After defeating the undead Balrogs we continued our way underground, searching for a lost Shardmind village deep in a mountian in the north.
We stumbled on a mushroom house in a swamp. No one was paying much attention and we got supprise attcked by an Acid Dragon. After the entire party was nearly blooded, we were able to attack back. Only the Dragon was always flying around (it was a large cavern). If only we had Dragon rend.
This is probably the hardest board game I have ever played. What makes this game so difficult is that the cards in your hand are the life points you have. These cards are also what let you do things, like move around the board and attack the enemy. Essentially, shooting and moving will bring you closer to dying. As will reviving your teammates, or picking up ammo, or adding dice to defend yourself.
Undead Balrogs. Yup. Not much fun. We could have continued to chase the goblins and leave, but some of the others decided to fight FOR GLORY. Riiiight. Now, we aren’t a small party (usually 5-6 heroes, occasionally 7) but this place was a mess. All of the dark spots are pits. That never end. Until you splat at the bottom.
Our two defenders decided to stop one of the Balrogs on the stairs, next to one of these holes. The balrog slapped the dwarf of the pair (literally), sending him tumbling down the pit. His dragonborn defender brother announced “I dive over and grab is arm.” To which the GM replied “You need a crit, or you’ll fall in too.”
Fearlessly (or stupidly) the the dragonborn went for it anyway. The party held thier collective breath as the d20 bounced around the table. Clink, clunck, tink. 20.
To start things off, here is an old shot from the DnD 4e world I am playing in. I am a Shardmind Wayfarer Wizard. Effectively a living crystal that teleports around the map throwing various elemental magic around the place.
This particular encounter was given life after watching the goblin caves of The Hobbit. It was a minion bash like no other, followed by battling two undead Balrogs. More on the Balrogs later.
It’s been pretty quiet around here. That’s because I haven’t had the drive to try and make a video game. Instead I’m going to share the games that I am playing. There will be lots about the Dungeons and Dragons universe that I am playing in, as well as lots of different board games, card games, and video games that I am playing. There will probably even be a little about the alternate version of DnD that I am helping a friend make. If I’ve got nothing new, then I will probably work through some older DnD pictures that I’ve tweeted and tell a little more of the story behind them.
edit: watch out for the occasional re-blog. It wont happen often, but it could happen.
This is some footage of a couple of different games the Starcraft AI that my group modified. It’s showing off the micro that I focused on, followed by showing how far from the really good AIs we were. Truthfully, it would have been better if we expanded beyond just the Medic and Marine.