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Topic: Tann's NFL U-pick E'm game 2017-2018
Subject: Freaky Week 7

Kansas City

New Orleans
LA Rams
New England


Posted on 2017-10-18 at 19:26:27.

Topic: Tann's NFL U-pick E'm game 2017-2018
Subject: Freaky

I want to argue that my being in first place should not get a week labeled as "freaky," but I honestly can't do it with a straight face. Time to get my freak on!

Posted on 2017-10-18 at 19:23:29.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Questions

1/2 mile back through twists and turns. Nice.

Tann- how far back to the first twist we can't see around? Just curious if something were to come from behind how far back it would be when we noticed it.

Also, the ring of the ear - the description I have doesn't really give a range. How close would I need to be to pick up speech?

Group - If the ring would allow Lothor to hear them, is it worth taking the time? I assume it isn't worth the time to have someone sneak forward and potentially give us away, but that is an option as well if the range isn't sufficient.

Posted on 2017-10-18 at 19:21:26.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Hmmm

Boots are good.

Tann - another question - does it seem like the Beholders are talking at all? Any sign of communication?

I ask because Lothor has a ring of hearing/the ear and a helm of comprehend languages, so if he put on the ring (it is currently not one of the two rings he is wearing) does it seem like there would be anything to hear? This again probably depends on distance, but the ring allows great hearing.

Posted on 2017-10-17 at 20:29:12.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Defenses

Depending on the map, would a wall of force behind us make sense? It kinda feels like we are trapping ourselves in - and we'd need it to be far enough behind us that if we did get hit by beholder area of effects spells they wouldn't rebound and hit us twice. But it might also mean that a beholder or three coming up from behind would target us and have it's own spells rebound on it. And at the very least it would probably slow them down for at least a round. Probably.

I'm not sure it is a good idea, but I'm just throwing stuff out there.

Am I right in thinking that with the veil spell once we attack we still don't appear unless they somehow dispel the magic? That could help against newcomers, but it seems likely that the direction of attack will be obvious - and if this really is just a hallway, the spell won't really protect us much against area-of-effect attacks since they would logically launch attacks down the hallway - the only direction the attack could have come from. I guess the map again might be important. Tann's post made me think there was a crossroads of some sort. Does that help us or hurt us? Do we need people watching the rear?

Also - for clarities sake, could someone note the area covered by both the veil and temperature spells?

Posted on 2017-10-17 at 20:02:51.
Edited on 2017-10-17 at 20:03:45 by Nomad D2

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: To attack or to detect, that is the question

I'm not inclined to think that they have some secret something in place, but it is worth considering. Do we have any useful detect magics? And if so, what? Also, what are the odds that such a detection spell would be, well, detected? I think it might be a better idea to risk the full on attack than giving ourselves away.

So, clearly, I can not drink the win in front of me.

Then again, it seems highly unlikely that they aren't at least wary.

So, clearly, I can not drink the win in front of you.

Posted on 2017-10-17 at 19:55:49.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Arrows

Are we reasonably confident that will be enough?

Talca will certainly add his arrows to the mix as well.

As for Lothor - is there a bow in the bag? Also, I will repeat the question about an area of effect option he might borrow. It is very possible that even if we succeed the result will be having two beholder blow up and make a lot of noise. If down that passage is a beholder lair we might very quickly find ourselves facing more than just those two - not to mention having any beholders that are out of the lair rush back to defend the nest - meaning we might get attacked from behind. We need to be ready for a full on battle, even if these two go quickly into that good night.

*Depending on how far back the veils area of effect goes, since Lothor can't do much against these guards, it might make sense for him to go back the way they came a little to keep an eye out for a rear attack. But he must be able to stay within both the veil and temperature spell.

Tann - can we get a map of the layout - including what is behind us?

Posted on 2017-10-16 at 21:20:31.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Area of effect

Lothor can't do much at range. He has a handaxe of throwing which is good, but not great. Does anyone have some sort of magical items that could be used at range by a fighter? Another option, I suppose, would be borrowing a bow (or getting one from the bag, perhaps?) but arrows seem rather low powered at the moment. An axe and arrow were critical against the first one, but I'd love to be able to hit both at once.

Posted on 2017-10-16 at 19:13:03.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Boots!

