6th OOC.   Posted by Autarch.Group: 0
Autarch
 GM, 2898 posts
Sat 16 Apr 2016
at 23:47
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I've recovered as much as I'm going to recover, so let us proceed.
Vhagaar Nighthammer
 player, 24 posts
Sun 17 Apr 2016
at 16:23
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Good to see you are well Autarch.

Quick question: Can Vhagaar move his arms around after getting lassoed? If yes, can he reach the critter with his greatsword yet?
Autarch
 GM, 2900 posts
Sun 17 Apr 2016
at 16:54
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yeah, he can swing his arms. He'll be too far away this round but he could reach it next.

30 feet (present spot)-- 20 feet -- 10 feet -- arrive.
Sidd and Zar
 player, 724 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Sun 17 Apr 2016
at 20:10
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Yay, we already cut through the cord! Now all we need to do is run.
Sidd and Zar
 player, 725 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Thu 21 Apr 2016
at 10:54
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Is V freed from his net? I believe his net did take the necessary 10 dmg.
And that beast is 30! away from us? That's quite a bit.
Autarch
 GM, 2902 posts
Fri 22 Apr 2016
at 21:51
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yes, he is. And he plummets ten feet to the stone floor (d6 dmg, broken limb on a 6).

30', yes. And fixed to the ceiling.
Josh
 player, 308 posts
Sat 23 Apr 2016
at 21:46
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I know there is no formal "grapple check" here, but is there a way that a little halfling could wriggle out of the tendril's grasp without taking the time to sever it first?
Vhagaar Nighthammer
 player, 26 posts
Sun 24 Apr 2016
at 11:11
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I rolled for damage, didn't break anything luckily :D

Also, how did the spider take 4hp of damage? Did anyone manage to hit it, either this round or before jumping across?
Josh
 player, 309 posts
Sun 24 Apr 2016
at 16:51
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Felix got it with a javelin, which is probably what attracted its attention to him.
Autarch
 GM, 2904 posts
Sat 30 Apr 2016
at 16:28
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OOC questions

the javelin's stuck in the spider-thing which is in turn stuck to the ceiling.

the spider-thing can hit any target on the platform with the skull portal.
Josh
 player, 313 posts
Sun 8 May 2016
at 17:17
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quote:
The runes are members of the warding family but are no more minatory than an unnapped toddler.


If you think an unnapped toddler doesn't convey much of a threat, then you've forgotten your child's younger years...
Autarch
 GM, 2906 posts
Mon 9 May 2016
at 14:13
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My OOC area lists the mob's AC by the way, Josh.
Josh
 player, 315 posts
Wed 11 May 2016
at 16:47
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D'oh, thanks. Will edit the IC post in a moment...
Autarch
 GM, 2908 posts
Tue 17 May 2016
at 17:40
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All are up. One is rising.
Sidd and Zar
 player, 729 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Tue 17 May 2016
at 17:55
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Uhm... what my attempt to open the door? Does it budge? Some feedback here! ;)
Autarch
 GM, 2909 posts
Tue 17 May 2016
at 18:24
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No, it does not budge. It's a stone portal so its missing those traditional door features listed in your last post.
Josh
 player, 316 posts
Thu 19 May 2016
at 00:19
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Autarch - if Felix wants to find a rock to throw, can I just assume he does and go from there, or is it going to be more difficult than that?

Everyone else - other than that, I'm a little stuck for ideas.  How about the rest of you?
Sidd and Zar
 player, 730 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Thu 19 May 2016
at 06:29
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Zar fortunately has a bow. Sidd is reduced to looking sternly at the spider-thing though.
Autarch
 GM, 2910 posts
Mon 23 May 2016
at 18:06
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It would take a little bit of luck to find a suitable missile lying about -- say DC 10.
Autarch
 GM, 2912 posts
Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 19:43
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It's just a little puzzle guys. Your first hint is to focus on the portal.
Autarch
 GM, 2913 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2016
at 17:18
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First hint: portal
Second hint: science
Josh
 player, 319 posts
Fri 3 Jun 2016
at 02:31
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Does the word "aperture" factor in here?
Autarch
 GM, 2914 posts
Fri 3 Jun 2016
at 21:48
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pre-clue: humor unintentional
3rd clue: Chart

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:48, Fri 03 June 2016.

Autarch
 GM, 2915 posts
Sat 4 Jun 2016
at 16:48
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4th clue: #82
Sidd and Zar
 player, 733 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 22:01
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Uh ... I got nothing yet. Perhaps I will have to reread all previous descriptions. There was a stone pyramid with a skull on it? Looking away from the portal? Is it possible to turn it around?

Is there still active power in the runes? Perhaps they are keeping the portal closed and we just need to erase the. Freeing any nasty things beyond the door, but that's what we are here for after all...

Nothing of it has something to do with science, charts or 82 though.
Sidd and Zar
 player, 734 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Sun 5 Jun 2016
at 22:05
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Weird, found this link. Might be an accidental similarity in the name.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJlYbWyfT1Y

Cannot hear it with sound though, my wife sleeps 6' feet away. Oh well, I'll snuggle in beside and think about RPOL again tomorrow.
Autarch
 GM, 2916 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2016
at 20:31
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5th clue: "The portal itself is circumscribed by hundreds of tiny runes, carefully carved into the stone portal and filled with lead."
6th clue: Zeppelin
Autarch
 GM, 2917 posts
Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 14:21
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7th clue: Mining
Sidd and Zar
 player, 735 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 22:04
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So much for poor Randolo - that is the fate of people not logging in.

Anyway, when Zar did his Read Magic Runes spell some time back, you just said they were harmless. But are they filled with any power at all? If no, we can ignore them. If yes, it might be worth melting them out or something similar.
Autarch
 GM, 2919 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 14:20
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They have the power to prevent passage which in this case is essentially harmless.
Autarch
 GM, 2920 posts
Fri 10 Jun 2016
at 16:29
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What gives, gents? Out of the five of you, one of you should know the way forward.
Sidd and Zar
 player, 736 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Fri 10 Jun 2016
at 16:46
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Sheesh, give a guy some time ;). Now that we know the runes are still empowered, the obvious way to go is destroying them. Breaking one with a Shatter spell, or melt them down with a bonfire, or hack at them with tools...
I'll post something later today.
Autarch
 GM, 2923 posts
Sat 25 Jun 2016
at 17:34
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The runes are without magical properties.
Sidd and Zar
 player, 743 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 21:04
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Uhm, how important do we think that scroll and whatever's at the end of the gold chain is? WE could go for Felix's plan, but it sounds rather risky. I see us all running from an avalanche. ;)
Or we simply leave the corpse...
Autarch
 GM, 2927 posts
Sun 17 Jul 2016
at 01:25
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In situations such as this, unless I had a compelling reason to take the risk, I wouldn't. You do not yet have a compelling reason.

It would be risky to shift the rubble whether by hoist or a prop. That much is clear.

So I guess either ponder the question further (How do I free the items with the least possible disruption?) or try an unused exit.
Sidd and Zar
 player, 744 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Sun 17 Jul 2016
at 18:54
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Sound reasoning. ;)
Vhagaar Nighthammer
 player, 34 posts
Sun 24 Jul 2016
at 18:12
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Sooo should we discuss this in character? I don't want to have Vhagaar make a decision for himself then have the roof cave in on everyone! :P
Sidd and Zar
 player, 746 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Sun 24 Jul 2016
at 19:11
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Ooh... actually Sidd and Zar already went down the stairs again, as did, I think, Josh's characters. So we cannot stop you if you want to go for it. ;)
Josh
 player, 328 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 16:39
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Do "shades" count as undead?  And, more importantly, does Arnie know that?
Autarch
 GM, 2930 posts
Mon 8 Aug 2016
at 23:42
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Sorry for the delay.

Yes, they do and yes he would.

Do you want to try to parley or battle?
Sidd and Zar
 player, 747 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Sat 13 Aug 2016
at 11:55
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Sorry I vanished for a bit! Fell into a me-sized hole of work, family and Dota 2. Not that Dota is a game really suiting me - I suck at realtime - but it still has some interesting aspects...
Autarch
 GM, 2933 posts
Wed 17 Aug 2016
at 23:56
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now, that's a bug that has never bitten me. I have the turn-based vaccination.
Sidd and Zar
 player, 749 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 21:43
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Yes, turn-based is much more fun and relaxing. I just need that extra time for checking all my stuff and make sure everything is doing what it ought to be.

23:41, Today: Sidd and Zar rolled 15 using 1d20+2.  Initiative.
Autarch
 GM, 2934 posts
Thu 25 Aug 2016
at 19:17
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I have tapped V. to see if he's still with us.
Autarch
 GM, 2935 posts
Wed 14 Sep 2016
at 19:48
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I guess I've been putting this off for some time. I should have tapped myself.

There are certain bones I have enjoyed chewing for most of my sentient life. I would sometimes think mournfully of the time when I would have finished chewing my current bone--even if I knew I would replace it with another. There were always more bones and I was always ready to chew. Ultima III -> Ultima IV -> Bards Tale -> and on and on.

I thought RPOL would be just such a bone, but for reasons I can only grasp at, it is not. I felt pretty much done after our last adventure and I didn't really feel the urge for a new bone.

But, you know, it was a good bone. I chewed on it for 8 or nine years. That's some bone, right?
Sidd and Zar
 player, 751 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Wed 14 Sep 2016
at 20:09
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Yah, that elephant has been in the room for a while. I enjoyed those games of yours though! I am confident another nice solid bone will show up. ;)
Josh
 player, 332 posts
Fri 16 Sep 2016
at 02:12
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Sorry to see you go Autarch, but if the time has passed then so be it.  You'll certainly always be welcome in my games if you decide to come back sometime.
Autarch
 GM, 2936 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 19:39
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just checking in
Sidd and Zar
 player, 752 posts
 Zar: AC 12, 16 hp
 Sidd: AC 11, 11 hp
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 19:45
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Hi there!
I'm still at RPOL, busy with 2 games. Amber and a variant of it.
Vhagaar Nighthammer
 player, 36 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 19:45
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Hey there, glad to see you guys dong well! :)
Josh
 player, 333 posts
Tue 6 Feb 2018
at 03:08
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Still present!  Busy, but present.
Autarch
 GM, 2937 posts
Sat 11 Jan 2020
at 01:00
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The itch returns.
Josh
 player, 334 posts
Sat 11 Jan 2020
at 18:43
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For DCC specifically, or gaming in general?

I'm probably on board either way.
Autarch
 GM, 2938 posts
Sat 11 Jan 2020
at 19:38
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In general. Maybe not so much DCC. I'm not sure I want to invest the energy to get back up to speed. Lots I liked about it though.

And not a tactics heavy version of D&D that would require tiles and endless states/buffs/banes. Too much labor.

So probably a classic AD&D module like we did with Castle Amber. I shall ponder.

I find gaming's just one of the few ways to stop thinking about my clients, you know.
Vhagaar Nighthammer
 player, 37 posts
Sun 12 Jan 2020
at 09:48
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Maybe a fresh DCC game starting at level 1? I've been wanting to play a DCC Wizard (w. patron) for a long time now. :)

For some variety you could allow the new classes introduced in great supplements like Hubris, or the recently released DCC Annual, would help attract more players (though a DCC game would attract plenty players IMO as there are no games going on here currently)
Autarch
 GM, 2939 posts
Sun 12 Jan 2020
at 15:19
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Hey, V.  No issue really with player attraction. I've got a couple of other friends who are up for anything.

I could see returning to DCC but I think I want to run an AD&D mod first. But maybe running Keep as DCC would work.
Josh
 player, 335 posts
Sun 12 Jan 2020
at 15:39
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If you want light effort as far as maps etc, Dungeon World is always a fine alternative.  Though I know PbtA doesn't really work for everyone.
Autarch
 GM, 2940 posts
Sun 12 Jan 2020
at 17:05
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Now that I'm thinking about it, J, DCC is a modern revamping of AD&D (extracting it from the tactical morass it has become) (though I have not played 5.0). So the attraction to AD&D would be the nostalgia-infused old modules. But now that I'm thinking about past times, Sailors under a Starless Sky and Fate's Fell Hand were Ö blood brilliant modules. They had that prog rock and King in Yellow vibe I relish. I mean I don't really like prog rock but I like the idea of it. I digress.
Vhagaar Nighthammer
 player, 38 posts
Sun 12 Jan 2020
at 17:51
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Whatever you go with Autarch (and I hope its DCC!) I'm all for a mapless theater of the mind. DCC works great that way IMO. Just start at level 1 rather than a funnel, or higher if you wish.

If you want to run non-DCC modules you can always convert the AD&D ones you like.
Autarch
 GM, 2941 posts
Sun 12 Jan 2020
at 21:02
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OK. Before I (re)commit to RPOL, I wanted to revisit my decision in Sept of 16 to abandon ship.

At the time, I said I was tired of RPOL. I guess so. It was start of another semester and I might have been teaching 1-2 ESL classes in addition to my regular 3. Plenty of take home work. Daughter was a very unhappy teenager.

I would also add now that player participation at the time wasn't so great, down to just a few regular players. And neither was the module--weaker than the SotSS and FFH.

But now I work as an unlicensed social worker. No takehome work. More emotionally than mentally draining. Daughter is vastly happier as a 2nd year animation student at CalArts. She even painted a mural at my social services agency over the break.

So let's do it. I have a couple of new players (people I know) and I want them to experience the funnel.

So Creep, Scrag, Creep! -- the Halloween 19 horror module.

Josh, V, Ricky and Sarah. And another TBD.
Josh
 player, 336 posts
Sun 12 Jan 2020
at 22:43
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Sweet, I'm in!  How many characters per player, are we using any modifications to standard rules, and should we aim for themed groups like last time?  (At least, I think I remember that being the idea - I don't know why else I would have done the cast of Red Dwarfas my starting PCs).
Autarch
 GM, 2942 posts
Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 00:10
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In reply to Josh (msg # 61):

That... might have been just you. I don't remember. Feel free to have your 3 be members of the same family, orphanage, or mime troupe.

No mods to standard rules that I know of. Any supplements you like. If something doesn't seem to be working, we'll weed it out.

Plan is to get the game running in the next week or two. Two of the new players are husband/wife with a new baby expected any day. So who knows.
Josh
 player, 337 posts
Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 02:32
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Autarch:
That... might have been just you.


So what you're saying is that I went above and beyond, and deserve bonus xp for my efforts?  I definitely agree :D
Autarch
 GM, 2943 posts
Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 02:54
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For the purposes of this adventure, you all are "the poor citizens of the isolated island of Alviz" who have bought passage on the Star of Nostro to travel to the coastal city of Lyr to pick grapes to work in the copper mines.
Vhagaar Nighthammer
 player, 39 posts
Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 09:13
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Great! Would have preferred we skip the meatgrinder err I mean the funnel but it's DCC and run by Autarch so it automatically means I'm in!
Quadrakill
 player, 1 post
Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 21:55
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We who are about to die salute you.
Autarch
 GM, 2944 posts
Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 23:55
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I opened up the new players' sheets for editing.

We should be able to start this weekend. I'll need the time to study the mod and peruse DDC, 7th printing. But as two of you may recall, I tend to rely on the players to do the heavy rules lifting.

3x vassals each.

See OOC #64. Also, I think the names in this region have a French/Caribbean flavor.
Quadrakill
 player, 2 posts
Tue 14 Jan 2020
at 08:00
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I'll modify my characters' names accordingly.
DavidVC
 player, 1 post
Thu 16 Jan 2020
at 14:45
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My redshirts are ready for review!
Autarch
 GM, 2945 posts
Fri 17 Jan 2020
at 22:08
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Please use Quad's or Josh's character sheets for ease of my skimming.
Autarch
 GM, 2946 posts
Fri 17 Jan 2020
at 22:09
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Bon voyage on the Star of Nostro on the morrow.
Quadrakill
 player, 3 posts
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 12:52
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I shall dine well tonight, in that case.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:36, Sat 18 Jan 2020.

Andhaira's new char
 player, 40 posts
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 13:02
Re: 6th OOC
Sheets are up and ready for review!

By the way, do we roll for monies?

This message was last edited by the player at 13:06, Sat 18 Jan 2020.

Josh
 player, 338 posts
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 13:53
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My folks are ready for deathglory!
Autarch
 GM, 2947 posts
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 16:28
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5d12 coppers, yes.

Should be able to set sail before first twilight.
Autarch
 GM, 2949 posts
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 21:15
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How about that? It's first twilight.

Ok. The italicized, dark blue text is pretty much straight from the module. I have improved it in various ways.

As for the design of the module, I prob really won't be touching it. This is not a beginner's funnel, I will say that.

Any questions you have about what you can do/can't do (like with respect to the chains), we can hash out here or you can just post.

One init roll per group at the highest init mod. Then post for the group.
Quadrakill
 player, 4 posts
Sat 18 Jan 2020
at 22:36
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Ah, so we are rolling money.
Quadrakill
 player, 6 posts
Sun 19 Jan 2020
at 15:28
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I accidentally rolled Fouillisís chain break attempt twice, so please disregard the second roll.  (I only posted the first, which failed.)
Josh
 player, 340 posts
Sun 19 Jan 2020
at 15:58
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I assume the shackles are reasonably tight (or else they would be completely useless), but is there any chance of being able to squeeze out?  Especially for, say, a halfling?

Also, in case this becomes relevant, how long are the actual chains?
Autarch
 GM, 2950 posts
Sun 19 Jan 2020
at 20:58
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Quad, one init roll per group. In your case it would be Aine at +1.

DC 13 to be a wriggler of chains.

I guess they'd be in the 3 to 5' range but we can roll on the chain randomization table as needed.
Autarch
 GM, 2951 posts
Sun 19 Jan 2020
at 21:34
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Okie, two more players to go.
Autarch
 GM, 2953 posts
Mon 20 Jan 2020
at 15:33
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All can post although Quad will just be posting the narrated results of his round 1 rolls.
Quadrakill
 player, 7 posts
Mon 20 Jan 2020
at 15:52
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Aine did wriggle out, didnít he?  Iím assuming this means he does not have a length of chain he can use as a weapon.
Autarch
 GM, 2954 posts
Mon 20 Jan 2020
at 16:02
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He did or I should say, is about to as the ?iguanas? went ahead of him.

Actually, yes, those who wriggle free are also granted a length of chain. I guess there could be multiple chains per captive and wriggling free could free one of them from the post as well.
The Three Strangers
 player, 42 posts
Mon 20 Jan 2020
at 18:55
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Can the ones who are bound still make rolls each round to free themselves? Even if they are unsuccessful can they take any other actions, like kicking at the iguanas if they get too close?
Autarch
 GM, 2955 posts
Mon 20 Jan 2020
at 20:07
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Bound pcs can make attempts each round to free themselves. If they are unsuccessful, they could move somewhere. No, of course, they can't. They're chained. Nope, not much else they can do, I'd wager--accept notice that they have none of their possessions. Trying to kick these things away would be futile but who wouldn't attempt it (unless one we're busy trying to wriggle free)?

Since the chains are weak, alternatively, pcs could smash them against the poles themselves for two rounds (or two nearby pcs bashing the same chain, I would presume).
Autarch
 GM, 2956 posts
Mon 20 Jan 2020
at 21:10
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Ah, now, I don't want to kill Aine--not fair.
The Three Strangers
 player, 44 posts
Mon 20 Jan 2020
at 22:32
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Hmm strange, suddenly I want Aine to die as brutally as possible! :P

Also edited my post to better reflect the characters POV (Kovac's POV first, then Zulk & Alrik, then Kovac again as he attacks!)
Autarch
 GM, 2957 posts
Tue 21 Jan 2020
at 02:23
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Hey, Josh, can you post for DavidVC as well when you take your turn? His might be an unplanned absence.
Josh
 player, 341 posts
Tue 21 Jan 2020
at 02:51
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Hey, Josh, can you post for DavidVC as well when you take your turn? His might be an unplanned absence.


