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Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Subject: Well?


Dane spent some time looking around the road and the woods. He wasn't an expert tracker and he didn't think Pavel was either, but then it didn't appear that goblins were particularly adept at concealing their tracks either. Or maybe they just didn't care. The result was clear even to a pair of novice trackers - a group of humanoids, most likely goblins, had hauled something off down the forest path.

Dane looked at the very obvious and clear signs as he stood on the path that wandered deeper in to the woods. He turned to his two companions. "Well?"

Posted on 2017-04-30 at 17:11:35.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: Decision time


Well, it seems likely that the boss and his guard were hauled off. Status unknown, of course.

Dane is probably not willing to head off into the woods with just two of the group. He'd want all 3 or nothing. Splitting the party is always bad, but especially given the size of the party. He isn't willing to die when hired to guard a wagon. As stated previously, he'd suggest hiding the ox and cart as best we can and then following the path. But if outvoted, all 3 should head off towards Phandalen. But all go together either way.

So, given that his opinion is well noted, what say the rest of you?

Posted on 2017-04-30 at 17:07:28.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Subject: Uhm, I'm not so sure about that.


Dane was puzzled by his comrades comments.

"Protect the cart? What do you think is more important, the bosses cart or the boss himself? If we find some sign that they are prisoners I would think the cart would become an afterthought - we can hopefully hide it off the road, but is it really that big of a deal?" He paused to look more closely at the dwarf he had only known for a short while and added, "Besides, splitting up seems like a really bad idea. I don't think I want to do that. I'd rather just go on to Phandalen if it came to that. We know at least one goblin awaits us. And ..." he paused continuing to look at the dwarf, "you would send us after your cousin while you sit on the cart?" He wasn't quite sure how the dwarf would react to that last comment, but it did seem odd. It seemed backwards actually. Why was he the one pressing to find Oskarr's cousin? What about the famous loyalty of dwarves?

But he didn't wait for an immediate response, instead he quickly added "I'll start looking for signs. If we find anything we can decide what to do."




Posted on 2017-04-29 at 12:00:46.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Heads we win, tails we . . . no, we don't do that, do we?


Lothor smirked as Ulthok asked him to flip a coin. Trust to the fates, it seemed. It was easy enough to grab a coin as he had been playing around with the idea of tossing it into the pool for sometime - which meant he had been playing around with the coin in his hand. So he flipped it.

And it landed with the image of a dragons head staring up at him. He assumed this was the heads side of the coin. He'd never actually looked at what would be the tail side, so as he picked up the coin he glanced at the back side and saw . . . a dragon's back side. It seemed they made their coins literally where ever this little piece of copper came from. At least it wasn't a giants image, that was one back side he didn't need to see.

"Heads it is. Lead on Ulthok as the rest of us continue to huddle near Sirene. I shall continue to stand guard against the cold."

Posted on 2017-04-29 at 11:52:19.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Subject: Time is of the essence


Dane listened to his companions consider what to do next. Somehow it just didn't seem likely that the two had escaped.

"Hang on guys. Lets look around carefully first. Does anybody have any tracking skills? Maybe we can tell if someone escaped or not. It was only a day or so ago, right? The goblins all came from the left side of the road - if Gundren and Sildar escaped, they either went off the road to the right, or ran on through the ambush and further on down the road. We know they didn't come back our way, or we would have run into them." He looked around at the rest of the group. "Assuming they were riding, their horses were shot out from under them. They might well have been hurt. That would mean blood and likely a chase. That leaves signs. Especially if they went off into the brush." He paused again and pointed towards the path the fleeing goblin had taken. "And if they were captured, I'd bet Oskarr's hammer they were taken down that path. Dragged? Carried? Bleeding? Any of that seems likely to leave some sign, even if I'm not a ranger."

He paused to see if the others reacted before continuing. "If they were captured they might not have a lot of time left. I'd bet goblins like to play with their food, but not for long. If you really want to save your cousin Oskar, we may not have time to go all the way to Phandalen. I guess we could try to hide the ox and cart off the road in the brush, I don't know." He paused, "But anyway, lets see if we can find any more information. Anyone able to track? If not, I'll give it a go, or we all can, I suppose. At least that way we might know something before moving on."

(OOC: Dane will look around for tracks - the idea is to do a complete circle of the ambush site, focusing on going up the road a bit and the woods on both sides. Hopefully someone else will accompany him as he looks at the path. If someone with more skills speaks up he will allow them the honor - looking around a bit, but being sure not to disturb anything.)

