MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by Joseph » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:21 pm

So... how does it work if I just want to slap Gorth around a bit? In real life, obviously, it's easy as pie to slap someone upside the head, no roll involved. You want to slap someone, you just do it.

Clearly I don't want to kill Gorth so can I just slap him? Or knee him in the groin? We're face to face? Do I need to roll for that?

Or how about smacking him around with the flat side of my blades, just enough to teach the obnoxious mouthpiece a little lesson?

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by MERLANCE » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:14 pm

If you were going to do that, you would roll initiative as normal, just you and Gorth and anyone else that chose to get involved, then you would make a melee attack at -4 to do nonlethal damage to Gorth, he would be flat footed (-2 ac as he would lose his dex bonus) if you won initiative, and then do normal damage.

For future reference, of course.

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by MERLANCE » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:26 pm

So I liked at Ara's character sheet, and he has "Craft" as a skill. Is that meant to be spellcraft, or is it meant to be a craft like woodworking, bowmaking, blacksmithing, weaponsmithing, cooking, or something?

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by Joseph » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:40 pm

Well, the party is about to get smaller by two as soon as the fear spell wears off because the necromancer is dead and that will no doubt take her minion with her.

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by MERLANCE » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:21 pm

Thats the kind of thing that ends a game then. Had to think of a nonlethal way of keeping you from killing Gorth (at least, the NPCs assumed you were about to kill him).

CF, AF, Trudy, and Gorth vs Josef and Zati, with Kurt trying to disarm both sides.

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by Joseph » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:34 pm

Yes, and you accomplished that with Kurt.

Having the necromancer get involved was over doing it. Think about it from the perspective of the characters.

There's no way that Josef and Zati are going to continue travelling with/working with the necromancer now. They either kill her or abandon the party.

As for Gorth's Gorth, he's playing his character just fine for what he is, an obnoxious jerk that no one likes.

So don't put the onus of "ending a game" on me. Kurt's intervention was fine. My charcter would listen to a paladin/monk. He will not accept having a necromancer with an undead servant casting a spell on him.

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by MERLANCE » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:41 pm

Well, it was a non damaging effect. Ill just delete that half of the post then.

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by Joseph » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:47 pm

Good call. Because non-damaging or not, it's still perceived as an aggressive act by a PC which completely negates any chance of ever trusting that NPC. And with the minuses it inflicts on a character, if that character runs around a corner into a horde of zombies he's screwed.

As for Gorth's character, like I said, he's playing it well for what the character is. But the character isn't likeable and the party isn't really a well-bonded unit. And never will be.

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by Marcus » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:17 am

Whats the status of poor Ara right now?

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Post by MERLANCE » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:01 pm

0 hit points, unconcious.

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by Marcus » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:26 am

Okay.

And the Craft is supposed to be a craft as in handiwork or how ever you say it in English. As far as I know atleast. I did just not pick one, I forgot that. Since Clerics do not get spellcraft do they? I do not remember in al honesty!

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by MERLANCE » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:43 am

Clerics do get Spellcraft. But pick whatever craft skill you want.

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by Joseph » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:00 pm

I realise that you're trying to move this along since Gorth has been absent since Sunday but...

If Ara is at 0hp and unconscious where is he? Lying in the alley? Kurt carrying him? Did Kurt heal him and we missed it?

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by MERLANCE » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:21 pm

He is still at 0hp in the alley, but Kurt is with him. Zati, you, CF, and AF moved up. Gorth is standing somewhere between you and Ara.

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Re: MERLANCE's Campaign Discussion Thread

Post by Joseph » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:50 pm

I'll edit your play post to reflect that so all the relevant information is in one place.

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