Jun 18, 2023


This week I read:

Roleplaying Games

The Halls of Arden Vul

This week the players continued their delve deep into the Halls, finding two more significant locations (the Inn of the Lost and the Arena), a safe haven inside the dungeon where they can rest and gain XP (the Inn), and learning a little more about the factions and their relationships. They know that the goblins hate the beastmen and have an uneasy friendship with the trolls, that the trolls like stomping on everyone, and that there are Set cultists running around.

The players are now really starting to hurt for money. Everything down in the Halls is expensive, but they’ve been spending almost all the treasure they find immediately on carousing (for additional XP) or on equipment. They’re not broke yet, but they will be if they don’t make a good find soon. And so we ended the session with them heading off in search of a “fancy tomb” they heard about somewhere to the west of the Troll Lifts.


It’s hot!

Indoor temperatures for the last 14 days.

The portable AC unit I’ve got in my bedroom is better than nothing, though as you can see not by much. Sitting in the stream of cool air is nice, but it’s actually not that effective for cooling the bedroom as a whole, even with the door shut and the gap beneath blocked to prevent a draft. And then when the unit is switched back off, the temperature quickly shoots back up.

My sleep has been terrible this week too, I’ve averaged 2 to 4 hours a night. Oh well, only 3 months to go before we get back to a tolerable temperature.