Friday, October 23, 2020

The Continuing Outer Realm War Round Two - Godbound/Cha'alt Play Session Six - Manticores & Tactical Demons


So last night it was the middle of the Godbound/Cha'alt/Stars Without Number Session & here's where the party had to deal with a Cha'alt manticore. It took them quite a bit of time to deal with the horror of it through melee. 

If you'll remember last session we ended on a cliff hanger & the party had picked up a hitchhiker.  Steve's character had died & things have been going down hill for the party when they encountered a manticore with full on Cha'alt mutations. 
Their hitchhiker revealed herself to be Demonic a cleric of Ishtr created when
that crazy metal headed bastard of the OSR Rafael Chandler released 'The Demonic Tome' onto an unsuspecting OSR as a pay what you want title.

The party's ride & horses were slaughtered during the melee & because of the violence of it my NPC was forced to reveal her true colours. I had this whole cloth build up for it! Lisa Watts is the lead singer in the 'Crags' a hard core metal band & adventurer. The party hiked back to where they had picked her up & her band whom it turns out had been slaughtered by the pig faced orc forces of chaos  from  AX1: The Sinister Stone of Sakkara

One of the US military's mecha had crashed on her band's van. The party's wizard Jaro' The Impossible  & their mechanic/ranger Crazy Charlie went to work on the van. A tactical demon appeared on their doorstep whist they were work on their van demanding to know why they had killed her pet manticore. Tacticl demons are straight out of 
 The Metallic Tome. Once again they tried to use their summoned lawyer demon & that didn't go well for the party. 

Boy the players had to talk their way outta of that little exchange as the lawyer demon & the tactical demon turned on the party. They had to think very fast & sacrificed ammuniaton,junk food, and a very special tv remote control to the demons for their skins! But now they've taken on a bargain for a hit on an angel! 
So the party is stuck out in the middule of nowhere near the California,Nevada, Utah, & Arizona deserts odd Cha'alt ruins, dungeons, & cityscapes have appeared. One of these has been my campaign's  version of Simon Forester's AX4: Ruined City of Cyfandir. This dungeon plugs nicely into Cha'alt's  Cha'alt: Fuchsia Malaise 's tattered & corrupt Elven empire. 

Steve hasn't come back into the game because of two our player's passings.. yet. There's a lot to unpack her yet stay tuned! 
There are several things going on here at once  during this campaign: 
  1. There's a ton of pressure to consolodate two of my campaigns especially my Castles & Crusades campaign because of the kickstarter. 
  2. Lots of loose ends that DM Steve has left me on purpose. 
  3. There's two huge classic D&D  artifacts lumbing through this campaign & causing destruction on a massive scale. 
  4. We've lost two of our strongest players! Their passing has caused a huge hole in my games. 
  5. The round robin of DMing is creating a lot pressure with fall out. So its now a matter of picking up the pieces. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.