Heyo, everyone! After a wild and wooly (meaning stressed out previous) week, and a restorative weekend, here I am with the Christmas Eve version of Friday Fictioneers. Coming up soon will be a longer story from me, but until then, here’s my latest entry:
by Miles H. Rost
The adventuring party waited at the bottom of the stairs, as the scout came bolting down.
“Alright. Up at the top of the steps and about 50 feet in is an Ancient Red Dragon.”
“A RED dragon?” the Wizard said, squeaking out the color.
“We’re level 15, not level 65. That’s what Red Dragons are. No way we’re going in,” the leader of the party told them.
The lot agreed, and bypassed the stairs as they went towards the distant Swamp of Salinity.
Up the stairs, the Red Dragon opened it’s eyes and sighed.
“Why won’t people take a chance on me?” he said to himself, “I’m a lovable guy. I even have cookies! I just want people to talk with…”
A tear fell down his scales as he curled back up.
Aaaaaw. Poor Red Dragon. I can see where this could be fun as a longer story. Now I have “Puff the Magic Dragon” running through my head.
Merry Christmas and shalom,
Such a shame, someone please talk to him. 🙂
It’s a shame that dragon’s claws
his teeth and wings his fiery breath
prevent some closeness just because
he’s RED would mean an instant death
Poor guy, although I don’t blame the party for avoiding him. I know I would if I was playing. I could see us doing this in GURPS, although I’m pretty sure you all would have just attacked it anyway. 🙂
Yes yes, that is very much true.
Though, I think the Red Dragon would have fun. ^_^
We should have played an absurd campaign with characters like that. That would have been funny.
I honestly felt sad after reading this! I must be reliving my childhood. 😀
Sad for the poor red dragon who no one wanted to play with.
Love this – the Scout, the Swamp of Salinity, the levels – great ideas well told.
Thoms harris put the kibosh on people’s impressions of Great Red Dragons. Either him or Blake. Good story with a mellow and contemplative reptile as protagonist. Lovely.
Sorry, boss, that’s Thomas Harris. Fast fingers fumbling furiously. Aloha, D.
What a fun take on gaming! In my rpg group, I’m always the one playing a character that wants to risk life and limb for the sake of adventure, often to the chagrin of other party members. I think your red dragon would be fun to have cookies with.
All my best,
This was great. I felt sorry for the Red Dragon. And it was a wonderful take on gaming… I enjoyed this piece.