Sweet, Sweet Backwoods.   Posted by The One Above All.Group: 0
The One Above All
 GM, 140 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Sat 28 Nov 2015
at 23:30
Sweet, Sweet Backwoods
The woods are dark from the thick foliage. You hear the sounds of buzzing insects.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 138 posts
Sun 29 Nov 2015
at 06:52
Sweet, Sweet Backwoods
"Okay, let's spread out and look carefully," said Carpaccio.  What was it with all the insects?
The One Above All
 GM, 141 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Mon 30 Nov 2015
at 03:05
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Everyone agrees, but as you spread out, you can;t see anyone else.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 139 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2015
at 05:55
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"Call out if you find anything!" said Carpaccio, and he began his search.
The One Above All
 GM, 142 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Mon 30 Nov 2015
at 07:39
Sweet, Sweet Backwoods
(OOC: Give me some kind of roll for it.)
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 140 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2015
at 08:31
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Team d10, Overthinker d8 (because thinking through where they could be and re-checking), Senses d8, Covert d8 (to know how things might be hidden)
02:30, Today: Carpaccio Howling Red rolled 5,2,3,2 using d10,d8,d8,d8 ((5,2,3,2)).

Not great-- 8, d8 Effect-- but no Opportunities.

The One Above All
 GM, 143 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Mon 30 Nov 2015
at 09:26
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(OOC: The One Above All rolled 4,6 using d6,d6. Total -10, Effect Die - d4.)

You don't find any melons yet.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 141 posts
Tue 1 Dec 2015
at 09:31
Sweet, Sweet Backwoods
Carpaccio continued to search.

Carpaccio Howling Red rolled 10,5,7,7 using d10,d8,d8,d8 ((10,5,7,7)).  Let's see if 17, d8 effect does it!
The One Above All
 GM, 144 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Wed 2 Dec 2015
at 08:44
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(OOC: Can't beat that.)

You find a ripe melon sitting near a tree.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 142 posts
Wed 2 Dec 2015
at 09:50
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"Found one!" Carpaccio called, and he went to go get it.
The One Above All
 GM, 145 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Wed 2 Dec 2015
at 23:01
Sweet, Sweet Backwoods
When you pick it up, you can hear something behind you.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 143 posts
Thu 3 Dec 2015
at 04:47
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Carpaccio spun around, holding on to the watermelon with one arm.
The One Above All
 GM, 146 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Thu 3 Dec 2015
at 05:51
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You see some of those strange, giant beetles you chased off before.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 144 posts
Thu 3 Dec 2015
at 07:09
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"And we've got trouble!  I need some help here!" he added, shouting again.  He didn't want to fight multiple foes at once if he could help it.
The One Above All
 GM, 147 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Thu 3 Dec 2015
at 07:50
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But no one came.

(OOC: Better act now or you lose your chance to go first)
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 145 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2015
at 21:42
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With the odds against him, he needed a plan of battle, and set to making one at once, regardless of the bugs in front of him.

Solo d6, Overthinker d8, Senses d8, Combat Expert d8, SFX d6.
Carpaccio Howling Red rolled 4,3,8,5,6 using d6,d8,d8,d8,d6 ((4,3,8,5,6)).

So that's a 14, d10 Effect from the SFX.

The One Above All
 GM, 148 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Sat 5 Dec 2015
at 22:53
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(OOC: Doom POOL 2d8 - The One Above All rolled 5,7 using d8,d8. Total - 12, Effect Die - d4. Take it.)

The beetles look at you and then chatter amongst themselves for a bit. They then glare at you and begin launching balls of fire.

(OOC: Team, Demon Roaches, Fire Control, Combat Rookie. The One Above All rolled 5,5,7,4,5,1 using d8,d8,d8,d8,d6,d6. Total -12 Effect Die - d8.)
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 146 posts
Mon 7 Dec 2015
at 05:20
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Using his speed and control of the winds, Carpaccio wove a path through the fireballs, directing them to one side and dodging them when he couldn't.  It looked really cool, but it was so easy to tempt fate by getting too close to them...

Reaction:  Solo d6, Hero Wannabe d4, Speed d8, Air Control d8, Combat Expert d8, Battle Plan d10.
1,2,3,8,8,10 using d6,d4,d8,d8,d8,d10 ((1,2,3,8,8,10)).

1 Opportunity, an 18, d8-- easy.


He then charged to attack, howling a battle cry, using the vortex created in his wake to guide the fireballs back to the beetles!

Solo d6, Hero Wannabe d4, Speed d8 Doubled with Heroic Surge d8, Air Control d8, Combat Expert d8, Battle Plan d10.

4,4,2,6,3,4,2 using d6,d4,d8,d8,d8,d8,d10 ((4,4,2,6,3,4,2))

Not so good, but I don't want this to fail, so I'll spend 1 PP to make this a 14, d10 Effect.

