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Topic: CWWLLO QnA
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.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
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.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
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.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Vikings favored again?


Oct. 29
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots Patriots
Nov. 1
Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs KC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons Atlanta
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens SD
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears Vikings!
Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns Cardinals
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans Texans
New York Giants at New Orleans Saints NYG
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers Cincinnati
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams Rams
New York Jets at Oakland Raiders Raiders
Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys Seahawks
Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos Packers
Nov. 2
Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers Panthers

No doubt these are the picks to keep me near the bottom of the standings. But I try . . .

Posted on 2015-10-29 at 18:59:04.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Why split up?


Lothor was only half satisfied with the Mage's clarification. Ok, he had things to do, that seemed likely enough. But why send the group ahead? Was there something that needed to be done to make use of the magic - something that would take time? But he didn't seem to have said anything to the spell casters. Why not wait and all go together? While he didn't doubt the ability of his comrades to take on whatever the Isle of the Cyclops had to offer, he also had no doubt that having the greatest Arch-mage in history with them would make it easier. And he wasn't averse to something being easy. It would be a nice change of pace.

Did Allanan think it would take the group too much time to get there? Was he testing them? Why? It just seemed weird. Wasn't the first rule of adventuring "never split up the party?" Allanan might be new to the group, if he could even be said to be "in the group," but taking him (and Maj?) out of the equation would definitely weaken the whole. Divide and conquer was what good generals did to the other guys - not what you deliberately did to yourself.

So, should he say something? He was willing to do so, but decided against it. What good would the answer do? Why push him? Clearly Allanan felt like the decision was made and he seemed to be the one in a position to make the decision. Case closed, move on.

But the big warrior did have a few other questions. What exactly were they looking for? What would it look like? Did they have any specific ideas about where it was? Did they need to do anything once they found it? Were they just to go there and then wait? Should they "clear a path" for the wizard, or as seemed to be indicated by his earlier comments, would he simply teleport directly to them. Did they have any way to communicate if things went wrong?

He didn't ask any of these questions right away, preferring to let those more versed in magic than he (which didn't take much!) ask the right questions. But if no one asked, he would put forth his queries.

******

When the group arrived after the teleportation spell, Lothor did as a warrior always did - he immediately surveyed his surroundings. Were there any threats nearby? Had they been seen? Was there cover?

After getting the lay of the land and feeling secure (assumption?) he spoke to his companions. "So what is the plan? We will need passage to the Island. Is it better to ask around about this place and gather a bit of intelligence? Or try to keep our comings and goings secret? I don't like the idea of letting others know what we are up to, but I do wonder why this city was never conquered. Conquering armies do not usually make a habit of bypassing valuable ports."


Posted on 2015-10-27 at 18:00:48.
Edited on 2015-10-27 at 18:05:11 by Nomad D2

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: What is to be upset about?


Come on people, the Vikings won! Honestly, what is there to be upset about?????

Ok, so it was only against the Lions, but it still counts. I guess Hammer missing the turn kinda stinks. But . . . .go Vikings!

(Which teams mascot looks most like a D&D character? Go Vikings!)

Posted on 2015-10-26 at 00:22:48.

Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: Not a big fan of stingers.


In my last post Gelion was looking for a position in the trees that might be hard for the bees to get through or into. Perhaps a place where the trees are too close together for their wingspan. Does he see anything like that around the group anywhere?

Also, how far away are the bees when we first see them appear?

And one more - did we lose Yohn somewhere?

Posted on 2015-10-22 at 18:45:28.
Edited on 2015-10-22 at 18:49:55 by Nomad D2

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Again
Subject: Lets get things moving


Jarenion saw the bard fall and groaned. Everyone knew that such things were possible when on an adventure, but it still hurt to see it happen. They were here to rescue a friend, and yet one friend had already been sacrificed to the attempt. This was not a good beginning. But considering their surroundings, one had to wonder about the odds of a good ending as well.

