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. This will be last session for T2, after this I will take a break to play a bit and then we will start with T3.
Currently T2 level 7-10
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.
Extra Weapon Maintenance (requires the Serpent’s Fang)
You do some extra work on the Serpent’s Fang to turn it into a weapon of finesse. The Serpent’s Fang now is a rapier or shortsword and loses its versatile property but gains the finesse property. Note: This only works on my table.
You help Hestia, the alchemist with cooking up explosives and boiling oil. Might be useful in the future.
Additional Supply Run
You use the Secret Tunnel to gather additional supplies such as weapons and food.
Fireproofing the Fort
Fire hasn’t come yet but it might be good to be prepared in the future. You use wet leather and tarps, and supply the soldiers and civilians with an ample supply of water.
Creating a Field Hospital
Survival is the main focus of you and your crew and training some civilians in the use of combat medicine might be useful. (Gives a Healing ability)
With the Greenspawn Razorfiends and Blackspawn Stalkers dead you have an ample supply of their venomous glands. Maybe it is useful to extract the poison and create poisoned arrows for you and the army supply.
We would like to join but we never played before - would it be ok? I watched the rules on YouTube and in general love to play games and would like to start again. The location is also great as it is 10min from my home
Hey Anette, my best advice especialy for beginners is to create a character on dndbeyond for free. It is certainly the fastest way and most characters created there are legal within our v.a.l.ue games.
You can of course also always look up the rules yourself and do classic pen and paper though it might take you a little longer, we usually try to help before games but we don’t always have the time,
Garas somehow got totally focused on his studies so deep that he even forgot that there is something bad happing outside. He will be no help because I can’t make this time. Looks like he tries to avoid any encounter with dragons …
-Arthilas T2-T4 … wants to join with a T3 if that is possible
-Tea007 T1-T2 … wants to join if that is possible
-Xerdor T1-T2 … wants to join if that is possible
-0x_anette +1 T1 (x2)