Friday, May 26, 2017

A Sneakthief Appears ~ Round 5

The frogling in 1307 will suddenly emerge, having made its way stealthily through the bush.  I rolled 3d6 for this creature and miraculously (or demonishly, I suppose) rolled a 4.  With its level, this makes a 2 - so it isn't detected in 1307, and is free to emerge now and move into 1108, attacking Oddsdrakken.  It rolls a 15 against the halfling with its bite, causing 4 damage (stunning); because the halfling is so small, the frogling sweeps it aside into 1007.  It then progresses on Lothar and uses the spear to attack Lothar from behind: and I roll a natural 20.

I am sorry about that.

The second roll does not make it triple damage.  And I roll minimum damage, which is 4.  At this point, I'm not certain of Lothar's hit points, so please let me know if that stuns.

The arrow shows this surprise creature's full movement this round.  It moves 1 AP, hops 10 feet for 1 AP, attacks with bite (1 AP), moves forward 1 AP, then attacks Lothar (2 AP).  And yes, that is six total.

The frogling in 0807 attacks Fjall with the spear and then bites at Pandred ~ I roll two natural 18s.  Fjall will take 7 damage and Pandred, 1.  This will stun Fjall but Pandred is still active.  The follower falls backwards into the bush, in 1006.

Engelhart missed his target, so the frogling in 0607 will roll a 10 with the spear and a 15 with its bite.  Engelhart is AC 3 in banded mail and shield and is missed.

The last frogling, in 0710, was missed four times last round; it has bled a round from its wound but it is still active.  It swings at Embla with its spear and attacks Valda with its bite.  I hit AC 2 with the spear, before smacking its face against a tree instead of Valda.  It was a fumble, but the creature cannot drop its mouth; it does miss and it succeeds in not breaking its head.

Embla takes 6 damage from the spear.  That will stun her, tossing her into the bushes of 0909.

That's the creatures' round.  Here is how things stand:

Following the party's move, here are the positions:

And here is the x.p. updated:


Lothar Svensson said...

Lothar started the round with 14 hp so 4 damage will stun.

Valda and Bergthora attack the frogling.

Attack: 11+1=12
Damage: 3

Attack: 6+3=7
Damage: 3


Lothar Svensson said...

Edit: Bergthora's attack was 6+1=7

Embla Strand said...

Willa swings: 11+1=12 to hit and 1 damage.

Petar shifts into 810 and swings at the one in 710. 19+1=20 to-hit and 3 damage.

Engelhart Askjellson said...

I'm not currently using a Shield, Alexis, as the maul takes both my hands to use.

Anyway, I swing once again at 0607.

Attack roll: 12, modified to 13.

Damage roll: 10.

If I do him in, I reposition to 0806.

Alexis Smolensk said...

There's a hit! And with that, Petar knocks the frogling unconscious. It is bleeding, so left alone, it will bleed out and die.

[Okay, that was a terrific day. Eight hours of attention, we made it through a group of rounds and no arguments. I'll be around, take note of things and answer questions, but I'll be working on my comic for tonight and on my book after that. Take care]

Alexis Smolensk said...


Ah yes, I should have seen that. But, thankfully, I hit AC 5 and not 4, so you're still fine.

A 13 hits and the creature dies.

Pandred said...

Ah hell.

I'll swing for the one just north of me, 0807.

To-Hit: 6+4=10

Damage: 8+3=11

To Oddsdrakken, I'll call out

"I'm on the way!"

(Man, AC 3 and they STILL never miss!)

Alexis Smolensk said...

I am rolling incomprehensibly well. My luck should run out soon. But if it makes you feel better, these are not 1 hit die creatures.

Alexis Smolensk said...

[There has been a development. I've been moved up to customer service in my job and from days to evenings. This means I will have more time in the morning and the very early afternoon, as I won't be starting until 3 pm my time. For those with day jobs, this will make it easier for us to communicate on the campaign during the day. This is good because I won't be tired before starting work and I won't be as physically tired after work.

I won't be home until half-past 11 EST, however, so evenings will have less opportunity for communication.

We will try to run Friday as last week, but I'll be calling it at 6 EST, as I have only one day off this week]

Embla Strand said...

[Congrats, Alexis. I'm looking forward to it.]

Lothar Svensson said...

[Indeed, congratulations! I'll be stepping on a plane to Orlando at 1:05 Central, so I may not be able to be fully engaged during the flight... I'll try to keep us as best as I can]

Pandred said...

[I messaged a few days ago about my impending trip, but the morning, barring unfortunate time differences, should be keen. Don't let me hold anything up though.]

Alexis Smolensk said...

Okay, I'm catching up. The frogling that Engelhart killed was at 0 hit points. He dies at -4, so the cleric only gains 4 hit points for x.p. purposes.

The frogling that Petar hits drops into unconsciousness, apparently also in negative hit points. This one, however, is not dead.

Working to update the post above now.

Alexis Smolensk said...

The post above is updated with the players' move and x.p.

Working on the next post now.

Alexis Smolensk said...

In the week since I last did this, I have wholly forgotten everyone's armor class. I really need to create a file to keep this information (for too long, I have relied on my memory for these things, but my memory is clearly beginning to fail me in my old age). Could I just have everyone's move and armor class one more time, plus left and right hands? Please keep this extremely simple. I only want to know what it is right now. Please write it in this format:

armor class: info
move: info
right hand: info
left hand: info

Don't embellish and we can just move forward.

Lothar Svensson said...

armor class: 8
move: 4
right hand: Longsword
left hand: empty

Embla Strand said...

Armor class: 7
Move: 4
Right hand: Battleaxe
Left hand: Empty

Armor class: Studded leather
Move: 4
Right hand: Handaxe
Left hand: Empty

Alexis Smolensk said...

Please give me the followers too, Lothar.

Alexis Smolensk said...

The next post is up.

There's no rush today! Pandred is taking a vacation with limited access and Lothar is getting on a flight, so we shouldn't expect to accomplish much today. I'm working evenings for the next four days, with my one crummy day off, so I should be able to make an appearance a few times before we have to wait for another Friday.

Engelhart Askjellson said...

[Good to have you back!]

armor class: Banded (AC 4?)
move: 4
Both hands: Maul

Minor quibble: I should have 8 + 2 + 4 = 14 damage dealt, like I told you before.

Alexis Smolensk said...

Sorry about the damage dealt, thought I'd fixed that; must have failed to save. Up to date now and saved.

Lothar Svensson said...

Bergthora, Valda and Fjall:

Armor: 6
Move: 5
Right hand: short sword
Left hand: shield