Content of the article: "The All Barbarian One-Shot"
DM running a series of high-level, single class one-shots to build out the world before a major 1-20 campaign
First one is barbarians
Three level 11 barbarians, one zealot, one storm herald, one totem warrior
Decide they are going to be brother half-orcs
Sent into the hideout of the last giants to end giantkind once and for all
Breeze through the first encounters, hill giant, some ogres, stone giant
Next room, fire giant dreadnaught standing in the middle of a lava pit
Bad MF with two shields and 21AC
Give him reaction that throws anyone that moves adjacent to him against the wall
Zealot barb gets knocked out by third round as the others are trying to maneuver the lava by pushing the stone giant's throne through like the cooler from ATLA
"Can I throw a health potion into his mouth from across the room?"
"You can try."
You know it's coming
Describe as the potion flies past the shields and lands in the zealot barb's mouth like a baby bottle
He gets up with like 4 hp
Finish fire giant and move into next room
Cloud giant in the middle of an open feet
"At least hundreds of feet down."
Too far to really jump, but giant can throw rocks at the players
"I have a trident, can I tie a rope to it and try and skewer the giant?"
"You can try."
Players go nuts
Drag this cloud giant, kicking and screaming, over to the solid ground so they can murder him.
He rolls a nat 1 on his strength check to remove the trident
MFW the giant also fails to grab a player to throw him into the pit
Wouldn't have killed anyways, they're raging meatshields
20d6 wouldn't have dropped them to half
Climb along walls after butchering the poor bastard
Ice giant fight is easy
Storm giant is harder bc he has lair actions, a whirlpool around him, and spells, but they just wade into the tempest and start beating this dude
He opens a portal at the bottom of the whirlpool and jumps through, have to fudge HP a bit so he can jump through
"Can we follow him?"
I have nothing prepped for this
They swim down and are sucked through the portal
Describe as they appear next to the barely conscious giant above a thunderhead
"I want to hit him."
MFW they're 1000 ft in the air and still unga bunga hitting shit
One succeeds acrobatics check to swim through the air
Decapitates giant with his giant slayer greataxe
Sent flying in the opposite direction
All survive the fall bc half-orc racial feature+barbarian bullshit
Wakeup in a strange land far from home in craters, next to the corpse of a giant
Nobody from home knows what happened, just never see giants ever again
- How to deal with detecting magical objects?
- I am making a 1-shot combat only arena in roll20, and I’m super new.
- An absolutely lethal trap that I like to call the “Crocodile Toilet”
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