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D&D Next Playtest - Isle of Dread
Cost: $0.00
Level: 3

First Session: Monday -- November 26th, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
[Eastern Time]

Approx. Length: 3-4 sessions

The adventure named "Isle of Dread". It is #15 on the list of 30 Greatest D&D Adventures of all time.

The characters find a fragment from a ship's log, describing a mysterious island, whose inhabitants have been cut off from civilization, the center of which is said to contain the ruins of an ancient city built by the Gods and filled with treasure beyond imagining. Most of the island is filled with cannibals, and it is rumored the rest of the island is the hunting grounds of gigantic reptilian predators. It is a wilderness module of exploration, complete with hex map.

To go there without a mission would be an exercise in boredom. The adventure gives several different backers who would finance a player-lead expedition to the Isle, to map the isle, to open up trade with the natives, to bring back proof of the exotic beasts, and to secure the riches of the island.

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RSVP is closed since Monday -- November 5th, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

People can Show Interest up until Monday -- November 5th, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
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high elf priest†Cleric
Debbie Y.pic3new
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John McCulloughpic0
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Dwarf Bard
James Lpic0
†fighter or wizard
Committed Adventurers - Limit 6
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Monk or Rogue
Dwarf Bard
†fighter or wizard
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Dec 5, 2012 6:54 AM - Debbie Y.: I am back from xmas holiday on January 28. So anytime then would b fine.
Dec 4, 2012 6:08 PM - AVacc: I'm already out of the running for this week :/
Dec 4, 2012 5:58 PM - Saj: Thurs is good for me
Dec 4, 2012 4:32 PM - Debbie Y.: Im sry about that Tracy.
Dec 4, 2012 4:32 PM - Debbie Y.: I would be free Thursday to Sunday. If we want to do this wek.
Dec 3, 2012 8:43 PM - Tracy: It's all good, you made the right call with the number of drop outs. It's just for me once five hits I rush out of work, rush home, quickly take the dog out, grab my crap, and rush to wherever gaming is in hopes of only being 5 minutes late. I didn't stand a chance. lol
Dec 3, 2012 8:05 PM - Capt_Dan: T - really sorry about that man.
Dec 3, 2012 7:04 PM - Tracy: Damn. So I'm up here thinking "since when am I the first person to show up?"
Dec 3, 2012 5:40 PM - Capt_Dan: Emergency call - THOS IS NOT ON TODAY - please don't come. I'm very sorry how it's gone. Two options, we try later this week, or I will keep this on the books, and delay until Feb. where I will try again, and anyone currently in can keep their seat.
Dec 3, 2012 5:19 PM - reinaldo: My new bed set was supposed to arrive at 2 and it still hasn't come in yet. I won't be able to make tonight.
Dec 3, 2012 2:25 PM - Debbie Y.: My professor just assigned us a 10 page essay due tomorrow (Finals Week). My attendance will depends on how much I get done by 7pm. :( If there is a change in the day of this session, I be able to attend. Aww... This makes me sad. Those Pirates...
Dec 3, 2012 1:48 AM - Capt_Dan: Yeah, definitely come. We'll see if we can punch you up a few levels at the table.