He gave the healers time to heal - that was obviously the first order of the day. Once that was done, he offered to disintegrate the door if desired after a healed Maximus had looked for traps. He doubted that would be the way to go, but he made the offer. In the mean time he kept his eye on the wall of stone and the wall of fire. Keeping the enemies they knew about at bay was important. He would be ready when the door opened.

Posted on 2015-10-22 at 18:42:36.

Topic: Shop at the Inn
Subject: Shop at the Inn


I was going to get a shirt or two from the "Shop at the Inn" link, but the last few times I try to go there the link is busted. Is this something on my end or are others having the same problem?

Posted on 2015-10-22 at 18:37:23.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Picks that no one should cheat off of


Seattle

Buffalo
Washington
Atlanta
indy
Minnesota - I get to pick 'em!
Pitt
St. Louis
Miami
NE
SD
NYG
Carolina
Arizona

Posted on 2015-10-22 at 18:34:00.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Alone against a cyclops


The presence of Maj didn't cause Lothor much concern. It seemed obvious to the warrior that this creature must be the dragon in question, despite her rather comely and distinctly non-reptilian shape. The mage's slightly disturbing kiss and naming of her as "Maj" seemed to confirm the diagnosis. Certainly she seemed no threat.

After that he listened quietly as the magical ones discussed the next step in this grand adventure. Why was he not surprised that somehow the only place that held the magical power to get them home was on a place called the "Isle of the Cyclops" and right near the lair of the enemy? But how was it that such a magical place had been allowed to remain outside of the enemies control? How was it not a site over which wars were fought? He didn't know enough about magic to know the answer, but it did seem to be a puzzle.

Still, the most notable part of the description was not the Isle of their destiny. That such a thing came next just seemed fitting. No doubt the group would head out and tackle it as they had tackled all of the previous steps of the quest put before them - one step at a time and keep moving. Do what must be done. Was there really any question?

Actually, there was one, and despite his resolution to stay out of the conversations of mages, he could not help sticking his nose right into the middle of it. "A plan is a good thing to have. But what is your plan while we are off at this island? Your description did not make it seem as if this source of magic was mobile, so how are "we" supposed to travel to the future if you are not there?"

Posted on 2015-10-19 at 19:06:48.

Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: moving bees


Well, I will be here ready to shoot at bees as soon as the hive is in order.

Posted on 2015-10-16 at 17:42:25.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: And what is he up to now?


Pretty clearly Allanan spoke about all of us, including him, returning to the future. However, he just as clearly switched to "you" when talking about the fun little expedition to the Isle of the Cyclops. (Just remember to ride underneath a sheep and they are really easy to trick, so no problems there . . . ) Who wishes to be the one to broach that little issue with the lover of wyrms? (Or is it lover of wyrm? Or wyrm lover? How is it that while I want it to sound sarcastically humorous it comes off sounding semi-racist? Can you actually be racist against cross species relationships between species that don't really exist while playing a game? I ponder these sorts of things. I need a life. End of soliloquy.)

Interesting relationship. Is this what comes of not being able to reproduce? (Odd thoughts of only being able to reproduce with his own kind start swirling around - I admit I don't know the whole back story, but there was a Dragon Queen in the castle wasn't there - any chances?)

One way or another I think it is time to go find ol' one-eye.

Posted on 2015-10-16 at 17:40:35.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Get a cleric!


I can't believe that you would let something like your health get in the way of our game! Pull it together man! The fate of a world is at stake! Are there no good clerics in your town? Cripes! You are the GM! Just a put a potion of healing into the campaign!

And get your rest - we will be here whenever your up to posting.

Posted on 2015-10-15 at 14:50:10.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Nobody cheats off the picks of the guy in last place . . .



