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    General Unpopular Opinion?: D&D is a terrible venue for horror

    i beg to differ - try solace of silence or the city of eyes both high ranked horror published adventures. The official stuff cant delve too far past pg13 due to target audience
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    5E Running Rime of the Frost Maiden

    Hi All, I am focusing on areas for the group where I have made specific deviations from the book as written for consideration. We just played session 4 and did the Bryn Shander quest, and general introduction to ten towns and icewind dale life. points of differentiation: I replaced the veteran...
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    I've seen a couple of queries lately regarding chapter 3 lately and while there has been a bit of responses her from DMs I have recently compelted the hard cover and recorded my take including how you can turn the railroad into a sandbox very easily and the path we chose. youtube link ""
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    5E Running Rime of the Frost Maiden

    I started Rime of the frost maiden two weeks ago by using the DNDbeyond encounter of the week ad a means of bringing a disparate group together and leading them north. They all have their secrets as another reason to go there as well. While i was running Descent into Avernus I was listening to...
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    Well... We finished the adventure two nights ago after playign weekly from October last year. It was an epic final session following a number of epic sessions and the intensity and PC power level crept. Here is the snapshot I took when our ranger astride a silver dragon was circling the battle...
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    I have used a non-combat adventure as a means for the party to gain entry to the bleeding citadel gates without Lulu. Essentially the Gargauth knows that the gates can only be bypassed by the purest of hearts. He knows and by means of an infernal contract can send the party to a ravenloft...
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    As an alternative addition to chapter three I had our group be given a mission by Olanthius to rescue a celelestial to prove thier power level and benevolence. I did this using the Adventurers league one shot DDAL 09-10 Tipping the scales. For anyone interested its on audio podbean and youtube...
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    I have used DDAL 09-10 Tipping the scales as a one shot inserted for two reasons. 1) Olianthus is giving this as a mission to the Party to prove their worth before he will join them in their cause and reveal the location of the citadel. This demonstrates their power/capability as well as their...
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    I created a new encounter for DIA - the battle for the Companion. The module mentions that the companion can be unlocked and the Planetar freed using the keys within the wrecked flying fortress. There is no map or scenario for how the PCs can fly up to the black sun and unlock it, or what the...
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    5E Enhancing "Hoard of the Dragon Queen" (Practical stuff to try at your table!)

    what level and where in teh campaign are you?
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    Rage Against the Machine Lulu's ethical descent continues. Denial/Anger/Bargaining/Depression/Acceptance You can just jump to right before this occurred and listen into the gameplay music interlude: go to 1:07 in the below audio. <iframe title="14 - Stygian Docks - Duo the hero - Ch3 Avernus"...
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    my group will likely be returning to Eltural without the sword and prior to visiting the bleeding citadel. They will have the keys to the campanion and presumably the adventure will go along the lines of flying and trying to get to the companion and unlock is while flying devils are trying to...
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    Some of player PCs are so addicted to demon ichor we are getting too many repeats, I started to just go down the list and grab the next one but its getting to the point of the Players having a higher chance of getting the mod they are fishing for so I am extending the list - compiled from my own...
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    My group left a demon grinder and returned to find it covered in madcaps scavenging for parts. The mapcaps poured ichor on their swords and engaged. Now the party tortle has: emaciated to 1/3 weight elongated legs covered in weeping scabs a head three sizes too big. Now the party kenku has...
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    the cuteness pretty quickly wears off so no issues with her absence if the shield is around.
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    Hi, We ran through another Tier 2 adventurers league one shot game (ruined prospects) with 4 APL level 8 PCs. If you want to listen in for ideas of what it may play out like check out the link below: <iframe title="12b - Avernus Sidequests - DDAL09-09 Ruined Prospects" height="122"...
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    true - I imagine a group of boomers - the DM could fill the jukebox with Rap.
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    OK just ran my group through the Bone brambles and a Visit to Mahadi's Emporium. in terms of the bone brambles lessons and tips. its very short if they pass a single check and find thier way to red ruth's straight away so I assumed the forest was larger and ensured they had a 'rich' bone...
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    5E Enhancing "Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus"

    I have recorded a just over 20 minutes of a recap of my Season 1 tips and lessons as well as an example of how you might jump straight into the deep end at lvel 4: <iframe title="13 - Chapter 1 tips" height="122" width="100%" style="border: none;" scrolling="no" data-name="pb-iframe-player"...
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