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The Rain of Toads

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The unwitting players tromping through the swamp won’t know what hit them.

The unwitting players are travelling through a swampy forest, but unknown to them, it is owned by a vicious swamp tribe. They have set up a huge net of hemp above the characters heads. The characters have been stepping on snapping twigs. Every time a twig snaps, the string connected to it also breaks. When enough strings snap, the net falls, dropping huge clouds of poisonous toads upon them. If the players somehow survive the deadly tree-toad poison, the smell of the toad-flesh attracts the swamp’s vicious Trogodons (Alligator-Centaurs).



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Voted Cheka Man
November 6, 2005, 18:24
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Cunning but not the most orginal thing out there.
Voted Iain
November 6, 2005, 18:30
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Voted Zylithan
November 8, 2005, 15:02
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It's a nice trap idea - I like the image of raining toads.
Voted Ancient Gamer
November 8, 2005, 15:10
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Great idea, poor execution. Yes, I know it is just the basic idea transferred from V1. Now you got a chance to change that and I will surely change my vote once you do that :)
CrimsonShadow
November 30, 2005, 15:37
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How do they keep the toads alive in well up in teh net? Surely they don't go up there and feed them all the time?
Michael Jotne Slayer
December 8, 2005, 21:38
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That's what you will find out in the next wpisode of "Toad adventure".
*Sigh*, if only CP updates this post.
Great basic idea, will check up on it in a few weeks to see if it's fleshed out.
It deserves it. I will hold on to my vote until then.
Murometz
February 20, 2006, 19:33
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how high above the pcs heads is this hemp net?

and like the others, I want to know more!
Voted Hrofgar
August 3, 2008, 15:38
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Voted valadaar
May 21, 2013, 22:46
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       By: Monument

THE COVEN
When the characters approach a clearing in the forest, they will see 4 ogres who are guarding, and preventing from escape, 4 human males, and 3 human females. The ogres will see the party and leap to attack. The females will scream "OUR SAVIORS!!" and run screaming straight across the currently forming battlefield, in between ogres and party members, to hide behind the rearmost party members. They will be safe there. The males will try to skirt the battle to the north side to join the women.

To the south, giants will be hiding in the thick underbrush until the party has engaged the ogres and then attack the most opportune target EXCEPT the ones that the females are next to.

It should be noted that the female commoners are not female commoners at all, nor are the male commoners actually male commoners. The female commoners are the hags, who have polymorphed themselves as the commoners in their stewpot to escape detection. The males skirting the battle are actually MORE ogres, the hags were in the process of polymorphing ALL the ogres into regular humans for ambush purposes. The REAL commoners are already dead, having found their way into the coven's cauldron for dinner.

The hags (the women) will position themselves near to any spellcasters in the rear first, and then near anyone else in the back of the fight. The ogres (the men) will wait until the hags shift form, and then attack first the rear folks, then shift into the melee.

It is possible that the characters, as they approach the ogres, will notice the giants in the bush, and be able to warn the others of the ambush.

GAME NOTES: If you sell the screaming women correctly, they will not even be suspected until it is too late. Therein lay the problem. This encounter is ESPECIALLY deadly to the rear eschelon of the party. It is entirely possible that the hags will finish off half the party before they even realize they have been duped. Caution is required if the game master wishes to avoid a TPK(total party kill).

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