Johnny of Greensboro's Curse of Strahd

Email Before 24th Game Part 5

Hello Lost Souls,

I’ve heard back from most of you. Let’s go ahead and confirm these dates:

October 20, November 4 (Saturday Fall Festival), November 17, December 15

The reduced game dates are because the only times that Joel and Brian can play at the same time is the 3rd Friday of the month, but it looks like we can reset this in December. Also, Brian works the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, so we can’t play on those Saturdays.

Because of the long wait, go ahead and level your characters. Cool, huh! And email them to me! Before the 20th!

Thanks,

Johnny

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Email Before 24th Game Part 4

Hey Lost Souls,

Thanks for getting back with me in a timely manner.

Here is my proposal for the next four game dates:

October 20, November 4 (Saturday Fall Festival), November 17, December 15

I think they will fit in with Joel’s and Brian’s schedules. Their schedules make it incredibly difficult to get them both to play at the same time. I prefer to have them both there at the game table.

I’m willing to listen to counter proposals.

Everyone, please check your calendars, and get back with me ASAP. Then, I can confirm these dates.

Thanks,

Johnny

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Email Before 24th Game Part 3

Hey Lost Souls,

We will ‘not’ be playing this Friday, because Joel cannot make it.

Typically, we play every other Friday, but September had five Fridays. Joel cannot play on the first Friday of the month. Therefore, we sometimes skip a Friday.

Having said that, the skip causes a wrinkle, because Brian can only play every other Friday due to his work schedule. If we skip this Friday, then play the next Friday, Brian cannot make it. In fact, he wouldn’t be able to play with us again until December (it has five Fridays).

Therefore, I propose that we play the 2nd Saturday and the 3rd Friday of the month. For a while, anyway. We can reset our schedules in December (it has five Fridays) and get back to two Fridays a month.

Please let me know if you can play the 2nd Saturday and the 3rd Friday of October and November. ASAP. Everyone needs to respond to me, so that we can make a prompt and agreeable decision.

Thanks for your understanding,

Johnny

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Email Before 24th Game Part 2

Hey Lost Souls,

This Friday (the 6th) is the first Friday of the month. Therefore, Joel is not able to play. So, the next game would actually be the 13th.

However, I do understand that this may cause a wrinkle in Brian’s schedule, because he works every other Friday. Can you tell me your schedule for this month, Brian?

Hopefully, we can work something out where everyone can be at the table.

Concerning our Fall Festival date, Harold and Joel can make it, but I haven’t heard from the rest of you.

Let me know,

Johnny

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Email Before 24th Game

Hey Lost Souls,

I posted AL #23 at OP. Thanks again, Heather, for the wonderful-detailed notes! Lots of Story XP!

Joel, I created your Party Loot Log page at OP. Every group of heroes needs an accountant!

Everyone, we did not plan our Fall Festival. How about Saturday, November 18 at 2:00? Please, please get back with me on this proposal, so I can confirm for everyone. Communication is vital!

Joel, as usual, I’m confused on what Fridays you can play. Can you clarify?

See ya Friday (the adventure begins at 6:30),

Johnny

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DM's Perspective #23
From 'the Writer' & XP

Remember: I did not renew the OP subscription. We’ll need to text or use private email to communicate.

Monster XP: (Website Where I Calculate the Monster XP)

1 Fallen Deva, 2 Flesh Golems, and 3 Mongrelfolk: 1583 XP each (had to include Arrigal, because of the pivotal role he played)

Adventure Specific Story XP: 0 XP each

Story XP: Thalia Takes Notes, Thalia Plans to Play the Viol for Soren Ad Memoriam Clovin, Thalia Apologizes to Dimitri for the Loss of His Wife, Cyrus Destroys Shadows at the Abbey, Soren Buries Clovin & Prays for His Soul, Thalia & Cyrus Have Right-to-Life/Right-to-Death Argument Concerning the Mongrelfolk, Thalia Convinces Dimitri to Take Care of the Mongrelfolk, Cyrus Helps to Bury Lady Anna & Prays for Her Soul, Soren Gives Arrigal an Ultimatum, The Lost Souls Thwart Lady Wachter’s Plans, Alewyn Quietly Observes, Sven Noisily Encourages, The Lost Souls Bring Hope & Order to Vallaki, Esmeralda Reveals to the Lost Souls That They Have Everything to Confront Strahd, The Lost Souls Make a Plan (Mad Wizard, Argynvostholt, Amber Temple, Werewolf Den, Barovia Village, Von Richten’s Tower, and the Ruins of Berez), and The Lost Souls Awaken to Blue Sunny Skies & Busy Singing Sparrows in Barovia [600 XP each]
Total: 9600 XP / 5 = 1920 XP each

