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  • Aust Thale's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 AM
    As Vale moves to assist Thallok and Kleborn, Respen pops a pocket on his belt, drawing a potion from it and handing it to Thallok, "It's giant-strength. Hopefully will make this easier. It should last four or five minutes, but that should be enough." Vale smiles, and puts his back into it.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    MacConnell replied to a discussion Spoils of War in group The Untamed Wilds
    Simple Treasure: The body parts of animals that are considered to be of some value are mentioned in the description of each. Uncommon birds and reptiles are too small to have a valuable stone within their crop. Use the following table to determine the items that may be carried by various peoples. The rarity factor for simple items is 2. Occurrence Item 01 - 40% Dried Herbs
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  • redraider629's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:53 PM
    Kleborn and Thallok look at the columns, and follows Respen's instructions. Kleborn looks at Thallok and says, "Well Red, can't just stand around looking pretty. Let's get to work." Thallok gives him a look, grunts, and gets to work moving the columns into the correct positions.
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  • Aust Thale's Avatar
    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 11:30 PM
    Respen mentally builds a picture of the columns, looking down vertically as if he is on the ceiling looking down. In his mind, he manipulates the letters to spell the word ANKHARET and calculates the positions to move the letters to do so from their current positions to positions on the west side of every column. He mentally adds the calculations to the letters, and with a piece of charcoal and...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 11:17 PM
    Sphynx smiles at his taller friend. "He's dead. It was not a once and done situation, but I his the body after the deed. I loosed the mounts from their corral. We will likely see them wandering around, which is going to make the nomads suspicious." He switches his gaze to Nimbar, then back to Hawke. "We can take the day. Let's hole up in the ogre cave. I had to spend a spell on that bandit. We...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 10:09 PM
    It is an easy matter to drag the dead Nomad into the bushes. After letting the animals loose, it is a matter of less than a minute to rejoin the party. Upon seeing Sphynx return, Hawke says: "I assume that your meeting with the handler went well? I followed the others, they're in that cave over there, way across the other side of the ravine. It's despicable that they are living here like this,...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Sunday, 21st July, 2019, 12:09 AM
    Necromancers and their toys, Primus thought, shaking his head.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 07:58 PM
    MacConnell started a discussion Spoils of War in group The Untamed Wilds
    Rudimentary Treasure: The body parts of animals that are considered to be of some value are mentioned in the description of each. Common birds and reptiles are too small to have a chance of valuable stones within their crop. Use the following table to determine the items that may be carried by various peoples. The rarity factor for rudimentary items is 1. Occurrence Item 01 - 40%...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 07:56 PM
    "No. No." Sphynx Whispers. "Your friends cannot know of us yet." Sphynx walks up on the man and pushes his dagger into the spot where the skull meets with the spine, offering an instant death. He then attempts to drag the man into the brush to hide his remains. He will exsanguinate him if he has to in order to make moving him possible. He will then calmly approach the mounts and open their...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 06:18 PM
    or Lol. I see nothing.
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 05:09 PM
    The Nomad has taken a total of 19 points of damage; the Nomad is Disabled! The Nomad falls to his knees, as if the wind had been knocked out of him. He places his hands in front of him, and begins crawling on all fours toward the part of the trail that leads back to the ravine. Though he is near death, his will is unbroken. He is trying to warn the others, despite his critical condition. His...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 04:57 PM
    Sphynx draws his dagger with his right hand. He curls his left like cupping a stone, turns it palm up, and points his first two fingers of the hand at the Nomad. A streak of light flies from the hand into the enemy.cast magic missile: d4+1 = 3
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 07:03 AM
    Posting on behalf of Sphynx, who submitted his rolls and intentions in LINE chat. Sphynx throws another dart at the Nomad, nearly killing him! Attack roll: (18) hit. Sneak attack still applies, since opponent is still flat-footed. Damage: 4+4 (+1 PB Range) = 9 pts. total. The Nomad has taken 16 points of damage in total; he is CRITICALLY INJURED!
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 02:30 AM
    San-bolo follow their usual pattern when returning to town. They will check for any maintenance issues with the guildhouse and meet with their friends at the Boar's Head. Sannit will continue to tell the tale of the Seekers while Bolo sits and watches everyone else. To the Seekers Sannit says, "I suggest we set off for Bergbaulager after a few days of visiting in town."
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 06:29 PM
    All characters receive 10 DP. Turtle receives 5. Tor's father and the former Pilot listen intently to the tale. Bulywif responds by discussing the construction of the skiffs and the relocation of the ship and about the main sail being removed and strung in the trees to create a rain block in the center of the camp where the cooking is done. "We have still been sleeping on the ship. It was...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 05:55 PM
    Nomad's AC: Normal: 14, Flat-footed: 13. Sphynx's attack roll: 19 (hits.) Damage: 2+4 (+1 PB Range) = 7 pts. total. The Nomad is significantly injured. Your dart flies true, despite not having enough distance to tumble. It strikes the nomad in the upper right shoulder, and sinks into the fleshy part. The Nomad lets out a surprised grunt, which is not loud enough to attract attention. As...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 05:42 PM
    All characters receive 5 DP. raw animal materials and textiles for leather goods. textiles for metal goods. minerals and ores when we are able to acquire any. cane and reeds from across the river. lye and game with the Spiofthest Village in return for leather goods
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 05:34 PM
    Hawke approaches the far end of the ravine, quietly making his way up the gentle slope, so as to be able to peek into the cave. Hide: 10, Move Silent: 23; Track 19. Although there aren't any convenient landmarks to use as cover to hide behind, it is a moot point, since there is no sentry at the mouth of the cave. Hawke approaches, silent as death, thanks to training he received growing...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 05:24 PM
    With his best chance of causing physical harm being to throw a dart, Sphynx launches one at his unaware opponent, hoping for the best.Attack: d20+4 = 19, DG: d4 = 2, sneak: d6 = 4
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 04:33 PM
    Sphynx: Hide: 18, Move Sil: 18. Nomad's detection: Listen: 21, Spot: 15. Wisdom check: 6 (fail.) Sphynx, judging by the fact that the Nomad animal handler followed the brush trail to the corral, you estimate that he will also follow it back, out of habit. You locate a good ambush point, and move into position. You manage to move into position without being seen, but at the last second,...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 02:01 PM
    Liam sighs, rubbing his eyes. He was never going to get this ritual done. Liam should have 31 HP total, I think. He’d have gained 7 at lvl up. Initiative:
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 11:22 PM
    Drake stays further back.
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 09:25 PM
