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Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: A question of trees ... no, seriously

I know we are waiting a bit to see if we can get another player, but I wanted to get an update posted for Bou before I forgot to respond to the sneaky gobbers. But before I do, there seems to be time for a question.

Bou wants to retreat a bit to allow room for the entangle spell - he has no desire to get caught in its area of effect. However, he also wants to be able to see to sling stones.

What sort of visibility is there in the trees? If he retreats a bit, but stays in the trees for cover, will he be able to see enough to see his targets?

Posted on 2015-05-18 at 19:42:32.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Water

Should we try tossing something into the water? An easy move to get more info.

Did any shards from the shattered crystal fall in the water? To what effect?

Posted on 2015-05-17 at 21:46:57.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Present!

Lothor is still here and hoping to smash a castle. He's just waiting on the wiser spell casters.

Posted on 2015-05-17 at 10:14:42.

Topic: Looking for players
Subject: Great Opportunity!

It is a great game and a great chance to beat up some gobbers! I'd join myself, but I'm already in the game!

Posted on 2015-05-16 at 16:50:38.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Gobbers, mages and ambushes, oh my!

Hopefully a Mage is found quickly.

With gobbers coming up behind I would think we shift back to the wagons and let them think theyhave trapped us. Coming through the bushes is perfect for entangle, depending on how spread out they are. Which side will the spell be cast on? Bou would be inclined to use the wagons for a little cover and sling stones towards the unentangled from there.

Posted on 2015-05-14 at 12:54:44.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Problem? I don't see no stinkin' problem!

Goblins? But these are Gobbers. Much different. I have it on authority from a GM I know.

Plus these gobbers can't shoot you in the back, they don't have bows. Well, the ones we have seen don't have bows.

Posted on 2015-05-12 at 17:59:58.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Sounds like a plan

Lets hunt some Gobbers

I'm sure Alacrity wouldn't do anything sneaky to us . . .

Posted on 2015-05-11 at 19:29:10.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Entangle

Is it possible to make use of the entangle idea while they approach the wagons?

Posted on 2015-05-11 at 17:28:18.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Entangle

Gotta admit, the entangle plan sounds like a good one.

We should probably pick between the two quickly so things can keep moving.
Can we do the same basic plan, but instead of luring them to the carts, lure them into the bramble? Bou could even speak goblinkind to try and lure them into the bramble if that seemed best.

Do we need to lure them off of the path for the entangle spell to work?

Posted on 2015-05-10 at 11:30:34.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: A bit gruesome and a bit beyond my skills

Lothor looked into the gem room with everyone else. The gem drew his eyes for a moment, but quickly turned away to survey the room. He glanced at the bloody mess of body parts splashed around the room to see if he could tell if Ulthok's tormentor was among them, but without none of the parts seemed big enough to give up their secrets, at least not from a distance.

He spoke briefly. "This is beyond me. The gem I leave to those whose skills offer some chance of success. While you work, I will watch the hall we entered from. I think a quick search for another entrance might be worth our time."

So saying, the big warrior positioned himself to the side of the entry and kept watch the way they had come.

Posted on 2015-05-06 at 18:33:26.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: No quick shot

As the captain shouted a warning to the approaching figures, Corban held his position with his rifle.

He spoke quietly enough for the nearby captain to hear him, but not loudly enough to cover any response from the presumed zombies. "Just holding the scope on them for better vision. No shooting captain."

So saying, he carefully watched the approaching figures through his scope to see if they reacted to the captain's message of peace, love and kindness.

Posted on 2015-05-06 at 18:21:32.
Edited on 2015-05-06 at 23:18:56 by Nomad D2

Topic: I'm going to pierce the heavens with my drill
Subject: Best of luck

I hate to lose my shot at playing the sorcerer Sirion, but these things happen. Best of luck on getting life in order.

Posted on 2015-05-04 at 19:51:28.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Weird War Z Begins

Corban peered through his scope at the approaching . . . zombies. No, it didn’t surprise him. After his last few trips into the darkness with Ye Olde not much surprised him anymore. He was a bit surprised that they didn’t even give him the willies. Getting used to the weirdness. Was that a good thing?

Keeping his vision focused through his scope he spoke, “Captain. The Lieutenant spoke about head trauma being the way to handle zombies. I hate to make noise, but would this be a good time to test out that theory? I’d like to know if one well-placed shot to the noggin’ qualifies as enough trauma. From the look of ‘em, I doubt any of them are likely to make use of weapons, but since the Germans are carrying side-arms, I’ll target those first. Just give the order.”

So saying the sniper calmly kept his focus on the approaching figures. He was ready to fire, but would hold until given orders.

Posted on 2015-05-04 at 19:49:37.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Question

Well, Lothor has a big sword he can whack it with. Somehow this thing seems a bit out of his wheelhouse.

A question for those who have seen this quest from the beginning - are we worried about what the castle will land on if we bring it down? (Avengers assembled - had a bit of a similar problem in the new movie)

Posted on 2015-05-04 at 19:38:57.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Ring

Would the ring of regeneration have taken care of all of Lothor's injuries. I think he was hit with a heal spell anyway, but let me know if he is not up to speed.

