Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by dice4hire » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:00 pm

Thanks for the comments on the stairway. If you look carefully you can see the two interations of support. One is mostly mountain pieces on end and was very precarious. The second is cavern and castle elevation blocks and was a lot easier and more stable.
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by zenako » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:41 am

I really like the elevated epic curved stairway. That one has gone into my mental book for future encounters.

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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by Rabbit Burner » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:37 am

Oh my..... where to start?

Well first seems like the gate keeper forgot to lock the zoo gates at closing time.

The first picture of the elephants roaming in the distance is very cool especially with the sideboard mountains in the far background.

Very much liked the Elephant confrontation could imagine much hilarity ensued ;)

The tower looks great, we assume its a 4" castle tower, liking your tower entrance a lot :)

To the the teaser pictures:
Rabbit that lava bridge and winding stairway are awesome and the temple of magic at the top is fabulous. Nice use of those incredibly useful foam bricks, mountain and castle pieces - cracking build d4h :)

Is that a Bridge of Valour roof on the gatehouse?
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by dice4hire » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:40 pm

The game began with some elephant troubles when the aggressive bull elephant confronted the party. Attempting to get by without combat, one party member tried diplomacy, one tried intimidate and the last tried a bluff. The elephant was a bit confused, naturally.
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In the next round everyone got on the same page and the intimidate checks convinced the elephant to back off.
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The next obstacle was an enspelled Rhino who was far far more aggressive.
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The party entered the area he was guarding and the fight was very quick and surprisingly bloodless all around as the party easily defeated him while taking minimal damage.
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Instead of going into the tangled woodlands growth the party decided to check out the tower. It was six levels of danger and pretty simple _(did not get any castles towers, so just a poor man's version)
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The rogue went first and found the tower prevented all magic from working, or at least kinds the party couple use. However, the primordial magic of creation worked well.

Each level was
1: A green algae pool that protected the skin of anyone from the toxic liquids above
2: Mugs of an ale that prevented all poison damage
3: A cabinet with 5 different colors of potions. One party member tried to open a vial with no ale protection but the poisoning was not too bad.
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4: The mixing room where the potions, if poured in order, could create a primordial ooze which had many powers.
5: The shaping room where the primordial ooze could be shaped into any one item.
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6: The beacon room where the beacon would tell primordials this world's dawn wasr had been lost or was still continuing, thus increasing or decreasing primordial activity in this world. To the God's relief the party chose to warn primordials to stay away.

And the session ended there with a pretty good success. Next session is on to the tangled woodlands and the lizardfolk.
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by dice4hire » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:22 pm

And another session was had by all. The party is traveling back from the swamp and closing the human-made portal to the outer planes and got a couple of divine visits. The God of War (no not the one here) thanked the party for invoking him with the enemies in the last adventure and restored his blessings to them. Ha also asked them to "talk" with a certain warrior back at the Lord's holding, and "take him down a few pegs" The party enthusiastically agreed.

The second visitation was the Goddess of magic, who had a request of the party. She asked them to visit one of her old temples and kick the fire giants inhabiting such castle out. She was none to happy with the elemental, nearly primordial beings being in there. She also told the party that she had disowned the druids in the land who were trying to set up the area to be a primeval wilderness and so exclude the Goddess of magic and her people from returning to their homelands. She told the party they could do whatever they wanted to that organization with her blessing and not to believe them if they said they were working for her. Seems like another entry on a divine hitlist (or to-do list)

So the setup.
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by Rabbit Burner » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:13 am

Always great pictures and a cracking adventure - great job d4h :)

Particularly like the oversized Mouse/Moose/Genie wallah :D
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by marcoreds » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:38 pm

I always read but never reply, this is just to say I really enjoy reading your adventures :-)

Thank you.

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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by dice4hire » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:36 pm

And another session of our epic adventure +drumroll*
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The party is still working towards closing the second portal and they decided to go after the devils area and then do the mountain area next. After a rest, they moved up to the gateway to the pocket dimension the devils were trapped in and the largest devil came up to try to make a deal, his freedom for the party's easy access to the portal. After much skill rolling the party decided to adventure up and kick his devisih fanny. An interesting idea was to send him after the white dragon they had fought earlier(another future adversary) as they did not care who won the fight as they were both enemies, but instead on to battle it was.
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The first flurry of blows went well and the rogue ran for the throne to retrieve the energy needed for the third part of repairing the portal. He was chased by a couple of minions and the last two party members took on the main devil. who did well, but not well enough, especially with the party killing the spawning minions he needed to heal. It was a close fight, but it was decided in the party's favor
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Then the party went to the back dias and looked at the "Im-not-really-an-angel". They found the back area was a prison meant to hold a single creature. And suddenly the rogue's parasite/possessor decided to finally leave the
rogue and become one with the prisoner, thus changing her enough so she could escape her prison.
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AS two party members ran for the entrance to try and reset the field to keep her imprisoned, the Runepriest decided to hold her off, very successfully as it turned out The "angel" rolled two ones in a row and the Runepriest was able to escape.
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And the party was very victorios. I had thought that the party would release one or maybe even two of these powerful beings and they would come back to haunt the party later, but the party left both imprisoned for good.

Off camera the portal was sealed and the party left victorious.
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by dice4hire » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:36 am

William wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:23 am
Thanks for the close ups, that's a cool dollar store item. :D
Yeah it was a lucky find. It fits perfectly on top of the small towers also, which is a plus.
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Re: Session One new campaign :::: The Onus

Post by dice4hire » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:36 am

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As always a good read and fun pictures.

I must add. Good god man the pretzels are attacking! ;)
Only my waistline.
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