The Current Party

8th Day of Richfest C.Y. 1215

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Bam Fengell

Iroel Laucian

The coming war has taken its toll early on the party. Krodorn the dwarf has fallen in battle.  Prytannia and Avaris part ways with the party to help defend the first evacuees of Drellin’s Ferry as they travel along the Dawn Way, as well as to return the body of Krodorn to his dwarven home in the mountains.

Two new heroes have stepped up to join the party in their noble quest. The ferocious but silent Fengell Bloodmoon, a barbarian from the savage Northern Plains,  and the stalwart druid Laucian of the Keepers of Eth, sworn defenders of the forests and wild life in the western vale.

But will their combined strength be enough to prevent the coming doom?* Only time shall tell.

*My guess is “no”. 😛

With that in mind, let us ask…

Published in: on November 17, 2009 at 5:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Session 5 (Season 4) XP Rewards

Total XP

Char (lvl) Prev In-Game Diary Total XP
Bam (6) 18,587 + 438 19,025
Fengell (5) 12,547 + 488 13,035
Iroel (6) 16,672 + 438 17,110
Jorr (5) NPC
Laucian (5) 11,672 + 488 12,160
Valthurne (6) 17,334 + 438 17,772


Published in: on November 15, 2009 at 3:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

Announcement for Episode 5

This week in Red Hand of Doom:

Fangs! Claws! Teeth!  Lots of ’em!

Tune in on Thursday, November 12, 2009 for the continuation of Red Hand of Doom. Check your local time for airdates:

5 am – PST
6 am – Arizona (MST)
8 am – Pennsylvania (EST)
2 pm – Denmark and Germany
9 pm – Philippines

Some announcements:

  • Martin, let’s level you up.
  • Adrian, animal companion or distracting strike.
Published in: on November 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

RPG Resume

Artist Sean McNally presents this really cool resume idea.



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Session 4 (Season 4) XP Rewards

Total XP

Char (lvl) Prev In-Game Diary Total XP
Avaris (5) 14,092 + 1,072 *15,164
Bam (6) 17,147 + 1,440 18,587
Fengell (5) 10,875 + 1,672 12,547
Iroel (5) 14,750 + 1,922 *16,672
Laucian (5) 10,000 + 1,672 11,672
Prytannia (5) 14,942 + 1,072 *16,014
Valthurne (6) 15,644 + 1,690 17,334

*Ding Ding!
Note: Laucian will gain the XP Jorr would have received since Chris was playing Jorr at the time


Published in: on November 6, 2009 at 12:18 am  Comments (2)  

Announcement for Episode 4

This week in Red Hand of Doom:


Prytannia finally stood from her morning prayers, divine magic coursing through her veins. It was time.

“Do what you must priestess,” Jorr said for all to hear. “But do it quickly for we have company.”

All eyes darted to where Jorr was pointing.  A dark shadow was approaching from the northern sky. And it was approaching fast.


Tune in on Thursday, November  5, 2009 for the continuation of Red Hand of Doom. Check your local time for airdates:

5 am – PST
6 am – Arizona (MST)
8 am – Pennsylvania (EST)
2 pm – Denmark and Germany
9 pm – Philippines

Some announcements:

  • Irik, have you decided on Valthurne’s new feat yet?
  • Martin, have Iroel’s level-up choices ready. Remember, I’m allowing you to trade in Craft Wondrous Item feat. Actually better email me ahead of time. You’re not that easy to level up.
  • We have yet another new player this week. Last week we welcomed Sage, this week we welcome Chris. Which brings us to…
  • Chris, send me your prepared spell list please.
  • Adrian, I need the final word on animal companion or distracting strike.
Published in: on November 3, 2009 at 1:28 am  Leave a Comment  

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.



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!

Published in: on November 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Ambush

Crouched low behind the walls of the tower, Iroel was nervous.

He had put Avaris‘ life at great peril.  It was he who suggested Avaris act as bait. The plan was to lure the hobgoblins across the bridge while he the others cut off their escape from behind.

The hobgoblin sergeant barked the order in goblin, but Iroel understood it perfectly. The sergeant was ordering two of his hobgoblin soldiers to grab Avaris, who was perfectly disguised as an unarmed wizard. They were taking the bait!

Iroel could see Jorr on the other tower, silent and motionless as the rocks he was pressed against.

“Now!” cried out Iroel as the soldiers moved in to grab Avaris.

Upon hearing the signal, Valthurne immediately burst through the tents in which he was hiding. The sharp edge of his blade Merthuvial sliced though the tent as if it were parchment. Within seconds he was standing below the hobgoblin sergeant who had a startled look on his face.

valthurne2 Surprise!

The hobgoblin sergeant was startled. Then, a movement in the upper towers caught his eye. Two archers,  had taken position on the north towers and started firing at his men. His gaze darted across the bridge. The man he sent his soldiers after was not a “helpless wizard” at all but a fighting monk, who was now assisted by a well armored woman.

Much too late to re-call his men, he realized what he had walked into….

Akbar It’s a trap!

No, try again

Hobgoblin Sergeant It’s a trap!

Thank you.

Published in: on November 1, 2009 at 8:14 pm  Leave a Comment  



Published in: on October 30, 2009 at 3:43 am  Leave a Comment  

Episode 3 (Season 4) XP Rewards

Total XP

Char (lvl) Prev In-Game Diary Total XP
Avaris (5) 13,217 + 875 14,092
Bam (6) 16,547 + 600 17,147
Fengell (5) 10,000 + 875 10,875
Iroel (5) 13,875 + 875 14,750
Prytannia (5) 14,067 + 875 14,942
Valthurne (5) 14,769 + 875 *15,644

*New level!!! Enjoy!


Published in: on October 30, 2009 at 1:38 am  Leave a Comment