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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.

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


Boo Boo - Sometimes it is hard to know when to offer personal information. The Inn has become a home for me - I play a lot of games here and feel like I know many of the residents. But not many people know that just under two years ago my wife passed away from ALS. Awful disease. I was active on the inn before her illness got really bad, then took some time off. I returned shortly after. It has been good therapy. Stay strong - and enjoy the games.

Posted on 2016-10-08 at 18:26:15.

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: Map and bugs


Well, I'm hooked.


As for this adventure - I say we search the room. Obvious, right? I'll get a post up this weekend with Rhyson looking around. Cabinets and such. Someone should listen at the other door. And, of course, check out the light and control panels - power is a good thing, or so we hear.

Posted on 2016-10-07 at 17:40:19.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: Open says me.


Rhsyon listened with interest to Lum's history lesson. it was interesting.

"Lum, the story is interesting. But the old 8-armed orc must be dead by now. Genetically engineered doesn't mean immortal, I would think. So, who uses the brand now? Just orcs generally? What might it mean if it is here?"

he waited to hear if there was a response. There was no guarantee the orc knew the answer, and he would probably have told them already if he did, but it was worth asking. He followed it up by saying, "Lets open the doors and try to move into the next chamber. Lum - want to break off another leg? Maybe we can use it to wedge open these doors, just in case they want to shut on us once we are through."

Posted on 2016-10-06 at 22:12:17.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: No Palmer, no Cards


Goin' 49ers for the first wrong pick of the week.

Posted on 2016-10-06 at 08:13:01.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Lothor had a crush . . .


On a Halfling?????

Really? Well, now that is interesting. I may have to edit my post a bit, although what I wrote may fit even better this way.

**Before I forget again, welcome to Boo Boo and welcome back to Astrid!

to the group - I strongly think we should do as Lothor suggest and try to destroy the gems. Ulthok suggested disintegrate earlier. Actually, Ody did. So Lothor wouldn't know that or know the spell options. But he wants them gone. Then where do we go? Should we try back to the front door? We haven't gone back there yet.

Also - Tann- I asked a question in the game post I'm curious about. We know the beast didn't go back into the tapestry, but what shape is the tapestry in? Tatters from its ripping exit? Or just blank where it was, but otherwise whole?

Posted on 2016-10-05 at 20:22:29.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: What the . . .


Lothor stood with his axes at the ready for the beast to reappear. But it didn't. It had run away. Run away? Beast like that didn't usually run away. At least, not for long. And now it was free. Was it roaming the tower? At the very least, if it had been trapped in the tapestry before, it wasn't now. (Curious - what shape was the tapestry in when we left - was it torn? Or whole with a blank spot where the beast used to be.) It seemed safe to assume that the beast would reappear at the least opportune time. He would stay on his guard.

When the moved back to the central chamber there was a stunning surprise. Valene! It made no sense. Lothor didn't understand magic and he didn't understand time travel, but he did know this made no sense. How was she here? How had she found them through not only distance, but time? He could not help but doubt that it was really Valene. Was she somehow a fake? Such treachery was common for the enemy, and they already had to wonder about Allanon's "daughter." Now Valene?

But, No. Both Ulthok and Peri seemed confident. If anyone would know it was them. But sometimes those who wished something to be true were the easiest to fool? But no, he would have to trust their judgement. And he dared not spend too much time pondering the situation. He moved to the side and held a position with his back to the wall. He stood guard. The tower was tricky. And the blinking salamander was out there somewhere. he held his position and watched.

When the reunion had passed its peak of emotion, there seemed to be a call for more action. Holding his positon by the wall as guard, Lothor spoke up. "Ulthok. You tried to crush the gems before. Perhaps it is time to try again. I do not relish having that beast out there somewhere, ready to strike again. Such creatures do not usually run away, unless it is to plan their next strike. If we must face what is in those tombs, or whatever other surprise this tower has to offer, I do not want that thing to suddenly appear and attack us from the rear. If we can destroy the gems, might it be possible that it will be unable to return? Or perhaps threatening the gems will force it to come again, here and now, to defend them? In that case, we can deal with it now. We can handle it if we are prepared and not fighting another demon at the same time. Have you or another hear a spell that could destroy them? Or does Cor have a hammer that might do the job? I have giant strength to swing it with, but that has already been tried, just without the hammer." He paused, he was used to giving commands to soldiers, but amongst these talented individuals his was not typically the loudest voice. It felt odd to lead the discussion. But he had a bit more to say. "If we do attempt to destroy the gems, we must be prepared for the beasts return. Perhaps we spread out around the perimeter of the room, with the gem in the center. Either equally spaced, or with a shield in front of each spell caster. But ready." He looked around at the rest. "What say the rest of you?"

