A Thread of Fate

Session 4

Time for Smashing!

The party (still un-named) begins the day with the dilemma of whether or not to forge on into this half-made kobold tunnel system. They ultimatly decide that the best idead is for them to return to the Monastery and get some rest. Their journey goes unhindered and they all lay down to rest in their respective rooms at the Monastery of the Precipice. In the very late hours they entire patronage of the Monastery is awakened to the loud slam of a door being ripped from its hinges. Members of the party coalesce on the room of Asimov and O’grim only to find that O’grim is unconscious with the battered human standing above him with hands abalze and room destroyed. What hurricane of destruction swept through this room? Why was the dwarf passed out with a large scar on his right shoulder? With some healing from Ballreich the adventurers decide that the best idea is to let them work it out on their own and to not ask too many question (as they do not know each other well enough).

With more hours of sleep under their belt they set out into the ruins in the mornings early light. However they would not get that far. Not 30 feet from steps of the Monastery greeted with the familiar tremors of earth. The kruthiks again… no, something much larger. Suddenly a Great Bulette rises from the ground swallowing a monk for the monastery whole in the process. The great beast rampages through the patches of people that are outside of the bastion of the monastery. Taken back by the sight of a monster so large the party keeps their distance as they try to break through the tough hide of the Bulette. Diving in and out of grounds like water the beast continues to attack the largest amount of food. Soon the attack against the animal is greeted by the sword of Nassino and the eldritch energy of Allendi (surprising). All have similar difficult breaking the armor like hide, as the quick footed Garret reaches the top of the building to begin raining down arrows. The fight continues with the arrival some members of the neighboring buildings, try as the might they cannot do much more than perish under the weight of crushing jaws. The feast continues with the lower half of an elderly paladin, who seems to know Nassino. He rushes to the aid of his holy friend only to find him beyond any repair, divine or otherwise. Wisking the bloody remains of his friend off the battlefield, the party begins to take the upperhand on the burrowing beast. Whilst on its final legs the party is greeted by something even more suprising. A shadow dog teleports on top of the beast and sinks its teeth into the beasts neck and as it rears up the quick slashing of a shadowy figure all but rips the head of the Bulette off!

With beast slain Allendi runs to the shadowy figure and in an almost unheard of act begins to yell, scream, and rant in a foreign tongue. Listening in on the conversation the Edriene hears two words that are familiar: Oreme and Thaluud. The dwarf attempts to calm the situation but in turn is banished from the Monastery’s grounds. For what reason he has been removed, he does not ask, mearly demanding that he take some food with him.

more to come

Comments

Good session everyone! I think if someone can get gentle repose cast on the head of the Bullete it will make a nice mantle piece. Hopefully this will be journal worthy! jk, I know you have been busy, and either way I will continue to post the session recaps.

I posted the session recap from session 3, its got alot of info their so check it out

As I’ve said the next time I can DM is the 22nd of march, so let me know about that. Also, like josh said the Guardtower is doing a D&D gameday on the 21st of march and running people through a 11th level dungeon w/ some of the new characters from PHB2. Should be a good time, so if anyone thinks them might go let eachother know.

Don’t forget to update your character sheets to lvl 3, and you all should be at 2,700 exp. This next session I will be enforcing the “if its not on the online sheet you don’t got it rule. Still might recommend using character builder software. Just think this as a small way to help me out, for the time that goes into creating these sessions for ya’ll.

ps- Josh said he plans on returning to his campaign the first time we can get together in May. Oskilar is coming back baby!

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okay. i had a great time. hats off to the wizard for the battle with the kobolds. and i have a battle log on but it needs some work before going up. prolly post it tomorrow.

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“Verjaeger said : Hope everyone remembered about the time shift forward! lolz” I did not. It means I was one hour late on sunday ? I apologize for that. I just got it this morning. :)

I should get a stable internet connection at home tomorrow, so I’ll be able to read more and to get my character sheet online by the next time we play. :)

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Don’t worry about it, man. I had just gotten there about 5 or 6 mins before you did. And it seems that Mike and Josh were busy “editing” shit, so they had something to do to pass the time waiting on us.

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Make sure ya’ll read my first post.

I was going to spread out the progression of these but I thought I might speed it up since we have time contraints. Well the first of many but here it is. Shield of the Chained. You (all) might want to hang onto these. Yea that’s yours Ballreich.

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ya i was bout to ask if that was mine. does that mean i can throw it at ppl? looks good dude.

