Yesterday myself and some friends made a major step forward. It was the day when we (finally) made characters for our new Dungeons & Dragons campaign. It has been a while since me and my group have been able to play D&D, probably more than a month or two, which has been incredibly disheartening for us all. But now we are back on track and looking forward to weekly sessions once more!
The campaign we will be playing is titled Storm King’s Thunder, which is a story about the king of giants disappearing suddenly, leaving a power vacuum that other giants are looking to fill. The official description, from Wizards of the Coast is:
Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before. Hill giants are stealing all the grain and livestock they can, while stone giants have been scouring settlements that have been around forever. Fire giants are press-ganging the small folk into the desert, while frost giant longships have been pillaging along the Sword Coast. Even the elusive cloud giants have been witnessed, their wondrous floating cities appearing above Waterdeep and Baldur’s Gate. Where is the storm giant King Hekaton, who is tasked with keeping order among the giants?
The humans, dwarves, elves, and other small folk of the Sword Coast will be crushed underfoot by the onslaught of these giant foes. The only chance at survival is for the small folk to work together to investigate this invasion and harness the power of rune magic, the giants’ weapon against their ancient enemies, the dragons. The only way the people of Faerun can restore order is to use the giants’ own power against them.
I am going to take a different approach to this Dungeons & Dragons campaign, however. This time around, to enhance the story for myself and my group - and to include you, as well - I will be summarizing the sessions of every couple of weeks into a story to post on here. That way, I can include everyone in the campaign, and perhaps get some input on what we could be doing better, what you want to see, or just to give you a taste of Storm King’s Thunder.
As I said, we are only just starting to get everything prepared. Our group has a party of five adventurers, including one who has never played Dungeons & Dragons before. Expect an update before we begin to profile all of the members of the party - their race, class, and their back story. Odds are, these updates will be bonus material posted on the weekends!
I know this is a short blog, but I promise there is more to come as we progress through this campaign. Be prepared for epic quests, (not-so) valiant heroes, a heck of hilarity, and just genuine fun. In the comments below, tell me about your D&D campaigns, parties, or any other tabletop games you have played!
And, in the words of the sailors from the South of Faerun: Amarast! Farewell, until next we meet.