The AD&D Experience, Part 4: I Can’t Remember, What does an Ochre Jelly do?

HalarickThe party, having healed from the numerous stirge bites (and the enormous itchy sores they leave), journey into the unknown caverns. They discover a dead orc of the Flaming Mucous tribe, apparently killed by the giant spider astride it. With the near-loss of only one character, the party vanquishes it, finds no treasure and moves on. They meet Thor the fighter (his first name was Jim, so Thor was actually a step up), a high DEX fighting fool who survived the loss of his own party by means of fast foot work. The party opens the next door and fights five slavering hobgoblins. After defeating them and finding the obligatory treasure, they find two of Thor’s buddies tied up in the back, Halarick the Cleric and Artak the Mighty-Thewed. The party swells in size, just in time to stumble into an Ochre Jelly’s lair. Party members drop like flies, and Zeffan pulls free first the hobbit, then Artak, and then is hauled free himself as Artak is healed and goes in again, only to fall again. With most of the party unconscious, Halarick finally mans up, and bonks the slimy foe into pieces. Large hurrahs, followed by three days of healing in a secret hidey hole. Then out, and they get ambushed by two Troglodytes with engorged fins, who are quickly joined by two more. The Trogs are unarmed, which of course means they tear through most of the party until Thor, always light on his feet, dodges, parries and ripostes his way to victory (-3 AC adjustment). Much hurrahs, and the game ends for the night.


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An old gamer flying his freak flag, I've been playing table-top role-playing games since 1978. I've been building my own system (Journeyman) since 1981.
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