Got a message from Wizards of the Coast. If I had a store in the area running D&D Encounters, this would definitely bring me in to play. Here’s their press release.
This week marked the start of the newest D&D Encounters season, War of Everlasting Darkness, at participating Wizards Play Network stores across the country! Running through December 19, War of Everlasting Darkness is the final D&D Encounters season in the Rise of the Underdark storyline, and it’s sure to be epic!
Deep in the darkness of the Demonweb Pits, Lolth has been spinning a web of deceit, treachery and ambition, but the time has come to fight back against her Darkening! Her goal – to seize control of arcane magic, a domain that has lain vacant since the death of Mystra a hundred years ago, and turn the surface world into eternal darkness. Under the advantage of her Darkening, Lolth’s servitors hope to help complete her ascendancy to her new role as Goddess of Magic. Can Lolth be stopped?
This season, there are three new features as the finale plays itself out:
· Level Up Each Session! – Characters will be allowed to level up at the conclusion of each weekly session (rather than each chapter), and characters will progress from level 1 to 8.
· Bring Your Own Hero to the Table! – Players will have a more robust array of character options to choose from and will be able to use the following books for character creation, including:
o Heroes of the Fallen Lands, Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms, Player’s Option: Heroes of Shadow, Player’s Option: Heroes of the Feywild, Player’s Option: Heroes of the Elemental Chaos and Into the Unknown: The Dungeon Survival Handbook
· New Design! – Each session will be more of a mini-adventure rather than an individual encounter, with a balance of interaction, exploration and combat.
Mini adventures? Leveling up every week? I’m very intrigued. I ran Encounters for a Season, and it was pretty awesome, though they usually just devolved into slugfests. The idea of these being fleshed out complete mini-adventures appeals to me.