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    a note on Shilellagh, this cantrip is very handy...

    a note on Shilellagh, this cantrip is very handy if you do not have a magic weapon, so if you are a melee orientated cleric, this beats using a spell slot (Magic Weapon spell) to mitigate resistance...
  2. This thread contains a poll. Yes, we did just this after purchasing the Red...

    Yes, we did just this after purchasing the Red Box in around 78, and before buying any hardcovers (AD&D), by 79 we'd scrapped most of it and were playing ad hoc. We also created a martial art rpg by...
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    I personally like this kind of item, harkening...

    I personally like this kind of item, harkening back to the old days, ye old +1,+3 vs lycanthropes and etc ;)
    This is also a viable candidate, the problem is that in 5E a +3 is also a very rare...
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    Basically, you are talking about an Oathbow, with...

    Basically, you are talking about an Oathbow, with the wielder's sworn enemy being a dragon. An Oathbow is very rare and has a lot more to offer than the rare Dragon Slayer sword. I'd compromise...
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    fair catch, I suppose even the Eldritch Knight, ...

    fair catch, I suppose even the Eldritch Knight, or perhaps Arcane trickster could take it as an off school spell... not that they'd have a lick of a chance with a high DC unless they have some very...
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    one could give the human +5 to ability scores...

    one could give the human +5 to ability scores divided as they choose, with no more than 2 points attributed to any one score.

    this is less than the 6 points divided equally, but mitigates a third...
  7. Durable seems like a niche feat example that, as...

    Durable seems like a niche feat example that, as postulated, one would take if they had a high con, or were a main tank. especially if they are in a party that is lacking in healers. I had a group...
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    I cater towards CG, and go for LN if i am...

    I cater towards CG, and go for LN if i am 'constrained' by a need to be lawful, i.e., a follower of some semblance of laws.

    with regards to DMs banning alignments: This has been a game breaker...
  9. from Volo's, Yaun-ti seem pretty powerful as a...

    from Volo's, Yaun-ti seem pretty powerful as a player race, and I agree on the Gith races from MToF having some OP potential. But both these examples have not occurred as an issue yet in my...
  10. my Moon Druid (10th atm), in Mad Mage campaign...

    my Moon Druid (10th atm), in Mad Mage campaign uses Healing Spirit often as post combat (self-mitigating it's potential to avoid DM nerfhammer :) ), and at higher level slot, it pretty much is a...
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    I'm not sure, but I think you are implying that...

    I'm not sure, but I think you are implying that you're only reason for having a free hand is to make unarmed attacks?

    this assumption is incorrect,
    the Monks martial arts allows them to make...
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    I love Mucha's work, and was unfamiliar with this...

    I love Mucha's work, and was unfamiliar with this whole Orgone thing.

    firstly, I have recently been also brainstorming something similar, with regards to a better warforged, that is, a being that...
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    The Lost City - 24 Desert of Desolation - 29...

    The Lost City - 24
    Desert of Desolation - 29
    Isle of Dread - 24
    Castle Amber - 23
    Red Hand of Doom - 17
    Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth - 1
  14. This is exactly what we did in our campaign, we...

    This is exactly what we did in our campaign, we also cross referenced from 2E source books and came up with reasonable costs for the other stuff. We dont use any gunpowder ( yet!) so not a worry on...
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    Keep on the Borderlands 8 The Lost City - 24...

    Keep on the Borderlands 8
    The Lost City - 24
    Desert of Desolation - 24
    Test of the Warlords - 16
    Isle of Dread - 23
    Castle Amber - 23
    Red Hand of Doom - 21
    Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth - 17
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    To be fair, Pegasus, is a unique creature of the...

    To be fair, Pegasus, is a unique creature of the Greek mythos. I think Gary and crew are having a little fun here, embellishing on both their adaptation of Pegasus into a species, and the horse...
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    Keep on the Borderlands 16 Dragons of Despair 8...

    Keep on the Borderlands 16
    Dragons of Despair 8 I concur with all sentiments above
    The Lost City - 22 This was my first AD&D module owned, and it is still my favorite
    Desert of Desolation - 20...
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    After the trouncing DAT weathered, I was happy to...

