I had 6 players at FCB Comics & Games.
The returning players:
Andrew, playing Kaine Hidalgo, human knight.
José, playing Kiera, human thief
Lukas, playing Merric, halfling thief
Kaliv, playing Belgos, drow hunter
and two new players:
Matt, playing Berrian, eladrin mage
Justin, playing Fargrim, dwarf slayer
I went over the past events with Matt and Justin, so that they were prepared. Matt had played D&D before, but just not here, and this was Justin's first time, as he had just become interested in the game!
I used the following minis for the game: For the Slashers - Goblin Cutter minis from the Legend of Drizzt boardgame, with clothes painted similar to their DDM counterparts, but with blue skin and orange eyes. For the Darters - Goblin Picadors
. For the Net Casters - Dark Creepers
. For the Shadow Caller - Blue
The group returned to Ragnar, finding the fey all gathered by the toadstool ring and stream. Although I did contemplate handing out a few script to the players, I just ended up acting out the various parts myself, although for Orlando, I just summaried what they learned from him.
The fight was great fun for everyone. Belgos and Kiera were on watch when the Xivorts arrived. I gave the PCs a first-go while the Xivorts decided what to do (and also to get more of them out of the tents, so that the Xivorts could roll the logs down on them!). A few of them were able to stand up and charge to get right up on the attackers, and others even used their action points to get to them!
Belgos charged up and attacked one of the slashers with his sword before it could roll its log down. Kaine charged up and finished it off.
One Xivort managed to roll a log, which hit the dwarf, but he just flexed every muscle in his body simultaneously (acted out by me) and the log bounced off him (he made his saving throw vs being knocked prone, heh).
Berrian zapped the Net Casters with a shock sphere, then used his other powers to push the little pests around, into the range of the melee fighters.
Merric and Fargrim paired up to take out one Slasher, then a Net Caster, and lastly a Darter.
Kaine was attacked by a darter, and then he bloodied the little guy and managed to intimidate him into running away! They could still hear his screams of terror getting further away for the rest of the fight!
Kiera charged a Slasher, and managed to take him out in one hit! She then went after the Shadow Caller, but was stymied by a Darter dazing her, and the Caller immobolizing her. She managed to get off a dagger throw, and then Kaine and Belgos finished him off.
They all settled back down to sleep after that, and they'll be ready to tackle the Hedge Maze in the morning!!