Scenario 2: OOC

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Darker

rolls

I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 18, 3 = 21.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 11 = 11.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 10, 3 = 13.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 11 = 11.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 6, 3 = 9.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 2 = 2.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 16, 3 = 19.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 14 = 14.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 16, 3 = 19.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 10 = 10.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 6, 3 = 9.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 9 = 9.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 20, 3 = 23.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 14 = 14.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 5, 3 = 8.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 9 = 9.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 10, 3 = 13.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 8 = 8.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 15, 3 = 18.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 7 = 7.
Darker

rolls

I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 15, 3 = 18.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 3 = 3.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 9, 3 = 12.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 8 = 8.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 18, 3 = 21.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 9 = 9.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 13, 3 = 16.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 1 = 1.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 14, 3 = 17.
I rolled 1d14, the result is 1 = 1.
Darker

rolls

I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 1, 3 = 4.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 7, 1 = 8.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 8, 1 = 9.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 6, 1 = 7.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 2, 1 = 3.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 1, 1 = 2.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 3, 1 = 4.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 1, 1 = 2.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 6, 1 = 7.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 5, 1 = 6.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 4, 1 = 5.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 5, 1 = 6.
Darker

Rolls

I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 18, 3 = 21.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 20, 3 = 23.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 16, 3 = 19.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 13, 3 = 16.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 12, 3 = 15.
Darker

rolls

I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 5, 1 = 6.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 6, 1 = 7.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 3, 1 = 4.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 3, 1 = 4.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 4, 1 = 5.
Darker

rolls

I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 3, 3 = 6.
I rolled 1d9, the result is 3 = 3.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 6, 1 = 7.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 19, 3 = 22.
I rolled 1d9, the result is 3 = 3.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 7, 1 = 8.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 16, 3 = 19.
I rolled 1d9, the result is 8 = 8.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 7, 1 = 8.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 19, 3 = 22.
I rolled 1d9, the result is 1 = 1.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 2, 1 = 3.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 9, 3 = 12.
I rolled 1d9, the result is 7 = 7.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 4, 1 = 5.
Darker

rolls

I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 2, 3 = 5.
I rolled 1d9, the result is 9 = 9.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 1, 1 = 2.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 10, 3 = 13.
I rolled 1d9, the result is 8 = 8.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 3, 1 = 4.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 13, 3 = 16.
I rolled 1d9, the result is 5 = 5.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 6, 1 = 7.
I rolled 1d20+3, the result is 19, 3 = 22.
I rolled 1d9, the result is 1 = 1.
I rolled 1d8+1, the result is 4, 1 = 5.
Darker

Ok, I'm going to give anyone a chance to revise their actions that might want them.

Currently, two of the ballista will be loaded with no range penalties. You are free to keep your rolls or change your actions. I know D&F changed to a bow, so I'll need a bow attack from you. Fixxxer, I think you are firing a ballista, so let's see that. DDMW, you should b be free, any spells to cast?

They will still impact this round, but their speed has decreased to a much less damaging rate. Everyone will get to act before the ship is hit.

drumandfight
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I will stand my ground and fire on the captain to ensure he dies unless the section of ship I am standing on is what is going to be hit. Then I will move my ass the hell out of dodge.

Full attack - been forgetting about favored enemy (humans). Whoops. If the first shot takes out the captain, give the second shot to the next dangerous looking fellow within range.

Shooting to kill captain
I rolled 1d20+7, the result is 14, 7 = 21.
I rolled 1d20+7, the result is 5, 7 = 12.
I rolled 1d8+5, the result is 4, 5 = 9.
I rolled 1d8+5, the result is 6, 5 = 11.
MinusInnocence
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We need to be mindful once they board our ship that we may not have enough warm bodies on our team to sail out of here after all the bad guys are dead. So maybe consolidating the crews is the only solution when combat is over, but that's only possible if we don't kill everyone.

However, that's several rounds from now before we have to worry about it. Right now, if the ballista is loaded, Valthorn will continue with his previously stated action.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

Fixxxer
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Heironimous will aim for crew instead of ship. He'll focus on anywhere that has a clump of people.

Attack; Damage (both unmodified)
I rolled 1d20+4, the result is 16, 4 = 20.
I rolled 3d8, the result is 6, 7, 4 = 17.
drumandfight
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Was I not able to target the captain for some reason?

Also, I think it is time to take some cover. If I can, I will do that. If it leaves me with a standard attack, I will fire off another arrow at the captain.

move to cover then fire on captain
I rolled 1d20+9, the result is 19, 9 = 28.
I rolled 1d8+5, the result is 5, 5 = 10.
deadDMwalking
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Aðalherr converts a 1st level spell (Comprehend languages) into a Cure Light Wounds on Vishus.

"By the power of the dwarven gods, don't die and kill those fuckers."