THU, OCT 15
Atlanta at New Orleans Atlanta

SUN, OCT 18
Washington at NY Jets NYJ
Arizona at Pittsburgh Az
Kansas City at Minnesota MN
Cincinnati at Buffalo Buffalo - the upset pick
Chicago at Detroit Detroit Can't they both lose?
Denver at Cleveland Denver, but it will be close
Houston at Jacksonville Hou
Miami at Tennessee Miami
Carolina at Seattle Sea
San Diego at Green Bay GB, but I want SD to win!
Baltimore at San Francisco SF
New England at Indianapolis NE

MON, OCT 19
NY Giants at Philadelphia Philly

Posted on 2015-10-13 at 22:33:44.

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: Just hearing echoes of Ody . . . .


Anybody have an opinion on what comes next? We need some posts on healing at least before we can move this thing forward.

Posted on 2015-10-09 at 22:10:15.

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


Oct. 8
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans Houston
Oct. 11
Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons Atlanta
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens Baltimore
Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals Cincinatti
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers GB
Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs KC
New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles Philly
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Yuccaneers
Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans Buffalo
Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions Arizona
New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys New England
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders Denver
San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants NYG
Oct. 12
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers SD

Posted on 2015-10-08 at 18:28:40.

Topic: Vigilante Q/A
Subject: A few details.


Two things it would be helpful to know.

1.) Where in the city is Heironymus' shelter? I put "west side" in the post, but that can be changed. I really have no idea. It might be good to know - also to have a name for that section of the city would add color to the posts. I was also assuming it wasn't near the docks, but again, I don't know this.
2.) I'm guessing the cleric will go find this couple at the shelter/kitchen. Could I get a description of them - where are they from, what do they look like, how long have they been there. Whatever might be helpful. Heironymus will want to try to introduce the topic without starting with "Hey, I'm a vigilante and would like to interrogate you a bit."

Posted on 2015-10-04 at 13:07:43.

Topic: Vigilante
Subject: And so it begins


Heironymus was not comfortable with the situation in the hideout. It wasn't the young lady - she was actually a nice touch. An innocent little alchemist to make everything look good. They had still not seen Lord Brown. In fact, they hadn't been given any information at all about the whole vigilante plan. All they had was a brief note, a promise of payment, a masked lady in a bar, an address, an young attractive and clumsy alchemist, and some files of a crime. And on this basis they were supposed to set themselves up as the enemy of both the gangs of the city and the law, for undoubtedly some of what they would do would stretch the law. And he doubted there would be a mob boss on their side to see to it that they were released for their crimes, as seemed to happen for so many.

Was this enough? Should he gamble his life on the hope that it played out? Such violence and actions outside the law were not what he hoped for. The system should protect the people - and vigilantes helped to weaken the system. But he knew why he had come to the meeting in the first place. The system wasn't working. Sometimes action was needed. Sometimes the people had to rise up and say, "We're not going to take it! No! We're not going to take it!" As the song rang in his head he knew he wanted this to work out. He badly wanted to be able to take some action to make a difference. Something more proactive than simply serving soup to people with no hope of anything better. This group was probably his best chance to do something. He looked around at the other vigilantes and said a little internal prayer. It could work.

But he still had doubts. Turning to the young alchemist he asked, "Are we going to get any more information about the boss? We are being asked to do something with little knowledge of who is doing the asking. I seek a little reassurance. What can you tell us? Or will anyone else?"

((OOC: Assuming she gives some sort of answer he follows up with . . .))

Looking at the others he decides it is time to start planning. "I suspect we want to start by gathering more information. A few pictures and a map aren't much to go on. I help to run a soup kitchen and shelter in the West Side slums. The down and out are those I work with on a daily basis, and sometimes this includes recent arrivals. I would like to go back and ask a few questions. Some might know of the arrival of large numbers of girls or perhaps of the disappearance of a few. The docks are not my home, so I would leave that task for others."

Waiting to see their reaction he ads, "I might suggest meeting back here in 24 hours to see what we know. I need some time to put together more of a concealment than just a cloak as well."

