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Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: City or Castle, the question hasn't changed

I'm willing to scout out the castle. I don't know exactly what we have to fear from the city, but a healthy dose of caution seems wise. But it doesn't look like a place where strangers are unusual. The lack of elves is weird though. And perhaps problematic.

So lets check out the castle.

Posted on 2015-11-21 at 10:02:56.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: oops

Sorry, it seems like I didn't post last week. Somehow I must have thought my post here on the Q&A section was on the thread. Since all he did was follow along it doesn't make much difference, but I still don't like missing.

Questions for our GM.
I assume we can see the docks from our position - what can we see - are there any boats visible? If so, of what sorts? Is there anything we might be able to handle ourselves?
Also, are thee any docks outside of the city? Can we see anything along the coast?

Posted on 2015-11-16 at 20:08:12.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Again
Subject: Fool me once

Jarenion moved to the opposite side of the room from the door for the best vantage point. But even as he did so he had a vision of the rooms gravity flipping again. If it went back to normal it would probably just make them fall down as the side wall was likely to become the floor. Embarrassing, but not lethal. Probably.

As the others got ready to lift Sparrow he added one more comment to the confusion. "Be careful. When that door opens, down might become down again. It doesn't seem like that door agrees with our current alignment. Be ready in case we fall. We don't want Sparrow exposed in an open doorway and everybody laying on the ground."

So saying, Jarenion did two things. First, he braced himself against the wall/floor. His hope was that either the room would not flip or, if it did, he would simply be laying on his back staring at the door. He didn't Normally cast spells from his back, but there was no reason he could not do so. second, he made sure he had both a feather fall spell and a magic missile spell at the ready. Feather fall had obvious uses and the missiles had the advantage that they never missed and he could easily shoot them past Sparrow without worrying about side effects.

Posted on 2015-11-15 at 18:46:53.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: A castle, a city, a battle - the choice are many

well, Lothor is inclined to prefer the city, but I think a few others wanted the castle. Before I post that he falls in with the others I'd want to be sure the others want to follow our dwarf. Also, I believe the big warrior is likely to guard the rear. He isn't as talented or magical at hiding as some others and would be inclined to allow the others to keep an eye on things close to the big guys. But guarding the rear is something he has quite a bit of experience with.

Three further thoughts that don't require answers:
1. The castle seems more important now.
2. I wonder what is under the tarp of the other 2 wagons.
3. This city gets destroyed soon. We don't want to get caught up in that. Also, is it possible we precipitate it?

Posted on 2015-11-14 at 17:46:34.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Again
Subject: Being a mage had its advantages

As the group was sucked through the door Jarenion quickly flashed a feather fall spell to slow his descent, grabbing two of his companions to aid them as well. But before they even hit the ground he knew had been several arms short of what he needed. Two of the group disappeared in a flash.

Hearing Kadrin's comments about the amulet he groaned, knowing the dwarf spoke the truth. They had barely entered this accursed place on their rescue mission and they were already down 3 party members and had lost their easy escape route. At least the last two were probably safe. Still, it was hardly an auspicious beginning.

He quickly moved over to the sack on the floor where their companions had disappeared and prepared to look through it. "Well, lets see if Lun kept anything in here besides pictures of his family." With that he quickly surveyed the bags contents.

When Sparrow commented on climbing the wall he added his own comment. "If needed I have both spider climb and levitate. But I would prefer to save my spells, even low level ones. Max and Ody - can you try to help Sparrow up? If it doesn't work I'll use a spell. Make sure you have light when you get up there." So saying he moved to the opposite side of the room from the exit - hoping to have the best view possible of the exit.

Posted on 2015-11-12 at 20:46:56.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: And the rest of the weeks picks with free commentary

Nov. 15
Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens
Someone has to win. Ravens

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Packers. But a Lions win would be fun.

Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
Pitt. Sorry Ody.

Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams
Rams. Will they try to take Cutler's head off?

Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans
Panthers get to 9-0

New Orleans Saints at Washington Redskins
NO. For some reason.

Minnesota Vikings at Oakland Raiders
Vikings, because I'm a real fan.

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos

New England Patriots at New York Giants
NE. Another 9-0

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
Seattle. The new birds or last seasons birds? Older birds.

Nov. 16
Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals, and the 8-0s make it a clean sweep. Again. Should have been picking them all year.

Posted on 2015-11-12 at 20:09:03.

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

If I'm not too late - Jets.

Posted on 2015-11-12 at 20:00:03.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Week 9 - it can only get better, right?

Well, I might beat Grugg. Gotta get better at this. Maybe I should copy Ody, for everything except the Browns anyway.