CLW
I rolled 1d8+4, the result is 5, 4 = 9.
drumandfight
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Good man!

Darker

drumandfight wrote:

Was I not able to target the captain for some reason?

Also, I think it is time to take some cover. If I can, I will do that. If it leaves me with a standard attack, I will fire off another arrow at the captain.


No, that previous action hasn't been taken yet. Do you want to rapid fire to shots at the captain or do you want to take cover and fire one shot? If move to take cover, you'll need a balance check too to stay on your feet.
drumandfight
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Ah, I didn't realize. Stand ground and fire on captain. Banking on the curative magic to keep me in the fight.

MinusInnocence
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If you're more than 20' away from the cleric, you won't get healed this round.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

deadDMwalking
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I'm pretty sure I was just loading his ballista, so I don't think that's a problem. If it is, let me know.

MinusInnocence
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Oh, I thought you were loading mine. If not, I guess I'll be firing my bow this round and not the ballista.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

Darker

Aðalherr was loading Valthorn's ballista. However, I think both he and Vishus are in the bow, it's less than 20 feet to move between them. I don't have my map with me, but I'm going to say its closer to 10.

MinusInnocence
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Sweet. We are super good at this

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

drumandfight
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We are really good at not dying so far.

Darker

Yeah, you're about to get the chance to prove your worth more. Sorry, the setup for the next phase of battle is a bit complicated and I haven't had the time to work through it. It's likely going to be until Friday before I do.

deadDMwalking
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So I helped load all the ballistas? That works for me.

drumandfight
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No worries. I just want to shoot an arrow through the captain's face.

drumandfight
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So, uh, what's going down here?

Darker

I'm a total bastard, mostly. To summarize 1), My doctoral comp exams are coming up in less than 2 weeks and I've been too slammed to put in the time to do anything, despite my promises. I feel really bad about it.
2)I kinda made a mistake on the setup and misbalanced this encounter. I've recently realized the mistake and you are pretty much going to smash it no matter what now and I'm not super motivated to do the insane number of rolls and keep up with huge number of moving parts given my lack of time from #1, cause I'm 99.9% sure at this point you're going to steamroll this.

I'm wondering whether to start it over, to power through it, or to move on to a new scenario after comps and chalk this on up to DM screw up.

Fixxxer
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Dealer's choice. I'll still love you, no matter what you choose.

drumandfight
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^What that guy said.

Darker

Well, I don't have to choose yet. I'm going to mull it over until after comps and then figure something out.

deadDMwalking
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Comps are important - focus there. But I'd appreciate the chance to steamroll this encounter. You know, vindication for the last one?

On the other hand, maybe you'll roll obscenely well and we won't and you'll kill us all! It may still work out. :)

Darker

Your input is appreciated. I think I may kind of "reboot" the encounter as one ship rams the other and balance things out starting there. Treat it as Part 1: Ranged combat and Part 2: The melee.

deadDMwalking
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So, how about starting the melee?

Darker

So, I've decided to not put the work into it, but move on to Scenario 3. All players interested, sound off. Scenario 3 will use 5th level characters, just like Scenario 2. Like others before it, nothing much will be revealed, but I will say Scenario 3 could involve less combat than previous Scenarios -- or more. All depends on the characters and their actions.

deadDMwalking
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I'm in.

Darker

Anyone else?

MinusInnocence
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Sure, we can try this again.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

Fixxxer
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Yeah, I'm good to try another scenario.

Darker

That's three, which is enough... but anyone else? Nothing to catch up on, just roll up a character and try to survive a single scene.

@Talanall @Obsidian_Spoon @Nofortunateone @Board Rider @Cronono @drumandfight

I'll get the character rules up for Scenario 3 in a moment.

Cronono
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What are the character generation rules?

Darker

They should be updated and posted in the proper thread now. It's pretty basic -- These are meant to be more strategic challenges than role-playing, so creation rules are standard so things are balanced.

MinusInnocence
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My character is already perfect so I'm ready when you are. The rest of you losers might want to make some adjustments though.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

deadDMwalking
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Maybe I should just copy your character and we could have two of them? I'm playing ANOTHER dwarf cleric now in Cataclysm. But I also like the character type, so it's cool.

MinusInnocence
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Henrik is one of my favorite characters in any of our games right now.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

Cronono
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I can give it a go. What do we need?

Darker

For the casters, make sure you note what you currently have memorized as far as spells go.

Darker

Ok. I have Valthorn played by MI, Aðalherr played by DDMW, Heironimous played by Fixxxer, and Robert played by Cronono. @drumandfight, you sitting this one out? If someone has line, see if you can ping him.

Fixxxer
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Ping complete.

Darker

I opened new threads for Scenario 3. Go on over to the OOC thread and post your general readiness. Subscribe to it and the IC as well.

drumandfight
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Im going to sit this one out, Dark. Thanks though.

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