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Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: A spelunking we will go!

Assuming nothing attacked us, we head into the cave. Am I right in thinking the order is Pavel, Dane, then Aspara?
Pavel carrying a torch?

If so, we can head on in.

Also, a heads up: I'm headed off on vacation, part of which will include some peaceful time in the mountains without internet. I'll be gone about two weeks, although only about a week of that will be in the wilds. I have no idea how frequently I will be able to post, although I will try. Also, it is possible that if I can post it will be on my phone - which means you'll need to make rolls for me.

Posted on 2017-06-21 at 20:15:21.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: "This is where it ended"

"This is where it ended" the new one named Talca spoke quietly.

At this Lothor's ears perked up. This was where the ranger's final fight had taken place. He spared a glance at the figure frozen to the floor - almost certainly the long lost mage Scandrik, or whatever his name was. But if this was where that fight had occurred, that meant this was also the event that saw the arrival of the beholder. Had something happened here that had somehow summoned that beast?

He spoke up. "There is plenty here to investigate - the mage's body, the chest and that stone. Talca, could something have happened here to summon that beast? Could the mage have been part of it? I leave the answers to those who know magic, but this room saw the arrival of the beholder once already, so we must be doubly cautious. I shall watch by the door."

And so the big warrior moved again to his usual position - standing watch at the doorway. He took out the mirror he had with him and placed it in the hallway so that it gave a view further along the passage. "Anybody have a second mirror I can borrow?" he asked. He wanted to be able to see the other way as well, preferably without standing out as a target in the hall. If he had two mirrors he could remain entirely within the room. He listened very carefully as well, lest the mirrors not pick something up. This place made him nervous. If that damn salamander didn't jump out at them again, something else certainly would. At least the salamander only had one head.

(OOC: The above is based on the assumption that we have been moving down a corridor and this room is off to the side of that corridor. I'm assuming the corridor continues onward as well as gong back in the direction from which we came. If I'm visualizing it incorrectly, please let me know. He'd use the mirrors in whatever way allows him to see without being seen.)

Posted on 2017-06-19 at 21:04:39.
Edited on 2017-06-19 at 21:14:44 by Nomad D2

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

See. . . this is why some of us run for the woods!

Posted on 2017-06-19 at 20:45:12.

Topic: Dark Fantasy QnA
Subject: Where we at?

Where are we at with this? I was thinking we were finishing this one up still. It hasn't been that long, but I wanted to be sure. I sometimes miss posts if they don't stay on the "latest updated" list for long.

Posted on 2017-06-17 at 20:42:14.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Subject: Welcome Aspara, that was timely

Dane charged across the open area to aid his companion and the newcomer. With her arrival the odds had suddenly shifted in their favor - 3 on 2!

As he ran he saw first Pavel and then the newcomer bring down a goblin. 3-on-0! The fight was won. They had taken down a second group of goblins! He slowed his sprint as he approached the stream and the stranger. When she called out "halt!" he was more than willing to obey. He stopped a short distance away as she introduced herself. He kept an eye on the cave entrance as they talked in case someone on the inside had heard the disturbance.

"Aspara? You are well-met and welcome. You have good timing and my companion and I thank you for your assistance with the goblins." He turned to look at Pavel as he spoke to include him in the conversation. "I am Dane Turnblade." He thought about introducing his companion, but decided his name was his own to give out. "We were following these goblins. We believe they attacked our employer and his guard. We think there is a chance they are still alive - and if so, they are in that cave. One of the missing is also a relative of a friend of ours. Our path leads into that cave," he added with a long look at the opening.

He looked again to Pavel. "Is it common for rangers to wander these wild lands on their own? If my companion agrees, we would welcome your aid in finding those the goblins took." As he waited for the other two to speak he began rummaging through his supplies looking for something to use for light. Two goblin fights, a mysterious ally appearing in the wilderness and now heading underground - this was turning into a real adventure!

Posted on 2017-06-17 at 20:21:42.

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

We can do a bit with the roll-playing, but probably don't need to spend a lot of time on it. We could probably just include such information in the posts as we move into the cave.

For the GM: How badly hurt is she? Does she seem to have any healing ability for herself? Is she doing anything about it?

Padre: I'd assume the same sort of marching order again going into the cave that we had coming here. that puts you up front and me behind. Where should the lovely scarred ranger go? Also, Dane is a human and needs light. Who carries torches?

I'll have my next post up shortly.

Posted on 2017-06-17 at 19:59:48.

Topic: A Grumpy Old Bear
Subject: Yikes

The inconvenience for those of us at the Inn is small compared to the needs of your family. Thanks for letting everyone know and take care of them Grumpy - you are welcome back when ever it is possible.

Posted on 2017-06-16 at 14:55:11.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Welcome Talca

Lothor stood listening to the strange new elf's story while keeping watch by the door. When he had finished the big warrior stepped back in the room (making sure the door was still watched, of course) and approached the newcomer.

