few months ago, members of the D&D team along with friends played a 25-hour Extra Life marathon featuring the Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle adventure. During that event, a gate to the Nine Hells lay open for some time, spewing smoke. The heroes who closed the gate could not know it then, but amid the chaos of battle, another threat emerged...
Now, a few months later, Daggerford is under threat again! Savage humanoids are raiding the countryside, manipulated by some sinister force.
Join members of the D&D team as they play through the latest season of D&D Encounters, featuring the Scourge of the Sword Coast adventure, which follows up on the events of that 25-hour live D&D game.
You can catch the new game live on D&D's Twitch.tv channel between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM (PST) most Fridays for the next couple of months, or on YouTube shortly after each broadcast. The game sessions include:
Dungeon Master (@gregbilsland)
Buttonwaddle, Halfling Barbarian
Played by Dan Gelon
Positive Trait: I hide scraps of food and trinkets away in my pockets and bedroll.
Negative Trait: Presented with food, I shove as much of it into my mouth as I can at once.
Ideal: Change. The low are lifted up, the high and mighty brought down—change is the nature of things.
Bond: I sponsor an orphanage to keep others from enduring what I was forced to endure
Flaw: I escaped my life of poverty by stealing from someone who helped me, and I'm ashamed of it.
Rennik, Human Rogue
Played by Matt Sernett (@Sernett)
Positive Trait: Precision saves lives.
Negative Trait: The most horrible violence can't compare to what I saw in war.
Ideal: When people follow orders blindly, it leads them on evil paths.
Bond: I would still lay down my life for the people I served with.
Flaw: The monstrous enemy we faced in battle still leaves me quivering with fear.
Scroll-Lock, Gnome Warlock (Fey)
Played by Trevor Kidd (@Trevor_WotC)
Positive Trait: I soak up knowledge and writings like a sponge. Most of what I learned learned comes from books, so while I'm smart and can find an answer to almost anything, I'm not very worldly.
Negative Trait: I have a belligerent disregard for the rules and laws. If someone brings up a rule or law, I'll likely break it just to spite them, short of doing something that hurts someone.
Ideal: I favor independence above everything else. My freedom comes first, and then the freedom of others.
Bond: I'm searching for a way to banish or destroy the Archfey who holds my patronage.
Flaw: I'm desperately afraid that someone will find out the truth about who I am, what I released in my homeland, and the fate of my village.
Starless Moonleaf, Half-Elf Druid
Played by Tom Olsen (@kidanubis)
Positive Trait: I have a lesson drawn from my own experience for every situation
Negative Trait: I have a tendency to knock things over
Ideal: I must earn glory in battle, for myself and (in memory) of my people
Bond: I will bring terrible wrath down on the evildoers who destroyed my family (and settlement)
Flaw: I am too enamored of intoxicants
Tarmiel, Tiefling Warlock (Infernal)
Played by Mike Mearls (@mikemearls)
Positive Trait: My word is my bond.
Negative Trait: Obsessive compulsive disorder.
Ideal: Security, everyone should be safe if they keep to the law.
Bond: The Book of Iron Laws, a strange book crafted from metal that Tarmiel discovered and that instructs him in living a proper life.
Flaw: Vengeful, cross me and die.