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Limeylongears wrote:
Isn't there some sort of Inevitable who comes to GET YOU if you regularly muck around with time?
Vanykrye wrote:
Yes. Yes there is. And that particular inevitable is not an easy one to deal with.
Just a Mort wrote:


You'd better be good and not commit the crime,
To do the horrible thing of messing with time,
The Bythos Aeon is coming to town
He sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you're awake
He knows when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!
Vidmaster7 wrote:
In Mage the awakening it was an old man who would erase you from history.
Freehold DM wrote:
is that ascension or awakening? I remember in awakening he would make you do the same thing over and over and over again until you learned not to do that.

See, all of this nonsense is why I simply want to time stop for extended periods. I don't want to mess around with time constantly, or have to bother maintaining a demiplane of incorrect flow. That's all... silly.

I just want to do the work I want to do.

Of course, bythos might not care, nor might old man, but that's the other reason I specified time stop first. That way I can Benny Hill my way right out! In my dream car~!

EDIT: of course, temporal distortions may still occur, I suppose. *gets dressed!*


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Vanykrye wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Yeah, the conversations I've had about people's obsession with "new" stuff, especially around cars, have always been appalling and depressing.

"Why do you still drive that '96 Celica? It looks like crap!"
"It still gets 28 mpg, drives like a dream, and I can teach my kids to drive a stick in it. Plus, insurance is barely $1000/year. Why would I want to spend all the money on a new car?"
"Because new cars are so much safer and have so many cool new features!"

Er, I've been driving a rental car every year for the last few years. I tend to HATE the new features, especially the computerized dashboards.

This last trip was a major example.
"Man, I'm hot! I need to adjust the climate controls."

So I looked around. No climate controls. You had to use the touch screen. Even my 2006 Prius has temp control on the steering wheel so you don't have to be staring at a touch screen while driving. Not THIS car (a Chrysler Pacifica, which had even more stupid features such as a radio knob to change gears located right next to the radio knob to adjust your radio volume, so yes, I shifted into Park while driving on more than one occasion while trying to turn the radio down).

Trouble was, the touch screen was off. And there was NO WAY to turn it on. You HAD to turn on the radio to adjust the touch screen.

Yeah, I want a car where I need to turn on the radio to adjust my air conditioning. THAT makes sense!

Or maybe I'll just stick with the Celica, where all the controls are separate and not jammed into one stupid touchscreen that never works properly, thanks...

I want all those things, but a functioning touch screen...

See...the problem is that it's a Chrystler...

Yes, there are other companies guilty of bad design as well, but it was also just reported that Chrysler can't even do the shift paddles correctly.

You have an upshift paddle and a downshift paddle. But in the Charger, 300, and Challengers with automatic...

ugh.


For Chrono Trigger music and/or Michael Jackson nerds only!

... unless you're literally anyone else who wants to hear a mashup of the two.


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For clarification, I'm pretty much only a Chrono Trigger nerd. I like some of MJ's music, and his performances were really impressive, but I've never really enjoyed his style and didn't love his music.

I know how much heresy that is to say. But I'm sayin' kamehameha~! it anyway~!


That said, I could listen to that mashup for maaaaaaaaaaayyyybe forever.


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Yeah, and that goes along with several other issues that I consider "beyond normal". I've posted this sentiment before, but it's been a while.

Cars are incredibly complicated products, and that's not getting any less complicated as technology marches forward. Things go wrong. A supplier screws up. I get it. But some things...the simple things...just should not ever get screwed up. Sun visors should not burst into flames because they wired them wrong. Vehicles should not roll away when you put them in Park. You should not have to turn on the radio to adjust the climate controls.


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Vanykrye wrote:

Yeah, and that goes along with several other issues that I consider "beyond normal". I've posted this sentiment before, but it's been a while.

Cars are incredibly complicated products, and that's not getting any less complicated as technology marches forward. Things go wrong. A supplier screws up. I get it. But some things...the simple things...just should not ever get screwed up. Sun visors should not burst into flames because they wired them wrong. Vehicles should not roll away when you put them in Park. You should not have to turn on the radio to adjust the climate controls.

Are... are all... of those... are they... could they possibly all be really real?

Like, for real?

