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    Default Re: A Rakshasa goes out for a night on the town

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee_Dragon View Post
    The final twist: they too are all the rakshasa.
    Lol!

    ... wait a minute.

    Can a rakshasa even detect another rakshasa? They can ignore all the divination spells another rakshasa could cast, can't they?
    Argue in good faith.

    And try to remember that these are people.

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    Default Re: A Rakshasa goes out for a night on the town

    Quote Originally Posted by krugaan View Post
    No problem, this is a pretty interesting plot exercise.

    snip

    If you want to make things super interesting have the rakshasa play two super secret boss heads that hate each other. Or have him try to manipulate the different factions of the city into open war so he can take total control of what's left.

    The secret to a good con is playing both sides, after all.
    .
    My thoughts are now turning to having him living amongst a thieves guild, some of whom know his secret and offer him safe harbour, and he poses as the guild boss on some ocassions. However, he's also selling his powers to a mayor or some other higher up authority figure, who is also corrupt.

    I'm pretty determined that the rakshasa can't pretend to be be the one person all the time, or he'd get caught. So having him pose as more than one person makes sense.
    Last edited by Longman; 2017-12-07 at 07:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krugaan View Post
    Lol!

    ... wait a minute.

    Can a rakshasa even detect another rakshasa? They can ignore all the divination spells another rakshasa could cast, can't they?
    Hmpph. I'm sure one would know another! I'll write to WoTC and have them fix the MM description.
    Last edited by Longman; 2017-12-07 at 07:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longman View Post
    My thoughts are now turning to having him living amongst a thieves guild, some of whom know his secret and offer him safe harbour, and he poses as the guild boss on some ocassions. However, he's also selling his powers to a mayor or some other higher up authority figure, who is also corrupt.

    I'm pretty determined that the rakshasa can't pretend to be be the one person all the time, or he'd get caught. So having him pose occassionlay as more than one person makes sense.
    Yeah. Always have a backup identity! Or several backup identities!

    Quote Originally Posted by Longman View Post
    Hmpph. I'm sure one would know another! I'll write to WoTC and have them fix the MM description.
    Actually, I just realized their spell immunity just make them immune to their own illusions, so they would just see rakshasa. Unless ... can you choose to be affected by an illusion?
    Argue in good faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krugaan View Post

    Actually, I just realized their spell immunity just make them immune to their own illusions, so they would just see rakshasa. Unless ... can you choose to be affected by an illusion?
    The rakshasa can't be affected or detected by Spells of 6th level or lower unless it wishes to be

    So I guess they could choose to see their own illusions. Which would make it easier to remember where your arms were supposed to be.

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    "No! I must kill the rakshasas," Bob shouted! The DM said "No, Bob. You are the rakshasas." And then, Bob was a Major Image.

    ...

    So what you're saying is that in all these scenes we acted out

    One of us at a time was actually a rakshasa

    Flanked by a bunch of major images f****** around


    Well yeah that's pretty much it

    Except you Bob you were a major image in all of them


    OK that explains why he was so stiff though

    Hey I'm a nothing but a bunch of photons what's your excuse

    All right fine but

    Just

    Why


    What

    What was it for

    Well it's the ultimate life insurance isn't it

    You fight against yourself and then whoever's losing

    You stop being that guy

    And continue being the other guy

    Wow complete turnaround

    See it's watertight


    What do you actually get though

    What do you mean

    When you finally beat the other guy that you stopped being

    What kind of loot are you pulling out of the wreckage

    That wasn't actually yours to begin with


    Well it's the sense of triumph isn't it

    The ultimate victory

    Prevailing with all of the odds


    So basically nothing

    Look rakshasas live for this s***

    Just doesn't seem very logical though

    Oh ho are we gonna talk logic now

    In the game where dragons lay eggs and elves have pointy ears

    Look it's hard OK

    Being a DM and making up adventures

    It's hard and nobody understands


    Whatever I'm gonna get a cup of coffee

    ...