    After the trouncing DAT weathered, I was happy to assist in making Clyde the winner :)
  19. My point was lost in a level of conceit, which is...

    My point was lost in a level of conceit, which is my using myself as an example ( also breaking a major rule of the intrawebs: When on the internet, Don't talk about your personal life on the...
  20. In my case, I dropped out of highschool ( note, I...

    In my case, I dropped out of highschool ( note, I did have high marks, it's a longer story..), did 8 years in the Bering Sea, got my GED in the mean time, as well as learned several aspects of the...
  21. None at the moment, let me ring you back after my...

    None at the moment, let me ring you back after my long rest...
  22. Im certainly a multi classed citizen. I've levels...

    Im certainly a multi classed citizen. I've levels in several trades, skilled in several tools, some instruments, writing, poetry, carpentry, masonry, manufacturing, animal handling, farming; Computer...
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    Thanks for another great article! JamesWard I...

    Thanks for another great article! JamesWard

    I still have my 1st Edition which I bought off the shelf in about 1981, and it was the Newhonian and Melnibonean mythos' which turned me on to those...
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    This reminds me of The Darkwar Trilogy, by Glen...

    This reminds me of The Darkwar Trilogy, by Glen Cook...
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    Daniel Horne -- 3 Keith Parkinson -- 2 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 3
    Keith Parkinson -- 2
    Jeff Easley -- 3
    Clyde Caldwell -- 5
  26. depends also on what you consider 'adventuring'....

    depends also on what you consider 'adventuring'. For instance, the local clergyman may be 2nd or 3rd level thanks to his preaching and converts, his missions. A member of a local gang is a better...
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    Daniel Horne -- 7 Keith Parkinson -- 6 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 7
    Keith Parkinson -- 6
    Jeff Easley -- 9
    Clyde Caldwell -- 6
  28. World of Greyhawk Campaign Setting 1E A...

    World of Greyhawk Campaign Setting
    1E
    A masterpiece, it offered so much in those few books, plus that map!!
    I wore it out :)
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    Or, one could simply make a variant version of a...

    Or, one could simply make a variant version of a magic item ( similar to the Variant option for wands on DMG pg 141), in this case a Ring of (limited) Invisibilty which bestows the same ability as...
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    the Ring of Invisibility allows its wearer* to...

    Well, sure, but it's still only a 2nd level utility spell, and you still become visible when you attack... and then it takes another action before you're invisible again...

    It just doesn't really...
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    Daniel Horne -- 7 Keith Parkinson -- 8 Jeff...

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    Jeff Easley -- 10
    Clyde Caldwell -- 12
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    Eesh, I'm afraid I stand corrected, /uses half...

    Eesh, I'm afraid I stand corrected,

    /uses half movement to remove himself from prone, but suffers disadvantage to his Dexterity (Athletics) check.
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    Jeff Easley -- 11
    Clyde Caldwell -- 13
    David Trampier -- 10
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    It should be mentioned, anytime a spellcaster...

    It should be mentioned, anytime a spellcaster takes damage, they make a Constitutions Save to maintain Concentration, and therefore if they are under the frightened condition, they save at...
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    I ran this as a one shot ( it was actually a 10...

    I ran this as a one shot ( it was actually a 10 hour marathon...) for a group of 7, and it was a blast, a lot going on, a good blend of RP opportunity mixed with Hack & Slash, which went over well...
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    Daniel Horne -- 13 Keith Parkinson -- 12 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 13
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    Jeff Easley -- 14
    Clyde Caldwell -- 17
    David Trampier -- 9
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    'A Bus Ride Through Hell' is an excellent story!...

    'A Bus Ride Through Hell' is an excellent story!

    I did a 7th grade book report on that one, teacher was nonplussed, what with all the other kids and their 'Boxcar Children', 'James and the Giant...
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    The Potion of Invisibility being very rare,...

    The Potion of Invisibility being very rare, perhaps has to do with the ingredients needed to make it.

