|Our 1st Level Fighter approaches the shed, while our Cleric (me)|
gets jumped from behind by a swarm of snakes.
|I go down, and the Warlock casts a spell to save the Fighter.|
|The Fighter tries to help the Cleric, and nearly goes down.|
|The Ranger tries to help the Cleric and the Fighter, and goes down.|
It was just one of those days, here in the woods, as we got jumped by a swarm (of snakes, of all things) from the rear while starting to investigate the shed / shack we had seen through the trees. The two guards were dealt with by the Warlock's spell after they went after our Fighter, who nearly got killed by their sudden attack. The rest of the party had their collective hands full dealing with the swarm, as the GM was rolling spectacularly well and we were all rolling spectacularly badly. It turned into a struggle of our tactics vs. their brute force, and we did finally win through and rescue some prisoners we found in the shed.
This turned into a very tight little fight, with a lot of mayhem in a small space. It was a challenge, but we did it. We had about half the usual group present to play, due to other commitments in real life, but we managed. This D20 adventure is, if you were asking for my opinion, too lethal for a smaller and lower level party like ours; on the other hand, if we'd been up to full strength, we'd have had a much less difficult time of it. So, you pays your money and you takes your chances - such is the life of an adventurer, after all.
The table went over well, as did the scenery and miniatures. Everybody had a good time, and we'll be back here on June 10th for the next installment of this saga.