OOC Archive 1.   Posted by DM.Group: archive 1
DM
 GM, 610 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Fri 7 Jul 2017
at 02:51
Re: OOC
Mayon Graycross:
Apparently I need to sacrifice a small child to the dice gods now because that's two Nat 1's in a row that I've rolled with the dice roller. Sigh.


Mayon, you had cast Mage Armor already - it's free to recast so no worries, but if you want you could do something different.
Dweeble
 player, 105 posts
 Halfling
 Rogue
Fri 7 Jul 2017
at 04:19
Re: OOC
DM, if you need any clarification on what would spook Dweeble, just ask.  I figured I'd leave it to your judgement.

Also, I've always been a little iffy on improvised damage with a flask of oil.  I'm not sure if it applies since it says in the PHB what happens with a flask of oil is thrown and hits.  It's also for this reason I am assuming it wouldn't deal sneak attack damage as well.
Jakrynn Redgate
 player, 194 posts
 Young Human
 Bardly Rogue
Fri 7 Jul 2017
at 04:36
Re: OOC
DM:
Jak, what attack are you readying if something/one comes out of the stones? Go ahead and roll for it (if applicable) in case your readied action triggers.


Ah, good question. Ol' Reliable - Vicious Mockery! I shall taunt them a second time!

I...can't really make out anything on the map, so...I'll move forward towards the center of the room a bit to try and be in range with the spell.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:38, Fri 07 July 2017.

Mayon Graycross
 player, 326 posts
 Half Elf
 Warlock--Fey Pact
Fri 7 Jul 2017
at 14:40
Re: OOC
DM:
Mayon, you had cast Mage Armor already - it's free to recast so no worries, but if you want you could do something different.


Ah, I forgot it lasted so long! I'll edit my post once ??? has their turn then, I forgot to we were in initiative now, hehe. Probably going to be either attacking or dodging.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:42, Fri 07 July 2017.

Mayon Graycross
 player, 328 posts
 Half Elf
 Warlock--Fey Pact
Sat 8 Jul 2017
at 00:56
Re: OOC
Given the new circumstances, decided to just straight up delete-and-rewrite the post. The plot thickens! :P
Dweeble
 player, 107 posts
 Halfling
 Rogue
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 02:39
Re: OOC
Don't worry, Mayon!  We'll get you up on this stone one way or another.

On a side note, when Mayon was explaining his Patron situation and dreams, Dweeble wasn't actually there.
Mayon Graycross
 player, 329 posts
 Half Elf
 Warlock--Fey Pact
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 03:02
Re: OOC
Ah, good point! My bad :P Though to be fair...even if she had been there, I'm not entirely sure she would listen.
Dweeble
 player, 108 posts
 Halfling
 Rogue
Sun 9 Jul 2017
at 03:13
Re: OOC
Oh definitely!  I just wanted to point that out so you, and Mayon, know she's not simply being rude or forgetful.  Then again, you might just want to steer clear of a proper explanation.  You start telling her about your dreams and she'll feel apt to share her own.  And everyone knows by now that Dweeble's mind is an oddity to say the least!
DM
 GM, 614 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 11:19
Re: OOC
I'll post a mid-round update (including Larrakh's turn) later today.
Morg Danforge
 player, 276 posts
 mountain dwarf
 fighter 2 (sw0 as1?)
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 11:05
Re: OOC
Thems some hot and cold rolls recently:
Jak's 5d8: 1,8,1,8,1.
Morg's last 2 CON saves: 1, 20.
Maybe Mayon's 2 natural 20s are just a bit delayed after the 2 crit fails and a 5 ;P
Dweeble
 player, 111 posts
 Halfling
 Rogue
Sun 16 Jul 2017
at 17:47
Re: OOC
Hey Morg.  I don't see it in the house rules anywhere but I know that from the PHB you can only deal nonlethal damage with a melee attack.  Not sure if the DM has a different perspective on that or not though!
DM
 GM, 621 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Sun 16 Jul 2017
at 20:35
Re: OOC
Dweeble:
Hey Morg.  I don't see it in the house rules anywhere but I know that from the PHB you can only deal nonlethal damage with a melee attack.  Not sure if the DM has a different perspective on that or not though!


My perspective is you can always deal non-lethal damage with a melee attack, and you can try to do so with a ranged attack ;)
Mayon Graycross
 player, 332 posts
 Half Elf
 Warlock--Fey Pact
Sun 16 Jul 2017
at 21:13
Re: OOC
How about with spells? Because I'd like to try and keep Larrakh alive but...well, I have veeeery limited options unless I want to risk using my Terrible Melee skill.
Dweeble
 player, 112 posts
 Halfling
 Rogue
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 01:09
Re: OOC
In reply to DM (msg # 834):

That's fair enough and makes sense to me!  I was just pointing out that I didn't see or know of anything special for that so I figured I'd bring it up.
Morg Danforge
 player, 279 posts
 mountain dwarf
 fighter 2 (sw0 as0)
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 08:39
Re: OOC
Dweeble:
Hey Morg.  I don't see it in the house rules anywhere but I know that from the PHB you can only deal nonlethal damage with a melee attack.  Not sure if the DM has a different perspective on that or not though!


