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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Pirates, Crabs And Giant Snakes...

The Tuesday Knights rocked the house once more! This evening's game (the second of our Castles & Crusades' Tekralh campaign) was possibly even more awesome than our first session.

Steve and I had created his character - via email exchanges - before the game, so all he needed to do was buy his equipment and get a brief rundown of the situations and we were off (after a vast array of pizzas, dips and garlic bread, provided by my brilliant wife, Rachel).

Although Clare is still finding her feet with the system (I tend to forget that she is still a relative newcomer to tabletop gaming and has only played Hollow Earth Expedition previously), everyone really brought their top game to the table tonight.

The players got into the habit of throwing in their poker chips, as needed, for "hero points" allowing to reroll duff rolls, do extra damage, rapid heal wounds etc

While the adventure was very hack'n'slash (this time round: a giant crab and a large snake), the best brawl came at the end of the evening when the four-strong party took on eight pirates on the beach of an underground cavern. Everything came down to a final, bloody scuffle between Red (Steve's character) and the last pirate - until Clodius (Clare's impetuous fighter) stepped in and cut the pirates head from his shoulders.

The evening ended with the party finding two chests of treasure in one of the pirates' jolly boats and a young, attractive, blonde captive tied up in the other.

Everyone seemed very pleased with the way things had gone; combat was more flowing and mobile this time round and the only thing I think I forgot - as last month - was the 'atmospheric' music, which again sat unplayed in the stereo!

A more detailed 'in character' account of events can be found at The Chronicles of Tekralh site, while photographs of the evening are here.

Once I come down off of Cloud Nine, I'll tally up experience points for everyone and email them out.

The next meeting of The Tuesday Knights is scheduled for October 14, and you never know the party might actually finish the dungeon...

2 comments:

  1. Wait... you have a GIRL in your game?! And... and is that SALSA?! ;)

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  2. What's the deal with salsa dips? Have we broken some unspoken gamer's taboo? :-)

    Clare is my former housemate, she's always been very well-read and into writing, so I guess it was inevitable that she would eventually be drawn into gaming.

    She was the only one of my friends who supported my original launch of the HeroPress online game (see the original entries on this blog about Knight City) and then after she got together with my old gaming buddy, Nick, at my wedding, we 'lured' her into playing Hollow Earth Expedition and the rest is... er ... history.

    She brings a unique perspective to the game and it certainly wouldn't be the same without her.

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