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[D&D 5E] Playtest of Chaos (Post-Playtest Discussion)

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  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    GrimmyTOA wrote: »
    Our best bet may be to lure them to the cave mouth one group at a time. Or trickery.

    Or overwhelming force. Who's up for just torching the entire complex and stabbing whatever crawls out of the embers?

    look at the cost and the description of what you can do with a flash of oil in the playtest rules.

  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    smoke 'em out.

    genocide can be more efficient, guys.

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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Besides, they're evil. Setting their home on fire and killing them if they try to escape is therefore good. I mean it's just basic math.

  • LeperLeper Registered User regular
    Am I the only one who imagined Xi actually said "GARGLEGARGLEGARGLE" before drjnking?

    Also: "GORDON'S ALIVE!!!"

    If my role play is hindered by rolling to play, then I'd prefer the rolls play right, instead of steam-rolling play-night.
  • oxybeoxybe Entei is appaled and disappointed in you Registered User regular
    I'm voting we form Infidel's Wizard's School of Wizardry field trip as group 3 then color code our characters in traditional fashion: red wizard is the hotblooded leader, blue wizard is the cool-headed logical one, green wizard is the wacky comic relief, black wizard is the rebel/tween-girl heartthrob, yellow wizard is the action girl and obvious kidnap bait (who may or may not have a relationship with red, blue or black).

    race doesn't particularly matter, though a multicultural squad would be a bonus.

    also, if picturing Xi actually saying GARGLEGARGLEGARGLE before drinking makes it better for you, then that's what he did. whatever Xi is doing at any given time, just picture it being done in the loudest, most boisterous and aggravating way possible.

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  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    edited December 2012
    You still looking for subs for this, Denada? I need to finagle a copy of the playtest rules but I'm certainly down for coming off the bench at the next TPK

    edit: !signup I suppose

    Elldren on
    fuck gendered marketing
  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    edited December 2012
    I present:

    Trixie the Pink, Human Wizard Illusionist

    Ability Scores:
    STR 8 -1
    DEX 14 +2
    CON 11 +0
    WIS 9 -1
    INT 20 +5
    CHA 14 +2
    

    HP: 6
    Hit die: 1d6
    AC: 12
    Init: +2
    Magic Attack: +8
    Attack: +4 (Dagger 1d4)
    Save DC Bonus: +1 (+3 vs Illusions)

    Alignment: Chaotic Good
    Size: Medium
    Speed: 30ft

    Tradition: Illusionist
    At Will Spells: Mage Hand, Minor Illusion, Shocking Grasp
    Signature Spell: Color Spray
    Arcane Deception: +2 to Illusion save DCs

    Spellbook:
    (+ indicates prepared spells)
    Level 0
    Disguise Self
    Mage Hand +
    Minor Illusion +
    Shocking Grasp +
    Level 1
    Charm Person
    Color Spray +
    Sleep

    Other stuff:
    Background: Stage Magician Illusionist
    Skills and Traits:
    Skills:
    Gather Knowledge
    Knowledge (Arcana)
    Knowledge (Folklore)
    Perform
    Persuade

    Trait: Noted Performer

    Specialization:
    Arcane Magic Specialist
    Arcane Initiate: detect magic, light, or mage hand 1/day

    Equipment:
    Fine Clothes, Silk Hat, Traveler's Clothes, 3 Daggers, Adventurer's Kit, Silk Rope (50ft), Ball Bearings (100), Block and Tackle, Manacles, 2 Small Mirrors, Hooded Lantern, 10 Flasks of Oil, Soap, Arcane Tome, 20 Sheets of Parchment, Vial of Ink, Ink Pen, String of Handkerchiefs, Deck of Playing Cards, 47 Gold Pieces

    Elldren on
    fuck gendered marketing
  • LeperLeper Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    TAGOUT. (After your inevitable death, of course.)

