We also recruited her younger sister, Millie, to take the role of Spike the dragon, and throw a little more chaos into the encounter.
Recap: Apple Jack rescued Twilight Sparkle and Spike from goblins, but the Princess Cadence was missing, as well as all the gifts for the big festival in Canterlot.
(I can't believe I just typed that.)
So, the trio licked their wounds and continued on, hoping to find a clue where the Princess had been taken. Soon, they entered a magical mushroom forest and discovered the wagon, bereft of gifts.
Although Maja had changed from Apple Jack to Twilight Sparkle, her rolls were horrible and again the group was surprised by not two, but THREE goblins!
Apple Jack was just as erratic as our first session, missing the goblins with terrible rolls. Spike, run by a three year old, just wanted to breath fire, and did so with even worse rolls!
It was up to Twilight Sparkle to save the day, and she did! First she cast a Sleep spell, which knocked out two of them. Then, as the third goblin knocked out Apple Jack, she cast Charm Person on it and the it failed its saving throw. A very friendly goblin was confused by the sleeping goblins and pony, but was very forthcoming about the goblin cave holding a princess pony. In fact, he offered to show her where it was!
|Our battlemat, courtesy of Millie, age 3.|
I've realized that at least the twenty sider in the boxed set is badly flawed, because between all of us a 3 has been rolled more than a third of the time between two sessions.
Next: Onto the caves