Category Archives: AD&D

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Let’s Play Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear #13

This episode: We continue clearing the cave of its undead problem for the dwarves. Are we about to encounter a lich?! Shane gets confused on D&D 2E vs 3E cleric spontaneous casting.

From developer Beamdog‘s marketing copy:

A major new expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition adds areas, action, and adventure to the original!

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.” -Plutarch

Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur’s Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be true—is she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur’s Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new chapter to the Bhaalspawn saga. The events occurring between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion pack for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

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Let’s Play Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear #12

This episode: We solve the mystery of the menhirs, play spectral matchmaker, and decide to help out some dwarves with a pesky undead problem.

From developer Beamdog‘s marketing copy:

A major new expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition adds areas, action, and adventure to the original!

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.” -Plutarch

Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur’s Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be true—is she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur’s Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new chapter to the Bhaalspawn saga. The events occurring between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion pack for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

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Let’s Play Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear #11

This episode: The mystery of the missing refugees solved. More menhirs. Pit fights to the death. A bridge over troubled waters and… an encounter with The Shining Lady herself?!

From developer Beamdog‘s marketing copy:

A major new expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition adds areas, action, and adventure to the original!

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.” -Plutarch

Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur’s Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be true—is she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur’s Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new chapter to the Bhaalspawn saga. The events occurring between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion pack for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

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Attack of the D&D / RPG Memes V!

Just when you thought it was safe to look at the Internet again, another Attack cometh! Enjoy, or maybe take aspirin. Whatever seems appropriate at the time.

You know there are four other Attacks, right? First, Second, Third, and Fourth! No mortal has read all five in one day and survived! Ok, well a couple of people have. Wait, alright, everyone who has ever tried has. But I bet someone got eyestrain! Like, really annoying eyestrain.

And with no further ado…

d&d meme i cant keep calm im a gamer

Let’s just get the obvious right out of the way

d&d meme girlfriend princess

Always be attentive to your woman’s needs

dd meme tome of cat summoning

They’re the ones summoned, but you’re the familiar

d&d meme knock knock joke

Do we really want to open the door on this kind of thing?

d&d meme its a lifestyle choice

The road goes ever on

dd meme plan l

Don’t look at me, I voted for plan Q

dd meme heres looking at you kid

Here’s looking at you, kid

d&d meme sharknado

Dungeon Module SN1
Sharknado
by Gary Gygax
An Adventure For All Character Levels That Are Fated To Die

d&d meme rolling a 1 animated

Visual representation of what happens on the astral plane when you roll a 1

d&d meme vehicle paladin alignment check

Mr. LawfulGoodwrench

d&d meme paladin alignment check

We recommend every 3,000 XP

d&d meme this paladin is nuts

And this paladin is just nuts

d&d meme resume

Adept at monitoring and adjusting during plan implementation

d&d meme stealth is optional animated

Let’s be honest. When isn’t it?

d&d meme leeroy jenkins 2016

Finally a candidate I can get behind!

dd meme fallout character sheet

Well, isn’t that SPECIAL?

dd meme quest for the dungeon master game

He’s over there, keeping you kids from getting home (and boy does Venger love this game, look at that smile!)

d&d meme sometimes a chest is not a chest

And sometimes a door is a jar

d&d meme when dex fails

You zany min-maxers, you

d&d meme know the difference

It could save your life

d&d meme failed spot check

Doggone it, where’d she go?

dd meme how i remember it looking

And that, my non-muggle friends, is why we play

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Let’s Play Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear #10

This episode: Finally on the road to Dragonspear Castle! We meet our camp and its characters (including a certain famous / infamous new NPC) and pick up some quests. More potential party members to choose from. We sing at a stone. Like, at the stone.

From developer Beamdog‘s marketing copy:

A major new expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition adds areas, action, and adventure to the original!

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.” -Plutarch

Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur’s Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be true—is she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur’s Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new chapter to the Bhaalspawn saga. The events occurring between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion pack for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

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Attack of the D&D / RPG Memes IV!

The hits keep coming. Well, some of them are hits. Some of them are misses. And some of them are just low blows. But the important thing is this series of posts continues to be popular so here’s yet another one for your viewing pleasure. Or pain. Or whatever.

If you missed the first one, here it is. And while you’re at it, don’t miss the second one. Come to think of it, here’s the third one, too.