Sure, I suppose.

Also, I have one more question I forgot about earlier.  One of my folks starts with a pet pig -is she down here in the hold with us, or whereabouts unknown?
Autarch
 GM, 2958 posts
Tue 21 Jan 2020
at 03:32
Re: 6th OOC
Thank you. I shall rotate the duties until he returns or we get another player. Come to think of it, one of his died last round, so the other two wriggle free.

Whereabouts unknown. You're in the human livestock pen, after all.

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:36, Tue 21 Jan 2020.

Quadrakill
 player, 9 posts
Tue 21 Jan 2020
at 16:32
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Is it time for my guys to act again, or are we still in the first round?
Autarch
 GM, 2959 posts
Tue 21 Jan 2020
at 18:05
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The lizards are up for their round 2.

On work days, I'll update in the evening EST.

So David won't be with us if he ever truly was. A little weird as he presented himself as a DCC designer (with designer credits) but he expected me (in an unspoken way) to flesh out his character sheet with the professions and other info. So he didn't have the DCC pdf and (1) didn't ask me for one or (2) wasn't going to buy one.

I updated the players wanted ad, and there is somebody I know I can ask on Thursday.
Autarch
 GM, 2961 posts
Wed 22 Jan 2020
at 02:12
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Josh, I think only warriors can make unarmed attacks.

So David is down to two characters. I think the thing to do, for now, would be to ask Quad and The Three (4!)and to add a 4th to their crews. Do you mind? These two will be the ones who wriggled free in round 1.

One of David's died in round 1 so only 2 need to be accounted for.

All the players are up.
Josh
 player, 343 posts
Wed 22 Jan 2020
at 03:17
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Autarch:
Josh, I think only warriors can make unarmed attacks.


You mentioned something earlier about trying to kick them away - is that not an unarmed attack?  I thought it was.  Or is it just flavor text on what an iguana's unsuccessful attack roll might mean?
Autarch
 GM, 2962 posts
Wed 22 Jan 2020
at 03:40
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Autarch:
Trying to kick these things away would be futile but who wouldn't attempt it?


See. That's just me. I said "futile" to be clear you shouldn't waste your actions trying to kick the critters. But then I said, who wouldn't try? to acknowledge it would be a reasonable thing to try.

Reasonable yet futile. Sigh.

And when I originally wrote that, I thought I of adding an example about the utility of trying to kick away a ravenous saltwater croc. As in no utility. Feet are not a deterrent for a crock but an incentive. So I've heard.

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:41, Wed 22 Jan 2020.

Autarch
 GM, 2963 posts
Wed 22 Jan 2020
at 03:45
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Darnius kills alpha (with his chain not his confiscated dagger). They have 3 hps each.
Quadrakill
 player, 10 posts
Wed 22 Jan 2020
at 06:43
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I donít mind running a fourth zero.  The more nitwits the merrier, I always say.  Shall I go ahead and roll him?

Does Fouillis need to roll on the fumble table, since he rolled a 1 while trying to break free?

This message was last edited by the player at 06:54, Wed 22 Jan 2020.

Autarch
 GM, 2964 posts
Wed 22 Jan 2020
at 14:28
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Yes and yes, Quad.
Quadrakill
 player, 12 posts
Wed 22 Jan 2020
at 15:57
Re: 6th OOC
I just realized I made a mistake.  When I rolled damage for Aine's attack, I forgot he gets a minus 2 penalty to his melee damage rolls for Path of the Bear.  (I've updated my post.)

Also, my new character, Claude the Clod, is ready.  Is he currently chained, and should I roll an escape attempt for this round?

This message was last edited by the player at 16:10, Wed 22 Jan 2020.

The Three Strangers
 player, 46 posts
Wed 22 Jan 2020
at 20:11
Re: 6th OOC
Sure I can add another. Do I have to roll for the character or is it already premade/rolled up?
Autarch
 GM, 2965 posts
Thu 23 Jan 2020
at 00:16
Re: 6th OOC
House Rule: Minimum Damage = 1. That goes for untrained unarmed attacks such as Kat's kick or Aine's chain. I applied 1 point to Beta to account for Kat's kick.

The Four Strangers: Roll one up, if you would.

Both of the new characters have already wriggled free (as two of David's had done).
Quadrakill
 player, 13 posts
Thu 23 Jan 2020
at 03:54
Re: 6th OOC
Does Claude get an attack for this round, or should I wait for the next one before rolling it?
Autarch
 GM, 2966 posts
Thu 23 Jan 2020
at 04:06
Re: 6th OOC
He freed himself in round 1 and can attack in this round, #2.
Autarch
 GM, 2967 posts
Fri 24 Jan 2020
at 03:41
Re: 6th OOC
I don't think I'll ever be updating the game on Thursdays b/c I have work -> gym -> board games. That'll be the only day like that so I'll update Fri evening.
The Four Strangers
 player, 48 posts
Fri 24 Jan 2020
at 17:28
Re: 6th OOC
Ok rolled up Gnorii, a piss poor character with a Strength of 04!

Well, at least we know who to send ahead to test the hallways for traps...
Quadrakill
 player, 15 posts
Fri 24 Jan 2020
at 23:46
Re: 6th OOC
My new guyís stats are horrible too.  Four stamina, and two fives in other stats.

Oh well!  Time to let Darwin do his thing.
Autarch
 GM, 2969 posts
Sat 25 Jan 2020
at 00:41
Re: 6th OOC
Players are up.
Quadrakill
 player, 16 posts
Sat 25 Jan 2020
at 14:54
Re: 6th OOC
quote:
The brains and the whores never survive, and it is for the survivors to conclude which was Darnius.


Sounds like a horror movie!
Autarch
 GM, 2971 posts
Sat 25 Jan 2020
at 20:24
Re: 6th OOC
And which one would this one be?

Sorry about the omission of that ladder in earlier posts. It leads to the deck above.
Quadrakill
 player, 18 posts
Sun 26 Jan 2020
at 22:25
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
And which one would this one be?


Quite a few of them, but Friday the 13th part 4 comes to mind.  Although I suppose you could classify young
Tommy as a brain, if you want to get technical.
Autarch
 GM, 2972 posts
Sun 26 Jan 2020
at 22:35
Re: 6th OOC
Oh, by this, I meant Creep, Skrag, Creep! It was a teasing clue, and I should probably avoid those.

Oh, but, yeah, so many of them, it's a slasher movie trope. That's why it's kind of a surprise that in Starship Troopers (yes, another genre, but still kind of a slasher movie), the brain *does* survive.
The Four Strangers
 player, 52 posts
Thu 30 Jan 2020
at 20:00
Re: 6th OOC
Ok regarding spending luck, I've indicated my PCs will burn their luck to make the save, but since that's a LOT of luck being burn, is there any way to know if failing the save won't result in immediate death, and so that way they avoid wasting burning their luck?
Autarch
 GM, 2976 posts
Thu 30 Jan 2020
at 20:27
Re: 6th OOC
There has been some evidence from which to form deductions.

For example, since when does caffeine provide immunity to a death save?
The Four Strangers
 player, 53 posts
Fri 31 Jan 2020
at 18:48
Re: 6th OOC
I feel like it (or at least a cup of double teabag tea) provides me just such an immunity every morning at work. ;)

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 18:49, Fri 31 Jan 2020.

Autarch
 GM, 2979 posts
Sat 1 Feb 2020
at 23:47
Re: 6th OOC
Quad, I used Claude's fort save as his reflex save. He was one of the three to open the hatch.

The Four, since it wasn't *obvious* that it wasn't a death trap, your two chars burned luck to make their saves.

Yes, I know, I made two separate posts. I just can't be bothered to do the separate thread and group--although it would have been fun for others to discover Zoe's broken body in their own time.
Autarch
 GM, 2980 posts
Sun 2 Feb 2020
at 22:33
Re: 6th OOC
Quad, I really just don't know what to do with that. Sleepers in coma can only be nourished via feeding tubes and IVs. Fort save? And if you ground the beans into paste, wouldn't you have depleted them of their caffeine? Fort save for Aine due to caffeine poisoning? I guess I have wide jurisdiction in such matters.
Autarch
 GM, 2982 posts
Mon 3 Feb 2020
at 15:19
Re: 6th OOC
Welcome to Coily, our 5th player. I play games with him on Thursday nights. He's new to this system but not rpgs. So now I know three of your faces, Q and the 4 S excluded.
Quadrakill
 player, 24 posts
Mon 3 Feb 2020
at 18:26
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Quad, I really just don't know what to do with that. Sleepers in coma can only be nourished via feeding tubes and IVs. Fort save? And if you ground the beans into paste, wouldn't you have depleted them of their caffeine? Fort save for Aine due to caffeine poisoning? I guess I have wide jurisdiction in such matters.


Wouldnít there still be a considerable dose of caffeine in the partially chewed coffee beans, and wouldnít some of it be absorbed by the tissues in their mouths?  I would think so.  I know that some people deliberately administer caffeine doses by swishing with coffee, but not swallowing.

But itís your ruling, of course.
Autarch
 GM, 2983 posts
Mon 3 Feb 2020
at 19:01
Re: 6th OOC
Quadrakill:
I know that some people deliberately administer caffeine doses by swishing with coffee, but not swallowing.


Subcutaneous absorption of caffeine.

I'm starting to think we move in different circles. But then again since my circle includes people in and out of recovery, maybe not.
Josh
 player, 349 posts
Tue 4 Feb 2020
at 01:57
Re: 6th OOC
Welcome Colly!  We'll try to save you some of the good deaths :)
Autarch
 GM, 2984 posts
Wed 5 Feb 2020
at 02:54
Re: 6th OOC
Just going to give Coily a day or two to acclimate before I post.
Coily
 player, 1 post
Wed 5 Feb 2020
at 03:51
Re: 6th OOC
Hello everybody, thanks for having me. Bear with me as I've only done in-person RPG stuff before.
Autarch
 GM, 2985 posts
Wed 5 Feb 2020
at 04:07
Re: 6th OOC
Feel free to post videos of yourself roleplaying your two aspirational miners.
Coily
 player, 3 posts
Wed 5 Feb 2020
at 04:24
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Autarch (msg # 124):

So how serious is the injunction against making your character chaos-aligned? Asking for a friend.
Autarch
 GM, 2986 posts
Wed 5 Feb 2020
at 04:34
Re: 6th OOC
I advocate no such injunction.
Autarch
 GM, 2988 posts
Thu 6 Feb 2020
at 03:30
Re: 6th OOC
There is a ladder which leads directly to the deck above--that's your source of light currently.

The upper hatch is inaccessible from your current deck.
Josh
 player, 351 posts
Fri 7 Feb 2020
at 02:52
Re: 6th OOC
Okay, I think I got confused about how far down we are - are you saying there's another "indoors" level above us, and then the top deck of the ship is above that?
Autarch
 GM, 2989 posts
Fri 7 Feb 2020
at 03:29
Re: 6th OOC

<<<--Main Deck; Roseate Dawn; Sounds of clucking and bleating--->>>
<<<--Human Livestock Hold--->>>
<<<--Cargo and Crew's Berthing--->>>
The Four Strangers
 player, 56 posts
Fri 7 Feb 2020
at 16:07
Re: 6th OOC
What about my crew; did they make it below deck safely and did Gnori end up burning his luck to make the save? (likely yes but didn't see it mentioned in an update so just wanted to make sure)
Autarch
 GM, 2991 posts
Fri 7 Feb 2020
at 16:21
Re: 6th OOC
Yes, they did. And Gnori had to burn his luck to prevent a tumultuous fall for the both of them.
Autarch
 GM, 2992 posts
Fri 7 Feb 2020
at 21:14
Re: 6th OOC
Quad, your post seems to have conflated two locations.

<<<--Main Deck; Roseate Dawn; Sounds of clucking and bleating--->>> No one has been here yet.
<<<--Human Livestock Hold--->>> You started here.
<<<--Cargo and Crew's Berthing--->>> Some of you have (all 4 strangers) descended here. The full description is in post #48.
Quadrakill
 player, 27 posts
Fri 7 Feb 2020
at 22:03
Re: 6th OOC
Doh!  Sorry.  Iíll try again.
Autarch
 GM, 2994 posts
Sat 8 Feb 2020
at 19:04
Re: 6th OOC
So it's three-deck ship. Or maybe 3 and a 1/2. I'm not sure.

Do not hesitate to ask questions in OOC.
Coily
 player, 6 posts
Sun 9 Feb 2020
at 02:30
Re: 6th OOC
Can I see other players' character sheets? I've been clicking around for a while now and can't find anything.
Autarch
 GM, 2995 posts
Sun 9 Feb 2020
at 03:26
Re: 6th OOC
Nope, only the GM can view them.
Autarch
 GM, 2999 posts
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 00:07
Re: 6th OOC
Update tomorrow afternoon.
Autarch
 GM, 3003 posts
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 00:59
Re: 6th OOC
I should have mentioned this earlier, but if you find yourself in a private thread, post your reply there. Don't change the recipients as that will start a new thread.
Quadrakill
 player, 38 posts
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 21:13
Re: 6th OOC
Iím digging this campaign so far.
The Three Strangers
 player, 62 posts
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 14:46
Re: 6th OOC
Same!
Autarch
 GM, 3005 posts
Thu 20 Feb 2020
at 04:41
Re: 6th OOC
Likewise. When I read the "Fakin' Bacon" encounter, I thought there would be no way to write that in satisfyingly. That'll do, Porcelina, that'll do.

I was at a show tonight so no update.
Josh
 player, 357 posts
Fri 21 Feb 2020
at 02:43
Re: 6th OOC
Glad I could help :)
Autarch
 GM, 3009 posts
Tue 25 Feb 2020
at 03:39
Re: 6th OOC
Ribwich. C'mon, gents. RIBWICH.
Quadrakill
 player, 40 posts
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 02:03
Re: 6th OOC
Is it time for my guys to attack yet?
Autarch
 GM, 3010 posts
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 02:46
Re: 6th OOC
yes. The effects of the reflex save can be determined later.
Coily
 player, 12 posts
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 13:14
Re: 6th OOC
If I get in on this pig battle, do I roll initiative first? And are my swords d6 damage?
Autarch
 GM, 3011 posts
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 16:55
Re: 6th OOC
yes and yes.

Meet or exceed init 4 to act first next round (it'll take a round to get from the poop deck to the main deck).
Quadrakill
 player, 44 posts
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 03:24
Re: 6th OOC
This game sure ainít for wussies.  RIP, Le Doctor Supreme!
Autarch
 GM, 3022 posts
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 19:57
Re: 6th OOC
Do not ask how long I've been waiting to use that Agatha Christie line :).
Autarch
 GM, 3024 posts
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 14:42
Re: 6th OOC
Hey, all. I just wanted to give you all a bit of an update.

As for this adventure, I think we're about 2/3's of the way through. Survival is not guaranteed.

As for the pandemic in the US, we're in early days and survival is not guaranteed. My wife just flew back from LA where she had been visiting our daughter over spring break (my daughter flies back tomorrow). We've stopped all socializing. Both of us can do our jobs remotely (she will finish teaching her classes online; mine can be done via phone/text). That is to say I can keep my job but only be occasionally effective at it. In most respects I can't do care coordination.

I suspect this will last months rather than weeks. As for the ensuing economic depression, years rather than months.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:42, Sun 22 Mar 2020.

Quadrakill
 player, 54 posts
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 22:55
Re: 6th OOC
Itís crazy.  And things may change a lot as a result.
Josh
 player, 366 posts
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 23:52
Re: 6th OOC
Every day there's new shit going on.  Our city just declared that as of tomorrow morning no one should leave their house at all except for the minimum necessary "life sustaining activities," as they've been calling it.  I've also gotten set up for therapy via video chat, so we'll see how that goes.  My wife works at a hospital, so even though she doesn't have any direct involvement with patients they're still expecting her to show up in person.

I'm curious if people who have been playing post-apocalyptic games in recent months have suddenly found that they're losing their appeal...
Quadrakill
 player, 56 posts
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 15:52
Re: 6th OOC
Iím finding it harder to focus on Rpol in general with everything thatís going on.  But this will probably change.
Autarch
 GM, 3025 posts
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 18:49
Re: 6th OOC
Cling to whatever reserves of sanity you might possess.

Coily plans to post today so I'll update after he does.

The Three Strangers are doing essential finance work and can't focus on the game right now.

I'm starting a game of Final Fantasy Tactics on my PS3, a game deeply rooted, evidently, in the zodiac. I want to match my main (male scorpio) with female Taurasi for best matches. Strange, that's my match in rl. But just one of them.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:52, Thu 26 Mar 2020.

Autarch
 GM, 3027 posts
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 03:05
Re: 6th OOC
Would there have been decks of cards on pre-industrial sailing ships? Dice for sure.
Quadrakill
 player, 58 posts
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 22:40
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Would there have been decks of cards on pre-industrial sailing ships? Dice for sure.


Not sure.  Tarot cards, maybe.
Josh
 player, 368 posts
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 17:20
Re: 6th OOC
Also depends on how closely we want to stick to real-world technological limits - no reason a fantasy world couldn't have relatively advanced printing.
Autarch
 GM, 3028 posts
Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 21:31
Re: 6th OOC
I don't think they were mass produced until the Ö 19th century. As such, they were probably luxury items like books. Dunno. I just asked because I watched Portrait of a Lady on Fire and one night, the lady, the maid, and the painter play cards--and it was clear they were the lady's (pre-revolution France).
Autarch
 GM, 3031 posts
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 22:41
Re: 6th OOC
Hey, I dropped the inactive player and added in a new one--a capital bloke, you'll find.
Ecla
 player, 1 post
Tue 7 Apr 2020
at 00:09
Re: 6th OOC
Hey all :)  My plan is to hit the die roller and then read the IC thread before posting up.  If anyone is interested in having relative(s), let me know!
Josh
 player, 370 posts
Wed 8 Apr 2020
at 22:58
Re: 6th OOC
Welcome to the game, Ecla!  I wouldn't object to having a relative or two in the game if you wanted to go that route.  Especially if you roll up a dwarf - a protective cousin might help explain how Neftas has made it this far in life without getting killed already!
Ecla
 player, 3 posts
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 00:06
Re: 6th OOC
Thanks :)  My trio practically rolled themselves as a woodsman and his adopted sister; however it's possible people may know Zobart as he is older and also a gambler who has probably tried to swindle everyone he's met lately.  Go ahead, toss him overboard, I won't mind  *grin*
Ecla
 player, 6 posts
Sun 12 Apr 2020
at 05:29
Re: 6th OOC
Happy Easter guys!
Autarch
 GM, 3037 posts
Mon 13 Apr 2020
at 02:55
Re: 6th OOC
I would attribute the infernal grunting to the two stone-flesh gropers.
Ecla
 player, 9 posts
Tue 14 Apr 2020
at 16:51
Re: 6th OOC
It occurred to me just now that these "luck checks" might be modified by Luck stats, in which case -1 to each of those rolls but they still pass the DC 10  (whew)
Autarch
 GM, 3040 posts
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 00:04
Re: 6th OOC
Correct.

So only two unexplored locations: the foícísle and the stern-port door. This is not counting the sealed off bilge.
Ecla
 player, 10 posts
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 00:05
Re: 6th OOC
"There's a strange sight on the floor." -- What are you referring to?

Dahut the Semi-Solid and Pseudo-Molested
Ecla
 player, 11 posts
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 00:08
Re: 6th OOC
It's a spacious cabin with a simple bed, wardrobe, and locker for storing personal effects. There is evidence that it has recently been used as a makeshift tattoo parlor: spilled ink, preparatory sketches, the whiff of hairspray.

I believe this is Dahut's boudoir .. unsearched?

Assuming the others tell X & co about the crates, the trio's next stop will be there.  After that ... my vote is the upper deck/forecastle.  Does that include a crow's nest?
Autarch
 GM, 3041 posts
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 01:34
Re: 6th OOC
Actually, it's the First Mate's room which doubles as a tattoo parlor (with all of the accoutrements). Two of the islanders do sport gnarly tattoos.

Right the Crow's Nest. I added that location to the Star of Nostro post. It is separate from the f'c'sle.

You would be able to recover your gear from the lockers in the crew's berthing. If you wish to search the ship supplies, you need to make a DC 10 Agility Check to secure the crates (+2 for the smuggler in the group (Kovac)).

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:37, Thu 16 Apr 2020.

Coily
 player, 25 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 19:37
Re: 6th OOC
The Star of Nostro post says Olfred is on the main deck, but I was under the impression he was dragged to his death out a window into the sea below...
Coily
 player, 26 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 19:39
Re: 6th OOC
Also is the current monster within range for Endo to move and attack from the forecastle ladder?
Autarch
 GM, 3046 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 21:25
Re: 6th OOC
Coily:
The Star of Nostro post says Olfred is on the main deck, but I was under the impression he was dragged to his death out a window into the sea below...

oh, right, yes. good times.
Coily:
Also is the current monster within range for Endo to move and attack from the forecastle ladder?

yes.
Autarch
 GM, 3047 posts
Thu 23 Apr 2020
at 01:38
Re: 6th OOC
Why is Kat attacking the masthead?
Josh
 player, 375 posts
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 15:21
Re: 6th OOC
Sorry, I think I got confused with the various descriptions and labels being tossed around.  What I meant was that he's attacking the creature that is attacking us right now, and which I thought you were referring to as the "kobold of the seas."  I'll edit my IC post to clarify.
Autarch
 GM, 3049 posts
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 17:49
Re: 6th OOC
So, yes, the Klabautermann, is a water kobold which I have given the epithet: Kobold of the Seas. There have some other references to this friend of sailors in the game.

The bipedal stone iguana could be referred to as a "great kobold." But that could be confusing.
Ecla
 player, 16 posts
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 18:14
Re: 6th OOC
I would have been interesting if, by destroying the figurehead, the monster had died as well ...

*spooky music*
Autarch
 GM, 3050 posts
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 19:47
Re: 6th OOC
Star of Nostro has been updated with clues and locations.
Ecla
 player, 19 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 19:32
Re: 6th OOC
I finally had enough other things die down so that I could go through the IC forum, post by post, and take notes.

This has helped me understand things a bit better.  It's a challenge to try to make heads and tails out of the clues and situations!

I also want to say that I've really enjoyed the funny stuff (the Dahut molestations excepted, bad bad!) that has been posted.  DCC remains a very difficult game over play-by-post, because of all the deaths ... you almost have to treat the characters as if its cartoonish.

I think we've got a decent chance against the Skrag if we band together.

Fixing the ship and getting home, well, that's tomorrow's problem!
Autarch
 GM, 3052 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 20:50
Re: 6th OOC
Ecla:
It's a challenge to try to make heads and tails out of the clues and situations!

With this being the case in point, there are three written records as such:
  • Ship's ledger found in the locker in the Poop Deck. Just recited by Endo. Edited to reflect current number of islanders still in vegetative states.
  • The First Mate Conant's final log entries.
  • The Captain's Log. This will take about ten minutes to read.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:57, Wed 29 Apr 2020.

Ecla
 player, 21 posts
Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 02:06
Re: 6th OOC
The Captain's Log. This will take about ten minutes to read.

Umm, yes, we probably should read this right away.  I believe *checks notes* Fouillis has the logbook.

For searching the crates to get a wheel to fix the helm, any volunteers?  With the usual RPOL die roller shenanigans forthcoming, we'll need someone with good AGI and lots of luck to burn to avoid Death By Crate.
Autarch
 GM, 3055 posts
Fri 1 May 2020
at 21:59
Re: 6th OOC
The crew of the Star of Nostro have secured the cargo crates and barrels so meticulously that any attempt to retrieve an item without first securing the adjoining containers results in an avalanche of crates and barrels coming down on the PCs.

Canadian Ingenuity:
Proposal: use 10' pole, ropes, chains and other implements to reduce the DCs on those checks  :)

I would think that that 10' pole or length of chain in the hands of a landlubber would have just as much chance as triggering the avalanche as just trying to secure them by hand--if not greater.

So just roll, already :).
Ecla
 player, 25 posts
Mon 4 May 2020
at 01:14
Re: 6th OOC
All should declare what they plan to do with their next turn.

Noted!  (*gulp*)

Posting in OOC so we can co-ordinate a little:

Y: as an Animal Trainer I'm hoping she has the right background for the +2 ambush bonus, if so she'll make the die roll on that *gulp 2.0*.  She has an idea that involves fresh livers as bait.  She will need help with traps as mechanical devices aren't her thing (hint hint, chestmaker)

X: is going to assist Y and help organise the ambush, i.e., find people who want to fight and make sure they have weapons.  He's a woodsman, he sees the monster as a big tree that has to be cut down.  Choppy choppy.

Z: is a coward and not going to fight but he IS going to try to read the charts.  Endo want to help too?  Might be good to have some redundancy in this life-saving endeavour?

Also: can any character sing or play music?

This message was last edited by the player at 01:14, Mon 04 May 2020.

Autarch
 GM, 3058 posts
Mon 4 May 2020
at 01:53
Re: 6th OOC
Anybody on a ship can sing a sea shanty :).
Josh
 player, 378 posts
Tue 5 May 2020
at 02:17
Re: 6th OOC
Ecla - Kat can play the fiddle, though he'll want an explanation before he pulls it out.

GM - can we help each other on rolls here?  Like, say, if either of my folks want to lend Yolanda a hand with the trapping?
Autarch
 GM, 3059 posts
Tue 5 May 2020
at 02:46
Re: 6th OOC
Sure--if you find convincing ways to help.
Ecla
 player, 26 posts
Tue 5 May 2020
at 22:49
Re: 6th OOC
You heard the man, folks, be convincing :)
Ecla
 player, 28 posts
Tue 5 May 2020
at 23:00
Re: 6th OOC
Ecla - Kat can play the fiddle, though he'll want an explanation before he pulls it out.

Noted, and posted.  Feel free to whip it out!
Ecla
 player, 29 posts
Wed 6 May 2020
at 14:52
Re: 6th OOC
Nice rolls, someone had to save our skins!!
Autarch
 GM, 3060 posts
Wed 6 May 2020
at 14:54
Re: 6th OOC
Just give me something to work with for the trap. The only think that came to mind was ... where this nightmare started.
Autarch
 GM, 3063 posts
Fri 8 May 2020
at 20:50
Re: 6th OOC
For clarity: there is nothing to indicate the creature descended into the bilge through the barred hatch as the ick is limited to a small area away from the hatch. This transmutation has been witnessed before.

To wit: Yolanda watched the creature dissolve before her very eyes.
Autarch
 GM, 3068 posts
Thu 14 May 2020
at 23:16
Re: 6th OOC
Did you all know that the Japanese had kamikaze subs and boats as well as aircraft? Bonzai, indeed.
Autarch
 GM, 3076 posts
Sun 24 May 2020
at 20:46
Re: 6th OOC
Questions three:
1) Did we see lifeboats anywhere in our previous explorations?
No lifeboats.
2) Can individuals burn luck to improve INIT?
Yes, the one who made the roll for the group.
3) Diving into the water and then swimming under the ship and popping up around is at least possible, yes?
The ship is moving too fast for that; you'd need to be tethered. You're not in deep waters either, so you risk being shredded by a reef. I wouldn't do it.

As I understand it, it will take an islander 2 full rounds to escape from the bilge: 1 to get near the platform and the next to reach it and climb the ladder.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:51, Sun 24 May 2020.

Ecla
 player, 39 posts
Sun 24 May 2020
at 22:23
Re: 6th OOC
2) Can individuals burn luck to improve INIT?
Yes, the one who made the roll for the group.


Gotcha, editing ...
Autarch
 GM, 3077 posts
Sun 24 May 2020
at 22:52
Re: 6th OOC
I also edited my last post to reflect that there may be, of course, other clutches.
Autarch
 GM, 3079 posts
Thu 28 May 2020
at 02:30
Re: 6th OOC
In post-World War II Japan, beggars, aka peddlers, were members of a guild: the Yakuza guild.
Ecla
 player, 40 posts
Thu 28 May 2020
at 04:29
Re: 6th OOC
Whoops, I thought everyone was going to run away and abandon ship, leaving the skrag to its fate ...

Since I feel guilty, I will send a character to assist, thus earning a conscience-clearing Heroic DeathTM
Quadrakill
 player, 81 posts
Fri 29 May 2020
at 21:56
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Did you all know that the Japanese had kamikaze subs and boats as well as aircraft? Bonzai, indeed.


I was unaware of that.  Shame on Nintendo.

Is the round over yet?  Not sure if my guys are up now.
Autarch
 GM, 3080 posts
Fri 29 May 2020
at 22:15
Re: 6th OOC
Your guys are up.
Autarch
 GM, 3084 posts
Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 16:53
Re: 6th OOC
One more post from Quad and we shall have our climax.
Autarch
 GM, 3087 posts
Mon 15 Jun 2020
at 20:21
Re: 6th OOC
Thinking ahead or this is what I'm thinking.

After our denouement, we'll take a break for a few weeks. Next, for those who wish to continue, I'd be open to running Ö well some module you've never had a chance to play. I guess Tegel Manor would fall in that category for me. We can stay with DCC or switch to OSRIC. Well, I'm not really wed to any system so long as its a variant of D&D.

And, well, yes, we have reached as Japanese game designers might say, "A Bad Ending." I think there are probably three of those possible with this module, one of which would obviously be "The End of all Livers a We Know It." And the one you found.
Josh
 player, 388 posts
Wed 17 Jun 2020
at 02:11
Re: 6th OOC
I vote to stick with DCC rather than switch systems.
Ecla
 player, 46 posts
Wed 17 Jun 2020
at 04:48
Re: 6th OOC
First off, kudos to the GM for running a game from start to end.  On RPOL, that adds it to a very short list of mine.

Second, I found the lack of player agency in this module simultaneously hilarious and distressing; it felt like nothing we did really mattered and it was too funny discovering just how that moved the story along.

Of course, in Alien, Ripley gets her hands on some serious mecha hardware and has an airlock.  I guess Ridley Scott went for the non-Japanese ending  heheh

My future is a bit up in the air, after 3 months of nada this summer is looking super over-booked busy, and I have to paint the house, which looks, um, like a failed luck check happened somewhere.

So I will give up my seat at the table and wish everyone all the best.  I am sure we'll meet again!
Autarch
 GM, 3089 posts
Wed 17 Jun 2020
at 17:00
Re: 6th OOC
All survivors may advance themselves to lev 1 DCC characters per the customary DCC method of advancement. Go ahead and advance your chosen prime attribute to the next level of bonus (so a 13 luck would become a 16 or a 16, an 18.)

There are couple of things islanders might have done to trigger the second act of the module, the arrival of the pirate ship (which would have triggered additional challenges). There was a mechanic by which the demon stays on the ship with the most livers. So from the last post, you can see how you might have triggered that (if you didn't already know). Honestly, I thought the Canadian folk song was as direct as I could get with a clue.

The other trigger was the lighting of a lantern on the Crow's Nest or just setting some blaze on the main deck--something to signal a ship in the vicinity.

Unlike other DCC funnels, this one had a reasonable chance of "failure" or even TPK.

Bad ending #1: TPK
Bad ending #2: Ship goes down with no survivors
Bad ending #3: What you got

I don't plan to start a new module until after the July 4th holiday. ECLA, you can rejoin, of course, after your luck improves. Or at least just check in and say hi.
Josh
 player, 389 posts
Fri 26 Jun 2020
at 00:08
Re: 6th OOC
Rules question - I'm supposed to get one or two new languages when I level up, but also my Int is so low that the book says Common is my only language.  Which one takes precedence here - does "Common only" only apply at level 0, or does "too dumb for languages" override my leveling bonus?
Autarch
 GM, 3090 posts
Fri 26 Jun 2020
at 00:28
Re: 6th OOC
I wouldn't give him any additional languages; he does have an uncanny ability to communicate with quadrupeds, though.

Did he have a str penalty to begin with or have you not bumped his str yet?
Josh
 player, 390 posts
Fri 26 Jun 2020
at 01:52
Re: 6th OOC
Started at 7 (-1), so I raised it.

Honestly, with the stats Neftas rolled I thought he was the least likely of my group to survive.  But he's developed the most fun personality, so I'm not complaining.
Quadrakill
 player, 86 posts
Fri 26 Jun 2020
at 15:28
Re: 6th OOC
Josh:
I vote to stick with DCC rather than switch systems.


Agreed.
Autarch
 GM, 3091 posts
Fri 26 Jun 2020
at 15:29
Re: 6th OOC
Josh, Neftas gets his 0-level hps as well. So 0-level +8.
Greyband
 player, 1 post
Sat 27 Jun 2020
at 03:01
Re: 6th OOC
Hey, all. New player here. What classes are everyone taking? I want to try to bring someone complimentary. Specifically, any thieves or halflings?
Josh
 player, 391 posts
Sun 28 Jun 2020
at 13:19
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Josh, Neftas gets his 0-level hps as well. So 0-level +8.


I only had 1hp at 0-level.  And I forgot to mention in the die roller that I have a -1 Stamina modifier.

Honestly, I don't know how Neftas was the one who survived out of my initial trio.  But since he seems to have developed the most fun personality, I'm not complaining.

Greyband - Welcome to the game!  I have a dwarf, so your desired niche is safe from me.
Quadrakill
 player, 87 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 16:00
Re: 6th OOC
Wizard.
Autarch
 GM, 3092 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 16:32
Re: 6th OOC
Have you chosen a patron, Quad? Go ahead and delete your old pcs and enter the data for the new one. If you like, keep a few of their items as a miracle of inheritance.

It doesn't look any other players are going to come a knocking. Coily would like to continue but he's not up for commitment currently. So if anybody would like to roll up a 2nd 1st-level pc, please do. The adventure calls for 4-6 1st level pcs.

If you want a 2nd, pick a prime attribute before you generate the 4x. So if you wanted a wizard, you would choose int ... and then roll, roll, roll and then take the largest brain as your own. MAKE A NOTE OF THAT PRESELECTION IN THE FIRST DICE ROLL.

5d12 gold for starting cash for 1st level pcs.

So far we have a wizard, dwarf, Halfling, and a sow.

I'd like to have all of the characters settled by July 4th when I start the game.

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:35, Wed 01 July 2020.

Quadrakill
 player, 88 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 19:32
Re: 6th OOC
Every wizard needs a goon, so Iíll probably roll one up as my second.  Iíll select a patron and get my sheet filled out soon.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:32, Wed 01 July 2020.

Greyband
 player, 2 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 20:18
Re: 6th OOC
Fantastic. Please create a second placeholder for me called Zaichus; I'll roll him up as a thief.

I need to roll up my starting monies for the halfling as well--could you please change this character name to Roland?
Quadrakill
 player, 89 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 20:20
Re: 6th OOC
Should I choose a patron from the book, or could you help me create a custom one?
Autarch
 GM, 3093 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 20:24
Re: 6th OOC
Choose one from the book and if you want to customize your patron a bit, let me know.
Autarch
 GM, 3094 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 20:41
Re: 6th OOC
Oh, and do roll backgrounds for any new characters. Character development and all.
Quadrakill
 player, 90 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 20:46
Re: 6th OOC
Should I roll spells randomly, and do I get Invoke Patron as a freebie?
Neftas
 player, 392 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 23:19
Re: 6th OOC
I find it easier to just focus on one character at a time, so Neftas will remain my only character for now.  Well, him and the animal companion (it's a pity Ranger or Druid weren't class options).
Autarch
 GM, 3095 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 00:00
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Quadrakill (msg # 218):

Randomly. You do get six tries on the table, though. But how are you supposed to roll above a 20? Does DCC assume all players have an electronic dice roller? It has 27 entries.
Betrugar
 player, 91 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 00:16
Re: 6th OOC
I guess Iíll roll d30 and ignore any results above 27.

Update: I rolled all of my spells and their mercurial effects.  Somehow I managed to not roll a single offensive combat spell....

Now rolling up my goon.  Will choose highest str.

This message was last edited by the player at 10:30, Thu 02 July 2020.

Autarch
 GM, 3096 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 14:57
Re: 6th OOC
But you got a familiar.

Yay, we got a fourth player.
Betrugar
 player, 92 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 15:27
Re: 6th OOC
True.  And... sweet.

I think both of my characters are about ready to roll, except for my familiar.  Shall I roll it, or do you want to handle that?

This message was last edited by the player at 15:40, Thu 02 July 2020.

DippyDawg
 player, 1 post
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 16:02
Re: 6th OOC
Hi all. My prime attribute will be strength as I plan on being a warrior.
Neftas
 player, 393 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 23:46
Re: 6th OOC
Welcome aboard, new player!
Zaichus
 player, 1 post
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 00:11
Re: 6th OOC
All right, I scrapped the thief in favor of a cleric. Someone needs to keep you lot alive.

Welcome, new player!
DippyDawg
 player, 2 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 02:44
Re: 6th OOC
Looks like things have changed so say hello to your dwarf buddy instead. Glad to be here.
Autarch
 GM, 3098 posts
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 21:12
Re: 6th OOC
Hey, all. Happy 4th, I guess, for my fellow Americans inclined to celebrate it. Outside of Boston, I was treated to a Blue Angels fly over. That was enough for me!

A couple of you are new to my games so I'll talk a little bit about the desired pace. Weekend posting is optional. That said, if everybody posts on the weekend, I will post as well. I might just use a weekend post to advance the game as well. Three or so posts during the week would be good. That said, this adventure could have a lot of dialogue, so we'll see how that goes.

Here are a few extras for this run:

*This adventure is inspired by a major non-American work of literature. The first to identify it via PM will get a reward.

*The first player to use three English words (not in one sentence) unknown to me will get a reward. Don't be too cheeky about this. I suppose poor Neftas cannot compete in this, at least with his dialogue.

*Finally, the player whom I deem to have done the best detective work will also get a reward.

Go now. The game is foot.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:43, Mon 06 July 2020.

Betrugar
 player, 94 posts
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 21:42
Re: 6th OOC
Rolling my familiar later, I take it?
Autarch
 GM, 3099 posts
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 22:48
Re: 6th OOC
Ah, no, I just neglected to look into it.

OK, before the events described in the first post, I would assume Betrugar had had the opportunity to attempt to summon a familiar at least once. If you don't get a 12 or better on the result, you can make a luck check to see if you had the opportunity to recover and try again before the shipwreck. If the first (or second) attempt succeeds, just proceed to the relevant tables to generate your familiar.
Betrugar
 player, 95 posts
Sun 5 Jul 2020
at 21:42
Re: 6th OOC
I failed my Find Familiar roll and then bungled my luck check, so it looks like Iíll have to wait.
Autarch
 GM, 3100 posts
Sun 5 Jul 2020
at 21:48
Re: 6th OOC
That's a successful luck check; you wanted to roll under luck. No modifier, though.
Neftas
 player, 395 posts
Mon 6 Jul 2020
at 02:30
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
*The first player to use three English words (not in one sentence) unknown to me will get a reward. Don't be too cheeky about this. I suppose poor Neftas cannot compete in this, at least with his dialogue.


Some might argue that the player makes up for what the character lacks.  I don't believe I will be this easily dissuaded from your erudition competition.
Autarch
 GM, 3101 posts
Mon 6 Jul 2020
at 02:50
Re: 6th OOC
Well, Clark Ashton Smith would have won the competition on the first page of one of his stories, "The Coming of the White Worm", which had:
--welkin--
--sortilege--
--coracles--

Prob no update until tomorrow late afternoon or evening.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:50, Mon 06 July 2020.

Betrugar
 player, 96 posts
Mon 6 Jul 2020
at 19:36
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
That's a successful luck check; you wanted to roll under luck. No modifier, though.


Ah.  Should I roll Find Familiar again, then?
Autarch
 GM, 3102 posts
Mon 6 Jul 2020
at 20:34
Re: 6th OOC
Yes. It means you were fortunate enough to have had time enough to recover from the first attempt to try again before the current events.
Betrugar
 player, 97 posts
Tue 7 Jul 2020
at 00:29
Re: 6th OOC
Got it!

20:28, Today: Betrugar rolled 15 using 1d20+3.  Find Familiar.

Roland
 player, 5 posts
Fri 10 Jul 2020
at 21:24
Re: 6th OOC
I will be away this weekend; look for more from me Monday.
Autarch
 GM, 3107 posts
Fri 10 Jul 2020
at 21:28
Re: 6th OOC
Enjoy. Others are free to post but I'll hold off on updating until Monday.
Roland
 player, 6 posts
Fri 10 Jul 2020
at 23:16
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Enjoy. Others are free to post but I'll hold off on updating until Monday.


Not gone yet :-)
Betrugar
 player, 102 posts
Tue 14 Jul 2020
at 22:07
Re: 6th OOC
Iím definitely not gone.  But then again, neither is disco.
Roland
 player, 7 posts
Tue 14 Jul 2020
at 22:34
Re: 6th OOC
I know, right? My 17-year-old son is an Earth, Wind & Fire fanatic.
Roland
 player, 8 posts
Wed 15 Jul 2020
at 00:30
Re: 6th OOC
So, just making sure I understand: they're tying her up and leaving her?
Autarch
 GM, 3109 posts
Wed 15 Jul 2020
at 01:45
Re: 6th OOC
Yes, yes. Ye shall learn the ways of my baroque expression. I've loved the word "ligature" ever since I saw Nick Cave's Australian movie, The Proposition.

Sorry, I think I lost a day last weekend when I went for a run the day before the heat advisory. Upper 70's would appear to be my limit.
Roland
 player, 9 posts
Wed 15 Jul 2020
at 02:44
Re: 6th OOC
All good. I'm 1.5 pints into strong beer tonight, update from me tomorrow. :-)
Autarch
 GM, 3110 posts
Wed 15 Jul 2020
at 14:56
Re: 6th OOC
The remaining villager is the girl; she is a citizen of Hirot as well.
Roland
 player, 11 posts
Thu 16 Jul 2020
at 18:07
Re: 6th OOC

This message was deleted by the player at 22:23, Thu 16 July 2020.

Autarch
 GM, 3112 posts
Thu 16 Jul 2020
at 23:45
Re: 6th OOC
She's muffled so she can't talk.
Tom Yoris
 player, 11 posts
Sat 18 Jul 2020
at 13:19
Re: 6th OOC
quote:
This adventure is inspired by a major non-American work of literature. The first to identify it via PM will get a reward.


A thick headed question perhaps, but was the work originally published in English? Or do we get no hints at all?
Autarch
 GM, 3114 posts
Sat 18 Jul 2020
at 15:51
Re: 6th OOC
No need for hints yet. They will come with more story progression.

After everybody has posted, I might provide a hint about those oh-so-tight coils.

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:54, Sat 18 July 2020.

Autarch
 GM, 3116 posts
Tue 21 Jul 2020
at 19:56
Re: 6th OOC
Neftas, despite being somewhat feeble of mind, identified the literary inspiration for the adventure. It will remain unpublicized so the rest of you can hazard your guesses.
Roland
 player, 15 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 00:46
Re: 6th OOC
Cool. Waiting to see what happens in-character as the party follows the woman away from the cliff!
Autarch
 GM, 3117 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 01:23
Re: 6th OOC
There will also be a secondary source of inspiration.
Neftas
 player, 400 posts
Thu 23 Jul 2020
at 02:05
Re: 6th OOC
Bah, you and your literary remixes.
Autarch
 GM, 3121 posts
Sat 25 Jul 2020
at 17:24
Re: 6th OOC
Yah, yah, I will post again. There is only one place you'd be heading to now.
Betrugar
 player, 110 posts
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 11:35
Re: 6th OOC
So which of us snuck through the gates?
Autarch
 GM, 3123 posts
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 13:25
Re: 6th OOC
When Morgan ushered you through were the gates, any of you could have followed her. Just add it to your next post.
Roland
 player, 18 posts
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 13:39
Re: 6th OOC
Yeah, Roland's heading for the bar.
Betrugar
 player, 113 posts
Sat 1 Aug 2020
at 08:33
Re: 6th OOC
Iím deliberately playing this guy as bitter (at least for now).... please donít think this reflect my real attitude toward the game, because it doesnít.
Autarch
 GM, 3125 posts
Sun 2 Aug 2020
at 17:28
Re: 6th OOC
Of course not!

I'll update tonight.
Roland
 player, 20 posts
Sun 2 Aug 2020
at 17:38
Re: 6th OOC
Earliest I will be likely able to post substantially is later Monday.
Zaichus
 player, 13 posts
Sat 8 Aug 2020
at 16:55
Re: 6th OOC
Still here!
Autarch
 GM, 3127 posts
Sat 8 Aug 2020
at 17:40
Re: 6th OOC
Yah, I'll update. I probably waited a little too long to see if anyone was going to post.
Autarch
 GM, 3130 posts
Tue 11 Aug 2020
at 23:29
Re: 6th OOC
It's a large enough village to have a butcher and other provisioners; you would know that.
Roland
 player, 23 posts
Tue 11 Aug 2020
at 23:31
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
It's a large enough village to have a butcher and other provisioners; you would know that.


Think of the lamb question as a rhetorical question for roleplaying purposes. The important question was how much a room would cost.
Zaichus
 player, 15 posts
Thu 13 Aug 2020
at 22:09
Re: 6th OOC
So, we want to spend the night here. How much does that cost? Any reason we can't jump ahead, then?
Autarch
 GM, 3131 posts
Fri 14 Aug 2020
at 13:13
Re: 6th OOC
Sure, I'll advance the scene today. You stay for free as the liberators of the tavern maid.
Roland
 player, 24 posts
Fri 14 Aug 2020
at 21:16
Re: 6th OOC
Very cool :-)

FYI: Saturday through Tuesday I'll be driving my daughter to college or driving back. I actually expect to have time to post, particularly Monday-Tuesday when I normally would, but if I disappear for a day or two, don't be alarmed.
Autarch
 GM, 3132 posts
Fri 14 Aug 2020
at 23:07
Re: 6th OOC
Busy tonight. Update tomorrow.
Zaichus
 player, 18 posts
Sat 22 Aug 2020
at 00:31
Re: 6th OOC
Today was busy, so update from me over the weekend.
Autarch
 GM, 3136 posts
Sat 22 Aug 2020
at 19:20
Re: 6th OOC
So this is first chapter of the adventure, the investigation. Feel free to bop about as you please. Have or don't have a theological discussion of sin with the father of Justicia.
Roland
 player, 26 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 00:59
Re: 6th OOC
Cool. Today was a busy work day, update from me tomorrow.
Roland
 player, 28 posts
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 20:02
Re: 6th OOC
Remind me, guys--why are we talking with these guys? To learn more about the history of the beast, or something else?
Autarch
 GM, 3139 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2020
at 23:03
Re: 6th OOC
No other investigative reason that I know of. They have their own view of the beast and you have learned it.

As for myself, well, I like playing with them.
Autarch
 GM, 3141 posts
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 01:28
Re: 6th OOC
Okie, I'll move you along tomorrow.
Roland
 player, 30 posts
Sat 5 Sep 2020
at 14:01
Re: 6th OOC
Just clarifying: it's still morning, right?
Autarch
 GM, 3143 posts
Sat 5 Sep 2020
at 17:06
Re: 6th OOC
Yep, not even time for 2nd breakfast.
Roland
 player, 32 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2020
at 00:23
Re: 6th OOC
Crazy day from me today--substantial post from me tomorrow.
Autarch
 GM, 3146 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2020
at 03:34
Re: 6th OOC
Yah, yah. No worries.
Roland
 player, 34 posts
Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 17:38
Re: 6th OOC
I missed something--Neftas, did you just join the group?
Autarch
 GM, 3148 posts
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 00:21
Re: 6th OOC
Bertugar's raving notwithstanding, it looks like you're ready to pick a new destination. Which spot do you want to check out?
Neftas
 player, 413 posts
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 01:59
Re: 6th OOC
Roland:
I missed something--Neftas, did you just join the group?


I've been here the whole time.  When you guys went in to see the witch I was talking with the next door neighbor for a bit, but then I rejoined you before everyone left her house.
Roland
 player, 35 posts
Sat 19 Sep 2020
at 17:29
Re: 6th OOC
Oh, okay, cool.
Autarch
 GM, 3149 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 23:46
Re: 6th OOC
Okie, I'll update tomorrow.
Roland
 player, 38 posts
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 18:26
Re: 6th OOC
Real life stuff keeping me away today--contribution from me tomorrow.
Betrugar
 player, 128 posts
Fri 25 Sep 2020
at 00:13
Re: 6th OOC
Roland:
Real life stuff keeping me away today--contribution from me tomorrow.


Donít you hate that?  Real life can be such a pest.
Neftas
 player, 416 posts
Fri 25 Sep 2020
at 01:03
Re: 6th OOC
The rest of the world really has no sense of priorities.
Zaichus
 player, 27 posts
Fri 25 Sep 2020
at 20:33
Re: 6th OOC
Rolls added. Waiting to see what Porcina comes up with.
Autarch
 GM, 3152 posts
Sun 27 Sep 2020
at 23:47
Re: 6th OOC
Just need a few outstanding rolls: sta/int from the Betrugar/Golo team and
a sta check for Neftas. Having been a guild beggar, he can get +2 to his roll.
Betrugar
 player, 131 posts
Mon 28 Sep 2020
at 02:12
Re: 6th OOC
Done.
Roland
 player, 39 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2020
at 00:50
Re: 6th OOC
Yippee. That's a mess.

More substantial update from me tomorrow!
Autarch
 GM, 3154 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2020
at 01:31
Re: 6th OOC
Tom, if there isn't a police substation in the lamb's blood district, where do you want to run off to?
Roland
 player, 41 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2020
at 19:01
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Tom, if there isn't a police substation in the lamb's blood district, where do you want to run off to?


Sorry, was that question directed to me?
Autarch
 GM, 3155 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2020
at 21:04
Re: 6th OOC
ah, yes, Roland, it was.
Roland
 player, 42 posts
Fri 2 Oct 2020
at 20:14
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Roland, if there isn't a police substation in the lamb's blood district, where do you want to run off to?


If he doesn't find one, he'd head for the tavern next to ask the barkeep who to go to if there's been a murder.
Roland
 player, 44 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2020
at 20:09
Re: 6th OOC
FYI, this week is going to be a bear. I'll likely be able to contribute in the next few days, just not sure when. NPC me as needed.

I think Neftas is about to go and have a romantic encounter with the witch!
Neftas
 player, 419 posts
Tue 6 Oct 2020
at 02:11
Re: 6th OOC
"Romantic" might be generous, but maybe she changes her tune once someone actually says yes?
Autarch
 GM, 3157 posts
Wed 7 Oct 2020
at 19:14
Re: 6th OOC
Where would you like to go now? Or are you going to talk some more?
Zaichus
 player, 30 posts
Wed 7 Oct 2020
at 23:00
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Where would you like to go now? Or are you going to talk some more?


Posted. Declarative sentences matter in storytelling, yes? :-)
Autarch
 GM, 3158 posts
Thu 8 Oct 2020
at 23:16
Re: 6th OOC
Only exclamatory ones!
Autarch
 GM, 3159 posts
Sun 11 Oct 2020
at 18:33
Re: 6th OOC
Update tonight.
Autarch
 GM, 3161 posts
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 19:19
Re: 6th OOC
Neftas?
Autarch
 GM, 3162 posts
Mon 19 Oct 2020
at 22:23
Re: 6th OOC
Update tomorrow night.
Roland
 player, 45 posts
Wed 21 Oct 2020
at 20:20
Re: 6th OOC
Busy couple of days--I will throw my contribution in by Friday at the latest.
Betrugar
 player, 141 posts
Thu 22 Oct 2020
at 12:41
Re: 6th OOC
Roland:
Busy couple of days--I will throw my contribution in by Friday at the latest.


I know the feeling.
Roland
 player, 47 posts
Mon 26 Oct 2020
at 23:49
Re: 6th OOC
Awaiting sage guidance from Neftas!
Roland
 player, 49 posts
Tue 3 Nov 2020
at 02:24
Re: 6th OOC
Crazy busy day; contributions from me tomorrow.
Neftas
 player, 426 posts
Mon 9 Nov 2020
at 03:10
Re: 6th OOC
I'm a little confused - I thought that we already checked out the strip of cloth, and it led us to the skull sacks?
Autarch
 GM, 3170 posts
Mon 9 Nov 2020
at 16:25
Re: 6th OOC
South of the tomb is the shallow pool in which the bundles were discovered. It abuts the stone disc which blocks the front entrance.

On the eastern side of the tomb lies the cleft, admittedly narrow, by which you can enter the tomb.
Zaichus
 player, 36 posts
Mon 9 Nov 2020
at 22:39
Re: 6th OOC
Wait--there has been an open entrance into the tomb the whole time?

Why are we mucking about with the pool, then?
Autarch
 GM, 3171 posts
Fri 13 Nov 2020
at 01:09
Re: 6th OOC
Yes, perhaps the confusion lies in those subtle distinction between words such as crevice, fissure, and cleft -- if there is one. Can one enter the human skull through the cleft of a chin?
Autarch
 GM, 3173 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2020
at 03:19
Re: 6th OOC
The collapsed part of the floor is what ...

It allowed for the formation of the cleft ...

The floor of this part of the tomb would be above the elevation of the surrounding ...

The collapsed part of the floor is accessed via the cleft. If you look through the that part of the floor, you'll see outside of the tomb.

That last one. I think that explains it.
Roland
 player, 52 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2020
at 22:31
Re: 6th OOC
Nope, still not following. There is no ledge or the like around the length of the room, then--that's what you're saying?
Autarch
 GM, 3174 posts
Mon 16 Nov 2020
at 03:10
Re: 6th OOC


OK, so you can see the stream on the outside of the tomb. The floor has partially fallen away on that edge, granting access to the stream via a cleft. The ceiling has also partially collapsed--the debris from this collapse should be illustrated as a pile in the center of the room, but it is not (a mistake on the artist's part).

There is not so much rubble that you can't walk where you please; it is, as I said, concentrated in the middle.
Autarch
 GM, 3176 posts
Thu 19 Nov 2020
at 00:18
Re: 6th OOC
If I'm not mistaken, you lack a light source for your tomb exploration.

As a general rule, and I should have stated this long ago, I won't solicit skill checks. If there is something you want to check for, go ahead and make a roll. A couple of posts were a little too general for me to suss out if there was something you specifically wanted to check for.

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:34, Tue 24 Nov 2020.

Roland
 player, 54 posts
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 02:25
Re: 6th OOC
Busy day--contribution IC from me tomorrow.
Roland
 player, 55 posts
Wed 25 Nov 2020
at 00:05
Re: 6th OOC
Which room are we in now? The chamber (1)?
Autarch
 GM, 3179 posts
Wed 25 Nov 2020
at 14:30
Re: 6th OOC
You're not in a room but a corridor. I numbered the visible places to go.
Roland
 player, 56 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 03:09
Re: 6th OOC
I'm confused now. I thought we were going into chamber 1, not searching the corridor.
Autarch
 GM, 3180 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 16:37
Re: 6th OOC
"the party travels the twenty-five feet of the western passage, away from the partially rubble-filled chamber and into a ten-feet-wide north/south corridor."

And your places to go from this corridor are as follows:

To the north the passage opens up into a chamber (1). This is also true for the south (4) but further down. Along the way south to that chamber, there appears to be stairs on the western side (2) heading down and then, a little further, stairs on the eastern side also heading down (3).

Happy Thanksgiving, all.
Roland
 player, 57 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 20:43
Re: 6th OOC
Okay, that tracks. Can we just go into chamber 1, or do we have to roll search checks in the hallway?

And, thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!
Betrugar
 player, 153 posts
Fri 27 Nov 2020
at 07:31
Re: 6th OOC
Happy T-day, everybody.  Stay safe.
Autarch
 GM, 3181 posts
Fri 27 Nov 2020
at 17:32
Re: 6th OOC
It's 15' to the northern chamber so you can consider that to have been searched by the two search pros.

And you could always just venture into chamber 1 without conducting any searching.
Betrugar
 player, 154 posts
Sun 29 Nov 2020
at 19:54
Re: 6th OOC
Meh.  I say search first.
Roland
 player, 58 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 18:42
Re: 6th OOC
Okay. Next question: what makes one expert in searching? Thief class?
Autarch
 GM, 3182 posts
Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 00:26
Re: 6th OOC
Some of the level 0 background professions, such as hunter or outlaw, I would say, would be able to search as professionals.

As far as the classes, probably just thieves and elves. Elves even get auto checks at +4 to detect secret doors.
Roland
 player, 61 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 01:56
Re: 6th OOC
Today has been nuts, tomorrow may not be much better; I'll be able to contribute on Tuesday (if lucky) or Wednesday (more likely).
Autarch
 GM, 3186 posts
Wed 16 Dec 2020
at 23:19
Re: 6th OOC
Well, gents, what's it going to be? FWIW, I always like to get as much of a lay of the land as I can before committing to a risky enterprise.
Roland
 player, 65 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 18:18
Re: 6th OOC
Who's our thief?
Autarch
 GM, 3187 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 22:22
Re: 6th OOC
You don't have one. As a halfling, you'd be the closest.
Roland
 player, 66 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 23:10
Re: 6th OOC
Hooboy. This will be a hoot.
Autarch
 GM, 3189 posts
Tue 29 Dec 2020
at 20:25
Re: 6th OOC
Sorry, guys, a communication flub on my part. Roland should have gotten that in-post PM.
Autarch
 GM, 3193 posts
Mon 4 Jan 2021
at 01:00
Re: 6th OOC
Haha, Roland, you can do more on your turn than scream like a little halfling.

So will the other pcs automatically hear Roland's cry?
Roland
 player, 73 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2021
at 20:29
Re: 6th OOC
Yeah, real life had a different opinion about my ability to post :-)

How far away is Roland from the room on the far side? Where can he go to run from the ghoul, basically?
Autarch
 GM, 3194 posts
Tue 5 Jan 2021
at 23:28
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Roland (msg # 334):

See new PM.
Betrugar
 player, 161 posts
Wed 6 Jan 2021
at 23:09
Re: 6th OOC
Roland:
Yeah, real life had a different opinion about my ability to post :-)

How far away is Roland from the room on the far side? Where can he go to run from the ghoul, basically?


Real life tends to do that.
Autarch
 GM, 3195 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 20:08
Re: 6th OOC
Clarification: the crawlspace is the only connection between chamber A (5 of you) and chamber B (Roland).

