Gaming 1: You are likely to be eaten by a grue
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So my son is asking me to run D&D for him again. I'm already running a homebrew Campaign for my friends (started in-person, moved to Roll20 because of the pandemic and now possibly moving to Foundry because Roll20 is annoying me) so I haven't really had time to put anything together.
I'm thinking about possibly starting an online game with him and his cousins and running Sunless Citadel into Forge of Fury into Red Hand of Doom (the last would require converting to 5E, but it looks like a lot of people have done it and posted their work online.) I haven't run any of them before, but from what I've read it's easy enough to tweak them to chain them together fairly smoothly.
My other thought would be Temple of Elemental Evil, which I've also never run, but I played through the video game about a million times and helped out with some modding on it, so I'm pretty familiar with the overall plot.
Um, are we still playing?
Kalshane, those are all good choices! Red Hand of Doom is one of the best campaigns ever.
Um, are we still playing?
Ryan and I are still happy to do so, but I don't know where things stand with the other players
I'm good, but Hec may be taking some time off. Someone in Natter said they'd checked with him recently.
Gud hasn't posted in a long time. I'm a little worried. I emailed him.
Right, Hec. I know my Davids apart, I swear.
Sorry I dropped off in the middle of a game. Went through a rough period.
So with my bad back and my desk chair being one of the few places I can sit without pain I've been putting a ridiculous amount of time into Solasta: Crown of the Magister on PC lately. It's a turn-based 5th Edition D&D CRPG (though it uses the SRD rather than the full license) and I'm having a blast with it. (It reminds me of the old Temple of Elemental Evil video game, but less buggy.) I've played through the official campaign twice and am now working my way through some of the many user-created dungeons and trying out various mods.
Much like ToEE you create a full party (4 characters in this case). As part of character creation you assign them personality traits that influences what they say during cutscenes (though the system isn't quite as robust as I would like as some lines are always said and can seem out of character when they come up.) My favorite character I made so far is a Sellsword Dwarf Rogue who comes across like a sarcastic London street tough.