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Title: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 27, 2007, 05:06:35 PM
Okay folks. This adventure will be using four pregenerated characters and here's a picture of them.

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/Balgin/Doodles/ffd20pregens.jpg)



Now in order to keep things simple I'm not going to give out any information beyond that so people can just agree on who gets to play which character and then I'll put up the character sheets. I believe the interested potential players are CH, Bodhi and keeper 40k. Hopefuly we'll get a fourth player to join in.

Once a year Baron Sukumvit opens his deadly Deathtrap Dungeon to all comers. The rules are very simple. Whoever emerges alive from the dungeon's exit (not the entrance) may claim the mighty prize of fifty thousand gold pieces -truly wealth beyond most folk's wildest dreams. Also, only one may emerge alive. To date, none have survived.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 27, 2007, 06:46:42 PM
Can we get a little info on each of the characters. On looks alone I am leaning toward Mr. Top-Left and Mr. Bottom-Right.

By the way Balgin you do know that you can upload images directly to your posts (moderators permission), so you don't need to host them somewhere else. I figured I would make DMing a little easier for you guys.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 27, 2007, 07:46:20 PM
Can we get a little info on each of the characters.

Nope. At least not yet. I find it easier to let players pick characters from the picture and then they can swap them around a bit if they really don't like what they've got. I've put the names on the character sheets now 'though :).

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By the way Balgin you do know that you can upload images directly to your posts (moderators permission), so you don't need to host them somewhere else. I figured I would make DMing a little easier for you guys.

I didn't know that. Cheers Mike.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 27, 2007, 08:53:48 PM
Can we get a little info on each of the characters.

Nope. At least not yet. I find it easier to let players pick characters from the picture and then they can swap them around a bit if they really don't like what they've got. I've put the names on the character sheets now 'though :).

Who is who in the pic?

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By the way Balgin you do know that you can upload images directly to your posts (moderators permission), so you don't need to host them somewhere else. I figured I would make DMing a little easier for you guys.
I didn't know that. Cheers Mike.

It is in the reply window at the bottom. I hope it helps.


On another note, what level do we start out at?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 27, 2007, 09:18:23 PM
Can we get a little info on each of the characters.

Nope. At least not yet. I find it easier to let players pick characters from the picture and then they can swap them around a bit if they really don't like what they've got. I've put the names on the character sheets now 'though :).

Who is who in the pic?

I've already added a small head and shoulders shot of each character to their character sheet (it'll be shrunk down to half size for use on battlemaps, if we get battlemaps sorted out anytime soon, that is).

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By the way Balgin you do know that you can upload images directly to your posts (moderators permission), so you don't need to host them somewhere else. I figured I would make DMing a little easier for you guys.
I didn't know that. Cheers Mike.

It is in the reply window at the bottom. I hope it helps.


On another note, what level do we start out at?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 27, 2007, 09:26:19 PM
I've already added a small head and shoulders shot of each character to their character sheet (it'll be shrunk down to half size for use on battlemaps, if we get battlemaps sorted out anytime soon, that is).

Ok thats cool, I saw that after I asked.

On another note, what level do we start out at?

:yeahthat: Can we get character classes and levels? That would help me choose.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 27, 2007, 09:42:46 PM
And the characters are all level six. I'd prefer it if people made their decisions based on the appearance of the characters rather than some numbers on a piece of paper. That's because the pregen character sheets are just the numbers (the player provides the personality) so it'd be better if everyone played a character they liked (because then they'd enjoy playing them more, and the others would enjoy the great characterisation too).

That being said, it's going to take some time to write out the character sheets so I'll begin doing that slowly sometime soon. I think the Luck rules should be fun :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 27, 2007, 09:47:34 PM
I think that is a good point. I like the way two of them look but for now I guess I would choose Dekion
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 27, 2007, 09:53:32 PM
I think that is a good point I like the way two of them look but for now I guess I would choose Dekion

Funnily enough I thought he'd suit you (he's my favourite out of the four so far, I've played him as a very outdoorsy ranger/Boromir enthusiastic jolly type but whoever plays him in this game can bring what they want to the blank canvas that is the pregen). I'm updating the character sheets slowly (as you can see).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 27, 2007, 09:57:50 PM
I am still going back and forth between him and the rogue. I think a rogues abilities would help in a dungoen. Especially one named death trap.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 27, 2007, 10:01:32 PM
Ability scores and classes added. Hands up who thinks the cleric got shafted? Even with the luck rules (to be explained in the house rules thread) and her sheer weight of clerical spellcasting power I think she's a bit gimped.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 27, 2007, 11:37:45 PM
I know you need to make the rules thread. I am looking forward to seeing how the Luck rules work.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 27, 2007, 11:52:51 PM
Character sheets are finished now. It's nearly 6 in the morning now si I'll be posting the luck rules later (they're really very simple).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 28, 2007, 01:11:28 AM
I decided to stick with my initial choice of Dekion Strom. All of the characters do seem light in supplies. No torches, rope, water skins, flint & steel, etc.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 28, 2007, 07:30:24 AM
If I was joinging this I'd go for the rogue in an instant, being that he's about my age, height, hero-exaggerated statistics (apart from the dexterity) and appearance.

I'm not though (unless you want to put up with two weeks holiday out of the next five), so I'll just look on with envy and interest to see who survives.  :dragon:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on July 29, 2007, 03:26:41 AM
I'm drawn to playing teh Sorceress, if she's still free, please, Balgin.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 29, 2007, 08:58:28 AM
She is. Mike would like to play the fighter and Rod might like to play the thief when he comes back in a fortnight's time so the sorceress is available.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 29, 2007, 10:58:22 AM
Ok so we need someone tp play Ellion Garaak (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=845.0)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 29, 2007, 11:13:12 AM
Ok so we need someone tp play Ellion Garaak (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=845.0)

And we need to decide if we're going to wait for Rod's return or not (in which case Sarian Jax is available too).

Keeper, what drew you to Rhana? It was the wand of ultimate death wasn't it? :p
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Rod the Worm on July 29, 2007, 05:23:36 PM
It's actually a week starting on Tuesday, then another week nearer the end of August which might make it more acceptable.  If someone else comes along in the meantime though, I honestly won't mind in any way not playing.  If not though, I'll be happy to go with whoever's left.   :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 29, 2007, 06:10:59 PM
As it's only a side game I don't mind waiting to begin :). So it's up to everyone else mate.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 29, 2007, 08:10:58 PM
Lets see who else gets in on it then.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 29, 2007, 08:40:48 PM
My mistake, it's not 50,000 gp, it's 25,000 gop (the prize money doubles in the less played, less well known sequel, Trial of the Champions).

Actualy I think the prize money in the original FF adventure is an unspecified ammount but it's definately of the "more than enough to get you motivated" variety :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 29, 2007, 08:48:48 PM
Do we get to keep anything we find in there (if we live)?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 29, 2007, 10:32:14 PM
Do we get to keep anything we find in there (if we live)?

There's a typo in your post. It should read as follows:

Do we get to keep anything we find in there (IF we live)?

:)

Well it's a one off adventure using pregens so I'm not too bothered either way myself :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on July 31, 2007, 12:57:13 AM
Ok so we need someone tp play Ellion Garaak (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=845.0)

Half orc cleric? Sounds like fun. I'm up for playing her. Got some more information on her beliefs?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on July 31, 2007, 04:34:20 AM
Keeper, what drew you to Rhana? It was the wand of ultimate death wasn't it? :p

Partly it was the wand of ultimate death.  But mostly it was because her breasts look better than the half-orc's :icon_wink:

And I quite like playing sorcerers  :shrug:  Sorceresses? And the breasts.

Did I mention the breasts?  :icon_whistling:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on July 31, 2007, 06:15:02 AM
Did I mention the breasts?  :icon_whistling:

No.

Please do...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on July 31, 2007, 06:19:33 AM
Did I mention the breasts?  :icon_whistling:
No.

Please do...

I won't - there is no need to go on about them, they're only breasts, after all ...  :tsktsk:   :laughing5:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 31, 2007, 06:30:17 AM
No such thing as only breats you know :icon_suspicious: :shrug: :twocents: :icon_wink:

Ok so Bodhi likes the half orc or cleric: Ellion Garaak (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=845.0)
Keeper is the elven sorceress: Rhana Quinn (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=844.0)
I like the human fighter: Dekion Strom (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=846.0)

Eyeolas or Rod are either of you ok with the human rogue: Sarian Jax (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=843.0)?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 31, 2007, 10:20:37 AM
Ok so we need someone tp play Ellion Garaak (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=845.0)

Half orc cleric? Sounds like fun. I'm up for playing her. Got some more information on her beliefs?

Well she worships Sindla, the goddess of luck. Bear with me a moment as I know there's more but it'll take some major digging to unearth (books are near the bottom of some very deep piles). Fortunately the old Advanced Fighting Fantasy website has been archived so there might be some stuff there. The other characters worship Libra (goddess of justice).

I really don't fancy typing out the four or five pages on the gods of Titan by hand to show how they're all related and which ones are which. There might be a shorter version in Port Blacksand but it's a lot less detailed (but doesn't include the dodgey typo/erroneous fact where one lesser deity is considered to be the son of two male gods, who are also brothers).

Ahah!

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Sindla
The Goddess of Luck and Fate. She is also the leader of the Hall of Mind and along with Hamaskis, is the only member of the Hall of Mind to also be considered one of the Greater Gods. She is the mother of Libra, Usrel and Asrel. Some religions believe that Lord Moon was Sindla's husband, for as her brother was attracted to the light of Glantanka, the more enigmatic light of The Moon captivated Sindla.

Called Cheelah in Kakhabad and Eastern Ruddlestone, Gredd in Western Ruddlestone and Brice, Avana in Northern Allansia, Lady Luck and Mistress Fate in Frostholm (in fact sometimes Lady Luck and Mistress Fate are seen as two separate deities), Zaragillia in Arantis and Lhyss in the Eastern Realms of Khul and the Islands to the east of that continent, such as the Arrowhead Isles. Other names include Castis, Bismen and Juvenar.

She is a favourite God for appeals and blessings. Sindla is also worshipped by Orcs and bestows her favour on them. Many peoples, for instance the Lendleland peasantry or the peoples of Arantis, pray to her for favourable weather believing that as Goddess of Fate she may be able to influence the relevant Gods.

On Stayng Island was said to be the Finger of Lhyss, an artifact of the Goddess, whose worship is prevalent in that region. A great hero, whilst journeying to fight the Lich Lord Mortis, is said to have become the Chosen of Lhyss when, at the foot of Whistlestone Tor (the apparent Finger of Lhyss) the hero blew the sacred whistle of the Goddess thus awakening the power of the Finger which bestowed the hero with power.

Sindla is often depicted as an aged but handsome woman. Her symbol is a pair of dice. Her temples will be domed, topped with a statue of the Goddess. Her priests, who may well be encountered as adventuring priests, will be dressed in the Goddess's sacred colour, White.

If you need more information on the other gods of Titan then I wouldn't be surprised. The adventure is set in Allansia, not Khul or the Old World (some of the places mentioned are in Khul or the Olw World (both separate continents).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 31, 2007, 02:37:19 PM
Balgin this version (http://www.fightingfantasygamebooks.com/ff3.htm) said there is also a knight. Do you have an older version?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 31, 2007, 06:11:31 PM
Balgin this version (http://www.fightingfantasygamebooks.com/ff3.htm) said there is also a knight. Do you have an older version?

There is a knight. He's an npc (along with both the barbarians, the ninja and the elf who make up the other contestants :p). It was originaly written as a solo adventure in which the other contestants were all npc's. The d20 version allows for multiple players but keeps the old five npc contestants because it's very true to the original :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 31, 2007, 06:19:14 PM
Ok, I asked because I was wondering what he night looked like (I mean stats)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 31, 2007, 07:45:30 PM
Ok, I asked because I was wondering what he night looked like (I mean stats)

Well he's in one or two of the pictures and one distinct fact is known about him but I can't share that as it's a major spoiler :p.

So it looks like we have five interested players but two can't play for about two weeks. I'll leave it to you guys to decide who gets to play, and who wants to, while I deal with a little continuity problem that's cropped up in my other game (although I think I know how to handle it).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Rod the Worm on August 08, 2007, 10:41:42 AM
Well I'm back, though as I said I'll be going away for a week at some point.  If you still want me I'll be happy to play, though if eyeolas is on here regularly it might be better if he does it.  Either way, just let me know.   :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 08, 2007, 10:45:12 AM
Well I'm back, though as I said I'll be going away for a week at some point.  If you still want me I'll be happy to play, though if eyeolas is on here regularly it might be better if he does it.  Either way, just let me know.   :icon_wink:

Well I was waitin for one of you to turn up so let's give it a few days and see what everyone else thinks eh? It's also worth checking if Bodhi's still interested in playing Ellion Garaak. I'll post the introduction and lock it sometime tonight :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 08, 2007, 11:29:21 AM
I'd just like to say I'm quite happy with the game.  Sure, we've hit a lull and need some energy to keep going, but I've found that that happens in any RPG game I've ever played at some point :)

So, from me:
Thanks to Mike for letting us play in his virtual back room;
Thanks to Balgin for GMing the game, which is a frustrating and complex tast;
And thanks to everyone else for making it a good game so far.

Here endeth today's lession :)

Edit:
Sorry - wrong OOC thread.  But almost the same applies to this thread too! :D Oops.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 08, 2007, 11:52:25 AM
The reason I'm going to lock the introduction is to make sure everyone's read it before we get started :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 08, 2007, 01:16:38 PM
Well I'm back, though as I said I'll be going away for a week at some point.  If you still want me I'll be happy to play, though if eyeolas is on here regularly it might be better if he does it.  Either way, just let me know.   :icon_wink:

Well I was waitin for one of you to turn up so let's give it a few days and see what everyone else thinks eh? It's also worth checking if Bodhi's still interested in playing Ellion Garaak. I'll post the introduction and lock it sometime tonight :).

Sure I'm interested. Where's my character and do I need to do something in the way of buying equipment and stuff? I'm getting lost for which thread I'll find the necessary information in  :shrug:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 08, 2007, 01:39:42 PM
Here you go Alf: http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=845.0
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 08, 2007, 01:43:40 PM
It's a pregen so she's ready to go :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 08, 2007, 05:19:52 PM
It's a pregen so she's ready to go :).

OK, then so am I  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 08, 2007, 05:34:05 PM
Just an idea fo the players. I think we should all try and work together as long as possible. No one will make it out at all if we are working against eachother. If possible work together right up until the end. It will increase the chances of at least 1 making it to the end.

Also didn't Balgin mention NPC's? We have no idea what they are going to do...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 08, 2007, 10:48:25 PM
Yes, it is a long introduction but I hope it helps set the scene a bit :). Once we know who's playing Sarian we can begin in character posting (and I'm going to be nice and assume that you guys wait for each other during the half hour intervals untill you're all in before exploring stuff).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 09, 2007, 04:01:08 AM
I can't imagine another way of surviving the deathtrap dungeon, CH :)

One for all ... ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Rod the Worm on August 09, 2007, 04:15:55 AM
Well, if everyone's ready and waiting I'll go for it, though I wish he had the weapon finesse feat instead of alertness.  :shrug:

It'll be interesting to see what I can do with him.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 09, 2007, 09:33:46 AM
I'm interested, but can't start for 2 weeks (but it sounds like that isn't a problem)
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I think we can afford to wait for another week guys, right? We'll just have Sarian enter last and when he gets back you two can decide who plays him.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 09, 2007, 10:29:13 AM
I've entere... and I'm waiting for the others to turn up.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 09, 2007, 10:40:38 AM
I'm ready to turn up, but not being a moderator, I cannot post to the thread, yet.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 09, 2007, 10:47:07 AM
I'm ready to turn up, but not being a moderator, I cannot post to the thread, yet.

That's because I locked it (the intro took about 2-3 hours for me to type out). I wanted to make sure that both it, and the players, were ready before openning it up for people. Now that someone's inside I've got another descriptive section to add before anyone else goes in.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 09, 2007, 10:53:02 AM
K.  Thanks Balgin :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 09, 2007, 10:53:41 AM
It's unlocked now :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 09, 2007, 04:55:51 PM
Ok guys who is claiming Sarian? we are fine with the wait we just need to know who wants in.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 11, 2007, 11:25:50 AM
Well we're still waiting for Eyeolas to return. It's unfair to ask him in his absence (a bit like that pope who dug up his predecessor's corpse to put it on trial for heresy. The corpse was found guilty and sentenced to death).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 11, 2007, 12:06:05 PM
I'll send a PM :bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 13, 2007, 03:21:11 AM
1st choice would be the vampiric looking cleric, whome I am hoping is evil based (bottom left), then if not the female mage (top right).

I'm back from holiday so am ready to start aswell

EDIT: just had a look and 3 sheets are taken so I'll be the rogue then
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 13, 2007, 03:24:46 AM
Ok well glad to see you back. I picked the guy top left. It is up to the players to sort it out so get posting guys. Eyeolas remember to post a little blip in the introductions thread.  :icon_wink:
:bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 13, 2007, 07:47:04 AM
Do I have to take the set spells for the sorcress? If yes, the rogue, if no then her
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 13, 2007, 07:59:52 AM
I think I already bagged the sorcess.  Sorry eyeolas.  And I think I have to stick with the spells in the pre-gen  :shrug:

Oh well, it's the Deathtrap Dungeon, and we can't all win 25,000 gps :D  I'll be dead by dawn ...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 13, 2007, 08:07:27 AM
Is the rogue bagsed then? if not <_< >_> then DIBBAGE!!! if so then GRRR!!! good clerics are hopeless, now evil clerics with bestow curse, muhaha. -6 to ability score, end of story (or one of the other 2 bearded abilities for a 3rd level spell)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 13, 2007, 08:12:16 AM
I think you might have overlooked the Character thread than Balgin created:
http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?board=37.0

So, yes, it appears that the rogue is free :D  I'm sure Balgin will confirm as soon as he is online again.

The cleric is NG, so I'm guessing that you wouldn't want her, anyway! :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 13, 2007, 09:40:32 AM
So, yes, it appears that the rogue is free :D  I'm sure Balgin will confirm as soon as he is online again.

Yep, I was just waiting for you to get back so you & Rod could work out which one of you wants to play the thief. Rod's playing in my other game 'though so you've got slightly more claim.

Oh yes, Bodhi, can I have Ellion's spell list for today please?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 13, 2007, 10:16:35 AM
So, yes, it appears that the rogue is free :D  I'm sure Balgin will confirm as soon as he is online again.

