DM’s Notes: Episode 7 – Dream a Little Dream

WARNING: SPOILERS for both Waterdeep: Dragon Heist the module in general and the story arc for this campaign in particular. If you just want to follow along the campaign but don’t want to have the plot spoiled for you, read no further.

Link to this episode’s podcast.

One very important dream sequence for the gameplay in this episode and one that’s more important for the background. For gameplay, Hal progressed to 3rd level and gained a new ability from his Aasimar heritage which comes from his dead mother. In addition to the ability in the book, I decided to allow him advantage on his saving throws to break out of his fugue state after fights (which I have to point out once again, is the players’s choice, not mine. I’m, happy to support players who make role playing choices like this, but I wouldn’t force it on them as a DM.)

The other dream may seem a little bit weird but that’s because it’s supposed to. I’m still working out how to play the relationship between Icky and the thing that’s living in his head, but I feel that these dreams are a great chance for Brett and I to flesh out her personality through role play.

The following articles appeared in The High Road Herald for this episode:

Strange Sightings down by the Docks

The old salts that earn their living in Waterdeep Harbour have many a strange tale to tell, but none so strange as recent tales of a mysterious beast they claim has been disturbing the orderly operations of the harbour. “It came out of the depths, it did!” reports Jebediah Scrubtoe a local oyster raker. “With a head like a copper horse and a large scaled frill.It’s green glowing eye stared through me as if it was going to eat my very soul.” 

Sightings of the beast have been reported from all corners of the harbour but as of yet it hasn’t been confirmed if the rumors are true or if something bad has gotten into the local grog supply.

Stoneshar Coming!

Tomorrow, the 7th is Stoneshar, an all-faiths day during which folk strive not to be idle. Even children at play are encouraged to dig holes, build sand castles, or construct 

crude models.

If you’ve been putting off a big construction project what are you waiting for? Projects started on this sacred day are believed to be blessed by the gods. Furthermore, folk who undertake new projects on Stoneshar can expect blessings upon their works in the coming year, whereas individuals who do nothing constructive on this day can expect all manner of misfortune to rain down on them in the year ahead.

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