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18 July 2002 @ 09:20 pm
mysteries and gaming  
Sucking on otterpops to try to sooth a sore throat. Pondering the mystery of the Unfreezing Otter Pop. In many of the strips, there is a single otter pop that has not frozen, despite being in the freezer for days. The pops on either side are frozen solid, others of the same color are frozen solid elsewhere in the strip, but the one lone otterpop remains liquid.

We had gaming last night, the second game in Tony's new heroic templates campaign. It definitely makes playing a sorcerer more fun. I'm a half-dragon, with some mods to make it a little less overwhelming (no six die breath weapon at first level.) I haven't played a sorcerer or wizard type since adolescence, because they are just too annoying at first level -- fire off your handful of spells and then hide. Sorcerers have even fewer spells, of course, my first level suite being Shield and Magic Missile. So my gameplan tends to be, cast Shield and bite/claw/claw. The half dragon part makes her a quite effective fighter, even though she has less hit points than the rest of the party.

The game mostly consisted of clearing orcs and goblins out of the dungeon level. It's been so long since I started a new character at first level; orcs are actually scary! They can kill any of us but the half-troll with a single blow. The goblins proved less difficult. They could hurt us with numbers and coordination, but they couldn't roll for shit last night, so we cleared them right up with enough ease that we even felt confident enough to let the leader-type (who had surrendered) go after questioning.
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Lauratavella on July 19th, 2002 11:07 am (UTC)
Otterpops are sort of like small popsicles in flat plastic tubes. You buy them unfrozen, in strips, and then stick them in the freezer. You can push the ice up in the tube, or let it defrost and mush it up to a slurpee consistency.

Here's a picture. It's a great name, isn't it? There's a band called the Otterpops too.
Tripspace_parasite on July 19th, 2002 08:26 am (UTC)
Half-troll. All I can say is "Ew," for several reasons.
Lauratavella on July 19th, 2002 11:09 am (UTC)
The half-troll was toned down after a couple of test battles Tony ran. It's definitely the best fighter in the group, still.
Tripspace_parasite on July 19th, 2002 02:49 pm (UTC)
There are plenty of other reasons to say "Ew" when confronted with a half-troll.