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by MercyDrake
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 02/18/21 - I've Been in the Pit
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Re: Notes from 02/18/21 - I've Been in the Pit

Letter taken from Sinestra Karas: You are to ensure that none of the priests nor any of their "devotions" leave the cistern network. Under no circumstances do we wish the nobility in the town or castle to discover what has transpired. We await word from Pereghost, but we do not believe wha...
by MercyDrake
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 02/18/21 - I've Been in the Pit
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Re: Notes from 02/18/21 - I've Been in the Pit

Eclipse rolls Healing Spirit L4: (3d6) : [4 + 3 + 3] = 10 Eclipse rolls Healing Spirit L4: (3d6) : [2 + 6 + 2] = 10 Eclipse rolls Healing Spirit L4: (3d6) : [5 + 6 + 4] = 15 Eclipse rolls Healing Spirit L4: (3d6) : [1 + 1 + 5] = 7 Eclipse rolls Healing Spirit L4: (3d6) : [3 + 1 + 5] = 9 Eclipse roll...
by MercyDrake
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 02/18/21 - I've Been in the Pit
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Notes from 02/18/21 - I've Been in the Pit

Between Eclipse’s Healing Spirit and several cures from Mercy, the party got back to reasonable health. Mercy disguised herself as Sinestra Karas to play with the prisoner’s mind, but he saw through it very quickly. Even so, the guard, “Davo,” was tied up and interrogated, Amaroth trying to convince...
by MercyDrake
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 5 - 8 Feb 2021 Parrot-shoots
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Session 5 - 8 Feb 2021 Parrot-shoots

The party recounted their experiences of the past two weeks: - Clement had taken sailing lessons and visited the Valedictorian to sample its sored knowledge of the islands and seas. Clement bought a machete for each party member, except Vauhxx who already wields an axe. - Ffillippe conducted researc...
by MercyDrake
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 2/4/21
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Travel Log 2/4/21

(Bastia checked into the Dockside Inn.) (Morena efforts off camera) Ursa and Atmohs went to the sewer entry point to work on the cleanout of whatever sewer problem existed. With a ‘Oh, c’mon, it’s water,’ Bastia decided to go along, and dragged a semi-willing Wutryn with her. The party was told that...
by MercyDrake
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/28/21 - The Rat Who Does Not Squeal
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Notes from 01/28/21 - The Rat Who Does Not Squeal

Mercy rolls Skill - Decp: (d20+2) : [20 + 2] = 22 Fuma rolls Skill - Deception (CHA+Dark): (d20-1+2) : [6 - 1 + 2] = 7 Sedon rolls Skill: Deception: (d20+4+0) : [18 + 4] = 22 Sedon rolls Skill: Deception: (d20+4+0) : [4 + 4] = 8 Amaroth rolls Skill (Deception): (d20+5+8) : [20 + 5 + 8] = 33 Fuma rol...
by MercyDrake
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/28/21 - The Rat Who Does Not Squeal
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Notes from 01/28/21 - The Rat Who Does Not Squeal

Back in the Dragonback Inn, the party shared their stories. Mercy and Amaroth were rather contrite. Sedon and Fuma were amazed they got away with it. And Eclipse was excited, still on a liver high. The party decided to go find the cistern, and attempt to retrieve Moraine. Fuma in cowl, and Mercy, di...
by MercyDrake
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 4 - 19 Jan 2021 Being Knotty
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Session 4 - 19 Jan 2021 Being Knotty

Everyone got an Acumen, Ffillippe and Vauhxx also got a Joy.
by MercyDrake
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 4 - 19 Jan 2021 Being Knotty
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Session 4 - 19 Jan 2021 Being Knotty

Before Ffillippe did anything else, he tried to simply go through the portal – and wound up eating foliage. Next, he went back to the original plan of talking to something He policed the area in front of the portal, making it so very much more alluring to a random rock that was parked there. He then...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 1/14/21
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Travel Log 1/14/21

Forgot:
- Mother of all Melodies is in the Superior Inn
- Charles and Charla from Shoetown as well
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 1/14/21
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Travel Log 1/14/21

