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The Botch-O-Matic

Posted on November 24, 2015

A good friend announced he was running D&D 3rd ed mid-level module and invited me to play. Excited, I went to our local hobby shop and bought a new set of dice. They were a pretty marbleized red with white numbers that would soon become the bane of my existence.

The D6s lulled me into a false sense of security as I put together a pretty solid Rogue. Well into the game, things were going well as we came to a hallway. There were four obvious Glyphs on the walls, so it was up to me to check them out and disarm them.

First one up: Natural 1. Turns out is it's a Fire Seal.

Reflex Save? Another Botch.

We laugh and at this point…

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