A day of twists and turns

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Another Sunday another DnD session began.  This week we picked up where we left off fighting the Duids of flaming eye evil.  Grim Tooth started strongly with a sling throw splattering one druid if one can call them that in the head.  This was followed with Susan producing a cleaved style shot into another.  Baylan follows this up with a back stab as S’yvien summons a Viper, whilst Susan busies herself with another devastating blow.  Grim Tooth follows this up with another blowing shot from the fists.  Baylan determined not to be outdone by the Orc & War-forged on the team takes up his crossbow and strikes an amazing shot right between the eyes, as he keels over like a Unicorn on a Voldermort day.

Out of the conjured Portal S’yvien’s Viper appears and strikes out at the nearest druid causing his arm to shrivel with the Poison injected. The Viper hisses at her victorious strike.

Grim Tooth dodges the hits thrown at him and takes another druid out with his powerful blows, dodging opportunities of attack.  OfGam (the Cleric) does a death defying damage on another but fails to put it in its grave, but Baylan follows this up with a successful back stab as he crumples into nothing and follows this with a double blow to his neighbour with a hit straight into the kidneys.

Suddenly and out of nowhere a deafening silence then descends the hall from no where. S’yvien identifies the spell as silent and although action can be seen no noise emanates from the room.  It is very much like watching an action film on silent. Gwen & S’yvien as they look on from the corridor just outside the spells parameters.

The Druid’s of flaming eye fire aimlessly into the battle during this period and the confusion causes of sudden silences causes them to miss and take down several colleagues during a reign of friendly fire.

Lily however, keeps her composure and does severe damage.  Gwen attempts her magic stone spell but misses, however as a newly formed spell, she is still mastering the techniques of such magic.  Nonetheless the Viper circles his already wounded victim and follows this with a successful blow causing him to wither and shrivel into nothingness. All that was left was a jumble of clothes and bubbling motion from the chemical reaction that has taken place between the venom and the human Druidic matter.

Susan then steps forward and squishes the Vipers’ partner death in a single blow, whilst OfGam is busy fighting off another.  The druids attempt to hit Susan but miss and in a blind sided attack Susan hits them with her Sword swatting them away and killing them like flies.  This is followed by a temporary moment of panic as Susan appears to shut down before re-emerging brighter as she mutters something about ‘being blinded’.  Gwen noticing that OfGam is now down goes to heal the Cleric, as S’yvien once again attempts her Acid Splash spell and fails.

Grim Tooth nonetheless manages to throw some punches  before running away as Lily loads some crossbow shots into the fight.  Baylan tumbles through the masses and finds himself face to face with the Head Druid and 2x bouncers, one of which manages to get in a successful shot and knocks Baylan unconscious on the floor.  In anger Lily swings her master work sword and successfully halves one of the Druids in one swift blow. S’y vien seeing a gap in the fighting takes aim with her composite long bow and shoots.  It hits and blasts him off his feet and straight into the wall as he collapses in a heap.  OfGam takes off a hit with his battle-axe and kills his local opponent.

The druids then turn their attentions briefly to Baylan who appears to all to be dead.  The rest of the group think he has been taking lessons from Grim Tooth’s fake heart attacks from last week.  Gwyn then spots an attack of opportunity and takes out another Druid.

The Head Druid then casts a further spell which none can identify shimmers and takes a step back.  Gwyn fires another cross-bolt and does some damage. Susan follows this with another cleave action creating more damage as Grim Tooth throws another sling and creates a solid hit to the head, breaking the head Druids’ concentration in relation to spells.    One of the bouncers attempts to hit Susan but misses quite dramatically.  The head druid casts a further spell at Lily who flees from the fight out of the silence into where S’yvien is waiting screaming.  Her suddenly audible screams  shock her out of the spell as she turns and flees back into the fight.  She retaliates with a crucial blow to one of the nearby humans.  Susan receives a hit from the druids causing damage, which Gwyn heals.

The Head Druid casts another spell which S’yvien fails to recognise or understand, whilst the spell is being cast Lily does another damaging blow with her sword. and so moves into the room with the Head Druid.  After being healed Susan comes back stronger and serves a damaging blow as OfGam hits one of the bouncers.  Baylan now convinced that no one is now paying him any attention crawls his away over to S’yvien who is stood hiding in the corner.  The bouncers hit OfGam and follows through with such a damaging blow to Grim Tooth that he goes down.

