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Nevaera
2013-12-08, 12:20 AM
Yeah, I figured. ^_^

Nevaera
2013-12-08, 07:53 PM
In a little over a month (Jan. 11th-20th ish) I'll be away for a week on vacation.

Would someone like to volunteer to keep on top of things for me while I'm away?
Loot talley...
Caller...
That kind of stuff.

Roland St. Jude
2013-12-08, 11:49 PM
FYI: I'll get an IC up tomorrow.

Koren n'Rhys
2013-12-09, 09:07 AM
Hi all. Sorry I missed this earlier. At work, I've had to start using an incognito browsing mode to be on the safe side and while I can click through to the threads and read them, unless I remember to log in every time, the forum doesn't know I've read the messages and then I don't get new email updates. I need to get better about checking in at least daily to be sure I didn't miss anything.

Anywho - don't sweat it Nevaera. Between all of us, we have plenty of money I believe and IMO it's worth it to play this one safe, get you two healed and be able to rethink our strategy here for a future raid if that's what we decide to do.

I didn't think twice about the offer of 20 platinum per man to be honest. It's just money and we can find more!

As far as vacations go, I'll be away from 12/28 - 1/5 and mostly without internet as far as I know. Probably a good thing - maybe I'll waste a lot less time ******* around online! :smallbiggrin:

I'm sure we'll manage with the bookkeeping - we aren't moving at that fast a pace so it will be fine, I'm sure.

Frivolous
2013-12-09, 12:06 PM
Sorry, but I won't know what my schedule will be like in that interval until shortly before it actually starts.

It could be I'll be very busy in those days. I don't know yet.

Kish
2013-12-09, 12:20 PM
I don't know how busy I'll be then either; I'll do what I can, of course.

Roland St. Jude
2013-12-09, 04:46 PM
I don't know how busy I'll be then either; I'll do what I can, of course.Excellent. Nevaera does invaluable work keeping this game running. Any help one or more of you can provide over that period will be helpful.

By the way, is there a more updated character sheet for Aditi than the one linked in the OP? I think that's just her level 1 sheet and you did a newer one for her leveled-up self.

I rechecked the XP accrued at this point. I don't anyone's even close to a level up except maybe Aditi.

Nevaera
2013-12-09, 05:32 PM
Thanks guys.

MeanMrsMustard
2013-12-10, 02:56 AM
Hey guys, sorry for the inactivity! This week is finals week, so I don't think I'll be able to rejoin gameplay until the weekend – my last test is Friday morning.
I'll probably catch up to the thread and reply on Friday evening or Saturday.
Feel free to have Alanna use her spells/other resources while I'm out.

Kish
2013-12-10, 06:52 AM
By the way, is there a more updated character sheet for Aditi than the one linked in the OP? I think that's just her level 1 sheet and you did a newer one for her leveled-up self.
Here. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15232662&postcount=815).....

Matthew
2013-12-10, 09:09 AM
Good luck, MeanMrsMustard!

Frivolous
2013-12-10, 10:51 AM
Hey guys, sorry for the inactivity! This week is finals week, so I don't think I'll be able to rejoin gameplay until the weekend – my last test is Friday morning.
I'll probably catch up to the thread and reply on Friday evening or Saturday.
Feel free to have Alanna use her spells/other resources while I'm out.

Good luck with your finals, MMM! :smallsmile:

If no one objects, Bran will have Penelope or Alanna cast Cure Light Wounds on Aditi.

Koren n'Rhys
2013-12-10, 11:25 AM
Good luck indeed! I can't say I miss those days too much. :smallsmile:

Nevaera
2013-12-10, 07:19 PM
I don't object. Just make sure it's not portrayed as a test and rather as a need to heal Aditi cause she took injuries. :smallwink:
If someone glares at the dark priest while arranging the healing to take place, I could see that tipping his favour against us rather than for us.
:smalltongue:
---
[Responding to Koren's post:]
Yeah, I don't love school work if it comes in the form of (most) tests, essays, homework or studying. :smallyuk: Still did it all of course (mostly resulting in B's and up).

But good luck with finals anyways, M.M.M.! :smallbiggrin:

Frivolous
2013-12-11, 12:39 PM
Roland: I'm guessing Aditi was cured, then? So the disease must be gone. :smallsmile:

How much money did the party lose again, in addition to the gems?

Roland St. Jude
2013-12-11, 02:37 PM
Roland: I'm guessing Aditi was cured, then? So the disease must be gone. :smallsmile:

How much money did the party lose again, in addition to the gems?
Yes, the healing worked.

120 platinum pieces.

Nevaera
2013-12-11, 11:03 PM
Oh, I thought it was 240pp cause I offered 20 platinum to each man.

120 platinum would mean they only received 10pp each, correct?

Or am I too tired to do math again? :P

Roland St. Jude
2013-12-11, 11:51 PM
No, you're right this time 12x20=240 (pp).

Frivolous
2013-12-12, 11:28 AM
Roland and Nevaera: So, should we reduce each of our money totals by some amount?

Did we by any chance cheat the cleric when we gave him electrum rather than platinum, or am I mistaken?

Nevaera: By the way, Alanna prayed for Hold Person x2. Do you wish to have her pray for different spells, maybe Silence x2, the next day?


Alanna wakes up, having slept through the bear incident, and prepares her Hold Person and Cure Light Wounds spells twice.
She asks Ash if she missed anything last night and apologizes profusely if she learns that she slept through an opportunity to be of use.

I would favor Silence x2 since I suspect that, as we go forward, we will be in more danger from magic than from Persons that can be Held.

Roland St. Jude
2013-12-12, 01:18 PM
Roland and Nevaera: So, should we reduce each of our money totals by some amount?

Did we by any chance cheat the cleric when we gave him electrum rather than platinum, or am I mistaken?
No and no. The party let Neela front the coin, so she is owed 240pp from the party coffers.

Nevaera
2013-12-12, 08:59 PM
Didn't we borrow 240pp from Neela? Did she have that much to lend?
[ I'm okay with only owing 120pp though, don't get me wrong. :smallwink: ]

And it would be preferable to have Silence for now.
That's what Ash asked for the day before. Also, the whole point of her keeping an eye on the dark priest was so that Alanna could silence him if he tried anything. I guess she didn't read my post - busy with school, I'm thinking.

In the temple, it'd be better to have one of each, probably. [ Silence and Hold Person ]

Roland St. Jude
2013-12-12, 11:52 PM
Didn't we borrow 240pp from Neela? Did she have that much to lend?
[ I'm okay with only owing 120pp though, don't get me wrong. :smallwink:Yes. 240 pp.

Nevaera
2013-12-14, 11:08 AM
Is anyone else, PC or NPC, wounded more than 2 or 3 hit points? We regain 2 hit points per night of rest, so I believe most of us should be fully healed by the 2nd morning after the fight with the Serpent Lord.

If not, speak up so Cures can be cast.
Ash is all healed up.
I think Murray could use more healing (lost a lot out of 13 hp).
I can't remember how Brett and Jemaine are doing.
I believe Neela and Penny are fine.
I think one of our PC's is injured enough to warrant some healing, but that might have just been Aditi.

What if everyone posts their current and total hit points here in the OOC?
Like:
ASH 19/19 HP

Kish
2013-12-14, 11:10 AM
aditi 11/12 Hp

Matthew
2013-12-14, 11:35 AM
Nathros is 10/14.

Frivolous
2013-12-14, 12:57 PM
Matthew: Pardon me, but isn't Nathros 10/14 his HP total after the fight with the Serpent Lord? I ask because I can find only one note of him being damaged, here:

http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16235336&postcount=609


Nathros -4 hp
Jemaine -3 hp (of 11)
Bret -2 hp (of 4)
Murray -11 hp (of 15) & poisoned twice

Since everyone is healed 2 HP by resting, he should now be at 12/14, and 14/14 tomorrow morning.

Nevaera: I believe Murray is still at 10/15; he will be at 12/15 tomorrow morning. I agree he should be healed some more.

I think everyone else should be fully healed by tomorrow morning. I want to save the healing gem for emergencies, in case something attacks during the night.

