This person agreed to DM (GM) a continuing game of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D (D ‘n’ D)) without any prior experience to the game (playtime just shy of 2 hours (with a different version than the others requested (they requested 4th ED))) and without modules (for some reason, they have an aversion to them).
If you guessed me by now, you are 200% correct.
I bought 3 of the books (DM Guide, Player’s Guide and Monster Manual), I bought those little glass stones people use in… fishtanks maybe… to work as player and enemy markers (player markers are different colors, with a plan to paint a little indication as to who it is in the future, and enemy markers are clear glass with numbers) (as I did listen to the Penny Arcade and PvP guys play one of the modules, and I do understand there seems to be some grid-work at play)… and I bought a large graph paper pad to work as the map (like hell is this girl going to pay for dungeon tiles and miniatures). Oh, and a notebook for adventure notes and one of those spiral-bound things of index cards for specific monster info.
All I have down for the adventure is one “town (it’s actually a fort)”, and a few ideas as to what I want them to encounter first.
I think I need all the help I can get, and since you guys don’t qualify under the curtain of mystery since I won’t be playing this one with you, I figure I could share what I have, and possibly get some idea help in return.
I was thinking of putting this in advice but… it didn’t seem right to me at the time.
Oh, and while I don’t know what a few of the others will be making, I did get tricked into letting one of them make a Ranger/Wizard. Yes, I was taken for a fool, but I did talk him out of Paladin/Warlock, the combination of which just makes my head hurt.
So, yeah, if any of you want to start a dialog about this and help me, send a reply and we’ll get started. This post is running long already, what with my rambling.
Oh, and if there is a book I MUST have and I made a total mistake in not buying yet, tell me that too. And please, no 4th bashing. Make your own topic for that.