Meta-game & Rules Discussion.   Posted by The Empire.Group: 0
The Empire
 GM, 424 posts
Mon 25 May 2015
at 10:40
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Shakru:
Ok can I use my battle field expert background with the roll ?

Yes, make your roll and we're done!
The Empire
 GM, 426 posts
Tue 26 May 2015
at 16:24
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Shakru, did you spend a Recovery and I missed it? You are on 5HP according to the Party Stats thread so that (HP will take you out!

If you didn't I will let you retroactively spend one, this battle is going to be tough enough as it is <evil grin>.
Vethryn
 player, 149 posts
 High Elf Cleric
 HP: 32/32 Rec: 7/8
Tue 26 May 2015
at 17:46
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Would it be possible for others to spend recoveries before the battle starts?  I thought I'd done so but I think we all forgot to.
The Empire
 GM, 427 posts
Tue 26 May 2015
at 19:21
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Yes!
Vethryn
 player, 151 posts
 High Elf Cleric
 HP: 32/32 Rec: 7/8
Tue 26 May 2015
at 19:29
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Spent two recoveries, putting me at full HP.
Zanne
 player, 126 posts
 Human Sorcerer
 R 9/9 HP 30/40
Tue 26 May 2015
at 20:09
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Same- two recoveries, full hit points.
The Empire
 GM, 430 posts
Tue 2 Jun 2015
at 09:38
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Before I post a question for Vander:

A lot of the other PCs have spent recoveries. Are you sure you don't want to join them, being on 13HPs and all that...
The Empire
 GM, 432 posts
Tue 2 Jun 2015
at 09:58
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Vander, see the post above.

When you attack the tripod you can target the head with ranged weapons. It has a higher AC but less HPs.

The ballistae are almost ready to fire. Ballista #1 will fire on round 10, #2 on round 15 and #3 on round 20. Past round 20, it doesn't matter if they fire, as the High Ark will be out of range

You can disable the ballistae, or damage the linkages. Alternatively you can assault the central tower itself.

Ballisa 1-3, AC 20, 50HP to disable.
Linkage 1-3, AC 18, 30HP to disable.
Main tower AC 22, 120HP to disable.

However, there are lots of workers swarming about, little clockwork spiders with a claw-full to tools. Each worker can repair 5HP per round. Workers are mooks, AC 16, PD/ED 12, HPs 7.

Nearby:
Ballista #1
Linkage #1
Tripod #1
20 workers

Far Away:
Central tower
Ballista #2-3
Linkage #2-3
Tripod #2
40 workers
Sigmund
 player, 231 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 59/59 Rec:5/9
Tue 2 Jun 2015
at 21:00
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Okay, defender-y question: if the Tripod is engaged with me, does it still get a penalty if it wants to disengage and attack someone else?
Vander
 player, 169 posts
 AC-18, PD-19, MD-14
 HP-45/42 Recovery-8/6
Tue 2 Jun 2015
at 21:27
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
In reply to The Empire (msg # 275):

I was only down 3 HP. I had spent revcovers to bring me back to that point. I posted as much before. So I had 42 HP. The thing did 40 hp, and then does 10 ongoing on the start of my turn, right?

Edit-Here is message #227

Vander:
"Oh sure, he gets all the credit." Vander grumbles while trying not to touch his many wounds. The workers had beaten him soundly, although he had managed to finally destroy thier seige engine.

"I don't like being this beaten up..." He says to the others. Of course, he is rarely this hurt due to the fact the others draw the foe's attension while he strikes them from behind. Not brave, but it was effective.

(Ooc-spends two recoveries to get back to full hp.)

This message was last edited by the player at 21:30, Tue 02 June 2015.

The Empire
 GM, 433 posts
Wed 3 Jun 2015
at 05:34
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Oops, apols, missed that. Also, you won't take the ongoing damage until the end of the round I think (or the beginning of the next one) so you can at least act (and if someone grants you a recovery you will be fine).