Posted on 2015-11-11 at 17:50:58.

Subject: Missed the update

Missed that this was updated. Will post fairly soon.

lets Continue where we left off.

Posted on 2015-11-11 at 17:48:33.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: What are we after?

Lothor joined the rest of the group in hiding while the carts and their entourage passed by. He made sure as he did so that he was watching behind them - and back up the path from which the strangers had come. With all eyes likely following the group as it passed, he wanted to be sure that someone was looking the other way. This didn't smell like a trap, but it wouldn't be the first or last group to have a straggler bringing up the rear.

After the group passed the warrior kept his eyes on the path behind them, but participated in the discussion. "Dwarves? It is not just the dwarves we would need to deal with if we follow the carts. For mining carts they are extremely well guarded, especially if those golems are more than just oddly shaped ponies. Still, Ulthok seems right. Those carts are likely headed towards a boat. Let us follow the carts at a distance."

Posted on 2015-11-08 at 13:11:04.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Once more onto the gridiron

Nov. 5
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
Nov. 8
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers
Carolina. Hopefully
St. Louis Rams at Minnesota Vikings
Washington Redskins at New England Patriots
Tennessee Titans at New Orleans Saints

Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets
Oakland Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers
Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers
New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Nov. 9
Chicago Bears at San Diego Chargers

Posted on 2015-11-07 at 19:25:34.
Edited on 2015-11-07 at 19:26:56 by Nomad D2

Topic: Vigilante Q/A
Subject: Anyone?

Any chance that this thing is still alive and kicking? Heironymus had some cool potential and so did the city and scenario. Anyone?

Posted on 2015-11-05 at 17:26:31.

Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: That would stink

I don't understand starting a game and then quitting. Sometimes real life gets in the way, but usually people post to say that. Just dropping seems . . . I don't know, *insert word here*. But it stinks. I liked Gelion and had plans for the man. The bees were only the beginning!

So come on back folks!

Posted on 2015-11-05 at 17:23:39.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: fanatic = crazy person

Isn't Thursday the 2-6 Browns against the undefeated Bengals? (Ok, undefeated Bengals? That does seem a bit odd. Almost like undefeated Lions.)

I wish you the best Ody, but . . .

Gotta go Bengals.

Posted on 2015-11-04 at 21:07:43.

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

Can we just pretend that I didn't get any picks in for week 2 and I'll take the 8 points instead? That is a hole I am still trying to dig myself out of.

Ody - Being a fan of the Vikings means I cheer for the team. It means I want to see them win the games. It does not, however, mean that I am blind to reality. It is possible that they are not the best team in their division, although as long as a team exists in Detroit the odds of them being the worst are exceedingly thin. It is sort of like in fantasy baseball - I could pick all Twins, but I am smart enough to know that such a move is not usually a good idea. (Although I did win a league this year with 4/5 of the Twins rotation!) But when "my players" play against the Twins - I cheer for the Twins. Period. Always. If I do pick against the Vikings I certainly don't cheer for them to lose - this competition isn't worth that. But being a Viking fan doesn't mean checking my brain at the door. But then again, you are a Browns fan . . . isn't that sort of like being a Lions fan?

Posted on 2015-11-04 at 18:16:12.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: direction

Maybe I missed it, but were the carts going from the castle towards the town or the other way around?

If there is away to get away on the sly I think that would be best. If possible.

Posted on 2015-11-03 at 20:22:28.

Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: Now that stings!

Gelion's pleasure at seeing his first shaft bury itself in the giant insect was fleeting. He soon found himself facing two more of the big bugs, and one of them even landed its stinger in him. He felt the venom weaken him and knew this fight was serious. Not that he had ever doubted that, but such realizations take on more significance one something sticks a stinger the size of a spear in your arm.

Gelion quickly moved back a bit. He put a little distance between himself and his antagonist so that he could fire another arrow easily. He also hoped to adjust to a position with a bit of cover from the trees. As he stepped back he fired another arrow at the beast.

It was important that they take them down quickly so they could plan and take up a decent position before more of them arrived, as was sure to happen. No hive had only 3 bees.

Posted on 2015-11-01 at 20:27:49.

Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: The problem with computers . . .

. . . is that when you drop them they don't bounce.

No, they just land with a heart-rending thud. And then they never act the same again. In this case, they never act again period. Yes, sacrifices were even made to the appropriate gods with no success.

In truth, I didn't lose that much as I have been very careful about backing up the stuff I really need. However, I did lose all my favorites. That means I lost the site that connects to the info on this game. I have never done any FF before so have no idea how to figure out the various combat bonuses without it. Could someone send me the appropriate link? I could google search, but as I am not 100% sure exactly what the system is I am searching for that seems like a questionable option.

