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“A dragon?” Seoni asked skeptically.

Seelah nodded. “The farmers are still losing livestock and say they’ve seen it.”

“From my understanding, dragons are quite large.” Seelah agreed, and Seoni continued, “I’m curious as to why you’re going to search the Shrine to Lamashtu, and you want me to investigate the throne room.”

“Mostly we’re looking for clues, not necessarily the dragon itself.”

Seoni still had her doubts, but agreed to go along with Seelah’s plan. She rounded up her companions, Trevin the troubadour, Amy the acolyte, and Buck the burglar, and they headed for the throne room. While Seelah and her standard bearer went to the Shrine of Lamastu.

As they searched the throne room for clues, Seoni kept an eye on Buck. She still wasn’t certain of his loyalty and didn’t quite trust his sticky fingers.

“I think I found something,” Amy called, and Seoni went to take a look.

“Looks like a spell scroll,” Seoni said. “A well protected one. Care to see if we can break the seal?”

Amy nodded though she looked nervous. They channeled their energy and focused it on the scroll’s magical seal. There was a pop and a puff of smoke. When it cleared, the scroll was gone, and Amy looked exhausted.

“Perhaps you should go rest,” Seoni suggested.

“I’m fine,” Amy said, looking wobbly.

“I insist,” Seoni said.

Amy sighed but relented. As she made her way out of the throne room, another figure appeared.

“I thought you got rid of her,” Trevin whispered.

Seoni regarded Seva the standard bearer. “I gave her just one more chance.”

Trevin blew out a breath. “Hopefully she doesn’t kill us all.”

Seelah grinned at the opportunity to test out the new spiked chain Seoni had picked up for her. She knew it wasn’t an ideal weapon for taking down an ogre, but like a child with a new toy, she was showing a bit of favoritism. She discarded her mace, asked for the gods to bless her, and attacked. Even she was surprised at how quickly the ogre fell.

“That was impressive.”

Seelah turned to Nile from the night watch. “Thank you. What brings you here?”

“I heard you were looking for a dragon. Thought I could be of some assistance.”

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A game that basically lets you customize dinosaurs? Of course we had to have it!

Dinosaur boards bought from the game’s web site

The game seems simple enough. You get a species and add trait cards (up to 3) to help your species survive. You can get more species, and various trait cards can help your species protect each other. You need to feed your species, and the more food you get, the more points you get at the end of the game.

Despite this, we’re still working on our game play. Certain cards (like Cooperation) are completely useless without other trait cards (like Long Neck).¬†Also, there are only so many other traits that work with a Carnivore trait because Carnivores can never eat plant food. You really have to understand what each individual trait does and how that trait interacts with other traits. It can get pretty complicated.

You also have to think strategically when it comes to food. If you’re the first player, you’re pretty much guaranteed that your species will get fed. If you’re the last player, you may see a species or two go extinct, unless you have Carnivores (in which case you better make sure they’re beefy otherwise they won’t be able to attack). Sometimes it can be beneficial to have a species of your own that your Carnivore(s) can eat from just in case.

Mid-game I had 8 species

Some of our favorite cards/combos:
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