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Pathfinder Society Member. 4,229 posts (18,979 including aliases). No reviews. 2 lists. No wishlists. 2 Pathfinder Society characters. 79 aliases.


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Taldor

Fair enough. Many thanks :). Currently running the Firebase of the Damned combat over PbP and its turning into one of the most complex combats i've ever GM'd!

Taldor

Greg as your active on the thread, can I get your input on favored terrains? Posed it on the previous page.

Alexander Kilcoyne wrote:


I have a question for Slumbering Tsar GM's out there. Specifically, exactly what terrain does each quadrant fall under?

My personal take is that the Ashen Waste is Desert, the Dead Fields are Plains, the Chaos Rift is also Desert and the Boiling Lands are Swamp.

I'd appreciate both validation and other insights. Any thoughts on this?

Taldor

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Dan E wrote:

If anything the encounter is a salutory lesson that not every fight is CR appropriate :)

Bingo :P. Your already doing better than I expected.

Taldor

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While it is awesome to see so much engagement from all parties, the number crunching can go a little too far. Agree that Marcus is essentially acting as battlefield commander from his position :).

Taldor

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They have differing weapon ranges so the only time they are striking the same enemies is when an AOO is provoked at a certain crossover point, for the most part. That and each zombie is taking 2 hits to bring down, minimum.

Taldor

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My money is still on team zombie, frankly.

Taldor

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No real horse in the race. Jerin going in makes far more sense to me though. Not to mention the rules around dealing damage to a creature inside its stomach are murky. Anything other than dealing damage to escape being swallowed is basically a house rule.

We are flooding the IC with pure OOC chat though, untagged as OOC too. It really irks me, doesn't bother anyone else? If its just me i'll learn to deal with it :).

Taldor

Ansha wrote:

Don't forget SS, AK ;P

Next on the list :).

Alarien doesn't fancy a pint-sized bodyguard by any chance? :P.

Taldor

Working on it today. Hectic few days. KM update also due today.

Taldor

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You are 40 feet away, as of last update/map update. I haven't updated to your initiative (or anyone's) yet this round. After your declared round 4 actions, you will be 20 feet closer, for 20 feet away from the position I mentioned SE of Kiri.

You were 40 feet away at the start of the round. I haven't even had time to check the IC yet.

Taldor

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Your 40 feet away now as I stated. Distance easier for me to work out on my end. 40 feet will get you directly SE of Kiri.

Taldor

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Telurion wrote:
AK, shouldn't they heal at the start of my turn?

Thats the one ;). That makes it a little easier to handle.

Taldor

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Re: Climbing and the Hound question, with 40 feet movement climbing at quarter speed for two move actions, they can actually reach the top (but not climb up) in a single round. The undead are being a bit more tactical by climbing 15 feet in one round then surging up onto the roof the next. Narration didn't match the notes on my end but the undead that was decapitated by the hound had climbed the full 20.

Re: Life Link. I see this as something you as the players, and Telurion, need to remember (which also means keeping up to date HP fully visible). Durin and Arachiel should have healed 5 damage at the start of their turns, with Telurion taking 10 damage as a result.

Taldor

Fairly confident you can only substitute the weapon based maneuvers on Spring Attack; the same list you apply enhancement bonuses to etc.

That would be Disarm, Spring Attack and Trip, as well as a few others.

Taldor

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Just chirping in to say i'm reading everything. Can understand the IC (and OOC) apprehension about the level of difficulty, but can also understand the potential Chosen One Trope being perceived to different degrees. People have varying ideas of the comparative power of 1st level characters. I, for example, tend to treat even a single level of a PC class as something quite rare. I despair at Paizo's utter overuse of PC levels on NPC's and try to make extensive use of Warrior and Adept classes. Theres no right or wrong answer to this one, to my mind. Its just different perceptions and expectations.

I'm not really sure how this got out of hand so quickly. Sorry if I had any contribution. I think you all know I loathe being involved in group conflict and i've walked away from a couple of games due to it (most recently, a WoTW game where a new player brought in a character that repeatedly antagonised and tried to belittle my character while simultaneously being upset with me OOC when he gave as good as he got). There is an implicit social contract to a PbP for me so that I generally try and be flexible to accommodate everybody.

It seems to me this current delve isn't going to work out. I've been asked to try and mediate a little, so I have been thinking how to proceed. My only proposal to continue would be that we hand waive the following two steps, in chronological order-

1. The Professor and those who were still willing to delve further tried, and failed, to pass every test. They met with partial success on one but were repulsed by the power of the place. However, the Professor did find enough fragments of Ancient Osiriani to confirm what he sought was not in this place, and put a few clues together as to his next destination- Wati.

2. With a destination in mind, the Professor recruits the capable individuals he met into an equal shares contract of the spoils.

It doesn't fix the inter-party difficulties we're having though. From an entirely neutral standpoint, i'm not certain having two pro-Pharasmites is ever going to work out when we're essentially tomb exploring/robbing. I also think, to an extent, some posts have come across as over-bearing when the intent was merely to keep "pushing" the game; keeping momentum up and expressing interest.

Taldor

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Javell DeLeon wrote:
Alazandaru Viorec wrote:
Yup, I read it. With everyone's interest declared I was kind of hoping for a LETS DO THIS, CHUMS. LEEEEROOOOOOOOY JEEEEEEEEEEEEEENKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINS post.

