We all know the way the old ads went: “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter! You got your peanut butter on my chocolate!” Last night’s game was something like that, except you need to substitute the words “chocolate” and “peanut butter” with “dragon” and “lich” respectively. These are not two great tastes that go well together, by the way. In fact it spells certain doom because there are precious few things more devastating than a dracolich.
I have always wanted to introduce a dracolich into my gaming world but until these last few weeks I wasn’t sure how to go about it. Luckily for me, I have the best crew of gamers of all time. They managed to figure out exactly how I could create one of D&D’s most difficult and challenging monsters within the confines of our storyline and they did so without even realizing it. Plus they provided our old friend the Viceroy with even more of a menacing presence in the campaign. A lich all by itself is a delightful foil to any party’s schemes but add to this the dread power of a dracolich and you have yourself a major hiccup to be dealt with. Oh what fun this is!
Not all is wailing and weeping and gnashing of teeth, of course. The party has hired a kobold and found two friendly xvarts to help them out. With allies such as this, what can possibly stand in their way?
The answer is a dracolich. That stands in everyone’s way.