Post by dmsavage on Nov 27, 2017 16:13:08 GMT
This is more of a story of epic hilarity than awesomeness.
Half of my players had called out this night, one was sick, one couldn't get her car outta the snow, and two others were on vacation. But the three remaining still really wanted to play, so I quickly threw together an abandoned tower with some creatures I wanted to try out.
My Warlock, Druid, and Bard had to enter the basement of the tower through a trapdoor from a cavern. Lying at the bottom of the ladder was a skeleton. They didn't think much of it but its important for later. They entered a 10 x 10 ft cellar through the trapdoor with another trap door above them. This room was full of bones and skulls, but little did they know, there was 7 of these guys hidden amongst the bones.
In short, these are Face Huggers.
All seven of them attacked at once, and all three of my players got them attached to their face. They would pull one from their face just to have another one jump right in an re attach itself. The druid finally got his off and defended his face for a round. He then looked at the bard and said "Hold still!" and swung his club to smash the Skull Spider off his face. He succeeded, but also smashed the bard in the face. The Warlock in the meantime, was eldritch blasting his own face to get his off. This routine continued for several rounds, my players doing more damage to themselves instead of the Spiders.
Now, my players were level 10 & 11, and these things are only 1/2 CR...but the Skull Spiders successfully poisoned two of them and took down about 1/4 of all each of their HP....not bad for a pack of little spiders.
They eventually took care of all the Skull Spiders and proceeded to clear out the tower of other enemies, got the treasure and proceeded to climb back down.
And waiting for them was that last skeleton...that was actually a Skull Spider. It got the bard again...and I've never seen my player so angry at such a little creature. Once it was dead they kept smashing it...and smashing it.
After that, every time they passed a skull, they gave it a good kick.