Okay, I had to totally look that up. I had no idea who Leroy Jenkins was.

Obviously you play(or did play) Warcraft. Those games were a blast back in the day. Of course, I only played them when they were single player campaigns. I don't like MMO games so I've never played it since they quit making them single player.

I never played MMO's but I had enough friends that did/general geeky culture surrounding me that I was made to watch the video :).

Taldor

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See above :P. Just got home. Sorted myself a place in Bridport and got ran around by the family incessantly.

Taldor

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Updates coming on monday, weekends been jam packed sorry.

Taldor

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Updates coming on monday, weekends been jam packed sorry.

Taldor

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Updates coming on monday, weekends been jam packed sorry.

Taldor

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Same, but family rather than gf.

Taldor

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Away for the weekend but hoping to update this evening.

Taldor

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Suits me. Busy weekend.

Taldor

My spare concept is a battle oracle who would have reasonable charisma too.

Taldor

The problem with pairing up with a caster is when you start flying and turning invisible and the like, its hard to stay adjacent for purposes of Bodyguarding :). But can do. I have the crunch ironed out i'm saving the background for when I know theres someone to pair with.

Taldor

No takers on a pint-sized bodyguard and his loyal doggie wolfie yet?

Taldor

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Cool, noted. Looks like you'll be entering tomorrow unless Fenna speaks up soon.

Taldor

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Time-wise this is a an hour or so after the attack. The aftermath (and clean-up) took quite some time, as did reestablishing security.

Taldor

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Sure. Out of the house at the moment I'll update in an hour or two when I am home.

Taldor

So, i'm going to be pitching a Halfling Cavalier (Honour Guard) with the Helpful race trait. Part bodyguard, part mounted combatant i'd very much like to pair him with another character who would act as his ward.

Benefits include high bonuses to your rolls via aid another as well as AC bonuses; and free dental. Another martial type character is preferred. Any takers?

Taldor

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I'm actually having an early night so you will probably have time to post. Note that you don't really have line of sight to the northern climbing zombies until your right above them or extremely high in the air. You do have easy line of sight to the four about to climb the west wall though. Also a viable target for grease (affects the Climb DC) especially as none have started climbing yet.

Some food for thought. Turning in, at the least for a few hours.

Taldor

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I rolled such a high check for Kirilarien that I included the Juju template information as a link in the post rather than just include certain info. Its on the previous page, on a post from April 5th. Your roll won't get anything more than that.

Link

Taldor

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Waiting on Marcus then i'll put us to round 3.

Taldor

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No problem on movement Barak I initially had you there anyway and second guessed myself.

Looked back at the basilisk fight and I did rule differently I see. I made a judgement call on what was convincing proof for a int 1/2 creature differed from what was proof to an int 4+ humanoid. I think you got some decent mileage from a level 1 spell anyway. Silent image (and to a lesser extent illusions generally) always fiddly.

Taldor

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All my best rolls on an illusion, rather than climbing to eat Barak :P.

Taldor

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Emoticon overload.

I just think if the Trapfinder is a DMPC right now... the trapped corridor is basically something that we should be fairly swift to run through. Thats all.

Taldor

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Ninja'd by Durin but I decided to bot you both to keep things moving, purely because it seemed likely you were simply going to move closer.

Taldor

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Durin and Arachiel to act then we're onto round 2. No ranged weapons on any of the zombies except the Ogres.

Taldor

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Armour off. Its a self contained location, theres a door at the other end of the corridor and no visible enemies. I'm also in favour of not getting tied up at every stage as we wanted to keep this reasonably short.

Taldor

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I'd rule DR works against tentacle damage. Its physical in nature being dealt by the tentacles themselves, and untyped damage is usually what you apply DR against. Its when its specifically called out (such as elemental) that it doesn't usually apply. Tentacle damage going through DR would be insanely good to what is already a great crowd control spell :)

Taldor

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No problem.

Taldor

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Yup.

Taldor

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... i'm picturing Barak in the Walking Dead now. Stood atop a roof with dozens of zombies trying to get up at him.

Except these are intelligent. And armoured. And pretty freaking deadly.

Taldor

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Heh, straight into my junk folder it went. Irony.

Ok, posting combat within 5 mins.

Taldor

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Alexkilcoyne@hotmail.com

The account gets so much junk mail it doesn't matter if a bot picks it up.

Taldor

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Aye I would also like to see it.

Taldor

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Yup. Working through the group's plan now and i'll try and get things rolling before I sleep. Really nice to see some regular posting thanks all.

Taldor

I have a question for Slumbering Tsar GM's out there. Specifically, exactly what terrain does each quadrant fall under?

My personal take is that the Ashen Waste is Desert, the Dead Fields are Plains, the Chaos Rift is also Desert and the Boiling Lands are Swamp.

I'd appreciate both validation and other insights. Any thoughts on this?

Taldor

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Telurion I recall you wanting to switch from longspear to bardiche. I ok'd it some time ago. Please do so and have it on your character sheet asap.

Your also still down some HP. Last chance to fix that before we go into combat.

Taldor

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Of Slumbering Tsar?

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