Roland's path back to A is blocked.
Roland
 player, 75 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 21:09
Re: 6th OOC
So, Roland can drop into the other room anyway, right?
Autarch
 GM, 3196 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 23:44
Re: 6th OOC
yes
Roland
 player, 76 posts
Sat 9 Jan 2021
at 15:33
Re: 6th OOC
Got it. Revised my post!
Zaichus
 player, 41 posts
Sat 9 Jan 2021
at 15:33
Re: 6th OOC
To that end: can the companions hear Roland's shouting?
Autarch
 GM, 3197 posts
Sat 9 Jan 2021
at 17:47
Re: 6th OOC
Yes. They will join the encounter next round according to their init rolls.
Roland
 player, 77 posts
Mon 11 Jan 2021
at 23:19
Re: 6th OOC
Nifty :-)

Next question: can Roland get past the ghoul and ghoul snake to climb up back into the crawlway?
Autarch
 GM, 3199 posts
Mon 11 Jan 2021
at 23:23
Re: 6th OOC
I really don't see why not. He's not entangled or anything. There are no attacks of opportunity in DCC.
Roland
 player, 78 posts
Mon 11 Jan 2021
at 23:25
Re: 6th OOC
Cool. Agility roll to climb up?
Autarch
 GM, 3200 posts
Tue 12 Jan 2021
at 00:04
Re: 6th OOC
No. The module doesn't even specify the height.
Autarch
 GM, 3201 posts
Tue 12 Jan 2021
at 22:37
Re: 6th OOC
Remember all PC's need to make init rolls.
Zaichus
 player, 43 posts
Tue 12 Jan 2021
at 22:39
Re: 6th OOC
Added to my last post.
Autarch
 GM, 3202 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 16:15
Re: 6th OOC
DC 5 agility check to enter the crawlspace, btw.

But you need to consider that there is only room in the space for one body, moving or otherwise.
Zaichus
 player, 44 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2021
at 20:11
Re: 6th OOC
GM, if you could, take a look at Zaichus' inquiry IC.
Autarch
 GM, 3203 posts
Fri 15 Jan 2021
at 00:08
Re: 6th OOC
Since you need to see it to turn it, I don't see how Zaichus could do it.

Roland enters the crawlspace and crawls 10'. He has 40' to go.

Z passes a DC 5 agility test and then crawls 10'. He has not reached the 90 degree turn and is 30' away from the ghoul/roland.

I'll update tomorrow.
Zaichus
 player, 45 posts
Tue 19 Jan 2021
at 02:08
Re: 6th OOC
Cool, that helps.

Surprisingly busy weekend & Monday--contributions from me in the next day or two.
Autarch
 GM, 3206 posts
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 22:53
Re: 6th OOC
Everybody but Roland can act. The order doesn't matter.
Neftas
 player, 435 posts
Sun 24 Jan 2021
at 02:10
Re: 6th OOC
Making sure I understand correctly - the ghoul has now emerged where the rest of the party was hanging out?
Zaichus
 player, 47 posts
Sun 24 Jan 2021
at 03:06
Re: 6th OOC
Neftas:
Making sure I understand correctly - the ghoul has now emerged where the rest of the party was hanging out?


The answer to that is key, because if so, Zaichus' readied Turn attempt would go off...
Autarch
 GM, 3207 posts
Mon 25 Jan 2021
at 18:54
Re: 6th OOC
Yes, the ghoul and its embedded snake are in full view. You can click the link in the last post for a picture.

I don't think readied actions are a thing in DCC. Same with delays.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 18:58, Mon 25 Jan 2021.

Neftas
 player, 437 posts
Mon 25 Jan 2021
at 23:38
Re: 6th OOC
I should probably retire from the game now.  Pretty sure Neftas is never going to do anything that effective ever again.
Roland
 player, 81 posts
Tue 26 Jan 2021
at 18:32
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Yes, the ghoul and its embedded snake are in full view. You can click the link in the last post for a picture.

I don't think readied actions are a thing in DCC. Same with delays.


Fair enough! I looked, too, and didn't see anything. I'll just take my action.

Neftas:
I should probably retire from the game now.  Pretty sure Neftas is never going to do anything that effective ever again.


All the best to you!
Autarch
 GM, 3208 posts
Tue 26 Jan 2021
at 20:54
Re: 6th OOC
Neftas was just joshing.

Ghoul has been obliterated. Ghoul Snake now as an AC of 13.
Roland
 player, 82 posts
Tue 26 Jan 2021
at 21:58
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Neftas was just joshing.


Oh, good :-)
Neftas
 player, 438 posts
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 03:22
Re: 6th OOC
Definitely still here for some more Int 6 bumbling and pig tending.
Autarch
 GM, 3209 posts
Sat 30 Jan 2021
at 17:36
Re: 6th OOC
Golo and Tom: You should just attack the ghoul-serpent. There are no real tactics here; everybody is engaged.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:54, Wed 03 Feb 2021.

Betrugar
 player, 167 posts
Wed 3 Feb 2021
at 05:15
Re: 6th OOC
Understood.

Btw, Iím glad Golo isnít pitching for the Tigers.  Man, what a crappy roll.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:18, Wed 03 Feb 2021.

Autarch
 GM, 3211 posts
Sat 6 Feb 2021
at 18:49
Re: 6th OOC
Sorry for slacking. All but the sleeping one may post.
Neftas
 player, 439 posts
Sun 7 Feb 2021
at 02:53
Re: 6th OOC
Do I have to do anything about that venom?  Roll Stamina or some such?
Autarch
 GM, 3212 posts
Sun 7 Feb 2021
at 03:22
Re: 6th OOC
Nope, not yet.
Autarch
 GM, 3213 posts
Wed 10 Feb 2021
at 14:23
Re: 6th OOC
Did you want to spend a 1 pt of luck to hit with the shield bash, Neftas?
Neftas
 player, 441 posts
Thu 11 Feb 2021
at 02:54
Re: 6th OOC
On one hand it's a small payoff, on the other hand I may not get another chance to spend Luck anyway, so sure.  I'll edit my last post accordingly.

Edit: and on the other other hand, I forgot that my bonus die applies to damage as well as attacks, so it's still a fairly respectable roll.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:01, Thu 11 Feb 2021.

Autarch
 GM, 3215 posts
Sat 13 Feb 2021
at 17:43
Re: 6th OOC
The party is up.

Tom, don't forget to make your shield bash attack. It's d14 + your deed modifier (d3). You can attempt might deeds of arms with your shield bash.
Zaichus
 player, 51 posts
Wed 17 Feb 2021
at 00:53
Re: 6th OOC
Well, that's nasty--putrefying flesh!!

Do we make a Fort save now, or wait for an hour in-game?
Autarch
 GM, 3217 posts
Thu 18 Feb 2021
at 00:35
Re: 6th OOC
I will now assiduously track time and call for fort saves on the hour.
Zaichus
 player, 52 posts
Thu 18 Feb 2021
at 19:17
Re: 6th OOC
But no Fort saves right now, correct?

Can Zaichus make an INT check to understand whether he can remove this effect with Lay on Hands?
Autarch
 GM, 3218 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2021
at 18:24
Re: 6th OOC
Since you ask, he knows that he can do so.
Roland
 player, 85 posts
Thu 25 Feb 2021
at 20:26
Re: 6th OOC
I'll be on a road trip this weekend; I may have time to post, but I may not. Worst comes to worst, the next post from me will be Tuesday. More likely than not, though, I'll post over the weekend at least once, just not on Friday.
Roland
 player, 86 posts
Sat 27 Feb 2021
at 16:40
Re: 6th OOC
Looking ahead to this week, I have to finish my current road trip (i.e. 14 hours on the road Monday) and then spend a lot of my week studying for a certification exam on Thursday. I will almost certainly not be checking in daily like normal until Friday.
Betrugar
 player, 175 posts
Sat 27 Feb 2021
at 17:54
Re: 6th OOC
Golo only had two points of damage, so I guess I wonít bother rolling.  He literally canít heal less than that.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:55, Sat 27 Feb 2021.

Autarch
 GM, 3222 posts
Sat 27 Feb 2021
at 20:23
Re: 6th OOC
Alas, I have been made aware that the number of dice healed can't exceed the target's hit dice or class level. So 1 for first-level characters.
Neftas
 player, 444 posts
Sun 28 Feb 2021
at 20:29
Re: 6th OOC
So those of us who got poisoned stay poisoned?
Autarch
 GM, 3224 posts
Sun 28 Feb 2021
at 20:56
Re: 6th OOC
Any magical healing received cures the poison. Perhaps you should convert.
Neftas
 player, 446 posts
Mon 1 Mar 2021
at 00:06
Re: 6th OOC
Such metaphysical matters are likely beyond the ken of a mere Neftas...
Autarch
 GM, 3226 posts
Wed 3 Mar 2021
at 22:24
Re: 6th OOC
When Zaichus returns from his trip, I think you all should designate him as a caller to help keep this game moving along.
Betrugar
 player, 178 posts
Thu 4 Mar 2021
at 18:15
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
When Zaichus returns from his trip, I think you all should designate him as a caller to help keep this game moving along.


Fine by me.
Zaichus
 player, 58 posts
Thu 4 Mar 2021
at 20:42
Re: 6th OOC
Whoa, a promotion! Crazy talk :-)

Works for me, though.
Roland
 player, 88 posts
Thu 4 Mar 2021
at 20:42
Re: 6th OOC
Betrugar, Neftas, waiting for your replies to me IC.
Roland
 player, 90 posts
Sat 6 Mar 2021
at 18:41
Re: 6th OOC
I made a couple assumptions about what Neftas did; if you want me to change anything, Neftas, let me know and I can edit my post.
Neftas
 player, 448 posts
Sun 7 Mar 2021
at 15:54
Re: 6th OOC
No, that seems fine.  Neftas doesn't have a devious bone in his body; if he says he's following you then he's definitely following.

Porcelina should be content to wait with the others in the meantime.  It's not like she has a leash for someone else to hold.
Roland
 player, 91 posts
Tue 9 Mar 2021
at 18:50
Re: 6th OOC
Is climbing based on Strength or Agility in DCC?
Autarch
 GM, 3228 posts
Tue 9 Mar 2021
at 23:06
Re: 6th OOC
If you're asking me, I would say strength.
Autarch
 GM, 3232 posts
Sun 14 Mar 2021
at 20:06
Re: 6th OOC
Roland, you'll be free to act after you make your reflex saves.
Roland
 player, 96 posts
Mon 15 Mar 2021
at 00:19
Re: 6th OOC
So...the chamber is hopelessly falling apart?
Autarch
 GM, 3233 posts
Mon 15 Mar 2021
at 00:24
Re: 6th OOC
yes
Roland
 player, 97 posts
Mon 15 Mar 2021
at 00:31
Re: 6th OOC
Going to wait to see if Nantas makes his saves before taking my action.
Neftas
 player, 452 posts
Mon 15 Mar 2021
at 02:28
Re: 6th OOC
That I did :)
Neftas
 player, 453 posts
Tue 16 Mar 2021
at 01:06
Re: 6th OOC
Thus ends the tale of heroic Neftas?
Autarch
 GM, 3235 posts
Tue 16 Mar 2021
at 02:13
Re: 6th OOC
Yes. Any init roll 5 or less would have doomed him. 10 or less might have.

I reckon there might be a strapping lad in Hirot who might be looking to take up the heroic life of nomadic pigkeeping.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:14, Tue 16 Mar 2021.

Roland
 player, 99 posts
Tue 16 Mar 2021
at 16:06
Re: 6th OOC
Yikes! Roland's gonna have some guilt over that one...
Autarch
 GM, 3236 posts
Tue 16 Mar 2021
at 17:21
Re: 6th OOC
I'm not sure if Roland, a Halfling, could have dragged, Neftas, a dwarf, to the exit. I'm not sure what else could have been attempted.
Roland
 player, 101 posts
Tue 16 Mar 2021
at 17:27
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
I'm not sure if Roland, a Halfling, could have dragged, Neftas, a dwarf, to the exit. I'm not sure what else could have been attempted.


Oh, very unlikely. But guilt doesn't work that way in life. It's all good--character development!
Neftas
 player, 454 posts
Wed 17 Mar 2021
at 22:38
Re: 6th OOC
As the poor dwarf's spirit passes to the Great Drinking Hall Beneath the Ground1, he whispers to his companions "Take good care of Porcelina for me..."

--------
1you don't think dwarves would put their heaven in the sky do you?
Roland
 player, 102 posts
Thu 18 Mar 2021
at 17:36
Re: 6th OOC
Brilliant :-)
Neftas
 player, 455 posts
Fri 19 Mar 2021
at 17:28
Re: 6th OOC
Glad to leave on a positive, even under the circumstances :)
Autarch
 GM, 3237 posts
Sat 20 Mar 2021
at 19:35
Re: 6th OOC
I'll put out an advert for more players as Neftas is going to take this opportunity to retire from DCC.

The rest of you can carry on as before. If you want pointers on what to do next, let me know.
Autarch
 GM, 3238 posts
Sat 20 Mar 2021
at 21:50
Re: 6th OOC
And we have a brave soul, Mr. Larva Kishta, ready to confront the doom of these savage kings.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:08, Sat 20 Mar 2021.

Kishta
 player, 1 post
Sun 21 Mar 2021
at 01:58
Re: 6th OOC
Hello everyone. It'll take me a bit to get up to speed but glad to join the party.
Autarch
 GM, 3239 posts
Mon 22 Mar 2021
at 23:45
Re: 6th OOC
I'll update tomorrow.
Roland
 player, 103 posts
Tue 23 Mar 2021
at 21:32
Re: 6th OOC
I'm tied up today, will be able to contribute meaningfully tomorrow.
Autarch
 GM, 3242 posts
Wed 24 Mar 2021
at 20:10
Re: 6th OOC
The slime is naturally generated by the environmental conditions in the tomb.
Autarch
 GM, 3243 posts
Thu 25 Mar 2021
at 19:16
Re: 6th OOC
Can you burn off a slick coating of slime? I think the surface would remain slippery due to condensation and residual slime. I dunno.
Roland
 player, 106 posts
Fri 26 Mar 2021
at 14:09
Re: 6th OOC
Roland is testing a theory. If the slime doesn't burn, that's cool--just say so IC and we'll move on and make our Reflex saves ;-)
Roland
 player, 110 posts
Thu 1 Apr 2021
at 19:30
Re: 6th OOC
I will be offline Friday and possibly Saturday. Next substantial update from me may be as late as Sunday.
Betrugar
 player, 187 posts
Fri 2 Apr 2021
at 05:19
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Can you burn off a slick coating of slime? I think the surface would remain slippery due to condensation and residual slime. I dunno.


Probably, if you burn it dry.
Roland
 player, 111 posts
Tue 6 Apr 2021
at 17:43
Re: 6th OOC
Why would we want to lift the slab, exactly?
Autarch
 GM, 3251 posts
Tue 6 Apr 2021
at 21:35
Re: 6th OOC
It's the lid for the tomb of a tribal chieftain.
Kishta
 player, 5 posts
Wed 7 Apr 2021
at 01:26
Re: 6th OOC
When searching for traps how specific do you want me to be? Search a specific small spot in the room, like the lid of the tomb...a specific general spot, like the north wall...or a general "I search the room for traps"? Sorry if you said this somewhere. I either missed it or have forgotten.
Autarch
 GM, 3252 posts
Wed 7 Apr 2021
at 22:48
Re: 6th OOC
I think the tomb (lid and all) or the walls of the chamber would suffice.
Autarch
 GM, 3254 posts
Mon 12 Apr 2021
at 18:13
Re: 6th OOC
Waiting on a couple more first-round actions.
Kishta
 player, 7 posts
Mon 12 Apr 2021
at 19:57
Re: 6th OOC
I rolled: 9 using 1d20+1. So I was waiting my turn.
Autarch
 GM, 3255 posts
Mon 12 Apr 2021
at 23:55
Re: 6th OOC
Ah, yes. I may need to PM Mr. Yoris.
Roland
 player, 114 posts
Wed 14 Apr 2021
at 17:55
Re: 6th OOC
Happily, Roland brought 2 short swords :-)
Roland
 player, 115 posts
Mon 19 Apr 2021
at 18:38
Re: 6th OOC
FYI, this week might be kinda intense in RL, so I may only be able to update once or twice for my guys this week.
Autarch
 GM, 3257 posts
Wed 21 Apr 2021
at 22:12
Re: 6th OOC
The ghouls have AC 8 so Kishta you can roll damage.

They are not affected by the turn undead; they have at least 3hd.

I'll PM Mr. Yoris.
Kishta
 player, 9 posts
Thu 22 Apr 2021
at 00:39
Re: 6th OOC
Sorry. Should have rolled it just in case. Kishta rolled 2 using 1d4 ((2)).

Adding it to my post.
Autarch
 GM, 3259 posts
Mon 26 Apr 2021
at 00:33
Re: 6th OOC
Golo damage?
Betrugar
 player, 194 posts
Mon 26 Apr 2021
at 15:02
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Golo damage?


1 point.  Doh!
Autarch
 GM, 3261 posts
Wed 28 Apr 2021
at 22:11
Re: 6th OOC
Despite the damage output, the ghoul serpent is the deadlier of the two foes.

Alright, let's talk about mighty deeds of arms. They can be attempted every round but they must be declared prior to rolling. The deed die not only determines whether the deed succeeded (3+) it also provides a bonus to attack and damage rolls (even if no deed has been attempted).

That means Golo did 2 damage, not 1.

As for our dwarf, Tom, he automatically gets a shield bash attack every round as follows:
Attack Roll: d14 + d3. Record these dice separate, Tom. You need a 3+ if you wish to complete a deed with your shield bash.

Shield Bash damage is d3. Does it also receive the bonus from the deed die?

I treated the torch as an improvised weapon for d3 damage.

Any corrections or additions?
Kishta
 player, 11 posts
Thu 29 Apr 2021
at 03:55
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Autarch (msg # 425):

Sound good from my end.
Betrugar
 player, 195 posts
Thu 29 Apr 2021
at 14:47
Re: 6th OOC
Alright, let's talk about mighty deeds of arms. They can be attempted every round but they must be declared prior to rolling. The deed die not only determines whether the deed succeeded (3+) it also provides a bonus to attack and damage rolls (even if no deed has been attempted).

That means Golo did 2 damage, not 1.


Ah.  Thank you for pointing that out.  I didnít realize it also applied to damage.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:48, Thu 29 Apr 2021.

Autarch
 GM, 3262 posts
Sat 1 May 2021
at 13:54
Re: 6th OOC
Tom, you can both attack and move back into the hallway if you like. There are no rules of engagement and such in this game.
Tom Yoris
 player, 54 posts
Sun 2 May 2021
at 08:02
Re: 6th OOC
Will do so right now.
Autarch
 GM, 3263 posts
Sun 2 May 2021
at 14:09
Re: 6th OOC
Snakes have AC 14 so you might well want to expend 1 point of luck for Golo.
Betrugar
 player, 198 posts
Mon 3 May 2021
at 08:32
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Snakes have AC 14 so you might well want to expend 1 point of luck for Golo.


Done.
Roland
 player, 119 posts
Mon 3 May 2021
at 19:57
Re: 6th OOC
FYI: Another brutal week, maybe two brutal weeks, for me. This particular certification exam has a lot more material to prepare than I expected. I may only be checking in once or twice this week; we'll have to see.
Autarch
 GM, 3264 posts
Thu 6 May 2021
at 23:06
Re: 6th OOC
I'll update this weekend. I need to take control of Kishta b/c that player had to vamoose for reasons unknown.
Autarch
 GM, 3266 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 22:21
Re: 6th OOC
It was a week. Sorry about the delay.
Roland
 player, 120 posts
Mon 10 May 2021
at 01:33
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
It was a week. Sorry about the delay.


I can relate to that.

FYI, I'm spending a net of 26 hours on the road Monday night through Wednesday night, so if I'm not able to contribute on Monday, I won't until Thursday.
Roland
 player, 122 posts
Thu 13 May 2021
at 19:23
Re: 6th OOC
We need to buy Tom a new d14 ;-)
Autarch
 GM, 3267 posts
Thu 13 May 2021
at 23:36
Re: 6th OOC
I will update tomorrow or Sat.
Roland
 player, 123 posts
Fri 14 May 2021
at 17:00
Re: 6th OOC
Sounds good!
Autarch
 GM, 3269 posts
Sat 15 May 2021
at 18:25
Re: 6th OOC
Ok, everybody is up, except for poor Roland.
Roland
 player, 125 posts
Wed 19 May 2021
at 22:55
Re: 6th OOC
Yay, the snake is dead. More substantial contribution from me tomorrow!
Roland
 player, 126 posts
Fri 21 May 2021
at 19:05
Re: 6th OOC
Roland:
Yay, the snake is dead. More substantial contribution from me tomorrow!


