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  1. This is more or less how Odysseus did it.

    This is more or less how Odysseus did it.
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    Since jungles tend to be wet, the first time...

    Since jungles tend to be wet, the first time they are hit with it, make sure there is a body of water on the map, and the cleric can jump in to end the effect. After the battle, let him loot some...
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    Because we need to take 6 weeks off due to my...

    Because we need to take 6 weeks off due to my work/ travel schedule, we decided to not advance the plot any more last week, and use the time to recruit more players for when we resume. So we played...
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    We had one session. I can't talk about the plot...

    We had one session. I can't talk about the plot (because it's yours...) but we have an interesting group - 3 dracks (elementalist, dhampir/paladin and pathfinder) and a tengu invoker of Iris. 2nd...
  5. Charlotte/ Matthews NC, March2014, Radiance RPG

    A steampunk/ electrotech/ fantasy d20 game starting this month at Your Local Game Store in Matthews NC. Email me for details at klangley2@mindspring.com . Rules available as a free PDF at...
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    I'm beginning a Radiance campaign in Mathews, NC,...

    I'm beginning a Radiance campaign in Mathews, NC, USA in a couple of weeks. email me if you're int he area and want to play. klangley2@mindspring.com
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    I profoundly disagree. If the math doesn't work,...

    I profoundly disagree. If the math doesn't work, nothing else matters. I can write all the other stuff myself; what I need to pay someone else to do is to make a sturdy structure to hang it on.
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    tool proficiencies: what's the point?

    So my Guide background gives me Survival skill proficiency (prof bonus for Wis(Survival) rolls), and navigator's tools proficiency (prof bonus for Wis(Survival) rolls to avoid becoming lost). And...
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    Anything except the d4. I hate d4s. They don't...

    Anything except the d4. I hate d4s. They don't roll; they just plop onto the table. They are also dangerous when the cat leaves them on the floor. I roll d8/2 when called on to roll a d4.
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    His Facebook page says he's traveling (Japan,...

    His Facebook page says he's traveling (Japan, Australia, New Zealand) for a few weeks, so might not be responding much.
  11. How soon do you want them to reach 2nd level? If...

    How soon do you want them to reach 2nd level? If you want them to level up in, say, about 4-5 more encounters, give them 20% of a level's xp. If you want them to stay at level 1 longer, or level up...
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    Maybe I play with too many minmaxers. A powerful...

    Maybe I play with too many minmaxers. A powerful party heal is hard to pass up, and once you have it, there will be group pressure to use it, and that coercion might press some buttons for some of...
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    I've been reading it online, and I really like...

    I've been reading it online, and I really like it. So much that I ordered 4 players' manuals and a master book, and am eager to spring it on my group.

    One detail, though, really grates on me, and...
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    The clash of blades, the grunts and shouts, the...

    The clash of blades, the grunts and shouts, the stamping feet and flying spatters of blood all fall into a strangely predictable pattern as Chizz focuses on the melee. The world seems to slow down...
  15. Eager to help his master, Spring tried to leap...

    Eager to help his master, Spring tried to leap over the wall. Hampered by his injury, he failed to clear the barrier and fell back to earth, whimpering and bleeding. athletics 19

    Unable to help...
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    actually, it doesn't matter if they have any...

    actually, it doesn't matter if they have any marking powers. You just choose any ally, and your target is marked by that ally (gets -2 to any attacks that don't include that ally). Often, an ally...
  17. never mind, mis-post

    never mind, mis-post
  18. Ryk places both hands on the barrier. Grimacing...

    Ryk places both hands on the barrier. Grimacing as the metal and glass shards bite into his skin, he vaults over the wall to land on the other side of the dirgesinger, his large blade falling into...
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    Chizz says to the two slaves behind him, You two...

    Chizz says to the two slaves behind him, You two stay close behind me. Let's go!
    MINOR: hunter's quarry on dwarf.
    MOVE: to J9, slaves 5 and 2 to J8 and J7. Chizz points to Kumar's cabin door.
    ...
  20. Ryk takes his magical returning boomerang in...

