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  1. Sorry everyone, I have been a little distracted...

    Sorry everyone, I have been a little distracted the last couple of weeks and have overlooked this game and my last post in the IC. Since Shayuri is still AFK I will post somthing tomorrow to move...
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    Perin will go behind Swithun and Surina for...

    Perin will go behind Swithun and Surina for normal marching. Blaith can range ahead of the group. If anything needs scouting Perin will happily sneak forward to check it out. While he's happy to...
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    Realising the tactical situation, you quickly...

    Realising the tactical situation, you quickly barricade the main door and the side door that leads to the ramparts. Both have sturdy wooden doors and thick bars that could hold off a determined...
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    I wonder how much western childhood education...

    I wonder how much western childhood education (education here means parents teaching their kids as well, not just formal education) comes into this? My wife is a primary school teacher and takes an...
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    If you want them to escape then make sure you...

    If you want them to escape then make sure you have a robust escape mechanism in place: not just, they run away when under 50% HP - have a means of getting out of combat and a means of getting out of...
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    I don't think that I've got much to add to the...

    I don't think that I've got much to add to the rest - might RP the journey a bit.

    I don't imagine that there is a wolf saddle available in the camp?
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    Thateous Finishes off the last two reavers in the...

    Thateous Finishes off the last two reavers in the keep just before you hear shouting from outside. "Intruders! Intruders in the keep!"

    You quickly realise that you have taken most of the keep,...
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    Illvilious tries to land a blow on his attacker...

    Illvilious tries to land a blow on his attacker but the reaver dodges all his attacks easily. His actions are not in vain as a blast of energy flashed from the corridor, leaving the pirate barely...
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    My last post was a mid-round update. Waiting on...

    My last post was a mid-round update. Waiting on Yavathol's action, then I'll add Nariah's for Charwomangene. I'll keep Gormok's action for your next round if you like.


    Oops. Fixed on my map
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    I guess so. If there is nothing else to see on...

    I guess so. If there is nothing else to see on this level.
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    Gormok swings his pole-arm at his attacker but...

    Gormok swings his pole-arm at his attacker but barely lands a blow. Errol moves to the top pf the balcony and finished off the pirate in the great hall below.

    Nariah 23+6/23
    Errol 36+6/36...
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    YAY! Thanks CoyoteCode. It's the easiest...

    YAY!

    Thanks CoyoteCode. It's the easiest online dice roller I've found. Glad its back.
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    A couple of suggestions that might work, rather...

    A couple of suggestions that might work, rather than just re-skinning EB

    War Fiend/Fey/whatever
    Essentially give the blade lock the Warpriest Feature keyed off CHA. This gives the warlock a...
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    "I agree we should stick together but Rillix can...

    "I agree we should stick together but Rillix can scout ahead without attracting too much attention and doesn't need to come back to tell us what lies ahead."
  15. I might try again if things pick up here and...

    I might try again if things pick up here and settle IRL.

    But for now I could probably do with one less game.
  16. Lol. That's a fair point. My writing is not...

    Lol. That's a fair point. My writing is not that good that I can become an author.

    Another PbP game goes to the bin :(
  17. I don't think it would make a difference here. ...

    I don't think it would make a difference here.

    Since I don't think you have used religion, and the fact that we are still quite early in the game, I don't see that change being a problem.
  18. So tglassy is out and fireinthedust is AWOL. I...

    So tglassy is out and fireinthedust is AWOL. I don't imagine you're keen to run all the characters jm?
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    Eowyn slings a stone towards the mound but it...

    Eowyn slings a stone towards the mound but it goes wide. Saarthax slashes, but in his haste to defend Eowyn his footing is poor and he can't land the blow. Bernold swings his mace but also can't...
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    Round 4 Illvilious pummels his two attackers,...

    Round 4

    Illvilious pummels his two attackers, holding them back on the landing. Gormok lands two telling blows with his halberd, but the reaver manages to duck the swinging shaft. Errol looses...
  21. I don't know. tglassy is posting regularly in...

    I don't know.
    tglassy is posting regularly in other games fireinthedust hasn't posted since 15 May and that was in this game.
  22. I read this as the role played equivalent of...

    I read this as the role played equivalent of “That’s dangerous, what should we do.” No one has volunteered a PC to be a trap “finder”. So I’m a bit stuck on how to move things forward.
  23. Do you mean this post? I did not read that...

    Do you mean this post?



    I did not read that as you had gone into the room. If you have then stuff happens.
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    Perin "Well, we could all use a rest. and I...

    Perin

    "Well, we could all use a rest. and I would like to try and quite the wolves hunger for human blood and return them to the wild as they should be. Perhaps in the morning?"
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    Fistan Fistan watched helplessly as the...

    Fistan

    Fistan watched helplessly as the dragons' breath nearly killed everyone near it. He was dimly aware of the consequences of what the giant was doing but watched with some detachment.

