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Orcish Delicacy

Posted by Angel Rotherhithe on July 28, 2015

I learned the importance of languages during one session with some novice players and a couple of old hands at the game.

With the session underway, our intrepid party of 2nd level characters came across a barricade, manned by about three dozen Orcs. The party was outclassed. As the Orcs came down to take the party as prisoners, I happened to mention that they were chatting away happily.

One of my novices piped up, "Oh. I speak Orc. What are they saying?"

Not sure how this will pan out, I wrote the words on a piece of paper and handed it to her.

She immediately turned to the main fighter in the party, a Dwarf, and said, in a…

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