Sun visors actually burst into flame? Wat.

I'm... I'm gonna need... to see something... about this.

(I mean, it's not your seat belt simultaneously turning into a death trap - twice - by locking and catching fire, but... wow.)


Speaking of Chrono Trigger music, and Corridors of Time, in specific:

Lyrics by a dude

Lyrics by a dudette

I love listening to both of those. Their voices and takes on the music are so soothing and really lovely.


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Vanykrye wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Yeah, the conversations I've had about people's obsession with "new" stuff, especially around cars, have always been appalling and depressing.

"Why do you still drive that '96 Celica? It looks like crap!"
"It still gets 28 mpg, drives like a dream, and I can teach my kids to drive a stick in it. Plus, insurance is barely $1000/year. Why would I want to spend all the money on a new car?"
"Because new cars are so much safer and have so many cool new features!"

Er, I've been driving a rental car every year for the last few years. I tend to HATE the new features, especially the computerized dashboards.

This last trip was a major example.
"Man, I'm hot! I need to adjust the climate controls."

So I looked around. No climate controls. You had to use the touch screen. Even my 2006 Prius has temp control on the steering wheel so you don't have to be staring at a touch screen while driving. Not THIS car (a Chrysler Pacifica, which had even more stupid features such as a radio knob to change gears located right next to the radio knob to adjust your radio volume, so yes, I shifted into Park while driving on more than one occasion while trying to turn the radio down).

Trouble was, the touch screen was off. And there was NO WAY to turn it on. You HAD to turn on the radio to adjust the touch screen.

Yeah, I want a car where I need to turn on the radio to adjust my air conditioning. THAT makes sense!

Or maybe I'll just stick with the Celica, where all the controls are separate and not jammed into one stupid touchscreen that never works properly, thanks...

I want all those things, but a functioning touch screen...

See...the problem is that it's a Chrystler...

Yes, there are other companies guilty of bad design as well, but it was also just reported that Chrysler can't even do the shift paddles correctly.

You have an upshift paddle and a downshift paddle. But in the Charger, 300, and Challengers with automatic...

Yeah, I wasn't going to mention it, but half the time I hit the "increase speed by 1 mph" on cruise control, it turned it off instead.

All that the experience taught me was that American cars are no better now than the last time I swore I'd never buy one...


NobodysHome wrote:

Yeah, I wasn't going to mention it, but half the time I hit the "increase speed by 1 mph" on cruise control, it turned it off instead.

All that the experience taught me was that American cars are no better now than the last time I swore I'd never buy one...

All I'm sayin' kamehameha! is that Takata made the exploding seat belts and air bags.

... in Ford cars, DANG IT.

EDIT: in case it wasn't clear, this was meant as a silly joke about both American manufacture and manufacture abroad.


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Tacticslion wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Yeah, I wasn't going to mention it, but half the time I hit the "increase speed by 1 mph" on cruise control, it turned it off instead.

All that the experience taught me was that American cars are no better now than the last time I swore I'd never buy one...

All I'm sayin' kamehameha! is that Takata made the exploding seat belts and air bags.

... in Ford cars, DANG IT.

EDIT: in case it wasn't clear, this was meant as a silly joke about both American manufacture and manufacture abroad.

Takata is a special case, all unto itself.

But yes, those things I mentioned really did happen.

One of the sun visor recalls

The transmission controls were confusing enough people didn't know they weren't actually in Park. I know companies are bored with the idea of a shift lever, but it works.

Speaking of cruise control...

This stuff isn't new technology. Sun visors, automatic transmissions, cruise control...this stuff has been around for decades. Getting this stuff right shouldn't be difficult for a company the size of Fiat Chrysler.


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Tacticslion wrote:

For clarification, I'm pretty much only a Chrono Trigger nerd. I like some of MJ's music, and his performances were really impressive, but I've never really enjoyed his style and didn't love his music.

I know how much heresy that is to say. But I'm sayin' kamehameha~! it anyway~!

gets piles of oil soaked wood together, buys some rope, invites tacticslion over for dinner


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Vanykrye wrote:
I was kind of assuming you'd have to strap her to the bed to keep her from exceeding the lifting limits.

Oh no, she's been following the doctor's orders, but not lifting things does not make her laid back.


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Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

The General made the mistake of telling her mom about a slow leak in one of our car tires.

Now, twice a day "Did you get it fixed? Let us buy you all new tires" "Because we can afford them ourselves".

please tell your parents about my rent.

We did, back when you posted it, unfortunately they will only help family, with conditions.

They aren't good people.

Which is why we've maintained our independence from the family, that's no way to live.


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My favorite is the sheer number of companies that end up with a PR issue due to low quality, and they think they can fix it with a PR campaign, without fixing the underlying issue.

Won't name names, 'cause that's probably politics or something. And I have work...


Vanykrye wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Yeah, I wasn't going to mention it, but half the time I hit the "increase speed by 1 mph" on cruise control, it turned it off instead.

All that the experience taught me was that American cars are no better now than the last time I swore I'd never buy one...

All I'm sayin' kamehameha! is that Takata made the exploding seat belts and air bags.

... in Ford cars, DANG IT.

EDIT: in case it wasn't clear, this was meant as a silly joke about both American manufacture and manufacture abroad.

Takata is a special case, all unto itself.

But yes, those things I mentioned really did happen.

One of the sun visor recalls

The transmission controls were confusing enough people didn't know they weren't actually in Park. I know companies are bored with the idea of a shift lever, but it works.

Speaking of cruise control...

This stuff isn't new technology. Sun visors, automatic transmissions, cruise control...this stuff has been around for decades. Getting this stuff right shouldn't be difficult for a company the size of Fiat Chrysler.

Ho-lee carburetor. Wow.

And all of those are Chrysler.

Alas! I loved my old Jeep Cherokee!

EDIT: for clarity, mine was, like, two decades older than the recalled ones. Talkin' in the '90s.


Freehold DM wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

For clarification, I'm pretty much only a Chrono Trigger nerd. I like some of MJ's music, and his performances were really impressive, but I've never really enjoyed his style and didn't love his music.

I know how much heresy that is to say. But I'm sayin' kamehameha~! it anyway~!

gets piles of oil soaked wood together, buys some rope, invites tacticslion over for dinner

You're from New York, right?

Ew, no, you'll probably try to feed me oil-wood and rope.

You New Yorkers and your weird-o food...

This is a joke. Your food can't be that weird.


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Hi, everyone!

Scarab Sages

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Hi John!


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Ah, teenagers.

"I'm not saying that you're wrong about [Tom Buchanan]. I'm saying that 'douchebag' is not appropriate language for school."
"Can I call him a ho?"
sighs


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It's always fun and sad when you tell someone something, trying to be as honest as possible, and they just don't believe you.

"Yeah, my roof is in terrible shape. They did a half-a$$ed cheap roofing job on it nearly 40 years ago, and it's been rotting ever since then."
"Yeah, we've heard it all. We'll take care of it. Don't you worry."
...
"Our carpenters are showing up today, and our roofers will be in tomorrow."
"I don't think your carpenters will be done in one day."
"Oh, don't worry. They're professionals."
...
The carpenters (whom I love because they're really, really, really good at what they're doing) just told me they'll be working through Monday, making fixing all the rot a full 3-day job.

While I am sorely tempted to tell the roofing company, "I told you so," I'll just look forward to seeing just how much I'm paying my little rotten wood ferrets to save my house...


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The teaser trailer for episode IX got me and a friend talking about the inevitable sequel-sequel episodes X to XII, and I think they should be the story of the good guys reforming the Empire back to a representative democracy and all the trials that will entail.

'Cause clearly Luke and Leaia failed that task royally, else episodes VII to IX would be very different. My friend thinks the Empire just has too many governor Tarquins and whatever, and I think that defeating them -- by politics or by war -- would make a good gritty story.

"I always believed that if we could just free people from the iron boots of the Sith, people would welcome the Republic back with open arms...but this "Make the Galaxy Great Again" campaign and its popularity has me doubting the very foundation of democracy and the Jedi Order."


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Vanykrye wrote:

But yes, those things I mentioned really did happen.

One of the sun visor recalls

The transmission controls were confusing enough people didn't know they weren't actually in Park. I know companies are bored with the idea of a shift lever, but it works.