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Ok so I do not like how they do cover/concealment in this edition so HOUSE RULES! Really this works in your favor. Because 3 squares blocked normally mean no targeting

Small Cover: from any corner in your square (which you pick), 1 corner of the enemies square is obscured = -1 penalty to attack

Medium Cover: from any corner in your square (which you pick), 2 corner of the enemies square is obscured = -3 penalty to attack

Large Cover: from any corner in your square (which you pick), 3 corner of the enemies square is obscured = -5 penalty to attack

Total Cover: from any corner in your square (which you pick), 4 corner of the enemies square is obscured = Cannot be targeted (eg. Shooting into a murderhole from more than 1 square away

Minor Concealment: Mild gusting wind, dusting, light smoke, dim light for those with low-light vision. = -1 penalty to attack

Moderate Concealment: Dim light for those with normal vision, smokestick, medium precipitation, etc = -3 penalty to attack

Major Concealment: Very dark with little light, heavy smoke, thick forest, heavy precipitation. (eg. Creature without stealth moving in pale moonlight) that would normally be total for normal vision peoples. = -5 penalty to attack

Total Concealment: Dark darkness, out of range of any light (eg. Creature with stealth in dark. = creature in counted as invisible

Stealth checks may be made from a minimum of: Heavy Cover or Moderate Concealment

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Not a huge deal since you don’t have to memorize this. You just have to tell me who you want to attack…

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does “luck” play a part in any of this? I mean, i could fire blind and get lucky and strike the guy that I “knew” was there, but just couldnt’ see. like the kobold we left at the end of the game. he had just gone down there, and assuming it was a straight passage (which it might not be, of course) Hayden could have hit him by firing down the hallway.

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Yea thats the difference, normally, what I call Major Concealment would be call heavy concealment and that person would get a bonus to attack you if they and a penalty (same for you.) you would have combat advantage and take a -5 penalty from major concealment = gay. Firing blindly = if you guess the right square, -5 penalty to attack.

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I’m so disinterested with this entire conversation. How ‘bouts we talking about killing stuff? P.S. guys at Guardtower didn’t know if there was going to be a GameDay event at the store next weekend or not. The guy who apparently does it has not been in touch with them. There’s another worldwide game day scheduled for this spring when the new Monster Manual comes out as well. Maybe I’ll volunteer to run it for them. who knows. Also, everyone should find a way to take a look at the new PHB2 when it comes out Tuesday. (Scribd or barrow from Mike or me) There’s 8 new character classes apparently, including ones I had never heard about like the Warden, Avenger & Shaman. Also it does look like the invoker is going to be a CC class, but will focus on striking or healing as a backup depending on build. All of this means we’ll have some new choices when we resume my campaign. I don’t want people to change characters, but will allow people to reverse retrain, that is pick up feats and multi-classing powers they would have if the book had been available all along. Also, Erik will be rolling a completely new character, and Curt you can make a new character too if you wish since Marik was with us for such a short time. And William is soooooo dead…

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But for real this time

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Do we at least get to loot his corpse? lol. especially if curt or erik decide to become a wizard.

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Session 3 is up on my journal. Working on 4 now, sorry for the delay.

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no

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Oh, and this guy has some funny shit to say about the upcoming PHB2 classes:

http://cbpye.net/wp/2009/01/05/review-4e-warden-preview-phb2/

Be sure to read the druid preview linked from the first paragraph of the warden preview. And if you click on the guy’s homepage there’s a freshly minted Shaman preview.

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I HAVE TAKEN OVER YOUR SCREEN!

good round up here:

http://phaezen.livejournal.com/847.html

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From Aaron’s journal:

“The existential dread was still there, only it had shed its cloak of mist and armored itself in the stone of ages.”

Has to be worth an extra 50 XP. Has to! DM buzzword couched in brilliant allusion/alteration = 50XP+ I demand it!

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I’m a writer, remember? Pulling shit out of my ass and making it smell like roses is what I’ve been trained to do. That’s how I can go from Gravendarr to Asimov so excellently. Well, when I’m writing at least. But I still appreciate the compliment a lot. I put a lot of effort into making this entries “just right” so knowing that you guys enjoy them means a lot to me. Thanks.

