Thank you to the amazing Adventurers League community for participating in Liars Night 2018! Your costumes WOWed us, your stories regaled us, and your enthusiasm overjoyed us. We are looking forward to more seasonal holidays to come. BUT FIRST! A WRAP up (heh…heh…) of Liars Night.
Putting this piece of business up top to ensure people see it. Scroll on for the fun!
After consideration and input from the community, here are some clarifications on Marzipan:
*Marzipan uses the “skeletal warhorse” stat block.
*Marzipan is always summoned as type Undead.
*When using Animate Dead to raise Marzipan as a steed, the spell functions as Find Steed. Note that Marzipan is not eligible for the Wizard School of Necromancy “Undead Thralls” feature.
*If you have been using a different version of Marzipan – likely due to poor guidance from me, Lysa – that’s OK! Just switch to the correct version moving forward once you find out.
Costume “Contest” Slideshow
Liars Night Stories
Congratulations to Pete Cotton who was randomly chosen from those who shared on Facebook and Twitter their favorite moments of Liars Night. Pete, an Adventurers League water bottle, patch, and Waterdeep gold dragon coin will be headed your way after the holiday! Thank you to everyone who shared your favorite moments. Here are just some of our favorite favorites:
It’s been a long day. Trick or treating children controlled by a nilbog have torn down the Troll skull that was lovingly hung on the front porch. A wicker-troll bonfire was interrupted by a blind troll. The old man who was rumored to know something about “Shunners” had a jack-o-lantern breathe fire all over them. Traitorous were-rat staff were discovered and chased down before being turned over the watch. The bar is closed. There’s a knock at the door. The rogue shouts “NO!” but the bard opens the door. A kenku walks in and goes to find their kitchen. A few minutes later:
“Who’s the goodest boi?”
Everyone points at the fighter. All day, he’s been constantly reminding people to knock on doors, pull their punches, follow the laws of Waterdeep (he’s former City Guard). He’s easily saved half-a-dozen people from being murdered, multiple pieces of property from being destroyed, and the party and business a ton of fines.
The kenku pulls out a kitchen knife to get some blood and advances on him.
The fighter: “That’s it, I’m done. Kill it if you have to.”
– Darion Smith
I’m DMing 08-02. The goblin kids are all complaining of a tummy ache, but they want more candy!
Druid: “Here’s a goodberry. It’s nature’s candy!”
Nilbog: “Fruit is not candy!” (Casts vicious mockery)
Druid (passes the save): “YES IT IS!”
Me: “You’re probably that person who gives out raisins on Halloween.”
Druid player: “So what’s in the next room?”
As a player, my DM decided that the Peppermint Dragon would crawl its way out of the Yawning Portal. I just took Wild Magic sorcerer, and decided to try out Tides of Chaos. Needless to say, I fireballed the ‘portal, almost killed my party, and roasted 5 civilians. My character is now scarred. thankfully I was able to convince Durnan not to press charges and I am not dead.
What happened last time was there was a body that was twitching. The players immediately filled it with arrows. Then it twitched some more, so they filled it with javelins. Then the Tombstone golem popped up from underneath the body!