Archive for the 'Dungeons & Dragons' Category

This is What it Sounds Like When Pirates Cry

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

The pirate ship bringing the iron ore, and maybe mithril, comes in to the cove. We see the pirates on the ship, as well as their captain, who 'has a mean-looking parrot'. 'So do I', says Pasha, about his re-summoned minion for the occasion. 'Well, he's small and cute.' 'In a fight with this one, […]

It Got to Number One in the THAC0 Parade

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

We get a surprise round on some bugbears we've sneaked up on. One gets stabbed in the back, the other two are engulfed by quite a damaging fireball. All in all, it's an effective surprise. 'You don't see any more bugbears, but we're going to stay in initiative.' 'Why's that?' 'No reason.' Our spider-sense tingles, […]

I Could Do This All Night

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

'The ship transports iron ore.' '...what?' 'Iron ore.' 'Or what?' 'What?' 'Mithril?' 'No, iron ore.' 'Iron or... mithril? 'Just iron ore.' '...what?'

His Pattern Indicates Two-dimensional Thinking

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

The ore from the Iron Island looks like it is brought to the mainland through an abandoned castle overlooking the coast. On the assumption that the operation will be guarded, we try to sneak around to scout the location, rather than stomping in blindly. The walls of the castle are not entirely intact, which allows […]

There Are Alternatives to Fighting

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Our adventuring guides us towards the Iron Island, where our new dwarven ally, Herbie, escaped and where lots of other slaves remain, working to extract minerals from the quarries there. The main problem is how to cross the water between us and the island. We find out from Herbie that a ship regularly transports the […]

Thrak Can't Charge Until Thrak Charges

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

On our way to the valley of the Invisible Stalkers, maybe not its official name, we are ambushed, by monks hiding in trees! 'They'll do their fancy slow-falling down to us in a second', says Thrak, somehow experienced with the monk style of fighting. Salvador casts Scorching Ray, and gets hits with both rays. The […]

Maybe It's Happened Before and We Just Didn't See It.

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

During the previous battle, we saw some villagers being dragged away by Invisible Stalkers. We saw them because we had a See Invisibilty spell active, obviously. Now we think that perhaps we should do something about the Stalkers, to prevent more villagers from falling prey to them. Rather than rush in, it's probably best to […]

Gotta Find Those Plusses From Somewhere

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

'My dog will attack the general! Is 19 a hit?' 'Miss.' 'Ah, +2 for flanking. 21?' 'Miss.' '+1 for Bless. 22?' 'Miss.' '...blatant cheating. 40?' 'Hit!'

Assessing the Enemy

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

In the ongoing protection of a village against a fair-sized orc force, Thrak smacks down one elite orc soldier but remains almost surrounded. He ponders his next target of attack. 'Which of the orcs are wounded?' 'That one has been wounded.' 'Seriously?' 'Yeah, I'm not kidding.'

Who Says We Don't Roleplay?

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

The second wave of orcs takes the form of wyvern riders. On wyverns! Their swooping and fly-by attacks will no doubt cause us problems, so I do something to try to make us less of a target. I cast a spell, and a dome of ice protects us, with an opening at ground level to […]