Archive for September, 2015

And Who Were His Parents?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

'Where did the orc come from?' 'What? I don't know. It's just an orc. There's no detail about where he's from, or anything like that in the adventure!' 'No, I just meant where up here, in this crag. He seemed to appear from nowhere.'

They're Squeezing?

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Defeating the guards leaves us looting the battlefield. 'Is there any loot?' 'Chain shirts, spears, a heavy crossbow. And their 15 horses, of course.' 'I'll put them in my backpack.' '...what are you putting in your backpack?' 'The horses.' 'I'm not going to allow that, because, first, you're not very strong, and second, you would […]

The Gods are Looking Down on You, and Scowling

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Some guards are left behind with the horses about half-way along a canyon, and our attempt to convince them we are on their side fail. Weapons are drawn. One of the guards throws a spear towards Pasha, our wizard. 'Or his owl familiar.' 'Okay, on a 20 he hits the owl.' The D20 rolls a […]

As Cool as a Penguin

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

'Climbing up on to the guard wall, you've been spotted by guards, but they're about 60 feet away. Are you going to climb down the other side, or jump?' 'How far down is it?' 'About 15 feet.' 'Jump.' 'Okay. Everyone give me either an Athletics/Strength check, or Acrobatics/Dexterity check.' '20.' '17.' '19.' '20.' 'Blimey. Okay, you may […]

I Meant Feather-duster

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Winning the initiative against the barbarian gives us an advantage. Who'd've thought? A quick charm spell, aided by a forced failed saving throw, makes him think I'm his buddy, and we convince him to withdraw to another room, isolating us from his two-headed hound. Another spell, this time a suggestion from Pasha, gets the barbarian's […]

Don't Give Them Names

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Entering a room where a barbarian awaits us, donning his armour near a two-handed longsword, with a two-headed dog on the other side of the room, fills us with some level of pessimistic dread. Enough dread that the topic of new characters arises. 'The problem with needing new characters will be how to introduce them […]

Neither Do We

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Making our way along the snowy mountain pass isn't a simple matter. The footing for our horses is treacherous in places, requiring us to look out for hazards and guide the horses around them regularly. 'Salvador, as you've just arrived to the session, you can make the next survival check.' '...can I take 10?' 'Yes. […]

Thanks, I Think

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Our ride up to and along the mountain pass will need to be swift. We are given light warhorses, along with wands of healing. 'Use these on the horses when needed. If you push them too hard, they will just collapse.' 'Then let's stick to riding them. Plus, if we push them, we risk losing […]