He had removed the weapons and since it seems they had found a companion, he would return them. "Welcome Talca, let us hope that your second trip through this tower ends better than your first. If you are a friend, then it would be better if you were armed again." He spoke in elvish and handed over the weapons. "The bow is quite exquisite - no great surprise for you. But these smaller blades are not what I am used to the fair folk using. It is an interesting choice. May they serve you well." He nodded and resumed his place by the door.

Posted on 2017-06-13 at 15:59:53.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: Spark Jolt is what I do

Rhyson saw Tomiki move and fire his blaster. It seemed they would need to take down these bots before any samples were required. Seriously, why was this happening this way? Med bots. That was all they were.

But med bots with needles when you didn't want to get poked were still a problem. So Rhyson quickly sighed inwardly and sent a spark jolt towards the med bot that Tomiki did not target. If possible he would get more than one in the spells area of effect(either both med bots or one med bot and the original speaker)but if that wasn't possible the key would be to target the other med bot. Maybe a little jolt of energy could short circuit their little needles.

Posted on 2017-06-10 at 00:12:43.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Fell into a fire??!!

Uhm, you fell into the campfire? That is not usually recommended. I hope you know a good cleric. Mighty useful, clerics. And daughters all gone? Quite the time.

Posted on 2017-06-05 at 23:41:22.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: What to do?

So, do we actually have any idea what we want to do next?

I suppose we have another weeks worth of posts to say "hi!" to Talca. And at the same time we can do something about the water - I think Ulthok had that figured out so actually doing that would be a really good idea since Tann specifically mentioned that we were knee deep in the stuff.

But once we deal with the water and intros, then what? I'm assuming we won't get a ton of new information from the newcomer - the back story seems intended to full us in on that, although Eol may well write up an exciting version of it. Keep going down this hallway? Does Talca have a map? Does he have any idea of where this magical power source is? Does anyone have any idea what this crazy beholder beast might be? I'm thinking neither poem refers to it. Do you agree? If not, are whatever those poems refer to still here?

Lothor's post is east - stand guard, try to survive, hope someone dries out his feet and follow the leader.

Posted on 2017-06-05 at 23:39:54.

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

Sorry for the delay - crazy busy weekend. I thought I had said something like - he'll charge, just go on. But whatever, the charge has been posted! Have no fear! Dane is here!

Or something like that.

Posted on 2017-06-05 at 23:34:26.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Subject: Charge!

As Dane ducked back behind the tree the fight in front of him changed drastically. Almost all at once, his arrow flew harmlessly off into the woods, Pavel skewered one of the little creeps and a strange elf emerged from the woods to aid in their fight! Dane had no idea where the figure had come from or why, but he was glad they were here - and effectively taking down a goblin as well!

Seeing the newcomer receive a wound, however, stirred the young rogue to action. His bow would now be a danger to friend an foe alike and so he grabbed his blade and charged. He had some experience with big scrums and an opponent was always most vulnerable when already focused on someone else. He sprinted across the open area to try and prove it so again!

Posted on 2017-06-05 at 23:33:20.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: Sneak attack

I believe sneak attack isn't really about sneaking - it is about attacking someone that is already engaged and thus distracted. Dane charges this turn. Go ahead and post ahead - not sue when I will post. Busy weekend.

Posted on 2017-06-02 at 17:00:20.

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

With a second one joining the fray shooting arrows does seem like a bad idea. I had been assuming they would stay in the woods and shoot arrows which would provide some spacing. Really, someone should talk to these goblins about not sticking to the script.

So, given the situation Dane would switch weapons and charge. He should get a sneak attack bonus if he is attacking someone already engaged, I believe. And, before I post - distances have changed a bit since both Dane and the goblins have moved - will he reach them in one turn or two? In other words, can he swing right away?

Posted on 2017-06-01 at 19:11:00.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: Character still matters

While this is a dungeon crawl of sorts (I think) I still hope to make character matter for Dane.

I went ahead and posted for round two since I saw no reason to wait. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Posted on 2017-05-29 at 17:08:30.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Subject: Yes! Crap! And again! Dang!

Dane could almost feel his arrow as it struck the side of the goblin. Even as he sprinted for the trees he grinned as the beast stumbled. Sadly, it didn't fall, but kept moving with Dane's arrow embedded in its side.

As Dane reached the tree line he saw Pavel charging across the stream at the enemy deflecting arrows left and right. Crap! Most of the arrows, anyway - one of them struck home. But like the goblin carrying Dane's fletching, Pavel also did not fall.

It would do no good to let him fight alone. Dane quickly grabbed another arrow from his quiver, drew and fired - aiming for the one he had injured previously. The shaft flew straight and true right at the beast, only to be deflected by a branch as the creature stepped into the tree line for shelter. Leaves and bark flew into the air, but the arrow zipped harmlessly past his target into the woods. Dang! 'Maybe the flying bark and leaves will distract him' he thought grimly as he reached for another arrow.