FYI - Lothor wants to make sure he has boots on - the pair from the bag of holding. I think I said it before, but I'm not sure. If not, since we are veiled he should be able to do so. Yes?

Posted on 2017-10-16 at 19:09:58.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Changes as we move?

That is quite a powerful illusion.

It sounds like we could look like an invisible hallway - and the illusion would morph with us as we move so that it contains doors and passages that we pass? If so, I strongly urge it's use.

Also, if we could find a good location - say someplace that was fairly open but has a good sized space to the side - we might try and set up an ambush if we can find a way to lure the beholders there.

I assume you have only one copy of the spell available. Once the spell wears off, that might be a time to use the rod. But a lot might have changed by then.

Posted on 2017-10-15 at 12:17:44.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Lothor is a sweet guy

Lothor would have happily (well, sadly actually, but willingly. You get the idea . . . ) carried the body. But the bag of holding is a good idea. Thanks for the info Tann.

Ok, so it seems we have a plan.
*No raise dead.
*Heal all according to Ody's great and awesome schedule.
* continue to move on very cautious in the face of the very ominous "what is coming."

The only question left is do we do anything special to prepare for what is coming? I'm still not sure what veil does. Otherwise, I'd suggested having an invisible Peri scout ahead, would an invisible somebody be a good idea if veil doesn't work? I'm assuming somebody has an ivisibility ability/spell somewhere, but I could be wrong. Or do we just plow on ahead as is traditional for head strong D&D parties everywhere?

Posted on 2017-10-15 at 01:00:05.
Edited on 2017-10-15 at 01:00:30 by Nomad D2

Topic: Tann's NFL U-pick E'm game 2017-2018
Subject: Keeping it going

new England
Tampa bay
LA Rams

Posted on 2017-10-14 at 18:42:27.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Life and Otherwise

If we have multiple raise spells - and Valene;s character would raise Peri, then I think we do it. Lothor votes yes.

Healing looks good to me - thanks Ody.

Does it make sense to have an invisible Peri scout ahead?

How exactly would the veil spell work? If we want to use it to travel under an illusion we need to it expressed right away.

Posted on 2017-10-14 at 18:34:00.

Topic: Bring Me That Horizon Q&A
Subject: Vixen it is

Oh yeah, "Vixen" and "Babe" were what Cracker was planning on going with. Sure. He needs a cutlass stuck there.

Posted on 2017-10-13 at 17:10:24.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Not against it

The idea has real merit. However, since we easily have enough spells/potions to heal right now, is it worth it this time? Or do we just heal up and move on, saving this trick for when it is really needed? Raising Peri seems to be the real gain at the moment. (What is the time limit on such raises? Do we risk not being able to do so if we delay?)

Are we in a hurry for some reason? What happens if the mage shows up and we are not "here?" But we'd only be gone for 8 hours or so?

How would we handle the reappearance? Is there a way to use this ability to suddenly reemerge as a group to set a trap? I'm not sure there is since we won't be able to know what is going on in the tower while we are in paradise so we wouldn't know when to spring the trap.

I guess I'm inclined to save it for now, but the trick could easily save our lives. Can a corpse be taken with?

Posted on 2017-10-11 at 22:35:56.

Topic: Duncan saying Howdy
Subject: Welcome!

Inmates old and new are always welcome!

Posted on 2017-10-11 at 22:29:30.

Topic: Tann's NFL U-pick E'm game 2017-2018
Subject: thursday


Posted on 2017-10-11 at 19:21:16.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Thanks Ody

organizing the healing is not something I think I would do well as I would never have found those extra spells.

now, about the plan. Since nobody has said anything else, I'm going to assume we move on. (Actually there is one more game post I need to read, so maybe someone did.) The question now is how to move on. Using mirrors to look around corners? Would that help? Or just a waste and give up surprise? Does anybody have some kind of wizard eye that lets us see in front of us?

What are the odds that a beholder can see invisible creatures? Tann implied there was a chance but not a guarantee that they could see a wall of force. Could someone move ahead of us to spy things out? Might this be a reason to raise Peri? Do we have just one raise dead spell?

I'd love to set some kind of beholder trap. Do we have anything that could be use to make noise? Sort of lure them into a space and then when they approach hit with multiple fireball type spells? Noise maker - I mean something that can be rigged to make noise on its own - without needing someone holding it?

