GM Axolotl's The Shackled Hut

Game Master Axolotl

"Izbushka! Izbushka! Turn your back to the forest and face me!

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Initiative:

[dice=Dez]1d20 + 5[/dice]
[dice=Chiquq]1d20 + 3[/dice]
[dice=Yrja]1d20 + 4[/dice]
[dice=Ogon]1d20 + 1[/dice]
[dice=Orik]1d20 + 2[/dice]

Perception:

[dice=Chiquq]1d20 + 7[/dice]
[dice=Yrja]1d20 + 2[/dice]
[dice=Pufos]1d20 + 10[/dice]
[dice=Braegan]1d20 - 1[/dice]
[dice=Imendri]1d20 +8[/dice]
[dice=Caelum]1d20 + 7[/dice]


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Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

KInetic Healing? WITCHCRAFT!!!!!11

I've been ramping up CR of encounters or even combining encounters to make a group of five more balanced in terms of combat. I can just stop that and hand wave it. (At the same time, the AP explicitly has a great archer coming along with you all, and I've opted to keep her out of combat for the most part as I'd rule she's watching her kids.)

I worry that slowing down leads to discontent among the entire group, so I'll try to keep the same pace.

I haven't heard back from Dien, but it sounds like we have a plan!

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Hey guys, sorry to be so slow chiming in. Thanks for all the kind words about enjoying Chiquq in the game. I really like all of you and I just wish I was able to summon the in-game effort to roleplay as this party deserves! I'm gonna try and give it another shot when things in my life settle down slightly. Thanks for your patience.


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

<3 Glad to hear that you'll stick around.

And folks, my apologies as well for not moving the game along. If you could see the rest of my life, you'd know that my job obligations having kicked up a notch are really affecting everything. That being said, I'm gonna post right now. ;)

Dien, you're a strong player, and Chiquq is awesome and actually quite grounding to the game. I feel lucky to have such a great group of players, honestly, so that goes for all of you.

By the way, if anyone else ever feels overwhelmed, or that their character isn't given a chance to shine, or why didn't you get a chance to actually attack the archers, or wants to obtain a falcon as an animal companion, or anything, my lines o' communication are always open. :)


LG | M Half-Orc Ranger 1/ Cleric 3 | HP 29/33 | AC 19-12-17 | F+10, R+8, W+10 | Per +8, Sense M +8, Init +2

Sorry for not responding, I totally missed the discussion going on.

What ya'll described is good to me, I'm happy to have Chiquq as a DMNPC as long as possible, she's a great addition to the group personally and professionally. I'd hope Dien could come back at some point, so I'd rather the character stay involved.

Orik needs nothing at the moment, his needs are being catered to!


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

I feel for Dien; I'm dropping out of a roleplay-heavy game on this board because I can't handle that many games--it's been a little rough with more work responsibilities. I want to make sure that GM'ing this game is my top priority!


HP: (4NL) 51/51 | AC: 21/24 (13 Tch, 20 Fl) | CMB: +6, CMD: 15 | F: +9, R: +5, W: +3 | Init: +1 | Intim +6, Perc: +9, SM +9, UMD +5 | Speed 20ft | Kinetic Blade +8 (vs. touch), 2d6+2+3, x2 | Burn 1/8, Resolve 1/1 | Active conditions:

I hate tiny fey with high touch AC! When I hit one of those things they're going to wish they'd never been born!


NG F Tiefling Witch 4 | HP 27/27 | AC 16-12-14 | F+3, R+3, W+5 | Resist cold/electricity/fire +5 | Per +6, Init +4, darkvision 60 ft. | Hex DC 17

Spoiler:
That barn looks very much like the one in the third book of Rise of the Runelords... *squints*


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

Barn:

There's only one barn in all of Avistan. Actually, I found it online somewhere. Did I mention the lack of maps in this AP?

I dropped out of my ROTRL group as it was on Yahoo! Groups and a. Yahoo Groups is dying . b. PbEmail is slow as molasses and I had to just ugh, I had to just UGH!


LG | M Half-Orc Ranger 1/ Cleric 3 | HP 29/33 | AC 19-12-17 | F+10, R+8, W+10 | Per +8, Sense M +8, Init +2

Aww, that's too bad. Yeah, PBEmail seems very slow...