    He...
  26. I appreciate that all the PbP games (at least the...

    I appreciate that all the PbP games (at least the ones I play in or follow) seem really slow at the moment but no one has posted here in nearly three weeks.

    Do you still want to play this through...
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    Hmm... Something made me think that you had taken...

    Hmm... Something made me think that you had taken a short rest, but looking back there is no mention of it. I am happy for you to have taken one while in the town.
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    With KahlessNestor back from vacation (I hope you...

    With KahlessNestor back from vacation (I hope you had a good time) should we proceed? I think that Charwomangene is still AFK, but I will drag her along until a suitable interlude allows.
  29. A wizard guide that doesn't even mention...

    A wizard guide that doesn't even mention concentration? Most of the most powerful wizard spells require concentration and without taking that into account it is easy to end up with a spell list that...
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    ”We certainly need a rest before we’ll be much...

    ”We certainly need a rest before we’ll be much use to anyone. says Perin. ”But then we’ll need to get more information before we can make any plans. We’ve at least rescued the villagers and they can...
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    I wonder how much of the bad rap comes from the...

    I wonder how much of the bad rap comes from the varying AC of the edition - flat footed; surprised; attacks from the rear - rather than THAC0 being complicated.

    People only remember AC being more...
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    Possibly, it seems to vary by region. When I was...

    Possibly, it seems to vary by region. When I was in South Africa we said THAK-OH; when I moved to the UK people (who were old enough) said TAK-OH; but at university I knew a guy from elsewhere in...
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    Perin watched as the lizardman was tied to a...

    Perin watched as the lizardman was tied to a tree. Flashbacks of his own mistreatment came to him. He stands rooted to the spot as conflicting emotions race though his head. As Everett conjures...
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    Saarthax rushes forward to defend his half fling...

    Saarthax rushes forward to defend his half fling ally as U'Tempei and Orin send projectiles that skitter through the mass of plant without hitting anything.

    @Justincase It will attack on its turn...
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    Eowyn lead the ratcatchers through the forest,...

    Eowyn lead the ratcatchers through the forest, closer to the old castle. Focused on choosing a route she almost missed the change in the forrest - its too quiet, and smells wrong...

    Suddenly a...
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    So I've posted in IC, I was hoping to get it done...

    So I've posted in IC, I was hoping to get it done before Friday so KahlessNestor could get another round in before going on Vacation.

    CharwomanGene seems to be AFK longterm, she hasn't posted in...
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    Nariah switches her curse to one of the other...

    Nariah switches her curse to one of the other reavers then blasts him with eldritch energy, nearly killing the pirate.

    The reaver in the corner yells, "Get help!" as she closes in on Gormok taking...
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    Eowyn finds the campsite well cleared when the...

    Eowyn finds the campsite well cleared when the campers left. The only thing of note is that there are a few small footprints, like those of children.

    Finding nothing you continue to parallel the...
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    Auto incorrect f’ed it up. [emoji3525]

    Auto incorrect f’ed it up. [emoji3525]
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    Military food in dnd

    Tobasco sauce has the added benefit of discouraging biting insects.

    EDIT: not tobacco
  41. This is certainly a possible solution to help...

    This is certainly a possible solution to help balance different mechanical subsystems within a game (martial damage vs magical effects). I still don't consider a lack of critical failure a flaw...
  42. anyone still there? No one's posted in a while

    anyone still there? No one's posted in a while
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    You travel along the old road for a while. About...

    You travel along the old road for a while. About an hour's walk out of town you find a barely discernible branch in the road. Heavily overgrown you can barely see the stones. You follow this for a...
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    thateous looses an arrow that kills one reaver,...

    thateous looses an arrow that kills one reaver, then quickly follows up with another that strikes a second reaver. Gormok steps forward and finishes him off then turns the shaft onto the reaver in...
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    Perin’s backs storey has him wandering around the...

    Perin’s backs storey has him wandering around the area a lot too. If thou want an extra tie they could know each other to some degree.
  46. I’ve been arguing this as magic vs martial but...

    I’ve been arguing this as magic vs martial but that’s not a very good way to look at it. Damage is damage, whether from an axe or a ball of fire.

    A better way to look at it would be damage vs...
  47. You’re looking at one tiny aspect of magic -...

    You’re looking at one tiny aspect of magic - damage - when magic can do so much more that has a much greater effect on play. Compare that to martial characters who only ever do damage.

    Something...
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    When you are ready to leave I will need three...

    When you are ready to leave I will need three survival checks.
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    Errol's arrows streak dangerously close to...

    Errol's arrows streak dangerously close to Gormok's ear before skittering off the door.
  50. I still disagree that they critical hits should...

