Friday, September 13, 2013

Charlotte Stokely Is Creepy Good At D&D

I was up all night roasting marshmallows poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel, my elf, thanks to Jeff's stupid table, was even more hungover than I was, I'd already died once, and our cleric was AWOL.

This is no condition to be tackling infamous meatgrinder dungeon Rappan Athuk in.

Luckily...
"Are those things for Dungeons & Dragons?" "Yeah"
"Do you play?""No, my dad had a bunch of that stuff in the attic and I always wanted to try but I never did"
"Well I wanna play with you guys""Ok, come play on Thursday!"
"I wanna be her, can I be her?""Yes"
"Ok, so, can I throw my grappling hook and draaaaaag the zombie all the way through the caltrops once they're on fire""Yes. Roll that die""....20""Half an hour ago you didn't know what caltrops were."

"So can we like pull the door off the hinges and use it like a bridge to walk across the black oil?""Stokes you're really good at this."

"So, Zak, as Gorgut comes around the corner, he...""Whenever the GM raises his voice and gets all monologuey you know it's about to be some fucked up thing....""CONNIE, ARE YOU ROLLING TONIGHT? WE NEED HELP""Hold on, mom, I gotta go, my friends are about to be killed by zombies"

"Ok, so who do you want me to kill?"

"So there's a demon and it's breaking out of the fountain...""I cast Web!""Also that thing with the statue is clearly important I use Unseen Servant to grab it"
"Web? Fuck..."

Loser.
"I throw holy water""I hit his tentacle""I cast mending on the fountain as the demon's breaking out of it""Fuck, this encounter was supposed to be hard""I dip my sword in holy water and chop his tentacles off"

And, just like that...
"When are we playing again?""Thursday""We have to play in the pool""Yes we do"

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15 comments:

Chance said...

You live a very, very special kind of life , and I for one am jealous as hell :) !

Luca Lorenzon said...

First time I saw someone using the Mending spell.

Banesfinger said...

...or Unseen Servant.
P.S. - I'm also jealous as hell...

Zak S said...

Weaponized Mending is becoming the norm around here:
http://dndwithpornstars.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-losers-guide-to-boss-murder.html

Luca Lorenzon said...

On those glory days Unseen Servant was a very useful spell for my group. You must be creative to get the best out of it, but it was a good spell to solve simple situations or do easy tasks.

I guess that in almost 10 years of play our wizards never used Mending (as a master, I remember I gave it to my players' 1st level mages as a penalty!). Funny, but quite tricky, the way you use it to kill opponents.

Jay Murphy said...

Great gaming, job well done everyone. Keep up the good work.

Unknown said...

I was not there, but from what you wrote, she seems like a natural. This is a fine illustration of how it can work to rotate in additional players or hold try outs.

On a separate note. I am a little unclear on what the arcane attic loot was.

Zak S said...

good point. gotta ask her to bring it by or check it out when i;m at her place.

Gary Furash said...

How often do your player characters die? It doesn't seem like they die that often.

Digital Orc said...

Very creative solutions to original problems highlight one of the great aspects of role-playing. Thanks again for helping bring this fun hobby of ours closer and closer to mainstream. Thanks also for you call to action two years ago; ever since I've published six Labyrinth Lord games and haven't looked back since. Cheers.

Zak S said...

In this game that Kirin runs we're mostly around 2-3 level and there are 2-5 regular players, 2 of us have lost PCs (including me) and I think everyone has had to roll on the Death & Dismemberment table at least once (Mandy only lost a foot).
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In the game I run there are more players in the pool--we used to lose characters about once every couple months but since the cleric is now like level 12 (she plays more often than everyone else), death is becoming less common.

School Master said...

Me too.

Alexander Osias said...

Natural born dungeon crawlers come in all packages!

Gerald Villoria said...

Mind if I ask what Death & Dismemberment table you're using? I've seen quite a few and haven't decided on which one would be the most fun for my players.

Zak S said...

I believe we are using Trollsmyth's. google it