Running Total XP Each: 3503 XP + 15,377 XP (previous Running Total) = 19,960 XP each (need 23,000 XP for Level 7) [Credit XP Each: 3568 XP each]

Days in Barovia:
00: 06:00 PM The Misty-Fog & Woods (Extended Rest)
00: 06:00 AM The Road
00: 09:00 AM The Village of Barovia
00: 12:00 PM The Haunted House
01: 06:00 PM The Haunted House (Extended Rest)
01: 02:00 AM The Haunted House-Basement
02: 04:00 AM The Haunted House-Basement (Extended Rest)
02: 12:00 PM The Haunted House-Basement
02: 01:00 PM The Haunted House-Basement
02: 02:00 PM The Village of Barovia
03: 12:00 AM The Village of Barovia (Extended Rest)
03: 08:00 AM The Village of Barovia
04: 01:00 AM The Village of Barovia (Extended Rest)
05: 09:00 AM The Village of Barovia
05: 12:00 PM The Old Svalich Road
05: 1:00 PM River Ivlis Crossroads
05: 2:00 PM Tser Pool Encampment
05: 3:00 PM Madam Eva’s Tent
05: 3:30 PM Path the Tser Falls
05: 4:00 PM The Gargoyle Bridge
05: 4:30 PM Castle Ravenloft Crossroads
05: 5:00 PM Second Gate of Barovia
06: 6:00 PM Old Bonegrinder (Windmill)
06: 10:00 PM Vallaki / Morning Gate
06: 12:00 AM Vallaki / Morning Gate (Extended Rest)
06: 8:00 AM Vallaki / Morning Gate-Arasek Stockyard-Blinsky Toys
06: 8:30 AM Vallaki / Burgomaster’s Mansion
06: 10:30 AM Vallaki / Various Merchants
06: 11:00 AM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn
07: 12:00 AM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn (Extended Rest)
07: 8:00 AM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn
07: 9:00 AM Vallaki / Blinsky Toys
07: 10:30 AM Vallaki / Sunset Gate
07: 11:45 AM Luna River Crossroads
07: 1:00 PM Krezk / Road Junction / Gatehouse
07: 1:30 PM Krezk / Pool & Shrine of Saint Markovia
07: 2:30 PM Krezk / The Burgomaster’s Cottage
07: 3:30 PM The Old Svalich Road
07: 4:30 PM Path to the Wizard of Wines
07: 5:00 PM The Wizard of Wines
08: 6:00 PM The Wizard of Wines (Extended Rest with Wandering Monster Encounter)
08: 6:00 AM The Wizard of Wines (Outside)
08: 7:00 AM The Wizard of Wines (Inside)
08: 9:00 AM The Wizard of Wines (Inside Again)
08: 10:00 AM Path to Yester Hill
08: 10:30 AM Yester Hill (Trail & Mud People Cairns)
08: 11:00 AM Yester Hill (Druids’ Circle & The Gulthias Tree)
08: 12:00 PM Yester Hill (Druids’ Circle & The Gulthias Tree) [Trance Rest]
08: 4:00 PM Yester Hill (Druids’ Circle & The Gulthias Tree)
09: 6:00 PM Path to The Wizard of Wines
09: 6:30 PM The Wizard of Wines (Inside) [Extended Rest]
09: 8:00 AM The Old Svalich Road
09: 9:30 AM Krezk / Road Junction / Gatehouse
09: 10:00 AM Krezk / The Burgomaster’s Cottage
09: 10:30 AM Krezk / The Abbey of St. Markovia
09: 11:00 AM Krezk / The Abbey of St. Markovia (The Madhouse)
09: 11:30 AM Krezk / The Abbey of St. Markovia (Main Hall)
09: 12:30 PM Krezk / The Burgomaster’s Cottage
09: 1:30 PM Krezk / The Abbey of St. Markovia (Gardens)
10: 2:30 PM Krezk / In a Nearby Cottage to The Burgomaster’s Cottage (Extended Rest)
11: 8:00 AM The Old Svalich Road
11: 11:00 AM The Vistani Camp / Houses, Wagons & Tent
12: 6:00 PM The Old Svalich Road
12: 6:30 PM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn (Extended Rest)
12: 10:00 AM Path to Lake Zarovich
12: 11:00 AM Lake Zarovich
12: 12:00 PM Path to Vallaki
12: 1:00 PM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn
12: 2:00 PM Vallaki / Various Places
12: 4:00 PM Path to the Vistani Camp
12: 4:30 PM Vistani Camp / Houses, Wagons & Tent
13: 6:00 PM Path to Vallaki
13: 6:30 PM Vallaki / St. Andral’s Church
13: 8:30 PM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn (Extended Rest)
13: 8:00 AM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn / St. Andral’s Church / Coffin-Maker’s Shop (Extended Rest)
14: 8:00 AM The Old Svalich Road
14: 11:00 AM Krezk / Burgomaster’s Cottage
15: 6:00 PM Krezk / The Abbey of St. Markovia (Courtyard)
15: 9:00 PM Krezk [Extended Rest]
15: 8:00 AM The Old Svalich Road
15: 11:00 AM Vallaki / Lady Wachter’s Estate / Ruins of the Burgomaster’s Mansion / Various Places (2 Extended Rests)
17: 8:00 AM On the Way to See the Mad Wizard