Posted on 2015-05-03 at 20:03:36.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Shattering winds

Lothor thought a shatter spell sounded like it might work, but also like it might sends ice shards flying their way. Trust magic to be a double edged sword. He grinned a bit as he ran his hand along the large double edged blade of his own sword. Lots of things had two edges.

He hoped the idea of a gust of wind would help preserve them from any flying ice. It was a good idea. Still, he turned away from the ice as the spell was being cast - best to let his backpack absorb the brunt of the ice while he protected his face. Still, he knew something nasty might be trapped in the ice and released when it shattered. Hopefully it would be flayed by the shards, but if not, Lothor fully intended to turn as soon as the ice had shattered and be ready for anything that came from the ice. Until that time he would watch their backs while presenting his to the ice.

Posted on 2015-05-03 at 20:01:51.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: A Plan!

Bou listened as Crow described the situation with the Gobbers. He liked what he heard. The ranger clearly had the courage to scout ahead and the wits to look for the key information. And the others in the group of guards all immediately stood ready to take action. The combat hadn't started yet, but so far there was much to like in the small group.

Bou didn't say anything directly, as he had already asked his question and generally felt that the real fighters were best suited to plan the attack. He was a little surprised that Crow's plan called for bringing the enemy to them - and giving up their presence. But, he had to admit, it seemed like a good plan. So instead he just shook his head to indicate that he had no more questions or suggestions and pulled out his sling and nodded to indicate his readiness to do his part. He wanted these others to know they could rely on him just as he needed to be confident in them.

Posted on 2015-05-02 at 16:42:09.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: Gobbers? Did someody asy Gobbers??

The first part of the trip with the Mario Carts was a maddening one for young Bou. In part it was beautiful. He marched along next to the carts and up into the pass. As they moved he looked behind bushes, climbed up rock piles, scrambled into thickets and stared in wonder out at the vistas of the lowlands as they moved higher. This was why he travelled. The world was full of beautiful scenery and, while the Railir Peaks weren’t perhaps the most beautiful of mountains, he was getting to see it. Keeping his eyes open for potential threats was no problem for the little Cidal as he could hardly have kept himself from staring around at the scenery.

But it was amazing what a negative impact a few crazy brothers could have on a group. These boys really needed a way to get their aggressions out. Maybe a game or something? Bou spent much of his time while watching the scenery imagining the brothers careening down the path and over the countryside in their vegetable carts and lobbing fruits at each other. It was amusing and had the added advantage of appearing deadly. Although Warrio might need a pretty big cart.

The food didn’t improve his mood. There wasn’t much even he could do with gruel like that. But he did glance at the fruits and veggies a bit – there was better food nearby . . .

But then Crow came back with his news of Gobbers ahead. A little thrill went through Bou as the news was delivered. Adventure! Still, a little bit of practicality came through and he worried about a trap. Crow seemed sure he hadn’t been seen. And he did seem to know what he was doing. But knowing the Gobbers were close by brought the hairs up on Bou’s arm and he kept a careful eye on the surrounding terrain as the group quickly discussed strategy.

“If we’re planning on sneaking up on them, I’m guessing my best role is to stay to the side and pick them off with my sling. But I’ll close if needed.” Turning to Crow has asked, “Did you see how many of them have bows or the like? Can we pick them off from a distance?”

Posted on 2015-05-01 at 21:44:16.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: posting

Bou will get a post up Friday sometime. It would be great to have Crow post first since he is the one that saw the gobbers, but that depends on his schedule.

I'm guessing we will want to leave the brothers at the wagon and sneak up on them. There isn't much planning Bou can contribute to, as he is neither a warrior nor mage, but his sling is at the service of whoever is planning things. At least, I'm assuming he is going to stay back and launch bullets at gobber heads. Is there a specific plan to the attack?

Posted on 2015-04-30 at 21:40:11.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Spy on melting ice

We don't want to take too long to melt the ice - after all we have been warned about the ballista and time. But is there a way to melt it slowly enough (and not drown) that we could see things as it melts. That way, perhaps we could see the frozen baddie before it thaws out and deal with it while it is still trapped, in case it still lives in its own undead fashion. Is it possible to summon another fire elemental? Does the spell give enough control to command it to stop if it spots something within the room? It then backs away, the water runs off, and we approach.

But any magical fire we use will be magnified in effect by the room. Would elementals be included in this?

Posted on 2015-04-29 at 23:49:06.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: A warriors thoughts and questions.

*First, Lothor would wear the ring - it gives him two magic rings. If it matters, his ring of regeneration is on his left hand and the new ring of free action is on his right hand. He also puts on the boots of striding and springing. He will dispose of his old boots.

*Lothor has a ring of regeneration - one HP per round, I think. Will the ring have brought him back to normal? The original plan suggested in post had called for another spell, but if it isn't needed I wouldn't waste it. So the question for our DM- Lothor might know the exact number of HP, but surely he would know if the ring seems to be doing enough?

*I like the idea of cremation, but if the elemental is already gone - do we have any way to accomplish it? I will let the rest of you decide this one - Lothor will follow your wishes.

