Game Results for November 9, 2006

It was game session 17 of the Age of Worms campaign this week. A re-grouped party, joined by two new members, pressed further into the caves of Bhaal. The grimlock archers hounding the party at the ledge were eventually neutralized with a barrage of arrows, bolts and spells.

After traversing the cliff face to the cavern floor, the group fought off a pair of chokers intent on turning the band into dinner. After dispatching the chokers, the party turned their attentions to the rope lattice above the choker lair and found it guarded by a grimlock barbarian and three grimlock warriors.

Spells flew, arrows zinged, and potions were quaffed. By the end of the carnage, the entire party remained standing, and all of the grimlocks lay dead. Of course, the party conducted an obligatory search of the bodies and moved on.

Now, the group stands at the top of the rope lattice gazing upward into darkness at a narrow passage winding sharply into the unknown.

Store Merger

Two of the leading role-playing game PDF online stores have merged. The sites and are now, in the background, one and the same.

Personally, I’m a big fan of competition; it is better for me, the consumer. However, the good news is that many companies were “exclusive” with one web site or the other. Now it is one big happy pot-o-PDFs.

Player vs. DM

Check out the new Sibling Rivalry column at the Wizard of the Coast web site. It is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but very amusing. It has “letters” written by players answered by DMs and vice versa. Overall, it is funny with some cleverly hidden insights into what really goes on at the gaming table.

Game Results for November 2, 2006

This week, we played a setup entitled “Incarceration” in our Ultimate Showdown campaign. This split the party into three factions, each at war with one another. The Heroscape terrain was in play, and the carnage was intense. Points were scored for slaying members of other factions, and at the end of the night, the Death’s Head Gang reigned supreme. Despite the success of the DHG, the Bloody Axes and Orange County Chompers made a good showing of themselves.

Details of the NPCs are all online. Likewise, a complete description of the setup and rules of last night’s game can all be located under the Memorial of Monsters portion of the Ultimate Showdown campaign web site.

Blood War Preview

Wizards of the Coast has posted a gallery showing all of the miniatures in their new Blood War line. I particularly like the Fire Giant Forgepriest, Horned Devil, Large Water Elemental, Pit Fiend, Fiendish Snake, Green Slaad, Marilith and Succubus minis.

For the entire gallery, click here.