castle portion of Castle Amber and the adventurers have entered Averoigne. They are currently taking a long rest before heading out to find the four items they need to return home.
So far this adventure has been fantastic. I forgot how much fun X2 was, both as a player and as a DM.
I am still playing around with the 5e rules. I might use the option that makes healing more like AD&D, but so far I still very happy with how things go.
Story wise I have been dropping hints of the "Oncoming Darkness" with both the ghouls and the Brain Collector/Neh-Thalggu mentioning it. Once they complete their quest here typically they are brought back to their own world. Instead I am going to have them go directly to Ravenloft via the mists and defeat Strahd. In both adventures they get items necessary for them to survive the adventures to come.
I am going to try out this Ravenloft I6 D&D 5 conversion I found here.
Ravenloft is one of my favorite adventures and I am really looking forward to it.
I still need them to come up with a name for their group.