    Bruce Hellmouth, Black Wizard of Supergrim Darksorrow

    Character art pilfered from a google search:
    guerri11.jpg

    Basic Stats:
    STR 9 -1
    DEX 15 +2
    CON 13 +1
    WIS 11 +0
    INT 18 +4
    CHA 14 +2

    HP: 7
    Hit die: 1d6
    AC: 12
    Init: +6
    Str Weapon Attack: +1 (+2-1)
    Dex Weapon Attack: +4 (+2+2) Staff: +4 (1d8-1(b)) Dagger +4 (1d4-1(s); 20/80)
    Magic Attack: +7 (+4+3)
    Burning Hands: 15' cone, Dex Save, 1d6(F)dmg (save for half)
    Shocking Grasp: roll to touch, +7(1d8+4(E)dmg) no reactions until next turn
    Thunder Wave: 15' cone, Dex Save, 2d6(T)dmg, push 15' (save for half and no push)
    Save DC: 15

    Alignment: Neutral
    Size: Medium
    Speed: 30ft

    Tradition: Black Battle Mage
    At Will Spells: Burning Hands, Mage Armor, Shocking Grasp
    Signature Spell: Thunder Wave

    Spellbook:
    (+ indicates prepared spells)
    Level 0
    Burning Hands+ (At will)
    Mage Armor+ (At will)
    Prestidigitation
    Shocking Grasp + (At will)

    Level 1
    Charm Person
    Thunder Wave + (Signature--Not "Encounter" but... Encounter.)
    Sleep

    Other Stuff:
    Background: Soldier
    Skills and Traits:
    Skills:
    Heal +3
    Intimidate +3
    Knowledge (Warfare) +3
    Knowledge (Forbidden Lore)
    Survival +3

    Trait: Military Rank

    Specialization:
    Ambush Specialist
    Improved Initiaitve: +4 to Initiative. Treat any initiative total below 10 as a 10.

    Equipment:
    Angst, Ennui, Tormented Secret Past, Fine Clothes,Traveler's Clothes, 6 Daggers, Quarter Staff, Adventurer's Kit, Backpack, Bedroll, Blanket, Chalk (10pc), Hooded Lantern, Healer's Kit, 10 Flasks of Oil, Soap, Arcane Tome, 20 Sheets of Parchment, Vial of Ink, Ink Pen, Bone Dice, Whetstone, 2x Healing Potion, 5gold

    Leper on
    If my role play is hindered by rolling to play, then I'd prefer the rolls play right, instead of steam-rolling play-night.
  • oxybeoxybe Entei is appaled and disappointed in you Registered User regular
    be my guest, Mr.Hellmouth

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  • LeperLeper Registered User regular
    Hey, I ain't namin' names. Just figured someone might want to step out of the next one.

    If my role play is hindered by rolling to play, then I'd prefer the rolls play right, instead of steam-rolling play-night.
  • oxybeoxybe Entei is appaled and disappointed in you Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    well, i did sneak in Xi in there so it's only fair if you want back in. Xi ain't dead though.

    yet.

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  • LeperLeper Registered User regular
    Pft. Pfft, I say!

    If my role play is hindered by rolling to play, then I'd prefer the rolls play right, instead of steam-rolling play-night.
  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    I say it should go to the best color-coded wizards (also probably people who have signed up but not played yet)

    fuck gendered marketing
  • LeperLeper Registered User regular
    I'm sure we'll find some fair way to get folks in when the time's appropriate.

    By "we," I of course mean Denada, since it's his game.

    And by "fair" I mean "hey Denada, did you get that bribe I sent you?"

    If my role play is hindered by rolling to play, then I'd prefer the rolls play right, instead of steam-rolling play-night.
  • ChrysisChrysis Registered User regular
    @Denada

    This might be a silly question, but what are you using to put together the maps?

    Tri-Optimum reminds you that there are only one-hundred-sixty-three shopping days until Christmas. Just 1 extra work cycle twice a week will give you the spending money you need to make this holiday a very special one.
  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Just photoshop. Their quality depends on how much time I want to spend on them, which so far has been "not a bunch."

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    @Denada, since there are people on the waitlist Archibald II can sit out and heal up and tap someone else in if you are cool with that.

  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    That's fine.

    @wildwood, you're next on my list. Do you want to jump in now?

  • wildwoodwildwood Registered User regular
    I'll !withdraw for now, as long as folks don't mind me still kibbitzing in this thread.

    Holidays are getting a bit crazy. Once that dies down, I may try resurrecting some of our crazier 'game-breaking' ideas (is the familiar still an option?) to see if they survive any better. Ideally something with "immunity to hail of projectiles".

    Thanks.

  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    @Anialos, you're next on the list. What say you?

  • AnialosAnialos Collies are love, Collies are life! Shadowbrook ColliesRegistered User regular
    I'll take whichever pre-gen fits the parties needs best.

    "there's sin enough without treating love like a sin"
  • AnialosAnialos Collies are love, Collies are life! Shadowbrook ColliesRegistered User regular
    Just need a second to go download the newest material.

