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[5E OOC] Before the Darkness - "Who Watches the Poopmen"

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  • iguanacusiguanacus Desert PlanetRegistered User regular
    Call me...

    Ishmael

    But seriously, we're all friends here. Call me Doug or Iggy, whichever you're more comfortable with.

    Doobh
  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    iunno, teleport 15 feet as a bonus action isn't that strong but the resist all damage part is.

    that's the thing

    it buys you one round and that's it - then you need some sort of rest again

    shruuuuug

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  • iguanacusiguanacus Desert PlanetRegistered User regular
    I wonder if we'll get a time skip at the end of this. If it's enough time, I want Angus to have bought his own boat, taken on a crew and have it go horribly wrong for him. One unfortunate event after another till he has to go on the run from the loansharks that fronted the rest of the money to get the ship overhauled, stocked, outfitted, ect.

    In the time since he's been as far from the water as possible, working as the cook at either a remote lumberjack camp or a mine way up in the mountains.

    His flapjacks are legendary.

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  • RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Oh my god you did not just paul bunyan Angus.

  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    speaking of shit and stuff

    are we planning anything this week? or are we hecking it for now
    iguanacus wrote: »
    Call me...

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    But seriously, we're all friends here. Call me Doug or Iggy, whichever you're more comfortable with.

    Douggy

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  • RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Think we're hecking it.

  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    aw heck

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    aw heck indeed.

    Rainfall
  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    so who if anyone is available tonight?

  • The Hanged ManThe Hanged Man Once I ate a pizza so big, they gave me a prize. Then I threw up and they took it back.Registered User regular
    I'm around, and awake enough

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  • RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    I believe Iggy is the one out.

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    yeah, he wasn't sure he'd be back in time, i am holding out hope though.

  • iguanacusiguanacus Desert PlanetRegistered User regular
    I'm here. Fat and bloated from too much food and tired from too much play with little cousins, but I am here.

  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    WE FINISHED THE CAMPAIGN

    WOOOO

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    So one idea i had for the new group team up was angus finds out the paladins that helped us were all murdered, and since he knows about the fiend's blood oath does a kind of logical thing and tries to get some of the crew back together, but instead none of them show up. maybe these people who up instead, Gawyndia for example shows up instead of Elidana (whose reply the message was "but serious, fuck that guy") and so on.

    it's a good start point to explain the team "getting back together" even if the guy isn't actually the main antagonist.

    but i also understand if that doesn't actually fit an "I'll just sleep in magic circles" gus

  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    I like to think Zephy found Angus at the lumber camp

    it's pretty easy for a druid to roll up on a lumber camp and get some free food or something, because lumberers don't want to deal with an upset druid

    win win all around, druid makes sure they don't clear cut, and gets free room and board for a couple nights

    anyways, Zephy sees this OBVIOUSLY washed up adventurer (sorry, Angus) and tries to get encourage him to get back into the business

    you know, live a little

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  • RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    So one idea i had for the new group team up was angus finds out the paladins that helped us were all murdered, and since he knows about the fiend's blood oath does a kind of logical thing and tries to get some of the crew back together, but instead none of them show up. maybe these people who up instead, Gawyndia for example shows up instead of Elidana (whose reply the message was "but serious, fuck that guy") and so on.

    it's a good start point to explain the team "getting back together" even if the guy isn't actually the main antagonist.

    but i also understand if that doesn't actually fit an "I'll just sleep in magic circles" gus

    This is a good start point, Delancre is definitely on the hunt for Angus in season 2. Unlikely a magic circle would keep a creature as powerful as him at bay for long, getting the/a band back together might be wise.

    On the other hand, Gawyndia seems to be the questing knight type? She might just fall into this group completely by chance.

    I do like Zephy trying to mentor Angus back into the active life.

    Anyway, season 2 is coming together! I've got a few solid concepts, now I just need to draw the through line!

  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    Angus is a poor lost soul who was actually very good at something: ADVENTURE

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Gawyndia's Objectives right now seem to be: Return Dead Fiance's grand father's sword to family, Find out what happened to the Knights of the Ardent Spire, If possible get Revenge on Marmadue, Duke of Gar's Field or his half sister whose name is a real dumb play on Morgan le Fay (Freda du Mundane?), Collect sweet cups, Start a new Knight Order.

    Right now i am keeping with Elidana drunkenly freeing her, they spend some time together, and Gawyndia leaves on her own. the reason why she leaves is what is up in the air. Maybe it was to answer Angus' call, maybe it's because she can't ignore her duties anymore. Either way she has some new tattoos and has seen a stone building burn down.

    She will not be bringing General Sparks with her. Someone else needs to bring the animal mascot.

    So yeah, randomly happening on a Tortle trying to get a firbolg back into adventuring shape could very much be a thing. then she hear's his spirit weapon's voice "oh, you know Elidana too?"

  • The Hanged ManThe Hanged Man Once I ate a pizza so big, they gave me a prize. Then I threw up and they took it back.Registered User regular
    I swear, I'm going to get around to posting my crap soon! Had a funeral to go to last night and it left me more worn out than I anticipated. And then my copy of Xanthar's Guide was waiting for me when I got home, and some of the new spells are making me re-think my build plan.

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  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    it's hard getting back into playing a good character after going neutral for so long!

    plus Zephy has so much more energy than I do! at least she'll be easy to establish a strong personality for

    fucking love it when part of a character build is figuring out how the "act" should work

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    It's going to be real hard to not be a brat and argue a lot, but luckily when in winter Gawyndia is passive as shit, so after like bad things getting her to go along with things will be easy.

    however, she's totally going to try to goku during Autumn.

