A Thread of Fate

Session 5

Combats Galore

The party begins in the Kobold/Half-ling-Wererat Dungeon. Just defeating the small working crew that occupied the previous room, with the powerful magic of Edrienne. The party continues to follow the narrow passages of the worked and sometimes unworked tunnels.

The party has a few things to mention from this week:

  1. Combat with the Gray Wolves, Fire beetles, and Vermin Wranglers (found the saber fang necklace – for Garret)
  2. Party runs from the Boulder trap (Edrienne opts to not be hit by the trap, neither does Ballreich)
  3. Party enter a room of ancient tapestry and has combat with some Kobolds, Wererat, and Kobold Sorcerer. Asimov and Ballreich do not like fungus traps
  4. Party finds a secret door into a small sanctuary for worshipers of Kurtilmak and procedes to have a hallway battle with a Priest of Kurtilmak, some kobolds, and two wererats
  5. Asimov has a fancy new ring

Comments

Devil Nail Band and Saber Fang Necklace and 420 experience points

Good times this week. Next weekend I am busy but the weekend of the 11th I am here and ready to play! Lemme know.

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good game. Sorry I got all pissy and whiny, but I hate it when I fail miserably (it’s a personal flaw.)

Josh, sorry to hear about your back, hopefully it’s nothing serious (lay off the wild sex, man!) We could have really used your help though this time as Mike has apparently decided we are having too much fun living and breathing normally and your handy pouches could have come in… handy. PLUS, Curt only knows so much of what O’Grim can do. but hey, you did better with your saves this time I think.

oh! and shinies!

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Hey all. Sorry I missed the game this week, sounds like it was a lot of fun. I’ll be updating more of Masters’ Return this week and next as we move closer to transitioning back into that campaign.

Answers: Mike – I’m going to need a couple more weeks to get stuff together so lets count on you running 1 or 2 more sessions depending on where we can find a good end point.

Curt – yeah, what Aaron said is basically my thinking. Since Marik only played for like 1 whole session, you can feel free to swap out with a new character if you want too. There’s a bunch of new shiny goodness in PHB2, but by no means am I saying you have to make a new character.

Erik – Since you’ll be coming into the campaign behind everyone else it would be a good idea to read through the Wiki pages at http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/masters as well as read through Battle-Worn Journal [Session 1-10] and Battle-Worn Journal [Session 11-20] yes its a lot to go through, but the best way to get up to speed on the campaign. Also, be ready with a rolled up 6th level character for when we start the campaign back up towards the end of April. You can be any class from PHB or PHB2, and any race except Tiefling and Deva. The group is in need of a controller, but don’t limit yourself by thinking you have to play one.

Everyone – update your characters for my campaign to 6th level, and use this opportunity to do any retraining you want. You can rebuild the characters from scratch if you want, rechoosing any of the powers/feats/skills you wish. I will be pming everyone with bonus background skills using the player backgrounds section of the PHB2. My intent is to pick them myself based on your characters already written backgrounds. But if you want something in particular and can justify it with your characters backstory, pm me with your ideas. That’s about it. We can talk about it here or on the Masters’ Adventure log pages.

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yeah! he lives!!! and he said I was right about something! yeah!!!!!

oh, and Eric, while I think everyone would agree with Josh that reading my Journal’s are a good way to catch up, please keep in mind that they are NOT Asimov’s journals, but Gravendarr’s. I know you’ve never “met” Gravendarr, but he’s a big, brutish Dragonborn that likes to act before thinking. He’s messy and rude and his journal reflexs that. That being said, a lot of the journal will be missing (you’ll understand once you start reading) and some it it won’t make sense since it’s from Gravendarr’s point of view and he doesn’t care about a lot of stuff that other people might find important. As always, feel free to ask what the hell is going on. this is just my way of trying to warn you before you dive in headfirst in the “the world that is Gravendarr” lol.

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I’ll plan on 1-2 more then. more on this later

ps- yea hope you are feeling better. Darr would like an avenger friend… lol

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Also, I think their is a veteran’s armor some where in Oskilar’s background… Naw jk, wat-evs you think would fit is probably best.

