Okay so September isn’t here just yet, but we’re getting started early with another bundle of campaign background updates. Here’s what we’ve got going up this week.
Today we’re joined by GM Haligaunt to talk to him about his Vampire: The Masquerade campaign, Concord of Ashes. These vampires don’t sparkle folks! Read on for all of the awesome-ness!
It’s August and Gencon is just around the corner, the temperatures are rising and so is everyone’s anticipation for the next edition of D&D. We’ve been covering a lot of news regarding 5e on the Haste Podcast and Jerry has been talking about it a lot on his blog.
Obviously, we’re pretty excited ourselves and so we’d like to give everyone a chance at winning some awesome 5e schwag, whether you’re going to gencon or not this year! What better goodies to give away than some 5e D&D Starter Sets, and maybe even a Player’s Handbook! The contest is simple, but you’ve only got until the end of Gencon to enter, here’s how:
In one line: Tell us the best way to beat the heat! Whether you’re avoiding fireballs, surviving a red dragon’s breath, or simply not shriveling up under the Dark Sun.
“I cast any remaining ice spells inside my house before I go to sleep and re-memorize everything, just so I have some A/C while I sleep”
“Huddle behind my my shield and hope all this ‘dwarven craftsmanship’ pays off when the dragon starts spewing fire”
“Stow my canteen of water in the last place anyone would look – inside the severed orc head that dangles from my belt.”
How to enter:
- In one sentence or less, and in a D&D (or at least “fantasy”) themed response, tell us how you or your character is beating the heat this summer. Get creative!
- Submit it as a comment below, no more than 3 entries per person, one entry per comment
On August 17th, at midnight, the contest will close. Afterward, 4 winners will be randomly chosen to win a D&D 5e Starter Set, and one additional hand-picked winner of our choice will receive a d20Monkey “Whining is Coming” T-shirt along with a D&D 5e Player’s Handbook, and a Starter Set as well.
Note: Contest winners limited to US/Canada only due to shipping expenses, if you are overseas you are still welcome to enter, upon winning we can offer a year of free Ascendant subscription time.
Congrats to our Fool contest winner, we had to pick 4 instead of 3 because it was so hard to decide! Our winning NPCs are Roger Larrabee (telepath), Barkley (fey guardian), Craig the Battle Droid (butler artillery), and Terrence McGoven (awkward helicopter pilot).
Lastly, if you consider yourself a D&D history junkie be sure to read Ambush At Sheridan Springs – a story about how Gary Gygax lost D&D.
Fresh Backgrounds For You!
More backgrounds are here! Each with a complimentary color scheme for you campaign so that you can just click and go. Let’s discuss this week’s batch!
A Fresh Comic Awaits Your Silly Words!
The summer heat is in full swing, and something is definitely going on in this blank comic strip by d20Monkey… it needs your words! We’re going to go out on a limb and say there’s going to be quite a few brokeback mountain jokes here, let’s just try and keep them at least remotely tasteful, shall we? Speaking of tasteful, you should know that Brian Patterson of d20Monkey is trying to make comics a full-time gig you can help support him by checking out his Patreon page if you’re interested in pitching in!