Campaign of the Month: May 2022
Revenge on the Kraken's Bane
Campaign of the Month –
Revenge on the Kraken’s Bane
Lady Raven, owner of the Dragon’s Claw Tavern of Raven’s Bluff, has lost track of one of her best Zhentarim agents. He was last seen headed to Hillsfar but he hasn’t responded to any attempts to contact him. She fears that Barkus Esteem, Lord Ardragon of the Moonsea, may be in trouble and she needs experienced seafaring adventurers to search for him.
About the Game
This game follows the adventures of a group of pirates that have been tasked in helping uncover the fate of The Kraken’s Bane. The ship was seized under mutiny and it captain, Bear Wingate, murdered. His lover, Barkus Esteem, seeks revenge on those behind the mutiny and desires to regain possession of the vessel.
The players in this game are all gay or bi men and will be playing pirates that also identify as LGBTQ+. The adventure will explore gay themes that center upon pirate culture and other elements.
Tools For Play
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all sessions are played remotely using the following online tools.
About the DM
I started playing D&D back in the 80’s as a teenager. That is right! First Edition AD&D – all hail THAC0! I was introduced to the game when a friend of my parents invited us to learn. For several years I played once a month with my parents, my mom’s friend, her brother, and my sister. I quickly fell in love with the adventure and would read anything I could get my hands on. I also started reading Dragonlance novels about the same time. Then I went off to college. I didn’t play for a long time…too busy. I actually worked at a half-price bookstore for a while. I would pick up new content as it came in so I still stayed in touch. Many years later I played 3.0 and 3.5. I really thrived in that edition and began DMing more than playing. When 4th Edition came out I gave it a try and hated it…and went back to 3.5e.
Then 5th Ed came out. I had found my calling. I actually approached a local game shop to start running D&D Adventurers League there. Well…that store now has (pre-pandemic) 18 tables of D&D a week and I banded together with some friends to start our own company that runs D&D at local conventions. YEP…living the dream.
My DMing Style
According to Robin Laws of Good Game Mastering I am pretty heavy into the Method Actor and Storyteller realm. It is all about the immersion and the collaborative storytelling. But that isn’t all it is about. I have a good dose of Tactician thrown in there. However, I am most definitely NOT a Power Gamer.