So as far as my game goes… I can take over for as long as you need, but the good stopping point will probably be occuring next time we play (towards the end, for sure). You guys might hit lvl 4 before this Arc is done, you might not… Up to how you play/roll. Still 2 more char items to find. —Since I like to prepare as far in advance as possible for things other than school work. I am planning on a game for Sunday, April 12th at 12:00noon @ the Guardtower. Lemme know when you have a good idea of availability.

ps- Looks like my new quarter is going to be another rough one, but dont worry, this is one of my few escapes (along with party & hanging out). Don’t know how the new quarter looks for Hayden and Curt? Or if Aaron is ever going to throw a soda can at my head whilst DM-ing (but I hope it’s empty).

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As of right now, I’m free on the 12th. As for the can thing… well you DO seem to like pushing my buttons. “oh, look, the warlock is hurt and hiding, let’s go out of our way, take hits from other characters in the process (not taking any damage because of some wacked out power) and then smash the warlock in the face. THEN, act surprised when he gets mad.” lol. I think I’d be alright with better armor, which I was planning on getting at level 4, and then maybe some kind of self-heal skill/spell/power/what-have-you, to help me out since all I have is my Second Wind which doesn’t do much for the internal bleeding your baddies put a smash into me with.

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Fiesty…

I should be able to make it the 12th. I think I can reasonably say that we will be able to transition back into my campaign after that. It might not be that next weekend, but very probably by the 26th at the latest. So let’s just say that the 12th will be the last adventure in Mike’s campaign for a while.

Oh, and Curt, when you have some time think about whether you want to keep with Marik, or make a change, and Erik, any thoughts on what you might want to play? The sooner I know, the sooner I can make plans… for your Doom! muahahahahahaha

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P.S. I updated the [[Far Haven | Far Haven]] for anyone who is interested. More to come soon.

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P.P.S. In the coming weeks (after everyone has updated their characters to 6th level, hint, hint) I will be running everyone’s character through a character generator to double check math and bonuses. Then I’ll be going through and rewriting all your character sheets to create a uniform character sheet style that will include the attack and damage rolls of your powers etc, right on the sheet. I want the online character sheets to be as accurate and complete as possible as we move forward in the campaign. Can someone who talks to Curt and Hayden outside of game make sure they are seeing these updates? If Curt is planning to keep Marik in my campaign, he needs to toggle the drop down menu on his character sheet that makes him a player in the campaign, so I can edit it. Thanks all. I’ll be pming people soon about the background bonuses, too.

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I have a bachelor party the weekend of April 25th. I have a wedding the weekend of May 23rd. other than that, I’m free all weekends (as of right now)

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mmmmm bachelor party… good times… memories… herpes…

Interesting, Intriguing, and Invigorating. All for Josh’s campaign sounds good, can’t wait to test drive

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Josh, are we allowed to use PHB2 in our upgrade to 6th? I dont’ have it yet, but if we’re allowed to use it, I’ll download it and look through it.

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yea we can use it!

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Yes, you can use it. I think the only thing Grav is going to find of use is going to possibly be some new feats. Unless you want to change your multi-class from Warlord to something else.

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no, i rather enjoy my Warlord Healing abilities. especially having experienced Asimov’s “hit once to the face and die” technique. And speaking of that, when am I able to take another Warlord power?

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write down all the questions you have and rattle them off when we get together* So much easier to explain in person.

But… you don’t get any other powers unless you take the feats: Novice Power (lvl 4 prereq), Acolyte Power(lvl 8 prereq), or Adept Power (lvl 10 prereq). Once you take that feat you can swap out 1 encounter / utility / daily power (respective to each feat) with one of your Fighter class pwers for a Warlord class power of the same level. Check out page 209 of the PHB and look where it says “power-swap feats”. Uhh thats a lot of writing..

