Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Beastmen Cometh: A Session of Dungeon Crawl Classics

I've been running a Dungeon Crawl Classics campaign for several months now, and I look forward to every session. The three players each bring something unique to the game and have all contributed player backgrounds and adventure logs to our Obsidian Portal page.

At the last session, one of the players showed us the awesome spell-book cover that he had printed up for his growing list of spells:

He claims that's how you spell Benny the Magnificent in Ukrainian.

As a GM, it's a fantastic feeling when the players contribute to background histories, adventure logs, and game details--it means that somehow, I've managed to do something right.

Here's an excerpt from our most recent session, as recounted by Benny, the Magnificent!

"In the middle of the night, Brume alerted me that more of the Beastmen were approaching. I roused Ming and then realized that Floyd was on guard duty so I called for the others to awake and arm themselves. Star was already warned by one of his runes proving him quite the capable Runecaster.

As the Beastmen approached, I conjured a few large dogs right in their midst to distract them and buy us some time to prepare. Star followed suit and then Daphne and her apprentice sought out the blessings of Amun-Tur. I could easily see that they are favored by their God, because they were wreathed in a Holy light and I swore I could hear angelic singing*. Even so, I moved closer to protect Daphne and her Deity blessed me with additional magical power for protecting His chosen.

I used this extra power and channeled a harrowing volley of Fire Arrows of Fate laying the enemy low and breaking their morale. They fled in haste and we thought better than rush after them into the dark forest and a possible ambush. A few of the Beastmen had fallen because of the dogs Star and I had conjured so we went over to investigate.

Floyd was closest and he quickly pulled out his cleaver to perform another dissection. This time, the focus of his research was less Beast and more man which made it all the more disturbing. I heard Daphne gasp as he quickly reduced the creature to its component pieces. It could be that he is a Blade of Fate, but I fear that Floyd may be descending towards madness. I will need to seek direction from my patron before deciding how to handle him."