The morning found the Seabird crew tossing food up to an albatross. This worked well until a Bob accidentally threw a piece of food into its face and made it angry. On closer inspection, this albatross had teeth and a nasty attitude. Atmohs, Bastia, and Ursa had to fight it, with Ursa landing the ki...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/27/20
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Travel Log 12/27/20

Morena’s air bubble dissolved as she broke the surface of the water in the underwater cave. She looked haggard. Morena had been on board for roughly 24 hours, and, apparently, the elven pirates had jettisoned her (forcing her to walk the plank.) Wutryn finished up a message that she gave to a dolphi...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/26/20
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Travel Log 12/26/20

Melody knocked on the door to the room that Atmohs and Ursa share and asked Atmohs to attend her. She wanted to know what happened to Morena and paled when told about the events that led to Morena’s leaving on the Midnight Star. After asking what Lady Night looked like, she became further agitated a...
by MercyDrake
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/27/20
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Travel Log 12/27/20

Placeholder Wutryn and Morena travel to Brewtown
by MercyDrake
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/26/20
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Travel Log 12/26/20

Placeholder for Wutryn's visit with the captain
Placeholder for Atmohs and Melody saving her
Placeholder for Wutryn's travel to rescue Morena
by MercyDrake
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/21/20
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Travel Log 12/21/20

Placeholder for Morena's kidnapping
by MercyDrake
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #1 of 3 - A/M
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #1 of 3 - A/M

Most of the outcomes would have had similar results. Not going might have been the only better: 1) if "Marco" and "Fuma" had tried to simply leave, they would have had to deal with the guards at the door. Probable scene - get simple derision as we left in shame, but bullies tend ...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #3 of 3 - S/F
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #3 of 3 - S/F

Session 64 – Duchery #3 S/F Sedon and Fuma (Eclipse in rat form) left the Dragonback Inn after “Marco” and “Fuma” departed. Belfon reacted with a double take on seeing a second Fuma but did not otherwise acknowledge. While on the Duke’s Way, they were accosted by a passing set of three city guardsme...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: Food for Thought

I have to agree that the kidnapping was unexpected and therefore a good twist. As for the character being non-good - something was correctly reasoned out. very good. This is going to come out wrong, so I'll apologize up front about it - you are expecting other characters to react to your character a...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #2 of 3 - E
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #2 of 3 - E

Eclipse, in rat form, made her way to the jail, squeezing under the jailhouse door to enter. There was a guard at each end of the corridor and a hound in the middle of the long, narrow room. None noticed the rodent. Switching to mouse form, Eclipse went under a door across from the hound into the co...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #1 of 3 - A/M
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #1 of 3 - A/M

“Marco” (Amaroth) and “Fuma” (Mercy) made the journey to the Daggerford Inn. No guards were seen en route until a set of two in the marketplace, and then two more at the Inn’s doorway. The guards at the door accosted the pair and asked their intentions. “Fuma” let the Honorable “Marco” do the talkin...
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: In Disguises
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: In Disguises

So body structure and facial structure is also approximately Fuma-ish
by MercyDrake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: In Disguises
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: In Disguises

As I understand disguise, you can make approximate size, shape, and physical characteristics only. So Mercy would be Fuma's height (actually she went for about two inches taller - Fuma is 5'8" and she went for roughly 5'10"). She would have had his hair/eye color. She would have had any ap...
by MercyDrake
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: Food for Thought

If the players are playing their PC true to the character created, then it shouldn't matter whether the idea came from an NPC or a PC. If the character is cool to an idea for character reasons, it should be so across the board. We are, after all, supposed to be role playing. That being said, it is a...
by MercyDrake
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: Food for Thought

I like worlds that (1) are a sandbox and allow players to do things that may not even be a glimmer in the DM's eye, and (2) have a timeline of events that will happen on a set schedule if the PC's do not intervene. Yes, I understand this requires the DM to have created three or five times as much wo...
by MercyDrake
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Game Mechanics
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Game Mechanics

That seems quite reasonable and should save time in the long run
by MercyDrake
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 3 - 28 Dec 2020 Hedging Our Bets
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Session 3 - 28 Dec 2020 Hedging Our Bets

Wusinius Black looked at the motley crew judgmentally. Ffillippe kept himself a little apart to be less included in that askance glance. Vauhxx offered the explanation that the group needed to be as diverse as possible to insure it could adapt and deal with whatever challenges it came across. Wusini...
by MercyDrake
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/21/20
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Travel Log 12/21/20

Just keeping score:
- Morena possibly kidnapped on the Midnight Star
- Bastia apparently working for/with Ver Day and about to disembark
- Ursa and Atmohs being tempted but not sure whether they want to stay in Brewtown
- Wutryn being kept in the Captain's cabin. Apparently willingly.

