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[Nota Mafia] The Philosophers Stone War - Postgame

Discussion in 'Circus Maximus' started by vonFiedler, May 21, 2011.

  1. Aura Guardian

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    Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    And another one gone, and another one gone
    Another one bites the dust
    Hey, I'm gonna get you too
    Another one bites the dust
  2. HD

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    who the fuck kills a little girl

    and who the fuck doesn't like Captain Crunch
  3. vonFiedler

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    Day 8

    "Single file please!" called out a man standing next to a bus. People were frantically trying to push inside. Some had suitcases packed with everything they could fit inside. These were the ones unlucky enough not to get out before traffic piled up.

    "How is the evacuation going?" asked a man in a stretcher. His forehead was bleeding, and had been thoroughly bandaged. The man was delirious and sweating, but regardless a good number of people were waiting on him.

    "Good, please just rest Mr. Mayor, we are taking care of things like you said." Nearby a man was walking towards the buses carrying nothing more than a cane. He was pushed over in the frenzy, and someone had to help him up.

    The blind man was helped into a nearby bus, where he took a seat near the window. "I understand now... This folly has cost me my powers and my sight... ...I will flee west, diminish... and stay Jira (Agape)... until death take me..."

    The night was full of noise and frustration, but as dawn broke Amesbury had become a ghost town.

    It is now Day 8. You have 48 hours to get your Day Plans in!
  4. Aura Guardian

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    Wow, finally a champion fell instead of a summoner.
  5. imperfectluck

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    Gelu will make sure that death takes Jira pretty early, in fact.
  6. Agape

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    Gelutinous cube.
  7. vonFiedler

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    So 8 hours from now we are holding what may be the final battle.

    That is 2 AM GMT.

    The final battle will be in #flamel, spectators are welcome.
  8. Agape

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    Shame the battle is 5AM my time so I have to watch the rerun

    Emphasis added.

    Official professional unbiased objective Agape speculative kill order based on research and fighting style analyses:

    Battle I:
    Ginganinja dies--->Aura_Guardian dies--->Imperfectluck flees.

    Battle II:
    Lightwolf ambushes Imperfectluck--->Imperfectluck dies--->Lightwolf wins--->End Of The World As We Know It.
  9. LightWolf

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    My bet is. AG and ginga die, most likely really close to each other, either could go first, then ipl uses his tactics and pulls me along till I run or he runs. At this moment we are mostly out of offensive spells and have to depend on our champs(ipl has the lead) or wait till tomorrow.

    So basically Secret Boss Battle tomorrow:

    No. 69 I'm Perfect Luck VS No. 07 Doggie Master LW
  10. Aura Guardian

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    Time for the lot of us to go down ... IN STYLE!!!



    ... in an hour and 50 minutes.

    EDIT: BTW, I'll be the last to fall - at the end of time!

    EDIT2: Turns out it's not going to be the final battle, after all.
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    Day 9

    Nothing interesting happened it turns out.

    It is now Day 9. Deadline is in 48 hours.
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    Day 10

    The man in front suddenly ducked to the side of the road, leaning against a tree. The men behind him followed suit. He saw something in the road, a corpse. Gestures were made, and the troops circled the area to clear it. When the all clear was given, they approached the corpse carefully to examine it.

    "One down" a man said, examining the body for any sort of identification. It was the body of a transvestite male, and on a bracelet there was carved the name Lady Azure (ginganinja).

    "Move on," the commanding officer said, as they shuffled towards town. However, they were stopped by another presence. They could see it far down the road. It was dark in the early morning, but they could make out a strange shape with their nightvision. It was someone or something with multiple arms. Suddenly, the thing appeared to sprout wings.

    "No interference."

    It is now Day 10. Deadline is in 48 hours.
  13. imperfectluck

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    I wouldn't want to interfere either
    You guys can check it out and tell me all about it later
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    Day 11

    Flamel says "get on with it".

    It is now Day 11. Deadline is in 48 hours.
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    The short update; John Mandrake's (Aura Guardian) champ dies, then Yu Ji's (imperfectluck) champ dies, making Gelu (Lightwolf) the winner. Full story with the postgame.
  17. vonFiedler

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    This was my most time consuming game on smogon, both in the amount of time it lasted and the amount of time I committed daily to it. When I learned that the game had been running for 3 months as of its end, I was a little stunned frankly. The game ends just as commercial production of my virtual card game begins, so I hope you forgive the time it took me to get this postgame up.

    The Philosopher's Stone War began as a board/card game. The idea was to have 8 players with different playstyles moving around the board trying to be the last one standing. The last prototype I tested was super shitty, and I've struggled to figure out a way to make this move beyond "cool concept" into "working game".

    But I love this concept and wanted to see if it was even worth trying to expand on. So I used Pathfinder D&D as a template to thrust eight players into this situation.

