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Friday, January 20, 2017

Dice, Camera, Action: Episode 32 - Storm King's Thunder

Episode 32: "No Place Like Home"
All right! Season 2 of Dice Camera Action has begun.

In season 1, we saw the group battle Strahd von Zarovich in the Curse of Strahd adventure. Now the Waffle Crew returns to the Forgotten Realms, where there will be all sorts of shenanigans involving giants.

I think Chris likes stone giants, as he wrote that stone giant expansion to against the giants in 4th edition. I'll be very interested to see how he runs them.

I believe the group is 7th or 8th level. The adventure they're about to go through, Storm King's Thunder, starts at level 1. It will be interesting to see if Chris will use more than one giant dungeon. I kind of wonder if he will let the group roam and just roll with it.

Storm King's Thunder is sort of famous for the sprawling chapter 2, where there are descriptions of about 2 million settlements that the heroes can go to.

We start off with the new animated introduction which is really great. It's nice to see what each of the heroes looks like.

The Party

(Anna) Evelyn - Human Paladin of Lathander
(ProJared) Diath - Human Rogue
(Nathan) Paultin - Human Bard 
(Holly) Strix - Tiefling Sorcerer   

The players introduce their characters for the benefit of new viewers. They're all being very funny. It's nice to have them back!

The heroes are in the woods and it's very cold. They travel for a bit and they roll really, really low. They start to freeze to death. Their speed is cut in half.

They meet a dwarf with a Swedish accent and... no feet? We eventually learn that he is on stilts. The group befriends him. Uh oh, 10 orcs are coming after him.

The orcs pull out javelins. Zog, the dwarf, points out that orcs suck at throwing javelins. Then he immediately gets hit with one.

Strix casts fireball and kills 6 orcs. Zog is extremely impressed. Strix became extremely powerful as last season progressed.

An orc gets a critical and Zog is down! The heroes are used to NPCs dying, even Evelyn is jaded. They finish off the orcs and heal Zog.

Zog is on stilts. How did he lose his legs? He says he slipped and fell. Lost them from frostbite! The players are really grossed out by this.

The heroes spot an owlbear. It's looking for food. Evelyn and Strix desperately want to catch it and tame it. Before they can do so, they see something else in the sky. It's a white dragon! The crew hustles in the direction of a lodge where rangers live.

The dragon circles back. Is it going for the owlbear? I will love it if Strix and Evelyn go try to save it.

They head into the lodge. Zog was tasked with delivering a message tot his place, but it looks like nobody’s home. There's only one thing to eat: WAFFLES! The group becomes alarmed, as they don't believe that after 32 sessions they're finally going to get their waffles.

Strix hears a noise outside. Did the dragon eat the owlbear? She looks outside but she can't see through the blizzard. Strix leaves a waffle outside for it.

Paultin summons the waffle dome and gets in.

The heroes actually eat the waffles! The group can't believe it!

Uh oh... perception checks. Diath hears a scratching noise up the fireplace chimney. Something is crawling down.

It's MURDERBOT!! The group screams in horror. He's on fire! Run!

Paultin wants to be friends with him. Murderbot looks through the dome and gives him a creepy wave. That's where we stop.


Really good show! Easy to watch, funny the whole way through. This is a perfect time to check the show out. This group is getting really awesome.

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