A party of new adventures gathers at Guido’s Fort in order to plan for their foray across the river to the legendary hill around which myths of monsters and treasure have been spun.
Playing in Dungeons and Dragons 5e this is a conversion of the classic B5 Horror on the Hill adventure in the Mystara setting converted by Mr. Welch (Glen).
In this adventure, the strains of sound you may hear are coming from Syrinscape and the little smells I pass out are Adventure Scents from OddFish Games.
Becca: Kali the Feral Rakasta Druid
Tim: Brutalix the Bull Lupin Barbarian
Leah: Ellyjobell the Sky Gnome Rogue
Nick: Devitt Scurll the Sidhe Fighter
Glen: Tyrell Quintus the Variant Human Wizard
Hal: The Dungeon Master
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Glen, Nick, cat and dog people, a sky gnome… what’s not to love?
Can’t help but notice that you left Hal out of that list… 😉
Oh Monkey – it is something you grow to expect when you are the DM 🙂
Ooh, this must be the game Glen was advertising on his blog, earlier! 🙂 RPGMP3 is starting back up, and has asked me to join in. Taking the opportunity to test out the Mystara handbook. As I’m a veteran player he told me to roll up several characters and use the one that best benefits the party when everybody else has made their character. So churning out different characters and just filling in the blanks later. Looks like he sticked with the first PC on his list: [quote]Human Darokin Merchant Prince (wizard) STR7 DEX14 CON11 INT16 WIS14 CHA16 Master Trader… Read more »
It’s an adjustment to hear Glen playing such a different character from Rajjjnaaar(sp). I’m used to him shouting “and the dwarven gods said ‘Let There Be Rock!’” Or some such. 😀
Its true – he is so controlled and quiet at this character. I keep waiting for him to pull out a bass guitar or something.
According to Wikipedia:
“Vergadain (VUR-guh-dain) is the dwarf deity of Wealth and Luck […] in Forgotten Realms. Vergadain appears as a tall dwarf* […] and often carries musical instruments (Vergadain has a great singing voice and is said to be a great poet)”
So, is the party ever gonna visit a temple of Vergadain? 😉 If so, what will the Head(-Banger) Priest sound like? 😛
*Wearing stilt-platform shoes, like Glen’s PC?
Ha ha ha – I have to say, Glen is being a very different character here. He is not shouty or loud, but for some reason, I keep expecting him to pull out a bass and start playing Smoke On The Water…
Darn, BBCode isn’t working in the audio comment section, and you can’t edit your own posts, apparently.
Oh well, here’s the link to Glen’s earlier post, if anyone wants to see the other PCs he rolled up:
I am looking at getting a more feature rich editor for the comments – this thing is super simple. Then you should be able to tag things up down here.
Woo! I’m 20mins in, while commuting home. Loved it so far.
Glad you are liking it so far. More to come in a moment 🙂
Found a thread on ThePiazza where people have discussed where to locate various scenarios in the Mystara setting: http://www.thepiazza.org.uk/bb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3086&start=25#p102519 For example, “River Shrill” in B5:HotH sounds like it might be the River Streel, and the fact that the local fort was likely built by a “Guido” provides another clue. Also, there’s this quote: “In an interview with Niles, he confessed that use of the name Guido was a nod to the SNL character Father Guido Sarducci. As a result, I like to envision Guido’s Fort as a Franciscan-style Ispan missionary fort, founded by a cleric from the Church of Thyatis… Read more »
That is pretty cool. Glen is my Mystara Guru, to be honest. I only have a light grasp of the setting but I figured once they were on the hill they could honestly be pretty much anywhere 🙂
Alternate episode title: “Messing about with boats”. Gotta love the Old School design ethos: “You have to pay 80gp just to get to the adventure.”
“But we’re just beginning adventurers, we don’t have that kind of money.”
“Yeah, so what are you gonna do about it?”
And I was more flexible than the adventure would have had me be 🙂 I also knew that the party had enough funds when they started 🙂
Yeah, it’s like the Whartsies playing Uncle Ugly’s Underground, with entrance fees, and Mr Plot Device showing up mid-dungeon, asking them to review their experience, and would they like to buy a book with helpful hints and tricks? 🙂