Crazy week altogether. Nearing the end of the gauntlet. Contributions from me on Monday at earliest.
Roland
 player, 127 posts
Wed 26 May 2021
at 01:32
Re: 6th OOC
Thanks for the patience with me--contribution from me tomorrow!
Roland
 player, 128 posts
Thu 27 May 2021
at 20:59
Re: 6th OOC
Sorry for the delay. Need to re-orient: have we exhausted all the exits on this level? Or do we have more doors to search?
Autarch
 GM, 3271 posts
Fri 28 May 2021
at 13:50
Re: 6th OOC
To refresh memories:

To the north the passage opens up into a chamber (1). This is also true for the south (4) but further down. Along the way south to that chamber, there appears to be stairs on the western side (2) heading down and then, a little further, stairs on the eastern side also heading down (3).

1=Antechamber with crawlspace above the entrance that led to the false tomb for the savage king (and the real tomb for Neftas).

2=Current location with defeated ghoul/ghoul snakes and an unopened stone chest.

3=Untaken

4=Led to the slick and slimy pit of doom.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:39, Fri 28 May 2021.

Autarch
 GM, 3273 posts
Tue 1 Jun 2021
at 22:43
Re: 6th OOC
I'll update after you wrap up the healing.
Zaichus
 player, 73 posts
Wed 2 Jun 2021
at 19:03
Re: 6th OOC
Done, I think.
Zaichus
 player, 74 posts
Mon 7 Jun 2021
at 19:02
Re: 6th OOC
Tom Yoris, what's your Hit Die? I'll roll it for you when I Lay on Hands.
Autarch
 GM, 3276 posts
Thu 10 Jun 2021
at 21:53
Re: 6th OOC
I don't think assisting is a thing unless explicitly stated for a DC.

So the choice is: does Roland want to spend a point of luck or shall another PC try (Kishta included)?
Roland
 player, 131 posts
Fri 11 Jun 2021
at 19:45
Re: 6th OOC
Yes, Roland spends a point of luck to push it literally over the edge!
Zaichus
 player, 78 posts
Tue 22 Jun 2021
at 19:40
Re: 6th OOC
Who's our fighter-type?
Autarch
 GM, 3281 posts
Wed 23 Jun 2021
at 13:45
Re: 6th OOC
You have two: Golo and Tom.
Roland
 player, 133 posts
Fri 25 Jun 2021
at 20:04
Re: 6th OOC
Graduation party! Oldest son's party, prep today and party tomorrow. Contributions from me on Sunday.
Betrugar
 player, 209 posts
Sat 26 Jun 2021
at 21:35
Re: 6th OOC
Roland:
Graduation party! Oldest son's party, prep today and party tomorrow. Contributions from me on Sunday.


Cool.  Save me some cake.
Roland
 player, 134 posts
Sun 27 Jun 2021
at 18:51
Re: 6th OOC
Dangit! Knew I should have saved that last piece. You would have had to fight through a horde of teenagers for it, though.
Betrugar
 player, 210 posts
Sun 27 Jun 2021
at 22:44
Re: 6th OOC
Roland:
Dangit! Knew I should have saved that last piece. You would have had to fight through a horde of teenagers for it, though.


I could.
Roland
 player, 137 posts
Thu 1 Jul 2021
at 19:43
Re: 6th OOC
So...have we not yet explored some other direction besides this obvious trap that we're staring at?
Autarch
 GM, 3283 posts
Sun 4 Jul 2021
at 01:24
Re: 6th OOC
You've explored everything you've seen. Since you haven't found what you've come for, you must have missed something. See Kishta's in-game post.
Roland
 player, 138 posts
Mon 5 Jul 2021
at 21:22
Re: 6th OOC
Frack. Okay.

Busy with family stuff today, will chime in tomorrow. I may not have much cerebral capacity for a puzzle/analysis for the next few days 'cos of RL, so I may not be much help in puzzling this out until next week if we don't figure it out by then.
Autarch
 GM, 3284 posts
Mon 5 Jul 2021
at 23:13
Re: 6th OOC
Just share your recollections with Kishta when you're ready and Kishta will employ the Socratic method.

Well, anybody can share them with Kishta.
Roland
 player, 139 posts
Wed 7 Jul 2021
at 20:06
Re: 6th OOC
Still a bit rough; will update today if I can or tomorrow if I can't.
Autarch
 GM, 3285 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 15:15
Re: 6th OOC
Gents, you're going to have to retrieve your thinking caps from that long forgotten box in the attic. I promise next time to run a 100% hack&slash.

I have been know to break such promises.
Roland
 player, 140 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 17:11
Re: 6th OOC
I have had a hectic week; I should have time to jump back and read in the next day or two.
Betrugar
 player, 213 posts
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 12:20
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Gents, you're going to have to retrieve your thinking caps from that long forgotten box in the attic. I promise next time to run a 100% hack&slash.

I have been know to break such promises.


Making us think?  Now thatís just mean.
Roland
 player, 141 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 17:34
Re: 6th OOC
It doesn't help when RL gives me a hard time. :-) I am going to go back and start reading this afternoon to see what we missed.
Autarch
 GM, 3288 posts
Thu 29 Jul 2021
at 18:20
Re: 6th OOC
Sorry, gents, I don't know where I've been the past week.
Roland
 player, 147 posts
Mon 2 Aug 2021
at 19:39
Re: 6th OOC
Who is our best fighter in the party, by the way?
Betrugar
 player, 216 posts
Thu 5 Aug 2021
at 20:15
Re: 6th OOC
Not me.
Autarch
 GM, 3290 posts
Thu 5 Aug 2021
at 22:14
Re: 6th OOC
I don't think the party really has a stand-out fighter.
Autarch
 GM, 3291 posts
Sat 7 Aug 2021
at 16:07
Re: 6th OOC
For purposes of expediency, I will post the item ids:

Hide of the Cave Bear: When donned by a warrior or dwarf, the hide permits the wearer to fly into a berserker rage 1/day per level. In a rage, the wearer temporarily gains a +2 to attack and damage rolls, +2 hp per level, and a +2 bonus to Fort saves, but takes a -2 penalty to AC. The rage lasts for a number of rounds equal to 1d5 + the characterís level, though the warrior may prematurely end the rage. At the end of the rage, the warrior loses all modifiers and becomes fatigued (temporarily reduced to half current hp, cannot run or charge) for a number of rounds equal to the length of the rage.

Ulfheonarís wolf-spear, better known simply by its masterís name, is a magical weapon with a +1 bonus to hit and damage. The weapon also grants its bearer a +1 to initiative rolls. On a successful hit the wielder can use the cross bars mounted below the spearhead to pin a creature, reducing the targetís AC by the wielderís Strength bonus. By sacrificing his actions in a given round, the wielder can maintain the pin on the target with a successful contested Strength check. With the spear, heroes can even pin magical creatures, preventing them from assuming gaseous form, teleporting, stepping to another plane, and so on.

Anyone drinking from the Horn of Kings immediately ascertains its powers. The horn glows faintly in the presence of poisoned meat or drink. Thrice per week, drinking from the horn grants +4 to a Fort save against poisons; thrice per month, drinking from the horn heals the drinker 1d12 hp/level; once, and only once, drinking from the horn grants the imbiber a DC 10 Fort save to return from death. When this final power is
used, ...
Roland
 player, 148 posts
Sat 7 Aug 2021
at 19:06
Re: 6th OOC
Betrugar, aren't you a dwarf?
Autarch
 GM, 3293 posts
Sat 7 Aug 2021
at 19:22
Re: 6th OOC
You're confusing him with the reticent Tom.
Roland
 player, 149 posts
Sun 8 Aug 2021
at 01:21
Re: 6th OOC
Ah! Tom! We need Tom to take up the mantle.

FYI, will be offline Sunday and Monday. Back into the fray Tuesday.
Roland
 player, 150 posts
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 13:48
Re: 6th OOC
Dang--are we really down to Betrugar, Zaichus and Roland?

Tom and Kishta haven't been around...
Autarch
 GM, 3294 posts
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 17:33
Re: 6th OOC
I NPC'ed Kishta. I'll advance the game today. We can still finish this in fine form.
Roland
 player, 151 posts
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 00:43
Re: 6th OOC
We left in the morning, right?
Autarch
 GM, 3297 posts
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 23:55
Re: 6th OOC
Yes, it's still early in the day.
Autarch
 GM, 3299 posts
Thu 19 Aug 2021
at 19:41
Re: 6th OOC
Don't forget to roll for Golo as well, Betrugar.
Autarch
 GM, 3302 posts
Tue 24 Aug 2021
at 21:38
Re: 6th OOC
All may post except for Tom who has already acted.

The vines have AC 10.
Betrugar
 player, 222 posts
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 01:06
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Don't forget to roll for Golo as well, Betrugar.


Done.
Autarch
 GM, 3303 posts
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 14:46
Re: 6th OOC
Golo can go ahead and roll his damage (d8 +2 for the deed die), you know.
Roland
 player, 155 posts
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 15:32
Re: 6th OOC
The only enemy we can see so far is the one vine, right?

And can both Roland and Zaichus go?
Autarch
 GM, 3304 posts
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 17:04
Re: 6th OOC
Two vines.

Both can go.
Betrugar
 player, 225 posts
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 22:00
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Golo can go ahead and roll his damage (d8 +2 for the deed die), you know.


Added to my post.
Autarch
 GM, 3306 posts
Sat 28 Aug 2021
at 18:41
Re: 6th OOC
Everybody's up except for Kistha who has already posted.
Zaichus
 player, 86 posts
Mon 30 Aug 2021
at 18:54
Re: 6th OOC
Can Zaichus attack his vine without any penalty? And could he cast a spell while grabbed?
Autarch
 GM, 3307 posts
Tue 31 Aug 2021
at 20:33
Re: 6th OOC
Yes and yes. However, Kishta and Roland combined to shred the other vine.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:34, Tue 31 Aug 2021.

Roland
 player, 158 posts
Tue 31 Aug 2021
at 21:00
Re: 6th OOC
Didn't we just come from the west? Our options seem to be west (heading back) and east (forward).
Autarch
 GM, 3309 posts
Sat 4 Sep 2021
at 21:32
Re: 6th OOC
You did but after that you "followed the river" as it headed north until it split east/west. I'll clarify my last in-game post.
Roland
 player, 159 posts
Mon 6 Sep 2021
at 01:36
Re: 6th OOC
Okay, cool.

Was tied up this weekend and driving all day tomorrow; next likely contribution from me is Tuesday.
Zaichus
 player, 88 posts
Sun 12 Sep 2021
at 21:28
Re: 6th OOC
Does Zaichus have time to cast more than one spell to prepare?
Roland
 player, 162 posts
Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 20:24
Re: 6th OOC
Did we hear anything suggesting that we have to go into the thing's lair to kill it?
Autarch
 GM, 3312 posts
Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 23:26
Re: 6th OOC
That's a good question. I've asked it myself. I haven't found anything to suggest that.
Roland
 player, 163 posts
Wed 15 Sep 2021
at 17:35
Re: 6th OOC
Tom, are you good wearing the magical cloak & using the magical spear to attack the wolf? You're our best bet to fight the thing.
Autarch
 GM, 3313 posts
Fri 17 Sep 2021
at 14:45
Re: 6th OOC
Remember the properties of the spear and cloak are detailed in OOC post #469.

I take it you want to pounce upon the hound as it exits its lair for its nightly predation? Are there any other preparations you would like to attempt?
Roland
 player, 165 posts
Sun 19 Sep 2021
at 18:28
Re: 6th OOC
Go, Tom, go!
Autarch
 GM, 3315 posts
Sun 19 Sep 2021
at 18:42
Re: 6th OOC
And don't forget to read over the properties of hide and spear before you do.
Roland
 player, 166 posts
Wed 22 Sep 2021
at 17:20
Re: 6th OOC
Waiting for Kishta, I think.

GM, do you want the rest of us to roll initiative?
Autarch
 GM, 3316 posts
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 01:16
Re: 6th OOC
Yes, everybody should roll init. If you beat the hound's init, you can post first.

Kishta and Tom automatically act first, owing to Kishta's successful Hide in Shadows check.

I will post for Kishta tomorrow.
Zaichus
 player, 90 posts
Sat 25 Sep 2021
at 16:45
Re: 6th OOC
I can't believe that worked! Too cool!

Tom, go get him! :-)
Betrugar
 player, 233 posts
Mon 27 Sep 2021
at 05:49
Re: 6th OOC

This message was deleted by the player at 05:50, Mon 27 Sept 2021.

Autarch
 GM, 3317 posts
Wed 29 Sep 2021
at 14:10
Re: 6th OOC
Gents, paralyzed doesn't mean an automatic coup de grace (armor and slips and stumbles). You roll one up in the dice chain (d20 -> d24) at +2 for it being prone (assuming one of you rolls it over) and apply damage as usual if you hit.

You would do well to remember the hag bride's folk lore.
Roland
 player, 169 posts
Sun 3 Oct 2021
at 21:18
Re: 6th OOC
Turned out I was under the weather this weekend; will be able to contribute more tomorrow.
Autarch
 GM, 3318 posts
Sun 3 Oct 2021
at 22:59
Re: 6th OOC
Ick.

Change of mind, gents. No attack rolls needed for the coup de grace post. It's a formality with the length of the paralysis.

So Tom you can just describe what you want to do -- but do review the OOC entry for the spear because you want to do it right.

For the record, the attack rolls against a paralyzed creature would be one up the dice chain: a d20 would become a d24 -- if you were making them -- and at +2 once you had rolled the doggy over.
Zaichus
 player, 92 posts
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 18:19
Re: 6th OOC
Who among us has a sword or axe suitable for chopping off a head? Roland only has a short sword.
Autarch
 GM, 3320 posts
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 20:25
Re: 6th OOC
DM:
If it was not his spear that dealt the fatal blow (and it wasn't), what did?

Not a rhetorical question -- it must be answered definitively.
Roland
 player, 171 posts
Tue 12 Oct 2021
at 21:09
Re: 6th OOC
Seriously? Fine.
Autarch
 GM, 3323 posts
Tue 19 Oct 2021
at 22:16
Re: 6th OOC
Tom, you're up to post.
Zaichus
 player, 95 posts
Sat 23 Oct 2021
at 20:06
Re: 6th OOC
Huzzah! How did we do on the XP front?
Autarch
 GM, 3326 posts
Sat 23 Oct 2021
at 20:24
Re: 6th OOC
Enough to advance to 2nd level, I'd say. I can't be buggered to keep track.
NewPlayer
 player, 1 post
Sun 24 Oct 2021
at 00:48
Re: 6th OOC
Hi all, thanks for having me, excited to be joining you on the next module!
Betrugar
 player, 245 posts
Sun 24 Oct 2021
at 11:35
Re: 6th OOC
Am I correct in assuming that Betrugar gets one additional level one spell now that heís level 2?  And do I get to choose the spell?
Autarch
 GM, 3327 posts
Sun 24 Oct 2021
at 21:40
Re: 6th OOC
You certainly do not get to choose your new spell but you can modify the result with yours or Roland's luck, should he agree.
Roland
 player, 177 posts
Mon 25 Oct 2021
at 02:20
Re: 6th OOC
I would be delighted to lend Luck to your roll, Betrugar!
Betrugar
 player, 246 posts
Mon 25 Oct 2021
at 13:51
Re: 6th OOC
I rolled Enlarge, which contents me.

May I cast Find Familiar now?
Roland
 player, 178 posts
Mon 25 Oct 2021
at 18:28
Re: 6th OOC
I will be able to level up my guys tomorrow (maybe) or Wednesday (more likely).
Autarch
 GM, 3328 posts
Tue 26 Oct 2021
at 01:05
Re: 6th OOC
No hurry on leveling up. I do not anticipate starting the next one earlier than Thanksgiving.

For the purposes of the game, that means you'll have some weeks at your disposal -- to cast Find Familiar, for example.
Betrugar
 player, 247 posts
Tue 26 Oct 2021
at 09:06
Re: 6th OOC
That works.  So... shall I roll now?
Autarch
 GM, 3329 posts
Tue 26 Oct 2021
at 14:18
Re: 6th OOC
Post and roll, yes -- although you can advance the time along. It doesn't have to happen at the wedding.
Betrugar
 player, 248 posts
Tue 26 Oct 2021
at 18:03
Re: 6th OOC
14:02, Today: Betrugar rolled 12 using 1d20+4.  Find Familiar.
Autarch
 GM, 3330 posts
Tue 26 Oct 2021
at 19:35
Re: 6th OOC
I meant to post in the IC thread your petfinder result.
Betrugar
 player, 250 posts
Tue 26 Oct 2021
at 20:12
Re: 6th OOC
Done.
Oren the Exile
 player, 2 posts
Wed 27 Oct 2021
at 21:06
Re: 6th OOC
So since Find Familiar has a casting time of one week, I would like to use max spellburn (20 points) to get a max roll of 20 on my spell check which would total 22 with my CL. Since the ability damage heals 1 point per day I should have enough time to recover it all before the game starts.

One thing I would ask clarification on (never understood this part of the book) is that if using spellburn normally just adds a bonus to your spellcheck roll, but using the 20 points for a nat 20 rule just gives you a 20, wouldn't I infact be better off using 19 points of burn and rolling the dice for a result greater than 20? I realize that doing this there is still a 5% chance of rolling a 1, but those odds ain't bad...
Autarch
 GM, 3331 posts
Wed 27 Oct 2021
at 22:04
Re: 6th OOC
As you say, the 20th point of spellburn ensures that you don't have the 5% chance of failure. It would also depend on whether you wanted to shoot for a focal or demonic familiar -- or avoid the latter outcome.
Betrugar
 player, 251 posts
Thu 28 Oct 2021
at 21:22
Re: 6th OOC
Now that I think of it, could I also do that?  Demons are fine with me, btw.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:23, Thu 28 Oct 2021.

Oren the Exile
 player, 3 posts
Fri 29 Oct 2021
at 13:20
Re: 6th OOC
Yeah the demonic familiar is actually pretty decent. Soaks ability damage and gives you a cool contingency for if you die in game ;)
Autarch
 GM, 3332 posts
Fri 29 Oct 2021
at 18:52
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Betrugar (msg # 524):

You can but you'd need to declare your amount of spellburn and then reroll your spellcheck (d20+int bonus+luck bonus+caster level).
Oren the Exile
 player, 4 posts
Sat 30 Oct 2021
at 18:14
Re: 6th OOC
Truthfully it's the physical configuration I find most consequential, the Chaotic column (and the Lawful column to a lesser degree) has way better options and abilities than the Neutral column. Are Chaotic alignments disallowed in this game?
Roland
 player, 179 posts
Sat 30 Oct 2021
at 22:11
Re: 6th OOC
Roland and Zaichus are leveled up! They both had horrible hit point rolls, I'm afraid to say.
Betrugar
 player, 252 posts
Sat 30 Oct 2021
at 23:29
Re: 6th OOC
Letís make it twenty points.

19:30, Today: Betrugar rolled 44 using 1d20+25.  Find Familiar reroll.

Thatís more like it.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:30, Sat 30 Oct 2021.

Autarch
 GM, 3333 posts
Sun 31 Oct 2021
at 17:16
Re: 6th OOC
Chaotic alignments are not disallowed.

Betrugar,  you have found a focal familiar with that roll. You also need to make a d20 and d14 roll without any modifications. You should update your post to account for the massive, life-altering amount of spellburn.

