The Tower of Ages

Game Master Giant Halfling

Map of Cardriss, The Seeker's Seal, Language Guide


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male

@Fenrick- I finally got your info dump edited with your questions about Korryn (although it looked like maybe you were watching me finish, lol).

@The Twins- Right off the bat, it looks like maybe you missed the post where I finally decided on hit points... we're going to do max at every level (which isn't necessarily good news as it just allows me to throw harder things at you).


male vigilante(social form) 9 | HP 90/90 | AC 27 T 18 F 22 | CMB +16, CMD 22 | F: +6, R: +14, W: 9 (+2 vs disease/fear) | Init: +7 | Perc: +13, SM: +13 | Speed 30ft | Active Conditions: None

Yes sir, read but forgot. Just let hero lab do its norm. Will fix now.


Male NG Orc Inquisitor 9 | HP 99/99 | AC 23 (currently 24) T 15 F 21 | CMB +11, CMD 23 | F: +10, R: +7, W: 12 | Init: +5 | Perc: +15, SM: +20 | Speed 20ft | Bane: 6/9 | Judgement 2/3| Discern Lies 9/9 | Spells: 1st 0/6 2nd 3/5 3rd 2/4 | Active conditions: Wrath (6 rounds), Divine Favor (7 rounds), Channel Vigor (limbs) (7 rounds), tactical acumen (8)

Thanks. Looks good to me! My knowledge nobility went up a bit because of background skills that I foolishly forgot about, but based on how that bit is written, it doesn't seem like a little higher skill will change much.

I did happen to show up as you finished that last part haha I think I know how Fenrick will see the tower based on that bit of information. I am excited to get started.


male

Quick ‘audits’ are officially underway.

@Fenrick- it looks like maybe your AC is low, seems like maybe it should be 22? Your hp aren’t a multiple of 9... did you split your FCB? If so, please let me know where you put what (7 in hp and 2 in skills, maybe). Your 2 falchion attacks aren’t 5 points apart (and they probably should be). And, you might want to double check your stats, it looked like maybe you had one unspent point at character creation?
edit: might want to switch to the mace being silver... piercing and slashing weapons do -1 damage when silvered but bludgeoning don’t. Also, Wulfric carries bedding and mess kits and whatnot when you’re employing him, so it’s up to you whether you want to also be carrying your own (although you’ve got the carrying capacity for it).


male

@Gavin- on a casual inspection, everything looks good. Thank you for laying everything out so clearly so I could see exactly where you’re skill points were and where all your various bonuses were coming from. Remember though- you’re a prepared caster, so before we actually start (hopefully tomorrow) you’ll have to make a list somewhere of exactly which spells you have prepared.


Cleric 9 (Theologian) HP:108/90 AC:26 TO:15 FF:22 F:10(12) R:9 W:13 Percept:+21 Sense Motive:+17 Init:+4 Fire Resist:10 CMD:15 Active effects:bears endurance, angelic aspect,shield other(Fen),Blessing of the mole

I'll pick spells tonight after work


Stack-Dweller, Iris Gardener | N Male Human Wizard (Scroll Scholar) (Diviner) 9 | HP: 63/63 | AC: 24 (T 17, FF 21) | CMD: 18 | F +6, R +9, W +10 | Init +18 | Darkvision 30, Perception +25; Sense Motive +4| Speed 30' | SLA id:3/3; cl:3/3 | Spells: 1st 5/7; 2nd 7/7; 3rd 1/5; 4th 3/4; 5th 2/3 | Extend Rod: 2/3 | Active effects: mage armor, endure elements, illusion of calm & aura sight 7/9 minutes, telepathic bond 90m, see invisibility 180m

What's our characters' anticipated situation at start, i.e. travel, social, danger, etc? This will help us prepared casters know what spells we'd have prepared.


