Guesses? It should be easy from the last image!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
I really do like the interior art, to me it really invokes that late 70's very early 80's feel. What I don't like are the funky dice...I have found over the years that games that require the purchase of another $30 in dice just aren't gonna make it. I know that there are ways to get around it but why even print/write it this way, I played it back then without the dice and it was fine, heck I was excited about it then....now with this no.
I will eventually pick it up but it will be at an auction or discounted somewhere...maybe. The price tag for the size of the book isn't bad and the art is very interesting, but the mechanics for spells just don't leave me excited. I know what they were trying for having talked to John Goodman about the game for a bit of time back then but I really think the mark was missed. IT will appeal to some but I don't believe it will be enough to keep the line going....heck I hope I'm wrong.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Now a fight began and when it was done Kessin was dead and his back up fled into the woods outside the town of Hartford. Days went buy and Wraith had not returned to Hartford...but finally she did. Her party tried to tell her no BUT they all slept in the common room, when they awoke in the morning Wraith was gone...
The trial from the guild has started....
Monday, May 21, 2012
Later as the group was licking it's wounds the Revenant that had been hunting the Nightstalker finally caught up with them. Even with and Undead Bane sword the Revenant accomplished the task of killing it's murderer. That now left only the Half-Elf Ranger, the Minotaur and my Elf Magus as the originals who have declared war on these very evil men. Next time we get together I am looking forward to getting even with these bastards!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
I am beginning to prep for my next game which should be starting in September or October....and here is my first clue...the actors don't matter just the image....
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I am excited because this game is going to be more character driven and have more to do with investigations then hacking and slashing...though there will be some of that as well. I have downloaded the PFR app to my Ipad and now have all the books there...no images but that is not what I need.
We have the group in Kalaman and they are coming to grips with just releasing two bad bad people back into the world...an Ogre Mage and a Lich....the Lich will appear in the next series sometime next year...the Ogre Mage might be sooner. ;)
Pathfinder versus Castles and Crusades...this will be an adjustment... :)
Monday, May 14, 2012
I am digging out some good old 2e DnD stuff and it seems that those things transfer pretty easy but so does 1e. I have the new Tome of Horrors and that is something that will be making an appearance at the table soon...not yet but soon.
My sons have gotten into the little farming community that I have put them in, they wanted to know names and ages of the people there and one of the other young players wanted to know if he could test the locals to see if there was anyone with any magical talent....he himself is first level!! I have to say that this little gem is giving me hours and oodles of paper to hold onto.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
First the group had to be united and that was interesting, a rescue from a dungeon maze, a riddle and a death trap were for the most part avoided. The group came out with some money and a magic item, a slew of new weapons for the farmers and Rhialla (the ranger in the HS group) made level. When they got to the booming town the group split up and trouble ensued...the Thief in the group went against her guild, the Ranger and Fighter almost got killed by some Were-rats, the Bard did his best to charm the ladies AND the other Ranger Valen went on his own little quest. They have picked up some more info on the Stag Lord and now Lotan and Janos are speeding back to Pine Grove to share this information while the other group travels on to Eastbrook where Valen is.
This to me was like a Marvel Team up episode and I could not have scripted a better ending, I am proud of my sons and the HS kids who really stepped up!!
Friday, May 11, 2012
This will be the longest my kids have played...roughly 6 hours so that should be interesting and it is the first Saturday session that the high school kids have earned in almost three years.
I will let everyone know how this turns out....
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
First the Assassin and Bard found out that one of the 12 year old boys from the farms had gone missing...this has happened before but never for more than two days..it was now three. They took off trying to track him and finally the found a trail heading south deeper into the woods then they had been. Finding some giant frogs along the way and beating them they eventually found an abandoned farming community. Searching they found a dead and decayed body in one of the barns and a backpack with rudimentary supplies.
Now in comes the new Fighter/Thief...he has found the boy and was getting ready to take him back when he knew a storm was coming. He watched the two search the area and finally the boy recognized the two looking for him as being friends of his folks from the farm. Eventually everyone is united and a night spent in one of the houses is called for. Now during the night the storm blows itself out and eventually the assassin notices that the animals are not making any noise....and then they see them four zombies. The group decides that the assassin will get the kid to safety while the bard and fighter buy him time....
They did a great job of picking the first four off and then the next six but by this time they had lost a bow to a broken bow string and the bard was down in hit points...time for a withdrawal. Now as they are leaving they see that the kid has picked up a dagger along the way...no bid deal. They eventually do make it back with a few interesting encounters that they managed to avoid and the parents want to return the dagger to the group...only no one gave him a dagger and what is that stranger pattern and mark on the dagger....
That will be for next time...
I never bought and I have been trying to find it now for over a year...with really no luck. To any who are reading if you see this pop up somewhere or know of someone who wants to sell one...please think kindly upon me.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The wurm jumped from the shoreline and nearly had him, the fight was difficult BUT the group managed to fend off and finally kill the wurm. Some nasty sprites and avoiding combat with an Owlbear AND a Shambling Mound the party didn't lose anyone and actually managed to find some of the bandits and that was a nasty fight leaving two of the group down. (The Marksman and Spellsword)
Finally making it home they are starting to get some gold and are making friends now with the farmers in the area...one of the daughters has taken a shine to Alexius and the Spellsword thinks he has found someone with some talent that maybe he can teach. The kids are only first level but they are playing WAY above their heads and it's great!!
Nothing next week but we are back with a vengeance on the 19th!
Friday, May 4, 2012
Go see it...and then go see it again like I am!!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I have to say that I do like what I see so far but I am only a few pages into it...I have looked at the dice and I can only assume right now that you cannot get extra sets of the dice. The dice are important in skill resolution but you can use normal dice without any issue. There are four or five d6 (they are in the car right now) and one d12, the d12 has the rune for Gandalf and the Eye of Mordor on the face of the 12 and 11 respectively. IF you roll a 12 then you have succeeded at the task at hand no matter what the difficulty for the roll was...if you rolled an 11...well that counts as a zero for the PC's and that is not good. That is about as far as I can go right now but I will be posting more later as I get through the book.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I made those that had weapons readied stop mapping...those that carried a weapon could not map...so now we have the hobbit thief mapping... ;)
They have managed to kill a Giant Spider....by accident...
All in all they seemed to have fun and...they did find 12 gp and a non-magical dagger...not an auspicious start for May but it is a start...