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Red Hand Of Doom - Part One: The Witchwood
Anonymous
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No.133942
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Greetings. Welcome to the first session of /mlpol/'s first running of the classic third edition d&d campaign Red Hand Of Doom.
On this adventure, our heroes, currently three strong, will encounter dozens of trials that will test their strength, cunning, and friendship as they face an army of goblins.

If you'd like to join, there's still room for more in the party. Don't be shy to ask.

Our story begins in Elsir Vale, with our three heroes on the road to the town of Drellin’s Ferry. The three are seasoned adventurers, and exated heroes to boot. Having fought many battles together before, they are confident in their strength. Legend has it of a vast treasure in the Vault of Vraath Keep, hidden deep in the Witchwood; our heroes, have journeyed all this way to seize the vault for their own.
Despite that, they all have their own motivations to travel to Drellin's Ferry:
Sir Whiskers, a cunning and charismatic Tibbet Jester, is travelling to meet up with an old friend of his: Princess Princess Bagel Jennifurr Fluffykinz the fourth. He hasn't met his old friend since he was a kitten, and he's eager to meet with her again. She has arranged to meet up with him in Drellin's Ferry, and to accompany him on his adventure.
Sir Brozal, a mighty Orc Crusader of Pelor, has received a mission from a high-ranking Cleric of his order has received a powerful vision of war descending on Elsir Vale under the banner of a clawed red hand, and has sent Brolaz to the far reaches of Elsir Vale to avert impending disaster... Brozal isn't exactly sure if the vision was real, or if his master just wanted to get rid of him for the year, but he never turns down a good crusade.
Brother Chad, a wise and powerful Druid, has chosen to accompany his companions on their hunt for the lost treasure in the Witchwood. Sir Whiskers requested his aid because Chad is the most experienced woodsman he knows. Chad is wary of this region, for he's heard that it is ruled by a fierce and territorial Druid, but he embarks upon this jouney nonetheless, the secrets of the Witchwood too tempting to ignore.
...So tempting that he seems to have drifted off somewhere with his horse; probably fucking it again or something. Stupid hippie.

And so, let's begin:
>The afternoon sun beats down on you; the air is hot and still. The sparsely settled lands of Elsir Vale are starting to grow monotonous, with a seemingly endless line of dusty flyspecks of towns. The town of Drellin’s Ferry lies a few miles ahead of you. It’s a settlement hard on the borders of the Witchwood, and the best place from which to begin exploring the nearby forest.
This is the part where the players ask obvious questions that I thoughtlessly ignored in the first post, as well as implore about their surroundings.
1015 replies and 41 files omitted.
Anonymous
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No.135526
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>>135525
You could only blind two of them (the two on the ledge) with that attack.
Anonymous
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No.135527
it's a 10 ft radius spread.
Anonymous
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No.135528
135529
>>135526
If they're the two of them that keep zapping Brozal's Strength score, then it's worth it.
If there's more of them however...
Anonymous
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No.135529
135530
>>135528
I mean, it wouldn't hurt.
Anonymous
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No.135530
135531
>>135529
Well, it is Glitterdust.
Sure, I'll go with it.
Anonymous
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No.135531
>>135530
Alright, what's the save DC on that?
Anonymous
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No.135532
135533
Both the hobgoblins are covered in golden dust.
However, neither appear to be Blinded.

Bagel's move?
Anonymous
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No.135533
135534
>>135532
Bagel, meanwhile, takes the tiny kitty's healing belt, going towards the dying dog in the hopes of either Jorr using it himself or applying it on the dog.
Anonymous
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No.135534
>>135533
The Doggo gets up.
Jorr is very much pleased.

He promptly gets up and fires two arrows towards the Veteran in the northwest corner, the Veteran is staggered.

Brozal's turn.
Brozal, The Fire Bringer
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No.135535
Brozal attacks the goblin at the bottom of the staircase with his trident, jabbing it through with seemingly renewed vigor. Translation: I’m using Mountain Hammer on the goblin at the bottom of the staircase to get him out of the way.
Brozal, The Fire Bringer
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No.135536
“The body fails, but Pelor gives it new life!”
Brozal, The Fire Bringer
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No.135537
135539
>>135514
Rolled an 11. I assume that doesn't hit.
Anonymous
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No.135538
Shit. I skipped chad...

I'm going to assume he called down another bolt of lightning, dropping the hobgoblin
Anonymous
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No.135539
135541
>>135537
Nah...

The hobgoblin charges you, and lashes out with his katana. The chilling arcane blade further diminishes your strength, dropping it to 5.

You take 10 slashing damage.
Anonymous
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No.135540
Okay, the two golden-gobbos fire at Chad, only one of them hits. He takes 7 damage.

3 enemies remaining.
Brozal, The Fire Bringer
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No.135541
>>135539
Sweat and blood dribble out of the cracks and freshly made openings in Brolaz's banded mail as his legs tremble and the grip on his trident begins to slip. He slumps over- using his trident's polearm for support. "Fire is coming! It will swallow us all! Gaze into the incandescent inferno! Give yourself to it!"
Anonymous
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No.135542
135544
Jorr shoots back at one of the hobgoblins, both of his arrows connecting. It is wounded, but does not drop.

