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The Marvels of Chance

Jerry Stratton, April 28, 2012

In our last game session, one of the sorcerors cast a mage bolt and did maximum damage. At seventh level this should happen once every 256 times—four bolts, d4+1 each bolt—and since mage bolt is a very common spell it’s not surprising that it eventually happened.

It’s still cool when it does. We all stopped the game, marveled, and I had the presence of mind to take a photograph.1

You can see a few other things on this character sheet. Owen’s player designed his own sheet, and he’s also almost as ancient a D&Der as I am, so he still calls Reactions Saving Throws. He also keeps meticulous records of his spell components.

And we’ve been playing forever. It looks like he printed this sheet on November 15, 2008, and updated the experience on November 20 2010 and again August 20 2011 and December 3 2011. He’s about to update it again, assuming they survive tonight.

  1. That I had the presence of mind to remember to immortalize this event is also a marvel, since I had had a couple of those drinks already, too.

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