Legend of Drizzt: Exile with Drizzt (12/30/2013)

Guenhwyvar comes to Drizzt's rescue after the Feral Troll knocks him back.

Guenhwyvar comes to Drizzt’s rescue after the Feral Troll knocks him back.

Drizzt Do’Urden goes into exile in the Dungeons and Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Adventure 1 Exile.  He’s alone and cast from the city of Menzoberranzan.  Wrath of Lolth’s minions are after him.  An exciting solo adventure with a breath taking ending.

Drizzt must fight his way though the Underdark and find his way to the surface.

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Wrath of Ashardalon: Roghar’s Gear (12/28/2013)

IMG_0542We twist the back story behind Wrath of Ashardalon, Adventure 3: Roghar’s Gear, as two miscreants, Tarak and Heskan, decide to go on a scavenger hunt into Firestorm Peak.   Overhearing an embellished tale told by Roghar, injured and drunk on ale, the two so called heroes decide to search for treasure and ego.

“Did I mention, it was filled with gold and treasure?”, said Roghar finishing off his third mug of ale in under an hour telling his tale for the second time to whoever wanted to listen.  Unpopular renegades, Tarak and Heskan, sitting alone in the corner, overhear.  Without a word, both quietly stand and exit the pub.

 

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Castle Ravenloft: Impossible (8/30/2013)

CR_083013Here is an abbreviated session Dungeon and Dragons Castle Ravenloft board game.  It was the challenging solo Adventure 7: Impossible.  Nicknamed “sore loser”, this session shows how unfair, unkind, and uneasy the game can be.

The Heroes have been separated just as Strahd’s most-power allies prepare to invade the town of Barovia.

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Wrath of Ashardalon: A Day in the Life of a Hero (5/18/2013)

WoA_9261We revisit Wrath of Ashardalon, Adventure 1: A Day in the life of a Hero. A solo-adventure, this time, we send Keyleth, the Elvin paladin into a troublesome quest.

While chasing monsters through the wilderness around Firestorm Peak, you fall through a hole into the caverns below.

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Dungeons and Dragons: Fixing bent pieces

Shimmergloom Out of the BoxSometimes pieces out of a Dungeons and Dragons board game will be bent or warped.  Pulling, twisting, or bending the opposite direction doesn’t work because the molding quickly returns to its original out of the box shape.

But there is a way to restore the piece to its original shape.  Out of three board games, I had two defective pieces, Shimmergloom from Legend of Drizzt and a Legion Devil from Wrath of Ashardalon.

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Legend of Drizzt: The Hunt for Shimmergloom (5/9/2013)

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Jarlaxle stands up to the Feral Troll.

This was an interesting session chronicling Dungeon and Dragons Legend of Drizzt board game.  It was a three hero session in the Adventure 3: The Hunt for Shimmergloom.  Jarlaxle, the Drow Swashbuckler, joins the party.

The only thing stopping the reclamation of Clan Battlehammer’s ancestral home is the shadow dragon named Shimmergloom.

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Dungeons and Dragons: Defeated heroes and conditions

Ashardalon_Conditions_0140What happens when defeated heroes are reduced to 0 Hit Points with a condition?

Defeated heroes will find no mercy as their unfortunate maladies continue after they stand up.   As stated in the rulebook, pulled from Wrath of Ashardalon:

Conditions, such as Dazed or Poisoned, still apply to the Hero.

So pull yourself up by your bootstraps and start thinking about making better rolls.  Preferably “10” or better.

Wrath of Ashardalon: The Wrath of Ashardalon (2/1/2013)

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This is a struggling session chronicling Dungeon and Dragons Wrath of Ashardalon board game.  It was a 5 hero session for Adventure 12: The Wrath of Ashardalon.

In Ashardalon’s lair, the Heroes finally confront the powerful red dragon.

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Castle Ravenloft: Escape the Tomb (1/19/2013)

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This is a session chronicling Dungeon and Dragons Castle Ravenloft board game.  It was a one hero session in Adventure 1: Escape the Tomb.

A Hero, alone in the dungeon crypts, must escape before the sun sets and Strahd returns …

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