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D&D General Does anyone else title their D&D sessions?

Celtic-Knight

Villager
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trentonjoe

Explorer
all the time....I try to use them to foreshadow encounters and the story.

Session 3 "Heroes Going Gardening"
Session 4 'A Little Trouble in Big China' (no weasels or mistletoe, **** ton of magic)
Session 5 "The difference between a tree and a bush is immense"
Session 6 "Rainbow Race"
Session 7 "Dad Jokes, a Birthday, and a Big ****ing Dog"
Session 8 "One Monster Only and Judithian Fisics"
Session 9 "The Haunted House Introducing Tim, the Vigilante Sidekick"
Session 10 "Don't go chasing Waterfalls"
Session 11 "Time, Space, Energy and Matter"
 

Puddles

Explorer
Yes, I do.

I do quite extensive prep for each session, usually about 4,000 words, so each of those prep files gets a title:

Session 1: The Valley North
Session 2: The Beast of the Mountain Beyond
Session 3: Elgi & the Temple
Session 4: Downtime in Lantern Hold
Session 5: Hearthmeet
Session 6: The Council of the Forge
Session 7: A Night of Burgarly
Session 8: Blood, Bone, Water, Fire, Salt
Session 9: The Lair of Pharesh
Session 10: To Kill a Tyrant
Session 11: The Archeomancer's Goblins
Session 12: Return to Lantern Hold
Session 13: Meeting Daresh Mazzarit
Session 14: The Sorcerer's Mansion pt.1
Session 15: The Sorcerer's Mansion pt.2
Session 16: The Last Day in Lantern Hold
Session 17: Voyage Across the Iron Sea
Session 18: The Cursewither Isles.

...to be continued.

I sometimes mention it to my players. Maybe I will start doing so more often, but some of the names would have contained spoilers, (like when they got ambushed by the Archeomancer's Goblins!)
 

TheAlkaizer

Game Designer
When I'm disciplined enough to stash my notes and write a summary of the past session I do name the session for ease of navigating. Depending on the campaign, sometimes my players have access to it or not.
 

Richards

Legend
Here's the complete list of names of the adventures (and sessions) of my most recently-finished 3.5 campaign, The Kordovian Adventurers Guild.

1. AN AUDIENCE WITH THE KING
2. THE FARMER'S WIFE
3. GARRISON DUTY
4. BAD HARE DAY
5. THE ZOMBIE BIRTHSTONE
6. HIGHWAY ROBBERY
7. MALATERMINUS
8. AN AUDIENCE WITH THE QUEEN
9. A BORING LITTLE ADVENTURE
10. LAST RITES AND WRONGS
11. MANOR OF THE PURPLE MAGE
12. TRIBE OF GHOSTS
13. PLAYING WITH THEIR FOOD
14. THE INFILTRATOR
INTERLUDE: A SOMBER HOMECOMING​
15. THE FLESHCRAFTER
16. COMMUNION WITH THE SEA MOTHER
17. THE WOLF WITHIN
18. OGRE EIGHT
19. THE MAGEKILLER
20. ASSAULT ON BATTERSHIELD KEEP
21. THE EVIL EYE
22. AN AUDIENCE WITH THE PRINCESS
23. RIMBULE THE METAMORPH
INTERLUDE: FULL MOON RISING​
24. SEVERED BLOODLINES
25. GETTING STONED
26. THIS IS JUST A TEST
27. THE SNOW GLOBE
28. WASTEWATER
29. THE GATES OF HELL
30. LAKE IT OR NOT
31. SKUNKBEARD'S TREASURE
32. THE STAR BEETLE
33. SLAVE-PIRATES OF THE NEOGI
34. PLANETOID HULK
35. HOMEWARD BOUND
36. HOMECOMING
37. DEVILS IN THE DETAILS
38. POTION COMMOTION
39. THE EMPEROR'S NEW FOES
40. CLOUD CUCKOOLAND
41. ENEMY OF MY ENEMY
42. STREET FIGHTERS
43. CROWN OF SHADOWS
44. VANDERGROTTEN'S LEGACY
45. THE DUNGEON OF ETERNITY
46. GRAND THEFT AIRSHIP
47. TROLL HOLE
48. DANGEROUS PREY
49. SNOW WIGHT
50. AN AUDIENCE WITH THE SUCCESSOR
51. THE TALENT SCOUT
52. THE HOUSE OF HENRIETTA HIGGENBOTHAM
53. RESCUE EXPEDITION
INTERLUDE: MEMORIES OF INGEBOLD​
54. TEMPEST TESTING
55. TRIPLE-HEADER
56. WHAT A BUNCH OF FAIRIES!
57. GILBERT FUNGUS
58. IN OVER YOUR HEADS
59. TEN LORDS A-LEAPING
60. A FRIENDLY GAME OF TITAN CHESS
61. VERMINUS
62. RAVAGER LODGE
63. NIGHTWINGS
64. TITANSLAYER
65. QUEEN OF DRAGONS
66. UNCLE WIGGLY
67. SALT IN THE WOUNDS
68. CLAUGUTHRAX'S CHALLENGER
69. ROOT OF THE PROBLEM
70. FAR OUT
71. THE CLAW OF BAHAMUT
72. A FRIENDLY GAME OF DEMON CHESS
73. THINK POSITIVE
74. INTO THE UNKNOWN
75. HOOPLA
76. THE LAWS OF ZONTOK
77. WASTING BRAINS
78. ERADICATOR BASE
79. THE FINAL ORC WAVE
80. AN AUDIENCE WITH THE MATRIARCH

Looking over the list, you can see I like to revisit the same naming conventions when possible: I have adventures titled "An Audience with the _________" where I've filled in the blank with "King," "Queen," "Princess," "Successor," and "Matriarch" and I have named two separate adventures over the "friendly" type of chess game involved. It also shows my penchant for puns ("Bad Hare Day," "Ogre Eight," "Lake It or Not," "Snow Wight"), willingness to go for the rhyme when the opportunity presents itself ("Potion Commotion," "Troll Hole"), and occasional use of misdirection ("A Boring Little Adventure" involves boring beetles, "Getting Stoned" involves fighting stone giants who are under the effects of hallucinogenic spores, "In Over Your Heads" merely took place completely underwater).

If the adventure title is likely to give something away, I'll refrain from telling the players the name until after whatever potential spoiler is already discovered in the course of the adventure; otherwise, if it's innocuous I'll let them know the title right away (or most often at the end of the previous game session).

Johnathan
 

collin

Explorer
My current DM titles the each of the sessions we play (currently in Icewind Dale), and I also title our gaming sessions when I DM (usually Eberron setting). With the pulp feel of Eberron, it just seemed natural to me to title the sessions, like chapters in an old movie serial.
 



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