The One Above All
 GM, 149 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Mon 7 Dec 2015
at 06:38
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(OOC: Team, Demon Roach, Hard Shell, Combat Rookie, The One Above All rolled 7,2,1,6,4,2. Total - 13, Effect Die - d8>)

You manage to smash one of the bugs into the ground. They launch one large ball of fire at you.

(OOC: Team, Demon Roaches, Fire Control, Combat Rookie. The One Above All rolled 8,3,4,2,2,1 using d8,d8,d8,d8,d6,d6. Total - 12, Effect Die - d8. One opportunity.)
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 147 posts
Mon 7 Dec 2015
at 07:51
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Reaction:  Same as last time. 3,4,1,6,7,8 using d6,d4,d8,d8,d8,d10 ((3,4,1,6,7,8)) so a 15, d8 Effect and 1 Opportunity... and another PP...

Carpaccio kept moving, evading the fireball, and watched it impact a tree, producing an explosion-- and then he rode the shockwave of the explosion, charging towards the beetles, axe swinging a deadly blow!

Buying that Opportunity for a d10 Stunt.  Solo d6, Descended from Legends d8, Strength d8, Heroic Surge d8, Axe d6, Crushing Blow d6, Battle Plan d10, Stunt d10 reduced to d8.
5,7,1,5,4,2,8,5 using d6,d8,d8,d8,d6,d6,d8,d10 ((5,7,1,5,4,2,8,5))

And I'll spend another PP to make this a 20, d10 Effect in an effort to end this fast!

The One Above All
 GM, 150 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Tue 8 Dec 2015
at 06:59
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(OOC: Buddy, Hard shell, Combat Rookie. The One Above All rolled 2,4,8,6,6 using d6,d6,d8,d6,d6. Total -14, Effect Die - d6.)

Two of the bugs explode.

"Hey, what's going on?" you hear Blacken'd yell as she showed up with Lavender.

The last beetle launches another fireball at you.

(OOC: Solo, Demon roach, Fire Shell, Combat Rookie. The One Above All rolled 4,2,6,4 using d4,d8,d6,d6. Total - 10, Effect Die - d6.)
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 148 posts
Wed 9 Dec 2015
at 09:11
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"Bug attack!" said Carpaccio.  "Back me up here!  Blackn'd, cover my left with booms!  Lavender, try and help me with the fire!"

Cyclonic winds easily deflected the fireball...

Team d10, Descended from Legends d8, Speed d8, Air Control d8, Combat Expert d8, Battle Plan d10.  16 makes this an easy dodge; 1 Opportunity.

...And he charged to attack the remaining beetle, axe held high!

Team d10, Descended from Legends d8, Strength d8, Heroic Surge d8, Weapon d6, Crushing Blow d6, Combat Expert d8, Battle Plan d10=>d8.
10,3,2,5,3,1,7,8 using d10,d8,d8,d8,d6,d6,d8,d8 ((10,3,2,5,3,1,7,8))
So an 18, d10 Effect.

The One Above All
 GM, 151 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Wed 9 Dec 2015
at 09:37
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(ooc: Not going to bother rolling. I can't beat that.)

You bring your axe down, cutting the beetle in half.

"And I missed it?" Blacken'd asked, clearly annoyed.

Lavender looks upset as well.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 149 posts
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 06:24
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"I tried calling for help!" protested Carpaccio.  "This is the second time I've been attacked by bugs like this.  They keep turning up where food or crops are growing, too.  I don't think I like that part."
The One Above All
 GM, 152 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 07:09
Sweet, Sweet Backwoods
"We didn't hear you," Blacken'd said. "Are you sure you called us?"
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 150 posts
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 08:18
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"Very," said Carpaccio, firmly.  "And I use howling winds when I fight, too.  Did you hear those?"
The One Above All
 GM, 153 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 19:51
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"No," Lavender said.

"That is pretty weird," Blacken'd said. "Okay, very weird."
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 151 posts
Thu 10 Dec 2015
at 21:56
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"Huh.  Weird trick they have," said Carpaccio.  "I did find a melon, though."
The One Above All
 GM, 154 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 07:27
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"That's good," Lavender said.

"Let's head back," Blacken'd said.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 152 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2015
at 09:21
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"Sure," said Carpaccio.  But this was twice, now... he ought to tell someone, later.
The One Above All
 GM, 158 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Sat 12 Dec 2015
at 09:08
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You no longer hear the sounds of insects.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 155 posts
Sat 12 Dec 2015
at 11:20
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"...I don't know if that's good or bad," said Carpaccio.  "Let's search, fast!"
The One Above All
 GM, 159 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Mon 14 Dec 2015
at 02:12
Sweet, Sweet Backwoods
(OOC: Give me some kind of search roll.)
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 156 posts
Mon 14 Dec 2015
at 07:48
Sweet, Sweet Backwoods
Team d10, Overthinker d8, Senses d8, Covert Expert d8.
d10,d8,d8,d8 ((6,3,4,4)).
1 PP to make that a 14/d8

The One Above All
 GM, 160 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Tue 15 Dec 2015
at 02:52
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(Doom Pool: 3d8 - The One Above All rolled 8,5,5 using d8,d8,d8. Total - 13, Effect Die - d8.)

