OOC.   Posted by Mittens.Group: 0
Emerald
 player, 194 posts
 Halfling Redhead
 Arcane Singer
Wed 29 May 2013
at 16:34
Re: OOC
Good: 4th edition in Pathfinder setting is a daring task and I knew it would provide problems both foreseen and unforeseen. So kudos for taking it on. Also, visuals. Thank you for providing links and such. Those will make a huge difference overall. That said...

Bad: Photobucket. If a link leads me to photobucket, it takes a jig to view the image. I have scriptblocker on firefox. I tried allowing photobucket, that didn't work. Tried allow all this page (Which I don't like having to do in the first place since that can screw up dozens of other tabs), that didn't work. Closed it, re-opened it, and finally the picture shows up. Next step was going to be using IE. :\

Ugly: I'll give kudos to Tym for being an intimidating rock-monster in general. And as always, it does show that Omira's player is more concerned about everyone having fun. Kyle is always fun to play with, but overkilling with acid was fun.

Speaking of, for those who didn't catch the reference, Emerald saying "There is no overkill. Only kill or no kill." was a line from an episode of an old 80's cartoon called Inhumanoids. :) But it happened to fit.

As a side note, Sahba was a fun character while he lasted... >.> But sadly, he left. If Salow ever comes back to the world of gaming, I'm going to drag him back to playing Sahba to see how that goes. I saw lots of potential there.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:36, Wed 29 May 2013.

Kyle
 player, 17 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Wed 29 May 2013
at 20:08
Re: OOC
Good:  Nthing the brave efforts of Chris having to convert things from one system to another (which is at least 80% my fault for my familiarity with 4th and having forgotten how to play 3.5 pretty much entirely).

Bad: As convenient as it was against an annoying enemy (Omira would have done just fine if not for the force Re-Rolls), I feel slightly like I caused an anti-climax for the rest of the party last fight.  Not bad enough to regret nobody getting hurt beyond Tym braving pointy plants for us.

Ugly: I keep taking this part literally and forgetting it actually means good things to you guys.  Tym willingly taking a facefull of HP loss for the sake of the party not needing to deal with enough more dice rolls than several character creations was nice of him.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:20, Thu 30 May 2013.

Kyle
 player, 18 posts
 Crossbow of SCIENCE...
 Or MAGIC? I always forget
Thu 30 May 2013
at 17:20
Re: OOC
I was admittedly vague, the shooting things was just an example.  Kyle's more intending just for someone sneaky to peek through the windows without being noticed to have a better heads up on what's waiting for us inside, instead of walking face first into it like usual.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:20, Thu 30 May 2013.

Emerald
 player, 196 posts
 Halfling Redhead
 Arcane Singer
Thu 30 May 2013
at 20:25
Re: OOC
fixed post. And while the wording may have been vague-ISH, I think it's more because I read the ooc commentary that followed what Kyle said and my brain thought he actually said "lets circle around and shoot at things"
Terdisas
 GM, 532 posts
Fri 31 May 2013
at 22:21
Re: OOC
Quest For Glory 1-5 bundle (includes both versions of 1) is on half off sale for Five Dollars at GOG.com

GOG makes games playable + includes the manuals and images of the various bits (such as the Maps of Shapier, and the Correspondence course guides).  Though I'm sure Tim has the old games workable through some means or the other by now.

Just a reminder, since the company is in some ass end nook of Europe, USA credit cards are often blocked (my Paypal based on my card was a workaround, until it wasn't.  I've since arranged for the company to be allowed by my card).
Mittens
 GM, 421 posts
Sat 1 Jun 2013
at 19:08
Re: OOC
Sweet!  Thanks!
Terdisas
 GM, 533 posts
Sat 1 Jun 2013
at 19:23
Re: OOC
Mittens:
Sweet!  Thanks!

Oh right, GOG is DRM free.  Just make one account for you and Tim to share.

EDIT: Also got Kyle's initiative up on the Map.  Oh wow, 8.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:26, Sat 01 June 2013.

Mittens
 GM, 422 posts
Sun 2 Jun 2013
at 02:34
Re: OOC
Purchased, downloaded, and installed!  Thanks!  :D
Terdisas
 GM, 534 posts
Mon 3 Jun 2013
at 01:41
Re: OOC
Tim: enjoying quest for glory 1.  went with original rather than vga remake.
Me: glad it's workin out.  I really need to get around to the fan remake of 2 sometime
Tim: ...Fan remake?

Oh my God.  I know I told you guys about this, but it was well over a year ago.  VGA styled remake of Trial By Fire, character import functional apparently.  Not 100% same as original, there's a Pizza Elemental sideboss and the Cheat Codes just set all your stats to 1 if it isn't New Game Plus, etc.

http://www.agdinteractive.com/games/qfg2/
Timothius
 GM, 116 posts
Mon 3 Jun 2013
at 18:29
Re: OOC
That was Chris you were talking with, btw. I only took over briefly to say hi. Though as I remember it, when you told me about the fanmade remake of QFG2, it was still being made and wasn't ready to be played yet (otherwise, I'd have installed it and played it back then). Now that it is, though.... :9

TY for the link!

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:29, Mon 03 June 2013.

Terdisas
 GM, 535 posts
Tue 4 Jun 2013
at 00:14
Re: OOC
Tim requests I paste this

Meanwhile, what I was thoroughly distracted with (Byron paused game to show Puff and I these vids from an upcoming Rooster Teeth production):
Red - http://youtu.be/pYW2GmHB5xs
White - http://youtu.be/Vt9vl8iAN5Q
Black - http://youtu.be/ImKCt7BD4U4
Yellow - http://youtu.be/QCw_aAS7vWI
Mittens
 GM, 423 posts
Wed 5 Jun 2013
at 16:13
Re: OOC
Did a little number crunching.  The ambush encounter was just enough to put the Thunderspire group to lvl 6.
Callie
 NPC, 154 posts
 Cleric of Sehanine
 Lover Halfling
Wed 5 Jun 2013
at 18:57
Re: OOC
Oh dear... our group just got hilariously more badass... O.o
Level 6!
New feat!
New Utility!
Half level bonus! (so level up skills, defenses and attacks!)
Jake
 player, 57 posts
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 04:19
Re: OOC
Question for SoW group:
The next module, Fist of Mourning, is an optional side-quest designed for helping lvl 10 PC groups that didn't quite make it to lvl 11.  It doesn't really tie into the main arc in any way I can tell and is entirely skippable.  Do we want to work through this module and skip any XP so we don't out-level the rest of the rest of the adventure series?  Do we want to skip it entirely?  Do we want to go through some of the encounters and not others?  Be warned, it involves Slaads...  Nasty demon frogs that implant eggs in you that if you fail two DC 20 endurance checks...  your character dies.

Chaos Phage
Level 16 Disease

Initial Effect: A slaad
embryo is implanted in
the target.

Endurance improve DC 25,
The target
is cured.

maintain DC 20,
No change.

worsen DC 19 or lower

The target takes a –2 penalty to
Will. While bloodied, the target
succumbs to madness and attacks
the nearest creature.

Endurance improve DC 25,
The target
returns to the initial effect.

maintain DC 20,
No change.

worsen DC 19 or lower:

The target dies, and a slaad tadpole
burrows out of its skull (see MM 237).

Jake will have to roll 19 or better to not die of this thing.  I can DM handwave successes or we can spend uglies like candy at the end of the adventure to remove the disease.  Or we can take our chances and use resurrection rituals if PCs die.  I'm inclined to give it a shot and just skip over the boring looking encounters just to test drive our new paragon paths, but it's up to you guys.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:20, Fri 07 June 2013.