Speaking of cruise control...

This stuff isn't new technology. Sun visors, automatic transmissions, cruise control...this stuff has been around for decades. Getting this stuff right shouldn't be difficult for a company the size of Fiat Chrysler.

This is why when I had a Chrysler, it was actually a Mitsubishi with Chrysler plating.

Now I have a Mustang and just spent $1,000 and 4 hours of my life on new tires and an oil change. But I LOVE my Mustang!

Scarab Sages

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My car is a 14 year old Nissan Primera Station. She's got a fat ass but works fine.


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Scintillae wrote:

Ah, teenagers.

"I'm not saying that you're wrong about [Tom Buchanan]. I'm saying that 'douchebag' is not appropriate language for school."
"Can I call him a ho?"
sighs

Douchebag is, in my opinion, rather mild language to describe Tom.

Silver Crusade

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Hi All finally finished Age of Worms after almost 3 years. Best.Campaign.Ever ,Here is how the final mod went Lots of spoilers included so read at your own risk. I should note that we play with alot of homebrew that has been developed over many years so some parts may not read true to RAW. so without further ado...

Serious Wall of Text:
All characters are now level 20.

Armstrong: Beastmorph/Vivisectionist Alchemist
Marius: Hexcrafter Magus
Brazzamul: Unchained Monk/Dragon Disciple
Orik: Paladin/Cleric of Desna
Teldon: Swashbuckler/Fighter/Paladin/Bard(a serious buff machine)

<Not long after the PCs begin rooting through Dragotha’s horde, an urgent sounding Tenser contacts them telepathically.>
Tenser: "My friends, I have urgent news. Please conclude your activities and meet me at Magepoint. I have provided a Teleportation Circle for your convenience.">

Begin Dawn of a New Age Module)
Dawn of a New Age

Event
Briefing, Recharging and Re-Equipping
Who: Tenser, Rary, Otiluke, Mordenkainen, Leomund, Drawmij, Bigby and Nystul, along with other dignitaries
Where: Magepoint

<At Magepoint. Orik(our dwarven cleric/paladin of desna) begins healing party members to full, including diseases and ability drain/damage. All are in attendance; it has the feeling of the final Star Wars briefing before the attack on the Death Star

Tenser: "My old chap Bernard paid me a visit – its been so long. He tells a story of a group of individuals whom braved the most evil of unlife and emerged victorious. Please elaborate, for I fear Bernard has left out the more important particulars."

<PCs describe their adventure and in the process have informed Tenser of Lashonna.>

Tenser: "Congratulations; your exploits will be told in song and story for ages. Alas I have sobering news to impart; Alhaster is besieged by Kyuss and his minions as we speak – there is little time to act. Mordenkainen estimates Kyuss will fully free himself before midnight . The newly finished spire has cast a long shadow over the city."

<The lights dim, magically of course, and illusionary maps and 3D relief images of Alhaster fade into close view, hovering above the center of the meeting room for all to see. From time to time, the images change in accordance with the latest briefing topic.>

Rary : "Observations and careful measurements of Alhaster indicate a surge of negative energy via a portal or some other device that we are unaware of. These energies seem to emanate from under Alhaster's boneyard, sending the torrential waves of dark power directly to the spire. This must be an energy source of some significance – perhaps supplying Kyuss the power he needs to manifest. Although Kyuss may well be unstoppable given his divine power, there is no home for humanity if he emerges from his slumber with the ability to wield this energy source. You must find and destroy the source of this energy."

Otiluke: "If the streets of Alhaster weren't rife with Spawn of Kyuss, it would have fallen into wide-spread panic and chaos already. Just as Kyuss called upon the worship of his thralls to ascend, he now feeds off of the fear, turmoil and despair of Alhaster's citizens to manifest. Restoring hope and order to even a small portion of Alhaster's citizens may deal a blow to Kyuss."

