Rise of the Runelords: Run All The Checks

Note: Yes, this was partially published earlier! I’m afraid I was flipping browsers and mixed up buttons. Chrome profiles is a blessing and a curse, let me tell you. Thanks for bearing with me, here’s the completed post.

This week we had a sort of double session, so I decided to just stick them together. A weekend event went a bit funky for us, so instead we headed home and just ran a session there to get us through the rest of the farm area. Then Monday was our usual, still investigating creepy notes and eerie murders. So far, it’s becoming clearer and clearer who might be behind everything, which I’m glad about because I had suspicions early on, but I didn’t want to say it much in character considering I didn’t think Istah would reach the same conclusions as fast as I had. You have to keep a little IC and OOC separation when it comes to these things, after all. She’s far from stupid, but obviously I was functioning with different insight than she has.

The rest of this entry WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE SKINSAW MURDERS ARC.

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Rise of the Runelords: He’s Just a Casual Necromancer

Every other week, we switch it up. Though I run RoW, our Witch player from that game runs Rise of the Runelords. It’s a good game, lots to do and a load of loot. We’re already in the second book, The Skinsaw Murders, and it’s a truly engaging plot. As much as I enjoy it, I sometimes wonder if I shouldn’t have made a more diplomatic character.

Istah, my Half-Elf Shoanti Trapper Ranger is great at what she does. Her Perception and Survival checks help us out constantly and as long as I remember to search for traps, oh, she’ll find them. I’ve got her loaded down with arrows, masterwork composite longbow, masterwork hand ax, but! I keep forgetting to sit down and make my traps. And my dumb head decided to take the Trapper archetype, so no magic. No magic and no using magic devices even. It’s not the worst decision, but it would have just made my life a little easier if she could sometimes. Ah well, she’s an archer, so she gets pretty far from the actual combat when she can.

The rest of this entry WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE SKINSAW MURDERS ARC.

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