Archive for the 'Dungeons & Dragons' Category

High Initiative Leads to Genocide

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Our plan to stop the singing almost works. Sure, we appear to be accomplices in the murder of a dryad, but you can't make an omelette without breaking any eggs. Besides, one of the Seela continues to sing. Salvador leaps in to action! He dashes forwards and, not distracted by any nearby defenceless animals, casts […]

Rules Bender

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

'If we used detect magic', says Salvador, 'would the hair detect as magic?' 'Call me a stickler, but I think you'll actually have to cast detect magic to get your answer, otherwise that's cheating, chum.'

There Can Be Only One

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

'We don't need to kill them to stop their singing, we only have to cut their tongues out.' So says our duskblade, the same duskblade who was quite upset about making a deal with a devil. Presumably because he didn't want the competition.

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 […]