Solo DnD – Tyranny of Dragons – An Introduction

“Tyranny of Dragons is an epic story told across two adventure products… The ideal part size is four characters.”

– an excerpt from the Hoard of Dragon Queen Introduction

If you’ve ever DM’ed a game, you know the feeling of your PCs just completely jumping off the carefully planned trail of encounters that you’ve crafted. This feeling is both one of the best and worst things about being a dungeon master. Anyways, this has given me the idea of attempting to run through a solo game of Dungeons and Dragons, meaning that I will be playing the DM and the PC. If this sounds like a sort of DnD masturbation session, you’ve already gotten the concept!

There is one thing though that I’ll be doing to make this stand out however. The PC party will be one. How’s this going to work? Well the goal is to complete the entire adventure, both books, using a single character. There’s going to be character death, that’s a guarantee. So, to make sure that death does mean something there’ll be a few caveats.

I’ll be using three different characters:

  1. Human Fighter
  2. Halfling Rogue
  3. Elf Wizard

Every time that the character I’m playing as dies, I’ll cycle through to another one the three characters. Each character’s adventure will be independent from each other, their progress in the adventure does not relate to each other’s. When switching to a character, the encounter they died at will be repeated. This means that a character will not progress until they complete their encounter.

The actual characters I’ll be using are based on the pre-generated characters posted by Wizards. To find the sheets, go here.

So without further ado, I’m going to draft up my first actual post, we’ll be starting with the Human Fighter. I’ll be using a dice roller app for the rolls, as I don’t have my dice with me currently, but I promise to stick with my rolls.

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