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FFFUUUUUCCCCCCKIIIIIINNNNNNNNGGGGG AAAAAWWWWWEEEEESSSSSSOOOOOOMMMMEEEEE JJJJJJOOOOOUUUURRRRRAAAAAALLLLLLL ech0o0o0o0o0o0o… fuckin awesome journal… echo0o0o0o0o0o0…

Yes well I have something better than +50 exp. and the best part… you get to kill people to get them!!! I loot the corpse of the dead wizard! Or I want an in-game death of him! kill him epic-ly or like a dog. either way. I meta-physical loot his now rotting corpse. Oh so I will be in Cinci doing the D&D day there with the Orignial Gangsters of my D&D immersion. Heck yea

But I am so giddy for the new book! Man I really am a HUGE geek.

ps- +51 exp

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Oh I am so glad that someone besides me flamed the board!!! FLAME UP!!!

oh yea so who can make the game on the 22nd of March. And BTW check it out, there are still other place in columbus that are doing the D&D gameday. Might even be closer to where you all live??? But you should definatly do it ^^

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Ok I double checked and the event is listed as taking place at Guardtower on the 21st. (On the wizards web site) The event coordinator listed is the guy I was told by store staff always runs their DnD stuff, so maybe it is on afterall. Anyhoo, store guy said you don’t need to sign up in advance, at least at guardtower.

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I’m in for March DeuceDecue. Also, an invoker and an avenger look like they would help round out the group in my campaign. I’m awesome as well. I own this shit, too.

Uhhhh… whirling hammers of doom strike you for 16 dmg.

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Holy shit. The journal is really well written. It has been a long time since I read such a good post-adventure journal.

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Oh so on the page where you search for the local stores their are other stores that are doing the PHB2 D&D day. You could check those out!

OK Mr. damage pants… is there any thing that looks like it could be useful for Osko, you know like melee cleric utility stuff, like “rune of sha-blam”, or “inflict moderate herpes”... Yea thats a good one.

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OR! “inflict moderate herpes of sha-blam!” lol

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In the name of Sha-Blam the Smite-er I VOW to punish you…. INFLICT moderate HeRpEs

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Ah! It burns when I pee! AHHHH! NoooOOOoooOoooooO!!!!!!!!!!

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@ Osko. I would definitely look over the invoker and avenger for possible multi-class powers and rethink your ranger mult-class feat. Avenger is an in-your-face divine striker which would complement Osko’s sha-blaminess, and invoker is a divine controller, which would compliment Osko’s tactical geniousness. I’m sure both have powers that Osko would think are shiny.

@ Aaron. That’s a lot of Os

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but of course. you piss fire and see how many O’s you put out. “let’s crank this baby to ELEVEN!”

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11

Yea both of those sound good, thanks for the info. Maybe there will be some warden stuff too. Guess I will just have to wait and see when I get the book this weekend. Alright now back to hardcore studying for exams!

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Yeah… since Asimov is more well-kept than Gravendarr it means certian things will only get quite longer. Hope you enjoy.

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“yet I only received poorly-bottled fury and a suggestion that I go and ask my friend” Oh yea he went there.

“Not ones to look the proverbial gift-horse in the mouth, we made haste to the secret kobold entrance.” I can honestly say that this is an original statement, no one in the world has ever strung those words together

Yea thats some grade A+ journaling!!! If I only had more time to write you would already have your return.

But yea, Still all let me know who can make it to the 22nd of March game

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i’m in.

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Cool thats two? I don’t think speede can do this weeks game either. But what about the “rik” brothers, you know… Ma and God… marik/godrik. little lolz~

Don’t forget to update your character sheets to lvl 3, and you all should be at 2,700 exp. This next session I will be enforcing the “if its not on the online sheet you don’t got it rule”. Still might recommend using character builder software. Just think of this as a small way to give back to some who takes many hours per week to set up a fun and interesting world for yall!

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level 4, you mean, right? and we get a feat this time, correct?

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okay. i think i’ve updated everything that I need to. Mike, look over it and see if i’ve forgotten to add anything. hate to not have something come gamethyme.

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Yea no Gravendarr, you are lvl 3! not lvl 4… You just lvled up from 2 this past session. You are at 2,751exp while everyone else is at 2,700exp. So you have to take away the +1 bonus to everything, and minus your hp by 5, and remove one feat.

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hmm… well i could have sworn we were level 3 this past time and then you said to update everything (as if we leveled) so I guess I just misunderstood what you were saying. shrugs that’s why I ask these things. I’ll “correct” my sheet right now then.

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there you go, all “de-leveled.” though telling us all to update our characters is misleading; especially for someone of my intelligence. i thougth someone had mentioned we were probably going to level from the fight with the giant baddie out front of the Monastery. shrugs

how’s that new book, by the way?

