The Sundered Way - OOC

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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by spiderwrangler » Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:06 am

I ended up making these all custom, since Galt and Tren's subclasses aren't represented in the resource I'm using for these retainer cards, and they are designed to just be for a single character, so the squad cards are definitely homebrewed a fair bit. I *think* they should work, but if things seem wildly off from expectations, we can revisit that.

I think I'd mentioned the ruleset for retainers earlier, but the quick breakdown is below. Don't feel like you need to commit this to memory or anything, it should be simple to run, just giving you the 'behind the screen' mechanics so you've got expectations:
  • Have Health Levels, not HP, so no need to track every last bit of damage or healing
  • Each time they get hit by an attack, they make a Con Save vs average damage as DC. On a fail, they lose HL scaled by damage die
  • HL can be regained 1/ short rest, and each die of healing magic regains 1 HL
  • Initiative is shared with you, and if you hit, they hit, though it can be on a different target. If you miss, then you can roll to see if they hit
  • Saves vs damaging spells, lose half spell level in HL on success, spell level in HL on fail
  • Signature attacks and special actions: Have a regular attack, and then some number of actions that can be taken. Special actions are limited to once per 10 minutes (encounter), and may be limited to a certain number of times per day.
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((Just saw retainers are supposed to cap at 7... with it being a squad, I think 8 will be fine.))
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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by Rodgeir » Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:25 pm

Nice work Spider!

Galt has too many eyes :P

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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by spiderwrangler » Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:00 pm

Thanks!
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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by Rodgeir » Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:28 am

You don't remember that while you were feeding Dornikal his friend, bit by bit, you had also dug out Galt's eye? :D

(I mean in the picture you used for the follower card of him)

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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by spiderwrangler » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:36 am

Actually, I did forget that!
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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by spiderwrangler » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:23 pm

OOC about the tracks, only read if you want to know my reasoning...
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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by NotStickFigures » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:31 pm

Very good idea, I think.

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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by Lurks_In_Shadows » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:28 am

Forgot that since we leveled up, Randy gets a 1d20+6 on survival rolls. :roll: Shouldn't make a difference this time, but...

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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by spiderwrangler » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:42 am

M0rtimer wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Yay! redshirts! >:D
M0rt, I don't think you ever confirmed besides this, but are you piloting a squad of hunters?
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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by M0rtimer » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:21 pm

Oh, I'd be willing to try if no one else wants to, but otherwise I was only commenting on having disposable grunts :shifty:

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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by spiderwrangler » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:56 pm

Randy, Zokk, and Coljin have dragonborn, and Dornikal has Galt and Tren, so you'd be the only one without if you don't, but it's opt in, not forcing anyone to use them.
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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by M0rtimer » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:01 pm

Sure, I'll give it a try. Best to figure out whether or not I like it or not when we're only doing the tutorial battle. :)

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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by Rodgeir » Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:38 am

You get Tasha's... anyone?

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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by Lurks_In_Shadows » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:56 pm

???
Tasha? Not ringing a bell.

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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by spiderwrangler » Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:31 pm

Tasha's Cauldron, new 5e book. I haven't yet.
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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by M0rtimer » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:21 am

Just a heads up because I know some of you guys have been using it - The dice rolling site I made is sadly out of operation, and odds of me being able to fix it (or more accurately, wanting to and/or finding the time) are looking rather bad.

Is there anything the dice roller was providing that any of you missed with other dice rollers?

...Besides that it wasn't blocked by the firewall. :P

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Re: The Sundered Way - OOC

Post by Lurks_In_Shadows » Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:08 pm

I think that was the big one actually. I guess I can look for a random number generator somewhere on the net. Probably won't save the rolls though.

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