And awaaayyy we go…

d&d meme a penny looted

Unless it’s cursed, then it’s a lesson learned

d&d meme you found something flowchart

I always suspected there was a flow to it

d&d meme back up plans

It always ends up there anyway…

d&d meme nuke it from orbit

Speaking of back up plans

d&d meme goblin blood

The ladies love it

d&d meme cast magic missle cat

Shouldn’t that be cat’s magic missle?

d&d meme mr rogers roll initiative

Won’t you be, won’t you be… my victim?

d&d meme dragon for Christmas

Even harder to get than two front teeth

d&d meme yo mamas so fat

I could cut you down so low, it would take all your hit points

d&d meme 1983 cartoon ad

Wait, since when is a unicorn an animal companion? Sheesh, Saturday morning cartoons were so unrealistic

d&d meme bard 20 ranks in bluff

That Bard is draggin’ his rep down

WHEN THE RANGER ROLLS A 1
d&d meme when the ranger rolls a 1 animated gif

d&d meme i cast fist

Way to keep the game punchy

d&d meme pre minstrel syndrome

That time of the character generation

d&d meme you do not meet the level requirement for this item

Actually, it’s a halfling suit of battering

d&d meme dwarven plate mail

Fortunately it doubles as a mess kit

d&d meme cthulhu is in

Unspeakable madness for a nickel

d&d meme the combo dinner

And the halfling is the toy surprise

d&d meme playing with high leveled characters

Or: playing with DMs that have no concept of game balance

d&d meme dming philosophy

And speaking of game balance…

Finally, these words to part by…

d&d meme the best way to learn is adventures

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Let’s Play Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear #9

This episode: “Just a few things before we leave” … yeah, right. At least we finally get a cleric and we really are ready to leave Baldur’s Gate and head to Dragonspear Castle now. Onward with many butts to kick.

From developer Beamdog‘s marketing copy:

A major new expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition adds areas, action, and adventure to the original!

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.” -Plutarch

Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur’s Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be true—is she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur’s Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new chapter to the Bhaalspawn saga. The events occurring between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion pack for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

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Michael and Sam Witwer talk RPGs

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I had the unexpected pleasure of talking RPG games and their history with author Michael Witwer (Gary Gygax biography Empire of the Imagination) and actor Sam Witwer (Battlestar Galactica, Once Upon a Time, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars Rebels) over the weekend during a Google hangout with my friend Matt Barton of Matt Chat.

These guys truly love RPGs and have a long history with them. Great geekout session. Witwers join at the 19:35 mark.

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Let’s Play Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear #8

This episode: We get turned down by several possible party recruits (really needed a cleric, dang) and have a trippy encounter with a fire elemental, man.

From developer Beamdog‘s marketing copy:

A major new expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition adds areas, action, and adventure to the original!

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.” -Plutarch

Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur’s Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be true—is she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur’s Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new chapter to the Bhaalspawn saga. The events occurring between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion pack for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

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Attack of the D&D / RPG Memes III!

These posts have proven popular to you, the ravenous gaming public, so here’s another one. Yer welcome.

If you missed the first one, here it is. And while you’re at it, don’t miss the second one 🙂

And now on with the show my droogies.

d&d meme army party

An army of one. In a well balanced group. Credit to @BadDiceBad via Twitter

d&d meme every class

May have signed up for too many this semester

d&d meme weasels

Fortunately the new DMG has a weasel availability table, with subtables for town type

d&d meme ok alignment

It’ll be ok

d&d meme worlds okayest dm

And speaking of ok…

d&d meme give the gift of life

It’s the right thing to do, no bones about it

d&d meme optimist pessimist gamer

The glass was a mimic – The DM

d&d meme that moment when you have to ask

Inconceivable!

d&d meme hit him with your crossbow steve

Steve and his crossbow. I tell ya.

d&d meme dwarven parenting

Some therapist in Baldur’s Gate is going to make their career off of this one.

d&d meme druid wolf form

A howling bad fumble

d&d meme flirt with barmaid

This fumble has everyone’s shorts in a twist

d&d meme pulp fiction

A brainy move, but still a fumble

d&d meme who are we gamers

Does my character still get XP if I’m not there?

d&d meme star trek friday night

These are the basement voyages…

d&d meme elvish presley

Blue suede shoes of stealth

d&d meme you cannot improve on perfection

Sometimes you get it right the first time

d&d meme grognard dice

1979, remember?

d&d meme in my day we colored in our own dice

Uphill both ways in the snow and we LIKED it

d&d meme no that would unbalance the game

Can’t believe the guy even asked

d&d meme neutral evil

It all spends the same

d&d meme potions

Chugalug chugalug

d&d meme dungeon crawl

The nerd’s Rorschach test

d&d meme this is math

I guess the cat’s finally out of the bag