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Topic: IRON AGE Game
Subject: That puppy would be wagging his tail if he had one!

Zick smiled at Savis' "we did it!" comment. The young shape changer had a lot in common with a real puppy. You could just see the excitement vibrating through the young man.

Zick returned his smile. He understood. He had been looking for some excitement and adventure and he had found it. It was thrilling. He didn't like the killing, exactly, but it felt necessary. Certainly he felt no sadness for the hobgoblin, although he couldn't help but wonder about his scars. What had created this creature?

But the gnome still didn't have time to sit an contemplate the meaning of their first victory. He looked at the rest of his new-found companions and said, "As the Pup said, 'we did it." We make a good team. But now we need to search this area. I'll stand guard if some of you can haul the bodies out of the fog. I'd do it myself but there are some things gnomes aren't good at. Once we finish that search we can all check out the cabin together." Then he turned to the young pup, realizing as he did so that he had accidently voiced the nickname of 'puppy.' Ooops, he thought making sure to use his name this time. "Savis, you are probably the strongest of us - care to take on the role of mortician and haul out some of the bodies?"

(Assuming the others agree . . . )
As the others worked on moving the bodies out of the fog, Zick held a position on the edge of the clearing, just inside the woods, attempting to keep his eyes on every direction at once - all the while humming "bring out your dead!" to himself as he stood watch.

Posted on 2016-10-01 at 16:19:32.
Edited on 2016-10-01 at 16:23:05 by Nomad D2

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Patience

Ok, fog is just fog. It doesn't hurt or anything. As long as the DM has generously told us we are safe for the moment, lets take advantage of that. (Under normal circumstances I'd be much more cautious - especially about being out of sight of each other.) It will make everything go faster.

Zick's suggestion - move all the bodies out of the fog and into the clear air. We shouldn't have that much trouble finding them and moving them. Even thick fog is just fog and in a relatively limited area. We haul them all out and then search them - using detect magic on the whole lot of them.

Then we can all go into the cabin as a group. Sound good?

Zick will stand guard during this process - although he is strong of heart, he is just a little gnome in a big world after all. And he would be about as effective at hauling around bodies as he would be at huffing and puffing the fog away. The Pup and Birdman probably get most of this work.

As for the saving throws, I offer another possibility - perhaps Zick is just such an amazing alchemist that his tanglefoot bags are super strong. Keep this in mind as in the future perhaps others should be given a negative to their strength checks to break such a miraculous substance.

Posted on 2016-10-01 at 16:02:02.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: The Pick

Thursday's game:

Posted on 2016-09-29 at 17:07:28.

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: Searching

Rhyson has already been posted as searching the room.

While I don't think we want to go through the doors until people are healed, I do think we want to put someone near them ASAP - including a peak through the gap. If the doors are ajar there doesn't seem to be much chance that something on the other side wouldn't have seen or heard the sounds and sights of combat. But we do want to be prepared in case someone is approaching - there is no reason to let someone peak through the door at us.

Posted on 2016-09-27 at 17:50:20.

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Plans

Ok guys, anybody have a great idea about what to do about the fog? Zick could wave his little arms around and huff and puff and blow. But somehow I doubt that will do much other than amuse the crowd. At the very least, we could grab some branches and try to create just a little wind. Any other options? Then we start to search.

Also, do we have any sense if there are more bandits anywhere or was this the whole lot? There might be more information in the cabin, of course.

Finally - it seems I missed posts in two games recently - I'm on the site a lot, but somehow missed the posts on the latest updated lists and so got behind. If you ever notice me missing a post - send me a message. I probably missed things. I don't want to be the gjuy slowing things down and usually don't need to be.

Posted on 2016-09-26 at 18:51:28.

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: Posting

Rhyson's post is up - he is looking in the rooms dark corners while the healer and injured do their thing. Should Lum check out the doors? Not go through them, but keep an eye on things from this side.

One battle survived. Well, sort of.

Posted on 2016-09-26 at 18:40:35.

Topic: Dark Sun Q/A
Subject: Ooops

Sorry guys, I somehow missed the last posts. I thought I was up-to-date on this game and I was one post behind.

Trossach would be ok moving on after a short rest or taking a long one - he isn't injured after all. However, if the elf wishes for his companions to be buried he would very strongly desire to fulfill that wish. This doesn't need to be a great, deep, grave, but it probably would take a little time. At the very least it might necessitate a long rest.

As for the elf - if he wants to join us Trossach would be ok with that. He would find the desire to leave to be likely foolish, but it is the elf's choice. He does, however, need to answer some questions first. Group - do we heal him more thoroughly if he is coming with us?

For the DM: Are there rocks around? Specifically medium sized rocks that would be fairly easy to move and put on top of a grave to prevent animals from easily digging in?

Also - forgot to put in the post, but Trossach would include any elves that became zombies in the burial. I assume we were right in thinking the fast zombies were elves.

