Dungeons and Dragons Gameplay – Toy Dolls and Night Hags

Back to the haunted house So the final part of the haunted manor jaunt, with the faith crew of Ol’Peter (Mr_Pickles), Obadiah (Chugawuga), Domanic (Medivac) and Felix (played by Chugawuga, since Longshanksepg couldn’t play this week). In this episode they eventually encounter the owner of the house and her little toy doll! There are lots of great scenes within this […]

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Encountering Ghosts, Spiders and ghastly ghouls!

Once more into the manor! Yes, we have been away for a while but in this episode we come back with a ghastly howl! This is part 2 of our The Haunt play through, you can see Part 1 here. The party continues to explore the manor house searching for the missing apprentice. But there are some creatures trying to […]

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Brigadoon Episode 25- In Search of Silver Part 1

So the party venture down into the first level of the Wittecombe Mine in order to clear it out and find some silver. But want strange occurrences happen to them. With Dust Worms erupting from the ground they encounter the strange smell of honeysuckle emanating from a cavern filled with skeletal figures and the strange cavern filled with water and … gems … and as soon as someone sees gems, then Bzooker, the gnome fighter, is in there.

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Brigadoon Episode 24- In Search of Silver Part 1

While keeping an eye on the werewolf conclave the party realise that it has been disbanded. The town council calls a town meeting in order to determine a way forward. Could the town be looking at an attack from a band of werewolves? How well are they prepared for this? How will they train the town guard and improve the defenses? Surely there is not enough silver in the town to make enough weapons! – it is only then that the blacksmith brings up the legend of the nearby Wittecombe mine. Are the party brave enough and willing to venture forth into the mine? At why was that ring on the messenger crow so important? All these questions and probably more will be answered in this week’s episode.

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Brigadoon Episode 23 Fungal Plague Part 6

So the party, after sacrificing one of their own the party take what they came for and headed back to the village of Clarion but were somewhat concerned with what they found. Not only that but it would appear there is something which needs to be checked out by the paladin. Oh by the way – there is definitely a surprise waiting in the abbey for the group!

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Brigadoon Episode 19/20 Fungal Plague Part 2/3

The party manage to defeat the attack of the boars only to be faced by a rather big minotaur. Battle ensues and one of the party dies at the bull’s grizzle battle axe. The party also learn the secret of the Sunell Well wish might hold the cure for the Fungal Plague – but what hideous guardians protect it! So I admit it and I made a bit of a mistake with the challenge rating at the end of the last adventure and, because of this, we are replying the end encounter just as the party encounter the harpies! Although this time they manage to defeat them with minimal loss – that’s right, there are some losses! Then it’s onward to the abbey where they encounter some difficult riddles and defeat the dreaded guardians!

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Developing as a DM

Okay, Okay – I need to start of by premising this waffle by stating that we all make mistakes. Sometimes these are taking the wrong turn when heading towards an unknown destination, sometimes it is just picking the wrong letter in the multiple choice test. Sometimes it saying something when you ought to keep quiet and other times it is pushing for what you believe just to discover that you are wrong. Well last week I made a bit of a mistake in the Dungeons and Dragons game which I DM on a Saturday night at 20:00 GMT on Twitch. In my vision of dramatic and epic battles I forgot that the characters were only 3rd level and also to multiply my challenge rating but the number of monsters which were attacking, rather than just adding up their experience. The result – carnage! As character after character hit the dust, I realised that something was not correct and stopped the session early. Although some players thought it was something to do with the terrain, it was purely that there was too many harpies attacking the party. As the dust settled I started to wonder what kind of DM I was/am and what my role/job description would be if there was one actually written down.

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