Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Motivation is always an iffy thing. Especially when you're running a short game or a one-shot. In such situations, survival can be a wonderful motivator. That or imminent in character shinys upon completion of said one shot. My group recently ran a short 4e test drive since one of the players wanted to try it out. I acquiesced. Game was run, fun was had, and in character shinys were passed out. Next time I have a one shot in hand survival will be the name of the game.
Art from I wish I remembered.
Quotes from 4e short game
Alfhildr: (( it is very dark in the forest ))
* Otto walks around in the grass. Hopefully a safe distance from SB.
Alfhildr: (( otto is eaten by a grue ))
* Alfhildr watches Hurt wring thin air and mouths "laundry?"
Alfhildr: "I'm not doing your laundry"
Mira: (( You guys weren't kidding when you told me Dicechan was fickle. ))
Alfhildr: (( I don't think fickle is the right word ))
Alfhildr: (( I think malicious is better ))
LooneyGM: (( it's okay, everyone sucks tonight ))
Sven: (( fucker is the right word ))
Otto: (( dice kahn is sometimes dick chan. ))
Hurt: (( downright malicious is one way i'd describe dicekhan ))
LooneyGM: Another runs up and slices at Hurt
* LooneyGM rolls: 1d20+5 => 20 + 5 = 25
Pitch: (( Hurt is... gonna Hurt ))
Hurt Selot: (( im gonna dragontail that son of a bitch ))
* Hurt rolls: 1d20+7 Attack => 4 + 7 = 11
Hurt Selot: (( fuck!!!!!! ))
LooneyGM: (( no you aren't ))
LooneyGM: Pitch kills the goblin
Pitch: (( YES! ))
Pitch: (( I win everything! ))
Alfhildr: (( so now all the temp hp is gone right ))
Pitch: (( Yep. Seeing that it was not needed, the temp HP flew away to sunnier climes... ))
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Oh the PCs and their shenanigans. "Why of course we brought in weapons. The sign out front just said we could have them concealed, not that we couldn't have them at all." You have to admit though, the tank was probably overkill. Which explains the huge inflation in prices since the PCs last visit.
Art from Win!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Illusions are fun. Even more so when you want to believe them just for the fun of it. Lights in the sky are plain old cool even if they serve no combat purpose. I'm reminded of the early scenes of Fellowship of the Ring with the fireworks from Gandalf. Shiny lights from the sky!
Art from GIS for Aurora Borealis
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
We've all had times like this. Those droughts of gaming where you simply can't find anyone good to play with, or they're running games you don't want to play or any number of other things that keep the gaming from being good. But stick in there. Your gaming prospects will improve. Or you'll take up DMing.
GIS for ballet
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sometimes you want to be the king. King of the dungeon that is. I'm aware of the irony of the picture. But dungeon masters are just little kings anyways. While their kingdom does stretch as far as they can imagine it never leaves those borders.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Prestidigitation is one of the best spells in D&D, bar none. While there are other higher level spells that can do more, you just can't beat the usefulness of prestidigitation. After all, who wouldn't want green hair? You can do so much with it if you get creative. Not very useful combat wise but no other cantrip has the out of combat efficacy that prestidigitation does. The word is even an internal tongue twister.
This will be the last set of quotes from the saturday campaign that is wandering around under a mountain. They managed to defeat the BBEG, the deathknight they hated so much, a few other undead (DRAGON!), and emerged victorious. Next session is wrap up and rolling into a brief 4e game.
Atargatis: (( Please amend that six to however many characters we actually have ))
Atargatis: (( I was too lazy to count ))
Steely Dan: (( yes steely is like a ninja ))
Steely Dan: (( a loud blue and red stinky ninja ))
Steely Dan: (( IS HE DEAD ))
LooneyGM: (( VERY ))
Steely Dan: (( YAY ))
Dahmpir: (( GOOD ))
Steely Dan: (( CLEAVAGE ))
Helena: (( MY SOCKS ARE HAPPY ))
Dahmpir: (( I DONT KNOW WHY WE ARE YELLING ))
Atargatis: (( I am now in position to be ripped to shreds! ))
LooneyGM: (( hooray? ))
Atargatis: (( Hooray! ))
Clementine: (( that's what tanks are for! ))
On the Stinking Cloud spell
Steely Dan: (( so... it's... a giant fart? ))
LooneyGM: (( yes ))
Clementine: (( I hope we are not down wind. ))
Nelven: (( interesting way of putting it ))
LooneyGM: (( you may not blame it on soaring ))
Steely Dan: (( it's clearly helena's fault ))
* Helena bends over and rips one open.
Clementine: (( I has old-lady strength. ))
LooneyDM: "What do you want?"
Steely Dan: Moonshine!
Helena: (( « 1d20+20 = 16 + 20 = 36 » Lore, wtf does that mean ))
Atargatis: (( Helena draws on her vast Anime Convention lore! ))
Clementine: (( my mouth is not being bonded. ))
Steely Dan: (( THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID ))
Atargatis: (( To be fair, I'm a pretty crappy diplomat ))
Nelven: (( im the one with the high charism, lol ))
Steely Dan: (( I just put more ranks in intimidate. that's like diplomacy. ))
Nelven: (( does helena know how to smelt it? can she wihtout a forge? ))
Helena: (( I'm a living furnace ))
Helena: (( I think I'll manage ))
Nelven: (( either that or the bitches are gonna have a big square ass ))
Helena: "And COFFEE! I reeeeeally need some coffee..."
Atargatis: "Well, in leiu of coffee we've got you a nice fresh cup of the undead."
Atargatis: (( And I'm going to try to hit this jerk with Elder Mountain Hammer ))
LooneyDM: (( hammer time! ))