Hi, I'm new to the board but not new to T&T having run a campaign back in the eighties getting the players characters up to level 9. I'll be starting one within the next week through a facebook group if you're interested in joining in.
All level 1 characters going through an unused tunnel complex I created way back in 1990. I have seven players now but could accommodate several more. I'll be posting once a day but players can participate as much or as little as they want as long as they say something every two weeks they will remain alive and have their character follow along the more active participating players. Using images I will have slow map reveals based on torch or lamp light as delvers go questing. It will be much more action based than conversation based. Just for curiosity I joined a couple play by e-mail groups running a similar game system and during the course of the 3 weeks I've been following along they've talked and walked through the woods. Mine will be much more action based as two of my players from back then are back. They like to fight! Join in if you're intrigued...
Post by Toad-Killer-Dog on May 28, 2014 13:46:56 GMT -5
That sounds interesting, unfortunately I don't do the whole facebook thing. We'd all love to see logs of your adventures though,
Maybe you could create a thread and keep us all appraised?
"For a look or a word, scarce thought or heard, I follow a fading fire. "Past bead and bell and the hangman's cell, like a harp-call of desire. "I may not see the road I ride for the witch-fire lamps that gleam; "But phantoms glide at my bridle-side, and I follow a nameless Dream." R.E. Howard
The group of seven (elf wizard, three dwarf warriors and three men warriors) will enter the tunnel complex tomorrow having spent the first week gambling at the inn and leaving the city on a raft (pursued wrongly for a sapphire theft by city guards). Last week was travelling westward fighting a giant crab, getting suckered by two gargoyles on the bridge, getting lost outside and going up the wrong river, but diving for a skull at the foot of a waterfall to enlist the help of a demon imp, fighting a hill giant in the river, chasing down most of the goblins foraging off peanuts in a field at 1 am in individual combats.
Heres the crab fight from June 9th as the party moves down the river on a 20' raft:
ME: As you float West the city fades from view behind you. The road to the South is just visible. There are not many traveling on it this morning. To the Northwest is the small lone mountain range nicknamed the Thumb. The first hour on the river is uneventful, calm and there is no breeze. Bomkar and Exion switch to guiding the raft. Exion takes awhile to get used to it but gains a handle on how to steer it. Along the North shore you see a rhinoceros drinking, but it pays you no attention and you continue on. At almost two hours into your trip your raft spins almost 90 degrees and halts. You're about 40 feet off the south bank. Probably some sorta sand dune.
⚔RESULTS⚔ Bomkar +21ap Exion +17ap Dumfis: Use your poles Sahib's to see if we rest on sand or a water horses back say Dumfis as he ready's his javelins.
Calum: Calum nods and begins to push toward the dune.
Exion: proceeds to push their way towards the sand.
ME: Calum relieves Bomkar of the pole and he and Exion push down into the water. Calums side seems to be stuck as he pushes down into the murk only a foot. The front end comes free with a shove, as the raft slowly begins drifting again. Suddenly, the front corner blasts four feet out of the water sending Bomkar flying off his feet splashing into the water. Elrond and Boris are knocked down as well before the raft then crashes back into the water with a tremendous spray. Rising several feet out of the water before you is a monstrous rock crab twelve feet across. Sandy tan in color encrusted with a very thick exoskeleton and fierce claws. The raft seems to be lodged atop its legs, so all of you on one side should not overturn it. It quickly swings out its large 4' crusher claw, missing Marian but catching Dumfis around the chest pinning his right arm. Javelin dropped, Dumfis tries to get out either dagger but drops them both to the raft. Bomkar spends the first combat turn getting back on the raft. FIGHT!
⚔RESULTS⚔ Marian +24ap Bomkar +30ap Exion +20ap Elrond +16ap Dumfis +41ap Boris +22ap Calum +25ap
Elrond: I will unleash the fury of Elrond's bow on this fowl creature!!
Exion: I am going to bash this monster with my Bludgeon.
Calum: I will put the pole down on the deck of the raft if I can, then I will unsling my shield and draw my short sword to attack.
Boris: Time for Boris to test the edge of Shotel.
