So I walked into my local game shop to run a game called Fiasco (will have a review soon). Well that didn’t happen, but an epic Dungeons and Dragons session did. It was a 2nd edition game that I walked into the final session of the game. The party had to fight this:
It’s a tarrasque. I’m not exactly sure how describe it other than it was a huge pain in the rear to fight. All in all it was a great fight. I really enjoyed it especially for my first 2nd edition experience.
Let me tell you a little bit about the character I was playing. He was an NPC (non-player character). He was a ranger who mostly relied on his blade as opposed to his bow. On several occasions, this character survived situations that should have killed him dead and this battle was no different. On one such occasion, he was sent to the 9 levels of hell and made it back.
Look at that creature. My character being a ranger saw the vines on the ground and thought rope, which all and all was a good thought. First, he tried to tie it around one of the tarrasque’s legs. He was successful, but the tarrasque decided to walk through the a wall of fire that was in front of him. My character manages to let go of the vine in time to avoid being dragged through the fire.
Next round some other party member dissipates the fire wall, so my character is able to get to the tarrasque. The tarrasque has climbed up this ruin so his tail is hanging off of a wall. This time rather than try to trip him up, he decides to climb on his back, which he manages to do.
Somewhere before he climbs to the base of the tarrasque’s skull, someone uses a rod of wonder and casts a globe of darkness centered on the creatures head. This makes it difficult to get to the base of the skull, but somehow he manages to hold on and attempt to stab him there. Let’s just say the d20 didn’t like me at this point and I didn’t manage to hit him, but the DM said that he had never had a player try to climb up a creature like that. He was impressed and that was kind of cool.
The next round, mean Mr. Tarrasque decides to grab my character off of his back, chomped him and threw him to the ground. Let’s just say he was hurt pretty darn badly.
What I’m about to tell you isn’t for the faint of heart nor is it all epic. Unless of course you count epically gross as epic, then I guess that it was pretty epic.
So at some point not too long after Mr. “You can’t kill me” Ranger was thrown off, the mage of the group decides to climb into the back door of the tarrasque. No idea what his plan was after that, but I guess it would be a vulnerable spot on his body. He tried multiple times. Let’s say that the group got a lot of good laughs about his decision and leave it at that.
Eventually, we did manage to get the tarrasque down. Then, we started rolling up characters for a Marvel super hero rpg characters. I’m totally in love with my character for that as well.
I promise you all that videos are on the way. I’m having a rough time editing on my three year old computer that has lots of problems. I filmed one that I want to get out to the world.