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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Whitey on Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:27 am

    Mr. DM, are we applying flanking rules? Also, is One Eyed Willy wearing armor? Thanks.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:30 am

    Josef909 wrote:LMoP is a really good starter adventure.  Hope they're enjoying it.  

    yeah, it's fun and straight forward. Although as we were playing chapter 2 in the mining town of Phandolin, it occurred to me that the story sounded somewhat familiar....

    the party comes to a frontier mining town
    they meet the local bullies, called the Redbrands who wear red cloaks
    they have a fight with them at the tavern or in the street

    the authors just copied the plot of Tombstone lol!

    Earp family arrives in Tombstone
    the Cowboys wore red bandanas
    they just had the fight at the OK corral
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:34 am

    Whitey wrote:Mr. DM, are we applying flanking rules? Also, is One Eyed Willy wearing armor? Thanks.

    I like Rob's ruling that Flanking gives +2 to attack, not ADV


    Chris wrote:


    Rogan charges up the steps at O-7.  He is obviously pissed off (Rage) and still naked.  Rogan is a 1/2 orc, but one wonders if the other half was Clydesdale.  One-Eyed Rogan may have earned his nickname from whores not fellow pirates.  

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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:18 pm

    cheers love the nerdism in week 1 NFL power rankings


    15

    BEARS

    +9

    Previous rank: No. 24

    This is not a simple reaction to the Khalil Mack blockbuster -- it's merely a simple reaction to the Khalil Mack blockbuster. What a move by general manager Ryan Pace, who swashbuckled his way across the front-office universe like Captain James T. Kirk and dealt a blow to the Klingons, Romulans and Gorn ... er, the Vikings, Lions and Packers with the addition of a top-five defensive player. Couple Mack with an already stable defense (much better than the one in Oakland), then further take into account a solid offensive line, a steady RB1 and an ascending franchise quarterback, and it's clear Chicagoans have themselves a squad.
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    Post  whit10 on Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:24 pm

    yeah, I'll believe it when they actually compete this year and have a winning record.

    Vikings will win the division, that's still my forecast.

    Bears receiver corps is still very suspect IMHO.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:43 pm

    the pass-catching talent is all there on paper. we'll see if they can play together on the field

    WR 1 Allen Robinson (JAX)
    WR 2 (slot) Taylor Gabriel (SF\ATL)
    WR 3 Kevin White (if healthy)
    TE Trey Burton (PHI)

    RB duo: Howard and Cohen

    it's almost a mirror of KC's offense with the exception of Robinson as KC had no true dominant WR1.
    Burton plays the Kelce role, Taylor = Tyrek Hill, RBs are better\= Hunt\West combo

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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  whit10 on Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:55 pm

    see, that's what bothers me.

    KC - never won a damned thing. Zero conference championships, zero SB titles.

    Not the best pattern to follow IMHO.

    I'll still give the coach the benefit of the doubt since it really seems like the GM is trying to make an actual football team (not the garbage we've had to suffer through for most of the last 30 friggin years)

    This is about my last straw with the Bears to be honest. I'm just sick of how pathetic they are on a regular basis. I'm encouraged, but I remember being encouraged before and having it all fall apart in a couple weeks.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Robyo on Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:58 pm

    MAS wrote:Decided along the drive that unless something earth-shattering happens in the next months, I am moving out here when my lease runs out next June. Nothing keeping me in the midwest anymore. Time to cut the BS and live where I've wanted to be for so long

    Dammit Matt! I hate to see ya go, but can't blame ya for trying new horizons. Sad We gotta get some tabletop played before then! I have a few plans for Sarge and the Starfinder crew... Looking forward to Primus next month too!
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Robyo on Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:04 pm

    Hey guys, looks like you've got some fun naval adventure going! Not sure what the future brings for me with online gaming. I was feeling some DM burnout-drain before suffering tech issues. Enjoying the new Dell at any rate!

    I played several sessions of the starter box module at Top Cut. It was cool. Nice sandboxy flavor.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:14 pm

    whit10 wrote:see, that's what bothers me.

    KC - never won a damned thing. Zero conference championships, zero SB titles.

    Not the best pattern to follow IMHO.


    Nagy was the OC. He is building the type of offense that works with his system. Andy Reid can be a boneheaded coach, no doubt. But he has one of the most influential coaching trees in the current NFL. The guy knows how to coach coaches.

