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Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Subject: That was predictable


As the goblins jumped out of the woods to attack Oskar, Dane let his arrow fly. Drat! It seemed he had let fly a bit fast, without taking enough time to aim. Thankfully another shaft buried itself into the goblin he had missed. Nice shot!

As the goblins moved in on Oskar he saw another fall to the Dwarf's hammer. Another grin at the skill of his new companions. But the two remaining goblins were now too close to the dwarf for Dane to risk a shot. It was just as well that the dwarf seemed to be negotiating. But negotiating with goblins, who did that? What was the point?

Still, while it wasn't the plan Dane would have followed it did allow him time to move up. He couldn't shoot from where he was, not without risking putting an arrow into his companion. So, he set his bow on the wagon and moved forward pulling his rapier. If the stupid goblins didn't take this chance to surrender, he'd attack them from the rear. Rogues had some nice talents for dealing with opponents who were already engaged. He moved forward at a run.

( OOC: If it isn't clear - Dane will run forward and swing. Not sure if he gets there and swings before the goblins have a chance to react to the surrender request. If they accept he won't attack, if they don't have time to respond or refuse, he attacks - using his rogue sneak attack ability since the goblins are already engaged.)

Die roll: 17 (+2 proficiency = 19)
Damage: 1d8+3 Rolled an 8+3 = 11. +1d6 for the sneak attack = 3.
Total damage: 14

That should hopefully skewer one of 'em. I'm just using the dice roller on this page to get numbers.

Posted on 2017-03-15 at 20:53:33.
Edited on 2017-03-18 at 17:54:00 by Nomad D2

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: Friendly fire


What are the odds of hitting Oskar? It might change my post.

Also, how many rounds will it take Dane to run up? Again, the answer might change my post.

Posted on 2017-03-15 at 20:33:04.
Edited on 2017-03-15 at 20:54:35 by Nomad D2

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: Still missing one?


Are we still missing one?

Just bumping this to try and get their attention.

Posted on 2017-03-14 at 18:33:15.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Tunnels


In response to a question earlier Tann said that the tunnel got higher the further down we went. So the giantess should have no trouble getting into the front part of it.

Lothor will, of course, move back with everyone and stay within the spells area of effect. But I won't bother chaning my original post.

Posted on 2017-03-12 at 21:31:13.

Topic: Dark Sun Q/A
Subject: Whazzzup?


What's up guys? Anyone else interested in figuring out what is down the stairs?

Posted on 2017-03-11 at 14:34:07.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Here too . . .


Lothor, as usual, was both impressed and a bit nervous about the power of magic. The ice in front of the door essentially disintegrated. In fact, that was exactly what it did according to the title Ulthok had given the spell. It was a bit unnerving to think that something like that could be done to . . . well, anything, really. But especially the thought that it could be done to something living. No visible threat, just there and then . . . not there. Ouch. Or maybe not ouch, just nothingness. . .

He shook his head to clear it of such contemplations. He was glad that Ulthok and the other spellcasters were on his side. And that included Sirene and her spell of protection from the temperature. He didn't like it down here. The line between life and frozen death was a fine one and completely dependent on someone else's magical power. He have prederred a pile of furs for warmth, but doubted even polar bear furs would be enough here. He needed the magic.

And he'd continue to need it for awhile. There didn't seem to be much he could do about the situation. He'd need to stand back and watch the spell casters try things. And so the big warrior held his great axe and stood guard. Were the statues moving? Was anything happening in the pool? Might the door open? He kept his eyes open. At least the cold meant the salamander was less likely to pop in on them here. Maybe. He probably couldn't count on that either.

And so he did what warriors do. He stood watch while the mages did their "magey things."

Posted on 2017-03-11 at 14:31:37.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Blade


I suspect the blade might be better - more controlled and less overall steam/fog. Maybe. I don't really know the spell.

Go ahead and try it. We need to do something and right now we seem to just be sitting here talking about it. Lothor will be standing around watching and talking about it.

Posted on 2017-03-11 at 14:19:18.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: I wanna know who killed the horses!


I agree with Norm. Give 'em a day or so and then move on. We'll see if they show up.

The other thing you may want to do (aside from messaging them) is to occasionally just make a post to bump the thread to the top of the line. Sometimes I miss updates because a thread can move off of the "latest updated" list before I get a chance to see it there. I doubt that is the issue now, but it is a good way to keep it at the front of the line and noticeable.

Posted on 2017-03-09 at 21:03:44.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Ice, Ice, Baby


I think the ice covering the hole would prevent us from seeing anything unless it is removed first.

