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Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Magical mystery Tour

Lothor didn't understand magic. He knew he didn't. That bothered him. He was well aware that there others in the group smarter than he was, but he was far from a dullard. So being so completely ignorant about a topic made him uneasy. This was probably the source of his earlier dislike of magic. He disliked what he didn't understand. But as time had gone on (And now back, but whatever...) he had learned a thing or two and with familiarity had come, not comfort, but at least a reduction in fear and dislike.

But this spell fizzling made him uneasy. One spell had failed. But the invisibility had worked. And the cantrip to clean up (See, magic could be quite useful!) had worked. And the augury spell had worked. Why did some spells work and not others? Were they of a different type? He wondered, but knew this was an answer that was beyond him.

Interpreting the words of a goddess was also probably beyond him as well. But since when had he let a little ignorance stop him from trying? The words were not pleasant. Swords, death and an eye. Hmmm. That sounded like just about every other day in this groups life. Had any of them really expected anything different? So the goddess had told them to expect exactly what they had all been expecting anyway. Bad stuff. But at least they knew which way to go to find it.

Apparently his search of the floor had found nothing, just as Cor's search had. Finished, and with no need to clean the floor, Lothor took his turn on watch and otherwise took his rest. they would head out down the central path when the others were ready. His trusty sword was never far from his hand.

Posted on 2016-05-29 at 21:29:16.

Topic: FFd20 Crimson Falcons QA take 2
Subject: Fizzled?

I would still be in.

I somehow missed your last post. As soon as I realized I missed I was going to post. But that would just be me.

Posted on 2016-05-29 at 21:11:22.

Topic: Recruitment for Dark Sun setting campaign?
Subject: Slow

I have been really slow getting things going, but have been kinda waiting on a bit of information. Info on money and such would be helpful. That is my excuse for being slow at the moment.

Posted on 2016-05-27 at 11:13:44.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: move it ahead

I say keep it moving - we can back post.

As is, I'm not sure that we can actually make any decisions about things until we get to Pike. Our course of action will be determined by what we find there, how the city treats the captives, any information they have and what they decide to do - relative to the discussion of the two clerics. really, what can we decide before then? Especially if the prisoners don't know much about the place they were headed to?

So, keep it moving.

Posted on 2016-05-27 at 10:59:22.

Topic: Looking for ideas
Subject: Anyone else?

Anyone else have any ideas?

I'm thinking I might force then to go through the gate to destroy it, but then how do I get them back?

Come on, I know this site is loaded with extremely creative people!

Posted on 2016-05-27 at 10:50:41.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Time travel

"Travel back to the past" is putting it so very nicely.

It was more like the GM crushed all of our hopes, destroyed the future, blew everything up in our faces when we did exactly as requested and hurled us a couple of thousand years into the past. Where we currently find ourselves attempting to get Back to the Future by invading the tower of a magical cyclops.

Uhm, have you been warned about the GM yet?

Don't worry, if he kills you he will only call it a "flesh wound."

But it is a good game - and welcome!

Posted on 2016-05-27 at 10:47:44.

Topic: Looking for ideas
Subject: Looking for ideas

I am hoping that some of you could help me come up with some ideas.

I am DM for a tabletop D&D game for some friends and their kids (ages 10 and 11). There are a lot of things going on in the game, but the next adventure seems to be falling into place as follows:

(First a little context - the game is using the map of the Sword Coast in the Forgotten Realms, but beyond the locations of major landmarks, is only loosely based on it. The woods in question is technically Neverwinter Wood.)

Ok, so the plan is that the group is trying to discover what has made the woods "go bad." (6th level) The basic idea is that the woods is home to a group of Goliath Apes (think King Kong) - these creatures are no problem in general as they are not inherently violent, but maintaining a breeding population requires some trickery. Specifically, the giant apes can create gates to other planes (Normal planes like this one, nothing fancy) where they can mix with other populations of giant apes which share a similar ability. Anyway, an evil race of "monkey men" from one of these other planes has discovered this ability and managed to hold one of the gates open after the amorous apes were done with it. They are using this gate to invade and are the source of the fouling of the woods.