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What he said…

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what he^ said…

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I think i might switch if that is okay. I am all for keeping my current guy, but i think it is not really what i wanna be playing. To much repetition with the warlock. i will mull it over. but if you dont mind me switching i would like to

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quarter is going well. very tight schedule right now, but i am ballin! i donno. my days are very packed together. between classes, work, and intermittent sex. ne way. i am gonna look over the players 2 and well get some new character up by tommorow afternoon. when are we playing next? the 12th? i can do pretty much anything

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For my campaign we are playing on the 12th. and then that might be the last or 2nd to last time we play that one for little-long while

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Curt Good to hear from you. I was beginning to wonder what happened to Hayden and you.

Anyway, yeah you are certainly free to create a new 6th level character for when we restart my campaign. You can be any class and any race except Tiefling and Deva(from PHB2)

Right now my plan is to switch back into my campaign after the next time we play. So on the 12th, we’ll be finishing up in Mike’s campaign for a while, and then the next time we get together we will be playing in my campaign again. I posted a bunch of new info on The Masters’ Return site, with more on the way before we play again. When you do make your character, be sure to toggle the PC in Masters’ Return drop down box on the character editor so I can edit if necessary.

Also, pick 4 magic items you would like to start with (one of 6th level, one of 5th, one of 4th and one of 2nd) and I’ll make decisions about what you can have. I’ll probably outfit you with some comparable homebrew items instead of stuff out of the book – we’ll have to play that by ear.

Erik (spl?) Everything above is relevant to you as well. Be thinking what you would like to play for my campaign, and try to let me know before we play again. Thanks.

I also will be giving each of you some bonus skills depending on the backgrounds you write up for your characters. Mike, Aaron and Hayden have already received theirs. But the characters have to be made before I can add them.

Hayden. Are you still alive? Send me a PM if you’re cool with the background skill bonuses I gave you.

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First read josh’s post^

2nd: Make sure you have you characters updated and online by the game for Sunday March 12th @ the Guardtower Should be a good day of non-combative activities

It’s the final countdown. Daa daaada da dunt dida dunt dunt daaaa!!!

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Go State!

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okay hold on. the 12th is easter isnt it? so i am not gonna be able to make it. I did not realize before my bad. Hayden and i are going back home for easter. sorry guys.

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i thought the 5th was easter….? I don’t know holidays that well since I dont’ celebrate any, but I could have sworn somebody told me it was tomorrow becuase all the candy was going to be on sale. (i likes me some candy!)

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no i am pretty sure it is this weekend. as in not tomorrow. one week from tomorrow. sorry bout that one.

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Hey all! Still alive! no worries! um, not too much new, just staying busy. I AM going home for easter so that mean that i could NOT play this weekend, cuz this weekend is easter lol. the next weekend is my bday, but Josh said he wouldnt b running anything the weekend after anyways. I could prob go my bday weekend if we do run sumthing, i just might b a little hungover with a few hickeys or sumthing, nothing too extreme…

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right, hungover and hickeys in places we’ll never see, gotcha. I think we can deal with that. lol.

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Hey all. Bummer about this weekend. Who celebrates Easter? ya damn Catholics… lol. Anyhoo, I just spent the better part of 10 hrs yesterday finishing up the prep work for the dungeon you guys are heading into. Soooooo dead. So, we can switch back into my campaign whenever we can play again. As for the 12th, I’m still up for playing if we can get the other players together to play in Mike’s campaign. But didn’t Erik say his woman was in town or something… so maybe it won’t work. Anyway, look for more updates to the Masters’ page soon, and still waiting for characters from Curt and Erik and still waiting for Hayden to acknowledge my existence. Grats on still being alive by the way.

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Yep, looks like this weekend wont’t work out… If anyone is interested in going, I think the Columbus D&D meetup group is meeting this Saturday. (its 3.5 version though). And yea, Erik couldn’t come this past weekend and this coming weekend. But I think he will be back the weekend of the 18th. Pretty sure I can DM that weekend so keep it in the back of your head.

PS- Master’s page is looking sweet. When you do eventually write a fantasy novel, don’t forget… its spelled Oskilar ;)

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I dont’ attend the Meetups anymore: too much Epic Geek for me, but if some of you are planning on going, I might tag along. I just hate being the only one I know there; it makes me have to talk to the other creepy guys. shudder

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lolz… “other”

I was thinking about going, and not thinking about going for the same reasons. What about you Joja?