Dec 3, 2012 12:27 AM - reinaldo: Would I be able to come tomorrow playing with my level 3 character? I've been really busy and haven't had the time to adjust properly I apologize.
Dec 3, 2012 12:27 AM - reinaldo: Would I be able to come tomorrow playing with my level 3 character? I've been really busy and haven't had the time to adjust properly I apologize.
Nov 30, 2012 8:48 PM - John McCullough: Sorry guys, I'm going to have to drop. I made a calendar error and I've got family in town. Good luck with those pirates!
Nov 27, 2012 2:55 PM - Debbie Y.: Okay! Thank you!
Nov 27, 2012 6:23 AM - Capt_Dan: No items, but lets see what turns up...
Nov 27, 2012 2:18 AM - Debbie Y.: Would we get to bring fot items or is it not allowed BC it is the 2nd part of the campaign?
Nov 26, 2012 11:45 PM - Capt_Dan: Nice work guys, I'm enjoying this. I'd like to punch your level up for the next session, I think it would be good for the play test, so please level up to Seven!
Nov 26, 2012 4:56 PM - James L: 276 5th Ave, on the corner of 5th Avenue and 30th Street.
Nov 26, 2012 4:48 PM - reinaldo: Is this near the Empire State Building, 276 5th ave?
Nov 26, 2012 1:14 PM - Capt_Dan: Sorry, sorry - yes Au Bon Gout (it's nearer my home)
Nov 26, 2012 12:04 PM - Tracy: I was assuming Au Bon Gout
Nov 26, 2012 12:00 PM - Saj: Good question, I just assumed citi.
Nov 26, 2012 11:21 AM - John McCullough: So... where are we playing?
Nov 25, 2012 1:25 PM - John McCullough: I will bring a Monk and a Rogue. I'll pick which one to play based on the rest of the party.
Nov 25, 2012 11:42 AM - Saj: Hi all, I will spec out a human wizard sage, with the academic tradition, and herbalism and familiar as feats
Nov 17, 2012 1:28 PM - reinaldo: I'm considering it I haven't read it all though but ill most likely switch and change it before the weekend is over
Nov 16, 2012 10:06 AM - Tracy: Anyone taking on the monk? Anyone...Bueller?
Nov 15, 2012 2:02 AM - Debbie Y.: I agree. I like the idea of 2 continuing sessions.
Nov 15, 2012 1:34 AM - reinaldo: i am for the 2 consecutive sessions as well.
Nov 14, 2012 4:28 PM - AVacc: There's a chance I have to work December 3rd so I would be happy to sign up for a different session - looking forward to this in any case
Nov 14, 2012 3:45 PM - Tracy: ditto :)
Nov 14, 2012 3:17 PM - John McCullough: I would prefer to play two consecutive, connected
sessions, preferably with a chance to level up in between.
Nov 14, 2012 2:47 PM - Capt_Dan: Okay, there is a lot of interest, and this is only two sessions, so I have a proposal; I can run two separate events, one at L3 & one at L7 to let others in. I'll do that with 3+ agreement from committed players here.
Nov 13, 2012 1:52 PM - AVacc: DnD Next Monk! - http://www.wizards.com/DnD/Article.aspx?x=dnd/4ll/20121113
Nov 12, 2012 4:02 PM - Capt_Dan: It was supposed to start earlier, same as Giants. Sorry about that.
Nov 11, 2012 9:46 PM - James L: Is this really locked since Nov 5th or is that because it was supposed to start earlier?
Nov 9, 2012 6:32 PM - T Michael: I do not want to displace anyone already signed up for this, especially newcomers, but if anyone drops, I would like in.
Nov 9, 2012 3:44 PM - Capt_Dan: That's Whetons rule...
Nov 9, 2012 11:34 AM - Tracy: True C_D, but I was referring to the fact that I wasn't going to poke fun! :)
Nov 7, 2012 4:44 PM - James L: If this helps anyone, it's an editable pdf D&D Next Character Sheet http://files.meetup.com/47098/CharacterSheet%20w%20Fields%20editable.pdf
Nov 7, 2012 12:36 AM - Capt_Dan: I think you'll find, I caught myself...
Nov 6, 2012 8:59 PM - Tracy: Apparently Everybody gets one C_D.

Nov 6, 2012 3:07 PM - Debbie Y.: :)
Nov 6, 2012 3:03 PM - Capt_Dan: Wow - spot the foreigner. Did not really clock thanksgiving in there... I will cut this to two sessions, and run an intro game next week.
Nov 6, 2012 1:41 PM - Capt_Dan: Sorry, have to make that first day Tues...
Nov 5, 2012 9:58 PM - James L: Since my game for this Thursday got cancelled and nothing works right at my work. I'm gettin very antsy. I will most likely put up a one-session D&D Next playtest for this Thursday.
Nov 5, 2012 9:40 PM - Capt_Dan: Sure, it's just to clear for the ending of Blade - Sandy's messed everyone up... Either the Thursday, or it'll get cut though...
Nov 5, 2012 9:16 PM - AVacc: The session on the 20th overlaps with face the moon. Can we move it back to Monday?
Nov 5, 2012 9:12 PM - Capt_Dan: I like both those ideas. Sold. New guys, my top tip; have a look through the character creation rules, then think about what sort of fantasy type character you want to be, then build a character; feel free to reach out to me over the weekend, and look at what Tracy did as well. Put thoughts/notes here, too the guys will have good advice.
Nov 5, 2012 8:15 PM - Tracy: Hey Dan, any chance of opening this up to 6 players? I like that new players are interested and it would be cool if they can both make it in.
Nov 5, 2012 8:00 PM - John McCullough: Are we going to move one session from the 19th to the 20th?
Nov 5, 2012 7:59 PM - reinaldo: thank you guys. i'm creating what i need to and opting in because i want to play but since the schedule is at 7 pm, depending on location, i may be late to a game or 2. if it's in the compleat strategist or anywhere near midtown/downtown manhattan area it shouldn't be able a problem if not more then a 10 minute wait. if you think this is going to be a problem with your gameplay, i'll opt out and try for another campaign more convenient for my schedule.
Nov 5, 2012 6:47 PM - Debbie Y.: Again, Thanks Dan!
Nov 5, 2012 6:47 PM - Debbie Y.: Okay. :/ Ill keep my fingers crossed.
Nov 5, 2012 6:42 PM - Capt_Dan: I should also say - this is not a locked down game yet; it's the issue with the points - it is possible someone with more points will push you off the bottom... sorry. But I will only keep the enrolement open another 24hrs, so if you're still in tomorrow, I'll lock it out to keep you in.
Nov 5, 2012 6:40 PM - Capt_Dan: Hi Debbie, create before we start - follow the link below Tracy put up. If you have a look through the material, and have a go at creating a character - if you ahve any questions, email me through the Meetup login, you can reach it by clicking on my name.
Nov 5, 2012 6:16 PM - Debbie Y.: Hi, would we need to create the character before Nov 12? Or will we all do it together at the same timeish? I'm sry if its a silly question.
Nov 5, 2012 3:58 PM - Tracy: @Reinaldo - if you decide to play, all you need to do is sign up for the DnD Next playtest packet available for free here:


Create your own character and surely one of us has extra dice rolling around you could use. No need to buy anything.
Nov 5, 2012 11:02 AM - Capt_Dan: Tracy's post below is excellent, if everyone could do the same for their characters, it'll help us all get a good handle on the mechanics; the RP is all on the table!
Nov 4, 2012 10:34 PM - Tracy: I love the new DnD next rules!
Dwarf Bard
Background - Conversationalist: Salt of the Earth Trait: Sense Motive, Persuade, Bluff, Perform. (+ Knowledge: Dungeoneering & Folk Lore from Dwarf Cleric)

Feats: Superior Skill Training: Gather Rumors and Knowledge History. Divine Blessing feat ensure that he has 1/day Bless (Inspire Courage).

Domain/Spells gives Cure Minor as an at-will spell & 3/day Bless or Command (Suggest+Fascinate) & 1/day Aid (Inspire Greatness).
Nov 4, 2012 10:14 PM - Capt_Dan: We would be playing the new Playtest materials from Wiards of the Coast, for the currently in development game, currently known as "D&D Next" - the materials can be obtained directly from WotC by signing up for the playtest. I would say though, I expect this to be super popular, so I'm afraid you may not even get a spot.
Nov 4, 2012 10:07 PM - reinaldo: im sort of new to this so if i join, what version would we be playing and what would i have to get on my own?
Nov 4, 2012 2:38 PM - Capt_Dan: Okay, Isle of Dread, Lvl 3 Chars. I have a story element in mind, but lets see how it goes - we might just ty a different thing/lvl/quest each session, depending on how it goes, or play through straight.