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Topic: Recruitment for Dark Sun setting campaign?
Subject: Ranger

Well, I'd lean ranger, although I can always do whatever is needed.

Posted on 2016-04-28 at 19:17:28.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Try to save her

Daxos is already getting the dead old cleric into the pavilion. I really think someone needs to get the woman inside - with others helping to make sure boyfriend understands the goal. Who knows, he may have more salve. Someone needs to get the clerics out from in back as well in case their spells are needed.

If Impulse hasn't posted (Haven't checked yet) and I am to post his guy that is what they would do.

Have fun on the cruise Impulse. Sounds like a good time. Look out for icebergs.

Posted on 2016-04-27 at 23:25:32.

Topic: FFd20 Crimson Falcons QA take 2
Subject: Loot

I would always loot first. There might be something useful.

I think we need to look down all of the tunnels before heading down one. As I said earlier, someone with good eyes needs to volunteer for the task and post. (If someone already has just ignore that comment as I just realized I hadn't checked the game thread yet!)

Posted on 2016-04-27 at 23:21:48.

Topic: Recruitment for Dark Sun setting campaign?
Subject: interested

I lost a couple of games when Alacrity stepped back from his games. I'd be interested - at least as long as it was a good party. I've never had much interest in playing an evil character.

I do know that the next two weeks are crazy busy for me so getting something started might be a bit slow, but I'm sure I can get it done. I haven't even thought about a character. If wizards and clerics are rare, would it be odd if the party had none? What about those druids that are fighting a losing battle? Or rangers?

Posted on 2016-04-27 at 23:19:21.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Problem

"Cor looked at the lock for only a few moments before speaking. "Here is my input on the code. Goldfish moved 6 spaces counter clockwise (cc) on each row. Crab faces straight down as it moves 1 space cc each row. Whale faces left as it moves 3 spaces cc each row. Eel faces left as it moves 5 spaces cc each row."

This is the solution posted by Cor and later Ulthok. I don't think the problem is the whale - it is the goldfish. The goldfish is the only one that doesn't state its facing. It needs to completely do an about face. By my math that is FOUR spaces, not 6.

Posted on 2016-04-24 at 18:56:04.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Silence

As the woods became silent, Lothor held his sword in his hands and was as alert as possible. Might the threat come from behind them - in the tower? It was certainly possible. Perhaps Ulthok had rung the doorbell. But it was the woods that had gone silent. He stood guard and hoped someone smarter than he figured out the door quickly.

Lothor waited for a couple of minutes . . . and . . . nothing happened. The brains of the group didn't seem to brainy enough. Perhaps it was time for the man of action again.

Keeping his eyes on the surrounding woods, Lothor stepped back up to the door. He spoke to the group as he moved. "Unless somebody has a better idea, I'll pretend to be Ulthok and stick my finger in the hole. Here's hoping we have better luck the second time. And, if you have any, some kinda resurrection would be appreciated."

With that Lothor poked his finger into the hole, thinking, this has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever done. But maybe he could blame it on the fact that he was so young - minus a couple thousand years or so. Impetuous youth.

Posted on 2016-04-24 at 18:49:08.
Edited on 2016-05-01 at 18:23:55 by Nomad D2

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: HHmmmm

Still wondering if we have circled the tower and looked for other options?

I think we should try other options before doing something that seems extremely likely to result in a death. Try the door, try to turn the hinges to mud.

Lothor has already posted that he is on guard and watching the woods, but the silence is deafening.

As for another guinea pig, Lothor is not at all desiring to do so. He has a history of not loving magic and this would not appeal. But he would do it. He understands the role of the meat shield and the non-spell caster.

Also, Ulthok not having spells is a big problem. Maybe not right now (silent forest, anyone?) but going into the tower down a spellcaster seems like a dubious option. Is going back into the woods to camp for the night an option? Perhaps after waiting to see what the silence is all about?

If you need Lothor to stink his finger in the hole, speak up. He wouldn't do it without the brains of the party encouraging him.

Posted on 2016-04-24 at 18:44:24.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Q for the GM

Is there any chance to save the female spellcaster?
What about the cleric they killed?

Posted on 2016-04-24 at 18:35:35.

Topic: Pathfinder: The Runewen Chronicles
Subject: Fugitives? Now what would that mean?

Sirion listened to the responses of those around him and nodded. They confirmed his suspicions. Townsfolk were frequently divided on the nature and quality of the local guard. This town appeared to be no different.

But one comment in particular caught his attention. "Fugitives." The man had clearly said 'fugitives.' That word didn't generally mean the same thing as 'criminal' or 'thief.' Many might consider the Tengu by the bar a thief, but few would use the word fugitive without reason. To be a fugitive in general meant that you were running from something or had escaped from something. What would that mean?

Sirion listened to everything he could and, as usual, tried to absorb it all and give the others the impression that he was just a casually curious stranger. He looked at the man who had made the fugitive comment and asked, "fugitive? A fugitive from what? What is there to be a fugitive from around here? Trepus seems like a nice place."

