I thought I would blog about some gaming adventures that I run. This will let me keep a record of how games progress as well as tell some funny tales that occur during gaming sessions. So Saturday I ran the second of my Dungeon in the Dungeon adventures. I am running a modified version of the Citadel of Pain Module. Only modification was that it fit the Into the Nexus rules.
They have all been sentenced to the Citadel for various crimes. Their only pardon comes from escape.
Goog’el (I couldn’t bear to tell the player that in Elvish his name mean Captain Goog.)
Kir Monk. Sentenced for the mass genocide of 750,000 people. (24% of the world BTW)
Alvin Simon Theodore III Human Warrior. Sentenced for marrying outside his race
Tyrone Theodore-Jackson (Husband to Alvin) Elven Knave. Sentenced for marrying outside his race. (And 8 separate escapes after being captured)
Aaron the Inept Human Water Magicka. Sentenced for killing 40 nobles in a botched water ritual.
Jason the Pitied. Elven Walker. Falsely sentenced for poaching dragons.
David the Easy(Uni) Elven Knave/Prostitute. Sentenced for over 100 counts of indecency and grand larceny.
Dodrick HammerHome. Dwarven warrior. Sentenced for killing 30 guards in an attempt at the Baron’s life.
Our night begins with our group minus the married couple escaping a riotous crown after opening a long unused door. They enter what used to be a bath room centuries ago when this was a stadium. After seeing they are locked in they deduce that the large turnstiles in the room must be used to open the door at the other end of the room. Many,many strength checks later, they have opened the door to a satisfying THUMP that shakes the room. They procede into what used to be a bathhouse but now seems to be used for the discarding of human/humanoid body parts. The room is coated in blood and gore. The door to the east of them is open about 36 inches and instead of opening yet another door to a loud THUMP, they scoot under it and are now in a small audience chamber.
Pay attention to this room because they never leave it for more than 5 minutes. in 4 hours of game play they can’t get out of this room.
In this chamber they discover the Theodores. A married couple who are hanging from chains from the ceiling and are bickering without signs of stopping. Also in this room is a large hourglass with about 5 minutes left on it. Goog’el begins to cut Alvin down but keeps getting insulted about the speed in which he is doing it. He decided that Tyrone can be the first (and maybe only) one to cut down. The rest of the group seems to be obsessed with what the hourglass means and what happens when it is empty.
Alvin and Tyrone are freed just as the glass runs out. A clanging of steel and footsteps is heard coming from the hallway to the north.
Our group runs south. Into a group of plated and armed Minotaurs.
They turn and run north again and see a large group of huge green creatures coming into the room. They then slide back under the door to the room of Gore and Bloodiness figuring both sets of creatures are too big to follow. Goog’el is the last under the door and he gets to see the green creatures explode the head of a minotaur with one solid hit. The group then hear sounds of a fight for about 15 seconds then hear squishing sounds. They feel it is safe to leave the room after the clanging steel sound heads back north.
They exit back into the Audience Chamber (Remember this room) and again proceed south. They get into a room with a huge turnstile in it and a closed granite door to the west and a strange wall to the east. They realize they are not strong enough to turn the turnstile and half the group goes to try and pry open the closed door while the other half investigates the strange wall.
The wall appears to be a liquid that is magickally being made into a wall or door of some sort. Aaron decides to show everyone why he has his name and goes to dispel the magic holding the door together.
He does not succeed.
He does however make the wall solid to the point he almost got his hand caught. There is a large sound of alarm on the other side as this was not done subtly.
Our other adventures have decided that math and leverage is for wussies and are trying to chop their way through the granite door. With all the noise they were making hacking and bashing they didn’t notice what was going on on the other side of the room.
Aaron then makes his only successful spell of the evening, and, removes the wall he solidified completely.
What lies on the other side are five minotaurs. Three archers and two with long swords. The archers let fly as soon as they seen enemies and Tyrone takes an arrow to the chest. This causes the bashing crew to turn around and see.. hey look… large enemies that are very very angry. We know how to deal with this.