I'd prefer to avoid the fire method of ice removal because of the steam/fog effect. Disintegrate worked really well, but that would take another day.

Since our actual goal is to find the magic source and just get the heck out of dodge, I'd suggest we just open the door (after the usual precautions) and see what we find. But for now Lothor is just standing by Sirene, Axe at the ready.

Posted on 2017-03-08 at 18:40:11.

Topic: Tann's B-Day
Subject: :)


Happy Birthday!

Posted on 2017-03-05 at 13:24:50.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Holes, holes that need filling


There is also that hole above the west door. I suggest we clear it and let Ulthok stick his finger in it.

But seriously, it might be worth looking into it. Especially for someone with a little head that would fit. Our giant could pick you up and you could . . .

As for breaking the ice with a sword, Lothor has both a great sword and big axe. But I'm not sure how effective that will be. I'd also be a bit concerned about it sounding like a drum on the other side. I know things have been empty so far and I suspect anyone here knows about us already, but do we really want to announce our presence by beating on the door? Lothor will give it a shot if you want him to do so. I suspect it would take time.

I'm also still not positive that we want to take the ice off of the other door. It might have a message, but it also might contain the statues. Do we want to do anything with the magic statues? We could just open the door and take a peak.

Of course, something might tap us on the should per the song and make us lose touch with reality a bit. A frozen siren song?

Posted on 2017-03-04 at 12:02:33.
Edited on 2017-03-04 at 12:03:34 by Nomad D2

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: Got 'em! Sort of


Rhyson was pleased to see that his plan to intercept the other cats had worked. Just as they climbed to the top of the pile he hit them both with a spark jolt spell. It was a perfect hit as both cats sparked and lost their footing.

But not quite perfect - perfect would have meant taking them out of the fight and his spell appeared to have just slightly wounded them - and maybe kept them from firing for a round. So . . . try again. Spark was what he did.

Rhyson immediately sent another spark jolt at the two new kitties. Like the others he would attempt to get both of them in its effect, but if not, he would hit the one closest to him. He kept his back to the wall as he cast, but moved a bit towards the pile (If this isn't straight at the cats) so as to avoid presenting a stationary target.

Posted on 2017-03-01 at 16:03:53.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Why, I never . . .


What? It is almost as if you think I would make some sort of sarcastic comment about the DM! That would seem foolish. I respect DMs. They are wonderful and wise and almost one year older. Happy Birthday!

And on to the game...

To the group:
Do we clear the other door to check on the hole?
If we leave it covered in ice it might protect us a bit - if those statues come alive, as we all seem to be expecting, perhaps the ones covered in ice will be contained by the ice. Why clear it off for them?
Check the pool with a coin?
Or just open the door and move out?
I suppose we can listen at the door and check for traps first, the usual dungeon stuff.
What else am I missing?

Posted on 2017-02-26 at 20:55:39.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver Q&A
Subject: Rolls and the next move


My suggestion is to just have the DM make such rolls, but I have seen it done either way.

To the group -

Obviously if we spot ambushers we need to act on that. And that probably means we start by looking around and then fighting. But what if we don't? We might want to post both "look around" and "if we don't spot an ambush" plans. It would help keep things moving.

Do we approach the horses as a group?
Send one person forward? If so, which one?
Try to move off the road and approach through the woods?
Just leave the cart where it is?

Also, we do know the two that hired us went ahead. Two of them, two dead horses. Perhaps there is a chance that we would recognize the horses or some gear if there is any. It is interesting that the dead horses were left. If this was a goblin/orc ambush they tend to eat horses. I think.

Posted on 2017-02-26 at 13:02:16.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Subject: A horse with no name


Dane saw the horses at the same time as those in the cart. His immediate action was to draw and nock an arrow, stepping to the back of the cart so he could quickly move around it for shelter if an attack came. He scanned the surroundings looking for any sign of movement or disturbance of the natural order of things - tracks and such. His first look was towards the woods directly on their sides - that which was closest posed the greatest threat.

(If he sees nothing immediately)
He then shifted his gaze towards the horses and the land to the sides of the road there. It was a perfect location for an ambush. And someone had clearly been ambushed. Was another ambush planned here with them as the victims? But if so it was strange that the horses would be left there, for it had made them stop short of the perfect spot. Or was this simply the aftermath of an ambush? If so, how long ago and who had been ambushed and by whom?

Well, he thought to himself, I wanted to adventure . . .

Posted on 2017-02-26 at 12:54:46.

Topic: Eol Fafalas turned 76 yesterday :)
Subject: Wait . . . . what?