Oh yes, Bodhi, can I have Ellion's spell list for today please?

Indeed... Anybody know where I can find her spells?  :icon_scratch: Seems like I still have time since noone else has done anything yet. I'm not used to playing spellcasters and had honestly forgotten all about the spells  :icon_redface:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 13, 2007, 10:25:25 AM
You can see a list of the available Domain spells here: http://www.d20srd.org/indexes/spellLists.htm
And Ellions has the Good and Luck domains.

I don't know what general cleric spells she has available, though.  :shrug:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 13, 2007, 10:34:20 AM
Ok so once spells are picked we are good to go. does the spell caster have her spells set too? Is there a little flexibility with her?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 13, 2007, 10:37:24 AM
Sorceresses and Sorcerers do not need to choose their spells in advance. :D Yay!

"A sorcerer casts arcane spells which are drawn primarily from the sorcerer/wizard spell list. He can cast any spell he knows without preparing it ahead of time, the way a wizard or a cleric must"
http://www.d20srd.org/srd/classes/sorcererWizard.htm#sorcerer
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 13, 2007, 10:40:05 AM
Then I guess we are good to go. I thought she was a wizard, but this will work better I think.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 13, 2007, 10:40:54 AM
All we need now is a Gamesmaster.  Now, where did we put him? :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 13, 2007, 10:55:53 AM
Maybe he is taking a nap :icon_wink: (and isn't he usually busy on Mondays?) :icon_suspicious:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 13, 2007, 05:41:13 PM
We also need Rod and Eyeolas to agree on who gets to play Sarian but while we're doing that I suppose we can let Dekion into "The Walk" :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 13, 2007, 08:46:43 PM
Well you did mention Rod was already in a game and he did say he would be away for a while. We could start as we are now, but I think I would leave that up to the rest of the cast.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 14, 2007, 01:19:10 PM
Since characters are not allowed to take compasses or other mapping equipment into the dungeon I think I'll only post battlemaps (not a continuous growing map) but we'll see how it goes. I can always post a simple map to answer questions like "which way did that side tunnel go again?"

Plus I'd need to put maps on the scanner to put maps up for you guys whereas the Dark Awakenings stuff came almost all pre prepared :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 14, 2007, 02:27:57 PM
You could always scan everyting into one large file and then just cut out what tyou need on a case by case basis. Maps of where we are would be a great help since everything else is stacked against us (even the players).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 14, 2007, 03:42:49 PM
I can always post a simple map to answer questions like "which way did that side tunnel go again?"

Why? Shouldn't we keep track of directions ourselves? Isn't that part of the test?

My spellist for the day (if it's OK):

L0: Guidance, Detect poison, light (*2), virtue
L1: Entropic shield, bless, cure light wounds (*3)
L2: Aid, consecrate, hold person, Cure moderate wounds (*2)
L3: Magic circle against evil, water walk, summon monster III

If it's OK I'll just put it in my character thread and then remove spells as I use them OK?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 14, 2007, 04:03:46 PM
The number next to the domain spells is what level they are.

you get X+Y spells per day

you can cast X spells a day from the cleric spells (which you auto know all of) and can cast Y of your 2 domain spells each day.

so if it is 3+1 (it is always 1 domain spell a day) then you can cast 3 cleric spells and one domain spell each day (or longer if you don't rest)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 14, 2007, 04:07:56 PM
You can put domain spells in non domain slots. The thing is that the domain slot is reserved for domain spells only (and you can't change it spontaneously like the rest of them).

Since Rod's playing in my other game Eyeolas can play Sarian.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 14, 2007, 04:15:21 PM
Sounds good so all we need is for Sarian to enter the Dungeon
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 14, 2007, 04:16:23 PM
Sounds good so all we need is for Sarian to enter the Dungeon

That's already taken care of, see the game thread.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 14, 2007, 04:29:56 PM
Time to keep our eyes open, listen carefully and pray.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Rod the Worm on August 14, 2007, 05:21:47 PM
Well, best of luck then guys - I'm sure you'll need it!  I'll look in here from time to time to see who stays alive longest/wins. 
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 14, 2007, 05:24:44 PM
And considering how tough the last few encounters are they'd want at least three party members alive by that point.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 15, 2007, 01:38:38 PM
Don't worry eyeolas most of us on here are not the best spellers. There is a spell checker so it makes it a little easier.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 16, 2007, 04:33:06 AM
GET NO MESS
GEMSTONES

In case anyone didn't get it :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 16, 2007, 05:05:18 AM
Get No Mess wasn't in the original gamebook. The author of the d20 adventure added it in to seriously reduce the overall difficulty level.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 16, 2007, 05:08:06 AM
Was there any kind of gemstone-based clue in the boxes in the original adventure, Balgin?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 16, 2007, 08:04:05 AM
I got that but was wondering if there was anything special about the coins. they made me think of Charon and the price to cross the river Styx right away.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 16, 2007, 08:06:11 AM
I knew there was something like that nagging me about the coins and a greek legend, but I couldn't place it!  Thanks Mike.  My brain can rest easy now! :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 16, 2007, 08:09:27 AM
Glad I could help. I was hoping for another clue. I am praying that the thief will be good enough to help us avoid a bunch of traps. I have a feeling there will be a ton of traps (the monster are expected)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 16, 2007, 12:19:09 PM
Was there any kind of gemstone-based clue in the boxes in the original adventure, Balgin?

Nope. Sadistic or what, eh?

Okay guys, you've got options : two traps from the original adventure were left out of the d20 version because they had a page limit and couldn't fit the entire map onto a single page if they included the extra two traps. Would you like me to put them back in or not? (I'll be lengthenning some tunnels anyway because they squashed things a bit to make it all fit in).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 16, 2007, 01:57:24 PM
I say go with whatever makes you happy. None of us know what is in it anyway. That is just my  :twocents:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 16, 2007, 05:12:58 PM
Traps are bad, but do make the game more interesting, so I would say add them
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 16, 2007, 05:13:47 PM
Good thing we have you to look for them :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 16, 2007, 05:15:21 PM
I've left them out. The reason? In the original adventure there's a bamboo tube full of (enchanted) water before the spongey thing. Behind the spongey thing there's a sauna/heat trap over a long length of corridor. Drinking the enchanted water would protect against the heat damage.

I can't remember what the second missing trap is but I'll find out as we go on.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 16, 2007, 05:17:15 PM
OOC: How long is the Dex loss for?

it's a standard ability drain so you'll get it back at 1 point/day or it can be magicaly restored.

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"Well, we have a choice, foreward bast this, thing, or the other way. I would sudgest backwards, as there is only one other person that has gone that way, the other three, and maybe the fifth we don't know about, will have gone this way."

Better reverse that mate. One person came this way and four went the other way :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 16, 2007, 05:20:33 PM
Then we should go this way and see where they went. How tall is the tunnel? Do we have to tell you we are looking up or is it something we sould just see without being specific?

Lets not leave Rhana behind either.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 16, 2007, 05:26:25 PM
So, only one set of prints lead this way?

I am saying go whichever way least people have gone
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 16, 2007, 05:26:44 PM
12' cieling, and yeah - wait for Rhana with her wand of certain doom.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 16, 2007, 05:28:52 PM
I split the other topic and then merged it into here since all of it was OOC
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 16, 2007, 05:29:57 PM
I was soo horribly confused for a bit
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 16, 2007, 05:33:16 PM
Same here thats why I am praying Balgin gets access to a scanner for the maps.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 16, 2007, 05:34:08 PM
Pray harder!!! *shakes fist*
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 16, 2007, 08:25:19 PM
Head back to the group? As far as I can tell everyone exept Rhana is up by the corner, she's back at the T junction.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 16, 2007, 08:27:23 PM
I posted earlier that I was going to get her and would clue her in on what happened with the sponge. when I got to her you said that Milano had come back and was scared to go the other way. So this post:
As we had back to the group Dekion looks back to see if the thing that was hanging is still in the same place. He also looks to see if there are any hidden doors or traps along the way. When they get back Dekion asks Sarian "has anyone tried the door?"
...is what happens as we are going back[/i]
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 16, 2007, 08:38:37 PM
Ah right, as Dekion & Rhana are moving to catch up with Ellion & Sarian. I was wondering why Dekion was referring to Rhana as "the group" (she's a crowd of one! :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 16, 2007, 11:39:40 PM
I cleaned up the gaming thread to keep the continuity going.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 17, 2007, 04:07:31 AM
Ah right, as Dekion & Rhana are moving to catch up with Ellion & Sarian. I was wondering why Dekion was referring to Rhana as "the group" (she's a crowd of one! :p).

She has a forceful personality! ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 17, 2007, 06:47:41 AM
By the way Balgin it wasn't right for you not to tell us about the bones surrounding the spongy thing. You posted the pic after we got ourselves covered in spores. I know I would have been more careful had I seen the picture first. :icon_Wink:

Ok so now we need Sarian and Ellion to post (or Balgin to sign on). this is getting good already.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 17, 2007, 06:54:37 AM
Balgin...
 I DID cast "cure light wounds" on myself before following Sarian remember? Any results?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 17, 2007, 10:37:41 AM
By the way Balgin it wasn't right for you not to tell us about the bones surrounding the spongy thing.

They weren't there in the location's description, nor in the original adventure. They're just something the artist who did the new pictures added (although he was the same artist :)).

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Balgin...
 I DID cast "cure light wounds" on myself before following Sarian remember? Any results?

9 points of healing.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 17, 2007, 10:49:59 AM
She took actual damage? I thought it was just DEX damage
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 17, 2007, 11:20:26 AM
She took 3 points of damage.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 17, 2007, 02:49:10 PM
Erratum, the door has a sliding metal panel in it which you could've opened and looked through, seen the rope and then pushed the door open and walked right into thin air). I forgot to mention that. Since opening a door inwards involves some ammount of leaning anyway you're lucky the guy with a good sense of balance gave it a push and let go once he saw the lack of floor to stand upon :).

That is exactly why I hang back. When something needs to be put down I will be in front. I feel we need to stick to our specialties to even get close to the end. Are you doing an update to your map?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 17, 2007, 02:51:49 PM
Erratum, the door has a sliding metal panel in it which you could've opened and looked through, seen the rope and then pushed the door open and walked right into thin air). I forgot to mention that. Since opening a door inwards involves some ammount of leaning anyway you're lucky the guy with a good sense of balance gave it a push and let go once he saw the lack of floor to stand upon :).

That is exactly why I hang back. When something needs to be put down I will be in front. I feel we need to stick to our specialties to even get close to the end. Are you doing an update to your map?

Not yet but I'll put that room in when I need to add stuff round the corner.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 17, 2007, 02:56:26 PM
Custom_hobby: he said the first half of the room is an 8ft wide pit, so I take it there is another 8ft of floor on the other side (well, I am jumping and trying to catch onto a wall if not)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 17, 2007, 02:57:53 PM
Good luck. I asked how tall and thick the door was to see if we could take it down and use it as a bridge. Maybe that will work to get you back.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 17, 2007, 03:04:55 PM
Custom_hobby: he said the first half of the room is an 8ft wide pit, so I take it there is another 8ft of floor on the other side (well, I am jumping and trying to catch onto a wall if not)

Total width of the room is about 20' so that's 8' of pit and 12' of floorspace.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 17, 2007, 03:12:41 PM
TWO WHOLE ORKS!!! Hmm, I wish I had improved trip. "Into the pit you go!" kill and loot is fine though

EDIT: also, you didn't include our languages. Do I know ork? If they aren't set I always chose ork, then goblin

EDIT2: Cutom: there is a pit in the way, unless you want to fall into it a scimitar isn't a very good idea
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 17, 2007, 03:32:34 PM
I think he signed off to make the map. It says they are in the hallway, so I assumed that is where we are and you are alone in the room.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 17, 2007, 03:40:10 PM
Ahh, that makes sence, and there was a noise coming from around the corner

how long is the rope?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 17, 2007, 03:41:05 PM
Not sure but I think you might be able to make the jump again. You should have more room for the run up to it this time.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 17, 2007, 03:44:49 PM
IF it is 30ft (unlikely but still) I intend to tie an arrow and try and shoot an orc and pull him into the pit, but otherwise I'll just shoot them down normaly
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 17, 2007, 03:46:44 PM
I think he signed off to make the map. It says they are in the hallway, so I assumed that is where we are and you are alone in the room.

Map's done, check the battle thread :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 17, 2007, 03:59:36 PM
Nice work Raphael
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 18, 2007, 02:06:17 PM
Sorry guys, kids have been a nightmare today!

I've posted one charge of magic missle, then I'll let you all dive in with the HTH stuff :)  Rhana wants to make sure we're not being flanked!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 18, 2007, 02:16:51 PM
Just as Custom and Balgin log off, tipical
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 18, 2007, 02:24:47 PM
Just as Custom and Balgin log off, tipical

Not that typical, it's evening here. I was making dinner :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 18, 2007, 02:44:31 PM
Sorry, eyeolas  :shrug: Kids come first.  Always.

It is especially frustrating, though, just as we've come across an encounter   :icon_headbang:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 18, 2007, 03:15:09 PM
I'm a kid <_< >_> I'm less than half the other lowest age in this party
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 18, 2007, 03:19:25 PM
I'm a kid <_< >_> I'm less than half the other lowest age in this party

LOL :D  Good call ... I came online as soon as _my_ kids were in bed :)  Can't do better than that, now, can I? :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 18, 2007, 03:23:03 PM
I'm a kid <_< >_> I'm less than half the other lowest age in this party

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Upcoming Birthdays: Balgin Stondraeg (30)

Erm, okay...... You must be young by my standards then (I'm still only six, and in my fourties at the same time :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 18, 2007, 03:28:49 PM
I'm only 14 \/_\/
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 18, 2007, 03:37:58 PM
Well in that case, you're maths seems an awful lot better than the news says most 14 year olds have these days :)  But I'm sure you're age makes no difference to me, this forum, or this game, so long as you bear in mind some of the old folk like me have to go and change nappies or have an afternoon nap every now and then! :icon_wink:

You've been using some smilies that I don't understand.  What do these mean? Am I just being slow?
\/_\/
<_< >_>
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 18, 2007, 03:51:14 PM
\/_\/ means depressed, hanging your head low

<_< >_> is shifting your eyes from side to side

think of the Vs as eyes looking in the direction of the arrow
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 18, 2007, 04:05:34 PM
I'm only 14 \/_\/

Wish you hadn't said that.
I'll just pretend I didn't hear. :icon_wink:

What's the best thing with internet forums in my view is that you have discussions with people and everybody is treated as of equal value. Things like sex, age, skincolour or social status has no effect on anything that is being said, while in real life we far to often unjustly judge people by such things.
Nothing is more fun than to have a lengthy heavy philosophical discussion with someone and suddenly discovering that he's thirteen, or a lengthy discussion about current day pop bands with someone whom you suddenly discover is 98. That breeds a healthy humble attitude towards people I've allways felt.

But nappies are nappies of course... I've just got one that needs those but the other two need other types of attention  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 18, 2007, 04:29:32 PM
Knowing ages has no bearing I feal. I had a conversation with Custom_Hobby2006 which managed to lead to children and I didn't care. So long as you are interested in what is being said it doesn't matter who it is being said by. My  :twocents:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 18, 2007, 04:52:36 PM
Yep, I was joking (although mostly at the fact that the forums had started announcing my birthday about three weeks early :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 18, 2007, 05:48:02 PM
 :occasion13:
Wohooo!...

err...

Never mind me. I'm of to bed  :icon_redface:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 18, 2007, 06:08:15 PM
Eyeolas I didn't know you were 14. Either way age doesn't matter on the forum, we keep it family friendly.

Oh and Balgin that says your birthday is coming up. Your name would be Bold if it was your birthday and your profile would have a slice of cake on it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 19, 2007, 10:27:19 AM
:occasion13:

Now, were we being flanked, Balgin? :)

and

Were the strange sounds the orcs, do we think?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 19, 2007, 06:17:55 PM
Were the strange sounds the orcs, do we think?

What, the sounds round the corner that were getting closer? The sounds that walked round the corner and attacked you? Or are you talking about the corner Milano didn't want to go near?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 19, 2007, 06:18:56 PM
I think he was talking about the orcs
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 20, 2007, 05:22:38 AM
I was talking about the way milano didn't search (the other two ways apart from facing the fungi thing), but keeper is talking about the passage I am now in
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 20, 2007, 03:14:03 PM
Just an FYI for those who don't already know:

Balgin is usually busy with a gaming group on Mondays from 4pm until midnight (UK time). So we would usually see an early update in the morning and MAYBE an update when he gets back if he isn't too tired. I just didn't want anyone wondering about the next update.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 20, 2007, 03:58:16 PM
FINE!!! I search the table and goblet

They don't call the adventure Death Trap for nothing. Plus we have a veteran DM who might reward carelessness with death.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 20, 2007, 04:07:43 PM
If Balgin is enjoying this, he might make an excellent Paranoia GM :)

Oval shaped ball-bearnings, anyone?  I once sent a troubleshooter to resupply for a long stand :)  And he fell for it  :rofl3:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 11:33:38 AM
You see, searching the table did nothing *cough cough* :P
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 21, 2007, 11:51:57 AM
You see, searching the table did nothing *cough cough* :P

Skill check result was a 23, 24 required :(. I'm not kidding, it came that close.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 12:49:09 PM
Oh well, I got a poisoned dart and a good idea out of it :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 21, 2007, 02:53:14 PM
This adventure is one that is going to require caution, ingenuity, and scavenging. eyeolas is playing it well.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 02:55:46 PM
Unfortunately that does mean that the gm has to be on every 5 minutes to say yes or no or traps set off etc
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 21, 2007, 02:56:59 PM
I still haven't roleld those skill checks yet but I'll get round to it sometime this evening.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 03:01:06 PM
www.invisiblecastle.com

a big help if you lose your dice (which I have done <_< >_>)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 21, 2007, 03:01:36 PM
Balgin is usually good with the amount of time he is online, so updates come quick unless he is tied up with something else.

www.invisiblecastle.com

a big help if you lose your dice (which I have done <_< >_>)

Hypertext SRD has a good one too (the one for the forum is being worked on)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 03:05:34 PM
Don't you love barbarians and their 'Let's spend everything I have on the bigest and baddest axe I can find'-ness
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 21, 2007, 03:07:43 PM
As long as it helps us get out the this place.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 03:13:21 PM
I'm just wondering why (forgotten name) maker of the dungeon would give us each 2gp if we aren't supposed to get out of here alive. If we get out we get 25 000 gp, so 2 doesn't matter at all, and if we die then we definately won't nead 2 gp. There must be something in here that can use gp. Maybe a really primitive vending machine?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 21, 2007, 03:16:51 PM
It might have to do with Greek mythology. They would place two coins over the eyes of the dead so that they could pay Charon the toll in order to cross the river Styx. that is the only thing I can think of. Remember the assumption is that we will all die.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 21, 2007, 03:49:48 PM
Balgin is usually good with the amount of time he is online, so updates come quick unless he is tied up with something else.