Then he smiled, a very big smile from a big warrior. "I nearly forgot. Beyond hope, Valene, you have returned. It is a joy to all of us, not just Ulthok. Welcome to the tower of the cyclops. Welcome back." He grinned again. "Perhaps further 'back' then you realize."

Posted on 2016-10-05 at 20:13:23.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Astrid = Valene = real?


I guess if there is a player for Valene we can at least reasonably assume that it really is Valene. Interesting. Not much to do until we hear from her.

Posted on 2016-10-05 at 19:49:02.

Topic: Dark Sun Game
Subject: A bonfire of the vane elves


Trossach looked at the injured elf and thought, 'this is a crazy way at playing at adventuring. These games kill.' But he didn't say anything as it was obvious that the elf was clearly aware of his and his friends mistake. Instead he spoke of their funeral. "I will take care of your fallen comrades. A funeral pyre it shall be. We honor them and prevent their from being taken by the dark land again. Rest and recuperate. My comrades fought to save you before, they will not want to see you fall quickly." With a smile at the elf, he moved off to deal with the fallen, offering a grim smile and a thanks to any that assisted him.

They first gathered some wood, since the bodies were already piled. Then the pyre was set alight. It didn't take long. They young elves (Well, for elves they were young) were gone from the world. It was such a waste.

With that act done, Trossach moved back to the rest of the group and prepared to move out. They needed to find the supplies that had been left behind by the elves. They would prove very useful and were conveniently on the path they needed to follow anyway. As they prepared to move out he spoke to the elf again, "Stay behind me if combat happens. Use your bow to support us, but in your injured state you don't want to get to close."

Posted on 2016-10-04 at 22:29:46.

Topic: Dark Sun Q/A
Subject: Burning and carrying


Trossach is more than willing to help carry the elf if needed. He is big enough for it. Post coming.

Posted on 2016-10-04 at 22:21:58.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Armor and such


Only Cor and Sirene?

Was anyone else hit? Ulthok was, - is he wearing any armor that would have provided a noticeable effect?

Posted on 2016-10-04 at 22:17:13.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Welcome and more


Welcome to the new Peri.

As for Valene - I'm still lost. Ulthok will need to try and confirm that it really is her, however that happened.

Also, if this thing somehow shuts off the magic of items around it, that is really weird. The spells maintained their power. Just not items?

Also, a question for the DM - did the eye/gems demonstrate the same power? Ulthok was not able to crush them, but did he feel as if his magically augmented strength wasn't there? I would assume a little guy would notice whether he had small guy strength or massive giant strength. Did the gems shut off his strength?

To the group - if the gems do shut off the power of his gauntlets, that might be a reason why he couldn't crush them. If so, it might be time for a disintegrate spell since spells do affect the beast. But if we do so, we need to be ready if threatening the stones "summomns" the thing.

Posted on 2016-10-04 at 21:01:38.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Welcome and more


Welcome to the new Peri.

As for Valene - I'm still lost. Ulthok will need to try and confirm that it really is her, however that happened.

Also, if this thing somehow shuts off the magic of items around it, that is really weird. The spells maintained their power. Just not items?

Also, a question for the DM - did the eye/gems demonstrate the same power? Ulthok was not able to crush them, but did he feel as if his magically augmented strength wasn't there? I would assume a little guy would notice whether he had small guy strength or massive giant strength. Did the gems shut off his strength?

To the group - if the gems do shut off the power of his gauntlets, that might be a reason why he couldn't crush them. If so, it might be time for a disintegrate spell since spells do affect the beast. But if we do so, we need to be ready if threatening the stones "summomns" the thing.

