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Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: post coming...

Post coming, folks. Sorry, work has eaten me.

Posted on 2013-12-10 at 17:45:39.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: yep

No need to feel "meta" about it. I have always hated the "you must prepare your spells ahead of time" rules. If your character studies/prays for spells every day, they can cast anything available to them.

I feel like the wizard who must commit feather fall to memory - just in case he falls, lest he risk death - and now cannot use that spell slot in battle is just a silly idea. Even worse with clerics, who are being basically granted miracles on demand.

"Sorry, Bob the cleric, you didn't ask for this miracle already. Too late to change your mind. Maybe you can flame blade your buddy's corpse so he doesn't rise as a ghoul... I just can't let you bless him."


So if ya want to cast invisibility to undead (and it's on your list), have at it.

Posted on 2013-12-05 at 22:34:35.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: tactical stuffs

Okay, one of the major questions (how the mage would proceed) has been answered.

I'm assuming that the warriors will continue in the same manner they have used so far - Ta'Arms will drool on himself, En'Aranthea and Rae will fight, protecting the party as best they can. It hasn't been implicitly stated, but my expectation is that Rae will stay near the big guy on the left side of the road, while En'Arenthea will most likely move to the right side to protect that flank.

Assuming Danon continues his earlier stated tactics, he will attempt to turn undead first, then fight with his mace unless his healing skills are severely needed.

Galardil has already turned undead in this fight, so he can't do so again. My understanding is that he will use the sling if he has a shot, then switch to his war club if the shamblers get too close. He will stay close to his friend, Jarenion, and will hold spells for healing if need be.

I have Blair firing bolts. Since I don't see any other intentions, my assumption is that he will stay in a missile role unless forced to draw his blade.

If any of my assumptions are wrong, you have until tomorrow to correct them. While I love game posts, you don't have to make one - feel free to post a quick line here, or even send me a PM.


Posted on 2013-12-05 at 20:38:58.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: egad

Be careful when poking bare bears, my friend. You might find the result to be unbearable.

Posted on 2013-12-05 at 19:12:22.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: sure thing

Sounds reasonable to me. But don't trust me, I'm the DM.


Posted on 2013-12-05 at 17:50:05.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: nope

The only person in the group who could carry Ta'Arms would be Ta'Arms - if he had a helpful doppleganger. And that is assuming a naked Ta'Arms, much less a big warrior in banded mail and carrying another nice chunk of weight in gear (plus your own armor and gear). So sorry, but no can do.

Posted on 2013-12-05 at 16:34:32.

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: sigh

Thought I was going to win this thing easily. Now, I regularly find myself feeling shaky on half the picks in a given week... and that's before stupid stuff happens, like Houston almost beating New England.

Just riding this out...

Houston @ Jacksonville
Oakland @ NY Jets
Cleveland @ New England
Indianapolis @ Cincinnati
Carolina @ New Orleans
Detroit @ Philadelphia
Miami @ Pittsburgh
Buffalo @ Tampa Bay
Kansas City @ Washington
Minnesota @ Baltimore
Tennessee @ Denver
NY Giants @ San Diego
Seattle @ San Francisco
St Louis @ Arizona
Atlanta @ Green Bay
Dallas @ Chicago

Posted on 2013-12-05 at 14:48:41.
Edited on 2013-12-05 at 21:06:36 by t_catt11

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: now, now...

These are typical D&D zombies, so they aren't as scary as the ZiC screamers. For instance, you don't have to worry about being infected from a D&D zombie.

The road itself is apparently clear for the moment, yes. Do note that we use the term "road" pretty loosely - it's probably not more than ten feet wide, and is simply a hard packed dirt trail. You have light woods on either side, with attackers coming from both.

Do note that Ta'Arms is completely paralyzed right now, frozen in place like a statue.

Posted on 2013-12-05 at 14:41:43.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: well, la dee dah!

No posts at all? Not even to the Q&A?

All alone, I am...

Posted on 2013-12-05 at 04:11:49.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: my plans...

I intend to make another combat post on Friday. I feel like you guys have given me enough strategy so that I can keep this rolling, but I will give you a couple of days to role play, make edits, etc, if you so choose.

Posted on 2013-12-04 at 15:21:26.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: combat up

Early combat results are up. You guys are formidable. Note to self: add more/stronger enemies.

Posted on 2013-12-04 at 06:30:25.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men...
Subject: what, exactly, is so funny?

The giggling monstrosity moves dreadfully fast, closing the ground between the undead and the party faster than anyone would believe. Ta'Arms is ready for it, and deals a mighty blow with his blade that staggers the creature.

It shrugs off the damage, however, and leaps at the big man, burying one set of its filthy claws, as well as its sharp teeth, into his exposed flesh.

The strong warrior feels a dank, unholy chill creep into his very bones, and discovers in horror that he can no longer move!