Posted on 2016-09-26 at 18:34:31.
Edited on 2016-09-26 at 18:37:33 by Nomad D2

Topic: Dark Sun Game
Subject: A Mul ponders the possibilities

As the last of the zombies fell, the Mul moved down the hill to check on his companions. To each he expressed his appreciation for their courage, talent and desire to aid those in need. "I did not expect you to charge, but I will be proud to stand with you."

As the group worked to heal wounds and move the badly injured elf to the top of the knoll, Trossach looked at the fallen. He spoke so his companions could hear, "I would not leave the fallen like slaughtered beasts. They were not beasts. And we do not know how the injured one will feel about them. I would not leave your bodies around, and I would hope you would not do so with mine. I shall lay them out at the base of the hill together. We shall see what the elf has to say." And so Trossach moved to do exactly what he said he would do.

(OOC: The other questions all come first and Trossach's question may be of no importance at all depending on how the elf responds. But at some point in the conversation he would ask how the elf wishes to deal with them. If he wants them buried, the Mul will want to oblige - this might necessitate a long rest.)

Posted on 2016-09-26 at 18:30:31.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: A battle won, but at cost

As the second bug collapsed to the ground, Rhyson watched as the groups healer rushed to do what healers are supposed to do. He could only hope it worked. Such arts were not his to command.

But what he could do was to make sure that nothing snuck up on them. He took out his light and quickly scanned the dark areas of the room - was there anything that had escaped their attention as they launched their assault on the door's guardians? Once he had made his examination of the dark corners he moved to the doors, anxious that nothing come at them from that direction.

(OOC: Depending on how long other actions take - Rhys would also examine those doors. Are there windows? is that how the light is coming in? Are they open at all? Can he hear anything on the other side of the doors? Alternately, if Lum or someone else goes to those doors, he will take up a position by the stairs to keep an eye out in case anyone follows them down.)

Posted on 2016-09-26 at 18:15:24.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: Week 3 Picks




Posted on 2016-09-21 at 19:46:17.

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: quorum works for me

As much as we can, we keep things moving. When RL intervenes, we pause. That is the advantage of such games. If possible, post your pause or just "go ahead." If even that is more than you have time for, then so be it. We will survive, even if the firebugs do not. I hope.

As for the quorum idea, that works for me. As long as the general plan of attack seems obvious, keep it moving. In a situation like this, it really is pretty obvious what we will do.

And . . . liking it so far. Rhsyon isn't dead yet, so that's a good thing.

Posted on 2016-09-20 at 18:14:00.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Plane of Fire?

The spell to send it back to its own plane had no effect - from Tann's wording I got the impression it simply wasn't vulnerable to the spell, but it might have made a save.

It does seem to be fire connected - and really didn't like the cone of cold. Did it run from it? Or just go after the others? Do we have other cold spells?

Could it be a demon? Devil? From the plane of fire?

Posted on 2016-09-19 at 22:08:17.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Strategy

Just posted Lothor so that he can get in the fight. He isn't charging in with his sword as he normally would. I'm betting on a blink back to Ulthok. (Look out little guy!) And at the very least he can teleport all over. So Lothor is going to use his two hand axes of throwing which should allow him to follow the thing around - especially if he guesses right on where he might move.

Posted on 2016-09-19 at 21:04:42.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: A blink Salamander? Who ordered one of those?

Lothor didn't even have time to curse as the creature in the tapestry made its attack. Dang it was fast! He grabbed his sword and prepared to charge when it . . . blinked. Suddenly it was on the spell casters. Crap! And Bloodied Cor was between him and the beast.

At least he knew that blades could hurt it, his better placed companions had already proven that. He maneuvered to get a shot. But he had a tactical guess. The creature could teleport, that was clear. Lothor doubted that it would stay in place for long. It was possible that it would stay to try and deal with two spell casters. But if it didn't, where would it go? Probably back to Ulthok. The little one was clearly its preferred target, and he had wounded it badly with the cold. So in a flash Lothor calculated that the beast would either stay and attack these spell casters, or flash back to Ulthok.

So he moved. He worked his way around Cor - but in the direction that would move him more towards Ulthok than away from him. He wanted to swing with his huge sword, but thought that speed and flexibility might be his best friend in this fight. He grabbed his two hand axes of throwing and prepared to throw. With the axes he could easily spin and throw if the thing blinked again. He couldn't afford to stand back and do nothing again. And the axes would return to him, allowing him to continue hurling the axes, even if the creature blinked out of the way of his sword. It wasn't how he liked fighting, but flexibility . . .

Posted on 2016-09-19 at 20:59:29.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: No Problem

You have never made a habit of ignoring things before and given the history of this game, I know your not just letting it go. I just assumed you were busy and would get to it eventually.

Posted on 2016-09-19 at 20:35:36.

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: A good plan

Saving mana at this point makes sense to me. Rhyson is already posted staying in the background lobbing arcane bolts. Go get 'em guys!

