First Annual BDC Banquet | Saturday, November 16, 2002
Back Row (from left): Steve Schindler, Bob Derousse, Leslie Bradley, Doug Kaufman, Les Hostetler, Marla Hostetler, Skip Dahms.
Middle Row: Scott Ganschienitz, Shellie Schindler, Mack Bradley, Sheila Munie, Heather Ganschienitz, Darlene Dahms.
Front Row: Ellen Derousse, Devin Bradley, Don Munie, Cass Kaufman
More Pictures (courtesy of Doug)
Best Quote: Don Munie, for Bob: "What armor?" Don: "Hide." Steve: "We wanted to know your armor, not what you do best." (11-29-01)
Best Death: Devin Bradley, for Cecil of Hieronymous (Player: Devin Bradley. After losing his paladin powers by lying about how much gold he had on him to a priest, Cecil finished his life by being knocked off a 30-foot wooden platform by Hennet of Highfolk, who was blindly retreating full speed in the wrong direction after being sprayed with green dragon acid.)
Shortest Live Character: Tim Partelow, in absentia, for The Hobgoblin Halberdier (Player: Tim Partlow. Eaten by a land-dragon in the Forbidden City, and no one noticed he was gone until his next watch came up. He never even had a name, as far as anyone knew. Lifespan: approximately 2 game nights.)
Most Entertaining Character: Steve Schindler, for Penumbra (Player: Steve Schindler. Though he managed to survive flaming death twice, Penumbra was still the worst rogue that anyone had ever seen. For Penumbra, every lock was impenetrable, every trap both invisible and poisoned, and every wall devoid of even the most rudimentary handholds. How he survived as long as he did was a BDC miracle.)
Most Hated Character: Don Munie, for Cromwell Tealeaf (Player: Don Munie. Cromwell was a halfling druid of minimal skill and negligible courage at best. In the Sunless Citadel, upon confronting the evil druid and his henchmen in the bowels of the place, Cromwell turned and ran, leaving his party to their fates... which as it turned out, were better than Cromwell's. Lacking rogue skills, Cromwell's headlong retreat stopped at a locked door and, unable to escape, Cromwell was killed and eaten by goblins, much to the enjoyment of his former comrades.
Longest Time Taken To Finish a 3-Room Adventure: The 4th Friday Gang. (for taking 5½ hours to finish off what was just supposed to be 4 goblins. They did this by insisting that there must be some higher purpose to the mini adventure and refusing to call it quits until Don (the DM) created an NPC mastermind that they could slay for the act. Unfortunately they failed to kill him outright and spent another hour trying to decide what to do about him.)
Most Disastrous Use/Misuse of Magic: Don Munie, for "the Dragon Incident."
Best Screwing Over By Skip's Character: Skip Dahms, accepting for The entire Mongrelman population of the Forbidden City (NPCs. Skip's character, after living with them for weeks, abandoned the entire Mongrelman population - entire, that is, after having been used for guard duty, driven into a land-dragon infested swamp and, in at least one notable case, thrown bodily at a snakeman sorceror - to their deaths at the hands of chasing snakeman soldiers, while he made his escape from the city. He told the mongrelmen he'd "...be right back.")
Quote of the Night
"Long Live Evil!" -Leslie Bradley