    I still disagree that they critical hits should be balanced off against critical failures - no matter how balanced tehy are against each other. Critical hits make martial characters more deadly (it...
  51. 1. While I sort of agree with this, there neads...

    1. While I sort of agree with this, there neads to be a plot, I have to say that suggesting you use stories like LotR or Beowulf is a terrible idea. This leads to railroading as your players have...
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    One of the other players was a member so he did...

    One of the other players was a member so he did all the booking.
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    I’ve have had one game at WeWork. It was...

    I’ve have had one game at WeWork. It was certainly convenient (more space than any of the group could offer at their house) and no one had any tidying up afterwards. We had pizza delivered as well...
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    I don’t mind a fifth.

    I don’t mind a fifth.
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    Perin Perin follows the villager swordsman but...

    Perin

    Perin follows the villager swordsman but drops his sword at his feet and swings his crossbow round to loose a bolt at the closest lizardman.


    Move: to G34
    Action: Attack and damage on...
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    Fistan Fistan continues his fiery attack,...

    Fistan

    Fistan continues his fiery attack, aware that if he burns off too much of the web he'll make it easier for the dragon to escape.


    DEX saves: 1d20+2 4 I guess that fails, but I'm not...
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    Frustrated by the door the groups starts to grow...

    Frustrated by the door the groups starts to grow bored and many voice that this was perhaps a silly idea, someone even starts a fire. The stars and moon move overhead and after a few hours there is...
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    Round 1

    Two radiant bolt streak over the balcony and strike one of the reavers eating at the table below.

    Meanwhile from the hallway Erol all but finishes off one of the reavers in the room. Nariah...
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    The castle has been abandoned for over half a...

    The castle has been abandoned for over half a century, since it was sacked. Unless the orcs have been there several months intensively rebuilding - I’m which case someone would have heard something -...
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    The Forest of Rend is a fairly flat area. ...

    The Forest of Rend is a fairly flat area. Approaching the castle from any direction would be straightforward. It's getting through the forest that would cripple an army - a handful of adventurers...
  61. "I ran intea some trouble back home." Uhtred says...

    "I ran intea some trouble back home." Uhtred says guardedly. "I ook what I culd and came 'ere. Now I hear ya may have some coin? I have an axe."

    He grumbles about the cost of the Balrog's blast...
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    Anymore idea before I move things along?

    Anymore idea before I move things along?
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    When the orc staging area yields no clues the...

    When the orc staging area yields no clues the group returns to town. Some of the villagers are looking through the wreckage of the building, which seems to have burned down, while others are...
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    Lol, it has been a very quite week across all my...

    Lol, it has been a very quite week across all my games. Life and it’s demands I guess [emoji19]

    If no one has anything to add I’ll move things along later today.
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    Perin Without much choice Perin grits his...

    Perin

    Without much choice Perin grits his teeth and swings his sword at the enlarged lizardman

    Attack and damage: 1d20+4 21 1d8+6 12

    AC: 15
    Initiative: +2 (Roll With Advantage)
    HP: 13/28...
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    Fistan Focusing on keeping his web on the...

    Fistan

    Focusing on keeping his web on the dragon Fistan was limited in what he could do. It might be counterproductive but he sent a bolt of fire streaking at the restrained dragon. It landed...
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    The sparks seem to come from a spot about head...

    The sparks seem to come from a spot about head height no matter where Luther taps. The harder he taps the brighter the sparks are though.
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    Gormok smashes the door open and swings at the...

    Gormok smashes the door open and swings at the nearest reaver. Some instinct makes him roll forward avoiding Gormok's first swing, but the second swing catches the reaver a solid blow, followed...
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    Luther taps the ceiling, walls and floor only to...

    Luther taps the ceiling, walls and floor only to find that everything feels very much like solid stone. Each time he taps at the door he notices sparks coming from the edge of the door.

    Jared's...
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    As Farquad presses a number of the crystals he...

    As Farquad presses a number of the crystals he quickly realises that they are not buttons. They are made up of common crystal that peasants use for jewelry and mountebanks sell for "magical"...
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    Perin Perin curses as the two kobolds head to...

    Perin

    Perin curses as the two kobolds head to the other side of the road. too far to engage with his sword, he lets fly a bolt before bursting out of cover, gesturing for his partner to follow.
    ...
  72. tglassy I've noticed jmuchielo and fireinthedust...

    tglassy I've noticed jmuchielo and fireinthedust both have 5 characters. I think I caused the confusion where one of my posts says 5 characters and another says four. since 12 characters is a bit...
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    Probably not game breaking but you will have to...

    Probably not game breaking but you will have to consider balance vs monster issues. Monsters skills are already quite weak vs PCs. But when you combine this with your doubled proficiency later on I...
  74. Something I should have mentioned earlier. Your...

    Something I should have mentioned earlier. Your order of march is important at 0 level.

