Saturday we played the seventh game of our FG campaign. We had seven players show up, to include one new addition to the campaign. As usual, we picked two scenarios and combined them together on the table: Silent Tower and The Mausoleum. With the number of players, we also doubled the scenario guidelines, i.e. two towers, two mausoleums, double the skeletons, etc. You can find additional information in Kodak's game report.
|View from the harbor area|
|Middle part of the table|
|Other end of the table|
|The Doctor's warband|
|Knabe set up and ready to go|
|The menagerie moves towards the tower|
Pilum put an arrow into Kodak's mangy mutt but failed to take him down. No worries though, as a wandering skeleton finished him off. Vogel cast Fog to block Kodak's minions.
|Fog placed to block shots from Kodak's archers|
Seeing that Daggit had jumped into a hornet's nest, Knabe cast Leap on him to get him out of harm's way. But that didn't last long as Daggit was then attacked by Kodak's treasure hunter. Kruger (Treasure Hunter) rushes to join in the fray.
A medium construct creature appeared near Knabe and lumbered into contact with him. Faenger, seeing the danger to Knabe, moves to engage the beast. He inflicts serious wounds to the creature but it doesn't go down. Pilum moves in to help and finishes the job. Knabe is then free to cast Bone Dart at one of Kodak's thieves but fails to cause any damage. Vogel then cast Bone Dart and takes out Kodak's treasure hunter. And Fritz puts a bolt into Kodak's archer as he was picking up a treasure item but only caused a flesh wound. Before he could get off another shot, the archer rapidly moved out of sight - must be some kind of magic.
|Daggit and Kruger on the cliff (Picture by Kodak, pun intended)|
|The fox starts to climb the tower|
Over at the mystical tower, Bobo (Bear) is beset on all sides by three members of the Doctor's warband. Even the mighty bear couldn't surivive such an onslaught and fell in the end to a knight.
On the top floor of th tower, Fleck III (Snow Leopard) attacks Buck (Sigilist Wizard) but the wizard beats him back - even while holding a treasure item in one hand. Buck then turns, takes a running leap, and jumps off the top floor of the tower. As he clears the tower, he slowly floats to the ground and eventually runs off into the ruins (Buck had a Ring of Slow Fall that activated once he was clear of the magic nullifying effect of the tower).
|Terrain eye candy|
Uhlmann suddenly turns around and starts to head the wrong way - with my treasure (Kodak's apprentice successfully cast Mind Control with a 19). Legio was lining up for a great shot on the Doctor's warband when he suddenly turned around and moved towards Uhlmann (Kodak successfully cast Mind Control with a 20 - ouch). Knabe quickly cast Fog to block Kodak's line of sight as does Vogel (Note to self - should have done that earlier). He then moved to intercept Legio. After a quick exchange of blows, Knabe pushes the ranger back, bloodied but still alive. Knabe really didn't want to kill his own man. Fritz however didn't feel that way about Uhlmann. He engages and beats him into the snow; recovering the treasure. A wandering skeleton attacks Knabe and is quickly dispatched.
Off in the distance, Pilum is seen sliding backwards across the ice. As he told the story, Kodak's apprentice cast a spell on him just as he was lining up a shot at an archer carrying a bag of treasure. That archer had a charmed life; many arrows and Bone Darts flew her way without striking home.
Fritz, with treasure in hand, heads towards safety. Knabe casts Leap to help him get there faster; and keep him out of sight of Kodak and his blasted mind control spells. Vogel casts another Fog to cover the battered warband's withdrawal from the ruins.
The zombie gets his treasure back to the rendevous point and then crumbles to dust. Once again, the zombie minion brings home a chest of gold. this time it was 375 gold coins.
Uhlmann survived his beat down from Fritz, none the worse for the experience. Daggit and Kruger also recovered with no ill effects. All of the animals eventually made it back and should be fully recovered for the next adventure.
|End of game photo with treasure; skulls mark the group that died. Fortunately they all recovered.|
Other stats from the game for those that like to look at such a thing:
XP = 3 x 50 (treasure) and 11 x 10 (successfully cast spells) for a total of 260 xp
My spell casting summary: 11 out of 12 spells were successfully cast.
Knabe 6 out of 6
Vogel 5 out of 6
Telekinesis 1 out of 2
Leap 2 out of 2
Fog 4 out of 4
Bone Dart 4 out of 4
Another fun time was had by all. Already looking forward to the next game - but first I have to paint some Frost Giants. Well be running them next time around, so almost everyone is busy painting, or making terrain.