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They actually killed the dragon!


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When I ran the dungeon, my brother-in-law, his wife and my wife played and we all had an amazing time. My wife played the cleric, his the rogue, and he played the fighter. All-in-all, they did AMAZING; managed to clear the entire dungeon in less than three hours, and killed the dragon to boot!

It started off with them getting used to the combat scheme of Pathfinder. They adapted quickly, all of them having played D&D 4th before, and after slaying the goblins took their loot. Afterwards they went in and discovered the secret to the fountain, got the ruby, killed the spider and reefclaw, and I allowed them to make Knowledge Nature checks to see if they could harvest the spider's poison and the reefclaw's, well, claws; on both times they succeeded (DC 15 checks for both). It was improvisation, but I thought it was really innovative on their part, so I allowed it. They ended up having poison to use against the the dragon and the rogue gained a new pair of improvised daggers.

When it came to the goblin king and his cohorts, they did an amazing job roleplaying. Decided ultimately not to rush in, seeing as they were outnumbered, and instead made some diplomacy checks, as per the guide. They did such a good job roleplaying and interacting with the goblins for a solid half-hour, including the side-quest of finding his "toy", that they got some extra treasure out of it and a goblin cohort to boot; an NPC that ditched them shortly after meeting the dragon out of fear.

The skeletons went down quick, mostly due to the cleric, and when they came to the dragon the fighter immediately used the potion of invisibility they got from the hoard of treasure by the reefclaw (identified by the cleric via detect magic). Using the tip from the goblins, with a little luck and thanks to the dragonbane longsword, the three of them managed to actually knock the dragon from the air (a critical sling-shot to the opened wound in its belly) and finish it off before it could flee. This was some roleplaying improvisation again on my part, as they were really intent on slaying the beast and they brought it up to me as something they wanted to do.

Another knowledge nature check (DC 20 I decided this time) and they succeeded in harvesting some of Black Fang himself, ending up with an impressive haul of loot and extra exp. All-in-all, we had an amazing time and ended up going to bed satisfied.

I just wanted to share my story with you guys. Tabletop roleplaying has always been a passion of mine, and I've only just recently started actually DMing, both Pathfinder and 4th Edition.


Thanks for sharing your BB experience! Sounds like you have a promising start with your group. :-) It's great that you can share your passion with your family.

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Whiskey Jack wrote:
Thanks for sharing your BB experience! Sounds like you have a promising start with your group. :-) It's great that you can share your passion with your family.

And thank you for replying! It's nice to know that others read even these threads.

The only complication I have is that I was going to do a continuing adventure with the dragon at first, but with it dead I have to think of something else. ^^ Ah, well. That's what improvisation's for, right?

Cheliax

My party also killed the dragon. I was going to start taking them through a modified Kingmaker, and one of the players (even though they plan to make brand new characters) wants his character to get credit for what the pregens did.

I told him he definitely does not get to keep the sword.

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Mergy wrote:

My party also killed the dragon. I was going to start taking them through a modified Kingmaker, and one of the players (even though they plan to make brand new characters) wants his character to get credit for what the pregens did.

I told him he definitely does not get to keep the sword.

Haha, indeed. I could see the sword being used as a plot device later on though - after all, why was the dragon in the same area as such a blade that could kill it? Perhaps there was more going on than just random killings. Who knows.

Qadira

The dragon's mate/mother/kin/friend won't be happy. The great barbarian hero will want the intelligent sword back, maybe some new dentures too. Perhaps you will run into him on your quest for fame and glory.


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Anglekos wrote:
The only complication I have is that I was going to do a continuing adventure with the dragon at first, but with it dead I have to think of something else.

I'm not sure why--Blackfang's brother Deathwhisper is certainly not happy, and your group needs to watch out for him!

Cheliax

Hideously Deformed wrote:
Anglekos wrote:
The only complication I have is that I was going to do a continuing adventure with the dragon at first, but with it dead I have to think of something else.
I'm not sure why--Blackfang's brother Deathwhisper is certainly not happy, and your group needs to watch out for him!

Also, that sword they found in the cave has started to whisper to your fighter in his sleep. It keeps talking about its 'sacred mission', and sometimes when he holds it, his mind gets foggy, almost like there's someone else in there with him.


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Mergy wrote:
Also, that sword they found in the cave has started to whisper to your fighter in his sleep. It keeps talking about its 'sacred mission', and sometimes when he holds it, his mind gets foggy, almost like there's someone else in there with him.

Ooooh, baby. Daddy likes. +2,000 XP for you.

Grand Lodge

Take the biggest person, with the biggest blade, and make him doubt his sanity. +1 to you.


Hideously Deformed wrote:
Anglekos wrote:
The only complication I have is that I was going to do a continuing adventure with the dragon at first, but with it dead I have to think of something else.
I'm not sure why--Blackfang's brother Deathwhisper is certainly not happy, and your group needs to watch out for him!

I thought I'd do the same if I wanted to use the Dragon later but my group killed it.. If I wanted it aprox. the same size, I'd use a brother, if I wanted a bigger, a mother or a father..

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