Leomund: "Then there's the matter of Lashonna and her minions, of course. The negative energy and despair coursing through Alhaster also augments her abilities, so you’d be wise to disrupt these sources first. She is likely distracted with the coming of her master. But do not underestimate her. She has demonstrated uncanny guile and wisdom. Above all else, guard against her indomitable will power (spell-casting PCs know that he refers to spells such as Mind Blank, Prot. From Evil, and Magic Circle) and know that if she out maneuvered Dragotha, then she has already made preparations for you. It goes without saying that you could bypass all of these formalities and immediately confront Kyuss, but this would be arrogance at its highest form and result in your death and the end of life as we know it."

Drawmij: "Use all means at your disposal and conserve your resources, there will be no opportunity to rest. The various artifacts you have encountered may play a pivotal role in the battle against Kyuss; use them wisely."

Tenser: "Mordenkainen and what remains of the Circle of Eight will assist you in this endeavor. We are to travel immediately to the Ethereal Plane where we will perform a complex ritual that should prevent Kyuss and his minions from summoning additional reinforcements. This will not be easy and is wrought with great risk. Bigby, Nystul and Eligos will gather what additional support they can for battle from friendly neighboring nations."

Tenser: "As you’ve probably guessed, you are the only ones that can destroy Kyuss, and so this leaves that undesirable mission to you alone. You are the prophesized heroes whom end Kyuss’ existence once and for all. You must destroy Kyuss, but to do so, you must rely on all of your tools and at the same time restrict Kyuss from his tools.
Discover the source of the negative energy and neutralize it if possible.
Restore order to the civilians of Alhaster whom suffer from Turmoil, Fear, and Despair. This empowers Kyuss.
"Good luck, for the Dawn of a New Age."

After entering Alhaster and defeating a few enemies they make their way to Lashonna's dungeon

My notes skip over Lashonna's negative energy engine and the various encounters to battle despair and fear. My own observation regarding Lashonna's underground lair is that it was not set-up properly to get the most out of it. My PCs entered via the graveyard and immediately encountered the engine. They did what they do best - destruction. After destroying the engine, they got the hell out of their before it went critical mass (I described the negative energy portal as a negative energy point of singularity that became unstable and began to expand - think Spiderman II). Because they accomplished their mission immediately, they did not have to negotiate the rest of the dungeon. Worse, they couldn't investigate the rest of the dungeon because it collapsed in the explosion. For you other DMs who haven't made it to Lashonnas dungeon, just spin your map around to ensure that no matter what direction they enter from, they must pass through Vulras' guardpost section on the way in.

Event
End Game
Who: Everyone
Where: Alhaster and the Celestial Board Room

I cut out a lot of encounters from the Spire. There were only three encounters:
1- Three shadowdancing Kyuss Vampires,,Vulras, Kyuss Knights
2- Lashonna, broodfiends and Ma'grub
3- Kyuss and Six Blessed Angels (They killed 3 PCs - they are extremely dangerous with improved critical and vorpal blades!)
A Traitor Revealed!

Lashonna: "I knew you wouldn't miss the re-birth of the blessed one. Although I must admit I am disappointed that you appear none to excited over the turn of events. That will change."

(Any PCs response) PCs: "If you refer to your ability to dominate, we are protected from your powers."

Lashonna: "Really? I wouldn't be so sure about that. My empire was not built over-night, and I don't plan on relinquishing my accomplishments or achievements. One constant in this universe is true and irrefutable: creatures will do whatever it takes to survive. I intend to survive, and to that end, I have secured insurance. Behold: a fragment of the fabled Shade Stone Citadel from the Plane of Shadows."

<The rock is uncovered and most PCs will immediately identify its properties. >

Lashonna: "Whats more, one of you has already promised your allegiance to Kyuss, and for that we are eternally grateful for you will live into infinitum."

I Allowed PCs to finger point and When the fun ends, announce the traitor.(It is Ma'grub a tiefling paladin, now antipaladin whom disappeared from our campaign about 18 months ago) the traitor says something really evil and cool (perhaps out of character for himself). Declare initiative, allowing PCs to know the danger.

Game Notes:
The Traitor, Ma'grub, has been afflicted with taint (although this has no game effects), which can be cleansed with an Atonement spell after the campaign is over. Notes to readers: Lashonna forced all in attendance to make a Will Save at the dinner reception during the Prince of Red Hand module, and Ma'grub failed. Lashonna implanted a Trojan Horse inside of him, which right now overrides any protective ability such as Mind Blank, etc. Only a Wish or Miracle can counter the ability.

