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Offline 0rph3u5

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with 100% more Dungeon Masters.
If there's a point where a greatsword stops being effective

No, the greatsword remains useful later game. 

Spoiler:
As I recall there is also a very powerful greatsword avalible in the endgame for non-evil chars ...

EDIT: I should spoiler-tag this
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

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"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 
Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with 100% more Dungeon Masters.
Besides, by the time you reach level 10, spellcasting classes will have completely surpassed you in terms of power.  You will be complaining about how wizards are OP at that point.
So basically I'll just be up front for the rare occasion something gets close enough to threaten the party?
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with 100% more Dungeon Masters.
So basically I'll just be up front for the rare occasion something gets close enough to threaten the party?

Or mopping up after a spell kills most of the enemies and leaves a handful remaining, or doing general fighting against enemies not quite strong enough to be worth a spell, or escorting the mages out once they have depleted their spells for the day.

 

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
The whole area is haunted.  If one listens carefully, one can hear ghostly footsteps and the sounds of battle.









Turns out chopping at or stabbing a skeleton isn’t nearly as effective as bashing it.  And most party members didn’t bring along bludgeoning weapons…





After smashing the first skeleton, more of them pop out of the ground, all of them armed with crossbows.







Man down!  We have a man down!  Rodd comes to the rescue.







Lessiah realizes that there is something she can do about all the crossbow bolts flying at her.







Solution to everything:  Apply hammer to problem.







At this point the party definitely needs to reconsider going further without blunt weapons.  At least the skeletons all have crossbows and bolts to sell.





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In an unrelated note, I just figured out how wizard familiars work in this game.  Seems we have room for two more party members now.  Anyone want to be a wizard’s pet?














 

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
Dear Diary

Today I did a whole bunch of things, most of which I wish to for- Ooooooh what a cute little adorable thingy! I shall pet it, hug it and call it.... Lizzy!


Hey everyone! Meet Lizzy! Lizzy meet everyone!
We're going to be best friends forever
Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 
Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
Elladan:
Well, if my greatsword won't deal with these skeletons appropriately, I guess I need an appropriate bludgeoning weapon.  Time to see what sort of two-handed mauls the blacksmith has to sell!
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

Offline FireSpawn

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
I wish to be a hawk familiar.
My name shall be: 'Baron von Rumpletrump MVII' but you may call me 'Nevermore'.
If you hit it and it bleeds, you can kill it. If you hit it and it doesn't bleed...You are obviously not hitting hard enough.

Greatest Pirate in all the Beach System.

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.

 

Offline Scotty

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
Dammit, beaten to the punch by Firespawn.  I wanted to be a hawk. :<

 

Offline Alex Heartnet

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
Well, I purposely didn't save when I made Lizzy, so the second slot is still open.  Only reason I made Lizzy was to show you the familiars.

I wish to be a hawk familiar.
My name shall be: 'Baron von Rumpletrump MVII' but you may call me 'Nevermore'.
I am assuming you are referring to "The Raven"?  The animal in question wasn't a hawk.

But, you are in regardless.  If you have no objections you will be Lester's Raven.

 

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
*rush rush rush

*cast cure light wounds

*cast cure light wounds

*cast cure light wounds


yeah, that should do it, now don't get hit again Thog... you need to rest.

hey look a biiig lizard!, I suddenly realize I'm starving.

*pokes Thog

yo, Thog, you know?... lizards are quite tasty.
el hombre vicio...

 

Offline Scotty

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
If Lizzy is going poof, I would like to be a hawk.  If you'd prefer to avoid two avian familiars, I would also be happy with a ferret or cat, in that order of preference.

A name?  If a hawk, then Glare.  If a ferret or cat, then Strobe or Scotty would work.

 

Offline TrashMan

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
Familiars are weak and cost the caster big if killed. And they WILL get killed.

You're better off leaving them in your inventory, where they will give you nice little bonuses, while NOT dying.

Bat Master gains a +3 bonus on Listen checks
Cat Master gains a +3 bonus on Move Silently checks
Hawk Master gains a +3 bonus on Spot checks
Lizard Master gains a +2 bonus on Will save checks
Owl Master gains a +3 bonus on Spot checks
Rat Master gains a +2 bonus on Fortitude checks
Raven Master gains a +3 bonus on Appraise checks   <....good for wiz/sorc/Rogue
Snake Master gains a +3 bonus on Bluff checks
Toad Master gains a +3 hit points
Weasel Master gains a +2 bonus on Reflex saves
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 01:37:08 am by TrashMan »
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Offline FireSpawn

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
I thought I put down raven. My bad, but in defense it was stupidly late/early when I posted. Make me a raven plox (if it's not too late).
If you hit it and it bleeds, you can kill it. If you hit it and it doesn't bleed...You are obviously not hitting hard enough.

Greatest Pirate in all the Beach System.

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.

 

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
Can i be a Lizard familiar?

My name shall be Flex :3

 

Offline 0rph3u5

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
I'd like to aply for the 2nd familiar if the slot is still open...

scratch that ... misread one of the above posts
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 12:06:40 pm by 0rph3u5 »
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

==================

"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 

Offline Alex Heartnet

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil! Now with more room in party!
Slab begins gathering the loot.





One of the skeletons had a heavy crossbow, which takes a full turn to reload instead of half a turn.  Think I’ll stick with the light crossbow…





Rather then summoning forth the familiars now, think I will wait until I get back.





Roadside ambush, this time without an option to avoid due to a failed survival skill check.





Well, this battle is going smoothly already.  Lessiah doesn’t even get to notice the lizard that ambushed her on account of a poor initiative roll.





And of course Rodd has already used up all his Cure Light Wounds spells.  In hindsight a Cure Minor Wounds might of stabilized Lessiah, but I opted for a heal check instead.









Now my most valuable fighter is down as well.  Barbarian Rage would have been a good way to get out of this, but Slab has already spent his rage earlier on.

With two party members unconscious, and one of them bleeding out, I need to end this battle quickly.







Lyndus once again proves that the only tool one needs is a hammer, as everything out there can be treated like a nail.





This must be one of those ‘total party kills’ I hear so much about.  Now both the healers are down for the count.  The only saving grace here is that I am a party of eight in a game that is scaled towards a party of five.





Lyndus is thankfully able to end the battle before things get even worse then they already are.





Battle ends, all dying party members auto-stabilize and are no longer in immediate danger of dying outright.  However, with three party members down, including both healers, it goes without saying that the party is in bad shape.

At this rate, I hope I don’t meet another world map encounter before I get to town…




 

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil!
how far from lvling up?

It sucks to be a slug.
el hombre vicio...

 

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil!
how far from lvling up?

Taking the facts from the last batch of screenshots, every party member should have 879 XP - 1000 XP are required the lvl 2 (I think)
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

==================

"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 

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Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil!
so... 3 more giant lizzars.

Here we go!
el hombre vicio...

 
Re: Let's Play: The Temple of Elemental Evil!
Being unconscious sucks.  I don't want to go on the cart!
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems