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Title: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 14, 2017, 10:24:14 AM
Character Creation Rules

Stats are standard point buy (27 points), which can buy you the array if you want the array.

All core options are allowed (although if you're going after a combo or something please tell me, my experience with 5e is minimal and I'm going to get angry if I find out that someone took advantage of me).  Anything outside of core is allowed on a case by case basis.

Everyone is level 1.  High op is not required, we're playing a premade adventure.

Allowed non-core material:
 - Hexblade
 - All racial feats from Xanathar's

If there's anything you'd like a ruling on just let me know.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 14, 2017, 10:48:11 AM
Players (not finalized)
Archon: Lizardfolk(?) ?
Linklord?: ? ?
Lost: Helf or Variant Human pending answer, Warlock[hexblade]
Osl: ? Paladin[?]
RD: ? Paladin[vengeance]
Strato: Dwarf Wizard[?]?
Versatility_Nut?: ? ?

Previous Pending Questions
Archon: Lizardfolk ok?
30ft land/swim; +2 con & +1 wis; +2 skills; ac 13+dex; bite 1d6+str & 1/rest 1+con temp hp on bite; can hold breath for 15mins, can craft weapons/shields using bones (no mechanical changes).
SorO: UA's Feats For Races (http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/unearthed-arcana/feats-races) ok?
Helf's elven accuracy, obtained as first ASI (lv4), if advantage then reroll an attack die. Combo is against cursed target roll 3d20 and pick highest for attack.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Stratovarius on November 14, 2017, 12:17:22 PM
I might just drag Kovoir over, since it appears that game is dead. Thoughts, Nan?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 14, 2017, 01:34:50 PM
For Oath of Vengeance, is there anything in particular it'd be useful to be really angry at?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 14, 2017, 02:03:41 PM
Lizardfolk is a no-go.  Only races that at a minimum can pass as not monsters will work. 

SorO, that feat was reprinted in Xanathar's as Elven Accuracy.  That feat is approved.  All racial feats from Xanathar's are approved.  However, Hexblade's Curse doesn't grant advantage so what am I missing?

Kovoir is only allowed if that game actually is dead (we'll see what happens with the poke).  Otherwise make a new character.  :p

Raineh, I've created the IC thread with the initial premise of the adventure which should help.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 14, 2017, 03:00:54 PM
However, Hexblade's Curse doesn't grant advantage so what am I missing?
Me being forgetful and not knowing 5th too well. Elven Accuracy triggers when you have an Advantage on Attack Rolls and the Hexcurse's deal is it increases Critical Range. So the two of these things work together to increase the chance from 5% to 27.1%.

Edit - Sheet is pretty much done too. I took the lazy route of using starting gear over rolling money and then picked up a shield/weapon out of the background's gold. I'll just snag a chain shirt later on and just need ideas for languages.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on November 14, 2017, 04:00:40 PM
...Well, it's a good thing we're sticking to Core, because I find myself desperately wanting to optimize everything to within an inch of its life. Also, I actually can't locate my books, so I'm really only going off of memory and memery.

To fill in the missing party slot, I'll go with the rather simple Hill Dwarf Life Cleric. Background optimization may occur later, when I start to get an idea of what kind of character I want to use. Also, there may be a Druid dip for Goodberry slot efficiency of out-of-combat healing. Possibly Moon Druid, for the additional shenanigans of the Bonus Action Wildshape to allow flight, but Land Druid with Coast is probably more useful if I go for 5 or more levels of Druid because... Well, Water Breathing and Water Walk as Circle Spells that don't need preparing.

Really, the degree of optimization is actually pretty strongly reliant on how well I can swing the in-character reasoning. If I can come up with a coherent reason for a Life Cleric to go Moon Druid, I'm jumping on that crazy train with great force, because just two levels of Moon Druid carry quite the bonus of emergency damage soak, and 8 levels, while cutting off actually knowing any spells above 6th level, gives the rather useful ability to get flying Wild Shapes(Moon Druids don't accelerate the restrictions on swim and flight speeds, right? If they don't, then 4 levels of Druid is almost certainly going to be in the build, if the game reaches level 10 or so, just for swimming Wild Shapes).

Now I need to go locate the point-buy rules and work out a background... And the expectation of Undead gets Strength off the dump stat list because Shadows do Strength damage, and I've had nasty experiences with the things in PF as a Brawler. Who dumped Int to get to 18 Strength(also had 13 Wis due to leftover points not being enough to buy back a point of Int penalty). Also wound up with a +1 Returning Cold Iron Dagger by level 3 due to bizarrely timed dungeon loot...
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 14, 2017, 04:52:32 PM
Massive amounts of optimization aren't really necessary, I promise. 

You reminded me of the time I actually played monsters as easily distracted so as not to kill players with ability score damage before in a game with Shadows.  I had so much fun making them play whack-a-mole though...

Also, right now the plan caps out at level 4, 5+ will happen if people want to keep playing.

Edit: There will be side-treks, nobody should overspecialize.  If the game keeps going we can keep with the coastal theme but underwater combat won't be a big thing in general.  I don't even know if there are 5E rules for that...
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 14, 2017, 04:53:45 PM
My plan is starting with Polearm Master and getting Sentinel at level 4. Bit different from normal, but I still like Misty Step, and glaives are cool. :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 14, 2017, 04:55:42 PM
SorO, I want you to know that your sheet makes me happy.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on November 14, 2017, 05:19:32 PM
Okay, I'm reminded of the absurdity of point buy. Because it's trivial to get extremely broad bonuses and single large bonuses chew up points like crazy. SorO's character has two maxed out stats and is left with room for only one +1 bonus. After racial modifiers, I have a 16 in my casting score, one point lower than his, 15 Con, one point lower than his, 12 in Strength and Intelligence, both two points higher than his and 13 Dexterity, one point higher than his. And 8 in Charisma, which is quite possibly liable to bite me in the ass.

So I have one point of Con to go for a +3 modifier, one point of Dex to go for a +2 modifier for the cap on baseline AC with Medium Armor, four points between char-gen and maximum Wisdom and two +1s to saves I lack proficiency in and -1 to a save I have proficiency in that has a party member with a 17 in it and two party members likely to see a similarly inflated number, so my choice of dump stat isn't going to impact party performance very much. As long as my character isn't shoved into a delicate social encounter(although a Cleric is more likely to see such a thing), I'm pretty well set.

Edit: To just list what came out of this blatant optimizing, I've got 12/13/15/12/16/8 on ability scores.

As for underwater combat, you can always recycle rules for aerial combat. Those exist, right?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 14, 2017, 05:20:24 PM
Well, I'm set aside from a name and finding an appearance. I'm good.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 14, 2017, 06:53:08 PM
I expect no underwater combat, and I think you're way overthinking your stats.  To each their own though.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on November 14, 2017, 07:26:24 PM
I expect no underwater combat, and I think you're way overthinking your stats.  To each their own though.

...not really doing a lot of thinking about it. If I was overthinking my stats, I'd be bringing up how feats come into the desired stat progression to reach all the goals at level 20. And I'll be getting the stat sheet as it is so far typed out tomorrow, shamelessly copying the formatting of SorO because that's a really clean way of doing it online. Doesn't have room for much in the way of prepared spells, but that's fine by me.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 14, 2017, 08:30:07 PM
SorO, I want you to know that your sheet makes me happy.
Thanks, I modeled it after 5th's layout and just need to trim up the back end at some point.

Massive amounts of optimization aren't really necessary, I promise.
Depending on who you talk to Moon Druid really isn't all that powerful. Think of it like 3.5's Druid, the general high stats make it easy for anyone unsure how to build & play can probably stumble into something decent but in all reality it has such a low optimization plateau that other, better, Classes treat it as a dip or less.

Okay, I'm reminded of the absurdity of point buy. ... As for underwater combat, you can always recycle rules for aerial combat. Those exist, right?
Underwater combat rules appear in the PHB and are included in the index on the first page. And not only is 5th's bonuses lower but if you're using a generator you probably didn't notice PB cost was increased in 5th. In 3.5 it takes one point to increase your score from 13 to 14 but in 5th it costs two which makes it harder to obtain +2s in secondary/tertiary scores in 5th than 3rd. Which makes me sad  :(

shamelessly copying the formatting of SorO because that's a really clean way of doing it online. Doesn't have room for much in the way of prepared spells, but that's fine by me.
Mark what's prepared by using an asterisk.

And now you're making me want to clean up the code side so everyone else can easily use it.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on November 14, 2017, 08:31:23 PM
Well, I'm set aside from a name and finding an appearance. I'm good.

Hmmm, don't paladings only get the fighting style at 2nd level?

Also great pick choice!
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on November 14, 2017, 08:36:34 PM
And not only is 5th's bonuses lower but if you're using a generator you probably didn't notice PB cost was increased in 5th. In 3.5 it takes one point to increase your score from 13 to 14 but in 5th it costs two which makes it harder to obtain +2s in secondary/tertiary scores in 5th than 3rd. Which makes me sad  :(
I did notice. That's why Dex is 13 and base Con, before the Dwarven +2, is 14.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 14, 2017, 08:47:57 PM
Well, I'm set aside from a name and finding an appearance. I'm good.

Hmmm, don't paladings only get the fighting style at 2nd level?

Also great pick choice!

Oh yeah, I missed that was second level and first level was... LoH only. Odd. Technically, you don't even pick the oath stuff until level 3, but that's kind of a big deal to note beforehand. Paladins: all the same until they level up.

I'll just put it in parentheses for now, it's not like there'd be any point changing my mind on levelling.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 14, 2017, 09:34:20 PM
And now you're making me want to clean up the code side so everyone else can easily use it.
Ok I made a second pass at it and I cleaned the code up some. I also adjusted it for three columns at the bottom but you still have to manually wrap your text to keep the width from going nuts. Part of that is because the entire table isn't as wide as the page and you can't force a cell's size on here. But I made the bottom a little independent from the top so Spells/Features mostly just push the upper right stat block over.

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Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 14, 2017, 09:42:13 PM
SorO, I request that you post that into the Character Sheet thread.

Edit: The main one that I manage, not the one for this game.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on November 14, 2017, 11:01:55 PM
Does Sneak attack apply to caintrip damage?

Because now I am thinking about being a feat human rogue/ dragon sorcerer or something like that. Skill monkey/caster. 
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 14, 2017, 11:05:44 PM
Does Sneak attack apply to caintrip damage?

Because now I am thinking about being a feat human rogue/ dragon sorcerer or something like that. Skill monkey/caster. 

Well, it requires advantage and a ranged attack or finesse weapon, and ray of frost, for instance, is a ranged spell attack... so I guess it would be? Unless you're being super pedantic. But it seems achievable?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 14, 2017, 11:50:38 PM
A ranged spell attack is not a ranged weapon.  However, if the spell involves a weapon attack (such as booming blade) then sneak attack would apply.

That's my reading of it anyway.

Edit: Reading some of the cantrips in Xanathar's, there are spells I would be flexible on.  Primal Savagery says "spell attack" but it's a spell that creates natural weapons that do acid damage.  I'd probably allow sneak attack there.  So....hmm.  It depends?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on November 15, 2017, 12:16:13 AM
A ranged spell attack is not a ranged weapon.  However, if the spell involves a weapon attack (such as booming blade) then sneak attack would apply.

That's my reading of it anyway.

Edit: Reading some of the cantrips in Xanathar's, there are spells I would be flexible on.  Primal Savagery says "spell attack" but it's a spell that creates natural weapons that do acid damage.  I'd probably allow sneak attack there.  So....hmm.  It depends?

It would have to be wizard spells for the character, so either firebolt or Ray of Frost.
Also, I Haven't read anything in Xanathar's, so that's kinda out.

(character is now specifically, rouge with the ritual caster feat, and later, the arcane trickster archetype)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 15, 2017, 12:17:36 AM
Those two definitely do not qualify for sneak attack per the rules.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on November 15, 2017, 12:18:19 AM
Those two definitely do not qualify for sneak attack per the rules.

Fair enough. I'll probably take other cantrips then.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: linklord231 on November 15, 2017, 01:23:44 AM
I keep flip flopping between an archer fighter, a barbarian, and a wizard or sorcerer. 
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on November 15, 2017, 03:12:07 AM
My character is up. Arcane trickster rogue with ritual caster.

Edit: Thanks to SorO for the character sheet template.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on November 15, 2017, 05:00:04 AM
Character up, ended up going with Half-elf because I couldn't decide on a feat. (https://i.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/emoticons/emot-buddy.gif)

My character is up. Arcane trickster rouge with ritual caster.
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Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on November 15, 2017, 05:57:23 AM
Character up, ended up going with Half-elf because I couldn't decide on a feat. (https://i.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/emoticons/emot-buddy.gif)

My character is up. Arcane trickster rouge with ritual caster.
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Fixed...

(and I had it right on the character sheet).
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 15, 2017, 09:39:05 AM
I like how these two paladins have a near identical statline. They're both idiots.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on November 15, 2017, 02:29:51 PM
Okay, I've got everything other than the background parts of my character sheet done. And I fully expect SorO to grab a Charisma feat(the odd-number Charisma makes it apparent), while I will be getting a Constitution feat. Either Durable or the Dwarven Resilience feat. Depends on how frequently the healer is whacked with considerable force.

I would not object to someone going full Moon Druid, you know. It'd be lovely to have someone with both significantly lower healing needs and the ability to assist with post-combat healing. Although the pair of Paladins does this fairly well to begin with, one can never have too much emergency healing. A Valor Bard would certainly make Durable more useful by having more chances to roll HD for healing.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 15, 2017, 04:17:18 PM
This is a pre-written 5E adventure and we already have two paladins. Between that and the actual hit dice rules, with a cleric we'll have more healing than we should ever need.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 15, 2017, 05:54:54 PM
we'll have more healing than we should ever need.
Dicebot said challenge accepted while glaring at me, I think he likes my pants.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on November 15, 2017, 07:33:24 PM
I don't know if I should be amused or not that everybody's taking a caster of sorts.

I like how these two paladins have a near identical statline. They're both idiots.

We're da strongest!
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 15, 2017, 08:05:05 PM
Let's start a good cop/bad cop team.

... oh god looking at these sets of personality traits. Paladins: incapable of running away? :lmao
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on November 15, 2017, 08:17:35 PM
Since you're the one taking Oath of Vengeance and my paladin's prettier, I call dibs on good cop. :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 15, 2017, 08:19:25 PM
Fine by me. :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 16, 2017, 10:57:22 AM
I didn't find much to hook into Nan's intro but I got something up if someone wants to jump into it or something.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 16, 2017, 12:32:17 PM
Please nobody post in the IC thread.

The intro was a base intro to the game for character creation purposes.  Not an intro post for people to actually start posting.

Edit: Let's get character creation finished, I'll flesh out the initial post, and SorO can keep his IC post if he wants to.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 16, 2017, 12:35:59 PM
SorO, Raineh, Archon, os, and VNut, are all of you finished with your characters?

Linklord, do you know what you're going to play?

Strat has bowed out.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 16, 2017, 01:11:47 PM
I'll flesh out the initial post, and SorO can keep his IC post if he wants to.
Eh I pretty much just poke some fun at a movie plot without really commiting to anything.

I also just realized that post was there this morning and was like crap, better post something. Whoops  :blush

SorO, Raineh, Archon, os, and VNut, are all of you finished with your characters?
I am, will flip the table to the new version at some point when I get some sleep but that's about it.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 16, 2017, 01:20:46 PM
No worries, I put it up when Raineh was asking about what to be angry at so it's pretty much just the adventure intro synopsis.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on November 16, 2017, 03:32:35 PM
I just need to have a Background decided on, then I'm good to go. The big problem is that I've also not gotten the character pinned down because characterization is the bane of my existence. What I have decided on is not taking the most direct approach to solving given problems(hence the pile of control spells readied), which basically means that there will probably be awkward moments of suggesting a known-to-be-slower path based on nothing but not liking direct paths.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 16, 2017, 03:34:01 PM
Yes, my sheet's finished.

I just need to have a Background decided on, then I'm good to go. The big problem is that I've also not gotten the character pinned down because characterization is the bane of my existence. What I have decided on is not taking the most direct approach to solving given problems(hence the pile of control spells readied), which basically means that there will probably be awkward moments of suggesting a known-to-be-slower path based on nothing but not liking direct paths.

And Os and I seem to be playing team gung ho.

I'm sure that this cannot cause issues arguing with the dwarf.

Speaking of, your dorf should probably pick a god to worship.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 16, 2017, 03:35:12 PM
This is a pre-made adventure.  Direct paths will be the only paths sometimes.  :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on November 16, 2017, 04:15:25 PM
And Os and I seem to be playing team gung ho.

I'm sure that this cannot cause issues arguing with the dwarf.

Speaking of, your dorf should probably pick a god to worship.

...There will be plenty of Leeroying going on, won't there? Good thing Command is on the prepared list... Then seemingly-actually-suicidal Leeroying incidents can be responded to with Save-or-Sit-Down.

As for worship... Is this Faerun? Because there's two Dwarf gods with the healing domain in 3.X, and while one is Chaotic Good, this ain't 3.X, so the alignment restrictions are a lolnope. Sharindlar, the CG one, is the closest thing to a Dwarven god of parties. Also mercy, which works fairly well with control spells. With Bards listed among the typical worshippers, which is just perfect for someone who takes deliberately indirect paths to accomplishing things.

...It's a shame I went with a Charisma penalty, because this makes it so that I couldn't get away with a Bard dip even if I wanted to. Druid being planned would bring up the option of using Strength as a dump stat instead... but a 3-class build is not a good thing without a damn good reason. Although Strength is still good as a dump stat, given attack cantrips, I'd rather the dorf cleric be able to whack a zombie with a hammer effectively without bringing in Shillelagh.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 16, 2017, 05:06:24 PM
Then seemingly-actually-suicidal Leeroying incidents can be responded to with Save-or-Sit-Down.
If there is going to be any party shenanigans let's not forget I'm the closest thing to a black mage we have and I have two daggers.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 16, 2017, 05:18:43 PM
Then seemingly-actually-suicidal Leeroying incidents can be responded to with Save-or-Sit-Down.
If there is going to be any party shenanigans let's not forget I'm the closest thing to a black mage we have and I have two daggers.

I fully expect you to be the instigator of shenanigans.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on November 16, 2017, 05:35:16 PM
If there is going to be any party shenanigans let's not forget I'm the closest thing to a black mage we have and I have two daggers.
You also have nothing but Proficiency on Wisdom saves, while my character gets DC 12 on Command already. Note that Fey Ancestry only applies to being Charmed. Command isn't being Charmed, and your odds of success are liable to only go down from the current 50% when I'm actually needing you to sit down, because upcasting exists. So if you edge into causing legitimate problems, expect the response to be a Command to sit down. If a slot is available to spare, anyways...
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 16, 2017, 06:00:19 PM
VNut, I sent you a private message but you replied with this instead of reading it.  Now you get a more severe public reprimand.

I don't know how serious you are, but no.  Do not start shit with your fellow players.  This raises a huge red flag for me which goes with other small not actually red flags you've already raised.

I'm getting the impression that you're viewing this game as a serious competition between the players and I, and that you need to pull out all the stops to make sure that I don't curb stop everyone.  What you've said makes me feel like you think that any mistake will end in player death.

If you threaten to take away another player's agency and fun you will be removed from this game.  I'm not going to put up with it, period.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on November 16, 2017, 08:50:09 PM
SorO, Raineh, Archon, os, and VNut, are all of you finished with your characters?

Linklord, do you know what you're going to play?

Strat has bowed out.

I'm done.

Edit: As in, done with character creation.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: linklord231 on November 16, 2017, 10:49:01 PM
I'm gonna have to bow out as well.  Just not feeling inspired.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 16, 2017, 11:37:16 PM
I'm gonna have to bow out as well.  Just not feeling inspired.
:(

Picture a Tortle Monk waterbender (or shadow) named Raphael and see if that helps. +2 Str, +1 Wis, min 17 AC, can deal slashing and hold your breath for an hour, plus you look like a turtle.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 17, 2017, 12:14:51 AM
I'm gonna have to bow out as well.  Just not feeling inspired.
:(

Picture a Tortle Monk waterbender (or shadow) named Raphael and see if that helps. +2 Str, +1 Wis, min 17 AC, can deal slashing and hold your breath for an hour, plus you look like a turtle.

Trying to get him to play a ninja turtle?   :lol
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on November 17, 2017, 02:45:34 AM
My sheet should be ready now that I have a weightless stone block as my mysterious trinket of plot.

And Os and I seem to be playing team gung ho.

"You're out of control, I'm taking you out of this crusade! Hand over your holy symbol and sword!"

Sooo, how about combined backstory? We graduated together from paladin academy but then you joined the army and I the navy, still end up meeting and working together from time to time, including now.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on November 17, 2017, 09:57:24 AM
VNut, I sent you a private message but you replied with this instead of reading it.  Now you get a more severe public reprimand.

I don't know how serious you are, but no.  Do not start shit with your fellow players.  This raises a huge red flag for me which goes with other small not actually red flags you've already raised.

I'm getting the impression that you're viewing this game as a serious competition between the players and I, and that you need to pull out all the stops to make sure that I don't curb stop everyone.  What you've said makes me feel like you think that any mistake will end in player death.

If you threaten to take away another player's agency and fun you will be removed from this game.  I'm not going to put up with it, period.
...To be fair, I literally did not notice the message. On account of said things being shown solely as a barely-bolded number next to My Messages, which is on a bar that's of no interest to me outside the rare cases I do get a PM.

And it's that I have no clue what the overall numbers breakdown of 5e actually is, so I can't reliably judge what kind of lethality can be expected from a Warlock charging into melee without readied backup is. This is my first time doing any actual playing of 5e, and my first time doing a Play by Post, so I'm kinda going off of what seems reasonable for treatment of spontaneous combat without much understanding of the details. Namely, avoid at all costs.

Also, Command only lasts one round. At best, it delays two or three rounds on a failed save, which will have almost no chance of getting past 50% by more than one or two points of DC. It's not that huge of a fun-killer, more a mood-killer because it basically takes what should be a low-preparation fight and delays it a round or two for forced preparation. Even just a single use of Bless can shift the resultant fight quite a bit(bless actually seems like an absurdly good 1st level buff, seeing as how it's +1d4 to all attack rolls and saves for a minute in a game that assumes 5-round fights), which isn't exactly doable if a person just runs in on account of the 30 ft. range limit of Bless.

My sheet should be ready now that I have a weightless stone block as my mysterious trinket of plot.
Weightless? Does that mean it only slows down from air resistance if thrown? Does it just sit in midair if you let go of it, drifting in the wind? HOW DOES THIS INTERACT WITH PHYSICS!? And before you pull gravity as spacetime curvature and thus ignoring mass, weightless means it's unaffected by gravity, because weight is the measurement of the downwards force exerted by an object due to gravity, so zero weight means it is unaffected by gravity.

...I really do need a background, then I'm set to go. Having located a wiki that helpfully sources backgrounds, There's literally a Pirate background that's a variant on the Sailor background, but I don't think a Lawful Cleric of a goddess of Mercy would fit in with them... Charlatan has a listed personality trait that'd be hilarious for a Cleric to have, but sadly that falls under Trickery domain far better.

I'll just go with Sage and have fun being a moderately beefy nerd-priest.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 17, 2017, 10:03:38 AM
My sheet should be ready now that I have a weightless stone block as my mysterious trinket of plot.

And Os and I seem to be playing team gung ho.

"You're out of control, I'm taking you out of this crusade! Hand over your holy symbol and sword!"

Sooo, how about combined backstory? We graduated together from paladin academy but then you joined the army and I the navy, still end up meeting and working together from time to time, including now.

We're following different gods, though. Pretty certain I was a soldier first, paladin second, too. :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on November 17, 2017, 10:16:20 AM
Well, I just got the background stuff dealt with. I went with Draconic and Sylvan for the two bonus languages off of Sage because I've got no clue what kinds of rare languages would be used by a ghost ship.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 17, 2017, 10:26:08 AM
VNut, just play your character and have fun.  If having fun means being super paranoid because you seem to have PTSD from a previous DM so be it, but again this is a premade adventure.  Also, spontaneous combat is par for the course for these players.  You make me want to throw random encounters at you with this behavior, although that would involve a lot of work so it isn't happening unless it's already written in.

Just do not act aggressively towards other players.  Yes, casting Command is an aggressive action.  If you do that, I fully expect them to try to kill you, and succeed because there's only one of you.  Because you effectively mind raped them and forced them to behave how you want, completely taking away their self control.  That's a no-no.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 17, 2017, 10:47:14 AM
Trying to get him to play a ninja turtle?   :lol
It's what I tried to get someone else to do in the PbP area, I was just a little less subtle this time. :D

We're following different gods, though. Pretty certain I was a soldier first, paladin second, too. :p
Hmmm... What about Barrin Von Teferi, you could have been an orphaned kitchen rat that played sticks with him. You became a solider in the house guard to learn how to fight so you could revenge your parents and along the way you got patroned into paladinhood, took your vows, and are now on your first mission to polity answer Yovir's request as a small token of mutual aid. Teferi is also headed to Phlan for "contracts & stuff", you suspect it's to fulfill his desire to be seen as a hero since you never heard about his plans to leave until he heard about the ghost pirates, and now playing sticks has taken a much more deadly turn.

And it's that I have no clue what the overall numbers breakdown of 5e actually is,
Enough that they consider +2 to a roll to be a lot and +5 is your basic cap. Also mechanically everything is supposed to pass through HP with higher leveled opponents simply dealing more damage, plus 5th thinks everyone should walk into melee. Like there are no AoOs or Spell loss for a Wizard casting a spell in combat, and over half the schools offer direct combat bonuses. Hell even Illusion gives you a version of mirror image using your reaction as a class feature.

Chillax some, said Warlock gets medium armor and can use a Greatsword next level on top of Spells and being able to pewpew opponents to death. Barbarians didn't even got that much in 3rd.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 17, 2017, 10:57:30 AM
I'm not too fussed about where I was a soldier. Though one that saw actual combat against undead and got saved by... probably a priest of some sort, oddly. Then the segue into a paladin. :lmao
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on November 17, 2017, 10:59:57 AM
My sheet should be ready now that I have a weightless stone block as my mysterious trinket of plot.

And Os and I seem to be playing team gung ho.

"You're out of control, I'm taking you out of this crusade! Hand over your holy symbol and sword!"

Sooo, how about combined backstory? We graduated together from paladin academy but then you joined the army and I the navy, still end up meeting and working together from time to time, including now.

We're following different gods, though. Pretty certain I was a soldier first, paladin second, too. :p

Okie so we started as navy vs army rivals then both decided to become paladins, but even then followed different gods.

Or if you don't mind I can follow your good too and then we can argue about which one has the correct interpretation of their teachings. :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on November 17, 2017, 11:01:23 AM
What gods are people worshipping? We have a pretty religious party.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 17, 2017, 11:03:10 AM
What gods are people worshipping? We have a pretty religious party.

Kelemvor. :D
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 17, 2017, 11:58:35 AM
Hmmm...
I'm not too fussed about where I was a soldier. Though one that saw actual combat against undead and got saved by... probably a priest of some sort, oddly. Then the segue into a paladin. :lmao
Okie so we started as navy vs army rivals then both decided to become paladins, but even then followed different gods. Or if you don't mind I can follow your good too and then we can argue about which one has the correct interpretation of their teachings. :P
One day while playing Teferi & Magiries double dared each other to explore the underground crypt, climbed the wrong thing and caused a wall to cave in hiding a secret passage. Inside something was less dead than it should of been. But luckily the sound attracted a cleric of Torm and they came down to investigate saving the two kids.

Said Cleric would eventually take Enar as his pupil while Magiries never really liked the idea of Torm's cult suicide tactic during the Time of Troubles and turned to Kelemvor whom is more down to Earth so to speak. The two of them would become "friendly" rivals, also since Magiries is part of the same church, Enar is the token of mutual aid (and determined not to let Magiries surpass her).
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on November 17, 2017, 12:01:12 PM
What gods are people worshipping? We have a pretty religious party.
Sharindlar, Dwarven Goddess of Healing and Mercy. Also has temples that frequently host parties and they have back rooms for lovers to be "together" in private. I will not be making dirty jokes about this...
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 17, 2017, 12:09:32 PM
Yeah, I don't think I'm a fan of that backstory. I'd rather not be tied up in everyone else's histories when it makes it hard to explain why she's so fanatically opposed to the undead (which is most of the reason for Kelemvor, seeing as he also hates them).
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 17, 2017, 12:14:55 PM
You hate them because they're icky and gross of course!   :lmao
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 17, 2017, 12:16:00 PM
So it looks like we're waiting for final backstories and then everyone is done?  Let me know if there's any information that I can provide to help.

Edit: This includes historical information about the area related to the adventure.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 17, 2017, 04:52:56 PM
I'd rather not be tied up in everyone else's histories when it makes it hard to explain why she's so fanatically opposed to the undead
Hard? Dude, six words: "Magiries thinks undead killed her parents"

Added bonus, it explains why Magiries was so keen on playing in the crypts in the first place and even adds to the choice in deities without having to dip into Torm's bad ideas. Besides, Magiries is level one which means she don't get any cool stories anyway. The entire point of a level one game is that your character is just now starting out. Like most farmers have more levels in Commoner than you have in Paladin (or w/e 5th's deal is). If you already killed a horde of undead, you probably wouldn't be level one and you most certainly wouldn't have 0XP.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 17, 2017, 04:56:59 PM
The thing is, the whole point of backgrounds is that you've done something--in the case of being a soldier (or a folk hero, or some veins of Outlander) then you have seen combat. And in this case, "just part of some infantry group which had to fight undead"--which is obviously something pre-level 1 NPC's would never be expected to handle--is perfectly within the scope of things. As is getting your ass saved by some priest or other but not before most of the others were dead...

Then becoming a paladin.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 17, 2017, 05:55:25 PM
Given the list of available backgrounds (http://engl393-dnd5th.wikia.com/wiki/Backgrounds), backgrounds can indeed involve having actual combat experience.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on November 17, 2017, 10:28:16 PM
Ah, well, if we are writing backstories.

Aval was born the third son of a middle-ranking aristocrat (a count, maybe), and his older siblings proved up to the challenge of inheritance. Showing a intellectual bent, he was sent off to university to learn useful skills, and set about lazing about, stealing, hanging out with thieves and dabbling in the arcane arts. Eventually he was expelled, and took to wandering around looking for something interesting to do. Like, delving, perhaps?

That seems like enough to me.

Edit: Trinkets sound nice. Can I make one up? Like, say, a page with half of a ritual on it.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 17, 2017, 10:43:49 PM
Sure, that trinket sounds fine.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 18, 2017, 08:11:36 AM
The thing is, the whole point of backgrounds is that you've done something
Yep, something that doesn't matter. Like if you were a mercenary for ten years your collective experance comes out to a +10% chance at winning a game of dice over a kid. Woot!

As the headers brings up when talking about wealth, selecting backgrounds and traits, they need to conform. Matching not only in flavor but mechanics. And mechanically we're all noobs to our respective areas.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on November 18, 2017, 08:33:29 AM
Noble (knight) background gives you a squire that is serving in return for you training them. That's pro status, noobs want to learn your skillz.

Sailor means you know how to run anything that floats up to a warship on top of having made so many friends and contacts they just let you ride for free in return for you giving a hand in the work. It's also a clear sign of promanship.

And don't forget the pirate variant:
Quote
No matter where you go, people are afraid of you due to
your reputation. When you are in a civilized settlement, you
can get away with minor criminal offenses, such as refusing
to pay for food at a tavern or breaking down doors at a local
shop, since most people will not report your activity to the
authorities.

That's right, you can start the game as somebody so badass that peasants and merchants don't even dare to report you to the local cops! You've already done some serious shit and your name and face are well known across every civilized land!
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 18, 2017, 09:54:39 AM
The thing is, the whole point of backgrounds is that you've done something
Yep, something that doesn't matter. Like if you were a mercenary for ten years your collective experance comes out to a +10% chance at winning a game of dice over a kid. Woot!

As the headers brings up when talking about wealth, selecting backgrounds and traits, they need to conform. Matching not only in flavor but mechanics. And mechanically we're all noobs to our respective areas.

Mechanically, I'm certainly a noob paladin, but compared to the 11,10,11,10,10,10 statline with no proficiency at anything I could very well have had before becoming a soldier, there was certainly room to have spent several years learning the basics before the career shift. Not like I had to go around in a world-conquering force. :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 18, 2017, 12:24:29 PM
And don't forget the pirate variant:
You mean the one where you are so well known city guards would arrest you on sight and even a common mercenary would consider gutting you for a reward?

Yeah, some of the features are pretty hit or miss. Mostly up to the DM handle, or forget about, but some of them could be pretty cool.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 25, 2017, 01:48:02 PM
*Poke*

Anyone else fail their Fort Save vs being lethargic?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 25, 2017, 02:13:14 PM
I'm not sure what we're waiting on, to be honest.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 25, 2017, 02:45:01 PM
All of the backstory arguments to be finished so everyone has completed characters.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 25, 2017, 04:28:51 PM
Mine's pretty much what I outlined above. Easy excuse to be here as we're getting info from a Doomguide anyway. :lmao
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on November 25, 2017, 09:27:07 PM
I think most people have finished as much backstory as they need to.

I certainly have - I was just waiting for something to happen.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 25, 2017, 10:12:44 PM
Unless we want to do more tying people together beyond "we all for some reason knew each other as children despite going different ways", I think things are pretty set.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 25, 2017, 10:33:17 PM
Os was still deciding things while SorO argued with him last anyone posted.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on November 26, 2017, 04:22:19 AM
My background remains sailor that knew the other paladin in the party beforehand. I only pointed out other character backgrounds as examples of lv1 characters explicitly already being pros.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 26, 2017, 02:07:49 PM
Os was still deciding things while SorO argued with him last anyone posted.
Were we really arguing or were we pointing out certain things in 5th that don't quite make sense?

For example, while you see EXPERIENCED ADVENTURER! in the background text I see "Every story has a beginning. Your character’s background reveals where you came from, how you became an adventurer, and your place in the world." "The most important question to ask about your background is what changed? Why did you stop doing whatever your background describes and start adventuring?" how your background is the stuff you did before adventuring.

