Gaurav: I'm here. Apheori (GM): Is Rob? Frezak (GM): Boxes say he is. Apheori (GM): Oh, okay. Bear Soup Guy: Hello! Apheori (GM): Everyone! Initiative! Ellemerr: I should probably have read the log. >.> rolling 1d20 + 3 ( 17 ) +3 = 20 Gaurav: rolling d20+5 initiative check ( 2 ) +5 = 7 Apheori (GM): Ellemerr: You're in a tree. You were having a tea party with Dave and Greibel and were cross with Dave for some reason. Then Greibel jumped out or something, and then you may have pushed Dave out. Frezak (GM): 13 Gaurav: Ellemerr: naw, last week was mostly about paperwork, weirdly enough. Ellemerr: Snrk. Gaurav: Now rendered moot by rampaging ... ogre, I think? Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d20+2 ( 6 ) +2 = 8 Apheori (GM): Right, ogre. Ellemerr: Alright. Apheori (GM): Frezak, could I trouble you for some pretty icons for the dangerous four? Gaurav: With any luck, it'll fall into one of the graves and we won't have to deal with it Frezak (GM): What, /NOW/ ? I'll have a glance at what I have already on R20. Gaurav: we're all still at level 5, right? Frezak (GM): But I'm not going to be making tokens right now, unless you have the time for me do go do so. *to go do so Apheori (GM): Eh, they don't need to be fancy. Anything the same general scale should do, if you have them. I think you're level five. Aren't you? If you are, you are. Bear Soup Guy: Sure am Ellemerr: Looks like. Apheori (GM): I need to find a mouse. Ellemerr: Athyria, can you... fix the init box so we can all put our numbers in? Apheori (GM): Yes! For now I have a mouse! Ellemerr: Yay mousie! Apheori (GM): Man, so many NPCs. (From Frezak (GM)): Tokens in Gm layer Ganelon: Agh, these alerts. rolling 1d20+2 ( 16 ) +2 = 18 There's my initiative. (To Frezak): Thanks! (To Frezak): I'd complain about the rabbit, but without my computer I can't do anything, let alone better. >.< Bear Soup Guy: Holy Ogre! Frezak (GM): I don't think it's divine. Bear Soup Guy: Its physique certainly is Frezak (GM): Dem abs. Bear Soup Guy: Hubba hubba Frezak (GM): Roll to keep saliva in mouth! Bear Soup Guy: XD Apheori (GM): How do you add labels to these? Frezak (GM): Labels? Apheori (GM): And health bars. Ellemerr: I think you don't. Ganelon: Nameplate. Health bars show up to you if they have their HP set as number/number. If the second field in HP is blank, no bar. Apheori (GM): Ah, doubleclick, apparently. Ganelon: We shouldn't see health bars. Apheori (GM): Right. Can you see any on the npcs? Ellemerr: Nnnope. Apheori (GM): Okay! Gaurav: wow, Rhu _really_ did not see that coming Ganelon: Uh. Maybe there's boxes for visibility? It's been a while since I was a DM on this site. Frezak (GM): Boxes? What? Bear Soup Guy: So...are the guards on our side or the weird creatures' side? Apheori (GM): Checkboxes. Good idea. Frezak (GM): BATTLE ROYALE Apheori (GM): The guards are not on the weird creatures' side. Frezak (GM): KILL THEM ALL Apheori (GM): Basically this massive ogre thing charged out of the woods and crushed the guard captain. Gaurav: ... crushed? Apheori (GM): And then a bunch of other things followed it. Crushed. Bear Soup Guy: Excellent Gaurav: Ulp. Apheori (GM): He's wearing armour so it probably didn't actually kill him, but still. Frezak (GM): Crushing sounds pretty bad. Guys? Don't get crushed. Ganelon: I'm sure I can fix that. Frezak (GM): Battle Advice by Gravy. Ganelon: Gravy, who is likely as easy to crush as a beetle. Bear Soup Guy is glad to be a ranged combatant Ganelon: Assuming you are, yourself, the size of that beetle. Frezak (GM): As easy to crush a man-sized beetle. Bear Soup Guy: Well that just sounds like so many nightmares Apheori (GM): Kafkaesque. Frezak (GM): I loved that book. Apheori (GM): So anyway, assuming I set everything up right, FIGHTING! Ellemerr: Should I... find out what I can do, combat-wise? :P I'm pretty sure I haven't looked at that since lvl 1. Not much, at least. Apheori (GM): Also all the newcomers look really strange. Like... kind of dead. And possibly glowing. Bear Soup Guy: That makes two of us Apheori (GM): You should probably look. Bear Soup Guy: I do look at each level but, it's been a while since I was combating >_< Apheori (GM): At least be better than Dave, whose character sheet I've lost. >.> Bear Soup Guy: I'm going to just keep throwing fire and vines. I think that's what I normally do anyway. And really, I couldn't ask for more. Frezak (GM): Just sit down have a smoko. Apheori (GM): When it says reach 2, does that ignore triangular geometry? Ganelon: Depends on the orientation of the triangle? Bear Soup Guy: The ruler tool should be able to clarify that, I believe Apheori (GM): Okay. Frezak (GM): THE TOOL OF KINGS Apheori (GM): I don't really have space for both the toolbar and the turn order things on this screen. >.