    Ryk takes his magical returning boomerang in hand, watching the chain wielder's movements so as to strike him at a vulnerable spot. He waits for the right moment, then lets fly. The hobgoblin...
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    with the incredible boon that is the Character...

    with the incredible boon that is the Character Builder, your group may find that it actually "keeps it simpler" to allow access to all the books, rather than having to figure out which feats or...
  22. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj116/OnPugetSo...

    http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj116/OnPugetSound/ryk.jpg
    http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj116/OnPugetSound/spring.jpg
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    Get a copy of Munchkin and play that instead. ...

    Get a copy of Munchkin and play that instead. Exactly what they want and goes much better with alcohol.
  24. If the dirgesinger is their key, Spring and I...

    If the dirgesinger is their key, Spring and I will head straight there.

    ooc: back from vacation
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    I will be computerless until Sunday.

    I will be computerless until Sunday.
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    Be flexible with her knowledge of the rules - not...

    Be flexible with her knowledge of the rules - not to the extent of ignoring them, but rather than expecting her to arrange her turn in minor-move-standard actions, let her just tell you her plan of...
  27. I will be out of communication Wednesday through...

    I will be out of communication Wednesday through Saturday this week.
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    If Sandy will be on deck, then it falls to me to...

    If Sandy will be on deck, then it falls to me to pick the locks for the slaves.
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    Do you want me picking locks down below, or...

    Do you want me picking locks down below, or attacking the ballista up above?
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    Maybe someone with a friendly manner can find out...

    Maybe someone with a friendly manner can find out who stands by the ballista at night, and make friends with him. Find out what kind of drink or food he likes. When we're ready, persuade him to...
  31. Thanks Renau and Darwin! And thanks team! This...

    Thanks Renau and Darwin!
    And thanks team! This was my first pbp game completed, and it was a blast!
  32. Jesus of Nazareth: Pandemic Charles Darwin:...

    Jesus of Nazareth: Pandemic
    Charles Darwin: Spore
    Carl Sagan: Cosmic Encounters
    Genghis Khan: World of Warcraft - for the HORDE!
    J P Morgan: Monopoly (or maybe Rail Baron)
    Adam Smith: Settlers...
  33. (Grigo spends 2 surges recovering). Sounds...

    (Grigo spends 2 surges recovering).

    Sounds like a good idea. Hopefully we won't have to fight zombies; the cult will gain nothing by attacking us, and they should know that. Of course, they...
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    I can always find a reason to go up the mast...

    I can always find a reason to go up the mast again. There's a spar that hangs over the ballista deck, with a halyard long enough to reach the deck. When the armed slaves burst out from below, or...
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    I'm a passenger, not crew, so technically it's a...

    I'm a passenger, not crew, so technically it's a hijacking, not a mutiny. Chizz grins, his fangs gleaming. Or maybe piracy. Either way, it couldn't happen to a more deserving Captain. You should...
  36. Grigo should be at 15 hp, not 10, which may be...

    Grigo should be at 15 hp, not 10, which may be important if ongoing damage continues after combat.
  37. Standing up does not provoke OAs.

    Standing up does not provoke OAs.
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    cleric for sure. Get beacon of hope. 1st feat...

    cleric for sure. Get beacon of hope.
    1st feat should be multiclass of another healer class, to give you a 3rd heal per encounter.
    all else is optional.
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    My girlfriend is a geek. If yours isn't, maybe...

    My girlfriend is a geek. If yours isn't, maybe you need a different girlfriend.
  40. Reeling from the shock of the scourge's attack,...

    Reeling from the shock of the scourge's attack, Grigo tries to move but finds his legs will not obey him. He calls his floating disk to him, takes the healing potion from it and swigs it down. As...
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    This is interesting. I always hoped someone...

    This is interesting. I always hoped someone would take Kumar down, but I never thought I would be part of it. Figured it would be a shark or a kraken, something too dumb to be afraid of him.
    ...
  42. Waiting til last in hopes that someone will grant...

    Waiting til last in hopes that someone will grant me a saving throw.
  43. We'll probably fight "garrison" constructs, not...

