DnD: The Week I Ran Five Sessions For Five Classes

Another first for me this entire week is the fact that I ran RPG sessions for every one of my English classes, using Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. The students used Level 2 pre-generated characters downloaded from the DnD official site. I wish I was able to plan for more weeks, using the game to improve their speaking and writing skills, but c’est la vie.

Here are capsule actual play write ups for each session that I ran. The names and details of the characters in each session can be read in the accompanying photos. The theme of the week was Arts and Culture.

THE FROG YAWN VILLAGE ALTERCATION

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Frog Yawn Village Party

Frog Yawn Village Party

Defenders of Frog Yawn Village

Defenders of Frog Yawn Village

Map of Frog Yawn Village

Map of Frog Yawn Village


THE PEACE VILLAGE CONFLICT

Legolas the elf ranger writes:

We started our journey on a boat from Nowhere Village to Peace Village to join the Arts and Culture festival there.
Suddenly while we were entering the Seagate, a strong gale pushed our boat from behind. Afraid of the storm, Sylvanas the drow rogue suddenly jumped from boat and left us behind. Our boat smashed into the rocks and we fell to the ocean. After that we safely swam to the beach.

Peace Village Party

Peace Village Party

Then we continued our journey to Peace Village. Before we reached the village, suddenly a man who came from jungle holding his badly-injured, bloody neck. He was wildly exclaiming, “Hill giants!”

Then he fell and died on the spot. We buried his body and entered the village.

Sylvanas with his disguise skills transformed himself to look human and talked to the gate guardians to let us enter the village. While talking to the village, one of them spotted Sylvanas’ tail and we got caught.

Luckily Piccolo bribed the guardians. They took Piccolo’s money and let us enter the village. Dio who had excellent dancing skills register him self to dancing competition during the festival. He got first place and we got our prize.

While Dio was dancing, Sylvanas tried to stealthily steal our bribe money back from the guardians. He managed to steal our money but nearly got caught by guardians.

Defenders of Peace Village

Defenders of Peace Village

A few seconds later a hill giant appeared from the jungle tried to enter the village and we try to stop him and forced to fight with him. Sylvanas who struck the giant first with his power. After that the elf ranger Legolas attacked the giant using long bow and struck one of giant’s eyes. After that H. Rgzo try launched his power using his ring to project fire at the giant’s left shoulder but the giant jump to right side and manage avoided the attacked. Suddenly the giant try to attack us by swinging his weapon onto us. Luckily his attacked missed since we anticipated it first. After that Sylvanas with his special abilities attacked giant from behind and killed the giant.

After a few minutes later. A group of hill giants came out from the jungle Lemon Jungle from Dew Mountains while the druid H. Rgzo was burning the giant’s body with his magic spell. We got lucky because of H. Rgzo fast action covered his action to create a healing spell that blinded the giants to their deeds. The Giant’s Chief who had scary voice go scolded the mayor because his son was dead.

Peace Village and its environs

Peace Village and its environs

The fight between giants and civilians were about to begins since the incident, we got lucky because of Piccolo gave bribe to the giants chief and managed to cool them down. The giant’s chief suddenly told the mayor that they want to join the festival. The mayor agreed after all the warriors agreed to gave permission in order to avoid a war. After the festival ended that night, giants returned to the hills happy and contented.

After the incident, the mayor decided to organise a festival for giants at Dew Mountains for the security and the benefit of the civilians of Peace Village in the future. We each received our rewards of 200 gold pieces for our heroic action. We left the village to continue our journey elsewhere.

Dio the tiefling warlock writes:

The Hill Giants hate the arts and culture festival of human village because the sound of the music so loud and they are jealous because they don’t have any arts and culture that they can proud of. The Hill Giants hate the festival because of the noisy that come from the music. Get a place that far away from the Hill Giants habitat or ask them to join the festival.


THE CROWDED CAT TOWN SKIRMISH

Guinevere writes:

We began our game by choosing elf wizard Guinevere. She is small, had long hair, wear white and dusty pink dress, her eyes big and green. She can fly and talk to animal.

The group travelled through the Monkey Jungle that nearest to the Farm Land, Blue Coral Beach, Crowded Cat Town and the most scariest place, Hill Giant. There were six in the party who were the Human Barbarian (Si Tompok), Human Druid (Merlin), Human Fighter (Aasimar), Elf Fighter (Kadaj Cloud), Elf Ranger (Park Ranger) and Elf Wizard (Guinevere).

Crowded Cat Town Party

Crowded Cat Town Party

The story began…

All of us were required to attend the Art Festival of Crowded Cat Town before dawn. In the Festival Art, there were performances of Gamelan, Dikir Barat, Batu Seremban, Deepavali, Ponggal and Lion Dance. While walking, we heard screaming. So, everyone wondered what was happening. “What we should do?” said Guinevere. Everyone kept asking. However, we were not brave enough to offer help because we noticed that the fierce screaming sound was coming from a Hill Giant.

So, the mission began. All of fighters and wizards in order to help the festival. So then, all of us can go to the festival and celebrates it happily.

Human fighter named Aasimar made the first move. Unfortunately, they decided to refuse to help because they were scared of the giant. Then, they passed it to the human barbarian named Si Tompok, asking for his help. Si Tompok also refused to help. However, the human druid Merlin was the first in the party that was willing to help the festival in the Village.

All fighters and wizards were facing the hill giant to fight it using their strength. Some of them were weak, hurt and lost while fighting with the Hill Giant.

Map and Characters of Crowded Cat Town

Map and Characters of Crowded Cat Town

Guinevere risked to fight the giant alone but she lost and was bleeding, injured by the giant. It was almost dawn. All the fighters and wizards were already tired, sad, and feeling hurt. They felt guilty but needed to continue the journey to the Art Festival sadly because they cannot save the place and people that need help.

If bad guys wanted to destroy our activities because they hate it, we will defend it by strengthening our military strategy and providing many tools and military forces to fight them. That’s all from us.

To be continued…


THE VILLAGE OF GLAMOUR INTRUSION

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Village of Glamour Party

Village of Glamour Party

Village of Glamour map

Village of Glamour map

The defenders of Glamour

The defenders of Glamour


THE CREEPY WATCH VILLAGE ONSLAUGHT

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Defenders of Creepy Watch Village

Defenders of Creepy Watch Village

Plus the Castle of Lord Maggi

Plus the Castle of Lord Maggi

Creepy Watch Village Party

Creepy Watch Village Party

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Khairul Hisham J. is a tabletop RPG artist, writer, proofreader, translator, teacher, grad student and learner-in-general.

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