Just got back from my very first D&D game.

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I loved every second of it. It was the tingly, be my turn already, awesome feeling you get from any pc rpg, but with more. So much you can do. The options are endless. I had a man, with my long sword through his chest, and I had to roll, too se if I could detatch his body and throw it out of the window. IT WAS AMAZING! I CANT WAIT TO GO BACK NEXT WEEK IIM SO EXCITED AAHHHH!!!
Here's what happened:
Apparenntly, the session before that, (we are in the neverwinter campaign) the neverlord guy, had given our group these sacred stone things ( i forget what they were) and we were traveling to a new town. We are at this new town (now I'm in the game) and we walk into the tavern, and get some drinks. We loiter a bit, and then hear about this guy in the bar, who is a hydromancer. So one of our teammates, goes over, and says "turn my damn beer, into dwarvens piss to prove your a hydromancer", and the hydromancer didnt respond. That got the attention of the other people in the bar. Then these 2 guards walk into the bar, and see us. Aparently the king wants us for who knows what. But the drunkies in the bar don't know that, they think we are trouble bringers. So they attack us. The fight was immense, and long. I remember once, I had a guy stuck on my sword, and it took 3 of my turns to finally get him off, and kill him. Then one of our teammates (a mage) torched the place, and it caught on fire. The hydromancer put it out, then fleed. After we finally killed everybody, the guards came back in, and escorted us out. That's where we stopped. It was so fun it's was just unexplainable!
not unexplainable at all.  If yer having fun, then everything is going right.

Welcome to D&D, welcome to gaming.  Leave your weapons and Orcs at the door, pull up a chair, put up your feet, grab a drink and stay for a while.  Or at least, stay till a wizard burns the place down.
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Im surprised there are any bars left in the realms,anytime adventurers enter one, they end up burning the suckers down.Not too mention that adventurers spend most of their free time in bars also.

These new forums are terrible.

I misspell words on purpose too draw out grammer nazis.

Im surprised there are any bars left in the realms,anytime adventurers enter one, they end up burning the suckers down.Not too mention that adventurers spend most of their free time in bars also.



haha, in one of our past games one of our players(a goliath barbarian) went into a bar just for casual drinking.  Can't remember what happened but something happened that provoked him, and in a few seconds everyone in the bar was a bloody smear and the bar burnt down.  God it was funny.  No one messes with Eemish(the goliath barb).

 I have a tavern that's actually a recurring character in most of my campaigns - The sign hanging out front has a strategically placed chalice placed between a rather shapely pair of legs, and the name of the tavern is a polite euphemism for a prostitute's business parts, which the players invariably refer to as the "WC"... 
As you can infer from the name, the place makes Mos Eisley look like a convent. Tongue out

The WC isn't so much a tavern as the spirit of a tavern, sort of a genius loci - whenever the players burn down the tavern, within a day or two or a week the WC shows up again, fully rebuilt, in the same location or across the street... The locals are known to occasionally burn it down just for giggles. Cool
It's also been known to follow the party from city to city as the campaign progresses, and if the party goes in and asks about it, everyone in there and all the locals in the area will swear blind that the WC has always been there, since back before anyone can remember...

Actually, I think it's an official game rule that burning down a tavern is a requirement for becoming an adventurer.

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I've never been in an adventuring party that burned down a bar.

However... we were investigating some criminal activity in an oriental country, and were invited to talk to someone in a bar that we suspected was the center of operations for the criminal gang we were most interested in.

This naturally didn't make us suspicious; nor did the fact that all the tables were crowded except one, in the middle of the bar far from the door, which was completely vacant. No, not suspicious at all...

We mopped the floor with them, left them unconscious (except for one minion who surrendered) and tied up on the floor. The gang leader went with us, bundled up in a carpet.

And before we left I gathered up all their nunchuks and draped the things over the sign outside.

Which is a different sort of 'burn'.
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I've just started playing myself so thought I'd share my experiences too! Having loads of fun already.

Things that tickled me just so:

- Entire party rolling no higher than 3 for perception. We couldn't even tell what was attacking us. Most of us thought it was a duck till it set us on fire.

- Our halfling avenger craning his little neck after rolling for perception to look through a window; DM responds: Well done. You see a closed shutter.

