We are fortunate enough to have received copies of the Dark Sun Campaign Setting and the Dark Sun Creature Catalog today, and as usual we’d love to share anything and everything that we can with you guys! Earlier today I offered to answer questions via twitter (@Bartoneus) and here are some of the questions I was asked and the answers I provided (names were removed for privacy and simplicity)
Archives for July 2010
This is Chatty’s official Gen Con schedule so you can track him down and tell him about your campaign… he reserves the right to cut you off and tell you about his!
In our pre-Gen Con episode 4, Newbie talks about railroading, Chatty DM gives some tips on how to keep players focused at the table, and Dave the Game outlines how to run a flashback adventure.
At Gen Con this year, I’m running a few D&D game sessions set in Athas. This Dark Sun game, known affectionately as Welcome to Dark Sun, B!#@&s!, is a version of the campaign opener for my Dark Sun playtest campaign that started when I still worked for Wizards. It’s still going strong. I’ve been making pregenerated characters, refining my encounters, and having a good time. I’m showing my work and, well, here it is.
The successful but banged-up patrol hobbled back to Lockhaven to recuperate from their injuries under the ministrations of the Guard’s healers. On their way, they stumbled upon 2 surviving Scent thugs caught in the Flashflood and Jasper ran to their help, rescuing the Garrow the Merchant and the huge Thug otherwise known as The Big Cheese.
The final day, including the Archaia Studios: Jim Henson panel, Spotlight on Dennis O’Neil, the exhibit hall, and some more photographs.
When you go to Comic-Con, you’ll want to spend some time in Hall H, the giant room where stars come to talk about huge Hollywood projects and show off the biggest stars at the show. This year, I went all day Saturday. Coverage of the Warner Bros, Universal, and Marvel studio panels, as well as one of the most unfortunate events to hit Comic-Con.
The Patrol left port Sumac with a shipping of Scent chemical with the firm intention of locating the breach in the northern border and sealing it up before more predators entered the territory. Before they could find it, they were waylaid by a group of thuggish mice who wanted to get their paws on their shipment of powder and learn the whereabout of other Scent-laying patrols.
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This day was a little less busy, with fewer panels and a little more wandering in the exhibit hall. IDW/Hasbro tie-in comics, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Batman: Under the Red Hood and other DC animated features.