Tirion, thanks for posting as much as you do. You are always on the boards. If you want to wait and let others post, I completely understand. However, if you are enjoying keeping the plot moving, that's fine too!
Not really.... I'm kind of just getting started, and I will have something like 35-40 pages all together to write before the end, which is May 11. I should still be able to stop in once in a while though...
chip is great! He had pretty major foot surgery last year and was hobbling around like a gimp last year, adn his foot looked like a bad horror movie prop. Now he's "just" limping and cna't walk for very long, but it's way better than it was. He's awesome though.
he's in a weekly D&D campaign . . . but the elitist in me hesitates to call it that. their adherance to teh rules and propensity toward staggering Monty Haulism remind me of the 8th-grade games we used to play. Pretty silly, really. :-) but he likes it, so it serves its purpose!
I remember those Monty Haul games back in 8th grade. I remember taking such advantage of a DM who is now a player in this campaign. He took my elven thief, Aldor, to 23rd level in a solo adventure. I took Blackrazor out of White Plume Mountain and with my ring of regeneration, portable hole and tons of other magic items, I was near unstoppable. My DM thought that my character's CN alignment was bordering a little too close to CE. But I tell you, we had a blast!!!
I know what you mean about the elitist attitude. Nowadays, I have such a pride in keeping my games balanced and exciting. I cannot help myself but I get very competitive and want this to be the best game in town! I like to think I have chilled out in the last twelve months, as I've come to realize that this is just about having a lot of fun. But either way, none of this compares to a great tabletop game with all your friends. Well, I'm glad Chip is having a good time. Is he playing Pathfinder or is he playing D&D 4e?
Hey, have any of you read David Edding's Belgariad? I read it about twenty years ago and I totally forgot how good it was. I've been reading it again and it is very difficult to put down.
I know nothing about Aldor getting to 23rd level. Actually I do not recall White Plume Mountain as DMHW is the one who owned that. We actually went through some pyramid that had tons of levels. It was like module B4 or B6 or something like that. Pretty much Aldor would near in, kill whatever it was in one round and then we would go to the next level.
Oh, and Aldor made most CE players look good. Pretty much he introduced himself by putting his sword in your back.
The Belgariad was awesome, read that many years ago as well.
The Belgariad was my first real intro to fantasy--my mom bought me the first book when I was 12. I remember getting the last book of the Mallorean (the sequal 5-book series) in college; I couldn't wait until it came out in paperback so I got hte hardcover as soon as it was out, and read it in one all-nighter session. :-)
maybe I hsould read that series again, after I finish the Dresden Files.
OK, I've updated our group treasure with the stuff garnered from the Durgin/Bladebearer fight. I separated that out from the rest of our unsold loot, since Mutamba gets a cut of that. Can folks loko that over and see if I forgot anything?
DMHW, are the red steel longswords worth anything in particular, beyond they're typical "regular longsword" market value?
Mutamba, in case you weren't aware, we've been doing the following for treasure division:
* folks take items they can use based on reasonable need (we trust each other)
* we sell anything we're not going to use
* we take 10% off the top of all coin (including stuff sold) into
a "group pot" and evenly split the rest
* "general use" items like healing wands, restoration, bribes, etc can come out of (or go into) the group fund
I'm sure that if folks started to think they were getting gipped, we'd speak up.
Yeh right, like I am going to trust a sneak halfling rogue to take care of treasure - although for some reason frequently there is more in the group pot after he visits the store. Tirion casually looks at the sky and whistles innocently.
Oh the days not being able to swing a two handed sword in a kobold tunnel. I started a discussion about this one time and people almost lost their minds that you would nerf the game so bad that they might as well not play at all. Then this turned into a debate of how damage type was not indicative of how the weapon was to be used! Now the people where running around using the same great sword to thrust there way around everywhere. I finally let it go and asked why we don't have just three weapons and be done with it these days. Arghhh.
I've been very busy lately, so I've not had the time to devote to thinking about what I want to purchase/trade. And I need to think carefully, because this seems like it'll be the last time we can restock for a while . . .
Just as an FYI - I may be out of service from the 18th until the 26th. My parents are having their 50th anniversary and I do not know whether I will have internet access where we are going. I will repost on this and all the other campaigns I am in in a few days, but thought that I would give you a heads up. My guess is that I will have some access, but who know how much and how fast - most likely it will be post via phone on a non-3G system.
I think the extra slot does create an issue. A vest is essentially either a type of armor or a cloak. Either way it is clothing in my opinion. However, there are other options - Bracers of Resistance, A ring of resistance, even a styling hat of resistance.
Magic Items on the Body
Many magic items need to be donned by a character who wants to employ them or benefit from their abilities. It's possible for a creature with a humanoid-shaped body to wear as many as 15 magic items at the same time. However, each of those items must be worn on (or over) a particular part of the body, known as a “slot.”
A humanoid-shaped body can be decked out in magic gear consisting of one item from each of the following groups, keyed to which slot on the body the item is worn.
Armor: suits of armor.
Belts: belts and girdles.
Body: robes and vestments.
Chest: mantles, shirts, and vests.
Eyes: eyes, glasses, and goggles.
Feet: boots, shoes, and slippers.
Hands: gauntlets and gloves.
Head: circlets, crowns, hats, helms, and masks.
Headband: headbands and phylacteries.
Neck: amulets, brooches, medallions, necklaces, periapts, and scarabs.
Ring (up to two): rings.
Shoulders: capes and cloaks.
Wrist: bracelets and bracers.
--> There is a reasoning for items in certain slots though. So you have to spend the extra cash for a +2 Headband of Cha/Wis/Int rather than three separate Ring of Int +2, Headband of Wis +2, Necklace of Cha +2.
Also, since identical bonuses do not stack unless it is untyped or a Dodge bonus (don't ask me why that one is different), if you had a cloak of resistance +1, boots of resistance +1, and a ring of resistance +1, I think that you would still only be at a total of +1 since all of them would be the same type of bonus.
Male Human Paladin 8 (HP:66/95, AC: 28, Touch: 16)
Alright, I am back! Sorry for the hiatus, but after 60 pages worth of essays and five exams in the last three weeks, I am now finished for another three months. I've read everything I have missed, and I am now looking for items Mantooth might be able to use from the magic shop.
Awesome! Glad to have you back, Mantooth. You may place yourself at the Mystic Aura and purchase anything up to 1000 gold pieces. If you wish to spend more, you may need to talk to Bofus and his contact that he has made acquaintance with. You are also welcome to join Mutamba's discussion with a group of people on the street.