    Pederson, Harbaugh, McDermott, Rivera, Spagnola, Bowles, Nagy, Reid himself (8\32) that's 25% of the NFL head coaches right there.


    Harbaugh and Pederson have won SBs, Rivera lost a SB, Reid lost SB in PHI

    Chicago's defense is Fangio's show. It is better than KC's was last year. KC was horrible on D last year.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:16 pm

    Robyo wrote:Hey guys, looks like you've got some fun naval adventure going! Not sure what the future brings for me with online gaming. I was feeling some DM burnout-drain before suffering tech issues. Enjoying the new Dell at any rate!

    I played several sessions of the starter box module at Top Cut. It was cool. Nice sandboxy flavor.

    Hi Rob!

    you are welcome to join the Pirate fun if you want, just say "argh, matey" and you're in. I know we were all enjoying Harkenwold, so when you recover your DM mojo, I would love to play again.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  whit10 on Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:47 pm

    lol... go ahead and be positive.

    I'll reserve judgement until they have a winning record and a playoff berth
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Whitey on Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:53 pm

    I’m with the Celt. Ping me with an update in November.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  whit10 on Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:59 pm

    Great minds think alike Mike. lol

    And since he brought it up... can everyone please stop using that nick-name for me? I'm certainly not mad about it but I'm about as much of a Celt as I am a Roman. My whole ancestry is Germanic (including the English, who are just Danes and Saxons); there's only a small bit of Scotch-Irish (and the Campbells sided with England against the Pretender - Bonny Prince Charley). It's a pretty silly nick-name these days.

    But I know how well my efforts to convince you all have gone in the past. Just wanted to say it once.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Josef909 on Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:04 pm

    Henceforth and forever, you shall be known as 'The Roman'.

    You're welcome.
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    Post  Chris on Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:50 pm

    That offends me. If Celtic Warbeast is unacceptable, can we just call him Warbeast? Or even WB for short?
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    Post  whit10 on Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:06 pm

    Joe, you're awesome. lol
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    Post  navyik on Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:09 pm

    Jeez, now I have to rename you in my phone contacts...
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Robyo on Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:17 pm

    Chris wrote:
    Hi Rob!

    you are welcome to join the Pirate fun if you want, just say "argh, matey" and you're in.  I know we were all enjoying Harkenwold, so when you recover your DM mojo, I would love to play again.  

    Thanks, I may work on a character. Could try to slide in sometime after the current encounter.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:04 am

    Robyo wrote:
    Chris wrote:
    Hi Rob!

    you are welcome to join the Pirate fun if you want, just say "argh, matey" and you're in.  I know we were all enjoying Harkenwold, so when you recover your DM mojo, I would love to play again.  

    Thanks, I may work on a character. Could try to slide in sometime after the current encounter.

    sure

    8th level
    standard pts build
    any race

    seafaring pirate flavor, see opening post for backstory as everyone was part of Gundren Goldseeker's old crew.

    you could be tied up in the cargo hold as one of Rogan's prisoners
    you could be in whatever port they go to next
    they could find you adrift at sea on a door, having let your beloved drown even though there was room for both of you
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  navyik on Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:45 am

    You could be a tabaxi bard or teifling whore who never saw any of our crew until today... jocolor
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Robyo on Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:51 pm

    navyik wrote:You could be a tabaxi bard or teifling whore who never saw any of our crew until today... jocolor

    Alan wants me to play a whore. And I'm supposed to take this how?


    Chris wrote:they could find you adrift at sea on a door, having let your beloved drown even though there was room for both of you

    LOL! this so much!

    Thinking of revisiting a drow TWF character I used in Matt's naval adventure awhile back..
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    Post  navyik on Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:26 pm

    I was simply offering you options from non-hostile characters that are already active in the current encounter. Laughing
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    Post  Robyo on Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:50 am

    navyik wrote:I was simply offering you options from non-hostile characters that are already active in the current encounter.  Laughing

    Right on. I haven't really been keeping track, but it looks like it's a (typically Chris style) shenanigan fest!
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    Post  Chris on Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:09 am

    Whitey wrote:I’m with the Celt. Ping me with an update in November.

    I almost pinged the board at halftime..... then the #realbears showed up

    "they are who we thought they were"
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:01 am

    MAS wrote:

    Renda lashes out at the escaping pirate, attempting to stun his prey before it can escape!

    *Renda' is granted one attack action for AoO.