He listened carefully to the response hoping to find something would give him a clue. He was also curious about the comments about the guards causing trouble. Usually those who disliked a towns leaders and their armed lackeys needed little encouragement to complain. If needed he would prime the pump with a comment about the criminals in the town guard of Westbridge. Whether it was true or not mattered little, the comment was only to keep the people talking. But he would hold his tongue until he heard the response of the first man - there was no need to start a fight amongst the locals.

And then there were the two by the bar. Just what were they up to? Clearly they were up to something. It was becoming a very interesting morning.

Posted on 2016-04-24 at 15:11:12.
Edited on 2016-04-24 at 15:18:49 by Nomad D2

Topic: FFd20 Crimson Falcons QA take 2
Subject: Oh joy, limit break. I'd rather have the hp.

Gelion is feeling rather left out. I was already to post when I saw that you had already finished. I think that such a blatant disregard for his involvement deserves at least a few hp back as compensation. At least a few. I'm sure of it.

So, group, what do we do now? We need to clear out the tunnels in general, not just those three. We have several different tunnels to choose from. What do we do before we start crawling down one?

Search the bodies, I assume.
Maybe examine them to see if we can identify anything about them and their "goblin nature."
Do we peer down each of the side tunnels before choosing one? I would think so. Who does so? Anyone have better than average observation skills for some reason? I would think one of the bunnies get the job since Gelion has no darkvision. We could always toss the sunsticks down the tunnels to add to the vision as well. After all, as the GM's post notes, the element of surprise has been lost with the gun shot and that nifty little scream they did.

Posted on 2016-04-24 at 14:56:29.

Topic: Slate: The Hundred Years of Rain
Subject: The had survived

Daxos looked around at the carnage appalled. So many dead. So many people gone.

He looked at the kneeling man covered in spiders and felt sorrow. "Can the woman be saved still? We need to talk to them. Without her, the man is lost. Get rid of the spiders and see if she can be saved, please."

With that he looked at the body of the priest that had been brutally slain by their assailants. He ran to it shouting, "Someone help me get his body into the pavilion before the rain takes it! It is too late for him, but we need to identify him." Daxos does his best to pull the body into the pavilion, hoping that one of his larger companions will assist.

(OOC: I am assuming that the priest is, in fact, dead. If there is any chance that he is within range of a heal spell to revive the unconscious, Daxos would first check for that possibility. If it is not too late, he would, of course, shout out that information.)

Posted on 2016-04-23 at 09:32:09.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Combat

I really don't have a problem with how combat works. This is how it seems to go in all of the other games I have seen. It is the nature of a posting game. A little speeding up where it can easily be done and the results are obvious is fine.

The chat option is a nice one, although as you said the timing is hard. I get on this site almost every day. But that is not the same as saying that I can manage a specific time. However, I suspect that most of the time I could manage something. Or, as a rogue, a general sense of "I will stay back and shoot arrows at this type of target," could be given if I was the only one not able to be there.

As for the amount of combat, I think it is best to just see how the game plays out. Combat is a fun part of the game, but not the only part, especially as we try to get used to a new world. I'm glad you said that not all contacts with bad guys have to end in a fight. That is something we can keep in mind for future encounters. But there has to be some hint of that from the other side as well. Daxos does not like the idea of killing off all of the remaining people in this world. Silly, peace-loving rogue. It is in the nature of the class, right?

Posted on 2016-04-23 at 09:23:16.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Silly little bugger

Thanks for doing all that. I was going to double check that it was posted as discussed, but I must admit it was much easier just reading your post.

Shall we try again with everyone looking at it to "get the feeling?"

This is the time when you need a charmed goblin and can say, "put your finger in that hole."

Posted on 2016-04-19 at 18:14:04.

Topic: QotW: Inspiration
Subject: everything I have come in contact with

I think I have been inspired in some way by almost everything around me.

The Lord of the Rings is the unquestioned king of the hill. It also inspires my interest in almost everything else.

Currently Magic the Gathering has inspired names, monsters and overall challenges.

Les Miserables is a perhaps an unusual source of inspiration for twists on characters and campaigns.

Travel - it has inspired names, settings and even little details like drinks, food and that drunken idiot in the tavern. Museums and treasure.

History - revolutions, wars, sneaky tactics, art, treasure, names, royal traditions, noble behavior, cultural interactions, travel, trade and everything else.

Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail. Nothing truly straight forward, but it does creep in there. Something about taking 45 HP of damage from a massive crit - "it's just a flesh wound!"

I tried to find some unusual examples. But the truth is that it is Tolkien, Tolkien, Tolkien and more Tolkien.

Posted on 2016-04-19 at 18:04:37.

Topic: Eol goes around the sun...
Subject: :)

Happy Birthday.

May you have another year of . . . interesting . . . posts.

Posted on 2016-04-19 at 17:52:20.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Ideas anybody?

Anybody see any other way to read the signs from the quiz? If we don't have any idea how to solve it, there doesn't seem to be much reason to risk anyone's life trying.

What other options do we have? Someone suggested stone to mud around the hinges earlier. Given the magical resident of the tower I doubt it will work, but it can't hurt to try. Other ideas?