Ok, I admit that I don't know much about the personal life of many people here, including ages. But the idea that the "lick 'em man" might be an old guy never even crossed my mind! Seriously? Perhaps he is really an elf and in elf years 76 is really just something like 5 or 6. That might work.

Happy Birthday! May you enjoy many more of them!

Posted on 2017-02-26 at 12:45:51.

Topic: Dark Sun Game
Subject: Behind Door #1


Trossach moved down the stairs deeper into the sunken tower holding his new, but actually very old, steel greataxe. it felt good in his hands. It felt powerful. Strong. Armor that might turn aside a stone blade would have trouble with this. He could not help but wonder how long before its blade would be wet.

When they reached the bottom of the stairs it became obvious that their initial guess that this was really a large tower that buried under the black sands was likely correct. Four doors led off from a central room. He stared for a moment at the arcane symbol on the floor. It meant little to him other than "magic" - perhaps it made sense that it was in one of the black zones. He wondered how those in the group who used magic would see it. He glanced at the bug and the dark elf curious about their reactions.

Cautiously the group looked into two of the side rooms - one was filled with obstacles to hide behind and seemed to be a defensive area. He and the others (assumption) quickly checked to make sure that nothing actually was hiding behind anything. It seemed doubtful, but he didn't like the idea of just walking up to a defensive position. The big Mul felt exposed. So he checked everything out.

Finding nothing, they moved on to another door - and found what appeared to be a barracks. Beds and chests, but no body in the beds. They were going to need to spend the night in this tower anyway, so he glanced at the beds. This one was too small. The one next to it was too big. But then he saw one that looked . . . just right! But no, real adventures were not quite like nursery rhymes. His 7' frame was actually a bit big for all of the beds. (Assumption - is this true? Are they roughly human sized?) There was no "just right" for him here.

After contemplating sleeping arrangements, he made sure to look around and under all of the beds - again, nothing hiding here! The group also went through all of the trunks. Who knows, maybe somebody left something nice behind? It happened.

With the first two rooms explored, the group looked to the other two doors. Trossach spoke up. "Lets listen at both doors to see if we can hear anything. Then, assuming we can't, we pick a door. Going right always feels right to me. Lets try that one." If nobody disagreed, he looked to the 1/2 orc and said, "Ochit. Lead on big guy." As usual, he held his weapon at the ready, standing just to the side of the door about to be opened.

Posted on 2017-02-25 at 21:01:37.
Edited on 2017-02-25 at 21:03:33 by Nomad D2

Topic: Dark Sun Q/A
Subject: Speed posts


Posting a bit more information to move things along (like the beds in the one room) to move things along makes a lot of sense to me. The only thing I would ask for is a bit of clarification. I wasn't sure what was happening. Just put a little note in parenthesis at the bottom saying what you did and why. Otherwise, as you noted, we do one little step a week.

Trossach getting posted in a few minutes.

***Wait - did we ever get a map anywhere? And am I right that there are 4 total doors?

1 door - leads to a sleeping quarters.
2 door - leads to stuff to hide behind
3 door - ?? still closed.
4 door - ?? still closed.

Is that right?

Posted on 2017-02-25 at 20:45:27.
Edited on 2017-02-25 at 20:48:10 by Nomad D2

Topic: Supernatural Q&A thread
Subject: Staring contest


If the thing states at Castle, he will stare back. At that point he will figure there isn't much point in trying to pretend.

Posted on 2017-02-23 at 17:18:39.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Plan


Daxos really does not have a plan.

He would talk to the Ferals to try and see if there is a quest in the North - that does seem likely. But at the same time, these two seemed out of information last time. And without more information there really isn't any place to go. Just "North?"

There is another adventure hook here in town discovered while walking around. Daxos would share that detail with the group once he gets whatever information there is to be gotten from the ferals. For lack of a better plan, I'd say we talk to the ferals and then follow that lead.

See where it leads.

Posted on 2017-02-22 at 21:47:56.

Topic: Hunter the Vigil, A supernatural Game
Subject: Now that is curious


Castle listened to the girls talk for a bit. There wasn't much new to their story except, perhaps, the bit about the man in white returning later. It made it all seem a bit more likely that he was involved in some way. And a bit more likely that he was real. Well, Castle actually knew he was real from personal experience - he had seen the thing himself. But continued sightings at points of interest was, well, a point of interest. He thanked the girls and moved on hearing much the same story over and over again.