It's a little different than the previous Edition's mind set that people spent years in a Wizard Academy before being turned loose or Fighter's joined the army because a level in Commoner for a farming life is mutually exclusive from a level of an Adventuring Class (and no one wastes skill points on profession). 5th's idea is no one actually has to specialize, any dumb criminal or thief can become a Wizard or Monk just as any pampered aristocrat can become a Paladin. And those throwaway teenager years do actually grant you some kind of mechanical benefit in the form of Proficients with tools & Languages (ie skill ranks in stuff no one bothered to take before) even through they are not worth an actual level or award you any advancement in leveling

But the point that people are arguing is are you a new inexperienced Adventurer? And yes, you are. But this is because they are confused and having trouble separating the flavor details with the vague understanding of what do Adventurers do. Because you've never done anything an adventurer does before, but clearly your character wasn't born yesterday either. And then Osl decided to point out how some of the mechanically granted Features which are designed to provide positive RP effects can taken in the very same RP context to impose negative effects on RP as well. Features & Backgrounds all an open gray area of RP and if you wanted to get side tracked away from the rules side you could spend hours on it. But I feel given that it's simultaneously unimportant and up to the DM (if they even care to use it) I don't feel there is anything to argue about. 5th wants you to match flavor & mechanics and they told you what to pen down and even provided random tables for RP generation for you to use too.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 26, 2017, 06:58:53 PM
No offense SorO, but it's you.  Arguing is a default state for you.

Given that backgrounds can explicitly contain previous combat/adventuring experience such as Mercenary Veteran, the fluff of backgrounds can allow for more experience than the "Level 1, 0XP" part of a character sheet would leave you to believe.

Also, I find the "if they even care to use it" comment to be odd.  It's not an optional rule, it's as much a part of the base system as race is in terms of determining starting abilities.

Anyways, I'm the DM and don't actually care as I've made my stance clear.


Okay, I've fleshed out the into into a proper beginning post.  I've arranged it so that SorO doesn't have to edit his post if he doesn't want to.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 27, 2017, 06:43:19 AM
Also, I find the "if they even care to use it" comment to be odd.
It's from this.
Quote from: DMG, Background Creation
STEP 5. SETTLE ON A BACKGROUND FEATURE
Choose an existing background feature or create a new one, as you prefer. If you choose an existing feature, add or tweak a few details to make it unique.
For example, the acolyte of Candlekeep background might have the Researcher feature of the sage (as presented in the Player's Handbook), with the additional benefit that the character is allowed to enter Candlekeep without paying the normal cost.
A background feature should avoid strict game benefits, such as a bonus to an ability check or an attack roll. Instead, the feature should open up new options for roleplaying, exploring, and otherwise interacting with the world.
For example, the sage's Researcher feature is designed to send the character on adventures. It doesn't provide information or an automatic success for a check. Instead, if a character with the sage background fails to recall information, he or she instead knows where to learn it. This might be a pointer to another sage or to a library long lost within an ancient tomb.
The best background features give characters a reason to strike out on quests, to make contact with NPCs, and to develop bonds to the setting you've devised.
Take it however you care to since you already have before you knew about it.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 27, 2017, 09:55:04 AM
You're picking and choosing.

Quote from: PHB, page 125
Proficiencies
Each background gives a character proficiency in two skills. Skills are described in chapter 7.
In addition, most backgrounds give a character proficiency with one or more tools. Tools and tool proficiencies are detailed in chapter 5.

When it's talking about features it specifically means the part in every printed background labelled FEATURE. Which often say "you can do this because of ties with some group" or the sage example giving you a way to know where to find this rare info that isn't conveniently overhearing some random NPC talk about it.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on November 27, 2017, 10:14:24 AM
What is the point of this argument?

As far as I can tell, the point of contention here is that Raineh wants their character to have seen combat in the past, given their military background and to justify their hatred of undead, and SorO feels that if they had been in a fight in the past, they would have xp, and thus not be a starting character.

Is that correct? Because currently, you are both kinda going off on a tangent, and I'd like to start playing sometime this year (given that everyone has their characters done, we are solely waiting on a resolution to this argument.)

I think 5e clearly and unambiguously supports the proposition "Your character has done stuff in the past, even as a starting character". If SorO continues to wish to disagree with this statement in general, then how about we have Raineh's character have been on patrol on the day of the battle, missing the fighting (and thus being all the more impassioned - they won't be absent and unable to save their friends again".

Do either of those solutions work for you guys?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 27, 2017, 10:48:01 AM
DM says that combat experience is fine in a background as long as it isn't excessive.  No mechanical benefit other than what is listed in the background will be used.

SorO, you're quoting text about making up a new background.  I don't see how that makes backgrounds an optional rule.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 28, 2017, 01:34:34 PM
So...we've been ready to go for two days now while I wait for people to post in the IC thread.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 28, 2017, 02:00:50 PM
Well, do we know where the graveyard is? That way the question in the only post so far could be directed to one of us.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 28, 2017, 02:50:08 PM
What is the point of this argument?
Presumably to clearly establish the clear lack of communication - like Nan thinking I said Backgrounds were an optional rule - and highlight some inherent problems of experienced players sliding into a different rule system that has analogs from another more familiar system.

Well, do we know where the graveyard is? That way the question in the only post so far could be directed to one of us.
It is directed at whom ever is standing next to Teferi. Be you, an NPC, or the whispering voices in Teferi's head.

You know, your character could shrug and suggest asking a local or maybe since it's your priesthood your character would have asked such while at sea (or leaving). RD doesn't need a map, she just need to post something like "I lead the way to where I think the graveyard is." right? I mean, people were just trying to make a case your character is experienced.  :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 28, 2017, 04:37:38 PM
That doesn't mean by default I've been somewhere and thus can avoid getting lose. :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 28, 2017, 05:18:07 PM
Well, do we know where the graveyard is? That way the question in the only post so far could be directed to one of us.

You were explicitly chosen for this quest.  You know where it is, as does Os' character if you shared the information.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 29, 2017, 07:00:01 PM
And I found a map of the place.

Handily, the graveyard is outside. :lmao
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 29, 2017, 07:42:30 PM
Handily, the graveyard is outside. :lmao
Most graveyards are, but they might have a tomb you can go inside *dundundun*
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 29, 2017, 07:44:08 PM
Handily, the graveyard is outside. :lmao
Most graveyards are, but they might have a tomb you can go inside *dundundun*

Paris once had an issue with all the graveyards being inside and filling up.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 29, 2017, 08:08:11 PM
Woo, progress!
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 29, 2017, 08:14:36 PM
Well not really, calling a catacomb a graveyard is a bit of a misnomer.

The catacombs (a religious underground tunnel) can have graves (an small underground space with a single body) in it, but graveyards are above ground open areas of land with multiple graves. Which is why they were called the catacombs of Paris, and the corpses were moved to a cemetery. Think you can guess what that is without googling it?

Woo, progress!
I was like all over it thirteen days ago.  ;)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 29, 2017, 08:24:27 PM
No, no, the reason the catacombs were established (in old stone mines at that) is because the above-ground cemeteries within the city bounds were overflowing. It's a strange situation.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on November 29, 2017, 11:45:28 PM
I'm going to assume I know my way around town well enough to find the graveyard.

I don't really have any association with the other PC's and so will meet them at the graveyard.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 30, 2017, 12:29:18 AM
That's fine, I have no issues with it.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 01, 2017, 10:31:22 AM
No, no, the reason the catacombs were established (in old stone mines at that) is because the above-ground cemeteries within the city bounds were overflowing. It's a strange situation.
Oh I thought it was the other way around.

All well, also the difference between a cemetery and graveyard is religious affiliation. In tropes, the nearby church is often depicted as old and in disrepair so it can also serve as some kind of dark haunted place dark rituals take place in which is why it's prevalent in renaissance type media.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 06, 2017, 10:22:46 AM
You had me worried there Os.

Okay VNut, I'll give you until Friday and then I'm moving this puppy along.

Everyone feel free to interact with each other, I'm not ignoring you I just don't really have anything to say until I "teleport" you to the quest giver.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on December 06, 2017, 09:27:27 PM
You had me worried there Os.

Okay VNut, I'll give you until Friday and then I'm moving this puppy along.

Everyone feel free to interact with each other, I'm not ignoring you I just don't really have anything to say until I "teleport" you to the quest giver.

Sorry, been sleep deprived and starved(the two are directly connected, I just haven't been awake to get breakfast and sometimes lunch). I'll see about posting tomorrow, when I'm not constantly about to pass out.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 07, 2017, 12:32:44 AM
You had me worried there Os.

Okay VNut, I'll give you until Friday and then I'm moving this puppy along.

Everyone feel free to interact with each other, I'm not ignoring you I just don't really have anything to say until I "teleport" you to the quest giver.

Sorry, been sleep deprived and starved(the two are directly connected, I just haven't been awake to get breakfast and sometimes lunch). I'll see about posting tomorrow, when I'm not constantly about to pass out.

Now that I know you're still around I can hold off until you have a chance to make a post, no worries.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on December 07, 2017, 03:52:11 PM
...Okay, Oslecamo, can you pick a different color? At least changing the "shadow" to give better contrast? Because I can barely read that line, and anything past one or two lines is going to be legitimately painful. And we should probably quote the post we're responding to, to keep who's talking to who clear, and by extension make people's location slightly less problematic to track.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on December 07, 2017, 03:53:32 PM
We could just start having a header with a location once if the party develops the same chronic splitting problem as Os's Phantasy Star game.

Good grief if we could stay together for five minutes...
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 07, 2017, 08:51:15 PM
There shouldn't be an issue with who is where once we get you guys all together.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 07, 2017, 08:53:43 PM
Whenever people are ready for me to fast forward to the graveyard let me know, I don't want to interrupt anything.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on December 07, 2017, 09:06:04 PM
Oops, wrong OOC thread.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 10, 2017, 01:41:52 PM
I'll fast forward tonight.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 12, 2017, 12:04:05 AM
I thank you for taking initiative in this grave matter

 :lmao
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 12, 2017, 12:10:23 AM
See, being nice gets you the written goodies that you didn't ask about.  :P

So, everyone fine with Os' proposed plan of crazy person then guard?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on December 12, 2017, 12:50:50 AM
Well, I'm not a fan of posting at 5AM, but I was going to suggest splitting up.

Let the noble and stuff go interview the recuperating guy, have the paladins chat with the knight. :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 12, 2017, 10:28:55 PM
You guys should figure out what you're doing next.   :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on December 12, 2017, 10:29:57 PM
Into town to interview a madman, I thought.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 12, 2017, 11:51:32 PM
Well Raineh just suggested splitting the party.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on December 12, 2017, 11:59:40 PM
I mean, we have enough charisma going around for it, it would save time over doing it one by one.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on December 13, 2017, 12:00:26 AM
Makes sense. We'll do it that way.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 14, 2017, 10:22:42 AM
Did we split up or are we doing both at once because no one picked anything?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on December 14, 2017, 11:23:21 AM
I think we split up.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 14, 2017, 12:35:20 PM
Raineh suggested splitting up and Archon agreed.  Given the slow posting we've had so far I didn't want to wait for everyone to go for that plan so I just went with it.

Feel free to choose whichever group you want to be a part of.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 14, 2017, 07:33:32 PM
Fillistrom Wunderkundoodle is the actual name from the adventure.  I did not make this up.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 14, 2017, 08:44:18 PM
Fillistrom Wunderkundoodle is the actual name from the adventure.  I did not make this up.
To be honest if I was going to get an adventure published I would have done the same thing.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 14, 2017, 08:59:53 PM
Fillistrom Wunderkundoodle is the actual name from the adventure.  I did not make this up.
To be honest if I was going to get an adventure published I would have done the same thing.

Fair enough!  I laugh every time I read it.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on December 14, 2017, 09:44:22 PM
That sounds... gnomish.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 15, 2017, 05:07:51 PM
That sounds... gnomish.

