So, I've got a monthly D&D game. Our original DM moved about 12 hours south, so we've got a new one, and he decided "Hey, anybody know anything about Spelljammer? No? Good, we're playing some Spelljammer."
We had our first session last week, everything went well (or, as well as can be expected. Nobody died.) for the first 4 hours or so. When we ended for the day, some horrific things had happened.
'We' (the DM) rolled a 1 on a random encounter. We found a ship in distress in an asteroid field, which turned out to be an illusion. It was a trap set by a ship of Neogi. They basically had a death star to our space rowboat, things happened, and now we're adrift in random space, and our helm has been destroyed. This part, oddly enough, isn't what I'd like advice for.
The bad part: We found some random treasure at one point, and it turns out we've got a wee bit of a Yitsan problem now. We're all level 1. There is a single +1 weapon. So far, we've come up with 2 plans to try and deal with this.
Plan the first: Swivel the deck mounted catapult around, remove the crossbeam, use bait (people) and snares to try and get the Yitsan to a point where we can crush it with the catapult arm.
Plan the second: Tie a rope to a snare, use bate (people) to get the Yitsan snared, have the other end of the rope tied to a projectile in a catapult or ballista, and try to lob the thing out into space.
My feeling is that if we can deal with the Yitsan, the DM will rescue our boat.
So... anyone have any thoughts?
PS: Mods, if you feel like this should go in the gaming forum, my apologies.