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Yeah, I’m in for the double deuce of March… did I already say that? I should have the PHB2 on Tuesday or Wednesday. I’ll post personal overviews and first impressions by Friday for y’all to enjoy.

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GOody!

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I can be there. I will update my character an put it online in the week. (Hopefully tomorrow when I will get this internet access. I should have it since wednesday but the technician “did not find the door of my building”)

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Muahahahahaha…

So my local comic shop gets their weekly shipment of goodies on Monday. So I snuck in there at lunch today and picked up my copy of the PHB2. Oh, did I already say Muahahahahahaha. hahaha. ha.

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Sir, do not try to entice me whilst I am trying to be a good student and study…

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Is… is it… shiny????

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It’s fairly shiny. It’s got a lot of neat stuff in it.

At first glance I really like the Warden and the Avenger classes. I can see them being a lot of fun to play. I also like that they gave a couple build options to the shifter race so you can be whatever is going to suit your class best. All in all, the classes feel pretty solid and each looks like it adds something new and fun to the game. Bards and Shamans could both end up being a lot of fun to play as well. Both would be hard to play effectively, but seem like they would offer some very rich role-playing opportunity in addition to fun-to-play-with powers. I have to agree with that guy who posted that they essentially broke the Druid into the druid, warden and shaman classes. But each is still unique enough to stand alone in the version they’ve created.

On a side note, I’m actually very surprised by how much I like the Warden class. I didn’t think I would, but they add a very cool aspect to playing a defender. They also start with about a million hit points, which is nice.

more to come…

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Ok Mr. Damage Pants! Yea I will have to catch up on this soon. My thirst for knowledge must be sated!!! Yea but that aside the druid (nothing like 5d8 at first lvl) was always my favorite class, along with cleric, bard, and to some extent wizard (in that order). So I might have to peek at that book for some crossing of the classes. But yea that why I chose cleric in the first place, because no matter how many books come out or 3 party char gens their are the cleric will always be a valued member of the party. Wow how co-dependent does that sound…

I am curious, how do they look for cross classing with Osko I don’t know how many STR based things their are but I know to expect alot of WIS based.

Whip Cracks – back to Anthropology & Visual Cognition

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sorry i have not been on in a while. i have been so busy with finals. and i will not be able to make the 22nd because i will be in Kentucky. i am going on a family vacation. sorry everyone.

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so many opportunities with the new book. i cant wait. i have only played three classes in 4th and i have enjoyed them. cant wait to see what it has in store.

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oh and i am a Beast. btw

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and I don’t think that hayden is going to play, but as this is just a side game to josh’s main arch I am still willing to run my game or even if you all want I could run a side quest with your characters or even with new characters… Possibly from the new book?

Lemme know if you 3 still want to play or if you want to call it?

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So 4 options

1) Don’t play

2) Play regular sesssion. (whether or not some people get ghosted… either way)

3) Play side quest with regular characters

4) Play new adventure side quest with new characters (probably level 1-3)

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i’m up for anything. how’s NEXT weekend look for everyone?

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The problem with side quest is that it will probably not be completed at the end of the session. It creates a kind of a subgroup that is likely not to be reunited again. So the quest will not be finished.

It would be less fun to play without the others. So I’ll tend to answer 1/ Don’t play. However, if you still want to play, I’ll join you.

March 29 would be ok for me. I’ll probably not be available on April 5 and 12, since my girlfriend will be in Columbus at this time.

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well we would still have 3 and I can tell you that you would finish a sidequest in one day, no matter what the group size. I would lean towards #3 with #2 as a possibility, since this is not our main quest anyways. I only have you all planned up till the 6th lvl josh has you all for like 45 levels! With the new book out maybe 60 lvls, we might have to wait for the next Joja expansion pack though…

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Godrik I was talking about the sidequest with your characters. Edriene, Asimov, & O’grim. No sub-group~

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Yes I got it. My point was that if the side quest is not finished, then when would be the next time where Edriene, Asimov, & O’grim are the only available characters ? If you can ensure that it will be done in a day, then my argument does not hold. It is just that most of my previous “side quest” with fewer players were never completed in a single session :).

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yep, side quest = 1 day

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shrugs meh.

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Oh yea well I could add this to the pot… This would be a good opportunity for me to present some presents. < I am a literary genius… 130 IQ, my ass!

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never got mine figured out. I wonder how low I am….