Yeah, being unemployed helps. However, now that all the qwebsites are selling off all their COnfrontation stuff, one of them apparently has a rare model the others don't stock any more (and I sent them an email and they said they had it in stock) so I'm putting together an order....

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Hypertext SRD has a good one too (the one for the forum is being worked on)

All the dice rolls for this game so far have been done using the hypertext d20 dice roller.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 03:52:49 PM
Unemployed? really? how do you make your money then?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 21, 2007, 04:00:00 PM
Unemployed? really? how do you make your money then?

I'm on benefits. I have a minor mental disability. It's like dyslexia but with emotions so I can't always understand what people mean. It's like a very mild form of autism.

So basicaly (because it's a lifelong condition that's unlikely to change) I get paid not to work. That's fine by me because I'm not some busibody who always needs to be doing something, but it certainly limits things like travel expenses and my social life.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 04:19:06 PM
I'm not quite sure what to say to that... good for you for not letting it affect you?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 21, 2007, 04:22:02 PM
Bad fort save I'm afraid :( -5 con. I suggest he gets medical attention before making his second save as the lower con lowers his save even more.

The two darts he has recovered are fort save at 20, first time it's -d6 con, the second time it's -2d6 con.

:Doh!: Ouch

did I fail a reflex save aswell?

 :yeahthat: and I was thinking couldn't you have forced a luck roll too?

looking over to Ellion, trying to get his attention aswell.

Ellion is famle too  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 21, 2007, 04:23:58 PM
Traps either give you a reflex save or they make an attack roll. Attacking traps (scything blades, spring loaded darts etc) make an attack roll and unfortunately this one hit you (rolled your ac exactly :().

Yeah, big ouch. Hopefuly he'll survive 'though as I wasn't wanting anyone to perish this early in (in fact it'd be nice if most of the group would survivie the entire thing but I know how tough some of the encounters are).

There was one really bungled disarm roll so I ruled that part of Sarian was exposed to the flight path of the dart and so it got an attack roll. Oh, I forgot to roll damage for the actual dart itself. 2 damage (character sheet's updated).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 04:41:23 PM
As soon as I don't die I'm going to go get that dart and I am going to stab some really nasty monster and see how they feal about it (and try and get the other 4 darts from our boxes :))

EDIT: If you roll 8 or more for secondary damage I die, yay. Shame I'm not rolling, I would roll 2.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 21, 2007, 04:41:41 PM
At least he has potions in case it is life threatening.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 04:46:40 PM
Nope, I have cure light wounds. That won't help if my constitution reaches 0.

Am I allowed to use a point of luck to reduce constitution damage by 1d6?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 21, 2007, 04:49:05 PM
Nope, I have cure light wounds. That won't help if my constitution reaches 0.

Am I allowed to use a point of luck to reduce constitution damage by 1d6?

I'll let you use luck on the fort save.

Luck check 23!

So that's -7. You originaly rolled a 17 against a 20. +7 makes it a 24 so you passed the save (no con damage). You've still got the second save to look forwards to 'though so using someone's healing skill instead of your meager +3 fortitude save is probably a good idea (and even then it's probably worth using luck on it).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 21, 2007, 04:50:31 PM
Can you use luck there too

Oh and Eyeolas, Sarian should have 2 potions of cure moderate wounds
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 04:53:15 PM
potion of fortune (restores 1d4+3 luck)
2 potions of cure moderate wounds (cl3)

ok, I thought they were cure light wounds. Still, they wouldn't help if my con reached 0

I am not going to pass a fort save of 20 unless Balgin rolls 17+ so I am banking on Keeper or Bodhi getting on here and healing me. Also, with passing that luck test I am guaranteed not going to die from this! I could be on 4 of 6 life though if Balgin rolls 12
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 21, 2007, 04:54:25 PM
That would just be cruel if it was more luck than healing. I have been thinking that we need to find that ninja before he tries to sneak up and kill some of us. That and I am sure he will have some stuff that might be useful to Sarian.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 04:59:32 PM
mmmm, belt of killyness
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 21, 2007, 04:59:59 PM
Nope, you'd need a potion of lesser restoration (or someone to cast lesser restorartion, I don't think Ellion's high enough level for a full restoration so it'd just be d4 back to one ability score of the caster's chosing).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 05:05:37 PM
I'm thinking of cure poison.

What I'm saying is if I didn't pass that luck check and you rolled 8+ on 2d6 I would be dead, end of story (unless you drag my body all the way to the end of the dungeon when you get to a higher level and cast resurection on me or something)

EDIT: I just looked at Ellion and Rhana, neither have cure poison or anything that can help me so roll away Balgin
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 21, 2007, 05:11:07 PM
Cure poison's abit high isn't it? Is there still that delay poison spell which means you can wait longer before having to roll the save? I think that used to be 2nd level (but it all depends on what Ellion's prepared for today). If you take a big con hit you'll just have to be really careful 'till you can rest  :icon_scratch:.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 21, 2007, 05:12:30 PM
Guess that room is looking more attractive.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 21, 2007, 05:18:07 PM
I like that room, lets spend 8 hours there.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 21, 2007, 05:22:04 PM
It might be smarter to find a few things to kill first so that the rest will also allow the cleric and mage to get those spells back (and less stuff wandering around the 'safe' room).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 22, 2007, 04:12:34 AM
 :yeahthat:  We're not out of resources yet.  Sarian could perhaps move to the middle of the party and make use of his shortbow for a while :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 22, 2007, 05:31:31 AM
I'm running a first aid on Eyolas. Hope that helps some...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 22, 2007, 05:41:48 AM
hopefully...

I HATE SMALL INSISIONS!!! last time I had small insissions I got a big fat lump on my lip
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 22, 2007, 09:47:47 AM
I was actually thinking it would have been better for Ellion to go with Sarian since she is more of a martial type since he is weakended from the poison. It would be better for Rhana to go with Dekion because he can get in front and she can cast from relative cover.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 22, 2007, 09:48:40 AM
That is good thinking, Mike :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 22, 2007, 09:52:58 AM
Teamwork is why we are going to make it to the end. By the way who says only one person can get out? If all four of us make it then can't we just kick the rulers a$$ and take his money?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 22, 2007, 09:58:56 AM
We can become celebrities as they people who beat the Deathtrap Dungeon, at the very least :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 22, 2007, 10:00:51 AM
Yeah and maybe we can get Balgin to make a campaign from it :icon_wink:

Balgin can we get a map update?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 22, 2007, 10:24:36 AM
That is good thinking, Mike :)

Another benefit will be that if it is the same corridor that we will be on both ends of, then we will have whatever is in there flanked right away.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 22, 2007, 05:22:02 PM
Sorry for the delay guys but the boards were really buggy earlier and I couldn't get on. Are you continuing along the corridor you're already on or going the long way round?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 22, 2007, 05:24:23 PM
Mike and I are continuing on this corridor.  The other two are doubling back and going down the corridor with the thing hanging from the ceiling.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 22, 2007, 05:25:41 PM
Okay, so you'll blatantly arrive at the junctions before they do then.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 22, 2007, 05:31:16 PM
That would seem to be the case, if the two corridors do meet up.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 22, 2007, 05:46:25 PM
Maybe, whilst you can wait that doesn't mean that everything else in here is going to wait too :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 22, 2007, 05:51:03 PM
I know that :)  But we can do a little scouting whilst we're waiting.  Just let us know when we come across some kind of corridor 'feature' :D  We can always move on if we're waiting too long.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 23, 2007, 05:24:34 PM
Something is about to die! We have whatever it is surrounded.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 23, 2007, 05:35:12 PM
Is it Sarian, that we've got surrounded? :icon_lol:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 23, 2007, 05:44:31 PM
If you want to get technical yes, but we don't want him to die :icon_wink: Now lets kill the caveman and see if he has anything to help us.

By the way did you notice the gems on the idol?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 23, 2007, 05:51:04 PM
By the way did you notice the gems on the idol?

What, big gems? Size of a fist? No no, I didn't notice them at all.... Did you? Really? Well I don't see them now... Why are you looking at me like that?

Yep, those emeralds are big :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 23, 2007, 05:54:35 PM
Made me think of the clue from the box right away.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 23, 2007, 06:01:57 PM
Made me think of the cover from 1st Ed AD&D ... then I thought of the clue :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 23, 2007, 06:03:56 PM
Made me think of the cover from 1st Ed AD&D ... then I thought of the clue :)

Yeah that cover was a classic and then good old Mr. Muller sculpted it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 23, 2007, 07:15:23 PM
Made me think of the cover from 1st Ed AD&D ... then I thought of the clue :)

Yeah that cover was a classic and then good old Mr. Muller sculpted it.

And then I completely failed to paint it (but I'll get round to it eventualy).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 24, 2007, 04:19:30 AM
Doing better than me, Balgin - I completely failed to buy it :(
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 24, 2007, 04:25:38 AM
I have two and need to get the last two giants he did
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 25, 2007, 05:45:38 PM
Yep, it could've been a creature. I'll wait a little to let others post before resolving Ellion's actions. So she safely set off a trap and then moved into the continuous AOE, that's gonna hurt a bit :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 25, 2007, 05:50:01 PM
Awww. She's not stupid. Really. She just wants to correct her own mistake. She's quite a righteous minded type.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 25, 2007, 05:55:59 PM
Awww. She's not stupid. Really. She just wants to correct her own mistake. She's quite a righteous minded type.

Plus she doesn't know how dangerous it is until she gets close. It's actualy not so bad. There's onl a few creatures nearby that might notice and they're rather rpeoccupied right now. when she gets close enough she's got the wisdom to realise that it should've calmed down so clearly there's magic involved, and might turn back. I wouldn't want to break all her potions right now.

it would've been a lot worse if someone had just walked under it and it had gone off. Everyone else would've probably been standing nearby as well.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 26, 2007, 02:15:15 AM
How about a magic missle at the clapper? Wouldn't that break it?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 26, 2007, 05:29:23 AM
How about a magic missle at the clapper? Wouldn't that break it?

Magicd missile cannot target inanimate objects. It has to be a living creature (or undead creature). Check the spell description (and despite the fact that it's always been that way I've actualy seen a 1st ed adventure that's impossible to complete unless you cast magic missile atnthe rope holding the drawbridge up - despite the fact that you simply cannot do that because the rope is not a valid target for the spell).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 26, 2007, 05:52:18 AM
Ok so what about dispell or maybe repeated crossbow shots targeted at where it is mounted? I am going for things that would not require any of us getting closer to it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 26, 2007, 06:41:14 AM
2nd level cleric spell: silence. This bell is enchanted by: 2nd level cleric spell: shatter. We just have to wait in the room so Ellion can prepare it.

Must I do all the reaserch?  :icon_wink:

I am a little confused. From where Ellion and Serian are standing, is the bell left or up on the map?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 26, 2007, 06:45:04 AM
I hope the bell's not between you because if she's walked right under it and past the other side she's orobably dead.

As far as the map is concerned it's clearly down the tunnel the way she was looking (she hasn't looked up the caveman's tunnel before and yet she was able to see the bell before). So it'd be directly opposite the fungus thing (but a long way away).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 26, 2007, 06:47:05 AM
I think it is left. Map edit maybe...?

By the way Blagin do you have photoshop?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 26, 2007, 06:56:25 AM
I think it is left. Map edit maybe...?

Maybe if another attachment doesn't crash the forums :p.

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By the way Blagin do you have photoshop?

I do now (as of sometime last week) but I still find the battlemaps easier to prepare in paint for now (mostly 'cause I know what I'm doing).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 26, 2007, 07:38:58 AM
2nd level cleric spell: silence. This bell is enchanted by: 2nd level cleric spell: shatter. We just have to wait in the room so Ellion can prepare it.


Except that would require a night of meditation and by then the bell would allready be silent. I haven't got that spell prepared.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 26, 2007, 08:06:20 AM
yes, but then second we walk near it again it will start to ring again, so 6 minutes of imunity will allow us to pass it without harm.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 26, 2007, 08:13:22 AM
yes, but then second we walk near it again it will start to ring again, so 6 minutes of imunity will allow us to pass it without harm.

Well not neccessarily. You see, if (yes, this is an if) it's the soundwaves that are so dangerous then would the silence spell cause them to not emanate at all or would it simply render them inaudible whilst still allowing them to transmit?

I honestly haven't checked to see the exact cause (but I know that it's magical :p) so it's no big deal for now. Plus you guys have got a huge statue with huge gemstones to flutter to like moths to a candle :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 26, 2007, 08:32:10 AM
Upon the casting of this spell, complete silence prevails in the affected area. All sound is stopped: Conversation is impossible, spells with verbal components cannot be cast, and no noise whatsoever issues from, enters, or passes through the area. The spell can be cast on a point in space, but the effect is stationary unless cast on a mobile object. The spell can be centered on a creature, and the effect then radiates from the creature and moves as it moves. An unwilling creature can attempt a Will save to negate the spell and can use spell resistance, if any. Items in a creature’s possession or magic items that emit sound receive the benefits of saves and spell resistance, but unattended objects and points in space do not. This spell provides a defense against sonic or language-based attacks.

that's what silence does, so you tell me.

SHINY EMERALDS!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 26, 2007, 08:35:08 AM
I actualy need to tweek the map on the next update anyway as that isn't a crossroads but the side tunnel's a square off kilter.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 26, 2007, 09:47:24 AM
Ok cool so you fix the map (while you are there a few text marks will help us know where what is). In game you said he needs a rope, but doesn't Sarian have the rope he took when he jumped over the pit?

I think it is left. Map edit maybe...?

Maybe if another attachment doesn't crash the forums :p.

Attachments didn't do it & it didn't crash. The host shut it down because it was causing 'unusual' server activity.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 26, 2007, 11:27:30 AM
I could fix the map but it'd be too much work. I'll see what I can do (basicaly ignore the uppermost row of squares in one of the passageways). It doesn't affect much so I'll just map it as two and put a big thicj black line through the nonexistant squares or something.

Yes, he has the rope (or someone does). I was just pointing out that it'd probably be needed in case anyone else fancied clambering up there as well.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 26, 2007, 01:02:43 PM
One more thing, where are we timewise? I know that Sarian needs the rest and I am wondering how long we have been in the dungeon. I figure it has not been that long based on what has happened.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 26, 2007, 09:11:39 PM
Five or ten minutes? Adding in all the searching remember that it's meant to take 10 minutes to search each square (or did they reduce that down to 1 minute each in 3rd ed?).

So I'd say 20-30 minutes tops.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 26, 2007, 09:25:49 PM
I think they cut it down to 1 minute, because taking ten is ten rounds (so 60 seconds).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 27, 2007, 12:12:51 PM
Looks like I'm staying in folks. I missed the bus by minutes (there's more to it than that : I met a young lad at the bus stop and asked him if the bus had come yet, they said it hadn't and I clearly implied that I'd be back in a minute so he could make the driver wait, he didn't make him wait, just got on and went away, so when I got back from the cashpoint machine this lovely old couple were able to tell me what arseholes the young twit* had been).

So the next bus wasn't going to be for two hours (bank holiday monday). That means I would've turned up around half past seven and would've had to leave at around half ten (start packing stuff away around 10ish). It really didn't seem worth it so I phoned up the guy I'd arranged to play and he reckoned we should just stay in (despite the fact that he's finished his part of a convertion of mine - I didn't have the right size drill bits and I've been waiting weeks for him to do it).

All of this only happened because the bus company changed the timetables and didn't tell the bus drivers.

Regular monday bus to the club: 4.41

Old Bank Holiday bus to the club: 4.21

New bank holiday bus to the club: 4.36

When did the bus come? Around twenty past four. I had intentionaly arrived at nearly twenty past (got delayed setting out by witch* sister not deciding if she wanted to give me a lift to the bus stop or not) and the guy said he hadn't seen it yet so clearly he'd be there to hold it up for me and I was only going to be away for about 2 or 3 minutes around the corner. How much did I miss the bus by? About two minutes.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 27, 2007, 01:15:55 PM
I hate public transit just for those reasons; schedule changes, detours, etc. Glad you will be around. So what is going on in both of your games?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 27, 2007, 01:48:18 PM
I hate public transit just for those reasons; schedule changes, detours, etc. Glad you will be around. So what is going on in both of your games?

I'm waiting for someone else to post in Dark Awakenings so I know people have noticed it's still going on then I'll add an update (there's a lot of outer buildings so you'll have options :p).

As for this one: telly for about 45 minutes then I'll get onto making a battle map.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 27, 2007, 02:41:28 PM
Could you roll initiatives so the first group can start to post what they do?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 27, 2007, 02:54:11 PM
Could you roll initiatives so the first group can start to post what they do?

I've just finished doing exactly that :). How many natural one's could I roll?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 27, 2007, 03:10:27 PM
Sounds good. So I need to wait for Eyeolas and Keeper to post and then I will tell you what I do after the bird attacks. So far the bad guys have attack before me twice and I only went once. I hope the ratio doesnt get worse than that.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 27, 2007, 03:25:27 PM
You're in the same initiative group as the bird so you don't have to wait for it (just remember that it'll act before you, that's all).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 27, 2007, 07:59:26 PM
Ok so I updated Dekion's actions in the battle thread. The funny thing was that I was thinking of hacking up the birds before he tried to take the emeralds.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 28, 2007, 04:52:44 AM
Sorry guys - Bank Holiday weekend where we had short-notice guests and then I got dragged into doing lots of things for family, so I've not even been online since I last posted - sorry about that!

Glad Rhana killed the smelly caveman :)  Now we get some roast duck!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 28, 2007, 09:49:48 AM
Its ok Keeper, we really don't expect people online all of the time (just most :icon_wink: )
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 28, 2007, 12:47:33 PM
Being 18' in the air meens it is hard to attack something that is 9' without falling or jumping off, so there is really no point in me trying to attack with a short sword.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 28, 2007, 01:01:48 PM
Keeper said Rhana would use her staff in the second round so she atttacks with her staff and then I follow up with both attacks on the bird as b4. Sarian stays up there trying to get the emerald free.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 28, 2007, 02:38:26 PM
Because someone asked:

Do you have a link to the story on that diamond? I would love to read about it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2007/08/diamond.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2007/08/diamond.shtml)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/index.shtml?logo (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/index.shtml?logo)

If you can get the Listen Again feature working (not very reliable for the last month or two) then try to listen to the latest version of PM (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/pm/) before a new edition replaces it tomorrow. The PM interview/feature about it is more informative than the blog post.

