It is basically key to any accomplishment or achievement in life, but goal setting is huge in writing as well. I am starting big and putting them out here so I can be more accountable to my goals. So here’s the goals for the rest of 2018:
1) publish Sureshot the Assassin by end of May.
2) Finish writing and publish Sureshot the King by December
3) (bonus goal) finish writing my Goblin Brother’s story
There, my goals are set for the year. Now I just need some smaller ones to help me get there.
We woke in cages. Filthy cages. I didn’t mind. Naked were we as well. I didn’t mind that either. There were others. I little dragon like creature. Kobald I think. A fairy. Looked tasty. A gnome too and of course my bro, Nyx. Captured were we. I couldn’t remember how. My head hurt but I kept quiet. Waited.
Then the dragon dogs came. Kobalds. Barking and shouting. They were angry with us. Didn’t know why. One of the other prisoners attacked. I waited. Bro picked his lock with a bone. When enemies looked busy I summoned my spirit ally. Giant bear spirit. He began munching on the dragon dogs. Battle broke out. Wasn’t too hard. Prisoners all fought against guards. My spirit ally fought. All dragon dogs died. Bro let me out of cage. I collected ears of enemies.
We decided to try to find way out. I follow. Bro and I went along. Didn’t care about the others. Just wanted to live. Cave was strange. Winded and twisted. New rooms and new enemies. We killed them all. No problem for me and bro. My bear munched. He stabbed and vanished and stabbed again. Lethal. I collected some good ears for a necklace.
We found some bottles. Didn’t know what they were. We got bored while others planned and rested. Threw one at bro, Nyx. It burst all over him with weird liquid. He acted funny. Started trying to hug everyone. Chased them round and round. I laughed so hard I farted. Stinky goblin chasing other prisoners. Hilarious. If I had more bottles I would have thrown them too.
We found room with lots of boxes. Traps too. I noticed them though. Zyx is very good at seeing. I can even see things that aren’t visible. Things eyes can’t see. Futures, fortunes and fates. Others didn’t see them though. They tripped some. Oh well. Zyx didn’t care about them. Only bro. Nyx.
One room had lots of baddies. We fought them. Bear held some off. Very tough. Prisoners were not doing well. Had to heal them I did. I healed the dragon dog prisoner. He ran back in and got killed again. Stupid. I let him die. Too stupid to heal more he was. Probably a spy anyways. Oh well. Nyx my bro lived. Zyx lived too. Good enough.
Currently I have a break from being DM and I get to play! I love to DM but I like to play too and so I am excited to get back to a game we started 8 months ago or so.
4th edition DnD is awesome at letting you customize and design characters like never before. I love to play an interesting character so I designed a goblin shaman. In previous editions a goblin wasn’t even an option for a character, but the fourth makes that dream a reality. I love my character Zyx. He is shockingly effective and useful in a party. What makes him even more fun is that my buddy is also playing a goblin, my character’s brother, Nyx.
Zyx and Nyx are too much. We regularly roll something we call “goblin mischief” which means we may do something stupid if we roll high. That typically plays out like this:
We encounter a door. I check for traps and find one. Nyx disarms the trap. We roll goblin mischief and roll high. We open the door. Inside we see some enemies. Roll goblin mischief. High roll again! We through a rock at something in the room. That something turns to attack us. We run back to the party screaming with enemies following. Super fun.
We also developed a goblin dice game. I call it eyeballs and knuckles. Each character takes turns rolling a die. If you roll a one you get to gouge the opponent in the eye. If you roll a five you get to punch the opponent. It’s super fun as well.
So…for now I will post party notes for this game and from the perspective of Zyx. I’m excited.