< Okay Ganelon: Does that diagram help? Apheori (GM): Nope. What's the no? Ganelon: "No, you cannot move/attack using this line. Because it's a corner." These rectangles, being holes and not solid objects, are only an obstacle to movement at best. Apheori (GM): Isn't the yes the same? Ganelon: No, because it's aligned with the slope. Nothing is in the way. Apheori (GM): Ah. So with the corner there it'd have to go around, which is slightly longer? And would require motion to actually do... Well, anyway, bandit tries to stab guard and misses. Amadi! You're in a tree. Ellemerr: I'll drink tea. Ganelon: Stunning tactical decision. Apheori (GM): Excellent. Guard by the bandit shoots the bandit and backs away. rolling 1d10 + 4 ( 3 ) +4 = 7 Radek: You now have a guard next to you. Go. Frezak (GM): CHARGE THEM Ganelon: Don't have a bayonet. Or crippling lack of judgment. Apheori (GM): CHARGE THE OGRE! Ganelon: Augh! No! Frezak (GM): CHARGE HIM LIKE A MAN Ganelon: Radek deploys E-15A. It is a small (as in Small size category) robot. It is part forge. Frezak (GM): With the tiniest laser. Oh, that one. Gaurav: A laser pointer with wings. Frezak (GM): It's mini-Navrah? Ganelon: Yes. Apheori (GM): It's like a combination of Dave and Amadi, but smaller and more useful. Frezak (GM): brb Ganelon: One of its arms is clearly intended to launch projectiles. This is a standard action so it doesn't do much other than roll up to... here. Apheori (GM): Can you draw it a thingy? Is it the thing significantly in the air? Ganelon: It's a terrestrial bot Apheori (GM): Okay. Ganelon: This is a shitty drawing but it will do. Apheori (GM): I don't know all your bots. IT works. Ganelon: It's his level 5 bot. Word of warning - it explodes violently on death,. This ends Radek's turn. Bear Soup Guy is still glad to be a ranged combatant Apheori (GM): Why warn? It should come as a surprise to everyone. Guard behind Dave moves in front of her and flanks Radek. And tries to shoot the ogre. He hits and it puts a small hole on it. in* Gravy! Ganelon: Currently being right back, as I understand. Apheori (GM): When he is back, he will get to charge. Like a real man. Like he so wanted you to do. Ganelon: Let me quote an amazing song/rock opera. "No, he did not use his hands. Like a smart man, he used a tool." Context: murder. Apheori (GM): Is it murder if they're already trying to murder you? Ganelon: If they change their minds, maybe. But today is probably not the best day to debate the ramifications of killing with me. I've already got a lot to think about regarding another roleplaying thing in that area. Apheori (GM): Today is a day to think about tea. Frezak (GM): GRAVYTIME Move: Free action to Mark the ogre and the bandit. Standard action: Earthgrasp Strike on the ogre. rolling 1D20+9 ( 15 ) +9 = 24 Vs Ogre AC Apheori (GM): Yup. Frezak (GM): rolling 1D10+5 ( 9 ) +5 = 14 And he is prone. And he can't try to get up next turn. And then Gravy will raise his shovel over his head and shout like a Tuskan raider. Turn over. Apheori (GM): What does marked do, again? Also I can't seem to select the ogre... Gaurav: damn. that's some turn. Apheori (GM): In fact I can't select anything. The hell? Frezak (GM): Are you on the right layer? Apheori (GM): Seem to be. Agh. I accidentally deleted at least one of the icons. Er, turn things. Gaurav: Two of 'em have moved to the bottom of the turn stack. Ganelon: Marked means that if the thing makes an attack and the guy who marked it isn't one of the targets, the attack gets -2 to hit against all of its targets. Imagine it like Gravy or any other mark-applying individual putting stickers on the enemies he hits. Apheori (GM): Right. Ganelon: If another thing applies a mark, it overlaps the first one. Apheori (GM): What is prone, and is there anything the ogre can do while prone if it can't get up? Ganelon: And they come off usually after one round. It can still attack, just at... you guessed it, a -2 to hit. Also it can move at half speed but not shift. And moving provokes opportunity attacks. Gaurav: Do ogres usually have burst/blast attacks? Frezak (GM): And they gran't Combat Advantage and can only move as a crawl. Ganelon: There is an advantage, though. They get a bonus to being hit by ranged attacks. Apheori (GM): What's the attack for this flatten thing? IT just lists damage. Should I use the attack vs blah in the above? Frezak: ^ Frezak (GM): yes. Ganelon: That's the one. Apheori (GM): Okay. Ogre takes a swing at Gravy, 18 vs ac. It's not happy and makes a lot of angry noises. Frezak (GM): Miss. Apheori (GM): Okay. Now it's even more unhappy. A gnoll-like thing comes out of the trees and shoots at Gravy with a longbow that seems to have fused to its arm. Since the arm is now acting like a shaft, does this make it technically a crossbow now? Frezak (GM): Depends how it uses it. Main difference is that crossbow arms are mechanically drawn. Apheori (GM): Well, uh, anyway. 23 vs ac? Frezak (GM): It's probably still just a bow. Apheori (GM): Aww. Frezak (GM): Yep. Apheori (GM): 10 damage. Gaurav: Was that a ranged attack against AC? Cool. Apheori (GM): THat's what it says. Dave throws a chicken at Gravy. 11 vs reflex. Ganelon: Damnit, Dave. Although that's probably a miss. I don't think... you can really have 11 reflex at level 5. Gaurav: That poor chicken. Frezak (GM): Miss. Apheori (GM): She was trying to help! Okay. A chicken doesn't bounce off Gravy. Ganelon: Beneficial effects aren't rolled against your defenses! Like my syringes. You literally cannot say no. Gaurav: The chicken perches on Gravy's horns. Apheori (GM): Chickens aren't necessarily beneficial. Ganelon: You just have to grab and inject that shit, and trust that Radek filled it with healing stuff and not Alchemists's Fire. Apheori (GM): So yeah, she throws a chicken at him and it falls short about a metre. So then she just pouts at it and then scoots behind the corner. Greibel. Gan: The syringes are actually supposed to be beneficial, and you know what you're doing. It's those two things together that probably make the difference. Bear Soup Guy: Move 2 rolling 1d20+7 vs Bandit Fortitude ( 12 ) +7 = 19 Ganelon: Well yes. Apheori (GM): Hit. Ganelon: But I do derive amusement from the fact that the recipients aren't permitted a choice. Gaurav: Hee. Fort attacks are the best. Ganelon: Naw, man Will attacks are where it's at. Greibel shoots thorny vines from his fingertips toward the