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(OOC) Scourge of Daggerford (Full)

Prickly Pear

Explorer
Titus is still in the basement watching/guarding the door with the portal. Morwin, the familiar, is snuggled up with Titus.
Do you want me to post for Titus too?
 

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FitzTheRuke

Legend
I'm sorry that it's taken me so long to roll that round. I've been terribly busy (and pretty much depressed as well). In addition, some people I have multiple rounds worth of rolls, while others I was missing. I hope everyone is still into the game. I don't mind it being a bit delayed, but I'd hate to see it end.

Here's some things that came up for me as I worked on it:

1) @KahlessNestor I think the mounted crossbow is supposed to have Angis' Dex bonus to damage. It's got its own attack roll, but I think the wielder should still matter, otherwise it's barely better than a heavy crossbow that's not mounted.
2) @MetaVoid Vairar didn't do anything in round two. I'm okay with him "readying" his polearm to poke out the arrow-loop (there's one on either side of the door, maybe I didn't make that clear enough). So he could take one attack as a reaction, and another as his action for this round, now that there's an orc there.
3) We have rolls for a few people for ranged attacks for the next few rounds. That's fine, and I'll use them, but it seems that the orcs got here faster than you might have expected (they have that bonus action dash). If you want to change your mind and do something else, post it. Otherwise I'll use what you posted.
4) Because we're not using initiative, timing might confuse you: The arrow-loops give +5 AC, but you're in danger of being shot whenever you go up to them to make your own attacks. So if an orc fired a bow or threw a javelin at you, it was while you're at the arrow-loop, even if the map now shows you backed off. I hope that makes sense to you.

Any questions? I'll roll the round again as soon as I have actions for those who haven't rolled ahead. (IIRC that's Vairar, Angis, Tommi, and Lionel.)

Let's try to make it quicker this time? I hope? (Again, I don't blame anyone for their part in the slow-down. We're all in it together!)
 




FitzTheRuke

Legend
There are only 4 elf guards and us defending against a mob of orcs? How few soldiers live here?
Normally 6 men of Daggerford guard the place. The 20 or so (they may have lost a few) Sun Elves came when they were called to help. It's a manor house, not a castle, and is supposed to be under the protection of the Duke of Daggerford. For centuries Darfin had been a trusted advisor to the Duke. He is currently out of favour with the current Duke.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Sorry for the wait on this. I've been having a tough time still. Hope it's not too late for these.

Bow shots, 4 rounds: 4#1d20+5 18 14 12 11 4#1d8+2 5 10 3 7
Oh, I should point out that Dandin can't use a longbow without having disadvantage. It has the "Heavy" property, which gives disadvantage to small creatures. The elves offered a "child's bow" (just my fluffy reason for why they'd have a short bow around, though come to think of it, Dandin probably had one of those already?) Anyway, he's gonna have to use a short bow. I'll just take 1 away from your damage rolls to speed things along...
 

gargoyleking

Adventurer
Oh, I should point out that Dandin can't use a longbow without having disadvantage. It has the "Heavy" property, which gives disadvantage to small creatures. The elves offered a "child's bow" (just my fluffy reason for why they'd have a short bow around, though come to think of it, Dandin probably had one of those already?) Anyway, he's gonna have to use a short bow. I'll just take 1 away from your damage rolls to speed things along...
Heavy? Guess I've forgotten some rules. Okay, shortbow it is. Dandin had a sling, and has used it quite a bit until recently. Honestly, considered taking Magic Stone as a cantrip, but the advantage of the spell isn't a huge one over his regular sling.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Heavy? Guess I've forgotten some rules. Okay, shortbow it is. Dandin had a sling, and has used it quite a bit until recently. Honestly, considered taking Magic Stone as a cantrip, but the advantage of the spell isn't a huge one over his regular sling.
Short bow has the better range. It's at least worth using here while you have the arrow slits. I can't imagine it being nearly as easy to cast a sling through an arrow slit as a bow (though obviously, that's just story-stuff).
 


FitzTheRuke

Legend
Good to know about adding Dex to the heavy crossbow. Thanks!

I honestly thought we were in initiative LOL How many rolls do you need?
Oh, we are in round-counting (though I have never used initiative in PBP... it just seems like unnecessary work - I just have everything happen simultaneously with priority going to PCs (in roughly post-order, then BGs, then NPCs, but with everything being adjustable for cinematic style. I've tried it IRL as well, and it works pretty well to speed things along. Requires trust, of course.

But yeah, we're in rounds. Some people just rolled ahead to keep things moving. That's fine, but I think things are going to go crazy any second now. I don't think that you can predict what you will be doing next round, for example, so maybe just wait for it.
 

jmucchiello

Adventurer
I'm sure the ogre male dies in round 2. It had 19, Escella did 17 and more damage has hit it since. In round 3, Escella probably switches to the other ogre or one of the boars. Depends on what happens.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
I have turns for Vairar and Angis, but no one else (unless you just want me to use some of those early rolls for Escella, Dandin, and the SEGs, which can be done, I guess, but I wouldn't mind a little more instruction regarding who you want to shoot etc. I don't think you can all realistically fire at the same targets as before).

Also, @Kobold Stew what's Tommi up to? The orcs are pretty much ignoring him now, though it won't take long before the Archers notice he's killed one of them.

I understand why everyone might be slow to post right now, but please keep going when you can! We can get through this! (I might be referring to real life here, as well as the manor siege.)
 




gargoyleking

Adventurer
Sorry, I've still been having trouble focussing on anything ENWorld still. Yes, feel free to use any extra rolls from Dandin. Also, he's aware that he isn't going to do hige damage here so will target anything that's either already weak, or looks like an easy target.
 


FitzTheRuke

Legend
Aside from the write-up, I've finished the round. I'll post tomorrow. (Spit is getting real!)

I have just one question: @KahlessNestor does a hit for AC 14 get Angis right now? I feel like he has AC15 when he's got his axes out, but I don't know if he does.
 

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