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    You mean where the monster team gets first pick next (that is to say, this coming) round? I liked it a lot. It should happen.
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    Sweet. That should be fun. AND SOME MORE TEXT TO MAKE SURE IT GOES THROUGH.

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    Personally, if we're starting it on the 3rd round... can't we have it every 3rd round? Not only does that mean we are following the current pattern that we've been setting. But it means that we have alternative times of who we get to chose the monster against.

    For example, I'm choosing the monster that Charles is facing the next round. If it's every 2nd round, then I only chose what monster that Charles is facing. If it's every 3rd round, then its Charles next, then urandom, then Charles. And I feel like that flexibility and variety is necessary in order to bring the best possible challenge to use all.

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzler7 View Post
    Thoughts on difficulty this round? These were deadly encounters for level 19 parties.
    I would say they were pretty hard. Charles lost one of his guys, unrandom took quite a heavy hit in damage, and I lost several of my units, so I'm pretty happy with how things went.
    Last edited by Storyteller_Arc; 2019-09-21 at 10:40 AM.

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    My team's done. AND MORE TEXT TO MAKE IT POST.

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    I was thinking maybe there should be 4 monster options, the fighter bans 1, and the monster controller picks from the remainder.

    Difficulty was okay, but still not that high. Maybe one more step up (eg 20 party of 4 or 19 party of 5) would be good to make this a bit less attrition like, but too much more would be quite swingy, and monster controller picking is indeed a bonus on its own, so I'm not sure if its necessary.

    If you do decide on a difficulty schedule it would be helpful for deciding whether to short rest or not.
    Last edited by urandom; 2019-09-21 at 11:13 PM.

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    Having 4 choices with the fighter banning 1 just seems entirely unessecary and arbitrary to me.

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    I vote for the monster controller picking, but having one ban seemed like a reasonable middle ground.

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    A ban does sound like a good idea. Monster difficulty will stay the same, room difficulty danger will increase slightly.

    I'll have them for you tomorrow, sorry. I have 3 midterms and 2 career fairs this coming week, so free time is minimal at best.
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    Don't worry about it, its not like there is any particular rush.

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    Hey guys, I'm sorry about the massive delays. I'm swamped for the rest of today, but I'll have fights up tomorrow afternoon (24ish hrs from this post).
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    Hey man, you had midterms and such to deal with. Its all good.

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    And without any further ado, here's the next set.

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    Spoiler: Monsters 1
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    1x Ancient Black Dragon


    Spoiler: Monsters 2
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    1x Death Tyrant
    8x Orc War Chief

    The Death Tyrant doesn't get legendary actions, and the Orc War Chiefs are humanoids (not a change, just pointing it out).


    Spoiler: Monsters 3
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    1x Vampire Spellcaster
    1x Iron Golem
    2x Flesh Golem

    The vampire cannot shapechange, use Misty Escape, or use Children of the Night.


    Spoiler: Monsters 4
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    1x Drow Priestess of Lolth
    6x Drider
    10x Kobold

    The Drow Priestess cannot Summon Demon.


    Spoiler: Rooms
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    None of the rooms are sunlit.

    Spoiler: Room 1
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    Several round pits lie in the floor of the room before you. Spaced roughly equally apart, each is about 15 feet in diameter and appears about 20 feet deep. The pits are open to the environment, and the bottom of each is lined with razor sharp spikes. The pits smell of sweat and offal, but the room seems unoccupied.

    Falling into a pit deals 2d6 bludgeoning damage and 4d6 piercing damage.


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    There's a large pit in the center of the room. A closer look reveals a several hundred foot drop. As you back away from the hole, the edges start crumbling. The floor is collapsing!

    At the end of the player's turn, two 10x10ft squares of floor adjacent to the existing pit collapse (monster's choice). Creatures on these squares fall into the pit, unless they make a DC 20 Dex save to jump to an adjacent unoccupied square.


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    This hall stinks with the wet, pungent scent of mildew. Black mold grows in tangled veins across the walls and parts of the floor. Despite the smell, it looks like it might be safe to travel through. A path of stone clean of mold wends its way through the hallway.

    Stepping on a mold tile deals 2 poison damage, up to 20 damage per turn. If you end your turn in a mold tile and haven't taken any damage (e.g. you haven't moved), take 2 poison damage.

    This damage does not increase on Large or larger creatures - a velociraptor walking 20 feet forward will take 8 damage, as will a T-Rex.


    All are deadly encounters for a party of level 19s, except the dragon, which is a hard encounter.
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    Awesome. What's the final verdict on choosing order/process?

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    Player bans a room/monster > Monsters pick a room/monster > Players pick the other.
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    I'll ban monsters 1.
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    I will ban the dragon as well.

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    Can the vampire cast animate dead on some skeletons or corpses before the fight?

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    Sorry, been reading MLP Infinite Loops all over again.

    I'll go with the trend and ban the dragon. I'll figure the others in a bit.

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    Stuck in an infinite loop!

