You open the door. There are two people walking through. They glance over at you and keep walking. You close the door behind you and you have left your mark. SAM: Okay. On the way out of the casino do I see any familiar faces?
MATT: Make a perception check. SAM: 18! MATT: 18. Nah. SAM: Ah, fuck you!
MATT: They seemingly know better than to return to the scene of the crime. SAM: All right. MATT: For lesser folk, 400 gold can keep you going for quite some time. TRAVIS: Put some money on red or black while you're in there. Just once.
SAM: All right. LAURA: You should try the dice game just once. SAM: The dice game?
LAURA: Yeah. SAM: All right. Grog? TRAVIS: Yeah.
SAM: Want to come in and play once with me? TRAVIS: No. SAM: Okay, great. (laughter) SAM: I'll do the dice game once. MATT: Okay, all right. So you walk in to the table.
There's three other individuals there. Hold on, let me get prepared here. Since this is the first time we're really doing this here, which is kind of fun. All righty. TALIESIN: No, this is like, the third run.
LAURA: Isn't this the seven or the twelve game? MATT: Oh, the dice game! Dice game, I'm sorry. SAM: What's the other game? MATT: Well the dice game's cool. There's the dice game, the lizards, and the card game.
Your call. MARISHA: What's the card game? MATT: Dice game is the 2d6-- SAM: What's the fastest one?
Let's do that one. MATT: The fastest one is the dice game. The card game takes a little more time. SAM: Okay. MATT: All right, so.
That is a 25 gold minimum buy in for Avandra's Favor. TRAVIS: Even in the middle of the day, the minimums don't go down? LAURA: I know, I feel like the minimums should go down in the middle of the day. SAM: 50 gold. MATT: You've never been to Ank'Harel!
SAM: 50 gold! TRAVIS: Well I've been to Harrah's! MATT: The minimums stay where they are.
SAM: 50 gold. MATT: All right, you throw 50 gold down. As you slap it down, still in your human guise, an individual to the left of you goes, "Whew. All right. Big, strong opening and strong scent."
Scoots over a bit to the right. Go ahead and roll your dice. SAM: Six. MATT: Six. LAURA: Double down! MATT: He goes, "Mm.
That's unfortunate." TALIESIN: Six is the double down, isn't it? Six is the double down. LAURA: Yeah! MATT: "You can go ahead and double the price to add an additional 1d6.
You're going for seven or 12." SAM: Sure, yeah. TALIESIN: So roll one more die. MATT: "So 100 gold on the table. Roll one more dice. You want a one--" MARISHA: --or a six.
SAM: I got a five. MARISHA: Aww. MATT: "I am very sorry my friend."
Shifts the coin away. 100 gold down now. SAM: I just say: I hate this casino. (laughter) MATT: Any other games you want to play? SAM: No!
No, I leave. Goddammit. Wait, what was the names? The names that they gave me?
The two guys gave me? MATT: Oh! Oh, right. SAM: Grug, or something. MATT: That was Rutur was the half orc. And I have to go look up what the other one was.
SAM: It's fine. I'll ask the dealer, or the dicer, if he's seen Rutur around. MATT: He kind of-- SAM: Jesus Christ.
Five more gold. MATT: "Ah, yes. Rutur makes his way around here on occasion. Every couple weeks, maybe." (laughter) LIAM: This city has had its way with you, Scanlan Shorthalt. TALIESIN: You're never going to get a kiss.
TRAVIS: Take your finger out of my asshole, Gary. MATT: "He doesn't seem to carry much change with him." (laughter) SAM: Are you trying to do this to me on purpose?
MATT: He looks at you strangely. "Hm?" LIAM: You talking to Matt? MATT: You keep coming back man, I don't know. SAM: Fine. TRAVIS: Do I see any half orcs outside?
MATT: You do not at the moment. TRAVIS: Damn it. MATT: There is still Quon A Drensal or Gambit of Ord if you're feeling lucky and you want to make your money back. SAM: Not in a million years, no! This place, it sucks all my mojo. It's like the anti-mojo.
TALIESIN: I feel a valuable lesson has finally been learned, for the first time in this game. SAM: All right, I leave. And I go out and I say, Grog, let's go home. But before we do, slap me in the face really hard. TRAVIS: You're sure? SAM: Yes, I need it.
I need it. TRAVIS: Really hard. You want me to use the gauntlets or no? SAM: No. LIAM: If he doesn't roll for damage then I'm going to be offended. TRAVIS: All right, I take the Titanstone Knuckle off my left hand and I slap him.
MATT: All right. Go ahead and roll a strength check. TRAVIS: 18.
MATT: All right. You take five points of damage. TALIESIN: Is he still wearing the disguise? Is he wearing the hat of disguise? SAM: Yes.
Of course. MATT: He is. TALIESIN: So would his head not be, necessarily, where his-- MATT: That's true, and with Grog being not the one who would remember that or recall that, he goes-- SAM: I can't even get slapped in the face right!
TALIESIN: I will ruin everything! I will ruin everything! MATT: It's a valid point, thank you for remembering. TRAVIS: I was so confused why a stranger would ask me to slap him. (laughter) SAM: We go home.
LIAM: Wait. So way faster than the casino trip, while we've been waiting so long, Percival has been acting fucking twitchy since we found that body so I walk over to him sitting off at a table. Hey, Mr. Cool-as-a-cucumber. Shush.
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