Tomb of Annihilation Session 25 Recap

After rescuing a shipwreck survivor at Dungrunglung the party travels west to search for survivors at the Wreck of the Star Goddess.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 4 Human Inquisitive Rogue
Khaless, level 4 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 4 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 4 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue
Therin, level 4 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

From Dungrunglung the party had gained fancy new magic items and two new allies, including skyshipwreck survivor Oloma. They traveled west from the Aldani Basin back into the jungle to find the Wreck of the Star Goddess, besieged by undead.

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Let’s Play – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Episode 17: Chryssalid Ambush

XCOM 2
DLC: War of the Chosen, Tactical Legacy Pack, Resistance Warrior Pack
Mods: Commander’s Choice
Difficulty: Veteran

Episode 17: Chryssalid Ambush

M24: Operation Shattered Whisper – Stop the ADVENT Retaliation

  • Lt. Miri ‘The Monk’ Greycastle (Ranger)
  • Maj. Saran ‘Decker’ Amus (Specialist)
  • Maj. Gillian ‘Triton’ Flounderson (Specialist)
  • Cpt. Therin ‘Beast’ Bristlebeard (Ranger)
  • Cpl. Bryseis ‘Daemon’ Esterborn (Grenadier)
  • Sgt. Felgolos ‘Flying’ Misfortune (Sharpshooter)

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DMs Guild Review – The Secrets of the Twisting Colossus

Navigate a twisting labyrinth of devious puzzles in this deathtrap dungeon for 5th level.

A review copy of “The Secrets of the Twisting Colossus” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by:  Christian Toft Madsen

Puzzles are criminally underused in nearly every D&D dungeon I’ve come across. I don’t expect Portal-level puzzle designs in every dungeon but logic puzzles, riddles, and environmental traps offer a welcome change to the standard Kill, Loot, Rest, Repeat cycle of dungeon crawling.

On the other end of the scale is “The Secrets of the Twisting Colossus,” a 5th level adventure that features a deathtrap dungeon design of over a dozen individual trap rooms. Puzzles range from exciting environmental dangers to complex block and matching puzzles, culminating in a memorable boss fight that pits the PCs in a literal science experiment.

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Goodreads Review – I Shall Wear Midnight

I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld, #38; Tiffany Aching, #4)I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed the fourth novel in Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching series much more than the previous two. The first one is a classic coming of age adventure, while the second focuses on social drama among tween girls (yeesh) and the third an annoyingly awkward pining romance (double yeesh).

The fourth book, however, stars an older teenage Tiffany, comfortably seated as the witch of her lands. The new villain is yet another malevolent force and too similar to book 2’s hiver. But what made it a wonderful read was the fantastic, complex relationship between Tiffany, Roland (the young prince, now grown up), and Roland’s new fiance Letitia.
Pratchett smartly stays far away from a tiresome teen love triangle, allowing all the characters to breathe, develop, and interact in a much more likable, but still dramatic, way. Plus we’re given a fun side jaunt to Ankh-Morpork, including guest stars from the City Watch series. It also provides a satisfying ending, though there’s one more book to go.

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Let’s Play – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Episode 16: Assassin Showdown

XCOM 2
DLC: War of the Chosen, Tactical Legacy Pack, Resistance Warrior Pack
Mods: Commander’s Choice
Difficulty: Veteran

Episode 16: Assassin Showdown

M23: Operation Diamond Giant – Assault Chosen Stronghold

  • Capt. Xandala ‘Summerwise’ Cimber (Reaper)
  • Maj. Gillian ‘Triton’ Flounderson (Specialist)
  • Lt. Kalinaar ‘Justice’ Dragonborn (Grenadier)
  • Maj. Georgiano ‘George’ Tortle (Ranger)
  • Sq. River Mist (Sharpshooter)
  • Capt. Saran ‘Decker’ Amus (Specialist)

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RogueWatson Reviews – Clank in Space + Apocalypse Expansion

Review of Clank in Space, and the Apocalypse expansion, by Dire Wolf Digital and Renegade Games Studio

Music by Kevin MacLeod

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