Save a Life, Win Experience Points Promo!

To those of you who missed the game [Season 4 Episode 7], here is a recap of the deaths of Bam and Bloodmoon. Read this and have a chance to win XP or treasure!

Bloodmoon jumped down 30 feet into a dell crawling with hobgoblins. He fell prone after the jump and was instantly surrounded. On his attempt to get up, 3 hobgoblins attacked simultaneously, knocking him unconscious. No party member was able to reach him before his barbarian rage ended, resulting in his death.

Bam’s last moments occurred when a hobgoblin caster, on his turn, made his will save and broke free of the Iroel’s Hold Person. The hobgoblin then cast Lightning Bolt which burned a hole into Bam’s chest, quickly ended Bam’s life.

Adrian however noticed a small error in the way the rules were handled. This got me thinking if I missed another thing. Interestingly I did. Here is a summary of what happened. (Please correct me if i got something wrong) Note that I did not include Bloodmoon’s actions as he is busy being dead at this point.
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The Philippines Mentioned in Doctor Who “The Waters of Mars” Episode

The year is 2059. The Doctor runs into first human colony on Mars: a space station operated by an international crew. One of the colonists detects the presence of the Doctor and naturally presumes him to be human. She then speculates which country might have sent him:

“It’s the Philippines,” she says. “I’ll bet. If there’s someone else on Mars, it’s got to be the Philippines. All those stories about them building a rocket.”

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RPG Resume

Artist Sean McNally presents this really cool resume idea.

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Over Troubled Waters

The following is a work of fiction. No bridges were harmed in the making of this parody.

DM: The old stone bridge has stood for hundreds of years. While there are signs of deterioration, the brige is very sturdy. It will not be easy to destroy it. Whatever you do, you realize you must do it quickly for enemy reinforcements are due to arrive by sunrise.

Now, I know most of the campaign has been “hack and slash”. I want you guys to try thinking your way out of this for once OK? Destroying the bridge will deal a crippling blow to the enemy’s plans. I have left clues throughout the campaign that might help in this situation, so try to thi…

Iroel: Would you say the bridge was “reinforced superior masonry”?

DM: Um…yeah, that would describe it.

Iroel: (flip flip flip) There. “reinforced superior masonry”. Hardness 8, 180 hit points. We only need to deal 180 damage to a 10′ area. That should destroy the bridge right?

DM: (Groans) Give me that. (reads) Uhm…Errr…. this particular bridge has a hardness of 15. That means it will absorb 15 damage from every attack. Even if you roll roll maximum damage, you can’t actually damage the bridge.

Bam: Did goblinoids make the bridge? That would mean I get my +4 favored enemy bonus damage against the bridge right?

DM: That’s really not how that works…

Iroel: Valthurne, do you still have that adamantine dagger?

Valthurne: Why yes I do.

Bam: What does that mean?

Iroel: It means…

DM: …Oh bloody hell no.

Iroel: …that it bypasses the hardness of objects.

Valthurne: …Oh yeah…

Iroel: … You just need to strike each section 36 times.

Valthurne: Lather, rinse, repeat…

DM: No! Absolutely not! You are not going to destroy a massive stone bridge by stabbing it with a dagger! I don’t care if its adamantine!

Iroel: Why not? It’s within the rules.

Valthurne: I hack away at the bridge with my adamantine dagger.

DM: Dammit. Fine. You hack away at the bridge with your dagger, one stone at a time. Loosened stones and debris fall into the deep gorge below. Finally the bridge is weakened. The rest of the rocks tumble into the gorge below… along with all of you on it. Rocks fall, everybody dies.


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Epilogue

Bam: Since we all died, I would like to roll up a new character. He fights with a adamantine spiked gauntlet in each hand and…

DM: No, you are NOT playing Wolverine!



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What’s Wrong with this Picutre

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I noticed something amusing in this week’s episode of Merlin. See if you can find it. It’s not hard to spot.

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Mach Dice 2.0 for the iPhone

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Blog Stats

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Pitching Mother

I’m still not finished with the recap of session 23/episode 6. Here’s something to distract you in the meantime. It’s a hilarious short from Dangerously Adorable Productions. They had a mini-series called Fear of Girls which has a lot of excellent DnD humor. This specific clip is not particularly DnD but I found it hilarious anyway. Enjoy

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Back-Up Plan


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Fantasy Clichés

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