Archive for the 'Dungeons & Dragons' Category

I Don't Know Enough About Mining To Dispute It

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Whilst we're in the mine, Pasha wants to take advantage of the opportunity it presents. 'Can I take 20 to search the rock face for gems?' 'Okay, you can take 20 to find them, but how will you take them?' 'I'm taking 20.' 'And that helps by...?' '...finding the ones that are ready to fall […]

Dwarf Dwarf Army

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Rather than the four of us attack a massive encampment directly, our dwarf companion suggests instead we enter the nearby mines. 'I suspect some of my friends will be hiding in there. If we find them, they will only be too happy to help fight the occupying army.' In to the mines we go, and […]

I'm Sure He Has Some Inside Knowledge

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

'You enter a massive Dwarven underground city, held up by four huge columns...' 'If past experience is any guide, our plan should be to simultaneously explode all four columns to destroy the city.' 'Vorsum Brightarm, your Dwarf NPC companion, goes pale at that suggestion.' '...and comes up with a better plan for us?'

The Mechanics are Almost Identical

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

'I command my Axebeak to jump off the ledge and attack the Fire Giant!' 'Does your Axebeak have a fly speed?' 'It has a falling speed, if that helps.'

Monkey and the Monk

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

A guard appears on the ledge above us, some forty feet up. That poses a bit of a quandary for us, particularly as our baboon carrying a rope has disappeared. We have to quickly work out how to get enough of us up to the ledge before the guard can raise the alarm. Pasha can […]

Do We Get Inspiration For Understanding This?

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

'You see someone looking down at you. He looks surprised. But not surprised.' 'What?' 'He's surprised, but not surprised.' 'Yeah, that's not helpful.' 'He is not surprised, but he looks surprised.' 'Oh. Oh! So he's not surprised enough to give us a mechanical advantage, but you want to convey his emotional surprise at seeing us. […]

They Weren't Even Poisonous

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

'You have successfully killed all the mushrooms!' 'Somehow, I don't feel particularly heroic.'

And What am I Supposed to Tumble Over to My Doom?

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

'There's no railing around this, so you'll have to be careful, Blaise.' 'Typical. Dwarves have never cared much about elven safety.'

Not That I'm Volunteering to Check

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Having gone down the dry well, we travel along its tunnel until we reach the end. Or an end, I suppose, and one that may turn us back, as a grate blocks our way and we're not really a party built on strength. Never the less, we probably ought to try to get through the […]

Who Designed This Dungeon?

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

After a brief battle in the kitchens of the underground dwarf city, defeating a goblin Steven Segal in the process, our accompanying scout explains what's around us and where to go. 'Over there is the cold store. Ahead of you is the general store. And that is...' 'The warm store.' 'No, the well room.' 'That […]