Shade Stone Citadel
This extraplaner rock, the size of a small brick, is mounted to a rod affixed to the marble floor. It has a cloth concealing its nature, but once in view, its effects are listed below:
The rock generates a dimensional that prevents summoning and calling within 100ft radius unless they are of the undead type.
The rock generates a Darkness effect to 100ft that negates the use of any spell with the Light descriptor.

Our resident cleric is extremely powerful and specializes in Light descriptor spells. She being the mastermind that she is, prepared for these abilities.

And Then there was Kyuss...

Upon reaching the top tier of the Ziggarat, Kyuss' body begins to form. Tenser appears, disheveled and injured. Breathing hard, he informs the PCs the following:

Tenser: "Our plan has failed, the dimensional lock ruptured. Kyuss somehow knew of the plan and hid ethereal assassins. It was a slaughter; we tried to repel them, but they overwhelmed us. This is going to get real ugly, real fast. I will hold off the inevitable horde the best I can at the base of the tower. Good luck my friends, and if you fail, then I will see you in the celestial heavens."

As Kyuss materializes, he summons his great hordes of Kyuss undead; Spawn of Kyuss accompanied by Overworms, Swords of Kyuss, and Wormdrakes. A most horrible horde indeed.

From the window of his palace, Zeech watches -in reflection- the annihilation of his city, knowing full well his pride is responsible for at least a portion of it. Somewhere in his corrupt heart, Zeech remembers what it meant to have honor.
Zeech: "Guards – My horse! I ride into battle for the last time for Alhaster! For Victory!"

The front gates of Zeech's Palace, straining at the weight of undead, come crashing down. Leaping overtop the horde rides Zeech, wicked flail in hand, bringing what might he can against the relentless undead.
Tenser is joined by Mordenkainen, Otiluke, Drawmij, and Rary in battle. Their arcane powers keep the undead at bay for the moment. In another corner of the city is a brilliant flash of light as a lone illithid equipped only with a staff and engulfed in a fiery bluish-green aura strides heroically into the horde – Oswald has joined the battle.

Tenser: "I'm not about to let these vermin overrun this city, right Leomund?" Leomund appears in a spectacular flash of red energy and he and his two prismatic golems take a tactical position opposite Tenser. The two groups form a make-shift perimeter to keep the undead from the spire. As quickly as the undead are destroyed however, two more take its place. Time is running out.

After the one round with Kyuss and The Party hurting badly from a Mass Harm

Seated circular in a great airy hall, the great gods occupy their rightful seats as they would during crisis, decision making or diplomacy. Good and Evil, Law and Chaos, and all forms of Neutrality are represented and nearly all are in attendance as the drama in Alhaster unfolds when a rogue god descends onto the material plane.

Bahamut: My champion, Brazzamal, requests a Miracle be granted to thwart Kyuss' plot.
Moradin: Another Miracle? They should give that spell a rest already.
Desna: This is our only chance to stop Kyuss' insidious plans!
St. Cuthbert: No, it's not.
Bahamut: It's our best chance we have to stop Kyuss.
Lorathian: Only the prophesied ones may interact with Kyuss in this ordeal.
Heironeous: Authorize the Miracle; we must strike quickly and decisively.
Asmodeus: Not so fast.... Desna owes me. there were two souls that were stolen from me ,Hardly fair, I say.
Obadhai: And they did release Krathonos from my prison without consent.
Primus: And have made a mockery of the natural order of things by habitually defying death.
Nerull: It seems an exchange is in order. Trade one for another. Brazzamul's place in the grave is long over due.
<A short burst of conversation ensues, heated and pointed. The arguments subside quickly and all eyes fixate upon a hooded quasi-being.
Boccob: So be it, the Miracle will be granted, at the cost of one mortal life.

Bahamut: My champion will be more than willing to comply. I humbly thank all of you.
Boccob: This in no way guarantees victory – none can grant that now – this only affords the mortals a chance to prevent termination.

Miracle is cast – a great sacrifice is required. John (the player of the Dragon) puts his character sheet away (and he did).