    You follow the animal handler about 150 yards to the southwest, and you can see that there is a corral area, with a crude, wooden fence, where 4 other horses (besides the 12 that he is leading) are kept. The handler is very tall and stout; he wears simple, hide armor, and carries a large, one-handed club, as well as two, short javelins in a quick-draw rig on his back. DM INSTRUCTIONS: Ok,...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 05:17 PM
    Sphynx conveys to the others as quietly and with as few of words as possible that he intends to follow the animal handler and take him out. "From there, I can free their animals or take them, whichever seems best. I think freeing them will cause our adversary to split their forces to investigate. We can use our previously discovered hideout for staging."
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 04:10 PM
    Hawkeye reflects further, "Way manipulation can fool electronic detection, if the practitioner is adept at his craft. I wonder if any of Obrik's order are good enough with Way to get us onsite at Pip's residence, without being detected? If we can get onsite, that's when I can ply my trade. That's when I have a chance to dig up all of the skeletons. Who knows? Ol' Pippy might also have other files...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 03:18 PM
    Respen, you get the feeling that these runes do indeed correspond to letters in the Common tongue, but there's something amiss, because you can't QUITE make the translation work. You are becoming quite frustrated, because you know, in the back of your mind, that it must be something very simple that you're overlooking. Dewydd, these runes make no sense to you AT ALL. You are not sure WHY...
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  • Diarmadhim's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 04:10 AM
    Following the requested 5 foot distance behind Tam, I make sure to place my feet exactly where his were with every step. Touching nothing, I maintain the 5 foot distance and suggest, "If the runes on those columns spell out Ankharet, chances are good we need to turn them to face the West before we enter the tomb... Something tells me it's for the best," I quip in a whisper with a slight grin.
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 11:58 PM
    Merin suddenly snaps awake; he was obviously daydreaming. Merin says, "Enough standing around and talking. Let's go buy these fellas some sails." Tor nods in agreement. Merin begins to ponder the possibility of building a lock on the river... such a fortification might prove useful. The lock that he had in mind was a simple, wooden gate that would span the river, two doors that could...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 11:54 PM
    Hawkeye says, "If we can get physically into the building, we don't actually need to be in the server room itself. I just need to be able to access the building's internal network. Any network jack will suffice." Spent 11 pts. to raise BASE Commercial skill from 5 to 7. With the VR bonus, that means that Hawkeye's ADJUSTED Commercial skill is now 10. But I did not give him the 1 pt. in the...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 11:51 PM
    The party is in agreement that the Nomads should be followed. It is not difficult to lay low, near the top of the rise, and watch them as they prepare to move on. RANDOM ROLL: Encounter chance while waiting and watching: 1 in 10 for each direction; rolls = 2, 8. All is quiet, and there is currently no one on the road, in either direction. While the party is watching, no travelers...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 11:07 PM
    Tam: Between yourself and Respen, you figure out that within the first 30 feet (to a distance which ends 1 square to the west of the furthermost column) there are no traps of any kind. This gives the party a bit of breathing room, and space to move around a little. Hidden under the dust on the floor, Tam discovers that there are several, yellow-colored flagstones that form a cryptic phrase,...
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 10:56 PM
    Nalvis will swing his axe at the same ant, trying to pull all his might into it. If he can't penetrate the hard shell, perhaps he can crush it. Roll: 100, 76 Mekric swats at her ant with her staff. Roll: 38 Arbrine will punch again and try to Heat this annoying critter. Roll: 91, 43
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 03:16 PM
    OTTER System (tm) Optional Searching Rules & Epic Skill Usage. OPEN GAME LICENSE Version 1.0a
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 07:08 PM
    Drake’s eyes smoldered. “They’ve tried. They’ve failed.”
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 03:29 PM
    “Justice is a word that makes people feel better about killing someone they don’t like,” the young fire eater said. “I’ve travelled quite a bit, and everyone’s idea of what constitutes ‘Justice’ is slightly different. In the end, it’s just a way for the weaker masses to secure their safety, by culling any individual that threatens it. Only they give it a fancy name and act self righteous about...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 12:26 PM
    “Perhaps you don’t want bloodshed,” Drake says, flexing his large shoulders. “I have yet to pay them back for what they did.”
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 12:24 PM
    Titus rushes towards the girl and the hobgoblin, ready to pounce once he gets there. Move towards them. If I can get in range, Attack. If not, take the Dodge Action. If attack: or Plus a DC 11 Str Save or be knocked prone.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 12:20 PM
    Oh. Sorry, I thought Titus had gone.
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  • Aust Thale's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 02:17 AM
    Vale responds to Respen, “ I hopethe hobbit is stealthier in here than out there. Without his mighty steed, methinks he’ll dobetter. Oy! Tam, not too far ahead, alright? And if you run into any giants, leave somefor us. “ Vale moves in a similarfashion as Respen, taking serious note of the architecture. He already sensed that they were much deeper atthe bottom of the stairs, clearly a...
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  • Aust Thale's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 01:49 AM
    Respen scans the entire room, using his magicaldarkvision and arcane sight, his scout experience, and his elven senses to takeserious and immersive note of the party's surroundings. He moves intandem with the party, but he scans to the right and forward, looking fortraps, secret doors, passageways, or magical runes. He looks toward theceiling as well, head on a swivel. With his gloves of...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 07:27 PM
    Shhhhh! You’re not supposed to say anything!
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 07:25 PM
    But we like quoting people. Especially when they’re wrong and won’t admit it.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 02:09 AM
    Sphynx rubs the thumb and first two fingers of each hand together, absentmindedly. "It seems a direct assault may prove suicidal. We could follow and harangue them, picking off the trailers and retreating until we can make better odds."
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 01:57 AM
    All characters receive 5 DP. raw animal materials and textiles for leather goods. textiles for metal goods. minerals and ores when we are able to acquire any. cane and reeds from across the river. lye and game with the Spiofthest Village in return for leather goods
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 07:02 PM
    Campaign Start Date: Coldeven 14, CY 576; 1 week after Hawke's 24th birthday. Nimbar & Hawke meet up with Sir Walter at his tower just before sunset on Coldeven 15th. Sir Walter teleports them to the keep, where they meet up with Sphynx and invite him to join the group. Coldeven 16, CY 576: Party sets out from the keep at 5am. They ride for 7 hours, and walk their mounts for another 2.5...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 05:04 PM
