They managed to destroy the Decanter of Endless Ick that was feeding a well that was feeing the river that Brighton used for it's drinking water. Of course, the plan wasn't to destroy the bottle, but such is life when you roll a 2 on a D20. Against what, you ask? Was it a proficiency roll, a stat roll, something else? It was the improvised lets see how well you do this delicate job while dangling over a deep, cold well" roll. Good thing they didn't roll a 1.
Next big encounter was the
Up next was the kennel that held 4 dire wolves. They were still in their individual cages, and all were killed via missile weapons through the bars. PETA might be filing charges against the party's elf on this one. ;)
It's a good thing that the party took out the wolves, as next up was the Goblin King (very much dead and brought back as a zombie by...) and his brother, a Goblin Shaman. Oh, and 16 madly loyal goblin soldiers.
Damn but it was a good battle. Two out of four PCs were knocked to zero HP or less. A TPK was just around the corner, and then out heroes took out the Zombie Goblin King, and the moral broke for both the shaman and the few remaining goblins. While the lizard man gladiator was able to shake of his wounds, the party's elf will never again be able to do a forced march. I guess he better buy a horse soon.
This session I rolled all of my combat dice using the Tabletop Forge app in Google+ Hangouts. The first 2 sessions I was regaining my "DM'ing Legs", so to speak, and I didn't want any nasty TPKs that weren't the result of just bad play. Now that I feel my players and myself have a decent grasp of the ACKS rules, I've been letting the dice roll as they may - out in the open, on the table, so to speak. ACKS has the potential to have many PCs fall to the DM's Dice. Should be fun ;)