So that'd be today's edition (teusday). It'll be up for a week.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 28, 2007, 03:08:24 PM
That someone would be me and thank you.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 28, 2007, 03:42:33 PM
Are you taking over Rhana or just speaking in place as it is the obviouse thing to do?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 28, 2007, 03:48:10 PM
Keeper posted (in the other game he and I are in) that he wouldn't be back on for a bit and aksed me to 'zombie'/take over his character until he got back. That is why I post hers in pink text.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 28, 2007, 03:56:22 PM
Keeper posted (in the other game he and I are in) that he wouldn't be back on for a bit and aksed me to 'zombie'/take over his character until he got back. That is why I post hers in pink text.

so... Have her eat some braaains then... :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 28, 2007, 04:02:10 PM
"I want brains!" Rhana sais as her face starts to grow pail, her skin starts to rot and vital organs start to fall out of her chest

I can't see it
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 29, 2007, 04:39:26 AM
Oi, eyeolas!!  Stop looking at Rhana's chest!! ;)

Back now - just didn't want to hold up last night's action, as I knew I'd be busy all evening watching NE whup the CPs! Go Brady! :D Yeah it was last Friday, but I've got Sky+ (DVR) :D

Right, were we playing AD&D, right?  And I'm now an undead half-elf sorceress, right? :D


Now, can someone remind me what these "aforementioned rods" are?  A link or a quote would be fine - I can't just find the original reference :shrug:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on August 29, 2007, 05:07:38 AM
It's some kind of steel rods (I think) protruding from the wall along a corridor. Seems like "obvious trap" to me.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 29, 2007, 06:29:04 AM
It's some kind of steel rods (I think) protruding from the wall along a corridor. Seems like "obvious trap" to me.

Wooden, not steel (and I think they're painted red). Think of monkey bars or even a ladder lying down along the floor (but a short distance above it, not high up for hanging and swinging off).

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Peering into the darkness she spies an odd construction. About twenty feet down the corridor she spies a series of twelve wooden poles that span the corridor, each about ayard apart from it's neighbours, at a height of roughly a foot above the floor. Their ends are firmly secured into the walls. Beyond them the passage continues beyond the extent of her darkvision.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 29, 2007, 06:51:51 AM
Thank you, Bohdi and Balgin :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 29, 2007, 07:22:43 AM
Is anyone else thinking electric floor or something like that?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 29, 2007, 08:31:42 AM
Actually, I was thinking Spider Climb, but if you want to think Electric Floor, you go right ahead :D

I have no idea what the Electric Floor spell does, though, so you'll have to fill me in!  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 29, 2007, 08:34:10 AM
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have no idea what the Electric Floor spell does, though, so you'll have to fill me in!

I think it's the one where you turn into a dalek, set off the sprinkler system then fly up in the air and shoot a power cable/box thing to electrocute all the squadies with just one shot (two if you had to shoot something to set off the sprinklers :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 29, 2007, 08:54:10 AM
Why don't we all just step back and throw something heavy st the pressure plate on the floor and set off the trap and then we can move forward?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 29, 2007, 08:59:58 AM
The body of a dead caveman, perhaps?  I'd like to be quite a few feet away, if you want to try that!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 29, 2007, 09:01:39 AM
Do we have something lighter that I can be thrown from further away? Hey does a Migic missle have enough force to trip something like that?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 29, 2007, 09:02:08 AM
I can think of a reason but I'm no a player (and given another factor it's not a very good reason, but I thought of a second reason too :p).

I once again feel the need to remind people that magic missile cannot target inanimate objects but must be aimed at "living" creatures.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 29, 2007, 09:02:50 AM
Do mean just in case it is a gas trap?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 29, 2007, 09:05:59 AM
Do mean just in case it is a gas trap?

Nope. Reason 1: Whatever it triggers might make a lot of noise which could attract stuff to your presence. The reason that's not a very good reason is because there's a bell already ringing but the new sound could still get something's attention.

Reason number 2: Whatever it triggers could damage the thing that you throw so you'd need to use something disposable.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 29, 2007, 09:08:29 AM
I once again feel the need to remind people that magic missile cannot target inanimate objects but must be aimed at "living" creatures.

That was my first thought.  The reason I suggested the caveman's body is that I see no other use for it, for us.

However, I just noticed that Balgin accidently commented that we were expected to approach from the other direction, so perhaps we should go around?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 29, 2007, 09:20:27 AM
However, I just noticed that Balgin accidently commented that we were expected to approach from the other direction, so perhaps we should go around?

No not at all. In the original adventure you'd take either of the three main paths to the statue room but could only take one route (no exploring the other directions). So, consequently, the adventure is written as if you're approaching that particular trap from the other direction. Once again, the only reason that it actualy matters is that I have to reverse certain things. For instance: the pressure plate runs from the third to the twelfth rod but since you're effectively standing at the twelfth rod it runs from the first to the ninth as you see it.

See what I mean? I simply had to reverse some things (it's called perspective).

And yes, that is a bloody big presure plate.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 29, 2007, 09:28:48 AM
Was Isambard Kingdom Brunnell an advisor in the dungeon's construction? ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 29, 2007, 10:17:38 AM
Was Isambard Kingdom Brunnell an advisor in the dungeon's construction? ;)

I don't know. All I know is that Adrian Mole's girlfriend liked him.

As for Baron Sukumvit's Deathtrap Dungeon.... Ian Livingstone (the world famous author, now he owns Eidos... :() has stated previously that DTD was inspired by a week's holiday to Thailand. Ironicly I ran the adventure for a mate earlier this year and he asked "how do you know my grandfather's address?" There really is a Sukumvit road in Thailand and it's where his rgandfather lives (despite hiis entire family being welsh :) but fortunately I found out I'd always been pronouncing it right, it is Sook, not Suck - as I always thought it would be :)).

I can't remember if it was a week's holiday or a fortnight but it certainly made some strong impressions.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 29, 2007, 01:08:31 PM
How long was the rope again? my plan won't work unless it is at least as long as the distance of the first to the last post.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 30, 2007, 05:25:37 AM
Spider climb lasts for 10mins/level. So that is either 60 mins (6th level) or 30 mins (3rd caster level). Can anyone who plays spell casters aften tell me?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 30, 2007, 09:08:26 AM
The rope's definately long enough to stretch from one end to the other with plenty to spare.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 30, 2007, 06:10:22 PM
Hold on guys, I'm a bit confused here. He's got the rope tied across from the first pole to the last one (effectively lying across all the poles) and now he wants to tight rope walk across it? There's nowt else to tie the rope to and laying it flat alcross the poles just doesn't make much sense really. Stepping on the rope would either involve stepping on the poles or stepping on either side of them (which would cause the rope to sag against the poles and exert a degree of pressure dependant on the weight being applied on each side, and these poles are only made of wood).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 30, 2007, 09:11:53 PM
OOC: How far apart are the poles?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 31, 2007, 06:15:09 AM
Which is why I bring you back too:

I pull in as much of the slack as I can, then tie it to our end after Rhana has tied her end

and:

I push down on the rope inbetween the first two posts to see if it will support the heavier members of the group.

yes, we are tight roping it, leaning against the wall, and there will be a little dip in the rope, bit if the rope is good enough it should hold and there should be not enough slack to let us touch the floor.

a really quick diagram is in order:

o=post ---=rope S=Serian


Our end o-----o-----o-----o-----o-----o-----o Rhana's end
(which has excess (slack) rope)

   
o\_S_/o-----o-----o-----o-----o-----o
the rope will swey down, but since I tied it so the rope is as tight as I can make it, even with the sway I shouldn't touch the floor

hope that helps
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 31, 2007, 06:52:01 AM
Good description with diagrams, eyeolas - not an easy thing to describe :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 31, 2007, 07:18:05 AM
14 darts!!!

how many were able to hit me and how well did you roll?

That's just, ouch
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 31, 2007, 07:25:38 AM
Let's just say that I rerolled the damage once. The first time you got hit for a total of 34 (which would've put you on 36/24, -12 so dead).

It's at this moment where you wish you could stand up and say "well the trap's disarmed folks" before collapsing again :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 31, 2007, 07:39:58 AM
Are you insinuating it is a reloading trap?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 31, 2007, 07:47:09 AM
I don't think he was - I think he was just noting the potential for comic effect, should our little adventure ever be made into a film :)

Now, I'm trying to heal you, so lay still!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 31, 2007, 07:48:57 AM
can an unconceouse person drink a potion?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on August 31, 2007, 07:50:27 AM
Are you insinuating it is a reloading trap?

Trust me, sometime in the next year one of the minions in the dungeon might manualy reload all the dart shooters but until then it's fairly safe for now (unless you try to run and trip over the poles, fall flat and break your nose or something :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 31, 2007, 07:52:32 AM
well, knowing the luck with my plans so far...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 31, 2007, 08:08:48 AM
can an unconceouse person drink a potion?

More to the point - can an unconcious person stop me holding their nose and triggering the swallow reflex as I pour potion into their mouth? ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 31, 2007, 09:00:17 AM
A fair point
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 02, 2007, 04:26:15 PM
Bodhi: the without comment made me laugh so much.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 02, 2007, 04:33:57 PM
Oh you buzzard* fudge*ing server error 500 bollocks! That post was perfect and now I've got to go and compose it all over again and put the attachments back on!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 02, 2007, 04:38:11 PM
The map's too big to attach now.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 02, 2007, 04:41:20 PM
The attachment isn't over 8mb is it? That is the only time that particular error should come up. If it does again just copy the error and the details section and PM it to me.  

One of the things I do is if I am typing a long post I always do it first in word and then cut and paste it into the forum. That way if there is an error you still have the text saved. Plus you can always spell check it first :icon_wink:

Edit: removed my own double post  :icon_wink:

The map's too big to attach now.

Go to photos.customhobby.com and sign up for an account. You can host the pic through there and then post it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 02, 2007, 04:47:12 PM
It's a 373kb jpeg.

It just gave me a 500 error whenever I tried to attach both the hobgoblin fight picture and the map to the same post.

And don't worry, I'll have a battlethread open sometime before morning since, as soon as the combatants realise they've got company, they'll draw the weapons they had sense enough to not use on each other, with the full intention of sharing the pain all round.

"Hey, is this a private fight or can anyone join in?" :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 02, 2007, 04:50:38 PM
Ok guys do we use ranged attack first to see what we can do to them and then advance from there? If you guys are game I say we all go for that and everyone get behind me. If they charge I don't mind being in the front since I have the most armor anyway.

It's a 373kb jpeg.

It just gave me a 500 error whenever I tried to attach both the hobgoblin fight picture and the map to the same post.

And don't worry, I'll have a battlethread open sometime before morning since, as soon as the combatants realise they've got company, they'll draw the weapons they had sense enough to not use on each other, with the full intention of sharing the pain all round.

"Hey, is this a private fight or can anyone join in?" :)

Are you able to upload the map now?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 02, 2007, 04:53:53 PM
Ok guys do we use ranged attack first to see what we can do to them and then advance from there?

Hey, you can use diplomacy and charm if you think it's going to help :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 02, 2007, 04:56:25 PM
More unsubtle hinting!

A ranged sneak attack would be good to kill one, then you could run in and obliterate the second, we nick the bag and no one is hurt. Sound good?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 02, 2007, 04:57:33 PM
Hey, you can use diplomacy and charm if you think it's going to help :p.

On two orcs in a dungeon called DeathTrap? I think the shoot first ask later will work for us. What does the rest of the party think?

More unsubtle hinting!

A ranged sneak attack would be good to kill one, then you could run in and obliterate the second, we nick the bag and no one is hurt. Sound good?

 :yeahthat: :bludrgn2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 02, 2007, 04:58:12 PM
Internal server error 500 3 times out of 3 attempts. It really doesn't like this map.

Quote
I think the shoot first ask later will work for us.

Hey, have you been listening to Waste 'em With My Crossbow again? :)

Quote
I waste 'em with my crossbow, I shake and roll the dice
Then I loot the body, and kick it once or twice
I waste 'em with my crossbow, I nail 'em to the wall
I'm rackin' up those EPs, I'm gonna take 'em all!

 :clap2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 02, 2007, 04:59:21 PM
Just host it either on my site I gave you above or photobucket.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 02, 2007, 05:12:13 PM
Balgin, is that a real song?

if so find it on youtube please, I'd like to hear it. It is a suitable time to quote a bit from OotS: 1st Pannel finds the party being faced by a troll. 2nd pannel the fighter sais to the troll 'let us pass'. 3rd pannel they are walking past the troll saying 'see, not every monster is out to kill you.'. It is so true. (I tend to just run in and kill though)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 02, 2007, 05:18:00 PM
Balgin, is that a real song?

Nope, it's the chorus from a real song (there's about 3 or 4 verses "I may work delivering pizzas, may drive a car that's too old, but when I'm playing Hackmaster, my PC's rolling gold....").

This link might work but I can't garauntee anything as I'm just copying the direct link to the mp3 file: http://www.rpgmp3.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=6 (http://www.rpgmp3.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=6)

If that doesn't work then follow this link: http://www.rpgmp3.com/index.php (http://www.rpgmp3.com/index.php)

Then go to Downloads (although I don't think you can save it). Then, in the downloads, go to the Songs, Music & FILK section, page 2, it should be right up near the top.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 03, 2007, 05:18:43 AM
The first link uploaded the song straight onto I tunes, sweet!

I HAVE to play this to my club :P
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 03, 2007, 05:26:37 AM
Where did the song discussion come from?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 03, 2007, 06:00:31 AM
I described how we should just go and kill the hobgoblins, you agreed then Balgin said have you been listening to to much of the song, I then asked about it.

prety simple really :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 03, 2007, 09:44:18 AM
I missed that somehow.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 03, 2007, 05:12:57 PM
I missed that somehow.

Someone suggested shooting the hobgoblins with a crossbow (either Ellion or Dekion shooting) and I went "so are you gunna waste 'em with your crossbow then?" And then, realising you might not get the reference, I quoted the chorus from the song. Then Eyeolas asked if it was a real song so I posted the link.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 03, 2007, 05:15:28 PM
I got it from when Eyeolas went over it for me. Back from your usual Monday gaming? Updates on the way for both games?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 03, 2007, 05:41:21 PM
Updates on the way for both games?

To quote Michale Caine:

Quote
Oh bloody yes.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 04, 2007, 01:05:29 PM
Okay guys, we've got a problem here. Ellion opened the bottle and sniffed the contents.

I have no sense of smell.

So, it is virtualy impossible for me to describe how the contents of the bottle smell because the only thing I'll definitely know it'll smell like is what it actualy is. I'm fairly certain that the contents of the bottle will have a strong smell, but not neccessarily recognisable.

So... it would be handy if we could have an independant adjudicator that I can disclose the nature of the liquid to and ask to describe the smell to me. This might cause a slight delay.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 04, 2007, 03:50:24 PM
Oh man, I was having a seriouse downer and that made me laugh SO hard!

Thanks for puting it in such a blunt tone Balgin :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 04, 2007, 03:52:40 PM
Yeah, poor Sarian's had a really hard time so far. If he gets to rest up a bit and recieve hieling he should be okay but for now he's ahd it hard :(. Just don't mock Ellion too much or she might initiate a grapple and force you to drink the acid....
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 04, 2007, 04:21:51 PM
That way clearly leads back (beneath the bell) to the entrance. (Map updates being buggy). Clearly the only way onwards now is through the statue's cavern.

Well now that it is settled we need one of the other players to suggest we go the other way and for us to go. I am fine with taking the point for now unless someone else (not sarian) wants to do it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on September 05, 2007, 03:10:30 AM
It might be best if Rhana hangs about just behind you for a little bit, as she is still fit and well, for the time being!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on September 05, 2007, 06:03:01 AM
Sarian (henceforth AKA "pincushion"  :icon_wink:) really is most direly in need of the services of Sindla, the goddess of luck wouldn't you say?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on September 05, 2007, 06:30:02 AM
Rhana is praying to Sindla right now, you just can't hear her ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 05, 2007, 07:29:06 AM
Is she still on the cieling?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on September 05, 2007, 07:34:30 AM
No.  No point being needlessly silly.  I don't want it to run out at an inopportune moment.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 05, 2007, 11:07:14 AM
PINCUSION!!

(I like it :P)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 05, 2007, 11:12:46 AM
PINCUSION!!

(I like it :P)

Aaaaand he's just walked right into another one (potentialy even more lethal than the poles and darts trap).

 :raincloud: :bolt:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 05, 2007, 11:34:53 AM
What is the door made of? Can I use the Axe to chop it up?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 05, 2007, 12:19:06 PM
What is the door made of? Can I use the Axe to chop it up?

Magic traps have an obscenely high search dc :(. You could try using the axe indeed.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 05, 2007, 12:23:05 PM
By the way I am wondering if something happens if Sarian says the guys name
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 05, 2007, 03:38:10 PM
Ya, it's always the rogue, maybe our cleric can cast trap finding and give me a brake, no?

AND my constitution is lower by 4 so I can last 8 rounds less in water before taking drowning damage.

at least make a hole in the door so the water doesn't flood me.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 05, 2007, 03:44:21 PM
at least make a hole in the door so the water doesn't flood me.

Erm, they didn't make a hole in the door, they turned the door into a hole. There is no longer any door (but some splintered fragments are being washed by the flood that swells out into the corridor).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 05, 2007, 03:54:41 PM
May I sudjest someone shout back through the hole something like "Tell that to your master, witch*!" Serian is a little disstressed at the moment to be shouting at voices.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on September 06, 2007, 05:29:59 AM
Is there a second exit from the cavern that we've gone past I can see on the map, Blagin?  To the right?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 06, 2007, 09:12:03 AM
Is there a second exit from the cavern that we've gone past I can see on the map, Blagin?  To the right?

Nope. I just couldn't be bothered to draw one on. That's all.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 06, 2007, 09:17:45 AM
OK so lets see what happens next
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 06, 2007, 01:52:49 PM
what's happening for 95 mins?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 06, 2007, 02:30:50 PM
I wasn't sure what the abreviation was for but I figured it mean wait 95minutes for an update. Maybe a movie? :shrug:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 06, 2007, 03:26:35 PM
I wasn't sure what the abreviation was for but I figured it mean wait 95minutes for an update. Maybe a movie? :shrug:

East Enders and then The Bill :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 04:10:05 AM
By the way Balgin what would have been the reward if Sarian had told the Baron to kiss his A$$ while locked in the room?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 07, 2007, 07:47:09 AM
By the way Balgin what would have been the reward if Sarian had told the Baron to kiss his A$$ while locked in the room?

