Monday, 6 October 2014

Lost Mines of Phandelver - Goblin caves

Bugbear Clarg.....

Walking across the rickety old bridge, still searching for our comrades.

Final fight in the goblinoid cave and we have found Sildar.
He took a bit of a beating from the goblins but Jade Dragon managed to save him using the Spare the Dying spell.

Lost Mines of Phandelver - Further into the goblin stronghold

Randall and Argentum leading the way.

Wolf cave, it only we had a Ranger to talk to them.
Oh well..!

Trap evaded and more goblins vanquished.

From here you can see how many rooms we searched and the overall size of the excellent 3D tiles.

Lost Mines of Phandelver - Pictures from inside the goblin cave

Entering the goblin cave, searching for Gundren Rockseeker and Sildar.

As you can see the ''roof'' of the cave was made from paper.
So as we ventures further in our DM would rip more off to reveal what we could see.

Watch out for sneaky goblins on bridges. 

Close up of the party and the cave.

Lost Mines of Phandelver - Pictures

Here are some pictures from last weeks game.

This is the first time we have all got together to play 5th edition, I think we got most of the rules nailed but as always there were a few areas that I was not sure on and I was also playing two magic users so that added to the rule checking.

This is the 3D dungeon tile that the DM, Phil, created for was awesome!!
Made from blocks of polystyrene and painted all by his own fair hand.
Well done  Phil..!!!

Ground view of the dungeon tile and the party are about to enter the dark delves of the goblin cave complex.

We are trying to sneak up to the cave entrance, but this wasn't easy with two heavily armed Dragon Born.
One of whom is a Paladin who could only speak at the top of his voice.

Aerial shot of the party

Roll call from right to left.
Randall - Human Rogue
Argentum - Dragonborn (white) Paladin
Jade Dragon - Dragonborn (green) Cleric
Gilson - Rock Gnome Mage
Amber - Dwarf Figher

Lost Mines of Phandelver - Characters that I played.

Morning fellow dungeon delvers..!

So me and my gaming troupe started the D&D Starter Set dungeon: Lost Mines of Phandelver and I have to say I had a real blast.

Before I add the obligatory pictures here is a quick breakdown on the 2 PC's I was playing in the dungeon, yes that's correct I was not the DM for this I actually got a chance to play from the ''other side of the table''.

Gilson Heath
Rock Gnome Diviner (Wizard)

Born in the great gnome city of Blidgenstone Gilson is the eldest of four siblings, he was never the biggest or strongest gnome and his skill with the pick axe and hammer were limited. But he did have a natural talent for magic and the creation of mechanical toys and trinkets. This power came in handy with the gnome miners as he was able to predict where veins of gold and gems could be found and also which areas of the Underdark were safe to travel. 

However life in Blidgenstone was quiet and Gilson dreamed of a life of adventure and danger, this dream led to many arguments with his family as they were worried that such a life would lead to ruin but when Gilson came of age he decided to leave and seek fame and fortune elsewhere. He managed to gain passage from Blidgenstone to the surface with a group of dwarven miners who were looking to trade goods with the surface folk, their journey to the surface was long and treacherous and along the way various people of all races came and left the travelling band. One such creature would become a stalwart friend of Gilson; this friend was simply called Jade Dragon.

Jade Dragon*
Green Dragonkin Acolyte (Cleric of Bahamut the Goodly Platinum Dragon)

Captured as a hatchling by the evil Drow and taken to the Drow city of Menzoberranzen to be a slave and a curiosity for one of the cities ruling houses, early life was hard for Jade Dragon. His Drow mistresses were cruel and years of this cruelty taught Jade Dragon to never speak and never look anyone in the eye, but this constant cruelty only tempered his resolve to escape and this was aided by his unflinching devotion to Bahamut. His chance to escape came one day when the city was hit by a tremendous earthquake, in the ensuing chaos Jade Dragon was able to find freedom and travelled for many weeks on his own in the dangerous Underdark. Food and shelter were limited and Jade Dragon would have died had it not been for the kind hearted nature of a group of dwarves who found him near death and starving in a cave complex not far from the surface world. They took him with them, fed and clothed him and nursed him back to health and whilst with these dwarves he came to know a small gnome called Gilson who he soon trusted as a close friend.

*Due to the cruelty he suffered at the hands of the Drow he rarely speaks and will only converse with people he does not know through Gilson. However he will speak arcane words of power when using his Cleric spells and abilities.

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