Simple, right?
Well, the goal of the party will be to destroy the gate thereby preventing further incursions. What I can't figure out is how to destroy the gate. I'd like to do something more clever than "destroy the stone archway." Any suggestions? Plus, the possibility exists that if a gate could be opened in this way once, does closing this one gate really solve the problem?

Any suggestions?
Any suggestions for the woods in general or how to create a monkey city?

Posted on 2016-05-24 at 18:56:24.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Two

The two priests were talking.

Posted on 2016-05-23 at 21:01:45.

Topic: Hi! Newbie here!
Subject: Welcome

The Inn is a good place. Your description of yourself sounds almost like you are describing me.

Posted on 2016-05-23 at 20:58:45.

Topic: Slate: The Hundred Years of Rain
Subject: decisions that could wait, and decisions that needed to be made

"Do you think we choose to be Feral? That we can just move on in to any old town we like? 'Come on in Matzan, we've got a little house all picked out for you and Ylena.' Peh. Most of us can't even get past the gate. We do just fine on our own.” Matzlan’s words echoed in Daxos’ mind as the night passed and he slept near the fire. No. They didn’t do just fine. Their life has hard and likely to be very short. Ok, so that seemed to describe just about everyone, but Ferals clearly had it even worse than city-folk. They were not doing just fine. And last nights near death experience for them was certainly proof of that. Even worse, “doing just fine” for them appeared to include causing great harm to others. And that was simply not acceptable.

But what was this meeting place he spoke about? And a better place to the north? That Daxos doubted. If there was still a place somewhere on this world unstained by the acid rains he doubted it would have remained a secret. So what then drew these ferals north? He could understand, although not sympathize with, the capturing of clerics, but this mass migration seemed to be a new thing. And if it came with a coordinated attempt to capture clerics, it presented a real danger to everyone. He wondered if other towns knew of their danger?

He woke to hear the two clerics arguing quietly amongst themselves. Move all of Pike? That seemed unlikely. Dax wasn’t sure what he thought about that, but it seemed the first move was to get to Pike anyway. Probably any decision about moving the people would be made by the leaders of Pike. Certainly it would not be made by him. So, for now, it was time to move out.

But that did leave one problem unsolved, the feral couple would need to be dealt with. As he rolled out of his bedroll, Daxos spoke about the issue. “For now I assume the next step is to get to Pike. What about the couple? Given their history of attacking the towns, I don’t think they can be freed. And despite his protests, their life was not ‘just fine.’ I said I didn’t want to abandon them, and I don’t. I don’t know what Pike holds in store for them, but it can’t be worse than the wilds and they can’t go anyway. So, I’m assuming they are coming with us. Any arguments?”

Posted on 2016-05-21 at 22:33:12.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Dust and spells

Fizzling spells? Lothor had no real love of magic, but he had come to appreciate the usefulness of his companions abilities. What was the point of resting to get Ulthok his spells back if the little guy couldn't use them? Or maybe he was misinterpreting things - it wasn't as if he knew how the things worked.

"If anyone has some extra cloth I can use it to sweep a part of the room where we can rest. I'd rather not use my cloak." When Rayne offered a towel he took it and started to slowly clear away a section of the floor.

Lothor took some time cleaning out a space where they could sleep. He looked carefully at the floor as he did so. The others were focused on the walls, but since the path seemed to go down, perhaps there was a direct route? He took the time to look at the entire floor, not just the area he cleared.

When it wasn't his turn to sleep he stood guard. It didn't seem likely that anything (alive?) would come for them, but you never know. Their entrance had not been silent.

When it came to move - assuming no secret paths were found, he would suggest continuing forward. Why not get some sense of the size of the place by keeping in a straight line?

Posted on 2016-05-19 at 20:36:29.
Edited on 2016-05-22 at 15:47:28 by Nomad D2

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Ferals

Ok, some clarification is needed before I can post for Daxos. Ferals - Dax hadn't meant to imply that they were welcome everywhere, but what does he know about them?

