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Author Topic: The OOC thread (DTD)  (Read 91453 times)

Balgin Stondraeg

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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #255 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.
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #256 on: August 29, 2007, 09:28:48 AM »

Was Isambard Kingdom Brunnell an advisor in the dungeon's construction? ;)
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #257 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.
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #258 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.
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #259 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?
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #260 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.
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #261 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).
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #262 on: August 30, 2007, 09:11:53 PM »

OOC: How far apart are the poles?
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #263 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
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #264 on: August 31, 2007, 06:52:01 AM »

Good description with diagrams, eyeolas - not an easy thing to describe :)
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #265 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
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #266 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.
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #267 on: August 31, 2007, 07:39:58 AM »

Are you insinuating it is a reloading trap?
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #268 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!
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Re: The OOC thread (DTD)
« Reply #269 on: August 31, 2007, 07:48:57 AM »

can an unconceouse person drink a potion?
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