Archive for January, 2011

Space is the Place

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

I'm jotting down a few notes, conscious that doing so could slow the game down and trying to keep circumstances moving as I scribble. 'Are you thinking about questions to ask', I say to the players, referring to the mercenaries they've just captured, 'or are you staring in to space?' 'Huh, we could be thinking […]

If Only We Had the Training

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The acolytes have got someone's attention, but not the good kind. Mercenaries storm the mansion the undercover acolytes are staying in, quickly sweeping the building for signs of life and exterminating it. Matthias unfortunately ventures out of his room in time to be shot at point blank range by two mercenaries coming up the stairs, […]

Retelling Azeroth

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The inflation in Cataclysm is ludicrous. Gear inflation, gold inflation, XP inflation, it's all silly. Gear inflation is particularly obvious, though. My first green quest reward in a new zone was not only better than my current weapon, it outstripped it in every way. The minimum damage of the new weapon was the same as […]

Um, it's Occupied

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

As Dariel gets bloodied, Matthias and Xerxes go exploring around the Alabaster Court, looking for anything peculiar. Xerxes is thinking ahead and wants to know on what pretence they are wandering the halls and corridors, in case they are spotted. 'We'll hit them with clubs', is Matthias's curious response. 'That doesn't really answer the question […]

Say it Like You Mean it

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

An invitation to the Alabaster Court, headquarters of the Joyous Choir, is gracefully accepted by the acolytes. The evening's entertainment starts with a play, where an underhiver has been drugged to 'play' the lead role, which culminates with his very real death at the hands of the narrator. The acolytes, naturally, are rather aghast at […]

On the Road Again

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Elfland always had undulating landscape, making it difficult to see over hills and in to dips. There were so many trees and bushes that even when the ground itself didn't get in the way you could hardly see for foliage. The creatures that stalked the land were generally four-legged and keen to flee faster than […]

Snatching the Slate

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The acolytes have bargained for a data slate containing what they hope to be relevant information in their investigation in to the Joyous Choir, and are meeting their contact in a busy market square in the mid hive. Xerxes volunteers to make the hand-off, carrying the case containing two thousand Thrones in exchange for the […]

Zen’Kiki the Trainee Druid

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Look at me go, in the Western Plaguelands at 35! The situation is much friendlier than before, with the undead now sharing Andorhal with the Alliance, and all of the wildlife agreeing to drop 15 levels solely to make it easier to reach the Scarlet Monastery. The Scourge pushed back somewhat, plantlife is free to […]

Still Confused and Confusing

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

'Hang on', the dealer is starting to get suspicious of these fancy boys ineptly trying to buy farcosia from him. 'You're not Inquisition, are you?' 'No.' Matthias's reply is firm and clear, there can be no mistaking it for anything other than a denial. 'Really?' 'Yes.' Sticking to his cover like this is genius, almost […]

They Wouldn't Expect It

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

'Maybe we can buy these drugs on our expense account', suggests Dariel, 'after all, we are doing this on official business.' 'Yeah, you're right', Matthias agrees, somewhat mockingly. 'It's not like anyone's going to find out.' 'Exactly!' 'We only work for The Inquisition, who clearly don't have the resources or capability to perform in-depth investigations, […]