    The concept is very obviously inspired by Fate/Stay Night. FSN is a visual novel that could basically be summed up as "Wizard Highlander", but it's also possibly the most complex and rewarding story I've ever read. It changed the way I look at storytelling and is a major influence on every story I tell now. While my game isn't all that, the wizard highlander aspect is still an insanely cool idea. I changed the classes to be less weapon based, added the Monk and Cleric, and removed the Lancer.

    Summoners

    I figure the best place to start is with the individual classes but in that spirit I might as well talk about wizards in general first. The whole point of the wizard was a King character that could not be put into checkmate. Wizards were supposed to be hidden and performing support tasks. Order spells were really supposed to be for if your Wizard was alone and in danger. However, even at Level 10 Wizards in D&D are stupid unbalanced and could make serious impact with fireballs. This ultimately led a lot of players losing due to summoner death.

    Lightwolf was the only player who realized that all champions had 10 Spell Resistance (meaning they resisted 50% of spells directed at them). Even then, a 50% chance to do 30 damage with a fireball that would also splash the enemy summoner was a good deal.

    Part of the reason I even chose D&D was because it has the most complex and in-depth representation of spellcasting in gaming. This added a lot of flavor to the game but I seriously cannot allow Wizards to be this unchecked in the next game.

    Question Time
    Which of these would you rather see in future PSWs?

    Option A:
    I could personally go through all of the wizard spells and make a wide array of balance changes. These would range from halving the damage of things like Fireball, to getting rid of the permanency on things like Feeblemind. This is a good option because it keeps the flavor of the spellcaster in tact. However, there are so many spells I could overlook some. Also, it makes things much more complicated and harder to keep track of for player and GM alike.

    Option B:
    We could use Summoners instead of Wizards. This is a non-core class with a much smaller array of spells at level 10 (and no Fireball). This is a good option because it would be balanced in exactly the fashion I like. However, it offers players less variety and without schools spellcasting feels diminished.


    The Cavalier

    Quagsires
    Human Wizard 10
    Init +2; Perception 0
    ---Defense---
    AC 17, Touch 17, Flat-Footed 15
    HP 63
    Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +7
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.
    Necromancy School (opp Enchantment & Transmutation)
    Power over Undead
    Grave Touch
    Life Sight
    Spells Prepared
    4 5 5 4 3 2
    ---Statistics---
    Str 8, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 16, Wis 11, Cha 12
    Feats Spell Mastery, Widen Spell, Dazing Spell, Sickening Spell, Pointblank Shot, Magical Aptitude, Improved Counterspell, Eschew Materials
    Skills Appraise +8, Craft (alchemy) +10, Craft (armor) +7, Craft (clothing) +7, Linguistics +9, Knowledge (arcana) +8, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +8, Knowledge (engineering) +7, Knowledge (geography) +7, Knowledge (history) +13, Knowledge (local) +13, Knowledge (nature) +7, Knowledge (nobility) +7, Knowledge (planes) +7, Knowledge (religion) +7, Sleight of Hand +4, Spellcraft +20, Survival +2


    Genghis Khan
    Heroic Cavalier 20
    Init +2; Perception +8
    ---Defense---
    Breastplate
    AC 28, Touch 17, Flat-Footed 26
    HP 197
    Fort +16, Ref +14, Will +6
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.
    Melee +4 Falchion +28/+23/+18/+13 (2d4+10/18-20)
    Ranged +4 Composite Shortbow +26/+21/+16/+11 (1d8+8/x3)

    Special Abilities

    Five Stars
    Once per night, Genghis Khan looks up into the night sky to interpret omens. You may ask one specific question in your day plan.

    Unicorn Mount
    Genghis Khan can summon a Unicorn mount for 100 Mana per day.

    Arrow Charge
    At the cost of 250 Mana, Genghis Khan may make a charge attack but with his bow. You may fire any time within range, and need not charge into opponent so long as you are riding straight towards them when you fire. This charge attack gets a +4 attack bonus, deals triple damage, and if it crits the opponent must make a DC30 Will save or be stunned for 1d4 rounds. If they succeed, they are instead staggered for 1d4 rounds.

    ---Statistics---
    Str 18, Dex 14, Con 18, Int 11, Wis 11, Cha 11
    Feats Mounted Combat, Trick Riding, Mounted Archery, Trample, Point Black Shot, Far Shot, Shot on the Run, Mobility, Dodge, Run, Endurance, Diehard, Heroic Recovery, Wind Stance
    Skills Bluff +5, Climb +12, Craft (bowmaking) +8, Escape Artist +7, Handle Animal +18, Heal +13, Perception +8, Ride +20, Stealth +15, Survival +8, Swim +12


    Unicorn
    Init +3; Sense darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent, Perception +20
    ---Defense---
    AC 30, Touch 14, Flat-Footed 27
    HP 154
    Fort +13, Ref +6, Will +6
    Immune charm, compulsion, poison
    ---Offense---
    Speed 60 ft.
    Melee Gore +25 (1d8+5), 2 Hooves +20 (1d3+3)
    Special Attacks Powerful Charge (Gore, 2d8+10)
    Spell Like Abilities
    3/day Cure Moderate Wounds
    1/day Cure Critical Wounds
    ---Statistics---
    Str 20, Dex 17, Con 20, Int 11, Wis 21, Cha 24
    Feats Multiattack, Weapon Focus (horn)
    Skills Acrobatics +18, Perception +20, Stealth +18, Survival +17
    SQ Magic Strike
    A Unicorn's horn bypasses damage reduction.


