So this is Easter*.
The World's Largest Dungeon
session was postponed to the Easter long weekend for medical reasons. Emma came to town for ten days before she heads off to Armidale to be a clever lady. So the whole gang was here for a Sunday game and I had a couple of extra days to prepare, which was nice.
With some concrete plans (let's look for dinosaurs) and a map (I bet the dinosaurs are here) the party set off and were immediately deterred by the huge spiky trap which killed Urza. (He got better.) After adding another step to the standard procedures for traversing the dungeon they headed off again in search of dinosaurs, and strolled through a railroad of tests with no obvious purpose. Soon the suspected dinosaur park was located and found to be not guilty of harbouring giant flesh eating reptiles; only a couple of surly plants.
The game paused for Easter Monday, and business hours on Tuesday. But then we all returned to the table and the party set off again, completely recovered from the lack of dinosaurs. Fortunately there was a pack of barghests, with loot, to hamper their progress and provide nearly overwhelming opposition. The belligerent blue beasts blinked about the battleground and were barely beaten back before somebody bit the bucket**. Pausing briefly to gather resources and swig healing potions, the heroes took off after the bad doggies. Lulling the barghests into a false sense of security by walking into an ambush, the second round went to the good guys. Egon's skeletal minions took the brunt of the attack until Oscar cast a (much maligned) glitterdust spell and blinded the previously invisible pack leader. Kelvin and his cohort Dardiana finished off the smaller dogs while Gruk took out their boss. Yay, team!
* For values of Easter equal to games.
** Always avoid alliteration.