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Completed [Play-by-Post] Magic World/BRP: "In Search of the Sorcerer"

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by nikolokolus, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Siveon Bot Patron

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    I can totally do that.
     
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  2. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Sure, whatever works for you. I was thinking Bran and Oona could stick near me. Could Bran's sling be used without penalty from a tree?
     
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  3. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Not really. A sling requires two hands and you need some real estate to swing it around and put some real velocity on the sling stone. About the only thing that would work from a tree branch is a hurled weapon, or a crossbow. If you want Bran and Oona, then that's fine. His slinging skill is 25% at 1D8, 80m range. Oona's modestly competent with a bow at 30%, 1D6+1, 80m range. Bran's dodge is 40%, Oona's is 35%. I'll track hit points (if necessary). I'll share Urash's character sheet with you shortly, when I get home.

    We'll hit this on Friday in earnest when Llywelyn ap Gruffydd is available.
     
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  4. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Never used roll20, so let me make an account and see what sorcery it involves.
     
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  5. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    How stealthy are Bran and Oona?
     
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  6. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Beginners
     
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  7. nikolokolus Arcane

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    FYI, I rescaled some of the elements in the map so it made a little more sense.
     
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  8. Siveon Bot Patron

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    FYI I don't have any other plan other than telling the spirit to prioritize any guards that may want to keep the survivors/attack them
     
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  9. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Sorry guys, I just realized that the cabin I'm staying at this weekend doesn't have internet access. This will have to wait until Sunday evening U.S. west coast time
     
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  10. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    I'm apparently not authorized to join that roll20 link? Can the rest of you have a look?
    P. S. This game is about a couple of months away from being three years old.
     
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  11. Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Learned

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    We should get a codex award or something!
     
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  12. nikolokolus Arcane

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    On the road. I should be home in about 7 hours. I'll check things then, but I didnt set any restrictions on it.
     
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  13. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    I'd be asleep by then and more likely it's me last day at this job, so in case I'm holding things up, feel free to rush it along.
     
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  14. nikolokolus Arcane

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    I'll just double check the link and try to add your account if that doesn't work.
     
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  15. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Link doesn't work for me either.
     
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  16. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Campaign link (open)
    https://app.roll20.net/join/2589004/6YoQDg
    that's the link roll20 automatically generated and it worked OK for Siveon. If you're having trouble I can try to email you a player specific link, just PM the email address associated with your roll20 account and I'll send it out. (Grimgravy and Llywelyn ap Gruffydd I think I've got yours from prior games. messages incoming shortly).

    EDIT: Grimgravy For some reason the email address I entered in roll20 didn't immediately bring up your username (It did for Llywelyn ap Gruffydd) PM me and make sure I'm using the correct email. NM
     
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  17. Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Learned

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    Works for me. I'm in now.
     
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  18. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    same
     
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  19. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Roll20 Interface (open)

    Character Sheets: You can find them under the Journal tab in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window. Don't worry too much about why things don't look quite right, there is no magic world character sheet in Roll20, so I pulled a RuneQuest sheet. You can disregard most things, but you should be able to make skill rolls, weapon rolls, and characteristic rolls from the sheet as normal. Just keep track of lost hit points and magic points on your token (e.g. just enter +/-X in the red bubble and it will go up or down as required, the green bubble is for MP). If you need to make an armor roll just do it manually by entering it in the chat box. The syntax for dice rolling is pretty simple, it's just /roll [die +/- modifier] (replace the stuff in brackets with 1d8+1, 1d4-1, etc.)

    NPCs that you control have all of their stats listed on the NPC sheet; this can be accessed by clicking the little gearbox icon right under the basic tab of the character sheet. Sometimes it reverts to the quick-start or full sheet, so you may have to open this up and select the correct tic-box to see their stats. There's only the most rudimentary stuff in there like their dodge roll and weapon skills and other basic characteristics, but you should be able to make dice rolls from it, when in doubt you can just roll manually.

    Basic user interface tips and movement: There is a ruler you can access on the left hand of the map, or if you pick up a token and press the right mouse button it will start measuring the distance you have moved from your last position. To suspend snapping to the grid, press and hold the alt key before you pick up a token, then move it and drop it, they are just there to help with making quick measurements. In combat you can move 24 meters, out of combat you can move 72 meters per round. As long as you move your characters around inside the tree line you don't have to make any hide or move quietly rolls; the enemy seems fairly pre-occupied with the ritual that is taking place with the weird abomination of stitched together corpses near the base of the tower.

    Llywelyn ap Gruffydd I gave you control of Solon (and you'll need to enter the stats for your summoned demon on the appropriate tab for Amon)
    Siveon I gave you control of Mab
    Grimgravy I gave you control of Urash, Bran, and Oona

    As far as I can tell everything is good to go; HPs and MPs should be accurate for all of your characters. The basic combat order is posted below. If you want to make a move describe it in the chat box and move your token up to your maximum allowed. Since we're not in combat yet you can maneuver in the trees as you wish or make move quietly rolls and move up if you want. Once combat starts I'll call out your turn in the roll20 chatbox and you can make your move at your liesure.

    If you have any issues, click on the help icon on the left hand side of the screen and it should give you all of the keyboard shortcuts and explain things better than I can.


    Combat Order (INT rank for likely casters/DEX rank for likely melee characters):
    Urash 21 INT/9 DEX
    Cadeyrn 20
    Amon 16
    Bran 16
    Borric 14
    Oona 14
    Solon 14 INT/9 DEX
    Graoll 10
    Marcán 9 DEX

    Enemy's order of action will go after you make your first moves since you all have the element of surprise (so far)
     
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  20. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Updates (open)
    new messages posted on Roll20. ERYFKRAD and Siveon make your moves with Borric, Marcán (and Mab) and post something in the chat box describing your actions
     
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    People move into hiding spots amongst the trees and watch as King Cadeyrn vanishes from sight, and Graoll the Elemental Prince sinks into the rocky soil. Most of the people in the troupe hide themselves as best as they can, but Borric strides out into the open bold as day, almost daring the assembled enemies to charge him . . .
     
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  22. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Update posted on roll20.

    Grimgravy It's Oona's turn.
    ERYFKRAD then Borric's, but first Borric needs to make a defense roll of some kind; Dunamir Xoon's charge with his lance was a normal success
    Siveon The guards and cultists will be able to act, then it will be Marca's turn, then the start of the next round will be up, and spells will start to go off that were started in the previous round.
     
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  23. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Meanwhile, there's a great commotion near the base of the tower, near the colossus, stitched together from dozens of corpses. Graoll has emerged from the earth and begins laying waste to the (fortunately) inert giant abomination sending body parts flying across the yard. From the top of the tower you can all just make out a furious scream of rage and frustration.
     
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  24. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Oona's turn? Already rolled misses for her and Bran for the surprise round. If we're past that, Rhenmyr and Urash should be going well before her. Although, reading things, it doesn't look like we got much of a surprise. How and why did we give up that advantage? Again?
     
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  25. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Done. Somewhat.
     
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