Little actual play report from my recent session using Ray Otus’s Plundergrounds 3 – The Hoard (Image credit Ted Closson).
Things got real out of control while deep in The Horde. The Immolator set fire to a large section of the dragon’s nest in an attempt to distract it, while the Barbarian stole the head piece of the staff Ariol Graymane, and the thief rescued one of their companions that had been enslaved.
The dragon pursued them as they fled through the hoard. The party attempting to escape in a kind of chicken legged Baba-Yaga’s hut they’d discovered and befriended while winding through a curation of wagons and strange architecture. The dragon fired toxic plumes of gas and flames at them, while the Wizard and the Ranger peppered it with arrows and magic from the windows of the hut as the burning hoard collapsed around them.
They managed to jump out of the hut, losing the dragon as it followed the hut deeper into the hoard (the Immolator stayed inside the hut’s oven to power it in an act of bravery and self sacrifice).
The party climbed towards the exit, but The Wizard delayed, searching around for extra magical treasures: he was then ambushed by one of the dragon’s slaves and took a serious beating. He was saved by the thief, using his Origami Beastiary to create a giant paper eagle that swooped down, accompanied by the Ranger’s eagle, to pluck him out of danger just as a finishing blow was descending.
They emerged to find the Immolator relaxing, drinking tea in the chicken-hut at the gates of the town. Phew!! 🙂