Party Loot Log:

Scott’s Party Loot Log

Joel’s Party Loot Log

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Email Before 23rd Game

Hey Lost Souls,

I posted the log at OP. Thank Heather for the detailed notes!

Heather, I was hoping you could come by earlier to help set up the map. Can you?

Justin, is the new guy attending?

Everyone, remember the game starts at 6:30. Come by as early as 5:30.

See ya on Friday,

Johnny

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DM's Perspective #22
From 'the Writer' & XP

Remember: I did not renew the OP subscription. We’ll need to text or use private email to communicate.

Monster XP: (Website Where I Calculate the Monster XP)

0: 0 XP each

Adventure Specific Story XP: 0 XP each

Story XP: Thalia Takes Notes (from previous session), The Lost Souls Meet Ernst Larnak (Lady Fiona Wachter’s Messenger; from previous session), Soren Finds/Returns the Bones of St. Andral’s (from previous session), Thalia Takes Notes, Thalia Picks up the Scent from the Bundles of Clothing, Alewyn & Soren Come to a Decision, The Lost Souls Attend the Ceremony of Strahd & Vasilka, The Lost Souls Receive a Letter from Chamberlain Rahadin, and Thalia Makes a Map. [600 XP each]
Total: 5400 XP / 5 = 1080 XP each

Running Total XP Each: 1080 XP + 15,377 XP (previous Running Total) = 16,457 XP each (need 23,000 XP for Level 7) [Credit XP Each: 3568 XP each]