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I can play this Sunday and next Sunday. I would be willing to try out this little side adventure, but just to be clear we have no defender or extra heals. Just keep that in mind. On another note, PHB2 is already out on Scribd. You can all check it out there. Some more notes:

I think they might have upped the power range and feat bonuses a bit in this book compared to the first player’s handbook. (Not sure what you mean by 5d8 at first level Mike, do you mean the 3.5 druid?) Every class seems to be able to pack a hell of a punch as far as damaging abilities go and the controllers seem to be a lot more controlling than the wizards. Maybe I’m just reading to much into it – after all the top end at-wills are d10, and so was Gravendar and Asimov at 1st level, so maybe its not as unbalanced as it seems.

As to your question mike, I actually think you’d get the best utility out of the invoker multi class, because it lets you pick up a 1st level invoker at-will as an encounter power, which is a nice bonus to get from a feat. The rest offer some limited bonuses, and of course open up the use of the power swap feats later. As for your question about is anyone based on strength, the Warden is, which has some very cool abilities, but I don’t think matches your character concept. Also, they’re primals, not divine. All the divine in this book are Wis-based, yes.

As for the feats themselves, there are some really nice ones, and as I said at the top seem to be a little amped up from the PHB feats. The bonuses seem to come in +3s and 4s to rolls and skills instead of +1s and 2s.

And some are just BA, for example:

Distant Advantage Benefit: You gain combat advantage for ranged or area attacks against any enemy flanked by your allies. (Corvin getting sneak attack ever round with his bow from 10 squares away on someone flanked by Grav and Osko, for example)

Others:

Combat Medic Prerequisite: Trained in Heal Benefit: You administer first aid to stabilize the dying as a minor action, instead of a standard action. You also gain a +2 feat bonus to Heal checks.

Melee Training Benefit: Choose an ability other than Strength. When you make a melee basic attack using a weapon you are proficient with, you can use that ability instead of Strength for the attack roll and the damage roll.

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Another thought is we could have an off, off adventure on Sunday with the people who can make it rolling up new 3rd level characters (maybe even ones from the PHB 2) and I could run the group through a stand-alone dungeon delve. I guarantee that only takes one session, but then you have to put all that work into making characters you’ll only play once. (I guess accept for Erik, who could decide to level up his character and use it in my campaign later) Just a thought. Discuss…

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P.P.S.

Check out O’Grim’s new pic!

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I will have a bunch more to post tomorrow after my last exam…

but all I have to say is: You wear hide, you crazy dwarf!!!

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not a bad pic, Josh. As for the armor, you can always take a feat like Asimov will be doing once actually DOES level. lol. since i have no life, I constantly browse for D&D pics and I’ve found quite a few interesting ones for all you guys if you are ever interested. I found a really BA one for a cleric, but he’s a sword-user not an axe-user.

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why does everyone have to hate… Anyway I was more interested in all the pouches hanging from his waist and the Pointy Hammer!

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lolz about the pic…

Me and the guys have decided not to read the PHB2 until the game on saturday cuz it will be more fun if we don’t know… :( for me

But as far as this Sunday: In order, I think: 1Side quest w/ reg character and i run; 2side quest w/ josh running; 3Regular adventure; 4side quest w/ new character and me running; 5Don’t play

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1 or 2, for my choice. I dont’ think we should do the regular adventure without everyone. Especially with Hayden having missed the last time as well. Missing one is fine, but missing more than one in a row makes for a hard follow, if you understand.

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Mike, Josh: What do you guys think of Undead PCs? I know I’ve talked to you about it before Josh, when I was thinking of making Dac Farren before (if Gravendarr unfortunately took one too many to the face) but I’ve been re-thinking him over a lot. Nothing permanent since Gravendarr and Asimov are both alive and kicking still, but in a possible future Campaign either one of you might play (assuming we get that far) I would like to give playing and Undead a shot. I’ve found a forum talking about it and I thought you guys might be interested in reading it, both for figuring out if you’d allow one and for just for personal knowledge. Here’s the link: http://okayyourturn.yuku.com/topic/16854/t/Undead-PC-Race.html Read over it when you get some time and let me know what you think.

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i would b good for the 29th just so every1 knows, and thank you aaron for caring about me being there (not in a condescending way to every1 else, i just thought it was a nice gesture)

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I will read it tomorrow! I would be up for the idea of an intelligent undead. Of course it would probably have to be kind of higher lvl like 10ish cuz they need the right rituals to cover it up… Not sure.

So whats up hayden, in a non-condescending tone. How were finals for yall, oh curt too?? I ended up doing pretty well. Hope you have a good time in the south… yaa heear

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Oh yea Aaron and Josh and Erik did you all find out of D&D gameday!