    The default assumption is that you must BOTH break the line of sight AND get the DM’s permission for it to work. JUST breaking the line of sight is not and never has been the default, as the default also requires that the DM decide that the circumstances allow for hiding. It would be perfectly, in the rules, for the DM to say that once you have been seen in combat, you can no longer hide, because...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 12:58 PM
    The phrase “unless the DM says otherwise” is literally in the rule. How is it a house rule when the DM says otherwise when the rule itself literally says the DM can say otherwise?
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 11:29 PM
    No I’m not. I could diagram it for you if you like.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 10:45 PM
    Checking in on his new friend after his first period of rest, Sphynx exclaims, "Looks like you took a bit more damage than I first suspected. We need to hold off for a couple of days. I should be able to reset that shoulder for you. I also have a secret. I am a druid. I was born to druids, but circumstances have sent me down another road. Even without this potion Nimbar was able to identify, I...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 10:38 PM
    Post #115: Awarded 10. Total 13. Spent 6 to raise Confluence to 7. Spent 6 to raise Aberrative to 7. Saved 1. Over a few drink with his friends Trollick offers some ideas. "Syd, since you were able to find a location for us, we should check out this structure and see if there is some outside location where Hawkeye can do a hard patch and hack into the sever. If we have to go inside, we are going...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 10:35 PM
    During the previous day, as Hawke and Sphynx were enjoying drinks and darts at the tavern, Sphynx noticed that Hawke was still pretty beat up and acting lethargic and fatigued; having the Heal skill, Sphynx reaches into his bag for some herbs, and mixes them into Hawke's ale when he isn't looking. After a few minutes, Hawke complains of being very sleepy, and says that he's going up to his room...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 10:30 PM
    It’s already a boon, it doesn’t need to be an Epic Feat.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 09:54 PM
    Sphynx raises his eyebrows. "Well, I was not expecting anything to be made from that venture. Good on you. As for the potion, I can carry it. I'll store it in one these pockets. One in which it is not likely to get damaged." At some point during the respite, Sphynx asked, "We did not find that ore you were seeking, When do you want head back out?"
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 09:44 PM
    Ha! Great minds.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 09:42 PM
    Yes. They do. Completely. You said the rules say “unless the DM says otherwise”. Then you say if the DM says otherwise, they’re making a house rule. Thus, contradiction.
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 08:39 PM
    San-Bolo greet the sailors and Bulywif, telling them the story of how these soldiers came to be here and the thwarted attack against Southroad Fair. In response to the sails, Sannit says, "You already know how to build ships so that's one thing off our list. We know of some tribes that sail the Lunaedriac. We will travel to them and see if they have any sails that they will trade for." ...
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 08:15 PM
    Taylar greets everyone, glad to see that all is well at home. After visiting with his father and other family he will get measured for his Grizzly tunic and will discuss with the others what else can be made with the carapace and fisher hides. The next day, when all is settled, Taylar will visit with Vittero's father and ask about this Lord of the Day group and whether or not he knows...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 04:33 AM
    You can Hide in Plain Sight with the Skulker Feat. You just need to be lightly obscured, as in dim light. I’m sorry, but no, you can’t just say “I move back a few feet and now he can’t see me” if you’re in an open room with no cover. Even the movie ninjas throw a smoke bomb and become lightly obscured. But nobody ever takes that Feat. There are plenty of ways to do impossible feats like the...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 04:23 AM
    For 1, that can just be another Skill check with the Thieves Tools, or have it be that he has to succeed with the check by more than 5 to accomplish the extra stuff. Something the normal Expertise would be able to accomplish, no need to nerf. For 2, that’s not how Arcana is supposed to work. Arcana is just what you know about magic. It has nothing to do with manipulating it in any capacity. A...
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 02:52 AM
    Weekly post: 10xp (for seeking justice instead of moving on) Balancing the Scales Through the car audio system Shatterframe tells the Runners, “If the two slimeballs made a copy of their misdeeds it wouldn’t be in the VR main servers. If it was, HPD could find it and pull it. They have dedicated VR manipulators, some of the best in the city. The proof you’re hunting would be stored on...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 01:28 AM
    I don’t mean to talk down to you. But at the same time this entire thread is just another “I don’t know how to challenge powerful characters so here’s how I nerf them” thread that I see popping up all the time. You’re worried about a Rogue who can hide from anything come lvl eleven when a Sorcerer can cast Invisibility at lvl 5, or Greater Invisibility at lvl 9, and do anything the Rogue can do....
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 11:50 PM
    Didn’t read this all. Do you try to nerf the Paladin’s damage output when they use 2 Divine Smites after getting two Crits (Not impossible, my brothers Paladin has done it) in the same round against a fiend? That’s 40d8’s+10 if using a long sword. Anywhere from 50-250 damage. Do you nerf the Assassin’s double critical, which can do the same amount of damage as the Paladin in one hit as...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 11:30 PM
    Um...I see a few things that is causing your problems. So first off, you’re adding complexity. That always causes problems. Second, a higher intelligence wouldn’t necessarily grant more skills. It could grant more proficiencies, but not necessarily skills. And there are character choices which grant more skills. If you wanna be a skill monkey, there are things to choose to do that. You...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 09:56 PM
    Maka will also make a visit to the bowyer, and ask him about some of his more sturdy bows, specifically, how much they cost, and how hard they are to draw. If the bowyer has any heavy bows already made of varying draw strengths, Maka will test them out, to see which one is best suited to his strength. Maka has Body 10 \ Strength 6 ....(It was a 5, but I spent those 5 pts. you just handed out...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 04:16 PM
    Maka lays claim to a set of Dove Feathers (+1 Health), and a set of Mourning Bird tail feathers (+2 Persona). He looks with pride upon his growing headdress; although he lacks the Eagle feathers that would mark him as a War Chief, he is quite satisfied with the variety of feathers, knowing that their properties will enhance his powers. He removes the Songbird tail feathers (+1 Persona) and places...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 04:00 PM
    I’m here.
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 03:34 PM
    Nimbar snorts in disagreement, forcing Hawke to hand over 300 gold pieces from his haversack, before leaving the common room, and heading out into the street. Hawke smiles, as he calculates Nimbar's growing debt, and decides to join Sphynx in the tavern. ~I hope you know, I'm keeping track of all this borrowing. That's 474 gold you owe me! Alas, I think Sphynx has the right idea; who wants to sit...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 07:51 PM
    All characters receive 10 Dp. All companions receive 5. After the course of several philosophical discussions, several of the Ansylins begin to see life in a different manner than the sum of their rearing. One of them exclaims, "Hmm.. The sun is not the god, only an impression. It should have made such sense all along, but I can see it plain as day. Southroad Fair is not a desert. This jungle we...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 05:46 PM