They run to the north towards the room of gore again. (Their belief was if they caused enough noise the green creatures would again come and save them)
With one exception
David (Uni) the Knave, decides to run and stab the 8ft tall plated Mintour with his daggar. This worked exactly as you think it did and he then discovered he was in the room alone with them. He turned to run and was sliced up the back by the creature he just tried to poke.
They make it to the room of blood and try to figure out their plan when the door that was only open about 3ft starts to open the rest of the way. They quickly choose to turn the wheels on the wall hoping this would shut the door like the turnstiles opened them. They however were in a bath house. These wheels brought in the water that is used to clean the room, in a violent torrent. All but 2 fail their reflex and are swept back into the audience chamber towards the minotaurs.
Aaron steps forward to save the day!
He did not have write access to the day and therefore could not save it.
He casts a spell to freeze the water therefore trapping the minotaurs. And everyone else in 3ft of ice.
Some were laying down.
To hell with them… cast away.
Most of the group is now trapped in ice with water still rushing into the room.
Jason was swept directly into the minotaurs and is now frozen 12 inches front of them. Tyrone is on his back at their feet and Uni made it to the door just in time to be ripped away from it again by the water and slammed into the stairs of the audience chamber.
The water is quickly melting the ice as it runs over it. Alvin gets the idea to shut off the valves and rushes to start closing them. He fails his first strength check and breaks the main shut off valve.
Aaron to the rescue!
And by rescue I mean slaughter of all participants.
He casts a spell to send the water to the north room instead so they are pulled that way instead of towards the almost free minotaurs.
1 IS the loneliest number.
The water comes rushing in at 2x the speed as before. Breaking the grates that were kind of holding it back and slamming everyone out of the now clean and shiny blood room. Everyone is now in the audience chamber either on their back under water or barely standing.
The minotaurs decided to let loose a few arrows just for good measure at the pile of prone bodies that have been rushed into the room.
Tyrone takes another arrow to the chest.
Uni takes one in the back.
Aaron “thinking” quickly decided since he can’t get a spell right he will do one that is the opposite of what he wants to when he fails it will do what he wants.
Magick doesn’t work that way.
He focuses, casts, and almost makes it. (His best roll of the night actually)
Water that had gone into the north room SLAMS into them from behind. Smashing all our heroes (Save for Alvin) down into the floor.
Goog’el is trapped underwater and is unable to stand up.
Dodrick is now enraged and is sloshing towards the Minotaurs in an attempt to slay at least one.
Alvin is weighed down by his breastplate and can only sit up with his head barely above water.
Jason is miraculously standing and unharmed.
Aaron unfortunately is also standing and unharmed.
And we know what this means.
He casts a spell to again freeze JUST the water at and behind the minotaurs to capture them there.
2 is not much better than one.
The water begins to slowly freeze. First becoming ice cold. Then Slush.
Dodrick who has made it to just standing over Tyrone begins to carve an igloo out of the slush to keep from being trapped.
Goog’el who broke his collar bone in the last deluge can’t get standing as the water freezes around him.
Jason realizes that anywhere is better than where they are jumps to safety at the top the audience stairs.
Aaron raises his arms just in time to not have them trapped so he can still cast spells (dammit)
Uni is mostly trapped in about 2ft of ice.
BTW water is still rushing in.
Alvin starts to chip his way out.
Tyrone and Dodrick are trapped under the ice in a cave they made.
Goog’el is encased Han Solo style.
Jason is free and is freeing Uni
Aaron chooses to melt the ice. Since he is pure failure at water, lets try fire and see how that goes.
Who wants to guess? Anyone… Anyone….
On the surface nothing….
The minotaurs break themselves out and head back to their barracks feeling that this group will just kill themselves and need no assistance from them.
The group chips and breaks their way out the ice and climb up to see that Jason and Uni have left them.
Goog’el is nowhere to be seen
And they now are forced to go north.
Unknown to them, below the ice.
Goog’el is now in an ice water tomb………
After 5 hours of game play.
This group made it
2 players left on their own and one is drowning.
…. A good night was had by all.
That is all for this gaming session. More to come as more session happen this summer.