  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    gonna throw this out there

    but if y'all think we need a fighter more than a druid, I wouldn't be opposed to making Zephy a battlemaster

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  • iguanacusiguanacus Desert PlanetRegistered User regular
    Play as you like is what I say. We're trading Tusk's well of HP and damage for Gawyndia's higher AC/LoH and damage. Eledana's raw damage output for whatever flavor of wizard The Hanged Man goes for. We can definitely make whatever you want work in the party.

  • The Hanged ManThe Hanged Man Once I ate a pizza so big, they gave me a prize. Then I threw up and they took it back.Registered User regular
    If Ranger was starting to be kind of boring for you, Fighter may not be the best plan. Battlemaster is the most mechanically and tactically complex subclass they've got still, but it's a huge step back from any Primary Spellcaster. I think we've got frontline heavies pretty solidly locked down.

    On the other hand, if you're really feeling that Fighter would fit your mood more than Druid, go for it. Sometimes you've just got to chase the concept.

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  • The Hanged ManThe Hanged Man Once I ate a pizza so big, they gave me a prize. Then I threw up and they took it back.Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    So the deal with my Wizard.
    He is called Rahab. He is a Hobgoblin. He belonged to an elite order of Wizard Cops, Abjuration specialists who kept the rest of the Goblinoid mage community from getting up to trouble. As one of three published races with an Intelligence Bonus, Hobgoblins have a pretty solid academic magic tradition, but with a cultural tendency towards Lawful Evil alignment and a preference for strict Military Dictatorship, they are less willing to put up with standard Wizard Bullshit. So a guy who's quick on the draw with a Counterspell can earn a pretty comfortable living, and demand some respect from the community.

    He started out Lawful Neutral-ish, dedicated to a strict literal interpretation of Wizard Law and even-handed enforcement thereof. But he gradually refined his beliefs about justice, honor, civic duty, and the interconnected nature of a healthy society until he drifted in a Lawful Good direction, questioning whether most of his people's laws were actually serving to promote stability, or if they were just about enshrining privilege. He saw too many high-ranking officers getting away with shenanigans that would have caused someone of a lesser station to be punished severely, even executed, and the inequality festered until he couldn't see a place for himself in Hobgoblin society any more. He faked his own death and deserted, then spent the next several years as a sort of freelance exorcist, banishing rogue spirits and residual magical effects that have escaped the control of the casters responsible.

    He is especially interested in studying places where the borders between worlds are thin, and the various ways ancient cultures would seal these breaches. He is super interested in all Standing Stones, Faerie Rings, Graveyards, weird geologically active caverns with names like "HELL'S OUTHOUSE", and other sites of dimensional instability. He has cultivated professional relationships with Human, Elvish and Gnomish academic mages, and has an easy enough time trading lore about the less widely-studied Hobgoblin wizarding tradition for access to libraries. He likes Boats, the Sea, and Weather Magic, as a result of being raised in a family that owned and operated a small but modestly successful fleet of fishing boats. It's possible he had the innate spark to be a Storm Sorcerer, if he hadn't been snatched up as a child for the Hobgoblin Warmage Academy and had his talent refined into traditional wizardry.

    He has SECRETS. I am not talking about them now, because I think the story will be more fun if it comes out organically, but I'm bringing them up because I want to assure you out of character that he is not going to be a Surprise PVP Teamkilling Jackass, when the inevitable suspicious stuff happens.

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  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    I kinda doubt we'll see the same amount of friendly fire with this new batch of characters

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  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    alt answer: you think you're safe from roof cop underground? well what do you call the TOP of the cavern, hmm? because it's home to:

    SPIDER CLIMBING ACTION ROOF COP

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  • The Hanged ManThe Hanged Man Once I ate a pizza so big, they gave me a prize. Then I threw up and they took it back.Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    I hope so. I have substantially less HP at level 10 than Tusk had at level 7.

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  • The Hanged ManThe Hanged Man Once I ate a pizza so big, they gave me a prize. Then I threw up and they took it back.Registered User regular
    Oh, also! Rahab has a familiar who is a rare red-crested pygmy cormorant (totally made up breed, uses stats for a Raven) named Valefor. Valefor is a kleptomaniac, but Rahab believes he can be reformed and taught to use his talents for good.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    oh good, you didn't make a human. excellent.

    also expecting anyone to keep up with a barbarian's hp is a fool's errand. Plus side we have a lot more healing in this party, and everyone within ten feet of me has resistance to spell damage, I'm sure we'll be fine.

    Though i do think our DPS is going down, comparatively, we have the means to stick and fight for much longer than before.

  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    I have an awakened shrub

    maybe Valefor and Scrubbert can be friends

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  • The Hanged ManThe Hanged Man Once I ate a pizza so big, they gave me a prize. Then I threw up and they took it back.Registered User regular
    Valefor will no doubt use Scrubbert's leafy interior as a sort of mobile storage unit for fish and pilfered coins.

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  • The Hanged ManThe Hanged Man Once I ate a pizza so big, they gave me a prize. Then I threw up and they took it back.Registered User regular
    Also, don't take anything particularly sinister from the fact that my guy and his familiar are both named for Goetic Demons. If you game with me for a while you start to notice that it's more weird when I don't pull a character name from the Lesser Key of Solomon.

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  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    okay nerds
    final draft

    everything is all squared away and updated by hand to fit in with xanathar

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  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    my druid wont be wowing you with random nature facts

    but she can sure wing it out in any type of wilderness no problem

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    "Druid friend, what kind of plant is that?"

    "um, Smoltree."

    "I..i don't know if you're fucking with me or not."

    I still need to figure out gear for Gawyndia, gear is always the phase i get caught on.

  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    "It's an assleaf. I call it that because I use its leaves to... well, you can probably guess."

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    *turn to camera, as it slowly zooms in on bewildered face.*

  • RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Elves don't poo.

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