It’s September 2nd, and D&D is in the air

I decided since Dr. Alkhateeb has nothing forward thinking for me right now.  I got tons of time on my hands.  I decided to go ahead and start my D&D game the first week of October.  I asked my 3 confirmed players what day was good for them, I ruled out Thursday and Friday.  I had 2 no Fridays, and 1 Tuesday?  So Tuesday won.  So we are starting October 2nd.

I jumped on reddit/r/lfg reddit’s lfg channel.  I wrote up a quick post saying I needed 2 more players.  Wham bam, an hour or so later, had 2 more players.  So that brought our party to 5.  Which was the optimal number I wanted this time.

I eliminated Rangers and Assassins from the classes, and the evil races.  I also assigned excellent stat scores so no one will have a gimp character unless they make it that way.

Now, only one person has specifically chosen and race and class.  Cori has decided on a Tabaxian (cat person) wild magic Sorcerer.  Initially I was inclined to squash the tabaxian part, but when I thought of it and wild magic.  Makes perfect sense.  So Cori is ahead of the game right now.

Danny said Fighter or Barbarian.

I don’t know if James has spoken up about race/class yet.

Jason has a litany of classes he wants someone else to pick from.

And Delvin wants to talk to me later about his character creation.  He is relatively new to D&D so I figure I might just have to hold his hand while he makes his character.  It’s ok.  I remember when I was a noob way back when, when there was no elder to teach me the way.  Anyhow, I will talk with him and give him as much or as little help as he needs.  We’ll get him going.

We are starting in the Hole, a city built in the remains of an extinct volcano.  It used to be the star city of the kingdom, but since Stormhammer the old leader of the Hole died under suspicious circumstances.  The Council appointed a dwarf name Stonewalker as the new King of the Hole.  And drove the city into despair.  People are fleeing.  Magic is failing.  Long standing political trade deals have been broken.  And most disturbing is the thieves’ guild broke contact with the government and then disappeared from the Hole.

Bad things are happening in and around the Hole.  Any group that wanted to make a name for itself for good or bad, can make that name in the Hole.

Our party, is going to make a good name for itself.

I do not have a positive vibe about my future.   I honestly figure I have about 2 years to live.  I’ll be lucky to see 50.  So, I said screw it, I’m gonna run this game.  If I can only get 2 years in the game, then that is 2 years of something fun.

Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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