[D&D] Knights of Errant – Finale

The last session of this one-shot took a bit longer to happen due to circumstances outside of our control. It finally happened this last Sunday and it was so worth all the wait. We all had a blast and are already hopping to come back to this setting in the future. But I am getting ahead of myself. 🙂

Let me just put my usual disclaimer here before we continue.

Disclaimer: English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it here later.

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Correction #1: Flick can’t explode Mini-Erl yet. So I corrected her answer when Kaimir asks about that. According to Flick’s player it is not something Flick wants anyway as she loves Mini-Erl.

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Growing up and the media that shaped me

Well, that didn’t take long. I already found a writing prompt from Promptapalooza that I feel compelled to write about. If you don’t know what Promptalooza is, you can find the details of the event here.

The TL,DR version of it is: there will be a writing prompt each day and someone will write about it then link to the next person who will write about a different prompt in the next day. It is kinda like a huge blog crawl during the month of August!

Again, I am not participating in the event in any way or form but I hope nobody will mind if I join in and write something based on a prompt or two.

Anyway, the prompt that spawned this post is one proposed by Mailvatar:

What are some key sources of media (games/movies/etc) that have shaped your worldview?

Please, take the time to read his post too. It is a pretty interesting read.

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A shout-out to Promptapalooza

At first my intention was to write this as a side note in my “Games I’ve Played in July” post but then it started to become too big and I realized I should have wrote an actual post about it from the beginning.

There is a new blog event this month, called Promptapalooza, created by Belghast. You can find the details here. The TL,DR version is: there will be a writing prompt each day and someone will write about it then link to the next person who will write about a different prompt in the next day. It is kinda like a huge blog crawl during the month of August.

It is an special event to replace the traditional Blaugust this year since, by request of the community, it was done in April to help lift people’s spirits during the pandemic. Still people wanted some kind of event in August and again, Belghast was kind enough to come up with an event for the community.

Credits: Banner made by Belghast of Tales of Aggronaut.

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Games I’ve been playing – July 2020

If in June most of my gaming time was spent modding Skyrim Special Edition then in July most of it was spent testing said mods. I also got a bunch of achievements for the game while at that which was another thing I wanted to do.

Surprisingly enough the game is pretty stable despite the number of mods I have (235, discounting textures and other mods that don’t use an ESP/ESM file). I had only about two or three crashes in all the hours I spent with the game this month which is pretty low for me when it comes to a modded Bethesda game.

Still there were a lot of other games I wish I could have played more in July and this month I will try to be better at it.

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[D&D] Knights of Errant – Part 6

Last session ended in a big cliffhanger. Almost literally.

I don’t know about the others but I have been spending all this time wondering, almost dreading actually, how this session would start. I mean, Lam and Shadow were all by themselves down in a cave with a fomorian walking in their direction. If the session started directly with combat it would make life really complicated for us.

Well, as always nothing went like anyone was expecting it go. But it was certainly interesting.

Disclaimer: English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it in the next post and edit this one later.

Correction of last session transcript: Erl’s squire name is Dan, not Steve.

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[D&D] Knights of Errant – Part 5

One of the things I liked about RPGs is that no matter what I think will happen it always turns out to be something completely different, more interesting.

Of course, this is a two-way streets as we players always end up doing something the DM didn’t expect at all, forcing him to improvise.

This session was a pretty good example of both.

Disclaimer: English is not my native language. Although I can write and read it without issues, hearing and speaking is a different matter. I’d say I am at best 90% at those. Also I have a terrible memory.

What this means is that there may be mistakes here. In case my group corrects anything I will make a note about it in the next post and edit this one later.

Image credits: The image at the beginning of this post belongs to the Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

EDIT: And one mistake was caught already. The name of Erl’s squire is Dan, not Steve.

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Games I’ve been playing – June 2020

I honestly thought I’d be able to finish at least a couple more games this month. But then I got distracted with modding Skyrim (more about it below) and all my plans went downhill.

Oh well, it wasn’t a bad month for gaming either way. I did make some progress in the games I cared the most and got to play a few others with friends. Plus there was the Steam Games Festival, which albeit short, was a nice way to get introduced to a bunch of great new games too.

With all that said, here are some thoughts on the games I’ve played this month:

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[D&D] Knights of Errant – Part 4

My prediction that this would be the last session for this one-shot turned out to be inaccurate. But that was okay as there was an interesting development and we are close enough to our goal now that we should be able to finish our mission soon!

For those of you who are just finding out this post, you can catch up on everything by reading Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Also, my usual disclaimer: English isn’t my native language and my ability to speak and hear with it is at best about 90%. Therefore there may be some mistakes about what actually happened. If my DM or the other players reading this correct me on anything I will just edit it later and make a note in the next post.

Image credits: The image at the beginning of this post belongs to the Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

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[D&D] Knights of Errant – Part 3

After what felt like a small detour, albeit an important one, this last session feels more like we went back on track for the main mission. If we are lucky we might even be able to finish it next time as this wasn’t supposed to be more than 3 or 4 sessions.

If you are just getting here and have no idea what I am talking about you can find my post introducing this One-Shot and the first session here and for the second session here.

Just one note before getting into all this. I am going to refer to the artifact as a horn instead of a claw because that is how we were referring to it during the last session. Frankly I am not sure anymore if it is a horn or claw anymore and perhaps I should clear it up with the DM. So if if by next time it is written as a claw again then you know what the answer was. :p

Oh, and my usual warning that English is not my native language. Although I can read and write it well enough, my hearing and listening skills are at best at about 90%. That and I have a really terrible memory. This means there might be mistakes in this post and if that is the case I will point them out in the next one.

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

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Games I’ve Been Playing – May 2020

May actually felt like a long month. So long that I am almost afraid that I forgot to mention some games I played during this month. Not that it is a big deal but I like the idea of having a record of some sort of what I was playing during the year.

One thing that didn’t happen this month was that I wanted to get back into Final Fantasy XIV and try to at least finish the Shadowbringers storyline and a few other things before canceling my subscription due to the economic crisis here. Unfortunately that didn’t happen as I kept postponing on it as I kept feeling overwhelmed with the thought of everything necessary to do before I could do any of those stuff. Some times taking breaks from a MMO can really suck. :p

In brighter news, I got quite a few things organized both in games and in real life. More in games than in real life but considering how long I’ve been meaning to do this, I will just consider it a win. :p

Anyway, enough rambling, this is what I’ve been to in this month, game-wise.

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