Dragons Flight – Issue #2

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Thanks for checking out DRAGONS FLIGHT Issue #2

‘Dragons Flight’ is a way to celebrate different areas of D & D, including Homebrew Creation, Portraying/Playing Characters, DMing (Dungeon Mastering), and even some comments about the latest Episodes of Critical Role.

If you missed Issue #1, you can check it out HERE

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Dragon’s Flight Issue #2

Homebrew Creation

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VARAMORE;

The  Map above is a blurry representation of one of the 6 Continents of my Hobrew World/Material Plane, VARAMORE.

Working down from top, there is The Northern Region, The Forest Region, The Hill Region and the Desert Region of Varamore.

There are no Cities as of yet in Varamore, only Towns and Villages…

…the largest Town being KORT, a Barbarian town.

Here marks where my current campaign’s heroes first lived when we began the campaign 11-12 months ago, and they still have a Keep there, and are Marshals of the Town.

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During there time there, the Hill Region of Varamore was attacked by the Lesser-God Auril, The Queen of Winter, in an effort to freeze and overtake the Region.

Through much difficulty, the Party of Adventures that I DM for aligned with The Barbarian’s of Kort, as well as the Dwarves SOUTH OF PREEN, and fought the good fight…

…but it wasn’t enough, as Auril had amassed a huge Orc, Ogre and even Fire Giant Army, and was simply too strong.

Out of desperation the Leader of My Player’s Group reached out to a Powerful Wizard, now Mercenary, who in turn reached out to the God Ulutiu, The Sleeping God, whom Auril was siphoning her power from, and informed him of Auril’s use of his power, and the God, persuaded by the Group Leader, awoke just long enough to banish Auril to the DARK PLANE.

My Group of Players, in order to help to prevent future attacks, head up an Alliance of the Hill Region, which is now formed, and meets every 6 weeks to discuss the Region.

Portraying/Playing Characters

As I mentioned in my last Issue of Dragons Flight, from time to time I play a Wizard named KANE, but because I’m primarily DM’ing for my main Campaign, this does not happen too often.

And as I’ve also indicated before, Paladins are my favorite class to play.

In fact even when I haven’t an opportunity to play one as a Player, I often tend to figure out a way to blend in one or more as NPC’s in the campaigns I run.

Lately I’ve been considering/wanting to play an Orc, as they, along with Dragons, are my favorite Creatures of Dungeons & Dragons.

Fairly traditional choices, but when I think of D & D, I think of Dragons, Orcs and Knights/Paladins.

As I’m not currently playing Characters much, perhaps I will post some Other People’s Characters in this area of Dragons Flight from the D & D Community.

DM (Dungeon Mastering)

As I’ve mentioned before, I love DM’ing… Creating Stories, Worlds, Characters, and Roleplaying the Characters…

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At the moment the Group I’m running is going head to head with the Devil Prince Levistus, as he, like Auril, but more successfully, is also trying to freeze over not just the Hill Region of Auril, but all of my 6 Continent Material Plane, in an attempt to impress Ausmodeus, and earn his freedom from the Block of Ice that holds him.

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There most Recent battle in Northern AQUAONIA, where my group has its’ castle, and generally calls their home, they were able to destroy the Ice Devil Protectors of a Portal which lead to Levistus, and was causing Aquaonia to turn to ice…

…no normal ice, but much colder.

In the end, the Leader of the group I run, attempted to negotiate a deal with Livistus, which would lead to him to calling the attack on the 6 continents…

Unable to negotiate a price, the Devil Prince gave the Leader two weeks to come up with something in exchange for his halting the attack…

…in the meantime, he would halt the movement south of the cold in each of the 5 remaining continents which he was under siege, and has already halted the attack in Aquaonia due to the group slaying his Ice Devils.

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Beyond that, their unlikely ally, FHUME, a Blue Horned Devil from the Phlegethos, the 4th Level of Hell, has been imprisoned by FIERNA, daughter of BELIAL..

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…whom she’s just seiged power from.

Critical Role

Generally they will be comments about the most recent Critical Role in this portion of Dragons Flight, but alas, I’ve already commented on the most recent Episode in Issue #1 of Dragons Flight

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Thanks For Checking Out Issue #2 of Dragons Flight!

Doragon Kishu-

 

 

 

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Dragons Flight – Issue #1

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Thanks for checking out the ‘Dragons Flight’.

I want to start by saying, I love D & D… Played in my teens, played in my twenties, and playing again now.

It’s the most imaginative game possible, set in one of my favorite genres, Fantasy.

That said, I’m creating ‘Dragons Flight’ as a way to talk about, and/or celebrate different areas of D & D, including Homebrew Creation, Portraying/Playing Characters, DMing (Dungeon Mastering), and even some comments about the latest Episodes of Critical Role.

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The Breakdown Of Dragons Flight

HOMEBREW CREATION

Since I began playing, when I was 17 or 18 years old, I’ve been creating my own content. Part of that is because I’m not big on reading, and thus modules were a bit much for me, and part of it is because I love creating worlds, characters and stories.

