Xander Breakbone, Male Dragonborn Ranger
Egad, Male Orc Bard
Lupin Damakos, Female Tiefling Rogue + Willow, Cat Animal Companion
Henrick, Male Human Warlock
Enuffdain, Male Elf Paladin + Madmartigan, Dog Animal Companion
Editor’s note: This session was run by Darby (Usually playing the PC Garrus). Jumping to the other side of the screen, I will be playing Egad, the Orc Bard. This session recap will be related in the first-person, point-of-view of Egad. Any out-of-character information will be presented in (Italics).
Going down winding stairs, Xander insist on leading way. Lupin convince him, her better suited to disarm traps. Demon girl find two sets of spiky traps on stairs. We avoid and enter room with two tables displaying two statues of the Goddess Shar. Egad take them both for further study. Lupin, Xander and Henrick enter door to room on left. Door suddenly disappear and new one open on right. Enuff and Egad enter. Room empty except for altar covered with blankie. Scary Spider-woman (Drider) and Wolf (Guulvorg) appear from shadows and attack us. (The other room was an exact copy of this room. There Lupin, Xander, and Hendrick faced two Destrachans and a Worg. Both battles were very hard fought.)
As we regroup, without Enuff, we find scroll with puns about Heroes.
First four are Literary Heroes.
HORRIBLE HEROES PUN NUMBER 1: Unshaven Person Who Loves to Put Plants in Vases.*
HORRIBLE HEROES PUN NUMBER 2: Chachi, the Wild Pack Leader.**
HORRIBLE HEROES PUN NUMBER 3: Thieving Mysterious Headpiece.***
HORRIBLE HEROES PUN NUMBER 4: Music of a Single Voice Sung by a Genius, Billionaire, Playboy Named Tony.****
Last three are Movie Heroes.
HORRIBLE HEROES PUN NUMBER 5: Giant Peach Dweller that Binds or Restrains.*****
HORRIBLE HEROES PUN NUMBER 6: A State that is Always Keeping Up with these Neighbors.******
HORRIBLE HEROES PUN NUMBER 7: Toilet on a Scottish One-way Street.*******
To be continued? ? ?
Thoughts on this Session: It felt a bit odd to be on the other side of the screen after nearly four years, but fun as well. An excellent set-up that led The Heroes to battle an Ogre and solve a puzzle. The answer was another clue to the mystery. Horrible Puns made their appearance. A good old fashion dungeon crawl lead to traps, more clues, and a split party. Battling monsters in close-quarters combat was very challenging; especially with The Heroes divided. After the tavern, there was not much opportunity to interact with NPCs, but I have a feeling that will change when we meet the mysterious stranger on the balcony. (This was intended to be a one-shot adventure but, due to time limitations, it has been continued to our next session.) Well done Darby!!! Bravo to all!!!
* Unshaven Person Who Loves to Put Plants in Vases: Unshaven = hairy; put plants in vases = potter – Harry Potter.
** Chachi, the Wild Pack Leader: Chachi = Scott Baio (from Happy Days); pack leader = wolf – Beowulf.
*** Thieving Mysterious Headpiece: Thieving = robbing; headpiece = hood – Robin Hood.
**** Music of a Single Voice Sung by a Genius, Billionaire, Playboy Named Tony: Single voice = aria; playboy named Tony = Stark (Iron Man) – Arya Stark.
Last three are Movie Heroes.
***** Giant Peach Dweller that Binds or Restrains: Peach Dweller = James (and the Giant Peach); binds or restrains = bond – James Bond.
****** A State that is Always Keeping Up with these Neighbors: State = Indiana; keeping up with neighbors = Jones – Indiana Jones
******* Toilet on a Scottish One-way Street: Toilet = John; Scottish Street = (Mc) Lane – John McClane (Die Hard).
Each Player received a random Drama Card for solving a pun.