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    Please repost character sheets here for active players only.

    Queue:
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    Pyotr Herdson (J-H)
    Helga IronHelm (thethan)
    Vancullia 'Six-Fix' (ben-zayb)
    Svartpetra (esorscher)
    Deus Ex Machina (Nettlekid)

    In queue:
    Lulabri Jazzpa (Luna)
    Jamada (Man on Fire)
    Hawkeye (Yas392)
    Sir Frederick Birtwhistle (springjack)
    Talahak Stonefist (manwithaplan)
    Fluffy Longshoes (HappyMooCow)
    Polter (abadguy)
    Simon De Si (Starbuck II)
    Hive (Tacitus)

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    Noone (yet)
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    Helga Ironhelm

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    Reposting my question: When a character dies does the player immediately roll up a new one and start into the dungeon, or do we wait for a TPK before resetting entirely?

    Also just to clarify, is that waiting list in line for people who get in when players drop, or is it a rotation that goes with every death?

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    I suspect that the players in the queue replace players as their characters drop, then that player goes to the back of the queue. but do they start at the top of the dungeon?

    I'm going to post tactical tidbits, important IC questions and obviously rolls in spoilers in the IC thread. seems like a good place for that sort of stuff.

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    Red for me.

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    Default Re: Journey to the Center of the Earth (OOC Thread)

    Parties enter in groups of 5, at the top of the dungeon. Quicker pathways may be opened once we get a few floors down. If this needs to be modified , ti can be with new players entering as the old ones die.

    The queue is the rotation as players die. I felt that was the only way to be fair for everyone.
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    Let's try Indigo for a thematic duskling/incarnum.

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    Good luck everyone.
    Question to GM - will you PM players when it's their time to join the game?

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    Pyotr has an Everburning torch in his pack.

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    Oh, lets use that then.

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    Man on Fire: I will PM players when it is their turn.
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    Default Re: Journey to the Center of the Earth (OOC Thread)

    Let's roll some initiative:

    spiders: (1d20+3)[7]
    Six Fix: (1d20-4)[-3]
    Helga: (1d20+5)[21]
    Pyotr: (1d20+3)[7]
    Deus: (1d20-5)[3]
    Svart: (1d20+3)[17]

    And some attacks:
    Spider 1 vs Svart attack:(1d20+4)[9] damage: (1d6)[1]
    Spider 2 vs Deus attack:(1d20+4)[10] damage: (1d6)[6]
    Spider 3 vs Deus attack:(1d20+4)[13] damage: (1d6)[5]
    Spider 4 vs Pyotr attack:(1d20+4)[6] damage: (1d6)[3]
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    Oh dear, even with my damage reduction I'm in a pretty bad way. I'll put five of those point of damage into my delayed damage pool for the time being.
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    (Just pay attention to the first three nonrepeated numbers)
    (1d5)[1]
    (1d5)[5]
    (1d5)[4]
    (1d5)[1]
    (1d5)[2]
    (1d5)[4]
    (1d5)[5]
    (1d5)[1]
    (1d5)[3]


    EDIT: Oh wait, I'm a moron that forgot Armor Class is a thing. Neither attack hit me. That's better.

    DOUBLE EDIT: Hang on a second, I just want to clarify something. Was that a surprise round that the spiders just got? Because that's kind of suspect. The very first actions made by Helga and Svartpetra were to look up, so there was no chance that they didn't see the spiders before the spiders saw them. There would have been a surprise round because Deus (and probably others) were certainly unaware, but since those two got a higher initiative they would have had a shot at the spiders before the spiders ever had a shot at us. And since you can only take either a move or a standard action in the surprise round, the spiders wouldn't have had the chance to attack anyway. >.>

    I know this sounds pedantic and nitpicky, but you've made clear that this game is designed to kill PCs, and I want to make absolutely sure that we don't suffer any undue losses that we're preparing for (getting ambushed from above after PCs have looked up, for example.)
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    I don't think an of the attacks hit, so it's not super important, but for the record,

    Quote Originally Posted by esorscher View Post
    At Helga's instruction, she turns her attention toward the ceiling.
    Does this count as a spot check, negating surprise round? If so, did I fail the check? If not, what are the magic words I need to post to make a spot check?

    Now on to question 2: is it okay to post out of order, and have the actions resolve in initiative order?

