Five authors playing D&D, using characters from their own work. They're currently playing The Curse of Strahd, and while it is interesting, the players seem very wreckless in their decision-making, with very little reprecussions. I'm up to episode 25, and the DM should have killed one or two of them off by now, for failing to be more careful, or at least caused them some kind of grief for it. I suspect that the fact that these characters are from the players' own books, causes the DM to be too leniant, and hesitant to let the players make fatal errors in judgement. At one point, while the characters are about to ignore numerous warnings to avoid a dangerous area of the game (which they honestly should have been powerful enough to explore by then), the DM pulls a deus ex machina, and literally blocks the characters from entering. That kind of undermines the tension of the campaign setting. Also, the DM replaced ravens and crows with magpies from his own work. Sorry, but it's very difficult for me to enjoy gothic horror that has magpies where ravens should be. Regardless of their biological similarities. It makes me cringe every time I hear the word "mapgpie" stated on the podcast.
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