I get an clean responses from my players via the power of email I will also post them here.

"Everything detailed in this missive is common knowledge to most adventurers and users of magic throughout Faerun"

Almost 30 years have passed since Halaster Blackcloak foretold of two terrible events that were set to happen in Faerun.

The first prophecy was the Spellplague, this was an event that caused all magic within the Realms to cease and was caused when the evil God Cyric assassinated Mystra Goddess of Magic. 

This event changed the geographic and political landscape of Faerun for many years to come, as well as destroying most magical items and artifacts the Spellplague also caused many spell casters to either die or to become hopelessly insane.

Halasters second prophecy told of a time when peace through Faerun would be destroyed by a unrelenting force of elemental evil and that force would arise from the city of the dead. No other details were given by Halaster as he also succumbed to the Spellplagues insanity and disappeared into Undermountain, never to be seen again.

........the expected date of Halasters second vision is drawing close and life in Waterdeep has become tense, many people are distrusting of strangers and they see portents of destruction at every corner. The city guard has been trebled and most food supplies have grown scarce as people begin to hoard what they can......this is not a good time to be an adventurer.!

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