Friday, July 25, 2014
Comment - Searching the Room - Part 2
DM: As you begin your search you hear a clicking sound from the hall.
Ted (the thief): What the hell is that?
Clarence (the cleric): Is the door still open?
Mike (the magic-user): Shit!
Frank (the fighter): I'll check it! Back me up!
DM: As you approach the open door you can hear the clicking sound again. It sounds like two pieces of wood hitting each other.
Ted: What the F...!
Frank: I have my longsword of painful blisters ready.
DM: What do you do?
Frank: I edge against the wall and take a glance out, left and right , real quick.
DM: In the glowing orange-tinted light of your sword you don't see anything, but as you pull your head back you hear the click again. It sounds very close.
Ted: We are screwed man! They're coming outta the F...ing walls!
Clarence: Shut-up Ted!
Mike: I take out my powder of Dis-invisability and prepare to use a dose of it.
DM: Are you going out in the hall?
Mike: I will jump out and send the powder to the left and right in the hall.
DM: Roll when you jump out.
Mike: An '18".
Frank: I'm ready to attack!
DM: The powder swirls from Mike's palm and spreads in a pink shower up to the ceiling and down to the floor flowing right and left like the edge of a rainstorm.
Frank: I jump out into the hall!
Clarence: I have my mace in hand and I'm right at the door.
Ted: I have my sling out and I'm back up against the wall opposite the door.
DM: The powder has settled across 30 feet of floor, fifteen feet to either side. Frank you see nothing.
Frank and Mike: What!
DM: Suddenly the clicking sound comes again as loud as if it was right in the room with you. All of you can see the small cricket near Frank's left foot.
Frank: You bastard!
DM: Are you still searching the room?