male

@Witness- you have 4 traits listed but the additional traits feat isn’t listed amongst your feats? Also you still have “3 dead languages” under your language entry- I already approved Old Elven and Ancient Tel’Aeth... did you have any ideas for a third, or were you hoping for suggestions? Everything else looks good to a casual check, except that I need a list of what spells you have prepared before we can start (or, at least, before we can get far).


male

We’re picking up exactly where the initial gameplay post left off- you’re all in the building at the base of the tower trying (again) to begin the seekers quest (which you are somewhat worried about being able to complete before New Tran).


male

@The Twins- I’m a little less familiar with vigilantes, and trying to do 2 profiles at once... so I apologize if I screw something up, or miss something obvious. It looks like your ff AC may be off by 2 (iirc you lose your shield bonus while ff). Lyra (at least, possibly Seth too) still has the wrong hp in her stat block, though it’s right in her banner. Your CMD might be 1 too high (looked like 26 to me). I’m not sure how you qualify for weapon specialization, is that part of your signature weapon thing? And, I don’t know if maybe you did it as a stand it for hero lab, but remember I replaced fencing grace with Graceful Strike (which is in the feat spoiler of the character creation post, and it does work slightly differently).


Stack-Dweller, Iris Gardener | N Male Human Wizard (Scroll Scholar) (Diviner) 9 | HP: 63/63 | AC: 24 (T 17, FF 21) | CMD: 18 | F +6, R +9, W +10 | Init +18 | Darkvision 30, Perception +25; Sense Motive +4| Speed 30' | SLA id:3/3; cl:3/3 | Spells: 1st 5/7; 2nd 7/7; 3rd 1/5; 4th 3/4; 5th 2/3 | Extend Rod: 2/3 | Active effects: mage armor, endure elements, illusion of calm & aura sight 7/9 minutes, telepathic bond 90m, see invisibility 180m

Wait, you want me to take the feat in order to gain it's benefit? What kind of game are you running here?

Fixed feats, open to suggestions for last language. Will throw together a list of spells.


male

Well... there are old versions of all the regional languages, and Common... any of those tickle your fancy?


male vigilante(social form) 9 | HP 90/90 | AC 27 T 18 F 22 | CMB +16, CMD 22 | F: +6, R: +14, W: 9 (+2 vs disease/fear) | Init: +7 | Perc: +13, SM: +13 | Speed 30ft | Active Conditions: None

Good point, Seth wouldn't be equipping the shield, so I'll remove that from the block. I'll fix the stat block, didn't recopy last night. I'll look at the CMD, hero lab will tell me why when I hover but I am not on that computer right now. Yes, signature weapon starts as just weapon focus but then once you reach X level you also get weapon specialization. A lot of their traits are like that. Fencing grace is a stand in, but I'll review to make sure.

Headed to work so won't be until tonight.


male

So, aside from a few little tweaks to banners and whatnot, it looks like we’re ready to get started! I’m at work right now but expect a gameplay post by this evening and please feel free to start posting as soon as it’s up.


Male NG Orc Inquisitor 9 | HP 99/99 | AC 23 (currently 24) T 15 F 21 | CMB +11, CMD 23 | F: +10, R: +7, W: 12 | Init: +5 | Perc: +15, SM: +20 | Speed 20ft | Bane: 6/9 | Judgement 2/3| Discern Lies 9/9 | Spells: 1st 0/6 2nd 3/5 3rd 2/4 | Active conditions: Wrath (6 rounds), Divine Favor (7 rounds), Channel Vigor (limbs) (7 rounds), tactical acumen (8)

You are right, my HP is 2 to low. I guess that is what I get for using a program to calculate it for me and not testing myself.

The AC thing, i totally forgot about the ABP deflection and natural armor.

Lastly, I will audit my stats (and post my stats and where they came from). These changes will be made when I get home from work today.


