"What Devilry is this?!"
Matt ran the inaugural session of his Dungeons & Dragons game this past Sunday and it was epic. Our motley band of adventures was dispatched to a strange and wild island off the coast of the safe and civilized lands we knew. Our groups consists of Stormfang (Shifter Paladin), Gok (Goliath Barbarian), Tinbok the Bastard (Half-Orc Fighter), Wychwood (Eladrin Rogue), and Phariom (Human Warlord).
Our first fight was with a degenerate cult of Dwarven cannibals during which our rogue, Wychwood (played by Bob) failed in his ambush attempt with two consecutive rolls of one. Wychwood's bad luck would persist with the other characters doing fairly well. But it was Gok (played by Daniel) who would be celebrated in song and verse that day. Daniel managed to roll eight 20s during the course of the night with three of those being consective rolls.
Gok waded into a room in a crumbling wizard's tower that held a group of large devil-spawned rats and their demonic master and left nothing but devastation in his wake. The rest of the party gave the barbarian a wide berth as his rage subsided.
Needless to say it was a great game and we're looking forward to next session with our adventurers poised to enter the dungeon below the wizard's tower.