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    Late on a chilly, autumn afternoon, Magnus and Riley arrived in the village of Narthid. At the only inn they heard about a tribe of kobolds that had recently been more active and brazen in raids and ambushes. On the first night they helped fend off a sizable raid on the village.

    The town council was so impressed with their prowess, an offer was made the next morning by the sheriff to pay each of them 500 gp to seek out and destroy the kobolds in their lair. Akiren, a half elf hunter from Narthid who had previously tracked kobolds to some ruins nearby, agreed to lead the pair there.

    Riley was aggressively agreeable, having a deep despisal of kobolds. Actually, Magnus had discovered that the gnome seemed to hold most other small races in contempt. He hated goblins, disliked halflings, could care less about other gnomes, and was generally ill disposed toward dwarves.
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    ooc: Mostly just a post to begin subscribing to the thread. Are we starting on the journey there, or beforehand?

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    Magnus and Riley had been eating breakfast at the inn when the offer came. Magnus had of course agreed, as he was low on funds, and was pretty sure Riley was as well. Plus there was killing kobolds involved.

    Introductions to Akiren had been made, and Magnus was anxious to be on the road, so off they had gone...

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    Day 2 & 3

    Akiren found signs of kobolds from the raid, many coming toward Narthid and only a few who fled. Occasionally pointing out the subtle tracks of the survivors, the trio trailed their quarry. Urging them to hurry, Riley spent much of the first day jogging and running to keep up with his larger and faster companions. They continued on into the night, stopping only to prevent exhaustion.

    They pressed on hastily the next day. By late afternoon the ranger was convinced that they were closing the gap. Just before sunset they came upon the kobolds, who were preparing to leave the camp where they had apparently rested during the day.

    Akiren is 60' from the nearest kobolds, Magnus and Riley 30' behind him.

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    Stealth check and initiative please.

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    Akiren (1d20+6)[13]
    Riley (1d20+4)[16]

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    Akiren (1d20)[18]
    Riley +3 (1d20)[8](8)
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    Hmm, not sure I did the Initiative correctly

    Akiren (1d20+5)[20]
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    Ok, too early in the day, screwed up Riley's roll again...

    Riley +3 (2d20)[17][1](18)
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    Magnus
    Stealth: (1d20+5)[23]
    Init: (1d20+3)[19]

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    Rd 1

    The kobolds don't notice the trio until they're attacked.

    Akiren fires his bow at one of the kobolds near the rear of their camp. He then moves to the right and around the flank.

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    Advantage Attack +10 (2d20)[8][16](24)
    Damage (1d8+6)[8]

    Riley mutters a gnomish curse and moves forward 25', then casts a spell. A thunderous boom erupts just in front of the nearest foe, catching four of the twelve kobolds in a Shatter spell.

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    Damage (3d8)[10]
    Con saves = 1/2, DC 15
    K1 (1d20-1)[18]
    K2 (1d20-1)[14]
    K3 (1d20-1)[16]
    K4 (1d20-1)[2]

    You get advantage on attacks since they're surprised.

    Initiative
    Akiren 20
    Riley 20
    Magnus 19
    Kobolds 17

    Wounds
    K1 5
    K3 5
    K12 8

    DEAD
    K2
    K4
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    With a word and a motion, Magnus sends a beam of crackling energy towards the group of kobolds [no map, so can't select a specific one, please choose one at random that is still up] before moving forward 30 feet.

    Eldritch blast attack: (1d20+5)[17]
    Damage: (1d10)[8]

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    Forgot the advantage attack roll: (1d20+5)[12]

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    A wounded or fresh one? If wounded, just pick one I listed.
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    Let's try K1 then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grodech View Post
    Let's try K1 then.
    Magnus blasts a wounded kobold with Eldritch power = DEAD.

    Rd 1

    Akiren shoots his bow at the same kobold he just hit (K12). He then casts Hunter's Mark on a kobold near the rear (K11) and moves further around the right flank.

    Attack (1d20+10)[26]
    Damage (1d8+6)[13] = DEAD

    Riley casts another spell which makes his body become blurred, shifting and wavering to all who can see him. He moves 25' to the left flank.

    Magnus... (70' from nearest, K3)

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    Initiative
    Akiren 20
    Riley 20
    Magnus 19
    Kobolds 17

    Wounds
    K3 5

    DEAD
    K1
    K2
    K4
    K12

    Note: Diagonal movement is the same as linear in 5e.
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    Magnus shoots another blast at the wounded K3, then moves forward another 30 feet.

    Eldrich blast attack: (1d20+5)[14]
    Damage: (1d10)[3]

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    Rd 1

    Magnus hits the wounded kobold with another blast of eldritch power, but fails to kill it.

    A trio of kobolds move 30' toward Akiren and use their slings.

