HTales from the Table


Curiosity Killed the Dragon

Posted on December 05, 2016

Hearken now and hear the take of Kiri; Draconic being extraordinaire, faithful teammate, and always good for a laugh. Kiri was a generous soul. She was always ready to help anyone in need, and was eager to share her gifts with those suffering from any difficulty; major, or minor, or miniscule. Kiri loved magic and had a spell for any and every situation. She loved magic so much that she would use it every chance she got. She had a ring of unlimited cantrips made just so that she could prestidigitate her way into, through, and out of anything.

Kiri was a Wild Mage. Only she had a much greater chance than most of losing control of…

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Lighting Her Up

Posted on December 05, 2016

We are currently playing a game with mythic levels in it. Our group, level 6 with our first mythic tier under our belts, consisted of a Cleric (who usually buffs us), a Kineticist (water specced, who usually heals us), a Barbarian (who dual wields a sword and a pistol), and my character, a Soulknife (who dual wields and has a tendency to be quite vulnerable). The group was travelling to a ruin to get an artifact rumored to be powerful enough to save their lands from an enemy army of demons and undead.

As we neared the ruin, however, the Barbarian player had to bow out, leaving me as the only real damage dealer of the group. At the…

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Roll of Fate

Posted on December 02, 2016

A while back, our DM gave us a choice of a few magic items to divide amongst the party. I took a magical greatsword embedded with the Nine Lives enchantment. I hadn't gotten a single crit with it since I received the sword… though that was about to change.

Our party came across a castle in the Underdark. A castle that wasn't on the map. It was lorded over by an adult red dragon who liked to play with his food.

The dragon had set traps inside his castle. The first room didn't have a trap. Instead, it was set up with a feast, and a single Erinyes eating dinner. She invited us to dine before we were to meet our ends. One of our…

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Unintended Consequences

Posted on November 29, 2016

My brother joined our weekly D&D group when he moved in with me. He was daunted by the process of coming up with a character, so just kinda put in the first thing that came to mind when he was rolling his character sheet. That’s how Pratt the Bard joined the group.

Fast forward a couple months of roleplaying, and my brother found that he didn’t feel connected to his hastily crafted Pratt. So we conspire to kill him, and make a plan to reintroduce my brother as a character all his own. We don’t tell the group of our plans because we figure it’ll be a good emotional moment when their good friend dies.

However, we never got to…

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Dreg The All-Knowing

Posted on November 28, 2016

“What is easier? Playing a character that is smarter than you? Or one that is dumber?”

This question has been the heart of many a debate. While the true answer has yet to be found (if one exists), this question lies at the heart of this tale.

Once upon a quest, our party was making its way down some ancient ruins in the shape of a dungeon. We were all rather heavy RP-ers, and our DM was willing to hear our pleas for unconventional actions—as long as they were backed up by a proper reasoning for our characters—with the understanding that we were not allowed to do anything our characters wouldn't be able to do. While that…

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