    However, regarding the Ring of Invisibility being legendary, this is due to it allowing its...
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    Daniel Horne -- 13 Keith Parkinson -- 17 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 13
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    Larry Elmore -- 3
    Clyde Caldwell -- 17
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    Larry Elmore -- 7
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    This thread contains a poll. well, the last few pages have convinced me that...

    well, the last few pages have convinced me that though we (our group, about 10 players total, who all still play together F2F in various campaigns) started with red box, evolved into AD&D and then...
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    Daniel Horne -- 18 Keith Parkinson -- 21 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 18
    Keith Parkinson -- 21
    Jeff Easley -- 21
    Larry Elmore -- 7
    Clyde Caldwell -- 19
    David Trampier -- 18
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    Daniel Horne -- 18 Keith Parkinson -- 22 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 18
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    Larry Elmore -- 11
    Clyde Caldwell -- 19
    David Trampier -- 17
  44. This thread contains a poll. Voted for MM jumping out of a box, because even...

    Voted for MM jumping out of a box, because even though I (and many others) know that what the world needs now is new kind of Planescape. I am doubtful this will be presented...
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    This thread contains a poll. 1.5 We played 1E from early 80s, adjusting our...

    1.5

    We played 1E from early 80s, adjusting our rules with 2E modifications as they emerged. We remained in the holding pattern until 2014 and the emergence of 5E
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    or as it was used in telling the tale as per a...

    or as it was used in telling the tale as per a verse in The Great Balad of Pal: "Excuse me, Nemiseesi, I object to your presence in these lands and intend to thwart your kingdom grabbing grubby...
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    Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 22 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 22
    Keith Parkinson -- 22
    Jeff Easley -- 24
    Larry Elmore -- 15
    Clyde Caldwell -- 18
    Todd Lockwood -- 7
    David Trampier -- 19
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    I'd say Greyhawk is the equivalent of McDonalds...

    I'd say Greyhawk is the equivalent of McDonalds (i.e., FR owners) buying In and Out Burgers and stripping what IP they could from it and reskinning the end product as their own, shelving the rest,...
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    Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 23 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 22
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    Jeff Easley -- 22
    Larry Elmore -- 17
    Clyde Caldwell -- 23
    Todd Lockwood -- 15
    David Trampier -- 18
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    Todd Lockwood -- 15
    David Trampier -- 24
  51. Great stuff! Glad to see that our world is...

    Great stuff!

    Glad to see that our world is larger than its borders
  52. regarding Lair effect type action: waves crashign...

    regarding Lair effect type action: waves crashign against the dock.

    RL experience, managing a large processing boat at the end of a long dock ( 1/2 mile long, on the Aleutian archipelago). It was...
  53. and aside from all of the above, we haven't even...

    and aside from all of the above, we haven't even mentioned the issues regarding clerics and paladins healing and curing everyone.

    Why does a paladin and cleric not just stick around at the...
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    Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 23 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 22
    Keith Parkinson -- 23
    Jeff Easley -- 23
    Larry Elmore -- 18
    Clyde Caldwell -- 24
    Erol Otus -- 0
    Todd Lockwood -- 19
    Tyler Jacobson -- 9
    David Trampier -- 26
  55. Thread: Firearms

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    And, a sharpshooter ranger could (from up to 600...

    And, a sharpshooter ranger could (from up to 600 feet away) draw his bow, fire two arrows, fire two more, fire two more, fire two more, fire two more...

    have you closed the range gap yet? no?
    ...
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    Daniel Horne -- 22 Keith Parkinson -- 22 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 22
    Keith Parkinson -- 22
    Jeff Easley -- 21
    Larry Elmore -- 22
    Clyde Caldwell -- 19
    Erol Otus -- 14
    Todd Lockwood -- 21
    Tyler Jacobson -- 12
    David Trampier -- 22
    Emmanuel -- 8
  57. Thread: Firearms

    by Radaceus
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    Matt Mercer's Gunslinger...

    Matt Mercer's Gunslinger archetype is also worth considering if you are going to allow pistols
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    Currently playing 9th level Moon Druid. We...