    K9 Attack (1d20+4)[11]
    Damage (1d4+2)[3]
    K10 Attack (1d20+4)[8]
    Damage (1d4+2)[6]
    K11 Attack (1d20+4)[11]
    Damage (1d4+2)[6]

    The wounded kobold (K3) uses its sling to attack Magnus, which flies wide, then he runs away.

    Disadvantage for range, +4
    K3 Attack (2d20)[7][18](25)
    Damage (1d4+2)[3]

    Two kobolds charge (K7&8 move & dash 60') Magnus to engage him in melee. Two others move closer (K5&6 move 30') and shoot their slings at him. One hits (6 dmg), the other misses.

    K7 Attack (1d20+4)[6]
    Damage (1d4+2)[4]
    K8 Attack (1d20+4)[19]
    Damage (1d4+2)[6]

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    Akiren 20 (concentration Hunter's Mark K11)
    Riley 20 (concentration Blur)
    Magnus 19
    Kobolds 17

    Wounds
    K3 8
    Magnus 6

    DEAD
    K1
    K2
    K4
    K12
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    Rd 2

    Akiren seems happy to trade missile fire with the kobolds. He aims at the one he marked (K11) and shoots, killing it. He then moves further around the right flank and away from them.

    Attack (1d20+10)[14]
    Damage (1d8+6)[8] + Hunter's Mark (1d6)[5]

    Oh yeah, as bonus action he can move Hunter's Mark to another rarget, so K10.

    Riley casts Healing Word (bonus) on Magnus, then Vicious Mockery on K5, "Your egg must've cracked early, you've been alive far too long!"

    Healing Word cures (1d4+5)[8]
    K5 Wis save DC 15 (1d20-2)[0]
    Damage (1d4)[3] + disadv on next atk

    Magnus...

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    Initiative Wounds Concentration Dead/Dying
    Akiren 20 K3 8 Riley Blur K1
    Riley 20 K5 3 disadv Akiren Hunter Mark K10 K2
    Magnus 19 K4
    Kobolds 17 K11
    K12

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    Round 2:
    Magnus flies into a rage, attacking K7 with his axe.

    Attack: (1d20+7)[10]
    Damage: (1d12+7)[16]

    Effects in Effect: Rage round 1 of 10
    +2 melee damage with STR weapons (included above), resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, slashing damage.

    HP: 43/43 after Riley's heal

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    Missed. Do you want to try reckless attack? They get advantage from pack tactics anyway, so no risk really.

    Oh btw, got tired of editing posts after rolls so I made us a dice thread.
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    May as well.

    Advantage roll for Reckless Attack: (1d20+7)[19]

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    Rd 2

    Magnus attacks again with his greataxe, this time with reckless abandonment of all caution. He nearly slices the kobold (K7) in two, cutting it down savagely.

    The fleeing kobold (K3) continues to run away (move & dash action 60').

    Having lost another companion to the archer's deadly bow, the remaining two kobolds chasing Akiren use their slings, but again both miss. Reconsidering the situation they turn to flee.

    The kobold in melee (K8) attacks Magnus with its dagger, which misses. The other two (K5&6) use their slings, one of which hits (resistance = 1 dmg).

    Rd 3

    Akiren moves to follow the fleeing kobolds, shooting at the farthest one (K3) and killing it.

    Seeing his friend enraged, Riley positions himself perfectly (move to R7) and casts Thunderwave. Though it doesn't kill them, it does push them 10' directly away from the gnome (K6 to O7, K8 to M2).

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    Initiative Wounds Concentration Dead/Dying
    A 20 K5 3 Riley Blur 3/10 rds K1
    R 20 K6 6 Akiren Hunter Mark K10 K2
    M 19 K8 6 Magnus rage 2/10 rds K3
    K 17 Magnus 5 K4
    K7
    K11
    K12


    K7 should be red, he's dead! The new map has different coordinates because of all the movement, everything's shifted left 6 squares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryndel View Post
    Rd 2
    The kobold in melee (K8) attacks Magnus with its dagger, which misses. The other two (K7&8) use their slings, one of which hits (resistance = 1 dmg).
    ooc: I'm a little confused about this. K7 shows as up (edit: I see your note now about it needing to be red), and that's the one he attacked and nearly cut in half. You have K8 attacking twice, and K7 attacking after it was down. Can you please clarify? Should it have been k5 and k6 that used slings?

    IC: Magnus moves to K8 and continues his attack:
    Advantage (reckless) attack: [roll]1d20+7[roll]
    (1d20+7)[19]
    Damage: (1d12+7)[17]
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    Yes 5&6, I edited the previous post.

    No need to repost the other roll, hit & kill.

