That first session went really well. My new group of
victims players turned up, so we had a full party. I’ll attach a fantastic write up that one of them did for your entertainment.
I thought my DMing went pretty well. I dropped them straight in where the last group left (though the write up starts from the very beginning) and away we went. There is a lot to learn, but I am still most decidedly a beginner, but having players familiar with the game meant that I had to accept their word on their abilities and actions a lot. However, I seem to be able to trust them. For a couple of them, I think they are definitely enjoying the opportunity to be players again, to “take a break” from being the DM.
One wasn’t familiar with the Roll20 system, but we seemed to get it going no worries. One of the previous group has let us keep using their discord server so that was nice.
After a couple of hours we finished up and all agreed to return for this second session. That was my first success!
This part is a bit more, free choice, as they are in a village without a particular goal and not crawling about in a dungeon. I think it will be a good test of whether I can cope with the random directions that they choose.
So enjoy the write up, and I’ll hopefully have another for you in a week or so.