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You reach Shadowdale at dusk. A looming hill of pure white stone stands above the town, weeds growing out of the many cracks across its surface. Everybody knows the name of this site – Old Skull. The drow that built Shadowdale in ancient times came out from passages underneath the hill, or so the legends say.

The few buildings of Shadowdale are surrounded by sprawling farms. You make your way to the crossroads at the center of town. There you find the inn whose sign shows the round white hill. You walk onto the wooden porch at the front of the three-story building. Warm liaht and the scent of a delicious dinner come from inside, welcoming you to the Old Skull Inn.

And so began the introduction to the new seasons of Encounters, Web of the Spider Queen. During this season, you’ll meet and interact, and be supported by plenty of NPC’s, including some of legend… You’ll be tasked with infiltration and retreival, you’ll experience the dangers of the Underdark, fight one of my favourite mini (web golem!), and generally kick drow arse throughout the season, culminating in a pretty intense final battle in the Tower of Ashaba.

So how did you fair last night in the battle with the drow in the Old Skull Inn?

Mik’s group played 2 sessions of this, the photos are here: and


Photos from First Assault

Posted: May 20, 2012 in Pictures

This weekend saw @banjotheclown run his own Rise of the Underdark launch event, First Assault, in the Chaos City Comics store in St Albans. The intro adventure to the storyline, The Sun Never Rises was run by acclaimed DM @symatt (wearing his official Gencon DM’s Shirt), while other tables ran homebrew adventures we hope to host here in a few days.

Because @banjotheclown managed to make it to the Drowathon, we were able to give him one set of the 3d terrain to take back to use at the event, and Efka’s wife Elaine managed to snap some awesome photos:

Photos from the Event

Posted: May 13, 2012 in Event Info, Pictures

As I come across photos from the Drowathon i’ll add them to this page. I know that personally, I only snapped a few.

Rich’s’ Album:

Elaines’ Album:

Pics from Shanes’ Table: &

and here:

Adams’ Pics:!/adampageuk/status/201440591760998400!/adampageuk/status/201440859131092992!/adampageuk/status/201344538063806465 

Miks’ Pics:!/Vobeskhan/status/201455240271237120/photo/1!/Vobeskhan/status/201455392356696064/photo/1!/Vobeskhan/status/201455653934477312/photo/1!/Vobeskhan/status/201455975956353024/photo/1!/Vobeskhan/status/201456414437294080/photo/1!/Vobeskhan/status/201456880344768512/photo/1!/Vobeskhan/status/201457407765909504/photo/1



Mission Accomplished

Posted: May 5, 2012 in Pictures

A few days ago, we were joking on twitter that the Drowathon prizes should be spider based cakes and sweets…

Well, mission accomplished…

I’ve been hunting high and low for decent pictures to come out of PAX East of the new Dungeon Command skirmish minis game, and in particular of any new sculpts and paint jobs. Details of the exact minis are fairly easy to come by, as is information about the boxes contents. One aspect of the product that I really like is the fact that these minis will come with the monster cards necessary to allow them to be used in the WotC Adventure Board Games series – i.e. Castle Ravenloft, Wrath of Ashardalon and Legend of Drizzt.

The Minis in the Heroes of Cormyr are:

2x Dwarven Defender (Dragoneye)
2x Elf Warrior (Aberrations)
Earth Archon Rumbler (Legendary Evils)
Capricious Copper Dragon (Deserts of Desolation)
Purple Dragon Knight (Dragoneye)
War Wizard (new)
Human Ranger (Castle Ravenloft)
Dwarf Cleric (Castle Ravenloft)
Half Orc Thug (Wrath of Ashardalon)
Halfling Sneak (Underdark)

And in Sting of Lolth:

2x Demonweb Spider (Deathjump Spider)
Drider (Drider)
Drow Assassin (Drow Assassin)
Drow Blademaster (Drow Blademaster)
2x Drow Houseguard (Drow Spiderguard)
Drow Priestess (Drow Arachnomancer)
Drow Wizard (new sculpt)
Giant Spider (Large Monstrous Spider)
Umber Hulk (Umber Hulk Delver)
Shadow Mastiff (Shadow Mastiff)

So, without further ado, 2 fairly decent quality pictures of the minis.

These 3 bags contain all the player and monster minis needed to run The Sun Never Rises on 3 tables at the Drowathon…

A Smörgåsbord of Links

Posted: April 30, 2012 in Pictures

We’re less than 2 weeks from the Drowathon, the pre-gens are online, the 3d terrain all but finished, the player and monster minis set aside, player for certain table are already being selected…

But unfortunately, WotC haven’t teased anything else about the Rise of the Underdark story…

Don’t worry though, I’ve got a few links to share with you all!

First up are 2 sneak peeks of Shane’s 3d terrain, which uses sloped bricks that I don’t have the mold for:!/Grami_WER/status/196263969760088067/photo/1 and!/Grami_WER/status/196263916324663297/photo/1

I stumbled upon this fanfic written by someone who played the adventure at PAX (warning, SPOILERS!):

A reminder about the alternative Sun Never Rises event run by Efka in St Albans:

The provisional details and booking form for @Brindy’s D&D Tweetup in Edinburgh: