D&D Story: “Whoops! Guess EVERYONE has to die now.”

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Shal ucard
Shal ucard - 2 hours ago
It all started with a bribe...
Jessthetoran - 18 hours ago
Literally DYING!!! ive played this mod and.. omg... Im going to watch the rest of your things now im in tears laughing so hard. so many feels.
Drake Vegas
Drake Vegas - Day ago
Holy shit, what an awful campaign.
You have no agency whatsoever being a slave without any equipment, and you navigate with random chance.
Why even try to play?
Streit - Day ago
What happened to the poor level 1?
Jacob Kessinger
Jacob Kessinger - Day ago
So, did the players enjoy it?
Special Johnny 5
Special Johnny 5 - Day ago
I have a question for Adventures league: Can we have multiple copies of the players handbook?
I ask this because when I was playing D&D at school the DM said adventure league rules and said that I couldn't have my copy of 5e players handbook. He was being a bit of a jerk about the whole thing so I was just curious, also yes I did ask an adventures league near me and they said that we could have multiple players handbooks, so either the AL the DM went to was different or he was lying right to my face (he claims to have been DMing for over two years at AL)
Soko Moko
Soko Moko - Day ago
what about the level 1 player
Marco Antonio Maron de Freitas Jr
And the lvl 1 player???
TheOriginalInixis - Day ago
That sounds way more fun to listen to than to actually play, especially if you handle combat the way you demonstrated. D&D combat can feel slow as it is.
Gingergaze the Catbird
its not pronounced with an 'S' lmao
*bEn gET iT rIgHT*
DreamsAreMorbid - Day ago
I've only seen 2 videos so far and I like your stuff, I've got a collection of awesome/funny/facepalming encounters for my game and hearing shenanigans of others pleases me greatly, thank you for your videos
Asger Høyer
Asger Høyer - 2 days ago
What a great tale :) I LOVE D&D, and even though we play our own self made campaigns, it´s always fun to hear what others experience. Have a great day
BewareTheCarpenter - 2 days ago
How many players did you have for this?
Bajicoy - 2 days ago
Wow haha, you made it quite the fun adventure to hear about
Anna Parsons
Anna Parsons - 2 days ago
What about the new girl?
BiS MuTH - 3 days ago
well technically everyone did die, just not the ones the book said
XDevantX - 3 days ago
That sounds way better than what was written.
Kairos Susurri
Kairos Susurri - 3 days ago
Season 8 killed the fun of al
Jonesso - 4 days ago
I honestly just wanna know if the new player had fun
wixman666 - 3 days ago
Until she got slaughtered, sure!
KittenyKat - 4 days ago
So how'd the level 1 do? You didn't really go back to that little plot point. xD
wixman666 - 3 days ago
She got 1 shot! :)
NitrousMonoxide - 4 days ago
Wow, nice rebound.
Jake's World
Jake's World - 4 days ago
Wait Asyrak? I'm getting tomb of annihilation vibes from this story, might get it
Jaw Belly
Jaw Belly - 4 days ago
UGH. FINE. I'll admit you're actually interesting and this makes me want to do this D&D stuff. >:(
You infectious nerds. God bless you.
Storm Arashi
Storm Arashi - 2 days ago
Hey, welcome to sucked into D&D. Got hooked because of stuff like this, Critical Role and Adventure Zone.
PforPanthera #ABK
PforPanthera #ABK - 5 days ago
The Ras-Ni guy was in a recent AL Tomb of Annihilation thing. Our party had a plan at first but then the guy who seemed to know what we were doing wasn't there the week we actually got the snake-people place so very quickly things went to shit. Like we surviving ok b/c we're fairly high leveled and have two life clerics but then more and more enemies appeared and there were basilisks and oh shit no one has a counter to fucking basilisks. We all kinda began to just accept the inevitable doom until Rasni came out and the DM basically led us to mention the death curse and Rasni was all like "My life is a lie, here take what you need and my troops will lead you to the place" It was certainly an adventure.
TheLegandaryDratini - 5 days ago
pprandomnpz - 5 days ago
This was supposed to be Skyrim and you turned it into Dark Souls!
ThePowerExcess - 6 days ago
Can I ask, what is the point of pen and paper RPGs if you are 'supposed to do X'
If you want scripted adventures you can play on your PC. Pen and paper allows from complete open world (to the best of the GM's ability). That is the point, right?
Storm Arashi
Storm Arashi - 2 days ago
Eh, some people don't wanna do homebrew content, or wanna just start off for the first time with a pre-made adventure. This is in a big thing called Tomb of Annihilation.
Jeremy West
Jeremy West - 6 days ago
Can you put spoiler alerts on videos like this? One of my players came across this not realizing it was ToA until we started talking about Ras Nsi. I don't care, but he's pretty bummed it got spoiled.
jesternario - 6 days ago
I REALLY hate living campaigns.
Colton Curran
Colton Curran - 6 days ago
That... that was just brilliant 😂😂
Ori Klein
Ori Klein - 6 days ago
So wait, a few plot holes in this story:
How did the players react to you after all this, eventually triumphant, ordeal? Did they enjoy the experience?
And what happened to the lvl1 newbie? How the frak she survived it?
Carlos - 6 days ago
Story time.

note: I don't enjoy killing party members.

The party of five had just climbed up the side of a mountain (nearly dying in the process) and found a protruding ledge to a cave entrance.

Their informant from the village (few days travel from the mountain) had said that cave was the way to the Ancient Cartographer.

Nature check revealed that the cave was old, unstable, and shouldn't be traversed by anyone.

Wisdom saves revealed that if they didn't go through the cave slowly, it would collapse on top of them.

They camped that night outside the mouth of the cave; in the morning they went in single file (lead by a person with dark vision).

I dimmed the lights and turned on dripping cave sounds.

As they've been walking through, a smell like that of a dying thing began to linger in the air, getting more and more potent as they continued.

Eventually their torches began dying as the damp air of the cave snuffed them out slowly.

They had two people who could use light, but it was still very dim.

I had the leader roll perception.


I had the player leave the room with me. I showed him a fraction of the thing stalking them.

He came back.

"Guys, we need to get out of here NOW"

I quieted the sound of the dripping caves and played a new sound. Grotesque breathing.

"We gotta move faster."

I gave them my best guttural scream.

"Roll initiative".

They swung in the dark at the creatures, I showed the ones that could see the creatures what they were fighting.

Their horrified reactions made the other three party members concerned since they were not really being sure as to what they were fighting.

There were only two that they fought but I made their movement speed 50 and made them very powerful, so it seemed like more.

Nearly TPKing them, three of the five party members went unconscious, they finally killed the creatures and found out there were only two.

Upon inspection of the corpses, I showed them a picture. (google necromorph slasher)

None of them had seen those creatures before and were appalled.

After the battle I had them all roll Wisdom saves. (That will come into play later)

They found a latter and climbed it.

It lead to an old door with light pouring through it.

They opened it to find a bunch of monks training on top of the mountain; their master was the powerful Ancient Cartographer.

The Cartographer, dressed as a monk, gave them the map they sought after.

They asked about the creatures in the cave.

He explained that long ago, there was a plague that transformed people into abominations, even more so than the most infamous necromancers had accomplished. It had been able to nearly wiped out all life on the planet and so the Cartographer and his people came up to this mountain to escape it's devouring power. When the plague had been banished by ancient great heroes, the Cartographer and his followers decided to stay up there and start a martial arts school.

They asked to stay and rest before returning.

The Cartographer declined because his senses revealed that some of the party had become infected with a plague.

The party left and returned to the cave.

They continued through the cave again in single file.

Another perception check by the member in the back.


"You hear it behind you and above you too".

"Above us?"

He sends a light Cantrip above the party.

There was a fissure in the ceiling of the cave.

They start seriously considering running through the cave.

As they talked it over something happened:

Another one of the creatures swooped down from the ceiling, and attempted to grapple the person in the middle of the party.

He contested but rolled a critical fail.

His torso was impaled by both its' claws and it attempted pulling him into the ceiling.

I kid you not, it rolled a nat 20 for strength to pull him into the hole in the ceiling of the cave.

The creature was now pulling him through an extremely narrow tunnel in the ceiling of the cave.

He tried fighting it but rolled poorly.

The creature rolled really well.

It killed him.

Everyone was shocked.

I explained to them, "You watch through the dim light as one of the creatures swoops down, impales Norrak, and pulls him into the ceiling. You hear him screaming and struggling but then he goes quiet".

"Alright we're getting the f**k out of here". -- Paladin

They ran to the exit, those things chasing them and the cave collapsing behind them.

