Well, here we are on day 2 of the new year and we played a game today so we're still going..lol.
Tonight we played Pathfinder RPG. Now, I'll be the first to tell you it was a little stale in the beginning. Partly because I've NEVER been a GM(Game Master) before. I believe it also had to do with the fact that out of the group, my wife and daughter were completely new to RPG's in general so they weren't entirely sure what they could and couldn't do. And lastly, I think it had to do with the fact that I've not played in over 15 years.
However, After a rough start, the game did pick up some momentum and they all seemed to be getting the hang of it. Out of the entire party there was my friend who joined us through skype(The Ranger), my wife(The Cleric) and my daughter(The Barbarian). We were supposed to have two other players but they were a no show. Ironically enough, they live next door to me...Yeah... Go figure. -_-
So after they got their mission and all the players "met" each other in a small town that was being ravaged by a disease, they set about their quest to find the ingredients to make a cure/antidote.
Along their way, they came to a logging camp outside of an old forest and were seeking help from another person. Once they found him, He agreed to help them by drawing a crude map that they could use to locate the different places they had to search for the ingredients. But in return he asked that they hurry on their quest to help his ailing nephew who also had the disease.
So with map in hand they headed to their first location. Along the way, they found a fox that was caught in an old iron foot trap. The ranger decided to try and calm the fox as well as help release it only to find that it was a rouse set their by a hobgoblin hiding in a tree!
After a quick bout with the hobgoblin the ranger successfully freed the fox and is nursing it back to health. This is great news for the ranger because once the fox is fully healed he becomes the rangers companion!
So onward they go to their first destination. An OLD tree that is about 30 feet wide at the trunk. It's in a very old clearing, almost as if the other trees in the forest parted out of the way in a sign of respect. Now, this tree is where they needed to find one of the ingredients. The bark of the tree is known to have natural healing qualities to numerous different types of bacteria.
After collecting some of the bark successfully they notice that the tree is VERY tall and could help them get a great view of the area. The barbarian tries climbing the tree and gets about half way up when a branch breaks from the weight and sends her plummeting to the ground causing 4 points of damage out of her 8 total!
Next up the ranger tries climbing, He does so gracefully all the way to the top while flipping from branch to branch. Once at the top though, he is greeted by a tatzlwyrm! This is a dragon kin which is about 6 feet long and 400 lbs not counting the tail. It grabs a hold of him and starts biting him! The ranger is fighting back as best he can but in doing so not only does he damage the creature but takes 6 points of damage himself out of his total 9 points!
After the fight, the barbarian attempts to climb the tree and makes it successfully. Upon a search check, the hero's notice three bodies hanging from one of the branches in the tree. When they get closer they can see that these must have been victims of the tatzlwyrm and met an unfortunate fate.
For the hero's though, all is not so bad as they find 2 crossbows, swords, a full set of hide armor, a ring and some gold pieces.
By the end of a few days of travel the hero's decide to make camp high in the tree to rest until the next day when they will head out for another location that is supposed to hold another key ingredient for the cure.
Stay tuned as this adventure will continue next friday... HOPEFULLY.
As always, Thank you for reading and feel free to comment if you'd like.