Male NG Orc Inquisitor 9 | HP 99/99 | AC 23 (currently 24) T 15 F 21 | CMB +11, CMD 23 | F: +10, R: +7, W: 12 | Init: +5 | Perc: +15, SM: +20 | Speed 20ft | Bane: 6/9 | Judgement 2/3| Discern Lies 9/9 | Spells: 1st 0/6 2nd 3/5 3rd 2/4 | Active conditions: Wrath (6 rounds), Divine Favor (7 rounds), Channel Vigor (limbs) (7 rounds), tactical acumen (8)

Str-20 +2 race, +5 point buy (cost: 7), +2 AbP, +1 level 4
Dex-14 +4 point buy (cost:5)
Con-14 +4 point buy (cost:5)
Int-10 -2 race, +2 point buy (cost:2)
Wiz-18 +2 race, +3 point buy (cost:3), +2 ABP, +1 level 8
Chr-13 +3 point buy (cost:3)

I did have 1 extra from the point buy. It was added to chr but didnt change anything.

Other things have been fixed.

For carrying stuff, I will generally use the stuff that Wulfric is bringing, but I do carry my own as well in case of emergency. I also have an extra copy of "The Bones Land in a Spiral" (cheap) and an extra holy symbol (wooden) that I would like to have Wulfric carry for me when he is employed by us just in case I am without my bag.


male

Cool. Gameplay post is up, in case anyone didn't notice.


oversized hobbit

CMD
10
9 bab
7 dex
1 deflection from the level 5 bonus progression
27

Had to look it up why deflection counted and got this

"A creature can also add any circumstance, deflection, dodge, insight, luck, morale, profane, and sacred bonuses to AC to its CMD. Any penalties to a creature's AC also apply to its CMD. A flat-footed creature does not add its Dexterity bonus to its CMD."


male

Lol, I actually knew they counted, I just forgot you had one as I was rushing through the audits. Sorry.


Stack-Dweller, Iris Gardener | N Male Human Wizard (Scroll Scholar) (Diviner) 9 | HP: 63/63 | AC: 24 (T 17, FF 21) | CMD: 18 | F +6, R +9, W +10 | Init +18 | Darkvision 30, Perception +25; Sense Motive +4| Speed 30' | SLA id:3/3; cl:3/3 | Spells: 1st 5/7; 2nd 7/7; 3rd 1/5; 4th 3/4; 5th 2/3 | Extend Rod: 2/3 | Active effects: mage armor, endure elements, illusion of calm & aura sight 7/9 minutes, telepathic bond 90m, see invisibility 180m

Hey all, I’ll be posting tonight - I don’t men to hold up play, but I work in health insurance and can’t post from my work computer due to internet/hipaa security, and posts on my phone any longer than this one are unmanageable time-wise.


male

I don't want to speak for the Witness, but I believe that

The Witness wrote:
...all we need to begin is someone familiar with Tzekal willing to barter for their memory. Easy enough to find in the city at the center of the world, for one skilled in the social arts.

was his way of asking if anyone in the party could track down someone from Tzekal to try to get a memory of the city from (like maybe someone with social skills)


Cleric 9 (Theologian) HP:108/90 AC:26 TO:15 FF:22 F:10(12) R:9 W:13 Percept:+21 Sense Motive:+17 Init:+4 Fire Resist:10 CMD:15 Active effects:bears endurance, angelic aspect,shield other(Fen),Blessing of the mole

On it


male

@Seth- you can easily find any provisions that you want in the 2 hours it takes Gavin to track down the shop (and since most of his poking around is in the market you don’t even have to split off from the group). Also, provisions might be unnecessary if you can convince Gavin to give up a 3rd level spell for create food and water...