    Also, can we get an updated map? Edit: I can probably make do with what has been given. Will post tomorrow AM.
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    Default Re: Journey to the Center of the Earth (OOC Thread)

    Spot checks are automatic (set of very bad rolls plus spiders hiding in their own webs)

    What you said forced a search check, which also failed.

    On the plus side the spiders rolled badly too.

    Posting out of order is ok and it will be resolved in initiative order
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    So we can’t roll our own spot checks? That’s slightly annoying, but nothing we can’t deal with.

    Anyway any future spiderwebs we find should immediately be lit on fire. No I’m not joking, spider webs burn pretty well actually.

    I did call it on the spiders though!
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    Default Re: Journey to the Center of the Earth (OOC Thread)

    The matter of the extra action in the surprise round still holds, though.

    Posting my combat actions, to be resolved after the initiative.

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    If these are Small spiders hiding in their webs, their Hide modifier is +19, plus any bonus from the ceiling being poorly illuminated.

    During a surprise round, a Charge action can be made, but only moving up to a character's normal move speed. I think dropping 10' from the ceiling on a web counts as similar enough to a charge (move+attack) that it fits within those rules and fits with RAI. If you want it RAW then they get +2 to their ABs and -2 their ACs from charging, and maybe somebody gets hit.

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    Ah, true, that's fair then.

    Meanwhile Deus had an exceedingly poor pair of attack rolls. Hopefully that soaked up the bad rolls from you guys. At least I forgot to use one of my maneuvers, so I didn't waste any.
    Speaking of which, I may as well roll for my next one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-H View Post
    If these are Small spiders hiding in their webs, their Hide modifier is +19, plus any bonus from the ceiling being poorly illuminated.

    During a surprise round, a Charge action can be made, but only moving up to a character's normal move speed. I think dropping 10' from the ceiling on a web counts as similar enough to a charge (move+attack) that it fits within those rules and fits with RAI. If you want it RAW then they get +2 to their ABs and -2 their ACs from charging, and maybe somebody gets hit.
    They are medium spiders, but yeah, bad rolls + good hide checks.

    And the partial charge is what happened. I didn't add the attack modifiers (forgot about them, oops) but I'm not retconning it.

    If you guys want to roll your own spot checks, that's fine, but then I'll no longer roll them automatically. Alternatively I can roll them on the thread.
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    So just to make the maps slightly easier to figure:
    Thethan’s token guide (i hope I got all the roles correct. if not I'm happy to change it.)


    token character/sheet class/role
    Sgt. Slaughter Helga Ironhelm cleric/melee support
    green Lantern Svartpetra beguiler/magic and skills and party face
    Ilithid Deus Ex Machinma crusader/tank and support
    pirate six fix dragon shaman/support, melee?
    Goblin Pyot scout/ranged Dps, skill monkey

    I'm ok with the Dm automatically rolling spot/listen checks. I would just like the option of being able to make our own spot/listen checks when we're looking for something specific... like say spiders in the ceiling
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    I forgot to indicate which aura Six-Fix has as default, which is supposedly either Vigor (fast healing 1 up to half-maximum health to allies within 30ft range) or Energy Shield [Fire] (2 points of fire damage per non-reach melee attack hit against allies within 30ft range).

    (1d2)[2]: Vigor if 1, Energy Shield if 2

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    Familiars can act on your turn
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    Nice Token guide... want to add sheets for convenience? I have no problem with DM rolling spot checks, but would like them rolled publicly, if it's not inconvenient.
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    I prefer DM rolls on spot, search, knowledge, etc. It makes it harder to metagame... if you are told to roll a Spot check you know there's something to look for, if you roll a 1 on a Knowledge check you know you may get incorrect results, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esorscher View Post
    Nice Token guide... want to add sheets for convenience? I have no problem with DM rolling spot checks, but would like them rolled publicly, if it's not inconvenient.
    Sure, I've added links, as it's faster than expanding the table.

    The new table coding is not difficult, it's just time consuming.

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    Sure, I've added links, as it's faster than expanding the table.

    The new table coding is not difficult, it's just time consuming.
    Perfect! Thanks for all your work on the tables.
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    will save: (1d20)[14]
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    Attack Rolls:

    spider 1 vs Svart (1d20+4)[15] damage: (1d6)[6]

    spider 2 vs Helga (1d20+4)[22] damage: (1d6)[3]

    spider 3 vs Pyotr (1d20+4)[20] damage: (1d6)[3]

    spider 4 vs Pyotr (1d20+2)[5] damage: (1d6)[1]
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