    Currently playing 9th level Moon Druid.

    We also use the same rule your DM is using ( it was my instigation, being of the forest, I started with that chart from XGtE). We are playing in Dungeon of...
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    *raise hand also* 40 odd years and no...

    *raises hand*[/QUOTE]

    *raise hand also*

    40 odd years and no extramarital bonking, outside of game. In game, yes, there have been betrayals of all types...
  60. Thread: Firearms

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    DMG pg268

    DMG pg268
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    They killed off all the lead dragons at my table...

    They killed off all the lead dragons at my table tooo!!

    /mourn Ral Partha
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    I believe the origin of metallic dragons had more...

    I believe the origin of metallic dragons had more to do with in-game currency and metallurgy than it had to do with scientific discovery of those metals. The mystery, though added later in an issue...
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    Daniel Horne -- 20 Keith Parkinson -- 21 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 20
    Keith Parkinson -- 21
    Jeff Easley -- 21
    Larry Elmore -- 22
    Clyde Caldwell -- 18
    Erol Otus -- 20
    Wayne Reynolds -- 14 -- also not a fan
    Todd Lockwood -- 19
    Tyler Jacobson...
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    Having worked in management, and in warehousing,...

    Having worked in management, and in warehousing, and as the guy who had to make the deadlines happen in several fields and trades, I instantly relate to 'Young Jim Ward'. 'Young Jim Ward' was a...
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    Wooden muscles: must be flexible, so something...

    Wooden muscles: must be flexible, so something like yew or bamboo. ( though I am not sure why it must be wood other than wanting to add that aspect for a living composite)
    so in the living...
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    I like the idea of the first warforged, and that...

    I like the idea of the first warforged, and that the warforged beget their sentience from a spirit of another being.
    without going into the meat of how it is possible, that is each and every other...
  67. ah...so close! congrats Zardnaar!

    ah...so close!
    congrats Zardnaar!
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    archetype: Oath of Penchants You are in the...

    archetype:
    Oath of Penchants
    You are in the habit of doing things, all kinds of things, and you do them all the time; you are really good at the things you do all the time, the best.
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    I used a Solar as the patron for the PC mentioned...

    I used a Solar as the patron for the PC mentioned above. In this case the angel Uriel us who I modeled it on as DM.
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    It's hard to give advice on how to play a...

    It's hard to give advice on how to play a character without foreknowledge of the table being played at. That being said, your concept looks pretty solid. I had an Aasimar Celestial warlock playing in...
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    I find it only an issue for early levels, and...

    I find it only an issue for early levels, and even then only if a PC ran-genned really well on stats, and min/maxed for high AC, and even then again generally a thing of chance ( crit successes vs...
  72. $12,345,687.90 if I win I donate my prize to...

    $12,345,687.90
    if I win I donate my prize to @Morrus

    EDIT: I dint read to last page and it appears my snarky bid has already been taken!
    therefore, I bid $12,345,687.91!
  73. Just about everything here is introduced :)

    Just about everything here is introduced :)
  74. Wapiti (red deer), and Tar (mountain goat), also...

    Wapiti (red deer), and Tar (mountain goat), also totem houses (Marae) and their lore keepers (Whakapapa = tribal history)

    Hello from the south island ;)
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    Blasted! I did miss Ray of Frost!

    Blasted! I did miss Ray of Frost!
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    Regardless, a cantrip failed save means no effect...

    Regardless, a cantrip failed save means no effect or damage.

    And 22(4d10) damage at 17th level is no different than someone firing a bow, or swinging a sword at the same level, and stacked next...
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    Also note, Cantrips deal no damage on a failed...

    Also note, Cantrips deal no damage on a failed save.
  78. PF2 I assume this, sans an epilogue, is the end of...

    I assume this, sans an epilogue, is the end of the party#1 playtest?

    I will probably bow out of PbP now, I have a lot on my plate currently. This being the last I was involved in. The others were...
  79. PF2 I rolled two fort saves right after you asked me...