    Each player needs to show which of their characters is in front. Who gets to be the ablative armour?

    I...
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    For long years, you labored in the fields like...

    For long years, you labored in the fields like all the peasants, sweating hot and dirty in the summer, only to shiver under threadbare hides when winter came. This year’s harvest ended like all the...
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    Tall's Portal Under the Stars - IC

    Admin Post:

    RG
    OOC

    Rules Basics <------------------------------------------------------------------------------>

    Strength
    Add your modifier to melee attacks and damage rolls
    Agility
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    Anyone want to do anything else before a short...

    Anyone want to do anything else before a short rest? You are less that a mile away from the village, so you can get back there without any trouble.
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    Feel free to re-position yourselves I've only...

    Feel free to re-position yourselves I've only dropped you there so that everyone is on the map.



    The party is going first and you have surprise, so essentially you get to have two rounds before...
  79. "Brâgha." Uhtred greats Clalick. Without another...

    "Brâgha." Uhtred greats Clalick. Without another word he heads to the private room. Pausing briefly to look back at Skae and his gear.
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    Round 1 The door creaks open and five rough...

    Round 1

    The door creaks open and five rough looking sailors turn to see who is intruding on their space.

    https://i.ibb.co/hXWbM72/tower-map.png

    initiative: 6d20 41 Damn, that doesn't show...
  81. I've created an RG ...

    I've created an RG here so the character sheets don't get lost in the chatter
  82. Well it would be unseemly to have common dirt :P

    Well it would be unseemly to have common dirt :P
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    Tall's Portal Under the Stars - [RG]

    OOC
    IC

    Place your completed character sheets here.

    Basics of character creation
    but feel free to use this online character generator
  84. Dammit, I didn't see this until after my post. ...

    Dammit, I didn't see this until after my post. Feel free to use this for char gen if you like.
  85. I found that playing was kind of like my first...

    I found that playing was kind of like my first few games - possibly because it's hard to feel like you are making poor choices when so much is randomised. But I have to agree, they have put a LOT of...
  86. Character creation rules: With three players I...

    Character creation rules:

    With three players I think I'll go with four characters each

    Roll 3d6 6 times and apply to the following attributes in order.

    Strength
    Add your modifier to melee...
  87. Cool, that'll be three then. DCC is a hack...

    Cool, that'll be three then.

    DCC is a hack and slash centered game that tries to give a feel of old school D&D. So character mechanics are minimal. Games are supposed to start at 0 level...
  88.   Just a little plug for a new Dungeon Crawl...

    Just a little plug for a new Dungeon Crawl Classics game I'm looking at starting.

    No experience with the rules in necessary, they're mostly new to me too.
  89. How familiar are you two with the rules?

    How familiar are you two with the rules?
  90. Char Gen is entirely random. If there are...

    Char Gen is entirely random.

    If there are only two of you I might go for 5 characters each. It’s on the high side for players, but the total is a bit on the low side for the adventure.

    If...
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    I'll take a swordsman. Perception...

    I'll take a swordsman.

    Perception: 1d20+4 15
    Stealth: 1d20+4 11
  92. Tall's Portal Under the Starts [DCC] - OOC- Closed

    RG
    IC

    After a one shot at my newly starting game club I want to play about with DCC for a bit. I am looking at running a game at the club soon, but at the moment we only meet once a month. So I...
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    Me neither. I’ll modify the mini stats next time.

    Me neither. I’ll modify the mini stats next time.
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    GAH! I spend nearly an hour getting a map sorted...

    GAH! I spend nearly an hour getting a map sorted for the keep and then realised I stuffed something up and have to start again. I'm trying something different so that I don't have to redo the grid...
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    Perin Perin had barely recovered from their...

    Perin

    Perin had barely recovered from their last ordeal when one of the villagers watching the ambush site summoned them. The kobolds and their dark masters were returning.

    As the others found...
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    Do we get the extra's from the level up, like...

    Do we get the extra's from the level up, like last time?

    I've assumed we get the extra HP from the level up, an extra spell slot/spells known and an extra HD. Perin's Wolf companion hasn't joined...
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    Thanks, though it looks like you have most of...

    Thanks, though it looks like you have most of your players back.

    Shayuri is posting in one of my games so I suspect will answer at some point. Let me know, I'll need to put the mechanics...
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    :D .

    :D .
  99. Dammit, I keep getting those two characters mixed...

    Dammit, I keep getting those two characters mixed up in my head. Yes I meant Arcata.

    Arcata's roll was low but Carroc's was lower. Also people don't need a lot of persuading to NOT run towards...
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    Orin finds a crystal necklace trampled into the...

    Orin finds a crystal necklace trampled into the mud. The pink crystal is held by a detailed silver bale to a silk cord that has strands of red hair woven into it. Eowyn can identify it as Pinna's...
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