A magic ring of good luck (might've been protection +3 or something, I know there was a +3 bonus to something from it).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 07:51:38 AM
So does that mean it would be somewhere for us to find if we searched?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 07, 2007, 07:53:21 AM
So does that mean it would be somewhere for us to find if we searched?

Nope. It's a magical trap (apart from the water, the water's not summoned). The voice is magical and the ring would be magicaly summoned from another place outside the dungeon.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 08:16:21 AM
Well I tried. I figured it was a magic mouth or something similar. So the prize would be teleported in. Sarian could have used some extra luck.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on September 07, 2007, 08:32:41 AM
I think his luck in terms of game mechanics is not too bad - he just needs to push one of us ahread, occasionally, rather than setting off all of the traps himself :)  But I do understand, as I used to play characters of a very, very similar nature, only they used to be mostly dwaves ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 08:34:16 AM
He is the theif so he has the trap finding and disarming skills. The rest of us don't, so we just need to keep him alive and I guess out of the fights as much as we can.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 07, 2007, 09:02:54 AM
I think his luck in terms of game mechanics is not too bad

He's faikled to find a couple of traps by rolling 1 or two points short and he's rolled a few 1's more for skill checks than anyone else. I'm glad he has such a high luck score (remember to say you want to use luck when searching for traps that might be hard to find).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 09:16:01 AM
Noted and I will make sure to mention it in future for Dekion. No sense having it if we can't use it. I need to read those rules again.  :icon_beer:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 07, 2007, 11:19:06 AM
Is there a trap we haven't set off (we technicaly set off the bell)?

yes, I love the more brainy characters, and coming up with abstract ideas no one else does, I've had some seriouse bad luck though (wierd, I usually roll so well in warhammer, but I never do well in DnD)

On the current matter, I recon those worms will attack (constrict and crush) if we touch the dagger, so we should take them out if possible before touching the sword. Any spell ideas? Does Dekion have great cleave?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 03:26:38 PM
Is there a trap we haven't set off (we technicaly set off the bell)?

I hope not. I was thinking we got everything so far and was comfortable about it. :bludrgn2:

yes, I love the more brainy characters, and coming up with abstract ideas no one else does, I've had some seriouse bad luck though (wierd, I usually roll so well in warhammer, but I never do well in DnD)

I need to get that dice roller added to the forum. Then we can all roll our own bad luck, lol :icon_wink:

On the current matter, I recon those worms will attack (constrict and crush) if we touch the dagger, so we should take them out if possible before touching the sword. Any spell ideas? Does Dekion have great cleave?

Yes he does. I was already thinking along those lines but would like to know what is above us first. I think all of us have ranged weapons as well so we can maybe have them out and shoot at it once we know what we are dealing with.
:fighter:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 07, 2007, 03:30:54 PM
On the current matter, I recon those worms will attack (constrict and crush) if we touch the dagger, so we should take them out if possible before touching the dagger.

They aren't that dangerous.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 03:36:12 PM
I've heard that from a few DM's before :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 07, 2007, 03:57:10 PM
So have I actually.

Quote from: a fairly long ago gaming sesion
As you turn the corner you reach a dead end abotu 20ft infront of you. On the floor near the far wall is two sceletons, dripping a yellow tinted liquid, compleatly skinned with no muscles or anything but bones and possessions left. Infront of them is a spread out heap of large what seem to be slugs, about as long as your hand to elbow (1.5 ft)...

... The worms seem to all turn to point at you (like iron shavings with a magnet), and when you step close enough, they start jumping on you franticaly. But wait, there's more! You feal a stink in your skin were on of the slugs is, and as you remove it (with some differculty) you notice you also are getting covered in the yellow tint liquid....

... after you study it a bit (knoledge alchemy passed) you realise it is a type of acid (not really concentrated, but enough to cause you damage with prolonged exposure.

see what I mean, it took the party wizard to cast fireball on each of us to get them off and dead.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 07, 2007, 04:33:01 PM
I've heard that from a few DM's before :icon_wink:

Nah seriously, they're like little baby slug maggot things (they're so pathetic they don't even have a statblock).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 07, 2007, 05:37:25 PM
Then maybe we need to worry about where the mama slug is
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 08, 2007, 05:40:29 AM
It could just be a trick and you can just take the dagger, and it's just a silver dagger
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 08, 2007, 09:10:31 AM
It better be worth more than just a silver dagger. I am thinking it might be a good item for Sarian.

By the way does anyone wonder where the hell the other people are in the Dungeon? I mean there should be another Barbarian, a Knight, and the Ninja (did I forget anyone?). The Ninja is the one I am worried about.

By the way: good shot Eyeolas!! :clap2:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 08, 2007, 09:57:44 AM
The elf woman

why would I want a dagger? I don't have two weapon fighting and my short sword is most likely better than it. (+2 daggers don't come around every day)

I hit it! woo (better than last time)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 08, 2007, 10:02:59 AM
You never know it just might be a +2. Only Balgin knows but it might have other properties. I already have three +2 weapons so I don't need it (even though I don't know what the plus is on it)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 08, 2007, 10:11:58 AM
It's not a +2 dagger. It is a plus 3 dagger (you don't have anyone capable of identifying magical witems at the moment so I'll just tell you guys now in the interest of keeping things simple :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 08, 2007, 10:38:19 AM
A +3 dagger? Nice, I still am best with my scimitar or the Axe so I am not going to go for it. Any of the others who want it can go ahead and I will back them up.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 08, 2007, 03:20:38 PM
I'll have it (sweet!)

Edit: removed double post :icon_twisted:

I think we found the mother!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 08, 2007, 03:51:31 PM
I think we found the mother!


Nope, the big fly thing was the mother. The Rock Grubb isn't even a trap or special feature or anything. It's just tunneled into the dungeon (not part of Baron Sukumvit's grand design, just a freak natural hazard). It's nice and dangerous 'though (and feel free to believe it's related in character :)).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 08, 2007, 03:56:29 PM
Don't suppose they're immune to poison... (Thinking of some anti constitution goodness. PAYBACK!)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 08, 2007, 05:29:44 PM
Just don't miss and hit me :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 09, 2007, 03:46:59 AM
I'll run in and stab it into him, I won't bother throwing it

OR (since I am better at ranged) I could delay initiative so you can get out of the way? then we get a head start on running away as he hopefully falls to the ground with no constitution left
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 09, 2007, 03:49:47 AM
OOC: Quick question if I have stated numerous times that I am on guard all the time and even stated that he was moving down the corridor slowly and cautiously, how was I flat footed?

he just burst through a wall and started trying to eat you, do you think you would be fully prepared if something like that happened? This sort of makes up for everything that attacked us not having a surprise round (or auto 20 roll to initiative as my dm likes to do)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on September 09, 2007, 06:00:48 AM
Ehrrrm. This is really meant to be a solo adventure isn't it?
The way things have been going so far I think it's beeen a wee bit unbalanced (AGAINST the monsters) Every monster that has been thrown at us has been a little TO lightweight. Perhaps that'll change?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 09, 2007, 06:08:15 AM
Ehrrrm. This is really meant to be a solo adventure isn't it?
The way things have been going so far I think it's beeen a wee bit unbalanced (AGAINST the monsters) Every monster that has been thrown at us has been a little TO lightweight. Perhaps that'll change?

Two of the last three encounters are real killers (as are many of the traps). I can see one of those last three encounters being really lethal myself. There's also a few save or die type of lethal encounters later on where the save's not particularly difficult but the consequences more than make up for the easy save.

Oh, and then there's the Pit Fiend as well, that one's always fun :). But I reckon chances are three of you will be alive by the time you meet the Bloodbeast and it'll probably gobble up two or three of you as well (given how lethal it's encounter is).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Fabian on September 09, 2007, 10:20:23 AM
 :icon_scratch: Now they know they need to be very careful and conserve their energies for these killer foes... Suspense, where is thy sting?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 09, 2007, 10:29:13 AM
OOC: Quick question if I have stated numerous times that I am on guard all the time and even stated that he was moving down the corridor slowly and cautiously, how was I flat footed?

he just burst through a wall and started trying to eat you, do you think you would be fully prepared if something like that happened? This sort of makes up for everything that attacked us not having a surprise round (or auto 20 roll to initiative as my dm likes to do)

When I am in a dungeon that know one has ever made it out of, and I am purposely walking slowly lookin gout for exaclty that (being that there are monsters and traps everywhere), plus having my weapon and shield at the ready. Then yes I do think he would be prepaired. He is the fighter after all. I would at least have liked to have a refelx save to see if I could get out of the way. I don't think that is asking too much.

:icon_scratch: Now they know they need to be very careful and conserve their energies for these killer foes... Suspense, where is thy sting?

:yeahthat: Balgin don't give away the game before we get there. It might alter how players use their spells and limited use items.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 09, 2007, 10:34:41 AM
:icon_scratch: Now they know they need to be very careful and conserve their energies for these killer foes...

Trust me, they don't :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 09, 2007, 10:36:09 AM
Oh man I hope there aren't things that are worse than he mentioned. Plus the traps seem to be instant death not just get hurt or mild poison.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 22, 2007, 12:53:12 PM
"so... jump it?"

Go for it eyeolas. We know there isn't a pressure plate and even if some thing pops out of the corridor, all of us have ranged weapons.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on September 22, 2007, 03:37:27 PM
And besides Eyolas is USED to springing traps now aint he? What harm can another one do?  :icon_twisted:

Ellion WOULD gladly jump it only she kind of has this knee problem...  :icon_ermm:

But she'll hold her crossbow ready.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 22, 2007, 04:35:05 PM
I love the way that nobody's considered the possibility that the rope was put there by one of the four contestants to have already passed this point.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 22, 2007, 07:46:40 PM
I thought about that but still don't trust it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 22, 2007, 08:12:28 PM
I thought about that but still don't trust it.

Surely the fact that you've thought of it (and one of those who went ahead of you is a ninja) gives you even less reason to trust it :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 22, 2007, 08:21:00 PM
Yep and I have been wondering where he, the knight, and the other barbarian are.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 22, 2007, 08:22:18 PM
Yep and I have been wondering where he, the knight, and the other barbarian are.

You forgot the elf :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 23, 2007, 06:51:09 PM
Wow, the treasure really came out in both my games this weekend didn't it? :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 23, 2007, 07:12:38 PM
I guess I did forget the other elf. Damn there are a lot of unaccounted for people in there. We need to watch our backs guys. Was that all that was down at the bottom of that pit?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 23, 2007, 07:18:27 PM
Damn there are a lot of unaccounted for people in there.

I can see that list shortenning in the foreseeable future :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 23, 2007, 07:26:34 PM
Well I hope they are either dead or willing to work with us. We really don't need to waste resources fighting more characters
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 23, 2007, 08:04:20 PM
Well I hope they are either dead or willing to work with us. We really don't need to waste resources fighting more characters

And bizarrely you're correct on all counts :p. They're all dead, friendly or hostile :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on September 24, 2007, 05:19:28 AM
So, has anyone else noticed that I checked the rope and it is fine, or not?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 24, 2007, 08:33:40 AM
I noticed but am still wondering how those others wound up dead at the bottom then
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 24, 2007, 08:37:32 AM
Well let's see.

It's a pit.
It's dark.
Maybe they tried to jump across and failed.
It's dark.
It's a pit.
Maybe they were pushed.
It's dark.
Maybe they got knocked in during a fight.
It's a pit.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 24, 2007, 08:46:44 AM
Hey we know the obvious, but pardon me for being cautious and wanting to live through it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 24, 2007, 08:51:00 AM
Hey we know the obvious, but pardon me for being cautious and wanting to live through it.

Although clearly Ellion just found out how dangerous the rope really was. Ouch that's going to hurt a bit.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 24, 2007, 08:53:44 AM
I didn't read that yet, so you know what thread I am off to next.

By the way guys are we still going with the same "safe" room we cleared earlier in the game?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 24, 2007, 09:02:49 AM
Oh that would be a horrid time for spider climb to run out wouldn't it? Right after having walked down to the bottom of the pit and needing to climb out again. Fortunately it's still got some time left (but probably only something like 5-10 minutes now).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 24, 2007, 09:05:03 AM
At least if it were to happen maybe Ellion could break her fall
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 25, 2007, 10:52:30 AM
Yes, but that would still leave two woman stuck at the bottom of a pit full of dead bodies in a place called DEATHtrap dungeon (emphasis on DEATH!)


Balgin, they could have always just not seen the pit because it was dark...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 25, 2007, 11:56:16 AM
Balgin, they could have always just not seen the pit because it was dark...

Especialy if they were running away from something :).

Oh, actualy that makes perfect sense now. I've just worked out what they were running from. Talk about looking at things from a completely different perspective :). I was reminding myself that the contents of the dungeon change ever so slightly from year to year (although the architecture remains a given constant). I've actualy worked out what the big dangerous thing is that would've chased all the people down into the pit and I almost hope you guys never find out (but it'd be more fun for all of us if you did :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 25, 2007, 12:36:09 PM
OWW, WHY does it sound like it is really nasty and going to kill us?

Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 25, 2007, 01:16:53 PM
Come on eyeolas everything in here is supposed to be super nasty and supposed to kill us
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on September 25, 2007, 01:25:13 PM
but...
but...

I DON'T WANNA DIIIIIIIEEEEEE!!!! :g: :g: :g: :g:

Guess I should have read the fine print in the job application...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 25, 2007, 01:27:36 PM
As far as I see it none of us are going to. We can make it through and then just kick the baron's ass when we get to the other end.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 25, 2007, 02:39:41 PM
That will be a good day *fades off into day dread about the Baron bleeding on the floor, begging for mercy*
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on September 26, 2007, 04:30:38 AM
Rhana isn't trying to kill us - that was just an accident, I tell you!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 26, 2007, 01:19:41 PM
Map update?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 27, 2007, 05:48:42 PM
Yeah, I know. It's devastatingly simple and yet I've seen it actualy baffle players when delivered at high speed, Patrick Moore/Groucho Marx style, with the multiple choice answers tagged on at the end. Perhaps we should make Dekion make an int roll to figure it out (although I'm inclined to be generous this time since someone made a bit of a mess of the water trap one :)).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 27, 2007, 07:24:13 PM
So what do you think guys?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on September 28, 2007, 04:20:22 AM
I think it might be 200 lbs ;)  Or did someone already say that? :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 28, 2007, 04:46:29 AM
mmmm, ring of +4 dex...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on September 28, 2007, 04:58:22 AM
I'm happy Ellion didn't step in first. I suck at maths and logic thinking... Big time! Since that is what is measured in IQ tests I probably have about the same IQ as a goldfish (but I'm prettier than a goldfish  :icon_wink:) Haven't dared to test myself.
So let's go on.

My oldest son rates extremely high on logical thinking tests. He's been subject to tests. Socially he's a bit lost though (which was the reason for the testing)
He must have it from his mum. Though SHE's a social genious... Guess he has THAT part from me then...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 28, 2007, 07:31:05 AM
I think it might be 200 lbs ;)  Or did someone already say that? :D

Yep I got it :icon_wink:

mmmm, ring of +4 dex...

Yep so now I have the same Dex as you :bludrgn2:

My oldest son rates extremely high on logical thinking tests. He's been subject to tests. Socially he's a bit lost though (which was the reason for the testing)
He must have it from his mum. Though SHE's a social genious... Guess he has THAT part from me then...

Teach him to sculpt and he will get plenty of social interaction
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 28, 2007, 12:31:03 PM
Does the internet count as social interaction?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 28, 2007, 12:56:14 PM
I think so, to some extent
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on September 28, 2007, 04:01:33 PM
Actually it's a great place for autistic people and others who have GREAT problems with interacting in real life. I read about a german guy who was gravely autistic. Basically he would turn and stare at a wall whenever some other person entered the room and people (including his parents) thought he was retarded as well. Then they found his stories in the computer (this was before internet) and through writing messages to him on his computer his parents could finally start communicating with him. And the stories got published in "Der Spiegel", one of Germanys biggest monthly magazines - which is where I read about it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on September 28, 2007, 04:13:33 PM
Wow, great story
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 28, 2007, 07:35:54 PM
Actually it's a great place for autistic people and others who have GREAT problems with interacting in real life. I read about a german guy who was gravely autistic. Basically he would turn and stare at a wall whenever some other person entered the room and people (including his parents) thought he was retarded as well. Then they found his stories in the computer (this was before internet) and through writing messages to him on his computer his parents could finally start communicating with him. And the stories got published in "Der Spiegel", one of Germanys biggest monthly magazines - which is where I read about it.

Sounds like Ruskin Mill to me. I studied there for four years myself (learning to adapt to polite society). We had all sorts there. In my last year and a half I often found myself supervising the other (less responsible) students and I got to spend the last 18 months in independant housing (the best "reality test" any of the students ever got was indy training where they got £35 a week to live on in a small cottage or a room at a hostel or something and at the end of every week someone'd come by, check their accounts, check they'd bought toilet paper & stuff and check the student knew what they were doing and how well they were coping, stuff like that).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 28, 2007, 07:59:04 PM
So did Dekion find anything in his search?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 29, 2007, 01:29:58 PM
Did anyone like my cunning representation of a pit trap? :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 30, 2007, 07:20:51 PM
Was the only danger from the pit falling due to the rope having been cut?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 30, 2007, 09:22:42 PM
Was the only danger from the pit falling due to the rope having been cut?

Yes and no (hard to explain that one). The only immediate danger was the cut rope, however there are many reasons why you might have come running back towards it (but I can think of a very specific one) in which case you might have rounded the corner, lost your balance and fallen into the pit. Then what was chasing you could've fallen in on top of you as well for added danger.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on September 30, 2007, 09:26:32 PM
Are you talking about the big bugs we killed? Thats cool I just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 30, 2007, 09:43:49 PM
Are you talking about the big bugs we killed?

Nope, something on this side of the pit (and believe you me, if you don't miss that thing, you'll wish you had....).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on October 01, 2007, 03:15:44 AM
I allways found the "Turn undead" ability rather silly.All Ellion has managed to do now is make it more difficult for Dekion to attack...
But she has it so she has to use it I figured.

