Posted on February 19, 2019 by Simon Yule
Dragon Heist Session Two: New Kids on the Dock (Ward)
Alan and Arvene headed straight for the bar were Durnan had offered free drinks to all who had assisted in defeating the troll. As they began to discuss the encounter, a tall, thin man with a large floppy hat, curly moustache and puffy purple shirt approached them. “You be adventurers, am I right? I could use your help. My name is Volo Geddarm. Let’s find a table to talk.”
Last night was the second session in our online Dungeons & Dragons Dragon Heist campaign and the party was hired by a famous writer to find a missing person.
For this campaign we are playing via Skype, and using D&D Beyond to keep track of characters, and Trello for campaign information, quests, and NPCs. So far D&D Beyond is proving a real asset; it allows me to view and keep track of character sheets live in game, as well as helping guide us where we are unsure of specific rules or abilities. Trello is also a new utility for us, we’ve not used it quite like this before, but it is perfect for keeping track of NPCs, quests and information that players may not pick up on during the game or may forget in the time between sessions.
Once underway, there were some technical difficulties during last night’s session. First, intermittently throughout the game, my internet connection suffered from stage fright, causing Skype to freeze. This was most frustrating when we were roleplaying conversations with NPCs, but we just about managed to muddle through. Second, my 3-week-old daughter was particularly vocal and so my players had to put up with her derogatory observations and disparaging comments in the background. Nonetheless we all just about coped.
Alan Crabpopper, Human Ranger — a private investigator and low level thug.
Dugg, Earth Genasi Fighter — estranged son from a noble family, House Rasznor.
Little Joe, Drow Sorcerer — a charlatan, channelling the spirit of John Wayne.