Location: The Game Cave
Campaign: Shattered Star, Session 4
System: D&D 5e
Bjertha (Matt) - Dwarf Fighter
Bugg (Daniel) - Human Warlock
Looplily Timber (James) - Gnome Cleric/Fighter
Natalya Vancaskerkin (Lanessa) -Human Rogue/Sorcerer
Slancio Brioso (Thomas) - Human Bard
Last session we found the first shard that will eventually make up the Shattered Star. Then our characters took a week off to do more research. During this week, Slancio had a vision about the location of the next piece. It was at a place called the Crow, a piling in the waters of Outcast Cove. Natalya led the way, knowing that her former friends the Tower Girls were using the Crow as a hideout.
We had to take a rowboat there. When we docked, we spent a while bickering about whether to damage the other docked rowboats, but finally decided against it. Natalya led us through a secret tunnel, where we passed the privy and headed up some stairs. On one landing we saw some empty stone boxes and some yellow dust, along with some human and rat footprints.
|The waaiiting is the hardest part...|
Afterward, we looked around a bit and found a secret door. Well, it wasn't that secret, seeing as how the door was propped open with a dagger. Knowing it could be a trap, we followed the secret passage.
A half-collapsed side room contained a sealed amphora, and a small statue. At the end of the hall was another set of stairs, going down. We were about to head down the stairs, but it was getting late so we ended the session there.
Next week (spoiler alert): More stairs!
This is the second time I've been a Pathfinder campaign that switched systems a few sessions in. Last time it was the Unlikely Heroes campaign, where we switched to D&D 4e after a couple of months. I believe some of the players were disappointed in a few aspects of Pathfinder, such as the slow healing. This time we're switching to 5e, but it's not due to any failing of Pathfinder, it's because we're excited about D&D's new edition. Only time will tell if we stick with 5e or switch back.
Bjertha was the only character in the party that directly converted, because she's the only one with a race/class combination found in the 5e PHB. Some of the others are similar in spirit, but it's still a very different party.
|Funniest roll of the day. Too bad he had disadvantage.|
Since the numbers don't really convert easily, we just decided to start this session with everyone at level 2 (300 xp). We earned 160 xp for the session, bringing us up to 460 xp.