Lacking Natural Simplicity

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Keep on the Borderlands, Play Session #5: Kobolds are Stubborn

Spoilers!

We're playing B2 — Keep on the Borderland, so if you haven't played that you might want to skip this entry.

I got to run another Labyrinth Lord session for the kids.

Attending

Clockwise round the table, starting with the Labyrinth Lord:

  • T.K.B., the Labyrinth Lord.

  • M.A., playing James the Cleric and Jeffrey the Monk.

  • T.A., playing Glen the Strategist (a wizard) and Dooley the sly (a thief).

  • E.A., playing Curufin the Elf and Drusilla the Ranger.

  • L.B., playing Taffy the Halfling and Alice the Cleric.

Kobolds are Stubborn

The group spent most of their loot on a high level cleric who fixed Dooley up, even regenerating his fingers. Dooley now is a bit more rough-hewn, but not really any uglier than he was originally.

Out for revenge, they went back and went after the kobolds. This time they got past the pit trapped and killed lots of kobolds, but were run off again. Dru and Dooley were both dying when their friends dragged them out and healed them, but the kobolds were in no shape to pursue them.

Keep on the Borderlands, Play Session #5: Rats!

Spoilers!

We're playing B2 — Keep on the Borderland, so if you haven't played that you might want to skip this entry.

I got to run another Labyrinth Lord session for the kids.

Attending

Clockwise round the table, starting with the Labyrinth Lord:

  • T.K.B., the Labyrinth Lord.

  • M.A., playing James the Cleric and Jeffrey the Monk.

  • T.A., playing Glen the Strategist (a wizard) and Dooley the sly (a thief).

  • E.A., playing Curufin the Elf and Drusilla the Ranger.

  • L.B., playing Taffy the Halfling and Alice the Cleric.

Kobolds are Sneaky

They decided to try the kobolds that surprised them on one of their earlier trips. Luckily the kobolds weren't in the tree branches this time, so they went down the tunnel. Unfortunately, Dooley fell in the pit trap. James pulled him out with his belt (since they didn't have any rope or pole). The guards attached them with ranged weapons, and the party fled the kobold warren. Once outside the stopped for a moment, but giant rats boiled out of the tunnel, soon followed by kobolds. Eventually the group managed to defeat the rats and the kobolds, but in the process Dooley was overcome by the rats, and lay unconscious while they chewed on his face. His comrades healed him as well as they could, but he was horribly scarred and lost two fingers from his left hand.