Stack-Dweller, Iris Gardener | N Male Human Wizard (Scroll Scholar) (Diviner) 9 | HP: 63/63 | AC: 24 (T 17, FF 21) | CMD: 18 | F +6, R +9, W +10 | Init +18 | Darkvision 30, Perception +25; Sense Motive +4| Speed 30' | SLA id:3/3; cl:3/3 | Spells: 1st 5/7; 2nd 7/7; 3rd 1/5; 4th 3/4; 5th 2/3 | Extend Rod: 2/3 | Active effects: mage armor, endure elements, illusion of calm & aura sight 7/9 minutes, telepathic bond 90m, see invisibility 180m

FYI The Witness's preferred method of resting is to secure his full-length mirror upright against a sturdy local feature and then step inside of it, peer from it at the world outside for 8 hours, spend 1 hour memorizing his spells, then exit and repack the mirror into his magical bag. The mirror can hold up to 7 other people in it, and the party has a standing invitation to join him.


Cleric 9 (Theologian) HP:108/90 AC:26 TO:15 FF:22 F:10(12) R:9 W:13 Percept:+21 Sense Motive:+17 Init:+4 Fire Resist:10 CMD:15 Active effects:bears endurance, angelic aspect,shield other(Fen),Blessing of the mole

Happy to oblige our food and water needs, and happy to make use of the relative safety of the mirror at night.


oversized hobbit

Won't we have to protect the mirror?


male

lol- that was the exact same thing I thought. The Witness must be spoiled from having Wulfric around to keep an eye on it usually...


Stack-Dweller, Iris Gardener | N Male Human Wizard (Scroll Scholar) (Diviner) 9 | HP: 63/63 | AC: 24 (T 17, FF 21) | CMD: 18 | F +6, R +9, W +10 | Init +18 | Darkvision 30, Perception +25; Sense Motive +4| Speed 30' | SLA id:3/3; cl:3/3 | Spells: 1st 5/7; 2nd 7/7; 3rd 1/5; 4th 3/4; 5th 2/3 | Extend Rod: 2/3 | Active effects: mage armor, endure elements, illusion of calm & aura sight 7/9 minutes, telepathic bond 90m, see invisibility 180m

Barring inclement weather, I don't know that the mirror is in too much danger in the wild. Also, The Witness literally stares out of it for 8 hours watching what's going on, so if anyone/thing seems to be threatening it he can step out an intervene. In the unlikely event of something finding the mirror, sneaking up on it from behind the tree/rock/whatever, getting alongside it, and attacking it, then yes - he'll have lost his mirror and everyone will be forcibly ejected from it.

Not suggesting this is his go-to when in monster-infested dungeons, just his basic overland wilderness travel / inn room setup.


Stack-Dweller, Iris Gardener | N Male Human Wizard (Scroll Scholar) (Diviner) 9 | HP: 63/63 | AC: 24 (T 17, FF 21) | CMD: 18 | F +6, R +9, W +10 | Init +18 | Darkvision 30, Perception +25; Sense Motive +4| Speed 30' | SLA id:3/3; cl:3/3 | Spells: 1st 5/7; 2nd 7/7; 3rd 1/5; 4th 3/4; 5th 2/3 | Extend Rod: 2/3 | Active effects: mage armor, endure elements, illusion of calm & aura sight 7/9 minutes, telepathic bond 90m, see invisibility 180m

Alternatively, I can switch out for rope trick. I suppose if someone comes along and decides to cut the rope it's much cheaper to replace.


male

The mirror is cooler (fwiw).

Also, I added links to the map and the seekers seal up in the campaign info. I skipped it when the shopkeep spoke to his assistant but generally in games when I use other languages I like to use real world foreign languages (via google translate) as stand ins; I find it helps with verisimilitude. I'm going to start a list of which languages I'm using for what and I'll link that above as well. I'm not going to require that everyone use it, but I'll be grateful if you do.


