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

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PforPanthera #ABK
PforPanthera #ABK - 10 saatler önce
The Ras-Ni guy was in a recent AL Tomb of Annihilation thing. Our party had a plan at first but then the guy who seemed to know what we were doing wasn't there the week we actually got the snake-people place so very quickly things went to shit. Like we surviving ok b/c we're fairly high leveled and have two life clerics but then more and more enemies appeared and there were basilisks and oh shit no one has a counter to fucking basilisks. We all kinda began to just accept the inevitable doom until Rasni came out and the DM basically led us to mention the death curse and Rasni was all like "My life is a lie, here take what you need and my troops will lead you to the place" It was certainly an adventure.
TheLegandaryDratini - 13 saatler önce
pprandomnpz - 23 saatler önce
This was supposed to be Skyrim and you turned it into Dark Souls!
ThePowerExcess - Gün önce
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?
Jeremy West
Jeremy West - Gün önce
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.
jesternario - Gün önce
I REALLY hate living campaigns.
Colton Curran
Colton Curran - Gün önce
That... that was just brilliant 😂😂
Ori Klein
Ori Klein - Gün önce
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?
Carlos - Gün önce
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.


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.


"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.
Erdnussbuttertoast - Gün önce
the speaker sounds so much like ryan from achievment hunter
Blue Daggers
Blue Daggers - 2 gün önce
personally, i think that module instructions are just guidelines, not set rules.
Spyder Web
Spyder Web - 2 gün önce
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
Sol Invictus
Sol Invictus - 2 gün önce
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
kamacazi8 - 2 gün önce
I was just concerned about the lvl 1. I guess she lived
2easonal Elementz
2easonal Elementz - 2 gün önce
Joseph Dale
Joseph Dale - 2 gün önce
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.
Jose Luis Jaen Garcia
Jose Luis Jaen Garcia - 2 gün önce
Common sense is the strangest of senses,
warhawk333 - 2 gün önce
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.
Lord Sherbert
Lord Sherbert - 2 gün önce
Did Todd Howard write this module?
Jarl Balgruuf
Jarl Balgruuf - 2 gün önce
honestly, you're a trash DM.
Sepulchral Miasma
Sepulchral Miasma - 2 gün önce
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 >
AllZac'dUp - 2 gün önce
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.
Draggon Reaper
Draggon Reaper - 3 gün önce
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.
Benjamin Lehman
Benjamin Lehman - 3 gün önce
Just start the character at lvl 5 if all other people are lvl 5.
Random D&D Nerd on the Internet
This sounds rpic
Lawrence Cooper
Lawrence Cooper - 3 gün önce
Great story!
RunningShadow - 3 gün önce
but.... what happened to the level 1 girl?.... i want to know!
Blisk Ghost
Blisk Ghost - 3 gün önce
What does GM stand for? We usually use DM for dungeon master
Josh Stewart
Josh Stewart - 3 gün önce
Wow, this module sounds horrible for player agency. I think you handled that super well honestly. Nice work!
Aampragesmoar - 3 gün önce
just found this channel. loving the stories so much
Dyson Carter
Dyson Carter - 3 gün önce
Does someone wanna tell me how d and d
Gabbos Ironfist
Gabbos Ironfist - 3 gün önce
which version of D&D does he play?
Khaorix - 3 gün önce
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
Blackthorn - 4 gün önce
Rather be dead than a slave
Paolo - 4 gün önce
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...
KermitTheDank - 4 gün önce
*BoOp SnEk PeOpLe!!!!*
*DaNgEr NoOdLeS!!!!*
*WiGgLe StIcKs!!!!*
And finally, the most evil,
Snakes, just, snek. Snek. Sneek. Shneek? Shnreek? *SHREK!?!?*
ShadowOfMachines - 4 gün önce
But Puffin! What happened to the level one!?
Krigsherre Rev
Krigsherre Rev - 4 gün önce
But what happened to the level 1 character
Slackman - 4 gün önce
I thought the level one character was going to be an integral part of the story...
Blake Brewer
Blake Brewer - 4 gün önce
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.
EnderKnight1500 - 4 gün önce
Where can you find this module?
Just Another Animator
Just Another Animator - 4 gün önce
Is that an infinity sword?
Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson - 4 gün önce
Oh hey.... Ben
Alyson Matson
Alyson Matson - 4 gün önce
How did they survive that? That's insane!
thanatos5150 - 4 gün önce
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.
Yokujin - 4 gün önce
Kyle Brand
Kyle Brand - 5 gün önce
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).
Valentinez Kaiser III
Valentinez Kaiser III - 5 gün önce
1:59 Is that Wimzie the Aboleth?! Has no one else noticed this?
Mael Radec
Mael Radec - 5 gün önce
brightmatter -
brightmatter - - 5 gün önce
How in the HELL did you keep that level 1 alive. Sheesh. That must have been some spoon fed divine intervention right there.
Anarchy Pony
Anarchy Pony - 5 gün önce
John Anthony
John Anthony - 5 gün önce
chult aka cthulu's private island...
Jordan T
Jordan T - 5 gün önce
I guess WoC never heard of the Slave Lords campaign.
But ya know, brute force works sometimes as well.
TNewGuy001 - 5 gün önce
That really did sound alot more fun, just sounded alot more hectic with the DMing though
Bob Lees
Bob Lees - 5 gün önce
My group did the same thing in the fane. Our dm eventually deviated from the book and had fenthaza offer us a deal but we still ended up killing everyone
alex thomson
alex thomson - 5 gün önce
This is why I didn’t like TOA
ZeroFiveSeven - 6 gün önce
So instead of _they sneak in as slaves_ you ended up with _they bust in and, _*_accidentally_*_ , kill everyone_ ? That sounds AWESOME
Demonslayer - 6 gün önce
wow, the people who made this adventure....should have had better foresight
Beau74 - 6 gün önce
Great vid, but you didn't mention what happened to the level 1 player.
Kutulue - 6 gün önce
I find this strange. When I was running a module I would NEVER run it as it was written. The number of monsters in each encounter would depend on my intentions. If I felt the encounter would completely destroy the players I tended to balance it. Or if an encounter seemed too easy then I made it harder. Modules are just a guide. I guess you could run it word for word if you are new to DMing but I found that never worked out well.
SG Blueknight113
SG Blueknight113 - 6 gün önce
How many fudged rolls were there really?
Killerking - 6 gün önce
Wow this went so bad...
yeti dynamics
yeti dynamics - 6 gün önce
the first time i repaired the DC plug on a laptop via soldering sorta went like this "Hey, can you repair my broken laptop plug, " "uhhh... sureee.., why not." I managed to do it thou
The Golden Knight
The Golden Knight - 6 gün önce
D&D GM?! The rulebook is the size of an actual SCHOOL TEXTBOOK! I'm surprised they don't pay you minimum wage to run those kinds of sessions with how much study goes into knowing such a game. (Please tell me they paid you, for if they did, that is totally a job I can work for.)
Also I love the railroad reference, and sometimes, derailing is a GOOD thing, because that reinforces a feeling of player agency, and that THEY are the ones in control of the game and the story's direction.
One more thing, I love your moral, though I'm not sure how true it is: "If you bash your head against a brick wall enough, it'll come tumbling down." My personal Real Life experience was, "If you bash your head against a brick wall, best-case you're going to cut yourself and start bleeding; worst-case, you're going to give permanent brain damage or even kill yourself."
DANIEL LOVE - 6 gün önce
I was playing a game of pathfinder, where I was joining mid campaign, and I decided to play a barbarian, what my dm DIDN’T tell me, is that I would have no equipment, be 1st level, in a 6th level campaign while fighting in the front lines. And what made it worse is that I had no HP compared to even the wizard of the party, and got one shot by one of the minions because I was the only one with dark vision.
athroughzdude - 6 gün önce
How many people died? How many did you kill?
DGneoseeker1 - 6 gün önce
So was that wizard of low level? Because casting Cloudkill into that room is what I'd do if possible.
Bruno Rix
Bruno Rix - 6 gün önce
nope nope nope, FUCK THAT!!!! lets fuck shit up and go crazy and screw everything over
Kenneth Reed
Kenneth Reed - 7 gün önce
My question is what did the players think of how it all turned out.
sakura - 7 gün önce
more corpses, MORE BLOODSHED, more dead enemies
koolkitty8989 - 7 gün önce
wait, when did the Head Priestess get killed?
Tigerheart01 - 7 gün önce
I bet those players had a blast though... especially the new player!
