Category Archives: Tyranny of Dragons

5E Adventure Review: The Scroll Thief

The Scroll Thief, the sixth adventure of the first season of the D&D Adventurers League, is a curiosity: an investigative adventure that fails to have an investigation! It’s probably fairer to say that The Scroll Thief is a dungeon crawl … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: DDEX1-04 Dues for the Dead

Dues for the Dead is the fourth adventure released by the D&D Adventurers League and the closest to a traditional dungeon crawl. Designed by Steve Winter, who has written and edited more adventures than more people (including Hoard of the … Continue reading

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D&D Expeditions Narratives

Have you ever wondered about what the background was on the adventures of the D&D Expeditions line? Now, you can find out! Travis Woodall, the D&D Adventurers League Content Manager, has uploaded three documents to the DMs Guild – one … Continue reading

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The Rise of Tiamat: Dealing with the Yuan-Ti

The second section of the Tomb of Diderius has the problem most small lairs have: what happens when the party kills most of the monsters and then retreat? Are they followed by the Yuan-Ti seeking revenge? Do the Yuan-Ti just … Continue reading

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The Rise of Tiamat revisited: The Tomb of Diderius

The track of Varram, the white wyrmspeaker, takes the characters into the Serpent Hills. The Rise of Tiamat basically glosses over a lot of what can be found in this area – the random encounter table has a few entries … Continue reading

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The Rise of Tiamat, revisited

Several months ago, we expanded our D&D program here in Ballarat to two nights a week. With Out of the Abyss not yet available, I decided to replay the Tyranny of Dragons adventures. Along the way, we had a TPK … Continue reading

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What to play after finishing the D&D Starter Set

It is fair to say that the D&D Starter Set adventure, “The Lost Mine of Phandelver”, is a good adventure. I’m currently running it for the third time, and my players are doing things my other groups haven’t done. It’s … Continue reading

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Running Hoard of the Dragon Queen, episode 8

The finale of Hoard of the Dragon Queen is exceptionally challenging to run. You’ve got competing factions, a big sprawling castle to explore, and a dragon! All of which means that things can go very well or very badly indeed. … Continue reading

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The Rise of Tiamat, session 12 (finale)

The Well of Dragons. 1489 DR. The armies of the Sword Coast had reached the Well of Dragons, and the evil dragons and the forces of the Cult of the Dragon had risen to oppose them. As the battle commenced, … Continue reading

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Hoard of the Dragon Queen – again!

I’ve begun running Hoard of the Dragon Queen again for another group in our Wednesday D&D Encounters sessions. My original idea was to just run the first section before Princes of the Apocalypse came out and then start that, but … Continue reading

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