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Fun in the Barrier Peaks

Merric Blackman
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Happily playing games for many, many years.
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My 5E Greyhawk game is currently exploring the crashed spaceship in S3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks. I am using the recent Goodman Games conversion of the adventure.

Things occasionally get a little silly.

DM: "The Metal Man lies in ruins before you, stuck repeating some of the strange words you don't understand."

Wizard: "I cast comprehend languages"

DM: "It is repeating over and over again, 'Roger, Roger!'"


DM: "Inside the cabinet are all many discs on spindles, half metal and half plastic." (basically DVDs).

D&D Characters: "Ah! A new type of shuriken!"

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DM: "You press the button and a slice of some crusty pastry appears on a white, horn-like plate appears behind the transparent panel."

Barbarian: "Curse it! A torture device that displays food while stopping us from getting it!"

Wizard: "I slide aside the transparent panel."

Barbarian: "Stand away from my pie!"


DM: "You find a box of 30 small metal cylinders, each with a small red button on one end."

Players: "We DON'T press the buttons!"

DM: "Who are you, and what have you done with my players?"


DM: "As you examine the now-open cabinet, a police robot surprises you from behind!"

Barbarian: "I rage, negating the surprise, and attack!"

Paladin: "Are you raging against the machine?"


We have been on the first level of the spaceship for three or four sessions now. It is a *huge* dungeon. Most of the sessions have been dominated by the characters investigating the strange technology (magic!) on board, but after a while we have to get back to progressing the plot.

The plot? There is a segment of the Rod of Seven Parts on board! They have glimpsed it through a security camera, so they have an idea of where to look. Let us see how long it takes them to find it!
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