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Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: What to do now?


Rhyson looks at Tomiki and speaks. "I like the idea of using a battery to try and open the door. I'd rather not shut the other door behind us. It just feels a bit like a trap that way. This place didn't look like it was abandoned for ages and ages."

If the others agree, Rhyson will move back a bit and let Tomiki go to work. He will place himself about 15' back from the door - where he will have a view of things when the door opens.

Posted on 2016-10-20 at 17:11:00.

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Plans folks?


The most notable things to me are the masterwork battleaxes and the hand axes and heavy crossbow that were described as "well crafted." That might mean "masterwork" although he didn't use that language. At any rate, they would have some value. Beyond that - what? The dress and probably bladed weapons until we are overloaded.

What with the rest? I'd say haul it into the inner room and lock it. Maybe even into the cabinet and lock it. We could potentially come back with a cart. Or we just abandon it.

A final split of the potions is needed as well.

And once back in town? Do we just sell the dress? See if anyone is missing it? Offer the letters to the guard that will be paying us? Take the letters somewhere else for translation? Consider going and hunting the beast that was the other job - although the letters may end up leading us elsewhere.

Posted on 2016-10-20 at 17:07:24.

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: No fizzle


I'm in.

Losing Zick would stink. The others are all still here, I believe. I missed the last update again - but I'm onluy behind a few days, so I'll get something up.

Posted on 2016-10-20 at 16:56:35.

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


Wait, people are seriously picking the Bears in Green Bay? I know Cutler isn't playing, but still. Have you seen the Bears play this year? I'd love to see that result.

But I gotta go Green Bay

Thursday, October 20
Green Bay

Sunday, October 23
Los Angeles
Cincinnati
Detroit
Tennessee
Kansas City
Buffalo
NY Jets
Minnesota Of course
Jacksonville
Atlanta
San Francisco
New England
Seattle

Monday, October 24
Denver

Posted on 2016-10-19 at 18:43:27.

Topic: Supernatural Q&A thread
Subject: Age


How old is Haze?

Posted on 2016-10-18 at 14:22:30.

Topic: Supernatural Q&A thread
Subject: Uhm


Scooby Dooby Doo!

Time for some ghost hunting? Or nasty devil type hunting.

Posted on 2016-10-17 at 18:14:17.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Gems


I am fine doing whatever the group wants, but I do think it is clear that the beast wanted the gems. Not only did it attack Ulthok first (changing targets when it was hit) but it also immediately turned towards him when the gems were threatened - that is why we were able to hit it and it ran. Twice it targeted the gem holder.

But whatever the group decides is fine.

Posted on 2016-10-16 at 19:58:22.

Topic: Dark Sun Q/A
Subject: Mauls and such


I'll try to look up how the game I found them in dealt with a skyhammer and a maul.

A maul is a very large hammer - what is the reach of a longsword? This should be longer. Big.

I would think the skyhammer could do more than just 1d8 of damage. Image a war hammer swung at the end of a 15' chain. It is a bit slow. But if it hits it would be quite the strike. the whole point of the chain is to get more leverage than normal on the hammer. As I said, I'll try to find the original game description and get it to you.

Posted on 2016-10-15 at 22:18:35.

Topic: Dark Sun Q/A
Subject: moving out


So, it seems we are heading into the black land. Sounds like fun . . .

Do we have a plan for zombies? Trossach has both a maul and a sky hammer (Think massive hammer attached to chain - I imagine that block of stone Azog was swinging at Thorin at the end of the Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies movie.) Both would effectively put a little distance between him and any zombie he crushed with it, perhaps enough to avoid getting splattered when they exploded in goo.

But we need to worry about hands coming out of the sand and whatever that black stuff was that got into some and turned them. Is there a way to avoid that? Does our cleric have any purify spells if something did happen? Are we planning on simply crushing them in battle under the assumption that we are that much better than the elves?

I really have no plan beyond the sky hammer. But the boss asked "what is the plan for the zombie?"s and so I suspect we need an answer.

For the DM: the maul is a long weapon with a substantial reach - would it's reach also give Trossach some protection from exploding zombies, or would he need the skyhammer for that? Am I correct in assuming the sky hammer would do so?

Posted on 2016-10-15 at 20:38:12.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: I hate bye weeks


Sunday, October 16
San Francisco Do you go with Kapernick? (However it is spelled)
Jacksonville
Detroit
Tennessee Sorry, Browns are on the road
Pittsburgh
New England
Carolina
NY Giants
Philadelphia
Oakland
Green Bay
Seattle
Houston

Monday, October 17
Arizona

And the Vikings would win again but they don't play! Sigh...