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I have a couple of things to do. I am not sure I will attend.

Playing an undead could be fun with two ways of playing it. 1/He is particularly dumb and just listen to one character. RP could be awesome “I should not eat children ? Oups…”. 2/He is more intelligent and try to hide in Living. This is more interesting in the long term.

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Well If Erik can’t come, then I guess we will have to cancel it this weekend. Next weekend then…

Can’t wait for tomorrow!!! should be a blast at D&D

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day

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who besides Mike is going tomorrow? Since we’re not playing Sunday, I might stop in on Sat and watch for a bit. Not gonna play I don’t think, but it’d be cool to watch how things play out.

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I am in cincinnati for the gameday… Sorries

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... We hates them, Precious. We HATES them!

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I was planning on checking out the gameday stuff at Guardtower, but I have to call in the morning to try and find out when it’s going on. Not sure I’m going to be able to make it.

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P.S. Mike. Have you seen the Nerf to Veteran’s Armor from the updates?

Veteran’s Armor [Deletion] Adventurer’s Vault, page 55 Remove the item’s power.

I’ll let you pick a 2nd level armor to replace it if you want.

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Aaron. Doesn’t look like I’m going to make it to the game day event. Good news is I should have time this weekend to work on Masters’ campaign.

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okay, was just wondering; thanks for letting me know. and Ha! at Oskilar losing his armor. heheh

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What! I need a better armor than 2nd lvl. That totally is gay! I am so angry at wizards… I really liked that armor.

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Well, you know, as GM Josh has the right to say “you know, fuck that change. You can keep the armor as is, Mike.” but instead he’s laughing at you. which i think is funny. lol.

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Ha ha ha. I am laughing. Plus it avoids that whole +10 to heals problem…, yeah I’m a prick.

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personally though, I rather enjoy the +10 to heal problem, but i’m not in charge.

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when I said I will not attend, I was talking about the D&D game day not about sunday! Could someone confirm that we still play tomorrow ?

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I created Edrienne online and wrote some biography. I give a good reason for Edrienne to be in SpellGuard, some points Mike could use, as well as a good reason for Edrienne to start drinking :) Mike: I left the city unnamed because I don’t know FR city names :) and to let you chose it if you need. If you need some point to be changed, just tell me.

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Ummm yea that was confusing…. If people get on and post they are coming b4 11am tomorrow then I will hold the game.

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ok, could you make a post at 11 to make things clear. Sorry about the confusion. how was your D&D game day ?

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Awesome and epic I will post on it tomorrow or maybe I could run it sometime if no one played it…

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Yea I’m just gunnna have to call it… sorry guys. Next week then!!!

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For anyone who wants to see why Avengers are the most BA class in 4E to-date. Check out Aeisar He’s completely legal and a Natural Born Killer…

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As a Wizards certified Power Gamer – All i have to say is… “immobilized, save ends” their are so many things that do that. or “Slow” I don’t think he is broken, broken = ridiculous amount of X, above and beyond what is capable for his class. But he is just a really good character, like Oskilar… w/ veterans armor… But GJ look really nice character. He is an NBK too.

Oh sorry I accidentally deleted Mogrim, but I got him in the NPC file… or you can add him again, sorries.

So the D&D day was a blast. Our DM was our friend and he also had a side DM to help him. He added 5 more encounters to the module for us and it took us 8 and a Half hours to complete. I was the avenger and found them to be quite fun to play, all their shifting around and what not. They are good at crit-ing. Bard is really good, as a leader role, I look forward to breaking them someday!!! Haven’t really been able to read the book yet though, but I don’t know if Oskilar is willing to give up his perception for a new multi-class yet. If no one did I I will be willing to run you all through it if you want for this coming weekend.

Live long and kick ass~

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Yeah, mostly kidding about being broken, but holy freakin’ crap batman, they are mobile! Plus I love the concept of a 25 AC in leather armor. I made another one that had +2 delvers robe on. Ha! a clothy with 23 AC. They are essentially Monks with Swords, and I love them.

P.S. I would be up for running through the Game Day adventure with the pre-mades. Did you get to keep all the minis and what-not?

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Yea they pretty much have – encounter power “move where you want”... Joja is in love, awwwww. So I guess if I run you all through module you will want to be the barbarian?

So yea we will need all 5 people to run through “One Dark Night in Weeping Briar” and I do mean one night, no sleeping in-game. If not I have some good stuff planned for Asimov, O’Grim, Ballreich, Edrienne, and Un-named Rogue/Ranger man!