    MORE DM HOUSEKEEPING: MAP OF IMMEDIATE AREA. The entire map could not be drawn in Paint, so I had to put part of it on the bottom; the bottom part should actually be the last twenty feet of the map's left side. The party is standing in a 20 x 20 open area landing at the bottom of the stairs. To the east, columns can be seen. The yellow markings indicate radius of bright...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 04:41 PM
    DM HOUSEKEEPING: OFFICIAL MARCHING ORDER FOR PARTY, ASSUMING 20-FT. WIDE HALLWAYS.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 01:58 AM
    Primus is not a front line fighter. He can be a face if he has to but he does better as a control caster.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 11:07 PM
    Each character receives 5 DP. When no one else lays claim to anything else, Vittero keeps the 2 lodestones. "Hey! I am going to put these two chunks of coal in the wagon. I am sure Taylar's father will want them for the smithy." Adi looks through the items and keeps a calling bird feather talisman and a livestone. It takes two more days, by following the road, to reach The Outpost....
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 10:24 PM
    Trollick adds, "That gives me an idea. I have only established one real contact and it is for the purpose of magic, but Obrik or his outfit may know something or offer a direction to start. I should fit in with druids no problem. I will start there."
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 06:44 AM
    Hawkeye nods, "I don't hold any grudges against HPD. A corrupt police force is not exactly a new concept. But at some point, corruption bleeds over into the deviant and the depraved; and THAT'S where I draw the line. When a dog goes rabid, you put it down. That's what needs to happen to Towers. Hell, after we tell HPD, I wouldn't say no if they asked US to take care of it. I can't think of anyone...
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 02:54 AM
    Nalvis will stand at Vik's flank, to prevent the creatures flanking them, and takes a swing at another ant. Roll: 83 Mekrik will channel Way and burn the ant that is on her. Roll: 22 Physically she will only fend off the ant, not strike it. Roll: 83 Arbrine will punch and heat again. Roll: 73
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 02:40 AM
    Unable to resist the philosophical subject, Sannit says, "Anything men choose to worship can be a god, even other men. I think if there is any being worthy of being called 'god' then it made this world full of good things and bad. Now it watches us, seeing where we go in our lives and what we do. At the end, if it likes us and what we did, it can reward us, and if it doesn't, it can punish us....
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 02:16 AM
    When they are done collecting, searching, and healing, Taylar says, "Let us make haste for the Outpost. I long to see our home again and hear the familiar voices of our people." While helping to store away the new items, Taylar comes across the Chromium ingot and feels his strength increase from it. He holds the ingot in the air and declares, "I'm keeping this one." adjusted char sheet...
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 01:23 AM
    Chuckling at Lenny and Travis, I nod to Duncan. "Moresby, and I look forward to the pie!" I politely correct. "I understand that you live in Dyvers, I just assumed that you had lands or holdings elsewhere - since I had never heard of you or your troop before - and was curious what you planned to do with them." Feeling the warm energy, I guess that it might be a blessing from Khubsheth to...
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 09:49 PM
    Sensitivity: 34(mercantile) + 19(analysis) + 50(d100) = 103 Emberstone: 10 days * 2 / 103 = 4 hours, 40 minutes > Will Once Raven Elk had given up on analyzing the emberstone, Maka decided to try. Almost at the point when he was ready to give up on being able to figure it out, Maka suddenly understood the information. The emberstone would augment the Cohesion of the one who wields it or it...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 08:47 PM
    Seeing that Raven Elk had had no luck with the Emberstone, Maka will give it a try.
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 06:22 PM
    Having already come across talismans made from several different types of feathers, Raven Elk remembers that the harvester feathers will augment the Health of one who holds them, the songbird will augment the Persona, while the running bird feathers will augment Confluence. Sensitivity: 17(mercantile) + 24(analysis) + 50(d100) = 91 Calling Bird Feathers: 10 days / 91 = 2 hours, 39 minutes <...
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 05:58 PM
    Once back in the car, Trollick exclaims, "Wow! I was not expecting that much noise. I shook that whole room. I just figured out that I could do that trick. Sure came in handy." Trollick scratches his beard and false starts a few times before continuing to speak. "That Towers has to be one sick chicky. Extortion is one thing, but that bitch is involved in depravity that I cannot ignore. Screw...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 10:03 PM
    * = Dengar later retrained his Epic Leadership feat, but that was long after he had already attracted Hrothgar as a follower.
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 08:17 PM
    Contract Completion: 10 xp Taking Out the Trash Hawkeye sits on the ground before he slips on his VR headset to disengage the lock. Trollick concentrates on his magical energy to release his Thump as soon as the hears the lock *click* and Syd prepares to rush into the room the instant after the Thump goes off. Obrik keeps watch on the hallway. Hawkeye: 62+84=146 Roll needed: 160...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 07:38 PM
    As Tam moves the last letter into place, the door shimmers a bright blue, and then disappears! As it does so, the whole party feels a wave of warm energy wash over them--obviously the expected spell effect--and all of you can feel the effect attempting to enter your mind. AT THIS POINT, you all have two choices: 1. Resist the spell effect. If you desire to do so, roll a Willpower save, DC...
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  • Diarmadhim's Avatar
    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 06:03 PM
    Moving out of the way to let Tam do his work, I casually walk over to Duncan, Eb, and the twins. "Odd time for the topic, I know, but the thought just struck me - do you have any plans for moving to the Dyvers area and setting down roots? I'm sure you could offload any lands you might have in your home region - or even seek a swap with landholders around Dyvers that might want some grounds in the...
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 09:23 PM
    Thallok ponders for a moment, "I think this door is holding in whatever is in there, rather than keeping us out. I do believe the greater threat is what lies beyond the door, not the door itself." Thallok looks at the letters, then tells Respen, "I think that should be 'Zealot'. Do you want to arrange the letters, or do you want me to." Kleborn chimes in, "Whoever does it, let's get it over...
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    Sunday, 30th June, 2019, 07:03 PM
    Yay Heads Exploding!
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    Sunday, 30th June, 2019, 12:57 AM
    Coming up beside Respen, I activate my cloak. It turns into a sparkling mantle of tiny, cascading stars that sheds light as a torch. "Fascinating," I whisper quietly. Taking out a quill, ink, and paper, I copy the text as I see it and then as Respen translates it. I finish it with some sand to dry the ink.
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    Saturday, 29th June, 2019, 09:39 PM
    Drake will keep the first watch.
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I started playing D&D during the Thanksgiving Holidays of 1976 or '77. I had gotten a pamphlet, single book, version for my birthday. Christmas of that year, I got the red box set complete with "Caves of Chaos". A couple of years later I was introduced to AD&D by some friends at school.

