Archive for the 'Dungeons & Dragons' Category

One step beyond

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

We find proof that the royal dinner has been poisoned, and present that proof to our lord. He interrupts the dinner and all hell breaks loose. An inter-planar being (probably) reveals itself, and it, the king, and his guards attempt to destroy the kingdom more directly now that the poison plot won't work. The inter-planar […]

Half-bluff

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

We're not supposed to be somewhere, so we try the Ford Prefect strategy of walking past the guards and saying 'he's with me'. Naturally, this method is not guaranteed when used by uncharismatic characters. 'Give me a Bluff check.' 'Can I assist him?' 'Yep.' 'Neat. I have +9 on my Bluff check, so automatically assist […]

Either Way, it's a Weird Relationship

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Past the graveyard, not full of ghastly undead, we get to the sewer entrance. It kinda stinks, which at first we take to be why 'Captain' Salvador's Blink Dog refuses to go in. But Sal communicates with his familiar, and the Blink Dog tells him that 'it is unnatural in there'. 'Okay, stay here. Wait […]

Otherwise What's it Doing in a Graveyard?

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

We need to get in to the castle, as we suspect evil is afoot. We can't just wander in the main gate, as the evil involves reassigning all the guards and bringing in new people just prior to a massive feast for the nobility, which is pretty suspicious in itself. We could enter the castle […]

Everyone Gets Their Rightful Reward

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

As reward for helping in the battle, Lord Gallow extends a very generous offer to us. He offers us each a knighthood, which we graciously accept. Well, most of us. Salvador enquires about the option of receiving a military rank instead. 'Yes, that would be possible', says Lord Gallow, 'but it would be honorary'. An […]

Opportunistic Idiot

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The battle is over. King Steppenguard's forces have been pushed back, and the armies of this land have stopped fighting each other. Hopefully now we can concentrate on the real enemy—not the Judean People's Front, but the orcish army of Ragesia. The next morning, a messenger rides out to the centre of the battlefield. Lord […]

Salvador's Just Too Cheerful

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

'If the dog wasn't in the way, I could cast Lightning Bolt.' 'He's only little. Fire it over his head.' 'I'm a gnome.' 'So fire between his legs!' 'I'm no expert, only being a mage and all, but I don't think Lightning Bolt works that way.' Thankfully, I have no such reservations about casting spells […]

Peculiar

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

'How wide is the battlemat?' 'I counted 46 squares, but that seems like an odd number.' 'No, it's definitely even.'

Magic Missile, Magic Missile, Magic Missile!

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Sent on an assassination mission the night before a battle, we get to the target's tent, that of a high-ranking wizard. With a bit of skill mixed with a healthy dose of luck, we take out the guards and encounter the wizard in rather favourable conditions. That is, until he casts Lesser Globe of Invulnerability, […]

Heal Thyself

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

'Um, before we get started on our excursion to kill this wizard, did it perhaps occur to anyone to get some healing? Just so that we don't start the next fight in a bad state.' 'For goodness sake. You've had all evening to mention this! Then again', says Thrak, after glancing at his character sheet, […]