    "there's sin enough without treating love like a sin"
  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    ah, there it is

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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Good news everyone! I'm sick of the Caves of Chaos and level 1. It's a bad adventure and it should feel bad, and we have firmly established that level 1 is where characters go to die.

    Let's all assume that eventually the Lord of the Keep sends enough adventurers to clear out the Caves of Chaos. Over the next few years, he expands the Keep's influence over the entire [geographic area] save for one place: The Mud Sorcerer's Tomb. For a while no one could find it, even if they carefully searched the very area in which it was located, but suddenly it revealed itself, and now it must be claimed in the name of the Keep.

    Your mission (you who are currently selected as the party), should you accept it, is to create a level 14 character (or update your current character, or level up a pregen), go into the tomb, kill everything, and steal all the treasure. Should be easy now that you're past those awkward early adventuring days.

    The adventure is actually supposed to be for four characters, but I'm a loose-cannon DM with nothing left to lose, so we're sticking with five.

    Let's get in there and put this time-honored refrain to the test: "Yeah, but at higher levels..."

  • NealnealNealneal Registered User regular
    I'll update tonight.

  • GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    Coooool. Me too. Clarice shall be more powerful etc etc.

  • AnialosAnialos Collies are love, Collies are life! Shadowbrook ColliesRegistered User regular
    Oh my, I'll see what I can put together. What is the current party make-up?

    "there's sin enough without treating love like a sin"
  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Cleric, Fighter, Monk, Rogue

  • AnialosAnialos Collies are love, Collies are life! Shadowbrook ColliesRegistered User regular
    *cackles gleefully as he makes a not-wizard* Can we really survive without one?! Let's find out!

    "there's sin enough without treating love like a sin"
  • GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    I'm sorry, just to confirm: Level 14?

    The charts in my package only go up to level 10. Time for some ballparking, or is there a file I've missed somewhere?

  • AnialosAnialos Collies are love, Collies are life! Shadowbrook ColliesRegistered User regular
    GrimmyTOA wrote: »
    I'm sorry, just to confirm: Level 14?

    The charts in my package only go up to level 10. Time for some ballparking, or is there a file I've missed somewhere?

    Same here, and I just downloaded last night.

    "there's sin enough without treating love like a sin"
  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    Ahahahaha I can't use a katana anymore.

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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Yeah the new packet just came out. It goes to level 20.

  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    Ahahahaha I can't use a katana anymore.

    You can't?

    fuck gendered marketing
  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    Elldren wrote: »
    Ahahahaha I can't use a katana anymore.

    You can't?
    Rogue weapon proficiencies changed from what was actually kinda a nice shorthand of "simple melee, finesse melee, and all simple and martial ranged weapons" to "simple melee, list of specific weapons rogues can use because tradition"

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  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    Elldren wrote: »
    Ahahahaha I can't use a katana anymore.

    You can't?
    Rogue weapon proficiencies changed from what was actually kinda a nice shorthand of "simple melee, finesse melee, and all simple and martial ranged weapons" to "simple melee, list of specific weapons rogues can use because tradition"

    Oh joys

    fuck gendered marketing
  • oxybeoxybe Entei is appaled and disappointed in you Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    Well, i've updated Xi Rhox to his higher plane of existance:

    Xi Rhox, Grand Fisticator of the Sacred Burnination

    Stats (pointbuy)
    Str 16 +3 (15 base + 1 human)
    Dex 20 +5 (15 base + 1 human +1 monk + 3 level)
    Con 9 -1 (8 base + 1 human)
    Int 9 -1 (8 base + 1 human)
    Wis 20 +5 (15 base + 2 human + 1 monk + 3 level)
    Cha 9 -1 (8 base + 1 human)

    AC: 21 (10 + 5 dex + 5 wis + 1 two weapon def)
    Attk: +4
    HP: 59 (8 base + 5x13 levels -14 con)

    Speed: 30ft
    Init: +9

    Weapons
    LONGSPEAR : +7 1d8+3, Piercing, Reach, Two-Handed
    MANLY HEADBUTT : +9 1d6+5, Bludgeoning, Finesse
    HANDAXE : +9 1d4+5, Thrown range 30/120, Slashing, Light
    LIGHT CROSSBOW : +9 1d8+5, range 80/320 Piercing
    SLING : +9 1d4+5, range 30/120, Bludgeoning

