Archive for May, 2006

How Not To Approach Gnolls

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

If you are a human female wearing no armour, carrying no weapon, and just happen to be fluent in Low Common, it is not advisable to stroll up to some hungry, monstrous humanoid Gnolls who are preparing dinner to say 'hello' in a cheery voice. Bloody unconsciousness is likely to occur, with a chance of […]

We [heart] Rogues

Friday, May 26th, 2006

''I'll deal with this. I'll just stab him gently in the heart', says the rogue, motioning a blow to his own ribs with his hand for effect. ...the right-hand side of his ribs. He's taking some ranks in Knowledege (Anatomy) next level.

Where Do These Stairs Go?

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

'Okay chaps, we're inside the building now. Let's have a quick search to find the way ahead.' 'There are some stairs out here.' 'Which way do they go?' 'Down. We were on the roof before climbing through the window. How could the stairs go up?' ' ... They could go to the loft.' 'So you […]

Listen! Do You Smell Something?

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

'Okay, everyone make listen checks.' 'What are we listening for?' ' ... Uh, sounds.'

Intimidating Charisma

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

A question was raised recently about why charisma was the ability linked to the intimidate skill. Surely, the point was made, if something has low charisma and is thus ugly and unbearable the easier it is to intimidate someone. Well, perhaps, but that is missing the point of both charisma and the intimidate skill. Intimidating […]

When All You Have is a Grenade...

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

The way that they were discussing plans you would be forgiven in thinking that the party were trying to break in to the vault of Blackrock Depths, and not bypass a single, bored guard who had a bell in case he needed to raise the alarm. Still, the possible solutions all provided some level of […]