Nightflier's Midnight Game Thread

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Set in the grim world of Aryth, Nightflier's Midnight is a game that speaks of almost futile hope that shines against the darkness.


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male Dornish Spirit wildlander 1

ok, did the first and second level summon spell attributes for Evyndr. With Corpsecrafter he's a pretty powerful combatant. (21 strength)

Go ahead and tell me what you think, and with your ok I'll use this as the template for mapping out Anvinder and Sky'tor. They should both be less powerful combatants, though Sky will be fast as hell (skeletons get +4 init and +2 dex)


nightflier wrote:

Guys, I have plans to rework our game thread to form some sort of a chronicle and publish it in free pdf form on the net. I would copy your posts and remove rolls and stuff like that.

Does any of you mind? First part will chronicle your path 1-5 level. If anyone doesn't want this, I will desist. I plan to get it illustrated as well.

I think it sounds cool. Are you putting are real names on the credits? Then we can be famous!

Liberty's Edge

Male Male human Operator/Medic Wounds 11 Fate 1

That sounds awesome nightflier I want a copy too.


Eirik Baldur wrote:
That sounds awesome nightflier I want a copy too.

+1


Male Black Blood Dwarf Fighter 5

That sounds awesome! I'm ok with it.


Female Human (Sarcosan) Fighter 2/ Chaneller 3

I'm cool with it. Would appreciate credit, and if you need a hand fleshing out anything I'd be glad to lend a hand.

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Of course you will all get credits. Your real names as well as characters. I still need to ask couple of questions concerning copyrights because of the players who left the game. I think that in cases like these GM essentially has copyright over the whole game, but I still need to check.


Male Black Blood Dwarf Fighter 5

All right people, I don't know about you but I for one am sick of losing people in our party. So at this point I am going to start a coordination effort on the o.o.c. forum page to maximize our chances of success. I spend a fair amount of time checking out peoples characters so that I'm familiar (no pun intended) with their abilities. This is by no means what you should do, this is just what I think could be done to help the current situation. If you think your character would do something different or if you think of something better then go ahead and suggest it.

That being said here's a few things to help:

Chops:
Your offensive tactics ability from steel blooded can help with attacks or damage. Not sure if you've been using it the last few fights.

Ilona:
You have just gotten a battle cry ability from your covenant item that will last for five rounds. I know it's only a +1 but it should increase the partys effectiveness.

ragnar:
I think at this point at the more things the enemies have to worry about the better. Summoning Sky to the battle and providing Ilona backup with your spear is probably a good idea.

Gilian:
With how often even a high a.c. isn't sufficient casting protection from arrows might be a good investment, other than that your usual healing methods should work.

Solvi:
Wow you have alot of spell energy... Perhaps start off by casting obscuring mist around the prisoners to help them not become pin cushions, then in order to not allow the enemy escape, (something else I find annoying about our enemies) cast web. Or if not that then after you have cover increase the a.c. of people by casting shield since the large majority of the party don't use shields.

Dunkan/Erik:
Since those collars don't allow you to fight in that case go full defensive, get behind me or find cover if you can, and also use aid another to help us during the fight.

I'll add more as I think of them and as we continue on and get stronger I'll take a look at the teamwork skills and benefits and other things I think will help. Any suggestions you have are welcome.


I keep forgetting about Offensive Tactics, but luckily I also kept forgetting to apply my fatigued condition to my damage rolls, so it balance out. Thanks for reminding me.

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Chops the Defender Dworg wrote:
I keep forgetting about Offensive Tactics, but luckily I also kept forgetting to apply my fatigued condition to my damage rolls, so it balance out. Thanks for reminding me.

You are no longer fatigued, remember.


I meant earlier. I completely forgot for the most recent rolls too though.


Sorok, the Obscuring Mist is centered on Solvi, and is stationary, so it won't work in this case. Same for shield. Her thinking is trying to keep the beast off of you guys once it shows up, until then, firing arrows in support.


male Dorn Barbarian 2, Spiritual Channeler 2

Leaving for the day. Won't be back for about 12 hours.

