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    Quote Originally Posted by Darvin View Post
    It's quite alright. I'll speak up anytime I see an issue, and I'm an equal-opportunity nitpick so that will happen even for errors in my favor.
    It's true!

    (Also, nittery: it's A l i a n i, not A i l a n i)
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    Sorta called it in for the last two posts.

    Just wanted to say, Inspectre, your narration is damn good. The music is a nice touch, and appreciated. Damn fine job.
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    Im thinking about this now where I was meaning to ask if I can start with one mutagen already handy or if I should make one. If it's the later I'll just do a slight edit of the last post I made.

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    IC thread updated.
    The plot thickens!

    And I really appreciate the praise PiccadillyPi!
    Hopefully things are going along at a good enough pace for everyone, even if nothing much has happened yet.
    Dalen has sort of gotten money instead of intrigue at this point.
    His turn will be coming though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspectre View Post
    Dalen has sort of gotten money instead of intrigue at this point.
    There's no such thing as free money for an adventurer; it'll be paid for at some point I'm sure

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    Forgot to roll in IC.

    Rolling bluff to convince the goons in apartment 21 Silas is a lost drunk:

    (1D20+8)[17]

    Edit: Assuming I'm not allowed to take ten, seeing as how it's a stressful situation.
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    IC thread updated.
    Let's keep it rolling guys, we're keeping this thread moving!
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    Guys, I am starting to doubt that I am a persuasive prostitute.
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    Sorry for the lateness in my reply, going to be trying to reply faster now.

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    And another update for our heroes.
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    What is this, a theater or a high-security prison?

    Change of plans
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    This is what happens when you have an academy of bratty teens with magical powers in the middle of a major city (why do you think Hogwarts was so isolated? )
    It probably sounds worse than it would actually be in practice to break into, provided you had the right selection of spells ready to go for breaking/entering.
    It's probably a little more than a 3rd level wizard can handle in an afternoon though, true enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspectre View Post
    It probably sounds worse than it would actually be in practice to break into, provided you had the right selection of spells ready to go for breaking/entering.
    That's not really Dalen's MO anyways. He's not going to break and enter, he's going to get someone to open the doors for him, then walk in like he's supposed to be there. That does make the after-party the more logical approach, though.

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    IC thread updated.
    Things are about to get very interesting indeed - we may be having our first little combat for some people shortly.
    Or perhaps not depending on how they handle things.
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    Hey Darvin - I'm sure it's correct, but I'm just curious for my own knowledge - what are all the modifiers going into Dalen's DC 18 Sleep spell?
    +6 INT, +1 from Spell Focus Enchantment, and . . .?
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    The base DC for a spell is 10 + spell level. Sleep is a 1st level spell, so the base DC is 11. 11+6+1 = 18

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    *facepalm* Sometimes the most obvious things are what we miss.

    By the way, anyone know a good, free imaging hosting site these days I could use for maps? imgur?
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    Imgur is pretty handy. Not a whole lot of better options, and the interface is rather intuitive.
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    Anyone who hasn't had a "duh" moment where they missed something incredibly obvious just hasn't been playing long enough Everyone does it.

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    Just posted and I don't really like what I'm doing here. My Character sucks at talking to people and yet here I am trying to talk to a personal enemy. Any chance Dalen can detect my mental distress and magically tag himself in for this encounter?

    Anyway I have a question about bluff and diplomacy. If I'm not actually lying could I talk around things without necessarily setting off any red flags so at worst I might get conversation shut down and be driven off as opposed to raising serious suspicions?
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    Depends on how you go about it. One of those two (if not both) would be applicable. Generally, if you're trying to say things that aren't true and have others believe them, that'd be bluff. :) (And if you're talking around something, that probably counts too or at least would get picked up by a Sense Motive check, which is ... opposed by Bluff.)

    But I'm not the DM.
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    "Talking around something" is a bit of a grey zone when it comes to bluff checks. It's quite possible to use otherwise truthful statements to mislead others, which is still deception and should trigger a bluff check. On the flipside, you shouldn't be forced to make a bluff check just because you're refusing to talk about something you don't want to share. However, it's not always possible to create a firm delineation between deception and withholding information. This means the GM has to be the arbiter on what requires a bluff check.

    Sense motive can also be used proactively even if you're not lying in order to get hunches about social situations. This has a flat DC of 20 and isn't opposed by bluff, although in my experience a lot of published adventures and GM's just call for a bluff check since flat DC's are generally disliked. So again, that's really more GM discretion.

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    Honestly my line of thinking here is a bit of a mess. I'm trying get information from the hell knights here and ending up with a weird half and half approach. Where I listen in and then interact. My concern is that was was probably not going to pass a stealth check to completely avoid notice. By approaching maybe I can avoid them getting the idea that someone is spying on them instead of them finding someone skulking around a corner.

    I'm probably overthinking things though and making dumb moves as a result. At least running away is always an option for me.

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    Right now Hudson is not doing anything particularly suspicious - she's approaching someone who is clearly a guard, and while doing so is surreptitiously listening on the conversation in the next room past the guard. While alert due to being down in a place where otyughs and dangerous monsters like to hang out, the guard is not going to immediately freak out or suspect that Hudson is anything more than a passer-by. I'd agree that being deliberately evasive about a topic is likely a bluff check, but in a normal conversation you can try to steer things in a certain direction such that something you want to avoid just doesn't come up. In short, until Hudson starts trying to be evasive or convince someone to believe a lie, she should be fine without needing a bluff check. And sometimes it can be fun to have to deal with a situation that your character isn't so great in.
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    Thanks for the context I wasn't sure if people Traverising the vaults were immediately considered smugglers, rogues and assassins. Well here's to hoping my character remembers to smile!

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    IC thread updated.
    And all hell breaks loose for poor Silas.
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    On the plus side, they want to take Silas and Trinia alive, so there's that?
    Also rolled the saves - they're fooled by the Silent Image for now, Trinia made Tark her bitch for the next 5 rounds with a Hideous Laughter (he failed both the initial save and the follow-up next round so he's laughing his ass off for a while).
    Sadly, Trinia failed her follow-up Fort save, and faints in front of the window, and she cannot be woken up for the next (1d3)[3] hours.
    Just so you can start planning how Silas is going to get out of here, whether that's carrying Trinia in his arms like a bamf, or saving his own perfect ass.
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    Don't you go giving me hope!
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    Let's see how tonight's performance went, sure I could take 10 but this is more fun. I'll take 10 on the acting portion (for a 16). That's not his specialty, just trying to not screw that up.

    Perform (oratory): (1d20+14)[20]

    edit: I actually kinda like that result.
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    If a perception check on the way is needed, or anything else for that matter, let me know. Walking around gear is armor yes always (concealed by disguises and sleeves), a dagger because you never know, morningstar no.

    edit because triple posting sucks: also, it seems I'm temporally a bit ahead of the rest here. It's probably not a huge problem up until now, but I'm close to the point where I'll be buzzing past potential Dalen shenanigans. (Seeing that man from my dreams/memories/whatever they are will be another on the long list of distractions, I can say that much.)
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