ME: The rock crab is a fierce creature indeed. It’s pincer claw snaps out quickly at all but Elrond who stays in the back, focusing on getting off an arrow, without hitting his companions. The raft splooshes up and down as the swords of Boris, Calum, and Marian slowly chip away at the tough exoskeleton. The crusher claw while holding Dumfis slams you all to the raft and cuts you up. Exion goes berserk manically and begins pounding the crab with his bludgeon bashing it before himself getting smacked to the ground hard.. Dumfis is able to free a hand and accepts a dagger given to him as Elrond unleashes a miraculous arrow shot from afar into the crab which screams. Bomkar gets aboard the raft. Your group loses the round 85-134 but armor protect all but Dumfis.
Bomkar joins in on the fray and wildy smashes about savagely and joyously pummeling the crab with his war hammer, alongside the dwarves and men. Dumfis still caught, is trying in vain to escape the claw, that is crushing his ribs-he stabs repeatedly with his poniard. Elrond tucks away his bow and hits the crab with his staff. Your group rallys winning the round 133-99.
Elrond adds his strength and uses his staff to help Dumfis try and escape the crushing claw but it’s no good. The crab is severely beaten by the slicing and bashing heads of the other five. The crab is cut apart and bashed to pieces. 98-53.
The crab barely alive falls backward slowly as Exion and Bomkar in their battle fury smash it apart freeing Dumfis. So caught up in fighting they start swinging at him and the rest of the group who are forced to defend themselves. Elrond is able to calm down Bomkar and Calum goes up and smacks Exion on the head knocking him out.
Dumfis is in pain from being squeezed and lays down immediately to start recovering. Exion regains conscience and is exhausted and just lays there dazed. After awhile as all recover a bit, Boris and Marian take the raft poles. It takes Boris quite awhile to get the hang of steering but soon they are moving westward. The sun is above at noon as the group moves on.
⚔RESULTS⚔ Dumfis -2 CON Dumfis +198ap Elrond +164ap Elrond -1 arrow Calum +169ap Marian+167ap Boris +189ap Exion +160ap Bomkar +160ap
Boris: Well fought all. Hope Dumfis recovers soon. Anyone for crab supper?
Elrond: Well done team...nice fight!
Last Edit: Jun 16, 2014 12:27:53 GMT -5 by speed1000
The campaign is going great! Up to 11 players now having lost one but gaining four. Made a new banner for the group yesterday that turned out pretty cool. Really shows off the group (to scale):
It certainly has been demanding of my time since the game is going all the time I'm awake. Sometimes the battles take close to an hour to type up. Here is a recent one...
Elrond: I say there Wilhena and Valiant...have we passed your tests and earned our rewards or do we have one more to go?
GM: All together in the arena, you see the knight Valiant move for the first time... his head turns back and forth. Wilhena the centaur, says from her spot above another door "One more!" She slides the bolt and the door is knocked to the ground faster than it'd fall. A seven headed, 30' long hydra bursts into the arena and attacks immediately. It is the most fearsome thing you've ever seen! Ti-ti, the fairy is absolutely terrified of it. FIGHT!
Mellon: I cast TTYF. L2
Elrond: "We got our hands full with this one team, snap out of it Ti-ti as we'll need ALL of us to defeat this hellish beast...to Lakilea!!" I will unleash a fiery bolt from Tudang first, then cast a lvl 3 TTYF before joining the melee with my fiery staff!
Marian: OH GREAT!!! Swing my broadsword at one of the heads!
GM: The hydra is fast and furious and has everyone moving about the circle. Elrond fires a fiery arrow hitting the beast in the left leg as Ti-ti recovers and begins her sling assault on one of the heads. Mellon shouts out "TAKE THAT YOUR FIEND" and electricity leaps from his staff striking the hydras heads. Oddly only two of the heads seem to be on the offensive as the rest just writher and look menacing without being much of a threat. One of the heads clamps down on Marian and another on Calum. Your group wins the round 275-178. Calum and Marian break free and continue to hack at it.
This time around five of the heads go on the offensive and they are wildly looping an sweeping trying to bite. Now it's Elronds turn to shout out "TAKE THAT YOUR FIEND" and a tremendous blast severs one of the heads. Exion gets right up close beside Brim and they seem fearless right before it. Your group loses the round 422-376. Brim is bleeding from his right shoulder. Five of the heads stay on the offensive as the other snarls and roars. They have a tremendous assault despite losing another head as your group loses badly 437-327 injuring many and Brim is down having been taken in it's mouth and chewed upon.