Ragnar's plan is to use his 2 two rounds to summon up the other two dead PC's, moving forward each time to hopefully put them behind the shields.

Those crossbowmen are bad news. I can probably scatter their wall just by getting close to them, but I'm a big easy to hit target for those ranged folks.

Don't suppose I can get a Protection From Arrows, since I'm about to be drawing their fire.


Ragnar Death-Speaker wrote:

Leaving for the day. Won't be back for about 12 hours.

Ragnar's plan is to use his 2 two rounds to summon up the other two dead PC's, moving forward each time to hopefully put them behind the shields.

Those crossbowmen are bad news. I can probably scatter their wall just by getting close to them, but I'm a big easy to hit target for those ranged folks.

Don't suppose I can get a Protection From Arrows, since I'm about to be drawing their fire.

Chops will move forward with you. I was debating with myself to use a double move + speed training to get right on them but I would rather lose a round of potential damage to keep from being the target of every assault. I suppose he can move in front of you, providing Ragnar with cover. Chops' AC got a nice boost with Nightflier's latest boon.


Female Erenlander Spiritual Chaneller 5
Ragnar Death-Speaker wrote:

Leaving for the day. Won't be back for about 12 hours.

Ragnar's plan is to use his 2 two rounds to summon up the other two dead PC's, moving forward each time to hopefully put them behind the shields.

Those crossbowmen are bad news. I can probably scatter their wall just by getting close to them, but I'm a big easy to hit target for those ranged folks.

Don't suppose I can get a Protection From Arrows, since I'm about to be drawing their fire.

Yes you can, it's a touch spell but Pebble can deliver them for me now that I am third level.


Male Black Blood Dwarf Fighter 5
Solvistania Elghreah wrote:
Sorok, the Obscuring Mist is centered on Solvi, and is stationary, so it won't work in this case. Same for shield. Her thinking is trying to keep the beast off of you guys once it shows up, until then, firing arrows in support.

The idea was to give the prisoners some cover, I assumed they were in roughly the same area and make it more inconvienient for the enemies to just kill them and since it is stationary you would be free to move about after that. Like I said however if your character has there own ideas that's fine.

Liberty's Edge

Male Male human Operator/Medic Wounds 11 Fate 1

They shouldn't be able to see me I droped to the ground on you guys side of the altar and never got to roll before the collar cut down on my air


nightflier wrote:
Several men are tied down...

We are not the only prisoners, Eirik.

Would being on the ground give us any benefits? Maybe there is something nearby that can give us some cover.
I was thinking of maybe walking right behind Ragnar. Since I'm not of any other use right now, I just might take and arrow or two aimed at him, or heal him if he needs it, and stand a bit behind when Chops and Ragnar close in for melee.


Male Black Blood Dwarf Fighter 5
Duncan Bloodforged wrote:
nightflier wrote:
Several men are tied down...

We are not the only prisoners, Eirik.

Would being on the ground give us any benefits? Maybe there is something nearby that can give us some cover.
I was thinking of maybe walking right behind Ragnar. Since I'm not of any other use right now, I just might take and arrow or two aimed at him, or heal him if he needs it, and stand a bit behind when Chops and Ragnar close in for melee.

If you went prone on the ground you would gain a +4 a.c. against ranged attacks but a -4 a.c. against melee attacks.


Female Human (Sarcosan) Fighter 2/ Chaneller 3

Since we have 2 rounds before combat Ilona will advance 30 ft and cast inspiration on herself in round 1. This situation is perfect to test how she's designed, battlefield control.


male Dorn Barbarian 2, Spiritual Channeler 2

FFFUUUUUUUU-

I have such rage at the paizo forums tonight....

