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Doominator’s Dangerous Delve

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So one of my player’s in my online game decided he wanted to ceded control of his character to me and go exploring the first level of the Holmes Basic Dungeon. The easy thing to do would be to just give him the map. He is a 5th level Gold Dragon.
I am an idiot though. So, let’s come up with some rules. I know a little bit about this player’s attitudes. The first thing is that his characters all react strongly to monster body horror/monster sexy time. I don’t aim to put that type of stuff into my dungeons. When I read a module that has that stuff in it, I think it’s stupid. But When I actually run a game... There’s something wrong with me.
So, I am going to give Doominator the gold Dragon 10 Klang Tolerance Points, or KTPs. Doominator will lose a KTP whenever he encounters one of the monsters in the dungeon that have evolved into gross weirdos ie kobolds and goblins. Then I will make a reaction roll. A positive reaction roll means that Doominator ignores whatever weird nonsense is hap…

Book of War Posts

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A collection of Book of War updates from Delta. I have not had a chance to use them yet as the Wizard in my game got blown up by a fire ball before he could raise any undead.
New Units:Elementals
Elephants
Giants
Treants
Undead
War pigs (I know it's April Fool's but whatever)
Unit Expansions:Knights
Wizards and heroes
Rules: Cold
partial hd
random armies
weather control

The Siege of Witherhelm

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I finally had my D&D group play the siege I have been planning at posting about for months. I used Book of War by Delta. I took some advice from the internet and I ignored some probably very good advice from the internet. Everything worked out though.... sort of. 

The campaign is in shambles but in a good way I wanted to have a meaningful battle where the objectives were determined by things that mattered in the large framework of the world and not just objective markers. This made the game more like a real war in that there were no winners. The high level 'good' NPC was devoured by a purple worm in the basement and the high level magic user was blasted out of the sky by a fireball after he got overconfident. That means that all known cities of the world are without leadership and in a state of anarchy.
Setting up took a long time. I was ready to use chgowiz's Fellowship Supplement for Book of War but the part spent the whole time hidden in the inn. They weren't d…

Book of War: The Battle of Throggs Neck

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The Battle of Throggs Neck was the first battle that I played that had an objective. Throggs Neck is a trading post and some monsters and some bandits wanted to attack it. The human forces wanted to drive the monsters off. Fortunately, for the humans the monsters approached from the other side of the river Throgg.

The battle started with the two sides facing each other as in the pictures above. The humans seized the initiative and attacked.


Instead of adopting a defensive posture the humans to send their pikemen across the bridge 10 men abreast (it's a wide bridge) directly into the goblin infantry supported by archers. The human forces wipe out half the goblins and rout them. A strong start for the humans but no the pikemen are alone surrounded by the forces of chaos.

The goblins run away from the battle field but the rest of the monster army mounts a counter attack. The bandit archers climb the hill they were hiding behind and fire at the enemy archers. The purple worm also burrow…