Thumper and Marian get right behind it and slash away at it as everyone tries to rally. Only three heads attack as the other two do whatever non attacking hydra heads do. This gives you a victory 326-262 lopping off another head where smaller ones take their place.
The remaining four heads bite and claw at your armor trying to inflict further hurt but your weapons are swift and slice deep into the scaly hide. You win 337-268 as another head is hacked from the body by Dumfis. Feeling the advantage you pour on the offense determined to kill it quickly. You win 319-231, and then again 300-133 with a rallying cry from Boris. With just the last remaining immortal head left you attack the body slicing and bashing, burning and smashing until there is just a bloody body left in the arena. Thumper slices deep with his toothy sword until he severs its heart killing it.
⚔RESULTS⚔ ALL +700ap
DAMAGE taken to CON (showing previous damage not yet healed) Brim -11 CON (-24 total, needs immediate healing or will die!) Elrond -1 (-4 total) Dumfis -4 (-8 total) Tizariana -4 (-10 total) Mellon -1 (-9 total)
Last Edit: Jul 23, 2014 14:13:10 GMT -5 by speed1000
Yes, it is and I sent a reply message: Check your 'other' inbox.
The group is getting close to finishing their 2nd adventure but has still much to accomplish and several BIG encounters to meet and conquer. I've been hoping to add a new player to be the 'missing companion' of the last player who joined. Better to be you than just one of the dead pit fillers. They are currently engaged in conversation with an elf maiden whom they've restored to the living from a magicians sword skewered trunk. They have a fountain room to explore and then some big fights (adventure points you'll want to be in on)!
Just a small update on my facebook game. Most of the group are now Level 6 and they are finishing up the Tomb of Axton from Sorcerer's Apprentice that was an impromptu addition to the campaign (I've always wanted to run that). Hopefully, I disguised it enough to not ruin the fun for those familiar with the 33 yr old adventure. Plus I made some alterations. We've had some character deaths and new additions so this is the current banner.
At this precise moment in the game, its 10:15 pm and the group is 160' underground and has just defeated the mummified Axton in his kingly burial chamber. They hoarded the loot and are deciding what they want to do with a 50 lb iron pot, filled with steel, with several dagger handles coming out of. It radiates evil magic and one of their group has touched it. Meanwhile the Prince of their city, whom they rescued and are escorting back, sits a level above, running out of patience, NOT wanting to spend the night in a tomb underground.
It's all fun and as always, accepting new characters at any time.
Last Edit: Nov 7, 2014 8:28:11 GMT -5 by speed1000
CRAP! I had a much more involved post but just lost it before posting. In short, the group is up to 14: 4 elves, 4 dwarves, 4 men, a fairy and a shape shifted minotaur. Characters between L2-L6. This was the final fight in clearing a mini 'save the inn' adventure. I thought it turned out pretty epic. My final post took 2 hrs to write.
GM At the bottom of the creaky stairs is the Stone Spore Inn cellar. The aroma of wine is strong. Upon reaching the stone floor, any magically lit items you have go out. The temperature is noticeably cooler as most use your torch/lantern to see. To your right are a few wood crates-one open containing linens. Some long tables and two stools are against the right wall with goblets, along with full dark bottles. Before you are large wooden kegs with steel banding, stacked two high. As you move towards them you hear a deep crackling voice from further in the room, "I KNOW YOU'VE COME TO TRY AND BANISH ME. YOU WILL FAIL. I LIKE IT HERE VERY MUCH." Wizards don't detect any magic. not even from amongst their own.
MELLON-elf wiz. "Actually, I just want to talk to you. How do people know you?"
GM "PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ME. THOSE THAT MEET ME...DIE!"
MELLON "Hmm. Tell me... Do you ever get ... Lonely? I mean, so lonely that you think your heart will break, that you just ... can't go on? That you really don't see the point in continuing to try to live? So hopelessly lonely that suicide ... seems like the only option? OOC: Turning on the Elven charisma like NOBODY'S business here.
MARIAN-dwarf war. We do not fear your kind Demon! You won't be the first of your kind we've sent back to the vile pit from which they were spawned! Such a fate will shortly be yours, FILTH!!! SHOW YOUR MISERABLE SELF NOW!!!