Terdisas
 GM, 536 posts
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 04:50
Re: OOC
Reminder of 4th Editions Cure Disease methods.  You add the Level of the disease to the Heal check (no take tens), to this results list here.

0 or lower: Death.
1–9: Damage equal to the target’s maximum hit points
10–19:  Damage equal to one-half of the target’s maximum hit points
20–29:  Damage equal to one-quarter of the target’s maximum hit points
30 or higher:  No damage

However, for a level 10 party vs a level 16 disease, that's STILL better odds than making your Extended Rest checks to survive.  17-25 for the patient to get their ass handed to them with 3/4 the patient's max HP in damage, but cured.  Vs "Please roll 25 or more to improve at all".

At least, you can't be infected by the same thing more than once.  And in 4th ed, getting infected by a Monster Attack is one Save Throw roll at the END of an encounter instead older "you'll probably get mummy rot every single time the mummy attacks you".

Another silver lining for Cure Disease.  It's a Lv 6 ritual that only takes Ten Minutes (disenchant magic item takes like, an hour), and the Component cost is 180 GP.  It does not scale with needs or level like a lot of rituals.

Also, the Remove Curse equivalent ritual works same as cure disease for if that comes up.

EDIT: Reminder, I'm 90% sure the Cure Disease results take effect before Extended Rest gives you any hitpoints back.

Fortunately, Sladd disease progression has enough leeway that you can sleep and fail once without dying, but have full HP so survive the next day's ritual unless you get DEATH.

You guys can afford raise dead rituals right?

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:54, Fri 07 June 2013.

Jake
 player, 58 posts
Sun 9 Jun 2013
at 15:04
Re: OOC
Turns out the module's claims about level projections were misleading.  So I'll be squeezing in the Slaad adventure so we stay on track XP wise.  Fun times.
Terdisas
 GM, 537 posts
Fri 14 Jun 2013
at 00:15
Re: OOC
It's been almost a week and things STILL are not done, ugh.  I'm borrowing ancient computer that wants to kill itself attempting to use multiple browser tabs, let alone use Roll20 well >.>

Flooring is ALMOST finished (down but not fully sealed at some edges), MOST of the wall repairs are done (but at least fumigation and sealing of the Ants most favorite holes are dealt with). Tomorrow I'll be grabbing gloves, cheap dust mask, and buying fresh saftey goggles to assault ancient, Pink, lead based paint with a wire brush to get rid of the loose bits.

No clue when I'll have my computer and casual net usage back up, let alone staying up considering things have gone on this long.

Though I'll be attempting to catch up with various posts tonight at least.
Timothius
 GM, 117 posts
Fri 14 Jun 2013
at 00:50
Re: OOC
Hope things go as well as they can for you. :\
Mittens
 GM, 424 posts
Fri 14 Jun 2013
at 03:39
Re: OOC
Wow sheesh.  What Tim said.
Terdisas
 GM, 539 posts
Mon 17 Jun 2013
at 01:27
Re: OOC
  Pink lead paint chips bouncing off the side of my head is worse than it sounds, honest.  Though your Glasses fogging up at the same time as full size safety goggles fogging up is as bad as it sounds.

  Progress though.  Have my computer stuff set up at the moment, which I'll have to disconnect and move to safety again anyways for further wall work tomorrow/tues.  But if things progress at the speed they are supposed to, me and my brother can get to putting everything back, setting up the new futon cushion and it's coverings, and my new fancy desk chair put in place instead of this folding one.

  It's apparently a month until the (thank god half off) new recliner is available.  I still need to get my brother to arrange it to be DELIVERED instead of us trying to cram a full size, back does not detach, in box, recliner into a vehicle, bring it into the house and maneuver it down narrow hall bits ourselves.

  Which he has assumed will 'probably' fit because he didn't take any measurements.  But then, 350 for a good new recliner is a price you do admittedly need to grab then and there.
Terdisas
 GM, 540 posts
Tue 18 Jun 2013
at 22:36
Re: OOC
Progress?:  Oh cool, aside from a spare outlet a family friend is setting up, we can start putting everything... back...