Q for the DM:
Have we officially scouted around the entire tower?

Posted on 2016-04-17 at 13:21:35.

Topic: Slate: The Hundred Years of Rain
Subject: Let us finish this as the skies open up

Daxos dodged the swordsman's blade as he moved backwards firing. He was relieved to see the spellcaster go down again, but watching his own arrow bounce off of the warrior woman's armor didn't help any.

If at first you don't succeed, try again. He moved a couple of steps backwards to allow the large post to offer him some shelter and drew aim again. He aimed at the swordsman that had tried to remove his head earlier. Let us see how he looks as a pincushion, he thought to himself.

Posted on 2016-04-15 at 22:53:50.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Map

a question about the map - it looks like nobody is near Daxos other than his allies and a corpse. But I thought someone took a swing at him. Is he further away because after the attack he moved backwards? That swordsman will be his target regardless.

Posted on 2016-04-15 at 22:48:34.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Silly little bugger

Lothor had been surprised to see the Halfling stick his finger in the hole. Such a move just didn't seem wise, but he seemed to get away with it - even more, it appeared to have been necessary to trigger the lock.

But once the supposed answer was entered, the Halfling dropped dead. Literally just collapsed dead. The usual desperation such a thing would cause was reduced by the knowledge that his life force was, in fact, quite safe. So with the usual fear held at bay by the amulet, Lothor couldn't help but think 'silly little bugger.'

He knew a heal spell would follow, but this wasn't his trick. He would continue to stand guard as the meat shield. He tried to watch everywhere at once - the canopy, the forest, the walls of the tower.

Posted on 2016-04-15 at 22:36:02.

Topic: FFd20 Crimson Falcons QA take 2
Subject: Attack #s

So, a couple quick questions about the FF system.

If Gelion gets +3 for his strength with his magical bow, is that +3 to both hit and damage.

Feats - I seem to remember there were limits on when you could use them. What was the limit?

Posted on 2016-04-15 at 00:31:18.

Topic: Final Fantasy d20: Crimson Falcons (take 2)
Subject: Spelunking we will go, spelunking we will go

Gelion rode the rails into the darkness.

He kinda liked the sound of that. It had an epic sort of sound. Now it just remained for himself and a couple of rabbits (Not that he would say that out loud!) to do something epic. Or, at the very least, to do something that didn't get them dead.

He was reasonably pleased with how things had worked out at the top. They'd gotten decent information and he felt that his questions had been good ones - if perhaps delivered a bit fast. But that had more to do with the circumstances than anything else. And he had gotten some answers. Plus, they had someone who could operate the carts and who had some sunsticks. What more could a buy want? Besides real sunlight, that is.

But he headed down into the dark with a little confidence. As they approached the cave he did so with a rapidly beating heart, but also some confidence. He could handle this and had companions that could as well. He hoped. He didn't really know any thing about them besides that they could get themselves killed in his dream. Well, so could he come to that. He would have to hope they were competent just as they would have to hope he was.

So he moved towards the room even as he and their pseudo guide heard some noise. Then the lights went out. No surprise there. Happily the sunsticks immediately brought illumination. He'd have to find out how the lights were put out.

But now that the lights were back on there was no time to worry about such things as 3 odd looking tiger striped things stood in front of them. He didn't like the idea of just shooting before finding out if they were hostile, but the noises they were making left little doubt as to their intent.

So Gelion immediately nocked an arrow and let fly. He aimed at the #2 "thing" whatever it was. It seemed to be the one closest to him. He'd fire two shots in rapid succession, at the same target most likely, but if it fell, the second arrow had a convenient target almost directly behind the first.

(OOC: Based on the comments on the Q&A thread: with rapid shot = +4/+4 1d8+5/1d8+5)

Posted on 2016-04-15 at 00:25:56.
Edited on 2016-04-15 at 17:33:41 by Nomad D2

Topic: FFd20 Crimson Falcons QA take 2
Subject: Missed it

I missed that there had been an update - I'll get something done late tonight.

The map isn't perfect, but it works and is a lot better than nothing.

Posted on 2016-04-14 at 18:35:35.

Topic: Think of us, please.
Subject: :)

Good news.
smile and relax a bit.

Posted on 2016-04-12 at 20:42:59.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: A mystery worth dying for?

Well, if we weren't able to do anything for the little guy we could just bury his remains with a little sign saying "Homo floresiensis." Then this world could have its own little "hobbit skeleton" mystery. Halfling remains over 1,000 years out of time. We'd just have to teach them about carbon dating.

Or, you know, we could bring the little guy back. Better for Ulthok, better for us, and the world will just have to survive with one less mystery.

Posted on 2016-04-11 at 17:35:51.

Topic: The Death of the Inn?
Subject: Luck has nothing to do with it.

It seems to me that the success of the Inn is largely in our hands. Keep posting and it won't go anywhere.

But if anyone is looking to do their part, we do need one more character for the final fantasy (FF) game.

Posted on 2016-04-10 at 17:25:53.


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