MYARI-human warwiz. Myari faceplams and said sarcastically "that would surely made 'em show up"
MELLON (Whispering to Marian) "Just COULDN'T let me handle it, could you?"
GM The glowing object flaps its tan feathered wings into view. It is a large two foot wide glowing orange eyeball. It immediately shoots sheets of sub zero ice at you! FIGHT!
MELLON TTYF L3 (Str Cost 9 w/Staff, damage 63)
GALDOR-elf wiz. I'm poking it in the eyeball with this foil.
MYARI Myari looks at Scits (housecat that gives +5 LK to all) and said "RUN SCITS, HIDE!", Scits jumps off Myari's shoulder then he runs and hides behind the boxes, then casts TTYF while dodging ice attacks and she charges towards the creature and slashes its eye with her broadsword
ELROND-elf wiz. "Lanta en' Kalale!" Cast a lvl 5 TTYF at the floating demon! (24 STR cost w/staff for 150 damage)
SOLVEIG-dwarf war. Solveig learns another lesson about adventuring: let someone else carry the torch. She dives into battle with blade and shield.
DUMFIS-human war. Head in swinging aiming for a wing. "I liked the girl better!" I yell.
GM Sheets of freezing cold ice blast out of the eye like daggers of cold stabbing your skin. Poorly protected against such attacks, Orek, Bort and Myari take the worst of its searing cold penetration as the beast master falls to the floor. Elrond, Mellon, Sirius and Myari yell out TAKE THAT YOU FIEND! as their electrical bolts fly at the flapping eye thing which seems to be impervious to their electrical attacks! Ti-ti aims and launches her stone hitting it in the eye, her stone creating a crater in the iris. Kahz lumbers to the left knocking one of the barrels to the floor, driving his pilum at it looking for a shish-ka-bob. Galdor runs up and jabs his foil at it, the blade drenched in clear eye fluid. Orek fighting back the freezing pain slashes his enchanted sword Werqus slicing one of its wings off. Dumfis slices at the thing on the ground with his sabre severing the other wing as Exion, Solveig and Bort stab it. Marians axe glowing blue, cleaves the thing in half as Grombrindal watches unneeded in the assault. Your group wins 580-116 destroying the demon.
⚔RESULTS⚔ ALL +127
Mellon - 4CON Bort -9 CON Orek -9 CON Myari -11 CON Galdor -5CON Sirius -5 CON
GM "POOR IXIT! NOT ONLY FOR BEING BANISHED, BUT FOR NOT HAVING A MOUTH TO TASTE THIS DELICIOUS WINE." You hear a bottle smash. "READY OR NOT HERE I COME!" From out of the darkness comes a tremendous creature. Dark red in color with long clawed limbs. It's fanged head covered with bright red feathers, it roars "OH SO MANY TO CHEW ON! HOW I DO LOVE INTESTINES!" The cellar ceiling being 12', the giant demon is hunched over, its back feathers stroking the ceiling. A gold bracelet on its wrist flashes and Exion vanishes. FIGHT!
GALDOR *Galdor stabs it in the face then steps back casting TTYF*
DUMFIS "Save the wine!" as I leap at the monster.
MYARI Myari casts TTYF while limping to a safe distance then she unclips her normal dagger and aims it towards the demon's head and throws it*
SOLVEIG Solveig does not even take the time to ponder the mess that she and her comrades just made as she becomes intent on making another mess with her comrades. The blood blade seeks blood!
