It’s been a nightmare working with Blip this morning. I’m used to the upload times by now, I mean, it didn’t even take that long, but there was some serious lag on the site for Who Even Knows Why. Anyway, it’s online now, but as we speak, I’m waiting for the video to buffer so I can pick a better thumbnail. Because it needs a better one.

Here’s a warning to anyone who isn’t into the numbers game of Fourth Edition: a significant portion of this episode is dedicated to just that. However, if you want to see numerous combat strategies blossom and die before ever reaching fruition through the veritable I-Max experience that is my face, this is the episode for you.

I watched the video as it uploaded. I thought through more approaches than I vocalized, but if you know what to look for, you can count them on my face.

Enjoy it while it lasts. Spoiler alert: the battle goes downhill from here.

The original module called for an eighth-level ogre brute with some pretty nasty hit points and attack powers, and for sanity’s sake I reduced it to a fourth-level brute. Which may not have been enough. Tune in next week for the next exciting episode in the series! Vandal takes lots of damage and stuff! There’s fire and explosions!