    Quagsires was the first player to die and it's really fair that he did. The principle of the Cavalier was that he was good at retreating and chasing. I was naive to think that just giving him a mount would accomplish this. Quagsires died before mid game buffs, where I would have given him inates to flee or chase better. Considering that he died because he failed to flee an opponent, he got the shortest straw this game. He also never really used his divination ability.

    Quagsires himself was a Necromancy School Wizard, which I had high hopes for but he never got to use it. Agape tried to raise an army of zombies, but they sucked.

    There's not much else to say about Quagsires. He got screwed in every engagement for one reason or another.


    The Shaman

    King Emerald
    Human Wizard 10
    Init +2; Perception +10
    ---Defense---
    AC 17, Touch 17, Flat-Footed 15
    HP 58
    Fort +7, Ref +5, Will +9
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.
    Illusion School (opp Necromancy & Transmutation)
    Extended Illusions
    Blinding Ray
    Invisibility Field
    Spells Prepared
    4 6 5 4 4 3
    ---Statistics---
    Str 7, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 21, Wis 10, Cha 7
    Feats Endurance, Diehard, Great Will, Great Fortitude, Fleet, Disruptive Spell, Persistent Spell, Decietful
    Skills Acrobatics +12, Bluff +12, Diplomacy +8, Disguise +12, Heal +10, Knowledge (history) +18, Knowledge (local) +18, Perception +10, Spellcraft +18


    Charaka
    Heroic Shaman 20
    Init +2; Perception +4
    ---Defense---
    Breastplate
    AC 28, Touch 17, Flat-Footed 26
    HP 166
    Fort +16, Ref +8, Will +16
    Fast Heal 10
    ---Offense---
    Speed 35 ft.
    Melee +4 Heavy Mace +24/+19/+14 (1d8+11)

    The Doshas
    Charaka gets +4 to two body stats, harmful effects last half as long, and he gains Fast Heal 10.

    Anatomical Mastery
    Charaka can aim any of his melee attacks at the cost of 100 Mana once per round. These attacks do 1d8 extra damage, and gain one of the following effects.
    - Head
    On a hit, the target is confused for 1 round.
    - Arms
    On a hit, the target loses 2 Strength. This effect can be stacked up to 3 times.
    - Legs
    On a hit, the target's speed is halved for 2d6 rounds.
    - Weak Point
    Your melee attack gains a critical hit range of 15-20.

    Charakasamhita
    At the cost of 100 Mana, Charaka can spread a disease through any area. This diseases spreads slowly, and can infect passerbys for several hours. To avoid infection, a DC20 Fortitude save must be made. The disease will cause 1d8 of damage in any ability you wish, and will persist until healed.

    Spell Like Abilities: (from the Cleric/Oracle spell list)
    Infinite;
    Shield of Faith
    Cure Moderate Wounds
    Searing Light
    Prepared;
    3 Cure Critical Wounds
    2 Hellfire Rays
    Divine Power
    Heal

    You can sacrifice any other spell to apply metamagic to a spell.

    ---Statistics---
    Str 20, Dex 14, Con 19, Int 9, Wis 19, Cha 9
    Feats Persistent Spell, Endurance, Diehard, Fast Healer, Fleet, Persuasive, Deceitful, Self-Sufficient, Power Attack, Cleave
    Skills Heal +31


    King Emerald also died before mid game buffs, but I wouldn't have buffed him so its all cool. I'd probably give the Shaman more support spells next time, but it wouldn't have affected this game. Charaka functioned exactly as I wished, he was a hard to finish champion (so they just killed his summoner).

    Charaka had a pretty cool kit and he made use out of all of it. He made a huge ruckus with his disease and always used anatomical mastery in combat. What he never used and should have is his Divine Power spell, it's seriously crazy good.

    King Emerald didn't play bad but made enemies while allied with ipl. When the two stopped communicating, KE was tracked down without ipl's help to defend himself.