Yep, low hp rolls can suck all of the joy out of advancement.
Oren the Exile
 player, 5 posts
Sun 31 Oct 2021
at 18:59
Re: 6th OOC
Ok I'm gonna use 15 points of spellburn, with my CL that a +17 on the roll. Hoping for a Focal... Fingers crossed
Oren the Exile
 player, 6 posts
Sun 31 Oct 2021
at 19:02
Re: 6th OOC
Got a crow with a "wide" personality... Whatever that means lol
Autarch
 GM, 3334 posts
Sun 31 Oct 2021
at 19:39
Re: 6th OOC
I'll generously take it to mean "expansive" or "broadminded."
Oren the Exile
 player, 7 posts
Sun 31 Oct 2021
at 20:24
Re: 6th OOC
That's a good attitude for a bird ;)
Betrugar
 player, 255 posts
Wed 3 Nov 2021
at 22:13
Re: 6th OOC
But is it a good altitude?
Oren the Exile
 player, 8 posts
Thu 4 Nov 2021
at 01:19
Re: 6th OOC
Well played sir
Roland
 player, 180 posts
Fri 5 Nov 2021
at 18:30
Re: 6th OOC
Happy 5000th post!
Autarch
 GM, 3335 posts
Wed 10 Nov 2021
at 22:22
Re: 6th OOC


Just a tease of the cover art for the next module: Dreaming Caverns of the Duergar
Roland
 player, 181 posts
Thu 11 Nov 2021
at 01:47
Re: 6th OOC
Cool!
Autarch
 GM, 3336 posts
Fri 12 Nov 2021
at 16:49
Re: 6th OOC
I've had a wee bit of a think about which RPOL games I enjoy the most, having been a wee bit of a denizen for going on ten years.

I've concluded that I enjoy the mega-dungeons the most, the Arden Vul, the Barrowmaze--more so than the last two modules which had their charms but were narrow in scope. This is not true, of course, of all DCC modules; I found Fate's Fell Hand to be quite expansive.

The next one up is pretty meaty (48 pages), but I intend to run it far more expeditiously than Doom. That raises my next point. I find even a two or three day break in progress to break immersion in the game world and, hence, lessen my enjoyment. I love playing Arden Vul but periodically the DM goes 3 or 4 or 5 days without posting. That breaks the spell. So I intend to run this game most every day. We'll see how that goes. We won't wait for dear Tom; do you hear that Mr. Yoris?

Right now the party size stands at six 2+2+1+1. That will do for the Dreaming Caverns.

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:50, Fri 12 Nov 2021.

Oren the Exile
 player, 9 posts
Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 01:25
Re: 6th OOC
I completely agree about post frequency. I love a daily (or multiple times daily) rate.
Betrugar
 player, 256 posts
Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 23:33
Re: 6th OOC
I'll have to step up my game and make sure to make my posts on time.
Roland
 player, 182 posts
Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 21:04
Re: 6th OOC
I can keep up most weeks.
Autarch
 GM, 3337 posts
Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 21:15
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Betrugar (msg # 542):

likewise, haha

In reply to Roland (msg # 543):

Next time your kids hitchhike to school.
Roland
 player, 183 posts
Tue 16 Nov 2021
at 02:07
Re: 6th OOC
Kids? School? If you think that's my biggest time-sink, you'll have to wait for the biography :-)
Autarch
 GM, 3341 posts
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 20:13
Re: 6th OOC
It looks like we're starting a day ahead of schedule. Please remember this when composing my evaluation.
Betrugar
 player, 257 posts
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 21:05
Re: 6th OOC
Did Betrugar find his familiar?
Autarch
 GM, 3342 posts
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 21:10
Re: 6th OOC
Did you not see unread posts in the Doom thread?
Betrugar
 player, 259 posts
Thu 25 Nov 2021
at 22:53
Re: 6th OOC
Ah, so I got a pseudo-dragon.  Coolness.

Is this a demonic familiar?  Should I roll the standard d4+2 hit points for it?
Autarch
 GM, 3344 posts
Thu 25 Nov 2021
at 23:29
Re: 6th OOC
It's a focal familiar. yes, standard familiar hps.
Autarch
 GM, 3346 posts
Fri 26 Nov 2021
at 18:05
Re: 6th OOC
Let's get a marching order; 2x2 should be fine for these tunnels.

You can retroactively add to your sheets any supplies you might have purchased prior to your herb-gathering. You'll note that you were short of some crucial adventuring gear the last time out.
Betrugar
 player, 261 posts
Sat 27 Nov 2021
at 00:04
Re: 6th OOC
Betrugar will linger somewhere in the middle, but Golo can take a frontal position, if need be.  What supplies should we get, folks?

And a question for Autarch: does my familiar already have a name, or should I give him one?

This message was last edited by the player at 00:05, Sat 27 Nov 2021.

Autarch
 GM, 3348 posts
Sat 27 Nov 2021
at 22:22
Re: 6th OOC
I would presume it came with a name but you can choose it.

Is there a code I can insert that will reduce the size of the image?

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:22, Sat 27 Nov 2021.

Roland
 player, 186 posts
Sun 28 Nov 2021
at 02:48
Re: 6th OOC
Busy weekend from me--contributions from me early next week (Monday-Tuesday).
Oren the Exile
 player, 14 posts
Sun 28 Nov 2021
at 06:58
Re: 6th OOC
Oren walks up front, not trusting these mortals to watch where they step ;)
Autarch
 GM, 3349 posts
Tue 30 Nov 2021
at 02:08
Re: 6th OOC
Do you want to designate a caller? There will be plenty of dungeon crawling.
Autarch
 GM, 3350 posts
Wed 1 Dec 2021
at 01:09
Re: 6th OOC
Zaichus, it is.
Autarch
 GM, 3352 posts
Wed 1 Dec 2021
at 01:32
Re: 6th OOC
We're gonna do group init to speed things along. One of you has a +1 and another has a -1, so you get a straight d20. This will strictly be you go/they go/you go/they go -- if you win init.

I will update the map most every time you enter a new room.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:58, Thu 02 Dec 2021.

Roland
 player, 187 posts
Wed 1 Dec 2021
at 19:38
Re: 6th OOC
Life is uncooperative today; more contributions from me tomorrow or Friday at worst.
Autarch
 GM, 3353 posts
Thu 2 Dec 2021
at 01:59
Re: 6th OOC
The first person who posts may as well roll that d20 for init.

Oren, if you would and then add it to your post.
Oren the Exile
 player, 17 posts
Thu 2 Dec 2021
at 02:34
Re: 6th OOC
Sorry about that, edited.
Autarch
 GM, 3354 posts
Thu 2 Dec 2021
at 03:03
Re: 6th OOC
It's after ten so I read. I'll update tomorrow.
Autarch
 GM, 3356 posts
Fri 3 Dec 2021
at 19:39
Re: 6th OOC
A few technical matters: the dwarf thing is about 55 feet away from the closest party members, Oren and Golo. A handaxe has a 10/20/30 range increment. That's -2 at medium range and a d16 instead of a d20 at maximum range. Additionally, the target is behind cover which means a -2 to the attacker's role.

Golo advances 30' so he's within medium range.

Golo rolls an 11 + (+3 deed) + (-2 cover) + (-2 medium range) = 10 which misses AC 15.

Sorry, I should have made all of that clear in my initial post.
Betrugar
 player, 269 posts
Mon 6 Dec 2021
at 01:22
Re: 6th OOC
I'll try to be more aware of range and other targeting issues.
Roland
 player, 188 posts
Mon 6 Dec 2021
at 20:59
Re: 6th OOC
Power outage at home. It will probably be fixed today, but Iím unlikely to be able to post again today. Update from me tomorrow.
Autarch
 GM, 3357 posts
Mon 6 Dec 2021
at 22:19
Re: 6th OOC
Kk
Roland
 player, 189 posts
Wed 8 Dec 2021
at 00:59
Re: 6th OOC
How far away is this guy from Roland? Would it take his entire turn to reach the dwarf, or can he move up and attack?
Autarch
 GM, 3358 posts
Wed 8 Dec 2021
at 21:27
Re: 6th OOC
It would take his entire turn. He's 60 feet away according to the marching order.
Autarch
 GM, 3360 posts
Thu 9 Dec 2021
at 20:17
Re: 6th OOC
All PCs are up. Room allows for two melee attackers to engage. Target remains behind light cover (-2 AC). This cover can be used both ways. An enlarged PC would ignore this cover.
Roland
 player, 191 posts
Mon 13 Dec 2021
at 19:23
Re: 6th OOC
Mondays have been star-crossed lately. Unlikely that I'll be able to contribute today, look for more from me Tuesday.
Autarch
 GM, 3361 posts
Fri 17 Dec 2021
at 17:19
Re: 6th OOC
Gents?
Oren the Exile
 player, 20 posts
Sat 18 Dec 2021
at 04:56
Re: 6th OOC
My terrible attack rolls scared 'em off ;)
Autarch
 GM, 3362 posts
Mon 20 Dec 2021
at 02:13
Re: 6th OOC
Customary holiday hiatus, I'm afraid.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:18, Mon 20 Dec 2021.

Roland
 player, 192 posts
Mon 20 Dec 2021
at 22:41
Re: 6th OOC
My posting will be spotty this week, though--not online tomorrow, probably online Wednesday, probably not online Thursday, iffy for Friday.
Betrugar
 player, 272 posts
Wed 22 Dec 2021
at 08:35
Re: 6th OOC
On the first day of Christmas my GM gave to me...a million XP for free!

This message was last edited by the player at 08:35, Wed 22 Dec 2021.

Autarch
 GM, 3363 posts
Thu 23 Dec 2021
at 19:22
Re: 6th OOC
Not that but it does look like a new player has wandered into our midst.

I have been thinking that I prefer the AD&D style of exp rather than the DCC level up at the end mode. I might switch to something like that should we ever complete this encounter.

Oh, haha, I can advance this.

All are up.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:00, Thu 23 Dec 2021.

Roland
 player, 194 posts
Fri 24 Dec 2021
at 01:16
Re: 6th OOC
Things got busier than expected going into Christmas for me, so next posts from me on Christmas Day proper, most likely. Happy Holidays to you all, and for those who do Christmas, Merry Christmas!
Oren the Exile
 player, 21 posts
Sat 25 Dec 2021
at 21:58
Re: 6th OOC
Merry Christmas one and all!
Autarch
 GM, 3365 posts
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 00:06
Re: 6th OOC
Merry Christmas to you as well.

The dwarf-thing is dead.

You're still in combat so post accordingly.
Betrugar
 player, 276 posts
Wed 29 Dec 2021
at 18:15
Re: 6th OOC
Meet the new dwarf-thing, same as the old dwarf thing.
Autarch
 GM, 3367 posts
Sun 2 Jan 2022
at 14:49
Re: 6th OOC
Waiting on R & Z to recover from their winter maladies.

Roland, being a wee slip of a fellow, can always join melee, regardless of any stated limitations.
Oren the Exile
 player, 23 posts
Sun 2 Jan 2022
at 18:23
Re: 6th OOC
I am new to this particular PbP site so perhaps I don't know the specifics, but Tom Yaris' character details are showing in my character details page...
Autarch
 GM, 3368 posts
Mon 3 Jan 2022
at 18:54
Re: 6th OOC
See your private messages. Sometimes when Tom's on one of his extended walkabouts, he needs another handler.
Oren the Exile
 player, 25 posts
Mon 3 Jan 2022
at 19:47
Re: 6th OOC
Sorry just read that, the private message link on this site does not light up when you have a new message. Is Tom still out?
Autarch
 GM, 3369 posts
Mon 3 Jan 2022
at 20:26
Re: 6th OOC
He did pop in for his last post.

When one of my games has a new game post, it's red; a new private message, it's blue; both, it's violet.
Autarch
 GM, 3371 posts
Wed 5 Jan 2022
at 00:30
Re: 6th OOC
A couple of things. This module is not strictly speaking written for DCC; it's 3.5 compatible, so I have to make adjustments. The poison was identified as "medium monstrous spider" or "greenblood oil." I went with the former and chose tarantula from the DCC poison table. I don't think anybody can heal Zaichus.

However, I neglected to turn off the vacancy light for this game and another wanderer has happened by. I don't want to go to 8 PCs, but with the poisoning of poor Zaichus...seems like the party wants for another cleric.
Autarch
 GM, 3372 posts
Wed 5 Jan 2022
at 18:19
Re: 6th OOC
I don't think anybody can heal Zaichus.

No, there is a magical item you gained from your time as tomb raiders that could save him.
Roland
 player, 200 posts
Sat 8 Jan 2022
at 21:14
Re: 6th OOC
Don't have my book handy--is a repeating crossbow in the DCC book? If not, how does it work?
Autarch
 GM, 3376 posts
Sat 8 Jan 2022
at 21:33
Re: 6th OOC
It can fire five times without needing to be reloaded.
Krovas
 player, 4 posts
Wed 12 Jan 2022
at 12:27
Re: 6th OOC
*Tumbleweeds roll past in a lonely silence.*
"Anyone here?"
Autarch
 GM, 3377 posts
Wed 12 Jan 2022
at 14:35
Re: 6th OOC
I think Roland/Zaichus had been calling but they've been busier of late. Feel free to take over and I will update.

As for missile recovery, just go with 50% owing to the stoniness of it all.
Roland
 player, 201 posts
Wed 12 Jan 2022
at 18:05
Re: 6th OOC
Roland's Agility sucks, so I don't want the repeating crossbow. Who does?
Krovas
 player, 5 posts
Wed 12 Jan 2022
at 19:31
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Roland (msg # 592):

Krovas wouldn't mind trying it out if no one else is interested. By not needing to be reloaded, could it fire more than once per round or would it just allow movement before shooting?

This message was last edited by the player at 20:19, Wed 12 Jan 2022.

Autarch
 GM, 3378 posts
Wed 12 Jan 2022
at 21:36
Re: 6th OOC
Just the latter.
Roland
 player, 203 posts
Thu 13 Jan 2022
at 21:06
Re: 6th OOC
We never acquired a thief in the party, right?
Krovas
 player, 8 posts
Thu 13 Jan 2022
at 21:24
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Roland (msg # 595):

Krovas glares daggers at Roland for the slight.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:28, Thu 13 Jan 2022.

Autarch
 GM, 3383 posts
Sat 15 Jan 2022
at 20:11
Re: 6th OOC
In case it wasn't clear, you're under no threat whatsoever in the chamber of the desiccated duero at present.
Roland
 player, 204 posts
Sun 16 Jan 2022
at 22:13
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
In case it wasn't clear, you're under no threat whatsoever in the chamber of the desiccated duero at present.


We're doomed!!!! ;-)




Busy weekend; I'll be able to contribute more tomorrow.
AnotherNewPlayer
 player, 1 post
Mon 17 Jan 2022
at 01:01
Re: 6th OOC
Hey everyone. Name is Nick, nice to meet you. I am the new guy, and will be joining you soon.
I am almost 31, been gaming for more than half my life. When I ain't dungeon crawling or lifting I work as a software engineer.
Greetings from Greece.
Autarch
 GM, 3386 posts
Mon 17 Jan 2022
at 03:24
Re: 6th OOC
Can't say that we've done introductions in this game or, if we have, I've long forgotten them.

I've been playing D&D and its variants since 1980 or so with some gaps here and there. I've done some technical editing/writing, plenty of English teaching, and some social work, which is what I do currently, with an emphasis on substance use and other chronic conditions. I live near Boston and lift modest weights.
Oren the Exile
 player, 28 posts
Mon 17 Jan 2022
at 18:28
Re: 6th OOC
Hi I'm Paul, California native, been playing since '91 and PbP since '10. I work in neurosurgery so no time to lift ;)
Krovas
 player, 13 posts
Mon 17 Jan 2022
at 18:37
Re: 6th OOC
Hi. I do UX design and little lifting. I also started D&D back in the early 80s but I drifted to computer RPGs once I got a C64. After many years, I returned to tabletop (well, remote TT, anyway).
When I stumbled across DCC it looked like  fun offshoot of OSR.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:46, Sat 22 Jan 2022.

Roland
 player, 205 posts
Mon 17 Jan 2022
at 19:53
Re: 6th OOC
I'm Pete from Detroit; been gaming since acquiring the Moldvay Red Box for Christmas 1980. 41 years and 75+ game systems later, still dabbling. :-) In my day job, I'm a senior data architect, start-up dabbler and busy dad.
Autarch
 GM, 3387 posts
Mon 17 Jan 2022
at 23:23
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Oren the Exile (msg # 601):

I went to Thousand Oaks High School and then to UCSC. My daughter will be graduating from CalArts this semester (experimental animation).
Autarch
 GM, 3388 posts
Wed 19 Jan 2022
at 15:47
Re: 6th OOC
Just answering Roland's questions before he chooses the next direction for you to go.
Autarch
 GM, 3389 posts
Wed 19 Jan 2022
at 16:31
Re: 6th OOC
I'll have an update tonight.
Roland
 player, 207 posts
Thu 20 Jan 2022
at 19:35
Re: 6th OOC
Busy day; more from me tomorrow or Saturday at the worst.
Autarch
 GM, 3391 posts
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 00:11
Re: 6th OOC
With the new player(s), I need an update marching order before I can update the game.

Currently, we have:

Golo     -- Oren
Betrugar -- Tom
Zaichus  -- Roland

Where does Krovas fit in there?

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 00:12, Fri 21 Jan 2022.

Krovas
 player, 15 posts
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 02:51
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Where does Krovas fit in there?

Krovas settles in between Betrugar and Zaichus.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:55, Fri 21 Jan 2022.

AnotherNewPlayer
 player, 2 posts
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 03:04
Re: 6th OOC
Hey guys. Sorry for not posting lately. Some serious health issues have popped up in my family. I need to take care of them. I do not think I will have much if any time for gaming. Sorry for letting you down and thanks for letting me join.
Autarch
 GM, 3392 posts
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 03:29
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Krovas (msg # 609):

Like so, then.

Golo     -- Oren
Betrugar -- Tom
    --Krovas--
Zaichus  -- Roland

I will update tomorrow.

If you can return to gaming, NewPlayer, feel free to return.
Roland
 player, 208 posts
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 03:55
Re: 6th OOC
Zaichus and Roland are at the front or the back? That's not clear.
Autarch
 GM, 3393 posts
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 14:40
Re: 6th OOC
FRONT
Golo       -- Oren
Betrugar -- Tom
    --Krovas--
Zaichus   -- Roland
BACK
Betrugar
 player, 280 posts
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 21:30
Re: 6th OOC
Best wishes, New Player.
Roland
 player, 209 posts
Sat 22 Jan 2022
at 16:37
Re: 6th OOC
Yeah, that's completely wrong for Roland. Roland should be toward the front. He's basically a melee guy and should be further up.

Who wants to be in back instead of Roland?




Also, everyone remember: you can improve rolls by spending Luck!

This message was last edited by the player at 16:38, Sat 22 Jan 2022.

Krovas
 player, 17 posts
Sat 22 Jan 2022
at 18:44
Re: 6th OOC
Roland:
Also, everyone remember: you can improve rolls by spending Luck!

Thanks for the reminder!

This message was last updated by the player at 18:47, Sat 22 Jan 2022.

Autarch
 GM, 3396 posts
Sat 22 Jan 2022
at 19:04
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Krovas (msg # 616):

Another reminder: as a thief, you choose how many points of luck you wish to spend and then roll your luck die (a d4) that number of times. I don't think you want to roll 5d4 in this case. Thieves regain luck at a rate of 1 per day of rest.

Further, luck can be bummed off of halflings aka luck batteries in DCC. It's good to have a little fellow around until you have drained him of all of his luck in which case you get a replacement.

Since Oren hasn't had a chance to log in, I'm going to wait until he does (or until Monday).

I swapped Oren and Roland's places in the marching order, now posted in the Esoterica thread.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:07, Sat 22 Jan 2022.

Roland
 player, 210 posts
Sat 22 Jan 2022
at 21:36
Re: 6th OOC
That's a good point: does anyone need 2-4 points of luck to bump their roll? Aside from the thief, who can aid himself, as duly pointed out.
Krovas
 player, 18 posts
Sat 22 Jan 2022
at 23:39
Re: 6th OOC
Does it depend on how big a risk you want to take? Like if I risk 3 luck points, I'll likely make 5 (but my likelihood of rolling three 1s shouldn't be ignored!)

