i feel this week worked much better, while i still have more to learn about combat, and also need to create shorter encounters, so more time can be spent on skills and roleplay. I screwed up with the sheriff character, by forgetting to include him and so in future, i will try not to overload the encounters with NPCs. on the whole, you guys were excellent PCs and reminded me when i forgot rules or fudged up. Sean, your character’s motivations confuse me, you need to brief me again on your backstory at some point. Minami, you could also benefit from making your character more pronounced, i understand when he’s shy, but i can’t imagine it being very fun.
after Dathur, Sain, a halfling navigator named Harold, a drunken pirate named captain Wayfare and her dog Pete briefly encountered scarlet bandana pirates, and a new stronger type of bandit named a “supervisor” on their way to Applestock on a small ship stolen from a gnomish explorer who Pete and Wayfare tied to the mast.
Wayfare, Dathur, Sain, 3 adventurers who spent the previous night in applestock and a barbarian named Olaf who happened to be sitting in the bar at the right time accepted the mayor’s guard job and subsequently stopped the mayor’s house being invaded. the adventurers ran across the town square, through the hall where they encountered Jeremiah, the General Manager of the Scarlet Bandana in Applestock.
after disabling him, Sain and Olaf were able to gather that he is a general manager, he works for the scarlet bandana, a business like bandit organisation who’s headquarters are located in the southern dusty ranges. he also mentioned the existence of “senior managers”. while this was happening, wayfare and pete ran off, taking with them, a sustantial amount of the loot, including 25gp from the mayor.
the six adventurers and the mayor sidestepped over the dead bodies and across to the tavern, as they pass through the town square they notice the street sweeper, a man with a cowboy hat, with a shocked look on his face. dead bandits are strewn along the street and blood covers the road, at this point, the town is deserted. the mayor brings the 6 adventurers into the tavern where he buys them a round of cider, as the bartender, Finen, mutters about losing an expensive bottle of apple liquor that he swears he placed on the shelf earlier. Mayor Greenholm thanks the adventurers and tells them that the town is forever in their debt. he hands each of them a sack from behind the bar filled with 4 apples, 2 pears and a peach, as well as 10gp and a half-price voucher from the tavern. he says it’s not much, but it’s all the town can spare after the disastrous events of the past 2 days. he tells the adventurers that they’re more than welcome to take anything else from the dead bandits so long as they help clean up the mess and the adventurers agree. Greenholm also gives Sain, meant for the group, a ruby amulet. Lennaran detected that it is magic, but it’s use is unclear.
Just as the adventurers are about to grab their stuff and start cleaning, a group of 5 very confused goblins burst through the door. Lupidoo asks them what happened and they tell him that they just gave away their ship to some lady because she convinced them it was hers. they shake their heads in confusion as they walk over to a booth where Lupi then gives the goblin captain a pint of cider which he spiked with an appleseed pill, causing him to have a seizure. it was reported that he died later that day, the 4 goblin crew left the town for their village on foot where they told the bartender they would inform his family and give him a proper funeral in his own village. the adventurers spend the rest of the day searching the bodies of the bandits for usable equiptment and currency. they are all afforded a night in the tavern at the mayor’s expense. tomorrow they plan to set out for the Scarlet’s HQ.
~XP & Loot~
~Encounter 1 – Gnome Ship
Encounter 1.1 – 2 Scarlet Thug I
~Encounter 1.2 – 1 Scarlet Supervisor
~Loot (excluding NPC)
~Encounter 2 – Town Square
Encounter 2.1 – 4 Scarlet Thug I
Encounter 2.2 – 2 Scarlet SUpervisor
studded leather armour
~Encounter 3 – Town Hall
Encounter 3.1 – 2 Scarlet Thug II
Encounter 3.2 – 2 Scarlet Supervisor
studded leather armour
~Encounter 4 – Town Hall – Upstairs
Encounter 4.1 – 2 Scarlet Thug II
Encounter 4.2 – 2 Scarlet Supervisor
Encounter 4.3 – Jeremiah, General Manager (Applestock)
Masterwork Bastard Sword
Masterwork Heavy Crossbow
slot 1 – 300xp – “Roleplay Bonus” AS VOTED BY YOU!
Slot 2 – 300xp – “Bonus of Shame” AS VOTED BY YOU!
Slot 3 – 150xp – “Picasso’s Apprentice Bonus” AS VOTED BY YOU!
slot 4 – 150xp – “Attendance Jackpot!”
Dathur:1528=60+120+86+200+100+200+100+150+112+150+250 LEVEL UP! Dathur reached level 2!
Sain:1378=60+120+86+200+100+200+100+150+112+250 LEVEL UP! Sain reached level 2!
Harold:430=60+120+250 LEVEL UP! Harold reached level 2!
Pete:692=60+120+150+112+250 LEVEL UP! Pete reached level 2!
Lennaran:1498=86+200+100+200+100+150+112+300+250 LEVEL UP! Lennaran reached level 2!
Olaf:1498=86+200+100+200+100+150+112+150+150+250 LEVEL UP! Olaf reached level 2!
Dave:848=86+200+100+200+150+112 LEVEL UP! Dave reached level 2!
Lupidoo:1198=86+200+100+200+100+150+112+250 LEVEL UP! Lupidoo reached level 2!
Wayfare lets you have the scraps of loot left on the bandits, Dathur and Sain search the bodies thoroughly and return with 2gp and a dagger each, they still haven’t decided who gets to keep the bow
your 96gp is evenly distributed as 16gp+10gp as a gift from the mayor
there were 8 daggers collected, each of you takes 1, leaving 2
the rest of the loot you have still not decided on, you will need to discuss it in the morning, they pile the items into a sack and give it to the barkeep for safekeeping.
Dave: Namebadge (Jeremiah, General Manager)
Sain: Ruby Amulet, magical
feel free to point out any mistakes, make suggestion or just comment on the session in general, including the venue, the NPCs, the immersion and the encounter quality. feedback helps me build better sessions and hopefully make the game more fun to play! we’ll have to organise the next session at some point. i’m avaliable moday, thursday, friday, saturday afternoons/evenings and sunday afternoons/evenings