D&D Encounters: Session 4

2010 April 13
by Stupid Ranger

This is a mostly spoiler-free review of my fourth D&D Encounters session.

Last week, we finished our first chapter in our D&D Encounters game.  It was a fun time, as always.  We had a couple of different players in this game than we’ve had in past sessions, and with one extra player at the table, the session went really fast.

This time, Atora managed a pretty descent accounting of her abilities.  She used her Brilliant Beacon power to cause some damage and hamper the enemies a bit.  It helped a bit, especially when the on-going radiant damage killed one of the bad guys!  We still ended up a bit battered, but we survived to continue exploring Undermountain.

My Impression of D&D Encounters

So, I’m four weeks into this experience.  Being a generally shy person, it was a big jump for me to join a group where I didn’t know anyone.  But it’s been a good experience.  There’s a camaraderie around the table that’s universal, and this is the first time that I’ve really experienced that on my own.

However, I will admit to being a little frustrated at the pacing.  I realize the goal is to have an encounter each session, but I want to see a little more progress.  I want to move beyond level 1.  I want more!  It’s still fun, but I’m ready, after four weeks, to be a little older and more experienced.

As part of my next D&D Encounters review, I’ll share some of my thoughts on playing a Hybrid Invoker/Avenger.

8 Responses leave one →
  1. April 13, 2010

    Good to hear you had a good experience. I’m curious as to how this was going to pan out myself. I talked to Chris Tulach over at WotC and he seemed really excited over this, his pet project and it seems to be going over well.

    As for wanting to play more…have you thought about the RPGA Living Forgotten Realms?

  2. Stupid Ranger permalink*
    April 14, 2010

    I got contact info for a local LFR group. I haven’t jumped in yet, but I know where to go when I’m ready. 🙂

  3. April 19, 2010

    I’m on hiatus myself – I just got burnt out.

    Oh, well. I’ll be back someday.


  4. Noumenon permalink
    April 21, 2010

    I can’t remember if I raised this issue before, but some of your archives may be broken since http://www.stupidranger.com/2007/09/proper-villainy-pt-2-time-to-kill_04.php doesn’t work any more. The good news is the Internet Archive Wayback Machine still has a copy, and the other good news is probably not that many people are still looking for it.

  5. April 21, 2010

    Yeah, though it was totally worth it, the move to WordPress left a few casualties.

    You can also try:


  6. Dante permalink*
    April 21, 2010

    We moved to WordPress a bit ago and that has affected some of our links. We do our best to update them when we realize they’re broken, thanks for pointing this out.

  7. May 26, 2010

    The broken links are never an issue for me since I usually just run searches, and most of the pages have actually been orphaned rather than disappeared.

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