So Snikle was finally able to run a game last week with Alex, Keith, and me. We all had a great time getting into the beginnings of the adventure. We ran it using Maptools and Skype, since we are all in three different countries at the moment.
This is my second actually gaming experience with OSH so far, and I must say, I am enjoying it. I’m looking forward to some more action in our next game to really test out some of the rules, but so far, I feel like I am definitely going to be a fan.
I needed to create a new character for this game, so once again I chose a fighter. I made the character very similar to my other fighter, but this time, I let some art from another game I playing influence me, so I played a female character. I have been playing the mmorph game Dofus a little bit now, and am enjoying it, so I wanted to play a character around this image:
(The artwork for this game is really great, I hear it is a whole French anime series as well that I will have to see sometime.)
So I went with a fighter that used a very large sword. My rolls for attributes however were quite poor, so that only Brawn had a positive bonus. I went with the name Zev, which is after a wonderful space opera show that I watched called Lexx. On Lexx, Zev was a pretty girl that could hold her own in a fight, thanks largely to being part cluster lizard. If you have never seen it, you should check it out, its only Netflix instant queue right now. Remember, its a bit campy, but just a fun show to watch, try to make it to at least season two before passing judgement on it.
Anyway, back to my character Zev, you can see here stats here:
It was quick and easy making this character up, and I look forward to playing in many more sessions with Zev. We had a lot of fun in the first short episode after we made our characters. We all arrived in a town and were greeted by a crazy holy man. He claimed that we were the answers to his prayers and that he was waiting on us. There were also dead cows in the street, and they appeared to have rotted there for a couple of days.
He took us to Stag’s Glenn and told us that animals had started attacking the town recently, coming out of the Forbidden Forest. It turns out that it wasn’t so forbidden though, since there were several other town’s people that go in and out of the forest. He told us that it had started with squirrels attacking the town swarming in, and that different animals just kept coming on different days. The last animal to attack were cows, and some of the animals had managed to kidnap some of the town’s folk. (Don’t ask me how they did that without opposable thumbs.) He want’s us to investigate, but doesn’t really want us going into the forest. (Yes, it is a little confusing.)
Things look up a little bit though because one of the townies, a lizard man, lets slip that there are ruins in the forest, and that the animals all seem to come from that direction. That could mean treasure for us I hope.
Next week we will set out to see if we can find out “Why animals attack!”