Murder in Baldur’s Gate--D&D Encounters S15 S8

This week got off to a horrible start--Jack moved up to level three with his Mater Eating Lad character, but we could not figure out how to print from his laptop--so we had to move files around and get things to print from the old Mac, which means we started out about 30 minutes late.

This image perfectly captures my mood & reinforces the basic fact that I am and continue to be a photographic genius.

Brian had a friend that was meeting us at the shop & since we were running so late we needed to text him from the road with status. When Brian uses his speech recognition software on his phone he talks like a member of Star Fleet.

and my new iPhone is going to take some time to get used to--these videos are horrible.

The drive to Fullerton started to pick up when we saw this amazing Cos Play car--someone actually driving around the OC like a deranged Joker--I really love this!

We got food at Pick Up Stix to go--which was awesome--they now ask if you want your tofu extra cooked, which we did--however, they said that Vegetable Fried Brown Rice would be an extra $2.50; so, we got regular brown rice.

Because it is good for you. It has more fiber. And it is more natural, too. Just ask anyone. Everyone knows that Brown Rice is good for you--better than white rice. I mean it is just obvious. I added packaged spicy mustard which grossed out most of the table--I had no idea people reacted so strongly to spicy Asian mustard.

DM Michael was again a no show, so DM Gerard had to run for like 11 people at his table! DM Gerard is really doing a fantastic job running for a very difficult group of players--this season of Encounters the players seem much more interested in fighting each other & creating general uninformed chaos. It is a lot of fun.

Here is Brian enjoying his Pick Up Stix, his new friends elbow, snaggletooth, and a guy playing Hawkeye who is likely having more fun than the rest of us put together.

 A converted Magic player, Jack, and V2 were at the other side of the table.

I like this kid in the Superman Shirt--his thief character is actually having internal conflict & growing as a character. This week he saved a child & protected the crowd--likely the only two heroic acts of the entire session. Haley's Professor X is still dominating the party as the moral compass and generally the only character that actually seems to have a grasp about what our actual goals may be.

The Silver Path Avenger had a difficult week this week--he stayed out of the main fray and did not seem as engaged as he usually is. There was some fantastic Gygaxing of the bodies.

This week, again, we never got out the battle mat--it was all theater of the mind stuff which is very rare for Encounters.

The kids continue to stay much more focused this season--V2 actually used a power to complete a useful act--the first time ever.

Dice House, the shop where we play, is still very busy on Wednesdays. We had to move a lot of Magic players to make room for our game & those guys were not that happy this week--generally, it is not an issue, but with the crowds continuing to swell & a bit of a late start we are running into some general crowding issues.

The game was great, as I am sure is obvious in the video, and I cannot wait until next week.