Posted on 2017-10-10 at 21:22:48.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Plans

Ok, guys, we need to get all posts in so Tann can keep things moving. I'm hoping Ody is able to deal with organizing the spells. I already posted for Lothor and Talca taking guard during this period.

****But we really need to make sure we have a plan for the next step. If we have nothing better I think we just keep moving, but that really leaves everything to chance. Do we want to do anything specific. Do we have a plan for when we meet another creepy? Do we set up an ambush somewhere? How? Where? I've posted a few questions earlier to get things going. Again, if nothing else comes up, I'll probably add that we just move on, but I think doing so with no plan is dangerous.

Posted on 2017-10-07 at 20:47:39.

Topic: Bring Me That Horizon Q&A
Subject: How to refer to a redhaead without getting your head bitten off

What is the appropriate way for a boatswain to refer to the first mate? "Sir." is certainly not right. But I gotta say, "Mam" doesn't seem to fit either. How would Cracker address Maggie?

Posted on 2017-10-07 at 20:39:15.

Topic: Bring Me That Horizon
Subject: Out of the longboat and into the Hellfire

Cracker was not surprised by Hellfire’s firey response to their arrival on the ship. He was, however, happy that neither Blackheart’s presence or his condition were his responsibility. At least, not much of his responsibility. He did help get him here.

“Cracker, Shark Tooth,” Maggie spoke rapidly,“You two come with me. We got some reconnaissance to do back on shore.” Cracker knew enough not to question an order from the redhead, but also knew he had other duties to take care of. It was important that she knew he took those duties seriously. Hellfire and all that. He didn’t want it aimed at him. He quickly spoke of his coming duties. Her response was pure hellfire. “Then ^#$&ing get someone to cover it.”

What else did he expect? Nothing else. But he’d had to ask. He quickly turned to Chimwemwe. “Chim. Keep your eye on this guy so he doesn’t limp off somewhere. But if you see Kellen, tell him he needs to take my shift. If you don’t see him, YOU need to take my shift. But make damn sure someone is keeping one eye on Blackheart and another out for the Doc.” With that he moved to follow the first mate back into the boat from which he had just escaped.

As the moved towards shore the first mate spoke again. “There’s a gent here goes by the name Davenport. We had oursleves a ^&*@ing visit with @#^&ing Grover who’s supposed to be a prominent man, or some other bull%#^&, but before we go making deals, we need to know more about this Davenport. Rumor has it that he and %@#&ing Grover are butting heads. Either of you swabs have any ^&#$ing idea how we go about this?”

Cracker shook his head. “I’ve never been here before. I spent my time today down at the docks looking to see if there were ships leaving – the nicest ship I saw seems to be headed towards the Carolina coast.” (At this point, if she is interested he fills her in on everything he saw.) “But I can’t say who they were working for or who was organizing anything in this town. At least one dock hand seemed to be afraid to talk to anyone. Might say somethin’ about the boss. But otherwise I can’t help you any.”

(OOC: I just made up the name Kellen for a crewmate. Feel free to change it to something appropriate. Also, I am not sure about rank on the ship. Does Cracker outrank Chimwemwe? Are his orders reasonable? If not, he wouldn’t make them and I need to change it. It was a guess.)

Posted on 2017-10-07 at 20:37:34.

Topic: Tann's NFL U-pick E'm game 2017-2018
Subject: Wait. What?? I'm tied for first?

Are you sure you did the math right?
Four weeks in and I'm still tied for first?


Posted on 2017-10-05 at 21:08:30.

Topic: Bring Me That Horizon Q&A
Subject: Slow

Sorry I've been slow to post - I'll get one in by early Saturday sometime. Maybe tonight if I can.

Glad to see the game still going!

Posted on 2017-10-05 at 21:06:49.

Topic: Tann's NFL U-pick E'm game 2017-2018
Subject: Picks

Week 5
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

Tampa Bay

Sunday, Oct 8, 2017

N.Y. Giants
L.A. Rams
Kansas City

Monday, Oct 9, 2017


Posted on 2017-10-04 at 21:14:06.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: Bummer

Well, that is too bad. I have been trying to recruit a few people for the game even. Oh well, perhaps I can recycle Dane in another game. He's a pretty cool character.

Posted on 2017-10-03 at 22:45:40.


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