Trying to post Anvinder and Eyvindr's actions was like a frickin' comedy of errors involving me accidentally posting with Ragnar's avatar instead of teh skeletons three times, the boards eating the posts twice, hitting copy when i meant to hit paste and losing what i'd meant to copy down to fix things, and in the end leaving the two posts out of order because I was too sick and tired to finish fixing it all. They are basically acting at the same time but the way they were written makes more sense if you read Anvinder first and then Eyvindr.

I'm going to have to get better at all this if I'm going to have a prayer of posting all this stuff when Ragnar hits 5th or 8th level. Right now I just have to keep track of Ragnar, Muni and up to three skeletons. Later I'm looking at adding another bird, some wolves, a few Shadows and a metric buttload of skeletons.

I'm thinking IC/OOC/attack/damage templates saved in easytext...


Female Human (Sarcosan) Fighter 2/ Chaneller 3

Absolutely, now breathe.


Ragnar,

One of my other DM's and a frequent poster on the paizo boards swears by this program:

Shortkeys

Laithoron:
Happy now? he he.


male Dorn Barbarian 2, Spiritual Channeler 2
Ilona Ebonblade wrote:
Absolutely, now breathe.

You know, I know you're a dude and this is a game and all that, but I can't help but hear everything you post as Ilona in the voice and inflection of a certain girl, who I swear would be Ilona in the movie of this game.

After the day I've had, I really needed that. Thanks.

Solvistania Elghreah wrote:


One of my other DM's and a frequent poster on the paizo boards swears by this program:

Shortkeys

** spoiler omitted **

Cool! Saved, thanks.

Liberty's Edge

Male Male human Operator/Medic Wounds 11 Fate 1

Ragnar Ouch man

Solvi good look out on the program to help him.

Well DH I left you an idea if you can run with it if not I'm still taking Fae the wayfarer doesn't do anything. Until I get that class from nightflier I am sitting on a dex heavy react ranged build so I can sit with gilian and solvi if she stays beside me to eat hits for her with my AoO's and nightflier said he work in ranged def so I'm good there.
And I like Fae better flavor wise even if I don't like the powers. Heck it gave speak with animals and charm animal and stuff I'd love it you know less illusion and more nature connection.


Female Human (Sarcosan) Fighter 2/ Chaneller 3
Ragnar Death-Speaker wrote:
Ilona Ebonblade wrote:
Absolutely, now breathe.

You know, I know you're a dude and this is a game and all that, but I can't help but hear everything you post as Ilona in the voice and inflection of a certain girl, who I swear would be Ilona in the movie of this game.

After the day I've had, I really needed that. Thanks.

Solvistania Elghreah wrote:


One of my other DM's and a frequent poster on the paizo boards swears by this program:

Shortkeys

** spoiler omitted **

Cool! Saved, thanks.

You're welcome, suspension of disbelief is a wonderful thing.


male Dorn Barbarian 2, Spiritual Channeler 2

So I'm trying to picture the map in my head. Tell me if I'm missing anything, or if I've gotten anything wrong. I'm going to use Ragnar as my point of reference since he's the person who's position I'm most sure of.

Chops is either next to him or ten or so feet behind (Technically Ragnar is faster, but Chops has speed training so has all that extra movement.)

Ilona is 40' behind Ragnar since she stopped to do a full round action after moving with him for 1 round.

The 20' wide row of 4 sheildmen is 10' in front of Ragnar. Directly behind them is the 20' wide row of 4 spearmen. During round 1 the two skeletons ran up to the spearmen on the outside and attacked, putting them bookending the spearmen at the end of round 1.

An as-yet undisclosed distance behind the spearmen are the crossbowmen. I don't beleive we've been told how many of them there are or what formation they are in. Behind them is the guy with the black sword.

Solvi's Web spell would be placed to catch the most of them. It is a 20' radius, which means it's basically a 40' wide circle. The best place to put it would be where it's edge was about 5 feet in front of the shieldmen. Placed there it probably gets the crossbowmen and the guy in black too.