Everyone agree? Any objections? Hope I didn't make any mistakes in my calculations. :smallsmile:

Koren n'Rhys
2013-12-14, 06:51 PM
I dont think Mycah ever got hit at all. I 'm all set.

Matthew
2013-12-15, 11:16 AM
Matthew: Pardon me, but isn't Nathros 10/14 his HP total after the fight with the Serpent Lord? I ask because I can find only one note of him being damaged, here:

http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16235336&postcount=609

Since everyone is healed 2 HP by resting, he should now be at 12/14, and 14/14 tomorrow morning.

No need for pardons, I just missed the healing time. :smallbiggrin:

Nevaera
2013-12-15, 12:26 PM
Sounds good guys.

Good work, Frivolous (I appreciate you looking into their status on behalf of the party).

Murray should be okay without further heals if he'll be at 12/15 the next day. But it's fine if Alanna decides to offer some magical healing - I think.
... There is the slight possibility of a random attack in the night - or perhaps a 0.5 % chance of an illogical betrayal by the Serpent Lord and his men as they'll be tailing us still as escorts out of their territory.
Should be fine though.

^_^

Frivolous
2013-12-15, 12:44 PM
I play cleric a lot, so HP management is one of the things I regularly do.

I think we'll hold off on the other CLW on Murray; I suspect there may be another attack tonight, what with the sighting of the giant tree-crawling lizards. Murray has the most known HP of the NPCs anyway.

Roland St. Jude
2013-12-15, 10:30 PM
Now that it's done, let me just say that it was an amazingly good idea to bribe the priest to help you. I did not see that coming. It even paid some completely unintended benefits, for example, you didn't have to fight giant flying lizards because to them you all seemed like one giant group. :smallsmile:

Frivolous
2013-12-15, 11:43 PM
Now that it's done, let me just say that it was an amazingly good idea to bribe the priest to help you. I did not see that coming. It even paid some completely unintended benefits, for example, you didn't have to fight giant flying lizards because to them you all seemed like one giant group. :smallsmile:

Thank you. And thanks for letting us know we were clever. :smallsmile:

Nevaera
2013-12-17, 10:41 AM
:D
Feels good we got that sorted out - and I suppose it did go really well. :smallsmile:

Roland St. Jude
2013-12-18, 02:52 AM
Traveling montage...flash forward 4 days. If there's anything specific you'd like to do during those 4 days, feel free to add them to your next post. Otherwise, if there's anything you'd like to do based on this new information, post about that.

Frivolous
2013-12-18, 11:51 AM
Roland, I have a few questions:

1. Did the money and gems we gave to the Serpent Lord count towards our XP in any way?

2. Do we gain XP in any way for being clever, as you said we were with the Serpent Lord; or avoiding combat altogether, as we did with the giant lizards?

Roland St. Jude
2013-12-18, 01:43 PM
1. Yes, sort of. Normally, you get the XP value of treasure that you return to civilization. Trading it away mid-adventure is supposed to net you the XP for what you gain rather than what you gave away. Bu that's pretty messy, so I'll probably just award you the actual value of the gems and coins you found (but not the stuff that came out of Neela's pocket, obviously).

2. Yes, in a couple ways for being clever and for "defeating" the threat. The lizards, not really no, as you didn't really encounter or confront them.

Nevaera
2013-12-18, 07:24 PM
Sounds generous and fair to me. ^_^

Roland St. Jude
2013-12-21, 11:06 PM
I'm just going to keep posting through the holidays, though I don't imagine I'll put anything up on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1-3. If you're free please keep posting, and if not, I certainly understand what a busy time of year this is.

Happy holidays everyone!

Frivolous
2013-12-21, 11:07 PM
Happy holidays to you too Roland, and to everyone. Hope you all eat well to celebrate. :smallsmile:

Matthew
2013-12-22, 09:41 AM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kish
2013-12-22, 09:49 AM
Happy holidays, everyone.

Nevaera
2013-12-22, 11:41 AM
Merry Christmas, everyone. ^_^

Koren n'Rhys
2013-12-23, 09:00 AM
Yes indeed - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. It's been a fun ride being involved in the game with all of you and I hope it keeps rolling happily along for a long time to come!

Kish
2013-12-24, 06:25 AM
Mycah looks at Kish and smiles wryly at her.
Aditi jumps as the fourth wall flickers.

Koren n'Rhys
2013-12-24, 09:56 AM
Aditi jumps as the fourth wall flickers.

Doh! My bad! Guess I'll just tootle back and fix that now... :smallsmile:

Here's to a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays for everyone. Stay safe and enjoy your time with family!

Gwendol
2013-12-26, 06:11 AM
My best wishes for the holidays and for the new year!

Koren n'Rhys
2013-12-26, 09:54 AM
Had a great Christmas here in central NY state just a dusting of snow yesterday, but woke up today with 6" of fresh snow to clean up before coming in to work.

Just a reminder that I'll be at the computer today and tomorrow, but then off on vacation until the 5th - with little internet access expected.

Roland St. Jude
2013-12-28, 04:37 PM
I can't seem to locate your standard night watch schedule. Could someone please post it (or invent a new one)? You're about to have company, and who's on watch matters, obviously. :smallamused:

Frivolous
2013-12-28, 09:44 PM
I'll invent a new one:

Ashala, then Nathros (since he has infravision, so midnight is the best for him), then Bran.

The NPCs: Bret shares with Ashala, Jemaine with Nathros, and Murray with Bran.

Edit: I guess the 2 thieves (Aditi and Mycah) can be awake at some point during the night. I'd recommend Aditi for the midnight shift and Mycah for 3rd shift.

Nevaera
2013-12-29, 10:47 AM
Here's the original. ^_^


Oh, we'll probably set up a three man watch each night 4hrs each.
1. Three hirelings
2. Alanna, Mycah, Ash
3. Brandon, Aditi, Nathros
Then everyone who's not a caster or a new priestess can get a turn every three days.

I like Frivolous' suggestion about Nathros and the midnight shift since he has infravision.

With some consideration from the characters, I'm sure they'd suggest something of a similar sort.
I propose we switch Nathros and Aditi.

Frivolous
2013-12-29, 02:00 PM
That works.

So long as the night watch is more or less evenly distributed, I'm fine with any schedule.

Gwendol
2013-12-30, 10:20 AM
I have the same spell load-out as with the priest.

Nevaera
2013-12-31, 11:58 AM
My computer broke.
Hoping to get a new one by February.

I won't be able to post as often, but I'll try to get one in when it counts.

Frivolous
2013-12-31, 11:59 AM
Sorry to hear that, Nev.

Kish
2013-12-31, 01:48 PM
Ouch! Good luck with getting a new one.

Nevaera
2013-12-31, 04:29 PM
Thanks guys. :smallsmile:

I'll let you all know when it's finally sorted out.
My husband has been generous with his computer so that's making it a lot easier on me. I am a computer-chair-potato. >.<

Roland St. Jude
2013-12-31, 06:35 PM
Thanks guys. :smallsmile:

I'll let you all know when it's finally sorted out.
My husband has been generous with his computer so that's making it a lot easier on me. I am a computer-chair-potato. >.<I had the thought as I read your post that I might rather have a broken arm than a broken computer. Then I realized how crazy that seems.

Wishing you a speedy recovery! :smallsmile:

Nevaera
2013-12-31, 11:15 PM
Haha, yeah - makes one think...
I keep going over there, then I stop and I look at it and I pretend I'm just making more healthy choices - to do other kinds of things.
Really, it's just a black screen attached to a black tower and it's never going to show me my shows, PBPs, games, or pictures/photos ever again...
Like something's died... Oh wait, it has! :smalltongue:

Thank you. :smallsmile: I'll try to heal quickly. :smallwink: Though, with the vacation coming up, I can see myself being divided and not being as assertive with it as I'd like.

One Huge Silver Lining:
Everything important is either on the Slave Drive or the External Hard Drive. :smallbiggrin:

Gwendol
2014-01-03, 11:04 AM
Ouch! No chance of repairing it? What broke?