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yeah, the “main” guys that run the gig are a bit… odd to say the least.

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Not like I have much room to talk but yes I concur.. I was thinking of doing a wizard! But I don’t know if i’ll have time now. Just found out my parents are coming up to see me and my sister for Easter… So I guess I will just have to see. Thursday Night Krod Mandoon 1st episode, 10pm comedy central!

<- nerd

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Ok D&D players are crazy

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I won’t be heading out to the Meetup this weekend. More time to get even further ahead on Masters’ planning. I will be available to play the 18th, though. And I can probably do that next weekend too for start of Masters’ if there is enough interest.

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Hi Josh! How are you? Been keeping busy? How’s the wife? Great talking to ya. happy? lol I’m def interested in Masters’ fyi

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Woah are you on crack? I smoke rocks!!

So for “A Thread of Fate” I will need around 2-4 hours of play. Just need to:

  1. Wrap up the dungeon
  2. For you all to find the rest of the “items”
  3. Discover more plot
  4. Save world~

Mann, I really feel like the b!tch campaign now… ;) but its what I signed on for. And we can always pick that up again, since my other group is about 3 sessions ahead of where you all are now. I am excited to get back to Oskilar! So just let me know what days and times work for you all, and I will try to accommodate.

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wait… you’re playing Thread of Fate with your other group? lol. how are they handling it?

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They pretty much swept through the place you all are in now. Although its a little harder this time around. Trouble is about half the goup is really smart when it comes to d&d and the other half is really… slow… when it comes to d&d. In turn, making combat is challenging, never know what to expect. But last session was almost a TPK (like 4/5 of the party was under 0hp), but they made some stupid decisions, like lets bash down the door (while being attacked)with instead of just taking time to open it with thievery.

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too many Gravendarrs, huh? lol. Whats the party consist of player type wise?

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Hayden! I am happy. Did you like the background bonuses I private messaged you about for Corvin? I see you updated your character to 6th level, which is cool. Aaron still hasn’t, which is uncool.

Still wondering what Curt wants to play if not Marik, the flamer.. uh I mean the Firestarter… or something.

Still wondering what Erik wants to play in my campaign.

P.S. for those hoping to Scribd all their books, Wizard’s lead attorney has been removing any and all D&D content from the site with a vengeance. Basically if you didn’t get all the books that were available 2 weeks ago you’re pretty much screwed.

P.P.S. For all my nagging, you know we’ll spend an hour talking about the campaign next time we get together for Mike’s campaign anyway, so no worries really.

That is all.

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yeah, I hadn’t updated Gravendarr because I was trying to get PHB2 off of Scribd and kept getting messages saying it had been removed by Wizard. I was going to ask about that, but you went ahead and beat me to it. I guess I’ll just have to go out and… ugh… BUY the book now. shudder All I need is my feat and I’m good. I’m a bit slow on my updating this week, been busy with other stuff. In fact, just NOW started on the journal entry, so bear with me for a while. I’ll get everything up in time.

How’s your back by the way, pussy bitch?

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They have and Artificer, Wizard, Fighter, Rogue, Barbarian

Yea but we can still get torrents! thx je-zues for that

Update your character for my campaign too and hayden if you don’t add Garret/whatever his name is (including a last name … ...) And for everyone update character, not online, you don’t got it

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oh yea.. 4shared.com is another place like scribd

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okay, I’ll check out that site as well. and I thought I had already updated Asimov…?

oh, and josh, sorry to hear about State. At least you lasted longer than UCONN, which is who I had my money one. shrugs

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okay. i am gonna keep my character. sorry it took me so long.

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no! you must be an Avenger and help out Gravendarr! Together we can be A-Awesome! lol

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Yeaa you must be aawesome like aaron for the good of aall you need to be aan aavenger

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Sounds good Curt.