PORTRAYING/PLAYING CHARACTERS

Losing yourself in a character has to be one of the most cathartic and exhilarating things possible. That said, playing a Paladin is my absolute favorite thing.

DMing (Dungeons Mastering)

I remember really wanting to play D & D when I was a kid, but I was shy, and didn’t know anyone who played. When I was 17-18 I decided the only way I was going to be able to play, was by running a game. Not being a big reader, I picked up the Basic and Expert Set, as opposed to AD & D (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons), and over time weaved in rules from AD & D to add depth and complexity. The result was I fell in love with DMing, I love creating stories, and characters, and roleplaying them.

CRITICAL ROLE

Though I’ve played and love this game forever, I do appreciate how Critical Role has helped to expose the greatness of the game, as well as having somewhere to go to just watch a good game being played, between great friends.

Dragons Flight Issue #1

Homebrew Creation

My current campaign takes place in a Material Plane that I created, consisting of 6 Continents, one small Additional Continent (It basically has a large city on it), and one ‘Demiplane’ Continent (It lays somewhere between this plane, and another).

I have, however, also been slowly working Faerûn into my campaign, and more specifically, Waterdeep.

Primarily because I’ve always been drawn (It sounded cool) to Waterdeep, though I’ve never played in it, nor ran anything in it before.

So in my world, there’s ‘Two’ Material Planes, mine, and Faerûn.

The way I’ve structured it is that ‘The Underdark’ lay somewhere between the two… Basically, if you can find a way down into the Underdark from either Plane, you can then make your way to the other Material Plane.

Either that, or Plane Shift from one Material Plane to the other, which my group does from time to time.

But for the most part, my group spends their time defending their Two Home Continents, VARAMORE (There first home as a group, where they still have a Keep, and are Marshals to the main Town), and AQUAONIA (Where they helped to bring peace, and have since purchased a castle in, to accommodate not only their large group, but friends they’ve met along the way).

Portraying/Playing Characters

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Though for most of the time I’ve played D & D, I’ve been the DM, I also love playing… In 2017 when I returned to D & D, I learned the 5e Rules, and created a group where I was a Player named THORIN RYO, a Paladin.

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Paladin’s are my favorite Characters, though in the middle of 2018, I gave a Tiefling Mage/Wizard a go, named KANE, and have loved it, though we don’t play that Campaign all that much.

DMing (Dungeon Mastering)

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I have to admit, my greatest passion in D & D, is being a Dungeon Master… I love Creating Worlds/Characters/Stories and Roleplaying.

In my teens I ran a group that made it to like 8th Level, before we stopped playing.

In my late 20’s, my group played around the same Level, 8 I think. Though we may have begun playing at 5th Level, which I do sometimes, depending.

But currently I’m running my longest, and highest level Adventure/Campaign…

Our Leader is a Level 14 Warlock, and the worlds that are beginning to unlock for the Player, as well as me in regards to Storytelling Etc., are awesome.

In fact my Player recently started Blog Posting our beginnings of this Campaign in Story Form, and I’ve been RePosting them on this Site.

If you’re interested you can check them out here.

Chapter I: Ouroboros

Chapter II: Pact Magic

Chapter III: Choice And Notice

Chapter IV: Meeting Wiendle

Chapter V – Catlike

Chapter VI – Encountering A Wizard

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Currently our group is trying to stop our Material Plane from becoming a Frozen Wasteland by the Devil Prince Levistus…

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…coupled with the Lord of The Ice Plane CRYONAX…

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And aided by one of my groups earliest enemies, SAUKURUK, and or AURIL, the Ice Queen Demi God.

I call it ‘WINTER NEXT’, and beyond the major players, there is a particular NPC in the story who actually started it all, yet to be named.

Critical Role

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When I started getting back into D & D in 2017, I started Tweeting on a my Dungeons & Dragons Account @Dragon_Ryder7, and became quickly aware of an online streamed game by a Group called Critical Role.

I tried to watch it a bit, to no avail, as I found it a bit difficult to just be watching others play… I wanted to play, lol

But over time, I tried it again, and became hooked.

I started watching on Episode 70 Something of Campaign 1, and after some time, finally caught up to the current shows.

I then stopped watching it as I was Writing Blogs and Creating Vlogs and Playing, and just didn’t make time for it.

In the end, I missed the ending Episodes, and when I lept ahead to watch the Final Episode of Campaign 1, I literally couldn’t because of how emotional it was, lol

I’m a bit of a softy, and they were all falling apart, ha

Anyway, I was excited to watch the Brand New Campaign 2, and have been watching all of those since.

In the latest Episode, my favorite part was when Chris Perkins (Head Designer of the Current D & D Material) for basically what was a Cameo… The enthusiasm and joy between him and the Critical Role Crew in those small moments that he was there, was exactly what’s at the heart of D & D… Imagination, and Friendship.

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I Hope You Enjoyed The First Issue Of ‘Dragons Flight’, I’d Say It Was Going To Be A Weekly Thing, But Knowing Me, It May Be More Than Weekly That I Post Them… Or Less, lol… Until Then, Slay On!

Doragon Kish-