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Share Your Stories, Post 3

Here are some of the great stories you’ve shared. For each day a finalist will be chosen, after all the stories have been shared and voted on we’ll vote on the finalists from each day to win a copy of Lost Tales of Myth Drannor! Didn’t share yours? There’s still time, you have until November 3rd! Check out details at the Share Your Stories page.

21 “I was running the Hoard of the Dragon Queen Hardcover and the party actually managed to scout well enough to spot the ambush party waiting for them.  However because they were taking way too long and arguing on how to best approach the ambush party, I decided that they were so loud that the ambush party would come to them in full force.  Once initiative was rolled and combat was about to start, the first the warlock in the party decided to do was cast Darkness on himself and run straight into the enemy ambush party effectively blinding them. I have to admit, I was actually impressed.21 “I was running the Hoard of the Dragon Queen Hardcover and the party actually managed to scout well enough to spot the ambush party waiting for them.  However because they were taking way too long and arguing on how to best approach the ambush party, I decided that they were so loud that the ambush party would come to them in full force.  Once initiative was rolled and combat was about to start, the first the warlock in the party decided to do was cast Darkness on himself and run straight into the enemy ambush party effectively blinding them. I have to admit, I was actually impressed.”

22 “Running Lost Mines of Phandelver with a group of 10-13 year-olds and their parents. Towards the end, there is a battle near a room that has been barricaded shut, with a handful of bugbears inside. As the heroes entered the adjoining room, the leader shouts “”Ambushers!”” as the enemy charged the party. 22 “Running Lost Mines of Phandelver with a group of 10-13 year-olds and their parents. Towards the end, there is a battle near a room that has been barricaded shut, with a handful of bugbears inside. As the heroes entered the adjoining room, the leader shouts “”Ambushers!”” as the enemy charged the party.
The Ranger travels around near the closed door, and shouts “”Nevermind! we’re fine!””, trying to emulate the leader. Performance check (19) to Insight (11). The bugbear shouts back, “”But you said ‘Ambushers!’ so you’re sure?!””.
The Ranger, already in the midst of a quality performance, replies “”No, idiot! I said ‘Sandwiches!’. It’s hard work clearing out this mine!”” Deception Check (23) to Insight (4).
“”Alright, we’ll be in here guarding the weapons cache. Holler if you need us!””
Best play by a 11 year old kid ever.”

23 “I’m currently running The Hoard of the Dragon Queen. I know it’s season one. It’s interesting. Haha! At the raiders encampment my players devised an ingenious way to get around the camp that required some creative thinking on my part!23 “I’m currently running The Hoard of the Dragon Queen. I know it’s season one. It’s interesting. Haha! At the raiders encampment my players devised an ingenious way to get around the camp that required some creative thinking on my part!
Two of my players befriended a kobold who was later named Gritchen and convinced him to start a food riot! A sorcerer (a proficient cook) and fighter with lots of rations slowly convinced Gritchen that the Cult of the Dragon was hoarding food and feeding the kobolds scraps. Several opposing checks later Gritchen had convinced about 60 of the camps kobolds to riot and take all the food! I had Gritchen lead the charge holding an empty wooden bowl that had once contained delicious porridge cooked lovingly by the chef! Imagine a kobold leading the charge holding an empty bowl over his head like Simba from the Lion King yelling “”For the fooooooood!!!!!!””
Before too long the camp was in flames ad the party had freed Leosin and entered the cave! So much fun that night. ”

24 While dming the Waydown, I had the players put together a 5 act show that they had to act out.  A player asked me how many Red Plumes were there I said 100. He decided his act would be “I will let all 100 red plumes punch me in the stomach once”. He had a fighter that always boasted he was the toughest around. I gave him inspiration. Twice.

25 I ran a session of Tales Trees Tell for a friend who wanted to try D&D. The session goes about as planned until the end. My friend playing a halfling barbarian, decides to eat all the stew without sharing any of it with the rest of the party. When he found out that it was actually “Stu” he was eating (his words not mine), his character proceeded to projectile vomit all over Jenny. This starts the combat that they didn’t want to initiate. So to be fair, I give Jenny disadvantage because of the surprise and shock. Needless to say, the whole group goes first. The Fighter Tank gets a decent hit on Jenny. The Ranger gets a good hit in with his bow. Then the Halfling Barbarian (who has disadvantage because of the vomitting) uses his reckless to crit jenny and pretty much explode her. to this day whenever he crits something, he calls Greentoothing it.

