Marching order.   Posted by Castle Keeper.Group: 0
Castle Keeper
 GM, 35 posts
Thu 15 Sep 2016
at 12:31
Marching order
Now would be a good time for the party to discuss marching order.  I suggest you come up with marching orders for 3 situations:

1. Single file for narrow (e.g., 5 foot wide) corridors.

2. Two column marching for broader (e.g., 10 foot wide) corridors.

3. Open terrain where as many PCs can walk abreast as you might like.
Elwood
 player, 5 posts
 Human Cleric, 2nd Level
Thu 15 Sep 2016
at 16:32
Marching order
In reply to Castle Keeper (msg # 1):

As a cleric, I'm decent with melee combat (AC 16 w/shield, 14 hp, +1 BtH), but more or less useless when it comes to range attacks.  I do have Wisdom as Prime with a +2 modifier, but I would imagine that either the Ranger or Assassin (maybe the Monk?) would be better at running point.

1) Single file:  Maybe best if I'm in position #4 or #5 - at least I can cast Bless if needed

2) Two abreast:  2nd Row

3) Clear area:  I'm fine for being up front near the center, allowing folks with range weapons to be on the flanks

Just some thoughts where I could be, but am very flexible.  I guess the first question is for single file, who should lead?
Khaaven
 player, 20 posts
 Half elf Assass/wiz(1/.5)
Thu 15 Sep 2016
at 16:56
Marching order
Clear area to the front on scout or on a flank

single file about 3 rd if close quarters or up ahead solo on scout

if double rows in second row or well ahead on scout
Dreya
 player, 6 posts
 Level 2 Druid
Thu 15 Sep 2016
at 23:30
Marching order
I feel like Dreya is the squishiest of the group.  Ha ha ha.  Therefore, I thought that these might work?

1) I think that in narrow confines like dungeons, Dreya should take up the rear?  What do you guys think?

2) For the two column marching order, I think she should be in the middle, so perhaps 2nd row.  That way the druid is close enough to those around her to do what party support is possible.

3) In open terrain, it might be nice to have a druid upfront more or taking point along with a ranger.

Let me know your thoughts!
Len Packer
 player, 5 posts
Fri 16 Sep 2016
at 00:09
Marching order
Len's a sturdy fighter. Wherever that's needed, I'm fine.
Cole Hiller
 player, 6 posts
Fri 16 Sep 2016
at 14:39
Marching order
Khaaven your suggestions seem good. Cole will stay by her side in open terrain and in front of her when she is in the middle. May I suggest in dungeons though, we may need your assassin skills up front to disarm traps. My traps skills are limited to a wilderness environment and we have no rogue currently in our party.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:39, Fri 16 Sept 2016.

Castle Keeper
 GM, 43 posts
Tue 20 Sep 2016
at 21:52
Marching order
Since Khaaven is posting the most, I'm going to pick on him and ask him to prepare the 3 marching orders based on the input from this thread.  Post them here and we'll give folks a couple days to request any changes before locking things in.  We still have a wizard waiting to join the game.  We can add him/her to the marching orders once his/her PC is finalized.
Dreya
 player, 17 posts
 Level 2 Druid
Tue 20 Sep 2016
at 22:39
Marching order
Works for me!
Elwood
 player, 9 posts
 Human Cleric, 2nd Level
Wed 21 Sep 2016
at 00:07
Marching order
I'm good
Hugh
 player, 11 posts
 Human Monk
 AC: 14 | HP: 18/18
Wed 21 Sep 2016
at 01:35
Marching order
Hugh will go wherever he is needed in the marching order. He will be equally comfortable anywhere.
Castle Keeper
 GM, 80 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 16:20
Re: Marching order
Castle Keeper:
Since Khaaven is posting the most, I'm going to pick on him and ask him to prepare the 3 marching orders based on the input from this thread.  Post them here and we'll give folks a couple days to request any changes before locking things in.  We still have a wizard waiting to join the game.  We can add him/her to the marching orders once his/her PC is finalized.