If it's further forward Ragnar would be walking into it (which he wouldn't do) so if it's a question, assume he stopped 5 feet from the edge of the spell radius.

Running at an angle should allow the Skeletons to do exactly what they stated on Round 1, but Round 2 may not work. They'd probably need to make saves, which I will post. Normally they couldn't charge, but with an Acrobatics check they might be able to jump over enough webbing to get the charge, making the save once he landed.

Please tell me where I'm wrong on these calculations.


Male Danisil - Evil Subtype Wildlander/1 Rogue/2

I'm not sure but I think Anang is off somewhere with two guard/soldiers? Have no idea where I am compared to the big line or the rest of the group somewhere along our original line of travel but past where the prisoners were chained up? For all I know I could be behind the line of soldiers at the moment but that would be silly.

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Ragnar,

Nightflierl wrote:
there are six soldiers holding full tower shield with both hands, and behind them another six with long spears, similar to Ragnar's. Between them are four crossbowman and four soldiers with heavier armor and great swords. At the very end there is a man dressed in black with black blade in his hand, surrounded by wisps of shadows.

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Eirik,

You use Pathfinder Ranger as your base class. You will gain animal companion at 1st level the same as Druid in Core Rules. At 2nd level you receive archery fighting style and two weapon fighting style, except that two weapon fighting is limited to small and light weapons. At level four you choose Magecraft as bonus feat and spell point progression of 1 every two levels or Hunter's bond. If you choose Hunter's Bond, you may take additional animal companion.

You replace Charisma with Wisdom for the purposes of Animal Empathy and Handle Animal skill.

You will not gain any additional powers based on your necklace or any covenant item except those you find during the game.

To all players: this Wildlander variant will replace Wildlander from Midnight 2nd Ed.


Female Erenlander Spiritual Chaneller 5

Nightflier,

Just one thing I wanted to point out for the next rounds: when grappled (in our case in a web spell), characters cannot perform actions requiring two hands (ie attack with a spear or hold a tower shield two handed), nor can they use AoO. Plus they are a -4Dex and -2 to attacks.


Female Human (Sarcosan) Fighter 2/ Chaneller 3

i'm pretty sure a crossbow requires 2 hands as well, at the very least reloading does.


male Dorn Barbarian 2, Spiritual Channeler 2
Gilian wrote:

Nightflier,

Just one thing I wanted to point out for the next rounds: when grappled (in our case in a web spell), characters cannot perform actions requiring two hands (ie attack with a spear or hold a tower shield two handed), nor can they use AoO. Plus they are a -4Dex and -2 to attacks.

Hmm. That's pretty cool. Means that the Skeletons can still attack things next to them.

We should probably just assume that they got their attacks off just before the web spell hit. I'm fine with it and it pretty much only effects me. Ragnar only took one point from their volley.

The following rounds are going to be a whole lot less awful for us though, until the beast shows up.


Female Erenlander Spiritual Chaneller 5
Ragnar Death-Speaker wrote:
Gilian wrote:

Nightflier,

cool.
We should probably just assume that they got their attacks off just before the web spell hit. I'm fine with it and it pretty much only effects me. Ragnar only took one point from their volley.

The following rounds are going to be a whole lot less awful for us though, until the beast shows up.

Nope nope, you've got protection against arrows up (DR 10 up to 30 pts damage soaked)


Male Danisil - Evil Subtype Wildlander/1 Rogue/2

Nightflier, I was perusing the paizo boards and came across this thread describing a new 'Predator' character class that someone is making. I know I could just do the same thing pretty much with rogue but I just thought it was awesome and was wondering if I could possibly switch out some class levels or use the class later on when they have refined it a bit more. Also, once I either kill or run away from the sentries where am I in comparison to the rest of the group?


Ragnar Death-Speaker wrote:

So, I'd like to add a caveat to my vote of approval that has to do with a pet peeve you'll have to indulge.