Nevaera
2014-01-03, 11:30 AM
Not sure what's broken exactly.
It was working fine, but I was restarting it cause it's old and slow - usually restarting helps it work faster (closes the useless running programs I think).
But this time when it started up, it showed me the normal start up things (Microsoft, Windows... that kind of stuff), but then it didn't show me anything after that. No Desktop, start bar, icons... nothing. Just coloured bars/lines or hatches on my screen.
It's definitely not the monitor, I checked. Perhaps it's my motherboard? Or any number of things, really. I don't know enough about computer hardware to trouble shoot or guess on my own, I don't think.

I'll tell you what though, it's older than ten years for sure and it was an office computer before I got it. Not really ideal for my purposes anymore.
We were going to get some new ones this year after we did our budget anyways.

I just hope it's all sorted out by the end of the month cause I think I'll go nuts otherwise. :smalltongue: :smallwink:

Nevaera
2014-01-04, 12:23 PM
I'm back, baby!

My husband fixed it temporarily for me. It was my video card apparently. He updated the drivers for me and stuff. It's a little different than I'm used to (won't recognize my old display settings, so it's all a little smaller than before).
I can't just get a new video card though (cause Dell would be dumb and not recognize it). I'll have to get a good one with the new computer.
I'm glad that now I can do the transfer of information properly (from old computer to new one). :D

I'll try to make an IC post later.

Happy New Year, everyone. ^_^

Kish
2014-01-04, 12:25 PM
Ah, good. I'm glad it wasn't anything worse than the video card.

Frivolous
2014-01-04, 10:08 PM
Ugh, total miss with the oil flask. Hopefully it doesn't burn anyone important (aka on our side).

Nice news with the computer, Nev. :smallsmile:

Nevaera
2014-01-04, 11:05 PM
Hehee, yup.
Thank you.

It would be nice if none of us light on fire :smallwink:, but I don't see it doing too much damage anyways - we're all wet and so is everything else.
My guess is it won't catch fire for long (the oil should still make some light for a bit while it burns though - I hope).

If it lands on Ash, I'll count it a blessing.
Andre the Giant from Princess Bride style, you know?

Okay, so Ash's 5'6" aint much, but I'm thinking she could take a little pain and keep trucking pretty reliably - which should do the trick, I think.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-01-06, 10:27 AM
Heya everyone - Happy New Year!

Back from my vacation, so I'll run through the IC thread and see what I've missed. Sorry to hear about your computer issues, Nevaera, but at least you've got them sorted for now.

Kish
2014-01-06, 10:39 AM
Hehee, yup.
Thank you.

It would be nice if none of us light on fire :smallwink:, but I don't see it doing too much damage anyways - we're all wet and so is everything else.
My guess is it won't catch fire for long (the oil should still make some light for a bit while it burns though - I hope).

If it lands on Ash, I'll count it a blessing.
Andre the Giant from Princess Bride style, you know?

Okay, so Ash's 5'6" aint much, but I'm thinking she could take a little pain and keep trucking pretty reliably - which should do the trick, I think.
THE DREAD PIRATE ASHALA LEAVES NO SURVIVORs.

Frivolous
2014-01-06, 11:53 AM
Hope MMM is okay and did well on her exams.

Gwendol
2014-01-06, 12:11 PM
Casting my second sleep spell.

Nevaera
2014-01-07, 09:26 AM
THE DREAD PIRATE ASHALA LEAVES NO SURVIVORs.

Mwahaha, precisely.
Anything else would be inconceivable. :smallwink:
:smallbiggrin:

Nevaera
2014-01-08, 07:18 PM
Casting my second sleep spell.

Thanks for the update. You have a Web spell still, I presume?

Matthew
2014-01-09, 04:01 AM
Speaking of which, an orc prisoner might have been worth taking there!

Happy New Year!

Kish
2014-01-09, 08:02 AM
For, ah, difference in playstyle reasons, I think Ash made the right choice not to.

Nevaera
2014-01-10, 09:49 AM
It sucks to interrogate them and then kill them anyways. :P
There's always so much debate.
Plus, it'd be a hassle to try to communicate.

I'm wondering how many we even killed though. There should have been eight total. I'm sure I must have missed something.

There were two ahead of the main group I think that were slept.
Then two on the right who were injured and slept.
Then there was one Nathros killed in the middle and one Ash injured.
There were two more in the background that we couldn't see.
Then Nathros killed another and I dented another or the same one I was fighting (which may have taken him down in that case).
So, what happened to the other one in the shadows?
Only Nathros even knew of it's existence.

Roland St. Jude
2014-01-10, 09:56 AM
So, what happened to the other one in the shadows?
Only Nathros even knew of it's existence.You killed six. Four after sleep and two in live combat. There were two hanging back. They disappeared from Nathros' infravision, one before it was drowned out by light and the other when it was drowned out by light. (Infravision requires total darkness. It's good for lightless undergrounds and lone nightstalking in the wilderness, but torchlight renders it inoperable.)

So you are right about the starting total of eight, and that's how they've ended up. Six dead and two out of sight.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-01-10, 12:26 PM
Bah. That's why I don't preemptively roll things. I like to wait for Roland to ask for a specific roll...

Gwendol
2014-01-10, 02:57 PM
I do have a web spell left.

Nevaera
2014-01-10, 07:18 PM
So you are right about the starting total of eight, and that's how they've ended up. Six dead and two out of sight.

Oh, well, there you go then. :smalltongue:


Bah. That's why I don't preemptively roll things. I like to wait for Roland to ask for a specific roll...

It was close though, reeally close.


I do have a web spell left.

Thank you. It's good to know what we have available. :smallsmile:

Matthew
2014-01-10, 10:38 PM
It sucks to interrogate them and then kill them anyways. :P

Nathros has no problem doing that, though the results are typically not good in the long term. Better to tie their hands and let them run away, which entails a low chance of survival, but might be worth the information provided. I am not sure I see the ethical problem with not killing a creature you were otherwise going to kill. Anyway, at the beginning of this campaign we spared a kobold for just this purpose, and now he works at a lumber camp, as I recall.

Gwendol
2014-01-11, 08:49 AM
Athos has no problem either way: he's not bound by any knightly ideals anyway.

Nevaera
2014-01-11, 09:11 PM
Ash wasn't there for that plus it was a Kobold (they're swayable and more cowardly, I think).
She wouldn't think of that as a possibility - very far from civilization too. They'd be a major threat at all times. They could leave signs for someone to follow, break away at an inopportune time, or get loose of their binds during a fight or in the night and kill someone.
Way more hassle I think than they're worth.

That's how Ash is looking at it, anyways.


Athos has no problem either way: he's not bound by any knightly ideals anyway.

Exactly why Ash doesn't do things that way. She's generally true to her word, but she's okay with misleading by using creative wording - when dealing with bad guys who are very manipulative or greedy or needlessly violent.

(Like when we gave them the map to the Troll Cave. :smallwink:)

---

Well, I'm off for at least a week before I can check the forum or my emails or anything like that.
Take care, everyone. If I don't post for over two weeks, I'm probably dead. :P

Statistically speaking, flying is still the safest way to travel. :smallamused:

EDIT: Maybe safe, but totally unreliable, in this case. Stupid airplane...

Matthew
2014-01-13, 12:54 AM
I do not think there is much difference in the potential of a kobold or an orc to be cowed or persuaded into giving information. Generally, I think it would have been worth the risk. Should it turn out to be not willing to provide answers, slaying it after waking and questioning it would have been no different to cutting its throat while it sleeps.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-01-13, 09:27 AM
Yeah, I've never been one for any wishy-washiness along these lines either. It's a monster. Unless I'm a paladin or cleric of a god where such things could be an issue, my characters have no problems.

In this case, Mycah grew up in the lumber camps and the threat from orcs and other assorted monstrous humanoids would give him no compunction about killing them at will.

Nevaera
2014-01-20, 08:37 PM
I guess I am more personally opposed to killing an awake defenseless foe after the threat of them has been eliminated. Especially if it's cooperating cause we have offered it its life in exchange.
I try to make Ash see things more black and white than I do cause it's simpler and makes it easier for the character to kick butt. ^_^
Meh, something to be managed in character in any case, I think. :smallsmile:

---

So, two delayed flights and a small suntan later...
I'm back! :D I'll check the IC soon and try to post by before 24 hrs is up.

Hope everyone is fairing well.

(I missed computer so much while I was gone that I payed two American dollars for 14 minutes of computer time. :smalltongue: )

Nevaera
2014-01-25, 10:02 PM
Anyone for swinging wide?

