Last night was a pretty successful run of two of the three encounters I had planned. I have included the sample audio we recorded to test our changes from the example found in D&D Fight Night Pt. 2 I have also included the Combat Encounter sheet that I use from Crit Games, as well as the player maps from 2-minute Table Top in case you want to recreate the encounter. We use an overhead projector mounted about our game table and Fantasy Grounds to display the maps.
Encounter 1: Cliff-side Bandits
Encounter Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Map I used: Sheer Plateau
The first encounter of the night was with a pair of bandits riding hippogriffs. My players are used to the more classic dungeon crawl and are not used to thinking about combat in a large open area three dimensional space. It also gave them a chance to test out their ranged abilities and make adjustments.
Encounter 2: A Vile Garden
The Vile Garden was based on the skill challenges of 4th edition. I always enjoyed bringing skills to the table in combat, and it makes the player’s feel valuable beyond the damage they can dish out.
The players were given the following objectives:
- Interrupt the Ritual
- Destroy or Recover the Black Idol of Chernobog
- Capture or Kill the Ritual Caster