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Topic: Getting to know you
Subject: cabbage patch kids

And if people wait a couple of months there will be plenty in the stores at 700 a crack, which is what Sony wanted in the first place.

Posted on 2006-11-17 at 15:24:01.

Topic: Getting to know you
Subject: oh, the usual

Peace on Earth.
Good Will to all Men.
And a Uzi.

Posted on 2006-11-17 at 14:49:57.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: yes

You would have seen Char's injuries.

Why? Is Dapple gonna sell popcorn? She wouldn't move to help Char would she?

Posted on 2006-11-17 at 11:41:01.

Topic: Getting to know you
Subject: songs

At my Wife's birthday party, my daughter was telling everyone about the soloist part she got in the school play - Oliver. Some people asks her to sing for them, which Veronica was hesitant to do but then did. Now I have hear her sing to herself most of her life. She sings quietly to herself so much that we often say she has a song in her heart and it has to get out.

But when she sang for real in front of us (Who Will Buy), my heart leaped and I cryed. Her voice is so beautiful and she has learned through choir and school musicals to reach the notes and hold them. I didn't realize how good of a singer she had become. It wasn't just that she was good, but there was such joy behind her voice. I was overwhelmed.

Posted on 2006-11-17 at 09:40:36.

Topic: Memorable NPCs?
Subject: I remember

I still have nightmares about Elvaleryn....

Posted on 2006-11-16 at 11:57:44.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: communication

I am always for PM's or Email for communication. If Arien finds himself between saving the damsel in distress, killing the demon or saving a friend in need - I don't want to make the decision for him. So I will let players know if I need input. Heck, I can always phone Olan or Lance or Tann as I have their numbers. Raven ... bit expensive to ask "what's the dwarf's doing now?"

But often, combat is predictable. Like I would expect Kilgim will attend to Jal. Arien will run interference to let the dwarf do his work. etc etc etc.

If battle plans are given with the Plan A/Plan B/Plan Hell breaks loose then I can usually run entire combat without a problem.

Posted on 2006-11-16 at 09:09:51.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Combat

In order for combat not to be a round by round posting, if you could give me a more general plan of action in your posts, and a back up plan if plan A fails, then I can do multiple rounds of combat in a single post.

Unless y'all like the round by round combat. Then we can stick to that. In the previous version of CWWLLO, I did not do round by round, but I had only one spell caster.

Posted on 2006-11-16 at 05:55:55.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: Found some time, did some combat, don't hate me ....

The Mantis Mage is ready with staff in hand, firing a blue beam of light at his foes – Adrian and Talas. Adrian feels his muscles tensing, stiffening up as if moving were impossible. Through sheer will power and determination, he throws off the effect of the spell and continues to move forward. Talas also finds a way to resist the paralyzing force of the magic but unfortunately, Magma does not have such luck. The great horse finds itself unable to move while in mid gallop. Talas and Magma crash to the ground, and the gladiator is thrown some distance, rolling to a stop at the feet of the Ankheg that just raised itself up. Whatever his plan was, Talas has no choice now but face the creature over him. Sheer luck (and one heck of a saving throw) has protected Talas from serious injury and Serenity close to his hand when he landed. The warrior snatches it up to defend himself against the beast.

Arien rides in again to attack the other Ankheg. With flaming blade alit he dodges and weaves the jaws of death until the prefect spot presents itself. Then he drives the sword deep into the bug with a satisfying crunch and a spurt of insect goo. The creature collapses dead as the knight rides out of its wake.

Dapple faces the critically injured Mantis. She strikes with a solid kick to its side which it blocks easily, but then the rogue spins rapidly on her foot, circling around to land the kick on the other side. The boot connects with carapace, crushing the head and making life no longer worth living for the Thri-Kreen. It drops to the ground.

Talas rolls out of the way and come up with a sharp swing. The blade connects but doesn’t bite deeply. The gladiator jumps back as the Ankheg tries to bite him in two, leaving merely inches between it and Talas.