    I'll choose monsters 3 (vampire+) for storyteller to face.
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    I will choose the vampire/golems for FUNGUS to face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlesrwest View Post
    Can the vampire cast animate dead on some skeletons or corpses before the fight?
    No. (10 char)
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    The Order of the Unicorn will be facing off against the Death Tyrant and the 8 Orc Warlords.

    Meanwhile, I will face off against the Vampire and its Golems in Room 3.

    Also, after the final fight. I want to be able to make a Monk using the Way of the Astral Self. Because it looks badass as hell.

    Am I allowed to use the new Mind Sliver cantrip, trading out some of my current cantrips for it?
    Last edited by Storyteller_Arc; 2019-10-13 at 07:24 AM.

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    I will take room 3 as well.

    @puzzler_7: If I repelling blast someone into the mold, they take poison damage for the squares they move through, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storyteller_Arc View Post
    The Order of the Unicorn will be facing off against the Death Tyrant and the 8 Orc Warlords.

    Meanwhile, I will face off against the Vampire and its Golems in Room 3.

    Also, after the final fight. I want to be able to make a Monk using the Way of the Astral Self. Because it looks badass as hell.

    Am I allowed to use the new Mind Sliver cantrip, trading out some of my current cantrips for it?
    Mild concerns about how SAD Astral Self monk is, but what the hell, we've got more optimized things here. Knock yourself out; Astral Self monk and Mind Sliver okayed.

    Quote Originally Posted by charlesrwest View Post
    I will take room 3 as well.

    @puzzler_7: If I repelling blast someone into the mold, they take poison damage for the squares they move through, right?
    Yes.
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    Excellent! I'm sure that its going to come in great use.

    Now I just need to put everyone on the board...

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    Monsters are all in position. The Orc Warlord's are all using the Dodge Action, and the Death Tyrant is readied to use his Eye-Rays... and his negative energy cone covers all of the warlords and the entire of the lower half of the arena.

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    DT - (1d20+2)[21]
    OWC1 - (1d20+1)[18]
    OWC2 - (1d20+1)[8]
    OWC3 - (1d20+1)[21]
    OWC4 - (1d20+1)[10]
    OWC5 - (1d20+1)[19]
    OWC6 - (1d20+1)[13]
    OWC7 - (1d20+1)[14]
    OWC8 - (1d20+1)[20]

    Average: 16


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    5 - (1d20)[2]
    6 - (1d20+5)[15] vs 6 - (1d20+5)[16]
    7 - (1d20+5)[7]
    8 - (1d20+5)[14]
    W - (1d20+2)[3]
    S6 - (1d20+5)[21] vs S6 - (1d20+5)[22]
    SW - (1d20+2)[5]


    Edit: I always forget the Chain Devil and Invisible Stalker... and wow, those rolls for Team Conquest are low. But the monsters got really high!

    Anyway, urandom, once you put the monsters in the room, I'll put my own characters there.
    Last edited by Storyteller_Arc; 2019-10-15 at 05:36 AM.

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    Updated monsters for conquest. Ready for your people above 13 init to act

    Using room 1 for fungus battle. Rolled init, waiting for monster placement.

    Sorry for delay!

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    Alright, just need to roll up the Chain Devil and Invisible Stalker...

    CD - (1d20+2)[16]
    IS - (1d20+4)[9]

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    Number 6’s first attack kills Flesh Golem 1. Flesh Golem 2 takes 71 damage.

    3 Skeletons can ‘Hit’ the Vampire Spellcaster. Followed by 5 ‘Hits’ from the Chain Devil. Each attack does less than 20 damage, so the Concentration DC is 10 for all of them. Of course, the Mirror Image is rolled for each attack, and there are 2 further attacks from Skeletons than could potentially hit an image.

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    Mirror Image:
    S2 - (1d20)[15] - Duplicate 1 Destroyed
    S3 - (1d20)[13] - Duplicate 2 Destroyed
    S4 - (1d20)[6] - Vampire Hit. 7 Damage.
    S6 - (1d20)[10] - Vampire Hit. 16 Damage.
    S7 - (1d20)[11] - Duplicate 3 Destroyed.
    C1 - (1d20)[14] - Vampire Hit. 7 Damage
    C2 - (1d20)[18] - Vampire Hit. 14 Damage.
    C3 - (1d20)[3] - Vampire Hit. 6 Damage.
    C5 - (1d20)[6] - Vampire Hit. 13 Damage, Concentration Check failed, Greater Invisiblity Lost.
    C6 - (1d20)[4] - Vampire Hit. 11 Damage.

    Concetration Rolls:
    Save 1 - (1d20+4)[11]
    Save 2 - (1d20+4)[17]
    Save 3 - (1d20+4)[18]
    Save 4 - (1d20+4)[20]
    Save 5 - (1d20+4)[17]
    Save 6 - (1d20+4)[7]
    Save 7 - (1d20+4)[15]
    Save 8 - (1d20+4)[7]


    Edit: 74 Damage to the Vampire. All Mirror Image's destroyed. Greater Invisibility lost.
    Last edited by Storyteller_Arc; 2019-10-16 at 06:03 PM.

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    Order of the Unicorn init:
    Estron: (1d20+2)[8]
    Thumper: (1d20+2)[6]
    Caladan: (1d20+2)[15]

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