Hoard of the Dragon Queen – Chapter 1 Part 1

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Welcome everyone to this new adventure. My D&D group have started Hoard of the Dragon Queen. This first session was more of an introduction to the start of chapter one of the scenerio.

My group is usually just 5 or 6 people but with a few newcomers I had 8 people for the 1 hour session. But I asked one of our other DM’s to take half the group if there was enough. What the group really did was to discuss and create characters. Character creation is not a long process but the discussion was very short. The discussion was meant to be for the players to tell each other what classes or roles each player were going to take. So that the team could be balanced and to “help” the party survive better.

The team couldn’t really “talk” about teamwork so I gave the group a choice, of either making a character of Level 1, 2, or 3. Most players chose level 3 thinking that the higher the level they are the more powerful they are. But the more experienced players chose level 2 characters. The 2 new players started off with some level 1 characters that I had pre-made.

The classes listed below are what the player’s had chosen.

  • Level 3 Warlock – This was being played by a beginner
  • Level 3 Rogue – This was being played by a beginner
  • Level 3 Druid – This was being played by a beginner
  • Level 3 Cleric – Yet another beginner
  • Level 2 Ranger – This one was being played by an experienced player
  • Level 2 Rogue – This one was being played by an experienced player
  • Level 1 Fighter – This one was being played by a new player
  • Level 1 Sorcerer – This one was being played by a new player

The session was just introductory. The session was just for 1 hour and the group just made it into town just as the attack on the town of Greenest. The team was split up from the beginning some entering the town from the east and the others from the west.

Team A consists of the Rogue, Cleric and the Warlock (all level 3) and the level 2 Ranger (who is the other DM).

Team B consists of the Druid, the other Rogue, and the 2 new players.

Team A just made it to the edge of town dealing with 6 kobolds and saving 3 villiagers.

Team B split up again into a group of 3 and the Fighter running off to the keep in the center of town passing 3 different encounters as he thought they were not important (rolled 3 failed Insight checks).

 

What will happen to the teams? Will they meet up and work together? Only the next session will tell…

Tune in next time.

 

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