 :smirk
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 18, 2017, 12:23:51 AM
From what you've seen of the city, it isn't big enough to be independent in terms of protection.  There's a castle and a watchtower in the bay but it isn't big enough for an army or a navy of its own.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 18, 2017, 11:03:05 AM
You just have to make things complicated for me.   :lmao

Maps aren't part of the adventure, I'll look through stuff online and pick a map after work.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on December 18, 2017, 03:46:49 PM

I found a map of the city, can't remember if I linked it.

(https://i.imgur.com/nOI2FEX.png)



Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 18, 2017, 03:59:17 PM
You just have to make things complicated for me.   :lmao
It's ok, mostly I was thinking about how we're all lost trying to find the graveyard anyway :p

Character Knowledge can be used as a benefit, like maybe Teferi now has a map and can say he knows exactly where he is going even if SorO is Lost.  ;)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 18, 2017, 04:05:45 PM
Raineh's map is good.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on December 18, 2017, 10:08:56 PM
Very general map of the Moonsea area. AKA the stuff you don't need a map for. :p

(https://i.imgur.com/gdKA1Vl.png)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 26, 2017, 10:26:07 AM
Alright, Christmas is over.  Where is everybody and what are you guys doing?  Questions seem to have wound down and I won't railroad you by forcing you to do something next.  :p

Also, if V_Nut hasn't posted in character by the time everyone leaves town I'm removing him from the game and we'll continue with 4 people unless you guys really want to stick with 5 players.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 26, 2017, 10:59:34 AM
Alright, Christmas is over.
Maybe, some people might still be cranking through parties and then we still have New Years.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 26, 2017, 11:52:23 AM
Alright, Christmas is over.
Maybe, some people might still be cranking through parties and then we still have New Years.

I have no patience for people who party for a week when I have to work.   :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 26, 2017, 05:52:54 PM
I have no patience for people who party for a week when I have to work.   :P
Did you get stuck with a 12 on Christmas too?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 26, 2017, 07:12:45 PM
I have no patience for people who party for a week when I have to work.   :P
Did you get stuck with a 12 on Christmas too?

No, but I only got Christmas Day off (aside from my normal weekends off).  No actual vacation for me...
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on December 26, 2017, 07:36:20 PM
No, but I only got Christmas Day off (aside from my normal weekends off).  No actual vacation for me...

I got previous sunday morning off. Normal weekends off? What's that?

I believe paladin duo is finished talking to the knight and would go meet with the other half of the party that went to talk with the madman (which seems to be finished too), share information and then probably go ride along the coast warning anybody there to get to safety.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Versatility_Nut on December 26, 2017, 08:58:00 PM
...sign me out, between the difficulty of reading all the colored text and the problems I'm having with keeping things straight, I just can't make sense of it at this point.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on December 26, 2017, 09:53:54 PM
...sign me out, between the difficulty of reading all the colored text and the problems I'm having with keeping things straight, I just can't make sense of it at this point.

Fair enough.

Just so you know, colored speech text is the norm on this board.  The split party stuff not so much though.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 26, 2017, 11:17:44 PM
fyi, You can force text to always display in certain fonts, sizes, and colors. Such as black...
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on December 26, 2017, 11:19:58 PM
I'm alive, though I have been procrastinating on doing anything for a while.

fyi, You can force text to always display in certain fonts, sizes, and colors. Such as black...

How would you go about doing this?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 31, 2017, 10:20:58 AM
In Firefox you click on Tools, Options, Content, and then in the Advanced/Color buttons you check/uncheck the boxes as needed. Since Chrome was designed like Firefox, it's probably in just about the same area. idk about IE.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on December 31, 2017, 10:26:30 AM
In Firefox you click on Tools, Options, Content, and then in the Advanced/Color buttons you check/uncheck the boxes as needed. Since Chrome was designed like Firefox, it's probably in just about the same area. idk about IE.

looking under Settings for chrome, I can see options for size, and font, but not color. Damn. Oh well. It's not something I needed, anyway.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 31, 2017, 02:01:52 PM
Poked around on Google and yeah it looks like you can only change font & size, apparently you have to download an extension to alter colors. I'm not sure what to use, but this one has four stars and from the images you can see the check box you need to click on (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/change-colors/jbmkekhehjedonbhoikhhkmlapalklgn).
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on January 03, 2018, 09:05:08 AM
I would post, but I can't think of something to add now that we've got the map except waiting for the other side to resolve.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on January 03, 2018, 10:02:14 AM
I just finished up, so you can go ahead and finish too.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 03, 2018, 11:37:54 AM
I'm sick, I'll respond when less sick.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 06, 2018, 04:03:36 PM
Alright, I'm less sick.

Archon has gone to the inn.  I'm going to assume that you're at the Laughing Goblin Inn since that's where a free room is waiting for you.

Is the rest of the party going there too?  If so, just pop on over and make a plan together.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 19, 2018, 12:57:27 PM
Where did everybody go?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on January 19, 2018, 01:42:42 PM
I'm here.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on January 19, 2018, 01:51:32 PM
I thought we were going to be meeting up again.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 19, 2018, 03:23:03 PM
I never got any sort of confirmation on that, and if you want to be meeting up at the inn then be at the inn and meet up.   :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on January 19, 2018, 09:33:45 PM
We are met up. (And the party is now just the paladins, the hex-blade, and my rogue, correct?)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 19, 2018, 10:13:30 PM
Correct.  I've edited VNut's character sheet post to note that the character isn't in the game anymore.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on January 21, 2018, 03:54:23 AM
Good question, how long did we spend chatting with the NPCs? I believe we split the party precisely to save time so I think there still should be time to ride to the next area before resting (or at least get an headstart, camp out in the open, get some random encounters). I doubt the sun is already going down and our characters need to go sleep.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on January 21, 2018, 05:53:25 AM
Ah, fair point, I didn't think of that.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 21, 2018, 12:10:43 PM
It is late afternoon.  The sun is still up for a few more hours.

When you guys decide to travel (either today or after resting at the inn) remember two things.  First, you were told that the next attack would be about a days ride from Phlan and would occur in less than two days.

Second, you were loaned horses by Yovir.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on January 24, 2018, 02:31:24 PM
So ride out now and we get a day to prepare the town.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 26, 2018, 03:52:44 PM
Oh look, you guys need me again.   :P

I'll post this afternoon when I've got access to the adventure.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on January 27, 2018, 12:07:01 PM
I could swear that I added the +3 in the dice roll itself, odd.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 27, 2018, 01:25:48 PM
Unfortunately that's not good enough.   :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on January 27, 2018, 01:45:35 PM
"I am not a carpenter". :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 28, 2018, 12:13:12 AM
Excuses excuses.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on January 28, 2018, 08:52:37 AM
Hey, the ship girl IS a carpenter! Or more likely to have experience with emergency repairs of a wooden nature.

Just use me to help prop the damn cart up.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on January 28, 2018, 11:47:50 AM
I believe you can make the check with an Advantage if you have help giving you an effective reroll if there are mtuliple people with Proficiency, PHB175 for reference. Pretty sure I don't have land vehicles through.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on January 28, 2018, 12:11:06 PM
Any sort of vehicle is probably "proficiency: repair a pole". xD
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 28, 2018, 03:46:37 PM
You don't need land vehicles proficiency to make the roll, it is a strength check not based on a skill.  I let Raineh's land vehicle proficiency grant her advantage because it made sense and I'm the DM so I can do that.   :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on January 28, 2018, 04:00:22 PM
You don't need land vehicles proficiency to make the roll, it is a strength check not based on a skill.  I let Raineh's land vehicle proficiency grant her advantage because it made sense and I'm the DM so I can do that.   :p
Well in that case I can roll it too.

Oh great dicebot, bringing of the sun and critical hits. We have offered you a virgin oil sacrifice in your name so that you may grant us a small boon.
Edit: Dicebot gave me a 4, I think I broke my horse while I was at it.  :lol

Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 28, 2018, 04:36:07 PM
At least you can say that you helped?   :lol
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on January 29, 2018, 03:57:56 AM
What time is it after the riding and repairing? Is the sun already setting and we would want to set up camp anyway or could we still get some extra hours of riding?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 29, 2018, 09:51:26 AM
You could get some extra riding, but it's pretty clear that they aren't actually making camp.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on January 29, 2018, 11:48:48 AM
My morning got super busy, sorry but my IC post will have to wait for tonight.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 13, 2018, 05:22:24 PM
Give me party order.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on February 13, 2018, 05:47:37 PM
As shield paladin I volunteer to be the vanguard.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on February 13, 2018, 09:55:30 PM
As skill monkey with a shortbow, I volunteer to stand at the back.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on February 13, 2018, 11:03:14 PM
Eh, Teferi can stand in the middle of the group. The melee damage is slightly higher but he can shoot people if need be.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on February 14, 2018, 06:29:10 AM
I'm going to ride behind the skill monkey, seeing as letting your archers get jumped from behind is bad. Paladin sandwich! :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on February 14, 2018, 06:31:12 AM
Sounds like a marching order!

(That's: Os, Soro, Me, Raineh, to be clear, then.)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 14, 2018, 10:25:05 AM
And of course I don't check this before I leave for work.   :lol

I've got plans for this afternoon (completely unrelated to it being couple's day) so I'll get the next post up after that since I'll (obviously) need to reference the adventure.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 15, 2018, 10:23:40 AM
Raineh, give me an Int check.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on February 15, 2018, 11:50:34 AM
12.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on February 16, 2018, 09:44:37 AM
Speaking of making animals second guess risking their children, anyone seen the new Crocodile Dundee trailer?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 16, 2018, 12:14:22 PM
It seems that trailer was a joke as a lead up to a Tourism Australia commercial but it was so popular it will probably get made into a movie anyway.


Just to confirm, everyone is moving away?  Soro's vaguely aggressive response makes me want to be sure.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on February 16, 2018, 01:51:43 PM
Soro's vaguely aggressive response makes me want to be sure.
That's because it rhymes :)

But yes, that's what the knee nudge was supposed to mean. I didn't plan on charging them lol.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 16, 2018, 09:20:53 PM
Fair enough!

Everyone make a Wisdom (Animal Handling) check.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on February 16, 2018, 09:30:59 PM
14. :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on February 16, 2018, 09:33:33 PM
4.

(Also, by animal handling check, you mean a bunch of d20s. I don't think we have a single non-zero modifier among us. )
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on February 16, 2018, 09:35:03 PM
Huh, you're right.

None of us have animal handling or a wisdom modifier. :lmao
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 16, 2018, 10:06:01 PM
Well aren't you lucky.   :P

And by lucky I mean calming the wolf failed spectacularly.


Now we move on to your horses.  Your non-combat trained horses.   :smirk

Raineh and Archon, give me a second d20 with no modifiers.   :p

Soro and Os, still give me a roll but this time for horses since wolf mom wants to eat people.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on February 16, 2018, 10:27:18 PM
This is what I get for being infantry.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on February 17, 2018, 11:19:13 AM
Soro and Os, still give me a roll but this time for horses since wolf mom wants to eat people.
14, and I don't have to out run the wolf I just have to outrun Ols's 3.  :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 18, 2018, 12:43:05 AM
Well this is getting interesting.

Archon, I still need a second d20 roll from you.

Os, give me a Dex save.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on February 18, 2018, 12:45:09 AM
Right. I got a 8.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 18, 2018, 01:40:11 AM
Right. I got a 8.

I'll need a Dex save from you as well then.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on February 18, 2018, 01:42:30 AM
Right. I got a 8.

I'll need a Dex save from you as well then.

23! That's good.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 18, 2018, 10:39:30 AM
Yes it is.

Os, crit fail your Dex save so I can have fun! 
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on February 18, 2018, 12:30:45 PM
Os, crit fail your Dex save so I can have fun! 
That sounds foreboding.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 18, 2018, 09:24:15 PM
 :smirk
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 27, 2018, 08:14:04 PM
Oh look, Archon rolled and now he's up next!

Also, you guys amuse me.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on February 27, 2018, 08:15:29 PM
Sorry I took so long. I'll take an action when I am at a computer. 
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 27, 2018, 11:45:39 PM
Magiries is up.

For the record this combat would have been totally avoidable if everyone hadn't decided to nuke my poor slow little wolf from orbit.  All you had to do was stay away from the pups and the wolves would have left next round.

Wolf mom is probably going to die before her turn.  Those poor orphaned wolf pups.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on February 28, 2018, 02:06:06 AM
It's a freaking wolf. Not safe.

If we didn't all have no animal handling, I'd suggest raising the pups.

But, y'know.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 28, 2018, 10:16:35 AM
It's a freaking wolf. Not safe.

If we didn't all have no animal handling, I'd suggest raising the pups.

But, y'know.

You're first level characters in a 5E game.  I don't think that's something you are capable of.   :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on February 28, 2018, 05:30:48 PM
It's a freaking wolf. Not safe.

If we didn't all have no animal handling, I'd suggest raising the pups.

But, y'know.

You're first level characters in a 5E game.  I don't think that's something you are capable of.   :P

C'mon, even the Stark kids could rise Dire Wolves from pups, and one of them was barely old enough to talk at the time. I'm not even asking to get some kickass companions anytime soon since they'll take time to grow, just some cool pets for now. :love
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on February 28, 2018, 06:07:40 PM
Are there rules for horses in the PHB or DMG? I haven't a clue.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on February 28, 2018, 07:05:51 PM
C'mon, even the Stark kids could rise Dire Wolves from pups, and one of them was barely old enough to talk at the time.
Ricken did such a fine job training Shaggydog...

I haven't really looked for animal training rules but my first guess would be in the DMG under downtime rewards.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on February 28, 2018, 07:22:20 PM
To be completely honest, 5e rules, I doubt there are any. There might be, though?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 28, 2018, 09:02:58 PM
This looks official. (https://5thsrd.org/combat/mounted_combat/)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on February 28, 2018, 09:06:04 PM
That does look official; It also does not seem to contain rules for raising baby wolves.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on February 28, 2018, 10:13:15 PM
That does look official; It also does not seem to contain rules for raising baby wolves.

That's not what I was looking for.   :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on March 01, 2018, 11:36:09 AM
"Why are we attacking the wolf?"
The DM wanted some action so he probably decided my Crocodile Dundee stare ticked the wolf off and then Enar was voluntold to be bait and tried to tackle the ground.

She succeeded and after that heroic act everyone decided should could be like the Stark kids which means most of us is going to die (possibly more than once). So, 'not it' when it comes to who gets to marry any malicious bastards and also dibs on any dragon eggs we find.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on March 01, 2018, 07:29:10 PM
"Why are we attacking the wolf?"
The DM wanted some action so he probably decided my Crocodile Dundee stare ticked the wolf off and then Enar was voluntold to be bait and tried to tackle the ground.

That was all failed rolls actually.

Quote
She succeeded and after that heroic act everyone decided should could be like the Stark kids which means most of us is going to die (possibly more than once). So, 'not it' when it comes to who gets to marry any malicious bastards and also dibs on any dragon eggs we find.

This is not a game of thrones.   :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on March 01, 2018, 07:30:56 PM
Enar, you're up.  The wolf is not looking good...
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on March 04, 2018, 10:04:30 PM
My poor shitty wolf and her poor shitty rolls.  I had such high hopes when someone actually fell off of their horse but oh well.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on March 05, 2018, 12:17:45 AM
Clearly Enar is a vortex of bad luck and I just need to run trip and fall straight to the middle of the enemy and they'll whiff all their rolls. Best! Tank! Ever!
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on March 05, 2018, 01:24:50 PM
Clearly Enar is a vortex of bad luck and I just need to run trip and fall straight to the middle of the enemy and they'll whiff all their rolls. Best! Tank! Ever!

You should tank like that next encounter.   :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on April 01, 2018, 02:45:47 PM
I like how Nan described the distance as an arrowshot, preemptively answering my next question.  :smirk
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 01, 2018, 03:51:54 PM
To be fair, that part was copied directly from the adventure.  Any time there is a descriptive text block I try to stick with it as much as possible.  This adventure has had a lot of typos though, and somethings things that don't make sense without some context that I have to provide.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 03, 2018, 10:55:59 PM
Os, do you know how that kind of ferry works?  I'm trying to figure out how you would help.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on April 03, 2018, 11:08:29 PM
If it's the sort of ferry where you're pulling on a rope, not much when they're out on the water and you aren't.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on April 04, 2018, 01:23:55 AM
Hmmm, tie up the rope to our horses and let them pull?

Also, Enar's a sailor, so she should know something to help in this situation.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on April 04, 2018, 10:43:47 AM
Helping in the situation is to chillax a little, negotiate a cheap cost, and find out the local news.

The rope is string between the two bays so it doesn't move. Instead of paddling the raft around the person on it simply grabs a hold of the rope and pulls them, and the small raft, along. It's called a cable ferry on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_ferry) if you'd like to read up about it.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 04, 2018, 01:23:11 PM
Here (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=57VCDWDxljc) is a video of the ferry type.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on April 04, 2018, 09:43:09 PM
Here (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=57VCDWDxljc) is a video of the ferry type.

Hmmm, well, all that comes to mind is either Enar being able to swim to the ferry*, get on it and start pulling, or manage to throw a rope lasso into the ferry from land and start pulling.

*First tie a rope on herself and somewhere on ground/fellow party member stays back holding so Enar has a way of getting back on land.

Or I guess if Enar's sailor senses see that the old man seems to be able to pull the ferry by himself, she'll just patiently wait.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 04, 2018, 11:12:13 PM
Waiting will be fine.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 08, 2018, 10:28:45 PM
Every time Warsh says something I have to go back and edit in the country accent.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on April 09, 2018, 01:09:31 AM
Can Enar apply her Sailor Skills to skip the price?

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Feature: Ship’s Passage
When you need to, you can secure free passage on
a sailing ship for yourself and your adventuring
companions. You might sail on the ship you served on,
or another ship you have good relations with (perhaps
one captained by a former crewmate). Because you’re
calling in a favor, you can’t be certain o f a schedule or
route that w ill meet your every need. Your Dungeon
Master w ill determine how long it takes to get where
you need to go. In return for your free passage, you
and your companions are expected to assist the crew
during the voyage
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 09, 2018, 09:14:03 AM
Warsh explicitly doesn't have good relations with any outsiders.

All of you cheapskates should know that you'll have to pay in goods or gold, the only way to not pay is to not cross. He's a greedy bastard.  :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on April 11, 2018, 12:41:43 AM
I'm much more concerned by not being able to return than I am by the cost of the ride, to be honest.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 11, 2018, 11:51:35 AM
I've been describing the coming storm for awhile now. :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 21, 2018, 06:10:37 PM
I've been pausing to give people besides Os time to respond, and Raineh hasn't said anything.

Before we start island time, is Raineh still around/in the game?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 22, 2018, 07:30:21 PM
Well that answers that.  I like you people.   :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on April 22, 2018, 11:31:00 PM
If I seem to have forgotten to check a thread recently, is a thread the best place to ask if I'm paying attention? :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 23, 2018, 09:16:20 AM
It worked didn't it?  :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 23, 2018, 10:37:05 AM
Archon, I reviewed your character sheet and candy is a thing that I can see you justifying so I won't bother trying to make you justify it.

We're now at the complicated part of the adventure so I need the module to update.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 23, 2018, 09:31:00 PM
Alright, we have now hit a part of the adventure with a time abstraction.

You can only visit so many places to do whatever you want to do there.  Walking one place to get to another doesn't count against you, if you walk through the  village to get to the fire pit only counts as visiting the fire pit (but you can't do anything in the village).  Splitting up reduces the amount of places that each group can visit but the total is larger than what everyone can visit together.

You guys figure out what you're doing (you can do it in character, no time constraints on talking, this is an abstraction).  When it's sorted out I will make separate threads for the split.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on April 24, 2018, 05:54:42 AM
Is there a list of places? Like is it "That there fourth unmarked brown building was actually the historian who knew everything, better luck next time."?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on April 24, 2018, 01:13:07 PM
Well, we've all got persuasion, though not investigation, so I don't think splitting up is necessarily a bad thing--though splitting into four separate ways is less of a certainty of getting what we need to know than duos.

But what are we specifically going to ask about? Obviously, it's a bit infeasible to evacuate in the face of a storm across a little ferry, there just isn't time.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 24, 2018, 01:15:32 PM
Is there a list of places? Like is it "That there fourth unmarked brown building was actually the historian who knew everything, better luck next time."?

Everything you had pointed out to you is a place. That's why I pointed them all out.  :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on April 24, 2018, 02:59:24 PM
Oh, heh. I must have opened the thread and never read it so it wasn't marked new.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on April 24, 2018, 03:41:19 PM
No worries, I have the bad habit of opening threads and then forgetting to respond to them.

If anyone has more questions just let me know.

If the girls explanations of areas made no sense feel free to ask for more information.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on May 01, 2018, 09:49:29 PM
Alright, we have now hit a part of the adventure with a time abstraction.

You can only visit so many places to do whatever you want to do there.  Walking one place to get to another doesn't count against you, if you walk through the  village to get to the fire pit only counts as visiting the fire pit (but you can't do anything in the village).  Splitting up reduces the amount of places that each group can visit but the total is larger than what everyone can visit together.

You guys figure out what you're doing (you can do it in character, no time constraints on talking, this is an abstraction).  When it's sorted out I will make separate threads for the split.

I think this is too much of a blind choice for us to be able to decide properly. The more we split, the less places each subgroup can visit, but all the subgroups will be able to visit more places... So how many splits would we need so that the party as a whole manages to cover everything?

There seem to be 7 places to visit (landing, destroyed home with lunatic, basic homes, pit, barn, smokehouse, dark wood), we have 4 players. If we each go our way, could each of us cover a couple places (ok, 3 players cover 2, one covers the last one)?

In alternative we can give up in one place (the dark wood probably has monsters so may not be a very good idea to risk going solo there), so could we split the party in two groups and have each visit 3 places?

What if we stick together, how many places can we check? What about a 3 PC group and another going solo?

EDIT: Also my view in the priority of places to visit.
1-Fire Pit. It's where most of the local leadership is gathered.
2-Basic homes. The other elders should be here, plus directly rally the locals.
3-Destroyed house with the lunatic. Maybe we'll get some information.
4-Landing. Probably more information.
5-Dark Wood. If the villagers say to not go there it means there's something nice to find, but probably also monsters guarding it so seems like the high risk/high reward option. Going all together would be best, but would need to sacrifice somewhere else (see below). Would recommend at least 3 PCs to check it out.
6/7-Smokehouse/Barn. May get some provisions, but doubt we'll find anything particularly important.

EDIT EDIT: Although something else to take in account is that we may want to do the information gathering before going to talk with the elders. So the basic homes and fire Pit should be definitely visited, but in last place.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on May 01, 2018, 11:46:19 PM
Well, that seems like a pretty reasonable layout. We could put one lot of the party on social duty, and the other on misc investigating, and then meet up to go through the woods.

So like one side goes home/firepit/woods, and the other goes landing (maybe mention some stuff to the other side in passing)/lunatic/woods?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on May 02, 2018, 04:32:47 PM
Information gathering seems like our best focus rather than wandering into a dark wood for a fight before finding out why they say not to go there.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 02, 2018, 09:04:53 PM
Each group (even if it is a group of one) can visit three places before night falls.  One in the late morning (now), one at midday, and one in the afternoon.  If you do something super brief (such as ask someone a single question and then run away), I'll probably let that one not count.

Splitting up and coming back together (or starting together and splitting up) is acceptable but all "encounters" happen at the same time.

Any more DM questions?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on May 02, 2018, 10:11:01 PM
Nice!

So here's my suggested plan:

Morning-Information Gathering, we each go our way and check the landing, lunatic, goats, smokehouse. Enar would volunteer for the landing.
 
Midday-Talk with the leadership, we split in two groups, one for the fire pit and another for the normal houses. Enar would volunteer for the fire pit.

Afternoon-Group gets all back together and we go check out the woods.

Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on May 03, 2018, 10:13:47 AM
I'm on board with that plan.

Aval does NOT want to deal with another lunatic. I'm not sure if he should, or not. Baring that, the smokehouse sounds fun!

We can ask after the wood amongst the houses. I wouldn't, at the fire pit.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on May 03, 2018, 06:56:30 PM
Anyone here got an affinity for goats?

... I swear, in one game I've been in IRL, goats came up every other session. It was strange.


Should I take the lunatic on the grounds that if he becomes a violent lunatic, I have a long pole?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 03, 2018, 07:38:13 PM
So it's morning and it sounds like everyone is going there separate ways.  Who is going where, and where are you meeting when you're done?

Places that haven't been visited
Landing
Houses
Lunatic
Barn where the goats live
Fire Pit
Smokehouse
Woods
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on May 04, 2018, 10:31:47 AM
Eh, Baron Von Teferi will just head towards the Fire Pit to talk to the leadership in the morning since it seems like something of his title would do. Smokehouse sounds amazing for lunch through, like in real. :)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on May 04, 2018, 10:44:38 AM
Magirie will go say hi to the lunatic in the morning.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 04, 2018, 03:38:23 PM
Once the other two players figure out where they want to go I'll set up some spoilered posts.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on May 08, 2018, 08:56:42 AM
Eeerr, I already said Enar would go to the landings in the morning.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 08, 2018, 11:24:35 PM
Eeerr, I already said Enar would go to the landings in the morning.

I was giving you the chance to change your plan since only some people are following it. 
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on May 09, 2018, 03:26:44 AM
Thank you, but waiting to check if a players wants to change their actions because another player won't follow the first player's plan usually slows down PbP even more. :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 09, 2018, 12:05:23 PM
True, true.

I just need final confirmation from Archon who expressed interest in the Smokehouse.

I don't want to make assumptions since you can't go everywhere before night falls.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on May 09, 2018, 10:31:40 PM
Well even if we fail to check everything properly, I trust this isn't a "one true path" game where if we miss one optional piece then we're automatically on the road to a bad end.  :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on May 10, 2018, 01:02:00 AM
I have faith in Nanshork to avoid that even if it's what the adventure prescribes.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on May 10, 2018, 09:38:36 AM
Aval is going to go lurk around the smokehouse.

Sorry, I dropped off  the internet for a few days there.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 12, 2018, 07:03:57 PM
There's an easy path, a hard path, and a wtf/harder path.  If it helps I expect the wtf path to be completely avoided (but even then there's no auto-lose, just more fighting).  Also, remember how shitty my wolf did against you guys.   :p

I'll start writing things up.


Island Town Locations
Landing - oslecamo (morning)
Houses
Lunatic - Raineh (morning)
Barn where the goats live
Fire Pit - SorO (morning)
Smokehouse - Archon (morning)
Woods
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 12, 2018, 07:18:26 PM
Archon, give me a Wisdom (Insight) check.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on May 13, 2018, 08:46:27 AM
5 : (
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 13, 2018, 01:45:19 PM
5 : (

You notice nothing insightful.   :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 14, 2018, 09:08:44 AM
Ugh, I'm so very tired.  I'll have to post updates after work.  Hopefully I'm more functional then.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 14, 2018, 10:02:48 PM
I'm running off of four hours of sleep and less functional now than I was when I woke up the morning...
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 17, 2018, 09:47:51 AM
SorO, I just realized that you're here with colleges.   :lmao
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on May 17, 2018, 10:43:35 AM
And the landing has ORA!ORA!ORA!ORA! powered boats which have been drugged up to keep them calm during the storm it seems.  :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 17, 2018, 11:38:18 AM
I don't know what you're talking about, it doesn't say ora anymore.

Negative XP for mocking the DM.  :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on May 17, 2018, 11:40:02 AM
SorO, I just realized that you're here with colleges.   :lmao
Is that a person or a thing?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 17, 2018, 01:00:35 PM
SorO, I just realized that you're here with colleges.   :lmao
Is that a person or a thing?

That's what you told the crones so you tell me.   :P

I assume you meant colleagues.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on May 17, 2018, 01:45:03 PM
 :facepalm
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 24, 2018, 06:53:06 PM
The board dice roller is currently broken, does anyone know of an alternative dice roller?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on May 25, 2018, 03:18:57 PM
There are a few but they require accounts for obvious reasons. I mean I could find a roller that totally links you to a rolled outcome, but who is to say I didn't keep rolling until I got a URL that says I rolled a Natural 20?

Just roll for me or I'll report same made up figures.  :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on May 25, 2018, 04:05:19 PM
Maybe this? Just saw it after a quick search. (https://www.kassoon.com/dnd/dice-roller/)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on May 25, 2018, 06:17:33 PM
Maybe this? Just saw it after a quick search. (https://www.kassoon.com/dnd/dice-roller/)
Quote from: https://www.kassoon.com/dnd/dice-roller/
Login to save roll
You need to log in to manage campaigns.
You need to log in first.
If you register on the left, you can create a campaign, which allows a group of people to share a single dice roller.
Uh-huh.
There are a few but they require accounts for obvious reasons. I mean I could find a roller that totally links you to a rolled outcome, but who is to say I didn't keep rolling until I got a URL that says I rolled a Natural 20?

Just roll for me or I'll report same made up figures.  :P
If we're going to sign up and dash off to another board, I feel like Mythweavers is a given since it hosts games/sheets and not just dice. I'm shocked it wasn't RD's first hit.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on May 25, 2018, 07:42:41 PM
... I feel like the point was "find somewhere to roll dice for now" not "find a completely different website".
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 25, 2018, 08:54:10 PM
I hate mythweavers and am optimistic about the dice rolling getting fixed eventually.  The honor system can have issues so Raineh has the right of what I was looking for.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on May 25, 2018, 09:55:54 PM
... I feel like the point was "find somewhere to roll dice for now" not "find a completely different website".
Umm... I think I agree? Not sure, here I'll just take the option that says, "I'd rather not have to sign up to yet another different website and manage it's password just to roll some dice."

I hate mythweavers and am optimistic about the dice rolling getting fixed eventually.  The honor system can have issues so Raineh has the right of what I was looking for.
If that's what you like, I just need to talk someone into rolling some d20s every now and then. If not, I already have an account on Myth maybe I can roll in someone's thread.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on May 25, 2018, 10:10:11 PM
Password managers are a thing. And I was just looking for something that didn't require involvement in an entire forum but did allow for campaign rolls.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on May 26, 2018, 12:36:14 AM
There are a few but they require accounts for obvious reasons.
... I feel like the point was "find somewhere to roll dice for now" not "find a completely different website".
Umm... I think I agree? Not sure, here I'll just take the option that says, "I'd rather not have to sign up to yet another different website and manage it's password just to roll some dice."
Password managers are a thing.
See? That's why I felt like I had to be specific rather then simply saying yes. You'll complain about moving to another site but you're totally up for (partly) moving to another site. >.>

And I was just looking for something that didn't require involvement in an entire forum but did allow for campaign rolls.
Eh we can still use it. You can hash out the date/time of a post with a phase from Nan and crunch it into a die roll. As long as Nan mentions the phase after you posted there is no way for you to predict the outcome. Through Nan could if he really wanted to try (unless we double blind it).
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on May 26, 2018, 12:27:27 PM
I think you're getting too complicated SorO.   :P


As I see it we have three options.  I looked for an online dice roller that doesn't require a login but still saves link-able rolls and couldn't find one so that's out.

Option 1: We use an online dice roller with a shared login for the game.

Option 2: Everyone just spouts numbers at each other and everybody trusts everybody.

Option 3: I spout all numbers, including yours, because I'm the boss.   :p


Option 3 feels like it would lessen player enjoyment.  Option 1 feels like it would be extra work and slow things down even more than it already is.

I think we're stuck with Option 2.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on May 26, 2018, 12:48:58 PM
I think you're getting too complicated SorO.   :P
Nahhhh.
I favor option 2, and you'll have the option of challenging them since I already wrote a script that can do a single die for proof concept.  :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on June 10, 2018, 02:46:51 PM
I was hoping the die roller would be fixed by now but it seems not. 

Everyone just roll dice and don't cheat.   :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on June 10, 2018, 06:35:51 PM
Raineh, give me a Wisdom (Insight) check.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on June 10, 2018, 06:52:04 PM
Quote
1D20+2 => 18

Given my shitty wisdom, I was expecting worse. xD
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on June 10, 2018, 11:11:15 PM
Quote
1D20+2 => 18

Given my shitty wisdom, I was expecting worse. xD

You sense that he's more lucid than the lunatic you dealt with previously but isn't lying.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on June 10, 2018, 11:27:17 PM
What a shock: when the second guy reports a dracolich, maybe he's not crazy. Or maybe there are some big illusions going on. :lmao
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on June 11, 2018, 01:22:47 AM
Charisma (Persuasion) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPLd3kBbN8Q) is right up Tymio's alley.
Quote
Roll(1d20)+5:
10,+5
Total:15
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on June 12, 2018, 12:42:27 PM
What a shock: when the second guy reports a dracolich, maybe he's not crazy. Or maybe there are some big illusions going on. :lmao

Oh you're still convinced this guy is crazy.  He's just not going to attack you if you ask him too many questions like the last crazy guy.   :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on June 18, 2018, 08:19:09 PM
Sorry about the delay, updating now.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on June 21, 2018, 11:44:25 PM
I just found out that the forum roller is working again if that's been holding anyone back from posting.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on June 24, 2018, 10:21:11 PM
Nah, I just feel like the old Crones are probably going to give me the run around until they die. It's probably what they do.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on June 24, 2018, 10:59:00 PM
Nothing happens to you Raineh.


Okay, I'm going to help everyone out a little bit because things are slow because we're in the social part of the adventure.

All elders have now been identified by piecing together what you've been told and what some of you are dealing with.  Not everyone knows who is who, but if you've talked to any of these people you now know they are an elder:
 - Crones at the Firepit (count as a single elder for the purposes of talking to)
 - Warsh at the Landing
 - Ulberto at the Smokehouse

There are no other elders.  There is no way to fail the adventure without dying so don't feel like you're obligated to do anything.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on July 14, 2018, 04:26:57 PM
Sorry, been having massive problems sleeping lately which killed my motivation.  I'll be more responsive now.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on July 16, 2018, 07:47:50 PM
Os continues to be unconvincing.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on July 16, 2018, 07:54:58 PM
It's tragic.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on September 01, 2018, 10:29:36 PM
Did the social part of the adventure kill it?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on September 01, 2018, 11:24:19 PM
Idk?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on September 01, 2018, 11:47:48 PM
... not intentionally? I would have replied if I'd ever noticed the reply but somehow it didn't end up in my unread replies tab. So it slipped my mind. <_>
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on September 02, 2018, 03:46:52 AM
Did the social part of the adventure kill it?

I think it was more of the awkward module rules where each player can only visit X places in the same village and it's not very clear what characters can share between each other.

Also I got quite busy and this slipped off my mind, apologies. :blush
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on September 02, 2018, 01:05:14 PM
It's just like a regular party split.  You're all back together and can share whatever you want.

Also the little girl is with everyone if you want to ask questions.


If this whole section is too awkward I can handwave some stuff, just let me know what you guys want to do.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on September 03, 2018, 03:34:04 AM
I think having us all in one place doing one thing will speed things up.

(also, I missed any notifications; it's sheer chance I checked this today)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on September 03, 2018, 09:26:20 PM
Calling Ulberto an old man is fine, he is an elder after all.   :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on September 19, 2018, 09:14:30 PM
So is everybody except Os going to the houses?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on September 19, 2018, 09:17:33 PM
Where else can we go, again?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on September 19, 2018, 09:29:59 PM
Information recap time!

Places you can go:
 - Landing - (Oslecamo morning)
 - Houses
 - Lunatic - (Raineh morning)
 - Goat Barn
 - Fire Pit - (SorO morning)
 - Smokehouse - (Archon morning)
 - Woods

Town elders:
 - Crones at the Firepit (count as a single elder for the purposes of talking to)
 - Warsh at the Landing
 - Ulberto at the Smokehouse

You guys all have a midday action and an evening action and then the day is over.  The storm is still coming in and you have the little local girl following Archon around because he gave her candy.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on September 19, 2018, 09:31:37 PM
I think Magiries will brave the woods. Not trying the goats.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on September 19, 2018, 09:35:26 PM
Alright SorO, it's all down to you.  Are we going to entirely split the party again?   :smirk
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on September 19, 2018, 10:20:54 PM
Urgh. I don't feel like splitting the party is a great idea; I had assumed we were going to visit the woods together in the evening.

I guess we can use the evening action to go badger the Elders into helping us, then?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on September 19, 2018, 10:43:41 PM
I have faith the fully armoured paladin is probably not going to die in the social encounter part. In a level 1 published adventure.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on September 19, 2018, 11:19:36 PM
I am mildly concerned the forest is an optional miniboss, but also just concerned that the game gets boring when the party is in five different spoilers and not really interacting in any way (or doing things which might shock me into actually taking action if I forget about this again, which I feel was part of why we had a dead period before)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on September 20, 2018, 09:25:44 AM
Alright SorO, it's all down to you.  Are we going to entirely split the party again?   :smirk it
Probably not.

I plan to get all my IC stuff caught up either Friday or Saturday through.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on September 29, 2018, 12:04:06 AM
Is everyone just waiting for me to update now?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on September 29, 2018, 12:12:53 AM
Aye.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on September 29, 2018, 12:28:33 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on September 29, 2018, 08:18:47 AM
I'm pretty sure I am.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on September 29, 2018, 10:01:21 AM
Yup.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on September 29, 2018, 10:32:42 AM
And my axe!
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 02, 2018, 12:47:47 AM
Sorry for the delay, I'll update tomorrow.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 02, 2018, 10:18:47 PM
Yup.

So I just realized that you were trolling me.  I've been too distracted lately.


Updated Places List:
 - Landing - (Oslecamo morning)
 - Houses - (Archon midday)
 - Lunatic - (Raineh morning)
 - Goat Barn - (Oslecamo midday)
 - Fire Pit - (SorO morning)
 - Smokehouse - (Archon morning)
 - Woods - (Raineh and SorO midday)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 03, 2018, 03:31:47 PM
I wasn't even sure what we were waiting on here. I just noticed it wasn't moving.

EDIT: I actually just noticed I have NO EARTHLY IDEA why this thread was on my list to begin with.  :twitch
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 03, 2018, 07:36:43 PM
Did you click the list of posts that were unread since your last visit instead of the list with new replies?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 03, 2018, 10:55:02 PM
Did you click the list of posts that were unread since your last visit instead of the list with new replies?
The latter. I never really click the former, no point in that.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 04, 2018, 12:07:48 AM
Well I just skimmed the whole thread ans you nust have because you've never posted here before.

I always click that button, it's how I know if new threads have been posted that I want to contribute in.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 04, 2018, 12:11:13 AM
Os, give me a wisdom (perception) check.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 04, 2018, 12:34:15 AM
Well I just skimmed the whole thread ans you nust have because you've never posted here before.

I always click that button, it's how I know if new threads have been posted that I want to contribute in.
Fair point.

Let me know if a spot opens up  :D
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on October 04, 2018, 12:37:55 AM
Got 16 on perception.

Also we're only 4 on the party right now so I wouldn't mind having an extra meat shield healbot companion.

Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on October 04, 2018, 02:07:42 AM
Uh, I'll admit I can't actually remember what I'm supposed to be looking for at the houses. Current plan is: Talk to people and see if a clue/plot hook falls out?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 04, 2018, 09:17:28 AM
I don't know if you guys ever had a plan.

We're not in an easy place to join but I'll look at the adventure and see what can be done.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 06, 2018, 06:05:36 PM
So are either of you actually searching the woods or just wandering around assaulting vegetation?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on October 06, 2018, 06:19:47 PM
The second is the same as the first until we actually find something other than shrubs in the way. :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 06, 2018, 06:25:31 PM
Fair enough.  I'll get something posted soon.   :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on October 06, 2018, 10:40:32 PM
The "Audacity" beam doesn't ring any bells in Enar's sailor memories?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 07, 2018, 12:11:02 AM
The "Audacity" beam doesn't ring any bells in Enar's sailor memories?

Hmm, give me an Int check.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 07, 2018, 12:12:12 AM
Woods people, give me a Perception check now that I'm back at my computer.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on October 07, 2018, 02:28:23 AM
The "Audacity" beam doesn't ring any bells in Enar's sailor memories?

Hmm, give me an Int check.

Enar's the SMARTEST ONE THERE IS!

Rolled 1d20-1 : 12 - 1, total 11
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on October 07, 2018, 09:05:11 AM
I got a 20 on my perception. (http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=18258.msg337288#msg337288)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 07, 2018, 10:42:13 AM
I got a 20 on my perception. (http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=18258.msg337288#msg337288)
Congrats.

I got an amazing 6 through and that's like one third the devil.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 07, 2018, 08:13:15 PM
Well the DC in the campaign was a 20 if you didn't want to spend all day in the woods.  I was thinking about fudging it but now I don't have to!  Go Raineh!!
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 08, 2018, 01:12:15 AM
Okay, I've got a mental list of all the things that you guys have just missed and/or ignored (like talking to the gnome way back in the first city) and I feel sorry for you guys.

Archon, there were some abandoned hovels. Everyone else is searching, why don't you search too?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on October 08, 2018, 01:47:12 AM
Sure. I guess that makes sense. Perception Check?

Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 08, 2018, 11:19:13 AM
Yep.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 08, 2018, 01:32:10 PM
SorO mentioned that he didn't recall a gnome.
 
That's because nobody went to talk to him before you left the city.  His name was Fillistrom Wunderkundoodle and he had clues.

http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=18260.msg331725#msg331725
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on October 08, 2018, 07:46:48 PM
... Well, I wasn't with that group.

(I rolled a 12, BTW)
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on October 09, 2018, 08:48:33 AM
Everyone knows gnomes are imaginary and don't exist.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 09, 2018, 10:26:13 AM
Everyone knows gnomes are imaginary and don't exist.

They're drug-induced hallucinations.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 09, 2018, 03:04:06 PM
 :P

Cavers, I need a Strength (Athletics) check from both of you.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on October 09, 2018, 04:19:14 PM
Despite being good at it and carrying a long pole, that didn't go well. 

I'm not really sure what we're athletics-ing, else I'm sure having both a long pole and 50' of rope would be somehow useful. :lmao
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 10, 2018, 10:35:11 AM
I'm pretty sure we're both trapped in the bottom of a hole with broken legs at this point >.>
I got one point less than her, a 7.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on October 10, 2018, 11:00:16 AM
I have lay on hands, it's fine if things break.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 10, 2018, 11:10:53 AM
I have lay on hands, it's fine if things break.

That's what she said. *whipcrack*
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 10, 2018, 01:39:38 PM
I'll roll up falling damage after work.

The DC was the 10.  :p

Edit: Raineh, you mentioned that you weren't sure what you were rolling for. The cave was at the bottom of a ravine.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on October 10, 2018, 02:10:07 PM
Oh, I thought we were already at the bottom otherwise I would've used the rope. Whoops.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on October 21, 2018, 07:38:40 PM
We took a shortcut to get to the bottom :D
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 21, 2018, 08:39:28 PM
That's one way of looking at it.   :p
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on October 28, 2018, 09:25:45 PM
So, uh, nothing happens when I rummage around in empty houses? Or did I miss something?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 29, 2018, 12:28:34 AM
Well one of us definitely missed something. Did you roll search? If so I missed it.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on October 29, 2018, 12:30:47 AM
I think I mentioned it offhand? I think I got a 12.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on October 31, 2018, 12:29:44 AM
It's in the rolling thread so you're right.

Sorry for the delay, tonight and tomorrow night are busy with Halloween stuff.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on October 31, 2018, 02:03:18 AM
That's quite alright! I'm just glad we got it sorted out.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 01, 2018, 06:26:49 PM
That could have gone better.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 01, 2018, 08:41:54 PM
Well, I'm thoroughly unimpressed by whoever wrote that part of the adventure. "Succeed on a save or stop taking part".  :rolleyes
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 01, 2018, 08:44:18 PM
Well, I'm thoroughly unimpressed by whoever wrote that part of the adventure. "Succeed on a save or stop taking part".  :rolleyes
Isn't that called "death" in most cases? Cus like Teferi is over halfway there thanks to a downhill slope.

It's nice to know 5th is still just as murderously lethal at level 1 as 3rd was.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 01, 2018, 08:47:39 PM
It's not like I actually did much better there, I'm just part of one of two classes that actually have some access to first level healing. xD

You have to be working to have less than 7HP at level 1 in 5E, at least, so that wouldn't kill you even on the max roll. Fortunately.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: oslecamo on November 01, 2018, 08:53:18 PM
Well, I'm thoroughly unimpressed by whoever wrote that part of the adventure. "Succeed on a save or stop taking part".  :rolleyes

Well it's the same adventure where taking a quick look at a simple goat shed takes as much time as exploring an unknown forest, finding a dungeon there then also exploring the dungeon.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 01, 2018, 08:54:29 PM
I really hope there isn't an easier way out through said spooky cave.

That was what I was hoping for before finding I can't go in said spooky cave. Climbing up the easily fallen down ravine regardless of if there is an easier way out...
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 01, 2018, 09:04:51 PM
You guys decided to go into the scary monster forest with half the party.  You have no one to blame but yourselves.   :P
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 01, 2018, 09:06:03 PM
Well, I'm thoroughly unimpressed by whoever wrote that part of the adventure. "Succeed on a save or stop taking part".  :rolleyes

Well it's the same adventure where taking a quick look at a simple goat shed takes as much time as exploring an unknown forest, finding a dungeon there then also exploring the dungeon.

Technically they had to succeed a DC 20 Perception check to make it not take twice as long.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 01, 2018, 09:06:21 PM
So we'd have had more people who fell down the hole and got stuck outside? :p

I do not have faith in our luck.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Nanshork on November 01, 2018, 09:08:01 PM
So we'd have had more people who fell down the hole and got stuck outside? :p

If you all rolled poorly, yes.  I would have accepted that end result.   :p


SorO, give me a Wisdom (Survival) check.
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 09, 2018, 08:20:32 AM
Even 15, probably failed.
*Pockets several gold bars to bribe his way into Heaven*
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: SorO_Lost on November 11, 2018, 03:59:54 PM
So if Tefari is still alive next turn I think I need someone with some high Knowledge Checks to read something...
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Raineh Daze on November 11, 2018, 04:13:21 PM
Do we have any?
Title: Re: OOC Thread
Post by: Archon on November 11, 2018, 11:39:48 PM
I have arcana, history and a decent int score, so I can probably take a shot at it, if I was around?