Stack-Dweller, Iris Gardener | N Male Human Wizard (Scroll Scholar) (Diviner) 9 | HP: 63/63 | AC: 24 (T 17, FF 21) | CMD: 18 | F +6, R +9, W +10 | Init +18 | Darkvision 30, Perception +25; Sense Motive +4| Speed 30' | SLA id:3/3; cl:3/3 | Spells: 1st 5/7; 2nd 7/7; 3rd 1/5; 4th 3/4; 5th 2/3 | Extend Rod: 2/3 | Active effects: mage armor, endure elements, illusion of calm & aura sight 7/9 minutes, telepathic bond 90m, see invisibility 180m

Yeah, I already need the mirror for scrying so I figured I'd try to get double use out of it - triple if you count shaving. But if routine use outside of obviously dangerous areas is going to put the mirror at serious risk I'll switch out spells - I don't want to lose my ability to scry. Being a diviner, that would be quite embarrassing.


male

@Seth- here's a potential shopping list for your reference, feel free to edit it as you see fit.

bedroll x2 2sp
blanket x2 1gp
hooded lantern 7gp*
pint of lamp oil x3 3sp
sunrod 1gp
small cask of ale 2sp
trail rations (6 days @4 people) 12g
canteen x2 4gp
waterskins (1 day @4 people) 4g

I don't know how prepared you want to be... that would give you enough food for everyone for almost a week away from civilization and enough water for 2 days before you'd need a create water orison to replenish. I also added the ale because it keeps better than water (and can be used for recreational purposes). You could replace the normal hooded lantern with an everburning lantern (which is just a lantern with a continual flame spell instead of an oil reservoir) for another 110gp, but if you're worried about having mundane solutions rather than relying on magic you probably just want the standard version.


Male NG Orc Inquisitor 9 | HP 99/99 | AC 23 (currently 24) T 15 F 21 | CMB +11, CMD 23 | F: +10, R: +7, W: 12 | Init: +5 | Perc: +15, SM: +20 | Speed 20ft | Bane: 6/9 | Judgement 2/3| Discern Lies 9/9 | Spells: 1st 0/6 2nd 3/5 3rd 2/4 | Active conditions: Wrath (6 rounds), Divine Favor (7 rounds), Channel Vigor (limbs) (7 rounds), tactical acumen (8)

Fenrick has a wand of keep watch that he uses a charge of every night. He also begins 3rd watch with making a pot coffee for him anyone else awake for watch.


Stack-Dweller, Iris Gardener | N Male Human Wizard (Scroll Scholar) (Diviner) 9 | HP: 63/63 | AC: 24 (T 17, FF 21) | CMD: 18 | F +6, R +9, W +10 | Init +18 | Darkvision 30, Perception +25; Sense Motive +4| Speed 30' | SLA id:3/3; cl:3/3 | Spells: 1st 5/7; 2nd 7/7; 3rd 1/5; 4th 3/4; 5th 2/3 | Extend Rod: 2/3 | Active effects: mage armor, endure elements, illusion of calm & aura sight 7/9 minutes, telepathic bond 90m, see invisibility 180m

The Witness also takes advantage of keep watch as part of his routine - so long as we stick together we'll both get to act if anything tries to get the jump on us :)


oversized hobbit

The twins will happily sleep :)


Stack-Dweller, Iris Gardener | N Male Human Wizard (Scroll Scholar) (Diviner) 9 | HP: 63/63 | AC: 24 (T 17, FF 21) | CMD: 18 | F +6, R +9, W +10 | Init +18 | Darkvision 30, Perception +25; Sense Motive +4| Speed 30' | SLA id:3/3; cl:3/3 | Spells: 1st 5/7; 2nd 7/7; 3rd 1/5; 4th 3/4; 5th 2/3 | Extend Rod: 2/3 | Active effects: mage armor, endure elements, illusion of calm & aura sight 7/9 minutes, telepathic bond 90m, see invisibility 180m

My intent isn't to rush anyone with my post, just making sure the group doesn't end up waiting on me when things are ready to move on. If there's more any of you want to post about in our 2 hour stay, feel free to do so :)


Cleric 9 (Theologian) HP:108/90 AC:26 TO:15 FF:22 F:10(12) R:9 W:13 Percept:+21 Sense Motive:+17 Init:+4 Fire Resist:10 CMD:15 Active effects:bears endurance, angelic aspect,shield other(Fen),Blessing of the mole

I have trouble updating my profile from my phone and I got called into work tonight. I need to deduct the gold I spent and the spell I used, but I don't intend to buff. I'll post later tonight, but I'm ready to move on.


