Session four, and I’m starting to get the hang of D&D now. More often than not I roll the correct die at the correct time and am gradually coming to terms with the fact I’m supposed to be acting my character, not just creating her. (The acting part is far far far the hardest, most traumatic part of it as far as I’m concerned.)
Even better, we now have miniature figures to represent our characters for the action scenes. In fact, I have several. I went a little crazy after our last session and did some online shopping. Having no idea what I was looking for, it took a little time… and I hedged my bets, ordering multiple miniatures from three different stores. Only the first two packages have arrived so far, and I’m eagerly awaiting the third.
Of those that had arrived, I selected a red-headed human avenger, sword outstretched, to represent my ranger in this game. She kicks some monster butt!
Also new for Saturday night’s game were the plastic rocks and trees that formed the treacherous landscape across which we traversed… The toad monsters came from a game of Talisman.
I’ve discovered I rather like killing things… and there’s plenty of opportunity to do so in this game. I rolled pretty well on Saturday night (including a critical hit with maximum damage of 22), which meant my ranger slew several beasts and gained much admiration from the rest of her party. Moreover, luck was on my side and I barely got scratched. By the end of the session, I was feeling somewhat invincible. (I daresay it won’t last and next session I’ll be threatening my dice with the microwave.)
Once again we picked up where we left off the last adventure, which saw us trying to liberate the copper mine. After a battle with the undead, we retrieved a ‘treasure’ map from an urn of sacred oil (the booby-trapped one that almost killed us last session), and then high-tailed back to town to collect our bounty and re-supply. Now we’re off on the trail of the treasure, trying not to aggravate the local plainsmen, fend off the toad monsters trying to kill us, while enlisting the aid of one of the plainsmen as guide.
Methinks the next session in around two weeks will be rather interesting. I have no idea what’s going to happen!
Meanwhile, I can see there’s a danger I may become addicted to fantasy miniatures… I’d love to hear whether anyone has stories about fantasy miniatures and how hard they are to, er, paint… Any tips for where to purchase them?