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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dice, Camera, Action: Episode 67 - Tomb of Annihilation

Episode 67: Vengeance is Mine
The new issue of Dragon+ has characters sheets for Diath and Paultin. You can check them out right here. Paultin has greater invisibility!

Chris is deathly ill on this episode, yet he toughed it out. These conventions must be like bacteria traps. Everybody comes back from them with rickets and/or the scarlet plague.

The Party

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

The group is in the jungle of Chult with Dragonbait and Umbril, the cleric of Torm. The group is bringing Umbril to a camp, and they're searching for the ruins of Orolunga.

Last episode, Evelyn communed with a Saint Andral, who serves her god, Lathander. He gave her the power to become a mega-construct. Evelyn is more than a little fired up about this. Anna goes off with an ultra-detailed description of her new form and then she cuts a promo on the darkness.

The heroes come to a camp that has stakes set up outside of it that impale dinosaurs who get too close. The heroes notice some skinned frog carcasses. Looks like grung.

The group is spotted by guards on watchtowers. A military organization known as the Order of the Gauntlet is camped here. This is right out of the Tomb of Annihilation adventure.

Nate shows off his giant d20. Jared has a big one, too. The rest of the group calls for an end to this dice measuring contest.

The group meets Commander Breakbone, who's a bit of a jerk. They meet Ord Firebeard, a dwarf. Paultin gets hung up on these last names, which are clearly inaccurate representations of the NPCs. Ord's beard is not ablaze and Breakbone's limbs show no evidence of fracture.

The Order of the Gauntlet wants to draft the waffle crew into service. They're having problems with the grung, which are multi-colored frog people. After much back and forth, the group agrees to go find where the grung live.

The heroes meet some of the other depressed soldiers in the camp.Evelyn hears a few sick and injured soldiers..

The group heads into the jungle on the following day. Evelyn rides Waffles and tells her about her old horse, Morning Glory. They enter a dark section of the jungle. They spot some moss and mushrooms. Strix realizes that the mushrooms are called "zabu". They can explode. They're like fungus grenades.

Suddenly, poison arrows are fired down from the trees. There's a total of 12 grung spread out over 3 trees. 4 grung in one tree and 4 in another.

Waffles is hit three times with poison arrows... not cool. Diath scampers up a tree and stabs a grung. Natural 20! Paultin uses Crown of Madness on a grung.

Strix shrugs and fireballs a bunch of them. Diath rolls another 20! Only 4 remain. They flee. Diath notes which direction they run in.

Dragonbait taps Paultin on the shoulder. He points to a foot-tall grung nearby. It's  purple, and it is stepping out of a bush. It stares at Paultin with big blinking eyes.

The group realizes they might have just killed this kid's parents. That is where we stop!

In two weeks, DCA will do a show at PAX Unplugged on a Friday night. It's in the big main theater!

Overall

Chris Perkins is pretty hardcore. He was quite ill and still ran this game with no complaint. I appreciate his dedication! I don't like the grung, but I'm interested to see what Chris does with them. We'll find out next week!

1 comment:

glados131 said...

I believe you have said in the past you don't really like Camp Vengeance-- what did you think of how Chris ran it?