As he took another drink and continued looking around a strange sight caught his eye. A cloaked individual moved through the crowd as if invisible. In fact, even noticing him, Castle could barely keep an eye on him. His eye kept losing focus and sliding off of him. He searched for details - height, weight, gender, clothing - anything to keep his focus on the man. He hated staring. His preference had always been to stay in the shadows, to study things quietly and to keep his interest a secret. But this, what was this? What could walk amongst them and remain unseen? What could keep the eye from lingering in such a fashion?

He desperately wanted to keep his eye on this thing. What was it? He wanted to know. But he also did not wish to draw attention to himself. There was a lifetime of habit in that trait. Staring would be certain to draw its attention. Besides, whatever it was, it had already left some clue with the pastor. Perhaps he need to not completely give himself away.

And so he did not stare.

But he didn't give up on his hunt either. He moved towards the stairs. He tried to glance towards the figure to keep a general sense of its position, knowing this was likely futile, but trying anyway. But he worked on trying to get to the stairs ahead of it - there was nowhere else it was likely to go. And as he approached the stairs he held a position and watched as intently as he could. He knew what he was looking for. He had seen him before - the cloak, the scarf - if anyone could find the thing again, it would be him.

(OOC: As noted, Alexander will NOT stare right away, but attempt to do so in a more quiet way by cutting him off at the stairs. At that point, if he can he will try to see if there is more to see. (Probably not) If he doesn't feel directly threatened he will speak to him before he leaves saying simply "who are you?" If he can not catch him again, or he feels directly threatened in some way he will say nothing. Afterwards he would approach Father Preston after the others have gone to speak quietly and privately about the letter, although I suspect that will require a second posting.)

Posted on 2017-02-22 at 21:40:15.
Edited on 2017-02-22 at 21:44:24 by Nomad D2

Topic: Dark Sun Q/A
Subject: What to do in a buried tower?


Ok, guys. What to do? In all the posts going up I missed this one.

DM: I'm a little unclear - are all the doors closed? If so, how can we see the beds, etc...?

To the group: I'm thinking Trossach would investigate behind everything that "could be hid behind." Once the place looks more secure he would take to looking at the trunks. Then the doors. Any other thoughts?

Posted on 2017-02-22 at 18:47:14.

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: Curious


What does "Lum is seriously wounded? mean? In the text of the post you seemed to indicate he fell to the ground with smoking armor, but didn't take much damage. So, I'm not quite sure how badly hurt he is. Just curious so that I know how to read things in the future.

Posted on 2017-02-22 at 18:42:59.

Topic: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
Subject: A rogues life it is


Dan walked along next to the wagon and wondered if he had found a spot to settle for awhile. Not settling like most people might consider the word, for it did not look like he would be buying a house, getting a spouse and starting a family any time soon. But settling in terms of finding a group to be with for awhile. Perhaps this group would work for that.

Two dwarves, an elf and two humans. It was an interesting crew. A loner, a nut-job, a noble and a holy man. Still more interesting. Still, it beat trying to work alone. And although this was just another caravan job like others he had taken, Dane had hope that this group might somehow become a bit more than that. He'd spoken to the others a bit and they all seemed to have a bit of the "adventuring bug." And Dane knew he had it. He wanted to get out and about. He didn't want to have to work the streets. He wanted to have some adventure and see some of the world. Neverwinter had seemed as good a place as any to begin. And this group seemed like it might work as well. They were an interesting group, but it seemed from his readings that most groups were. What of it? They seemed like good folks and trustworthy enough. In fact, he supposed they probably had more reason to doubt him than he did them. Well, except maybe the dwarf who kept talking to himself. He might need watching, although from what he'd heard in the mumbles, he kept an eye on himself anyway.

But for now it was just a walk through the landscape next to a wagon. Still it could be worse, he could be back on the streets of Luskan and Neverwinter. And it was a pleasant day. (Assumption?) He walked along to the left of the wagon, bow in hand, and kept his eyes on the country side. He wanted adventure in a general sense, but right now he really just wanted to enjoy the sunshine.

Posted on 2017-02-19 at 15:44:01.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: A merry little time in the cold


Lothor stood with his coin in one hand as the ice by the door disintegrated it. Interesting. It had sort of worked. he slipped the coin back into a pouch at his waist. There really was nothing he could do at the moment - the giant would look around, the thief would look for traps, the mage would do her magic thing. And the warrior would stick close to Sirene for warmth and do what warriors did - he would watch and stand guard.

Others seemed to watching the statues carefully, so Lothor decided to keep his eye on the other side of the room - looking towards the pool and the entrance they had come down.

Posted on 2017-02-19 at 15:04:05.

 


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