The red mage Adrian faces the mantis and attacks with his bastard sword. The mantis mage is swift but he gets a good blow in to its side. He moves in for a backhand at the exposed arm when he feels the grip of his sword shift. It is like a moment frozen in time for the mage as the sword flies out of his hand and continues out of his grasp – a good 10 feet away. The insectoid spell-caster takes the opportunity to leap backwards and begin casting a spell.

Kilgim moves to attack the remaining ankheg, when he finds a mantis warrior landing between him and the boys. The dwarf knows his magic will not fool the Thri-Kreen so he throws himself in harms way. The double headed polearm and axes parry and feints back and forth for a moment - then the mantis gets his weapon caught in the dirt as Kilgim deftly dodges a blow. When the gods give a cleric a gift, he doesn’t ask why. One attack slices upwards and over, taking off two of its arms at the shoulder. The blackaxe buries itself deep in the thorax of the creature and continues out the other side. It falls to the ground dead.

Dapple is attacked by a Thri-Kreen who leaps into the fray. She dodges the razor sharp edges of the weapons three times before one of the edges cuts her shoulder. The thing leaps back out of reach before Dapple can retaliate.

Char sees the injured Thri-Kreen die at the hands of Dapple, so finds another target. The mantis leaps towards Char, so he fires at it as it flies. It can’t dodge the missiles in the air, so both arrows find their target. But the creature still lands and attacks. Char defends himself as best he can, but the Thri-Kreen strikes him hard twice before leaping away again.

Jal finishes his spell and fires a volley of magic missiles at a mantis warrior. It staggers with the attack, and then turns its attention to Jal.

Beware my love Jal hears from his ghostly companion, but it is too late. The Thri-Kreen attacks Jal with a hard thrust which takes him deep through the side. Jal staggers back, seeing so much blood pouring from the wound. He collapses to the ground, holding his side trying to keep his life from flowing out of the wound. No! My spellbinder! Not yet! he hears faintly as struggles to remain conscious. The mantis leaps away from him, as if he is already dead.

“I …” Jal tries to reassure Whyter, but he can’t make himself speak properly. His eyes are drawn to a pair of dark withered hands that seem to be coming out of the ground, grasping at the feet of Wynter, as if to drag her down.

No! Jal! You must live!

OOC: At this point:
Arien – Still dirty, that armour will take weeks to polish, uninjured
Talas –Lightly wounded
Kilgim – Lightly wounded
Adrian – Uninjured but unarmed
Jal – CRITICAL and heading towards death’s door.
Dapple – Lightly wounded
Char – Seriously wounded.

Enemies report
Three Ankhegs dead, Two Mantis warriors dead
Three Thri-Kreen injured lightly, One Ankheg wounded seriously

Note: Only Arien and Kilgim are aware of Jal’s plight
As well, Only Dapple and Char are aware that Adrian has lost his weapon.

Posted on 2006-11-15 at 12:16:12.
Edited on 2006-11-15 at 12:19:50 by Alacrity

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - Q&A
Subject: Bromern takes art requests????

Wow! If I had known I wold have made a list, checked it twice and sent it off before the holiday deadline!

What other side are you talking about Rob? The Discovery hasn't moved in so long I have forgotten where we are.

Posted on 2006-11-15 at 08:07:24.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: damage

The total at the bottom of posts? Id that the damge so far per person or just the damge that specific round? Just want to know if it is the drinking time or the fighting time?

Posted on 2006-11-14 at 14:00:10.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: hahahaha

Cwwllo fan fiction ... That's a funny thought.

Posted on 2006-11-13 at 16:16:35.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: stupidly busy

I will be very busy in my personal time from here to the end of the week. So I might not be able to post the next phase of combat until the weekend. If things lighten up, I will get right in there.

Posted on 2006-11-13 at 16:08:20.

Topic: Plot twists most worthy of a dice shower?
Subject: Humperdink, Humperdink, Humperdink

Thak-co, Thak-co, Thak-co.

The guy from Alabama is telling me how to pronounce things...

Posted on 2006-11-10 at 10:48:09.

Topic: Getting to know you
Subject: ok

Good to know you are on our side RK. Hate to see that power used for evil.

Posted on 2006-11-10 at 10:07:04.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: Back up the Knight too!