The Druids suddenly now seem to have revitalised energy.  Seeing the falling Grim Tooth, Lily drives her anger straight at the nearest Druid and hits him.  S’yvien follows this with a successful acid splash at the head Druid in the face, which is followed by a cross bolt to the bouncer.  Baylan manages a successful back stab at one of the bouncers who hits back at him and makes contact.  Lily follows this with a successful cross bolt to the head in a crunching penetration as the bolt goes through his skull  and into the brain.  Gwyn performs further healing on OfGam as Susan does a crushing blow taking down the last remaining bouncer.   The Head Druid goes for Susan and misses Lily slashes him with her sword as S’yvien provides a crossbolt to his neck piercing his gullet, spine, voice box and leaves him to crumble and gurgle to the floor.

The team rush over to Grim Tooth who has not moved since falling, the team assume he is performing a fake heart attack.  OfGam goes over to wake him and tell him the battle is over, but notices there is no rise and fall in his chest.  He checks for breathing and sees none.  He passes small prayer of Onator over Grim Tooth’s body, closes his eyes, stands and faces his new-found friends as he pronounces the passing of Grim Tooth.

Each of the group pass over his body saying some words of condolences before removing his consumables and burning his body to the ground as per his last dying wish.  On that word, the group collapsed into a heap and drank and ate to Grim Tooth’s passing before falling drunkenly asleep in the now safe guarded room of the Flaming eye Druids


Reconnected Hooligans

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So it has been about three weeks since the hooligans get together around a table and had a game, a chat and general misadventure or not as the case proved to be this week.

The lasting effects of our 6ft+ loin-clothed monk has left him a little timid of late of shooting and flying objects and wary of getting into to close a combat range moving forwards.  This weeks session saw a change of venue as mentioned on TimMaidment.com, to Maidment Towers adding less pressure to complete ventures within defined time-frames and allowing us to dog sit Mr & Mrs GrimTooth’s dog who is aptly named Chips.  This quickly became a running joke as Chips tied to devour the D&D doors and soon everything was being rescued from the dog’s mouth

Despite this there was lots of entertaining moves and goodies found including S’yvien performing a critical and having her arrow taking a zombie’s head right off. GrimTooth himself performed a double kick and have the rib cage pass right through the body which resulted in numerous pins around it not just being Red Bull that gives you wings.  Susan determined not to be outdone by a Puny monk takes her double sword and slashed the next zombie in half.  Gwen who then tries to compete, inadvertently misfires and hits and damages Susan by mistake –  lucky for Susan she is  War-Forged and made of Adamantium.  Thief also completes actions of taking a zombie in half, whilst Susan and Grim Tooth who now seem to have their own competition running take another 2 down between them.

After then stumbling into what was only described as a torture chamber, and hearing the faint rumblings of a possible giant marsh lizard, the opted to come back later to re-examine, sensing not only trouble but also being aware that some of the flayed bodies were only recently flayed.  There was also some sign of movement with fresh blood trails across the floor.  In stead they opted for a side door were they were greeted by an Ogre.  Once again Grim Tooth takes his ultimate chance and pummels said Ogre to a pulp before we all decide to head back for healing and rest in one of the outer rooms of safety.

So the adventure continues and will the Giant Marsh Lizard materialize from the slimy deaths or something far worse impede its spindly  doom upon the makers of this little band of misfits and miscreants as they journey on their merry way

Giant Marsh Lizard

I missed my hoolies

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So this week I missed my Hooligan D&D session due to a migraine attack, which continued to linger with me until late today.  I am now crossing my fingers and hoping the attack has passed so I can resume full and normal activities.  Despite this I have continued to work full steam ahead at my job and re-jiggled the Excel spreadsheet for the Hooligans, to allow the Excel Document to have a more appealing feel when looking and trying to come to grasps with data and information.  Everything is now feeling rather more pleasing.

Nonetheless during this time I have a new venture planned that I am going to start launching in the next few weeks, so look at for my updates and ways you can get involved to help drive development, interactions and all kinds of mayhem, support and fun

Chat soon

No Hooligans this week

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So as a result of the Bank holiday weekend and family commitments the meeting of the Holigan DnD session was postponed for a week.  As a result this give me the option to do some nifty formulae and spreadsheet work allowing the teams to be able to quickly and easily see progress and updates on the stats, inventory and other ad hoc information as needed.

It took my most of the day to work out the necessary formulae – cause I can sometimes be dumb in that arena, and then transpose across into a working format into my spreadsheet, along with the necessary testing to make sure it was nto going to fall over.

However, it is now all done and dusted, meaning moving forwards things should become a lot easier to manage, update and inform as we go along.

Take a long at the work and feedback would be appreciate.


