D&D Story: “Whoops! Guess EVERYONE has to die now.”

Puffin Forest

Puffin Forest

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    This animated Dungeons and Dragons story comes from when I ran a mission for the first time in Adventurer's League. I accidentally misread the adventure and turned out I made some crucial mistakes when running it.
    End song: "Bluebird" from the FR-news Audio Library

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    1. pprandomnpz

      This was supposed to be Skyrim and you turned it into Dark Souls!

    2. ThePowerExcess

      Can I ask, what is the point of pen and paper RPGs if you are 'supposed to do X' If you want scripted adventures you can play on your PC. Pen and paper allows from complete open world (to the best of the GM's ability). That is the point, right?

    3. Jeremy West

      Can you put spoiler alerts on videos like this? One of my players came across this not realizing it was ToA until we started talking about Ras Nsi. I don't care, but he's pretty bummed it got spoiled.

    4. jesternario

      I REALLY hate living campaigns.

    5. Colton Curran

      That... that was just brilliant 😂😂

    6. Ori Klein

      So wait, a few plot holes in this story: How did the players react to you after all this, eventually triumphant, ordeal? Did they enjoy the experience? And what happened to the lvl1 newbie? How the frak she survived it?

    7. Carlos

      Story time. note: I don't enjoy killing party members. The party of five had just climbed up the side of a mountain (nearly dying in the process) and found a protruding ledge to a cave entrance. Their informant from the village (few days travel from the mountain) had said that cave was the way to the Ancient Cartographer. Nature check revealed that the cave was old, unstable, and shouldn't be traversed by anyone. Wisdom saves revealed that if they didn't go through the cave slowly, it would collapse on top of them. They camped that night outside the mouth of the cave; in the morning they went in single file (lead by a person with dark vision). I dimmed the lights and turned on dripping cave sounds. As they've been walking through, a smell like that of a dying thing began to linger in the air, getting more and more potent as they continued. Eventually their torches began dying as the damp air of the cave snuffed them out slowly. They had two people who could use light, but it was still very dim. I had the leader roll perception. 16 I had the player leave the room with me. I showed him a fraction of the thing stalking them. He came back. "Guys, we need to get out of here NOW" I quieted the sound of the dripping caves and played a new sound. Grotesque breathing. "We gotta move faster." I gave them my best guttural scream. "Roll initiative". They swung in the dark at the creatures, I showed the ones that could see the creatures what they were fighting. Their horrified reactions made the other three party members concerned since they were not really being sure as to what they were fighting. There were only two that they fought but I made their movement speed 50 and made them very powerful, so it seemed like more. Nearly TPKing them, three of the five party members went unconscious, they finally killed the creatures and found out there were only two. Upon inspection of the corpses, I showed them a picture. (google necromorph slasher) None of them had seen those creatures before and were appalled. After the battle I had them all roll Wisdom saves. (That will come into play later) They found a latter and climbed it. It lead to an old door with light pouring through it. They opened it to find a bunch of monks training on top of the mountain; their master was the powerful Ancient Cartographer. The Cartographer, dressed as a monk, gave them the map they sought after. They asked about the creatures in the cave. He explained that long ago, there was a plague that transformed people into abominations, even more so than the most infamous necromancers had accomplished. It had been able to nearly wiped out all life on the planet and so the Cartographer and his people came up to this mountain to escape it's devouring power. When the plague had been banished by ancient great heroes, the Cartographer and his followers decided to stay up there and start a martial arts school. They asked to stay and rest before returning. The Cartographer declined because his senses revealed that some of the party had become infected with a plague. The party left and returned to the cave. They continued through the cave again in single file. Another perception check by the member in the back. 14 "You hear it behind you and above you too". "Above us?" He sends a light Cantrip above the party. There was a fissure in the ceiling of the cave. They start seriously considering running through the cave. As they talked it over something happened: Another one of the creatures swooped down from the ceiling, and attempted to grapple the person in the middle of the party. He contested but rolled a critical fail. His torso was impaled by both its' claws and it attempted pulling him into the ceiling. I kid you not, it rolled a nat 20 for strength to pull him into the hole in the ceiling of the cave. The creature was now pulling him through an extremely narrow tunnel in the ceiling of the cave. He tried fighting it but rolled poorly. The creature rolled really well. It killed him. Everyone was shocked. I explained to them, "You watch through the dim light as one of the creatures swoops down, impales Norrak, and pulls him into the ceiling. You hear him screaming and struggling but then he goes quiet". "Alright we're getting the f**k out of here". -- Paladin They ran to the exit, those things chasing them and the cave collapsing behind them. They narrowly escaped as the cave entrance crumbled behind them.

    8. Erdnussbuttertoast

      the speaker sounds so much like ryan from achievment hunter

    9. Blue Daggers

      personally, i think that module instructions are just guidelines, not set rules.

