OOC.   Posted by The Host.Group: 0
The Host
 GM, 222 posts
Mon 20 Jun 2022
at 12:41
Re: OOC
In reply to Otis (msg # 628):

Right. I don't know what I was thinking. Since he has no shield, his AC is 4.
The Host
 GM, 223 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 01:59
Re: OOC
Cass, I'll make those types of rolls for you, rolls when you wouldn't necessarily know if you had failed. It's alright this time.
Ornwin
 player, 90 posts
 dwarf fighter 1
 HP 8/10 AC -5
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 02:23
Re: OOC
In reply to Otis (msg # 628):

Thanks to everyone for all the trouble working out Ornwin's AC. I will post it as corrected.
Cassandra
 player, 207 posts
 Human female C1/Th1
 AC 6, HP 7/7
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 03:09
Re: OOC
The Host:
Cass, I'll make those types of rolls for you, rolls when you wouldn't necessarily know if you had failed. It's alright this time.

Thanks!  That makes more sense.  But at least I KNOW I failed all three rolls miserably! LOL
The Host
 GM, 225 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 18:16
Re: OOC
Cass, instead of going through that whole door rigmarole, add the desired steps to the Guest thread and refer to them as needed.
Trevion
 player, 61 posts
 Human Paladin 1
 AC 4, HP 10/10
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 18:28
Re: OOC
The Host:
Perhaps you will be making your own contributions soon enough.

If we’re compelled to make contributions, do we at least have some say in what they are?
The Host
 GM, 226 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 18:53
Re: OOC
I suppose if there is a save involved.
Cassandra
 player, 209 posts
 Human female C1/Th1
 AC 6, HP 7/7
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 20:19
Re: OOC
The Host:
Cass, instead of going through that whole door rigmarole, add the desired steps to the Guest thread and refer to them as needed.


Good idea!  Will do so.  Standard door procedure.
The Host
 GM, 232 posts
Sat 25 Jun 2022
at 19:38
Re: OOC
You can make minor strength tests on your own.
The Host
 GM, 234 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2022
at 16:27
Re: OOC
In reply to The Host (msg # 637):

Further, whether you're trying to bash through a mass of corroded iron bars or chop a passage through them with an axe, it amounts to the same thing: a minor test of strength (which we'll say Orwin failed).

Further, further, while there is no express limit to the number of minor tests a character can attempt, I will limit them to one per day per particular feat.

There will be no killing of iron bars in Tegel Manor.

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:29, Sun 26 June.

Cassandra
 player, 216 posts
 Human female C1/Th1
 AC 6, HP 7/7
Sun 26 Jun 2022
at 16:58
Re: OOC
If all 6 of us fail our minor strength test (how embarrassing would that be?), can we use Brant’s monster halberd as a battering ram?  Asking half in jest... :)

Our new party goal is to make productive and innovative use of Brant’s monster halberd in every room of the manor...
The Host
 GM, 235 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2022
at 17:14
Re: OOC
A most worthy goal.

But it is 30' long and cannot currently be maneuvered to the prison cells.
Brant
 player, 52 posts
 Human Fighter 1
 AC 4 w/shield , HP 10/10
Sun 26 Jun 2022
at 17:56
Re: OOC
Can we attempt a combined door-wrestling manoever to try and open it?
D&D makes opening doors and climbing down ropes harder than battling hordes of undead.
Cassandra
 player, 217 posts
 Human female C1/Th1
 AC 6, HP 7/7
Sun 26 Jun 2022
at 18:19
Re: OOC
@DM: For mapping and scale purposes, you said this room was a medium sized room.  Do the grid blocks in the module maps represent 5x5’ (or something else) blocks, rather than the 10x10’ scale that became standard in the years after this module was released.

Basically, the warden/accessible section of the prison cell is either 30x30’ or 60x60’.  Assuming 30x30.

By comparison, the Great Hall is 110’ (N-S direction) and approx 160’ (E-W).

Is the Master Foyer 100x140’ or 50x70’?

This message was last edited by the player at 18:38, Sun 26 June.

The Host
 GM, 236 posts
Sun 26 Jun 2022
at 18:37
Re: OOC
Can we attempt a combined door-wrestling manoever to try and open it?

--No.