OK. Here goes...

This message was last edited by the player at 00:11, Sun 23 Jan 2022.

Betrugar
 player, 282 posts
Sun 23 Jan 2022
at 01:15
Re: 6th OOC
Can Golo make his save by spending 3 luck?
Autarch
 GM, 3397 posts
Sun 23 Jan 2022
at 02:31
Re: 6th OOC
That would put him at 14, yes. 9+2+3=14. Or he could burn one point and borrow a point from Roland who gets +2 for each point burned.
Oren the Exile
 player, 31 posts
Sun 23 Jan 2022
at 17:20
Re: 6th OOC
Oren is only one point away... If I can't borrow then I'll burn my own.
Roland
 player, 211 posts
Sun 23 Jan 2022
at 19:34
Re: 6th OOC

This message was deleted by the player at 19:50, Sun 23 Jan 2022.

Roland
 player, 213 posts
Mon 24 Jan 2022
at 22:04
Re: 6th OOC
Busy couple of days; I'll be able to contribute more Wednesday.
Autarch
 GM, 3402 posts
Wed 26 Jan 2022
at 19:53
Re: 6th OOC
Since we're doing party-based init, I should go ahead and roll it. I switched to d6 vs d6 and will award ties to the party based on Oren's +2 init bonus. It didn't matter for this round. I have come to think that rolling init once every round increases tension, and that I like.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:54, Wed 26 Jan 2022.

Betrugar
 player, 285 posts
Thu 27 Jan 2022
at 17:58
Re: 6th OOC
Makes sense to me.
Roland
 player, 215 posts
Thu 27 Jan 2022
at 21:17
Re: 6th OOC
Works for me. Waiting for everyone to roll individually gets tedious.
Autarch
 GM, 3403 posts
Fri 28 Jan 2022
at 18:27
Re: 6th OOC
Waiting on Mr. Oren and Mr. Yoris.
Autarch
 GM, 3405 posts
Mon 31 Jan 2022
at 00:47
Re: 6th OOC
Party lost init again and is now up.
Roland
 player, 216 posts
Mon 31 Jan 2022
at 21:13
Re: 6th OOC
Work is going to be nuts the next two days; I will likely not update again 'til Wednesday.
Autarch
 GM, 3407 posts
Thu 3 Feb 2022
at 00:29
Re: 6th OOC
Waiting on posts from Golo, Krovas, and Oren.
Autarch
 GM, 3408 posts
Thu 3 Feb 2022
at 14:42
Re: 6th OOC
You're not going to attack, Krovas?
Krovas
 player, 23 posts
Sat 5 Feb 2022
at 01:17
Re: 6th OOC
Question on warrior deeds:
At 1st level, the deed die is d3 and if the player rolls 3 or higher (i.e., 3) and hits, the deed succeeds.
At level 5, the deed die is d7. Does a roll of 3 (and a successful hit) still  mean the deed succeeds? If so, it seems that for high level characters, deeds would almost always succeed on a hit especially as the die gets bigger.
Is that right?
Autarch
 GM, 3409 posts
Sat 5 Feb 2022
at 03:12
Re: 6th OOC
Yes -- with the results of the deed improving with the deed die roll until it hits 7 and plateaus. I have a couple of more modules lined up after this one so we should be able to see that in practice.
Autarch
 GM, 3410 posts
Sat 5 Feb 2022
at 14:34
Re: 6th OOC
Since no one wants to land the killing blow, I will call this encounter and you may proceed.
Autarch
 GM, 3412 posts
Sun 6 Feb 2022
at 21:19
Re: 6th OOC
I have removed Tom from the game. His desultory posts were insufficient to maintain his spot on the roster. Yes, this makes things harder for the rest of you. I suggest you make sure all of your magic items have been equipped.
Betrugar
 player, 287 posts
Sun 6 Feb 2022
at 23:04
Re: 6th OOC
Itís a good thing my posts are always right on time, or weíd really be screwed.
Roland
 player, 218 posts
Mon 7 Feb 2022
at 15:25
Re: 6th OOC
Folks, it's going to be one of "those weeks." Weekend trip coming up Thursday-Sunday which compresses my work week Monday-Wednesday.

I will be able to check in only every few days but will post when able; I just won't be able to post a lot. NPC me if needs be. Will check in IC later today.
Autarch
 GM, 3413 posts
Mon 7 Feb 2022
at 18:22
Re: 6th OOC
OK.

Which corridor do you all want to take out of this cavern?
Betrugar
 player, 289 posts
Mon 7 Feb 2022
at 22:21
Re: 6th OOC
Is Tomís expulsion up for discussion, or is your decision final?
Autarch
 GM, 3414 posts
Mon 7 Feb 2022
at 23:59
Re: 6th OOC
Did you want to adopt him? One of you could run him, I suppose. I did like my final post for him, though.
Krovas
 player, 26 posts
Tue 8 Feb 2022
at 02:03
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Autarch (msg # 641):
Hmmm... What class is Tom? Maybe I could give him a go. At the very least, he'd give Krovas someone to argue with during slow posting times. : )
Autarch
 GM, 3415 posts
Tue 8 Feb 2022
at 03:06
Re: 6th OOC
Dwarf, but he's on the verge of multi-classing into Duergar.
Betrugar
 player, 290 posts
Tue 8 Feb 2022
at 03:18
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Did you want to adopt him? One of you could run him, I suppose. I did like my final post for him, though.


No, Iím referring to Tomís player.  May the player return, or is the expulsion final?

This message was last edited by the player at 03:33, Tue 08 Feb 2022.

Autarch
 GM, 3416 posts
Tue 8 Feb 2022
at 14:16
Re: 6th OOC
It's final. It's already come up before. I'm not here to both DM and play.

I should be more explicit; I told him a ways back that if he wanted to play in this game that he would have to play more. He agreed. But he just hasn't over the intervening months. He's the last to post during combat if he posts at all.

These long-term RPOL games are like long-term relationships. While appetites don't have to be identical, they shouldn't be too far apart. If they are, there is too much friction and resentment.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:37, Tue 08 Feb 2022.

Oren the Exile
 player, 36 posts
Wed 9 Feb 2022
at 20:10
Re: 6th OOC
Anyone have a preference on which way to go? I like North personally.
Krovas
 player, 27 posts
Wed 9 Feb 2022
at 21:41
Re: 6th OOC
North!
Roland
 player, 219 posts
Thu 10 Feb 2022
at 00:55
Re: 6th OOC
North!
Autarch
 GM, 3422 posts
Tue 15 Feb 2022
at 00:08
Re: 6th OOC
Alas, your familiar is second to the party; the trapdoor has already been found.
Autarch
 GM, 3423 posts
Wed 16 Feb 2022
at 00:54
Re: 6th OOC
I don't see how you can pile rubble on top of a trapdoor when everybody will be beneath it to go through the tunnel. Someone would have to remain behind in order to do that.
Autarch
 GM, 3424 posts
Wed 16 Feb 2022
at 15:05
Re: 6th OOC
If I'm missing something, let me know; otherwise, I'll move you down the tunnel revealed by the trapdoor.
Roland
 player, 224 posts
Tue 22 Feb 2022
at 00:20
Re: 6th OOC
I will be offline Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; my substantial posts will be Thursday and Sunday-Monday.
Krovas
 player, 40 posts
 Thief
Tue 22 Feb 2022
at 02:01
Re: 6th OOC
Are there any rules for brute-forcing open a chest?
Autarch
 GM, 3433 posts
Tue 22 Feb 2022
at 21:27
Re: 6th OOC
DC 10 STR check if you have the right tool
DC 15 if you have the wrong one
DC 20 if you don't have either
Autarch
 GM, 3437 posts
Sun 27 Feb 2022
at 19:23
Re: 6th OOC
Game map has been updated.
Roland
 player, 227 posts
Mon 28 Feb 2022
at 15:31
Re: 6th OOC
My posting will be spotty this week due to a business trip and a subsequent busy weekend.
Autarch
 GM, 3439 posts
Wed 2 Mar 2022
at 01:57
Re: 6th OOC
Update tomorrow.
Autarch
 GM, 3450 posts
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 14:59
Re: 6th OOC
Map has been updated; you're in #3.
Autarch
 GM, 3456 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 16:01
Re: 6th OOC
It looks like you're not going to engage the services of the xorn, then?
Betrugar
 player, 302 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2022
at 17:39
Re: 6th OOC
I dunnoÖ maybe we should.
Krovas
 player, 63 posts
 Thief
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 13:53
Re: 6th OOC
If the party can stomach the thought of the hapless drow succumbing to the grim fate of the xorn's appetite... Krovas is all for it!
Autarch
 GM, 3457 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 23:02
Re: 6th OOC
I'll update tomorrow with the consequences of your offer(ing).
Roland
 player, 232 posts
Mon 21 Mar 2022
at 16:42
Re: 6th OOC
This will be another busy week. I will be in my office at work most of the week, which will mean a lot fewer opportunities to post. Expect one more contribution from me before the weekend, not sure which day.
Autarch
 GM, 3459 posts
Mon 21 Mar 2022
at 18:05
Re: 6th OOC
Everybody can post their actions.
Autarch
 GM, 3460 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 13:22
Re: 6th OOC
Krovas, DCC has no real rules of engagement; it's not like you have to take a "full retreat" to get to the back of the line.

You could do a double move back to the room with the chest or you could attack and then go back and cower with the drow.
Betrugar
 player, 303 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 15:25
Re: 6th OOC
Can Betrugar cast Enlarge again?
Krovas
 player, 66 posts
 Thief
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 17:04
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Autarch (msg # 665):
Thanks. Action updated.
Autarch
 GM, 3461 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 20:17
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Betrugar (msg # 666):

He can keep casting enlarge until he gets a lost result on the casting table for that spell. Spellcasting is not the traditional Vancian spell slot system of D&D.

Golo should be wielding the +1 spear you got in the last adventure.
Betrugar
 player, 304 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 22:08
Re: 6th OOC
Thank you for reminding me.

Okay, looks like I did lose it.  Can I cast it again after resting?

This message was last edited by the player at 22:15, Tue 22 Mar 2022.

Autarch
 GM, 3462 posts
Wed 23 Mar 2022
at 01:13
Re: 6th OOC
Yep, after you have rested.

Golo has a d4 deed die as a level 2 fighter. His magic weapon, Ulfheonarís wolf-spear, has some special properties as detailed on the Magical Items thread.
Betrugar
 player, 307 posts
Wed 23 Mar 2022
at 01:53
Re: 6th OOC
Okay, I re-rolled the deed die.

Unfortunately, certain of the spearís properties will be of little use, since Golo has no strength bonus.
Autarch
 GM, 3463 posts
Fri 25 Mar 2022
at 20:39
Re: 6th OOC
Roland and Zaichus, you're up.
Roland
 player, 234 posts
Fri 25 Mar 2022
at 21:56
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Roland and Zaichus, you're up.


Yep. First chance to contribute all week.
Autarch
 GM, 3465 posts
Sat 26 Mar 2022
at 17:04
Re: 6th OOC
The party won init and may act first in this round.
Autarch
 GM, 3466 posts
Wed 30 Mar 2022
at 13:26
Re: 6th OOC
Roland and Zaichus, have at it.
Roland
 player, 240 posts
Mon 11 Apr 2022
at 15:32
Re: 6th OOC
Going to be a hectic week; will update as able. If I'm holding anything up, NPC me.
Oren the Exile
 player, 59 posts
Wed 13 Apr 2022
at 19:49
Re: 6th OOC
If I recall correctly a scroll in DCC uses the spell check of the person who wrote it, no?
Betrugar
 player, 319 posts
Wed 13 Apr 2022
at 21:51
Re: 6th OOC
Oren the Exile:
If I recall correctly a scroll in DCC uses the spell check of the person who wrote it, no?


It depends on the scroll.  Some of them can be read by any class with automatic success, others use the casterís normal spell check roll at -2 or +2, etc.
Autarch
 GM, 3480 posts
Wed 13 Apr 2022
at 22:00
Re: 6th OOC
Yeah, roll a d100. On 1-75, cast as if you were the caster. If you roll higher, I'll let you know.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 22:01, Wed 13 Apr 2022.

Oren the Exile
 player, 60 posts
Thu 14 Apr 2022
at 02:49
Re: 6th OOC
19:48, Today: Oren the Exile rolled 79 using 1d100.  Scroll use.
Oren the Exile
 player, 61 posts
Thu 14 Apr 2022
at 03:29
Re: 6th OOC
20:28, Today: Oren the Exile rolled 13 using 1d20+2.  Sleep spell.
Autarch
 GM, 3482 posts
Sat 16 Apr 2022
at 01:28
Re: 6th OOC
Sorry, I wasn't clear. When I wrote that 2 of the clerics heard the spell, I meant that a 3rd had not. There were 3 there -- 2 were affected -- and 1 made his save.

Golo, a hand axe does d6 dmg.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:29, Sat 16 Apr 2022.

Roland
 player, 242 posts
Sat 16 Apr 2022
at 19:51
Re: 6th OOC
Next contribution from me Sunday; I should have a pretty chill day, all things considered, for once. This week has been hectic!
Betrugar
 player, 322 posts
Sun 17 Apr 2022
at 06:22
Re: 6th OOC
Autarch:
Sorry, I wasn't clear. When I wrote that 2 of the clerics heard the spell, I meant that a 3rd had not. There were 3 there -- 2 were affected -- and 1 made his save.

Golo, a hand axe does d6 dmg.


I updated my post.
Krovas
 player, 83 posts
 Thief
Sun 17 Apr 2022
at 12:32
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Betrugar (msg # 684):
Likewise.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:32, Sun 17 Apr 2022.

Zaichus
 player, 113 posts
Mon 18 Apr 2022
at 00:31
Re: 6th OOC
How many acolytes total are there?
Autarch
 GM, 3483 posts
Mon 18 Apr 2022
at 01:19
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Zaichus (msg # 686):

1 dead, 1 asleep, 1 awake
Autarch
 GM, 3484 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2022
at 23:20
Re: 6th OOC
Zaichus?
Zaichus
 player, 115 posts
Wed 20 Apr 2022
at 18:12
Re: 6th OOC
Sorry for the delay!
Roland
 player, 244 posts
Fri 22 Apr 2022
at 20:47
Re: 6th OOC
Next contribution from me over the weekend--busy times.
Autarch
 GM, 3486 posts
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 14:50
Re: 6th OOC
Roland, Zaichus?
Zaichus
 player, 116 posts
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 18:27
Re: 6th OOC
Disregard the casting roll; I forgot that I needed to try to hit him this round.

Does AC 11 hit? If not, how much Luck do I need to spend to hit him?

13:26, Today: Zaichus rolled 11 using 1d20+1 with rolls of 10.  Attack w/paralyzing strike on caster.
Autarch
 GM, 3487 posts
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 19:02
Re: 6th OOC
You would need 6 luck to hit the caster -- AC's are listed in the updates, btw.
Zaichus
 player, 118 posts
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 19:43
Re: 6th OOC
Yep, I see the AC now, my mistake.
Roland
 player, 246 posts
Thu 28 Apr 2022
at 10:40
Re: 6th OOC
What are the other exits from the room?
Roland
 player, 250 posts
Sun 8 May 2022
at 18:07
Re: 6th OOC
I will be largely unable to post Monday-Wednesday this week. Next contribution from me on Thursday!
Roland
 player, 252 posts
Sun 15 May 2022
at 20:37
Re: 6th OOC
I'm going to be out of pocket/unable to post substantially until Wednesday (if lucky) or Thursday (if not). NPC me if necessary!
Autarch
 GM, 3498 posts
Sun 15 May 2022
at 22:24
Re: 6th OOC
Travel travails. Update is a day or two off.
Roland
 player, 255 posts
Mon 23 May 2022
at 18:39
Re: 6th OOC
FYI, I will be able to post on Friday this week, maybe a little more if I'm fortunate. Work is going to be interesting for a little while. :-) Not bad, just a lot of time in the office, where I can't post.
Autarch
 GM, 3503 posts
Mon 23 May 2022
at 22:42
Re: 6th OOC
Are you returning the central chamber and trying another route or taking the one in the current cavern?
Roland
 player, 256 posts
Fri 27 May 2022
at 19:10
Re: 6th OOC
Sorry for the mental blank but--do we have a wizard in the party?
Krovas
 player, 104 posts
 Thief
Fri 27 May 2022
at 20:33
Re: 6th OOC
In reply to Roland (msg # 701):
*cough*Betrugar*cough*
Oren the Exile
 player, 72 posts
Sat 28 May 2022
at 01:16
Re: 6th OOC
Oren is an elf so, pretty much a wizard...
Roland
 player, 257 posts
Sat 28 May 2022
at 17:54
Re: 6th OOC
Told you my memory was faulty :-)
Roland
 player, 258 posts
Mon 30 May 2022
at 16:26
Re: 6th OOC
Another busy week--main posting days for me this week will be Thursday and Friday.
Betrugar
 player, 339 posts
Tue 31 May 2022
at 09:46
Re: 6th OOC
Betrugar is a wizard, and not just of the pinball variety.
Autarch
 GM, 3505 posts
Tue 31 May 2022
at 20:52
Re: 6th OOC
If you want to do something, go ahead and do it.
Roland
 player, 259 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2022
at 21:13
Re: 6th OOC
Can Roland attack the tentacles without getting any closer than Krovas is?
Autarch
 GM, 3507 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2022
at 21:35
Re: 6th OOC
He is always free to attack with a ranged weapon if that's what you're asking.
Roland
 player, 260 posts
Fri 3 Jun 2022
at 19:29
Re: 6th OOC
Roland has no ranged weapon. Can he attack a tentacle in melee without having to approach its main "body?"
Autarch
 GM, 3508 posts
Sat 4 Jun 2022
at 12:20
Re: 6th OOC
No, he can't.

It's a plant monster -- not a mass of vegetation.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:22, Sat 04 June 2022.

Roland
 player, 261 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2022
at 22:01
Re: 6th OOC
Okay, just wanted to be sure :-)
Autarch
 GM, 3509 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2022
at 23:16
Re: 6th OOC
I'm not sure if you guys are reading each others' posts. Read Krovas's last post.
Autarch
 GM, 3510 posts
Tue 7 Jun 2022
at 20:28
Re: 6th OOC
Gents,

I think I'm going to call this for a few reasons. First, I've realized I don't enjoy DCC as a system. I enjoyed the funnel mechanic and Haley Stroh's adventures. Second, this module (not by Stroh) is a convoluted slog. Third, it's not even written for DCC which causes the intersection of two problems: I don't have a good feel for the challenge level of DCC and I have to translate this one to DCC.

Going forward, I'll probably only be running OSRIC-style adventures, maybe Arden Vul.

Thank you for giving this a go. It's done.
Krovas
 player, 109 posts
 Thief
Tue 7 Jun 2022
at 22:40
Re: 6th OOC
Thanks. It's been fun...
Betrugar
 player, 342 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2022
at 04:45
Re: 6th OOC
Thanks for running this, boss.
Roland
 player, 263 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2022
at 23:49
Re: 6th OOC
Yes, thanks for running!
Oren the Exile
 player, 75 posts
Fri 10 Jun 2022
at 00:25
Re: 6th OOC
Pleasure meeting you all, happy trails!
Autarch
 GM, 3511 posts
Fri 10 Jun 2022
at 01:07
Re: 6th OOC
You're welcome. I guess OSRIC is my one, true love (and Harley Stroh).
Zaichus
 player, 125 posts
Sat 11 Jun 2022
at 01:26
Re: 6th OOC
Pity, because I hate AD&D. I still break out in hives thinking of the to-hit table. With you on Stroh, though--he writes fantastic adventures. Happy gaming!