Grabbing the beholder by the eye stalks
by, 07-13-2009 at 12:18 AM (832 Views)
....and screaming all the way down.
So I have missed a few game sessions recently but I did manage to make it to the game this last week. Since the game had progressed on without my previous character, I thought it might be nice to try out a new character. So I played a halfling ranger or the two-blade variety, with a decent amount of skill in the bow just in case. Yep, that's right, I'm playing an ankle-biting-leg-humping Halfling. Normally, I don't like the little bastards. All due to the fact that I had a friend who always played a halfling and always made them annoying. So for twenty five years or so I have avoided them.
After one night of gaming, I have to say that I certainly enjoyed playing this character much more than I did the old one. So I think I may stick with him for a while.
As for the Beholder quote. It comes from the finale of the night. A desperate fight between our band of inept morons and a beholder and his gnoll minions. First off, anyone who says it is impossible to get killed in 4e D&D should have seen the massive ass stomping the Dwarf got by the gnolls. Four hits in one round, I believe the "to hit" rolls were 19, 19, 19, and 17. 85 points of damage in one turn (and the first one to boot), dead as dead can be, no stupid saving throws or nothing. D-E-A-D, dead! We finally managed to kill enough of the gnolls so that we could concentrate on the Beholder. The main problem was that he was hovering in the air, since they don't have any legs or whatnot, and only the halfling character had the sense to bring a ranged weapon. So the swordmage guy decided to climb up a statue and jump on the beholder. Which, was a very cool move. Well, except that the beholder was hovering 30 ft. over a 60 ft. pit, but the swordmage made the landing and started giving the beholder and good ass whoopin'. Anyway, on my turn, my character attacked and then used an action point to attack again. Managed to hit all four times, and did a sweet amount of damage....and kill it.
We all rejoiced!
DM: "okay the Beholder plummets down the pit..........with the swordmage in tow"
Everyone: "ahh crap" We all laugh for a good minute or two.
DM: "only one minor detail to take care of before the end of the encounter" rolls 9d10 points of damage for the swordmage.
DM: 56 points of damage.
Swordmage: "yep, I'm dead"
Me: "I'll climb down and take his stuff"