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Operation: “Stab It” (OSI)

A day in the life of  Operation Stab It.

A day in the life of The Surly Dragon Strike Team.

What Are We Doing?

Operation “Stab It” is a small collective of gamers who gather virtually each week to play Dungeons and Dragons (we gather virtually… not we gather virtually each weekly… we gather literally each week… although we don’t literally gather… we’re online… I need an editor).

The crew is currently up to its eyeballs in a nightmare of a campaign centered around a city called Vermögen.  It’s a custom campaign set in the Forgotten Realms world.  For convenience, we’re using 2nd Edition rules because frankly it’s the last set of books everyone still has.  We’re using Roll20.net’s app via Google+ Hangouts to make our weekly sessions (virtually and literally).

Who Are We? The Surly Dragon Strike Team

Our core group is four people with varying experiences and backgrounds… not to mention geographic locations.

Bryan is the party’s fearless leader and has been playing Dungeons & Dragons since the days of the early Stone Age (dice were very heavy back then and a fumble meant you had to feed the Saber-toothed Tiger, “Francis”).  Having spent equal amounts of time as a player and as a DM, he knows enough to be truly dangerous.  As long as he’s not poked at by the City Watch, you can count on him to lead the party to victory (or something like it).

George is on the quiet side, but when he speaks- best pay attention.  He has invented the Elvin Potato Bomb, the 2e equivalent of a machine gun, and can generally be counted on to taunt members of his own party for their lack of skills (real life or otherwise).  What George lacks in gaming in experience, he more than makes up for in WTF moments that keep the party in stitches (and himself if he continues to stand on map spots labeled “TRAP”).

James is our rookie, although after being in this campaign he’s learnt quite quickly.  The ultimate hacker and slasher, he’d rather the DM shut up and spawn more mobs to cut to pieces.  Whether bouncing Half-Demons off his chest or slaying Drow by the score, he can be counted on to quickly ruin the DM’s well-laid plans before the bad guys even get to swing.  Just don’t ask him to negotiate a treaty.

Monty is the DM.   Over thirty years ago, someone handed him a Choose Your Own Adventure book and he quickly determined that the options were too limited and after receiving the “Red Box” as a Valentine’s Day gift… the rest is history.  Better as a DM than a player, Monty enjoys coming up with creative ways to kill people.  It’s possible that he has read every rule book ever printed, which is why he sucks as a player… turning into the offspring of Hermione Granger and Arnold Horshack.   Vermögen is his creation that he is lovingly allowing to be blown to shreds by the rest of the group.  (They’ll get theirs! [EVIL LAUGH])

Here are the groups recorded sessions to date:

This podcast picks up our adventurers mid-crawl as they've just found out that dopplegangers are running amuck in the fair city. Can our brave heroes save the day? Can our DM keep things focused for five minutes? Only time will tell!

[Adult Language and Themes]

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Fri, Feb 07, 2014
Via: Operation “Stab It!” featuring The Surly Dragon Strike Team

This podcast picks up our adventurers mid-crawl as they've just found out that dopplegangers are running amuck in the fair city. Can our brave heroes save the day? Can our DM keep things focused for five minutes? Only time will tell!

[Adult Language and Themes]

The post And So We Begin… In the Middle pt I of II (1/31/14) appeared first on The Surly Dragon.

Fri, Feb 07, 2014
Via: Operation “Stab It!” featuring The Surly Dragon Strike Team

Well, I think we'll get straight on with it. The party is back from the potty and ready to put the smack down on some dark elf fools.

[Adult Language and Themes]

The post The Break Out: In the Middle pt II of II (1/31/14) appeared first on .

Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Via: Operation “Stab It!” featuring The Surly Dragon Strike Team

Well, I think we'll get straight on with it. The party is back from the potty and ready to put the smack down on some dark elf fools.

[Adult Language and Themes]

The post The Break Out: In the Middle pt II of II (1/31/14) appeared first on The Surly Dragon.

Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Via: Operation “Stab It!” featuring The Surly Dragon Strike Team

Our gang of regulars are expanded by one as Goldor recaps months and months of sessions for a player who has been out of action. Don't let the mundane beginning fool you, the session devolves in madness over time… complete madness.

This podcast features a great summing up of all the action to this point for those who are interested in what happened prior to the start of the series recordings.

[Adult Language and Themes]

The post Goldor's Tale: Fear and Loathing in Vermögen pt I of III appeared first on .

Sun, Feb 23, 2014
Via: Operation “Stab It!” featuring The Surly Dragon Strike Team