Stats and inventory

Hooliganism PT2

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The following weeks session of last weeks DnD session was postponed due to  various real life commitments taking precedence. Nonetheless we reconvened last week to re-commence the ongoing adventures.

Unfortunately we were minus the Orc due to work commitments, but we opted given the Thief’s uncanny ability to maim and damage the Orc, his punishment was to drive Skull Fury for the week as penitence for his actions.

The action continued as the team were hunted down by an oversized spider and a set of goblins one of which was shamanistic in nature.  Luckily most goblins were destroyed bar one, although damage to the team at times was life threatening, with the Orc taking yet another critical blow and putting him unconscious once again, and with the War- Forged Susan with the spring style deadlocks being shut down, the team had to pull together to overcome the hordes of goblins that they had stumbled upon.

Thankfully the Sorceress recalled she could call for help with animals from other realms and so summoned spiders to harness the power of the ether to take out the necessary goblins before choosing to rest, re-power up the War-Forged and re-heal the Monk.

The team is currently resting in one of the early tunnels after booby-trapping the known exists and goblin room to allow for effective rest and recuperation before re-convening after the Easter break.

Next steps include examining the other corridors that remain untouched at present and make our way back to the goblin room, to try and hunt out the escaped leader and establish what is causing the problems with the weather condition outside the castle ruins

Halo 4 Failings

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This blog is dedicated to the Googler who typed the title of this blog into the search engine and found me.  Until now I have not commenced on any of my many failings in any of the Halo games.  However. since this has been a search engine request, let me engage the pleasure of my readers with a few small failings.  Apologies up front for having no images to currently to insert into this article.  I will however up date, once I download some of the

Server Failure

The servers were down and so playing on-line multi-players, although I managed a couple of double kills, none were recorded, meaning that in the recent achievement for double kills, my early ones did not count, and I have only recently managed to get my sum total back up to 1 since that day.  Pathetic I know.

Spawn failure

There are so many, however I am only going to choose a few.  This is from a friends catalogue, who re-spawned onto a point where the ground had already given way, and so died instantly through a supposed suicide.

From my side of the things, out of the Spartan Ops training sessions, week one, chapter 1.1.  Our Warthog got span, and landed on top of me.  For a change this did not kill me – although I was dis-orientated by the experience as one would be.  The warthog then blew up with me still underneath it.  My Spawn point, inside the hillside next to it.  Unfortunately, this meant when my partner died he also spawned inside the mountain and a total re-load of the chapter was needed not good.

Other re-spawn failures have been when I had died, re-spawned in the line of fire, re-appeared and then died instantly as I was snipered out by a Plasma gun – no fun.  Boo and Hiss I think was my active response to this one.

General Failings

Again they have been many from all the Halo Games but I am focussing on 4 and will choose some of the more entertaining ones.

Lets start with my friend who spawned into an empty spot.  On Sunday whilst playing we were having a general conversation about our multiple and interesting failings within the game, at which point, whilst playing a missing on heroic with Thunderstruck skull loaded – for an achievement, we walked into a lift.  The lift door however, choose to come down on our friends head, throwing a lifeless and dead body in with us.  Whoops.  We decided there and then he had the award of most unusual ways to die.  It has kept me giggling ever since – Thanks Neil.

However, other failings that have occurred.  Whilst playing yet again Spartan Ops and chapter 1.1 we were taking out the last batch of Elites and grunts at the top of the hill, me in a ghost, my partner on foot.  As we took out the last one we celebrated, I did a spin in the ghost, unfortunately my partner got too close to the ghost and I accidentally killed him…. whoops.

Other fails in the campaign, where in Requiem at the stage after escaping the ship and going through the countryside.  I had opted to use a wart hog for ease of convenience.  It seemed a great idea at the time, especially with the grunts about.  However as my husband said, cooking food and trying to watch my run them over has never proved so hilariously funny in a long time.  Glad to say this is not a reflection of my true driving skills, which are much better, i.e. I hit whatever I mean to when driving – only joking.

Near Misses

There have probably been several, but the most obvious again, refers back to playing on Sunday with friends.  We had just climbed up the lift shaft.  The door closed and you guessed it – Mr I die in the most unusual places was left outside.  He shot the door out of frustration, this allowed him in – somehow – but the bullet travelled through the closed-door and hit me.  With then the noise of my shields failing – Thanks for that.  This then resulted in the conversation noted above about how we die in the most peculiar of deaths in this game.

Hope you have enjoyed my current failings.  I will try to get some images up shortly to go with this blog.  Until then read and enjoy.  I am sure there will be more to follow shortly


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