I have played basic D&D, AD&D 1e, 2e, 3.0-3.5e, Traveler, Gamma World, GURPS, Shadowrun, and Vampyres. I have now played 5.0 and Pathfinder as well.

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Thursday, 19th July, 2018

  • 08:12 PM - Tellerian Hawke mentioned MacConnell in post SUPPLEMENTAL NOTE: AERIAL MOVEMENT
    Actually, MacConnell, you reminded me of something; when using magical modes of flight, you can't "run," i.e., you can't "fly faster," but creatures (such as birds) with natural flight speeds CAN. Thus, the Eagle (which has an 80) can "run" at a rate of 320, which as I said above, is 37 miles per hour. But using the run rules requires more math: You can run for a number of rounds equal to your Constitution score, but after that you must make a DC 10 Constitution check to continue running. You must check again each round in which you continue to run, and the DC of this check increases by 1 for each check you have made. When you fail this check, you must stop running. A character who has run to his limit must rest for 1 minute (10 rounds) before running again. During a rest period, a character can move no faster than a normal move action. You can’t run across difficult terrain (see page 148), or if you can’t see where you’re going. A run represents a speed of about 12 miles per hour for an unencumbered h...

Saturday, 13th January, 2018

  • 04:53 AM - Knightfall mentioned MacConnell in post Kulan: Knightfall's Shackled City Legacy PbP Game [OOC]
    ATTN: MacConnell Tellerian Hawke FYI, this game isn't dead, but it will remain on hiatus until after I finish up my Crow God game. I just can't handle running so many games at once. If you guys want, you can join the Crow God game with new PCs. The current group is at a point where their characters are about to go up a level (I think). Here is the In Character thread with the current story line: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?251399-Knightfall-s-Aerie-of-the-Crow-God-Kulan-(IC)/page44&p=7078853&viewfull=1#post7078853 If neither of you are interested, it's no big deal. I just thought I'd offer. :D

Friday, 28th July, 2017

  • 06:11 PM - Tellerian Hawke mentioned MacConnell in post (OOC) & (Recruitment) The Steel Trade
    @tglassy: I've been playing D&D since 1979. (Blog post: HERE) I've known @MacConnell since 1989; He's been working on his game system since the early 1990's, if I remember correctly; this latest version is AMAZING. I've play-tested all of its iterations, and I have always enjoyed it. His system is fair, balanced, and consistent. I am a game designer myself, and I can assure you that his game is well-designed, and well-thought-out. What MacConnell means by "do anything you can imagine" is that you simply state what you'd like to do, and he will tell you what you need to roll, or what new skill(s) you need to acquire, in order to do so. He will also let you know if what you want to do is unfeasible, or if it is beyond your current capabilities. Since his game is heavily mathematical, he usually takes care of the calculations himself, so the players can focus on plot and storyline; however, he also explains the system quite well on his community page, so that you can see for yourself how the system works. If you are comfortable with doing the calculations yourself, you a...

Thursday, 27th July, 2017

  • 04:31 PM - Knightfall mentioned MacConnell in post Kulan: Knightfall's Shackled City Legacy PbP Game [OOC]
    Just making sure that MacConnell and Tellerian Hawke know that I haven't abandoned this game (or the Bluffside game on The Piazza). I already posted in the Crow God game for the others playing in this game. (FYI, for Mac and T.H., did you guys see my last post for the Bluffside game? I updated it about two weeks ago. I haven't checked it in a while since it has been to hot to turn on my PC.) I've been having to deal with ongoing heatwaves and problems with my allergies and asthma (plus some chronic pain flareups). July is always a hard month for me, and I spend as much time as I can at the malls in order to escape the heat and pollen. Today will be another one of those days and maybe the next two days as well.

Tuesday, 20th June, 2017

  • 10:34 PM - Tellerian Hawke mentioned MacConnell in post GREYHAWK, THE GOLDEN ERA CY963: CHAPTER THREE
    @MacConnell The surrendered Orc (Orc #4) does not threaten any squares. If you walk away from him, the most he can do is get up and run. You are a 25 foot movement away from being able to help Tam; if you moved that distance, you'd end up in the square between Tam and Respen. If you then cast a spell, you'd provoke an attack from Orc #3; however, you could simply attack the Orc without provoking, and just finish him off. He is grievously wounded. Lathir heals another 7 pts. for shifting back to Human form. Lathir is completely healed.

