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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby spiderwrangler » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:05 am

Our combined modifier scores for the abilities are:

STR: +4
DEX: +12
CON: +12
INT: +1
WIS: +11
CHA: +12
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Darfel Kroven, Human Cleric of Tempus in Theis2's "Shipwrecked!".

Splits Focus in Thinkslogically's Lair of the Mountain King

Korga in Dlover's Hunters of Letrua.

Laughs Creepily in "Goblin Adventurer's League".

Korbrok, the dwarven telekinetic blacksmith berserker in Quarg's "An Adventure in Aldra".

Korrik Tallpine, a halfling monk with a shady past in Thinks' "The Wandering Archipelago".
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby Arch Lich Burns » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:16 am

Oh wow...yep I think I would pick up arbjure fighter to help those scores.
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby thinkslogically » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:34 am

Still, you're adventurers, not scholars! And you're still of average or slightly above-average intelligence across the board.

I also think that 5e gives you FAR more reasons to use DEX- and CHA- based builds than STR- and INT- in general so having that array of scores across a party isn't too surprising to be honest. You'll just solve more problems by leaping out the way than punching stuff :)
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby spiderwrangler » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:13 pm

thinkslogically wrote:I also think that 5e gives you FAR more reasons to use DEX- and CHA- based builds than STR- and INT- in general so having that array of scores across a party isn't too surprising to be honest.


For sure. DEX is the super stat (AC and ranged/finesse attacks), while CHA is socially useful as well as being the casting ability for 4 classes. WIS also comes up a lot on Perception checks, and is casting for 3 classes and adds to Monk AC.

thinkslogically wrote:You'll just solve more problems by leaping out the way than punching stuff :)


As the monk of the party, I'll probably be close to even with leaping and punching. :)
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Surviving Castle Heterodyne, a Girl Genius themed game where the players are sparks.

Fallout: Settlers, co-GM with Badge, set in the Fallout world as a vault of dwellers emerge into a changed world.

The Sundered Way, my 5e forum campaign.


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Darfel Kroven, Human Cleric of Tempus in Theis2's "Shipwrecked!".

Splits Focus in Thinkslogically's Lair of the Mountain King

Korga in Dlover's Hunters of Letrua.

Laughs Creepily in "Goblin Adventurer's League".

Korbrok, the dwarven telekinetic blacksmith berserker in Quarg's "An Adventure in Aldra".

Korrik Tallpine, a halfling monk with a shady past in Thinks' "The Wandering Archipelago".
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby thinkslogically » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:26 pm

But you aren't going to be catching any boulders any time soon ;)

CON is all round useful
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby spiderwrangler » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:56 pm

Yeah, no skills from CON, but HP is good for everyone, and casters want a decent CON if they are going to casting any spells that take concentration.
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Surviving Castle Heterodyne, a Girl Genius themed game where the players are sparks.

Fallout: Settlers, co-GM with Badge, set in the Fallout world as a vault of dwellers emerge into a changed world.

The Sundered Way, my 5e forum campaign.


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Darfel Kroven, Human Cleric of Tempus in Theis2's "Shipwrecked!".

Splits Focus in Thinkslogically's Lair of the Mountain King

Korga in Dlover's Hunters of Letrua.

Laughs Creepily in "Goblin Adventurer's League".

Korbrok, the dwarven telekinetic blacksmith berserker in Quarg's "An Adventure in Aldra".

Korrik Tallpine, a halfling monk with a shady past in Thinks' "The Wandering Archipelago".
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby WearsHats » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:53 pm

So you're saying con has its pros.
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby thinkslogically » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:55 pm

<groan>

:lol:
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby WearsHats » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:01 pm

I'm about to go to bed. And I'll be pretty busy with the family for the next week and a half. So, like I said, feel free to autopilot. I'll check in sporadically. Kal plans to search the area near the broken fence and disturbed hive(s) to identify the intruder. Hopefully his elven eyes are good enough to spot something useful without needing to get too close to the agitated bees. Too bad Syli can't talk them down for us.
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby Arch Lich Burns » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:13 pm

...so what would appease angry bees? Animal handling check?
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby Nioca » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:20 am

thinkslogically wrote:((So, I think knowledge checks like this probably shouldn't get advantage from 'Help' and should probably be separate rolls, simply because they reflect what you guys know individually. I'm not sure that "helping" actually makes any sense in this context.... It hasn't mattered on the last 2 checks anyway so nothing changes there. Any comments from you guys on that?)).

Makes sense to me, although I do think there might be cases where it might make sense where someone could potentially help with a knowledge check (like, say, research, where you've got one person taking initiative and then a second assisting with materials and such). But those are more the exception than the rule.
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby spiderwrangler » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:26 am

Or at least some discussion, or collaboration. Hard to help out inside someone's head.
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Surviving Castle Heterodyne, a Girl Genius themed game where the players are sparks.

Fallout: Settlers, co-GM with Badge, set in the Fallout world as a vault of dwellers emerge into a changed world.

The Sundered Way, my 5e forum campaign.


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Darfel Kroven, Human Cleric of Tempus in Theis2's "Shipwrecked!".

Splits Focus in Thinkslogically's Lair of the Mountain King

Korga in Dlover's Hunters of Letrua.

Laughs Creepily in "Goblin Adventurer's League".

Korbrok, the dwarven telekinetic blacksmith berserker in Quarg's "An Adventure in Aldra".

