Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Kennel Round 10 ~ Mayday, Mayday! Party Down, Party Down!

Only Engelhart is subject to possible incidental damage and he doesn't receive any.

Embla bleeds 1 point of damage.  This puts her at -4.  To keep going and remain conscious, she must master her willpower: for that, I need her to roll a wisdom check.  A d20, please.

Lothar also bleeds 1 point of damage.  He's sitting at 2 hit points.

I attack Engelhart with bite first, rolling a 7.  This hits AC 6, and misses.  I roll a natural 20 with the claw, however (good thing that wasn't the bite!).  The subsequent roll for the crit is an 18, so it is just double damage.

d8: Engelhart takes 12 points of damage.  This puts the cleric at 2 hit points as well, and very definitely stunned.  He will sag against the wall behind him.

The beast will turn and take a step towards Fjall and Bergthora, swinging wildly at Fjall; this amounts to 1 point of incidental damage, stunning Fjall again.

[Forgive the note, but one of the things I love about incidental damage is that it gives big creatures the power to rampage]

Lothar is not stunned by bleeding, so he can act.  I will need that check from Embla.  Bergthora will glance fearfully at Lothar, hoping he will dive in so she can finish loading the crossbow (it is fairly clear from her actions and look that this is what she means).

The position after the player's move will show on the next post.

Experience thus far equals:


[A word about CLO and combat burnout from overheating.  It is just too troubled a metric at the moment to calculate this, even though I could easily waste a day for us to figure it out.  So please consider the rule shelved until such time as I can build a proper generator for it, one in which everyone's CLO is instantly calculated against ambient heat, time spent fighting and individual resistance against exhaustion.  It is still an intended feature, however ... but you are all spared from it at this time]


Lothar Svensson said...

Lothar dives in, to hex 0602, hoping to draw it's attention away from the, well, other weakened members of the party. Which should be flanking position, as well, correct?

Attack: 17. Hits AC 2! Come on, big damage!
Damage: 8! Max damage!

Finally! Hopefully that will go a long way toward stun-locking this beast.

[Also, I'm imagining taking advantage of CLO ratings by starting fires around our enemies four round before we engage]

Alexis Smolensk said...

The beast will give a howl of terrible, awful pain, then stagger back a hex into 0503, cringing as it does.

Alexis Smolensk said...

[Sidenote: I've added some rules to bandaging wounds that players should look at:]

Embla Strand said...

I roll a 16.

Of all the times to roll high. Good luck everyone!

Alexis Smolensk said...

Embla passes out. She will continue to bleed from here until someone else rushes to her aid.

Engelhart Askjellson said...

I guess I'm bleeding too, after sucking up 12 in one hit, am I right?

Alexis Smolensk said...

Yep. Engelhart has sustained a wound also from that last hit. I cover it with the next post. The post above is updated with regards to experience. The next post is up.