Days in Barovia:
00: 06:00 PM The Misty-Fog & Woods (Extended Rest)
00: 06:00 AM The Road
00: 09:00 AM The Village of Barovia
00: 12:00 PM The Haunted House
01: 06:00 PM The Haunted House (Extended Rest)
01: 02:00 AM The Haunted House-Basement
02: 04:00 AM The Haunted House-Basement (Extended Rest)
02: 12:00 PM The Haunted House-Basement
02: 01:00 PM The Haunted House-Basement
02: 02:00 PM The Village of Barovia
03: 12:00 AM The Village of Barovia (Extended Rest)
03: 08:00 AM The Village of Barovia
04: 01:00 AM The Village of Barovia (Extended Rest)
05: 09:00 AM The Village of Barovia
05: 12:00 PM The Old Svalich Road
05: 1:00 PM River Ivlis Crossroads
05: 2:00 PM Tser Pool Encampment
05: 3:00 PM Madam Eva’s Tent
05: 3:30 PM Path the Tser Falls
05: 4:00 PM The Gargoyle Bridge
05: 4:30 PM Castle Ravenloft Crossroads
05: 5:00 PM Second Gate of Barovia
06: 6:00 PM Old Bonegrinder (Windmill)
06: 10:00 PM Vallaki / Morning Gate
06: 12:00 AM Vallaki / Morning Gate (Extended Rest)
06: 8:00 AM Vallaki / Morning Gate-Arasek Stockyard-Blinsky Toys
06: 8:30 AM Vallaki / Burgomaster’s Mansion
06: 10:30 AM Vallaki / Various Merchants
06: 11:00 AM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn
07: 12:00 AM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn (Extended Rest)
07: 8:00 AM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn
07: 9:00 AM Vallaki / Blinsky Toys
07: 10:30 AM Vallaki / Sunset Gate
07: 11:45 AM Luna River Crossroads
07: 1:00 PM Krezk / Road Junction / Gatehouse
07: 1:30 PM Krezk / Pool & Shrine of Saint Markovia
07: 2:30 PM Krezk / The Burgomaster’s Cottage
07: 3:30 PM The Old Svalich Road
07: 4:30 PM Path to the Wizard of Wines
07: 5:00 PM The Wizard of Wines
08: 6:00 PM The Wizard of Wines (Extended Rest with Wandering Monster Encounter)
08: 6:00 AM The Wizard of Wines (Outside)
08: 7:00 AM The Wizard of Wines (Inside)
08: 9:00 AM The Wizard of Wines (Inside Again)
08: 10:00 AM Path to Yester Hill
08: 10:30 AM Yester Hill (Trail & Mud People Cairns)
08: 11:00 AM Yester Hill (Druids’ Circle & The Gulthias Tree)
08: 12:00 PM Yester Hill (Druids’ Circle & The Gulthias Tree) [Trance Rest]
08: 4:00 PM Yester Hill (Druids’ Circle & The Gulthias Tree)
09: 6:00 PM Path to The Wizard of Wines
09: 6:30 PM The Wizard of Wines (Inside) [Extended Rest]
09: 8:00 AM The Old Svalich Road
09: 9:30 AM Krezk / Road Junction / Gatehouse
09: 10:00 AM Krezk / The Burgomaster’s Cottage
09: 10:30 AM Krezk / The Abbey of St. Markovia
09: 11:00 AM Krezk / The Abbey of St. Markovia (The Madhouse)
09: 11:30 AM Krezk / The Abbey of St. Markovia (Main Hall)
09: 12:30 PM Krezk / The Burgomaster’s Cottage
09: 1:30 PM Krezk / The Abbey of St. Markovia (Gardens)
10: 2:30 PM Krezk / In a Nearby Cottage to The Burgomaster’s Cottage (Extended Rest)
11: 8:00 AM The Old Svalich Road
11: 11:00 AM The Vistani Camp / Houses, Wagons & Tent
12: 6:00 PM The Old Svalich Road
12: 6:30 PM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn (Extended Rest)
12: 10:00 AM Path to Lake Zarovich
12: 11:00 AM Lake Zarovich
12: 12:00 PM Path to Vallaki
12: 1:00 PM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn
12: 2:00 PM Vallaki / Various Places
12: 4:00 PM Path to the Vistani Camp
12: 4:30 PM Vistani Camp / Houses, Wagons & Tent
13: 6:00 PM Path to Vallaki
13: 6:30 PM Vallaki / St. Andral’s Church
13: 8:30 PM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn (Extended Rest)
13: 8:00 AM Vallaki / Blue Water Inn / St. Andral’s Church / Coffin-Maker’s Shop (Extended Rest)
14: 8:00 AM The Old Svalich Road
14: 11:00 AM Krezk / Burgomaster’s Cottage
15: 6:00 PM Krezk / The Abbey of St. Markovia (Courtyard)

Party Loot Log:

Scott’s Party Loot Log

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Email Before 22nd Game Part 2
Watch Out for the Lawn Chair!

Hey Lost Souls,

Be careful when you pull in and back out of my driveway. I have strategically placed a staked-sprinkler on the right side. It will be marked with a lawn chair. I didn’t want you to hit it!

Thanks for your understanding,

Johnny

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Email Before 22nd Game

Hey Lost Souls,

This is Johnny reminding you of our game this Friday. Remember that we changed our start time from 6:00 to 6:30. Be on time!

I have fallen on hard economic times, so our Obsidian Portal subscription did not renew, but I may do so later. I would like to try it without the paid version. However, that will require us to communicate by personal email, text, and/or phone. Thus, why I’m sending you this email!

Harold and Brian, I need a detailed character sheet on PDF. Please email it before Friday. The first attachment is a blank PDF from WOTC to record your data and send it to me. It’s work to put everything in—but it will be easier next time you level as you won’t have as much to put in.

The second attachment is for both Heather and Bryan. Here is an example of what I did with cleric spells when I ran a cleric. I listed all the spells on the spell sheet. I even put notes next to them—like whether they were concentration spells. Then, on a new day in the adventure after an extended rest, I put check marks for the ones I had access that day. This is an acceptable option instead of having to submit a list to me each adventuring day. I can explain this better when I see you in person.

Heather, if you decide not to do a narrative for the adventure log, then bring the notes you took last time. I would like to make a copy of them. Perhaps, this is something you do can do on a regular basis. Then, I can scan your notes after the game. I really appreciate you taking the notes.

Is the new guy coming? Try to have his character ready (for the most part) before we play. Heather, Justin, or Brian, help him out.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

See ya soon,

Johnny

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