Frivolous
2014-01-25, 11:34 PM
Yes for swinging wide.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-01-26, 09:38 AM
I don't see a reason to go back through there. Going around seems reasobable.

Gwendol
2014-01-27, 04:09 PM
Count me in on that!

Nevaera
2014-01-28, 09:31 AM
Brandon Bor


As they ride, Bran gloomily remarks, "I wish Dural were still alive. He would have made scouting ridiculously easy. All he'd have to do is go up and up and up and we'd know where everything was."

He spits to one side. "Curse those hobgoblins."

Wasn't that Algernon "Algie"? ThirdKingdom's character - the one who burnt in a fireball from the hobgoblin mages?

Dural just switched out with Athos in Verge, I believe.

Frivolous
2014-01-28, 10:58 AM
Wasn't that Algernon "Algie"? ThirdKingdom's character - the one who burnt in a fireball from the hobgoblin mages?

Dural just switched out with Athos in Verge, I believe.

Oh... Well, Bran's Intelligence isn't very high. Maybe he just got all these mages mixed up?

Kish
2014-01-28, 11:53 AM
Aditi's isn't either, so she didn't realize you'd used the name of someone she'd known and had conspicuously seen never fly. :smalltongue:

Nevaera
2014-01-29, 08:36 AM
Hwahaha, that's hilarious you guys. :smalltongue:

Edit: Hm... though your characters seem to be at about average intelligence actually - which is good. :D
[9-12 is average with no penalties or bonuses in this]

Kish
2014-01-29, 12:08 PM
I have an 8. Don't know about Bran offhand.

Nevaera
2014-01-29, 12:31 PM
Brandon's is 9, Ash's is 10.

Aditi's is just barely below average. ^_^

Koren n'Rhys
2014-01-29, 02:20 PM
Mycah is 10 too. Seems we're all perfectly average, normal people. Insane of course, since we're adventurers, but otherwise normal.

Nevaera
2014-01-30, 08:40 AM
Haha, precisely. :smalltongue:

Frivolous
2014-01-31, 04:58 PM
Ooooh. Meteor crater? :smallbiggrin:

Hope Mycah can report on it soon so I can give Bran's reaction.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-01-31, 05:05 PM
Consider it done if you want to do that. Koren is going for beer. It's been a bitch of a week.

Frivolous
2014-01-31, 05:13 PM
Consider it done if you want to do that. Koren is going for beer. It's been a bitch of a week.

Sorry you've had a tough week, Koren. Hope you get rested and feel better soon.

Roland St. Jude
2014-01-31, 06:24 PM
Mmm, beer. Have a good night out!

Koren n'Rhys
2014-02-01, 10:44 AM
Thanks guys. Turns out that beer wasn't in the cards. Had to go with martinis instead - Bombay Sapphire... so good. The place we go is in the middle of a renovation - basically closing the restaurant portion and making that whole bigger room a sports bar - big new bar, about 15 giant TVs and they'll be about tripling the selection of microbrews on tap. Going to be a great place. But last night, mid transition, nothing on tap at all. They're working like mad to be ready for the Super Bowl on Sunday.

So, yeah, long week. A co-worker left us after 14 years with the company. I got about half her duties dumped on me for the forseeable future - on top of my own job of course. So, while trying to manage my own work, I have constant interruptions and fires to put out. It just seems like very little thing took 15-20 minutes to deal with and it's maddening to try and refocus on what I had been doing after that. Sucks. I know it will all calm down and we'll get into a new daily flow, but it will take time.

Such is life! That's why I game online - gives me somewhere else to go when I need a few minute break.

Nevaera
2014-02-01, 06:23 PM
I vote on a raise. ^_^

Hope it settles down soon. It's nice to have somewhere like to go for a little while to keep sane, I agree.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-02-02, 03:57 PM
Heh, thanks. If only your vote counted.

Gwendol
2014-02-03, 04:50 PM
Can I roll for nature lore to learn something of the landscape?

Roland St. Jude
2014-02-03, 04:55 PM
Can I roll for nature lore to learn something of the landscape?If you have a relevant skill, you can roll that at any time without asking. I'll let you know if/how it helps. If you don't, you're pretty much limited to what an average person would know, though I suppose you could make an ability check to see if you can reason/puzzle anything out.

If your character background would give you some knowledge of X, you can even just narrate your suppositions and I'll roll with it. I'm comfortable giving players a lot more narrative control than currently happens in this game.

Gwendol
2014-02-04, 02:11 PM
I have alternate magics and local knowledge. I have a feeling we are too far gone for the latter to apply.

Roland St. Jude
2014-02-04, 05:48 PM
Knowledge of alternative magics (DM rolled) tells you that such a landscape could well be Immortal or divine in nature. Such great magics are sometimes used to protect, punish, or alter large areas. That may or may not leave evidence or emanations still apparent.

Frivolous
2014-02-08, 06:00 PM
Over 3 years of gaming, even in the relatively slow medium of play by post, one can accumulate a lot of data. I have to do searches just to recall things, especially names. I've never been good at remembering names.

Nevaera
2014-02-15, 11:03 PM
So I'm switching my computer to a slightly better one. It might take me a while to sort out all the kinks and make sure everything I need is installed properly.

Hopefully I'll be good to post again by Monday. ^_^

Frivolous
2014-02-21, 11:54 PM
Sorry, Roland, should I have rolled something for Bran to spot any interesting relics to take as a souvenir?

Or is the befouled plain just sand and rock, with nothing to be found?

Roland St. Jude
2014-02-22, 12:21 AM
Oh, sorry about that. :smallredface: It's just barren rock devoid of any shiny rocks, local flora, or anything of interest. It's just a relatively firm rock ground and a layer of silt that shows the tracks.

Frivolous
2014-02-22, 01:45 AM
Oh, too bad. You see, my secret hope was that the befouled plain was not caused by the crash of an enormous meteorite.

I was hoping it was caused by the crash of an enormous ALIEN STARSHIP. :smallbiggrin:

Frivolous
2014-02-23, 06:29 AM
Roland, what are the moonlight and starlight like at this time of month? How much cloud cover?

I don't think we want to march at night with torches lit. The befouled plain is featureless very flat, I think, and the torchlight would show us up to everyone.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-02-25, 10:08 AM
Man, that is one pretty bad-ass round of attacks so far. Go team go!

Nevaera
2014-02-25, 03:38 PM
I was nervous to say something (cause it might jinx?), but now that I've rolled too...

Woo! Go team Good Guys! :D

Roland St. Jude
2014-03-01, 12:03 AM
Soo...my hotel doesn't have internet access, so a new IC will probably have to come on Monday. Just a heads up.

Frivolous
2014-03-02, 12:07 AM
Argh, a miss. And my attack roll is lower than my damage roll. Argh. :smallsmile:

Gwendol
2014-03-02, 04:19 PM
Sorry for my absence: went skiing and forgot to bring a charger for my phone. Anyway; can Athos see any of the fighting orcs?

Roland St. Jude
2014-03-02, 05:15 PM
Sorry for my absence: went skiing and forgot to bring a charger for my phone. Anyway; can Athos see any of the fighting orcs?No. Only Brandon and Mycah, having charged ahead into the darkness can see the five living orcs.

Roland St. Jude
2014-03-03, 03:26 PM
I"m going to be traveling for the next week, but I expect to have internet access and time to post every couple days. But if I seem to have dropped off, assume something went sideways and I'll be back next Wednesday.

Frivolous
2014-03-03, 03:47 PM
No prob, Roland, but thanks for informing us.

In other news: Any word from Mean Mrs Mustard?

Koren n'Rhys
2014-03-03, 03:58 PM
Safe travels, Roland. We'll hold down the fort until you get back.

Roland St. Jude
2014-03-03, 06:25 PM
All five remaining orcs are in melee with Brandon, so Athos has neither a clear shot with paralysis nor a way to sleep only foes. He can try to drop a sleep on some of them, but centering the cube off to one side and trying to catch just a couple at an edge, but it's dicey. Individuals in the one minute BECMI/RC combat round are assumed to be moving about and judging precise distances is difficult at best.

