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benhamtroll
Here quite a while
(4/15/03 9:33 pm)
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Potion of Aid -or- Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
Interesting story from our latest campaign session. A while back, my group found a potion of aid on one of the bad guys (I think it was someone in the main gate area). They mocked it incessantly and mercilessly, and the BDF tossed it in his pack.

Anyway, they pretty much barrel their way through the Earth Temple, meeting very little of anything to trouble them on the way. (Said BDF crits the manticore and does enough damage that the freakin' BARD can finish it off . . . less than a round of combat <grumble>) Anyway, they hear the chanting of the temple proper, and take few moments to buff up before going in. The BDF is perusing his list of stuff and notices the potion. He says "What the hell . . ." and quaffs it, noting that he'll never use it for anything else anyway.

The battle commences with Snearak sicing everyone on the party, and the BDF goes toe-to-toe with the Xorn. Xorns are nasty. Very nasty, how nasty I never realized. The BDF does a few points of damage, but not enough to cause problems. The Xorn, on the other hand, get's a couple of good blows and then crits the BDF. I roll up the damage and share the glorious news with the player. He says "!%^@, I'm dead!" Much sadness surrounds the table, not least because with the tank gone the bard, mage, and rogue stand little chance. We take a small break, when the light dawns on our friend (who was functioning on about 2 hours sleep).

"Hey, I drank that potion of Aid!" A quick computation shows him now at -9 HP. He's not dead! Some quick footwork from the Bard and a couple of spell notes later, and the BDF is on his feet and quaffing potions of Cure Serious Wounds like Green Bay fan on dollar beer night. And with that, he's back in the game, not down a level, and helps the party ride the wave to victory, which includes capturing Snearak alive and pumping him for just about every ounce of information his stinky 'ol butt had.

So, the moral to this story? Do not scoff at seemingly inconsequential magic items, and a couple of extra HP is often what seperates the groggy from the dead.



There's no business like gnoll business

Ztyx
Looking around
(4/18/03 12:47 am)
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Re: Potion of Aid -or- Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
:D Always nice when things work out for the best, and the happiness for all. (Real people at least, NPCs don't count :b )

Just a question from a n00b:;)

BDF?

Big D*** Fighter?

Infiniti2000
Still here? Wow.
(4/18/03 7:20 am)
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Re: Potion of Aid -or- Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
Big Dumb Fighter...the stereotypical fighter class, low intelligence.

Says Rogar the Barbarian, "What? My Int's a 4?"

benhamtroll
Here quite a while
(4/18/03 8:49 am)
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Re: Potion of Aid -or- Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
I suppose I should say that he's not really DUMB, per se. He's just very focused on what he does. He has taken a couple of levels of cleric . . .



There's no business like gnoll business

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