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:35, Wed 03 June 2015.

Sigmund
 player, 232 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 59/59 Rec:5/9
Wed 3 Jun 2015
at 14:22
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Sigmund:
Okay, defender-y question: if the Tripod is engaged with me, does it still get a penalty if it wants to disengage and attack someone else?


Need an answer to this question.
The Empire
 GM, 434 posts
Fri 5 Jun 2015
at 05:45
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Since the tripod is way above you trying to stomp you like ants the concept in engaged doesn't make sense in this combat, so no penalties for anyone  disengaging.

However, if you want, I can give it a 50% chance to target Sigmund for a stomp each round instead of anyone else representing you goading it and putting yourself in harms way.
Sigmund
 player, 233 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 59/59 Rec:5/9
Fri 5 Jun 2015
at 13:58
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Good thought. Everyone else take out something else.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:58, Fri 05 June 2015.

Vander
 player, 170 posts
 AC-18, PD-19, MD-14
 HP-45/42 Recovery-8/6
Fri 5 Jun 2015
at 14:42
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
I am waiting for Gilad to go, right?
The Empire
 GM, 435 posts
Sat 6 Jun 2015
at 07:52
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
No need to post in Init order folks, although of course I take it into account when resolving the round.
The Empire
 GM, 436 posts
Sun 7 Jun 2015
at 12:24
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Vander, Vethryn's healing means you stay in positive hit points territory this round! Please edit your post as nowyou can act this round (please include recovery roll and roll for ongoing damage).

Also Zanne has given you fire resistance :)

And Gilad 15 Temp HPs :)

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:30, Sun 07 June 2015.

Vander
 player, 171 posts
 AC-18, PD-19, MD-14
 HP-45/42 Recovery-8/6
Mon 8 Jun 2015
at 16:02
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
In reply to The Empire (msg # 285):

Yah Zanne and Vethryn!

:D

So, I can post and act now, right?
Vethryn
 player, 153 posts
 High Elf Cleric
 HP: 32/32 Rec: 7/8
Tue 9 Jun 2015
at 14:05
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Will the repairing happen before the end of the round? Is it worth trying to take out more workers if Gilad misses some so they can't repair the damage he did? Or should I focus fire on the ballista so the workers can't repair it fast enough?

Also, this round you have +1 to attacks vs the tripod since it's what I last attacked.
The Empire
 GM, 438 posts
Tue 9 Jun 2015
at 15:38
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Yes, the workers act last in the round. I just moved on to round 2 without waiting for Gilad's AoO.
Vethryn
 player, 154 posts
 High Elf Cleric
 HP: 32/32 Rec: 7/8
Tue 9 Jun 2015
at 15:41
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Also, the escalation die should be +2 due to my Invocation of War used last round.  So I believe Sigmund's attack should then be 21 vs AC (including the +1 bonus vs the tripod from my War talent?)
The Empire
 GM, 439 posts
Tue 9 Jun 2015
at 15:50
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Thanks for spotting that, I appreciate it :) Editing the post now.
Sigmund
 player, 236 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 59/59 Rec:5/9
Wed 10 Jun 2015
at 18:04
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Edited mine as well to reflect AC 21 hit.
The Empire
 GM, 453 posts
Mon 13 Jul 2015
at 09:01
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Re the Dice Roller: I have decided from now on to grant you all one re-roll once per battle. If the re-roll is lower, take the original roll +1.

Or I could make your rolls for you to share my amazing Dice Roller Whisperer skills ;)
Sigmund
 player, 244 posts
 Human Fighter
 HP: 59/59 Rec:5/9
Thu 16 Jul 2015
at 23:34
Re: Meta-game & Rules Discussion
Sad part is, I also roll marvelously when I am a GM. :-p

I gratefully accept your kind offer of a once-per-battle re-roll.




Key questions:

1. There is only one tripod left, yes?
2. Is it staggered? Or just dazed?

This message was last edited by the player at 23:36, Thu 16 July 2015.