Are they considered outlaws? (Obviously, but why?)
Would a reformed feral be welcome? Or tolerated?
Are they believed to be corrupt in some way? Not just bad by circumstances, by somehow inherently evil?
What would happen to this guy if we brought him with?
What made some people feral and others townsfolk - in the beginning?
Have raids happened in the past?
Is there anything else we would know about ferals?

Posted on 2016-05-19 at 20:19:33.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: GM

I think we are waiting on our GM.

Posted on 2016-05-16 at 20:44:52.

Topic: Recruitment for Dark Sun setting campaign?
Subject: Working

ok, I hope to get something together tonight/tomorrow. I know nothing about Dark Sun, but will do my best. Just thought I should post so you knew I hadn't forgotten.

Posted on 2016-05-14 at 21:25:34.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: into the great unknow . . . again

After everyone had moved into the tower, Lothor followed. He could hear the howling of the Gibberlings as his companions closed the door. Really, what could a few thousand Gibberlings really do, anyway? Certainly nothing worse than a flesh wound. And those apparently weren't any big deal. If he died he'd still be born in a couple thousand years anyway. It wasn't quite "life after death" Ulthok style, but it still counted, didn't it?

'When did I start getting philiosophical?' he thought as the lights came on. He hadn't expected an abandoned tower. When were places of great magical potency just abandoned? They weren't. Which meant there was certain to be some sort of something here. They'd faced down one lich recently already, perhaps a cyclops lich would make things interesting? He'd never even heard of one of those.

With such thoughts wandering through his mind he moved down the tunnel with the others keeping his eyes and ears open. when they reached the room of doors, he watched as the pathway spell was cast and prepared to follow wherever the dust led.

Posted on 2016-05-12 at 14:16:39.
Edited on 2016-05-12 at 14:21:53 by Nomad D2

Topic: Final Fantasy d20: Crimson Falcons (take 2)
Subject: Little, tiny tunnels for not so little, tiny people

Gelion did a quick search of the goblins. In fact, they did apprear to be goblins, just deep goblins. This almost seemed odd to the archer, who has always assumed all goblins were naturally somewhat native to the deep anyway. But it seemed there were goblins and then there were goblins. And in the case of these three, “were” was the right word. ‘step one’ he thought as he grabbed the bag of stones and tucked in pouch. He left the masterwork club, thinking perhaps they would pick it up on the way out.

Gelion then followed Lini’s lead into the tunnels. He did not like the cramped quarters at all. He knew he would be at a severe disadvantage if forced to fight in these conditions. He couldn’t see well, his enemy could blend into the dark, and his bow was worthless. Crawling around in small tunnels was not his idea of fun. But there didn’t seem to be much choice. Although he wanted to prove his worth, he was not unhappy to have the Varg bringing up the rear.

As he crawled through the tunnels Gelion did everything he could to keep his eyes and ears open. The little purple things (and anything else down here!) would be hard to spot in the dark. Gelion crawled with his bow and a sunstick in his left hand. It wasn’t the most effective way to hold a bow, but he wouldn’t likely be using it in the tunnel anyway. His right hand was empty because he wanted to be able to quickly make use of his bow if the opportunity arrived. But it was usually just inches away from his dagger. Somehow the dagger seemed like a better option in close quarters than a mace.

After a short crawl Lini indicated a split and a light down one branch. Gelion agreed with his companions – head towards the light. He tucked away his sunstick where he hoped it wouldn’t show. It probably wouldn’t matter – they had made so noise earlier the chance of surprise was likely gone. But it didn’t hurt to try. As they passed to fork in the road that they did not take, he moved cautiously while looking and listening carefully. They did not want to get attacked from the rear.

He moved on after the rabbits.

Posted on 2016-05-12 at 13:52:06.

Topic: FFd20 Crimson Falcons QA take 2
Subject: Bumping

Shield- just bumping this thread. If I get an answer to my questions I will post. Lets keep this thing going.