    I rolled two fort saves right after you asked me to (post #377), thankfully the RNGeezus was kind and they succeeded!

    also, hurray for us!
  80. PF2 damnd RNG!! and lastly 3> [roll0] for [roll1]...

    damnd RNG!!
    and lastly
    3> [roll0] for [roll1] piercing damage
  81. PF2 to many rolls in one post.. 1> [roll0] for...

    to many rolls in one post..
    1> [roll0] for [roll1] piercing damage
    2> [roll2] for [roll3] piercing damage
  82. PF2 They lay around dead and dying. Friends, what a...

    They lay around dead and dying. Friends, what a concept. He wanted to run, to hide, to do the goblin thing. This facing your enemy in open battle was hard, not as hard as being a friend. He could...
  83. PF2 prays to RNGeezus [roll0] [roll1]

    prays to RNGeezus
    [roll0]
    [roll1]
  84. PF2 perhaps we should be praying to RNGeezus instead?...

    perhaps we should be praying to RNGeezus instead? :)
  85. PF2 Elkran grimaces, and pulls out his dagger to have...

    Elkran grimaces, and pulls out his dagger to have at the rat...


    1>Draw Dagger
    2>[roll0] for [roll1] piercing damage
    2>[roll2] for [roll3] piercing damage
  86. PF2 Elkran takes his damage and prays to some...

    Elkran takes his damage and prays to some nameless god that cares not for the likes of him...
    [roll0]
    [roll1]
  87. PF2 'Dwakkus!' Elkran steps in front of the rat,...

    'Dwakkus!'
    Elkran steps in front of the rat, and, raising his hands towards the enemies, he splays his fingers out while touching the thumbs together. 'Boin!' Gouts of flames rush forth from his...
  88. PF2 [roll0] [roll1]

    [roll0]
    [roll1]
  89. PF2 [roll0]

    [roll0]
  90. PF2 "oi, you wants for I coid boin it? Elkran asks,...

    "oi, you wants for I coid boin it? Elkran asks, his widening grin revealing to much enthusiasm at the idea.
  91. PF2 Elkran moves up and positions dancing lights at...

    Elkran moves up and positions dancing lights at the far end of the cave, near the chest.
  92. PF2 "ooh ya lets!, i din know dis was ere!" replied...

    "ooh ya lets!, i din know dis was ere!" replied Elkran as he was already bouncing his dancing lights into the tunnel.
  93. PF2 I agree, on the lockpicking, way to cumbersome....

    I agree, on the lockpicking, way to cumbersome. It would be better with a diminishing returns approach tot eh DC, every attempt is a -2 to the roll until you can no longer beat the DC ( or roll a 1)
  94. PF2 "wha's tha Cawl? well yo face is useless!" ...

    "wha's tha Cawl? well yo face is useless!" Elkran says to the corpse as he moves his dancing lights around the room for the others to search.
  95. PF2 on mobile...and not much time today :) Ellran...

    on mobile...and not much time today :)
    Ellran will recast dancing lights to help search, also will detect magic the room
  96. PF2 Nice move, thought Elkran, admiring his favorite...

    Nice move, thought Elkran, admiring his favorite spell cast with brutal effect. But, he also didnt like this other caster, Carl, who used to tease him magics class. Carl needs to die. Ignoring the...
  97. PF2 [roll0]

    [roll0]
  98. PF2 Elkran, noticing a magical thorny whip from...

    Elkran, noticing a magical thorny whip from yonder ledge, wills his dancing lights to illuminate said ledge. Pulling out his crossbow which he loaded but never fired previously, moves to a better...
  99. PF2 Elkran, sometimes known as Narkle, at least in...

    Elkran, sometimes known as Narkle, at least in his own mind, he's never truly known his own name, his birth name, having been thrust from womb to garbage duty in a matter of weeks, such is the life...
  100. PF2 Narkle moves down into the room and brings forth...

    Narkle moves down into the room and brings forth the lights, hoping to enlighten and bewilder his former fellows.

    has darkvision,
    perception check: 1D20+2 = [3]+2 = 5
    1> Stride to D8
    2> Step...
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