Posted on 2017-04-25 at 17:37:39.
Edited on 2017-04-25 at 17:38:48 by Nomad D2

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: Grumpy Tann :)


Yep, that helps. I really just wanted to make sure we had looked - that you weren't waiting to add detail until someone specifically said "look." I know at least one other GM who will remain unnamed who might do such a thing.

Posted on 2017-04-24 at 18:34:52.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: And behind door #1 we have . . .


Rhyson moved with the group further down the hallway, crossing multiple piles of refuse as they went. Rhys could see that he was not the only one that was nervously keeping their eyes and ears open for more of the catbots as each pile felt similar to the place of their last battle. But for now, no further bots came out to play.

When they reached the end of the hallway there were more doors – no surprise. When the doors opened, the group found themselves staring at the proverbial fork in the road. Or doors in a hallway, as case may be. Behind door #1 on the left was a medical facility. Doors #2 and #3 were opaque and did not reveal their secrets beyond their outward appearances.

“I say we check the med room first. Never know what other type of robots we will next run into.” Tomiki, it seemed, wanted to check out the med unit. Rhyson was not as eager to venture into that room – med units felt like they meant disease. But in this case, it also meant an ability to see what was there before entering since there were lights on in the area. In fact, there was power throughout this complex. That alone was intriguing. Something was still going here beyond a few small catbots. He doubted the secrets were to be found in a medical unit, but it wasn’t a bad place to start. So, ok, if Tomiki wanted to go into that room, Rhyson would follow.

“Ok, Tomiki, if you want the med unit, let’s check it out. Can you see anything out of place in there before we open the doors?”

(OOC: Rhyson wants to get some information on the room before entering – is there anything to know beyond “it is a med unit?” He’d try to look from far enough away not to trigger any automatic opening sensor such as the one that opened the door for the group as they approached this crossway. Then closer. If Tomiki is checking it out he will let him. This does not need to delay the next GM post – if there is nothing notable he’d go in.)


Posted on 2017-04-23 at 20:20:04.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: OOC


Lothor would probably choose the door with the hole - since we know at least a bit of what is beyond. The pool seems to be not worth dealing with at the moment - we don't want to go outside, we need to find the magic source that will allow us to return to our own time. But it isn't a strongly held opinion if anyone else has firm convictions.

Posted on 2017-04-23 at 20:05:15.

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: Action


We have all posted, but have we really given the GM any actions to work with? A couple of us were ready to follow over the rubble, but last time Tomiki took the lead - and he just asked a question. I'm not sure there really is much of a response to his question - although Rhyson can comment if you want. Do we need Tomiki to actually state that he is moving on if he is taking point? Or something else? I guess we do have a "search the cats" comment.

Posted on 2017-04-20 at 20:02:58.

Topic: Thank you All Recruitment is closed
Subject: Wait . . .


Does this mean we have a new player? Sweet!

Posted on 2017-04-20 at 19:59:51.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Subject: The little buggers can run


Dane sprinted after the goblin, but the little bugger was quick. The rogue was sure he catch the creature - its legs were smaller and as quick as it might be, Dane was felt sure he could match it step for step. But that might mean outdistancing the dwarf and the rest of the party. Dwarfs might be natural sprinters, but this looked like it might be a distance race. And so Dane decided to call off the chase and pulled up, discovering as he did so that the Dwarf had made the same choice.

Hearing Oskar's comments, he readily agreed. "Yeah, lets get back and see what the ambush was all about."

He moved quickly back to the sport where the dead horses lay - keeping his bow out and an arrow knocked in case the little creep came back with any of his friends. "Sorry about messing with your negotiations. I was already in swing mode and wasn't expecting that." So saying he looked over the horses to see if there was anything to be discerned. And, of course, there were the dead goblins to search. He did while trying to keep his eyes on the trees while hopinh his companions did the same.



Posted on 2017-04-20 at 19:59:21.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: Yeah, but


yeah, but aren't they little? You know, little legs . . .

So coordinated, but not actually fast. Right?

To the group: Dane will probably stop running - at most give it one more round. But he doesn't want to split the party and certainly doesn't want to outrun the dwarf and be out there on his own, even against just one goblin.

Posted on 2017-04-19 at 19:41:31.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: The race is on


I have the same question for Dane. Is he gaining? If so, how quickly does he think he might catch him? For someone not eager to separate from the party this is important information.

Posted on 2017-04-18 at 17:10:49.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: Whichever route you choose


I am not picky - do as you wish and Dane will be there.

Posted on 2017-04-12 at 18:28:58.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: Keeping it alive


yeah, we do seem to have lost some. That stinks.

I have never had a game before that had players post in a specific order. It is interesting because we can see the results as they come, but it does slow things down. For most games everyone posts and then the GM runs the whole turn. Since in real life I have probably committed to my action before I notice if Oskar was successful in his attack, that does make some sense. Or, at least, it may be more manageable. I'm ok keeping it as it is, but if the one-person-at-a-time method is slowing things down, it could be changed.



Posted on 2017-04-11 at 16:45:06.

Topic: Supernatural Q&A thread
Subject: Anyone see a man in white?


Anyone see a post?
A GM?

Posted on 2017-04-09 at 14:37:32.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Calling all Schnozzles


Did we lose our Schnozzle again?

Posted on 2017-04-09 at 14:35:59.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Warriors doing warrior things


Another door, another poem. He wondered if there would be writing at the bottom of the pool. And now they had something burrowing and something about to tap them on the shoulder and take them into nothingness. Nice. It sounded like a nice place to take a vacation. Except, maybe the deadly cold. That was a bit of a downer. Well, there was the hot tub.

"The burrowing is interesting, but we might be better off not meeting whatever that refers to. We aren't here to investigate the tower, just to find a portal." He'd like to have added more to the conversation, but for now all he could do was warrior stuff - like standing guard. And so he stood guard as alertly as he could.

Posted on 2017-04-09 at 14:26:11.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Wizard eye


I love the wizard eye option. The Jin going into the hole as long as he is heat protected sounded good as well. Those posts would be great. I'll post for Lothor now, but this is really just the big guy doing big guy stuff - meaning standing around looking like a big guy standing around. And, of course, seriously keeping an eye out.

If we get one or both of these actions posted we don't even need to wait a week to get results, since all other actions would depend on those results.

A few other thoughts:

*We are here looking for a magical portal of some sort. Distractions might be just distractions.
*This was a tower, right? We went down, but we never saw a route going UP. Just a thought.
*Allanon (I think that is the right name, it has been awhile) is supposed to meet us here, right? I assume we are just going with "he's an arch-mage so he can do it," but it does make me wonder.

None of these are immediate concerns, just maybe stuff to keep in mind long term.

Posted on 2017-04-09 at 14:17:42.
Edited on 2017-04-09 at 14:33:22 by Nomad D2

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Natural Cold


Even polar natural cold doesn't get so cold if kills you instantly by freezing your lungs. Not in our world anyway.

Since we haven't tried to open them, is there a reason to think the doors won't open, beyond a bit of residual ice?

Posted on 2017-04-09 at 11:22:55.

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: Good luck


Techy ain't me. I need my machines to just work. When they don't I'm in trouble. Good luck.

Posted on 2017-04-05 at 20:08:44.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: Now that was


Gotta say, we do not have the same style in music! But I like the musical tribute anyway!

Posted on 2017-04-02 at 18:56:51.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: This is all beyond Lothor


This is beyond a warrior, but . . .

It seems to me that getting rid of the water has a few potential issues. First, what volume will it take care of? Second, this thing seems almost like a whirlpool to me - with pipes cycling in water. Assuming we turn water to dust, then what happens if the pipes immediately send in more water? Have we accomplished anything? Will water falling into an empty tub splash? Will it create mud from the dust before we can "clean" it? Do we have a reason to believe it will get rid of all of the water?

Posted on 2017-04-02 at 18:54:47.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: My bad


Sorry. Somehow I thought I had already posted, but instead all I had done was put the question here. Oops. Post up. I'll add the attack numbers shortly - I forget to roll them before starting the post.

Posted on 2017-04-02 at 13:43:28.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Subject: Let the arrows fly


Dane barely heard the Dwarf's comments on his attack as he pulled his rapier from the dead goblin. Instead of listening he grabbed his bow and let fly with an arrow at the fleeing goblin. Finish them now!

As his arrow flew he finally took the time to comment to his dwarfish companion as he took off after the goblin. "Go get 'em big guy!" he called. Then, realizing what he had just said, amended it with, "uhm, little guy! Go get 'em!"

If the goblin doesn't fall to arrows, he follows the dwarf. "Sorry Oskar, I was a bit too involved to catch the peace offering."

To hit roll: 4 (crap!) +2 proficiency bonus. = 6

Posted on 2017-04-02 at 13:42:32.
Edited on 2017-04-02 at 13:47:09 by Nomad D2

 


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