    *If he hits, he spends 1 Chi point to force ONE-EYED ROGAN to make a CON save vs any attack that hits, failure will mean he is STUNNED for a full round. DC 13

    IF ANYBODY HAS A WAY TO BUFF/DEBUFF THIS STUN< PLEASE JUMP IN!




    moving this here. does anyone actually have any kind of Reaction that could be used to Buff\Debuff?

    I waited in the story thread, but I figured it might make more sense to ask this generally once than to wait every time
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    Post  navyik on Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:18 pm

    Hawkes can debuff a reaction but I can only debuff a single roll, not a series of rolls.
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    Post  navyik on Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:04 am

    Clearly, Hawkes has not yet earned the trust of the crew...
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    Post  Chris on Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:28 am

    navyik wrote:Clearly, Hawkes has not yet earned the trust of the crew...

    Crying or Very sad I was thinking the same thing

    Hawkes seems like such a take-charge kinda guy too scratch
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    Post  whit10 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:27 pm

    well, if we're going to get all Piratee here... "Captains" are elected by the crew and only have absolute authority during battle, otherwise it's a democracy... historically speaking of course

    Sam went along with what he said, he just didn't know that Hawkes was elected captain yet. Wink
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    Post  Josef909 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:49 pm

    Sjon is all for Hawkes being captain. Is there anyone else who would like to throw their hat in the ring?
    Certainly he is the one taking the reins to get us underway. It's probably worth having a democratic crew discussion, but Sjon wants to get out of that bay with a ship.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:11 pm

    sail now, vote later?
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    Post  MAS on Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:01 pm

    Sail, vote, who cares, Renda is planning on eating Wink
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    Post  navyik on Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:02 pm

    Let's say Hawkes is acting as Gundrans first mate on a mission of revenge. We can vote once we have a ship. Hawkes has no illusions...
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    Post  Chris on Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:42 pm

    regardless of titles, the boat isn't going to move on its own, so people need to start making their rolls to sail the ship. they can either follow Hawkes guidance or do something else, but the beastie under them is hungry Twisted Evil
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    Post  MAS on Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:56 pm

    Chris wrote:regardless of titles, the boat isn't going to move on its own, so people need to start making their rolls to sail the ship.  they can either follow Hawkes guidance or do something else, but the beastie under them is hungry Twisted Evil

    Hey don't look at me, it was my job to attack the dog, and I attacked the dog. I'm not sure what kind of voodoo makes the ship move by attacking a dog, but that's probably why I'm not the captain.
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    Post  whit10 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:46 pm

    I already did that. Been waiting on the others (made his str. check, not sure if it succeeded)
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:54 pm

    ok guys, it seems like the current scene has stalled out. Please decide as a group if you want to fight Bahar and his goons on the docks or not. They can't stop you from sailing away but it seems there isn't a lot of interest in fighting them either.

    I don't care either way and I am happy to do whatever the party decides, just make a group decision, please

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    Post  whit10 on Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:31 pm

    I see no point in pursuing them. We have what we wanted
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    Post  navyik on Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:57 pm

    Hawkes wanted to fight them, but not on this field. Hawkes wanted the element of surprise instead of a divided party with an entrenched enemy. Hawkes can't help crispy in this scenario. If crispy gets away we will live to avenge Gundran another day.
    Apparently Crispy believed that if we didn't attack the landing party in the same encounter that we would lose our opportunity. Hawkes was intending to lurk in the bay allowing curiosity to get the best of Rogans remnant crew. If that didn't work, then we could have mounted a surprise attack on land. Hawkes believes we have lost the initiative now and will prefer to quit while ahead.

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    Post  MAS on Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:25 pm

    Chris wrote:ok guys, it seems like the current scene has stalled out.  Please decide as a group if you want to fight Bahar and his goons on the docks or not.  They can't stop you from sailing away but it seems there isn't a lot of interest in fighting them either.  

    I don't care either way and I am happy to do whatever the party decides, just make a group decision, please


    I believe we would be happy to fight them but the majority of the party is locked out of action for many rounds - either moving or loading weapons. The fight was started without the rest of the party present, or the cog prepared/positioned to fight/support - so that is the reality that must be played out now. You can either stop action and resolve it separately as Crispy does what he does, or fudge us into in some way - but I think most of us are just trying to let Crispy break contact and get back to the ship (which appears to be what he is doing) so we can come up with a new plan.

