Since I first started running Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) fifteen years ago I have largely run my games within the world of Greyhawk. It was the sort of setting that allowed me to push the boundaries without having to run against the narrative constraints that are found with the current official setting of D&D: the… Continue reading Greyhawk is Home, but Traveling Elsewhere can be Fun Too.
Click here to read from the beginningI stared at them as they sat next to each other attempting not to look like they had just come to a conclusion and numbly tried to figure out how I was going to win the bet. From the beginning the odds had been against us but I had… Continue reading Nobody Makes it Out Alive, Part 10: Say it Ain’t So.
Click here to read from the beginningWe slid into the room and Step-up began checking out the next doorway while Poot called out for a quick check on spells and equipment. "I'm running a little bit low on anything useful but I'm okay for now," Neverwas answered. "Still full up," Icarus said as he began searching… Continue reading Nobody Makes it Out Alive, Part 9: Empty Rooms and Whispered Betrayals
Click here to read from the beginning Gentlemen, I said as I opened the door, your deaths await you. As they passed me Best Girl grabbed my arm and leaned in to my ear, "Can I talk to you for just a second."Sure, boys I'll be in shortly."E's got something up his sleeve," she said… Continue reading Nobody Makes it Out Alive, Part 8: Forget the Door, What’s Behind that Wall?
We were standing out on the curb watching Little E throw things in his office. Poot was smoking camels and I was pretending to smoke an American Spirit while Biggboy told us about setting stone on the outside of his parents home when Rudy came out to join us. "He's fucking pissed."That was the goal."You… Continue reading Nobody Makes it Out Alive, Part 7: Smoking with Your Girlfriend
Click here to start from the beginning. "They're coming fast," Neverwas shouted!What are we looking at? I shouted back as I readied one of my Ju-ju cans."Rat swarm," Poot called out. "Big fucking rat swarm."Watch out, I called as I lit the fuse on Clevenger's lamp, Ju-ju can on the way! I launched the jug… Continue reading Nobody Makes it Out Alive, Part 6: The Trouble with Rats
Click here to read from the beginning"Step-up," Poot almost shouted.Step-up cut him off, "Relax, I know what I'm doing and what I'm looking for. Don't stress." With that he began to go down his chain for dealing with doors. Is it trapped? What do I hear on the other side? Can I smell anything coming… Continue reading Nobody Makes it Out Alive, Part 5: Death on the Floor and Attacked from Above
Click here to start from the beginning We pulled up to Little E's place with five minutes to spare and made our way inside. Poot locked the door behind us and turned off the neon Open sign. "What are you doing," Little E balked. "I've got a business to run here.""Should have thought about that before… Continue reading Nobody Makes it Out Alive Part 4: Orcs and Traps, Oh My!
Click here to start from the beginning"If we're going to be able to see when this fucker pulls out the stops then we're going to need an alternative to magical light," Poot said. "I'm thinking that we need to make sure that everyone has a hooded lantern and 20 pints of oil."I leaned in close… Continue reading Nobody Makes it Out Alive Part 3: Words of Wisdom and Hints of Dissension
Click here to read from the beginning The next day began with a major equipment failure at work, four hours of fighting with one of our suppliers on the phone, and me skipping breakfast and lunch. Suffice it to say that when I joined everyone at the local China Hut for dinner at five I… Continue reading Nobody Makes it Out Alive Part 2: A Meeting of Minds
Tell me again what he said to Kid Icarus?"According to Kid Icarus he said that there wasn't a single group of players in the county who could make it past the first level of this dungeon of his," Poot said as he picked a bit of tortilla chip from in between his teeth. "Seems Little… Continue reading Nobody Makes it Out Alive Part 1: Picking a Fight