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The Death of Groddic

Posted on August 25, 2016

Before this tale begins in earnest, understand I design my own adventures. So imagine my players’ surprise when I finally loaded them into a pre-planned adventure.

At least, that's what they thought.

In actuality, the ‘module’ was a list of who dies first... because I felt like running a death trap. And by that I mean THE death trap: The infamous Tomb of Horrors.

Needless to say, none of them survived. But one surprised me—Groddic Hammerstrike, a level ten Dwarven fighter.

He dodged trap after trap, a Minotaur on its home turf, and a demented 13 level Wizard. This character—played by my best friend Daniel—single handedly…

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