July 31st - I'm not a goblin

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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Changes_everything » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:58 am

Retrieving the LOL Pearl cannot have been a critical fumble - he managed to retrieve it after all, just as intended.

I think the crit fumble was one page later, when Complains failed to get it off his fingers.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby ForgetsOldName » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:08 am

At the time I assumed the critical failure was a wisdom/perception/whatever check concerning why one should NOT mess with the pearl.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby LooksClosely » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:33 am

Tofu wrote:(Although, imagine if the imprints grants adventuring levels to whomesoever is imprinted ... coolness eh! Instant level Up capacity!)

I have to admit, that seems really narratively plausible to me. Why else all the set up? Sorry if I'm repeating previous discussion, but if Fumbles does achieve, say level 1 in all classes, with some house-ruling to keep things reasonable, is that a powerful character? Or just someone who can feather-fall in a pinch, or otherwise help them out of sticky situations?
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby ForgetsOldName » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:52 pm

LooksClosely wrote:
Tofu wrote:(Although, imagine if the imprints grants adventuring levels to whomesoever is imprinted ... coolness eh! Instant level Up capacity!)

I have to admit, that seems really narratively plausible to me. Why else all the set up? Sorry if I'm repeating previous discussion, but if Fumbles does achieve, say level 1 in all classes, with some house-ruling to keep things reasonable, is that a powerful character? Or just someone who can feather-fall in a pinch, or otherwise help them out of sticky situations?


Useful is not the same as powerful. Imagine how useful a level one priest and a level one paladin would be right now. I don't even know what the other nine classes are but I bet a least some of them can heal.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Derkins » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:28 pm

ForgetsOldName wrote:At the time I assumed the critical failure was a wisdom/perception/whatever check concerning why one should NOT mess with the pearl.


I'm guessing the fumble was the save vs the LOL pearl's area of effect. Although I admit I don't get the whole crit fail window thing. What did am I missing?
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby ForgetsOldName » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:55 am

Derkins wrote:
ForgetsOldName wrote:At the time I assumed the critical failure was a wisdom/perception/whatever check concerning why one should NOT mess with the pearl.


I'm guessing the fumble was the save vs the LOL pearl's area of effect. Although I admit I don't get the whole crit fail window thing. What did am I missing?


"The Crit Window" is the name of the staff that was identified by the wall and had a little "0" hovering above it. TBH, we don't really know how to read it, whether it's always 0 or 20, what rolls it does/does not apply to, whether the roll in question has already happened, etc.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Krulle » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:24 pm

The crit window from the wall of explanation:
http://goblinscomic.com/comic/01092017-2 wrote:Information: This staff predicts whether the next crit in the party will be a success or failure. A 1 means a critical fumble while a 20 means it will be a critical success.

Note it shows a "1" in the second to last panel...

As to how this would work as a game mechanic?
I'd throw once the party grabs the Crit Window to decide whether it'll show "1" or "20".
Once someone pof the party threw a crit (1 or 20), I'd exchange that throw for the Crit Window, and do a new throw for the Crit Window.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby wordelo » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:54 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC7TDe4 ... e=youtu.be

The screaming reminded me of this bit from ren and stimpy
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