26 I was running DDAL07-01 with a completely new group. They had taken on the 4th mission in the module (the one with the zombies and the mage under the ziggurat). Between the 4 of them, the highest INT modifier they had was a +1 and no one was proficient in thieves tools or investigation. They triggered one of the blade traps and became ultra-wary of the darkness. The cleric in the group cast light on the paladin’s armor and had him lead the way. They got to one of the stairways and because of the light, the mage immediately spotted them and acted accordingly. Roll initiative. Cleric is first to go. He doesn’t want to attempt to descend the stairs and engage the zombies because of his low DEX. So he casts Guiding Bolt on the mage. Rolls. Critical Hit! With 8d6 damage at his disposal he rolls 36 damage; Literally 3 times the listed health of the mage! Everyone at the table kind of just sat there in silence before cheering out! I now have a group of regulars about to start the ToA hardcover! :D

27 “I was running Forge of Fury. At one point the party had to get across a chasm. Almost everyone got across just fine except the tiefling paladin. He swung on a rope to get to the other side, failed his DEX save, and smacked on the wall. The player kept failing his perception checks afterwards, so we all just chalked that up to a concussion.27 “I was running Forge of Fury. At one point the party had to get across a chasm. Almost everyone got across just fine except the tiefling paladin. He swung on a rope to get to the other side, failed his DEX save, and smacked on the wall. The player kept failing his perception checks afterwards, so we all just chalked that up to a concussion.
Later on in the same adventure, our halfling rogue/ranger decided to wash his extra clothes in the lake that the party found. His washing seemed to have summoned the black dragon that lived in said lake…”

28 I decided to try and DM for the first time, so I purchased the Curse of Strahd adventure started with the Death House supplement. The party all got their backstories together in preparation for the upcoming game and I provided appropriate trinkets to each in advance. One player described his character as was always outwardly cheerful and that he would sacrifice himself for the greater good, but his backstory was dark. He was a sorcerer who got his powers from Lynkhab (his choosing) and it caused an early trauma. For his particular trinket, I chose the humming box. To make sure I could get the right feeling across I recorded myself humming a creepy lullaby in a very deep/muffled voice. I played that audio randomly in the days leading up to the adventure. I also had my wife record the same song, but this time singing in her own voice. When the party saw a particular spirit, (it was cradling a small bundle back and forth), they also heard it singing an oddly familiar song. Eventually, the party got to the basement and the cheerful character was the one to stand on the dais. He (understandably) refused the request made of him because he thought it was a trick from Lynkhab. At that moment the trinket opened and they heard that song again, this time in a deep, distorted, demonic voice…the earth shook and out came a terrible beast…a product of the foul rituals of this place…It was SO awesome to hear my players’ reactions to all of this. This cemented my love of the DM role! I now DM for an online community and I am a huge fan of facilitating the fun and creativity of the Hardcovers and Adventurers’ League content.

29 “My players just hit level 5 and got access to the Speak with Dead spell.  On their very next adventure, they accidentally killed a Drider that had information they wanted.  So naturally, the cleric cast Speak with Dead.29 “My players just hit level 5 and got access to the Speak with Dead spell.  On their very next adventure, they accidentally killed a Drider that had information they wanted.  So naturally, the cleric cast Speak with Dead.
Cleric (to the rest of the group): “”So, what do we do now?””Drider: “”I don’t know.””Cleric: “”Did that count as a question?””Drider: “”Yes!””Sorcerer (to the cleric): “”No, why did you do that?!””Drider: “”I don’t know!””Everyone: *face-palm*
That is how the group learned a valuable lesson about what not to do after casting Speak with Dead. :)”

30 “We where playing S2 Shackles in Hillsfar. 30 “We where playing S2 Shackles in Hillsfar. At one point our intrepid adventures enters a farmhouse that have just been blessed with 6 infants on top of the 12 adopted children they allready took care of.
I was trying to move the game along but took great detail in explaining the chaos and ruckus that existed in the little home.
At one point our fighter Half-Orc exclaims “” I will take off my armor”” And then he proceded to convince the rest of the party to strip out of their adventuring gear and prepare a great meal while taking care of the children through games,  songs and nurturing. Furthermore he convinced the farther and mother to go to bed and get some well earned rest while the party took care of the children.
I did not se that comming while preparing that module…….”

 

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Robert Adducci is an RPG community organizer and helps out games stores and conventions in the Denver area with social media and community management. He is a die-hard Dark Sun fan and the founder of the Burnt World of Athas website (Athas.org). Robert was born in the deserts of Athas, aka Phoenix, AZ, but now lives in the cool climate of Colorado with his wife, two little adventurer, and two animal companions.
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Robert Adducci is an RPG community organizer and helps out games stores and conventions in the Denver area with social media and community management. He is a die-hard Dark Sun fan and the founder of the Burnt World of Athas website (Athas.org). Robert was born in the deserts of Athas, aka Phoenix, AZ, but now lives in the cool climate of Colorado with his wife, two little adventurer, and two animal companions.

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