Whisker's turn.
Anonymous
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No.135543
Chad, I apologiz in advance, but I'm going to keep controlling Chad on auto-pilot, repeating his last action until you get back.
Anonymous
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No.135544
135545
>>135542
Fuck.
Back into the 'I dunno what to do' field.
Guess it's time to break the cat form, wield a crossbow and start firing.
Can he do it all in one turn?
Anonymous
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No.135545
135546
>>135544
Transformation is a standard action.
Anonymous
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No.135546
135547
>>135545
Eugh.
Don't got many choices, honestly. I gotta attack at a range for once to support our Pelor boi.
Anonymous
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No.135547
135548
>>135546
Done.
Bagel's action?
Anonymous
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No.135548
135549
>>135547
Reapply invisibility if applicable, then move towards Whiskers and give him the healing belt back.
Anonymous
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No.135549
>>135548
Done.
Anonymous
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No.135550
Sounds Chad brings down another bolt of lightning on an archer, which wounds, but doesn't kill, the archer.
Anonymous
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No.135551
Wait, nevermind. It's she's dead. Forgot Jorr had those shots.
Anonymous
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No.135552
135553
Brozal's turn.
Brozal, The Fire Bringer
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No.135553
>>135552
Brozal lunges at the goblin at the bottom of the stairs again. "Fire is coming!" He shouts once more as he thrusts shoddily at the goblin. I'm using Vanguard Strike on it.
Brozal, The Fire Bringer
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No.135554
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Rolled 16 on attack. I heal 2 HP, and deal 8 damage.
Brozal, The Fire Bringer
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No.135555
135557
>>135554
i miss and don't heal
Anonymous
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No.135556
135559
>>135554
Jorr fires at the last archer, wounding it.

Leathery flapping resounds from the sky, and pic related

Rain of projectiles rain down from the tower and pierce into impaling her and dealing 36 piercing damage. She shrieks and writhes so hard that Chad with his 7 Dex slips off of her back.
>>135554
That would have missed anyway.

Whisker's turn.
Anonymous
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No.135557
>>135555
Based quads heal you 5 damage anyway.
Anonymous
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No.135558
Misty is at half health.
Anonymous
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No.135559
135560
>>135556
Whiskers unslings his bow while looking for a suitable place to hide from another volley of arrows.
Bagel meanwhile takes the healing belt again and insert some healing on Misty.
Anonymous
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No.135560
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>>135559
That siant skeleton to the north looks like decent cover. I'd let you move and attack.
>>135559
Misty is healed slightly.
Anonymous
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No.135561
135562
>>135560
Whiskers goes to it before attacking at one of the big Strength sapping bullies Brozal's facing.
Anonymous
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No.135562
135563
>>135561
Roll to attack
Anonymous
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No.135563
135564
>>135562
[1d20+7 = 15]<Pew
Anonymous
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No.135564
YOu know, i said I would only be an hour. I really wish I knew where Chad was...
>>135563
Miss.
Anonymous
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No.135565
Okay, I got one vote to wait for a while and see if Chad shows up.

I cannot DM tomorrow. The best I can do is go for a few more hours tonight.
Anonymous
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No.135566
I'm going to go for a 15 minute walk while I consider the monsters' next moves.
Anonymous
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No.135567
Okay. I'm going to just eat dinner while I hope Chad shows up. Iirc, it's actually pretty late in the UK, so I don't know if he's even awake right now.

One if these days I'm going to have to address our communication issues...
Anonymous
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No.135568
Whiskers has gone to bed.

It looks like I'm going to have to freeze time for this week, again.. Oh well.
Anonymous
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No.135586
135588
I came to a realization that completely broke me last night, i was still reading the thread but i was really not in the mood to continue playing and i was going to post that i was going to give up this session but i felt like it was pointless to post anything so i didn't because i knew it would have disrupted our game, a lot of frustration was tormenting me yesterday.
I'll see how i am feeling by the next weekend.
Brozal, The Fire Bringer
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No.135587
We have a new player joining in as a melee wizard so that should help.
Anonymous
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No.135588
135590
>>135586
Gee, m8. Are you alright?
I'm not one to judge. If you have something you want to talk about, or another concern, feel free to share it.
Anonymous
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No.135590
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>>135588
>Gee, m8. Are you alright?
Not sure at the moment.
>I'm not one to judge. If you have something you want to talk about, or another concern, feel free to share it.
It was a reevaluation of my experiences that caused my views to be shaken, i have not found what i wanted and was let down on dumb expectations, i won't go into detail.
Thanks for asking.
Anonymous
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No.135591
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>>135590
Is this an issue with your personal life, or with this game?
Anonymous
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No.135592
135594
>>135591
Personal.
Anonymous
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No.135594
>>135592
Well, you have my condolences.
I won't blame you for taking a break if you're having meatspace troubles; we all have them.