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[DnD 4e PbP] Vale of Buried Shadows (OOC #2)

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    Well I just reversed 14 damage taken, plus possibly the 5 ongoing damage, so I'm not so badly off.

    Plus I've got my while-bloodied racial and my invigorating stride, so I wouldn't worry too much.

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    They shift as an effect line.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    Also they're undead (and a particular kind of undead) so you'd figure they're not too smart. They have basic tactics but if things start mucking things up it's unlikely they'll deviate, even if that means they start killing themselves.

    Plus, these particular undead appear to like (and benefit from) hitting their own guys.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    the thing that matters most to snarl is that they have nice fleshy necks

    the sort you can whip a rope around

    so as to pop the heads clean off their torsos

    this is important

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    I now have this image in my head of Snarl strangling a rotting bullywug, but the bullywug is refusing to fail his Deathless Hunger roll and I can't stop giggling.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    do the minions get the benefit of this deathless hunger thing

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2011
    They've been the only ones rolling it so far since they've been the only things close enough to being knocked to 0 hp.

    So, yes.

    Aegis on
    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks OaklandRegistered User regular
    Doesn't strangling usually mean you're cutting off the air supply? And thus might not work on things what don't breathe?

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    HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    they are undead

    them heads just pops right off

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    tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks OaklandRegistered User regular
    Too tired to make post. Delay until more people get in the fight.

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    HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    alrighty then!

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    Heh, when the ongoing 5 ticks I'll be at exactly bloodied. I'll pop my racial, invigorating stride and then blow up some bullywugs.

    Save your heals for others/other rounds, Aidan <3

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    KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    I shall step in as soon as I have some time to scope out the battlefield.

    This is one confusing encounter!

    Edit: Can I get to J8 by treating the boulder as difficult terrain, or would I need to indulge in a bunch of Athletics rolls?

    Kay on
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    3DS FCode: 1993-7512-8991
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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Boulders are blocking terrain so you'd need to climb on top of it.

    Aegis on
    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    Move to K8, then move to J8, triggering an OA from the MudMaster. Hrm. Probably not worth an OA to hit 1 minion and 2 non-minions with a Sword Burst.

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    Thar be swamp. You run out of movement getting to K8 so not seeing how you reach J8.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    Sorry to take forever on this.

    I think I got everything right this time, putting as much effort in as possible to protect the lizardmen and show that we're here to help them - at least for the combat encounter. Unfortunately, I can't capitalise on all this awesome with a diplomacy roll, as I got no minors left.

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    3DS FCode: 1993-7512-8991
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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Aidan's up.

    Also, regarding skill checks, you almost made 2 of them by virtue of nearly bloodying two of the Myrmidons.

    Edit: Also, and I totally didn't plan this at all, but looking at the encounters for the rest of this section of the campaign, Snarl managing to pickup both Necrotic and Poison resistance is going to be so useful.

    Aegis on
    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks OaklandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Clearly not sure if these are like regular zombies/undead or not, but the Crit of Atherton would normally explode the Myrmidon if it had the typical zoombie weakness. I suppose a Religion check by someone is in order....

    tzeentchling on
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    HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    if only someone was trained in religions

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    KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    I already made a Religion Monster Knowledge check, though! I got no useful info from it. :| It's also why I didn't use my OP Scholar Encounter, too.

    (Unless Aegis overlooked it.)

    Kay on
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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    They are zombie-like in that if you crit them and they drop to below 0 hit points, their deathless hunger never triggers.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    So I was double dumb and should have used throw and stab on round one to take out a minion, heh.

    On the plus side, using an AP to double throw and stab, with a spear, is some kung-fu movie style craziness.

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    I don't know, I've been rolling stupidly well for Deathless Hunger so far. It would have stood a good chance of just standing still and surviving.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    So no info from my monster knowledge rolls made with the initiative roll?

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    Sorry, I thought it had been you that I had previously given Bullywug information to but in fact it was Aidan. You didn't glean any more information about them than he did, so you could feel free just to reference this post.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    Aha, I knew I forgot something about crits and bullywugs.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    The earth loves me!

    I can also spend a healing surge when I crit with my Ravenclaw Warblade. So Harry Potter.

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    No, that's when you reduce a non-minion enemy to 0 hp.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Oh! I knew it was SOMETHING like that.

    Edit: My word. Bullywugs are pretty gross, I had no idea that the EARTH ITSELF hated them so much.

    Kay on
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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    And just think, these are undead bullywugs so they're even more unnatural.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    i ran a game with bullywug enemies once

    they had a ridiculous mud-centric culture

    basically the bullywug version of "manifest destiny" was to make the entire world a putrid quagmire

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    tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks OaklandRegistered User regular
    Hey, post made! Hit the mud master with a brambles spear, immobilized a bunch of dudes over by Snarl and Rakash.

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    Minor book-keeping: Snarl did not have CA against the Twitcher as the Lizardfolk are not yet allies (as amply demonstrated this round). This only affected the damage as you rolled well enough to still be grabbing him.

    Also, I like Protecting Hop.

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    so flanking is defined by two things on either side of you being allies

    not by those two things being your enemy?

    i've never actually had to stop to consider the philosophical implications of flanking before!


    edit: i guess this makes snarl an 'enemy of my enemy' sort of guy. heh!

    Horseshoe on
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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    I'm sure if you strangle your current target enough your other lizard enemy will eventually become your ally. Consider it an audition to win him over!

    We'll see how long this blog lasts
    Currently DMing: None :(
    Characters
    [5e] Dural Melairkyn - AC 18 | HP 40 | Melee +5/1d8+3 | Spell +4/DC 12
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    HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    best way to make friends ever

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    KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    Oh my. How impolite.

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    So it is my turn, but I am at work where it is not possible to combat post. I will do so first thing when I get home.

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    There is absolutely nowhere to Invigorating Stride to. Aura 2 with bullywugs in a box formation and ultra-difficult terrain to my back = goddamnit.

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