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DM Kool
 GM, 80 posts
 The Overmind of all
 things creepy-crawly
Thu 25 Jan 2007
at 21:43
Re: Posting order
Kylie:
That's why when this first came up I tried to give you some advice about handling encounters such as these and awarding XP more fairly.  It went ignored, however.

Maybe I just didn't see it?  Usually I don't have time to read the longer posts.
Kylie
 player, 180 posts
 Init +4  AC17/Fl15/Tch14
 HP 23/29    F+3/R+9/W+2*
Thu 25 Jan 2007
at 22:14
Re: Posting order
Maybe, that is so.  But as a DM I consider it my responsibility to read even the longest of posts unless they are made by Joey Shepherd, but those are novel-length so they don't count.  :p
DM Kool
 GM, 83 posts
 The Overmind of all
 things creepy-crawly
Fri 26 Jan 2007
at 01:28
Re: Posting order
Yes, I have had experience with those.  However, my time on here is usually limited, but I read them when I have the time.
DM Mike
 GM, 1005 posts
 ...
Fri 26 Jan 2007
at 13:36
Re: Posting order
Korgan Nkopno:
Actually I think and have been thinking for a while, that a level span like 3rd and 9th level in the same group is really almost imopssible to DM in combat adventures. I gave discussed moving to the high-lrvel area and I have decided to do so.


We had a discussion about this over in the DM's Lounge in the fall of last year.  In some encounters, usually RP based ones, it is not a problem.  But in combat encounters it gets hard.  You can't always have one "boss" NPC for the higher level PCs to fight and fodder for the lower level PCs to go after.  Used too much, it is a fake, it feels fake, and is not all that satisfying.

If new PC and player blood is needed for this region, there are always interested players in RoA, with new ones coming in weekly.  The region won't stay stagnant, that's for sure!
Quinlan Fairfellow
 player, 37 posts
 18/18 AC/FF/T 17/14/13
 Init: +3 F/R/W: 3/8/0
Fri 26 Jan 2007
at 20:28
Re: Posting order
I'm planning on sticking around. Hoping Rayorr feels the same. :-)
DM Mike
 GM, 1006 posts
 ...
Sat 27 Jan 2007
at 03:56
Re: Posting order
Here's the immediate plans for the region:

First the treasure must be split, then the group takes the dwarven artifacts found in the last encounter back to the old cleric in Sulasspryn (near the Galena Mountains - see the Maps and Images page for its location - it is on the middle map).

Then he will reward the party.  DM Kool and I will reward final end-of-quest XPs then, too.

We hope that out-going players and their PCs will stick around at least that long.  It should take no more than a week.

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Once those PCs who are leaving move on, DM Kool and I will recruit new players to come in with 3rd level PCs.

We'll also put up new ARPs (Adventure Reply Posts) for the region and move on to Taverns (RPing and rumor-mongering) mode until a new party is formed.

Then we begin anew!
Palanhilion
 player, 50 posts
 Init:  +8  AC: 14/12/10
 HP: 21/21    F+2 R+4 W+4
Sat 27 Jan 2007
at 12:40
Re: Posting order
DM Mike:
We hope that out-going players and their PCs will stick around at least that long.  It should take no more than a week.

Sure, I'll stick around until then.
Kylie
 player, 183 posts
 Init +4  AC17/Fl15/Tch14
 HP 23/29    F+3/R+9/W+2*
Sat 27 Jan 2007
at 16:11
Re: Posting order
Of course, Mike, anything for you.  :)
Rayorr
 player, 30 posts
 Ini:+0, AC:18 FF:17 T:11
 HP:20/20, Svs:F+6/R+1/W+7
Sat 27 Jan 2007
at 17:36
Re: Posting order
I'm moving on but can linger in a roleplaying mode if it helps put a bow on things.
DM Kool
 GM, 85 posts
 The Overmind of all
 things creepy-crawly
Sat 27 Jan 2007
at 19:29
Re: Posting order
Looks like Quinlan is the only one staying on.
Korgan Nkopno
 player, 700 posts
 HP 57/89  AC 17/17/14
 Ini +2, Sv +9F/+4R/+2W
Sat 27 Jan 2007
at 21:58
Re: Posting order
I will stick around until then too of course :)
Korgan Nkopno
 player, 703 posts
 HP 75/89  AC 17/17/14
 Ini +2, Sv +9F/+4R/+2W
Tue 30 Jan 2007
at 00:04
Re: Posting order
Nice little roll for 9th level hp :)

