Archive for the 'Dungeons & Dragons' Category

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 […]

Saved Him From Further Encounters With Us

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

'So far, we've saved a man, killed a bat, fought a bearded devil...' 'We didn't 'save' a man. We cut his head off.' 'Yes, saving him.' In the same way that his black bear 'disarmed' a trap for us, I suppose.

Fascinating Fiery Bats

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Deeper in the fire forest, a stone bridge crosses a gorge. We have little choice but to trust the bridge, already broken in places, despite the stress the continuous fire surrounding it must have caused the stone. Most of us get across safely, having found and avoiding some weak spots, when from a cave below […]

He's Feeling Better

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

We enter the fire forest, a forest that has been burning for decades. That seems peculiar, if we're being honest, and are intrigued as to what could cause this. Unfortunately, the level of knowledge Salvador can bring to bear on the subject is that a forest burning for forty years isn't natural. Thanks, Sal. As […]

Tactical Manoeuvre

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Salvador leaps in to action! But Thrak is enlarged and in the doorway, completely blocking access to the enemies just outside. Salvador has a ranged weapon, but he has also just applied magic oil to his melee weapon, and it seems a waste to ignore it. He could go outside to try to flank the […]