How aggressive do you want to be here, Gwendol?

Gwendol
2014-03-04, 01:19 AM
If I skirt around and try catching them from the side?

Roland St. Jude
2014-03-04, 09:17 AM
Your problem isn't line of sight, it's the grouping of friend and foe in melee. Unless that changes, you've got the same problem from the side as from the front.

Paralysis is a cone and sleep is a cube, so running up on the foes might help you catch fewer people (maybe just foes) in a cone, but it doesn't really help you place your cube. But either is a risk, as people are moving around while you're casting the spell, including swapping places and rushing into the area.

Nevaera
2014-03-04, 09:42 AM
What about using sleep and (Ash or Athos) just kicking Brandon out of it if he's caught in the cube and fails his save?

Koren n'Rhys
2014-03-04, 10:14 AM
You'll need to be careful if you get off to the side, too. Mycah will be out there in the dark someplace - not in the middle of the scrum.

Gwendol
2014-03-06, 12:30 AM
What if I try sticking close to Brandon?

Roland St. Jude
2014-03-06, 11:44 AM
What if I try sticking close to Brandon?I swear that I'm not trying to thwart your every idea...

But imagine the classic movie scene where the hero (Brandon) is surrounded by five foes. One second, they've encircled him, the next he's fought to have them all on one side, then a couple charge him, he parries one and ducks under the other and now faces the remaining four, etc....

All that happens in a single combat round. You can rush up into that if you want to, and it may help. By getting right in the middle, you can aim to one side of Brandon and not get him - unless he moves or is pushed in to the area while it's activating. Sleep still remains a challenge to target because instead of pointing a stick, you have to place a 40' cube.

tl,dr: Yes, it would help some, but there's still a risk of friendly fire, and it does put you at personal risk of being a melee target.

EDIT: No internet access, except my phone, so we may be a few days without a new IC.

Frivolous
2014-03-06, 01:07 PM
Gwendol: Feel free not to cast it. Might as well save it for another fight.

Nevaera
2014-03-06, 03:44 PM
Yeah, it should be okay. Aditi, Brandon, and Ashala are all up in the front lines and they have lots of hit points (over 10). Hold your action in case more come or there's a retreat, perhaps. That's my recommendation. ^_^

Frivolous
2014-03-06, 11:39 PM
I kind of wish Athol did not have Web as his 2nd level spell.

It's a real common pick for some reason, but out in the open it cannot be used so easily.

Nevaera
2014-03-07, 11:14 AM
Yes, it's excellent for in caves and heavily wooded forests, but not out here (too bad :smallfrown:). I wonder if it's possible to just try to tether it to the orcs themselves. I think it'd fall apart really easily once cast though cause nothing would keep it taught once they moved. Plus we could still get caught in that since they're moving around (same problem as before).

What alternatives are there for Web for next time? Protection from Evil? That should still work (if Athos is sure we won't still be in confined areas next time).
And Neela would have Invisibility too. Maybe she should be using that during these "pre-dungeon" attacks... I guess it's good to still have that up our sleeves for an emergency though.

Gwendol
2014-03-08, 09:02 AM
Hopefully I'll level soon, and have moneys to buy more spells.

Roland St. Jude
2014-03-12, 03:45 PM
Sorry for the delay folks. I was supposed to have full internet, but unfortunately had only smartphone access.

I'm back now, so hopefully we can get this thing back up to full speed!

Frivolous
2014-03-12, 04:03 PM
Welcome back, Roland. Hope you had a good trip. Glad you probably had a safe one. :smallsmile:

Roland St. Jude
2014-03-13, 12:51 AM
...In other news: Any word from Mean Mrs Mustard?No. I think she's dropped us. I've sent her another message seeking a decision on staying or leaving. I'm inclined to consider her retired and seek an alternate. If you know someone interested in getting into a game, by all means let them know we'll probably have an opening by Monday.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-03-13, 08:30 AM
That's a shame - I did enjoy the way she played Alanna.

Nevaera
2014-03-13, 09:25 AM
Yeah, that's too bad. A while back I had messaged her to see if she was still around. I thought she'd come back after her busy school stuff was done.

Hey, could we continue to keep Alanna the character around - at least 'til we return to Threshold? She's a pretty integral part of our team. (I noticed Frivolous has done a good job of operating her in the mean time.)

Welcome back Roland. ^_^

Kish
2014-03-13, 09:26 AM
That's a shame - I did enjoy the way she played Alanna.
It really is. Ah well, if she's too busy she's too busy.

Matthew
2014-03-15, 04:51 AM
It is an endless cycle. :smallbiggrin:

Gwendol
2014-03-19, 12:59 PM
Sorry for my absence: have been getting calls for interviews lately with very short notice. I will get an update written soon, but actually have another one coming up tomorrow.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-03-19, 01:05 PM
That's certainly a priority. Good luck with them, Gwendol - happy (job) hunting!

On a game-related note: Ash's first aid on Mycah - skill checks are roll-low right, Roland? He should get back those 2 hp?

Nevaera - Mycah doesn't have any first aid skill, so he hasn't been the one stitching Ash up after our fights. Not sure who has been.

Roland St. Jude
2014-03-19, 01:57 PM
On a game-related note: Ash's first aid on Mycah - skill checks are roll-low right, Roland? He should get back those 2 hp?That's correct.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-03-19, 02:18 PM
Got it - thanks.

Nevaera
2014-03-19, 07:34 PM
...On a game-related note: Ash's first aid on Mycah - skill checks are roll-low right, Roland? He should get back those 2 hp?
Yeah, you can take two or roll with a chance of a 1, 2, or 3.


Nevaera - Mycah doesn't have any first aid skill, so he hasn't been the one stitching Ash up after our fights. Not sure who has been.
Oh, woops. That's funny, I thought he had. I also thought we all just used the skill based on our Int and that it had nothing to do with training it - it's actually been years since I looked at the skills rules. >.<

Sorry, guys. I haven't been putting as much into this as I used to. I've found it hard lately to concentrate (distractions behind me) and find the time I need to put together well constructed posts with appropriate research and reviews.

Well, time to edit my post! :P

Nevaera
2014-03-19, 07:43 PM
At least Athos really does have the healing skill. He should be the one we go to first for heals. :smallbiggrin:

I had a good feeling about that heal on Mycah before I made the roll.
That must have been like a critical success or something! :smalltongue: I mean, 20 is a crit-fail, so why not the opposite? :smallwink:

Gwendol
2014-03-20, 03:29 AM
I rolled three times, and by the looks of it passed the DC on roll 1 and 3. Do we have more hurt?

Nevaera
2014-03-20, 09:19 AM
Nathros and Brandon were the only ones I had noted as injured so far (was there anyone else?).
So I guess Nathros could get back 2 and perhaps Brandon didn't?

Gwendol
2014-03-20, 10:02 AM
Do we roll per injury or per character?

Frivolous
2014-03-20, 10:12 AM
Per character.

Gwendol
2014-03-20, 01:52 PM
I will treat whoever is the most hurt first.

Nevaera
2014-03-20, 10:42 PM
Nathros then. :)

Nevaera
2014-03-21, 12:11 PM
You know, I can't seem to keep track of the NPCs and who has what. Thanks for that.


No problem. ^_^
I've saved an edit pad file with spell lists on it to help me remember.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-03-21, 12:23 PM
:smallsmile:
That's why we let you be the boss!

Nevaera
2014-03-21, 07:01 PM
/ .
l . v D

Koren n'Rhys
2014-03-31, 09:56 AM
YAY! We're back!

Matthew
2014-03-31, 11:04 AM
Indeed! Lots of blank space to the right as you scroll down, though. Oh well! Ah, wait, the hide sidebar thing works now! Yay!

Nevaera
2014-03-31, 11:40 AM
Whoa...

This new monitor is blowing my mind - and now combined with easy hide sidebar... there's so much space and text! :O

( Soon our new New computers will arrive too! :D Been saving for a long time.
I got a virus on the other one, so I'm back to my original 10+yr computer in the mean time. :P )

Roland St. Jude
2014-03-31, 01:47 PM
Ok, good to be back!

Invisibility must have been a trick of one of the party's former mages, because it doesn't seem to be on Neela's sheet.