    I'm walking over to the coffee maker right now


    Yeah thanks we can see that

    Just making it clear for the narrative

    What even the f***

    I'm getting my coffee now

    As soon as I remember how to work these buttons

    You push and hold here

    And sort of twist around and jiggle

    Wait

    No

    F***

    Spin and reverse press

    What EVEN is WITH this

    It's like it was DESIGNED for someone with their HANDS on BACKWARDS

    ...

    NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Last edited by Coffee_Dragon; 2017-12-07 at 09:14 PM.
    Ur-member and coffee caterer of the fan club.

    I wish people would stop using phrases such as "in my humble opinion", "just my two cents", and "we're out of coffee".

    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for they are out drinking coffee and, like, whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee_Dragon View Post
    "No! I must kill the rakshasas," Bob shouted! The DM said "No, Bob. You are the rakshasas." And then, Bob was a Major Image.

    ...

    So what you're saying is that in all these scenes we acted out

    One of us at a time was actually a rakshasa

    Flanked by a bunch of major images f****** around


    Well yeah that's pretty much it

    Except you Bob you were a major image in all of them


    OK that explains why he was so stiff though

    Hey I'm a nothing but a bunch of photons what's your excuse

    All right fine but

    Just

    Why


    What

    What was it for

    Well it's the ultimate life insurance isn't it

    You fight against yourself and then whoever's losing

    You stop being that guy

    And continue being the other guy

    Wow complete turnaround

    See it's watertight


    What do you actually get though

    What do you mean

    When you finally beat the other guy that you stopped being

    What kind of loot are you pulling out of the wreckage

    That wasn't actually yours to begin with


    Well it's the sense of triumph isn't it

    The ultimate victory

    Prevailing with all of the odds


    So basically nothing

    Look rakshasas live for this s***

    Just doesn't seem very logical though

    Oh ho are we gonna talk logic now

    In the game where dragons lay eggs and elves have pointy ears

    Look it's hard OK

    Being a DM and making up adventures

    It's hard and nobody understands


    Whatever I'm gonna get a cup of coffee

    ...

    I'm walking over to the coffee maker right now


    Yeah thanks we can see that

    Just making it clear for the narrative

    What even the f***

    I'm getting my coffee now

    As soon as I remember how to work these buttons

    You push and hold here

    And sort of twist around and jiggle

    Wait

    No

    F***

    Spin and reverse press

    What EVEN is WITH this

    It's like it was DESIGNED for someone with their HANDS on BACKWARDS

    ...

    NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    LOL.

    Dat one red sentence though.
    Argue in good faith.

    And try to remember that these are people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee_Dragon View Post
    "No! I must kill the rakshasas," Bob shouted! The DM said "No, Bob. You are the rakshasas." And then, Bob was a Major Image.

    ...

    So what you're saying is that in all these scenes we acted out

    One of us at a time was actually a rakshasa

    Flanked by a bunch of major images f****** around


    Well yeah that's pretty much it

    Except you Bob you were a major image in all of them


    OK that explains why he was so stiff though

    Hey I'm a nothing but a bunch of photons what's your excuse

    All right fine but

    Just

    Why


    What

    What was it for

    Well it's the ultimate life insurance isn't it

    You fight against yourself and then whoever's losing

    You stop being that guy

    And continue being the other guy

    Wow complete turnaround

    See it's watertight


    What do you actually get though

    What do you mean

    When you finally beat the other guy that you stopped being

    What kind of loot are you pulling out of the wreckage

    That wasn't actually yours to begin with


    Well it's the sense of triumph isn't it

    The ultimate victory

    Prevailing with all of the odds


    So basically nothing

    Look rakshasas live for this s***

    Just doesn't seem very logical though

    Oh ho are we gonna talk logic now

    In the game where dragons lay eggs and elves have pointy ears

    Look it's hard OK

    Being a DM and making up adventures

    It's hard and nobody understands


    Whatever I'm gonna get a cup of coffee

    ...

