Archive for the 'Dungeons & Dragons' Category

On a Quest to Find Ourselves

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Maybe we shouldn't be pairing up ugly and uglier to get information from someone, but we are. Let's just not let our expectations get too high. Thrak and Salvador enter the shop and approach the owner, hoping to get some information about a stolen dragon's egg. Surprisingly, they make some progress, getting the owner to […]

All the Charm of a Dwarf

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

'Salvador can do the talking, as he has a better charisma score than me.' 'No I don't', says Salvador, looking at his character sheet. 'Do I?' 'Mine's 6.' 'Holy crap, I do. It's 8.' Negative ability modifiers for both! Why are either of them trying to get some important information from an NPC? The situation […]

Hodor

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

'You and, um, I'm sorry, I've forgotten your names. 'That's Thrak, and he's Hodor', says Salvador. 'Hodor?!' says our cleric, somewhat insulted. 'See? It must be right.'

It's an Oldie, Like Most Dwarfs

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

It's after the fight with the Erinyes devil, and most people are badly hurt. That includes our cleric, who is only still alive thanks to some fortune, and a passing stranger who we were able to persuade to use our healing wand a couple of times. 'Can I get some healing?', asks Thrak, now that […]

Requiring a More Powerful Spell

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Stalking someone who is known to have been looking for us, Salvador gives away his position by some lacklustre hiding. The woman confronts him, and rather than running away Salvador decides to hear what she has to say for a moment. This turns out to be not quite the best plan ever, particularly as he […]

Any Distinguishing Features?

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

We travel to the north of the city to meet with our cleric's mentor. As we arrive, other guests are leaving through another door, and we catch but mere glimpses of them. A couple are half-orcs. The third is human, but only just. He has tentacles on his arm, and teeth growing out of one […]

Let's Get Out of Here Before One of Those Things Kills Salvador

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Investigating the tieflings' huts in the swamp finds something bubbling in a pot over a wide hearth. Glass phials lie around, with glassblowing equipment nearby. Something smells disgusting, and it could be whatever is in the pot. 'Maybe our wizard should look at this.' I make a Knowledge (Arcana) roll, getting a very respectable 10 […]

Blood from a Bone

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Skeletons! Thousands of them! Don't shoot till you see the whites of their eyes, lads. Well, 20 skeletons, but that seems like plenty when they charge us. Salvador takes down a couple that get close to him, using his combat reflexes and reach weapon. Most of the rest are despatched by our clerics, 13 blown […]

More Effective When Uninvolved

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

We spend the night camping on a small patch of land in the middle of a swamp. Well, some of the night. We're interrupted by the approach of a boat carrying some hostile tieflings, singing a melody that lures a few of us in to the water. As it turns out, being lured away from […]

Differentiating Player and Character

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

'Reflex saves, my worst check!' Even so, Aggar rolls rather well, getting a natural 19 on the D20. This excellent virtual display of dexterity is only marred by Aggar then somehow managing to throw the dice in to his own face when trying to pick it up.