I figured that melee weapons like javelins with the thrown property, are still melee attacks when thrown because you add your strength modifier, tho it's possible that thrown attacks count as ranged attacks for the purposes of knock outs.
Morg Danforge
 player, 280 posts
 mountain dwarf
 fighter 2 (sw0 as0)
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 15:48
Re: OOC
Morg Danforge:
Dweeble:
Hey Morg.  I don't see it in the house rules anywhere but I know that from the PHB you can only deal nonlethal damage with a melee attack.  Not sure if the DM has a different perspective on that or not though!


I figured that melee weapons like javelins with the thrown property, are still melee attacks when thrown because you add your strength modifier, tho it's possible that thrown attacks count as ranged attacks for the purposes of knock outs.


PHB p.147 states "If a weapon has the thrown property, you can throw the weapon to make a ranged attack", so when thrown it still uses the strength modifier, is still a melee weapon, but the attack is a ranged attack.
Dweeble
 player, 114 posts
 Halfling
 Rogue
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 18:37
Re: OOC
In reply to Morg Danforge (msg # 838):

PHB pg. 198 says "When an attacker reduces a creature to 0 hit points with a melee attack, the attacker can knock the creature out."  So it's not really the type of weapon that matters so much as the type of attack.

Of course, the DM already gave his opinion on the matter and the actual 5e rule isn't relevant because of it!  I just wanted to make that point in case you wanted to not throw the javelin and possibly kill him.  Assuming of course the rule was the 5e standard which the DM has clarified and overruled a bit.
Bramwell Caulder
 player, 247 posts
 Half-Elf Paladin
 Glyphscribe of Deneir
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 18:42
Re: OOC
Just throw the javelin with the spearpoint faced backwards to clonk the guy with the butt-end of the haft for a ranged knockout punch!  That would work perfectly, I'm sure :)
Morg Danforge
 player, 281 posts
 mountain dwarf
 fighter 2 (sw0 as0)
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 19:57
Re: OOC
Dwee, thanks for pointing it out - there are now also some feats that turn out to be useful for strength-based fighters.

Bram, Never throw a javelin backwards at a monk tho ;)
Dweeble
 player, 115 posts
 Halfling
 Rogue
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 20:12
Re: OOC
In reply to Morg Danforge (msg # 841):

Yeah, totally!  I've been reading the PHB more and more lately so I've been picking up on things in my other games as well.  Figured I'd point it out since we want this guy alive.

Plus, it's given me a lot of ideas on what to do with my Use Object bonus action I get next level!  Assuming of course I don't have a change of heart and just take the plunge for Arcane Trickster.  Still a bit iffy on which to go for sure, though definitely leaning towards Thief.
DM
 GM, 623 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 19:47
Re: OOC
Bramwell Caulder:
Just throw the javelin with the spearpoint faced backwards to clonk the guy with the butt-end of the haft for a ranged knockout punch!  That would work perfectly, I'm sure :)

That's pretty awesome - might even give you advantage on a backwards javelin attack.

Re: spells you can also try to be non- lethal with them but might be hard depending on the spell.
Dweeble
 player, 116 posts
 Halfling
 Rogue
Wed 19 Jul 2017
at 02:03
Re: OOC
Welp...  That was about 2 damage shy of instant death.  So at least Dweeble isn't dead yet, right?

Dweeble is sticking to Morg's back from now on!  Spectacles is unlucky!  Assuming she gets back up, of course.  =P

19:01, Today: Dweeble rolled 8 using 1d20+1 with rolls of 7.  Constitution Save.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:05, Wed 19 July 2017.

DM
 GM, 625 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 22:29
Re: OOC
I'm coming back from my trip today (1 day early), which is why I've been radio-silent - I'll most likely wrap up the round & tee up next round tonight or tomorrow. On a plane now and battery about to die!
Bramwell Caulder
 player, 249 posts
 Half-Elf Paladin
 Glyphscribe of Deneir
Fri 21 Jul 2017
at 21:07
Re: OOC
Welcome back, DM!

Oh dang, I totally missed that Bram had Bardic Inspiration!  Is it too late to retroactively use it on the Con save against being mercilessly exploded? :P
Jakrynn Redgate
 player, 199 posts
 Young Human
 Bardly Rogue
Fri 21 Jul 2017
at 21:08
Re: OOC
I try and I try. But you refuse to take my help. LOL!