Male NG Orc Inquisitor 9 | HP 99/99 | AC 23 (currently 24) T 15 F 21 | CMB +11, CMD 23 | F: +10, R: +7, W: 12 | Init: +5 | Perc: +15, SM: +20 | Speed 20ft | Bane: 6/9 | Judgement 2/3| Discern Lies 9/9 | Spells: 1st 0/6 2nd 3/5 3rd 2/4 | Active conditions: Wrath (6 rounds), Divine Favor (7 rounds), Channel Vigor (limbs) (7 rounds), tactical acumen (8)

I intend to post but the weekend was pretty busy. I will probably throw a buff on and be ready.


Stack-Dweller, Iris Gardener | N Male Human Wizard (Scroll Scholar) (Diviner) 9 | HP: 63/63 | AC: 24 (T 17, FF 21) | CMD: 18 | F +6, R +9, W +10 | Init +18 | Darkvision 30, Perception +25; Sense Motive +4| Speed 30' | SLA id:3/3; cl:3/3 | Spells: 1st 5/7; 2nd 7/7; 3rd 1/5; 4th 3/4; 5th 2/3 | Extend Rod: 2/3 | Active effects: mage armor, endure elements, illusion of calm & aura sight 7/9 minutes, telepathic bond 90m, see invisibility 180m

Any preferences on syntax for telepathic communication? The spell doesn’t allow us to read each others’ minds, just “talk” to each other with our minds, so I’d like to keep internal monologue as regular italics.

We could do bold italics for telepathy, so long as folks aren’t going to confuse the two. Maybe “bold italics in quotes?”


Cleric 9 (Theologian) HP:108/90 AC:26 TO:15 FF:22 F:10(12) R:9 W:13 Percept:+21 Sense Motive:+17 Init:+4 Fire Resist:10 CMD:15 Active effects:bears endurance, angelic aspect,shield other(Fen),Blessing of the mole

I would lean towards bookending telepathy with an asterisk. But I'll go along with whatever.


oversized hobbit

* is a lot fewer [], which is a nice suggestion.


male

sorry for the delay- my internet was down all afternoon while the cable company was doing some work and then my inlaws were over for dinner. Post should be up shortly.


Map of Cardriss; Language Guide

As you may have noticed (if you looked at gameplay before here), you are now split up. Feel free to post for yourself; I'll try to move through the individual scenes as fast as everyone's schedules allow but once you reach a certain point (which will probably become fairly obvious) I will make you wait until everyone else reaches that same point before moving on.


Cleric 9 (Theologian) HP:108/90 AC:26 TO:15 FF:22 F:10(12) R:9 W:13 Percept:+21 Sense Motive:+17 Init:+4 Fire Resist:10 CMD:15 Active effects:bears endurance, angelic aspect,shield other(Fen),Blessing of the mole

I assume you would like our entire posts spoilered?


Map of Cardriss; Language Guide

That would be my preference, yes.


oversized hobbit

I did not read! Promise.


oversized hobbit

Sorry completely forgot the spoilers this morning. Too late to change it too.


male

That’s fine. The spoilers aren’t that big a deal. I honestly don’t even really mind if you read each other’s, I just think it helps with the immersion not knowing what’s happening with each other while you’re separated. Plus, talking about it afterwards could make for some good RP if you don’t already know what happened.


male

Sorry- one of my kids got sick tonight. I have work in the morning tomorrow but I should have the next post by tomorrow afternoon.


oversized hobbit

No worries. Family should always take priority. Hope they feel better soon!

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