Can I ask you to read over some of the background material (first page and wiki) on The Masters’ Return pages and maybe embellish your background story a little bit? (I would especially like to know how you got your powers) Nothing is jumping out at me for bonus background skills, and it gives me very little to work with RP-wise.

Plus, I’ll be looking over your magic items and you can expect at least one addition and maybe some alterations/subtractions.

Ok, that gives us one Cleric (Leader) one Fighter (Defender: who thinks like a striker) one Rogue (Martial striker) and one Warlock (Arcane striker)

It’s not a bad group mechanic for combat encounters. The obvious lack is in controller, but there’s also room for additional leader and defender roles. So we’ll have to wait and see what Erik wants to do.

When do we play next? I’m free every weekend in April.

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first off, whats up with the pic Josh? No more Fidel? I dont’ know if I like that or not….

second, whats wrong with “thinking like a striker”? if it moves, hit it. seems simple to me. Don’t see anyone complaining that they took a few less hits because there was a nice, meaty Dragonborn in between them and the baddies….

Third, where is Eric? did he say he as going to be gone someplace? cuz i want to know what he’s going to be. whether or not I”m going to be getting help, or if we’re going to be able to keep our team all Wizardly and shit.

Fourth, April 25th and May 23rd. Them weekends are booked, the rest I’m free to be abused and man-handled.

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Being a DM for a couple years, I can truthfully say that to not have someone controlling the battlefield make every combat harder. Oskilar: “If we can focus our attacks on one target, they will be quickly overwhelmed by our power. Remember when we fought Sariss! In close combat the most important thing is to keep armed superiority, well… and to avoid collateral damage (looks at wizard).” But for real a controller allows us to fight 2 enemies instead of 4 for like at least 2 rounds. I think Erik is planning on playing a controller type. Raw damage will win you most battles but if the terrain is in the enemies favor, your done for, unless you have a controller which can level the playing field (pun intended).

Oskilar’s Guide to Combat:
  1. Get/Keep numerical superiority
  2. Gain terrain advantage
  3. Focus fire
  4. Don’t split the party

Sorry for the multiple posts I wanted to get it just right. PS- nice new pic, it was gunna be hard to top the leader of Cuba though…

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@ Aawesome Aaron. There’s nothing wrong with it. I was just listing the group mechanic, not passing any judgment on it…

@ Mike, yep, that pretty much covers it.

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Hey aawesome check out this thread) it’s a good read and the people that post seem to think the Gravendarr!

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Reading up on some of Mike’s links:

“A fighter’s mark makes him “sticky”: Enemies adjacent take an opportunity attack if they try to move away, and the opportunity attack stops the movement. In addition, they make a normal basic attack if the enemy tries to shift.” I thought shifting didnt’ provoke AoO? or do only fighters get that cuz we’re BA?

“Strikers – Your evil twin with a goatie” CLASSIC!! lol. “Sometimes you’ll feel they steal the show, as they’ll have higher kill rates and damage numbers. Don’t worry, that means they do their job, and you’re a professional, you can handle it.”

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Only fighter’s marks do that. Normally shifting does not provoke an opportunity attack, but a fighter’s mark is more than that because any target marked by a fighter is subject to the fighter’s “combat challenge” class feature. It’s the combat challenge that makes it so if a target does anything but attack the fighter it is subject to an opportunity attack.

There’s actually a lot of powers out there that “mark” targets. The normal penalty for a mark is that you have a -2 penalty to attack someone other than the person who marked you.

Another good example is the rogue’s backstab ability. A rogue can backstab anyone they have combat advantage against, but combat advantage on its own (and there’s a ton of ways to get it) only gives you a +2 to attack. The sneak attack part is unique to the rogue.

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^-what he said.

Yea I noticed that the guy writing it and the people that posted sounded like a well put together sentence by gravendarr (or when aaron get gravendarr very well spoken)! I’m sure that Oskilar should get sneak attack dice for some reason, Oh yea he is effing aawesome, that why… Yea I know…

yea I know its gunna be a down-er but RIP David Lance Arneson (October 1, 1947 – April 7, 2009)

wizardslink

wiki-link

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Yeah, Gravendarr doesn’t really know much except battle, but damn does he know battle. lol.