@DM: For mapping and scale purposes, you said this room was a medium sized room.  Do the grid blocks in the module maps represent 5x5’ (or something else) blocks, rather than the 10x10’ scale that became standard in the years after this module was released.

--That was a misreading of the map. It's a large room. I have been going with 5 by 5 blocks but I think that might have been an error. Then again a 20' by 15' cell makes more sense than one double that size.
Trevion
 player, 65 posts
 Human Paladin 1
 AC 4, HP 10/10
Mon 27 Jun 2022
at 02:32
Re: OOC
Ereth:
"Step aside," he says to the fighters with a grin, as he rolls up the sleeves of his robe and approaches the cell, then uses his "special technique" to successfully achieve forced entry.

Gotta admit, this was pretty epic. :) Well played!
Brant
 player, 54 posts
 Human Fighter 1
 AC 4 w/shield , HP 10/10
Mon 27 Jun 2022
at 02:51
Re: OOC
Brant kneels before Ereth, laying his sword at the mage's feet.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:21, Mon 27 June.

Cassandra
 player, 219 posts
 Human female C1/Th1
 AC 6, HP 7/7
Mon 27 Jun 2022
at 04:41
Re: OOC
Instead of kneeling and bowing before our well-muscled spellcaster, some intrepid fighter needs to fetch that (hopefully) magical tome (being held by the still non-animated skeleton in the now-opened cell) and present THAT to our mage for examination - since that’s why he’s actually here.
Ornwin
 player, 98 posts
 dwarf fighter 1
 HP 8/10 AC 4
Tue 28 Jun 2022
at 02:26
Re: OOC
If the spellcaster wants the book clutched by the skeleton, Ornwin will go off intrepidly and attempt to take it from the skeleton's bony hands and bring it to Ereth.
Cassandra
 player, 221 posts
 Human female C1/Th1
 AC 6, HP 7/7
Tue 28 Jun 2022
at 04:23
Re: OOC
@Ornwin: thank you for retrieving the tome for Ereth - The Host already confirmed IG that you did so successfully and without incident!

@DM, (if appropriate), to continue moving things forward, absent objection from anyone (and subject to anyone wanting to take further specific actions in this room), the party will go through the same “force door” procedure until we gain entry into the northern prison cell (proposed order, using minor feat of strength to force entry (assuming the door is locked) and without use of any melee weapons or battering rams, will be Otis, Brant, Ornwin, Trevion, Ereth and then Cassandra - if we get desperate enough to get that far down the pecking order).  We will then search the two skeletons and anything else of potential interest in that northern cell as well).  If the skeletons animate or something else attacks during this process, we will switch to combat mode (and defer the above actions as long as necessary); otherwise, we will wrap up examination and searching of these prison/warden cells.

Additionally, Cassandra will continue working on her rough map (that she had already started to sketch out during our last trip for down time at the Emperor of Curd) of what we have discovered so far in the Manor - while we wrap up examination of this room.

Let me know if the above is acceptable and let me know if any of that needs to be expressed directly in the game thread.

Of course, if anyone in the party objects or wants to do something different, please speak up - just trying to wrap up this room and get us on to the next one - the big question is WHICH door do we try next (N out of this room, S through the door across the hall, or E to the door at the end of the long hall - the same long hall in which Brant’s Monster Halberd of Usefulness still lies...ready to be wielded yet again in aid of the party.
The Host
 GM, 239 posts
Tue 28 Jun 2022
at 17:00
Re: OOC
Yes, just add the protocols to the Guest List as efficiently as possible.
Ornwin
 player, 99 posts
 dwarf fighter 1
 HP 8/10 AC 4
Wed 29 Jun 2022
at 02:04
Re: OOC
The program is all right with me.
Brant
 player, 61 posts
 Human Fighter 1
 AC 4 w/shield , HP 10/10
Thu 30 Jun 2022
at 02:31
Re: OOC
From now on, Ereth rolls for Brant.
Ereth
 player, 242 posts
 Human Prestidigitator
 AC 10, HP 4/4
Thu 30 Jun 2022
at 03:31
Re: OOC
In reply to Brant (msg # 651):

Ha! :)
Trevion
 player, 69 posts
 Human Paladin 1
 AC 4, HP 10/10
Fri 1 Jul 2022
at 11:54
Re: OOC
I love how all the warrior types immediately bailed.