Game Discussion.   Posted by GM-NameShortage.Group: 0
Untin Blackstone
 player, 56 posts
 Dwarf Rogue 1
Tue 1 Sep 2020
at 14:08
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Thanks ... really needed to decompress over the weekend. And yesterday turned quite hellish mid-morning as the folks in CA realized they don't have the other employees to lean on anymore. Spent most of the rest of the day chasing fires.

Today is quiet so far, but it's 7 a.m. out there now. We'll see how things go in an hour or two.

I'll try to catch up on here now.
Tomack Quicksilver
 player, 75 posts
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 16:36
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That's it. Next time we win surprise, I am just skipping it.

Look at it this way, if we skipped surprise and it won initiative, it would have to have delayed its actions, since it did not see us and we would have been able to get both a move and a standard action before it.
GM-NameShortage
 GM, 103 posts
 In-person game on hold
 Finding refuge online
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 16:47
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In that scenario, yeah, the Surprise Round didn't help Tomack because of the corridor, but it allowed Zara to get into position. If you had won Initiative, the spell would have prevented the charge (which I rolled terribly on lol). The Surprise Round helped in the Goblin fight, allowing you to get into position for Color Spray before they could react.
Tomack Quicksilver
 player, 77 posts
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 17:00
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In reply to GM-NameShortage (msg # 134):

Only because of Initiative. Surprise should always benefit the surprisor, but rules do not reflect that.
GM-NameShortage
 GM, 104 posts
 In-person game on hold
 Finding refuge online
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 17:04
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That's fair. The "only a standard or move" is limiting and I've read a lot of stuff about how to optimize that. The best melee thing to do is probably the "standard action only charge" where you move up to your speed and attack, but that's about it. It definitely benefits ranged characters the most.
Tomack Quicksilver
 player, 78 posts
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 17:20
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In reply to GM-NameShortage (msg # 136):

Can't charge around a corner. The only real benefit would be for a round of buff spells.
GM-NameShortage
 GM, 106 posts
 In-person game on hold
 Finding refuge online
Sat 5 Sep 2020
at 03:10
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Sorry for the late post. When a cat sleeps on your lap, you don't move lol
GM-NameShortage
 GM, 111 posts
 In-person game on hold
 Finding refuge online
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 20:53
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Do you want to swap the marching order for Zara to be up behind Untin since she has a slow move speed?
Zara
 player, 33 posts
 Oread Warpriest 1
Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 23:40
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I think that was the original plan for battle situations. It just got lost in the shuffle.

It's fine for now. She wouldn't have been able to jump and do anything this turn even if she was behind Untin.

I see Boots of Expeditious Retreat or similar in her future, if we ever get some hefty loot and opportunity to buy stuff.
Tomack Quicksilver
 player, 82 posts
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 15:09
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Ok, I am back from vacation. Lets get to killing things.
GM-NameShortage
 GM, 113 posts
 In-person game on hold
 Finding refuge online
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 17:22
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Woo! Welcome back!

Sentara, where did you and the animals want to move to? Tomack is at G14.
Sentara
 player, 56 posts
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 17:36
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In reply to GM-NameShortage (msg # 142):

Just behind him. Lets see how far Zara gets. I do not want to block her.
GM-NameShortage
 GM, 115 posts
 In-person game on hold
 Finding refuge online
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 17:58
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I edited the last post and map with the new positions. Zara and Untin left to go before Chon Chon 1 and 3.
GM-NameShortage
 GM, 117 posts
 In-person game on hold
 Finding refuge online
Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 18:24
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Dude, Untin, I groaned so hard when all the rolls came in. That's crap luck. Also, sorry to hear about your computer. Laptop or desktop?
Untin Blackstone
 player, 65 posts
 Dwarf Rogue 1
Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 19:58
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Laptop. I had gotten a new battery for it, and have been having over-temp issues ever since. I can run one application for about 15 minutes, then have to close out and let it cool. There's nothing extraneous running in the background, and I even shut down all the little desktop gadgets. Weirdest thing I've seen in a while.

A new laptop is in the cards (this one is about 7 years old); just have to pick which one.
GM-NameShortage
 GM, 119 posts
 In-person game on hold
 Finding refuge online
Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 20:08
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Eewwww. It's gotta be the battery, right? And yeah, 7 years for any electronic is a good lifespan lol

I have an ASUS ROG laptop. I'd prefer a desktop, but got it when my wife and I were moving around a lot. It's pricey and bulky, but it's durable and has handled anything I've thrown at it.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:10, Thu 17 Sept.

Untin Blackstone
 player, 66 posts
 Dwarf Rogue 1
Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 21:32
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The laptop is an HP G72 Notebook running Windows 7. Other than MS Office, IE/Firefox/Chrome and D&D Online, I don't run much on it.

Haven't been able to play DDO since this started happening about a month ago, and now it's affecting my browser-based entertainments.

Time for a new one, for sure. Briefly had an ASUS at work, but had to give that up for a liquid-cooled Dell Precision Tower 7910 (which is what I'm using now) so I could run SolidWorks and Inventor. I get a corporate discount at Dell, so I may go with an Inspiron 17 3000. The G7 for Gaming is probably much more than I need.
Sentara
 player, 58 posts
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 19:48
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quote:
5:29, Today: Zara rolled 22 using 1d20+2.  Magic Stone Attack @ #1.

That could be a critical.
Zara
 player, 36 posts
 Oread Warpriest 1
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 19:55
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Shouldn't matter, but you're correct.

15:56, Today: Zara rolled 22 using 1d20+2.  crit confirm.

Heh ... take THAT!

This message was last edited by the player at 19:56, Fri 18 Sept.

Sentara
 player, 61 posts
Sat 3 Oct 2020
at 15:35
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How are we doing guys?
GM-NameShortage
 GM, 124 posts
 In-person game on hold
 Finding refuge online
Sat 3 Oct 2020
at 23:19
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I'm good. I meant to post yesterday that I'm still around and just waiting for Untin/Zara to post. I know he's had a rough few weeks.
Untin Blackstone
 player, 69 posts
 Dwarf Rogue 1
Thu 15 Oct 2020
at 14:10
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Sorry for the abrupt disappearance. Spent the last two weeks in California for work.

I'll catch up today.
Tomack Quicksilver
 player, 88 posts
Thu 15 Oct 2020
at 14:16
Game Discussion
In reply to Untin Blackstone (msg # 153):

At least it was work. Good I hope?
Untin Blackstone
 player, 70 posts
 Dwarf Rogue 1
Thu 15 Oct 2020
at 18:49
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The perils of being the "legacy" guy. Immediate need to download knowledge to people on premisis.

Which means my time is probably numbered.

But I'll squeeze out every hour I can, and hope for that silver parachute.
GM-NameShortage
 GM, 125 posts
 In-person game on hold
 Finding refuge online
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 03:07
Game Discussion
Glad to have you back! At least you have a heads up if your time with them does end.