One of the things I really like about this game is the quality of writing. I can't tell you all how nice it is to be in a game where there isn't a single person who I wonder how they ever passed elementary english.

DS, on the AtS forums your last few posts have been very difficult for me to read due to a lack of punctuation stringing words together in ways that make my brain do backflips to figure out your intent.

I don't mind as much in a discussion forum like this one, but in the In Character thread it will drive me completely insane. It's an aesthetic thing, and I'm aware that my reaction is probably bigger than the issue deserves. I just like it when the story looks nice.

So, please, please, please promise me that you'll do your best to be better about grammar when posting in the IC thread. I'll break out the big blue doe eyes if I have to. Don't make me do it.

I'm sorry I have to bring this up, Eirik, but I don't think you are even trying to do what Ragnar asked you to. I know that I'm also new, and my opinion can never have the same impact as Ragnar's, but seeing a sentence like this in the game thread really annoys the hell out of me.

Eirik Baldur wrote:
Hey is that Thrisk's one eyed ass if so I gotta mess with his head.

Please, use a coma once in a while, mark the ooc remarks like this one with the appropriate code, and try to emulate the narrative style of others like I'm doing, because your posts like this one:

Eirik Baldur wrote:

*goes to stand beside gillian readies an action to cover her if needed.*

Also if I can get beside both gilian and solvi that would be great. I can't fight but I can take a hit or two if they shoot at them.

are really a thorn in one's eye. Please, try to be mindful of these things.


male Dorn Barbarian 2, Spiritual Channeler 2
Duncan Bloodforged wrote:
Please, try to be mindful of these things.

Thank you, Duke. I was going to let that one go because I don't like being the game-style-and-punctuation-nazi all the time, but it did bug me. As anyone who's ever played Cyberpunk will tell you, style is *everything*. I second your request.

Eirik, please don't think we're being harsh and continuously harping on you. Those sorts of comments are perfectly fine in this thread. It's just the IC thread that I care about the looks of. Just think of it like you're writing a book.

Perhaps instead of "*goes to stand beside gillian readies an action to cover her if needed.*" you could try something like:

Eirik moves to stand next to the diminutive healer, nodding his thanks. "I can't do much with this damned collar around my neck," he says, "but I can sure get in the way of anything trying to keep you from getting us out of here."

it covers the same information, but is way more interesting to read and tell us some things about your character, which is awesome.

What do you think?

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Anang wrote:
Nightflier, I was perusing the paizo boards and came across this thread describing a new 'Predator' character class that someone is making. I know I could just do the same thing pretty much with rogue but I just thought it was awesome and was wondering if I could possibly switch out some class levels or use the class later on when they have refined it a bit more. Also, once I either kill or run away from the sentries where am I in comparison to the rest of the group?

At this point, I think that the class is rather unrefined, but we can work together on prestige class that will allow you some of that stuff. I am working on prestige classes for Gilian, Duncan, and perhaps Chops, so I will add you to the list. I think that I am clear on what you want to achieve with your character and I will present you the class when I finish with it. You will have to wait at least two levels, though.

I haven't checked game thread, so I don't know what actions have you taken against the sentries, but when you kill them (or if you decide to run away) you can join others in 3 rounds. You can pretty easily determine where they are based on sounds of fighting.

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To all players:

Ragnar is right - I am assuming that soldiers had their actions during those two rounds and I based the sequence loosely based on initiative modifiers and some random tables that I sometimes use to add some spice and unpredictability to the game.

And the Black Knight behind them was uneffected by the spell, so it's him you should worry about.

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I'm going to check the game now. I just had my meetings and dinner done, so I don't know how much time I have before missus hits me on the head and drags me to bed (to sleep, alas), because I have a busy day tomorrow as well. I will try to post answers to your actions and descriptions of "the Beast" and some other captives.


I hate to add to any criticism, but when I read this:

Eirik Baldur wrote:
Hey is that Thrisk's one eyed ass if so I gotta mess with his head.

