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Re: (TFT) Do you remember the first time you died (part 3)

I don't think I would play with Robert Miles.


On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 12:07 PM, David Michael Grouchy II <
david_michael_grouchy_ii@hotmail.com> wrote:

>     So I am at Robert Miles house.  I ve just made my third character, and
> this is his third campaign.  He s showing me the lands drawn out on a piece
> of
> science graph paper.  Green with 5:1 small squares to large grid.  There is
> a
> city here on the coast and some woods.  A Village on the way to the
> mountains,
> and drawn in the mountains is a door.
>     Robert says  But you don t want to go there.  Anyone who opens the door
> dies.
>     I am perplexed.   Someone will just tunnel around the door.
>      Nope, doesn t work.   Proclaims Robert.   And teleporting in doesn t
> work either.  The only way into the dungeon is through the door.  But
> anyone
> who opens it dies.
>      Well I guess  there is no point in making maps for that dungeon.  No
> one
> will ever go in it.
>     Robert Miles  face lights up with pure triumph.   Oh, I ve made it.
> He
> pulls out two sheets of science graph paper detailed to the margins with
> the
> largest, most complex maze ever designed.
>      There is some really great stuff in here too.   He seems to realize I
> m
> looking at his maps and he holds them up to his chest like cards.   But you
> are not going in there today.  You have to go to the Temple.   He puts the
> maps away and points to the city on the coast.   Here.
>     So this priest briefs my character on where I have to go, what to
> dowhen
> I get there, who to talk too, who the bad guy is, and what I have to
> destroy
> of theirs.  Then Rober Miles asks  What do you do?
>      Ok, so I leave the city.   Then I review my mission aloud with Rober
> while making notes on my character sheet.  So I wont forget.  What I have
> to
> Destroy.  The bad guy s Name.  My contacts name.  What to do in town.  And
> . .
> .  And . . . the name of the town . . .?
>     I look up from my character sheet  And what was the name of that town
> I
> ask him.
>     Robert turns up his nose.  It sounds like he is condemning a criminal.
>      You don t know.
>      Aw come on Robert, this is a lot to memorize.  Why do you think I m
> writing it down?
>     He just shakes his head.  Even Purses his lips.  I can tell he s not
> going to budge.
>      I go back to the temple and _ask _   I tell Robert.
>     He looks crushed.  Rallying quickly he says the door is locked.
>      I knock.
>      The door opens and there is a Priest.  But he is in black robes with a
> pentagram necklace and black curtains line the halls.   Robert looks smug.
>     Exasperated I say to Robert   Ok.  Let me get this.  I ve been gone for
> ten minutes.  And in that time, some evil cult has come and killed every
> single priest.  Taken out all the furniture, cleaned up all the blood
> spills,
> redecorated, and filled the entire place with new priests of an evil cult!?
> I try and catch my breath.
>     Robert says  Yep.   And nods once.
>     I find myself wearing the air of being defeated.  Sadly I say  Well I
> guess I ll just go to this place then, and see if I can figure it out.
> And I
> feebly point to the only village on his map.
>     This seems to work.  Robert it rolling dice.  Telling me how far along
> the road I ve gotten.  Where I sleep.  How much food I have left.
>     He s doing all the dice rolling, decision making, all the describing.
>  As
> long as I continue to look properly sad and contrite, steady progress is
> made.
> The village gets closer.
>     Then I have an encounter.  It is a giant Owl.  We are of similar
> alignments so it joins me.  Excuse me for getting happy but this is the
> coolest thing that has ever happened to me.  I have a giant owl for a
> friend.!
>     Robert Miles says  tomorrow  and this time he rolls the dice behind a
> book  you have an accident.   He rolls again.  You fall on your weapon.
> He
> rolls again.   You take 12 points of damage and you Die.
>      That s not possible.
>      Yes it is.
>      I show him my character sheet.   I have a glaive.  The glaive is
> taller
> than I am.  I mean what are you saying.  That some how I flipped the glaive
> end over end, aimpailed myself on it, and did max damage so I would Die!?
>      Yep.   He nods once.
>     He sits there in silence.  I m thinking to myself that I need to stop
> giving the DM ideas.  I fell kinda sad.
>     Suddenly Robert says  Ok. The owl resurrects you.
>     I say   Let s go make some cool-aid.
>      Ok.   He says, and we do.
> David Michael Grouchy II
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