    I'm walking over to the coffee maker right now


    Yeah thanks we can see that

    Just making it clear for the narrative

    What even the f***

    I'm getting my coffee now

    As soon as I remember how to work these buttons

    You push and hold here

    And sort of twist around and jiggle

    Wait

    No

    F***

    Spin and reverse press

    What EVEN is WITH this

    It's like it was DESIGNED for someone with their HANDS on BACKWARDS

    ...

    NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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    Default Re: A Rakshasa goes out for a night on the town

    Oh well now you're just being silly.

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    Spoiler: No, Bob. You are the Rakshasas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee_Dragon View Post
    "No! I must kill the rakshasas," Bob shouted! The DM said "No, Bob. You are the rakshasas." And then, Bob was a Major Image.

    ...

    So what you're saying is that in all these scenes we acted out

    One of us at a time was actually a rakshasa

    Flanked by a bunch of major images f****** around


    Well yeah that's pretty much it

    Except you Bob you were a major image in all of them


    OK that explains why he was so stiff though

    Hey I'm a nothing but a bunch of photons what's your excuse

    All right fine but

    Just

    Why


    What

    What was it for

    Well it's the ultimate life insurance isn't it

    You fight against yourself and then whoever's losing

    You stop being that guy

    And continue being the other guy

    Wow complete turnaround

    See it's watertight


    What do you actually get though

    What do you mean

    When you finally beat the other guy that you stopped being

    What kind of loot are you pulling out of the wreckage

    That wasn't actually yours to begin with


    Well it's the sense of triumph isn't it

    The ultimate victory

    Prevailing with all of the odds


    So basically nothing

    Look rakshasas live for this s***

    Just doesn't seem very logical though

    Oh ho are we gonna talk logic now

    In the game where dragons lay eggs and elves have pointy ears

    Look it's hard OK

    Being a DM and making up adventures

    It's hard and nobody understands


    Whatever I'm gonna get a cup of coffee

    ...

    I'm walking over to the coffee maker right now


    Yeah thanks we can see that

    Just making it clear for the narrative

    What even the f***

    I'm getting my coffee now

    As soon as I remember how to work these buttons

    You push and hold here

    And sort of twist around and jiggle

    Wait

    No

    F***

    Spin and reverse press

    What EVEN is WITH this

    It's like it was DESIGNED for someone with their HANDS on BACKWARDS

    ...

    NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


    Hehehehe. Bravo.

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    Default Re: A Rakshasa goes out for a night on the town

    Not to highjack the giggles, but I didn't feel like making a new post for my slightly related question.

    Did Rakshasa lose their weakness to Blessed Bolts? I haven't actually come against one in 5e yet, but I haven't seen anything about it online. My knowledgable types used to keep one as a shank in a pocket just for those guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dappershire View Post
    Not to highjack the giggles, but I didn't feel like making a new post for my slightly related question.

    Did Rakshasa lose their weakness to Blessed Bolts? I haven't actually come against one in 5e yet, but I haven't seen anything about it online. My knowledgable types used to keep one as a shank in a pocket just for those guys.
    Yes.

    The vulnerability is not listed in the monster description, nor can bless be casted on bolts anymore.
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    Default Re: A Rakshasa goes out for a night on the town

    A Rakshasa could definitively crash masked balls and pull a "Mask of the Red Death"


    Quote Originally Posted by Dappershire View Post
    Not to highjack the giggles, but I didn't feel like making a new post for my slightly related question.

    Did Rakshasa lose their weakness to Blessed Bolts? I haven't actually come against one in 5e yet, but I haven't seen anything about it online. My knowledgable types used to keep one as a shank in a pocket just for those guys.
    Rakshasa are vulnerable to magic weapons in general, now, if I'm not mistaken. The blessed bolt is gone.

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