I was surrounded on all sides. I’d managed to rescue the prisoner, but now we had to fight our way back out of the dungeon. Reinforcements poured in from the south, so I sent my beleaguered party north. When we made it to a room with pressure plates and fireball-spewing statues, more reinforcements spawned at the entrance and quickly closed in.
What followed was a harrowing, tense turn, as I carefully positioned my warden for a whirlwind strike, blasted out a fireball with my acolyte, and tried to figure out what I could do with a useless unarmed prisoner. That’s when I remembered the pressure plates, and smiled as I noticed the bad guys were standing pretty close to those statues. He may have been unarmed, but his legs were working just fine.
That wasn’t the first dungeon escapade I just barely scraped through in Druidstone: The Secret of Menhir Forest, a new tactical RPG from the creators of Legend of Grimrock.
My next live stream Let’s Play game will be The Banner Saga 2! The tactical RPG was developed by Stoic, published by Versus Evil and released in 2016.
I enjoyed the first game many years ago, while watching the sequel and third game pile up my backlog. Looking forward to another tactical game with meaningful consequences, and a much shorter run time! And yes, I’m leaning heavily towards playing The Banner Saga 3 afterwards.
Episode 1 will be live streamed tonight at 9:30 pm Central US.
Mannix, level 5 Human Inquisitive Rogue/Wizard
Khaless, level 5 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 5 Triton Bard of Whispers George, level 5 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue
Therin, level 5 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon
The rocky spire of Firefinger proved an interesting dungeon design. A series of caves stacked on top of each other, with the increasing threat of falling from a great height. The party carefully ascended the spire, avoiding or fighting the resident pterafolk as they reached the top.
“The Dreaded Tunnels of Ruxabar” is a straight-forward dungeon crawl for five players around level eight. It’s a 20-page gauntlet through disease-infested caverns, with several modified monsters, tons of environmental hazards and traps, and a few new treasures. It also includes separate VTT-friendly player maps and tokens.
The adventure is very light on role-playing but I enjoyed the overall layout and interesting challenges within the dungeon.