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now, how “picky” is that ability? when you say any, is that minor actions too? I’m going to assume “talking” or shit like that wouldn’t, but if he does stuff in his square that does not involve me, am I able to bash in his head? These are important tidbits that need to be explored. Becuase while I really like Asimov and what he’s about, I really, really, REALLY like being Gravendarr. So much that it hurts…. that’s sad, right?

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nope that’s a good pain… maybe. If he shifts, moves, makes and attack that doesn’t include you = you get AO + if you hit you stop their movement & dmg.

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What ^he said. If he moves, or attacks someone other than you, you can attack him. So if he drinks a potion, or plays the drums, or does a card trick, sadly, no, you don’t get to hit him. until your turn.

Looove the new pic

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So spells count? I know ranged spells in melee range are a no-no (Asimov learned that the hard way) but if he uses a healing spell or his healing surge/second wind?

and yeah, my “Baddass Warrior” pic was getting old, so I went looking for another one.

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you will only get an OA if it’s a “ranged” spells in melee = ranged: rays, bursts, blasts, walls will grant OA; close: bursts/blasts do not. Oskilar casts spells in melee all the time it just so happens they are channeled through his weapon, those don’t get OA either.

Is that bugs bunny’s evil twin!?

Krod Mandoon is on in 25 minutes on Comedy Central.

Bonus exp for those that watch it!

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Curt and Hayden – Get effing pictures! what a bunch of nerds, don’t even have avatars, pssht…

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Gravendarrrrrrr

It will make it easier if you think about what your opponent can’t do, not what he can do.

He can’t move(including shift, but not including teleport) and he can’t attack someone other than you. If he does either of those you can hit him.

He can do anything else he wants and not get hit, such as heal himself or allies.

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From the PHB: “In addition, whenever a marked enemy that is adjacent to you shifts or makes an attack that does not include you, you can make a melee basic attack against that enemy as an immediate interrupt.”

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what he said -^

Ok here is the plan that I tell all people for figuring out questions to D&D

  1. look at the front of the PHB
  2. 3 hours pass
  3. look at the back cover of the PHB
  4. in the three hours read the book

lolz

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not having a picture makes it easier to see the last time curt or i posted and then i kno where to start reading, its usually a little ways up there….

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So hopefully we can get to finish this small arc this weekend. I knew that Erik would be out of town and largly unable to post (+ his gf will, take up all of his time, bowmm chigga wowmm wowmm). And if you have anymore inquries senor aawesome, don’t hesitate to ask. Oooo and I got some good recommendations for your character (feat, item, power, and otherwise). Some are like the belt of the braawler which just goes along with what Gravendarr does and some are just good things, but ill talk to ya en persona.

We will try for this Sunday at NooN @ the Guardtower. Let me know who can for sure make it and I believe Erik will be back in time.

Ps- Ur turning 21 right?? Woot!

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Ok guys. I quickly post to say that I am not dead (yet) and that I should be here sunday 21 if there is a session. I was completely busy between a conference deadline (which is today) and my gf that came (and left today also) so I got a huge backlog (for D&D as well as other stuff). I will read/reply/do what I have to do by sunday (hopefully). Which campaign are we playing next sunday ? (to know if i have to build a new character/read the adventure log by sunday). I return writting my paper and give you more news tomorrow.

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Gravendarrrrr already owns a belt of the brawler, witness his awesome gladiatorial debut.

Unless you’re saying you have other suggestions just as cool as that one. Because that one was pretty cool…

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Yea if i remember correctly, Oskilar had recommended that belt to Mr. Valconi. yes i meant more cool shi! like that. Oh so joja I don’t know if you ready but my campaign might not take the full time this weekend, so If you are ready… then we might have time to begin. If you don’t want/able, I will plan around that. Thought a half-day for the Masters’ might properly wet the appetite and allow us to ease back into the game. Lemme kno

OOG, what races has Oskilar met/know of. Like to I know them all, like gensai, bladlings, Devas, Tieflings, Githies, etc. Or am I just reading to much into it. Also, Osko still wants to find out where Ransom ended up.