    We'll probably fight "garrison" constructs, not other teams. But we'll find out soon enough.
  44. Well, we were fairly good at speed, and managed...

    Well, we were fairly good at speed, and managed to survive stealth. If we're replaying the steps of a battle, hopefully there will be some fighting now.
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    I've played with 5 of the 12 alchemy cards on...

    I've played with 5 of the 12 alchemy cards on BSW, and just bought the expansion but haven't yet played with the rest.


    Several cards in Alchemy push against the Chapel strategy of thinning your...
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    2 defenders, 2 strikers, 2 controllers, - you...

    2 defenders, 2 strikers, 2 controllers, - you have no healer, so the Oalian's totem seems like a good bet. There are some druid-specific hide armors that improve mobility - pouncing beast,...
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    I will be running a table of this at ConCarolinas...

    I will be running a table of this at ConCarolinas (Charlotte NC 6/4/10-6/6/10). If you're coming to the con, come play!
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    ConCarolinas - come play!

    I'm running a boardgame and a cardgame at ConCarolinas in Charlotte - Rise and Fall and 3 Dragon Ante. Both are great fun and easy to learn if you haven't tried them. If you're coming to the con,...
  49. Can you delay my turn until after Eithal and...

    Can you delay my turn until after Eithal and Yimayngurr's? That way I'm still there to give them a flank before I shift away.
  50. Grigo feels a jolt of pain as the tentacle rakes...

    Grigo feels a jolt of pain as the tentacle rakes his arm. The wound triggers an involuntary response; he briefly disappears from view as his image becomes a color that can't be seen. The pain eases...
  51. immediate reaction: Grigo uses Fade Away to...

    immediate reaction: Grigo uses Fade Away to become invisible..
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    Feeling a bit jittery? Nauseous? We left the...

    Feeling a bit jittery? Nauseous? We left the purple lotus dust out of today's lunch, so you're feeling some withdrawal. It gets worse the longer you go without. I'm told withdrawal isn't always...
  53. Chizz (see my sig link) is a hybrid ranger/rogue,...

    Chizz (see my sig link) is a hybrid ranger/rogue, designed to double-dip and get sneak attack and quarry damage in the same round, by having lots of attacks that aren't standard actions. He's only...
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    another vote for pandemic! Simple rules and LOTS...

    another vote for pandemic! Simple rules and LOTS of discussion of strategy required each turn. If you want them talking a lot, this is a great one.
  55. Grigo is horrified to see his friends fall, but...

    Grigo is horrified to see his friends fall, but he knows they are counting on him to finish the task before more monsters come through. He edges away from the scourge and decides to take a shortcut...
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    well it would be CALLED a democracy, or a...

    well it would be CALLED a democracy, or a republic, or whatever it was before the psions took it over. And most people would believe it was still what it is called.
  57. Rob takes over the kingdom, with Jim and Dave as...

    Rob takes over the kingdom, with Jim and Dave as trusted advisors. Rob begins making the "reforms" he's been dreaming of, turning Moldania into a conquering power that threatens to engulf its...
  58. KILL IT, Spring! KILL THAT SHEET! As the...

    KILL IT, Spring! KILL THAT SHEET!

    As the guards head toward the alley they behold an unexpected sight. A clawfoot dinosaur leaps from the alley, grabs a white sheet and begins whipping it back...
  59. If you want to throw serious fire around, just...

    If you want to throw serious fire around, just build a sorcerer and describe your spells as throwing various fluids and powders. Or build an artificer, and let the rules describe your spells as...
  60. As the scourge whips past his shoulder, Grigo...

    As the scourge whips past his shoulder, Grigo feels an unearthly chill. His dagger whips out reflexively, more to fend the creature off than with any expectation of harming it. The mist around the...
  61. A lot depends on whether this is fantasy oil or...

    A lot depends on whether this is fantasy oil or real medieval lamp oil. Actual unrefined lamp fuel was typically tallow (sheep fat) or fish or whale oil. All will sustain combustion if carefully...
  62. rats, i had to pick thunder to make it resistant...

    rats, i had to pick thunder to make it resistant to....
  63. Narwhals! As proved by this video, the narwhal...