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Oh and no, I was not a GM so I did not get the module hardcopy w/ minis… The warforged was the only cool mini ne-ways.

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good god you guys have been busy. especailly you josh. though the “tales” have both reminded me where we left off and also better explained to me why everyone is out for the Hand.

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Excellent! rubs hands together ala Mr. Burns In the coming days I hope to update the info on Far Haven as well, so that should bring everyone up to speed where we are at. Also, note that home page of the Masters’ Return has been redrafted to reflect the new races available in PHB2. Tieflings are still not allowed – for obvious reasons – and I’ve decided to wait to introduce Deva’s as well. They’ll have a part to play in the fate of the world before the final reckoning to be sure.

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Deva?? ftw? also, do you have suggestions for Curt and Eric for characters for you campaign, Josh? So we don’t all drag our feet once Mike decides to kill us off in his. was the Avenger a strong suggestion? lol give Gravendarr some help on the front line, perhaps?

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oh, and Burns didn’t rub his hands together, he pressed his fingertips together.

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begins to read Josh’s updates

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@ Aaron dually noted about Burns… bastard.

Any way, yeah if no one else got the hint, I’d put a strong suggestion out there that an Avenger would kick ass. As noted before people can look over Aeisar to get a sense of what a 6th level Avenger can do damage-wise and how its powers help control the battlefield. Otherwise, the group still needs some type of controller with the wizard gone. Druids and Invokers both make good choices, or someone can just choose to be a wizard. Another option if for someone to try out the Bard, which has some decent controllery abilities in addition to his healing stuff. A Bard and Avenger might work out pretty well actually because both offer limited battlefield control. But as always, people should play what they want and we’ll get along fine that way. P.S. When people have the time, the current players in my campaign can level their characters up to 6th level. I see the cleric has already done so. Give yourselves exactly 7,500 exp and we’ll go from there.

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Oh, and thinking it over I guess I would rather see what Mike has in store for us in his campaign this weekend. I like the story arc he’s got going and want to find out more before it ends.

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Thats funny, one of the next character I want to create is a Deva…. And it will actually make sense… Although Immortal origin is gay. BTw i’m scared of Mr. Burns.

Nice updates – I’m liking what I read!! still Oskilar feels like he is suddenly.. more human.. Can’t wait to get back to playing him, and looking for a more accurate Rp on my part too. And clean up those nasty characters that are no longer in our Cam-pag-na. Rawr. Oooo in-game it would be a good time to meet someone from the Primal Category. Cuz were in the wilderness and alls.

So I have like 9 more encounters planned out for you all in my campaign and that would be a good stopping point, but I do have an skeleton built for up to lvl 6. Although I did go ahead and create Homebrew magic items for you all (from like 3 weeks ago) that would get another bonus at lvl 4. So quick find the shinies for each of your respective characters, and lvl up to 4.

Finally, let me know who is up for this weekend

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I’m up for the weekend. As for characters in Josh’s campaign, I’m looking forward to someone becoming the Avenger to help me out. Maybe Curt since Ballreich was so up-in-your-face, but whatever. I wouldnt’ mind playing one, but then I’d have to give up Gravendarr and that’s not going to happen.

however, after William gets squashed by stalactites, would it be good if we still had a Wizard, or would some other type of Hero?

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druid would fit??? other controller or controller subtype???

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I’am ok for this weekend too.

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Ooo, a Druid would be kick ass. lol. Do they transform into shit? or just do wicked earthy stuff? “hey, trees? kill that motherfucker!”

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Joja I think we need another update… can we plez get another installment of “PHB2 Through the Eyes of a Writer”!!

I heart druids, bards, clerics

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OMFG I have to wait until late july for the next Divine sourcebook… I want new powers too… Martial power already out, Arcane is next month, Primal just came out… WTF wizards no love for the Holy. They must have been like oh, well, we will come out with an awesome class (avenger) and a shitty class (invoker) and that will let them get by. I think we should play like a different game every week so I can get my D&D character creation fix!

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prints off sheets for this weeks game…. you have no fuhking clue, mwwhahahahahah~~~~~~

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lol. would suit me as I’d then have an outlet for my other multiple personalities….

for this weekend we have Mike, Josh, Eric, myself… what about Hayd and Curt? Any word from them topsides?