unwitting bandit Gaurav: oh good point Greibel: rolling 1d8+4 ( 5 ) +4 = 9 Ganelon: Will is legitimately one of the rarest high defenses. Greibel: and I pull the bandit two squares in my direction, unless he falls into that open grave along the way Gaurav: it's also more fun watching someone trying to stop an attack with their mind. Apheori (GM): Greibel: The bandit oozes black blood. Ganelon: Indeed. Apheori (GM): And falls in the grave. Ganelon: I have a whole character dedicated to that. She's pretty great. Also pretty evil. Telepathy is not nice. Gaurav: What class is she? The Gravedigger: GRAAAAAAAVE Bear Soup Guy: ^_^ Gaurav: BSG: nice! We holed a bandit! Ganelon: Wizard/Warlord. Apheori (GM): Should falling in a grave knock someone prone? Ganelon: But uh... don't think too much about how that works. It's complicated and messy. Bear Soup Guy: It should definitely do something Gaurav: Cool. I gotta try something that sometime. Ganelon: Frezak hates it. Gaurav: I think he should roll to land on his feet. Frezak (GM): Thse graves aren't deep enough, sadly. Apheori (GM): Aww. Frezak (GM): SO he's just 5 feet down. Apheori (GM): Oh well. Frezak (GM): It's not some crazy deep grave since I don't have coffins for them. Ganelon: 5? Not even 6 feet? Apheori (GM): Greibel: Anything else? Ganelon: You lazy sod. Bear Soup Guy: That's it for my turn Ganelon: That's even a saying. Bear Soup Guy: I have to admit I'm also disappointed Gravy doesn't dig the classic 6 foot grave Frezak (GM): 6 is un-necessary for a uncased corpse. Apheori (GM): The other Guard around the corner pushes past the midget and old guy and rushes into the fray! Or as close as he can get. Ganelon: How brave of him. Apheori (GM): Very. He yells "For great justice!" and shoots at the ogre. And completely misses. Gaurav: Oof Bear Soup Guy: His heart was in the right place Apheori (GM): Alas, it was not to be. Gaurav: And soon it shall be on the floor outside his body. Apheori (GM): Suddenly a cute little bunny monster rounds the corner. Bear Soup Guy: How delightfully morbid Gaurav: Aw! Apheori (GM): It charges and leaps at the guard. Ganelon: The prone captain would get to take a swing at it for that. 'Course, you could say he doesn't. Apheori (GM): Hmm, good point. Frezak (GM): Does the forgebot get an oppie? Ganelon: He is kind of underfoot. Actually, yes! That is a thing, that it does! Apheori (GM): Remind me how this works? Ganelon: They just get to make a basic attack (should have a circle with a sword in it somewhere, usually the worst kind a creature can make) during the bunny's movement. Once per creature per turn, so once one guy takes an opportunity attack you can run circles around him safely. Also keep in mind that he's got a -2 to his attacks while prone Frezak (GM): Heads up, I have about 2 hours. Ganelon: And then a predicted absence of what, one hour? Frezak (GM): Or two. Apheori (GM): Okay. Ganelon: It'll give me a chance to sleep, at least. Gaurav: I will definitely have to leave in 2 hours to catch a train, but somebody else can take over for Rhu once the encounter is over. Assuming he doesn't die. Ganelon: Well, except Mac's game is scheduled in about two hours, so really I'm trapped in this marathon. Apheori (GM): The guard doesn't take an opportunity attack due to not even seeing the rabbit (and, let's face it, they were never trained against bunnies), but I assume the bot is a bit smarter than that. Roll it or whatever? Ganelon: Yes, E-15A flares to life at the sight of cute animal life approaching. And expels FIRE. rolling 1d20+5+2+2 vs. AC ( 8 ) +5+2+2 = 17 I don't know why fire is against AC, but whatever, them's the rules. Apheori (GM): It misses. Does it at least set the thing on fire? Please tell me it sets it on fire. Ganelon: On a miss? No. Apheori (GM): Dammit. Ganelon: And sadly it just does purely fire damage, no ongoing. Apheori (GM): Hmph. Ganelon: I'm disappointed too! Bear Soup Guy: I'm frightened That's pretty high AC for a bunny Ganelon: At least it does more than my weapon, by a little, but mostly I just use robots to be cool. Apheori (GM): Okay, a non-flaming bunny leaps at the hapless guard and tears his throat out. The guard is now dead. Gaurav: 0.0 Ganelon: Oh fuck, it's *that* bunny. Apheori (GM): Rhu! Gaurav: Move 4 Frezak (GM): THings looks bad, guys. Gaurav: The ogre's not at all bloodied, is he? Frezak (GM): Well, except that my graves are filling themselves; Apheori (GM): Nope. Frezak (GM): That's pretty sweet. Gaurav: Then I place an oath of consuming light on the ogre Frezak (GM): That sounds like a badass oath. Bear Soup Guy: Only the really cool monks get to take that oath Gaurav: rolling 1d20+7 ( 7 ) +7 = 14 +2 for prone? +2 for CA? or does that count once? Apheori (GM): What's it against? I thought the prone was CA. Gaurav: vs AC no sorry vs Reflex Apheori (GM): Big difference, that. You hit the big hunk of abs! Ganelon: Prone is CA. Gaurav: yay! Ganelon: Doesn't stack with other CA sources. Gaurav: so +16 vs reflex. Still hits? Apheori (GM): Mhm. Gaurav: Nice. Apheori (GM): You can't move that much abs too quickly. Frezak (GM): Much abbage. Bear Soup Guy: Godly abs are a blessing and a curse Frezak (GM): Mostly a blessing. Gravy has pretty superhuman abs. IN that he has 18 str. Sorry, 19. Bear Soup Guy: Abs vs Abs Gaurav: Do I get to add half-level to my WIS for the damage? Apheori (GM): I dunno, do you? Frezak (GM): No. Gaurav: rolling 2d10+5 radiant damage ( 4 + 4 ) +5 = 13 (To Frezak): Undead take double with radiant, right? Gaurav: Whenever I hit the ogre with a divine attack, it takes an extra 1d6 radiant damage (save ends) (From Frezak (GM)): Just 5 extra damage. (To Frezak): Ah, thanks. Ganelon: Oh. He'll need an icon for that. Gaurav: There's an aftereffect, but that doesn't start until after the 1d6 damage ends, right? Ganelon: Correct. Gaurav: Cool. Ganelon: Once he succeeds a saving throw, more badness abounds. My favourite aftereffect ability will always be Thrall. Gaurav: Is there any reason for me not to use an AP and try to hit the bandit, too? Apheori (GM): It's just you, right? Doesn't do anything if someone else hits it with a divine attack. Ganelon: Hit: The target is dominated (save ends) Aftereffect: The target is dominated until the end of your next turn. Gaurav: It's just me. Frezak (GM): Don't confuse things, Gan! Ganelon: Yeah, ignore that. Nobody is a level 25 Psion here. Probably. Apheori (GM): Ogre is now bloodied, and the blood really stinks. Gaurav: Yay! Stinky blood for everyone! Bear Soup Guy: Methinks that ogre has been stuffing his abs Gaurav: Ha! Apheori (GM): Rhu: Anything else? Gaurav: So: AP? I don't have a good attack left -- my daily heals me, so I'll save that for when I need it; one encounter teleports us two squares away, and the other is best when charging. Frezak (GM): Eh, save the AP for when we need it. If we need it. Gaurav: Okay. If we're alive to use it. Minor: oath of enmity against this bandit at my feet. Frezak (GM): Rhu looks down and says "You! You're my enemy! I swear!" ? (To Ellemerr): It's a pity that the bunny only has one lethal attack in it. I'd so like to terrorise and kill them all with it... Gaurav: Pretty much! Apheori (GM): Snrk. But you just attacked something else. (From Ellemerr): You are the kindest DM. No, really! Gaurav: I don't have to only attack my enemy. It improves my melee attacks (To Ellemerr): Not that kind! It's just a zombified recreation of a fight in a fractal in GW2. The bunny there had a massive cooldown between attacks. Gaurav: And it lasts until the end of the encounter or the end of the bandit, whatever happens first. whichever* and Rhu is done Apheori (GM): Right, but it's confusing. And in that vein, the bandit snarls something angry and confused and unintelligible at you. Rhu gives the bandit a confused, unintelligent look Frezak (GM): You're trying to mimic him? BLend in with the radioactive zombles? Apheori (GM): I think Rhu is just kind of... slow. So the guard captain gets up. Should that prompt an opportunity attack? Gaurav: I was expecting human words from a human bean, so the unexpected language switch confuses him. Frezak (GM): Poor Rhu. Apheori (GM): Bean? Gaurav: being. homophone. If that's the phone I want. Bear Soup Guy: "I am not an aminal! I am a human bean!" Frezak (GM): I don't want a homophone near MY face. Apheori (GM): I guess it's better than a humming being. Frezak (GM): "I am firmly rooted in the vegetable kingdom!" Gaurav: ha! humming beans. mmm, mmm. Apheori (GM): Oy, does proned guy getting up prompt opportunity attack(s)? Frezak (GM): Nope. Ganelon: Not in 4th edition. Gaurav: Okay, I should go talk to relatives and stuff as they're awake now. I'll be back, but if anything hits Rhu, his defences are: AC 18, Fort 14, REF 16, Will 18 Apheori (GM): Oh, okay. Guard captain gets up. Ganelon: Yeah, I think they changed that because prone really, really sucks to get hit by. Now you can prone more easily than ever but it's less of a big deal. Apheori (GM): Frezak, this inspire zeal thing... it's got a little cone icon. Does that mean it targets like a cone? It says allies within five squares get 5 thp. Ganelon: Sounds like a close burst. But "cones" in this are usually close blasts. Apheori (GM): Okay. Ganelon: Meaning, the number specified as one side of a square (ie: 3x3), and the square must be adjacent to the user. Apheori (GM): Gravy and Rhu get 5thp. Because the captain considers them allies and, like, inspired them. Ganelon: Otherwise, a burst is just that number's worth of squares away from the guy in all directions. How nice of him. Apheori (GM): And now he calls a target on the ogre and the remaining guards get a shot at it... Both hit and do some damage. Frezak (GM): It should be a burst. Apheori (GM): Oh, is it a box with radius? What's a burst? Frezak (GM): So omindirectional inspiration Ganelon: Yeah, like... There's a burst 2. Apheori (GM): Okay, so Rhu doesn't get it. Just GRavy? Ganelon: If its range is 2. Apheori (GM): Says within 5. That means burst range 5? Which means radius, not diameter, right? Agh confusion. Ganelon: It means radius. This is a burst 5. Apheori (GM): Oh, wow. Okay. Ganelon: Yeah, they're no joke. Apheori (GM): Temporary hit points for everyone! Ganelon: But keep in mind that only friendly bursts target areas this huge. Unless they're hostile but only target a single enemy (basically meaning, it gets around being considered a ranged attack but still has range) Apheori (GM): Heh. Thanks. >.