You find Acai's sunglasses and a trail of blood drops.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 157 posts
Wed 16 Dec 2015
at 09:33
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"Oh no," said Carpaccio.  "Come on-- let's hurry after him!"

And he did just that!
The One Above All
 GM, 161 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Wed 16 Dec 2015
at 20:40
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You eventually find him, passed out against a tree.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 158 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2015
at 07:53
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"Okay, let's get him back to the house," said Carpaccio.  "Make sure he's all right, and find out what happened.  Um, does anyone know healing magic?"
The One Above All
 GM, 162 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Thu 17 Dec 2015
at 08:21
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"I know some," Lavender said.

She and Blacken'd moved to help you.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 159 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2015
at 09:21
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Carpaccio carried Acai back to the house.
The One Above All
 GM, 197 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Mon 29 Feb 2016
at 01:27
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And you find yourself and your friends back in the woods.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 193 posts
Mon 29 Feb 2016
at 04:57
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"Okay, stick close, everyone," said Carpaccio.  "We don't want to lose anyone."
The One Above All
 GM, 198 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Mon 29 Feb 2016
at 05:53
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"Acai isn't here," Lavender said.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 194 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2016
at 04:30
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Carpaccio smacked his forehead.

"How did that happen?  Did anyone see where he went?"
The One Above All
 GM, 199 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Fri 4 Mar 2016
at 06:03
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"Yes, he was there one moment and gone the next," Lavender said.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 195 posts
Sat 5 Mar 2016
at 22:16
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"He just vanished?" groaned Carpaccio.  "Okay.  Now we definitely need to search for him again.  But stay close."

If it would do any good.  What was he supposed to do about something that could just make anyone vanish at any time, with no defense?
The One Above All
 GM, 200 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Sat 5 Mar 2016
at 23:14
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"How?" Lavender asked.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 196 posts
Tue 8 Mar 2016
at 23:00
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"...let me try something," said Carpaccio.  He sniffed the air, hoping to pick up Acai's scent.
The One Above All
 GM, 201 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Wed 9 Mar 2016
at 02:18
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You get a faint scent quite a distance ahead.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 197 posts
Wed 9 Mar 2016
at 03:37
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"This way," said Carpaccio, leading them in that direction.
The One Above All
 GM, 202 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Fri 11 Mar 2016
at 03:40
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"How'd he get over there?" Blacken'd asked.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 198 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2016
at 21:28
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"The bugs used portals before," said Carpaccio.  "The might warp space, for all I know, on top of that."
The One Above All
 GM, 203 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Sun 13 Mar 2016
at 05:25
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As you run ahead, you find Acai unconscious and propped against a tree.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 199 posts
Sun 13 Mar 2016
at 23:47
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Carpaccio lead the others over to where Acai lay, and he looked his fallen friend over.  What on earth could have done this to him, and so quickly?
The One Above All
 GM, 204 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Mon 14 Mar 2016
at 01:23
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Acai twitches and opened his eyes.

"What happened?" he asked.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 200 posts
Wed 16 Mar 2016
at 01:51
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"You just vanished completely," said Carpaccio, "again.  Seriously, stop doing that!"
The One Above All
 GM, 205 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Wed 16 Mar 2016
at 02:40
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"I don't know how it's happening!" Acai said.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 201 posts
Wed 16 Mar 2016
at 03:33
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"...maybe it's something in these woods," said Carpaccio.  "In which case, let's get out of here."
The One Above All
 GM, 206 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Thu 17 Mar 2016
at 04:05
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"Should we grab some wood while we're here?" Lavender asked.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 202 posts
Sun 20 Mar 2016
at 21:02
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Carpaccio started to answer at once, paused.

"Well, all right," he said, "but we have to be quick about it."
The One Above All
 GM, 207 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Tue 22 Mar 2016
at 01:03
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It didn't take long and soon there were a couple of arm fulls of wood.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 203 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2016
at 04:24
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"Okay, stick close and let's hurry back," said Carpaccio.
The One Above All
 GM, 208 posts
 Ambrosia
 Mannah
Fri 25 Mar 2016
at 02:07
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You managed to get out of the woods without any problems.
Carpaccio Howling Red
 player, 204 posts
Sat 26 Mar 2016
at 05:11
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"Okay, glad we made it," said Carpaccio, "but there is something seriously weird about those woods.  You should keep an eye out for trouble."