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 […]

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 […]

I Can't Charge, I've Got a Dodgy Knee

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

To try to persuade the orcs to leave of their own accord, whilst still partly under an effect that makes them open to suggestion, I cast Seeming on us to make us appear as part of the orc army. Needless to say, it didn't work as planned, but at least we weren't attacked. The Seeming […]

Your Final Conscious Memory is it Reaching Out to Touch You

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Having accidentally caused the demise of another extra-planar being that we probably shouldn't have, we now may need to face a small orc army. Having focussed our attentions on the air elementals, and not having rested since then, our resources are somewhat limited. Well, maybe not all of our resources, but certainly my list of […]

We Keep Him For His Tactical Mind

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

On our way up a mountainous path to a monastery, we encounter some huge air elementals. We are not prepared for this, a single fly-by attack by one of the elementals, knocking Salvador down to half his hit points convincing us of this. We retreat back down the mountain. We spend a night preparing tactics […]

It's a Privilege to Watch Him Think

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Heading through the town towards the winding path to the monastery, someone beckons us in to a farmhouse. Curious, we head inside, only to see an apparently unused room obscured by veils. Behind the veils a voice starts talking, giving us a portentous message. A second voice takes over, followed by silence. Pushing through the […]

One step beyond

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

We find proof that the royal dinner has been poisoned, and present that proof to our lord. He interrupts the dinner and all hell breaks loose. An inter-planar being (probably) reveals itself, and it, the king, and his guards attempt to destroy the kingdom more directly now that the poison plot won't work. The inter-planar […]

Half-bluff

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

We're not supposed to be somewhere, so we try the Ford Prefect strategy of walking past the guards and saying 'he's with me'. Naturally, this method is not guaranteed when used by uncharismatic characters. 'Give me a Bluff check.' 'Can I assist him?' 'Yep.' 'Neat. I have +9 on my Bluff check, so automatically assist […]

Either Way, it's a Weird Relationship

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Past the graveyard, not full of ghastly undead, we get to the sewer entrance. It kinda stinks, which at first we take to be why 'Captain' Salvador's Blink Dog refuses to go in. But Sal communicates with his familiar, and the Blink Dog tells him that 'it is unnatural in there'. 'Okay, stay here. Wait […]