Thursday, 18 October 2012

Return to Ravenloft

As some of you may have guessed from my previous posts, my group and I have decided to pick Ravenloft up again! Huzzah! We had our first session last night, and I think it went great.

The adventurers dispatch a pack of werewolves

Since we have only 50% of the original players in our group, we weren't quite able to pick up where we last left off two years ago. But we've also chosen not to eliminate all the previous characters' hard work and history by rebooting the campaign and starting again from scratch.

So the basic premise we came up with is this:
It was late autumn when the band of brave heroes who saved the village of Barovia from an undead siege, made their expedition to Castle Ravenloft with the intention to confront the source of the lands' evil: Count Strahd Von Zarovich. Six months have passed hence, and their fate remains a mystery. But the harsh lives of the villagers of Barovia have not been made easier since then, evil still plagues Barovia, and much more worrisome is the Count's brief reappearance a month ago. Ashlyn, paladin a who swore an oath to protect the villagers of Barovia, dispatched a missive to the Lightbringers, entreating aid from the organization of undead fighters. Her plea was answered by four adventurers who are willing to brave the mysterious mists and face the horrors of Castle Ravenloft.
I guess this makes it "The Subsequent Expedition to Castle Ravenloft." :p

Our current hero roster is as follows:

  • Brother Yons - N Human Cleric of Fharlanghn, played by Fraser
  • Ellywick - CG Gnome Rogue, played by Laura
  • Thain-el - NG Elf Ranger, played by Mike
  • Sallah - CG Fighter, played by Hayden

I'm rather excited to be playing this campaign again; some of that excitement comes from prospect of finishing my prop ideas, and some comes from possibly playing this campaign all the way to its conclusion. But I think the majority of it stems from how much fun we all had crafting great stories the last time we played.

I'm hoping this game is as if not more enjoyable than the previous.


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