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I have too much time on my hands...

AserashAserash Registered User new member
edited April 2010 in Critical Failures
I have been running a D&D 4e campaign of late and not only have I been creating the maps in full colour in Photoshop, but also done a lot of other bits and pieces. Here's an example: the party is about to head into a new town, where they will find that their reputation precedes them. Not content with having them overhear rumours about their exploits, I have composed a ballad that will be sung (in other words I will actually be singing it) in the tavern they will inevitably find themselves in. It leaves out unimportant quests and does take artistic license on several occasions, but that is how rumours go... Here it is:

The Ballad of the Unknown Adventurers

A band of brave adventurers from strange and foreign lands
came hither on a flying ship held steady in their hands,
but swooping from the shining sky within the sight of me
a brace of angry dragons forced them down upon the sea.

The ogres came and picked them up, all shivering and stiff
and brought them unbeknownst into the Keep of Watercliff.
Old Neb the wily slave they met no ordinary knave
he took them to the rebels hiding in the Tidewall Cave.

Inspiring the rebels with heroic bravery,
they marched upon the village to set everybody free.
Into the keep they went and fought the ogres bitterly
and vanquished Baagol and his lackeys with impunity.

To Cansley next they came and found prepared a wedding feast,
but bride had sacrificed the groom to please an angry beast.
To sacred stones they followed her and solved the mystery.
The beast and all its followers were slain eventually.

The iron mine upon the hill was held by Bulg the Fat,
but soon our brave adventurers came and took care of that.
The rotund ogre fortified his tower hastily.
Our heroes were too smart and Bulg was cooked until crispy.

The band of brave adventurers from strange and foreign lands
are on their way to overthrow the ogres in command.
King Brollock of the ogres better watch his royal back,
'cause who can say when heroes brave will suddenly attack.:mrgreen:

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    nefffffffffffnefffffffffff Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
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    ZebraCakesZebraCakes Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    There's no such thing as too much prep, man. If I was in that campaign, that would be really cool.

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    DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ah, but to which tune will you sing it?

    Amazing Grace?
    House of the Rising Sun?
    Gilligan's Island?
    the Mickey Mouse Club theme?
    Puff the Magic Dragon?
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?

    Inquiring minds want to know!

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    AserashAserash Registered User new member
    edited April 2010
    I actually sang it to a part of the tune of 'Phoney king of england' from Disney's Robin Hood. It went down well.

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