But really when does it come in handy? You'll still have to get rid of those pesky undead so at best the ability is a pesky nuisance prolonging the fight.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on October 01, 2007, 04:44:21 AM
If you had gotten initiative before the skeleton, it would have not been ablt to attack me, potentially knocking me out.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Fabian on October 01, 2007, 04:55:02 AM
As you get higher in levels you become able to instantly destroy undead (if you have twice as many HD as them), an also one could always attack with ranged attacks. Or run.  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 01, 2007, 07:23:52 AM
We don't run! It is funny but for some reason I totally forgot that it could be undead.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 03, 2007, 01:14:39 PM
"Lets have a peek at both ways and see if either are dead ends"

I am all for check both ends. I just want to know if the weapon and or anything else os worth anything and what the scroll says (since we fought for it).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 03, 2007, 05:34:57 PM
Both ends of what?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 03, 2007, 05:42:00 PM
He means he wants to check the long hallway and down the stairs.

I am still waiting on the info for the weapon, scroll, and anything else. (unless you already updated it and I havent checked that thread yet)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on October 04, 2007, 04:09:56 AM
"So guys, do we want to go down, of finish exploring this level of Baron Something-Witty's Deathtrap Dungeon?  I think we should see what else is on this level, in case there are any more gemstones.   Wasn't it the Wizard Yaztromo who said 'Anything that doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger.'?"

Rhana smiles to herself, thinking of the time she met Yaztromo ...

Edited ever so slightly because Tenser is in Greyhawk, not Titan. The three wizards of Titan are Yaztromo, Nicodemus and that one with the strange oriental name that no-one can ever remember, Pen Tai Kora or something like that. Yaztromo lives in his tower on the southern edge of Darkwood Forest and Nicodemus lives a hermittic existance in a small hut tucked away under a bridge that spans one of the rivers that run through Port Blacksand, and he doesn't appreciate being disturbed by visitors nearly half as much as Yaztromo does.

I edited Blagins edit to make it yellow. It didn't seem to stand out enough from Keepers post.

Taking this discussion OOC ...

[pendant mode=on]
  In that case, why does Rhana have Melf's Acid Arrow?  :icon_eek: ;)
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melf
[pendant mode=off]
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 04, 2007, 09:01:39 AM
The spell is in all worlds. I would say via plane hoping mages from greyhawk and other worlds the spell has spread across the cosmos. Just like all the other named spells by Bigby,tenser, etc.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on October 04, 2007, 09:23:23 AM
The spell is in all worlds. I would say via plane hoping mages from greyhawk and other worlds the spell has spread across the cosmos. Just like all the other named spells by Bigby,tenser, etc.

Gah!  You're too smart! ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 04, 2007, 09:24:38 AM
Only when I'm not hung over :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 04, 2007, 11:28:47 AM
[pendant mode=on]
  In that case, why does Rhana have Melf's Acid Arrow?  :icon_eek: ;)
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melf
[pendant mode=off]

She's not. She's casting Acid Arrow :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 04, 2007, 11:37:59 AM
But those of us who came from 2nd edition all know it is Melfs Acid Arrow
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on October 04, 2007, 11:39:42 AM
[pendant mode=on]
  In that case, why does Rhana have Melf's Acid Arrow?  :icon_eek: ;)
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melf
[pendant mode=off]

She's not. She's casting Acid Arrow :p.

I'd like to direct the honourable members of the jury to the following statement made my Mr Balgin Stondraeg on the 27th July 2007.  The spell in question has been highlighted. :icon_wink:

Name: Rhana Quinn
Race: Half Elf
Class: Sorceress
Level: 6
Xp:
Alignment: Neutral Good

Str 13 +1
Dex 14 +2
Con 16 +3
Int 14 +2
Wis 14 +2
Cha 17 +3
Luck 14 +2

[[snip]]

Spells Known:
0: detect magic, daze, ghost sound, detect poison, ray of frost, mage hand, disrupt undead.
1: charm person, detect secret doors, mage armour, spider climb.
2: Melf's acid arrow, invisibility.
3: Ligtning bolt.

Existing physical description: 24 years old, 5'3" tall, fair hair, blue eyes.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 04, 2007, 11:42:36 AM
I think Balgin is referring to how for 3.5 they seem to just drop the names of the wizards who made the spells
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on October 04, 2007, 11:50:50 AM
I thought Balgin was using the 3.5 version of the adventure for this?  Are you converting everything as we go, Balgin?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 04, 2007, 11:52:45 AM
Its really somantics since it is all the same thing.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 04, 2007, 12:00:02 PM
I think Balgin is referring to how for 3.5 they seem to just drop the names of the wizards who made the spells

Actualy that happened in 2nd ed. Consequently lots of less intelligent players started believing that Lolth's domain was in the Forgotten Realms (despite the adventure actualy giving map references for Gthe Greyhawk map :p). Similarly they started assuming that the 1st ed named artifacts and named spells originated in the new setting.

I never liked the whole named spell thing. It implies that one bloke knows it and only a few close friends of his have learned it (and can be persuaded to share).

Quote
I thought Balgin was using the 3.5 version of the adventure for this?  Are you converting everything as we go, Balgin?

3.0, I'm correcting and updating as we go (for instance the enchanted door had damage reduction 30/+3, so now it would be 30/magic).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 04, 2007, 01:56:03 PM
I never liked the whole named spell thing. It implies that one bloke knows it and only a few close friends of his have learned it (and can be persuaded to share).

It just implies that they made or discovered it. Anyone can know it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on October 04, 2007, 03:27:28 PM
Tenser's floating disk, Mordekion's (I think) magnifisent mansion, <insert name>'s hideouse laughter, I could go on.

Loads of spells have the maker's name in them, not just Melf's acid arrow, and I'm sure they are all set in different campaigns, but we still just use their name.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 04, 2007, 03:57:06 PM
Tenser's floating disk, Mordekion's (I think) magnifisent mansion, <insert name>'s hideouse laughter, I could go on.

Loads of spells have the maker's name in them, not just Melf's acid arrow, and I'm sure they are all set in different campaigns, but we still just use their name.

Actualy Tenser, Rary, Bigby and Mordenkainen* were all original characters in Gary Gygax's 1st ed playtesting group (along with Sir Robilar the Fighter). Those adventures were all set in Greyhawk and those characters are part of the world's history and background stuff.

*Yeah, someone knew their Finnish mythology..

Edit: Removed double post!

Ouch. Big squashy ball squashy.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 04, 2007, 05:48:42 PM
No double posting

Eyeolas it is Tasha's hideouse laughter. OK geek mode: Who was Tahsa? (and then we can remember this is the DTD OOC thread)

Balgin can you explain the luck rules again. (and shouldn't my luck be 13?)

Also did you update all of the character sheets with the damage yet from the ball trap (that decimated us)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on October 04, 2007, 06:29:02 PM
Ouch
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 04, 2007, 06:50:52 PM
Balgin I looked up the max Dex mod for his chain shirt and it is +4 so I am ok, his AC is right.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 04, 2007, 07:24:33 PM
Balgin I looked up the max Dex mod for his chain shirt and it is +4 so I am ok, his AC is right.

That's cool. Now just prey that Sarian doesn't steal the ring from off your fingers when you're not looking.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 04, 2007, 09:10:11 PM
That would be hard to do since it is on the same hand I am holding my scimitar in (and he doesn't put down the sword). Ok on to some questions:

1) Are all of the character sheets up to date now after luck rolls (etc)?
2) I ask because mine said Luck 12 but my luck is 13 which gives a +1. shouldn't I have had a full luck score (I dont remember using it)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 06, 2007, 04:00:08 PM
That would be hard to do since it is on the same hand I am holding my scimitar in (and he doesn't put down the sword). Ok on to some questions:

1) Are all of the character sheets up to date now after luck rolls (etc)?
2) I ask because mine said Luck 12 but my luck is 13 which gives a +1. shouldn't I have had a full luck score (I dont remember using it)


Every time you use your luck it goes down by 1 (after you use it, not before the luck roll). That's how luck starts running out.

I messed up just now and forgot how much damage Dekion ahd before he got bashed by the ball. I started typing in the new number, had a mental block, forgot the old number, looked at the new one and realised it was way too low.

So I know that he certainly has 9 points of damage plus the few he had from previous encounters. The new number was 14 or 15 (and I knew it would be 20 + previous damage). I was mentaly performing two calculations to the same base number at once. Can anyone remember?

28.

(30-11+24-4-11).

I might've missed something there. He took a total of 30 damage in the two encounters with the rock grubbs. Then he recieved 11 points of healing. I think he might have got a little bit of healing since then but I can't find it skimming through all the threads.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 06, 2007, 04:19:32 PM
I have no clue so let me know once you have sorted it out. (It might be easier for you to go to your profile and just look through your posts.) I thought you had it so I was just hecking the thread.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 06, 2007, 04:20:47 PM
I thought he was only on about 3 or 4 damage when the ball ran him down, not 19. I'm happy to call it a total of 28 for now (especialy since it seems like you guys are going to be resting in the skeleton's room now anyway).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 06, 2007, 04:21:47 PM
I was thinking the same. Remember Ellion had given me a potion at one point (after the second Rock Grubb)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 06, 2007, 04:23:32 PM
Oh yeah, you guys are currently about a third of the way through the dungeon (that's more geographic than proportional, the last geographic third part is smaller than either of the first two but considering what's in it, you know, overall you'vce done about a third of the adventure).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on October 06, 2007, 04:29:29 PM
so a third through it is:

traps: 6
party: 2

I like those numbers ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 06, 2007, 04:44:07 PM
The problem is things get worse as we go along. I figured that much already. We might have to Kill Thor & Mothra to get out of this damn place!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Fabian on October 06, 2007, 05:30:26 PM
HA!  :clap2: So putting that in a sig now.  :laughing11:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on October 07, 2007, 04:16:42 AM
Well, we already know one thing we have to face, and that doesn't sound fun.

The note really wasn't very helpfull, all it said was you will face a rock hard creature and avoid it's attacks or you will die. Both could have been worked out prety quickly when we got there
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 07, 2007, 04:19:27 AM
Balgin did you male all the modifications ot the character threads? Are they final so we can move on?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 07, 2007, 10:58:27 AM
Well, we already know one thing we have to face, and that doesn't sound fun.

The note really wasn't very helpfull, all it said was you will face a rock hard creature and avoid it's attacks or you will die. Both could have been worked out prety quickly when we got there

In the original adventure the manticore walks out and stops at a distance, if you have not read the note it flings tail spikes and kills you. If you have read the note you know of the unexpected danger and raise your shield (saving your life).

Mike, I've made all the changes to the character sheets, it was only the confusion over Dekion's hp which had me muddled. It's all good to go now.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 07, 2007, 04:57:37 PM
Damn guys we lost the rope. I knew we shouldn't have left it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on October 17, 2007, 04:16:02 AM
Sorry I wasn't online yesterday, my baby daughter is back in hospital.  So I'll only be online as and when I can.  I'm sure you all understand.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on October 18, 2007, 03:37:19 AM
OK. Back from Malta (lots of lovely wreck diving but terrible weather. Strong gale verging on storm for most of the time. Us divers where really most unaffected by it though it meant having to avoid certain divesites and changing our planning a bit) and checked the updates.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 18, 2007, 09:33:33 PM
In a few hours I'll be walking out to catch a coach at some illegaly early hour. I should be back late sunday evening.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 19, 2007, 07:14:06 PM
I hope Hannah is doing better Dave.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 20, 2007, 04:46:18 PM
I'm going for a week to spain so won't be able to get online more than once or twice in the next week, so if it gets to combat Balgin can control Serian, or if he is needed someone take control

Have fun on your trip. At least the gap will give me time to catch up with your game too :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on October 21, 2007, 09:23:56 AM
I hope Hannah is doing better Dave.

She is back at home now, thanks Mike :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 21, 2007, 05:38:27 PM
I'm back now too.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on October 23, 2007, 04:11:18 PM
Balgin, I think you attached teh wrong map to Battle Thread 8.  Its talking about goblins and bells. :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 23, 2007, 05:58:05 PM
Balgin, I think you attached teh wrong map to Battle Thread 8.  Its talking about goblins and bells. :D

Fixed that now. Thanks mate.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on October 24, 2007, 03:41:21 AM
Just a quick heads-up to you guys that I'm on holiday in the Lake District next week (what a great time of year to go there ! :Doh!:), so I'm not likely to be online.  Balgin/Mike, please feel free to zombie Rhana as appropriate :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 24, 2007, 06:12:08 PM
Cool, I can take her over like last time. Have fun on your trip.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on October 25, 2007, 04:35:20 AM
Balgin,  I didn't think firing into comabt with Magic Missile was an issue, as it strikes the target(s) "unerringly"? 

http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/magicMissile.htm

And since the bottom-left corner of Rhana's square can draw LOS to the bottom-left corner of the Mirror Demon's square, meaning that even though Ellion is in the way, the Mirror Demon doesn't have Total Cover, the magic missile shouldn't have a problem.

Did I miss something?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 25, 2007, 11:48:27 AM
Rhana's wand does 9 damage (4 + 5) and Ellion tries to break free.

See, no attack roll was required (& the Mirror Demon took 9 damage). The only thing you missed is that I forgot to do the 3rd missile (another 5 damage for a total of 14).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 25, 2007, 02:02:18 PM
Lets kill this SOB nd find somewhere to rest and heal up. We are all beat up!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on October 26, 2007, 05:15:25 AM
Rhana's wand does 9 damage (4 + 5) and Ellion tries to break free.

See, no attack roll was required (& the Mirror Demon took 9 damage). The only thing you missed is that I forgot to do the 3rd missile (another 5 damage for a total of 14).

Thanks Balgin.  I think I was having another "not-enough-coffee" day. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on October 26, 2007, 07:28:09 AM
Ho hum

Am I dead yet?

 :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 26, 2007, 09:49:26 PM
Not yet! I need to Kill that demon so we can find a place to rest up and you need to get your healing spells back.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 26, 2007, 10:57:20 PM
Wow, the demon doesn't actualy have any form of damage reduction. I'll need to double check that since it's supposed to be pretty much immune to normal damage.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 27, 2007, 12:28:46 PM
Thankfully everything Dekion uses is magical!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 28, 2007, 06:51:49 PM
Big T countdown : 6

(potentialy 3 or 4 depending on what you guys do).

When the big T event is reached I'll be sending Mike a PM about something else.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 28, 2007, 07:10:06 PM
Does the 'T' stand for time?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on October 28, 2007, 07:20:37 PM
Does the 'T' stand for time?

Nope. It refers to a specific individual (at a specific location).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 28, 2007, 07:31:21 PM
At least it isnt a trap, individuals can be killed. Traps just spring up on you!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 06, 2007, 12:01:37 PM
Wow, where is everybody? (Particularly eyeolas).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on November 06, 2007, 12:13:02 PM
Estoy aquí
Je suis ici
Ich bin hier
R'ywdw'n yma
Ik ben hier
I am here

(and a little bored at work, as you can probably tell from the nature of this post!)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 06, 2007, 12:15:53 PM
I am here too. Actually I have been wondering where eyeolas is because he has not been on since November 2nd. He has not posted in any of the games he is in or the one he is running. I hope all is well. Do you want to NPC him for now since the rest of us are online each day in this game?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on November 06, 2007, 01:09:46 PM
Damn - should have cast spider climb on someone before you went off.  Oh well, can't be helped now, I guess.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 06, 2007, 01:17:33 PM
Damn - should have cast spider climb on someone before you went off.  Oh well, can't be helped now, I guess.

I think it might be Target: self only but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 06, 2007, 01:20:43 PM
Either way we made it and I am guessing Dekion can roll the ball into the gap
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 06, 2007, 03:30:17 PM
Okay guys, it's a 10' wide iron ball. I've got no idea how much it weighs but I bet it ain't light. Being in a corner like that won't help either. I see it less as a smooth ball and more like the Warmachine Grinder Ball (http://store.privateerpress.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=6463) but without the spikes.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 06, 2007, 03:47:03 PM
Is a strength check in order?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on November 06, 2007, 03:59:18 PM
Most likely, and the +4 from helping allies will most likely be neccessary too.

oh, I've had some school work issues over the past bunch of days, so haven't been on. After this week I should be on much more regularly
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 16, 2007, 09:26:21 AM
Big T countdown : 6

(potentialy 3 or 4 depending on what you guys do).

When the big T event is reached I'll be sending Mike a PM about something else.

Make the big T a 5 or 4 now (possibly even 3 depending on what you guys do but it's looking like a 5 for now :)).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on November 16, 2007, 01:18:40 PM
Is big T the handless guy?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 16, 2007, 02:34:27 PM
Nope, something that I think is the midpoint of the game, and probably nasty. I think we need to heal up and get ready for a fight!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 16, 2007, 03:46:11 PM
Nope, something that I think is the midpoint of the game, and probably nasty. I think we need to heal up and get ready for a fight!

 :icon_lol:  :clap2:

?

We'll just wait and see eh? I'm going to be fair now and let you all know that when the Big T event takes place I'll gladly announce it proudly in the OOC thread (something along the lines of "and this is the big T guys") but even without an announcement it should be fairly obvious anyway :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 16, 2007, 07:27:38 PM
Balgin seems excited about this event (we better live through it guys)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 21, 2007, 11:41:27 AM
The T count down has now reached a 4 (or a 3, but not a 2 yet).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 21, 2007, 12:13:06 PM
I say we heal up whatever we can. Anyone have potions left over? scrolls? Spells? Anything?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on November 22, 2007, 04:44:29 AM
I still have plenty of offensive and defensive magic and I am not totally injured.  But I've used up all of my healing magics, I think.

Balgin - I'm not sure if I've still got one potion of CMW, or if that has been used already and not crossed off?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 22, 2007, 09:58:34 AM
When do you think it might have been used? There was an instant recently where someone suggested giving someone a potion. I haven't got round to doing the healing or removing the potion yet.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on November 22, 2007, 10:00:55 AM
I thought I offered it to Bohdi's character, Ellion.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 22, 2007, 11:24:21 AM
Isn't that who it was just given to?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 22, 2007, 11:47:25 AM
I thought I offered it to Bohdi's character, Ellion.

You did and I never got round to resolving it (but I've done that now).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 24, 2007, 03:14:31 PM
We seem to have hit a lag (or at least it feels that way to me). I am all for going the other way and seeing what we find.

Balgin are all o fthe character threads up to date with regard to the correct hit point totals?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 24, 2007, 03:44:42 PM
Balgin are all o fthe character threads up to date with regard to the correct hit point totals?

Yes. The equipment lists might not be quite up to date but the damage totals are (including the recent healing Ellion got backdated).