They narrowly escaped as the cave entrance crumbled behind them.
Erdnussbuttertoast - 6 days ago
the speaker sounds so much like ryan from achievment hunter
Blue Daggers
Blue Daggers - 7 days ago
personally, i think that module instructions are just guidelines, not set rules.
Spyder Web
Spyder Web - 7 days ago
Honestly you just sound like lazy DM where if they do something outside the book you cannot improvise whatsoever so you simply start digging a hole for them
Sol Invictus
Sol Invictus - 7 days ago
Thats why I could never get into this stupid game. The amount of rules these nerds throw into this game makes it not fun to play for us casual people just looking to hang out and make friends
Storm Arashi
Storm Arashi - 2 days ago
Try checking out role20 or the r/lfg subreddits. Plenty of chill people looking for casual players, or just doing homebrew oneshots or concepts.
kamacazi8 - 7 days ago
I was just concerned about the lvl 1. I guess she lived
2easonal Elementz
2easonal Elementz - 7 days ago
Joseph Dale
Joseph Dale - 7 days ago
so to day my dnd story im a paladin and my party is in a dragon cult and as we were eating in a hunters loge the lord asked us to pledge to Tiamat me being a LG paladin i was kicked out so me and 2 others are in the woods and so guess what one of the other players is sent to kill us and well now we are locked in combat. for the rest of the month.
Jose Luis Jaen Garcia
Jose Luis Jaen Garcia - 7 days ago
Common sense is the strangest of senses,
warhawk333 - 7 days ago
That's typical railroading style story telling by that module writer. A skilled DM could have used all of those 'failed' encounters to advance the story no matter where it went.
Lord Sherbert
Lord Sherbert - 7 days ago
Did Todd Howard write this module?
Jarl Balgruuf
Jarl Balgruuf - 7 days ago
honestly, you're a trash DM.
Sepulchral Miasma
Sepulchral Miasma - 7 days ago
I listen to this when I paint wh40k someimes. I miss out on the hilarious facial expression animations though which might be the best part >
AllZac'dUp - 7 days ago
It sounds like it turned out to be more epic that it would’ve been. I know it was a lot, but I bet your players had a great time. Too bad you didn’t tell us what happened to the level 1 player.
Draggon Reaper
Draggon Reaper - 8 days ago
But... what happened to the new player and their lvl 1? I waited through that whole video to find out if they managed to live or die.
Benjamin Lehman
Benjamin Lehman - 8 days ago
Just start the character at lvl 5 if all other people are lvl 5.
Random D&D Nerd on the Internet
This sounds rpic
Lawrence Cooper
Lawrence Cooper - 8 days ago
Great story!
RunningShadow - 8 days ago
but.... what happened to the level 1 girl?.... i want to know!
Incognito Dorito
Incognito Dorito - 8 days ago
What does GM stand for? We usually use DM for dungeon master
Josh Stewart
Josh Stewart - 8 days ago
Wow, this module sounds horrible for player agency. I think you handled that super well honestly. Nice work!
Aampragesmoar - 8 days ago
just found this channel. loving the stories so much
Dyson Carter
Dyson Carter - 8 days ago
Does someone wanna tell me how d and d
Gabbos Ironfist
Gabbos Ironfist - 8 days ago
which version of D&D does he play?
Khaorix - 8 days ago
Players never do what the GM wants without a hint.
I had this character I wanted the players to hate, which they did, but I thought they would run into him in the offices and come to a fight with him and his LMG (we were playing Cyberpunk).
What they did instead is murder him in his house.
I love my groupe
Blackthorn - 9 days ago
Rather be dead than a slave
Paolo - 9 days ago
Looks like the YT algorithm is starting to promote your videos! I been thinking about playing d&d for a while, my friends too... In fact one of them has a starter pack and other knows the rules. But... The guy who as it is out of town...
Damn, I would love if there was a way to play online...
KermitTheDank - 9 days ago
*BoOp SnEk PeOpLe!!!!*
*DaNgEr NoOdLeS!!!!*
*WiGgLe StIcKs!!!!*
And finally, the most evil,
Snakes, just, snek. Snek. Sneek. Shneek? Shnreek? *SHREK!?!?*
ShadowOfMachines - 9 days ago
But Puffin! What happened to the level one!?
Krigsherre Rev
Krigsherre Rev - 9 days ago
But what happened to the level 1 character
Slackman - 9 days ago
I thought the level one character was going to be an integral part of the story...
Blake Brewer
Blake Brewer - 9 days ago
BUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NEW PLAYER!? Jesus Christ, every single episode of D&D Story you set up this interesting plot in the first 2-3 minutes and it just goes fucking NOWHERE. You're a DM? You're real shit at telling stories.
EnderKnight1500 - 9 days ago
Where can you find this module?
Just Another Animator
Just Another Animator - 9 days ago
Is that an infinity sword?
Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson - 9 days ago
Oh hey.... Ben
Alyson Matson
Alyson Matson - 9 days ago
How did they survive that? That's insane!
thanatos5150 - 9 days ago
The person who wrote the module had the players literally selling themselves into slavery and the first option and would heavily punish them for not doing so?
This seems...
poorly written.
Yokujin - 9 days ago
Kyle Brand
Kyle Brand - 9 days ago