    The Warrior

    HD
    Human Wizard 10
    Init +1; Perception +7
    ---Defense---
    AC 15, Touch 15, Flat-Footed 14
    HP 68
    Fort +6, Ref +4, Will +8
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.
    Transmutation School (opp Abjuration & Divination)
    Physical Enhancement
    Augment
    Perfection of Self
    Spells Prepared
    4 5 5 3 3 2
    ---Statistics---
    Str 11, Dex 13, Con 17, Int 15, Wis 12, Cha 12
    Feats Disruptive Spell, Intensified Spell, Craft Magic Arms and Armor, Animal Affinity, Minor Spell Expertise, Major Spell Expertise, Spell Mastery, Spell Penetration
    Skills Handle Animal +7, Heal +7, Knowledge (local) +10, Knowledge (nature) +10, Perception +7, Spellcraft +15, Survival +7


    Herakles
    Heroic Warrior 20
    Init +2; Perception +1
    ---Defense---
    Nemean Lion Skin
    AC 30, Touch 17, Flat-Footed 28
    HP 189
    Fort +15, Ref +8, Will +7
    DR 5
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.
    Melee +8 Athena's Golden Sword +32/+27/+22/+17 (2d6+14)

    Special Abilities

    Nemean Lion Skin
    Nemean Lion Skin grants Herakles 50% concealment to ranged attacks.

    Athena's Golden Sword
    Athena's Golden Sword is poisoned with Hydra Blood, which causes 2d12 HP damage, 1 con damage, and 1 str damage once per round for 6 rounds. This is cured through a D20 Fortitude save.

    Strength of Herakles
    Herakles gains a +5 bonus to grapple checks, and for 500 mana can initiate choking finisher that causes (2d12+14) hp damage plus 1d6 dex damage. If the opponent's dex reaches 0, they suffocate. This can be done each round until the opponent breaks out of it, whereafter it can be reinitiated for 250 mana.

    ---Statistics---
    Str 18, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 15, Wis 12, Cha 11
    Feats Combat Expertise, Improved Disarm, Disarming Strike, Critical Mastery, Staggering Critical, Stunning Critical, Improved Unarmed Strike, Punishing Kick, Intimidating Prowess, Cleave, Great Cleave, Power Attack, Weapon Focus, Greater Weapon Focus, Penetrating Strike, Greater Penetrating Strike
    Skills Acrobatics +12, Climb +17, Craft (armor) +15, Craft (trapmaking) +10, Intimidate +18, Survival +24, Swim +17


    Herakles is another character I wouldn't change much, perhaps I'd give him two more feats.

    Herakles could take a beating and dish out spectacular damage (also poisoning the opponent). He lost because he spent a great deal of time in fights trying to Punishing Kick (a bad feat) or sometimes he didn't press a certain victory.

    I really wanted to see the Strength of Herakles kill someone, but the kit was never used right (you poison to make it easier to strangle).

    HD did use his wizard's school more interestingly than anyone else. He transmuted himself to gain massive amounts of HP and become hard to kill. Sadly, he died due to being ganged up on.


    The Wizard

    Agape
    Human Wizard 10
    Init +2; Perception +9
    ---Defense---
    AC 17, Touch 17, Flat-Footed 15
    HP 83
    Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +6
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.
    Universalist School
    Hand of the Apprentice
    Metamagic Mastery
    Spells Prepared
    4 5 5 4 4 2
    ---Statistics---
    Str 8, Dex 14, Con 16, Int 18, Wis 9, Cha 8
    Feats Arcane Shield, Arcane Blast, Enlarge Spell, Extend Spell, Dazing Spell, Quicken Spell, Lightning Reflexes, Toughness
    Skills Knowledge (arcana) +17, Knowledge (history) +12, Knowledge (local) +12, Linguistics +10, Perception +9, Spellcraft +17, Use Magic Device +9


    Isaac Newton
    Heroic Wizard 20
    Init +3; Perception +19
    ---Defense---
    AC 25, Touch 18, Flat-Footed 22
    HP 143
    Fort +8, Ref +9, Will +14
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.

    Special Abilities

    Newton Telescope
    At the cost of 100 Mana per day it is used, Newton has a telescope which allows him to scry indefinitely.

    Newton's Apple
    - Personal Gravity
    Isaac Newton at all times decides how his own gravity works, allowing him to walk on walls, ceilings, or hover a foot above the ground.
    - Increased Gravity
    At the cost of 100 Mana, as a standard action Isaac Newton inflicts all nearby (30 feet) enemies with Increased Gravity. For 1d6 rounds, the opponent's speed is halved. If they fail a D20 Fortitude save, they are Staggered for 1d3 rounds. If they fail a D20 Reflex save, they are knocked prone and stunned for 1 round.
    - Gravity Forcefield
    At the cost of 100 Mana for 6 rounds, Isaac Newton creates a forcefield around himself that causes opponents to be repelled. On each round in which an opponent is within 15 feet, they must make a D20 Fortitude save or be forced back 10 feet. If they fail this save, they must make a D20 Reflex save or be knocked prone. In addition, Isaac Newton gains 35% concealment to ranged attacks under this condition.

    Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica
    At the cost of 250 Mana, Isaac Newton may as an immediate action take 20 points on any d20 roll. This is done before rolling.

    Spell Like Abilities:
    Infinite;
    Magic Missile
    Scorching Ray
    Prepared;
    2 Fireballs
    2 Vampiric Touchs
    Ice Storm
    Chain Lightning
    Prismatic Spray

    You can sacrifice any other spell to apply metamagic to a spell.

    ---Statistics---
    Str 8, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 20, Wis 14, Cha 8
    Feats Archane Shield, Toughness, Spell Penetration, Improved Spell Penetration, Spell Focus (evocation), Improved Spell Focus (evocation), Spell Perfection (magic missile), Disruptive Spell, Quicken Spell, Maximize Spell
    Skills Acrobat +6, Bluff +14, Disguise +14, Knowledge (arcana) +28, Knowledge (history) +19, Knowledge (local) +19, Knowledge (nature) +18, Knowledge (religion) +18, Perception +22, Sense Motive +17, Spellcraft +28, Stealth +13


    Agape was possibly the smartest player in this game, and was given the most broken character. Now like I said, Wizards are stupid broken so I actually nerfed Newton quite heavily by giving him a scant few offensive spells. He still managed to be scarier than anyone and mid game it was hard to picture him losing.

    His gravity powers didn't see much use until I allowed him to quicken them. This wasn't a buff, he actually traded for it. At his suggestion, I gave him this to take away his using multiple metamagics on a single spell. This started the mid game buffs.

    Agape had so many plans set in motion that I justed hated for their ingenuinity. While he couldn't instant kill like he thought at first, he could auto-crit with vampiric touch. If this hadn't backfired, who knows how far he would have gone.


    The Rogue

    ginganinja
    Human Wizard 10
    Init +2; Perception 0
    ---Defense---
    AC 17, Touch 17, Flat-Footed 15
    HP 59
    Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +7
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.
    Evocation School (opp Divination & Necromancy)
    Intense Spells
    Force Missile
    Elemental Wall
    Spells Prepared
    4 5 5 4 3 2
    ---Statistics---
    Str 10, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 17, Wis 10, Cha 10
    Feats Diehard, Fast Healer, Magical Aptitude, Spell Mastery, Craft Magic Arms and Armor, Intensified Spell, Craft Wand, Skill Focus (Spellcraft)
    Skills Diplomacy +10, Heal +10, Knowledge (local) +16, Spellcraft +23, Use Magic Device +14


    Robin Hood
    Heroic Rogue 20
    Init +5; Perception +23
    ---Defense---
    Chain Shirt
    AC 29, Touch 20, Flat-Footed 24
    HP 132
    Fort +8, Ref +17, Will +6
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.
    Melee +2 Rapier +18/+13/+8 (1d6+3/18-20)
    Ranged +4 Composite Longbow +24/+19/+14 (1d8+5/x3)

    Special Abilities

    Sherwood Stroll
    While in the outskirts of town, Robin Hood gets +10 to his stealth bonus and can hide in plain sight even under observation (at a -10 penalty). In addition, Robin Hood can have 35% concealment in the outskirts at the cost of 250 Mana per day (spent any time).

    Triple Shot
    For 250 Mana, when Robin Hood uses Manyshot he instead fires 3 arrows. The second attack gains half of Robin Hoods sneak attack bonus. If the shot misses, it may be tried again at the same attack bonus.

    Steal From The Rich
    Robin Hood can sense magic and gets +5 to perception checks to find Mana Founts. Upon finding one he can spend 15 minutes to tap into it, and at the end of the day the mana will go to his summoner instead of its owner.

    Sneak Attack
    When Robin Hood attacks an opponent who is flat-footed (surprised), or flanks an opponent, he gets +10d6 damage to his attack.

    Trap Sense and Trapfinding
    Robin Hood gets +10 to find and disable traps. In addition, he gets +6 AC and Ref to defend against traps.

    ---Statistics---
    Str 13, Dex 20, Con 15, Int 17, Wis 10, Cha 10
    Feats Dodge, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Improved Precise Shot, Focused Shot, Sneaky Vagabond, Mobility, Shot on the Run, Rapid Shot, Manyshot
    Skills Acrobatic +27, Climb +23, Craft (bowmaking) +26, Diplomacy +23, Disable Device +28, Disguise +23, Escape Artist +27, Knowledge (local) +26, Perception +23, Sense Motive +23, Sleight of Hand +27, Stealth +27


    I didn't buff Robin Hood mid game because he functioned exactly as I wanted him to. He was a very scary striker that killed 2 summoners and was a good deal of the reason that Newton died.

    ginganinja had very little confidence in his champions ability to kill others, which held him back. Also, ironically for a player that benefited the most from summoners being in the open he also was hampered the most by having his own tag along. He could never restealth which ended up being his downfall.