It's not so much of a lag as other people simply not posting. I might need to 3 day rule someone soon.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 24, 2007, 03:48:20 PM
I think my equipment totals should be fine. I have only used 1 bolt for my cross bow and I had already added the two magic items I got so far (the axe and ring).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 26, 2007, 08:01:15 PM
I'm not trying to put you guys off crawling down the pipe. I'm just suggesting that it'd be wise to send the person with the least wounds or the best fortitude save down there.

Rules stuff: there'll be no chance of infected wounds for crawling in the pipe. I was just trying to offer you guys a little roleplaying opportunity to help you decide who should go down there (if anyone).


I already expressed (in character) that I want to go the other way. I took a cue from the guy with one hand running the other way and am staying with it. Plus me, games, and sewers have never worked well together so I am also biased.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 26, 2007, 08:07:47 PM
I think I need to drop a little spoiler. How do I do the white spoiler thing?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 26, 2007, 08:17:31 PM
To write a spoiler you:

1)  hit reply

2)  in the reply window type what you want to be the spoiler

3)  highlight the text
4)  go to the icon above and click on the one that looks like this (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/Themes/BlackRain1/images/bbc/spoiler.gif)

5)  submit
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 26, 2007, 08:36:36 PM
Spoiler: [spoiler]One of the gems you need to escape the dungeon is in that sewer pipe. Since there are a few points of no return coming up ahead I don't want you guys making it all the way to the end and cursing yourselves because you starve to death due to being unable to unlock the exit. (Of course many of the encounters on the way to the exit are deadly enough so there's no garauntee you'll all make it there alive :)).[/spoiler]

So don't be  awuss and get in there (send someone with few wounds, a good fortitude save, good tumble/climb abilities or one of the girls with darkvision or low light vision because it's dark in that there tunnel :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 26, 2007, 09:02:10 PM
Ok well my dex isnt all that good and I dont have any special vision so I am out. How about Sarian with his trap finding skills (and you could 3day him)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 29, 2007, 12:58:37 PM
T is now 3, possibly 2 :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 29, 2007, 02:03:40 PM
What do the rest of you think about the trial masters, should we try to kill them after the give us whatever they have?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 29, 2007, 02:19:57 PM
What do the rest of you think about the trial masters, should we try to kill them after the give us whatever they have?

Well you've met one of them already :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 29, 2007, 04:04:54 PM
I know but he turned invisible and hid.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 29, 2007, 04:25:21 PM
I know but he turned invisible and hid.

The second one's pretty hard to kill as well (but for a very different reason). Unfortunately the d20 version of him is very different to the original one. The original one with his leather armour and poisoned darts of autokill (in case the hero picked a fight with him) works well in solo play but for group play I'd say the d20 version of him is better (with armour and a close combat weapon).

Of course the aim is not to fight him but the d20 version is better if a group tries to bundle him so I'll decide which I want to use when the time comes.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 29, 2007, 07:32:27 PM
.........
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 29, 2007, 07:39:27 PM
.........

Yeah, it's hard to explain but basicaly the equipment of the second trialmaster is where the d20 version significantly deviates from the original source adventure (they also chanegd the 3rd trialmaster's race which I can easily switch back but basicaly the 2nd trialmaster's a big change although it doesn't actualy affect his role in the adventure in any way (it just changes a solo autokill to a group really tough fight).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 02, 2007, 12:29:31 PM
Rhana relieves Sarian of the new Gemstone and puts it in her pack before ushering everyone along behind Aurum.

Aurum is in the other game :icon_wink: I bet we could use his fire breathing.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on December 02, 2007, 12:32:34 PM
Is 'T' Here yet, since we rested for a while
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 02, 2007, 12:33:34 PM
It is close according to Balgins count.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on December 02, 2007, 04:22:52 PM
Top marks to eyeolas for observation!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on December 02, 2007, 04:25:45 PM
Rhana relieves Sarian of the new Gemstone and puts it in her pack before ushering everyone along behind Aurum.

Aurum is in the other game :icon_wink: I bet we could use his fire breathing.

Its Sunday evening and I've been under the weather for a week :(  Please forgive this slight lapse.  Glad I wasn't searching for crossbows!!!

If you're all nice to me, there might be some pics of a HF Tiriel later this evening :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 02, 2007, 05:33:05 PM
Did no one else notice the three crossbows in the corner of the picture?

I search each ball, the floor around the podium, the podium thouroughly, each amethyst thouroughly, and the wall near the podium



Disturbingly the adventure has the trap rated as a DC 20 search check. I'd assume the search check isn't for the "loaded crossbows" part of the trap but for the trigger built into the table beneath the skull itself, or something like that.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on December 02, 2007, 06:30:59 PM
BAH!!
You've allready put her up and I haven't even had a chance to be nice!
I call that cheating I do  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 02, 2007, 08:43:23 PM
 I thought of indiana jones right away.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 05, 2007, 05:11:35 PM
T1 T1 !!!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 06, 2007, 12:36:08 PM
Throm! Throm the barbarian is here! He's not quite Thrud but I'd use a Thrud mini for him if we were playing tabletop :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on December 06, 2007, 05:52:03 PM
My my my. Where do those barbarians GET their names? There must be some kind of cheap naming outlet factory where they all pick them up...  :icon_scratch:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 06, 2007, 06:31:45 PM
Actualy he's the only one of the contenders who has a name. I made all the other ones up :p. If you check back to the list of names for the boxes near the beginning you'll see his name is in there.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 06, 2007, 07:22:26 PM
Well he is about to get his butt kicked (if he acts up)!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on December 07, 2007, 04:09:06 AM
All barbarians ever were named by Lin Carter, weren't they? :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 07, 2007, 08:09:11 AM
We have to watch out for Throm, but if he will really help it is an added bonus when we need to fight something big.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 07, 2007, 10:50:43 AM
Throm's a great name and it went with a great character (he was the only contender in the original adventure who wasn't dead or hostile when you found him and he actualy did things and exhibited hints of a personality, something the others never did, like the poor knight who got turned to stone).

The only bad thing about Throm is that it sounds like something you'd do with an electric guitar.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on December 07, 2007, 05:47:44 PM
Was one of the statues the night with the first trial master?

Oh, then we know of all but two, the assasin, and the elf woman IIRC
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 07, 2007, 06:43:14 PM
I met one trail master and then he went invisible and disappeared
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on December 10, 2007, 08:45:47 AM
[snip]
That being said he's got a pretty good climb skill as it is. Not a patch on Sarian's but a lot better than anyone else's.

Now, be fair, Balgin - Rhana's climb skill is better than just about anything left in the dungeon, right at this moment!! :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 10, 2007, 08:50:52 AM
and for the next hour keeper
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 11, 2007, 04:47:53 PM
I'll post an update in a bit and assume everyone's climbed down since they haven't bothered to say so yet. I've just updated the other two 'though (yes, there is a beginning to the Night Below campaign now) so I fancy a little update before updating this one.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on December 11, 2007, 06:20:32 PM
Uh, yeah. After looking Ellion certainly climbs down...
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 11, 2007, 08:35:31 PM
Do we get a map of the new area? Also where is Throm?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 11, 2007, 09:46:35 PM
Okay, so the long overdue map is finaly here with a bonus map for the bottom of the pit too :). I've updated my update post :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 17, 2007, 09:19:47 AM
Wow, somehow I've crashed the gamethread. It didn't like my attachments and gave me an internal server error (which I now get every time I try to look at the thread's last page).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 17, 2007, 12:06:15 PM
We will look into it and post an all clear in here once it is fixed.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 17, 2007, 02:25:13 PM
Yoinks

Balgin as you can see Chris fixed it :icon_wink: Just type the post over again and then go ahead and attach the items one at a time to see if it works right.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 18, 2007, 11:42:51 AM
Oh whoops. I skipped an entire room there!. I'll backtrack a bit then.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 18, 2007, 02:13:08 PM
At least it was easy to fix :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 19, 2007, 09:17:52 PM
sooooooo....... Sarian is on vacation this week so you need to three day rule him Balgin. then we can move on to the room you told us about with the trail master.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 21, 2007, 05:42:09 PM
Because it is the season to expect lulls in member's posting I'm temporarily suspending the 3 day rule 'till after new year's day :).

That being said I think I'll make a decision for Sarian and move things up to the point I'd already reached when I skipped ahead of myself.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on December 22, 2007, 03:01:26 AM
HRUMPH!
So jus' because some kid got born 2000 years ago we get a lull in our game. Not fair  :icon_wink:

We gotta sort out our priorities
As customhobby usually say:
"Real life comes last"  :icon_w00t:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on December 25, 2007, 04:24:23 PM
To be honest, its the ones that were born much nearer to today that cause me more interruptions, Bohdi ;)

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on December 25, 2007, 04:55:56 PM
Jus' came back from my brother after to much drinks and to much food. I'm enjoying it OK. I allways grow grumpy the days BEFORE (when the cleaning and preparing is to be done) but a lot less grumpy DURING the holidays when there's time for wining and dining  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on December 25, 2007, 05:01:18 PM
I must agree that I was in quite a mellow spirit last night after assisting my father to sample his new bottle of whiskey.  A Portellen (sp?) - a distillery that has been silent since 1923 but started distilling just over six years ago; and Dad had a bottle of their six year old at cask strength (61% abv in this case).

I only had one (well, two, maybe) and I didn't need any more than that :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Rod the Worm on December 27, 2007, 05:56:15 PM
I have to admit, whisky is the one thing I'd like to get good at judging.  Wine's never really thrilled me, but a good single malt is nice stuff.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on December 27, 2007, 06:27:50 PM
I have to admit, whisky is the one thing I'd like to get good at judging.  Wine's never really thrilled me, but a good single malt is nice stuff.

Judging? If it tastes good it's good, if it tastes bad it's not good. Simple as that.
I used to drink whiskey quite a lot (TO much in fact... Three quarter of a litre a day when it was at its worst) so I've almost quit. My friends and relatives haven't caught up on that so I allways get whiskey from various people as a gift. Since I don't drink it I've found many good ways to use whiskey in my cooking. Really brings out a great taste in most meat and poultry dishes. Kind of a fake "game" taste.
It feels a bit sacrilegous sometimes to pour in a fine expensive whiskey in the pot but if it's there I might as well use it.

By the way: Whiskey I drink, whisky I don't. And bourbon just makes me shudder at the thought of it...

Isn't the original scotsgaelic spelling uiske by the way? As in "uiske beatha", water of life?

But Buckfast is the REAL pride of Scotland. Alcohol and chemicals you don't want to know about (among them heaploads of caffeine and guarana, all "uppers") and the great advertising slogan "Drink fast, fight fast, f*ck fast, buckfast"  :icon_wink:
Noone judges that, it's purely meant for getting Very drunk, very fast.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 27, 2007, 09:20:32 PM
RUIN MOAT

NO CROP IS


So do we fight the Scorpion, the Minotaur, or both?

By the way if the dwarf is such a tough fighter, why is he hiding? I think the 5 of us can take him. Either way let me know what you guys want to fight. I was leaning toward the minotaur since I dont have any antivenom, but if Elion can cast cure poison then I have no preference.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 27, 2007, 09:29:56 PM
By the way if the dwarf is such a tough fighter, why is he hiding?

Because someone's got to raise the appropriate portcullis (and if he lets a nasty beast into the arean he doesn't want to help you if it decides to have a go at him, he's judging your fighting skills, not his own :p). I think he's something like an 8th or 9th level fighter (with good equipment, none of it's magical 'though).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 27, 2007, 09:32:59 PM
I am sure 5 against 1 is more than he can handle three can hit him without even getting close and I am sure Sarian can get in a good backstab with that +4 dagger. Throm and Dekion can handle the heavy hitting. I am just tuired of anything that has to do with the Baron and am mad we didn't get the first mage and whoever had Sarian locked in the water trap. I guess I am sort of in character with this one.

Either way I am waiting to hear back from the others on what they think we should fight.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 27, 2007, 09:57:35 PM
Don't worry, just because he's outside now doesn't mean he won't be outside when he lets you out and sends you on your way afterwards :).

And while he's pretty tough the third (and final) trialmaster isn't (and he's fair game if you want to pick a fight with him too, he won't mind as much :p).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on December 28, 2007, 02:52:43 AM
Have no cure poison. I vote minotaur.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on December 28, 2007, 07:39:36 AM
Have no cure poison. I vote minotaur.

I was tempted to write "haven't you guys been poisoned enough already?" in the game thread but thought you wouldn't need the hint :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on December 29, 2007, 07:50:38 AM
I recon I've grown immune to poison by now
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on January 08, 2008, 10:00:15 AM
I was hoping there would be a prize for making it through this test. I guess we only get rewarded for the individual trials.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 28, 2008, 10:04:37 AM
Erm, are we missing Eyeolas again? I think I might have to 3 day rule him :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on January 28, 2008, 10:13:28 AM
Looks like.  I'm still here - if that counts (can't remember last time I posted - sorry!)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on January 28, 2008, 10:25:42 AM
Looks like.  I'm still here - if that counts (can't remember last time I posted - sorry!)

Bizarrely it was quite recently. Did I ever offer you a place in the Night Below campaign? If one or two characters drop out (due to death or various other reasons) then you're welcome to join the fun :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on January 28, 2008, 10:43:02 AM
Looks like.  I'm still here - if that counts (can't remember last time I posted - sorry!)

Bizarrely it was quite recently. Did I ever offer you a place in the Night Below campaign? If one or two characters drop out (due to death or various other reasons) then you're welcome to join the fun :).

You did - but I was a little overloaded at the time.  Things are better, now, though.  If you're having player dropout, send me a PM and I'll try and read what you've done so far - I've not really been keeping up with the games that I am not a part of.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on January 28, 2008, 12:23:09 PM
When in doubt send him a PM Balgin and see if he responds. Real life might be getting in the way right now.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on March 09, 2008, 08:13:38 PM
When in doubt send him a PM Balgin and see if he responds. Real life might be getting in the way right now.

Not so much real life as the forums going down again :p. I'll pick things up sometime tomorrow.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on March 10, 2008, 05:39:20 AM
Apologies to all for missing the three day rule ;)

Balgin - do you think you could give us all a couple of days leeway on the three day rule to catch up with where we are in this game (and the others you run), please?  I can't remember what we were doing, to be honest.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on March 10, 2008, 07:09:49 AM
Apologies to all for missing the three day rule ;)

Balgin - do you think you could give us all a couple of days leeway on the three day rule to catch up with where we are in this game (and the others you run), please?  I can't remember what we were doing, to be honest.

Sure, 3 days doesn't include the time it takes for people to notice the forum's working again :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on March 13, 2008, 05:28:58 AM
Not really. It's basicaly in a big glass case set into the wall. So you'd need to at least break some glass.

OK, thanks Balgin.  I'll just wait a little to see if anyone else comes back online before I declare any actions.  Give me a nudge if you think I'm waiting too long! ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on March 13, 2008, 06:23:19 AM
I haven't actualy emailed or PM'd anyone yet :(. I probably should. I have spoken to Paul on the phone so he's ready for the Night Below campaign to commence. I dropped Woojitsu a pm over at RPGMP3.com but he hasn't responded yet.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on March 13, 2008, 06:24:44 AM
I don't go to RPGMP3.com.  What is woojitsu's name over here?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on March 13, 2008, 08:51:43 AM
Woojitsu.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on March 13, 2008, 08:53:13 AM
That would be the fatigue setting in  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 06, 2008, 11:20:42 AM
Sorry Keeper, I think this game's waiting for either Mike or Bodhi to pop up and say they're in since playing with one player won't be much fun. Since eyeolas is pretty much gone and forgotten, should we allow a new player to take over Sarian?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on April 07, 2008, 06:06:06 AM
That seems reasonable to me.  He's probably lost somewhere else in the eather by now.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on April 07, 2008, 03:49:42 PM
I haven't actualy emailed or PM'd anyone yet :(. I probably should. I have spoken to Paul on the phone so he's ready for the Night Below campaign to commence. I dropped Woojitsu a pm over at RPGMP3.com but he hasn't responded yet.

Wouldn't have been any use in my case. I'm on an email strike. Haven't read an email in four weeks.
I check in here every second day or so though. I'm in but may be a wee bit slow in my replies (cutting down HEAVILY on over all computer usage)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Rod the Worm on April 08, 2008, 03:46:48 AM
I'd be quite happy to take over Sarian if you're looking for someone - I was thinking of playing him at the beginning if you remember, but stepped aside for eyeolas since I was going to be on holiday for a fortnight.  Of course, he'll have learned his lesson by now and started to be a bit more careful...  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on April 08, 2008, 04:11:29 AM
Wouldn't have been any use in my case. I'm on an email strike. Haven't read an email in four weeks.
I check in here every second day or so though. I'm in but may be a wee bit slow in my replies (cutting down HEAVILY on over all computer usage)

That sounds like quite a wise thing to do.  I don't think I've got your willpower Bodhi - it doesn't help that I'm sat in from of an internet connected computer whilst working for 8+ hours each weekday!

Of course, he'll have learned his lesson by now and started to be a bit more careful...  :icon_wink:

He'd better have, or he'll be dead shortly! ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Rod the Worm on April 08, 2008, 04:16:48 AM
That sounds like quite a wise thing to do.  I don't think I've got your willpower Bodhi - it doesn't help that I'm sat in from of an internet connected computer whilst working for 8+ hours each weekday!

Same, I'm working right now... :icon_suspicious:

I'm a bit gutted that Sarian's dropped 4 Con (12 non-healable hp - 1/3 of his total!) just to get 2 gp and a poisoned dart though.  There has to have been an easier way...   :shrug:

Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 08, 2008, 11:59:45 AM
Okay Rod, I'm happy to let you play Sarian if anyone else is. I recommend you read over the last few pages to get a feel for the current situation 'though you might want to also read back through the game to see how things have progressed so far. I'll be posting an update with a map shortly.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Rod the Worm on April 09, 2008, 11:22:59 AM
I've been reading most of it anyway ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Rod the Worm on April 10, 2008, 06:29:27 AM
Just wondering, what sort of effects does an enchantment give to a weapon's cutting power?  For example, would I be able to use the +3 dagger to cut a clean hole in the glass (possibly by repeated scoring of a line) or would we have to shatter it?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 10, 2008, 01:15:33 PM
Okay, so for my reference Throm's taken 6 damage and he's down 1 dex. This is actualy the first time he's been injured (kind of scary really).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 15, 2008, 12:46:23 AM
Sorry I have been away guys but I am in. Now lets get in there and win this thing.

I've  been wondering if we can find a place to hide out for the night so we can rest and get some currative magic to heal the heavily wounded. Just an idea.