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broke down and bought PHB 2 today, going to flip through it later and get my feat for Gravendar(rrrr) and then update his badass. Journal… is still coming on.

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WTH does “Like to I know them all” mean, exactly? At this point, Osko would know all the races listed on the Masters’ home page. And what is written there is what he would know of them. That represents the basic background knowledge all characters in my world know.

More importantly, Hell yes I’m ready to transition this weekend! I’m actually kind of pumped, and I think a half session would be a perfect way to get back into things. I will post some more updated stuff on the Masters page, be sure to look for updates to the Far Haven and adventure log portions before Friday.

Godrik, If you want to hold off on Character Creation until Sunday, that’s fine. That way you can get a chance to look through the PHB2 and see what it has to offer before you roll up your character, and we can work together to develop him/her/it into my campaign. Everyone else, that means bring both your Thread of Fate and Masters’ Return characters to the game Sunday. And as I already said, be sure to look over the info at The Masters’ Return which will be posted by Friday.

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You mean I get to be Asimov AND Gravendarr in one day??? squeals like a little girl I can’t wait!!! wets himself in excitement

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clean up aaisle aaron

But yea I’m pumped too! everyone better be there beeotches

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Oh I still want a rough world map! which fucking way is south

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Um… down? lol. and I’ve found out (with some dissapointment) that there are no good new feats for Gravendarr in PHB 2. sigh though, I saw a few I’m going to take if I ever make my Gnome character….

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that’s the ground!... Yea their are not alot of feats for non-phb2 material. Alot of your stuff could come out of the Martial Power book. Btw, if you ever play a Gnome, I will never stop making fun of you. Its not so much that your a gnome, it’s that your a gnome…

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lol. I can understand that. but I think you mean you’re a gnome (grammatically, that is) but I’ve always wanted to play a trickster sort of character and the gnome fits it to a T. I’m always a dumb, brute fighter-type. I tried something different with Asimov and tried out some magic using. But I’d still like to try my Trickster out someday. And a halfling thief. And an Undead. lots of things out there that spark my interest, more so the more I learn about the game. Personally, I blame you and Josh…. lol.

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Well you could just die every other encounter. I personally find that difficult too. On one hand I have a deep desire to build characters and see what their like… variety basically. And on the other, the desire to expand a character and build their personality into the storyline… character attachment. Guess i’ll go with attachment, till that fateful day when Oskilar passes away to be judged by the very Queen he serves…

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No-no, I’m all for RPing my characters to their fullest potential, all I’m saying is that I just have a lot of characters in my head that I would eventually like to be able to create, play, and RP.

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haha no im turning 20, should b there this weekend. busy busy busy!!

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Well shit. I was hoping that we could all go out for some drinking Saturday night or something. Damn youngin’s….

But anyway, for Gravendarr’s feat, since I can’t really see anything new and exciting (Martial Powers is a suck too) so I’m thinking of Improved Initiative or Toughness (+5 to hp) both are kind of weak, I know, but I’m finding myself short of any real GOOD options.

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oh, and meh.

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nice entry. I apologize that I have not had the time to update more of the Masters’ Return pages yet this week. I promise I will before Sunday. We are playing on Sunday right? noon, Guardtower, all that?

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I’m game. you know, for the game….

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Hayden: post your character and update to lvl 3 or you can’t play… luv you still

Curt: ... ... ... Post something and if its not raining on sunday, climb the building again, you could use the sun. jk

Josh: Yea should be able to get to ur campaign by hopefully half-way through the day. Btw I think your doing a bang up job on the Masters’ thread. I printed it all off too! Its good to read while on the john…

Erik: Hope your still alive and the post-doc hasn’t killed you. Do you want to ride again?

