Archive for October, 2014

Shocking Miss

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

'Hey, if the gnome stepped up, you'd then be flanking the devil and get the bonus to attacks.' 'Naw, I'd need to threaten. When have I ever?' The desperate measure is suggested because our duskblade is having trouble hitting the devil. Quite a bit of trouble. Knowing that the devil has a few damage reductions […]

Perhaps it's Time to Multi-class

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

'How did I just sort out my dice and end up with no D20s out?' 'It's okay, I don't think 3.5e D&D uses them much.' Five minutes later, after a bit of rejigging. 'I've done it again. Two-dozen dice in front of me, and only one D20.' 'Yep, and two D12s, by the looks of […]

Ignorance is Power

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Walking through the fire forest has its hazards. Apart from the fire, there are also the occasional clouds of ash and cinders blown down from the tree tops. They aren't too difficult to spot, though, and as we are walking alongside a river, we simply duck in to the stream to avoid the trouble. On […]

Or We'd Have Seen Results

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

'I tried for diplomacy, and sucked balls.' In case anyone's wondering, he's actually referring to the poor dice rolling that occurred in the previous session. I think.

How the Mighty Fall

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

'I am the Bugbear Slayer!' says our wizard, with some measure of hubris. Not that we entirely doubt this claim of a solo victory against the bugbear, particularly when we were all in the same combat, but the wizard's status of hero is a little shaken when, in the same round, two goblins stabbing at […]

Details, Details

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

'What happened?', asks the son. 'Well', says his dad, 'a huge bugbear' (it's medium, not huge) 'charged me' (there's no charging in fifth edition) 'and killed me with a critical hit' (okay, that bit happened).

Operation: Ostrich

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Looking in to a cave, we see little but darkness. That's okay, as we have a wizard who can cast light as a cantrip. 'Cast it on a pebble, so that we can cover it and snuff the light if we need to.' 'What, so when we round a corner to see 50 goblins and […]

Fifth Edition Changes to Alignment

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

We've captured a goblin that ambushed us, and question him about his camp's defences. 'Are there any guards on the way to the camp?' 'No.' 'Break his fingers and ask again', says the paladin.

Broken After One Session

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

A bit of damage, a bit of scorching. I need some healing. Aggar taps me with his wand, healing 2 points of damage. He taps me again, healing another 2 points of damage. This is a slow process. A third tap, 7 points of healing. 'What a waste', says Thrak. 'Not really, I was still […]

Thrak the Wizard

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Continuing deeper in to the fire forest brings us to another stone bridge. Well, nearly. As we approach, a couple of trees at the edge of the bridge have their trunks explode, collapsing to block our path with a barrier of flames. At the same time, Aggar notices that Crysten is acting curiously. She appears […]