On the 30th of April we went down to Fanboy3 for a pre-arranged game organized for a good friends Birthday and because we missed International Table Top Day. The gentlemens Birthday in question is Rupert Wainwright, a beloved DM and longtime gamer that we met through D&D and became friends.
The game itself was different from our usual D&D games in a few ways. First of all, we all started at level 22! It was also a mash up of characters players have used in different types of games. Including Pathfinder, LARP and all versions of Dungeons & Dragons. All of them got converted to very roughly fit the 5th edition mechanics of DnD. We got split into two separate tables, but each hour, when the signal of singing "Rupert the Bear" a member of each table would swap with each other.
The campaign and the world it's in originated over 30 years ago, by a lovely man called Majid, that we met for the first time at this game. To say this world is full of lore and colorful stories is an understatement.
The basics of our mission and the story was as follows.
We are all magically transported to a druidic battle grove, that is there to hold back evil and keep the balance. The keeper of this battle grove is a Druid called "Rupert". In his silver bear form, after he began his hibernation, something went very wrong. He didn't wake and began rotting from the inside. Through his daughter and some investigation, we found it was because there was a vast imbalance within the grove. There needed to be an equal set of elemental sheep. There was already an abundance of storm sheep but no other types. Our mission was to travel to different elemental planes to collect the other elemental sheep needed to restore balance in the grove.
We faced many challenges in our adventure, including:
It was a fantastic game and an apt way to celebrate Ruperts birthday. We met some great people and the characters they created.
We do love how creative and sociable tabletop gaming is and always look forward to it so much.
Greebow and Thia