I had to sit there for a while to try and figure out what was being said. Did you post in the wrong thread? Who are you saying "Hey" to? Who is Thrisk?

Just a little more advice. I use the italics to indicate thoughts and bold to indicate speach. Smaller indicates whispering and bigger shows that I am yelling.

I usually spend anywhere between five to fifteen minutes writing and editing my posts. Ragnar, I am sure, has to easily double that and sometimes I wonder if he isn't composing them in a Pages file over the course of an afternoon before posting them.

Duncon's second example didn't bother me so much because I could figure out what Eirik was doing. Anyway, I don't want to beat a dead horse and I don't want you to feel beat up. I just want Ragnar and Duncon to know that I agree with them.


male Dorn Barbarian 2, Spiritual Channeler 2
Chops the Defender Dworg wrote:
I wonder if he isn't composing them in a Pages file over the course of an afternoon before posting them.

I wish I thought that far ahead... :)

I just type fast and generally spend quality time with the edit button after I post to make sure i got the formatting right.


male Dorn Barbarian 2, Spiritual Channeler 2
nightflier wrote:


You haven't updated their profiles yet so I read that they had around 10 points each.

I'm pretty sure I had them all updated in their own avatars, but it's in a second Spoiler. Thought i did at least. Hmm. I'll post them here so you can take a look.


rar


Male Dorn Spirit Channeler 1

hiss


male Dornish Spirit wildlander 1

grr

Liberty's Edge

Male Male human Operator/Medic Wounds 11 Fate 1
Chops the Defender Dworg wrote:
I hate to add to any criticism, but when I read this:
Eirik Baldur wrote:
Hey is that Thrisk's one eyed ass if so I gotta mess with his head.

I had to sit there for a while to try and figure out what was being said. Did you post in the wrong thread? Who are you saying "Hey" to? Who is Thrisk?

Just a little more advice. I use the italics to indicate thoughts and bold to indicate speach. Smaller indicates whispering and bigger shows that I am yelling.

I usually spend anywhere between five to fifteen minutes writing and editing my posts. Ragnar, I am sure, has to easily double that and sometimes I wonder if he isn't composing them in a Pages file over the course of an afternoon before posting them.

Duncon's second example didn't bother me so much because I could figure out what Eirik was doing. Anyway, I don't want to beat a dead horse and I don't want you to feel beat up. I just want Ragnar and Duncon to know that I agree with them.

That should have been in a ooc tag for nightflier. And I will do better. I have just been frustrated as I don't even have my character worked out all the way yet because, I was waiting on nightflier to give me my class details. I'm sorry I shouldn't have let that make pay less attention to what I was posting. I will do better in the future.

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Male Male human Operator/Medic Wounds 11 Fate 1

Okay in theory I will have everything up tomorrow. Execpt my path still working on if I want to go with Fae or what.

Next question does anyone have any advice on what animal I should choose??

Last @ nightflier is that Thrisk? If so I need a bow somebody so I can shoot his butt.

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Ragnar Death-Speaker wrote:
nightflier wrote:


You haven't updated their profiles yet so I read that they had around 10 points each.
I'm pretty sure I had them all updated in their own avatars, but it's in a second Spoiler. Thought i did at least. Hmm. I'll post them here so you can take a look.

I mean, you haven't when I made those posts. Or Paizo's board haven't made the changes right away. For some reason, it does that. For instance, I can see that someone made a post, but I can not see and read that pose until several hours later. Boards were acting up a little these past two days, so perhaps that is what happened.

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Eirik Baldur wrote:

Okay in theory I will have everything up tomorrow. Execpt my path still working on if I want to go with Fae or what.

Next question does anyone have any advice on what animal I should choose??

Last @ nightflier is that Thrisk? If so I need a bow somebody so I can shoot his butt.

No, and you can not fight. The collar is not letting you.

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