And I ran, I ran so far away
Our first attempt at the 3.5 edition D&D module "Scourge Of The Howling Horde" (DMed with fairness but no rolls fudged by TC) didn't end well...
After maybe five hours of real time (I never glanced at my watch), the Dwarven mage Sifaka (SC) sprinted from the dungeon entrance, fleeing for his life back to the town of Barrow's Edge.
Not far behind him, hitching up his brown robe, came the Human cleric Brother Brian (yours truly), who'd only just managed to evade his monstrous pursuers.
Deep inside the complex, the Human paladin Lotty (LC) and Dwarven warrior Rexar (LPO) lay dead on a cold stone floor, surrounded by four hobgoblins - two warriors and, attracted by a frickin' shrieker mushroom, what we guessed to be a shaman and a chieftain.
Rest assured, there'll be another assault on the horde as soon as Sifaka and BB can recruit two new comrades...and we five gamers have an arvo or evening free.