:-)
by MercyDrake
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/21/20
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Travel Log 12/21/20

Wutryn’s sleep was interrupted by the goddess of the seas. Thasa was short and to the point and rolling her eyes: "Poseidon is nagging me again. He wants to make sure some pet of his is being treated nicely. Go up one deck now, Dear, and make sure no sea creatures are being hurt. Otherwise, I w...
by MercyDrake
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 12/17/20 - Join the Army!
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Notes from 12/17/20 - Join the Army!

Amiroth announced that he had learned raise dead and legend lore, but he lacked the components to make those spells usable. After a short discussion, the party decided it would be good to look around for such components in Daggerford. Inquiries resulted in a couple of options – the temple of Timora ...
by MercyDrake
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/1/20
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Travel Log 12/1/20

Hopefully this reconstruction is accurate enough and complete enough. Feel free to add corrections and enhancements.
by MercyDrake
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/1/20
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Travel Log 12/1/20

Wutryn spent some time on the deck of the Seabird, watching the ebb and flow of the Bobs, playing her ocarina. When Roger came out on deck, to walk a rat of all things, Atmohs and Bastia were nearby and watched as Wutryn cast a spell (detect thoughts). She then moved to approach Roger, who was walki...
by MercyDrake
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 2 - 10 Dec 2020 Dark Curious
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Session 2 - 10 Dec 2020 Dark Curious

The party emerged from the library and was immediately accosted by Inchollia. She was saddened that we hadn’t found another entrance for her, but excitedly asked whether we’d checked out a book? Regrettably, we hadn’t so she left disconsolate. Next on the agenda was to have our picnic, so the party ...
by MercyDrake
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 11/19/20 - The Priestess and the Half-Orc
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Notes from 11/19/20 - The Priestess and the Half-Orc

Amaroth rolls Skill (Perception): (d20+1+2) : [20 + 1 + 2] = 23 Sedon rolls Skill: Perception: (d20+0+4) : [1 + 4] = 5 Eclipse rolls Skill: Perception (+7): (d20+7) : [11 + 7] = 18 Sedon rolls Skill: Stealth: (d20+2+0) : [13 + 2] = 15 Amaroth rolls Skill (Stealth): (d20+2+8) : [8 + 2 + 8] = 18 Sedon...
by MercyDrake
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 11/19/20 - The Priestess and the Half-Orc
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Notes from 11/19/20 - The Priestess and the Half-Orc

Amaroth (“Polo”) cast invisibilty, Sedon (“Marco”) cast fly, and with Eclipse is Amaroth’s pocket they all trundled off to Daggerford. They landed in the central courtyard of a four-sided building. In the courtyard were a well and some trees, plus a single acolyte attending/pruning the gardens. Four...
by MercyDrake
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 1 - 12 Nov 2020 Logorrhea
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Session 1 - 12 Nov 2020 Logorrhea

A party was called at The Sunken Ale, located somewhere under Vauhxx’s house. On arrival, Lady JoJo was attracted by eyes staring at her from Vauhxx’s entrance manhole cover. As a report on her was filed, she continued to the Ale’s entrance. Vauhxx decided to join his cousin there and took a firepol...
by MercyDrake
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 11/5/20 - Denouement
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Notes from 11/5/20 - Denouement

Brandt rolls Atk/TH: (d20+4+4) : [6 + 4 + 4] = 14 Brandt rolls Atk/TH: (d20+4+4) : [20 + 4 + 4] = 28 Brandt rolls Atk/Dmg: Longbow (critical): (2d8+4) : [2 + 5 + 4] = 11 Calder rolls Spell Attack (+Staff): (d20+5+4+2) : [4 + 5 + 4 + 2] = 15 Goody Two Shoes rolls d20+4: (d20+4) : [15 + 4] = 19 Brandt...
by MercyDrake
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 11/5/20 - Denouement
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Notes from 11/5/20 - Denouement