Is Eyeolas in or out?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Rod the Worm on April 15, 2008, 06:52:58 AM
Agreed.  Much more and we'll be kicking the bucket.  After all, according to the terms of the competition the reward is for anyone who gets through, not just the first.

If Eyeolas reappears then for my part he's quite welcome to continue with Sarian if he wishes.  Until then I'll do my best to play him well, effectively and in character.  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 15, 2008, 06:59:04 AM
I know Bodhi said he will not be online much is anyone going to play Ellion?

I don't know but I would like to see all of us make it to the end and maybe even challenge the only one can leave assertion.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on April 15, 2008, 08:41:25 AM
Resting sounds good, if we can find somewhere to hole up.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on April 24, 2008, 11:40:02 AM
I live!

Sorry, my computer at home lost internet for what seemed forever and a half, then when I returned the forum was down, and I forgot about it.

So let me get things straight after some skim reading

Bodhi is virtually unable to play, Rod took my place and the forum is fritzy?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 24, 2008, 12:43:25 PM
The forum was down for about two months. I sent you an email when the boards came back up but it bounced so I was unable to contact you. I haven't resumed DTD yet (need to motivate myself to either knock up another quick map or to scan the Myriador one in and cut it up in photoshop). I think DTD needs a map before play shall proceed so he had taken your place but hasn't actualy done anything yet (so you're welcome back).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 24, 2008, 01:37:22 PM
Welcome back Eyeolas. The forum is up & running and is fine now. Also Bodhi has been around so I think that might be resolved as well.

Rod might fit in very well in Alex's place since he has not been around. He has two character that need someone to fill in (one in "Sons of Apollo" and the other in "Dark Awakenings")
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Rod the Worm on April 25, 2008, 05:39:16 AM
Welcome back! 

If you need me in Sons of Apollo I'd be glad to step in, but I'm already in Dark Awakenings - I don't want there to be a conflict of interests :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 29, 2008, 10:17:30 PM
Sounds good to me Rod. I think that would work well. I need to get in touch With S1ND3X to make sure he has the time to run the game (SoA). He has not been back to the forum in a while.

Ok so we have Keeper, Bodhi, Eyeolas, and myself all together and ready for the game. How is the map coming along Balgin?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 17, 2008, 01:54:41 PM
Mike, why can't I edit other people's posts in my games anymore? I can still quote, delete and split but not edit.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 17, 2008, 03:16:36 PM
I'll check. How long have you been having the issue?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 17, 2008, 03:45:01 PM
I'll check. How long have you been having the issue?

Since I wanted to correct 4 different posts with Sarian's name spelled wrong in them. It was starting to become a regular issue :p.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on May 17, 2008, 04:24:18 PM
sorry

I tried serian, then used the spell check and the first option that came up was syrian so spelt it like that for a few posts. I'll go back and change them
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on May 17, 2008, 04:27:26 PM
and I'm sure the tricks, traps and monsters will get much harder, since there's the creature in the pit, and the evil thing balgin said was at the end (which may be the same thing but still
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 17, 2008, 04:42:45 PM
sorry

I tried serian, then used the spell check and the first option that came up was syrian so spelt it like that for a few posts. I'll go back and change them

No need, I think I fixed Balgins ability to do it.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 17, 2008, 04:55:35 PM
Hey I know it was a long time ago so I'll remind you that someone read the exerpt from the book about the bloodbeast.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on May 17, 2008, 04:57:39 PM
No need, I think I fixed Balgins ability to do it.

well, it's done now so no worries (well, all the ones I could see)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 17, 2008, 05:05:20 PM
Yep ability fixed. I could easily see Throm dying when the party meets the Pit Fiend (if he makes it that far) but it's the last few encounters that are going to be really interesting (exept for the actual last one which is a bit dull in comparisson).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on May 17, 2008, 05:07:18 PM
OUR last encounter will be with the barron hehehe
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 17, 2008, 05:17:23 PM
Throm has survived remarkably well considering the fact that he's not wearing any armour (or even a full set of clothes). Things just tend to die before they get a chance to hit him back (he's only been wounded once so far).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on May 17, 2008, 05:28:05 PM
some people have ALL the luck :P
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 17, 2008, 06:00:13 PM
I don't it seems. I need some help and fast. How about we find a place and rest up and get some spells back. I think the wizard and cleric should just memorize healing magic and we can all be back at full hp and stand a chance to live. Anyone with me?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 17, 2008, 06:55:54 PM
and cleric should just memorize healing magic

Nah, she can always spont it (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/classes/cleric.htm) if she wants to. So she can actualy memorise useful spells like bless, prayer or purify food & water and then sacrifice them later as need be :).

I'm happy to say the room you're in's safe enough for you guys to rest overnight in if that's what you want (it's got to be mid afternoon by now but not really any later, but you guys could really do with resting up anyway).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on May 17, 2008, 06:59:59 PM
Now I just need for the others to agree with me.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on May 26, 2008, 07:32:48 AM
Looks like we're just waiting for Bodhi to pick Ellion's spell list before we continue.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 03, 2008, 10:13:23 AM
Looks like we're just waiting for Bodhi to pick Ellion's spell list before we continue.

 :yeahthat:

I'll see if I can get a map sorted out while we're waiting (it looks like the scanner might be available too).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on June 03, 2008, 02:24:04 PM
 :icon_redface:
Forgot all about it to be honest... I'll see to it. Not tonight though.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 03, 2008, 02:39:00 PM
No worries Alf we are waiting on the map anyway
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 20, 2008, 03:02:36 AM
So what do you think are our chances guys?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on June 20, 2008, 04:49:42 AM
Death or Traps given the name of this adventure.  And perhaps somewhere in this dungeon ;)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 21, 2008, 06:20:07 PM
So what do you think are our chances guys?

If I hadn't let you rest back then I reckon I'd be looking at 3 fatalities and maybe 1 survivor. That's because Ellion was really badly hurt and Sarian was in a pretty poor shape too. Some of the encounters up ahead would probably have dealt with both of them and on balance I'd say one of the other two (not sure which) would have probably fallen too. Quite possibly both.

Now you're rested up I reckon two or three of you might survive (or possibly all four if you're really lucky). I know I've been using the map as almost an exuse to not continue this one for a bit while the others got re-established. Basicaly I couldn't be bothered to knock up a map of the section you've just passed through and was planning on scanning in the dungeon map and simply removing the sections you haven't visited yet as a "map so far". The scanner was unavailable for a lengthy period of time :(. Now my father's birthday's out of the way I'll stand a better chance of being able to use it. Part of me considered saying "well they're underground and they weren't allowed to bring any map making stuff in with them (see the original equipment restrictions) so an up to date map isn't essential" but the other part of me said "yeah but it'd make play a whole lot easier if people want to backtrack and stuff".

Ellion's spell list not being finalised has sort of helped cover the delay a bit so it hasn't quite felt like my fault. I'm almost feeling like offering some generous advice (basicaly reminding you of a few hints and clues you've come across to date, certain spell selections on her behalf could probably alleviate some of the dangers - I could see the legendaryu Bloodbeast easily slaughtering the entire party (and not because of it's combat stats but due to other dangers it provides)). I could also see the Pit Fiend slaughtering an entire party if they're not very clever or very lucky.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: PaulH on July 01, 2008, 11:56:31 AM
Hi

Interesting story so far - Balgin ran it for me a short while ago. Played Dwarf Cleric of Boccob, with Magic & Trickery Domains. Ask Balgin how I totally abused the 'Disguise Self' spell....

Lastly, if anyone thought the location seems a bit familiar, my father lives in Thailand, on the Sukhamvit Rd, which I think goes to Chang Mai!

Cheers
Paul H
(From the other games Balgin's running)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2008, 01:08:37 PM
Are you wairting on me for the map file Balgin?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 01, 2008, 01:11:02 PM
If Bodhi hasn't picked a spell list in the last month I doubt he'll be any more inclined to do so while he's on holiday for the next fortnight. I'll select one for him.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 01, 2008, 01:12:55 PM
SOunds good,. I'll get that file back to you asap
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on July 04, 2008, 04:46:11 AM
Hey guys.  I know we're on a bit of a hiatus, but I thought I'd better let you know that I'm on holiday all next week, so I'll not be online at all until a week on Monday, anyway!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 04, 2008, 07:41:14 AM
The way things are going I don’t think we would be ready to get this one going until about then anyway. Bodhi is still away for another week if I am remembering correctly.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: eyeolas on August 04, 2008, 10:07:19 AM
are we?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on August 04, 2008, 10:26:00 AM
I am hoping. Bodhi should be back from vacation in a few days so We should be fine by then. I was hoping to spur Balgin on with this one with the post. If everyone posts I am sure he will get the game going again.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on August 04, 2008, 12:07:18 PM
I'm still here :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: PaulH on September 17, 2008, 04:23:07 PM
Hi All

Balgin's off line for couple days as he gets his PC sorted.

Cheers
Paul H
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on September 18, 2008, 04:31:22 AM
Thanks for letting us know, Paul :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on September 19, 2008, 02:59:03 AM
The computer's working again. And seriously, why do you guys keep asking for amap of a single corridor with a door at the far end (and the room on the side you just rested in)? I think this one's also sort of hung up on Bodhi's spell selection and he seems to have lost interest by now (it's been so long). We might need to look into me npc'ing her for a while or getting a new player in and someone seriously talking them through previous events. Or one of the other players could run her as a secondary character for a bit.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on September 19, 2008, 04:43:02 AM
In that case, then, Balgin.  Can you PM Bodhi, and put up a spell list for him over the weekend if he's not responded.  I'm not really familiar enough with the class to make any reasonable selections.

Then Paul and I can pick things up next week and puppet the other two characters along for a bit.  I think eyeolas isn't around as much at the moment, as he said in the RR game that he'd been having computer problems too, but we can puppet his rogue for a bit too.

I'll not be online this weekend as it is my turn for a birthday, so I'll be following your lead Balgin and filling up with curry and some kind of cake, I think! :D
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on November 05, 2008, 12:37:56 PM
Balgin, since you've been around a bit more, of late.  I thought I'd ask how your computer is?  Hope its better! :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 05, 2008, 12:39:53 PM
Balgin, since you've been around a bit more, of late.  I thought I'd ask how your computer is?  Hope its better! :)

Well it's got the old graphics cards, the old sound card, old DVD drive. And it's in the old box. And the old hard drive as a secondary I can pull stuff off. But apart from that pretty much everything in there is new (motherboard died).

That was £350 I didn't expect to be spending any time soon. I even had to visit the building society to make sure I'd have enough money in the bank to pay my bills with at the end of the month :(.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 09, 2008, 11:13:11 AM
What I could salvage of Ellion's former spell list looks like this:

L0:, light (*2), virtue
L1: Entropic shield,
L2: consecrate, hold person,
L3: Magic circle against evil, water walk, summon monster III

Looking at the party she'll need 3 lesser restorations and plenty of healing (but she can spont that).

And we've got these slots to fill:

0: (5 spells)
1: (4 spells + 1 domain spell)
2: (4 spells +1 domain spell)
3: (2 spells +1 domain spell)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 14, 2008, 09:36:39 AM
Okay so this daily update thing isn't going too well. I'll start with Ellion's spell list:

L0:, light (*2), virtue
L1: Entropic shield,
L2: consecrate, hold person,
L3: Magic circle against evil, water walk, summon monster III

0: (5 spells)
1: (4 spells + 1 domain spell)
2: (4 spells +1 domain spell)
3: (2 spells +1 domain spell)

Given the ammount of drained party members she'll need at least 3 lesser restorations. And given the ammount of poison is that old slow poison spell still around? It probably is. Okay then, here's a revised list for today's spells.

0: detect poison, guidance, 2 light, mending
1: Bless, Hide From Undead, Magic Stone, Protection from Evil (d), Remove Fear
2: Aid (d), Delay Poison, 3 Lesser Restoration
3: Invisibility Purge, Protection from Energy (d), Searing Light
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 14, 2008, 11:26:19 AM
Are all of the character sheets up to date?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on November 14, 2008, 12:56:05 PM
Mine seems to be.

And I didn't need a map after the last description - it is pretty linear :icon_wink:  Well, it is at the moment  :icon_ermm:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 14, 2008, 01:21:54 PM
Thats why I mentioned the map, nothing has stayed simple in there yet.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 14, 2008, 02:51:47 PM
Are all of the character sheets up to date?

I hope so. I went through and updated the status pages as I wrote the resting bit.

And in a moment of early morning insomnia I found the intro for the really rubbish 1998 computer game (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SncAWJ84yZo) on youtube. For some reason there everyone seemd to think it was a playstation game (and given the controls, general area layout and design and the way things worked I wouldn't be surprised if it wasa PC port released early). Anyway watch it if you fancy a laugh. The guy is impressive, he never seems to panic but every time something else goes wrong his face just falls.

The whole thing was one horrible jumping and lever pulling nightmare with the penultimate level being basicaly impossible due to the obscene difficulty level (pulling two levers on ledges that had to be jumped to and from by a lift in the middle that would go up and down and by the time you got back up again the first lever had reset and all sorts of stupid rubbish like that).

And yes, there were blue chav goblins with hoodies.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on November 23, 2008, 02:05:24 PM
Woooooo! Run around in circles flapping your hands in the air with joy my fine friends for the map is finaly here! :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Bodhi on November 23, 2008, 03:59:14 PM
Sorry I've been out of it for a while. Thing is I didn't see that everybody had started it again. And I completely forgot about the spellist I must admit  :icon_redface:
So I've got some reading up to do on the latest events then I'm in again.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 24, 2008, 09:03:49 AM
Woooooo! Run around in circles flapping your hands in the air with joy my fine friends for the map is finaly here! :)

LMAO!!!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on December 23, 2008, 07:41:12 AM
I've just realised that there probably isn't a keyhole but anyway - unfortunately I also have no sense of smell so I can't tell you what the thing in there might smell like because I don't know what smells like what, and if the substance even exists in the real world or not :(. Awkward huh?

Don't worry Balgin - just make something up - or use google to find a smell description (people post all sorts of cr*p on the internet!), we'll never know!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on February 23, 2009, 09:13:48 AM
All I need to do now is squeeze in an update for this game sometime this evening after tonight's tabletop session and I'll have done all four in the one day :)!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on March 16, 2009, 04:34:55 PM
Any updates on the way?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on March 20, 2009, 09:52:18 AM
I'm waiting for any of the players to confirm wether they're going along with Rhana's plan or not.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on March 20, 2009, 11:30:05 AM
Who is missing? Send them a PM if you need to.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 08, 2009, 05:56:49 PM
Okay keeper, do you want to let me know which spelsl you're planning on having Rhana cast so I can adjust her remaining spell allowances?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on April 09, 2009, 04:41:54 AM
After she's made a little speech (which I'll post in a minute), she is going to cast level 2 Invisibility on each of us five that need to sneak past, in the following order:

Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 28, 2009, 11:33:11 AM
OOC: Err Balgin do you want me to post an action for sarian? Eyeolas is M.I.A. at the moment so you can either three day him, One of us can cover for a bit, or we can get a new player. I can just mod the post into this spot if needed

Nah, I'll cover it. It's just that last night was tabletop night and today I had a long lie in. I was meaning to update after the weekend but not on monday.

No problem, I just wanted to remind you just in case. The rest of the group had posted already. I remembered Monday is gaming night for you. By the way did you get my PM about the shield in the other game?
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on April 28, 2009, 02:00:54 PM
OOC: Err Balgin do you want me to post an action for sarian? Eyeolas is M.I.A. at the moment so you can either three day him, One of us can cover for a bit, or we can get a new player. I can just mod the post into this spot if needed

Nah, I'll cover it. It's just that last night was tabletop night and today I had a long lie in. I was meaning to update after the weekend but not on monday.

No problem, I just wanted to remind you just in case. The rest of the group had posted already. I remembered Monday is gaming night for you. By the way did you get my PM about the shield in the other game?

Yes. I even replied to it too.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on April 28, 2009, 03:06:03 PM
I sent a reply after that (or think I did)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 03, 2009, 08:46:21 AM
Wow, 57 points of damage looks big but when you consider that his damage bonus on the crit was 45, then the other 22 came from 3d8 (which, on ascale of 3-24 is quite impressive).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on June 03, 2009, 08:49:27 AM
Throm is awesome. I'm glad he didn't even take a hit in the process, we will need him later.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 03, 2009, 08:53:45 AM
Throm is awesome. I'm glad he didn't even take a hit in the process, we will need him later.

I was so tempted to have him go "there can only be one!" before stomping off. I think I know where you'll find him next and the irony will be doubly true because not only did he throw the rope down the hole but he left his own down at the bottom too.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 03, 2009, 10:43:03 AM
Wow, 57 points of damage looks big but when you consider that his damage bonus on the crit was 45, then the other 22 came from 3d8 (which, on ascale of 3-24 is quite impressive).

3d8+45, he only manged to roll a 12 on 3d8. He could've got 69!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on June 19, 2009, 10:27:49 AM
The Pit Fiend = yes, that is exactly what it looks like but there aren't many dinosaurs in Titan, especialy northern Titan. Most of the remaining ones are on small tropical islands Rhana probbaly hasn't been to so try to keep any relay of information in character. And may the gods take mercy on your souls.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on July 30, 2009, 10:35:27 AM
Hey - just wanted to let you all know I'll be on holiday for about a week from tomorrow.  Off for a rainy week in a static caravan in West Wales whilst the kids are young enough to enjoy such things! :)
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 31, 2009, 10:39:56 AM
Sorry I have been away guys. Life has been a bit hectic for me. I should be able to catch up with post in all the games I am a part of over this weekend.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Balgin Stondraeg on July 31, 2009, 01:03:33 PM
Sorry I have been away guys. Life has been a bit hectic for me. I should be able to catch up with post in all the games I am a part of over this weekend.

That's alright. Keeper's away for a bit so there'll be some suitable catching up time for you :).
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: PaulH on August 15, 2009, 10:11:35 PM
Hi

I'm still here - well, will be back in couple days.

Cheers
Paul H
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on October 21, 2009, 06:02:43 AM
OK, I think we need to see who is still about.  If you're playing a PC in Deathtrap Dungeon and you're reading this message, just reply to this message with an "I'm here!", please.
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Keeper on October 21, 2009, 06:03:53 AM
I'm here! :) I play Rhana!
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: Custom_Hobby on October 23, 2009, 09:58:39 AM
I'm here too. I play Dekion. Blagin PM the other guys :tip-hat:
Title: Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
Post by: PaulH on November 22, 2009, 01:28:09 PM
Hi

And yes, I'm still here!