    Narwhals!

    As proved by this video, the narwhal cult is stronger than Cthulhu's.

    Narwhals - Weebl's Stuff
  64. If Fragsie's just getting back today, it's not...

    If Fragsie's just getting back today, it's not surprising there has not yet been a post; let's give another day.
  65. Problem is, enabling flavor text disables the...

    Problem is, enabling flavor text disables the figured formulas for your equipped weapons. The cards don't have room for both.
  66. Ryk scrambles down from the rooftop and sneaks...

    Ryk scrambles down from the rooftop and sneaks close to the second group of guards. When the laundry comes billowing out and the guards turn to see what the commotion is, he slips past them, then...
  67. with total concealment (-5 to hit) vs...

    with total concealment (-5 to hit) vs non-adjacent foes, it's going to be hard to take down with ranged attacks too. Bursts and blasts work fine.

    It's just an all around tough critter. Maybe...
  68. standard: Thunderwave vs scourge (hits with 18 vs...

    standard: Thunderwave vs scourge (hits with 18 vs fort; concealment doesn't matter for area effects) for 8 thunder damage (reduced to 3 by variable resistance; scourge has resist thunder 5 from now...
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    Thunder Hooves Rage question

    here is the power:



    My question is, what if my next attack against that enemy is not a (W)eapon attack? (Assume I do have a weapon in my hand when making the attack). I ran into this while...
  70. It's a wonderful plan and I'm excited to be a...

    It's a wonderful plan and I'm excited to be a part of it.
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    Back on the deck, Chizz walks from one end of the...

    Back on the deck, Chizz walks from one end of the ship to the other, straightening coils of rope, checking knots for tightness, and generally looking like an experienced seahand (which he is). He is...
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    Sometimes it can be an advantage, though. If...

    Sometimes it can be an advantage, though. If everyone KNOWS you always tell the truth, then selectively telling certain truths can lead people to assume other things that are not true.

    And if...
  73. It's good to plan ahead, but I think you may be...

    It's good to plan ahead, but I think you may be overdoing it. As you play, you will likely find that some feats and powers are differently useful (either more or less) than it appears on paper. ...
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    yes, for a human. If the figure pictured is...

    yes, for a human. If the figure pictured is kobold sized, it's a bastard sword.
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    And I am naming my kobold "Cloud Strife"....

    And I am naming my kobold "Cloud Strife".
    http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj116/OnPugetSound/500px-Cloud_Strife_art.jpg
  76. Or we could set a fire. One that would take a...

    Or we could set a fire. One that would take a minute or two to get big or smoky enough to notice. The guards will run to investigate, might even call for help... but they should all have their...
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    You're right, I don't think I've seen this...

    You're right, I don't think I've seen this spelled out, just works that way in the CB. So logically all characters should worship all gods, for unrestricted feat and power access. Sort of makes the...
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    RP- wise, you can worship any number of gods,...

    RP- wise, you can worship any number of gods, demons or household pets. Crunchwise, you can only choose the domain feats, channel divinity powers, etc. of one deity.
  79. I like the chill wind option best. If they fail...

    I like the chill wind option best. If they fail to check it out,we still haven't revealed ourselves and can try something else.
  80. 50 feet, 10 squares, is a single turn (double...

    50 feet, 10 squares, is a single turn (double move) for everyone. So anything that pulls the guards out of position for even one turn will suffice.... Spring chasing a rat down an alley, for...
  81. Does anyone have any weather magic, or something...

    Does anyone have any weather magic, or something that can imitate a weather phenomenon? All we need is some impressive sight or sound that will draw attention but appear natural, just for a few...
  82. Grigo runs toward the portal, rehearsing in his...

    Grigo runs toward the portal, rehearsing in his mind the first few steps of the ritual.

    move, move: RUN to G16, via row E to avoid stepping in the blood.
    (run effects: grant CA, -5 to attacks)
    ...
  83. A gnome in a fine white suit greets the...

