Keep on the Shadowfell (Eastern Style)

I’ve been on summer break for a few weeks now, but I’ve still had my day job to deal with. But now, I get a week of actual vacation in which I go to Chicago and visit my parents and other relatives. I’ve been going back and forth about whether I should be continuing Fairy Ring while I’m away, but not having my tablet or my scanner makes things somewhat difficult. I may work on sketches and stuff, or I might not. Depends on how much stuff I have to do.

I’ve prepared a series of posts for next week though:

Because I’m missing next week’s session of Dungeons & Dragons Encounters over at my local game store, I’ll make up for it by demonstrating an actual combat encounter from a D&D module I own, complete with an annotated map and tokens.

Keep on the Shadowfell is about a keep, or fortress, built to seal a gate to the dark dimension known as the Shadowfell. The fortress was inhabited by soldiers and priests whose mission was to watch the gate, keep it sealed, and keep away evildoers who would seek to unseal the gate and summon the evil creatures of the Shadowfell into the world. But the evil priest Kalarel and his minions took over the keep, and now a team of heroes must enter the keep and defeat Kalarel before he figures out how to unseal the gate.

The first encounter in Keep on the Shadowfell involves the five heroes (Half-Elf Cleric, Dwarf Fighter, Human Wizard, Halfling Rogue, and Dragonborn Paladin) fighting a group of lizardlike Kobolds on their way to Winterhaven, the town closest to the fortress.


Example of a turn during a combat encounter

However, to keep things relevant for my readers, I have replaced the five heroes with five Toho heroines, each converted into Level 1 Dungeons and Dragons characters. (Which means they aren’t all that powerful and don’t have the ability to fly, but I have tried to be faithful in the conversions otherwise.)

You can see the characters on the map shot, but I will show their stats tomorrow. (You could get a headstart by looking in the appropriate image folder, but you wouldn’t get the writeups.)

2 Responses to “Keep on the Shadowfell (Eastern Style)”

  1. Samukun says:

    Hah… when’d you rename the Dungeons and Dragons tag to “Satan’s game?”

  2. Sixten says:

    What are you talking about? It’s always been Satan’s Game.

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