Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Session 34 - Nothing but parasiiiiites

So we had a surprise player turn up last night! Welcome to Pawel who's playing a Dwarf with biceps the size of your thigh.
They managed to find the underground river entrance to Moldus Vane's bunker-dungeon by the end of the session, but not before Kronk fell prey to the horrid six-limbed leech creatures hanging out nearby.
To his credit, Kronk did manage to rip one of them in half before he bled out. Mist Urmun got covered in the gore downstream due to rune shenanigans.
Speaking of, Mist himself is slowly becoming a magic tattoo-covered rune mage... but with Kronk dead who's going to do his tats?
Mushroom Lover is barred from Woodsley nowadays after vomiting webs over everyone in the pub, so that's awkward.

I've been fiddling with rules oh no
I tried this out when I ran a game in Australia and it worked pretty well - your character gets a couple of skill points at first level based on their prior career.
This will be retroactive, naturally. So next time you're here you'll have two skill points to add to your character so long as you can justify your character using them in his old job. So if you used to be an Apothecary it'll likely be First Aid and if you were a Scholar it's probably Languages.
Another thing in a similar vein, I'm ditching Architecture (it never gets used) and replacing it with a limited Arcane skill that helps identify potions and lets non-wizards use scrolls. Thieves being able to use scrolls is a pretty standard thing in trad D&D, donchaknow.
Failure would mean misidentifying the item (cackle cackle) or the casting going Horribly Wrong.

Session 34 - Nothing but parasiiiiites
Campaign date:
Saturday, July 17th 1549
Moon phase: Waxing Crescent
Zodiac: Gemini

New characters:
- Devein the Dwarf, incredibly strong, apothecary training, appeared from nowhere!
- As-yet-unnamed Cleric, a mushroom farmer who found God during a bad trip.

Enemies defeated:
- Two pickpockets, webbed along with everyone in the tavern by Mushroom Lover (10 exp)
- Two horrible creatures with lamprey mouths and wriggly, grapply bodies. (500 exp)
- One grey ooze, destroyed in fiery holocaust of webs and oil (50 exp)

Treasure and Equipment:
- Six pieces of carefully placed jewelled items (2000 exp)

- Travelled 12 miles (20 exp)
- Explored 4 dungeon rooms (80 exp)
- 1 Wandering Monster rolled (20 exp)
- Found the entrance to Moldus Vane's hideaway (200 exp)

- Resisted pickpocketing attempt (50 exp)
- Inventive use of runes (tattoos, water repellant) (Mist Urmun - 50 exp)
- Brought food to the ascetic monks (50 exp)
- Crushed the creatures' eggs and all the baby leech things within (50 exp)
- ML named his returning hammer "Did You Hear It Coming". (Mushroom Lover - 50 exp)
- Noblebright bonus (50 exp)
- Dramatic battle bonus (50 exp)
- Ludicrous gore bonus (50 exp)
- Cartographer bonus (Mist Urmun - 100 exp)
- Death's Witness bonus (Witnesses - 100 exp ea.)
- Famous Last Words bonus: "I'm sorry Izma... I didn't pull the lever" (Kronk - 200 exp to next character)
- Noble Sacrifice bonus (Kronk - 1000 exp to next character)

Quests and Rumours:
- None heard

Death Toll and Injuries:
- Kronk, pulled underwater by horrible leech-mouthed creature and torn to shreds.

Exp Totals:
Renzo / Mushroom Lover, Level 4 Elf (Alpdrucke): 16749 (Level up at 24000)
Dominic / Level 1 Cleric: 1213 (Level up at 1750)
Michael / Mist Urmun, Level 4 Magic User: 12881 (Level up at 18000)
Pawel / Devein, Level 1 Dwarf: 1160 (Level up at 2200)


Absent or Retired:
(Mushroom Lover's Retainer)
-- Carl Sberg, Level 1 Fighter: 655 (Level up at 2000)
Liisa / Peggy Pigrider, Level 4 Dwarf: 13395 (Level up at 17600)
-- Mr Burg, Level 1 Fighter: 655 (Level up at 2000)
Marco / Sauron, Level 1 Necromancer: 1530 (Level up at 2250)
Tom / NWA Chuck Langley, Level 1 Cleric: 951 (Level up at 1750)
Ros / Rhea, Level 1 Elf (Capriped): 850 (Level up at 3000)
John / Level 1 Magic-User: 1500 (Level up at 2000)
Dana / Bingo, Level 1 Muscle Wizard: 1461(Level up at 2250)
Chris / Crocell, Level 4 Halfling: 12318 (Level up at 16000)
-- Belial, Level 1 Fighter: 1047 (Level up at 2000)
Michael / Mist Urmun, Level 4 Magic User: 9129 (Level up at 18000)
Renzo / Gastani, Level 2 Barbarian: 3000 (Level up at 4000)
Chris2 / Gadling, Level 3 Specialist (Assassin): 4738 (Level up at 6000)
Joanna / Artemis, Level 2 Specialist (Healer): 2250 (Level up at 3000)
George / Magnus, Level 1 Cleric: 1342 (Level up at 1750)
Lisa / Bella, Level 1 Magic User: 1951 (Level up at 2250)
Jacob / Wizard Khalifa, Level 1 Muscle Wizard: 430 (Level up at 2250)
Marius' Totally-Not-Necromancer, Level 3 Necromancer: 5111 (Level up at 9000)
Nadav / Frog, Level 1 Fighter: 732 (Level up at 2000)
Charlie / Losh, Level 1 Elf (Habberjock): 309 (Level up at 3000)
Jack / Uldric, Level 1 Magic User: 409 (Level up at 2250)
Kate / Khaleesi, Level 1 Muscle Wizard: 37 (Level up at 2250)
Emmi / Lyrel, Level 2 Necromancer: 2891 (Level up at 4500)
--- Schmidt, Level 0 Human

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