Posted on 2016-09-19 at 20:32:09.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: The power of the sky under ground

Rhyson could not help the grim smile that crept across his face as his chain lightning spells struck home. He had been sure lightning was the answer against these foes. He was as pleased about the value of his knowledge as he was about power of the lightning. Power and knowledge were a dangerous combination. He hoped he woild have the answers in the future as well.

But future encounters were still in the future and they were not yet done with this one. But it looked like they just might make it through. He would withhold his lightning for now to preserve mana. Instead he backed up a few yards to give himself some room to fire and perhaps safety from the bugs. From a bit of distance he prepared to cast arcane bolt as much as needed to finish the task.

Posted on 2016-09-19 at 20:29:49.

Topic: IRON AGE Game
Subject: What to do, what to do?

Zick watched as his bomb landed on the wounded monk. How much more could the thing take? he was bound, deaf and injured. If the fog hadn't been there he would have jumped in with his spear and stabbed the downed target. But for now he would leave that task for those better able to do so.

Instead, he quickly moved down the left side of the building. If there was a window he would be looking to target the with he suspected had gone inside. If not, he would move around the back of the cabin, continuing to look for a target or a window.

OOC: If he finds a window he will use a bomb on whoever is inside, if it is possible. If there is no window he would move around to the back where he would obviously come across the baddy back there. His first move would be to use a bomb. If it looks like he can get a sneak attack from the back he will simply do that with his spear. Otherwise he does have another thunderstone.

Posted on 2016-09-18 at 22:07:43.

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Hhhmm

I hadn't realized I hadn't gotten something up. Dang - will do.

Posted on 2016-09-18 at 21:57:05.

Topic: Supernatural / hunter interest?
Subject: The actual "a bit of character" post

So, I have no name for the character yet, but...

I'll do more of a write up when the time comes, but a few more expected details.

He is an assistant professor of History at the local College/University. He is around 28 or so. He grew up in the town and got his undergrad degree at this school. (Ties to the town) He went away for grad school but came back for his first teaching job. He field is medieval studies.

I assume it will be easier if he is not married. Something happening to a wife could be what gets him involved, but probably not. I think something happening to some students in his department is a more likely scenario. I suppose his family is local, although I don't know how much I want a lot of family. It seems easier in a situation like this if his family is limited. But odd uncles could tie into story parts. As could high school friends.

He could have either an apartment or a small house - maybe the old family home. Maybe his parents died in an accident a few years ago - that perhaps wasn't an accident, but something that originally got him into the supernatural - if the story has us with a bit of experience at this sort of thing. Or maybe that is something that is revealed later. He would have connections in the community. But maybe a reputation he'd rather not lose as well. Not sure about that last part.

Well, at least you can see the kind of thing I'm thinking about.

Leaning towards the name: Henrik Castelbrandt. A good Swede by descent. Friends just call him 'Castle.'

Posted on 2016-09-18 at 21:55:45.
Edited on 2016-09-20 at 18:18:52 by Nomad D2

Topic: Supernatural / hunter interest?
Subject: A bit of character

I don't know what to say about the system - I'll go with whatever because I am completely ignorant.
I'm ok either knowing the others before hand or not. I can work with either for my story - it just changes when the "starting event" happened.
I think that the DM should generally set up the "how we meet scenario" - otherwise as Bromern Sal said, we end up spending a lot of time just trying to get things moving. I think with a bit of structure provided for the meeting we would still have all the space needed for character development.

Posted on 2016-09-18 at 21:46:01.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: Doh!

Never, ever cheer for Green Bay!!!!

Posted on 2016-09-18 at 21:41:17.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Plan

I am inclined to agree, but since he specifically asked questions about what Lothor would be doing I was assuming that there was a plan to make a change. He's the DM, I'm more than willing to go with whatever.

Posted on 2016-09-17 at 14:23:55.

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: Saurian

I agree with Ody. Saurian

If Saurians were one of the traditional powers in the world and are still significant today, it seems like that is a good language to know. We don't have stuff like Troll and goblin, but we do have Orc and the darkspeech (Not quite the right name, but something like that.) This gives us most of the old langauges, most of the big racial languages and a couple of dark ones.

Posted on 2016-09-17 at 12:32:18.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: A fiebug hunting we will go! A hunting we will go!

Rhys nodded at the plan. If it took the bugs a while to get their fire ready Rhyson thought he might have gone with the original plan - attack from the side. But it probably wouldn't matter. Either way, he knew he was the key to the plan. He knew the elves had always used lightning to take these things down, but how quickly would it work? How many shots could they take? That was the question. He hoped this compatriots blades could add to the damage, but these bugs were heavily armored.

So, knowing that above all he needed to keep the lightining flying, Rhys planned to make sure that Lum was always between him and the bugs. That should give him the time to rattle off lightning blast after lightning blast.

Posted on 2016-09-17 at 12:28:06.


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