Posted on 2016-10-04 at 21:01:38.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Welcome and more


Welcome to the new Peri.

As for Valene - I'm still lost. Ulthok will need to try and confirm that it really is her, however that happened.

Also, if this thing somehow shuts off the magic of items around it, that is really weird. The spells maintained their power. Just not items?

Also, a question for the DM - did the eye/gems demonstrate the same power? Ulthok was not able to crush them, but did he feel as if his magically augmented strength wasn't there? I would assume a little guy would notice whether he had small guy strength or massive giant strength. Did the gems shut off his strength?

To the group - if the gems do shut off the power of his gauntlets, that might be a reason why he couldn't crush them. If so, it might be time for a disintegrate spell since spells do affect the beast. But if we do so, we need to be ready if threatening the stones "summomns" the thing.

Posted on 2016-10-04 at 21:00:59.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: What the Heck?


Anybody have any ideas how this could have happened? This makes no sense to the warrior that is Lothor, or the idiot that runs him. I'm confused, but I think that is the point.

Is there really anything to do other than stand guard and let Valene talk?

Posted on 2016-10-04 at 18:59:36.

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: Branding


Do we need to say "make a knowledge check" on the brand or do you do so automatically? Please make such a check.

Posted on 2016-10-03 at 19:16:39.

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: Post up


Three more questions for the DM:

1. Did we notice anything on the way down the stairs that might have been another entrance? Was most of the climb down done in darkness so we wouldn't be able to see? Was the stairwell, too big to see across? Are we talking about climbing the sides of this room, but not the stairwell?
2. Are the walls rough enough that climbing seems reasonably possible?
3. Rhyson looked around the room in his previous post. Am I right that he found nothing? (Beyond the eggs)

Posted on 2016-10-02 at 21:35:09.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: Messages, eggs and heat, oh my!


Rhyson examined the room around him while the healing was done. There wasn't much of interest in the rest of the room, although he wondered what might be found by going up.

He joined the rest of the group examining the eggs. When asked to get the message bag, he did so carefully. Were the legs of the beast hot? He cut it free carefully with a dagger. He prodded it lightly with the weapon to see if he could feel anything on the side - without breaking anything that might be there. Although he doubted the bag received gentle treatment from the bugs. He opened it carefully, wondering just what would be kept on the leg of a firebug.

As he did so he spoke to the others, "Be careful with the eggs. Lets remove them from the heat. That will likely kill them. Then we can check the bag. After that, can someone shoot one with an arrow? I agree that a sword might put one close to an explosion- bad idea. But I'd like to see what is on the inside of those things. It shouldn't be a firebug. If an arrow won't work, maybe there is something around here we can toss on it. But I'm curious." With that he turned back to the message bag. "And is anyone good at climbing? I'd be curious to see if there is an alternate entrance for these bugs. But I doubt I can climb well enough."

Posted on 2016-10-02 at 21:32:02.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: Week 4 Picks


Guess I got Cincinnati

Jaguars
Texans
Redskins
Seahawks
Patriots
Panthers
Raiders
Lions
Broncos
Cardinals
Chargers
49ers
Chiefs
Vikings

Posted on 2016-10-01 at 19:10:17.

Topic: Dark Sun Q/A
Subject: And now what?


Well, if the elf says, "burn 'em" then that is what Trossach would do. The bodies should all be piled near the base of the hill. So, a few questions:

1. How long will it take Trossach (with help?) to burn them? Would this necessitate a long rest?
2. Am I right that our path must take us across the dark lands?
3. Ask if he is a bard. When he fights is it with blade or bow?
4. Does he know anything of our objective?
5. Did I understand correctly that he thinks that not all of the walking dead followed them? So there will likely be some of those in the vicinity of the packs?

To the group - if the "burial" doesn't require a long rest, it would seem that going and fetching the backpacks would be a good idea. Maybe depending on if the zombies are likely still around. Trossach would not be ok with the idea of robbing from others.

Posted on 2016-10-01 at 16:43:50.

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:
Cincinnati



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.

 


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