I started a monthly Dungeons and Dragons game in March 2017. The plan was that we’d all be able to really commit to a game if it was regular but spaced out, that we’d be able to get everyone together for one day every month and really play.
It’s January 2018 now, and we’ve played twice.

Our next game is scheduled for this Sunday, presuming I post this before then. If not, Sunday 28th January, Date fans.

We missed May due to ‘slapped face fever’ going round my kids school, and the partner of one of the players being pregnant, so he had to skip. That, plus the inordinate number of people who selfishly get married in May (for the Bank Holidays, I guess) stealing weekends from the other players.
Now we’re in June, and our expectant father has dropped out “until after the baby’s born” and the rest of us continue to have conflicting weekend plans.
So I’m not sure what to do with it. I like the campaign and I like the player dynamic and the characters they’ve created. It’s definitely on the back burner, but I don’t know for how long.
At the moment, as of the end of session 2, they’re on a boat sailing down the Sember Flow to Lake Sember, in the midst of a war between goblins, orcs, and Purple Dragon Knights from Cormyr, transporting the body of their late Lord and his surviving widow and daughter to Suzail. There will be an element of mountaineering once they get to the Lake. Basically, it’s the most fucking stupid route they could take, but as soon as the possibility of traveling up river in a small boat was discussed, and I said “you realise I’d have to run it as Apocalypse Now” the dye was cast.

If you look at the map below, you’ll see that Lake Sember has a large mountain range between it and Cormyr.

The party have secured passage on a Cormyrian Army riverboat, heading back up the Sember Flow with supplies for the Purple Dragon Knights and Battle Mages stationed there. They’re already very suspicious of Marlowe, the other passenger.

So far they’ve arrived at a vanguard post, where bards entertain weary soldiers, and barely survived an attack by Orc and Goblin raiders. The Rogue nearly died, as is tradition, and many engagingly bad rolls are made. Mostly by Ken, the Rogue’s player.

Bards play on a stage (left) play for the assembled troops whilst the PCs (middle and far right) watch

On Sunday they’ll be taking on more passengers (more players joining the group) and heading further up into the war zone.