(OOC: Rolled a 10 on the dice - +2 for proficiency still yields only a 12, which I believe you said missed. I aimed at the same one as last time because that would be his preferred target and it seemed likely to be the one furthest from Pavel. If it isn't, please modify the target as aiming away from Pavel is priority #1.)

Posted on 2017-05-29 at 17:07:09.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: word to Inn

I have the same problem with going fro word to the site. As Ody noted, spacing in particular gets messed up, but usually it just requires adjusting spaces between paragraphs. I have several times typed long messages and then had them disappear - very annoying. Or I end up having to edit my message 3 times like this last one because I can't remember the exact words used by Talca or Ulthok.

Posted on 2017-05-29 at 16:52:54.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Why is that door making me nervous? Oh yeah, and "hi!"

With the scream still reverberating down his spine, Lothor saw the elven warrior finally run out of breath. When he did the others in the party spoke and it seemed to have a reassuring effect on the newly living. Not surprisingly, this was particularly true of Sirene's words.

"Naught but death here?" Lothor had to stop himself from chuckling since given the man's state it was clear that his death, at least, had been here. But he didn't chuckle because the group was all too aware of what could be out there - and that scream continued to send shivers down his spine, even if only in echo. It was so loud . . .

"I believe you should loosen your grip now."

Lothor nodded to Ulthok and spoke uietly to his captive in elvish, "I'm letting you go now. Relax for the moment and let us discover with whom we will be facing death."

So saying, Lothor released his hold on the man and stepped back, ready to grab again if need be.
(Assuming Talca makes no wild move that needs to be countered. If he does, ignore what is below.)
Seeing the elf stay where he was and not immediately lunge for a weapon or cast a spell, Lothor looked at the rest of the group. "That scream was loud. Lets hope 'loud enough to wake the dead' is just a line we'll tell in jest around a campfire some day. But we need to be on watch. Someone join me by the door so we can watch both ways."

Lothor moved to the door to keep watch hoping someone would join him.

Posted on 2017-05-29 at 16:47:33.
Edited on 2017-05-29 at 16:50:09 by Nomad D2

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Why can't the newly non-dead be quiet?!!

The scream echoed through the room and down the corridor. Lothor felt it roll through his bones and he cringed at every note. There was nothing quite like announcing your presence to everything within miles. He could almost feel the dragon waking, the guards jumping to attention and the heads turning towards the source of the sound. He glanced briefly at the door willing his companions to keep a look out.

Still, you had to feel for the guy. How long had he been frozen to the wall? What had killed him in such a way? However he had died, it had not been peacefully, that was sure. But gentle or not, he did not release his grip. With the strength of a hill giant he gently held the elf in place attempting to smile in a reassuring way. He did not speak himself, instead putting his faith in the words of this elf's kin.

Posted on 2017-05-28 at 17:29:41.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Weekly

I prefer the weekly option if possible.

Anybody have any ideas about this crazy ice beholder? If it is the source of the cold, doesn't it seem weird that Tann has described the cold as "natural?"

Posted on 2017-05-28 at 17:17:38.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: Charge!

Now you may feel free to charge. Dane has loosed his arrow and made for cover.

Posted on 2017-05-24 at 17:48:05.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Subject: Fire!

Dane already had an arrow knocked when he saw the goblins on the far side of the stream dive for cover. It was an act of only a moment to draw back his bow string and let fly. He hoped to get a clear shot before they had all reached the cover of the woods, so he aimed at the slowest goblin.

With his arrow flying towards the enemy, the rogue sprinted towards the woods in front of him. If the goblins could gain some cover, so could he. He found a tree he could use for cover and drew another arrow to prepare his next shot.

(Using the dice roller on the site Dane got a 14. He gets a +2 for proficiency which gives him a 16. I believe that is what you said hit, assuming there aren't yet any negatives for the woods. The bow does 1d6 - he rolled a 4 for damage. I don't think he has any bonuses to damage, but honestly am not sure with the bow.)

Posted on 2017-05-24 at 17:35:14.
Edited on 2017-05-24 at 17:47:18 by Nomad D2

Topic: Roll Call
Subject: 5

I have played in a lot of games.

Lost Mine

Innactive, I think, but wish not:
Dark Sun
Iron Age

I have done other games as well. Most of these are traditional D&D style games, although not all actually use that system. Some, like Titansgrave and Dark Sun have unusual worlds and the are a bit different. Supernatural is, well, supernatural. Weird War II was an awesome WWII based horror game that I miss. I'm almost always up for something. Hammer recently threw out an option for a different game I might try.

I know nothing about free-form and have thus not done it. If I actually understood what was going on and how it worked I might give that a shot as well.

Posted on 2017-05-24 at 17:27:55.

Topic: Let's play edition 5
Subject: Good game

Come on folks, we could use another player. 5th edition is pretty easy to work with.

Posted on 2017-05-24 at 17:20:23.


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