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Well hayden said a while ago he could make it but havent heard from him in like 50 posts. Think he is still on vacation in TX. Not sure about Curt but I would hold it with just teh 3 of yalls, so lets go ahead and plan on:

Sunday March 29th, 12:00noon @ teh Guardtower… shoes optional, clean underwear necessary~

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Oh btw’s my dad went for his check up and he was all clear!!! <- that right there was like me taking a huge weight off my mind.

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Clean underwear??? shit. Maybe I can’t make it afterall….

Congrats on your dad, though.

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Here is my next character, that I want to play Tanagrin Gaograw

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Is that Bull-mans last name pronounced “Cow-Graw” too funny…

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P.S. So that bug story I’ve been working on is scheduled to run this sunday. So sorry, but you will get no more updates out of me. You probably won’t even hear form me again until I show up to game on Sunday. (noon @ guardtower) Until then, keep your underwear clean and your weapons shiny!

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bug in the first sentence should be big*

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Yea, haven’t heard from our fellow, college geeks but I guess we will just have to see. I texted hayden today, but no reply. Maybe no service in Texas? Either way, I make sure its a good time.

So… I’m think that as soon as we get to the “stopping point” you were gunna be able to take over Joja? I could go further if your not ready, but the best point to stop in my campaign could be reached this week. If you still think you need more time to get ready I’ll do wat-evs. Its not like I’m making a game world from scratch… points at josh*

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This is going to be Epic

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Fu(K Yea Black Dragon’s Head forgot about that…

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you’re such a dork, Mike. lol

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okay. hayden and I wil be there on sunday. sorry we have not been on. we have been vacationing

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sorry to haer bout your dad mike, but good that everything is okay. aaron i already have a character in joshs campaign. im you… i mean i am a pyrotechnic warlock in his. so no avenger for me. unless we are supposed to pick new characters?

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No worries man, hope you all are having a blast. And thanks for your thoughts. Should be a good and full party this week!

And yea Aaron he is kinda what you are in my campaign. We gots: Me/cleric, Aaron/fighter, Hayden/rogue, Curt/warlock, Erik/??. So everyone try to force him to be what we want him to be… jk… Play what you like, that my policy. Alright, to the bars for me!!

Cya all Sunday

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no, i understood that. but since you had such a short span in our game, I figured it would be a perfect time to switch if you wanted. cuz you havn’t really formed any sort of roots or anything yet. could pull a Garrett and be all like, “shit, I’ve always been an Avenger. What you talkin’ about?”

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I did not had time to think about my character in josh’s campaign. BTW, I will be here this sunday, but I will probably not be here the two first one of april.

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mmm, it is going to rain on sunday :( . Is someone going to the guard tower sunday by car that I could join ? If yes, where should I join you ?

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Yea I’m driving if anyone wants a ride. I live at the Commons on Kinnear, but I can pick you up if your close?

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I live on chambers road. But I can go the commons if you want. Which one do you prefer ?

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Either way man jus lemme know.

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ok, let’s say we meet at the commons. Where and when should we meet ?

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rain? I heard snow. shudders

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weather.com says it should not be lower than 42F which should make it a bit difficult for snow. With wind it should be more than 32F so road should not even be icy. Anyway, ridding with cars in those condition is a bit too dangerous for my standard. (read: if there were no car, I will consider doing it)

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kk, so where should I pick you up???

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ah, well I get the Dayton weather over here in Urbana and they said there was a chance of a snow/rain mix Sunday. Not saying it’ll bother you guys, but I might have to worry about it coming back after the game. shrugs

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oh, and do any of you guys like cats? We have five kittens to get rid of. lol. (and the mother if you want her)

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Dude I always forget how far you live away… That is some determination man, thx… shrugs

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yeah, AND I get pop for you ungrateful bastards too. lol. I think for all that you should let me do all the cool things I want my character to be able to do. You know, so I can be Aawesome.

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Mike, there is a 84 bus stop on kinnear that google maps beliee to be at “1200” kinnear which is next to the commons. Let us meet here at 11:45 ? This should be the most precise meeting point I ever gave! I should consider getting a mobile phone.

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Yea if you live in the US you gotta get a cell phone!!! They are cheap too! Then you need to accesorize that phone and then upgrade to an even more expensive phone… then upgrade that one!! but yea you should get one. Sounds good.

Yea flame in the hands… aaaa… See you got some, and wait for it

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Oh and yea that sounds good. I will be in a boxy & green Volvo 4 door… lets make it 11:44, I don’t want to be late

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lol

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So DM, how many XP ? We are not going to forget them!! :)

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