‘You enter a dank cave with a stream flowing through the centre,’ Michael narrated. ‘Stalactites hang loosely on its ceiling and just as you enter, you hear one rattling as though it’s about to fall.’
Nigel, Samantha, Miriam, and Luke all looked at each other surreptitiously.
‘On one side of the stream there are two cave corridors that lead to different sections of the cave,’ Michael went on, ‘but that side eventually comes to a stop, and on the other side a path that leads to the far end where the cave continues. What do you do?’
‘Well, I want to deal with that loose stalactite before we go any further,’ stated Luke.
‘Yeah, for sure!’ Samantha agreed.
‘Go ahead,’ said Michael.
‘So I shoot an arrow at the stalactite to send it down before it can harm us,’ said Luke.
‘Okay!’ declared Michael. ‘The stalactite comes crashing down and shatters. Unfortunately, you’re all too close and its shards hit you.’
‘Aw, damn!’ sighed Nigel.
‘Everyone, roll for a save,’ Michael prompted.
Everyone rolled. Nigel declared a 1, Luke a 5, Samatha a 12, and Miriam, ‘Nat 20, baby!’
‘Okay, so Miriam takes no damage, Samantha, with a 12, you only take 3 damage. Luke, you take 5 damage, and Nigel, good thing you’re a tank, you take 10 damage.’
‘Yeah, I thought it was going to be something like that,’ lamented Nigel.
‘So now that that’s taken care of,’ began Samantha, ‘I say we go to one of the cave corridors.’