Thrak Can't Charge Until Thrak Charges

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

On our way to the valley of the Invisible Stalkers, maybe not its official name, we are ambushed, by monks hiding in trees! 'They'll do their fancy slow-falling down to us in a second', says Thrak, somehow experienced with the monk style of fighting. Salvador casts Scorching Ray, and gets hits with both rays. The […]

Gotta Find Those Plusses From Somewhere

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

'My dog will attack the general! Is 19 a hit?' 'Miss.' 'Ah, +2 for flanking. 21?' 'Miss.' '+1 for Bless. 22?' 'Miss.' '...blatant cheating. 40?' 'Hit!'

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 […]

Someone Find Them a Celestial Porpoise, Quickly!

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Busy defending the village against the advancing orcs, we don't notice two skirmishers sneaking their way over the fence to flank us until it's a little late to stop them. 'Where are the villagers with pitchforks?' says Thrak. Salvador is curious about that too. 'I thought we'd coordinated the ones willing to fight so that […]

We'd Best Wait Until it Attacks

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Orc reinforcements are arriving. Oh good, just in time. The orcs' general, a human, returns with the reinforcements and he is seen riding a bipedal, eyeless reptile. 'Do we know what that is?' 'Make a Dungeoneering Knowledge roll.' '22.' 'You know it's a Destrachan.' 'And what do I know about Destrachan?' 'That it's a bipedal, […]

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 […]

More Chrome Than Silver

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

We get in to the town before the monastery by walking through a Ragesian camp, with the enemy orcs barely paying attention to us. The attitude in the town is pretty relaxed too, rather more than seems warranted for a place supposedly under siege. To try to make sense of the situation, we look for […]

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 […]