Posted in D&D

Dungeons, but no dragons

When dice have a mind of their own,

though the possibility is known,

still last weekend was absurd

and with death did we flirt.

The wench, courageous and undaunted,

with her fiery flail she flaunted.

Only to be put in place,

her cleric level back to base.

When monster gazed into eyes, 

his will empowered through the dice, 

in cowering fright on floor she crawled

and shivering with eyes red, she bawled,

until her siblings saved her ass

and brought her back to mighty class.

Then from the corner a new beast stirs

and yet another fight is hers.

A hellish spider from the abyss

bit her straight back into paralysis.

A second rescue attempt was made,

lucky for her the fiend took bait.

The wizard, fighter and the scout

dragged her, found a safe way out.

And from the dungeon they fled in shame

just in case a dragon came.


Another great Dungeons & Dragons weekend has passed. And though my part in the game was a failure challenge, it was awesome! Thanks so much, my Xaniqos siblings and great DM. I can’t wait until next time.

You can read all about our adventures on my website Dungeon DuTchess.

Posted in D&D

The glorious geekiness continues

For the Dungeons & Dragons fans out there, six posts on my blog Dungeon DuTchess, about the adventures we had in the Faerûn Underdark last February:

This weekend, the geekiness continues. 😀

Posted in D&D

More Dungeons. And Dragons.

While the first spring shower is washing my windows clean – well, at least wet – I finally have an evening to myself. For due to that same rain, the weekly stroll with my two canine buddies was cancelled. One of the ladies is terrified of thunderstorms, so we didn’t dare take the risk. Plus I didn’t want to be sizzled by a stray lightning bolt. The effects are devastating, as you can read in Hallway of Horror.

You see, your DuTchess may have been silent on Figments last week, but I have not been idle! There was another Dungeons and Dragons weekend coming up and I wrote six posts on my site Dungeon Dutchess. The adventures are only a click away…


Sarcoma Keep


Open Sesame


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Hallway of Horror


Of Bats and Rats


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The Principles


One, two… Principle missing!


What happened this weekend, you ask? I’m afraid that will have to wait until next time. But it was very, very exciting. I had to pass an important test in game and was kind of nervous. But while my dice rolling hands were shaking a bit in this world, in Faerûn my faith never wavered. Don’t worry if this all is abracadabra to you. D&D is hard to explain. I guess you just have to play it.  😉

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The Adventure Continues

Though quiet here on Figments, I have been working hard on my Dungeons & Dragons blog, Dungeon Dutchess – apart from my daytime job of course. Pfew.

No less than six posts about our latest weekend back in December. And tomorrow starts the long awaited next episode of our Underdark mission… quest.. thing. 😉

For the true believers:

  1. Ambush
  2. About an unconscious Drow and fighting quaggoths
  3. Against all odds
  4. Good tidings
  5. Trouble in the Ghetto of the Dead
  6. The Black Chalice

The dark elves and other creatures of the Underdark await you… if you dare.


Posted in D&D, Six Word Saturday

Fantasy Weekend

My Saturday in Six Words:


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By the time you read this, I will be heading up north towards my friends for another marvelous Dungeons & Dragons weekend. And if you listen carefully, you will hear me singing from the top of my lungs. Perhaps you’d better not. 😉

For the ones who are interested in our Underdark Drow campaign, here are the reports of our last session, published on my blog Dungeon DuTchess:

  1. Deeper Down
  2. With its feet in the air
  3. And they keep on coming
  4. Vertical fight
  5. Cloak of the Consort

Enjoy. For we will! 😀

Have an adventurous weekend x

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Posted in Six Word Saturday, Stories, Writing

Dark Elves

My Saturday in six words:



This weekend we continue our Dungeons & Dragons adventures in the Underdark of Faerûn:. Here are the stories of last session, published at Dungeon DuTchess:

Plus we have our friend’s birthday to celebrate!

Have a peaceful Saturday 😉

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Posted in D&D, Writing

About dwarves, fiends and fireballs

Watch out, geeky stuff coming in 😉


  1. Death to the Delver
  2. An old ‘F(r)iend’
  3. The Bounty

Next weekend we’re heading straight back into the Underdark for another Dungeons & Dragons session  \o/


Posted in Nature, Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Are you ready for another multi-photo challenge?, Sara Rosso asks. I bet you are :) This time I made it easy for you, with a color. Green. For some of you, in the northern hemisphere, you may not be seeing green for a while. Let’s celebrate all things green!

Share (many) pictures in a gallery which mean GREEN to you! 

Faced with this challenge, I started to smile, then grin. I mean, what could be better for someone who is nicknamed The Green Sorceress, or Greeny in short. In my RPG’s I always play a Ranger or Druid. Because I love nature, animals and green. In Dungeons & Dragons I drive the guys to madness because of my choice of companions. Green ones, wolves, horses.

Would you like to see my green choices? A photo of a special plant, called the Ginkgo Biloba, a living fossil, as a unique species recognizable similar to fossils dating back 270 million years. Or simple yet graceful grass? My sweet little green Kaatje, whom I had to say goodbye to last week? Or how about a green waterbed? The Green with a capital G?

Simply click a photo to start the slideshow.


More Green’ess over at WordPress.

Posted in D&D, Six Word Saturday

A weekend filled with D&D

The upcoming weekend will be one with dungeons and dragons. With chaotic dark elves and other evil creatures. Spells and fights. With good food and laughter. That’s right, another D&D session is going to unfold.

If you want to follow us on our adventures, you can read the posts I wrote about our last weekend, in Creepy Creeps – where we battle more vermin, followed by The Lizard Rider – with a leading role for our brave fighter Alvra, straight into The Hall of Shadows – where mime and demon ‘play’ together, and last but most certainly not least Charicide – a Bard of grande allure. What will happen to her?

Go ahead. Read, and be drawn into the dark world of the Drow…