Anyway, I'll let you continue to work out a plan, it is the middle of the night, by the way.

Nevaera
2014-03-31, 05:50 PM
I thought she had copied it or come with it. I have it written in her confirmed spell list options. >.<

Roland St. Jude
2014-03-31, 07:20 PM
I thought she had copied it or come with it. I have it written in her confirmed spell list options. >.<Thanks to the newly revived search function, I was able to track down the part where she traded spells with Dural to obtain it. I'm willing to say she has it memorized for the day.

Frivolous
2014-03-31, 10:41 PM
Hey, I am here. Glad to be back. :smallsmile:

Gwendol
2014-04-01, 03:32 AM
Fantastic! Good to be back!

:smallsmile:

Kish
2014-04-02, 08:18 AM
Thanks to the newly revived search function, I was able to track down the part where she traded spells with Dural to obtain it. I'm willing to say she has it memorized for the day.
In light of this, the discussion in the IC thread should not be proceeding as if Neela doesn't have Invisibility, unless I'm the one who's really confused.

Nevaera
2014-04-02, 07:48 PM
Thanks to the newly revived search function, I was able to track down the part where she traded spells with Dural to obtain it. I'm willing to say she has it memorized for the day.

:D Yay!

I think Ash even told her that it was the preferable spell to memorize given the alternative (Detect Evil). ^_^


In light of this, the discussion in the IC thread should not be proceeding as if Neela doesn't have Invisibility, unless I'm the one who's really confused.

I agree. :smallsmile:

Nevaera
2014-04-05, 07:31 PM
Ash is following Mycah's tracks, but it's dark and her eyes might not be as quick as his feet. We'll see if she notices.

Alertness DC13: [roll0]

Roland St. Jude
2014-04-07, 11:58 AM
I probably shouldn't let Mycah engage in so much physical contact without ending the spell, but I will. It would be different against a foe or even a neutral. Because magic.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-04-07, 12:37 PM
Oh crap - didn't even really think about that since it wasn't any sort of attack. Thanks for the leniency! That would have been a really cute way to waste a spell... :smallfrown:

Roland St. Jude
2014-04-07, 06:01 PM
No problem. This is the kind of thing where I appreciate you taking narrative control and adding detail and such, so I'm willing to interpret things to encourage that. By the book, the spell only ends with an attack, so you're okay. But fair warning that when it comes to non-friendlies, attack could mean a lot of things, including touching.

Gwendol
2014-04-09, 07:08 AM
Since the question has come up, I have cast a sleep spell, still one left (?) and I have a casting of web and the wand of paralysis which might come in handy against an approaching horde. Not sure of the range of the cone of paralysis though?

Nevaera
2014-04-09, 09:14 AM
Alright, yeah, that sounds good. It's been so long, I thought maybe you had cast two sleep spells rather than one. Should be good with that many spells left still.

Gwendol
2014-04-10, 03:02 AM
I was about to cast a second one, but couldn't get it off safely and so abstained from further action.

Nevaera
2014-04-10, 10:37 AM
Good call on that. Better to save the spell, since we were doing okay - though it's hard to tell when they're going to roll a 20 on me or high damage on someone. I'm glad it worked out. ^_^

Roland St. Jude
2014-04-11, 01:16 PM
The plan's working well so far. I narrated up through where Mycah's last action took us. Feel free to post actions, even if it's just moving ahead and thoughts or local color. The key will probably be what Mycah does next.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-04-11, 02:22 PM
All right then, let's keep things moving! IC post coming up.

Gwendol
2014-04-20, 10:33 AM
Sorry for the lack of formatting in my post. Since the board overhaul the text edit menu is gone.

Roland St. Jude
2014-04-20, 10:41 AM
Sorry for the lack of formatting in my post. Since the board overhaul the text edit menu is gone.hmm, try clearing your cache and doing a hard refresh. It should still be there.

Frivolous
2014-04-21, 01:25 AM
Roland: May I ask if the casters got enough sleep to regain their spells?

And did everyone get enough rest to function adequately, without any penalties?

Roland St. Jude
2014-04-21, 04:17 PM
No one got a full eight hours and Brandon and Nathros got none, iirc. I'd have to check on non-caster sleep requirements. I'm afb at the moment.

Roland St. Jude
2014-04-22, 04:25 PM
The rules provide for penalties from exhaustion caused by running for too long and penalties for traveling without resting for a full day each week. The mass combat rules also have penalties forced marching, which increases troop speed but may result in fatigue (and related penalties). There isn't an exact status or penalty that fits with not sleeping at all or a for a full night.

I'm inclined to house rule it like this:

Not sleeping at all at night = -1 atk & dmg the first night and doubling each successive night. This condition can be removed by sleeping/full resting for 12 hours.
Sleeping less than 4 hours = -1 atk & dmg the first night and increasing in an arithmetic fashion (-2, -3, -4) each successive night. This condition can be removed by sleeping a full eight hours in any 24 hour period.


My second choice would be to simply apply similar penalties on an ad hoc basis. So a night spent in bed but not sleeping might have different penalties than a night spent on the march and in combat.

Nevaera
2014-04-22, 07:13 PM
Sorry for my lack of presence in the IC thread lately.
I just got this new game for my computer that my husband and I have been playing regularly and then there was busy Easter time with family. It's been hard to squeeze in the time to focus on putting up a good post.
I'll try to put a proper one up within the next couple days.

:smallsmile:

Roland St. Jude
2014-04-29, 10:10 PM
Just a reminder that characters who get a full night's rest can recover hp. Either take a flat 2 hp or roll 1d3 and take your chances.

Also, I'll wait until tomorrow and then move the party along to what lies ahead. So any prep you want to do, now's your time.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-04-30, 08:32 AM
Looking back through the IC thread, I see that Mycah is still down 1 hp. He'll regain that despite taking his turn at watch during the night? Unless we're disturbed again, that's still considered a full night's rest, correct?

Nevaera
2014-04-30, 10:46 AM
We could switch it to 4hr shifts for the interests of regaining hit points if anyone wants to second that.

Frivolous
2014-05-04, 03:43 PM
I hope no one minds if I don't post IC for now. I can't parse what we're doing. Maybe I just haven't gotten enough sleep lately.

Bran will just go along with what the others are doing.

Matthew
2014-05-04, 11:04 PM
Roland, you seem to have switched to using "past tense" recently in your posts, which seems kind of odd to read as a participating player, as opposed to if it were a campaign journal. Any particular reason?

Roland St. Jude
2014-05-05, 11:43 AM
Roland, you seem to have switched to using "past tense" recently in your posts, which seems kind of odd to read as a participating player, as opposed to if it were a campaign journal. Any particular reason?I had this recollection that last time we took a vote on this, we decided on past tense and I was trying to be less lax about that. Am I misremembering? I'm happy to do either past or present tense.

Edit: Thanks to the search function, I found our last discussion about it in Sept. 2013, where we officially switched to present tense by popular vote. I'll try to remember that going forward!

Matthew
2014-05-10, 08:52 PM
Ah, I see. So, I take it the past tense is used in some other play-by-post games you are part of? :smallbiggrin:

Guys, we really have to watch out for enemy spell casters. It is always our weak link!

Roland St. Jude
2014-05-10, 10:47 PM
Ah, I see. So, I take it the past tense is used in some other play-by-post games you are part of? :smallbiggrin:Correct. :smallsmile: One that I'd love to brag about but shouldn't. :smallwink:

I'm away from my computer this weekend but I should have a new IC up in the next day or so.

Gwendol
2014-05-13, 04:29 AM
Once again, sorry for the IC formatting. The menu failed to show up using the hotel network I'm on at the moment.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-05-14, 08:49 AM
Sorry Roland, I can't recall. Are there limitations on usable weapons for backstab? Can I use my sword, or does it need to be a dagger/small weapon?

Mycah is going to try and take out the drummer, but not sure which weapon I have to use. Planned on sword for more damage.

Roland St. Jude
2014-05-14, 11:05 AM
Sorry Roland, I can't recall. Are there limitations on usable weapons for backstab? Can I use my sword, or does it need to be a dagger/small weapon?

Mycah is going to try and take out the drummer, but not sure which weapon I have to use. Planned on sword for more damage.