Aaron: Sent you a PM and give yourself a “Potion of Clarity” lvl 5 (page 188 A.V.), because I like you and you used some 5 dollar words in your journal. Aawesome btw, I like the bit about the fungus and boulder… chuckle* chuckle those were good times (wipes laughter tear away from face)

Guartower, Sunday, 12noon be there…~

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well, I had a paper due date on monday at 23:59. To give you an idea, the last change to the paper was done at 23:57. So I have to get used to live again :) josh: I’ll try to read all your prose by sunday. And perhaps I’ll build the character after having a look at phb2. mike: Yes, a ride could be nice. same place, same hour ?

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I’ll have a PHB2 at the game if you want to flip through that instead of Mike’s (illegally) printed version.

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I’ll bring my (book) copy of the PHB2 as well, and as an added bonus, i’ll bring a flash drive with the pdf of the book, too. Anyone with a laptop at the game can “borrow” it, as the napsters say.

Should have some new stuff up tonight.

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finally leveled Gravendarr. flipped an old feat for a new (better!) feat per Mike suggestion and added new Utility and Feat. Josh, when you get some time, check it out and see where I’ve messed up (because we all know I have somewhere….)

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Character looks good Aaron, You gave yourself one fewer hit point than you should of had so I fixed that for you.

Curt, there were a couple things wrong on your character sheet (you had waaay to few hit points for class/con and level so I boosted them) plus I reconfigured your character sheet to the way I’d like everyone’s character sheet to be. Not the style so much as necessary information. I want all powers and attacks to list the relative bonuses and damage/feats to tell what they do, etc. You also don’t list your trained skills, please do that.

Also, I pmed you about your background story, please read and change accordingly.

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Good deal. I will add atk and dmg + all skills. Thx for not flipping my page design

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OK, I finally updated the rest of the Masters’ pages that I wanted before we play again. When you all have time, please check out the adventure log post, which should help remind everyone what happened last – with some new stuff thrown in for fun. Also, in the wiki is a new page detailing some of the rumors and stories you guys have picked up on the streets and in the bars of Far Haven. See you all on Sunday.

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Looks like I’ll have plenty to read in the throne room… Really that the greatest compliment I can give, no joke

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Ugh…. read? Well, might as well get it out of the way while I’m still in Asimov mode. Cuz Gravendarr doens’t do books. (but he hears they go for a nice price!! lol)

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Also, changed my 2nd level Utility because Mike showed me something shiny. I now have Boundless Endurance. It does +2 CON when bloodied. Not really sure how Regeneration works (though I’m sure Mike will tell me in detail) but a Regenerating Dragonborn with a will to kill has GOT to be impressive.

Also, while I was tweaking Gravendarr, I noticed his score was 4.4 and I was like, WTF? I looked to see who voted poorly for me and “NegativeNacy” voted me a 1 star. I clicked on her and the damn account as been disabled, so I figured it was someone who made up an account to lower other people’s scores to make their other character look better. Is there a way to get rid of her vote, Josh? Because, you know, I might cry or some shit. lol.

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Yea someone did that to me too. But really that is the greatest compliment the internet can give you. Someone out their in the vastness of the interweb Someone felt so bad about their life and recognized how great our characters are, that they took time out of their own life (that they will never get back) to try and bring us down. But it didn’t work because I see their hate… and it tastes so sweet, someone hates you and me for being aawesome… so sweet~

On a completly separate note I will explain on regen works on sunday… its simple

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So sweeeeeet! lol. but it still sucks. I enjoyed being a “perfect.” hmph.

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No, I too tried to hunt down this negative nancy, she knocked my campaign rating off its “perfect” axis too. I’ve even seen the campaign show up in the top-rated list on the Web site before as well, which really pisses me off that this person even exists, but I guess I’ll follow Mike’s lead and laugh at her for her un-aawesomeness.

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P.S. @ Aaron about reading. You know you love it. So Sweeeeet.

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heh. you know what I don’t love? re-reading all of Gravendarr’s journals to re-become Gravendarr (since he’s a whole different mindset than our dear and loveable Asimov.) Now dont’ get me wrong, I love the journals and think they’re the shit, but MAN! are there a lot of them to read. I feel sorry for Eric having to read all of them just to know what the fuck has been going on before he joined up….

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Suck it up mon, this is all for the experence dude…

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