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Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: The spells of my youth

If ever there was a time made for a wall of fire. Nobody has one?

Posted on 2016-01-30 at 19:56:03.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Meat shield assume position!

Lothor called out to the group that they were under attack. Thankfully the pale buggers were not silent, pale buggers. It was a seemingly endless horde of the beasts streaming out of the night. Lothor's role was simple - hold them off while those with spells did their work. If had confidence in his companions, even in the face of such numbers, as long as they had time and space to act.

To provide that time and space the big warrior placed himself between himself and the onrushing horde, prepared to hack them apart and block their passage. His main goal as he took his position was to prevent their passage. It was an ambitious goal given the vast numbers charging, but he had to trust in his companions to assure that he did not have to fight them all.

Posted on 2016-01-30 at 14:59:38.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: go ahead and post

I think those are all great spells. I think we need a continual light or two to hold back the horde. The danger is getting overwhelmed by sheer numbers. As long as they are held at bay in some way the danger isn't really that big. If allowed to swarm it is deadly.

So a couple continual lights and then blast away with your spell of choice. Lothor will take point and try to prevent spell casters from getting trampled. I'll post in a few minutes.

Posted on 2016-01-30 at 14:54:53.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Over run

The big danger is simply being overrun by numbers. Individually they are not a threat. So something would seem to be needed to stop the stampede.

Perhaps Lothor and others in arms stand at the front to break the assault if needed. A couple of continual light spells above the front ranks to stop the assault. Mages then lob fireballs at their discretion to thin the ranks.

Meatshields may be able to protect spellcasters if the light can't stop the initial assault.
Light prevents getting overwhelmed.
Fireballs pick them off as they cower.

We just need to be careful if they start coming around at the back (assuming the light is at the front) - the spehere is probably big enough to help, but it bears watching.

Posted on 2016-01-29 at 21:37:10.

Subject: OK

I'm not against using the stone stairs. I'm just a little worried about running out of spells down the road. But we have to get down the road, or up the road, or whatever, first.

So, stair it.
Max can check for traps.
Jarenion can hold rear guard.

Just be sure to post that you are watching the walls, floor, ceiling because those things could come back. If they are afraid of the staff it might keep them away - or it might make them target Jarenion if he seems split off from the herd. At least they can't pull people away through the walls - I think.

Posted on 2016-01-29 at 21:30:26.

Subject: Spells

I think making stone stairs might be a waste of a spell. Are we over thinking it? How worried are we about attack? I'd probably use the original plan, then have Jarenion spider climb out. he'd be available at the bottom to stand guard with his staff. Although he can't aid an attack on those up top from there. Stupid stone swimming gargoyles.

Posted on 2016-01-29 at 21:09:26.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: pick a point

Ties? there are no ties in football!!!

Ok, so they are, but ignore that detail.

Each pick a point total. Closest to the actual spread by which Carolina wins without going over is the winner. If Denver wins, I win. Just because.

Posted on 2016-01-28 at 18:00:14.

Subject: spells

The earlier plan was to try and avoid using spells. But Jarenion can easily use spider climb on himself or someone else. I think he has levitate as well, but I'd have to check.

Posted on 2016-01-28 at 17:56:25.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Fire and such

Well, Lothor would have no trouble killing them swing by swing, but it seems that the big problem is simply getting overwhelmed by numbers. I'm not sure if a ring of free action would help him not be overwhelmed by sheer mass, but he still can't do anything but be a meat shield for those with more fire-power.

If these are gibberlings, which seems reasonably likely, then fire can be used to deflect their attack or keep them at bay. So while fireballs can destroy the rearguard, that is only useful if the front guard doesn't overwhelm us. Perhaps we form a wedge with the big guy at point and fire slingers in the middle? Is there a good way to form a big fire right in front of us while fireballing a bit further back? What about a wall of fire?

And a thought for once we get out of this mess (See how much confidence I have in you guys!) - fireballs flying in the night just might give away our presence even if landing at the islands only beach didn't do so.

Posted on 2016-01-27 at 20:31:41.

Subject: And the gargoyles are down. Sort of.

Ok, so we need a plan. I guess we go back to getting out of the room the same way we were about to try before - the door up the wall. But we need to be careful - somethings know we are here. And those gargoyles could come at us with no notice out of any wall at any time. Or any floor. I'm not a fan of those things.

What say the rest?

Posted on 2016-01-25 at 19:58:11.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Sacrifice? No, I didn't order any sacrifice...

Corban held back from laughing at the waxy-lady-things comments. Laughing would probably not be well received by either the lady, who might be offended, or his own team, who might mistake it for hysteria. So instead he held his position, keeping an eye on the lady, but more so watching the parties rear.

