[OOC] Quickleaf's Rime of the Frostmaiden [closed but waitlist is available]

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I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
I think you can start with opening the door - it doesn't seem like anyone will intercept him. I know I expected the opening :)
I don't want an NPC to die in the first round, but he pushed forward :)
Lumrolur will hide and ready an action to attack (crossbow) whatever appears from behind the door.


For me just busy. Hopefully stuff calms down soon.
Busy but all caught up! Nothing useful to add though (nature oriented goblin surrounded by mechanical devices underground and dwarves ;-)
I can make more “still here but nothing intelligent to do” posts.

I made my move, I'm just waiting on everyone else.
As an aside, my solution for this is that thr group gets one check per approach. If the approach is shouldering the door down, the group is probably going to want the raging barbarian to do it (perhaps with Help from the gnome as a battering ram, correctly considered the only good use of a gnome.)
Deffo not waning interest. Been very very busy. I have some unexpected work that's come up this week too. But I will do my best to keep up.

Thanks for sounding off, folks! Take your time, I know we're all super busy right now. The game will be here. (y)


What Knowledge skill would be used for learning about Derro?
Or knowing what they are to begin with for that matter?
Well, if it's some knowledge you have OOC that you feel your character would, that's fine to just play it and no need roll.

Assuming that's not the case, for knowledge checks in combat, that's an action.

Multiple skills can apply depending on what specifically you're trying to recall / ascertain. Intelligence (Folklore) is the closest to a "catch all", if that's what you're looking for. If you're wondering about something related to politics or nobility? Intelligence (High Society) would fit the bill. If you're trying to recall ancient history about how the derro split from other dwarves? Intelligence (History), and so on.


Sooo so so so sorry I've been insanely busy lately and didn't realize it had been so long. I am back!

Also to answer your question from like a month ago, @Quickleaf , yes, Alma would be using Light if needed.


@Neurotic and company, I’m posting the Perception convo over here in OOC so it doesn’t clutter our roleplay thread…

Yep, I am fine if you want Expertise applying.

Lumrolur perception save dc 13: 1D20+4 = [6]+4 = 10

Ok. You're looking at that thinking "but Lumrolur has a +6 Perception!!!!"

So this is a low-stakes situation – the trap is defunct – but since I think everyone hasn't looked at my all of my House Rules (nor do I expect you to remember them all), I wanted to show how I'm using Perception as a special saving throw. I know folks have been dropping Perception rolls to "notice stuff"...and honestly I've just been ignoring those rolls to describe whatever I'd describe/foreshadow to you anyway.

I'll post the house rule in spoilers (this has always been in my document in the OOC), but basically Perception is a special save vs being Ambushed or Taken Off Guard By A Trap. That's it.

Like all my house rules, if consensus is "we don't like that" or "we like the default" or "that's cool but can we change this bit", then you've just got to let me know in the OOC. However, my assumption is that all my house rules apply unless I'm told otherwise.

Using my house rule, Lumrolur's Perception save would be +4 =
Proficiency (automatic for all adventurers) +2
Would have proficiency (apply higher of Wis/Int) +2

IF we stick with this house rule, unchanged, then you would shift your Expertise from Perception to another skill.

Perception Save House Rule

Perception Saves: Perception is no longer a skill that PCs actively use. Instead, it is a saving throw which helps with noticing ambushes (avoid surprise) and traps at the last minute (quick reaction as the trap is triggered). It has no associated ability score by default, but all PCs apply their proficiency bonus – a minimum competence of all adventurers is awareness of hidden dangers. Think of it as a “hidden danger saving throw.” A PC who would gain Perception as a “skill” due to their race, subclass, background, or feat can apply either their Wisdom or Intelligence modifier to their Perception saving throw. When a character takes time to explore an area or uses the Search action, the GM says what they discover. The GM is forthcoming and offers clues that foreshadow hidden things.

There are a few considerations about how this interacts with other rules:

Advantage If anything would grant you advantage on a Perception check, you instead gain advantage on your Perception saving throw.
Bardic Inspiration can be applied to Perception saves.
Dim light imposes disadvantage on Perception saves relying on sight.
Expertise cannot be applied to Perception saves.
Feat (Dungeon Delver) grants advantage on Perception saves against traps, and advantage on Investigation checks to determine a secret door’s mechanism of action (instead of on Perception & Investigation checks to notice secret doors).
Feat (Observant) grants advantage to Investigation checks and Perception saves made in well-lit conditions (instead of +5).
Feat (Skulker) negates disadvantage on Perception saves due to dim light.
Magic Items vary in whether they apply to Perception saves: Cloaks of Protection and Rings of Protection do not. However, a Luck Blade, Robe of Stars, Rod of Alertness, Staff of Power, and Stone of Good Luck does apply the save bonus to Perception.
Paladin’s Aura of Protection does not apply to Perception saving throws; the paladin’s aura is about resolve, not foreknowledge or awareness. Rangers may select Aura of Awareness instead of Hide in Plain Sight and Vanish; this aura grants a bonus to Perception saves.
Spells that boost saving throws, like Bless, can be applied to Perception saves.

This house rule is intended to:
1) Separate GM description, asking questions, and players trying things from Danger perception.
2) Remove need for GM to track passive perception.
3) Distinguish Perception and Investigation. Perception is your instinctive response when something has gone pear-shaped and you’re in immediate peril. Investigation is figuring out how things work, such as the mechanism of action for a trap or secret door.
4) Circumvent habits of some players who ask to roll Perception, and encourages engaging with the fiction.
5) Rein in rampantly high Perception checks, to keep them more in line with lower Stealth scores of monsters and trap save DCs.

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