Justin Howe of the 10 Bad Habits blog ran the second session of his Vaults of Ur campaign. It's a ruin-crawl in a vast science-fantasy city of the ancients sort of setting.
We had a few too many players - 7 - which made it pretty chaotic, especially since we had trouble getting Dean of the Busan Gamers in, and since he was playing at Jeremy's in the same room then we had some sound/feedback issues. But once we got that sorted out, it went fairly well.
We explored some ruins, fought giant plant monsters, giant wasps, and then a slime-beast which killed Jeremy's Fighter and a guy named John's Magic-User. My Beastman (animal-like humanoids that use the Classic D&D/Labyrinth Lord Halfling class) managed to survive by running away from the monsters most of the time, although I did manage to score a good hit against one of the wasps with my crossbow. It's a low gold game, so the crossbow was ALL I had going in. And we survivors came away with a couple of small pouches of gems, a jade mask from the slime beast, and a book (plus loot taken from our fallen comrades). Oh, and the javelin-like seed pods of the giant dandelion things, which we can use as weapons and will likely sprout into new monsters when we least expect it.
It was a good time. Now I'm thinking I could run some Flying Swordsmen games on G+. I'll have to limit it to only a few players though. I'll keep everyone posted on that as it develops.
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