    Though to be honest, as soon as he allied with Lightwolf I thought he would lose. Since he couldn't kill LW's summoner, it was a bad matchup.


    The Monk

    Aura Guardian
    Human Wizard 10
    Initiative +5; Perception +7
    ---Defense---
    AC 16, Touch 16, Flat-Footed 15
    HP 53
    Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +8
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.
    Universalist School
    Hand of the Apprentice
    Metamagic Mastery
    Spells Prepared
    4 5 5 4 4 2
    ---Statistics---
    Str 11, Dex 13, Con 13, Int 18, Wis 13, Cha 10
    Feats Craft Wand, Empower Spell, Spell Mastery x2, Agile Maneuvers, Defensive Combat Training, Silent Spell, Improved Initiative
    Skills Craft (alchemy) +12, Heal +11, Knowledge (arcana) +13, Knowledge (history) +13, Knowledge (local) +13, Perception +7, Spellcraft +17, Stealth +11


    Saint Anthony the Great
    Heroic Monk 20
    Init +3; Perception +30
    ---Defense---
    AC 31, Touch 26, Flat-Footed 28
    HP 172
    Fort +15, Ref +15, Will +15
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.
    Melee +4 Fists +21/+16/+11 (2d10+6)

    Special Abilities

    Saint Anthony's Fire
    Once per hour, Saint Anthony can totally resist a negative effect at the cost of 100 Mana. He also gets a +5 bonus on any saves against negative effects.

    Cave of Demons
    When Saint Anthony takes the total defense option, after being attacked he may spend 250 Mana for a counter-surge of holy light. This stops the opponent's turn and deals 5d6 plus twice your wisdom modifier in damage (DC25 Reflex save halves damage). If the opponent fails a DC25 Fortitude save, they are blinded for 1d6 rounds. This ability may be used once per fight.

    Silver and Gold
    Cursed silver and gold artifacts are strown throughout town. When players find them, they believe the items give bonuses. In fact, they are cursed and reduce ability scores.

    Monk Vision
    Saint Anthony has permanent arcane sight.

    Saint Anthony has the following Monk Class Features;
    AC Bonus
    Flurry of Blows
    Ki Pool
    High Jump
    Wholeness of Body

    ---Statistics---
    Str 14, Dex 16, Con 16, Int 14, Wis 16, Cha 11
    Feats Improved Unarmed Strike, Agile Maneuvers, Blind Fight, Combat Reflexes, Combat Expertise, Deflect Arrows, Improved Disarm, Alertness, Endurance, Extra Ki, Stealthy
    Skills Acrobatics +41, Bluff +7, Climb +20, Craft (alchemy) +25, Diplomacy +7, Disguise +7, Escape Artist +25, Heal +23, Knowledge (history) +20, Knowledge (local) +16, Knowledge (religion) +15, Perception +30, Sense Motive +16, Stealth +30, Swim +15


    Lasting until the final battle, I had once bet on Aura Guardian to win. You see, when he was tearing up shit with Agape he was also getting a look at Newton's spells. In the end he was prepared to counterspell all but Newton's highest level spells.

    It was actually very surprising how trusting and open Agape and AG were. They literally shared every detail about their characters and planned everything together. It was also Aura Guardian that based a great deal of his game plans around building items. This didn't really do much for him but then again I never got to see what their best laid plans were.

    At mid game I gave St. Anthony "Monk Vision", as well as two more skills. In another PSW game, I would change the monk the most, but I'm not even sure how. I wanted the monk to be a utility class but Flurry of Blows allowed him to have damage on par with both fighters. I may nerf him while giving him a bunch of inates or more ki abilities.

    The gold and silver items were also a ton of fun.


    The Archer

    imperfectluck
    Human Wizard 10
    Init +3; Perception 0
    ---Defense---
    AC 13, Touch 13, flat-footed 10
    HP 36
    Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +7
    ---Offense---
    Speed 35 ft.
    Abjuration School (opp Enchantment & Necromancy)
    Resistance
    Disruption
    Counterspell Mastery
    Spells Prepared
    4 5 5 4 4 2
    ---Statistics---
    Str 10, Dex 17, Con 10, Int 19, Wis 10, Cha 10
    Base Atk +5; CMB ; CMD 18
    Feats Combat Casting, Dodge, Enlarge Spell, Fleet, Improved Counterspell, Lightning Stance, Quicken Spell, Run, Wind Stance
    Skills Craft (armorsmithing) +17, Craft (bowmaking) +17, Craft (trapmaking) +17, Knowledge (arcana) +17, Knowledge (local) +17, Spellcraft +17
    Languages English


    Sun Shang Xiang
    Heroic Archer 20
    Init +6; Perception +33
    ---Defense---
    AC 28, Touch 21, Flat-Footed 22
    HP 148
    Fort +14, Ref +18, Will +6
    ---Offense---
    Speed 35 ft.
    Melee +2 Chakram +22/+17/+12/+7 (1d8+2)
    Ranged +6 Longbow +32/+27/+22/+17 (1d8+6/x3)

    Special Abilities

    Armed Handmaidens
    Sun Shang Xiang begins the game with a 4 woman squad of Level 12 Fighters. If one dies, 250 Mana can be spent the next day to restore one to life. These minions cannot attack enemy champions.