NG M Tiefling investigator (empiricist) 3/swashbuckler (inspired blade) 1 | HP 35/35 | CURRENT AC 24 | AC 20-14-16 (+1 with mutagen and +3 with shield spell) | F+3, R+11, W+4 (W+3 if using mutagen) | Per +11, Init +5 | Inspiration 3/5

I plan to try to disarm Garen of the pipes next round. What do I roll for that?


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

Disarm is a Combat Maneuver using your CMB; you trigger an AoO unless you have Improved Disarm.


LG | M Half-Orc Ranger 1/ Cleric 3 | HP 29/33 | AC 19-12-17 | F+10, R+8, W+10 | Per +8, Sense M +8, Init +2

But maybe Garen is unarmed?? Or has no natural weapons? So it wouldn’t actually provoke?

For that matter, does the quickling provoke from Ogon for their attack, or do they have a shenanigans they are using?


NG M Tiefling investigator (empiricist) 3/swashbuckler (inspired blade) 1 | HP 35/35 | CURRENT AC 24 | AC 20-14-16 (+1 with mutagen and +3 with shield spell) | F+3, R+11, W+4 (W+3 if using mutagen) | Per +11, Init +5 | Inspiration 3/5

Seems like the quickling would normally provoke both closing for the attack and leaving after. Also, could the quickling move, attack, and then move?

Not good odds for the disarm. I was hoping he could use his rapier. Dez may need to take out, but not kill Garen, assuming he's awake.


HP: (4NL) 51/51 | AC: 21/24 (13 Tch, 20 Fl) | CMB: +6, CMD: 15 | F: +9, R: +5, W: +3 | Init: +1 | Intim +6, Perc: +9, SM +9, UMD +5 | Speed 20ft | Kinetic Blade +8 (vs. touch), 2d6+2+3, x2 | Burn 1/8, Resolve 1/1 | Active conditions:

If it has Spring Attack then it could do all those things and not provoke AOO's as long as it attacked Ogon.


NG M Tiefling investigator (empiricist) 3/swashbuckler (inspired blade) 1 | HP 35/35 | CURRENT AC 24 | AC 20-14-16 (+1 with mutagen and +3 with shield spell) | F+3, R+11, W+4 (W+3 if using mutagen) | Per +11, Init +5 | Inspiration 3/5

Yeah, must be it.


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

heh. Is the flute a weapon if it's producing a magical effect? There may be a forum question somewheres about it.

Ogon has surmised correctly. And satyrs have horns, which are natural weapons. That much looks obvious to you; I won't require a Kn Nature roll on that one. :) Or Kn Local...


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

No pressure, Orik.

Oh, lol, just thought of something.


LG | M Half-Orc Ranger 1/ Cleric 3 | HP 29/33 | AC 19-12-17 | F+10, R+8, W+10 | Per +8, Sense M +8, Init +2

Sounds to me like a shenanigan!

Edit: Orik does not appreciate music. Any chance Garen will keep playing while I coup de grace the quickling? Also, do you wanna resolve stuff using PMs since Orik is the only one awake?


NG M Tiefling investigator (empiricist) 3/swashbuckler (inspired blade) 1 | HP 35/35 | CURRENT AC 24 | AC 20-14-16 (+1 with mutagen and +3 with shield spell) | F+3, R+11, W+4 (W+3 if using mutagen) | Per +11, Init +5 | Inspiration 3/5

Frustratingly, Dez would be awake if he hadn't quaffed his mutagen...


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

I have occasionally drunk a mutagen to help me sleep, as well.


LG | M Half-Orc Ranger 1/ Cleric 3 | HP 29/33 | AC 19-12-17 | F+10, R+8, W+10 | Per +8, Sense M +8, Init +2

Well that was fun. Cancel my action if I can’t do it that way.


NG M Tiefling investigator (empiricist) 3/swashbuckler (inspired blade) 1 | HP 35/35 | CURRENT AC 24 | AC 20-14-16 (+1 with mutagen and +3 with shield spell) | F+3, R+11, W+4 (W+3 if using mutagen) | Per +11, Init +5 | Inspiration 3/5

Nice job Orik!


NG M Tiefling investigator (empiricist) 3/swashbuckler (inspired blade) 1 | HP 35/35 | CURRENT AC 24 | AC 20-14-16 (+1 with mutagen and +3 with shield spell) | F+3, R+11, W+4 (W+3 if using mutagen) | Per +11, Init +5 | Inspiration 3/5

Does the cold DR from the chain shirt stack with Dez's racial cold DR? Do any other PCs use (or would like to use) a chain shirt?


