Saturday, 14 January 2017

Tales from the Yawning Portal 0

Wizards of the Coast recently announced that their first big release for 2017 would be Tales from the Yawning Portal, a 5E conversion of seven classic and not-so-classic adventures from D&D's history. Several of these originally took place in Greyhawk but it seems that Tales will update them so that they can be set in FR.

While I cannot do a 5E conversion - I will play 5E but it's not my thing and I won't run it again - I thought I might try and do the FR updates for each of the adventures before the product is officially released in April. 

These are the adventures and, as my posts are completed, I will edit the adventure names to link to the relevant post:
  • 1 Against the Giants
  • 2 Dead in Thay
  • 3 Forge of Fury
  • 4 Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan
  • 5 Sunless Citadel
  • 6 Tomb of Horrors
  • 7 White Plume Mountain
Dead in Thay is obviously the easiest to "adapt" as it is already set in the Realms. The others won't take too much work, except that Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan - while an obvious adventure to set in Chult - really would work much better in Eberron. I've already covered Tomb of Horrors in <this post> but I will see if I can come up with something set closer to the Sword Coast for those 5E DMs who have been persuaded by WotC's current product line that that is all there is to FR!

First up, Against the Giants....

Ritual: Raise Blog

I suppose 14 days into the New Year is possibly too late for this to be considered a New Year's Resolution but, after more than a year has passed since I last posted any content, I'm determined to make sure this blog is restored to active status in 2017.

Firstly, I want to finish the Lost Mine of Phandelver series with a post based on adventuring in the city of Neverwinter. Most of it was actually written back in 2015 but never posted: I think I need to rectify that.

Secondly, I've been running a 4E campaign set in Daggerdale that should provide fodder both for "Hey, here are some ideas about running campaigns in Daggerdale"-type posts as well as session reports. We're six sessions in already and I have decent notes so it's just a matter of turning them into blog posts ASAP.

Finally, if I get really motivated, I am thinking that the recent announcement of Tales of the Yawning Portal, a new 5E product that converts some classic and not-so-classic adventures to 5E and the Realms, might inspire a series of posts about where and how I would set those adventures in the Realms. The challenge, though, will be completing the posts BEFORE Tales is released.

Also, thanks for the emails and PMs encouraging me to bring this blog back to life. It still astonishes me that people actually read the stuff I write - OK, not a lot of people! - and take the time to contact me about it. Cheers!