    10. Spyder Web

      Honestly you just sound like lazy DM where if they do something outside the book you cannot improvise whatsoever so you simply start digging a hole for them

    11. Sol Invictus

      Thats why I could never get into this stupid games. The amount of rules these nerds throw into this game makes it not fun to play for us casual people just looking to hang out and make friends

    12. kamacazi8

      I was just concerned about the lvl 1. I guess she lived

    13. 2easonal Elementz

      8:47 "AFTER HIM! BRING ME HIS SAND!" :3

    14. Joseph Dale

      so to day my dnd story im a paladin and my party is in a dragon cult and as we were eating in a hunters loge the lord asked us to pledge to Tiamat me being a LG paladin i was kicked out so me and 2 others are in the woods and so guess what one of the other players is sent to kill us and well now we are locked in combat. for the rest of the month.

    15. Jose Luis Jaen Garcia

      Common sense is the strangest of senses,

    16. warhawk333

      That's typical railroading style story telling by that module writer. A skilled DM could have used all of those 'failed' encounters to advance the story no matter where it went.

    17. Lord Sherbert

      Did Todd Howard write this module?

    18. Jarl Balgruuf

      honestly, you're a trash DM.

    19. Sepulchral Miasma

      I listen to this when I paint wh40k someimes. I miss out on the hilarious facial expression animations though which might be the best part >

    20. AllZac'dUp

      It sounds like it turned out to be more epic that it would’ve been. I know it was a lot, but I bet your players had a great time. Too bad you didn’t tell us what happened to the level 1 player.

    21. Draggon Reaper

      But... what happened to the new player and their lvl 1? I waited through that whole video to find out if they managed to live or die.

    22. Benjamin Lehman

      Just start the character at lvl 5 if all other people are lvl 5.

    23. Random D&D Nerd on the Internet

      This sounds rpic

    24. Lawrence Cooper

      Great story!

    25. RunningShadow

      but.... what happened to the level 1 girl?.... i want to know!

    26. Blisk Ghost

      What does GM stand for? We usually use DM for dungeon master

    27. Josh Stewart

      Wow, this module sounds horrible for player agency. I think you handled that super well honestly. Nice work!

    28. Aampragesmoar

      just found this channel. loving the stories so much

    29. Dyson Carter

      Does someone wanna tell me how d and d

    30. Gabbos Ironfist

      which version of D&D does he play?

    31. Khaorix

      Players never do what the GM wants without a hint. I had this character I wanted the players to hate, which they did, but I thought they would run into him in the offices and come to a fight with him and his LMG (we were playing Cyberpunk). What they did instead is murder him in his house. I love my groupe

    32. Blackthorn

      Rather be dead than a slave

    33. Paolo

      Looks like the YT algorithm is starting to promote your videos! I been thinking about playing d&d for a while, my friends too... In fact one of them has a starter pack and other knows the rules. But... The guy who as it is out of town... Damn, I would love if there was a way to play online...

    34. KermitTheDank

      *BoOp SnEk PeOpLe!!!!* *DaNgEr NoOdLeS!!!!* *WiGgLe StIcKs!!!!* And finally, the most evil, Snakes, just, snek. Snek. Sneek. Shneek? Shnreek? *SHREK!?!?*

    35. ShadowOfMachines

      But Puffin! What happened to the level one!?

    36. Krigsherre Rev

      But what happened to the level 1 character

    37. Slackman

      I thought the level one character was going to be an integral part of the story...

    38. Blake Brewer

      BUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NEW PLAYER!? Jesus Christ, every single episode of D&D Story you set up this interesting plot in the first 2-3 minutes and it just goes fucking NOWHERE. You're a DM? You're real shit at telling stories.

    39. EnderKnight1500

      Where can you find this module?

    40. Just Another Animator

      Is that an infinity sword?

    41. Ben Wilson

      Oh hey.... Ben

    42. Alyson Matson

      How did they survive that? That's insane!

    43. thanatos5150

      The person who wrote the module had the players literally selling themselves into slavery and the first option and would heavily punish them for not doing so? This seems... poorly written.

    44. Yokujin

      LEROOOOOOOOOOOY JEEEEEEEEEEENKINS

    45. Kyle Brand

      Your obelisk video was the first I've seen; this is my second, and damn, now I want to join a D&D game (mind you, have not touched it since grade school, and I'm 39 now).

    46. Valentinez Kaiser III

      1:59 Is that Wimzie the Aboleth?! Has no one else noticed this?

    47. Mael Radec

      Flip-flip-flip

    48. brightmatter -

      How in the HELL did you keep that level 1 alive. Sheesh. That must have been some spoon fed divine intervention right there.

    49. Anarchy Pony

      Metal...

    50. John Anthony

      chult aka cthulu's private island...