ELROND Launch a flaming bolt at this beast face in hopes of hitting him in the eyes with my 'special' silver tipped arrow! (14 + 111 damage)
OREK-dwarf war. Adrenaline pumping, Orek slashes furiously at the next assailant. Looking to cut off any limbs of the beast that he can
GM Myari unsure of her course of action, yells out TAKE THAT YOU FIEND and is astonished as the bolt strikes the demon, having little if any effect. The dark red feathered demon, Lundun kicks her unconscious into the crates, her head splitting boards. Galdor to the right and slightly behind it, sticks it with his foil. Mellon guesses magic may not effect the thing, uses his quarterstaff to beat on it. The beasts armored hide seems tough! Dumfis beside Kahz, charges in slashing and jabbing. Grombrindal content sitting out before, launches in with his axe beside Orek with his zappathingumed hand-and-a-half sword. Marian, axe glowing blue, strives to sever the demons arm. Solveig gets in real close with her blood dagger, trying to spill its blood. Ti-ti fearing height may not be an advantage goes further back and misses her shot. Bort still freezing from the ice, lunges with his gladius and gets smashed to the ground, his head striking the floor hard. Sirius uses his staff battering the nearest leg, before he is kicked through the barrels piled high. He too has fallen. Elrond channeling fire through his hand ignites an arrow with his extra heavy longbow and fires it at the demons face but instead pierces one of its legs. The demon enraged hits Orek to the floor knocking him out, his weapon skittering before Dumfis. Mellon wishes he had stayed back as he and Galdor get trampled and crushed to the wall. You lose badly 644-883. Exion comes running down the stairs, surveys how many are down and throws a figurine across the room.
The small statue hits the ground breaking releasing a cloud of crackling blue smoke. From out of it steps a 6' horned cyclops wielding a steel club, that begins to grow! It senses the target of Exions anger and attacks the demon Lundun. Dumfis picks up the zappathingumed sword Werqus, and charges in with that. Ti-ti finds her range and hits with her stone. The dwarves remaining have formed a shield wall and are attacking its legs, and thoroughly repelling its strikes. Elrond attacking with his flaming falchion and baton takes a nasty hit knocking him around. Exion with his dual bladed swift sword and over confidence, sees himself cut by a quick cut to his leg. Grom takes a minor cut as does Dumfis. The cyclops continuing to grow fights... it's head and shoulders smash through the ceiling and floor above! Virtually mindless, it waves its arms overhead, its club wrecking a portion of the roof(!) and drawing the attention of the demon. Despite your efforts you lose 565-756 and then Kahz disappears with a flash of the demons bracelet, only to appear upstairs.
The cyclops now fully 22' high grabs its club two handed and smashes down on the demon as floor boards from above go flying as it gets some fightin room. Solveig, Grombrindal and Marian behind their shield wall press in from the left, as Exion and Dumfis, join Elronds side to attack its right. Ti-ti again hits with her slung stone. You win the round 713-636 as Kahz comes running down the stairs. The blood dagger is happy in Solveigs hands.
"YOU THINK ME DEFEATED?" cackles Lundun, who rears up glowing a deep green and you watch, mouth agape as some of his wounds repair themselves. The savage cyclops beats rhythmically as the eight remaining try to kill this thing. Elrond flows 4 STR into his sword for further damage. The blades of your group do their work well winning 787-627. Running from the dark before you appears Prince Akbar, his sword Miranda drawn and Norbink with short sword in hand. "Need a hand?" The Prince asks. The demons bracelet flashes transporting Grom upstairs.
Lundun seeing new adversaries and reeling under the savagery of the cyclops, tries to focus its attention on a select few. This however leaves its guard down in other areas. With the added might of the Prince and Norbink your group does 923-426 toppling it to the wall smashing into and crushing the table. The cyclops looks at it with its eye and pauses its reckless assault. The battle near over, Grombrindal comes running down the far stairs and watches as Dumfis, using Werqus beheads it with a single strike 183-49. The demon disappears, as does the cyclops.
SOLVEIG Solveig is not trained in any of the healing arts but will assist her comrades as best she can if somebody can tell her what to do. Otherwise, she will stand guard.
GALDOR *gasping* I...shall...be...more...cautious.....if I get out of this alive
ELROND Breathing hard and exhausted from the epic fight..scan the room as I swipe my blade through the air to rid the demon's foul blood off and sheathe 'Tyrhung'. Reach into my pack and pull out 3 healing potions (heals 2/3 CON in 30 min.) and offer one to each of Mellon, Bort and Myari. Cast 'Poor Baby' on Orek, Galdor & Sirious healing 4 CON on each (3 STR cost w/staff) and then collapse to the floor with 1 STR remaining. " Lle ume quel melloneamin, amin anta est...I am in need of rest"
OREK Ooc: did someone get the number of the bus that hit me lol
SOLVEIG OOC: 666, I think
GALDOR Len Hannon, Elrond. Rest for a while. If there is another fiend in this building, we will be finished at any rate
BORT-human rogue I really need some blasted armor.
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2014 9:59:11 GMT -5 by speed1000