HP: (4NL) 51/51 | AC: 21/24 (13 Tch, 20 Fl) | CMB: +6, CMD: 15 | F: +9, R: +5, W: +3 | Init: +1 | Intim +6, Perc: +9, SM +9, UMD +5 | Speed 20ft | Kinetic Blade +8 (vs. touch), 2d6+2+3, x2 | Burn 1/8, Resolve 1/1 | Active conditions:

I'm good. I'm keener to get hold of Full Plate if possible!


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

Those DR bonuses would stack.


NG M Tiefling investigator (empiricist) 3/swashbuckler (inspired blade) 1 | HP 35/35 | CURRENT AC 24 | AC 20-14-16 (+1 with mutagen and +3 with shield spell) | F+3, R+11, W+4 (W+3 if using mutagen) | Per +11, Init +5 | Inspiration 3/5

Looks like 2 more points of cold resistance...


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

I did a dumb Encumbrance check and saw that Dez was dragging at Medium Encumbrance. You can sell the leather coat in Whitethrone (maybe); but it was your weaponry that was slowing you down. If you put your crossbow bolts on a pack animal, you're fine. I don't recall you using them much! With the chain shirt your max Dex modifier goes up as well, which is nice.


NG M Tiefling investigator (empiricist) 3/swashbuckler (inspired blade) 1 | HP 35/35 | CURRENT AC 24 | AC 20-14-16 (+1 with mutagen and +3 with shield spell) | F+3, R+11, W+4 (W+3 if using mutagen) | Per +11, Init +5 | Inspiration 3/5

My understanding is the extra stuff was on a pack animal. I do need to spend a few minutes cleaning up a few details.


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

Yeah, we should do a character sheet checkup in ye olde Fishcamps.

Ogon in the rimepelt is hilarious.


HP: (4NL) 51/51 | AC: 21/24 (13 Tch, 20 Fl) | CMB: +6, CMD: 15 | F: +9, R: +5, W: +3 | Init: +1 | Intim +6, Perc: +9, SM +9, UMD +5 | Speed 20ft | Kinetic Blade +8 (vs. touch), 2d6+2+3, x2 | Burn 1/8, Resolve 1/1 | Active conditions:

Yeah, yeah. Laugh while you can!


LG | M Half-Orc Ranger 1/ Cleric 3 | HP 29/33 | AC 19-12-17 | F+10, R+8, W+10 | Per +8, Sense M +8, Init +2

I agree, in the fishcamps/whitehome we should do a checkup. Get everyone’s wealth and gear together so that we can make sure everyone’s got an equal share. My sense is that we’re about 1.5 levels behind, with Orik at almost 4 in terms of WBL.


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

Sounds good. I am fine with spending some time to make sure we are balanced. I am reading a bit about ABP and/or scaling items in ROW. ROW is set up where there are few places to buy and sell, but I don’t mind adjusting this in Whitethrone via handwavium.


LG | M Half-Orc Ranger 1/ Cleric 3 | HP 29/33 | AC 19-12-17 | F+10, R+8, W+10 | Per +8, Sense M +8, Init +2

More than anything I just don’t want to bogard all the good stuff. :)


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

A brief perusal shows Orik at 6,077 gp of wealth, and everyone else is lagging. However, these are sometimes situational things like the ushanka and the rimepelt.

What do people feel about ABP? That way we don't worry as much about the flavor-specific goodies of the AP. Additionally, let me know what goodies you all are missing and want to find. E.g. Yrja and witch stuff or a metamagic wand, which (no pun intended) won't appear naturally. I bet.

That being said, I should check the loot sheet and I can email everyone their Hero Lab items (they are also on Dropbox) to see if I'm missing anything.


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

For those not familiar with Automatic Bonus Progression:

This is how we do it


NG F Tiefling Witch 4 | HP 27/27 | AC 16-12-14 | F+3, R+3, W+5 | Resist cold/electricity/fire +5 | Per +6, Init +4, darkvision 60 ft. | Hex DC 17

I am a fan of the ABP.