01:03, Today: Korgan Nkopno rolled 12 using 1d12. HP.
DM Kool
 GM, 86 posts
 The Overmind of all
 things creepy-crawly
Tue 30 Jan 2007
at 01:38
Re: Posting order
Umm, which XP chart did you use?
Quinlan Fairfellow
 player, 42 posts
 18/18 AC/FF/T 17/14/13
 Init: +3 F/R/W: 3/8/0
Tue 30 Jan 2007
at 07:41
Re: Posting order
Congratulations!
Korgan Nkopno
 player, 704 posts
 HP 75/104  AC 17/17/14
 Ini +2, Sv +9F/+5R/+3W
Tue 30 Jan 2007
at 08:06
Re: Posting order
Actually none, I did some typing over at the OOC-board.
Palanhilion
 player, 53 posts
 Init:  +8  AC: 14/12/10
 HP: 21/21    F+2 R+4 W+4
Tue 30 Jan 2007
at 08:12
Re: Posting order
Wow, over 100 max HPs?  I'm impressed!
DM Kool
 GM, 87 posts
 The Overmind of all
 things creepy-crawly
Tue 30 Jan 2007
at 20:52
Re: Posting order
Okay, XP updated.
Quinlan Fairfellow
 player, 45 posts
 18/18 AC/FF/T 17/14/13
 Init: +3 F/R/W: 3/8/0
Wed 31 Jan 2007
at 07:52
Re: Posting order
Niiice, one more encounter like this one and Quinlan will be gaining his second ranger level: two-weapon fighting here I come! Any suggestions for a suitable combo? Longsword-shortsword? Scimitar-dagger?
Korgan Nkopno
 player, 705 posts
 HP 75/104  AC 17/17/14
 Ini +2, Sv +9F/+5R/+3W
Wed 31 Jan 2007
at 08:29
Re: Posting order
Shortsword-Shortsword I think, to gain double effect of weaponfocus, imp crit etc.
Kylie
 player, 185 posts
 Init +5  AC20/Fl20/Tch14
 HP 41/41    F+4/R+11/W+3*
Wed 31 Jan 2007
at 14:08
Re: Posting order
A rapier is a good choice for TWF, you can use your Dex instead of Str to attack with the Weapon Finesse feat, and the crit is 18-20/x2.
Korgan Nkopno
 player, 706 posts
 HP 75/104  AC 17/17/14
 Ini +2, Sv +9F/+5R/+3W
Wed 31 Jan 2007
at 15:15
Re: Posting order
But you cannot use it in the off-hand without penalties.
Quinlan Fairfellow
 player, 46 posts
 18/18 AC/FF/T 17/14/13
 Init: +3 F/R/W: 3/8/0
Wed 31 Jan 2007
at 15:25
Re: Posting order
Yeah, it's a -2 penalty to both on and off-hand attack rolls, in addition to the penalties already incurred from TWF.
Kylie
 player, 186 posts
 Init +5  AC20/Fl20/Tch14
 HP 41/41    F+4/R+11/W+3*
Wed 31 Jan 2007
at 16:07
Re: Posting order
Use it in your primary hand and then a short sword or dagger in your left.
Palanhilion
 player, 55 posts
 Init:  +8  AC: 14/12/10
 HP: 21/21    F+2 R+4 W+4
Wed 31 Jan 2007
at 16:22
Re: Posting order
I agree with Korgan, using two of the same weapon is a great idea - that way, you can take feats like Weapon Focus and Improved Critical and have it affect both weapons.  Just don't try dual-weilding scimitars, you'll have lawyers after you sent by the spooooky wizard who happens to live by the coast, heh.  :p
Kylie
 player, 187 posts
 Init +5  AC20/Fl20/Tch14
 HP 41/41    F+4/R+11/W+3*
Wed 31 Jan 2007
at 16:25
Re: Posting order
I agree with Palan's proposal in the IC thread...