    Renda doesn't make plans or think things through and so will follow orders. Matt agrees with Hawkes. This target is blown and we should leave. Set as much of the buildings and enemy ships on fire as we can on the way out the door.
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    Post  Josef909 on Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:35 pm

    Had we been closer, Sjon would've carried on an attack without the element of surprise, but this scenario puts the attacking party at a severe disadvantage.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:40 pm

    ok 4 votes to withdraw so far

    we can wrap up the treasure looting and then the party can decide it's next course of action

    let's wait to hear from Mike as Crispy is pivotal in this situation
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:33 am

    Chris wrote:

    let's wait to hear from Mike as Crispy is pivotal in this situation


    Or Crispy can just win the fight by himself lol!
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Whitey on Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:54 pm

    “Get in that dinghy and row yourself to the cog to meet your fate Bahar...OR...I will turn you into a greasy, disgusting pile of ash where you stand. And leave that alley rat with the bow behind or there won’t even be ashes left of him when I’m through. Now MOVE!”

    Edit: wrong thread. Sorry guys wasn’t getting updates. Trying to stay true to Crispy’s chaotic nature, but the mess at the dock is basically resolved now and we’ll be along shortly.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:43 pm

    bounce while we are waiting for pup to check in.....

    so I love to try and make Star Wars builds in other games. I made a western Boba Fett in Rob's Radiance game.

    I was thinking a Jedi could be a Monk\Warlock (w heals variety) - unarmored, deflect missiles, fast movement, pact weapon (short sword) = lightsaber, warlock invocations are like force powers - eldritch blast + repelling blast = force push, mage hand as light telekinetics

    Sith Warrior Paladin\Warlock - heavy armor, pact wpn lightsaber, dark ones' blessing to regain life like dark side refueling, eldritch blast + pull, smite for extra damage

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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  MAS on Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:06 pm

    Chris wrote:bounce while we are waiting for pup to check in.....

    so I love to try and make Star Wars builds in other games.  I made a western Boba Fett in Rob's Radiance game.

    I was thinking a Jedi could be a Monk\Warlock (w heals variety) - unarmored, deflect missiles, fast movement, pact weapon (short sword) = lightsaber, warlock invocations are like force powers - eldritch blast + repelling blast = force push, mage hand as light telekinetics

    Sith Warrior Paladin\Warlock - heavy armor, pact wpn lightsaber, dark ones' blessing to regain life like dark side refueling, eldritch "blast + pull, smite for extra damage


    Nice!!! 5e really seems to lend itself better to multi-classing than previous editions. The options within the classes can be combined for some really neat varieties.

    Why not go ahead and build the idea out all the way to lvl 20? I've done a few builds of Renda "all the way" on an app to see where various choices lead, its fun! I use this on an android tablet for quick/easy character gen. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wgkammerer.testgui.basiccharactersheet.app

    Can use this website format them all nice if you like. Also cool for doing anything you want to make look liek ti came from an offical book.
    http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/

    BTW - I love the way this party has come together, and you are running a great game!
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  Chris on Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:22 pm

    we never seem to reach 20 Sad

    I have a few variations in my head from about 4 to 12, but I would want to see how they play out before doing more than daydreaming about them


    I am really pleased with the party and especially the roleplaying so far!
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  whit10 on Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:31 pm

    I'd love to see a campaign go for several levels/chapters.

    Just to chime in... I'd avoid those "player made" mods and such, they usually aren't very well designed... just my two cents. That crap has always had the stink of "Dragon Magazine" to it... and that was a freaking disaster for old D&D. I still think that monstrosity helped to break old D&D (and 2nd edition too).

    I think SW characters would be easy with this. But just to bring it up (since Mike and I have talked about it several times), apparently they have re-released the old d6 SW books again. Fun game... just too many dice involved IMHO.
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    Re: OoG during Pirates

    Post  MAS on Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:44 pm

    whit10 wrote:I'd love to see a campaign go for several levels/chapters.

    Just to chime in... I'd avoid those "player made" mods and such, they usually aren't very well designed... just my two cents. That crap has always had the stink of "Dragon Magazine" to it... and that was a freaking disaster for old D&D. I still think that monstrosity helped to break old D&D (and 2nd edition too).

    I think SW characters would be easy with this.  But just to bring it up (since Mike and I have talked about it several times), apparently they have re-released the old d6 SW books again.  Fun game... just too many dice involved IMHO.

    Nothing was said about mods. The app is a character builder with all of the RAW data built in, and the other link is a format builder. I agree that the homebrew stuff one finds online is typically way out balance.


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