Timothy Lei
Timothy Lei - 7 gün önce
What the hell
nikolai baugh
nikolai baugh - 7 gün önce
ok so i was using a custom deck and the card we drew doubled the enemys of the next encounter AND THE NEXT ENCOUNTER WAS THE FUCKING THROWN ROOM needless to say we all died i got killed by 2 rax na sies (im not even gonna try to get his name right)
that one guy
that one guy - 7 gün önce
We just plowed to the section we were over leveled and over equipped I had a 24 murmur class pallet i they just plowed to the sections we were over leveled and over equipped I have a 2for armor class paladin and then bear totem could half damage twice because he had a shield guardian in a bear totem Our group is us op and balanced most of us didn’t get a chance to attack because we were 1-3 shoting enemies 😂
Silver does some stupid stuff
Me in a stealth section
Kyle Mouttet
Kyle Mouttet - 7 gün önce
I enjoyed this quite a lot. Thank you for this video;; :)
Multiplied By Cheese
Multiplied By Cheese - 7 gün önce
Alright, squadron. You'll have to infiltrate thus EVIL Nazi Base.
*barges in through the front door and immediatly gets attacked*
Oh whoops! I forgot you guys have to go steal some uniforms my bad lol!
ewu 2
ewu 2 - 7 gün önce
All these stories about Chult sound amazing-- BUT MY GROUP ABSOLUTELY HATES TOMB WITH A BURNING PASSION.
Eric Castillo
Eric Castillo - 7 gün önce
and that why in my 20 plus years of been a dm I NEVER EVER bought pre made quests cause must of them sucks horribly, my players went all the way to retiring at epic lvls with family and lands of their own
Dufoth - 7 gün önce
Notice the Dark lord looks like pure evil Puffin From "We Were Just Making Everything Worse". He finally became the bad guy in someone else's game.
Freyafanboy90 - 7 gün önce
SO your saying that despite making a complete hash of sneaking into the temple your group wipe's out the ENTIRTY of the cult?
Norad2 - 8 gün önce
If six party members survived until the final battle, how many players got killed in the initial chaos (if any)?
Archabolt - 8 gün önce
Good job thinking on your feet, you really saved it! XD
Kyrie Espayos
Kyrie Espayos - 8 gün önce
This makes me want to play DND more
Cole - 8 gün önce
What happened to the lv. 1?
Jeremy Daly
Jeremy Daly - 8 gün önce
That wizard. Imagine THIS being your first ever session
Cleverpond03 - 8 gün önce
Maybe you could tell what got you into
D and D or your first game
Velociking20 Industries
Velociking20 Industries - 8 gün önce
Just for anyone who doesn't have the module, it doesn't say that the players have to become slaves, it mentions that humans may pass as "pure bloods" (the most human looking yuan-ti) and may attempt to pass other party members off as slaves. Mayhaps ben had a pre release copy with a different set-up for the encounter
Humberto Neto
Humberto Neto - 8 gün önce
Is this a Goblin Slayer episode
Chrysalis - 8 gün önce
I very much enjoy this animated story-telling of D&D rather than ever having to actually play it
Lets be Frank
Lets be Frank - 8 gün önce
So..... what happened to the level 1 player?
HolyPastrami - 8 gün önce
These Videos make D&D sound so interesting id really love to play it.
Ben Edmonds
Ben Edmonds - 8 gün önce
Did the level one player make it through?
T Striker
T Striker - 9 gün önce
It's really really funny how uniquely dumb you are (no hard feelings, we all dumb in our ways), tho I feel really bad for a lot of your players when you mess up like this.
Questionmark - 9 gün önce
But what happened to the level 1 wizard? Did she survive or was she brutally and horribly murdered to death?
Satirical Satyr
Satirical Satyr - 9 gün önce
I'm sorry, they were level 5, the book advises for them to be level 9, they shouldn't even of been able to get through Omu at that level
EasyBakeOrphan - 9 gün önce
read up on how fireball is, its not a firebolt its just an explosion at a point within 150 of the caster, so theyre all dead and the main snake guy has severe burns
Yayifications - 10 gün önce
What kind of coordinator throws a level 1 wizard, a new player at that, into a level 5 *tomb of annihilation* adventure? It's a good way to ensure that player never plays again.
Z Naz
Z Naz - 10 gün önce