The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

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Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

Post by Wrathbone » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:42 am

Monday or Tuesday's fine for me, but I'll be away on Friday.

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Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

Post by Mantis » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:33 am

Tentatively any day next week should be good for me.

Incidentally, I'm going to be DMing a one shot game at Christmas with a few friends. Got any advice you can share Wrath?

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Post by Wrathbone » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:40 am

Oh, nice! :)

The best advice I can give is don’t be afraid to go with the flow of events and wing it, particularly for a one-shot as you have the luxury of not having to worry about future consequences. Also, rules are guidelines.

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Post by Raid » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:57 pm

Tuesday or Thursday for me.

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Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

Post by Wrathbone » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:02 pm

Everyone good for tonight?

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Post by Sly Boots » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:51 pm

I'd kind of forgotten, but yes, should be!

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Post by Raid » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:18 pm

Yarp.

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Post by Mantis » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:43 pm

Should be fine.

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Post by Sly Boots » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:05 pm

Sly Boots wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:05 am
Also took the opportunity to freshen up my spells a bit and there's one in particular I'm very much looking forward to using the next time we're in combat.
It was the dragon's breath spell I was referring to there - originally I'd imagined using it on Hamfist during combat for lols, but I think what happened tonight was even better :lol:

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Post by Mantis » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:16 pm

Considering that at the start of the session we were celebrating making it through the whole previous scenario without any bloodshed at all I feel like returning to our old ways was somewhat unavoidable. We definitely topped ourselves in the wanton violence department this time around.

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Post by Sly Boots » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:21 pm

Mantis wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:16 pm
Considering that at the start of the session we were celebrating making it through the whole previous scenario without any bloodshed at all I feel like returning to our old ways was somewhat unavoidable. We definitely topped ourselves in the wanton violence department this time around.
I think our over-riding aim is to avoid bloodshed... providing the blood we're avoiding being shed is our own. :lol:

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Post by Raid » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:04 am

It's like I always say; you can't make a dragon without breaking a few barbarians.

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Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

Post by Wrathbone » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:21 am

I’m wondering now if Truss may have had some friends and relatives from that tribe. :lol:

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Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

Post by Wrathbone » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:10 pm

The Unmentionables departed Gauntlgrym as victorious and larcenous heroes. With the aid of the dwarves secured, it was time to proceed with the next stage of the plan: stealing a belt of storm giant strength from a fearsome bunch of similarly light-fingered frost giants. Sage contacted Khelben Blackstaff, who promptly teleported to their location. He explained that he had convinced Lady Silverhand of Waterdeep to dispatch 6000 troops to aid Neverwinter under his command, and the troops were being gradually transported between the cities via teleportation circles. He also told of how his research into their predicament had uncovered a possible alternative to blowing up the Blackstaff near the Demon Lord. It was his belief that if they could infiltrate the Shard of Night once Brior returned and find a way to destroy it, the nature of its connection to every plane in existence would likely return any extraplanar creatures and items back to their plane of origin. In other words, destroying the Shard would potentially banish any demonic invaders back to the Abyss. Blackstaff confessed himself uncertain as to the likelihood or scope of this effect, but seemed reasonably confident that it would not affect an area of more than a few hundred miles in radius.

The Unmentionables deliberated their options and concluded that destroying the tower seemed like the best idea (despite the uncertainty as to whether it could accidentally destroy every plane in existence, thus rendering all endeavours across the multiverse ultimately pointless), but decided that obtaining the belt first would be crucial in the event that Plan A went horribly wrong. As the old songs say, if you can't solve a problem by violently warping the bonds which hold reality together, try exploding an artefact of unfathomable arcane power instead.

With no time to waste, Blackstaff teleported the party to the home of the frost giants - a village of literally gigantic proportions, built atop an iceberg known as Svardborg in the middle of the Sea of Moving Ice. The party clambered up the steep ice cliff rising above a pier, with Charr being the only one to consider taking graceful flight instead to get the lay of the land. A circle of dilapidated wooden huts surrounded a huge lake in the middle of the gargantuan glacier, upon which floated three great ships. Slythe sneaked into the nearest hut, which was a drydock, and befriended a curious and apparently intelligent giant owl in the rafters, with whom he devised an impromptu method of half-elf/owl communication. After some avian interrogation and negotiation, Slythe managed to deduce that the owl had seen the belt (or a belt, at least) and persuaded the owl to fly to where he had seen it. Sage dispatched Raven (in the form of an appropriately snowy owl) to follow, and the giant owl circled and landed above the entrance to another hut where voices could be heard within.

Raven turned invisible and scouted around the hut. A group of frost giants, one of whom indeed wore a great belt, were discussing plans to raid the town of Bryn Shander in the Icewind Dale. Reporting back to the rest of the party, a plan was devised to wait until nightfall when the giants were asleep, at which point Slythe would use a magical hand to remotely unclasp the belt, and then Charr and Sage would create a distraction so that the giants would rush outside, allowing the belt (and possibly the giant's XXXXXXXL pantaloons) to fall on the floor without being noticed. Hamfist, being as useful to the situation as a tiny thug without so much as a shirt on top of an iceberg in the dead of night, would helpfully stay out of the way.

Night fell, and the giants drank mead and regaled each other with tales of past raids and tiny people being crushed underfoot, until eventually they descended into a restless, boozy sleep. Slythe crept into the Jarl's hut and carefully unclasped the belt. He also imbued Raven with the ability to breathe fire - a state of affairs which could only end well. With the plan all set, Charr and Sage coordinated their performance, assaulting all three ships with an onslaught of fire and masquerading the roar of a dragon. Charr, exuberant at the chance to finally set something huge alight with full justification, proceeded to immolate the north-most ship, which he realised too late was full of what appeared to be human slaves from one of the barbarian tribes. The moral implications of this became moot as their screams were incinerated to ash and the ship's sails burned bright.

Woken by the horrors occurring outside, the frost giants awoke and roared alarms of the dragon attack. Sensing the opportunity, Slythe gathered up the huge belt and regrouped with the party. Sage contacted the Blackstaff for immediate extraction, and the old wizard appeared promptly to teleport them back to the relative safety of the Cloak Tower in Neverwinter. He congratulated the Unmentionables on their success, and enquired as to who would be the proud bearer of this belt, which granted a strength greater than almost any mortal.

All eyes fell with trepidation upon the unscrupulous, belching arse known as Hamfist.

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Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

Post by Raid » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:35 pm

Wrathbone wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:10 pm


All eyes fell with trepidation upon the unscrupulous, belching arse known as Hamfist.
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