Your obelisk video was the first I've seen; this is my second, and damn, now I want to join a D&D game (mind you, have not touched it since grade school, and I'm 39 now).
Valentinez Kaiser III
Valentinez Kaiser III - 10 days ago
1:59 Is that Wimzie the Aboleth?! Has no one else noticed this?
Mael Radec
Mael Radec - 10 days ago
brightmatter -
brightmatter - - 10 days ago
How in the HELL did you keep that level 1 alive. Sheesh. That must have been some spoon fed divine intervention right there.
Anarchy Pony
Anarchy Pony - 10 days ago
John Anthony
John Anthony - 10 days ago
chult aka cthulu's private island...
Jordan T
Jordan T - 10 days ago
I guess WoC never heard of the Slave Lords campaign.
But ya know, brute force works sometimes as well.
TNewGuy001 - 10 days ago
That really did sound alot more fun, just sounded alot more hectic with the DMing though
Bob Lees
Bob Lees - 10 days ago
My group did the same thing in the fane. Our dm eventually deviated from the book and had fenthaza offer us a deal but we still ended up killing everyone
alex thomson
alex thomson - 10 days ago
This is why I didn’t like TOA
ZeroFiveSeven - 11 days ago
So instead of _they sneak in as slaves_ you ended up with _they bust in and, _*_accidentally_*_ , kill everyone_ ? That sounds AWESOME
Demonslayer - 11 days ago
wow, the people who made this adventure....should have had better foresight
Beau74 - 11 days ago
Great vid, but you didn't mention what happened to the level 1 player.
Kutulue - 11 days ago
I find this strange. When I was running a module I would NEVER run it as it was written. The number of monsters in each encounter would depend on my intentions. If I felt the encounter would completely destroy the players I tended to balance it. Or if an encounter seemed too easy then I made it harder. Modules are just a guide. I guess you could run it word for word if you are new to DMing but I found that never worked out well.
SG Blueknight113
SG Blueknight113 - 11 days ago
How many fudged rolls were there really?
Killerking - 11 days ago
Wow this went so bad...
yeti dynamics
yeti dynamics - 11 days ago
the first time i repaired the DC plug on a laptop via soldering sorta went like this "Hey, can you repair my broken laptop plug, " "uhhh... sureee.., why not." I managed to do it thou
The Golden Knight
The Golden Knight - 11 days ago
D&D GM?! The rulebook is the size of an actual SCHOOL TEXTBOOK! I'm surprised they don't pay you minimum wage to run those kinds of sessions with how much study goes into knowing such a game. (Please tell me they paid you, for if they did, that is totally a job I can work for.)
Also I love the railroad reference, and sometimes, derailing is a GOOD thing, because that reinforces a feeling of player agency, and that THEY are the ones in control of the game and the story's direction.
One more thing, I love your moral, though I'm not sure how true it is: "If you bash your head against a brick wall enough, it'll come tumbling down." My personal Real Life experience was, "If you bash your head against a brick wall, best-case you're going to cut yourself and start bleeding; worst-case, you're going to give permanent brain damage or even kill yourself."
DANIEL LOVE - 11 days ago
I was playing a game of pathfinder, where I was joining mid campaign, and I decided to play a barbarian, what my dm DIDN’T tell me, is that I would have no equipment, be 1st level, in a 6th level campaign while fighting in the front lines. And what made it worse is that I had no HP compared to even the wizard of the party, and got one shot by one of the minions because I was the only one with dark vision.
athroughzdude - 11 days ago
How many people died? How many did you kill?
DGneoseeker1 - 11 days ago
So was that wizard of low level? Because casting Cloudkill into that room is what I'd do if possible.
Bruno Rix
Bruno Rix - 11 days ago
nope nope nope, FUCK THAT!!!! lets fuck shit up and go crazy and screw everything over
Kenneth Reed
Kenneth Reed - 12 days ago
My question is what did the players think of how it all turned out.
sakura - 12 days ago
more corpses, MORE BLOODSHED, more dead enemies
koolkitty8989 - 12 days ago
wait, when did the Head Priestess get killed?
Tigerheart01 - 12 days ago
I bet those players had a blast though... especially the new player!
Timothy Lei
Timothy Lei - 12 days ago
What the hell
nikolai baugh
nikolai baugh - 12 days ago
ok so i was using a custom deck and the card we drew doubled the enemys of the next encounter AND THE NEXT ENCOUNTER WAS THE FUCKING THROWN ROOM needless to say we all died i got killed by 2 rax na sies (im not even gonna try to get his name right)
that one guy
that one guy - 12 days ago
We just plowed to the section we were over leveled and over equipped I had a 24 murmur class pallet i they just plowed to the sections we were over leveled and over equipped I have a 2for armor class paladin and then bear totem could half damage twice because he had a shield guardian in a bear totem Our group is us op and balanced most of us didn’t get a chance to attack because we were 1-3 shoting enemies 😂
Silver does some stupid stuff
Me in a stealth section
Kyle Mouttet
Kyle Mouttet - 12 days ago
I enjoyed this quite a lot. Thank you for this video;; :)
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