*The hallway - is it slanted down towards the ice? Or away from it?

*A thought for the party - might the bad guy in the ice still be alive? If it is undead of sorts, will the ice kill it or simply preserve it?

Posted on 2015-04-28 at 22:13:15.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen
Subject: Going OUT of the gate? Now that is not what I expected . . .

Sirion followed Sargent Jessop out the Eastern gate. As he passed out of the gate he looked quizzically at the solid wall of defense that was being left behind. This seemed weird to the sorcerer. Admittedly, he hadn’t been in many sieges. Well, in truth, he’d never been involved in a siege. But he heard about them, and to his knowledge those who had the benefit of big defensive walls generally stayed behind those walls. That was the whole point of a wall. To be a wall between you and the bad guys. And to give you the advantage of position.

“Sargent Jessop,” the sorcerer asked as he moved out of the security of the town’s defenses, “I’m sure there is a reason – I admit I have never defended a town from the undead before. I just want to learn as much as I can about fighting the undead from those that have survived doing it for a while. But why are we leaving the security of the walls? If we stayed inside couldn’t we pick them off as they tried to climb over? Why expose ourselves if we could eliminate them from safety?”

As he awaited an answer to his inquiry, Sirion mentally prepared himself for the task at hand. If there was room, "burning hands" was likely a good choice on the undead. If not, he always "disrupt undead." The title said it all. He gripped his spear as he strode towards the combat that was surely lurking ahead.

Posted on 2015-04-28 at 22:03:28.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen Q&A
Subject: Posting!


Saw the post. Almost missed it. Wanted to push this back to the top so people see it. I'll get a response up soon1 Glad to see the game going.

Posted on 2015-04-27 at 20:21:16.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops our heart

You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before
You make it

So, assuming these things look like zombies. A couple questions as Corban peers through his scope.

1. Do they look to be moving slowly? Quickly?

2. Do they appear armed?

Posted on 2015-04-27 at 20:18:38.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: Getting to know you, getting to know all about you . . .

Kidalbou was ready to get moving. He had arrived in the town in the early winter and been forced by the season to winter there. It wasn’t a bad place, but he had the feeling that he had squeezed about as much excitement from this particular fruit as there was to get. And, if he was being honest with himself, probably the town felt about the same.

Since his arrival he had done what he always did - investigate. Over the winter he had poked his nose into every business as well as most of the homes, barns, sheds and closets in town. He had made many friends this way. He was naturally gregarious and enjoyed chatting with the various merchants around town. And they seemed to appreciate his fascination with their goods. At least they appreciated his fascination as long as he was fascinated in front of them with both hands visible. Which really wasn’t a problem as the last thing he wanted to do was annoy people in a town he was stuck in. Some seemed to get exasperated by his desire to open every door and cabinet, but he did no real harm and provided entertaining conversation. So he roamed the town and quickly got to know an amazingly large percentage of the community. Some of the local kids even developed the habit of jumping out from behind things at him and yelling “Bou!” He found it funny, but rarely surprising. The parents seemed less amused when they received the same treatment.

Another person he got to know was the cook/bar keeper at the tavern he was staying at. She was an interesting woman who knew how to make delicious freshly baked bread. The first time the young Cidal had poked his nose into her kitchen she had nearly thrown her rolling pin at him, but his smile and obvious delight in her cooking soon brought her around. It wasn’t long before the young Cidal spent much of the time that he wasn’t wandering the town in the tavern’s kitchens. He had always loved to cook- probably because he loved good food. Part of his plan in wandering the world was to experience the cuisines of other places. So he started in this tavern, which had, admittedly, rather basic “peasant fare.” But Bou did his best, despite limited supplies and off season ingredients, to spice things up a bit. When he presented the locals with his beef and mushroom stew with red wine sauce – in a bread bowl baked by the local cook – people noticed. The tavern owner even paid him a little to cook dinners after that.

Cooking passed the time and kept him out of too much trouble, but he was ready to move on. He had encountered a number of other travelers while waiting out the weather who also seemed eager to travel; the remnants of a group that “came through the cabinet” formed the bulk of the group. (It was a comment that never quite made sense to Bou, as he hadn’t yet arrived in town when the group arrived and nobody had since seen fit to travel via cabinet.) They seemed like an experienced group that would be a good bet to join. They had found a job protecting a caravan of fruit and vegetables.

Now that had given him pause. When he’d set out on his adventures, daydreams of rutabagas had not been prominent. Still, it was work and it was travel, both of which he desired. And the mountain passes were hardly secure, so anything could happen. Who knew? Perhaps some gobbers would have a craving for asparagus?

Whatever the product they protected, he signed on for the job. His impression of his fellow guards was a positive one. He knew from experience that he would have to prove his worth to them. Quick fingered Cidals somehow were never given the benefit of the doubt. Still, Bou never doubted that he would be able to prove himself whenever the opportunity arose. And he knew he would be passing the same sort of judgements on his new companions that they passed on him. His life might depend on them, as theirs might on him, so a little caution was warranted.

But as the wagons were prepared for travel, things were looking up. Bou was in a very good mood.

Posted on 2015-04-21 at 21:45:48.


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