It has been a breathtakingly busy couple weeks. I should final out of the Army tomorrow.
In the meantime, my brother, who flew out from PA to drive back with me, and I busted out Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Weird Fantasy Roleplaying Game and the Tower of the Stargazer adventure. We rolled up five characters (Cleric, Fighter, Magic User, Specialist, and Dwarf) and went to town.
The specialist died immediately at the door. That door IS a bitch and it got Chris was verrrrry cautious afterward to the point of paranoid. He met the wizard, blew off the disc at first, but found the trapdoor to the trap level, where the big stud fighter was killed by the Demon Idol. They went back to the disc and explored the tower in a haphazard manner. They played the ghost in a game of iPhone UNO and the cleric became the next ghost. The magic user became food for the moss creatures of Necropoli Centauri. The final character, a dwarf, bit it when he stepped into a force field in the treasure chamber.
WOW. This is a deadly ass adventure. I love it. My brother had a blast as well. I can't wait to try it out with other players. I like the combat. It's quick and brutal. I've got mixed feelings about "Save v. Death" situations like the door, but the other deaths were totally legit.
I don't think I've ever had a total party kill before. Impressive.