    Art of War
    Each of Sun Shang Xiang's minions share her teamwork feats. In addition, she gains two bonus teamwork feats. Sun Shang Xiang's Charisma Modifier is added to her minion's Strength.

    Riverland Sniper
    Sun Shang Xiang, at the cost of 250 Mana, can make any attack from at least 80 feet away automatically crit. This can only be used once per round.

    Favored Enemy
    Sun Shang Xiang gets a +4 bonus on Bluff, Knowledge, Perception, Sense Motive, and Survival skill checks against other champions. In addition, she gets +4 on her attack and damage rolls against other champions. She also gains +10 on survival checks to follow or identify tracks.

    Archer Vision
    Sun Shang Xiang has 200 feet of Darkvision and See Invisible.

    ---Statistics---
    Str 10, Dex 23, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 16
    Feats Point-Blank Shot, Rapid Shot, Manyshot, Dodge, Wind Stance, Lightning Stance, Fleet, Run, Step Up, Following Step, Outflank, Lookout
    Skills Heal +23, Intimidate +26, Perception +33, Ride +29, Spellcraft +20, Stealth +29, Survival +23


    Handmaiden
    Human Fighter 12
    Init +2; Perception 0
    ---Defense---
    Scale Mail & Light Steel Shield
    AC 26, Touch 16, Flat-Footed 24
    HP 100
    Fort +11, Ref +6, Will +4
    ---Offense---
    Speed 35 ft.
    Melee Longsword +20/+15/+10 (1d8+10)
    Special Abilities
    Bravery
    +4 on Will saves against fear.
    ---Statistics---
    Str 16, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 10
    Feats Fleet, Weapon Focus, Greater Weapon Focus, Weapon Specialization, Greater Weapon Specialization, Saving Shield, Shield Focus, Greater Shield Focus, Shield Specialization, Greater Shield Specialization, Power Attack, Cleave, Great Cleave
    Skills Climb +18, Survival +15


    I buffed ipl by giving him "Archer Vision" during the midgame, but I'll definitely nerf his base attack next game.

    ipl had the most interesting kit in the game and almost never used it. He left the handmaidens for a time and only bothered to use some sort of formation after I had advised him to. He also used his snipining twice in the game, both times during the last day.

    Once LW used his last order spell, I was certain ipl would win. All he had to do was order spell to the top of some building then use his mana to snipe LW to death.

    I liked ipl's summoner strategy in taking a counterspell specialization. Now if only dispel magic didn't suck.


    The Knight

    Lightwolf
    Human Wizard 10
    Init +2; Perception -1
    ---Defense---
    AC 16, Touch 16, Flat-Footed 14
    HP 63
    Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +6
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.
    Divination School (opp Abjuration & Necromancy)
    Forewarned
    Diviner's Fortune
    Scrying Adept
    Spells Prepared
    4 5 5 4 3 2
    ---Statistics---
    Str 10, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 17, Wis 9, Cha 9
    Base Atk +5; CMB +5; CMD 17
    Feats Spell Mastey, Spell Penetration, Greater Spell Penetration, Enlarge Spell, Dazing Spell, Quicken Spell, Spell Focus, Silent Spell
    Skills Craft (trapmaking) +14, Knowledge (local) +16, Knowledge (geography) +16, Sense Motive +3, Sleight of Hand +10, Spellcraft +16


    Tyr
    Heroic Knight 20
    Init +7; Perception 0
    ---Defense---
    Full Plate + Heavy Steel Shield
    AC 34, Touch 18, Flat-Footed 33
    HP 195
    Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +12
    DR 5
    ---Offense---
    Speed 30 ft.
    Melee +4 Longsword +29/+24/+19/+14 (1d8+9/19-20)

    Special Abilities

    Challenge of Garm
    At the cost of 250 Mana, Tyr can challenge one foe to combat. This is a swift action that targets one enemy in sight. Tyr's melee attacks will deal 10 extra damage to the targeted foe. In addition, Tyr gains 5 Damage Reduction against the chosen enemy. A challenge requires concentration from both parties, as such, both characters have their Armor Class reduced by 2 when attacked by other characters. The challenge ends when the opponent is dead, unconscious, or combat ends.