I will post for Gelion as is, but obviously without any details about combat bonuses.

Posted on 2015-11-01 at 20:18:54.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: But the Vikings won

What are these other games you speak of?

The Vikings won, what else matters in the world of football?

Posted on 2015-11-01 at 20:12:33.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Head shots, it is all about head shots. At least with zombies. Everybody knew that.

Corban held his post by the main entrance. His job was to keep an eye on the rear and that is what he did. It seemed this was a place where a corpse had to be killed twice. they would need to make sure as they went deeper that any bodies they encountered were minus a head. Gruesome work, but less undesirable than fighting them twice.

Hearing the gun shots deep within the temple he smiled. Maybe the Nazis and zombie-types would take each other out. He doubted they'd be able to stroll into an empty room and pick up the pieces, but it was possible that the enemy - whichever enemy that was - might be weakened. Or maybe made stronger by a new pile of bodies. Who knew in these damnable places? Certainly a sniper from the boonies didn't.

So Corban just held his position and waited for those in charge to make the decisions. But he continued to muse about things that go bump in the night because, well, why not?

(Edit to account for the lack of a post by the CO)
Seeing Doc move to the door and begin working to open it, Corban held his position as rear guard. He didn't want to leave the entrance unguarded. Still, if it looked like more muscle would be needed, he would move over and add his efforts to those of Doc and the rest. But he would keep his eyes on the rear while doing so.

Posted on 2015-11-01 at 16:10:00.
Edited on 2015-11-08 at 13:18:41 by Nomad D2

Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: Posting

Sorry for the delay. I hadn't realized it had been a week. I wanted to look up combat details so I could post the combat plusses. I'll get something up tonight. Obviously Gelion will shoot at the bee in front of him - the bug that stung him. He also will try and move to a spot that is more defensible.

Posted on 2015-11-01 at 16:00:35.

Subject: ready to go

Alrighty. A smaller party will just be harder for the enemy to find, right? Should be good. We should probably talk about how to deal with that door. Things will change here a bit, but I'm guessing we will start from the same spot. Maybe. Or maybe not.

Whichever, let the games begin. Or continue. Continue modified. But there will be games. And they will continue.

There is a prince to save!!

Posted on 2015-10-31 at 23:43:57.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Castles vs. cities

Scouting a bit makes sense. However, Lothor would suggest the city. The question seems to be - what is the best way to get a boat or some other method of reaching the other island. Which location is most likely to help achieve that goal?

Lothor would think the city is best for two reasons:
1. It will probably be easier to conceal their intentions in the city, although this might require splitting up to avoid drawing attention. (And Ulthok might be an issue.)
2. Castles are lived in by powerful people. This is a powerful person that has maintained their independence in the shadow of the black land. It seems highly unlikely that whoever lives there will be either friendly to us or happy to help Allanon. Not that we'd use his name, of course, but in general they are likely to be powerful and unfriendly.

But scout away. Perhaps there is a boat that can be acquired. Do any of us have skill as a sailor? I gotta reread Lothor's background - he spent time on ships so he should have some. However, he also got the name "Greenbeard" from his time on ships.

Did we have any extra potions of flying from our flight to the mountain? If so, how many might it take to reach the other island? Is that a possibility? Or must it be a boat?

Posted on 2015-10-30 at 18:54:37.

Subject: A game

The one thing that keeps occurring to me about this adventure is that all of these characters set out into great peril specifically to save a friend. And now they see a bunch of their friends die and just move on. (But not looting their gear, no never looting. Just making use of, that is all. Not looting.) Anyway, given the set up of the campaign it seems to me that Jarenion and the others would do whatever was in their power to aid/bring back their companions. That is probably why the one that died already did so by disintegrating. Not much to do there.

Ok, so we can just ignore this little character flaw and move on with the campaign. Or, we could also assume that we would want to do something to preserve the bodies if possible and return to get them on the way out. After all, resurrection has a long history in D&D and these folks seem to know the right people. I'm not suggesting the characters themselves ever return to the campaign, although that would then be possible in the very long term future if things did keep rolling, but rather that this would add one more character wrinkle into the story. It just becomes another goal on the way out. Of course, I think getting out was to be done magically. We just now have more people to save.

Or not. It might be easier to just let them go.

Posted on 2015-10-30 at 18:46:14.

Subject: I'm in if something flies

I am more than willing to keep going with whatever works if that is doable. I'd offer to change character if needed since I didn't create Jarenion, but since he is the mage, he seems needed. But let me know and I'll be there.

Posted on 2015-10-30 at 17:38:25.


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