Korrik Tallpine, a halfling monk with a shady past in Thinks' "The Wandering Archipelago".
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby Arch Lich Burns » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:53 am

It's a werebear. Primary suspect is the farmer due to alignment: lg, knowing where the honey is, and grey fur-hair. Whomever it is we cannot kill it.
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby spiderwrangler » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:29 am

Starting to think we aren't meant to help this guy...
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Surviving Castle Heterodyne, a Girl Genius themed game where the players are sparks.

Fallout: Settlers, co-GM with Badge, set in the Fallout world as a vault of dwellers emerge into a changed world.

The Sundered Way, my 5e forum campaign.


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Darfel Kroven, Human Cleric of Tempus in Theis2's "Shipwrecked!".

Splits Focus in Thinkslogically's Lair of the Mountain King

Korga in Dlover's Hunters of Letrua.

Laughs Creepily in "Goblin Adventurer's League".

Korbrok, the dwarven telekinetic blacksmith berserker in Quarg's "An Adventure in Aldra".

Korrik Tallpine, a halfling monk with a shady past in Thinks' "The Wandering Archipelago".
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby thinkslogically » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:24 am

haha! Yeah...

On a slightly meta sidenote, you won't ever have to rely on specific dice rolls to move a particular plot forwards. They will 100% definitely affect HOW you achieve something and how well / smoothly you do it, but you're never going to completely fail a mission or quest just with a bunch of bad rolls (TPKs not withstanding!).
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby Dlover » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:31 pm

Is 'Take 10' or 'Take 20' a thing in 5e? >.>
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Alex Sparo, A city boy, poor of sight, who has learned to manipulate people and make the most of what he, and others, have - Trinity Isles (Run by Mort)
Mehriv Turajin, a Noble Dragonborn Sorcerer sent from his clan because he wasn't dragony enough. - The Wandering Archipelago (Run by Thinks)
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby Arch Lich Burns » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:37 pm

There's passive checks but that is about it.
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby spiderwrangler » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:46 pm

Passive checks *mostly* pertain to Perception checks, but other passive checks can be employed at DM discretion.
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Surviving Castle Heterodyne, a Girl Genius themed game where the players are sparks.

Fallout: Settlers, co-GM with Badge, set in the Fallout world as a vault of dwellers emerge into a changed world.

The Sundered Way, my 5e forum campaign.


games I play
Darfel Kroven, Human Cleric of Tempus in Theis2's "Shipwrecked!".

Splits Focus in Thinkslogically's Lair of the Mountain King

Korga in Dlover's Hunters of Letrua.

Laughs Creepily in "Goblin Adventurer's League".

Korbrok, the dwarven telekinetic blacksmith berserker in Quarg's "An Adventure in Aldra".

Korrik Tallpine, a halfling monk with a shady past in Thinks' "The Wandering Archipelago".
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby thinkslogically » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:31 pm

So I've spent the evening screwing around in photoshop to try and learn a few new bits and pieces, and made you guys some travel maps :) They're rough as hell and not very interesting at the moment (especially the river one; mostly because I can't draw complicated things), but you guys are the only ones who'll care even a little bit so I figured I might as well share them here :lol:

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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby Dlover » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:10 pm

Hah, those are pretty damn cool, Thinks. Especially the Seat of the Gods.
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Also Player / Monster stats, skill lists.

My characters:
Tugs Tails, the goblin that was sort of a trapper and wears a bear's tail at his neck, for some reason - Lair of the Mountain King (Run by Thinks)
Alex Sparo, A city boy, poor of sight, who has learned to manipulate people and make the most of what he, and others, have - Trinity Isles (Run by Mort)
Mehriv Turajin, a Noble Dragonborn Sorcerer sent from his clan because he wasn't dragony enough. - The Wandering Archipelago (Run by Thinks)
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby spiderwrangler » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:45 pm

Somewhere out there are 4 hungry beasties that have contracted with the same travel company to send them food in the form of tourists...
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Surviving Castle Heterodyne, a Girl Genius themed game where the players are sparks.

Fallout: Settlers, co-GM with Badge, set in the Fallout world as a vault of dwellers emerge into a changed world.

The Sundered Way, my 5e forum campaign.


games I play
Darfel Kroven, Human Cleric of Tempus in Theis2's "Shipwrecked!".

Splits Focus in Thinkslogically's Lair of the Mountain King

Korga in Dlover's Hunters of Letrua.

Laughs Creepily in "Goblin Adventurer's League".

Korbrok, the dwarven telekinetic blacksmith berserker in Quarg's "An Adventure in Aldra".

Korrik Tallpine, a halfling monk with a shady past in Thinks' "The Wandering Archipelago".
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby thinkslogically » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:30 am

Dlover wrote:Hah, those are pretty damn cool, Thinks. Especially the Seat of the Gods.


Thanks! I wanted to try out the style more than anything, but the SotG one was the last one I sketched up so had a bit more attention to content rather than just colours and gradients :)

spiderwrangler wrote:Somewhere out there are 4 hungry beasties that have contracted with the same travel company to send them food in the form of tourists...


Hahaha! That wouldn't be a terrible idea for a campaign :D
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby thinkslogically » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:31 pm

And here's one for Hightown (I'm bad at names, but viridescent / viriscent is my new favourite word):

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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby Nioca » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:26 am

I'm hoping work gets less hectic pretty shortly, so I can post a bit more frequently. Right now, I'm not getting spare time for anything other than sleep (and even that's coming in limited portions).
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Re: The Wandering Archipelago (OOC)

Postby thinkslogically » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:31 am

Not a problem :)
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