Archive for September 17th, 2015

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 […]