Jarenion begins casting, as Blair fires a bolt. The angle is too poor to risk a shot at the giggling monster, so the rogue settles on one of the other abominations. His shot is true, and the bolt buries itself deeply in the chest of the shuffling creature, but it pay the attack no mind and continues to lurch forward.

En'Aranthea moves to the aid of Ta'Arms, gracefully whirling her blade into a deadly arc that slashes deeply into the undead monster, but still, it stands.

Jarenion finishes his incantation, and like Blair, elects to target the further creatures to preserve the safety of the front line warriors. Stones fall from the sky, striking three of the creatures.

Danon speaks a prayer to his goddess, laying his hands on the holy warrior of Falloes. Merca answers her servant's call, and Rae can feel the divine favor flow into her body.

Rae moves up to further support Ta'Arms in his vulnerable state, and the shield maiden's blow lands true. Finally, the undead creature has absorbed more damage than it can withstand, and the giggling falls silent as it slumps into the mud.

Galardil steps up and brandishes his holy symbol of Kith-jora. Boldly, he rebukes the undead abominations, and as one, they turn and flee!

There is only a moment's respite, however, as you realize that several more of the undead creatures are emerging from both sides of the road. While they do move slowly, they will surely flank the party if nothing is done.

Worse still, more insane giggling can be heard from the mist behind the zombies emerging to the party's left...

Posted on 2013-12-04 at 06:28:11.
Edited on 2013-12-04 at 06:28:58 by t_catt11

Subject: woo


Posted on 2013-12-04 at 05:15:25.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: nope

Definitely not fizzling. Just was on vacation for a week, and underestimated how much short Thanksgiving week would impact my posting.

Post partially done now, two party members killed already, things rolling smoothly.

One of the above is a lie.

Posted on 2013-12-03 at 06:21:48.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: update

Combat post up for sure tomorrow (Tuesday). I have my cheat sheet/quick stat package ready, and am running combat now.

Posted on 2013-12-03 at 06:07:45.

Topic: Letters from Santa!
Subject: bump!

Mailing days are starting to dwindle. Santa would love to send out more letters!

Posted on 2013-12-03 at 05:22:38.

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: grr

How could I have slipped into second place??? Hooooowwwww????

Green Bay @ Detroit
Oakland @ Dallas
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore
Miami @ NY Jets
Arizona @ Philadelphia
Chicago @ Minnesota
Tampa Bay @ Carolina
Jacksonville @ Cleveland
Tennessee @ Indianapolis
Denver @ Kansas City
Atlanta @ Buffalo
St Louis @ San Francisco
New England @ Houston
Cincinnati @ San Diego
NY Giants @ Washington
New Orleans @ Seattle

Posted on 2013-11-27 at 19:50:28.

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: egad

Pride in one's picks goeth before insanity in the NFL.

Posted on 2013-11-26 at 15:21:00.

Topic: Olan out for a week
Subject: heh

I'm back, I'm back. Posties forthcoming.

Posted on 2013-11-25 at 22:40:31.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: I have returned

Post up tonight, I hope.

Posted on 2013-11-25 at 22:40:11.

Topic: Possibility of Pathfinder?
Subject: Yep

I'm an unapologetic curmudgeon who still prefers 2e, but I find the entire d20 system to be solid. It's not perfect, but no system is... And I like how it's easy to run Star Wars, modern, etc, without having to completely learn a new rule set.

But enough of that. Enjoy your game, guys.

Posted on 2013-11-15 at 05:25:00.

Topic: Most people logged in
Subject: musky!

I haven't seen more than ten, but I have seen ten again lately, and regularly see 7-8.

Posted on 2013-11-14 at 19:14:35.

Topic: Possibility of Pathfinder?
Subject: heh

Can't resist... to me, 4th edition will always be a MMORPG on paper.

Posted on 2013-11-14 at 18:05:17.

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: week 12

Going ahead and picking week 12, since I'll be gone.

Figure I'll miss an extra pick or two, since I won't be able to adjust my expectations on injuries, great games, crap games, etc... but better than missing them all.

Week 12

New Orleans @ Atlanta
Carolina @ Miami
Chicago @ St Louis
San Diego @ Kansas City
NY Jets @ Baltimore
Jacksonville @ Houston
Minnesota @ Green Bay
Tampa Bay @ Detroit
Pittsburgh @ Cleveland
Indianapolis @ Arizona
Tennessee @ Oakland
Dallas @ NY Giants
Denver @ New England
San Francisco @ Washington

Posted on 2013-11-14 at 18:00:12.

Topic: Are you Ready for some Football 2013
Subject: heh

Actually, I stupidly picked Cleveland because I believe they will beat Cincinnati.

however, a coin flip did confirm my pick.

Posted on 2013-11-14 at 17:56:58.


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