LG | M Half-Orc Ranger 1/ Cleric 3 | HP 29/33 | AC 19-12-17 | F+10, R+8, W+10 | Per +8, Sense M +8, Init +2

Ah ha! I thought so.

I’d love ABP, gets rid of some of the fiddly bits.


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

I'll start modifying character sheets in HL. For some reason it won't do weapon and armor attunement, so I will add it as an enhancement or untyped bonus.


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

I'll have to make the weapon attunement to work like Weapon Focus. That's annoying! Wolflair forums provide no answer to this conundrum. If you don't mind having a primary weapon with Weapon Focus or Greater Weapon Focus, that'd be cool. If you switch lemme know and I'll shift the feat.


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

Orik, which weapon do you want to have a focus in?


LG | M Half-Orc Ranger 1/ Cleric 3 | HP 29/33 | AC 19-12-17 | F+10, R+8, W+10 | Per +8, Sense M +8, Init +2

Longbow, if possible. Most of his feats are going towards that eventually.


HP: (4NL) 51/51 | AC: 21/24 (13 Tch, 20 Fl) | CMB: +6, CMD: 15 | F: +9, R: +5, W: +3 | Init: +1 | Intim +6, Perc: +9, SM +9, UMD +5 | Speed 20ft | Kinetic Blade +8 (vs. touch), 2d6+2+3, x2 | Burn 1/8, Resolve 1/1 | Active conditions:

How does ABP work with kinetic blade? I'm assuming it doesn't? I think all the others are fine.

What will happen to my belt of Con? Keep until we get the physical boost and then I get 4k back?


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

I won’t take away magic items. For Ogon it’s Weapon Focus and Greater Weapon Focus Kinetic Blast.


HP: (4NL) 51/51 | AC: 21/24 (13 Tch, 20 Fl) | CMB: +6, CMD: 15 | F: +9, R: +5, W: +3 | Init: +1 | Intim +6, Perc: +9, SM +9, UMD +5 | Speed 20ft | Kinetic Blade +8 (vs. touch), 2d6+2+3, x2 | Burn 1/8, Resolve 1/1 | Active conditions:

Cool about the feats :) Will I still be able to spend gold to upgrade the belt then? Only two stats I care about are Str and Con. :)


NG M Tiefling investigator (empiricist) 3/swashbuckler (inspired blade) 1 | HP 35/35 | CURRENT AC 24 | AC 20-14-16 (+1 with mutagen and +3 with shield spell) | F+3, R+11, W+4 (W+3 if using mutagen) | Per +11, Init +5 | Inspiration 3/5

I don't really follow how all this works, but I'm happy to follow the lead of those that do, and I imagine I'll come to get it in time...


Current Map: Fishcamps Guardhouse

Ogon--yes, I am fine with scaling items. :) (they do involve witchcraft, though)


HP: (4NL) 51/51 | AC: 21/24 (13 Tch, 20 Fl) | CMB: +6, CMD: 15 | F: +9, R: +5, W: +3 | Init: +1 | Intim +6, Perc: +9, SM +9, UMD +5 | Speed 20ft | Kinetic Blade +8 (vs. touch), 2d6+2+3, x2 | Burn 1/8, Resolve 1/1 | Active conditions:

No - shamancraft. All good hobgoblin tribes have shamans!

Only witches are evil!


LG | M Half-Orc Ranger 1/ Cleric 3 | HP 29/33 | AC 19-12-17 | F+10, R+8, W+10 | Per +8, Sense M +8, Init +2

I got auto-bonus progression working with my bow on my herolab. There's a separate tab for it. I only checked the desktop app.


HP: (4NL) 51/51 | AC: 21/24 (13 Tch, 20 Fl) | CMB: +6, CMD: 15 | F: +9, R: +5, W: +3 | Init: +1 | Intim +6, Perc: +9, SM +9, UMD +5 | Speed 20ft | Kinetic Blade +8 (vs. touch), 2d6+2+3, x2 | Burn 1/8, Resolve 1/1 | Active conditions:

Sorry - I meant Searing Flesh. Didn't check its exact name when I wrote it! They are synonymous though!


NG F Tiefling Witch 4 | HP 27/27 | AC 16-12-14 | F+3, R+3, W+5 | Resist cold/electricity/fire +5 | Per +6, Init +4, darkvision 60 ft. | Hex DC 17

If I had a readied action, does that mean that it triggers as soon as the door is opened, before the enemies go?

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