Monday, December 23, 2019

Stonehell: Ogre sized problems

Session 115 was played on 12/08

Borumar, ½ Orc Thief 7 (Josh)
Brother Dimetri Andropov, Cleric 3 (Jeff)
J, Fighter 1 (Jay)
Drolo, linkman (NPC)

Having successfully revived their friend Jo (who needed some time to recover after being petrified, Borumar decided to head back to Stonehell for a little fun. Joining the party for this delve was J, a young swordsman eager to prove his worth in the mightiest dungeon around. Entering the dungeon through the hobgoblin caves, the party spends a while poking around the already cleared 2nd level, slowly making their way down to the third, and finding that without a high level wizard, they weren’t getting through the arcane locked doors and out of the medusa’s lair. So they did the only sensible thing, and continued down into level 4.

Not too far into their exploration they decided to open a door… surprising half a dozen ogres squeezed into a room only just big enough to contain them all. “Sorry, wrong room” J said, closing the door. They jumped to the side, and readied themselves for the ogres to come out the door, and after a long drawn out moment, they did.

Thankfully for the party, the small (for the ogres) door kept them from all coming out at the same instant. Unfortunately even one ogre hits like a falling tree, and Dimetri was only saved from death by Borumar’s speedy dumping of a healing potion down Dimetri’s throat. Also in the party's favor was the fact that the ogres had to pull the bodies of their fallen friends out of the doorway in order to effectively fight. Somehow, they managed to defeat all 6 ogres… Sadly they didn’t have much treasure on them.

Continuting their exploration down the hall, they were surprised by a pair of gaunt hounds. Dimetri still not really recovered from the previous fight, was dragged down. J and Borumar finished off the beasts, and dumped a potion of extra healing down Dimetri’s throat, and then they all decided that they’d had enough.

Gains: 310gp worth of various coins
Kills: 6 ogres, 2 gaunt hounds
Losses: potion of healing, potion of extra healing


  1. Session 115? Oh my! Know that you have a blessed life to have a game go 115 sessions. My job that is ending soon will hopefully lead to a new position with time off to live. Major congratulations on the 115th session! Hope one day to actually finish the 6th issue of Back tot he Dungeon Zine for LL/AEC. Actually started working on it again as this evil soul sucking job winds down.

    1. You have no idea how amazed I am to have kept this game going this long, both in terms of sessions, and years. For something that was supposed to be a short thing between longer campaigns, it's turned into my longest ever game. Of course the players have changed a bunch, but still the same game.

      I need to dig those zines out! And yes, finish issue 6!!


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