Posted on 2016-10-15 at 11:28:47.

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Little cabin in the woods


One quick question for our DM: We have been all around the cabin on the outside during the fight. Are there any windows on it or other doors besides the one on the front that the bad guys (and gals) came out of and that is covered by fog? Can we see anything through them? Zick would very cautiously peek if there were any.

Posted on 2016-10-15 at 11:25:13.

Topic: IRON AGE Game
Subject: To share the loot, and then move on.


(Post can be modified if Birdman wants to adjust anything discussed without his input in Q&A)

Zick looks at all of the items they acquired from the bandits. He loved potions. But he really loved permanent magic items. Like armor he could wear. He fingered the leather armor that was magical and looked up at the others. "Being magical, this should shrink to fit even my muscular form. A little protection would go a long way." He waited for an assent from the others before stripping the treasured defense from the woman. "Savis, if the others agree, why don't you take the ring of protection? You seem to be the one that is taking the brunt of the fighting and it might help." He looked up at Mattias as he said it and added, "I know this leaves you without one of the better items, but perhaps you could have your pick of the potions? And if there are more bandits, or maybe we go back and deal with that beast that was also mentioned on the board, you can have the choice of the next set of items? But this should not be decided without you."

Waiting for the Birdman to answer Zick added, "Since I'm almost out of bombs at the moment, I'll take the alchemist fires for now, if that is ok. Maybe later it will make sense to switch that if they don't get used. I'll also grab a couple of the lamp oils - they might work well with the fire or my bombs. The potion of invisibility would be my next pick of the actual magic items, but Mattias gets first pick there."

Once the loot was divided he added, "I'll take a few minutes and put on the armor - maybe the fog will have cleared a bit by that time. If not, we can always storm the castle even through a bit of mist. But lets move cautiously and look for traps as we go. There probably won't be one on the entrance - the others came charging out, but once inside, there should be any rush."

Posted on 2016-10-15 at 11:23:23.

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Works


That split works for me.
Matthias should get first potion pick then.

I'm ready for the cabin. DM can post with that assumption or I'll post Saturday. Game posts are hard on a phone.

Posted on 2016-10-14 at 19:49:53.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: Scouting the room


Rhyson panned his light around the room. There would be a lot to look at here. And there was power. A blinking light, that bode well for finding more things of interest. But there was also reason to be cautious. Where had those bugs come from? Had someone put them there? Why? If there was power, was it in use by whoever controlled the bugs?

"Wait." He said before anyone entered the room. "Before you disturb anything, lets see if the dust has any stories to tell." And so he carefully moved his light around the room, starting with the floor. Was there dust? Was it disturbed? Where? As they entered he added, "look for signs of disturbance before you touch anything, especially around that light."

Taking his own advice, he moved cautiously into the room, looking around at everything and looking for signs of threat or disturbance. He moved first to the door opposite, taking the time to look for signs that it had opened recently and then listening at the door. Threat assessment was always the first concern.

Once he was satisfied by his investigations of the room, the elf moved to the cabinets. "Everybody should look at the controls, who knows which of us might find something we recognize. Once we are done here, who wants to help open the cabinets? Lets start with the one under the light. I'll open the doors if someone else wants to be ready in case anything goes bump in the night."

(OOC: Ok, so Rhyson does the following.
1. inspect the dust or anything else for signs of tracks or movement.
2. Inspect and listen at the door.
3. Look at the light and controls.
- first the one under the light. Then he'll start from the left of the door they came in and go around to the right, one at a time. Others may take part in this, but this gives us an order of operations. )

Posted on 2016-10-13 at 19:53:25.

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Magic crossbow


There is no magic crossbow - just one bolt/arrow with an enchantment on it. But if Savis can duplicate potions it might make sense for him to take some. He can really do that? Even Zick as an alchemist can't copy like that, although he can make some.

*Can Savis wear armor with his shape changing? Normally mages and such get protection rings, but if he is going to be our muscle he might need some protection.

What about the rest of you?

Posted on 2016-10-13 at 19:39:00.
Edited on 2016-10-13 at 19:41:02 by Nomad D2

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


Broncos for Thursday

Posted on 2016-10-12 at 18:46:49.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Let the debate rage in Q&A


This is what Lothor wanted - an explanation of why keeping the gems might make sense. (Although, of course, he still disagrees.)

Ody's comments on the gems:

"Ulthok took the gems because 1. they are gems and he has a thing for gems and 2. he suspects that they were made to control the creature, thus the creature is trying to get them so it can't be controlled. Ulthok knows there may be a continued risk carrying the gems, but he will be the first to be attacked again. Also if something in the tower had to banish it to the wall hanging then it may dangerous to anything here. Also the gems may be able to put it back in the tapestry. It's his experience with magic and magic items that leads him to run the risk."

