I will continue the Red Hand of Doom open campaign on Friday. I will call Sägewerk for a table and if that is not possible I will try to host at my home again.
The game is high T2 and open for everyone but previous players have preferred seating. If it does look like I will not have space for you, I will shoot you a message.
Now to the normal V.A.L.U.E message
Please post in this thread, should you plan to show up as a player / as a dm
and also the Tier of your game / characters you want to play
I will dm the next part of the open for everyone mini-campaign Red Hand of Doom. People who played before have preferred seating. Please tell if you plan to join.
Currently T2 level 7-10 Mission: Siege in the City
Fort Hillswatch against The Red Hand’s First Vanguard
Note: Downtime activities are only 5 days but please do only one! If you have other downtime activities (from previous games shoot me a message)
Red Hand of Doom Explanation
Red Hand of Doom
This is a small mini-campaign for V.A.L.U.E. that is open to new and recurring players. This small campaign will lead from T2 to T4 and is about a peaceful community facing a coming enemy. The setting is the Forgotten Realms.
Elsir vale is a rather thinly populated 250 mile long vale. This frontier region has few large towns, the largest one being Brindol, which is also the capital of the region. This subtropical region is peaceful most of the time. However this is changing. Dark times are coming to Elsir Vale and enemy forces are amassing on the borders.
You are a special military unit from Brindol sent to investigate strange happenings in the border regions of the land. Are you prepared to face what is to come?
Elsir Vale lies along the Dawn Way, an important trade route. The first settlers of this land were dwarves that built a great kingdom in Wyrmsmoke and Giantshield mountains. Even now aqueducts and cisterns are present in the land. After this kingdom passed into the annals of history, humans began to settle the land, first druidic communities, later founding the kingdom of Rhaestilor. Two hundred years ago the kingdom was destroyed by a horde of goblins. Now the land is less centralized with the biggest powers being the cities of Dennovar and Brindol. There are also other communities such as Drellin’s Ferry, the Hammerfist Holds, Elsircross, Marthon, Nimon’s Gap and Red Rock
If you want to play a goblin or goblinoid such as a bugbear please tell me, because of story reasons.
This campaign contains a lot of goblinoids as enemies
This campaign has a victory point system where you can fail in a mission but still win the war
This campign is limited in time, meaning travel times might become important.
Reinforcing the Fort (gains additional power when access to Mason’s tools, Stonecunning or spells like Stoneshape and Move Earth)
You reinforce the walls and towers of fort Hillswatch to better withstand an attack by the Red Hand. This might buy you valuable time, as they need to siege it.
Anti Aerial Weapons (gains more power with access to carpenter tools)
You build and train troops in the art of ground to air combat, hoping to prevent the disaster again. You can choose to train people, build ballistas or outfit the roofs and towers with defensive spikes.
Keeping up morale
You convince people to stay behind and defend the fort. Maybe more are going to stay and less people are going to flee from the coming army. This has an effect on the defensiveness.
Magical Wards (requires access to magic)
You and Setieren the Wise use their magical knowledge to build wards and magical defenses all around the fort and the surrounding country.
You reinforce the secret tunnel to allow the castle to evacuate in an emergency. It won’t buy you time but it will probably save some lives.
You try and gain additional supplies from the surrounding countryside in order to gain resources for the coming siege. Water, food, fuel, and weapons will be needed to withstand the Red Hand.
(Additional Firepower (requires access to a higher power, such as a level 10 cleric or a warlock, or a good relationship with the local priest)
With the Red Hand having Tiamat, the Dark Lady on their side, maybe it is time to look around if the characters patrons and gods can help them as well. For a price of course…)
By next Friday Dryzdt will be back in shape, so he plans to join. His sickness has been a punishment from his Master, The Nameless, because he hasn’t been able to yet create a decent cult, but a mere Kindergarten of worshippers…
I’d join the defense of our newly liberated stronghold!
For downtime building ballistas sounds like a sound idea if someone takes the task of training their prospective users.
(Also: “Right Tool for the Job” can provide all kinds of tools at short notice, if only one set at a time…)