Archive for May, 2005

On Being a Paladin, Part the Third

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

Welcome to level 4! We had gone back to town, sold loot, bought new loot, saved a Faery Dragon, or something like that, and headed back to the dungeon, delving deeper than we had before. After a quick encounter with some Wights we found a secret door that led in to a passageway. This corridor […]

A Question of Trust

Monday, May 16th, 2005

Having dragged all of our newly-found loot out of the dungeon and back to town we sell what we don't want and divide the cash evenly amongst ourselves. We are then left with the arduous task of spending it. One of the items we thought about selling, to increase our cash considerably, was the Ring […]

Mini Adventure: On Being a Bard

Friday, May 13th, 2005

I quite enjoyed playing a Bard, even though the use of the class features was limited and my spell list was pretty much useless against plants. Having a high Charisma was certainly different, and the skills used could be put to good effect. To get myself in to the role I practised my Sleight of […]

Mini Adventure: The Vines of Doom III

Friday, May 13th, 2005

I'm sure many parties can relate to the characters and situations in the Order of the Stick comic strip series, which is why it is so popular, and our party is no exception. This, along with my lack of imagination for names, is why I named my Bard 'Elan'. Nevertheless, sometimes we are too much […]

Mini Adventure: The Vines of Doom II

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

It's never easy picking a weapon for a fighter-type character. One can either go for the standard weapons, like a longsword, or pick something a bit more exotic. A longsword, or the like, has the disadvantage of being rather 'normal', lending little character to the fighter, but at least you are likely to find them […]

Mini Adventure: The Vines of Doom I

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

The party, including Elan the Elven Bard, a Cleric, a Mage and a Barbarian with his pet dog, are hired by a village to find out what's happened to the food convoy that is late and is thus causing consternation amongst the public as supplies run out. We head off on the five-day trek to […]

Elan the Elven Bard

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

With the current DM absent, it's time for another one-off adventure to play, which means another character to create! Probably because it would be for one week only, I decided to try out the Bard class. Often thought to be too general to be of any use, and frequently mocked and derided, the Bard does […]


Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Faust grew up the son of a Paladin. Intrigued by the divine power his father could evoke Faust started to follow in his father's footsteps, trying to learn how to evoke the same powers of protection and defence. When coming of age, Faust saw his first battle; although only a skirmish, he was repelled yet […]

Smitten with an Elf

Friday, May 6th, 2005

I consider myself lucky enough to have been inspired of late, thanks to a certain Elf. I have written before about a proposed and then real trip to Thunder Bluff, although only snippets. Now I have completed a rather longer account, also in poem form, about the wonderful and exciting trip, and I present myself […]

Lawful What? Part Three

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

After we disposed of some monsters and chased away the leader, who apparently escaped through a mirror, although we didn't specifically see this happen, we were left with sorting through all the loot that they had amassed over the years. Some of it was stored in chests; the sort of treasure-filled chests that one would […]