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On Tuesday, May 2, we're going to play +Terry Olson's *Elzemon and the Blood-Drinking Box* at +Games Plus, 101 W. Prospect Ave., Mt. Prospect, Illinois at 6 PM.

Pre-gens, swag, and candy to be provided. Bring dice (funky or otherwise), pencil/pen, scratch paper.

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Getting ready for our Tuesday night, April 2, 6 PM game of +Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game at +Games Plus in Mt. Prospect, IL!!
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I ran +Terry Olson's Escape from the Shrouded Fen this evening at +Games Plus. It's a great adventure with lots of cool "moving parts", great flavor, and plenty of opportunities to use the funky dice!

And everyone died! TPK!

My three players went in with three 0s each (Me: "Really? You're only taking three each?") and never quite got the opportunity to re-stock. They mostly figured out the mystery but didn't run away when things got too tough.

We all had fun and I kept the rest of the adventure's secrets quiet so we could re-visit the Fen before the next blood moon.

Recommended!

+Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game players wanted to try to Escape from the Shrouded Fen on Tuesday, April 18 at +Games Plus, 101 W. Prospect Ave., Mt. Prospect, Illinois at 6 PM! (+Terry Olson)

Pre-gens, swag, and chocolate candy to be provided. Bring dice, pencil/pen, scratch paper.

Try to Escape from the Shrouded Fen on Tuesday, April 18 at +Games Plus, 101 W. Prospect Ave., Mt. Prospect, Illinois at 6 PM!

Pre-gens, swag, and chocolate candy to be provided. Bring dice, pencil/pen, scratch paper.

This came up in our game last night. I made a ruling but now I'm actually thinking about it. I'm looking for other thoughts and how you may have ruled on it.

Can a cleric lay on hands on himself? I said he could but I think it may go against the spirit of the rule, that healing is to be done for others.

Can a cleric lay on hands on himself in combat? It takes one action so technically it can be done but in the middle of combat when you're the one being attacked I think you're distracted keeping from getting hit. Maybe a Will save to do it?

Can a cleric lay on hands on himself in combat while underwater? I said yes but should have made it more difficult if not impossible but I didn't have it straight in my head for the two situations above and the cleric would have died and I couldn't justify why him dying would make sense.

-Jeff

Ran +Michael Curtis' "The Undulating Corruption" tonight with two players running two 5th-level characters each: Harry Dresden, the wizard; Karen Murphy, the cleric; Jack Daglet, the warrior; and Robin Banks, the halfling.

Spoilers below!
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Harry Dresden was dying, greater corruption costing him 1d4 hit points per day, when he learned of the Crucible of the Worm. He was running out of funds to pay the clerics and for healing potions. He and his companions went west into the hills to find the Crucible.

At the site of the gaping crater they defeated three of the Corruption Sludges and sent the fourth one, the one dissolving Zobol Gnark, away with a Word of Command. Zobol begged for death and Jack obliged him by cutting off his head before Zobol could tell his story. Harry took some of the slime which, several hours later, made him fall unconscious.

The party realized there was nothing they could do about the smoking crater and the inscriptions on the stone block made it clear what Harry had to do to get rid of his corruption. They followed the slime trail to the bridge.

Fighting the Corrupted Catfish, can a cleric heal herself while underwater trying not to drown? In the moment I said, "Yes," but I'm second-guessing that ruling now. We're not playing a campaign so I can flub and learn as we go. Meanwhile, Karen Murphy survived. A natural 20 landed a grappling hook attached to a rope and a horse in Karen's hands to pull her from the water.

They defeated the Catfish with a Color Spray that knocked them unconscious. The party gutted the fish but didn't eat them.

The Cthulhu-worshipping cleric insulted Izdrel by calling Ulesh a "puppet". Izdrel wished them luck and went back into his hut, not giving away his healing potions and +2 oil.

The party came upon the Night Worm and ultimately they all got swallowed. Harry got rid of his corruption (he flubbed a spell check earlier and earned more corruption that the Degenaphages consumed), Robin Banks was corrupted (melting hands, non-healing boils on his face), Harry wanted out and made his Will save to force an egress to appear.

The party was expelled from the worm, they all ran for their horses and rode away to leave the town to be destroyed and corrupted by the Night Worm.

"Mission accomplished!", Harry said as the party rode home towards the east.

Fin.

Looking for four players!

On Tuesday, April 4 I'm going to run *The Undulating Corruption* at +Games Plus, 101 W. Prospect Ave., Mt. Prospect IL at 6 PM.

5th-level pre-gens, swag, and chocolate candy to be provided. Bring dice, pencil/pen, scratch paper.

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Jeff Bernstein commented on a post on Blogger.
On the one hand, I mentally insert "fuck" or "fucking" into every RPG purchase I make: Crimson Fucking Dragonslayer, Dungeon Crawl Fucking Classics, Kobolds Ate My Fucking Baby, you get the idea.

On the other hand, I doubt the band Kiss would have been as popular and successful as they were if they went with the band name, Fuck, instead.

I'll keep buying your stuff anyway.

-Jeff

Three players tonight for "The Ruins of Ramat"! Four 0s each, four characters survived to pursue a career in adventuring!

I'll run another game on April 4 at Games Plus, a level two, three, or four published adventure so we can start playing with class abilities. Time for me to step up my Judge game!

-Jeff
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