Chris Palmer Today we held the second game in our Frostgrave Campaign. For an account of the first game see: Frostgrave Game 1. We had four of our seven players in attendance.
|An overview of the table. I entered on the near corner, in the lower left.|
Once again, my Illusionist, Kodak, and his trusty apprentice, Cherowyn, found themselves. entering the city near the harbor. A Chronomancer, known as The Doctor, also chose to search the harbor and Kodak’s warband spent most of the game skirmishing with them. The Doctor brought along three Crossbowmen and a Marksman, which played havoc with my Illusionist’s warband, not to mention the Illusionist himself.
|Kodak, and the archer, Edel, take cover behind the corner of a building as The Doctor’s team moves forward. To the left Jack can be seen crossing an alley just moments before River Song shot her.|
Once again it was not a good day for Kodak’s party as they quickly found themselves pinned down by the massive firepower being brought against them from The Doctor’s team. It only got worse when some men from a nearby Druid’s (Witch) warband started firing on them as well. The final straw was when wandering creature rolls put a Minor Demon, and an Ice Spider directly in our rear.
In the end it was only the quick action of Cherowyn, who was able to fend off both wandering creatures long enough to cast a successful Mind Control spell on the Doctor’s Infantryman who was carrying a treasure, that netted us our only treasure of the game.
Several members of the party were incapacitated during he game, the worst being our new Treasure Hunter, Jaquailwyn (Jack), who had just joined our warband after the last game. She was shot by The Doctor’s apprentice, River Song, who used her laser pistol (Elemental Bolt spell) killing the unfortunate Treasure Hunter dead. The other bad casualty was Kodak himself, taken out by one of The Doctor’s crossbowmen. Though Kodak recovered himself without any permanent injury, it was such a Close Call that he apparently became disoriented and left his new Staff of Power behind in the ruins. Luckily he had had the chance to use the staff once to boost a near successful Mind Control spell of his own.
Though the team was only able to recover one treasure, they were a bit more successful in the Spell casting department than the last game, where they had only managed one successful spell. This time we managed 5 successful spells: 3 Mind Control (two of which were negated by the target’s Will roll), and 2 Heals (one each on Kodak and Cherowyn)