Here 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.
Rolling a “4”, the first hero is Immeril, Eladrin Wizard
1 Utility power: Dispel Magic
2 At-Will powers: Magic Missile, Thunderwave
1 Daily power: Lightning Bolt
Treasure item: Potion of healing
AC 14, Hp 6, Speed 6, Surge value 3 Hp
Immeril, starts at foot of the stairs. He goes directly north to the unexplored edge.
Explores an open tile space with passages west, north, and east. (black)
Draws a Spider.
Encounter event: Frenzy
Spider acidic web strikes Immeril. He suffers -1 hp (5) and is SLOWED. The spider moves adjacent.
Frenzy allows the Spider to attack. Its venomous bite misses but Immeril suffers -1 hp (4).
Immeril, uses his potion of healing +2 hp (6).
His Magic Missile misses the Spider.
He moves 1 square northwest, exploring the tile to the west.
Explores the Fetid Den! (white)
One of Strahd’s allies stands, the Werewolf.
Werewolf moves adjacent to Immeril and hits him with a bite for -1 hp (5).
Spider bites for -2 hp (3).
Immeril, moves into the center of the Fetid Den.
He launches Lightning Bolt striking the Werewolf -2 hp (3).
The Spider is DEFEATED (+2 XP, 2 total)
Treasure fortune: Level up. It is wasted.
Encounter environment: Blood Fog.
Werewolf moves adjacent to Immeril. It regains +1 hp (4) and bites. Immeril suffers -1 hp (2).
Immeril, moves into the center of the tile to the east. With Magic Missile, he strikes the Werewolf with a natural “18”. Werewolf takes -2 hp (2).
Encounter environment: Music of the Damned.
Immeril uses his Discard Magic to cancel it. He doesn’t want to give up Blood Fog.
Werewolf moves adjacent to Immeril. It regains +1 hp (3) and bites.
Immeril takes damage of -1 hp (1).
Immeril, moves to the tile west. His Magic Missiles misses.
Encounter event-attack: Icy Corridor. This results in the DEFEAT of Immeril.
The next hero selected is Kat, Human Rogue.
1 Utility power: Stealth
2 At-will powers: Snipe Shot, Deft Strike
1 Daily: Riposte Strike
Treasure item: Ring of Regeneration
AC 14, Hp 8, Speed 6, Surge value 4 hp
Kat, begins at the foot of the stairs using her power Sneak Attack.
Moves 4 squares north to the edge of tile north of her. She is one tile away from the Werewolf.
Attacks the Werewolf with Snipe Shot, causing -2 hp (1).
Encounter event: Ghost of Prince Aurel. Kat loses Riposte Strike and her only hope to defeat the regenerating Werewolf.
At this moment, the Hero curses fate, turns around, and leaves!