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Thursday, 13th April, 2017

  • 05:40 PM - Knightfall mentioned MacConnell in post Campaign Guide: Shackled City Legacy PbP Game
    Okay, so I'm going to come up with a list of rumors floating around the city before I start the In Character thread. It will likely have more than 6 or 7 rumors but hopefully not more than 12. I'm going to post in here sometime today, but I am going to be out for a bit, so the In Character thread won't be put up until later in the day. I'm going to make some assumptions about where each PC is as the game starts unless any of you have any specific ideas. Tellerian Hawke and JustinCase's PCs are already settled in Cauldron City, but I'm assuming -- Thateous, MacConnell, and Scotley -- that your PCs are all newcomers to the city unless you say otherwise.

Friday, 7th April, 2017


Monday, 3rd April, 2017

  • 06:59 AM - Neurotic mentioned MacConnell in post OOC: The Last Hammer
    i am currently working on the history of the 1000 year arcane war and have a bit of an announcement: the 1000 year arcane war ended 70 years ago and im thinking of adding a hub city to tie everyone together. it will be named "Bastion" By your initial mention, I thought this will be something nearly forgotten, not something that is viable to create grudges and conflicts because of recent history and "taking sides". Looking forward to see what that all is about. Also, I didn't roll Appearance: 4D6.HIGH(3) = [1, 5, 3, 6] = 14 Not sure if re-rolls apply: Re-roll 1: 1D6 = [6] = 6 - so either 14 or 17 MacConnell, wow, what rolls!

Sunday, 2nd April, 2017

  • 06:11 PM - Knightfall mentioned MacConnell in post Recruitment: Kulan: Shackled City Legacy PbP Game (Open)
    How many PCs we sitting at Mr. Boss-man Sent from my SM-G935P using EN World mobile app Well, I wasn't sure if you were in or not. Your post didn't seem clear to me. But, if you're in, then I'll need two more. If MacConnell is in, then one more. That would be 5 PCs with Mac.

Saturday, 1st April, 2017


Thursday, 23rd March, 2017

  • 07:31 PM - Knightfall mentioned MacConnell in post Kulan: The Ancient Lands of Kanpur
    Take your time MacConnell. The current roleplaying encounter doesn't really allow for the fitting in of a desert elf. We'll add Thersean in as soon as you're able to get the PC done. We ned to come up with an idea for why he's in Bluffside. Is he looking for someone? Is he just visiting? Was he brought to the city against his will? It's possible he could be attached to one of the embassies in the city. The desert elves wouldn't have there own embassy, but he could allies among the Dragori or the Sixam Ieuna. The Dragori are a humanoid reptilian race with a powerful empire in the Burning Sands. And they are typically lawful neutral. The Sixam Ieuna are a winged humanoid race who live mainly in the mountains. They too are typically lawful neutral. Either race would be good patrons for the desert elves to find a place in Bluffside. Perhaps your character is in the city to try to have an embassy created for his people. EDIT: FYI, those races are from the Bluffside sourcebook.

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  • 08:22 PM - Ancalagon quoted MacConnell in post How to better PBP - a controversial suggestion (all systems)
    I have found that the same few people seem to respond to all requests despite the number of available members on this site. I have also observed that unless the offer is from 5e or PF it will get no traffic. The application of play has to be adjusted to the PbP setting. This is the burden of the GM / DM. In video game versions like Neverwinter Nights, bingers can elevate characters 10 levels or more in a single sitting, even with the mechanics changed to award about 1% of the usual XP of a table-top session. In a PbP, I have found that the offer needs to be increased. I tend to offer XP once a week or once every ten posts, depending on the participation of players. This seems to fix the sigma that characters are never going to advance since a single combat can take more than a week to complete. As a player, I have found that it takes about 15 minutes, tops, to make a post. As a GM, it can take hours. As a GM, I try to post on a regular schedule, the same day each week. This gives players a...

Thursday, 17th January, 2019

  • 12:42 AM - Tellerian Hawke quoted MacConnell in post Plans Reconsidered
    "No! Sannit is making sure that there is no immediate threat, but these are men not children. We have not the time to hold their hands and establish their community. Uncle Buliwyf may even find the offer insulting as he has taken it upon himself to lead these men. We have an obligation to return to Southroad Fair and prepare them for the impending arrival of an Ansylin force. [...] What we need to be doing, at this point, is following the shore then crossing the desert. We need to return to Southroad Fair as far in advance of that army as we can, then decide how we want to deal with it." Merin and Tor both nod in understanding, and Merin adds, "You're right, my friend, I think that Tor and I both tend to over-analyze things sometimes. Thanks for keeping us on-track. Let's get going then." Merin and Tor then follow Sheldon and the others, as they begin following the shore line, starting the next leg of their urgent journey.

Saturday, 7th April, 2018

  • 06:08 AM - Riley37 quoted MacConnell in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    A person who is actually offended will not read Twain or Dickens or Dostoevsky or Tolkien or Martin So you say. I question how well you understand people who are actually offended. I am actually offended by some things Tolkien said. I have read and re-read LOTR. I am actually offended by Kipling's passages about Kimball O'Hara's "white blood", and I consider "Kim" a great novel. If I were a literature teacher, I'd assign it as required reading for students... and I'd praise its use of foreshadowing, and its descriptions of scene and character... while recognizing that those passages imply that some of my students have racial superiorities over their fellow students. I have used some of Kipling's "Just So Stories" as bedtime stories. I would not use others. I love "Game of Thrones", and look forwards to future chapters. I love how GRRM responded to the Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies. That doesn't mean I accept his portrayals of the Unsullied and the Dothraki without any qualms or reservations, n...

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018

  • 01:13 AM - pemerton quoted MacConnell in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    Should the works of literature be altered in their vocabulary due to the propaganda of politically motivated societal manipulation? Let's bracket the question of whether Gygax's PHB is a "work of literature". Who is talking about altering it? The hypothetical 6th edition of D&D doesn't exist yet - but if it were published without using the word "race", what about it would have been altered?

