Against the Giants 5e PBP (Full)

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
@Steve Gorak

My sincerest condolences. I thought about posting this before to you, then chose not to ... because I realize that even if I could time travel and go back in time to tell myself that things would work out or do things differently, I'd probably just mug myself for beer money.

That said, as much as this sucks (and it does), you also might have dodged a bullet. I once left a job for another job ... ignoring certain warning signs. And my offer was rescinded after I had broken my old lease and entered into a new lease in a new state ... and no longer had a job. It was terrible. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. That said, I am so glad it happened then. Because any company that would entice you to move and then yank the rug away isn't a long-term solution. IMO. So eff 'em. And take care of yourself and your family.

(It looks like @Maxperson is the only person left to go this round in our PbP ... assume @FitzTheRuke is playing for you for the time being.
 

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Steve Gorak

Adventurer
@Steve Gorak

My sincerest condolences. I thought about posting this before to you, then chose not to ... because I realize that even if I could time travel and go back in time to tell myself that things would work out or do things differently, I'd probably just mug myself for beer money.

That said, as much as this sucks (and it does), you also might have dodged a bullet. I once left a job for another job ... ignoring certain warning signs. And my offer was rescinded after I had broken my old lease and entered into a new lease in a new state ... and no longer had a job. It was terrible. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. That said, I am so glad it happened then. Because any company that would entice you to move and then yank the rug away isn't a long-term solution. IMO. So eff 'em. And take care of yourself and your family.

(It looks like @Maxperson is the only person left to go this round in our PbP ... assume @FitzTheRuke is playing for you for the time being.
You’re absolutely right. It’s actually a blessing that things happened the way they did. I just need to lick my wounds and move on.

Thank you all for the kind words!
Cheers,

Sg
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Group 2 - just so you know, I am working on rolling the round! (In fact, I spent an hour on it on Wednesday but I didn't finish!) Since then, I have had two teenagers down with the flu (luckily for us, my wife and I have our flu shots! Our kids are a mess).

I will get to it ASAP. Promise!

In the meantime, I have a question for @Steve Gorak - did Gimlak lose concentration on Tasha's when hit by the bed? (19 damage).

That'll help speed me up a little.
 

Steve Gorak

Adventurer
Group 2 - just so you know, I am working on rolling the round! (In fact, I spent an hour on it on Wednesday but I didn't finish!) Since then, I have had two teenagers down with the flu (luckily for us, my wife and I have our flu shots! Our kids are a mess).

I will get to it ASAP. Promise!

In the meantime, I have a question for @Steve Gorak - did Gimlak lose concentration on Tasha's when hit by the bed? (19 damage).

That'll help speed me up a little.
Dc 10 con save: 14 success! So Gimlak maintains concentration!

Cheers,

Sg
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Oh dear god.

I just went to finish my post in G2 and the hour I spent on it on Wednesday is gone. I foolishly left an unfinished post (I should have copied it over to some other program when I didn't get it finished enough to post it before heading to work). But it's usually THERE when I go back to it. I guess my laptop rebooted or something. It's gone.

Well, at least I will do one thing that I should have done in the first place: I will split it up into shorter posts so that I can get through it. When I do that, I work quicker. Every once in awhile I try to resolve everything in a single post, and it's a MISTAKE. There's too many moving parts, and I get confused and intimidated.

So bear with me while I resolve it in bits. Hopefully I can finish it today. Too bad I have to reinvent a bunch of it. I guess I can at least look up my rolls on coyote...
 



FitzTheRuke

Legend
Gimlak psionically cast synaptic static, so he used spell points. He should still have his 5th level spell slot, but be at 8 spell points if I am not mistaken.
Cheers,

Sg
8? I'm not sure how it would be that high. It was at 7. You cast a 5th level spell and then blew a 4th for points. I'm not really sure how that works, but I can't imagine how it would be higher than it was.
 

Steve Gorak

Adventurer
8? I'm not sure how it would be that high. It was at 7. You cast a 5th level spell and then blew a 4th for points. I'm not really sure how that works, but I can't imagine how it would be higher than it was.
You’re right. For some reason I thought I started up higher. Sorry about that!
Cheers,

Sg
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
So this is a post for the Good Gamers of Group 2-

While I am quite positive that my character would be fine killin' 'em all and letting his patron sort 'em out, I am reasonably certain that at some point we might need to question someone, if only to find the location of more enemies that need a-killin'.

Something to consider. On the other hand, I do appreciate that we have decided to go old school in all senses of the term.
 

Steve Gorak

Adventurer
So this is a post for the Good Gamers of Group 2-

While I am quite positive that my character would be fine killin' 'em all and letting his patron sort 'em out, I am reasonably certain that at some point we might need to question someone, if only to find the location of more enemies that need a-killin'.

Something to consider. On the other hand, I do appreciate that we have decided to go old school in all senses of the term.
We have a couple of laughiing youths that we can use at the end ;-)
Cheers,

SG
 

Shadowedeyes

Adventurer
Just as a head's up, I'm going to be on a vacation starting tomorrow, and will have limited to no access to posting during. I should be back sometime Sunday. Until then just assume Valda will attack enemies that move towards her, and she'll try to block access to the door that I moved towards in my last post.
 

JustinCase

the magical equivalent to the number zero
So this is a post for the Good Gamers of Group 2-

While I am quite positive that my character would be fine killin' 'em all and letting his patron sort 'em out, I am reasonably certain that at some point we might need to question someone, if only to find the location of more enemies that need a-killin'.

Something to consider. On the other hand, I do appreciate that we have decided to go old school in all senses of the term.

We have a couple of laughiing youths that we can use at the end ;-)
Cheers,

SG
I agree we should be questioning someone eventually, and that young giant could be that someone.

Pretty sure we'll eventually be beaten if we only keep fighting. Plus, Duvrael is out of his most powerful spell slots.
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
I'm going to be traveling for work for a week+. I'll still be online daily but it will be via my phone which doesn't make it the easiest to do rolls. If it's okay I'll just leave what the rolls should be for @FitzTheRuke . So "Vicious Mockery for 2d4" instead of "Vicious Mockery for 5".
 




FitzTheRuke

Legend
Group One: Let's not forget, in D&D you can try multiple approaches to problems.

For example, you could
Try demanding an audience with the chief. I mean, he'll be mighty hostile what with all the murder you've pulled off so far. But, then again, that murder proves that you're no joke.

Worse result: You're probably not worse off than just
busting in there and bashing heads.
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Group One: I guess the two questions are what do we hope to accomplish and how are we to get into a fight?

I'm down to just a few spells, but they are my most powerful ones and Concentration so they will affect a whole combat. Plus still 3 bardic inspirations and various minor bits. I could do one big fight, or 2-3 moderate ones.

But if the feel is that we can't take a big fight, then we probably can't. So it seems we need to investigate for more information, and hopefully accomplish some personal quests along the way.

I am willing to go for the main hall if we do it right now. But seeing how people are low on spells I will not push for it any more.
 


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