Meat Grinder, or Adventures in LFR

Today was my first official RPGA, and 4e adventure. Jason and I went to a local hobby shop to sit in on one of the games. However, the low level campaign was short on players, so I decided to buy punch cards so we could join. The result was somewhat amusing.

We ran the events on low, since it was our first game. Luckily for me that meant that there were minions a plenty. It worked out pretty well, because I played as a wizard that was specifically built to deal with minions. The character was built by Jason based on his struggles with kobold minions in our early combat encounter tests at home. Therefore, I was able to sweep the field quickly, or at the very least bottle neck minions so they effectively were non-factors in the game.

Of course not all battles were heavy with minions so I did get an opportunity to use wizard’s fury and just unleash a storm of magic missiles, which was rather amusing. The idea of kicking ass as a wizard just felt wrong. But, I guess I did something right, because we finished the entire adventure in two hours, and the group awarded me the player award, which was ironically a DM screen.

Now that I’ve cut my teeth, I’m looking forward to the first D&D Encounters adventure this Wednesday. Wish me luck!

Author: Jeff

Born a cantankerous old man, mellowed ever so slightly by age.

4 thoughts on “Meat Grinder, or Adventures in LFR”

  1. nice! our group is missing a controller, and we get destroyed not by minions, but by swarms. what is your hobby shop like? how often do they play d & d? im actually going to be in gr next saturday, so i won’t be playing in chicago for that big gaming day.

    1. There are a couple of hobby shops in the area. The one that I went to is in Muskegon. Its actually ridiculously big, it took the largest spot in the strip mall that used to belong to a family dollar store. On the flip side, its also probably the most expensive place to play in the area. Not counting D&D encounters, they do LFR on the second and last Saturday of every month. They haven’t been doing it for too long as far as I can tell, because they only have two double tables setup running a low level (1-4) and “high level” (4-7) game.

      I am planning on playing encounters at the hobby shop in Grand Haven. It is much smaller, and they have never run an RPGA event before, so it should be interesting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *