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by Hazen
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 4 - 19 Jan 2021 Being Knotty
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: Session 4 - 19 Jan 2021 Being Knotty

Talis disgorged one of her children and sent it through, but the polyp didn’t return. After a time the portal closed, and Talis revealed the polyp was once more part of her and had seen an indigo swirl on the other side. I thought that Talis didn't learn this, but that the polyp simply merged back ...
by Hazen
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Food for Thought

Brianna Sollandry wrote:
Hazen wrote:I prefer we not go overboard (pun intended).

I am sorry for inconveniencing you.

I actually enjoyed the Morena kidnapping. It came as quiet a shock. I was blindsided - and I mean that in a good way.

Above, I was reacting to the DM's comment about characters going their own way going forward.
by Hazen
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Food for Thought

I, for one, would like to keep split parties at a bare minimum. It may be an inconvenience for the DM - having to switch gears and keep track of multiple threads, but at least the DM is engaged the whole session. However, for the players, it involves a great deal of idle time where some fraction of ...
by Hazen
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Char Achievements
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Char Achievements

I don't believe flying horses are depicted with wings in Norse Mythology. Sleipner is Odin's eight-legged horse is not, yet can travel everywhere including to the underworld (Hel). Valkyrie are depicted on horses, but not with wings - although the spears they hold have been depicted with wings. Pega...
by Hazen
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/21/20
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Travel Log 12/21/20

An added incentive for Atmohs and Ursa to join Bastia and Ver Day was to be better able to track down the kidnapped Morena, since her possessions will be dropped off at the gatehouse and our current ship will only be staying a short time in port.
by Hazen
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/1/20
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Travel Log 12/1/20

One other thing I remembered: We were told that we'd be stopping for a few hours at a port where there'd be a beer festival.
by Hazen
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: D&D Beyond
Replies: 3
Views: 707

D&D Beyond

I added a Bag of Holding and made it "active", but I don't see anyway of indicating which inventory items are in there. It simply added the weight of the bag of holding to my encumbrance - not currently an issue, since it's still within my carrying capacity, but I can see it being a proble...
by Hazen
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: D&D Beyond
Replies: 3
Views: 707

D&D Beyond

When I display a character sheet I get the following dialog box that comes up and then disappears:
Beyond 20 : No VTT found that matches your settings. Open a VTT window, or check that the settings don't restrict access to a specific campaign.

What's this about? What's a VTT?
by Hazen
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spell Rituals
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Spell Rituals

Now that I will have a 5th Ed. spell caster that can cast rituals, I have a question about the "ritual" tag on some spells. The SRD states: Certain spells have a special tag: ritual. Such a spell can be cast following the normal rules for spellcasting, or the spell can be cast as a ritual....
by Hazen
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Party Makeup
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Re: Party Makeup

Atmohs - Protector Aasimar Cleric (they/them) of the Tempest Domain, Sailor background wielding trident with either net or shield (or longbow). Wears Half Plate armor when on land.

Note if you looked at them yesterday, I did rework the stats a bit.
by Hazen
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: "Freebies"
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: "Freebies"

Veracity wrote:Inventory items you can take for free include:
(non-magical, non-mithral, non-silver)

-1 suite of proficient armor
...

Does this include "expensive" non-magical armor such as plate mail?
by Hazen
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Party Makeup
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Re: Party Makeup

Can you add a post with the details of generating characters (what races are allowed) and tools we'll be using including links to them? Are we downloading these applications or running them from a website? I believe much of this info is already been put in other posts or emails, but it'd be useful t...
by Hazen
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: TPK
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: TPK

So you're saying with the "Ready" action a PC can say something to the effect of "I'm going to move when everybody else moves" or "when the last person moves"? So we could have moved as a group as long as everybody but the last person gives up their other actions. Or ca...
by Hazen
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: TPK
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: TPK

Note, I'm not complaining about the DM or Ravenloft - you're doing a great job and the world is fun and challenging - I'm venting about the missing "delay" action that allowed a party to coordinate things better and more naturally. In this case being able to move and stay together as a gro...
by Hazen
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: TPK
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: TPK

Veracity wrote:If Cat has anything (weapons, magic items, etc) that might be helpful, please take them.

Cat's spirit is with you!


What does he have? Any potions? We will drink and swear to avenge his death!
by Hazen
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: TPK
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

TPK

Well, we're heading toward a TPK, and it's annoying that one of the primary reasons is that the party can't move as a group in 5E. The time-honored D&D tradition of group movement, and thus allowing mutual protection, is not possible under these rules. Calder (globe), Morpheus (paladin), and Kil...
by Hazen
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Creating our "For Real" PCs
Replies: 13
Views: 2166

Re: Creating our "For Real" PCs

Clement, an Established Stoic of the Order of the Vance who Channels Strength and Skill
by Hazen
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Creating our "For Real" PCs
Replies: 13
Views: 2166

Re: Creating our "For Real" PCs

So far:
Stoic of the Order of the Vance who Channels Strength and Skill
by Hazen
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Creating our "For Real" PCs
Replies: 13
Views: 2166

Re: Creating our "For Real" PCs

I'm leaning toward a Stoic Vance. Still looking at Forte...
by Hazen
Fri May 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Downtime Options in the Recovering Dwarven Fortress
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Downtime Options in the Recovering Dwarven Fortress

Fuma will help with the rebuilding, repair, and cleanup required in the Dwarven Fortress and Mine. In the process, he'll likely pickup some Dwarven words - like the one you shout after hitting your thumb with a hammer. :-)
by Hazen
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Strategy and Tactics vs. Strahd
Replies: 10
Views: 4477

Re: Strategy and Tactics vs. Strahd

Yes, our first priority is a safe place to do a long rest, then we need to consider: Ideally, we like to avoid encountering Strahd again until we can do it on our terms and at the time of our choosing. Barring that, at least having some warning. So, some sort of way to avoid him or detect would be g...
by Hazen
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time
Replies: 8
Views: 4216

Re: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time

Brianna Sollandry wrote:By the way, looking at Calder's character sheet, I see that his name is pronounced "call-DER". I don't recall anybody pronouncing it like that. :)

Yes, I often switch the pronunciation between the correct and incorrect one during a session. :-)
by Hazen
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time
Replies: 8
Views: 4216

Re: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time

Thanks for the log! Yes, we should start a forum discussion, and then continue it game time.
by Hazen
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 2/6/20 - Popping to Ninth
Replies: 1
Views: 1292

Re: Notes from 2/6/20 - Popping to Ninth

When informed about Mercy's sensing of a large group of Elves (we assume Drow) nearby, the Dwarves told us about a patrol of theirs that went missing recently, and asked us to investigate. We agreed. Our prisoner, an ogre not an orc, was helping us carry the loot. We asked the Dwarves if we could ex...
by Hazen
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Who Does What in Melee?
Replies: 3
Views: 2007

Re: Who Does What in Melee?

Since we are looking at "who can best use an item in melee" when we find loot.... Could we have a general working discussion of how each of us would like to operate prior to, during, and after melee? Here is my (probably much less than full understanding): Fuma = Honorable Front Line Figh...
by Hazen
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 1/8/20 - Dredging the ichor pond
Replies: 5
Views: 2824

Re: Notes from 1/8/20 - Dredging the ichor pond

I see you got confused between the rod and the wand. Fuma did type the items into gametable, but by that time you combined the two in your mind. Mercy: i have chain shirt +1; would make armor class worse; who can use? Fuma: prism shaped purple stone: ioun stone reserve stores 4 spells levels current...
by Hazen
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Discussion on the offer from the wyvern riders
Replies: 5
Views: 2781

Re: Discussion on the offer from the wyvern riders

We should ask that they return this complex to the rightful owners, the Dwarves. In addition, we should ask what their goals are.
by Hazen
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 4/11/19 - Skirting conflict
Replies: 3
Views: 2579

Re: Notes from 4/11/19 - Skirting conflict

Eclipse rolls d100: (d100) : [72] = 72 Mercy rolls d100: (d100) : [39] = 39 Eclipse: Eclipse gets cloak and throws the draven armor into the party mix. Eclipse: +1 magical dagger from Chip Eclipse: +2 Wand of Warmage for Sedon Eclipse: Chip might keep both daggers and fight two-handed. Eclipse: no m...
by Hazen
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 2/26/19 - Save everyone, take 2 ..
Replies: 6
Views: 3560

Re: Notes from 2/26/19 - Save everyone, take 2 ..

Short rest: Fuma rolls Regain hp (CON): (d8+2) : [1 + 2] = 3 Fuma rolls Regain hp (CON): (d8+2) : [3 + 2] = 5 Fuma rolls Regain hp (CON): (d8+2) : [1 + 2] = 3 Fuma rolls Regain hp (CON): (d8+2) : [1 + 2] = 3 Fuma rolls Regain hp (CON): (d8+2) : [4 + 2] = 6 Mercy rolls d10+1: (d10+1) : [8 + 1] = 9 Me...
by Hazen
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Belle is Called Away
Replies: 5
Views: 3554

Re: Belle is Called Away

Or, fish nibbled away at the rope tied to the rocks at the bottom of the lake - and Deelo's bloated body bobbed to the surface - where it was found and animated by a Necromancer... Since then, "Deelo the Deviously-Controlled Deceased" has been havocking local hamlets. Agents of the underw...
by Hazen
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Belle is Called Away
Replies: 5
Views: 3554

Re: Belle is Called Away

A messenger delivers a coded message to Belle. She reads it, pales, crumples the paper and throws it in the fire. "I must leave immediately," she tells her companions. "My apologies. Let us wish each other luck. I have found our time together pleasantly challenging. I hope we may mee...
by Hazen
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Belle or another as Part Time Party Member
Replies: 6
Views: 3996

Re: Belle or another as Part Time Party Member

Sorry to hear it. Yes, I think a cleric would work - someone who you could play when you're there, and then become a DMPC when you're not (i.e. still continue in the action when you leave by healing party members, etc.). It would be up to the respective DMs, of course.
by Hazen
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 10/29/18 - The weapon that binds
Replies: 2
Views: 2325

Re: Notes from 10/29/18 - The weapon that binds

The party returned to the first corridor and waited for Eclipse who stopped to talk to the new hammer. They then continued to the library. The naga said the hammer was the Soul Hammer. The hammer that Eclipse is holding (and having a private conversation with) is the Hammer that Binds . The naga to...
by Hazen
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Bison County Article
Replies: 0
Views: 5453

Bison County Article

Article on one of our regular dinner places (and my favorite):

WALTHAM WORKS: Bison County’s Executive Chef Dan Lane cooks, competes to perfection
by Hazen
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 9/27/18 - Dem bones
Replies: 7
Views: 3804

Re: Notes from 9/27/18 - Dem bones

Next time we have audio issues like this, we should try switching to audio only - either with Skype or something else like Google Hangouts - since we still play without video. I wonder if it would work to use Skype for video and audio out (mute Skype microphone) and use Google Hangouts, or whatever,...
by Hazen
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 9/27/18 - Dem bones
Replies: 7
Views: 3804

Re: Notes from 9/27/18 - Dem bones

Considering that literally nothing has changed in my setup since the last time we did this, hard for me to understand what I could change to get a different result. My impression is that the only people who had trouble hearing me were in Newton; the Pittsburgh people seemed to understand as well as...
by Hazen
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 9/27/18 - Dem bones
Replies: 7
Views: 3804

Re: Notes from 9/27/18 - Dem bones

Last night was tough. I was happy to end early as it was very fatiguing to try to understand just what the DM was saying. We need to fix that audio echo. I'm sure we missed a bunch.
by Hazen
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Prophesies
Replies: 1
Views: 1977

Re: Prophesies

Madam Eva , hunches over a crystal ball. "You are here to raise the curse" . Cards: Five of Swords (Mymidon) . History; knowledge of the ancient will help you understand your enemies. Look for a den of wolves in the hills overlooking the mountain lake. The treasure belongs to Mother Night...
by Hazen
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure - Logistics
Replies: 8
Views: 4499

Re: Treasure - Logistics

Please no point system. We have gp - let's use gp. Even if items can't be sold at the moment, they have a gp value. Let's use that. If we do adopt this system, then just assign each hoard a value, and divide by the number of characters - as in the past. Assigning a "hoard value" and divid...
by Hazen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure - Logistics
Replies: 8
Views: 4499

Re: Treasure - Logistics

Assuming we have agreed to the following... Let's talk implementation/logistics here. I'll start. Please change/add. Distribute gp and magic values roughly evenly over time : (A) Create tables that list current holdings of party and individuals (B) Create either a gp value system or a point value s...
by Hazen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 13865

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

Summary = Have we agreed to the following? Um, no. As far as I can tell, I'm the only player who has expressed partial support for such a scheme (as long as I don't have to do the bookkeeping for it). Sounds like you're jumping the gun on assuming player consensus. --We will go with a method that d...
by Hazen
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 13865

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

One thing that is slow and inefficient is having the DM slowly read off the treasure from the module while we slowly type what he says - including asking him to repeat things. Perhaps instead of that, the DM could block off the text we shouldn't see, and we could just take a picture of the treasure ...
by Hazen
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 13865

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

In retrospect, I regret the "magic item shop" aspect of V3/V3.5: to my eye, that encouraged minimaxing equipment, rather than actually using stuff that you found. I agree. While such a system existed in the world, it made sense that characters used it, but it made magic items less "s...
by Hazen
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 13865

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

Equitabitly (if that's a word?) happens over the course of multiple loots over multiple months and years. When you divide the *values* after each loot collection, then each PC rises at roughly the same rate. It sounds to me as if you're motivated to implement equitable treasure division over multip...
by Hazen
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 13865

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

Deed to the Windmill... Caldor I believe Caldor originally picked it up at the haunted house and carried it around without indicating one way or the other that he was claiming it. But since he had it in his possession we started calling it his. And we starting telling the hags he owned the Windmill...
by Hazen
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 13865

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

Veracity wrote:It is my hope that we will discuss this here - in the forum - as players - before the next game. I do NOT want to have this discussion in game as PCs.

If we (including the respective DMs) do agree to this method, how would you suggest that it be introduced in-game?
by Hazen
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 13865

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

Wasn't this the method of treasure division suggested by Brianna that we adopted fairly recently but not universally? It's a good system, but perhaps each party should role play its merits.
by Hazen
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 8/2/18 - Stowaway
Replies: 2
Views: 2031

Re: Notes from 8/2/18 - Stowaway

The woman noticed Mercy's sword and recognized it. She asked to see it. Mercy let her have it. She handed it back to Sedon. In his hands, the sword screamed, and he dropped the weapon. Each of the party tried the sword in turn, and it was calm. The sword glowed when each party member held it (the d...
by Hazen
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your Best Game Ever! kickstarter
Replies: 1
Views: 2084

Re: Your Best Game Ever! kickstarter

Brianna Sollandry wrote:I'm curious to hear your-all's thoughts on this.

Can't go wrong with Monte Cook, but I do wish they'd include some sample paragraphs in addition to their topics list.
by Hazen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Mysteries Redux
Replies: 7
Views: 3081

Re: Mysteries Redux

The ghoul tells us to join the Lord of Waterdeep The human walking on all fours tells us die horribly The Hooded One tells us to join the One The halflings tells us to seek out the evil goddess The spider things tell us to sit in the chair The King of the North tells us to please visit the tower I'...

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