Posted on 2015-10-04 at 12:55:17.
Edited on 2015-10-04 at 22:55:47 by Nomad D2

Topic: CWWLLO QnA
Subject: How to deal with a door


Ok, so I assume we have a bit of healing to do to start with, so Jarneion wouldn't do anything until that is done. His stone wall should keep the wights at bay unless something dispels the wall. The wall of fire probably only has 10 minutes left. Will the rat zombies follow us?

Jarenion could disintegrate the door - presumably this would eliminate any traps that might be there. Or set them off, of course. But it might makes things easier. It would also mean the door could not be shut behind us in case somethings try to follow us. It also burns up a 6th level spell. Jarenion has a lot of spells, but they are not unlimited and he has already used half a dozen.

Before that happens, it seems likely that Maximus has some stuff to do - get healed and look for traps. But I wanted to put this out there to see if others thought it was worth it.

Posted on 2015-10-04 at 12:26:25.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Stand guard


Corban helped bring down the zombies. He couldn't help wonder why the Nazis had so much difficulty with them. Had they not realized that the head bash was the key to dezombification? Were they surprised by an assault of the slow moving shamblers out of the doors? The zombies were slow enough that hardly seemed possible. And Nazis may be Nazis, but that didn't mean stupid - or this whole war would be a lot easier than it was. So how did a group of slow moving zombies kill a bunch of Nazis and destroy their base of operations? This just didn't seem right.

As the rest of the group looked at the hieroglyphs and the rest of the room, the sniper took his place as rear guard. He stood to the side of the entrance hall and kept his gaze down that hall with his trusted rifle close to hand. He didn't want to make any noise, but he also didn't want anything to come up behind them.

Posted on 2015-10-04 at 12:08:45.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Don't hurt the dragon


Oh sure, thought lothor, "don't hurt the dragon" he says. Any who is going to tell the big beast not to hurt the little people? Maybe he could take a knee again?

But it made him smile. Worrying about a giant, hopefully friendly dragon, seemed like an improvement over being fried by an arch-mage or being stranded in the past. His life had certainly turned out to be more interesting than a simple farm boy had ever expected.

He looked around the ledge a bit, wondering if there was any firewood. "Anybody got anything we can use for a fire? It seems we have a little time to wait for Allanan and his dragon to return. I'm not against sitting around talking about these strange new circumstances in a bit more comfort than windswept ledge. Allanan seems to be making plans, which is good, but do we have any plans to make beyond simply accepting his?"

((OOC: I'm not quite sure what "mountain ledge" exactly means in this case. If there is a more sheltered place, presumably not in the door, he would indicate that as a place of rest. The ledge must be fairly decently sized. Also, if there is any firewood available he would collect some.))


Posted on 2015-10-04 at 11:51:50.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2015
Subject: Here we go again


Oct. 1

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Pitt. But not because of ody

Oct. 4

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins Miami
Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons Atlanta
New York Giants at Buffalo Bills Buffalo
Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears Oakland
Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals Cin
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts Indy
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carolina
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins Philly
Cleveland Browns at San Diego Chargers SD
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals AZ
Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos Denver, but I'm not happy about it!
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers GB
Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints Dallas

Oct. 5

Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks Seattle


Posted on 2015-10-01 at 18:15:26.

Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: Will modify


I posted in the game before I saw the request for details here. I'll get it modified, but it might take a day or two.

I do have a quick question. I know I can look this up, but it seemed easier to ask. Feats and limit breaks - how frequently can I use them? Is point blank simply a statement of a type of shot and thus usable on every shot if it is within 30 feet? Can I do rapid shot every turn? What about a limit break like Hail of Arrows? If no one replies before I get around to updating my post with the attack details I'll just look this up also, but I would appreciate some help from someone who knows this system.

Posted on 2015-09-27 at 18:38:31.

 


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