Brazzamal by now has Transformed into his true self A Great Wyrm Gold Dragon(It's a backstory thing)

Brazzamal lifts into the air glowing nearly as bright as the sun itself. Its radiance pierces the dark clouds and Kyuss recoils. Brazzamal's body disappears in the brilliance that remains – a beacon of hope and the PCs are restored to full health.

It was late, and I knew that it would require the use/sacrifice of artifacts to destroy Kyuss. I have been running this campaign for - what two years? Its time for it to end - here and now.

While they could now "hurt" Kyuss, I made it clear out of game, that he can still kill them instantly on his turn. They needed to quit "low-balling" him (our magus is guilty of this) and pull out their big guns if they wanted to win (and live).

Teldon sacrificed his banner of the Ancient Kings by impaling it in Kyuss.
Armstrong did the same with the Rod of Seven Parts.
Orik implanted his mighty Axe in Kyuss as well.
Marius used a powerful Wish to combine the artifacts power into a powerful explosion to defeat Kyuss.

That was the end of that. Heavy Handed - maybe. Climactic and memorable? Definietly.

Sub-Event
Transition of Power
Who: Prince Zeech and Armstrong
Where: Alhaster

All characters are now level (20 with 5 mythic tiers. They cannot advance their PCs until after the game ends.

As the smoke rises, and civilians emerge from the homes, churches, and other shelters, the PCs gather with the significant NPCs to pay respect to Brazzamal, whom sacrificed himself to provide the world a chance to live (they all know what happened although Tenser, or anyone else may speculate that Brazzamal could still live on).

Suddenly the crowd begins to part as the sound of heavy warhorse hooves beat the cobblestone road. Standing before the PCs is a mounted Prince Zeech. While he appears injured, he also appears purposeful. He dismounts and approaches the PCs with a slight limp from battle injury.

Zeech: "I extend my gratitude to you all for your valor and bravery." <He looks around slowly, wiping his own blood from his brow. He also notices that the local townsfolk may look to the PCs for leadership – not him.> "It appears that my strength in leadership has been challenged. I challenge Armstrong to an honorable and fair match for the unconditional title to Alhaster, its land, and its laws." <He again draws his sword and readies for battle. Something in his posture tells most everyone in audience that he does not intend to win, but rather to die by the sword to a worthy opponent. Somewhere along the line, he is struck down, and in his dying breath asks Armstrong to rule with virtue and selflessness. He passes with little fan fare.>

I felt it very important to provide closure on Zeech as outlined in the adventure. Did he die an evil man? Was he irredeemable?

Funny moment here - Armstrong did not want to fight Zeech.
Armstrong: "Haven't we seen enough bloodshed for today?"

The crowd was silent for a moment, then a voice cries out from the back of the crowd "Smoke his b!tch ass!" Everyone broke out laughing at that one!

I explaned how the spire was eaten away by the worms and the hole it left in the ground. The Magus Marius plugged it with a slab of stone and atop it stands a 100 ft. statue of the martyr Brazzamal via a Wish spell. Future adventurers can get to this great dungeon in Alhaster via the underground waterways that pirates frequently use.

We have begun playing Savage Tide , so I thought it would be cool to teaser trailer it....

Event
Teaser Ending
Who: Crazed Human
Where: Isle of Dread

The smoking city of Alhaster is seen from above, the last tiny green worm dying in the sunlight as the last clouds break. The camera swings toward the piers and ocean beyond. Skimming the ocean, the camera brings into view a strange tropical island. The camera slows down as it makes shore. In the distance, the calls of exotic birds, wild cats, monkeys and fearsome dinosaurs can be heard through the lush canopy. Brush moved aside unveils a disturbing image - that of a humanoid, one could only guess, hunched over picking at the tastier morsels of what appears to be another man. He looks toward the camera as if he were snuck up on, and laughs madly. The camera pans out of the canopy to view the island from top own, and the mans crazed laugh scatters the birds.
Screen goes black – pause.

Key Symphony of Destruction

Shadow Lodge

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Heyah TFY! Long time no see =D

Shadow Lodge

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Tacticslion wrote:

For Chrono Trigger music and/or Michael Jackson nerds only!

... unless you're literally anyone else who wants to hear a mashup of the two.

