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I Redrew my Map for ‘The In Time Casino’, which I created for my ‘Great Game’ Poker-ish Tournament that I ran last year, and my current ‘Tournament Of Riches’ Tournament, that I’ve been running the last week.
Feel free to use the Map with my ‘The Great Game’ RPG Supplement I launched today on DriveThruRPG, or for anything else you may want it for.
- The 10 Poker-ish Tables are numbered
- The ‘X”s on the Map are where Guards are posted, to protect the Neutralness (Good Guy/Bad Guy competitors) of the Facility
- The angular areas on the left and the right front of the map, with stairs leading to them, represent where fans can watch the tournament from
- Right to the left, and right when you go through the two sets of double doors, are Bars for fans to get drinks (Competitors are served drinks during competition, but may go to bars between Rounds of Play)
- The two Circles with Stars in the middle, are Statues
- On the left and right, you must go down the great two step stairs to get to the Table area
- The rectangles with rectangles in the middle of them on the left and right, are Stages for bands or Bards to perform live music for the competitors during play
- The circle with a circle in the middle of it when you first walk in is a fountain
- The square with a square in the middle of it in the center of the facility is the main stage, where things will be announced about the competition those that are running it
- In the middle beyond the fountain, where there are two doors (One on the left, one on the right) allowing entrance into an area with 8 seats, are for those that which to me anonymous watchers may sit and watch through a one sides mirror
- In the upper left and right corners, there are stairs to two identical areas, where Nobles & or People of importance may watch the tournament
- At the top of the map, there are 4 doorways in what are glass walls, which lead to outside balconies
- Between the two balconies are 8 tables, where very expensive seating/eating occurs during the competition
Though my Campaigns have always been Homebrew, I’ve always been curious about ‘Waterdeep’.
And last year, I decided to start merging Faerûn, and more specifically Waterdeep, into my world.
Thus, I have ‘two’ Material Planes within my world.
My Campaign has become largely Political, and Party has done much to bring peace in 3 of my 6 continents.
They are, however, not really ‘treasure hunters’.
And thus, I also use Waterdeep as a place where they can purchase certain Magic Items.
Basically, Waterdeep has largely become a place where my Party can get away from the troubles of their own Material Plane, shop, eat out at expensive restaurants, stay at nice hotels (Inns).
Following that line of thinking, came the creation of ‘The Great Game’.
A Poker-ish Tournament held at a lavish Casino, and managed/ran by The Masked Lords of Waterdeep.
It ended up being a great break from some of the regular day to day RPG activities, and an awesome opportunity for Roleplaying.
Including the fact that within the walls of this Casino, is a ‘neutral’ zone, meaning ‘good guys’, and ‘bad guys’ alike are welcome.
The facility is protected from the use of Magic, and all weapons are left at the door, allowing for this to happen.
Six months later (In game), I felt it was time to have another Tournament, and thus I created ‘The Tournament Of Riches’, which we’ve been playing during the last week.
It was during this last week that I decided that I’d like to share the Poker-ish Tournament with the RPG Community (This Supplement will work with any RPG System or setting).
And thus yesterday I sat down and typed up basically how it works, spruced up its’ presentation a bit, and Submitted it to @drivethrurpg.
It was approved, and launched today! Here
I recently Posted a Tweet, asking for some D & D Streaming Recommendations
Here’s what I got!
Darkest Delve – YouTube
Chapter VI Of My Current Campaign, Which Began 11-12 Months Ago, As Written/Retold By My Player Who Plays Vilven
The older man said nothing further, just held out his hand, indicating he knew about the book and wanted it back.
Vilven looked down at his outstretched arm, then up at his hard expression, then back at his arm. With a resigned sigh, Vilven held it out in his direction. With a quickness that she didn’t expect, he grabbed it and threw it carelessly onto his desk as he walked past her. He made his way to his chair on the other side of the desk, having to avoid piles of books and papers on the floor. The black cat loyally followed him to curl at his feet.
