Sunday, February 16, 2014

Mugful of Mayhem 02

I had a Sunday off! I ran a game! Let me tell you what happened...!!!!

I'm one count away from the cleric dying in a bandit attack. It isn't what I want to happen. I'm the GM, but that doesn't mean I want to see a character with a long history perish in a roadside encounter on her way to the main quest. The mastermind of the bandit trap moves in to distract the dwarf fighter while his gnoll sidekick finishes the cleric. One or two seconds of combat is all it will take. The bandit fumbles his attack. And then probability goes out the window. The player's (Face's) dice come up 20 twice in a row and mine roll consecutive 1's. The result is 104 points total damage dealt in three blows in two counts.

There are three witnesses and pictures.

Photo credit Christopher Stogdill. Hershey's Kisses Forest credit Kira Parker.
The cleric healed herself enough to walk the rest of the way to their destination. They checked into a small inn. The owner saw how bad off she looked and gave her extra food and a bath, no charge, plus told her where to find a fellow priestess who could help mend her robes. The description of the available food in the adventure includes: "fish, leeks, carrots, and peas boiled into a hearty stew." I'm not making this up, Jamie and Kira decided to go to the store after the game, get the ingredients, and make this stew.

This stuff is what makes this game so great. Waiting for a report on the stew.