|The well armed landing party carefully started to explore the structure. The overhanging wall covered a number of openings that seemed to lead into the depths of the structure...|
|There was movement from one of the openings! A giant creature resembling a scorpion slowly appeared as the crew backed away!|
|Attempting to fend off the scorpion the crew backed away from the slow moving arthropod.|
|The crew hastily clambered up onto the top of the walls. |
|The scorpion seemed almost confused as it wandered around...|
|Backing onto the web, A flash of movement as a giant spider rushes out of the cavern and launches itself at the scorpion!|
|A frantic melee ensued until the scorpion was finally overcome and dragged into the caverns... (second round of combat spider threw a 5, scorpion a 1!)|
|Silence fell and the arena was empty again.|
|The landing party could have gone exploring but... discretion won out...|
|... Time to continue the voyage...|
This was one of those scenarios where things didn't go the way I originally planned. The original idea was to go down a passageway under the structure using the Sorceror's Cave set. Getting the temple base out I noticed the spider's web and thought 'have to use it'. Diced to see if anything came out into the open - it did. Diced again - wasn't the spider. So looked through my box and chose the scorpion. Dice rolls basically resulted in the humans being pushed back rather than killed. Originally intended using swarms of little spiders, saw this one in the box and thought I'd use it instead. Finally, decided no one in their right senses would want to go into the caverns/passages after what had happened so everyone went back to the ship and it 'happily' sailed off into the sunset.
It is always fun when the game gets a mind of its own.ReplyDelete
Best sort of games. The hard part can be forcing yourself to go with and not cheat to get the result you 'want'.ReplyDelete
Lol a great little game with a very sensible outcome Rob. Of course, if it was a movie, the crew would have carried on with their exploration of the structure, regardless of the fact we would all know, at least half of them would never make it out again!ReplyDelete
The trouble with all those movies, in my days teaching kids with a range of disorders I know that those movies are as far fetched as you'd think. I've seen a lot of cases of rank stupidity in my time!Delete
An excellent little encounter…ReplyDelete
I think the crew were wise to back off… they can always come back again….
If it had been the crew from the SS Mystery Machine they would have been down there in a shot.
All the best. Aly
Suppose that's down to different job descriptions.Delete