    One of the things I like in 5e is that you can stop anytime during a move action, take other actions, then continue your move.

    Would you like to move after killing K8? You only moved 5' to engage it.
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    Rd 3
    The kobolds near Magnus and Riley flee (move & dash 60' to the left).

    Magnus cuts down one of the fleeing kobolds before it even turns around fully.

    Rd 4
    Akiren continues to follow the fleeing kobolds, shooting at the one farthest south (K9) and killing it. He yells out, "Last one over here is marked."

    Riley follows the remaining kobold and casts Shatter, blowing it to bits.

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    Wounds
    Magnus 4
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    Magnus aoo, if it makes a difference:
    Attack:(1d20+7)[21]
    Damage: (1d12+7)[15]

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    Day 3 & 4

    The trio travel until night, making camp and setting watch. Early the next morning (long rest) they continue the trek to the ruins. Expecting some trickery from one of his favorite foes, Akiren avoids areas where traps and ambushes would be easy to set up.

    When they're within sight of the ruins the terrain becomes uneven and broken. Akiren suggests camping outside the ruins and starts searching for a suitable place.

    As the group gathers to rest, a loud cracking of wood is followed by rumbling. Suddenly they're bombarded by rocks rolling and bouncing in from three sides. Rolling in right behind are a series of logs. Then a huge net whirls over their heads and drops toward them.

    Several kobolds run at them from their hiding places.

    Akiren tries to leap back the way he came.

    Riley does the same.

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    DC 10 to avoid rocks (2d4)[5]
    DC 12 to avoid logs (2d6)[12] & rocks
    DC 14 to avoid net (restrained), logs & rocks
    DC 16 to escape net (athletics or acrobatics)

    Dex save
    Akiren (1d20+7)[14]
    Riley (1d20+4)[7]

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    Akiren (1d20+5)[7]
    Riley +3 Advantage (2d20)[6][13](19)
    Kobolds (1d20+2)[20]
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    Magnus Dex Save: (1d20+5)[10]
    Advantage on Dex Saves: (1d20+5)[23]
    ooc note: Dex is +4, +1 on saves (Ring of Protection), advantage on dex rolls while not blinded, deafened or incapacitated (Danger Sense). Let me know if I don't have something right.

    Initiative: Fudged code - rolled in dice thread - result = 15
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    Akiren and Magnus leap clear of the entire trap complex.

    Riley gets smacked by the rocks and logs (17 dmg) then gets caught in the net.


    Rd 1

    Half a dozen dagger wielding kobolds (K1-6) jump out of hiding and charge to engage. They split up so a pair attack each person. Rocks are dropped from winged kobolds flying over (K7-12). Riley gets taken down, laying unconscious in the net. Akiren gets hit by both daggers (10 dmg). Magnus avoids all attacks.

    Riley failed a death save.

    Magnus...

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    Initiative
    Kobolds 20
    Riley 16
    Magnus 15
    Akiren 7

    Wounds
    Riley unconscious (1 fail)
    Akiren 10
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    Round 1:
    Seeing Riley go down, Magnus flies into a rage, attacking with his axe.

    Attack: (1d20+7)[25]
    Advantage from reckless attack (1d20+7)[11]
    Damage: (1d12+7)[19]

    Frenzied attack: (1d20+7)[14]
    Damage: (1d12+7)[15]


    Effects in Effect: Rage round 1 of 10
    +2 melee damage with STR weapons (included above), resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, slashing damage.
    Frenzied attack: 1 extra attack for the duration of the rage
    HP: 43/43

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    Rd 1
    Magnus cuts down a pair of kobolds (K5&6) in a frenzied rage.

    Akiren draws his shortswords and attacks., killing one (K3). He shifts closer to Riley but stays in melee.

    Rd 2
    The kobolds refocus on the pair still fighting. A pair of rocks hit Akiren (13 dmg). A dagger and two rocks hit Magnus (10 dmg).

    Riley succeeds a death save.

    Magnus...

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    K1&2 melee Magnus
    K4 melee Akiren
    K7-12 flying

    Initiative
    Kobolds 20
    Riley 16
    Magnus 15
    Akiren 7

    Wounds
    Riley unconscious (1 fail, 1 success)
    Akiren 23
    Magnus 10

    Dead
    K3
    K5
    K6
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    Round 2:
    Magnus continues his attack on k1 and k2

    Attack: (1d20+7)[18]
    Advantage from reckless attack (1d20+7)[8]
    Damage: (1d12+7)[8]

    Frenzied attack: (1d20+7)[19]
    Damage: (1d12+7)[18]


    Effects in Effect: Rage round 2 of 10
    +2 melee damage with STR weapons (included above), resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, slashing damage.
    Frenzied attack: 1 extra attack for the duration of the rage
    HP: 33/43

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