Chaos reigns at first as the untrained horses run in a panic and the boys scream in terror. The Knights words sooth them slightly but they are frightened beyond measure at this time.

Char lines up an arrow and lets fly at the Mantis warriors. They all look the same to him, so since he can not discern a leader, he picks one. The first arrow flies true and strong directly at the target. Char has already loaded another arrow when he sees something he thought was impossible – the creature moves with lightning like reflexes and managed to dodge the arrow. Not believing his eyes, Char fires a second and then a third, placing the shots carefully. The second one is dodged again, but the third flies directly into the path of the mantis’ dodge, striking it full in the chest. The creature staggers slightly, with slimy ooze seeping from the wound – a heart shot that would have killed a man. Obviously, these things don’t keep their hearts in the same place.

Both Arien and Talas charge at the same time, though in opposite directions. Arien dodges a probing jab of the ankheg, and strikes upwards, a glancing blow that skitters across armour and not much more. Then with a twist of the reins and a follow up backhand, the flaming blade of Luin’naur cracks through the natural armour for a deep cut. The monster makes a horrible screeching in pain and agony. It strikes back with a vicious bite, but Arien bashes its jaws away with his shield, escaping wounds at the cost of the polish on his armour.

Talas’ style is that of a gladiator as he rides forward, almost daring the creature to take a bite. When it makes a move, he feints to one side and moves back. With astounding strength and agility for someone his size, he strikes with an upwards cut. The blade of Serenity passes through the armour like butter, across the neck and out through the other side. Part of the creature’s head is severed cleanly and it falls to the ground dead – the open wound spewing ooze and goo everywhere.

Adrian finishes his spell and the air around his body begins to shimmer in a reddish light. He nods his head in satisfaction and then draws his glassteel bastard sword, ready to enter the battle.

Dapple hugs the shadows, moving slowly towards this thing that resembles a bug she’d squash under her boot. Char’s arrows had distracted them, and they were focused on the ranger, not noticing the young thief moving behind them. She struck with her daggers at the one wounded by Char’s arrow. Hitting towards the neck of the creature, she was unprepared for the strength of the carapace. The blade enters lower than planned, through the shoulder and deep, hurting it greatly and rendering it unable to avoid the second dagger. It staggered at first, and then leaps high in the air to allow itself to turn and fight.

Kilgim finished his prayer just as the ankheg was moving in to grab a meal. The creature moved back again, confused by the disappearance of some of its prey, but then chose another target. The mandibles snap at Kilgim, a solid blow but the dwarf’s armour takes the brunt of the attack. Acid burns the Dwarf though but the cleric is not letting the pain stop him.

Jal steps forward and casts a spell, shooting a barrage of colourful lights into the face of the ankheg that attacked Kilgim. The creature starts to thrash around wildly, and then slowly slumps to the ground. It isn’t dead, but it appears to be knocked unconscious by the colour spray.

The uninjuried Thri-kreen leap into the air, throwing their triangular wedges as missiles as they fly over your heads. The two aimed at Arien shatter on his shield. Char manages to duplicate the reflexes of the attackers by dodging the two thrown at him. The third attacks Talas as he turns around his mount. The first wedge shatters off his shoulder guard, the other wounds him slightly on the left arm.

The injured mantis throws his wedges at Dapple. The first one goes wildly off into the trees, but the third strikes true and cuts into Dapple’s right thigh.

They land with double headed polearms ready, still at a distance from their prey, knowing they can leap in and out faster than you can move. Two more Thri-kreen land as well. One is a warrior like these ones, but the other is taller and has a deeper blue carapace. Instead of a polearm, this one has a mage’s staff.

The fourth Ankheg has emerged from its hole.

OOC: One Ankheg dead, One Unconscious. One seriously wounded. One Thri-kreen critically injured
Talas’s wounds are minor.
Dapple and Kilgim’s wounds are light. Dapple’s look bad, but isn’t. Kilgim knows he will take continuous damage if he doesn’t do something about the acid.
Arien is uninjured but the armour is dirty (Hell hath no fury than a Knight dirtied)
On the field – 6 Thri-kreen and 2 Ankhegs.