To Lothor, the chances that the beast is dangerous to something here seems extremely unlikely. Possible, yes, but very unlikely. It is far more likely that it is a guardian of the tower. Again, just playing odds.

If it is something that can be used to either control the creature or put it back in the tapestry - that doesn't change anything in Lothor's mind. If it needs to go back in the tapestry, when do you want to make that attempt? Now, when no other great threat is in front of you, or try some experiment when confronting a giant cyclops or some such thing? Control it? Are you planning to try and control it? Again, wouldn't it be better to attempt such an experiment when not facing another threat?

Also, the fact that Ulthok takes the biggest risk only slightly helps the situation. In the last fight Ulthok may have been the first attacked, but he was certainly not the only one to get bloodied. And losing Ulthok, even if nobody else were injured, greatly diminishes the chances of success for everyone. The mission is more important than the gems - unless the gems somehow make the mission more likely to succeed, something that Lothor doesn't think likely.

Posted on 2016-10-10 at 20:42:57.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Experience


I didn't mean to imply that Lothor was better at strategic thinking than anyone else in the group. I simply meant that this was how Lothor thought and that he did have confidence in his abilities - but he respects everyone in the group and knows they are very, very capable. Even Ulthok, with whom he is currently disagreeing.

Posted on 2016-10-10 at 18:41:42.

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Corpses are really just a pile of ingrediants anyway, right?


Zick would have no problem claiming the armor from the dead lady. He would put in a bid for the armor. Any rivals?

Posted on 2016-10-10 at 17:52:09.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Lothor calls for a vote


“I hear your words Lothor, but for now we keep the gems. They have a magic and purpose yet to be revealed to us. ….. “

Giving the large fighter an impish grin, “had they not been separated from the skull then we may not have had need to be concerned…..”


Lothor shook his head at the Halfling. He spoke loudly enough for all in the group to hear. “I don’t believe, Ulthok, that this decision is just yours to make. The choice to hold on to the gems is a very risky one. That beast remains out there – we have no reason to believe that it has fled for good. It would be unwise to go into another chamber in this tower and take on another challenge when it might strike us from behind at any time. A wise soldier does not enter battle with an enemy at his back, especially one so powerful. Do you have a reason to believe that the gems have some greater purpose? If so, speak up. Share. If it is only a guess, the very real danger of the beast is more pressing. The gems should be destroyed.”

He looked at all of those in the group. “We have diverse minds and diverse skills in this group – what do you say? Do we preserve the gems because there might be a greater purpose, or do we attempt to deal with the threat of the beast? If the gems are valuable to Ulthok, I will buy him 20 to replace them when we get home. But let us do our best to make sure we get home.”

He suspected more than one in the group was surprised by his argument, but he felt he must speak. He simply could not imagine leaving such a dangerous threat at their backs with no better argument for the value of the gems. Now it was up to the others.


Posted on 2016-10-10 at 17:46:01.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Lothor as strategist


A comment on how I view Lothor’s overall character. This is not to fight with Ody or Ulthok, each character needs to do what they would do. (And, no, Tann, this is not going to be inter-party fighting.) But since it was mentioned that Lothor was allowed to “smash the skull because it was in his nature” I wanted to clarify how I see that nature. I’m not at all sure it is how he was played before, but it is how I see him.

I do not see Lothor as a grunt warrior that would say “I Lothor! I smack skull with bench! Ugh!” I know that Ody/Ulthok did not say this, but as it is a stereotype of warriors, I want to stress that this is not Lothor. Lothor has a wit of 13 – not great perhaps, but above average. He has military experience ( I had thought that some of it was as a commander, but upon rereading his history this might not be the case) including time as a leader of men. While he understands that there are those in the group that are smarter than he is in general, he is not at all convinced that the others are better at considering things from a tactical perspective. He is capable at more than just sword slinging. When matters of military strategy are discussed he has plenty of self-confidence – and he has a history of being in charge. He does not expect to command this group, not at all. But nor would he just accept having his opinions ignored. Not on issues of strategy at least.

And overall the one thing Lothor does do is think strategically. He is always aware of the battlefield situation. He understands strengths and weaknesses and he takes them into account. No, he is not a genius at magic – and (apparently based on how he was previously played) he is not overly comfortable with it. But he does understand the idea of maximizing your advantages and minimizing threats. When he considers the issue of the gems, he is not acting simply to act and smash. That isn’t his way. He smashed the skull (And not without first asking the party about it – I asked on the Q&A section repeatedly for other options and got no response. He would not do such things against group opinion.) because it seemed best to trigger whatever would happen. It was a calculated risk. A risk discussed with the group. (In Q&A, if not in character.)

