In lieu of our regular Friday night D&D duet game, Tales of Eldura, Jonathan and I decided to take some time to talk about our Land of Vampires campaign and some of the inspiration behind it. We also wanted a chance to sit down with you all in the twitch chat and answer some of your questions about playing one-on-one D&D!
Land of Vampires Highlights
Land of Vampires is based on one of our favorite sequences in our duet game, and we’re so excited to be sharing it with you all! As the player in that campaign, I was fascinated by the figure of Lord Drogo. He’s a complex vampire overlord who, depending on your PC, choices, and preferences, might turn out to be the campaign’s BBEG or could wind up as an intriguing antihero who might even serve as an ally to your PC. (I love antiheroes!)
In the video, Jonathan goes into depth about why Drogo’s character transformed in this way and how his thoughts about this vampire overlord changed as the campaign developed.
There were lots of fun moments across the entirety of the stream, but one of my personal favorites was getting to respond to how we feel as players if/when an NPC takes center stage in the narrative in place of the PC. We’ve addressed this to some extent elsewhere, but it was really nice to be able to bounce ideas back and forth and cover a few types of scenarios and examples!
If this is something you’ve been worried about as a DM, I hope we can help you work through that concern! (It’s a really important question, and it’s going to differ for each table and player/PC!)
We also had a chance to talk about scale during combat, as that’s a question we get often and something we really want you all to feel comfortable and confident about as DMs. Jonathan got to go more in depth about his pared-down boss for lower-level parties, something we’re hoping to have a detailed post about for you all soon!
Jonathan and I hope you enjoy the video! Please post any questions you have in the comments below or on the page on YouTube!
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