Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Slight Detour or a New Direction?

The group has decided to take a break from Burning Wheel and dip our toes into the new version of Dungeons and Dragons, the 5th edition.  While we enjoyed Burning Wheel and will return to it, we felt we had gotten a less than perfect start and want to reboot the game.  In the mean time, we will be playing D&D as a sort of palate cleanser.  Burning Wheel is a lot of work!  We just want to put our brains on cruise control for a bit and see what all the hoopla is about with the new edition.

That being said, I will be leading the plunge with a foray into the Lost Mine of Phandelver, the adventure included in the Beginner Boxed Set.

For my players, here is the map of the area in which you will be adventuring:

Prominent NPC's:

Gundren Rockseeker

You know Gundren and his brothers.  Typical dwarves:  greedy and lustful, but full of mirth and unexpected generosity.  He's hired you to do a job and he wants it done right.  You know you don't want to disappoint ol' Gundren!

Sildar Hallwinter

You don't know this older, retired human warrior, but Gundren seems to have his trust.  Perhaps that's good enough...for now.