Backstabbing: If a thief can sneak up on a victim, completely unnoticed, the thief may backstab—if he is using a one-handed melee weapon, he may strike at particularly vulnerable points of his target's body....If the intended victim sees, hears, or is warned of the thief's approach, the thief's attack is not a backstab; it is an ordinary attack, doing the damage appropriate for the weapon used.

Of course when you're invisible and the target is banging a large drum, I don't think he's going to see or hear you. :smallsmile:

Koren n'Rhys
2014-05-14, 11:13 AM
Thank you, sir. Unfortunately, I don't have my RC with me here at work. :-)

Nevaera
2014-05-19, 10:53 AM
...
Attack Roll: (1d20+4)[22]
Damage Roll: (1d0+4)[5]

Typo when determining damage for Nathros. Not sure if Matthew missed that, so I thought I'd mention it here.

Matthew
2014-05-20, 08:14 AM
Ha! I am sure 5 is enough to kill an orc, but just in case ...

[roll0]

Nevaera
2014-05-20, 11:25 AM
Now THAT sounds more like a proper beheading to me. :smallwink:

Matthew
2014-05-24, 11:49 PM
Bah! What a time to roll a 4! Hopefully Bran will kill that orc and give Nathros the opportunity to follow through with his challenge! :smallbiggrin:

Frivolous
2014-05-25, 10:55 AM
Roland, how much damage did Bran take just now?

Roland St. Jude
2014-05-25, 04:06 PM
Roland, how much damage did Bran take just now?Oops, sorry!

-2 hp

Frivolous
2014-05-26, 12:45 AM
Thank you.

Nevaera
2014-05-27, 11:13 PM
Wow, I really can't seem to get my rolls working lately. Maybe they only like me when it's important - like with poison saves and things like that. :P

Matthew
2014-05-28, 05:33 AM
Hmmn. 19 orcs asleep, 8 dead, and 18 awake (soon to be 9 and 17, respectively). Could do with that OD&D rule for multiple attacks about now! :smallbiggrin:

Nevaera
2014-05-28, 11:26 AM
Or, to stretch a little further, 3rd's Cleave and Great Cleave feats. :smallbiggrin:
Heck of a hit on that last roll too.

Frivolous
2014-05-29, 01:36 AM
Hi. Home Internet is down temporarily. Hope it comes back soon. Until then, posting, particularly posting rolls, may be delayed.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Frivolous
2014-05-29, 11:27 AM
Hi. False alarm; it got fixed with surprising rapidity. But it might conk out later again, sadly. It's like that during the rainy season.

Matthew
2014-05-30, 07:13 AM
Take that! Always love it when Nathros rolls high on a missile attack, since it is so much less reliable than the magical two-handed axe.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-05-30, 11:18 AM
Nice one! I'm getting good attack rolls, but wish my damage was more consistent. Oh well.

Matthew
2014-06-02, 05:31 AM
This is shaping up to be a glorious orc slaughterfest for Nathros. That latest attack looks to be his seventh kill in nine rounds.

Gwendol
2014-06-02, 11:25 AM
Any chance of me using a wand on the approaching commander, or is that no longer possible now that they are engaged in melee?
Can I safely use the wand against any group of orcs harrassing Ash for example (obviously not the ones holding her, but any others looking to take advantage of the situation)?

If not it's time to stow the wand and take out the sling.

Frivolous
2014-06-02, 01:38 PM
I agree that the orcs grappling Ash are indeed very open to being backstabbed by our two party thieves.

Roland St. Jude
2014-06-02, 05:03 PM
Any chance of me using a wand on the approaching commander, or is that no longer possible now that they are engaged in melee?
Can I safely use the wand against any group of orcs harrassing Ash for example (obviously not the ones holding her, but any others looking to take advantage of the situation)?

If not it's time to stow the wand and take out the sling.All the orcs on the scene are engaged in melee with party members, so while you could zap them, you'd almost certainly hit party members, too. There are three grappling with Ash, two fighting with Murray, and four fighting with Nathros/Brandon.

And just as a reminder, Athos is on the Ash/Murray side of the battlefield.

Gwendol
2014-06-02, 08:39 PM
Ok, thanks. I'll stick to ordinary weapons then.

Nevaera
2014-06-03, 07:43 PM
Wow, I just really can't seem to get a handle on my dice lately! No five-man-pileup Hercules-counter-move for me! :smalltongue:

Matthew
2014-06-04, 07:37 AM
Hmmn. Nathros did not hit the orcs on a 15. That bodes ill. Their AC must be 1 or better.

Nevaera
2014-06-04, 09:09 AM
Yeah, hokey doodle. I thought for sure that would have hit! They would have to have plate Suit Armor or magic armor or fantastic dexterity and a shield to have better than 2 AC, I'd think.
Ooh! Maybe they have magic armor like Ash! :D Probably would fit a male character or two (of ours) as well... ooh, now I'm getting carried away. That'd be pretty sweet though.

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Oh, and sorry for not posting much lately. I have a really different routine during weekends and I tend to get out of the practice and habit of checking and posting during that time. I'll try not to slow you guys down so much in the future.

However - on that note - my family and I will be away on a small vacation-trip from Sunday until Tues, so I won't have internet to post during that time.

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This has been a really exciting encounter. I hope everyone pulls through. I feel fortunate that I can distract the orcs with my helplessness while my "two stealthed rogues" take care of the rest for me. :smallwink:
Awesome. The sooner I can help Nathros and Brandon (those guys have stupid good armor or something so I feel Ash is the right match for them), the sooner I think this situation might become very controlled. At least, Ash could manage the damage if they hit and hopefully soak up a few attacks while she's at it - to prevent further hits on her allies when possible.

On a side, technically I think Alanna's the new guardian of the casters now. :P Oh, speaking of which - I wonder if she'd see the situation and want to help Murray or if she'd stick to the healing plan. I hope Murray can handle things okay. I know Brandon and Nathros have taken a considerable amount of damage for their % of HP already so far.

Frivolous
2014-06-04, 10:03 AM
Yay, Bran finally got a hit-worthy roll. Pity the damage is so poor. But maybe they don't have that many HP.

Frivolous
2014-06-04, 02:44 PM
DC, does the irregular marking on the metal plate look like anything? That's what I rolled Knowledge Religion for.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-06-04, 05:03 PM
Hmmn. Nathros did not hit the orcs on a 15. That bodes ill. Their AC must be 1 or better.
Mycah missed on a 15 a round or two earlier. These guys will be trouble, but I know Nathros is up to the challenge!

And wow! Nice roll for Bran this time!

Koren n'Rhys
2014-06-04, 05:19 PM
Huh. Why did that roll not work? Got max damage, so let's see if he can hit and double that...

[roll0]

EDIT: DAMMIT! :furious:

Roland St. Jude
2014-06-06, 05:58 PM
Huh. Why did that roll not work? Sorry about that. It's the brackets. Don't use brackets of any kind [{( in describing your rolls. It causes the roll to not parse. I think this is new since the board upgrade, and Rawhide says it seems permanent but he's investigating :smallredface:

Kish
2014-06-07, 10:12 AM
When you say "disappeared from sight," you mean invisibility, not movement, right?

Roland St. Jude
2014-06-07, 03:41 PM
When you say "disappeared from sight," you mean invisibility, not movement, right?That is correct.

Nevaera
2014-06-07, 08:25 PM
Since Ash has no idea, I had her words reflect that she doesn't know the caster actually turned invisible.
But, perhaps they're retreating... *shrugs*

Alright, back in a few days. ^_^

Frivolous
2014-06-09, 11:43 PM
Interesting. Orc's armor class is at most -1.

Gwendol
2014-06-10, 03:21 AM
Magically buffed perhaps?

Frivolous
2014-06-10, 11:04 AM
Almost certainly, yes.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-06-10, 11:46 AM
Yeah, those boss orcs are tough ones. Something definitely going on there. And now even against the regular kind, Mycah can't seem to connect (if I roll for myself at least).

Nevaera
2014-06-10, 05:58 PM
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HP: 10/19
Still not sure if I can roll to escape Pinned status after I've taken damage, but I figure I'll give it a try again.
Wrestle/Grapple: (1d20)[1]

Yup, seems about accurate considering her predicament. >.<
Nice hit Aditi! :D

Frivolous
2014-06-11, 12:23 PM
Roland, the wand of paralyzation works as a cone, right? So does that mean that the closer Athol is to his target, the fewer bystanders would also be hit by the effect?

