DMed my second game of DnD yesterday.

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User Info: Mario_VS_DK

Mario_VS_DK
3 months ago#1
It went well, but hooooly was that a long day.

Woke up at 8:30, forgot to buy items before the session of a game that I'm actually playing in after we just got a large wad of cash, so I spent the hour and half leading up to that game doing that. Had to grab a couple nut bars because I didn't eat breakfast before, then played for 4 hours. After that was done, I immediately had to start getting ready for the game I was DMing an hour later. Stopped part way through to make a sandwich and then went back to it. 4 hours later we finished that, and it's suddenly been over 10 hours since I had woken up and all I've done was play DnD all day.

Yeah, third world problems about having too much free time to play and all that...


The actual game was fun though. I gave them a lot more freedom to do what they wanted rather than effectively start them in a dungeon and saying "Clear it."

They had basically just got back to town and had sold the items they got in the dungeon when we started. A little bit of roleplaying later, they found out the mayor had a job for some people to escort a wagon of goods to the city and back. A little harassing the mayor later (and stealing a plate and silverware from him) and accepting the job, they went to sleep.

In the middle of the night, two of them heard a bang, and a couple of the party members went out to figure out why. They talked to a guard who said it was probably just the mage with another failed experiment. That whole thing was probably a mistake on my part, they spent a lot of time trying to figure it out where it came from and what caused it, and one of the party members wanted to stay sleeping. But on the bright side, it made them want to meet the mage the next morning who I wasn't really sure how to introduce them to or even reference without it feeling forced.

Speaking of which, the next morning they went to meet the merchant they would be escorting to the city, who one of the party members managed to hide the fact that they cleared the dungeon the day before. Afterwards, they met the eccentric mage girl in the ruined house on the hill. A little suspicion later, they asked about her and found out about the Council of White, one of the largest mage's guilds in the world who it seems the girl is a part of.

Satisfied, they finally set out on their trip. They got ambushed by goblins on the way who managed to steal some cider from the wagon while they were fighting. It was a pretty hilarious fight, I had 2 of the goblins jump off a 10ft ledge in the ambush, which would deal 1d6 nonlethal damage. Each of the goblins had 6 HP and they both rolled max, so they collapsed right off the bat. After that, they followed the trails to a few goblins drinking the cider and managed to barely kill them all before retrieving it and continuing on their journey.

The next day, they came across a couple of "trees" making loud bangs. They didn't seem to be hostile so the party continued on. A little while later, they got attacked by some dogs. After narrowly finishing that fight, (only because the mage cast color spray knocking out 3 of the 4 dogs and 2 of the 4 party members) we ended the session there. Well, after someone decided they wanted to skin the dogs, anyways.

All and all, it was a pretty good session and the players seemed to like it more than they did the first session.
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User Info: I_Abibde

I_Abibde
3 months ago#2
Mario_VS_DK posted...
A little harassing the mayor later (and stealing a plate and silverware from him) and accepting the job, they went to sleep.


Adventurers. They will get the job done, but they will make your life miserable (... whether you are an NPC or the DM).
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User Info: krazychao5

krazychao5
3 months ago#3
I never understood DnD

Reading this doesn't help
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User Info: Dikitain

Dikitain
3 months ago#4
I_Abibde posted...
Mario_VS_DK posted...
A little harassing the mayor later (and stealing a plate and silverware from him) and accepting the job, they went to sleep.


Adventurers. They will get the job done, but they will make your life miserable (... whether you are an NPC or the DM).

I am playing a Drow Assassin in my current game. I describe my role as "Keeping the DM and the rest of the party on their toes". I have already threatened a noble, stolen from a high elf bank, poisoned a guard captain, and tricked the party into following me into the Underdark. And we aren't even at level 4 yet.
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User Info: Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt
3 months ago#5
krazychao5 posted...
I never understood DnD

Reading this doesn't help

You come up with a character.

The GM describes a scenario.
You tell him what your character does in that scenario.
He tells you the results.
Repeat ad nausea.

People view their character as an avatar of themselves, so they can get really invested. /shrug

(There are also frequent fights, but the way those work are totally unrelated. You basically enter into a FF Tactics game for 15 minutes.)
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User Info: Mario_VS_DK

Mario_VS_DK
3 months ago#6
I_Abibde posted...
Mario_VS_DK posted...
A little harassing the mayor later (and stealing a plate and silverware from him) and accepting the job, they went to sleep.


Adventurers. They will get the job done, but they will make your life miserable (... whether you are an NPC or the DM).


Occasionally a player too. :P

krazychao5 posted...
I never understood DnD

Reading this doesn't help


I think it's more something you have to experience to understand. It really is a lot of fun though.

Dikitain posted...
I am playing a Drow Assassin in my current game. I describe my role as "Keeping the DM and the rest of the party on their toes". I have already threatened a noble, stolen from a high elf bank, poisoned a guard captain, and tricked the party into following me into the Underdark. And we aren't even at level 4 yet.


And you've gotten away with all of that? No consequences or anything?

Lightning Bolt posted...
(There are also frequent fights, but the way those work are totally unrelated. You basically enter into a FF Tactics game for 15 minutes.)


In one game I play, those fights aren't too frequent, but they normally last around 2 to 3 hours... :/ They might not be frequent for that very reason though, either because we're avoiding fights/the DM is avoiding fights because of it, or because it takes us so long to get to the next one.
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User Info: Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt
3 months ago#7
Mario_VS_DK posted...
In one game I play, those fights aren't too frequent, but they normally last around 2 to 3 hours... :/

What on earth? What takes you so long? o.O
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User Info: shadowsword87

shadowsword87
3 months ago#8
Lightning Bolt posted...
Mario_VS_DK posted...
In one game I play, those fights aren't too frequent, but they normally last around 2 to 3 hours... :/

What on earth? What takes you so long? o.O


That's normal for more intense games of 4e

User Info: Dikitain

Dikitain
3 months ago#9
Mario_VS_DK posted...

Dikitain posted...
I am playing a Drow Assassin in my current game. I describe my role as "Keeping the DM and the rest of the party on their toes". I have already threatened a noble, stolen from a high elf bank, poisoned a guard captain, and tricked the party into following me into the Underdark. And we aren't even at level 4 yet.


And you've gotten away with all of that? No consequences or anything?


Some of it yes. I rolled a high enough stealth to rob the bank, and a high enough deception to get away with poisoning the guard. The noble not so much, that actually lead to a mini quest to help clear my (and the parties) name. It still is kind of unresolved so I could see that coming back later (the DM mentioned as an aside to me that I supposedly wasn't supposed to trigger that quest until like level 8). The Underdark thing is part of my "personal quest" so that one my character was going to do anyways, and I actually have a whole story-line reason why the party would want to help me to complete it.
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User Info: Muffinz0rz

Muffinz0rz
3 months ago#10
Since you seem to know a lot about DnD, can you answer this:

Are the Community episodes (S02 E14 and S05 E10) where they play DnD accurate depictions of what a typical game is like? Ignoring the fact that they're condensed into 22 minutes, of course.
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