Well, tonight I ran my 40th consecutive session of my bi-weekly (as in every other week, not the other bi-weekly) The One Ring RPG
campaign based on +Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
's most excellent The Darkening of Mirkwood
(but with not a little of my own material thrown in for good measure). We are nine years into the story of the campaign, which is basically a third of the way through the story, and things are beginning to become ominous.
Tonight, old allies and old hurts came back to haunt certain members of the party as Asfrid (+Sophia Grace
) was asked by King Bard himself (her former... eh... it's complicated...) to investigate a potentially fiendish plot by servants of the Shadow in Lake-town. It became something of a girl's night out as Eydis, one of Bard's agents (+Jessica Feehan
), Foxglove the Hobbit (+Benjamin Feehan
) and Lumeryn, elf of the wood and long-time friend of Asfrid since a fateful Dragontide nearly eight years ago (+Amanda Rhoades
) went off to investigate the Wyrmtooth's Rest and found a trap door (pun intended) leading to a network of precarious walkways on the underside of Lake-town.
Dragontide is upon us. The Day of the Black Arrow is in the morning, as is the pudding cookoff Foxglove has been preparing for all year. Sinister plots are brewing, and Asfrid and Lumeryn still need to find time to prepare for the Council of the North, upon which they are to sit to represent their respective peoples.
I'm loving this campaign, I am extremely grateful to have a group with the necessary attention spans to stick with me for 40 session and counting. I love the ways the lives of the characters have become integrated into everything that is happening in the world around them.+Jonathan Rhoades
needs to bring Narvi back soon, though, before Berger gets to feeling too outnumbered. #TheOneRingRPG #RPG