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018

  • 06:31 PM - ShinHakkaider quoted MacConnell in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    @Aldarc The original question to which you refer is too far back for me to find but to address your reiteration of "What would be lost?": The answer is sovereignty. Should the works of literature be altered in their vocabulary due to the propaganda of politically motivated societal manipulation? No. A person who is actually offended will not read Twain or Dickens or Dostoevsky or Tolkien or Martin, but their works, or future works in the case of Martin, should not be altered. This creates a grander issue of promoting prejudice as written works such as Slaughterhouse Five, Lolita, The brothers Karmonov, The Bible, and The Quran have all, before, been targeted for destruction by those 'offended' by their existence. The D&D Player's Handbook is not a work of literature. It's a reference book. There are people who DO read it cover to cover, anal retentive pedantry of geeks none withstanding it's not meant to be read cover to cover as a novel. My point being it's not exactly a great comp...
  • 06:25 PM - Lylandra quoted MacConnell in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    @Aldarc The original question to which you refer is too far back for me to find but to address your reiteration of "What would be lost?": The answer is sovereignty. Should the works of literature be altered in their vocabulary due to the propaganda of politically motivated societal manipulation? No. A person who is actually offended will not read Twain or Dickens or Dostoevsky or Tolkien or Martin, but their works, or future works in the case of Martin, should not be altered. This creates a grander issue of promoting prejudice as written works such as Slaughterhouse Five, Lolita, The brothers Karmonov, The Bible, and The Quran have all, before, been targeted for destruction by those 'offended' by their existence. You're talking about works that stem from a time when such words had different meaning. While one can debate on how to deal with literature like that (and I'd go with a disclaimer/foreword/comment in any case!), what we're discussing here is how we'd like to go forward in t...
  • 05:44 PM - Dannyalcatraz quoted MacConnell in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    Should the works of literature be altered in their vocabulary due to the propaganda of politically motivated societal manipulation? No. While I take issue with some of your vocabulary there, I agree with the conclusion. As mentioned upthread, I’m black. A decade or so ago, certain publishers of classic literature decided to edit in less inflammatory language than the writers used, such as was used in racist character names. In response to this, my family in unison went on a book buying spree. ...to buy the unedited editions. Not big fans of revisionism, us.
  • 05:40 PM - Aldarc quoted MacConnell in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    Aldarc The original question to which you refer is too far back for me to find but to address your reiteration of "What would be lost?": The answer is sovereignty. Should the works of literature be altered in their vocabulary due to the propaganda of politically motivated societal manipulation? No. A person who is actually offended will not read Twain or Dickens or Dostoevsky or Tolkien or Martin, but their works, or future works in the case of Martin, should not be altered. This creates a grander issue of promoting prejudice as written works such as Slaughterhouse Five, Lolita, The brothers Karmonov, The Bible, and The Quran have all been targeted fro destruction by those 'offended' by their existence.To the best of my knowledge, no one on this thread is advocating that the vocabulary of past texts should be altered to accomodate modern sensibilities, not even past editions of Dungeons & Dragons. We do recognize, however, that these authors and works of literature are products of thei...

Sunday, 4th February, 2018

  • 09:20 PM - Gafgarionn quoted MacConnell in post Kingmaker: Stolen Land
    Adrin conveys his exterior observations to the others at a convenient time. After circumnavigating the fort. He rides his horse inside, dismounts, then leads the animal to the stables. He collects his back, bedroll, and blanket, leaving the horse unburdened. He takes his sword and affixes it to his back in his non-hostile carrying method. He joins the other for the tour and graciously accepts the offer of a hot meal.As we are in the stables, I look your way as I tend to my horse. "Hey, Adrin, how comfortable were you on the ride? I would have liked a pillow on the saddle, but other than that, I can't complain."

Sunday, 28th January, 2018

  • 03:51 PM - Nagoby quoted MacConnell in post Kingmaker: Stolen Land
    Shillaadrini nods his affirmation and turns on the balls of his feet to follow on the heels of Sarvek. As he retrieves his horse, he asks of the group, "So, any preliminary plan of action?" Emudre says "I'm prepared to leave tomorrow morning, if you are all ready. But let's enjoy this evening and share a pitcher or two of wine in the tavern.... it would be a pleasure to enjoy a drink with all of you before our journey starts. Perhaps we can learn some news or gossip regarding Oleg's Trading Post or our journey ahead." Emudre will pay for all the drinks. GM please let me know how much to deduct from my character sheet. Diplomacy check to gather information at the tavern d20 + 10=18.

Monday, 25th September, 2017

  • 04:46 PM - Kwargrow quoted MacConnell in post TUW: The Steel Trade [IC]
    Sheldon - "I wonder what those Mhytres bored into that released toxic fumes. This is a whole new territory for us." Sannit replies, "There are many good things that come from under the ground. It would be wise to assume that there are just as many dangerous things. Perhaps in time we will have a better answer, and maybe something we can use to our advantage." Merin looks thoughtful as he watches the animals below: "It should be an easy matter to tame and befriend some, or perhaps even all, of these animals. Should we do that?" Bolo answers Merin, "Perhaps this would be a good exercise for those still beginning their path with Way." Turtle watches the burro's and licks his lips. Surely the people won't need all of them.

Sunday, 24th September, 2017

  • 11:16 PM - Knightfall quoted MacConnell in post Kulan: Knightfall's Shackled City Legacy PbP Game [IC]
    Before Brother Pi can respond to the questions from Arinitam, the explosion shakes the city. The dwarf tries desperately to get out of the way, jumping into a nearby alley and avoiding most of the flames. As he looks around to find something to douse the flames before they reach the drains, Brother Pi finds only a handful of stones in the alleyway, which he shoves in front of the drains but it has little effect. Oleander moves quickly at the initial explosion finding whatever dirt and water are close at hand vainly trying to extinguish the spreading flame, but it seems an impossible task. He has no cantrip or magics that will help. Both Brother Pi and Oleander deft avoid the worst of the flaming explosion. When trying to smother the flames, Oleander thinks for split second he might have gotten lucky as some of the dirt he throws at the fire seems to snuff sections of the flames. But is to no avail. The flames seem to jump over his quick and dirty fire break and heads directly into the drain...

