Misadventures in D&D

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<checks mike> Ahem...

Okay. Many many moons ago, my friend was in a D&D group and one fateful night, the DM convinced the group to go through a side dungeon by promising them that there was a +5 magical weapon in the area. After defeating one guard in a ramshackle shack by the entrance with ease, they got to business and spent hours in multiple sessions going through this dungeon...

but they couldn't find this purported magical item. Frustrated, they regrouped at the entrance and one of them cast Detect Magic. They got a hit in the guard shack.

They tore through the shack trying to find this thing, but all they found was a butter knife, and the DM started laughing at them. That was it. A freakin' +5 butter knife.

Annoyed, they continued their adventures. As an afterthought, the party's rogue pocketed the butter knife.

Later on, as he was trying to figure out how to sneak past someone, the rogue suddenly realized that for backstabbing purposes, a +5 butter knife would be WAY better than the +1 dagger hanging from his belt.

The DM grew to regret his joke...

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Bwuahaha, that's great!
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Okay, the other thing I wanted to mention was this company, Wyrmwood Gaming Supplies. They put out premium wooden gaming accessories, everything from dice vaults to modular gaming tables. If you look at the merchandise on their website, you get the impression that they are a very high-end company, that is cultivating a classy image with high quality products in a variety of exotic woods.

Then, you watch their webcast series, "Wyrmlyfe," on YouTube, and you find out that they started as a very small operation of "bros" in a garage in New England, and I mean bros in every sense of that word... and they kind of want to stay in that atmosphere. They document and are proud of worker safety violations, they are (according to the comments, anyway) ignorant of some basic tenants of woodworking, and when the workers requested an actual HR division and health insurance, the CEO called an all-company meeting to read out a rant/tantrum about it where he dramatically stepped down as CEO rather than do that for them. (in later videos, it seems that he stepped down in name only.)

They wanted to do an "art contest" where the winner's art would be put on a shirt and sold (and the winner would share in the profits), but all entries would become property of Wormwood (and pretty much the entire YouTube comment section erupted in explanations as to why this was bad). The contest did not go ahead.

They wanted to create a version of their logo that spoofed the PornHub logo...

And, they do all of their marketing by kickstarter. They aim for four Kickstarter campaigns a year, with new products every time. And their fulfillment time on those keeps slipping later and later, along with their fulfillment of their regular merchandise.

But, their stuff is cool...dammit.

Okay, rant over. Thanks for coming to my TED talk...
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Hey Big Llama, is https://wyrmwoodgaming.com/ the website you were linking to?
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Furious wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:33 am Hey Big Llama, is https://wyrmwoodgaming.com/ the website you were linking to?
Yes it was...sorry, forgot how to BBCode for a bit. (It's been a while.) I fixed it in the post, I think
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Llama's BIG BROTHER wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:42 pm
Furious wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:33 am Hey Big Llama, is https://wyrmwoodgaming.com/ the website you were linking to?
Yes it was...sorry, forgot how to BBCode for a bit. (It's been a while.) I fixed it in the post, I think
That's okay. I didn't correct your post in case there was also a Wormwood gaming company.

For $3 each, I may get their High Variance D20 dice as gifts for my gaming group next year.
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For only $1,497 more, you could have gotten that in tungsten... :D
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Llama's BIG BROTHER wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:01 pm For only $1,497 more, you could have gotten that in tungsten... :D
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I don't like them that much! 😛😛
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I have a dice box I'm very happy with, but have been on the lookout for a new set of dice. They have some decent sets that are sparking my interest.
Hmm, don't like that they don't have an option to buy extra dice for a set (like say more d20s).
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Yeah, Wormwood's main focus is the wooden stuff -- they only started selling dice in one of their aforementioned Kickstarters.

For my shiny math rock needs, I usually go to Die Hard Dice, and they do have individual D6 and D20 (and sometimes D10), but the only individual dice they're currently selling are the metal ones. To be sure, those are very cool, and I've bought a few Dire D20s (slightly oversized)...
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