Here is a document left on my desk from the Dungeon Master of our upcoming Dungeons & Dragons Encounters games!
As you no doubt are aware, this is the world of Dungeons & Dragons, where great treasure and great danger exist in equal measure. Scour a dungeon for loot, defeat the villains or get eaten by a gelatinous cube, all are only a whim of the Dungeon Master away!
Starting Wednesday, in the month of August, on the date of the 20th, Adventurers will gather at the Grounds of Games Adventurer’s Guild at 6pm, and prepare to embark on a grand adventure. If you have the heart to fight against the monstrous hordes, you’ll want to train yourself, take inventory of your strengths and weaknesses, and steel thy sword for adventure! You can journey to D&D Basic Rules to prepare yourself for the adventure, using the guidelines there to create a scroll that highlights your strengths! (Also known as building a character!)
Once you arrive in the Grounds of Games, you will be given a faction package by the Dungeon Master. This package will contain a scroll to record your strengths, a scroll for logging your epic adventure, a fashionable table tent, a faction welcome letter and certificate, an emblem of your chosen faction, as well as a special item unique to your faction!
You can choose from the following factions:
The Harpers: A scattered network of spellcasters and spies who advocate equality and covertly oppose the abuse of power.
The Emerald Enclave: A widespread group of wilderness survivalists who preserve the natural order while rooting out unnatural threats.
The Lord’s Alliance: A loose alliance of established political powers concerned with mutual security and prosperity.
The Order of the Gauntlet: Faithful and vigilant seekers of justice who protect others from the depredations of evildoers.
The Zentharim: An unscrupulous shadow network that seeks to expand its power and influence throughout the realm of Faerun.
Then, you will dive into adventure for glory and danger! Your sessions may be short, only an hour a two a week, which will allow you to rest and lick your wounds, or count your loot. As you play, you can earn renown and ranks in your faction as you join a great league of adventurers! (Otherwise known as the D&D Adventurer’s league!)
That’s the end of the message. I think the scroll went up in flames afterwards. Join us each Wednesday at 6pm, starting August 20th for D&D Encounters! It doesn’t cost any of your hard earned gold to join us!
She wasn’t kidding about the cubes.