    A gnome in a fine white suit greets the characters as they arrive, excitedly jumping up and down on the dock and shouting (in a thick accent) "the ship! the shiiiip!"
  84. This was an unexpectedly serendipitous thread for...

    This was an unexpectedly serendipitous thread for me to find. My campaign in mythic Britain features two monarchs with conflicting goals and methods, though both are "good" - Arthur Pendragon, a...
  85. On a side note, I found it necessary to...

    On a side note, I found it necessary to house-nerf Rod of Corruption to "burst x+1, where x = the enhancement bonus of the rod" - Otherwise a +1 rod is still about the awesomest tool ever for...
  86. Grigo moves into the room. As soon as Eithal is...

    Grigo moves into the room. As soon as Eithal is clear of the blast area he sends a storm of tiny shadowy phantoms with sharp claws and teeth into the cluster of taints.


    MOVE: to H28
    ...
  87. Ryk studies the archer's movements. Crossing the...

    Ryk studies the archer's movements. Crossing the same roof the construct is standing on will be tricky, but there is a small wooden shed on the other side that will provide good cover if he can make...
  88. it's hard to catch a live alley cat quietly; they...

    it's hard to catch a live alley cat quietly; they tend to yowl and hiss, and the catcher tends to cuss a lot.
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    Hide 3 Heavy Shield 2 Con or Wis 3 or 4...

    Hide 3
    Heavy Shield 2
    Con or Wis 3 or 4 depending on race

    18-19 at level 1 without any feats is not spectacular, but not bad. Remember, an unhittable defender will get his mark ignored, and...
  90. Step back, Eithal. Waiting for a clear shot...

    Step back, Eithal.

    Waiting for a clear shot for a burst.
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    it's pretty clearly advice intended to soften the...

    it's pretty clearly advice intended to soften the game for younger players; I don't know any DMs who play this way. At worst, they might have unintelligent monsters roll randomly for whom to attack.
  92. I'm guessing we have to be close to the portal to...

    I'm guessing we have to be close to the portal to close it? Like, in that big glowy circle (which might not actually be there until our ritual creates it?)

    Those things are going to keep coming...
  93. Failing can, in fact, be fun. Or at least funny....

    Failing can, in fact, be fun. Or at least funny. Just today my incredibly agile and sneaky halfling ranger/rogue confidently led the party on a stealthy assault across the rooftops. Athletics...
  94. Ryk looks ruefully at the metal giant scrambling...

    Ryk looks ruefully at the metal giant scrambling up to the roof. Noticing the hand and foot shaped gashes gouged out of the crumbling brick, he says Carving your own ladder as you go... a nice idea....
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    Chizz takes one more look around before coming...

    Chizz takes one more look around before coming down the mast. This time he's looking not at the ship but at the horizon in all directions, and at the sky. Checking for any incoming weather, or any...
  96. Grigo stamps his foot and the stone floor seems...

    Grigo stamps his foot and the stone floor seems to ripple as a rumbling sound bursts forth. One of the drones is hurled backward into the room.

    Thunderwave, affecting L31 -N29, hitting only drone...
  97. Ryk scrambles up a drainpipe to the roof. Well,...

    Ryk scrambles up a drainpipe to the roof. Well, halfway up, anyway. The drainpipe, corroded by years of Sharn's incessant rain, breaks even under his light weight. His sudden fall startles Spring,...
  98. grigo is wearing a sunrod strapped to his...

    grigo is wearing a sunrod strapped to his headband - bright light 20, so we can probably see the ceiling. He has not yet tried his Fade Away power while wearing or carrying a light source, so we're...
  99. I like the idea of all going by rooftop, taking...

    I like the idea of all going by rooftop, taking advantage of the laundry lines, if we can. That leaves us just the one archer-construct to clear, and a simultaneous surprise strike should take it...
  100. Ryk comes down from the roof to confer with the...

    Ryk comes down from the roof to confer with the party.

    I might be able to come up with a diversion. Many humans mistake me for a human child, especially in dim light or at a distance. If a human...
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