Posted on 2016-05-10 at 21:22:52.

Topic: Pathfinder: The Runewen Chronicles Q&A
Subject: ?????

I really don't want to lose a second Sirion adventure. Is there a post coming? The three in the party have posted.

Posted on 2016-05-09 at 17:37:48.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Empty =nobodies home, right? Right?

Since we came in from the South, I would assume we are headed North. I would be inclined to keep going in that direction. If nothing else it might give us a sense of how big the tower is.

Did this room also have lights?

I am ok with resting to recoup spells. If we are going to do so before meeting the cyclops lich, now would be the time. That also makes it a good time to search this room and maybe the corridor we came down for secret doors as was suggested.

Lothor will continue to ponder the meaning of the empty tower.

Posted on 2016-05-09 at 17:36:12.

Topic: Recruiting Trilogy War
Subject: Welcome

Welcome to Trilogy.

I suppose we can waive the "must solve a puzzle to join" rule since even the DM doesn't understand the solution to his own puzzles. Let that be a warning about what you have gotten yourself into.

But welcome to the group.

Posted on 2016-05-08 at 00:18:21.

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

Thanks for moving it along. I don't understand the answer, but would be curious if you find the explanation.

Posted on 2016-05-06 at 22:47:22.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Ever feel like you are standing at the Western Gate to Moria?

Lothor heard the door and saw the gap into darkness. With the stale air and general sense of decay it was hardly inviting, but he had to agree with their dwarf.

"Yes, enter. It is where we must go anyway. There is no reason to again wage war. Enter quickly. I will hold the path and go in last."

'Time for the meat shield to earn his keep again," he thought. If they entered quickly they might well get in before the critters go there. If so he would be the last and in a good position to shut the door behind them. If the little buggers were fast, he was the best suited to hold them off in a small area and escape inside.

Of course, this assumed there was nothing more awaiting them on the other side of the door than stale air. That seemed likely. He shook his head and waited for the rest of the party to move.

Posted on 2016-05-06 at 22:44:22.

Topic: FFd20 Crimson Falcons QA take 2
Subject: Waiting?

I was hoping to get an answer to my questions before I post.

To the group - I vote go to the light. What say the others, especially the bunny in the lead?

Posted on 2016-05-06 at 22:34:55.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Little Dungeon masters

I missed the post about the little Noz on the way! Congrats!

Posted on 2016-05-05 at 18:45:00.

Topic: Slate: The Hundred Years of Rain
Subject: Who is the enemy anyway?

Daxos listened to Matzan speak and felt sorrow for those they had killed. It seemed unavoidable, yet there were so few people left that killing any felt like such a waste. Still, that was exactly what was wrong with Matzan’s words. When the man had finished speaking, Daxos couldn’t help but add his thoughts to the mix.

“Matzan, I am pleased that you and your wife were able to survive. There has been too much killing. But death is exactly what we are hoping to prevent – not just ours and yours, but the lives of the people of Pike are worthy as well. By stealing their clerics and destroying their water, you condemn them to death. We would see them live, just as you live. We cannot abandon Pike.”

“Still, we would also not abandon you. There are too few people to throw anyone away – you, Pike or us. Perhaps you can find a home in Pike. Certainly it must be better than living as a Feral.” He paused, and glanced at the others in the group before speaking again. “Our task is to save Pike from the difficulties your group has put them in. That must come first and any information you can offer on the priests that were taken will be appreciated.” He looked carefully at the man as he continued. “But what was are to do after we bring water to Pike is undetermined. Tell us more about what Kaydn told you. What and where is Archumbra? Who were you to join up with? What is supposed to be in the Northland?”

Again, Daxos glanced around at his companions. “I cannot speak for these others, but I will not abandon the cities. We must all stick together. But if there is a sanctuary to the North, both cityborn and Feral could benefit. All could benefit. I would see you able to raise a family in prosperity if I could. Tell us what you know.”

(OOC: If Dax should know about Archumbra, just ignore that line.)

Posted on 2016-05-04 at 19:52:53.


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