Also, would he be able to aim the wand from over someone's shoulder or even head?

It would be real dangerous for him, but I am wondering if we're going to get good rolls from the dice roller fast enough. :smallsmile:

Roland St. Jude
2014-06-11, 08:55 PM
Roland, the wand of paralyzation works as a cone, right? So does that mean that the closer Athol is to his target, the fewer bystanders would also be hit by the effect?Correct.


Also, would he be able to aim the wand from over someone's shoulder or even head?Yes, though that presents some danger to the person you're aiming over. Should either of you move even a little, they'll get zapped.

Kish
2014-06-11, 09:06 PM
Correct.
So what would happen if Athos pressed the wand against the orc's head?

Edit: Sorry, got Athos' name wrong. :smallredface:

Roland St. Jude
2014-06-11, 10:22 PM
So what would happen if Athol pressed the wand against the orc's head?I imagine the orc would move while he was activating the wand. At the tip of the wand, the cone is tiny, so if he moves even a little it'd miss him. But if some part of it hits the orc, he'll have to save vs. paralysis.

Nevaera
2014-06-11, 10:42 PM
A dangerous maneuver for a caster, I'd venture to guess.

Gwendol
2014-06-13, 02:19 AM
If you two can disengage we might have an option to hit him. I don't want to be any where close to that thing :smallsmile:

Nevaera
2014-06-13, 11:13 AM
Well, just refreshed my IC page and negated my whole OOC post. :smallsigh: Heheh.

Alright, so I figure since Athos was holding his action to cast the wand (or Sleep maybe? since he can cast that twice/day, as can Neela)... wouldn't he have tried to cast when the orc was flying up into the air? Or was it all too fast to utter the words and aim for the sky in time?

I want to do something stupid and wild with Ash. ... *sigh* not in Basic though. I'll stick with the spear.
...Man, if I was a 3.5 character, I might jump on down after them through that hole. ;P

(or at least my husband's barbarian would have for sure - I have a picture of him...)

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Petalreaper/My%20Art/scans2of20.jpg (http://s201.photobucket.com/user/Petalreaper/media/My%20Art/scans2of20.jpg.html)

He was created for the Eberron setting.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-06-13, 02:38 PM
Nice! Is that your work? I wish I had an ounce of artistic talent...

Frivolous
2014-06-13, 04:02 PM
Roland, may I ask if any of the party is in the center of the camp?

If the answer is No, can Athol reach the center using his wand of paralyzation this round? What about Web? Can that be used, using the tents as the anchors?

By taking themselves out of the melee, the enemies might have made a mistake...

Nevaera
2014-06-13, 05:21 PM
Nice! Is that your work? I wish I had an ounce of artistic talent...
Thank you. ^_^ I was given plenty of helpful instruction to make sure it was as he pictured in his head. There was to be an element of Richter from Castlevania in it.
Wow, that was seven years ago already.
Wish I could put together a good picture like this for Ash sometime. She's been around for years now - I suppose it's about time. :P I kinda suck at metal armor, unfortunately. >.<

Roland St. Jude
2014-06-13, 09:42 PM
Well, just refreshed my IC page and negated my whole OOC post. :smallsigh: Heheh.Probably too late now, but did you try the back button right away? The forum and most browsers save your text through at least one "refresh" or link click.


Alright, so I figure since Athos was holding his action to cast the wand (or Sleep maybe? since he can cast that twice/day, as can Neela)... wouldn't he have tried to cast when the orc was flying up into the air? Or was it all too fast to utter the words and aim for the sky in time? I think his wand was stowed and sling was in hand, so that's not an option. Spellcasting would have been possible, if he'd have declared that in advance. Basic/RC doesn't really have a mechanic for readied actions, but it seems reasonable one could do so in some circumstances. The orc was moving fast, but it may have been possible to hit him with a 40 foot square area spell like Sleep. Would have required some adjudication. But I don't want to retro that in now. It just seems...messy.

Sweet drawing. Reminds me of a character sketch from a play-by-mail game back in the day.


Roland, may I ask if any of the party is in the center of the camp?No. The distance from the closest party member to the center is a little more than 100' yards. Mycah was able to make the trip in just over a full round of running. The orcs took slightly longer. Currently, Neela and Murray are the farthest from the center, then the two remaining tents, then the rest of the party, pretty much in two groups, one near each tent.


If the answer is No, can Athol reach the center using his wand of paralyzation this round? What about Web? Can that be used, using the tents as the anchors?Paralyzation wand range 60', so no. There's nothing there visible to paralyze anyway when it comes around to Athos' turn again. Web, range 10', so no. Web can be anchored to anything and is as sturdy as what it's anchored to.

Matthew
2014-06-13, 10:02 PM
I hope that is all of Nathros' bad rolls for the summer! :smallbiggrin:

Nevaera
2014-06-14, 12:34 AM
Probably too late now, but did you try the back button right away? The forum and most browsers save your text through at least one "refresh" or link click.
Oh, sorry. I definitely could have worded that better. I meant that I checked the IC and realized that all I was about to post in OOC was no longer applicable anymore. :P


I think his wand was stowed and sling was in hand, so that's not an option. Spellcasting would have been possible, if he'd have declared that in advance. ... But I don't want to retro that in now. It just seems...messy.

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Wand of paralysis in hand, Athos waves at the warriors battling the orc lord. He's too strong, fall back! he shouts, urging Bran and Nathros to withdraw.
Once he got their attention, Athos will activate the magic of the wand and aim for the orc.
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I believe his wand was in hand at the end of the round before the orc's flying maneuver had commenced. *shrugs* As you said, too late now either way.


Sweet drawing. Reminds me of a character sketch from a play-by-mail game back in the day. :D


Paralyzation wand range 60', so no. There's nothing there visible to paralyze anyway when it comes around to Athos' turn again. Web, range 10', so no. Web can be anchored to anything and is as sturdy as what it's anchored to.
What about the plausible hole the orc is barrelling through?

Roland St. Jude
2014-06-14, 12:45 AM
What about the plausible hole the orc is barrelling through?You'll have to go look. :smallbiggrin:

Frivolous
2014-06-17, 12:05 PM
Roland, can you confirm that one of the 2 armored orcs that we fought towards the end got away and one of them was Held and thus helpless?

Can you also confirm that, so far as we know, only 1 orc (the armored one that got away) survived the battle, and the spellcaster who cast the Lightning Bolt was not among the number we could see clearly?

I'm asking just to be sure, and also because it's possible the Held armored orc might understand Common.

Kish
2014-06-17, 12:11 PM
Talk fast if you want to stop Aditi from killing any enemy combatants left on the battlefield.

Roland St. Jude
2014-06-17, 04:22 PM
Roland, can you confirm that one of the 2 armored orcs that we fought towards the end got away and one of them was Held and thus helpless?Correct.


Can you also confirm that, so far as we know, only 1 orc (the armored one that got away) survived the battle, and the spellcaster who cast the Lightning Bolt was not among the number we could see clearly?Correct.

Nevaera
2014-06-18, 08:11 PM
Glad Brandon's on top of the looting. As a player, I care more than my character will let on. :P

Frivolous
2014-06-19, 11:23 AM
If we find magical (metal) armor, I want to give it to Nathros. He gets wounded too easily.

Plus he has the best offense in the party, and it's pragmatic to make him indestructible.

Koren n'Rhys
2014-06-19, 12:37 PM
Aw, a little rollie-pollie dwarf tank. How cute!

Matthew
2014-06-20, 09:22 AM
Nathros ain't no rotund fellow, in fact he is unusually tall and agile as dwarves go.

Nevaera
2014-06-20, 09:50 AM
If we find magical (metal) armor, I want to give it to Nathros. He gets wounded too easily.

Plus he has the best offense in the party, and it's pragmatic to make him indestructible.

I second that. His dwarven weapon gives him excellent damage and attack in combination with his strength, but it's hard to utilize while his armor is so limited in the defense it provides. I think he also has a couple less max hit points than Brandon.