Oh, right.  The guy we hired on a flat rate still hasn't finished caulking the gaps between the new floor tile in this room and the hallway.  Only 1.2 Walls are done, and tiny ants are enjoying one of the open far corners left open.

His excuse was that he ran out of caulk... several days ago (he had bought two whole tiny tubes for what's basically 1/2 this floor's worth of wall).

He's a nice guy, but he's kind of terrible about getting any length of work done on a day, if he even shows up.  If he was being paid by the hour he was actually at our house, we'd have to murder him because 4/5 of when he's at the house he's not doing anything, before he leaves early.

At least the corner I set up shop in is dealt with, which is good because I got a new desk ordered.  The good news, nice desk.  The obvious bad news, oh god home assembly required.

EDIT:  To make matters more facepalm, the new bulk floor tiles (simply put down over the old, not actually cleaned up at all because we can feel the broken bits of old one under it) thing was supposed to be a simple side project for bad weather days, when he couldn't strip the old lead paint from our house and repaint it.

He's done basically nothing there either so far.  Bluuuh.  There's only so much sympathy "His wife got caught out making up things and trying to get her kids to lie about him hitting her in divorce court" can carry a guy already paid to do a job and taking it to mean sit around doing nothing for 3/4 the time he's actually at the house.  Besides which, the half assed pace means he's getting less work to be paid for over the span of the month.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:43, Tue 18 June 2013.

Timothius
 GM, 120 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 22:40
Re: OOC
You never know the things that come from internet research. In this case, researching lagomorphs so I can know more about what I can do with the moogle race:

http://wallpaper.imcphoto.net/...-rabbits-in-love.jpg
Timothius
 GM, 123 posts
Fri 19 Jul 2013
at 16:50
Re: OOC
All but completely decided on the name "Atlas Gunfist" for my moogle. Seems moogles don't get surnames, so his surname would be something he's kind of earned. He might have other nicknames he goes by, like the moogles might call him "Atlas Leopardskin" since he's had that spotty fur pattern from birth.

I think one of my goals, besides questing for bullets for my Magun, will be to earn a Space Mutiny style list of nicknames. XD
Joe
 player, 321 posts
Sat 20 Jul 2013
at 07:52
Re: OOC
  <First World Problems>

 Many years ago, I forget if it was either for my Birthday or Christmas, I asked for a Megazord 'the one that combines from the five robots'.  I was told that I got a megazord, and it turned out to just be an 8 inch tall megazord that was one single item.

  Thursday, while I was browsing Toys R Us near where Mom's pool rehab is, I saw the 20th Anniversary Legacy Megazord.  Which was all five robots that combined and everything (also there, a cool lego robot).  I called my brother for some price checking.  "Hey, they have 20th anniversary megazord.  Yes it is the five smaller robots that combine into the big robot, if even does that tank thing."

  Brother goes "Oh sure, that's cheaper on amazon. I'll order it and the legos for you."  They came today, but since today was insane I didn't open the box till right now.

  It is an 8 inch tall single item made of die cast metal and plastic.  It's a lot nicer than the one I got ages back (because it is an expensive poseable), but still no proper megazord.

  So I'm just ordering the damn thing from Toy's R Us (its $83 one left in stock, through $120 plus on amazon) for the price I saw it at the store, plus shipping, and probably taking even longer to get here than next Thursday when I'd be next to the actual store, but due to how life works would be guaranteed to no longer have it.

  If you want a Megazord done right, place the order yourself I guess?

</first World Problems>

This message was last edited by the player at 08:09, Sat 20 July 2013.

Mittens
 GM, 439 posts
Sat 20 Jul 2013
at 16:20
Re: OOC
Joe:
but still no proper megazord.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;.;

Joe:
one left in stock,


WHEW!  YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!