Posted on 2006-11-09 at 20:04:19.

Topic: ^ < V game
Subject: Ahhh. got it

^ Dreams of running the "big machine"
< Is cute and cuddly but doesn't want people to know
V Is too sexy for their shirt.

Posted on 2006-11-09 at 15:33:45.

Topic: DnD stereotypes
Subject: okay

1. lots of mountain dew (no. Never touch the stuff)
2. loads of funyuns (What the? No idea what a funyun is. We do used to do sour cream and onion chips, but in these weight loss days we do veggies with humus and pretzels)
3. black light (no. Why on earth? I can barely see the dice in the regular light)
4. something to get high with (Absolutely not.)
5. we're all still virgins (No. Other than my daughter 10 and god daughter 12 who game with us)

Things we alway have:

I wear my Carpe DM t-shirt.
I always start the session with "continuing where we last left off ..."
Hobgoblin Beer

Posted on 2006-11-09 at 15:28:16.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: V is staying, live with it

Due to popular demand (mostly my wife) and the fact that it is logistically impossible for me to make a lasagna tonight, I will try to get the combat round under way before the weekend. Cathy has even volunteered to rake leaves tonight so I do not have to, and can devote myself to dice rolling.

I have a very special wife, you do realize that.

Posted on 2006-11-09 at 14:21:36.

Topic: Getting to know you
Subject: catch up

My most attractive quality?
Not sure I have one. Ummmm... I'm tall. I can give a long list of my least attractive. Why did Cathy marry me again? Oh yeah - I can cook. In fact I am quite good at it.

What do you find most attractive in a person?

Okay, I will be honest here if no one else will. The first thing I look for in a woman are breasts. Any guys say eyes, is lying. Eyes are second with me but my eyes go down before up.

Posted on 2006-11-09 at 12:15:12.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: We are going to fight fight fight ....

Magma was aware of his precarious position but didn’t think he was in danger yet. This thing was too much of a scrapper to end his fun that easily. With that in mind, Magma continues to press the advantage, with the thoughts of angling out to the side, and out from under the beast afterwards.

“Whoa Nellie!” He cries out with a glee unbeknownst to his teammates.

Posted on 2006-11-09 at 11:27:18.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Posting

I will be away this weekend, visiting friends in Ottawa. Hence I will not be posting to CWWLLO until either late Sunday or Monday (more likely Mon).

Posted on 2006-11-09 at 05:17:05.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Details!!!

You mean the cliffs to the west with the rest of the thri-Kreen army, all cheering "Mantis! Mantis! Go Team Go!"?

About 40 to 60 feet high. Not sheer or anything. Think the cliffs on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City.

What is with all the requests for details? What happened to the go old days of "hey, we're wandering monsters! Let's fight!"?

Posted on 2006-11-08 at 18:32:52.

Topic: Plot twists most worthy of a dice shower?
Subject: weird

Must be regional because around here it is pronounced Thak-co.

Posted on 2006-11-08 at 18:18:50.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Well

Arien charges in pretty well all combat, so I think Raven was making an assumption.

The circles are trees, not boulders. Sorry, I know it is a crude and rude map.

A word of caution to your plan. Now I am the DM, reportedly evil although I deny the allegiations, so you don't have to take my advice here:

Only two of you are on horses (Talas and Arien). Two other horses are effectively removed from the party now that you are under attack (Dapple and Char's). I will have to check the sheets but unless Jals', Adrian, and Kilgrim's mounts are war trained, they are freaking out about now. You may have a hard time getting pass the Ankheg to run east.

Furthermore, you have four (so far) highly mobile enemies with missile weapons, that look like mantis and dropped in out of the sky. They can probably jump faster than you run.

The Boys are not combat trained and will be freaking out soon (very soon - like now).

btw - Bullrush is a 3e move, not 2e

Now I hate to say never but I would say there are a lot of challenges to face in running.

Posted on 2006-11-08 at 16:14:09.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: crude map is coming.

I just have to scan it.

Raven - What spell is Kilgim casting?

Posted on 2006-11-08 at 09:31:26.

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