Search Youtube for "Michael Jackson and Sonic 3". It's a fascinating story.

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Tacticslion wrote:

Why. Why don't I have CL 21st mythic maximized and mythic empowered timestop (or intensify spell, if you prefer that) at will (or CL 21st mythic tier 10, 3 power enhanced time stop at will) to get stuff done. I'm so daggum tired and nowhere near finished.

(Heck, I'd settle for a maximized create greater demiplane {time trait: erratic}+permanency, and at will gate limited exclusively there; I mean, I'm willing to bargain, here.)

Clearly because you didn't post with your Mythic Tacticslion alias.

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Vanykrye wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Isn't there some sort of Inevitable who comes to GET YOU if you regularly muck around with time?
Yes. Yes there is. And that particular inevitable is not an easy one to deal with.

Quaruts! I threw a damaged one at my players in my old Savage Tide campaign as part of a character rebuild sidequest. Probably won't make a repeat appearance, though another Inevitable type might.

3.5 stats

Fanmade PF conversion


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Aiymi got home from work at 8:30 tonight. I'm going back in at 10. Wild and crazy Friday night.

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Orthos wrote:
Heyah TFY! Long time no see =D

Hi Orthos, Much like you, I needed a break from the forums


Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:

Hi All finally finished Age of Worms after almost 3 years. Best.Campaign.Ever ,Here is how the final mod went Lots of spoilers included so read at your own risk. I should note that we play with alot of homebrew that has been developed over many years so some parts may not read true to RAW. so without further ado...

** spoiler omitted **...

SO COOL~!


Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Heyah TFY! Long time no see =D
Hi Orthos, Much like you, I needed a break from the forums

Understandable! Awesome to see you!


Hey, if you're into Discord, let me know and I'll send you an invite to our FaWtL Discord!


Orthos wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Isn't there some sort of Inevitable who comes to GET YOU if you regularly muck around with time?
Yes. Yes there is. And that particular inevitable is not an easy one to deal with.

Quaruts! I threw a damaged one at my players in my old Savage Tide campaign as part of a character rebuild sidequest. Probably won't make a repeat appearance, though another Inevitable type might.

3.5 stats

Fanmade PF conversion

See, inevitables aren't that hard to deal with. You just have to make your temporal shenanigans a fundamental part of the cosmos, and you're good to go!

(I mean, yeah, some will still come after you, but then others will protect you, so. Basically evens itself out.)


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Tacticslion wrote:
Hey, if you're into Discord, let me know and I'll send you an invite to our FaWtL Discord!

Diswhat?


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Orthos wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Isn't there some sort of Inevitable who comes to GET YOU if you regularly muck around with time?
Yes. Yes there is. And that particular inevitable is not an easy one to deal with.

Quaruts! I threw a damaged one at my players in my old Savage Tide campaign as part of a character rebuild sidequest. Probably won't make a repeat appearance, though another Inevitable type might.

3.5 stats

Fanmade PF conversion

Thank you. Couldn't remember the exact one off the top of my head.


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About to clock out. Working Tekko all weekend, See everyone Monday morning. Good night, everyone,


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Freehold DM wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
In Mage the awakening it was an old man who would erase you from history.
is that ascension or awakening? I remember in awakening he would make you do the same thing over and over and over again until you learned not to do that.

I'm not sure I always get them mixed up.


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OH hey a John tag out.


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You know who I miss? kileanna.


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mmm same.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Hey, if you're into Discord, let me know and I'll send you an invite to our FaWtL Discord!
Diswhat?

No, the FaWtL Discworld.

Just like our FaWtL, but better written, funnier, and swimming through space on a giant celestial turtle.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
You know who I miss? kileanna.

And lynora.


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lisamarlene wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Hey, if you're into Discord, let me know and I'll send you an invite to our FaWtL Discord!
Diswhat?

No, the FaWtL Discworld.

Just like our FaWtL, but better written, funnier, and swimming through space on a giant celestial turtle.

Discwho?

Wasn't that the movie starring Kim Bassinger and an animated cat...

Scarab Sages

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Weather doesnt know what it wants. First it was nice and sunny, then suddenly, a hailstorm.


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That's the Midwest for ya!


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I miss Ol' Dirty Bastard.

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