DM of the Rings XXI:
The Epic Sounds of Battle

By Shamus
on Oct 25, 2006
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DM of the Rings

Tomb of Balin, Chamber of Marzubal, Loot, Dice Rolls, Critical, To-hit, Damage Rolls, Totally retarded.

This happens all the time. No matter how epic the battle, once begun, the thing sounds more or less like a bingo game: People shout out numbers and other people get excited about them.

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  1. Andrea Schamoz says:

    check out this one……

    Keep up the g00d work man!…

  2. Taz says:

    Invariably, whenever you get a one or two, your dm makes it obvious to everyone.

  3. subzero21601 says:

    I’m DMing a 3.5 adventure with some college buddies. there are 7 of them playing. 6 however at the time something like this happened. Basically, I had 3 hobgoblins using 3 wargs as mounts, mind you these guys were level 3 and 2. most of them were 3 though. well, they killed the hobgoblins and 2 of the wargs easily. But, after they started surrounding the last warg, things got really entertaining… for me. The players rolled 7 natural 1’s in a row. they were doing more damage to each other than to the warg and what the warg was doing to them combined. Plus, I am turning the adventure that I am sending them on into a book. :D, by the way, your stuff here is absolutely amazing and inspiring.

  4. […] lazy, or just plain tired after a long day, the game can very quickly turn into nothing more than complicated Bingo calling. Also, there can be a real disconnect when the narrative that the player has decided upon becomes […]

  5. Mackenzie says:

    Gimli leaves a good point. Why didn’t the dwarves make the door out of that stone instead? They may not have died then.

    • WJS says:

      They clearly have the skill to make doors out of stone, the entrance was after all. Unless the increased cost over a wooden door is incredibly high (by the standards of a Mithril mine) I would expect they would appreciate the extra durability. I mean, it’s not like they’d never heard of orcs before, is it?

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  1. By Andrea Schamoz on Tue Jun 30, 2009 at 5:17 am

    check out this one……

    Keep up the g00d work man!…

  2. […] lazy, or just plain tired after a long day, the game can very quickly turn into nothing more than complicated Bingo calling. Also, there can be a real disconnect when the narrative that the player has decided upon becomes […]

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