He was curious what would happen to this lady. But he was pretty sure it wouldn’t be their sacrifice. Not one graced by Star anyway. Guns ready, as always, he thought.

Posted on 2016-01-25 at 19:56:11.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Miss a post and

gotta admit, somehow I missed the GMs post about escaping the Drow situation. Lothor will post shortly as a lot has changed since he was staring down into a mine filled with slaves and Drow.

*Ok, maybe I'll hold off on posting for a day or so. Does anyone have any ideas? I have a blade, but this doesn't exactly seem like fighter stuff. Gotta read my character sheet to see if I have anything particularily useful. I doubt it.

Posted on 2016-01-25 at 19:43:10.
Edited on 2016-01-25 at 19:47:31 by Nomad D2

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: good luck

I once cared far more about football than I do now and it certainly shows. Good luck to those who obviously know more, or at least are luckier, than I.

Posted on 2016-01-25 at 19:41:14.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: If you miss a week you need to do something

So lets go with two unpopular picks.

Arizona and Denver

Posted on 2016-01-19 at 11:18:41.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Run

Well, the fog solves things a bit.
If we get away we won't be returning for a return engagement.
Mages pick the best method and make it fast.

I'd be inclined to say a big Peri might work best, but Lothor does not know much about such things. His wings wouldn't blow away the fog, would it?

Posted on 2016-01-17 at 16:30:34.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Ooops

Probably won't be a tie, since I forgot to get picks in. But, can I take my 8 point miss this week?

I would have picked NE and AZ
I guess I still will pick Carolina and Denver

Posted on 2016-01-16 at 19:41:51.

Topic: Looking for potential players
Subject: Ok

Well, bummer for us, as the idea could have been interesting. But obviously a much bigger bummer for you. Good luck and if you do come back, let me know.

Posted on 2016-01-13 at 23:02:57.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: A numbers game

Do we know what we face?
"Dwarves and golems guard" - but how many?
2 orc guards - unless they reentered the mine with the human slaves.
2 drow guards
Plus whatever comes at their call.
But do we know exactly?

So, questions for the DM - pulled from my various posts.
1. How far to the coast? Do we know?
2. How far have we come from the city?
3. How many and what are behind us?
4. Are we still in a position to see into the mine?

I always remembered a book of golems being how you make one. Does this allow you to perhaps control them? I like that.

Posted on 2016-01-13 at 23:01:35.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Flying away

I like the fly away option as well, but I hate to use up the potions - if something happened on open water they could be handy. (No, I'm not paranoid about getting in a boat, why do you ask?) We could fly low to try and stay out of sight as we make our escape. Do we have any other methods of rapid escape?

And to repeat my earlier comments about leaving behind a little gift. In the old days I remember a spell called delayed blast fireball. Anybody have anything like that? Perhaps such a thing could lead to a slave revolt and the overthrow of the mine and the city. One can dream.

Posted on 2016-01-12 at 20:30:32.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: That wasn't the plan!

Well, she didn't just kill us, so that was good.

But, sacrificing us? Not so good.

Corban didn't sign on for that!

Posted on 2016-01-12 at 20:26:34.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: A plan?

I like that idea. How far have we come from the city?

It would mean we have to travel along the coast a bit (or out in to open water) before reaching the far point of this island since we wouldn't be walking to farthest point.

If we are doing this, can we leave the drow an unpleasant surprise of some sort before leaving? Or is that risking too much?

Posted on 2016-01-12 at 17:30:27.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Welcome aboard

We can always use another to deal with waxen skinned beauties.

I am ok with either character - whichever the two of you decide. Corban shall guard the rear for either until his commanding officer gives him some other task to see to.

Posted on 2016-01-11 at 23:57:48.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Hmmmm...

A question for the DM - do we have any sense of how far we need to go to get to the coast?

My first instinct is to run. If they don't know where we are, they won't know exactly which way we are headed. We might be able to get a decent head start before they find our trail.

But, on second thought, that seems like a bad idea. What happens if we get to the coast? We all pile in a boat and sail off? Do you really think a bunch of drow can't do something to a boat from the shore? Being in a boat seems like a good way to put a giant bulls-eye on the party. Lothor does not relish the idea of fighting on water while wearing armor - even without it, actually.

So after everything, I think Ulthok got us into a fight. Being on the top of the pit should give us an advantage. They have to come up to us. Of course, "they" might well include more of those mithral golem thingys. That almost makes me think drow are an easy opponent.

Posted on 2016-01-11 at 23:53:42.

Subject: Gargoyles

We don't need no stinking gargoyles!
bring 'em on!

Posted on 2016-01-09 at 18:27:00.

Topic: Grugg
Subject: Good to hear

I'm very glad to hear the good news. Get well and return to the inn.

Posted on 2016-01-09 at 18:25:55.


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