So in the game I am currently DMing, I have set up a nasty encounters set up for the players, and they utterly FLOORED them.
So in this session, we had:
Alex as Hymgry the Enduring (Human Fighter)
Pibby as Reithial Thornefang (Shifter Druid)
Wyatt as Atar (Half Elf Earthbender)
Lizzie as Felicity Bloodrose (Drow Cleric)
and we also had Fey as Raven Hexwood (Human Sorcerer) but she dropped out before these events happened.
So the first devious trap I had set up for them was a room flooded with water. Atar was the only one who jumped into the water, while Hymgry expressed concern for his armour and Lizzie didn’t want wet robes. Rei just went “fuck it” and lept into the pool. Atar side-stepped to avoid being hit.
Exactly what I wanted, for he stepped into and was engulfed by a gelatinous cube.
Three cubes popped up and the party rolled initiative. Due to the water, Raven’s flaming sphere and Rei’s flame blade would be useless and were forced to magic missile and melee attacks. Felicty mainly used her crossbow and Atar whacked things with his quarterstaff, before he caught on that their AC was so shit he could actually use his staff as a double weapon.
And then Hymgry…
Hymgry got more critical hits in that battle than he did normal attacks. He completely floored and dominated the battle, dealing nearly 50 damage in one shot with his greataxe.
So what was supposed to be a relatively challenging battle turned into a curbstomp. I don’t mind though, it’s just a generic encounter, I was actually glad because in retrospect that fight could have taken hours.
So with the cubes served up with custard, the party continued on their quest to open the gate to the next level. They eventually came across the second-to-last lever and after some hesitation and me pointing out they had to pull the lever, they did it.
Again, just as planned. They released one of my proudest creations.
How many of you remember the Demon Wall from the final fantasy series? (In particular, final fantasy IV). I customised and created the demon wall for my campaign. I was met with no response until Lizzie realized what it was and flipped out.
With the party flipping out, they tried to co-ordinate a counter-attack against the 5ft-per-round approaching demon wall. Then the demon wal cast the slow spell and half the party was reduced to 15ft and 1 action. They flipped out more.
The only one not flipping out was Pibby, who was actually amused. In her first turn, as she was slowed and could not do much, she cast summon swarm and summoned a bunch of rats. Said rats got 1 attack in and were killed in 2 rounds.
Hymgry was trying to hold the line, but nearly got steamrolled by the demon wall. He thus co-ordinated himself and proceeded to attack and step back every round.
When Pibby’s turn came around again, she said “I wanna turn into a tree.” Looking over her spell list, I did notice that she had Tree Shape as a spell. Then I noted that tree shape give the player a +10 natural armor bonus.
So suddenly the party formed a plan. With the rats dead, Rei moved forward, Hymgry moved back. Next round, she cast tree shape. Because she was rooted into the ground as a tree, the demon wall could not move any further and had to get very lucky with its attack rolls to hurt Rei. As such, she successfully defended the entire party from the demon wall, while Felicity healed Rei with a wand of cure light wounds (she was out of spells at this point).
So yeah. My epic boss battle was destroyed in an epic way. Best way for it to happen, in my opinion. Even as I type this, Pibby is still saying “I fucking rocked as a tree”
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