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Gary Harper, Dungeon Master
Setup and Introductions
Sun Feb 11, 2018 13:03

Gary entered the library with his arms full, and backpack bulging on his back. He smiled and nodded to the Librarian and then found his way over to the group project table in the corner that they had decided would work best for his purposes earlier. He unloaded the plastic bins, rolled up mats and other paraphernalia onto the table and dropped his backpack next to the chair in the very corner that he had claimed for his own. He had met up with everyone that had grabbed the various invitations he had placed around the school, and told them where and when to meet up. The place was here, and the time was about half an hour from now, that should give him enough time to get set up and prepped. If people showed up a little early, that was alright as well. It would also give the librarian some time to swing by and see what was going on if he was interested.

He unfurled the play mat across the middle of the table, it was a roughly 2' square wet erase plastic mat with a 1" grid pattern. Next he pulled a binder out of the backpack and pulled out the pre-generated characters he had made for the adventure. Each was on a double-sided piece of paper, in a standard plastic binder sleeve, those got placed at each player seat around the table. Along with the character sheet, each player spot got a small pad of paper, a pencil, a rules reference sheet, a small cloth bag shut with a drawstring that contained the seven various polyhedral dice needed for the game, and a 1" miniature that matched their character sheet. When he had met up with each player, he had gotten them to tell him what gender character they wanted to play, but hadn't yet required a name.

Once the player areas were ready, he began working on his own station. He pulled out the three hardbound rule books and set them nearby, hopefully he wouldn't need them, but it was always good to have them handy. He got out his DM Screen, a low landscape orientation one that didn't block his view to much. A set of wet erase markers for drawing on the map were place within easy reach. His dice bag was set to a rolling tray behind the screen, it had proven to cut down on dice scatter when rolling. Then a stack of index cards, some blank and some filled with all sorts of scribbling. Finally was his game binder, which contained the skeleton framework for the adventure the players were about to set out upon.

Now it was a matter of reviewing notes and praying that all went well until people arrived.

  • The Threat of Blackfang (nm) [Tag: D&D Group] Gary Harper, Dungeon Master, Sun Feb 11 12:22
    • The Opening SceneGary Harper, Dungeon Master, Sat Feb 24 19:40
      As the introductions, questions, conversation and magical disturbances die down, Gary speaks up. "Are we all ready to get started? I'm sure questions will come up as we go, feel free to ask. So,... more
      • Fight!!Gary Harper, Dungeon Master, Mon Apr 9 21:35
        Gary smiled as the group in front of him began to talk. They were getting the hang of it. He nodded at Kir's question about his Bard's accomplishments, "Absolutely, you can declare nearly anything... more
        • Ahhhh... I have to read first?Parker, Nefrig, Thu Apr 19 13:57
          Parker was having fun. There seemed to be a good number of people in this game, and it seemed to be a lot of talking, which Parker enjoyed. He felt a little silly after his idea was dismissed, but... more
          • Ahhh.... I have to fight.... uh, enemies?Kir/Erevan, Mon Apr 30 09:22
            [Co-written between Kir and Gary with occasional butting in from Zev] Kir listened as Gary went back into storytelling mode. He quite liked these bits. He had a feeling it would make it all hang... more
            • Hope I'm doing this right.Lily / Ronin, Thu May 3 19:23
              The entire game was difficult for Lily to grasp, particularly the concept of rolling a dice and doing maths. She liked it best when Gary explained the story. She stayed quiet, listening as Gary, Kir, ... more
      • Short Man on a little walkParker, Nefrig Boneaxe, Tue Feb 27 12:56
        Parker's eyes opened wide when Lily sat down, and went even wider when the dice started to rise. Parker was fairly certain that the dice, were indeed not supposed to do that, though it might be... more
        • Um... elf... guy.... doing stuff?Kir, Erevan Amastacia, Fri Mar 2 21:09
          OOC - hey Gary. Great opening scene. Try to remember to use a past tense (‘Gary spoke up,’ ‘Gary paused’ rather than ‘speaks’ and ‘pauses’) as that’s the style guide here. Content is great though,... more
          • Human Warrior takin' namesZevalyn/Amber the Valorous, Wed Mar 7 07:35
            While Parker and Kir began talking, Zevalyn placed her human fighter figure into the indicated corner where they were supposed to be arriving at the cave. As long as character had been broken,... more
            • Trying to be stealthy.Lily / Ronin the Rogue , Wed Mar 14 20:14
              After the floating pieces had been dealt with, Lily still had little idea of what was going on. She assumed they were all creating an alternate identity for their character, but the game Gary had set ... more
              • Just trying to catch on.Connor Priory/Osril, Mon Apr 9 18:17
                Connor walked into the library carrying the invite for the game. He was glad that he had spoken to Gary beforehand and had things cleared up for him. He had been having a really difficult time... more
    • Setup and Introductions — Gary Harper, Dungeon Master, Sun Feb 11 13:03
      • This is... overwhelmingParker Fitzgerald, Dwarven Cleric, Sun Feb 11 13:47
        Parker had talked to Gary and mentioned that he had found the paper and was interested in being a cleric, which apparently meant a priest of sorts. Parker had remembered watching Lord of the Rings,... more
        • It's not to bad... eventually...Gary Harper, Dungeon Master, Sun Feb 11 14:51
          Gary looked up from his notes as Parker came up to the table, he gave his classmate a grin. He was the one student in the group that was in his class, all of the others were older and therefore much... more
          • Arrival of Amber the ValorousZevalyn Ives, Sun Feb 11 15:25
            Zevalyn arrived in the library a bit early, intending to grab some books for her DADA supplemental reading to close that last little bit of gap between where she was and where she was supposed to be... more
            • Hope Eventually arrives soonParker, Mon Feb 12 14:08
              When the older girl walked up to the table Parker swallowed a bit. He'd hoped it hadn't been loud. He knew from talking with Gary that Gary had collected quite the array of students to play, for some ... more
              • Gary had watched as Zevalyn approached. Out of all of the people who had grabbed the invitation sheets, she was by far the most intimidating. He was about to respond with some level of uncertainty to ... more
                • Smiting helps thoughZevalyn/Amber the Valorous, Tue Feb 13 07:06
                  "Hullo, Dwarf," Zevalyn told the newbie player when he finished introducing himself, as much as he could without having picked a name. "I'll appreciate the heals. Figure I'll be the front line and be ... more
                  • I... play music?Kir, Wed Feb 14 08:27
                    Kir had been a bit uncertain after taking the invitation for D&D. He wasn’t really sure what he was getting himself in for, and he was kind of self-conscious that the game was being run by a second... more
                    • Is it supposed to do that? Lily Spencer, Wed Feb 14 19:16
                      Lily was running late because she’d almost forgotten about the adventure game she’d decided to join. It sounded like a fun thing to be a part of, albeit much more organised than what she was used to. ... more
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