I still need a formal set of marching orders.  If Khaaven doesn't want to make the final call, we need someone to step up as leader for this purpose.
Khaaven
 player, 54 posts
 Half elf Ass/wiz(2/1)
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 16:42
Re: Marching order
Will get a post up later tonight unless someone gets it done sooner.
Hugh
 player, 27 posts
 Human Monk
 AC: 14 | HP: 18/18
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 16:59
Re: Marching order
Single file order:
Len
Hugh
Khaaven
Elwood
Vecivious
Dreya
Cole

Two abreast:
Len, Hugh
Khaaven, Elwood
Vecivious, Dreya
Cole

Open Area:
Len, Hugh
Khaaven, Vecivious, Elwood
Cole, Dreya

*Note: Khaaven can scout ahead in warranted situations

This message was last edited by the player at 02:39, Wed 19 Oct 2016.

Dreya
 player, 51 posts
 Level 2 Druid
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 17:08
Re: Marching order
I would put at least one fighter atthe very rear, rather than the squishy druid. She can be 2nd last for all I care. But I defer to more experienced players.
Elwood
 player, 149 posts
 Human Cleric, 2nd Level
Thu 6 Apr 2017
at 15:33
Re: Marching order
The group has changed since we lay did this,  so we may want to work on this again.
Anthony
 player, 81 posts
 Spells: Lvll 0 4/4
 Lvl1 4/4
Thu 6 Apr 2017
at 17:40
Re: Marching order
I would appreciate being in the middle :-)
Castle Keeper
 GM, 243 posts
Thu 6 Apr 2017
at 18:23
Re: Marching order
Talk amongst yourselves, then it falls on Jack to designate the order.  Chime in if you can't live with Jack's decision.
Dreya
 player, 204 posts
 Level 2 Druid
Thu 6 Apr 2017
at 23:51
Re: Marching order
Stick Dreya either by the cleric or the ranger.
Jack
 player, 19 posts
Fri 7 Apr 2017
at 03:46
Re: Marching order
I suggest:

Seline (to check for traps)
Jack
Elwood
Dreya
Anthony
Cole

(Or perhaps Cole could go second if he would be better in the lead if we intend to be sneaky. Jack could then take up the rear.)
Elwood
 player, 150 posts
 Human Cleric, 2nd Level
Fri 7 Apr 2017
at 04:55
Re: Marching order
I might suggest Elwood switching with Cole.  Cole might be better in a frontal attack, plus he has a bow.  Elwood is a decent enough meat shield to cover the rear.
Dreya
 player, 205 posts
 Level 2 Druid
Fri 7 Apr 2017
at 12:45
Re: Marching order
Technically, Dreya has a bow too. She just can't hit anything, though she tries.
Jack
 player, 20 posts
Fri 7 Apr 2017
at 13:51
Re: Marching order
Good thought. Unless there are any objections we'll go with:

Seline
Jack
Cole
Dreya
Anthony
Elwood
Anthony
 player, 84 posts
 Spells: Lvll 0 3/4
 Lvl1 4/4
Fri 7 Apr 2017
at 14:11
Re: Marching order
Could we swap Dreya and Anthony so Anthony's right in the middle?
Dreya
 player, 206 posts
 Level 2 Druid
Fri 7 Apr 2017
at 15:52
Re: Marching order
Works for me!
Jack
 player, 21 posts
Fri 7 Apr 2017
at 16:17
Re: Marching order
Seline
Jack
Cole
Anthony
Dreya
Elwood
Elwood
 player, 151 posts
 Human Cleric, 2nd Level
Fri 7 Apr 2017
at 16:32
Re: Marching order
Looks good
Seline
 player, 62 posts
Fri 7 Apr 2017
at 16:37
Re: Marching order
Gulp good thing I leveled up and got some more hit points
Anthony
 player, 85 posts
 Spells: Lvll 0 3/4
 Lvl1 4/4
Sun 9 Apr 2017
at 01:41
Re: Marching order
Confirmed.