    RACIAL FEATURES
    +2 to one ability score, +1 to rest
    Read/Speak Common

    CLASS FEATURES
    Armor/Sheild Profs : Nada
    Weapon Profs : Club, Dagger, Handaxe, Light Crossbow, Longspear, Quarterstaff, Sling, Spear
    Martial Damage Dice: 6d6
    Martial Damage Bonus: +15
    Ki 5/day
    Mindful Defense
    Monastic Training - Path of the Phoenix
    Way of the Fist
    Undaunted Strike - unarmed counts as magical, adamantine, cold iron & silver for overcoming resistance
    Purity of Body - immune to disease
    Clear Mind -cannot be charmed or frightened
    Diamond body - immune to poison
    Abundant Step - on my turn, i can give up my normal movement to teleport 30 ft to a location i can see
    Diamond Soul - advantage on all saving throws VS spells

    MANEUVERS AND WHATNOT
    MANEUVERS
    Flurry of Blows
    Step of the Wind
    4 - Hurricane Strike
    7 - Deflect Missile
    10 - Trip

    KI ABILITIES
    Save DC: 19 (10 + 5 wis + 4 attack bonus)
    1ki -Flames of the Phoenix - 2d6+14 (monk level) fire in a 15ft cone, save for half.
    1ki -Fiery Soul - if hit by a melee attack, deal 19 (5 + monk level) to attacker. save for half
    1ki -Vengeful Flame - if dropped to 0 or killed, deal 20 + 20/unused ki fire damage to up to 3 enemies within 50

    BACKGROUND
    THUG
    skills : Gather Rumors, Intimidate, Spot, Use Rope
    trait : Bad Reputation Badass

    SPECIALTY
    GRAND FISTICATOR OF THE SACRED BURNINATION
    1-Improved Initiative
    3-Two-Weapon Defense
    6-Deflect
    9-Relentless

    SKILLS
    Skill Dice : 1d10

    BALANCE
    CLIMB
    GATHER RUMORS
    INTIMIDATE
    SPOT
    USE ROPE

    CARRY: 160LB
    LIFT/DRAG: 800LB

    EQUIPMENT
    150gp to spend
    Longspear (5gp) -5lb
    Handaxe (5gp) -5lb
    Crossbow, Light (25gp) -3lb
    Bolts x10 (1gp) -3lb
    Common Clothes : Pants & Belt (5sp) -3lb
    Dagger/Really Good Knife (2gp) -1lb
    Backpack (2gp) -2lb
    Winter Blanket (5sp) -3lb
    Scrollcase x2 (2gp) -2lb
    Chain, 10ft, 2 sets of manacles & a lock (19gp) -10lb
    Chalk, 10 pieces (1sp) --
    Crowbar (2sp) - 5lb
    Grappling hook +100ft silk rope (22gp) -14lb
    10 iron spikes + hammer (2sp 2cp) -7lb
    Mess kit (1sp) - 1lb
    Small steel mirror (5gp) -.5lb
    rations, week (7sp) - 7lb
    Pitons x10 (5sp) -5lb
    Spade (5sp) -8lb
    Sack x10 (1sp) -5lb
    Tent (2gp) -20lb
    Tinderbox (5sp) - 1lb
    Torch x5 (5cp) -5lb [ALL 5 CURRENTLY BURNING TO SOLVE PUZZLE]
    Waterskin x2, both full (4sp) -8lb
    Whetstone (1cp) -1lb
    vial x10 (10gp) -1lb
    Bedroll (1gp) - 5lb
    Flask x10 (2sp) - -
    climber's kit (25gp) - 5lb
    Tallow Candle x10 (2sp) -1lb
    Hourglass (5gp) -1lb
    bell (1gp) - -
    Sledge (5sp) -10lb
    miner's Pick (5sp) -10lb
    sling (1sp) -.5lb
    sling bullets (2cp) -1lb

    137gp 4sp 9cp spent in total

    1pp 1gp 2ep 5sp 1cp left over

    Slippers of Spider Climbing

    160lb carried gear

    Character Portait
    XiRhox.jpg

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Swish SwishRegistered User regular
    That portrait is amazing and you should feel excellent about it.

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  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    Elldren wrote: »
    Ahahahaha I can't use a katana anymore.

    You can't?
    Rogue weapon proficiencies changed from what was actually kinda a nice shorthand of "simple melee, finesse melee, and all simple and martial ranged weapons" to "simple melee, list of specific weapons rogues can use because tradition"

    Your blatant abuse and powergaming got it nerfed. I hope you're happy!

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