Tuesday, 29th August, 2017

  • 09:52 PM - Knightfall quoted MacConnell in post Kulan: Knightfall's Shackled City Legacy PbP Game [IC]
    "Explosive," Brother Pi mutters as he tries to get up from the ground. Dusting himself off, he looks Arinitam in the eyes. "Apologies, but this is a highly explosive substance. One spark, and..." The dwarf motions with his hands, moving them apart quickly as if holding a fast expanding invisible ball. "What substance would that be, eh?" Arinitam looks on the ground and sniffs the air. "I don't smell anything odorous. Of course, my nose isn't good for smelling. It's been broken more than once, I tell yous." Oleander rolls to his feet and dusts off his clothing. "Perhaps I should put on weight and take up axe fighting. That was terribly uncoordinated of me. I suppose we look all the part of some side street entertainment." He laughs at himself. "I would not rob you even if I were starving. Well," he laughs again. "Now that we have distracted you from lighting that thing. I will assure you our clumsy attempt at acquiring it was to save all our lives. That strange aroma is produc...

Friday, 25th August, 2017

  • 03:39 AM - Aust Thale quoted MacConnell in post Respen & Vale To Proceed
    Lathir suggests to the group that he, Thallok, and Vale, all three, range ahead just at the edge of the available light source to optimize the use of their vision just in case there might be some danger attracted to the light. Vale: ~ Aye, I hear you clearly now, my Able. What do you think? Left or Right? ~ As Lathir gathers himself after his clearly changed personage, and during his examination of the water, Vale studies the cave while apparently in his own deep thoughts. Vale chuckles every so often, mildly tickled at something that isn't readily apparent to the others, but his axe appears to gather even the least amount of light to it, the bladed edge and even the hilt shimmering in soft fluorescent light. He continues about his work, examining the tunnel at some length for any additional signs, including whether air is stagnant or breezy, whether the tunnel looks new or old, as well as the type of rock and general direction and depth of the cave at any particular spot. He takes...

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017

  • 03:10 AM - Knightfall quoted MacConnell in post Kulan: Knightfall's Shackled City Legacy PbP Game [IC]
    "No! Don't!" Oleander is not really built for brute action, but is much more suited to feats of dexterity. He quickly launches himself forward, attempting to snatch the pipe from the man's hands. Arinitam reacts instinctively to Oleander's rush towards him and steps back out of reach of the elf. Oleander catches a foot on a loose cobblestone and falls face first in the alley. The man has a bewildered look o his face mixed with some fear. "Yous would rob me of my pipe," he says in shock. "Lady Ketisa said yous were here tos help." When Brother Pi tries to do the same, he puts his back up to the wall and looks at them in fear. Pi fails to snatch the pipe away but does manage to trip over Oleander's prone form and tumble onto the cobblestones. Arinitam laughs at the scene in front of him. He's momentarily forgotten about lighting his pipe. "What kind of heroes are yous twos?" he wags one finger at them. "I won't put up with any shenanigans, yous hear?" ----------------- OOC: I would s...

Sunday, 6th August, 2017

  • 04:59 AM - Knightfall quoted MacConnell in post Brother Pi and Oleander
    Seemingly pacing, but really remaining within the same space, Oleander finally exclaims. "Oil of Vitriol! Now I remember. In addition to being used by addicts and healers, the fumes from the stuff are highly flammable, explosive even under the right, or rather wrong, conditions. We need to be very cautious here." "Explosive?" Brother Pi repeats quietly. "Hmm. Perhaps they prepared some form of attack, disguised as simple vandalism." The dwarf looks to Oleander. "Perhaps if we know if this happened elsewhere too, we can see the scale of it and maybe find a pattern to this foulness." He sniffs, and his face screws up. "Stinks." Oleander takes only a moment to considered Brother Pi's words. "I like your thinking. Once can be an isolated incident; but if this has been repeated, we might be able to follow the pattern to find the culprit." Brother Pi nods. "Maybe that kind girl knows of other people who were targeted. Let's ask her." Almost as if on cue, Ketisa Zalachia comes bac...

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017

  • 04:01 AM - Aust Thale quoted MacConnell in post GREYHAWK, THE GOLDEN ERA CY963: CHAPTER THREE
    Lathir engaged the party. "I am not familiar with the operation of the alarm runes. If it is feasible to walk out into the wood and back. I am sure we can retrieve a log to place over the well opening, then tie the rope to that." Respen: "If we set off the runes, we need to be willing to move quickly and retreat. I am sure there are logs or trees with sturdy branches to cut down that are within the perimeter. I have some rope and gear that I dropped when we entered the place. It's in the bushes. Rope and hook, torches, a crowbar and hammer. And flasks of oil. Who else has rope or gear?" An idea crosses Respen's mind, and he smiles ear to ear. "Dewydd, you have the Ring of Feather Falling? That's our way in. Dewydd mentioned this in conversation a week or so ago. We each use it to descend to the floor below, with fishing line or even threaded rope through it to pull back up to the next person. Weight isn't an issue. We can move our gear down the well as well. The question...

Thursday, 6th July, 2017

  • 06:40 PM - Almightyfoon quoted MacConnell in post TUW Recruiting (Closed)
    Yes. I am always interested in new players. Look through any of the links above. If you have played D&D, it helps to think of the archetype you most like to play. To join in with us, post an image to the editable character records thread above. For the sake of balance in the game, stick with a humanoid, meaning 2 arms and legs, and we will go from there. Looks like the link to the character sheet thread isn't working. I get an invalid thread page.

Thursday, 29th June, 2017

  • 05:50 PM - Knightfall quoted MacConnell in post Kulan: Knightfall's Shackled City Legacy PbP Game [OOC]
    I'm still waiting to see what Oleander knows (he rolled a skill check) before posting again for Brother Pi. Hmm, I'd forgotten about that roll. Thanks for the reminder. Me too. Sweet oil of Vitriol: Oleander remembers one very important aspect of sweet oil of vitriol, it is a highly flammable liquid. It wouldn't take much for the oil to ignite, even trace amounts of it. An open flame could cause the remaining oil (or the vapor in the air) to ignite but even naturally high temperatures could ignite the oil. (It's not a hot day, so the suns rays likely won't ignite it.) Vapor formed from the oil is heavier than air, so it can collect low to the ground. The oil's vapor may travel considerable distances to ignition sources, which does not need to be an open flame. If any of the vapors have traveled down towards Crater Lake, they could come into contact with any sort of explosive source, such as a forge or cooking fire. If so, then BOOM! The oil is a powerful drug that is highly intoxicating ...


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