“I just wanted to read it.” Vilven said, with just a twinge of attitude. She realized she was the culprit, but his disposition was automatically irritating to her.
As he sat back down, already reading a piece of paper on the desk, he waved his hand toward her. “Fine, read it, then get out”,
Mildly offended, but not going to decline his offer, she turned, went to the book, turned it to face her, then opened it with her free hand, the other one still holding the tea he gave her. The book was in an Elvish language, but luckily she was familiar with Elvish enough to follow what it said. And after the first page, she realized regrettably, it wouldn’t be helpful to her even in the slightest. It described some sort of complicated technique to memorize spells better that only Elves would have time to decipher.
With disappointment, she closed the book deliberately, placed the tea onto the cover, and with a final glance at the old man, turned to leave.
“Seems an awful lot of trouble you went through to read a paragraph.”. The man said without looking up when she reached the door.
Vilven stopped to look back over her shoulder, then she slowly turned to face him, “Are you going to tell anyone about me?” she asked.
He looked up at her with a curious expression, then stood. “Do you know where you are, girl?”
Vilven took a step inside, trying to gauge the situation and how much she should disclose to this strange, old man. Looking sharply into his eyes she responded with the truth, “All I know about where I am is that this is King Beaumont’s castle. I was hoping to find out more, but that plan didn’t work out as planned. Obviously.”
With deep wisdom, he took a few steps toward her. “You’re not from here, are you? Not even from this plane. You’re a genasi”
She didn’t respond.
With a nod of concession, he continued to speak “You are correct, you are in King Beaumont’s castle.” He began to walk slowly around the room then, idly brushing dust off various items and objects, glancing every so often at her like a teacher to a student. “It’s in the forest region.” He continued as he crossed his arms behind his back. “The forest region of Varamore, in the Material Plane”.
Vilven stared blankly at him, but her mind was quickly trying to connect this new information with what she had already learned from Wiendle.
“I heard there was an attack here…” Vilven inquired after a pause.
He raised an eyebrow at her in response, “Did you.” he said in a dry, facetious tone. “What is your name?” he added, ending the subject.
Resigned that he wasn’t going to say anything more about it, she introduced herself, “I’m Vilven Ledsong. I am a genasi, a water genasi. I’m from the Water Plane.”
“You can call me Zed.” He said, then made his way back to his desk, and his chair. “I’ll leave it at that.” He spoke, almost to himself, as he sat back down. He picked up and began reading the piece of paper he had been reading before. “You better leave. Before someone else finds you. God knows you probably woke up the entire place” He said without looking up.
Vilven gave a small nod, a slight smile coming to her face “Thank you, Zed.” she said slowly and meaningfully. Then she turned, to walk through the open doorway.
“And Vilven,” Zed called out to her, she looked back. “Shut the door.”
“Varamore…” Vilven murmured to herself when she was back in the lake, laying on the bottom among the sand and rocks, the darkness of the night finally making her eyes fall with drowsiness. She had never heard of Varamore before, and couldn’t remember if she had ever heard of this particular plane of existence before either. But regardless of how much more she wished she knew, she was content that she had come to learn even this much on her first day. She felt that she was quite comfortable in her new life, though she wasn’t sure where it was leading. She was happy to have met Wiendle and Zed. She was content that she was sent here for a reason, she could be content in looking for information and solving the mystery. She could even willingly accept that in some capacity she belonged to Areiden now, and was no longer fully free. But what was difficult, what truly tore her inside, was she still grieved the loss of her home. She had lost her whole existence and was being asked a great deal to accept all these changes. She wasn’t angry in this knowledge, just deeply sad. A foreign world, strangers, unknown abilities…In truth, even she was beginning to be different, act different, and she ached for her old self and her simple life. “Varamore” Vilven said again, with a sob, and began to cry until she fell asleep in her heartache.