Thursday, March 08, 2012

Fred the dwarf talks back to the Arduin crit chart... and lives!

Last night's D&D game was out of control.  There was a two-headed non-purple worm, a visit to the Fairy Land Annex, tense negotiations with the vampires, a giant silver spider, intense combat with the same vampires and elvish trickery.  I don't even know how to put the whole thing into a coherent narrative today, so I'll just tell you my favorite part.

I critted Fred the Dwarf twice.  The first time was an old Arduin favorite: buttock torn off.  The second one was a spinal injury that sends you to a subtable, the follow up roll said he was paralyzed from the waist up.  Since death was specifically mentioned on another entry of the chart, I ruled that his autonomous functions were not paralyzed.  So his henchmen drug him off, his head and arms flopping useless about.  Also, that second crit was from a freakin' vampire.  Dude lost his spine and two levels!  They were able to repair his spine through a little miraculous intervention, but dude remains Fred Half-Butt.

And they almost killed the Vampire Lord of Crows.  Almost.