Why smash the gems now? Because no general in their right mind would want to go into battle while a massive monster that could suddenly flash in at any point or time was out there. You do not go into battle with your flank so badly exposed – and exposed to a creature capable of ripping the group apart. In his mind Ulthok’s choice is unbelievably stupid. No, he wouldn’t use that word – he likes and respects the Halfling. (And let me clarify that I mean no attack on anyone, merely that if I role-play Lothor he has strong feelings.) But it is very strongly what he believes. If this might summon the beast and allow them to deal with it before confronting something else, it makes sense to do so. Not just warrior “I want action” sense. But strategic sense – the kind a general would consider when looking at a battlefield. And it is that kind of thinking that he is good at. As for Ulthok’s claim that the gems have “a purpose not yet know,” that is a possibility worth considering. However, if all it remains is speculation versus the far more likely (although also unproven, but based on the beast’s actions, quite likely) danger the beast represents, it is not enough. A simple analysis of risks and rewards suggests that the far greater threat stems from not destroying the gems.

Again, I’m not trying to pick a fight, and I realize fully that Ody’s comments did not indicate a belief that Lothor was a Neanderthal. But I thought it was worth noting that there are times when the big lug might strongly add to the conversation.

I will post again shortly – Lothor will make it clear he strongly disagrees with Ulthok, but he won’t force anything. He will encourage the others to speak up.


Posted on 2016-10-10 at 17:25:34.
Edited on 2016-10-10 at 20:31:43 by Nomad D2

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Magic items


I think Lara is the obvious choice for the bracers. I'm not sure what sort of armor Savis or Mathieu wear - this impacts their desire for the leather and if they are a good choice for the bracers.

The armor - Zick does wear leather armor, so he could use the armor. That is assuming a gnome can wear it.

The ring - the ring would also be really helpful. Zick would love it, but it probably goes to someone that doesn't get the armor.

Zick doesn't have a normal crossbow. Does Savis?

Q for the DM: Can Zick wear the leather armor is being gnome sized an issue?

Posted on 2016-10-09 at 18:13:09.

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Loot


We also need to deal with the following items:rnrnGiven his expertise in the matter Zick is quickly able to determine what the assorted potions and oils can do, announcing that all said and done the group had a stash consisting of 6 potions of Cure Light Wounds, 2 potions of Bull's Strength, 2 potions of Hide From Animals, 1 potion of Invisibility, 1 potion of Cure Moderate Wounds, 2 oil of Magic Weapon, as well as 2 flasks of Alchemist's Fire, 2 flasks of Holy Water, and 4 flasks that turned out to be ordinary lantern oil.rnrn

*I think everyone claims a potion of healing - with two getting two. Zick can pass on that since he can make such potions. *Potion of cure moderate wounds - I'd say Savis. Not Zick.
*Bulls strength - I say Savis is the choice for those since he is the one most likely to want to smack something physically.

*Potions of hide from animals - Who? Maybe not Savis and Birdman since they are animals of a sort? Would that make them more or less noticeable to animals? No idea. And no offense intended.

*Potion of invisibility - Zick would love that

Zick would take one of the Alchemists fires - maybe both right now while he has only one bomb left. Then once he is able to reload he can share the other one?

**I assume once we distribute we should go into the cabin. So the sooner we decide this the quicker we can get in the cabina nd find out what comes next.

.

Posted on 2016-10-09 at 18:08:27.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: What are we actually doing?


Well, we need to DO something. Just posting hello to Valene just requires another post from her - and we really already have all of that information in the Q&A section. What would Tann do with those posts? Yes, she should say why we need to hurry, but that still leaves us doing nothing. What should we do in a hurry?

Where do we go? Down which hallway?

Also - the gems. Lothor gave a long speech about destroying them, but nobody responded to it. I know Valene's appearance is the big surprise, but this does need a decision. Ulthok said he "really likes gems." Lothor "really likes not leaving massive threats out there to pop in and attack him at any moment." He would very strongly push Ulthok on this issue. He'd even offer to buy him some gems when we get back, wherever we get back to. But he wouldn't drop this issue. But he would respect the group - if the group actually made their wishes known.

Posted on 2016-10-09 at 17:53:38.
Edited on 2016-10-09 at 17:56:28 by Nomad D2

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: And now for the less serious and less important and probably wrong picks


Patriots
Eagles
Colts
Dolphins
Ravens
Vikings
Steelers
Broncos
Bengals
Rams
Raiders
Packers
Panthers

Posted on 2016-10-08 at 18:29:57.

 


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