The party drove off the rest of the brides. Kili tried stabilizing Cat, but Cat was truly dead. Party exited building, Morpheus lifted up the portcullis and the party went to the front gate. Look back at the castle, Calder spots Strahd standing on a parapet glaring at us. Party finds no mechanism fo...
by MercyDrake
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 10/15/20 - Nooooooooo
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: Notes from 10/15/20 - Nooooooooo

Calder rolls Initiative: (d20+1) : [19 + 1] = 20 Brandt rolls Initiative: (d20+4) : [18 + 4] = 22 Killme rolls Initiative: (d20+2) : [10 + 2] = 12 Cat rolls Initiative: (d20+5) : [13 + 5] = 18 Strahd rolls Strahd Initiative: (d20+4) : [14 + 4] = 18 Morphed Morpheus rolls d20: (d20) : [3] = 3 Strahd ...
by MercyDrake
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 10/15/20 - Nooooooooo
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Notes from 10/15/20 - Nooooooooo

The party tries to do down stairs. Strahd appears and taunts the party. Kili casts detect evil. Morpheus dispels invisibilty. Strahd uses hit and run, emphasis on run, tactics to attack Calder and disappears again. Cat swishes where he was. Kili switches to locate creature. Strahd casts fireball cat...
by MercyDrake
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Overview
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Re: Overview

Is there a map you can share? Picking an intended destination is easier if we have a map to key off of.
(And, we might never get to the intended destination, but that's ok.)
by MercyDrake
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Party Makeup
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Party Makeup

I expect the stats to be reworked until we start. My comments reflect a point of time.
An I don't expect to be looking to update that anytime soon. :-)
by MercyDrake
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Party Makeup
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Party Makeup

Getting to see the starting point of all the charcaters, I did some spreadsheet things because that's what engineers do. On average, Atmos is most likely to have the high skill score The party as a whole has the highest skills (in order) in pursuade, deception, perception The party as whole has the ...
by MercyDrake
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Party Makeup
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Party Makeup

Not the barbarian, the cleric
by MercyDrake
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 10/29/20 - Will You Be My Friend?
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Re: Notes from 10/29/20 - Will You Be My Friend?

The party ended the long rest with Eclipse sent out in eagle form to scout the road ahead. We told he 'report on any activity *AND* any road blocks.' See? We can learn from our mistakes... Eclipse came back with report of a grizzly bear and a pack of boar eating what was left of a party. Mercy joine...
by MercyDrake
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 10/29/20 - Will You Be My Friend?
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Notes from 10/29/20 - Will You Be My Friend?

Eclipse rolls Skill: Perception (+4): (d20+4) : [18 + 4] = 22 Eclipse rolls Skill: Investigation (+7): (d20+7) : [17 + 7] = 24 Eclipse rolls Save: INT +7: (d20+5) : [16 + 5] = 21 DM McFlashPoint: Malar DM McFlashPoint: Chauntae DM McFlashPoint: Evalanor of Malar and the Moon mercy rolls Skill - Surv...
by MercyDrake
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Party Makeup
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Party Makeup

I tend to alternate male and female. Excepting the barbarian, this party is all female or female presenting. That might present challanges in ways we never expected. :-) Since everyone has real characters there now, I've removed my extra.
by MercyDrake
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Party Makeup
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Party Makeup

My first character was created and joined the campaign well after. It didn't have all the spells/features/races available
My second character was created after I'd joined and seems to have access to everything the DM has signed up for.

So all good I guess
by MercyDrake
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Party Makeup
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Party Makeup

I am finding DDB both extremely helpful and annoying. It takes care of a lot of the calculations. It is annoying because it wants to charge you for any good stuff you want to use. I built a sorceress and was not allowed the spells I wanted at first level unless I paid for them. I am playing a certai...
by MercyDrake
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 10/08/20 - De-trap-ification
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Notes from 10/08/20 - De-trap-ification

I probably should mention that I lost Vengeance. When the Abashai knocked me down, my swords were dropped. When Fuma restored some health to me, I could summon Mindhunter to my side. But I left Vengeance. He was too jealous of Mindhunter's abilities and forced him to use them at disadvantage. I took...

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