Who wants to play Dungeons and Dragons in Slab City this winter? (1 Viewer)

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This isn't directly related to the Jamboree, but I figured this might be worth posting here since I am planning on being in Slab City several weeks before the Jambo, and I know a few others might be doing the same.

Anyways, I'm hoping to set up a D&D game for the slabs this winter. I should be arriving in late September, at which point I would like to run the D&D campaign "Curse of Strahd" which is basically D&D meets Castlevania. Lots of undead, supernatural stuff, etc.

Other campaigns are a possibility though, since I will only be around the slabs for three months this year (Oct to Dec) so I'm not sure if we'll have enough time to make it all the way through CoS.

The usual 4 hour session once a week is the plan, but if players are willing to commit to twice a week that would open up more possibilities. Also, alcohol and food is encouraged, and I don't mind making it a bit of a party as long as you don't lose focus on the game and you can still roll your dice straight by the end of the night.

New players are welcome, this will be my first time being a Dungeon Master (DM), so I'll be learning as we go as well. Spectators are welcome as well.

So, this thread is to discuss details and logistics for anyone interested. Who's down?
 
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Right the fuck on, that's super dope! I must of ran variations of ravenloft at least 10 times and it never gets old. Did they make under mountain for 5th edition? Under mountain and the sunless citidal have gotta be my favorite campaign starters, under mountain especially since it spans so many different pc level ranges.
 
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Right the fuck on, that's super dope! I must of ran variations of ravenloft at least 10 times and it never gets old. Did they make under mountain for 5th edition? Under mountain and the sunless citidal have gotta be my favorite campaign starters, under mountain especially since it spans so many different pc level ranges.
not sure tbh, i bought CoS recently and haven't had much of a chance to peruse it yet.
 

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I've been so hard up for D&D after my gaming group fell apart I might move to the slabs for 3 months just to play. That's a great module!
 
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Hell yeah that sounds awesome! I can help with DM stuff if you want cause I got about 5 years of DMing done
sweet man, i'd appreciate the help! so you'll be down in the slabs for the winter?

I've been so hard up for D&D after my gaming group fell apart I might move to the slabs for 3 months just to play. That's a great module!
you should come out man, i'm sure it'll be a blast.

I guess i should mention that I'll probably put a cap of 6 players max. that's a lot of people for my first time DMing, but why not, more the merrier right? :p
 
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sweet man, i'd appreciate the help! so you'll be down in the slabs for the winter?



you should come out man, i'm sure it'll be a blast.

I guess i should mention that I'll probably put a cap of 6 players max. that's a lot of people for my first time DMing, but why not, more the merrier right? :p
I might come down, I kinda jumped my respond but I will let you know, it sounds super fun tho
 

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Dude, this is so rad!
I host a D&D game here with the other liveaboards. It’s been really fun!
Been playing for like 18 years at this point I think.
This sounds fun as hell.

Cheers,
Crow

Edit: if I make it to Jambo I can host another table too, if your 6 slots fill up. I haven’t run Curse yet so either way that sounds cool!
 
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Dude, this is so rad!
I host a D&D game here with the other liveaboards. It’s been really fun!
Been playing for like 18 years at this point I think.
This sounds fun as hell.

Cheers,
Crow

Edit: if I make it to Jambo I can host another table too, if your 6 slots fill up. I haven’t run Curse yet so either way that sounds cool!
thats awesome man, i'd really like to see both you and the druid out here for the jambo, it's gonna be a blast.
 
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so, one issue i've been looking into is whether we have enough time in 3 months (oct 1 to jan 1st) to run a complete module (in this case, Curse of Strahd). I can of course edit some things in it to cut down on the run time, but I'd like to keep it as complete as possible.

there's roughly 12 weeks in a 3 month period, and from my guestimations, the run time of CoS is about 60 hours of playtime.

so, we're looking at maybe 1 four hour session a week (48 hours total) or maybe 2 sessions a week (3 hours x twice a week = 6 hours per week x 12 weeks = 72 hours).

my concern is to hit the right balance where it's not too often, but also enough time that we can get through the whole story by the end of the year. i personally think if we're all hanging out in the slabs for the winter, we probably have enough time to do twice a week, but i'm curious to see what your opinions are.
 
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Orrrrr... We could do 180 and just do a quick one-shot adventure and see how folks feel about committing to something bigger?

Might be easier for folks that have never played before and aren't sure they want to commit to a specific type of character yet.

I'm definitely open to ideas.
 

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Have you run Lost Mines of Phandelver (sp?). It’s the introductory module that launched with 5e. It’s reallt fun and comes with some pregenerated characters that make getting news players ready to jump into the game a breeze.

Just a thought 😊
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(Even my name has a D&D reference baked in haha)
 
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Have you run Lost Mines of Phandelver (sp?). It’s the introductory module that launched with 5e. It’s reallt fun and comes with some pregenerated characters that make getting news players ready to jump into the game a breeze.

Just a thought 😊
Cheers,
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i'm actually doing a PBP (play by post) of LMoP in a discord server right now, about halfway through the campaign i think. since im playing it right now, that's' why i was thinking of doing something different like curse of strahd.

i'm thinking about doing the one-shot to get a feel for things and the people playing. so basically one night where we go through an entire short adventure. if people want to jump on board for a winter long campaign, then we can start that the next week.

for either game i plan on having some prefab characters people can just jump in with if they want.
 
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Is there anyone coming to slab city this winter and wants to get in on this? I guess I'm trying to get a tally of who will be here for sure.

If you're interested in getting in on this game, please post what your chances are of being in the slabs this winter (0-100%) and when you think you'll arrive?

If you arrive later in the winter or are only visiting for a short period of time, I'm down for having guest players if you want to drop in late or just for a session or two, just let me know.
 

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I'm joining a D&D thing this summer & if I like it, I would want to play with yall. My chance of arriving in the slabs for the jambo is 85%, so long as my roaddog still wants to go when fall rolls around. I would plan to stay as long at it feels good to me... so like 1 week-3 months, who knows.
 

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