Monday, February 6, 2017

Dungeons & Dragons

What is a role playing game?

A role playing game is very much alike it's video game counter part : it's a game where the choices of the player matters for the history. Each players (usually no more than 6 players for a group) will create at the begining of the game a character with special abilities, such as a monk with healing powers, a thief with a lot of dexterity, a dwarf warrior with a huge hammer ect... Once all the characters are ready we can start the game, meaning that from there the players have to impersonate their character by any means necessary (but usually is by verbal impersonation). It's really important and it's the funniest part of the game ! Players will direct every action of their characters and every interaction with other characters in the game. In this moment we can say that the players created a group of adventurers !
It's important to know that the players are guided through the story by the Dungeon Master, he is the one who tell the story and the highiest autority during the game. He will play the role of every person in the game which is not a player character, friend or foe.

You only need a few things to play :
-A sheet of paper per player,
-Dices, (a lot)
-A bunch of friend,
-A more sadistic and smart friend (the Dungeon Master)
-A rule book,
-A Character sheet for everyone.

 And more specificaly, what's Dungeons & Dragon?

The most important thing to know is that among the RPG players, Dungeons & Dragon is considered as the first role playing game. He is really old and a lot of new edition had come up to improve it, making it better and better.
Now to the interessing part : Yes, the story is about Dungeons and there is also some dragons, but mainely what we can say is that the story is set in a medieval fantastic world called Faerûn where magic but also monsters exists !

Now, a story, a good story if I might say, a story of what happened to us...

First a small introduction to our lovely characters : 

Paula Marco. A gnome. A monk. Almost a ninja. She lived in the forest before we met and was trained by one of the best Monk. Unfortunately, he died and now she is training with the other apprentices. She can talk to small animals. Small, dangerous and sarcastic. 

Riniya Finnwen. An half elf. A ranger. She lived in the lovely village of Greenest with her dad before our journey together. She loves to gather herbs for her dad, the nature and the animals. #Hippie
Deadly in long range combat, a bit squishy, clever and (too) nice. 

Sely Von Luma. Human? A thief.  She lived in a small village with her mother but when her best friend disapered she went after him. On her way she met Keiron and since then, they are always together. She found hilarious that he is a priest of the goddess of good and healing (Mishakal).
Look cute and innocent, sassy, very very handy. Favorite sentence : "You're nice, stupidely nice."

Keiron Drangetha. Tiefling. A priest. 
Keiron had a difficult life before all this he almost never talk about his past. He is a priest of  Mishakal, which is weird for his race. He met Sely while she tried to steal some things and they both never left each other. He always try to stop Sely from stealing or reason with her. Being a tiefling and a priest doesn't make him a popular person... 
Devilishly handsome, very nice and caring, too brave for his own sake. 

Episode one : How we met each other. #thatwasrandom 

After a small altercation with the city guards of El Turel, because Sely stole keys and money from a guard, Sely and Keiron flew toward Greenest, a quiet place, they heard, to lay low. Meanwhile, Riniya and Paula met in the forest. Paula had the mission of meeting with Greenest city council to deliver bad news : the city was about to get attacked ! Both teams when then in the direction of Greenest one team rushing like hell, the other more relaxed. At some point both teams run into each other, litteraly. After the words "the city is going to be attacked" Keiron took upon himself to save the inhabitants while Sely rolled her eyes. Paula was also quite skeptical, she just wanted to go back home as soon as possible not hang out. After a big debate and a new found friendship between Riniya and Keiron, and mostly a lot of annoyment for Paula and Sely, everyone rushed to the city but suddently in the sky a dragon appeared, flying over to the city. The group hide the best they could but the creature saw them, flying even faster to the city. 
When the group arrived, the city was on fire and noise of battle were every where. Luckyly, Riniya knew the city very well so they decided to go to the safety of the main Keep. On their way to the main Keep, and hopefully survivors, they fought kobolts and some weird lizards like creatures. The fights were intenses but they managed to advance near the Keep. Then when a familly was in danger, they managed to protect them and they could reach the Keep safely. The husband was fortunately a lieutenant of Greenest's militia and they entered the keep without too much problems. (Even though the appearance of Kairon never helped people to trust them.) 
They were quickly directed to the council of the city, who gave them different missions. The city was under siege and they could not last forever... 

Next episode : How we saved the day !

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