In this one shot session I guide 5 adventurers to the town of Red Larch and have them encounter the town as well as the game of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.
For the sake of player name, I will refer to them as the classes of their characters. I placed them in the starting point in hopes they would join the rest of the crew. But that wasn’t the case. I had a plan to do this as well but with the group somewhat mixed in terms of levels of experience as well as knowledge of the game it was not really probable. So I needed to make a decision of either starting again with the whole team back in Red Larch or just run them at the same time. I ran them at the same time. It was crazy. But by the end of this session, one of my players decided it was best to just run a different session altogether. With him as a DM of that group.
This group was mostly full of young teens that wanted nothing more than to destroy and cause chaos for the world of d&d. Starting with Red Larch. But unbeknowst to them I was experienced enough as a DM to react to their crazy requests like robbing townsfolk or killing other player characters, just to act some pented up frustration they had with them for the course of the day or trying to act like adults in a world of fantasy. As weird as their requests were I was more shocked that they were so tame. Maybe I’m just that messed up.
The other players was an older player returning to the game and all of his action were somewhat bland but appropriate, like heading to a tavern and casually taking his time like it was real life. The last player was still very new to this game and she was very engaged with acting her character and learning about the world.
- Level 1 Gnome Ranger – Beginner level
- Level 1 Wood Elf Druid – Beginner level
- Level 1 Human Rogue – Beginner level
- Level 1 Half-Orc Figher – Beginner level
- Level 1 Human Fighter – Advanced level
Here is what happened to them in this session:
1- Entering Red Larch
2- The Rogue is searched & stolen from & zapped
3- The Druid is shunned by the stablemaster
4- Druids can indeed heal
5- Fighter enters the tavern + casual ale + having a chat
6- Fighter gets a quest = Help the farmers
7- Ranger enters the Three Brothers shop
8- Half-Orc joins the Druid and Rogue
9- Ranger recruits allies
10 – Adventurer’s arrive at the farm
11- Scaring those poor farmers
12- An Ambush!!
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