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Newbiespud 13th Jan 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
After an unearthly nine days, I can say that the worst of the flu season is over for me. It's left me with a mild cough, a weird sleep schedule, and a great deal of fatigue, but I think I've crossed the threshold from "sick" to "better."

Unfortunately, that leaves me with a great deal of work to catch up on, not the least of which is Fallout is Dragons. I hoped to have Session 33 caught up by this morning, but I was more tired than I realized. So now it's "when it gets done." That said, I have no excuses for not having Session 34 (this Sunday's session) out by its normal time now.


Evilbob 13th Jan 2015, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Great to hear flu's gone! I think it's been bad for everyone, really.

Hey! It also looks like I get to kickstart storytime! So tell about a time you or another think you worked something out... and the subsequent wonderful (or terrible) results.
Kynrasian 13th Jan 2015, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
Well I once got geassed into going to a place and worked out that the wizard we'd fought and killed was a lich and was also the one who geassed me. It's possible my co-DM made that the case after I asked, but he only confirmed it after making me do an intelligence check so I'd hope not.
Mykin 13th Jan 2015, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
The beginning of the year always seems to be the time for illnesses to renew their attempt at making all of our lives miserable. Nice to hear that people are getting better, at least.

Hmm...story...story...I don't really have too many on this sort of thing...but to go back to the rat incident (the one where we decided burning down the shack was a better option than actually facing the swarm of rats inside), we originally went there to meet the old witch that lived in there. No witch, but the place was radiating magic and I wanted to find out what was hidden in there. So while everyone was still checking the outside, my sorcerer, Mathias, went in with our fighter and went straight to one of the back rooms.

The room I got into was a mess: Scratch marks everywhere, bookcases turned over, blast marks, and there was a skeleton laying on the floor near an alchemist's lab. Since I was the only one in there, I put on my detective hat and, after a lot of skill checks, deduced that the skeleton was the witch in question and that there was an explosion that had half transformed her (on closer inspection, the skeleton was deformed quite badly on the left side) before killing her...or him, whatever. Anyway, the point was that the left overs of the explosion was probably what we were detecting and that there wasn't anything of value left in the place. Not that that has ever stopped me from trying to find stuff before, of course. Feeling quite proud of my display of intellect, I went back to the ever important task of plundering whatever of value was left in the room.

Well, while I was right about what had happened, I didn't realize that there was another victim of that explosion and that it was still very much alive...and ticked. The door behind me closed and I couldn't get it open. I yelled for someone to get me out, but was promptly ignored because...anyway, I kept at it with the door until I heard the arcane squeaks of a rat under the floor boards. A magically enchanted rat. That decided to summon a swarm of rats right on top of me.

To make a long story short, the fighter ripped the door off its hinges after 4 turns of me screaming at the top of my lungs for help, we failed to do anything to it, the ninja joined, continued to fail to do anything to it, brawler's failed entrance occurred, then we decided to burn everything to the ground. So yeah, I need to see if I can get a refund on that detective hat of mine...
ZReporter 13th Jan 2015, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
Wow... trying to figure out the plan with lots of suspects with no idea who the culprit that you group is trying to deal with to save someone important.

Since I don't see a story time comment I guess I might as well ask if anyone else ran into one of these moment?
Digo 13th Jan 2015, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
I had been in a situation like that once, but it was because the GM was not organized and ended up piling way too many suspects that had nothing to do with anything. The campaign collapsed on itself when us players all lost interest in sifting through the mystery.
Blues 13th Jan 2015, 2:54 PM edit delete