- Our dwarven fighter who got into a suicidal frenzy (player was using a precon, using a new guy next week so thought he'd have some fun) by repeatedly triggering a flame trap. Well, being the good Cleric that I am, I couldn't just let him lie there. So I healed him. Again. Once more. Once more still. Out of heals. Stabilize him using Heal skills. Try to move him. He resists, passes strength check, knocks me out. Rest of the party (once they stopped laughing), clobbers him and we carry him out. XD

- I was using a Mage precon with Ghost Sound; at the end of an encounter I thought I'd play a trick on the rest of the group and use Ghost Sound on a corpse to freak out some of our party. I roll a 1, DM says instead of Ghost Sound, I loudly fart. >.> That Mage is no longer welcome.

So glad I started playing!
Nopmonster and Dezhem, thank you for writing up your experiences!
Its always good to ready some funny rolelaying stores.
Even better when its from new people to the game!
Glad you both had fun  
 
I'm with you on this.  We started playing a few weeks back (I returning after several years, the others having never played, so we're `Red Box'ing'  it.), and we are having a blast.


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Never burned down a tavern, but destroyed the top two levels of an old dwarven stronghold.

There was an old storage room with some goodies but mostly giant glass catapult size balls full of alchemist fire. The PC's largely ignored it and went upstairs with an epic battle with the recurring villian that escaped though a portal. After the last of the goblins were mopped up a half green dragon bugbear came though a portal. The PC's low on health and resources ran downstairs followed by the Dragobear. They rolled 4 or 5 of the glass balls to the downstairs entrance hid around a corner, and the rogue shot one with an arrow to detonate it once the bugbear was in view. This decimated the bugbear.

The problem was the blast radius was within the opening to the armory, and nobody closed the door. There were about 200 of those balls in that room, all of which detonated at about the same exact time. The 2 foot thick stone walls didn't have a chance. The PC's were lucky enough to have enough stone walls between them and the blast that only one failed a save and was dropped to 0 hp.

Probably one of the most memorable fights in my DMing career.
I've long-since lost track of the number of inns that my players burned down or that were burned down while they were in them.....
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In many of my group's games, it's not the PCs that are attempting to burn down the tavern...it's the DM.  Our DM is infamous for the use of a beverage by the name of "Dragon's Breath" (along with two others called Troll Sweat and Gutbuster respectively, but that's a whole other tale), which will on a failed Endurance check (Fortitude Save, in 3.5) cause the PC to suddenly belch up variable amounts of flame based upon how badly they failed to meet the save DC.  It's something that happens without fail, usually because someone in the group is boneheaded enough to demand "the strongest thing you've got!" from the barkeep, always forgetting what happened in a previous campaign.  Last time, our Dwarf Paladin ended up setting his beard on fire along with a fair stretch of the bar.  We've yet to have it completely burn down a bar, but it's definitely come close.

This is why most of my characters are varying degrees of boozehounds...I make sure they always have a drink of choice on hand to order in the taverns, or at least that they're enough of a connoisseur to know better than to ask for the "strongest thing."  I had an experience with Troll Sweat once, so I learned my lesson...unlike the person playing the Dwarf.
Good to hear from the new players!  One thing that I love about D&D is that there is an endless supply of stories that players can tell of their campaigns past.  I love that anything is possible, and that even the most generic setups that the DM uses can spur some crazy PC antics that are talked about for years to come. 

It's been a while since anyone in my group has burned down a tavern; maybe I'll have to remedy that next time I'm in one :P  For old time's sake.  There was one 3.5 campaign where I did one better - one of the other PCs had his own house, which I intentionally set ablaze.  I'd be lying if I said it was for a good cause, and what made it even funnier was that I was playing a Cleric at the time! 
We usually save the tavern (are you actually wanting to burn the place that dishes the ale?)
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We usually save the tavern (are you actually wanting to burn the place that dishes the ale?)


That's what the tavern in the next town's for :P
We usually save the tavern (are you actually wanting to burn the place that dishes the ale?)


That's what the tavern in the next town's for :P


Yeah, but that means having to hike one's tail all the way to the next town for a drink.  Effort, man.  EFFORT!  D:
We usually save the tavern (are you actually wanting to burn the place that dishes the ale?)


That's what the tavern in the next town's for :P


Yeah, but that means having to hike one's tail all the way to the next town for a drink.  Effort, man.  EFFORT!  D:




..and thusly was `bar-hopping' born.  Cool


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