< Bandit takes a swipe at Rhu from the grave. Does that work? Let's say that works. Ow, math hurts my head. Ganelon: It works. He's not in that deep. Apheori (GM): 28 vs ac Ganelon: At worst you could say he's attacking "around a corner". Frezak (GM): -2 from mark, not that that helps. Ganelon: Oh, uh... Can Radek feasibly see this bandit as he does this? Apheori (GM): A big spear comes out of the hole and swings at Rhu and... uh... there it is. Yeah, that hits. He can see its head. And the spear. Probably. Ganelon: Good enough, I suppose. He has a power. Interrupt with the trigger being a successful attack being made on an ally. It doesn't stop the attack. Radek just shoots the attacker before he deals damage, and on a hit, his target resists a bit of the damage. Actually the resist... persists. Until the end of my next turn. Anyway, I will use this. Apheori (GM): Okay. Ganelon: (Rifle Weapon Attack 20) Is that a hit? Apheori (GM): Against what? Ganelon: AC. Apheori (GM): Nope. Ganelon: Shame. Well, sorry Rhu. Apheori (GM): So the bandit hits Rhu with the spear, knocking him down. Gaurav: Yay! No, wait the other thing Boo! Bear Soup Guy: Welcome back, Gaur! Frezak (GM): Woo things Apheori (GM): He also tries to climb out of the grave and eat Rhu's feet, but that doesn't work. Amadi! Frezak (GM): Actually. As a reaction to him attacking Rhu. I slide him 1 and he is slowed. Gaurav: I'm not properly back. Breakfast has been called. I'll see what I can do, but I'll definitely be back for my next full turn in the encounter. Apheori (GM): Heeee, slowed. Gaurav: And yet not as slow as Rhu. Apheori (GM): It's okay. Nintendos still pass through him, at least. Ellemerr: Amadi laughs at the graved bandit and yells at him about how incompetent he is. And she mocks his spear. If he doesn't speak normal language, she'll probably automatically do this in gibberish. rolling 1d20 + 6 ( 18 ) +6 = 24 That's against will. Frezak (GM): Looks like pretty mighty mockery. Apheori (GM): Oddly, it works, though the bandit seems more confused than ever. Ganelon: Well yeah, she's doing it while sipping tea. Of course it's a vicious mockery. Ellemerr: Most likely. His attack is now -2 until the end of Amadi's next turn, and he takes... rolling 1d6 + 4 ( 4 ) +4 = 8 dmg. Apheori (GM): And yeah, it came out as gibberish. Really... horrible-sounding gibberish. That gives everyone around a bit of a headache. Sounds a bit like empty graves scraping against dried-out tentacles. Ellemerr: Wheee Frezak (GM): Ew. My graves! Ellemerr: That's it from Amadi. Apheori (GM): Dr. Fred! I mean, Radek! Frezak (GM): Dr.Fred ? Apheori (GM): The Edisons in Day of the Tentacle were very reminiscent of Radek. Aside from the lack of beards. That was a little strange. Ganelon: Radek continues to do nothing personally! In fact, why not double up on bots? Apheori (GM): But I can totally see Radek putting on that massive grin and pulling a hefty slew of chainsaws and other tools out of his pocket in a flurry of productivity. Ganelon: I activate Kepler 4. That is also sadly a standard action because wow does 4E hate summoning help. Frezak (GM): Behold.... art. Apheori (GM): Fancy. Ganelon: It is hovering two squares above ground level. Radek steps further back. Apheori (GM): Eye-level for the ogre? Ganelon: Technically no, his eye level is one square up. Apheori (GM): Man, that guy's fat. Ganelon: But it's within his reach. Except he's prone. Apheori (GM): Oh, aye. Ganelon: Not that there are rules for that, but there probably should be. Gravy would be most cross if the eyebot were harmed, I'm sure. Anyway, I do have the ability to order one of these to move, but I won't. So that's turn over. Next turn I get, they'll totally be doing things I can't. Apheori (GM): Guard shoots ogre, guard completely misses and hits Gravy. (sorry, rolled a 1) Frezak (GM): Great job guards. Ellemerr: I might end up mocking him next time. That does deserve some mockery. Apheori (GM): 5 damage. He rolled a 1 on damage too. That's... um. Frezak (GM): And THP gone. The captain saved from the incompetence of his minions. Apheori (GM): He yells something that sounds a bit like 'oops, sorry'. Other guard tries to shoot the ogre too, and actually hits what he was aiming for. Gravy, you're up. Frezak (GM): Okay. TIme to be awesome. First: I use my Chainreach Shovel. I attack the Gnollthing. rolling 1D20+9 ( 19 ) +9 = 28 Vs Gnoll AC Apheori (GM): Yup. Frezak (GM): rolling 1D10+5 ( 5 ) +5 = 10 And it is prone. that's a minor action. I use my move action and devolve it into another minor. And Activate my Form Of the Fearsome Ram. Apheori (GM): The bunny single-handedly took out a guard, and yet everyone is ignoring it. Why? Frezak (GM): Standard Action: Form of the Fearsome Ram Attack. Ganelon: I'm not ignoring it. I left my robot there to probably get wrecked by it next turn. Bear Soup Guy: I'm thinking about what the best strategy would be for attacking it Frezak (GM): I shift my speed which is 8 right now. Ganelon: And backed far, far away from it. Frezak (GM): To here. And attack. Ganelon: Such that it would have to provoke at least three opportunity attacks from capable people to reach me. Frezak (GM): rolling 1D20+9 ( 7 ) +9 = 16 Vs Fortitude. Apheori (GM): Smart. Ya hits it. Frezak (GM): rolling 2D10+5 ( 1 + 4 ) +5 = 10 +5 from headsman's Chop So 15. Apheori (GM): Apparently the recommended kill order here is bunny, bandit, gnoll, ogre. Frezak (GM): I then push it 3. Ganelon: The cool thing about both of my 'bots working together is that the eyebot normally only shoots lasers when my allies hit (incidentally its range is too short to help Gravy here). Frezak (GM): And get to follow it. Free action: Mark Orge and Gnoll. Bear Soup Guy: Gravy's in full badass mode today Ganelon: But bots aren't me, they're allies. Frezak (GM): Action Point: Roots Of Stone. Apheori (GM): Does the eyebot zap them, then? Ganelon: Only if he hits. For each target hit. Frezak (GM): Close burst 1? attacking Ogre then GNoll. rolling 1D20+9+2 ( 14 ) +9+2 = 25 rolling 1D20+9+2 ( 1 ) +9+2 = 12 Against AC. Apheori (GM): Hits ogre and your foot. Ganelon: Add 5 to Shrek over there. Frezak (GM): rolling 1D10+5 ( 9 ) +5 = 14 And +5 on Ogre. So... 24 on ogre. Apheori (GM): You mean 5 damage to ogre? And another 24? Ganelon: No. 24 total. Frezak (GM): Total 24 damage. Ganelon: 5 from the eyebot. Apheori (GM): Oh, for the attack? Well, it's dead. Frezak (GM): Turn over. The GNoll is now fucked. Bear Soup Guy: That was a thing to behold Apheori (GM): Can the gnoll get up? Frezak (GM): Hey, don't I get something from using a daily item? It can. Ganelon: You do. You gain 7 THP for using an item daily. Apheori (GM): Gnoll gets up. Frezak (GM): As it does I lean over it and shout Apheori (GM): Does that cause anything? The Gravedigger: GRAAAAAVES Frezak (GM): Nope. Standing up is just a move action that does not provoke bad things. Apheori (GM): Okay. It hits gravy with its fused hand thingy thing. 21 vs ac to actually do anything. Frezak (GM): Nope. Apheori (GM): It doesn't actually do anything. Frezak (GM): I am Gravy, not the Graved. Apheori (GM): It hisses something horrible and scratchy. Frezak (GM): Gravy is not impressed. Apheori (GM): Dave! Will hop over to the bunny. Ganelon: You fooooool! Gaurav: Dave! Noooooo! Frezak (GM): Better it than me. Dave waves vigorously. Dave: HAI BUNNY! Gaurav: Homicidal bunny vs god rage fragment This should be ... interesting Apheori (GM): How do you do a grab? Ganelon: Strength vs. Reflex. Apheori (GM): Because Dave will now try to grab it. Ganelon: As in, d20 + 1/2 level + strength. Apheori (GM): Holy crap, she actually succeeds. Ganelon: I imagine hers is rather bad. Apheori (GM): It's terrible. Ganelon: ...Huh! Gaurav: o.0 Ganelon: Well, stranger things have happened. Like Radek and Gravy going simultaneously crazy in the worst (best) way possible. Apheori (GM): I don't know for sure, but I'm just assuming it's 0. Anyway, she grabs the bunny and puts it in her pocket. Bear Soup Guy: >_< Frezak (GM): We'll have to bury both. Just to be sure. Apheori (GM): ...okay, I did not expect that. Anyway, Greibel. Bear Soup Guy: Well, this has changed things. Let's see... okay rolling 1d20+7 vs Bandit reflex ( 10 ) +7 = 17 Ganelon: It's hard to go wrong with screaming "FIRE HAAAAAWK" Bear Soup Guy: I've got something even better than screaming FIRE HAAAAAAAWK :D Apheori (GM): Yup. Frezak (GM): BE EMBRACED IN HER TOASTY BOSOM Greibel reaches a hand majestically to the heavens, rending the very fabric of the weather and calling forth a rush of dark and ominous clouds, cracking with thunder and raining lightning bolts down upon the Bandit from the sky Greibel roars slightly The Gravedigger: Duuuuude. Greibel: rolling 1d8+4 damage ( 4 ) +4 = 8 Ganelon: Oh right. Gaurav gasps Ganelon: ...Well that's not as much damage as I expected. Frezak (GM): That's lightning? Greibel: I think the eyebot unfortunately takes some damage too Apheori (GM): The bandit hisses something horrible and screeches like the sound of a primary schoolteacher's claws on chalkboard. Ganelon: Uh, that depends. Firstly! Bandit takes 5 from the eyebot's laser. Gaurav: Apheori: eeks! Ganelon: Second, what, is it an area burst? Bear Soup Guy: -2 to Bandit's attack roles until after my next turn, and if he leaves the 1 radius zone around him during that time he takes 5 damage an area burst 1 Ganelon: Eyebot's fine. It's floating 3 above him. Bear Soup Guy: oh, cool Ganelon: Even though, you know, lightning would come down in a column. ...Which would also make the power fail indoors. Frezak (GM): It's ball lightning. Bear Soup Guy: ^ Apheori (GM): Muh physics! Bear Soup Guy: and that's end of turn I should really look for some minor actions on my future level-ups Ganelon: They're not easy to find. Apheori (GM): Rhu! Gaurav: Okay, I can't attack the bunny because it's been Swallowed By A God's Pocket. Should I focus on the gnoll or the bandit? Ganelon: Usually on utility skills, though we do get one of those next level. Gaurav: I feel like the bandit is more dangerous, but he's also ... stuck in a pit. Sort of. Ganelon: You have an oath on the bandit. I assume this influences your decision. Apheori (GM): Also the dead ogre is emitting a really horrible stench. Like overpoweringly so. Gravy's fine, though. For now. Ganelon: Radek is likely glad that he's so far away from it! Gaurav: Is the bandit Undead? Should I roll something to check that? Apheori (GM): It may be. Gaurav: I have a power that only works on undead. Apheori (GM): How do you check these things? Also my mum is kicking me out of the kitchen. Apparently my being on the computer playing games makes her uncomfortable. Frezak (GM): GAMES? As an Avenger I think he should be able to tell. Ganelon: Well, THE RULES say that you roll religion to determine knowledge about undead. Frezak (GM): if not, heal check minor action. To determine whether it IS undead, if that's in question. Ganelon: But that may mean knowing about undead, once you know they ARE undead. Frezak (GM): Though it's genreally not in 4E. Typically you know when a undead is undead. Ganelon: I agree with Heal, being more about medical knowledge, helping to determine when it's in doubt. Gaurav: He is in a pit. Make it harder to check his pulse and stuff. Ganelon: Well, you could see if he's breathing. Apheori (GM): Well, they don't look quite like normal undead, but from the smell they could be. Ganelon: That would be a big clue. Apheori (GM): Examine the blood. He's bloodied. Of course it could be a disease. Gaurav: Can I do that from here, or should I jump into the pit? Apheori (GM): And contagious. And the only reason Gravy is fine is because of his massive fortitude... Gaurav: Does his blood contain ... eels? Frezak (GM): You're prone, jumping would be more of a slither down. EELS? Gaurav: Slither at him with grave fury. Oh right What's the penalty to ranged attacks while prone? Ganelon: To make them? None. Apheori (GM): Dammit! Ganelon: Attacking a prone enemy with ranged gives you a -2. Apheori (GM): I forgot about the eels again. Gaurav: You've still got like an hour to fix that Okay Rhu remains prone for the mo' Apheori (GM): Right. Rhu, before you do anything else, d20. Gaurav: rolling d20 ( 7 ) = 7 Ganelon: Here we goooo Gaurav: Really hope this is one of those lower-is-better/madder things Ganelon: Also, I was wrong, all attacks while prone are made at -2. My apologies. Blame sleep deprivation. Frezak (GM): I will. Gaurav: Screw you, sleep deprivation. Apheori (GM): Rhu, you feel kind of ill. It might be the stench from the bandit, or the dead ogre. It's hard to tell. Now keep going. Gaurav: Or the bunny-in-a-pocket to my right. Move action: stand Standard: Abjure undead. "You send a brilliant ray of radiant power at an undead foe, compelling it to stagger toward you." Apheori (GM): Greibel: I need a nature roll. Amadi: d20, please. Bear Soup Guy: rolling 1d20+13 ( 3 ) +13 = 16 Ellemerr: rolling 1d20 ( 2 ) = 2 Gaurav: rolling 1d20+7 vs will against the bandit ( 5 ) +7 = 12 huh does the slowed give me CA? Apheori (GM): Rhu: Bandit makes funny noises and looks at you in confusion. Frezak (GM): Not unless you have a feat to get it. Apheori (GM): It fails. Gaurav: okay I still get half-damage on miss Ganelon: Maybe so, but the eyebot is disappointed in you. Gaurav: rolling 3d10+5 radiant damage ( 8 + 4 + 2 ) +5 = 19 Ganelon: And refuses to come to your aid. Gaurav: so half of that is ... 9? Ganelon: That's right. Gaurav: IF bandit is undead if not, none of this works Apheori (GM): Greibel: You get a sense that there is something very wrong here, that these zombies, while technically dead, were reanimated with something even more unnatural than the usual. Also what they (and Amadi) said sounded really familiar for some reason. Gaurav: oh oops Apheori (GM): It works. Gaurav: it's 4d10 at level 5 Bear Soup Guy: Well that's definitely unnerving Gaurav: rolling d10 ( 5 ) = 5 so 24/2 = 12 Apheori (GM): Plus another five for undead damage vulnerability? Ganelon: To radiant damage? Gaurav: if they're vulnerable to radiant damage, then yeah Ganelon: If they have that. Frezak (GM): After the halved damage. Gaurav: or divine PLUS I pull the target a square towards me would have been up to 6 squares if I'd hit we practiced a LOT with undead clearly Apheori (GM): It's in a grave, man. How far can you really pull it? Gaurav: I was hoping to pull him into the wall of the grave Frezak (GM): Faceplant? Apheori (GM): Well, you did that. Gaurav: bodyplant okay minor action I'll do a from-a-distance heal-check on the Bandit to see if I can learn anything about (1) human, age, etc. and (2) this weird black-blood situation rolling 1d20+12 investigative heal check on the bandit ( 17 ) +12 = 29 Apheori (GM): You're right next to it. This means no touching, then? Ganelon: Peeping from five feet away, really. Gaurav: yeah. I think touching him would probably give him an opportunity attack. Apheori (GM): It's all vertical. Apheori (GM) cackles. Gaurav: if any blood is splattered on the ground near me, I'll touch that. otherwise, just: human? age? good health? famished? etc. Apheori (GM): Um, anyway, you discern that it's a zombie, it's not the kind you're used to, it's kind of like the one that you dropped in the sinkhole, it seems a bit more advanced, and it's talking at you in the back of your mind trying to compell you to... to... You get a horrible abdominal cramp. Gaurav: Knocking me prone? Apheori (GM): It was human, 20s-30s, really stinky, and there is some blood. Do you touch it? Naw, you're still standing. It just distracts you. Gaurav: On second thoughts, no. I'll wait until after combat when I can get some gloves or something. No touching. Apheori (GM): Okay. Rhu bends over slightly and goes "oof" Gaurav: Cool. End of my turn. Greibel: Hang in there, man. We're winning! Apheori (GM): Guard captain calls a target on the gnoll-thing and the guards have shots at it. Gaurav: BTW, I keep forgetting this, but: if you roll an attack against my oath of enmity target (currently: the bandit), once per encounter one of you gets to re-roll your attack roll against it Bear Soup Guy: Ah, nifty Apheori (GM): They shoot it. It oozes. Gaurav: And use either result. Apheori (GM): It's gross. Ganelon: Oh, hold up. Guard Captain: Eww. Ganelon: How many shots hit it? Apheori (GM): 2 Ganelon: Pew pew, 10 laser damage. Bear Soup Guy: Nice! Apheori (GM): And it's down. Ganelon: Eyebot! Gaurav: Woo eyebot! Frezak (GM): Goddamit, my Gnoll! Ganelon: Not only a great expendable flying scout, also kills your enemies! But only when you hit them It has to make you work for *something*. Bear Soup Guy: Fair trade Apheori (GM): Gravy! What's your fortitude? Frezak (GM): 18? Apheori (GM): Oh, okay. Thanks. What does the bandit need tosave? Is that a 6? Bear Soup Guy: Remember the bandit is currently also taking -2 to attack rolls from being in the THUNDER ZONE Frezak (GM): Save against what? Oh, the Rhumagic? D20, 10 or higher is successful save. Ganelon: All saves succeed on a result of 10, yes. Apheori (GM): Oh. Ganelon: There are various penalties and bonuses for... things. Gaurav: Nope, I didn't do saveable to the bandit afaik Apheori (GM): Well, the bandit tries to take another swipe at Rhu. IT completely misses and loses its spear. Ganelon: But all are conditional. Gaurav: HA Rhu: HA! Bear Soup Guy: Poor bandit This was not how he planned on spending his day Ganelon: Does something need to be mocked further? Apheori (GM): I'm starting to wonder about these dice. Frezak (GM): If this bandit lives I'll bodyslam it. Ganelon: Because I see Amadi next on the turn order. Gaurav: Gravy charges at the grave and falls upon the bandit. Frezak (GM): I strategically collapse the grave. Apheori (GM): Bandit tries to crawl out and eat Rhu's feet again. Gaurav: We peer down. There is a Gravy shaped hole in the ground. Frezak (GM): "It's all right, guys, I have Codrichun to keep me company" Rhu: My delicious feet are my own, foul undead spawn. Apheori (GM): Bandit fails to climb out of the grave at eat Rhu's feet again. Okay, Amadi, go. Amadi has laughed more and more as the fight progressed and now promptly falls out of her tree. Gaurav: She's a pro, that one. Amadi 's laughter turns into a high-pitched scream. Frezak (GM): Oh goody. Amadi: rolling 1d20 + 6 ( 6 ) +6 = 12 vs bandit will Apheori (GM): Alas, no. Gaurav: Would you like to roll again? Ellemerr: Er. *shrugs* Do you want me to? Gaurav: Is it a lot of damage if it hits? Frezak (GM): bards generally don't do big damage. They're support classes. Ellemerr: 4! And Rhu (I think) gets to attack it. Basic attack. Gaurav: okay. never mind, then. my basic attack is pretty crappy. we'll save it up for a big hitter. Amadi resumes sniggering. Ellemerr: Radek. Frezak (GM): I think I'm the only person with a statted MBA. Ganelon: Radek does nothing! E-15A uses his standard action (wow I hate 4E summons) to shoot down at the bandit. rolling 1d20+4+2+2 ( 18 ) +4+2+2 = 26 AC. I assume that hits. Apheori (GM): Mhm. Ganelon: rolling 2d6+5+5 ( 3 + 4 ) +5+5 = 17 Apheori (GM): Even despite being mostly graved. Ganelon: That's 12 Fire and 5 Eyebot. Apheori (GM): And it's dead. Gaurav: Hooray! Frezak (GM): What about the rabbit? Gaurav: I don't suppose anybody wants to keep the bandit alive to answer questions? Ganelon: We may never see it again. Apheori (GM): Rabbit is... gone. Do you want to keep the bandit alive? Gaurav: Given that Greibel and Amadi might be able to understand it. Ganelon: Or Dave may pull it out as part of a magic trick and get someone killed as early as tomorrow. Dave: I'd need a hat. Bear Soup Guy: Can we mercilessly snap the bandit's neck after extracting information from it? Apheori (GM): Yes, she just randomly said that to nobody in particular. Gaurav: Is the rabbit more or less dangerous than the sphinx? Only one way to find out! Frezak (GM): I'd rather just bury it now. Gaurav: It is already conveniently located inside a grave. Frezak (GM): And bury Dave and the rabbit while I'm at it. I know! It's set up for me! Gaurav: Yeah, let's just kill it. Bear Soup Guy: Fair enough Gaurav: Are we out of initiative? Apheori (GM): Yes. How much time before everyone needs to run? Bear Soup Guy: I'm here for as long as everyone else is Gaurav: I need to take a shower sometime in the next hour. Ganelon: I cannot sleep. There is yet more D&D waiting for me today. Ganelon mutters darkly to himself. "Always... always sunday." Apheori (GM): Poor dear. Frezak (GM): I have no idea how much longer I'm around for. Apheori (GM): Well, this could be a good time to end it, perhaps. Since the questions haven't yet begun... Gaurav: That works for me! Apheori (GM): "Is this your undead monster?" "No, is it YOURS?" Bear Soup Guy: Yeah, I think we should examine these corpses next time Frezak (GM): I have more graves to dig! Ganelon: "Gentlemen, please be civil or my two servitors here will be forced to identify you as threats." Frezak (GM): OUt of politeness I'll give the dead guard the best grave. Apheori (GM): What about his family? What would they say, knowing he's buried so far away? What if they want his body? Frezak (GM): Fuck 'em. I dig graves. I bury things in graves. Apheori (GM): Oh gods. Gaurav: He's not cruel. I'm sure the invoice he sends them will have detailed instructions on locating and exhuming their loved one Frezak (GM): that is what I do and by Codrichun am I GOOD AT IT Gaurav: as well as a corpse-back guarantee. Frezak (GM): EXHUMING? ARE YOU INSANE? Gaurav: hey, while we're here Apheori (GM): What, do you case them in concrete? Rhu: rolling 1d20+12 heal check on myself to investigate what those horrible abdominal cramps were earlier ( 20 ) +12 = 32 I'm sure it was just dehydration Apheori (GM): Rhu: There's an eel in your major intestine. Frezak (GM): That's a knowledge check you could without knowing the answer of. Gaurav: "Major" intestine? They're both pretty major. Apheori (GM): Shush. Gaurav: :P Frezak (GM): Your 'favourite' intestine. Apheori (GM): I'll go with that. See you all next week for eel-filled fun? Ellemerr: Eels! No, actually. I'll be gone. Again! For two weekends! Apheori (GM): Tsk tsk. Ellemerr: Sorry. >.> Apheori (GM): I mean, CUUUURSSE YOU. Frezak (GM): Curse your ears! Ellemerr: I can play on weekdays between these two weekends. Not this week, but the one after, I mean. Apheori (GM): Wait, any reason we can't do that? Bear Soup Guy: I should be good for most weekdays next week Apheori (GM): CAN ANYONE NOT DO NEXT MONDAY? Ganelon: I can. Bear Soup Guy: I think I can Ganelon: But I'm leaving this R20 session now. Bear Soup Guy: Assume I can unless I report something else later Apheori (GM): Okay. Bear Soup Guy: Adios Gan! Apheori (GM): Frezak? Gaurav? Merr? Ellemerr: ... Oh, I don't actually get back till tuesday. Frezak (GM): I can probably do monday. Ellemerr: When I look closer. >.> Go me! Apheori (GM) shoos everyone back to skype. Gaurav: All my intestines are my favourite. Well, both. Bear Soup Guy: This fight was a bloobath or even a bloodbath Gaurav: Would've been worse if Dave hadn't stolen the bunny Bear Soup Guy: oh god, yeah...