WARNING WITCHFIRE SPOILERS!!!!
ok you have been warned.
Just as I thought we would finnish the longest night ... yeah it has slipped from our slippy grasp ... as you see i lost track of time and we well as the longest night began we had to say goodnight. But you know I enjoyed runnign this session
Mr X and Miss Y unfotunatly did not show for reasons. but ok So we got on with it you know the other 4 were here whoopie.
So yeah we got through Fort Rhyker as our paladin walked off our clint eastwood gun mage shwoed up. And in there 1st encounter suffered a new hosue rule of mine. Limb loss. Now you see the Iron Kingdoms has this great section on prospheticlimbs. Problem is therse not really any rules for losing limbsin D&D so I made some up.
Essentialy it works like this. If criticaled by a foe and does enough damage to leave you with 2 HP or lower, the player has a 15 % chance of losing a limb which is determined by the roll of a d4
- Left Arm
- Right Arm
- right Leg
- Left Leg
As such ouchies.
A player can try and attack al imb without criticaling and this will incur a -6 penakty to hit the limb of choice. If hits there is once more there is a 15% chance that limb is lost. If you critical whilst attempting to hack off al imb the chance of success is taken to 25%.
Any weapon held in the afore mentioned hand is dropped.
This can only be preformed ith a slashing weapon.
So yeah 1st encounter our newbie gunmage has he goes to open a door as he does the thrall warriors open the door commign out to see what the commotion is (someone used the dumb waiter >.<). So yeah 1st round sekelotn equiped with a great axe Criticals confirms Percent Cleared and swossh no n gun arm gone .... oh dear. So after that we had a armless gunmage badly woudned wanderign around. It was fu neveryone enjoyed that I think it added a bit of the of balls this may be a problem factor. Although un the Acane Mechaniks case it was along thel ines of:
"So When Can I make mechnika limbs again?"
I am enjoying our Arcane Mechanik he is most delightful.
So yeah they get through the fort with Minimal fuss. I sped up the fort a bit and they arrived in the court yard to find you know alot of Undead standing at attention. This is not good for them. so they go over to the big stained glass window and see Alexia and her undead Coven well building the thrall army. Now this is hwere my party supprised me.
Instead of doign the classic party so yeah lets try and blow em all up NOW the Arcane mechanik finnishes perring in the windopw turns to party realys information and jsut says.
"So Whos up for running the *BEEP* away?"
a unaimous show of hands goes up from the crowd and they leg it before they are noticed and on the way out blew up the drawbridge and you know then they hear hundreds of clankign armoury sounds and instead of stoping and watching the undead army and alexia from the other side and you know no wity banter they legged it jumped on nthere horses and bolted.
They tell helstrom and its off for some r&R whilst they await the enemy. Rest up recover from wound buy more toys etc. And then we began with the 4 thralls through the mist and by the end of it everyone wondering where the hell did they coem from. They expected a attack from the gates not from the inside. Instinctevly they think ahh somethigns gone horribly wrong at the gates best go check it out. and we neded there.
So all in all its been a good ngiht and the end of the Longest Night is almost here will Alexia finnaly get what she wants who knows.
Also they know the inquisitons are about and possibly after them. I also gave them a gistory check into Vinters reign a little. Why because I think Everyone in the Iron Kingdoms should Know that VINTER RAELTHRONE is #1. I am a big vinter loyalist what can I say.
So yeah afterwards helped the guys pick some new minis out of the iron Kingdoms range showed em the Iron Kingdoms etc and generaly got soem feedback. Thumbs up all round whoop. Now to just get this over and done with so we can move on to part two.
Cant wait to see what these new palyers wil lbe like.
anyways I just got out of a mettign with some friends about somethign secretive and Kylies upstairs awating me so I shall bid you all Good night.