    Gleipnir
    Tyr can use Gleipnir to bind one opponent in sight. A Will save can negate this ability, the difficulty being 25 + Tyr's Charisma modifier. Once negated, it cannot be used on the same enemy that day. Upon success, the opponent and all of their allies entire a peace agreement with Tyr
    and his allies. Neither party may harm the other. The cost to maintain Gleipnir is 250 Mana per day, and in addition, each day the opponent may make a will save at -5 difficulty per attempt to break Gleipnir. Gleipnir may only bind one opponent at a time, and may not be used on the last opponent standing.

    Sacrifice to Fenrir
    After any amount of damage against Tyr is calculated, that damage is negated at the expense of Tyr's arm. This is a one time ability. All enemies in range must make a Will save of 25 + Tyr's Strength modifier, or be panicked for 1 round followed by shaken for 4 more rounds.

    Knight's Cover
    Tyr's summoner may not damaged when within 60 feet of Tyr.

    ---Statistics---
    Str 21, Dex 16, Con 16, Int 7, Wis 11, Cha 11
    Feats Combat Reflexes, Leadership, Toughness, Power Attack, Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Initiative, Dazing Assault, Improved Overrun, Greater Overrun


    Tyr's Bard
    Halfling Bard 10
    Init +4; Perception 12
    ---Defense---
    Chain Shirt
    AC 24, Touch 18, Flat-Footed 20
    HP 61
    Fort +5, Ref +11, Will +6
    ---Offense---
    Speed 35 ft.
    Melee Dagger +4 (1d4-3)
    Ranged +2 Light Crossbow +12 (1d8)
    Special Abilities
    Whatever Bard has, I'm not writing all that stuff down.
    Spells Known
    6 6 5 4 4
    Spells Per Day
    X 5 5 4 3
    ---Statistics---
    Str 5, Dex 18, Con 14, Int 14, Wis 9, Cha 16
    Feats Arcane Blast, Expanded Arcana, Extra Performance, Fleet, Lucky Halfling, Spellsong
    Skills Acrobatics +17, Climb +7, Disguise +16, Escape Artist +17, Knowledge (history) +15, Perception +12, Perform (dance) +16, Perform (Oratory) +16, Perform (string) +16, Stealth +17

    Originally Knight's Cover just gave Tyr unlimited attacks of opportunity to protect his summoner. Of course since I had been super liberal with these anyway, it made sense to buff him during the mid game.

    Everything about Tyr was very good. Gleipnir meant that going into late game his odds of winning just got higher and higher, so the fact that he avoided all combat until late game just helped him greatly.

    Sacrifice to Fenrir basically killed Agape, albeit with help from ginganinja.

    Lightwolf was another player that always doing something cool and always with the help of his Bard. The Leadership feat was possibly the best one in the game, and I worry about the possibility of every player taking it next time :p


    K so I'm recalling everything from memory so I may be totally wrong and I'm only gonna recall important events but feel free to give your own perspectives.

    Day 1

    First of all, half the stuff "reported on" was Lightwolf's fault. Not because he did anything, but because his Bard went around spreading rumor. By Day 2 or 3 he also figured out an astounding amount about his enemy champions. There never was an alley rogue, it was an invention of LW's.

    HD's bright idea was to obscure his house with a cloud of fog. This caused not one but two people to wonder why there was a big fog cloud in the middle of the street and check it out. The first was one of ipl's handmaidens, who was swiftly killed. The second was ginganinja, who blew a hole in HD's house.

    Meanwhile, by chance ipl and King Emerald met in the dark alleyways. They formed the first alliance, and went after HD. This caused him to use an order spell to leap away, as noted in the update. He relocated in the southwest.

    Quagsires decided to use the Abbey for necromancy, and part of his plan was to get rid of the people in it. This made him the game's first mass murderer, though not the last! After the hard work had been done, Agape showed up and kicked Quag's ass out.

    Day 2

    On this day Quagsires had more of his patent bad luck. He met ginganinja in the forest. He thought the summoner was alone and so attacked, only to have Robin Hood take his second order spell. Here the real battle started, with one of the players setting the forest on fire. Khan pressured Robin Hood greatly, but Quags made the wise decision to escape as Robin Hood had restealthed.

    This was also the first appearance of vacationgape, my interpretation of the maniacal Isaac Newton. He set up an army of zombies that were quickly dispatched by KE and ipl. Newton repaid this however by destroying the handmaidens with a Prismatic Spray. This ended in a loss for Agape however when he crit failed his vampiric touch, forcing him to order out.

    Aura Guardian actually joined this battle in the middle, but didn't really have an alliance until afterwards. Newton invited Aura Guardian into an alliance, which would bear fruit the next day.

    Day 3

    I believe that it was on this day that the alliance between ipl and King Emerald crumbled. Charaka purposefully set up a disease where ipl would meet him. Then the two were tracked down by AG and Agape. They offered to let one of them go if the other gave up an order spell, so ipl abandoned his friend.

    King Emerald really went crazy with his disease today. A plague in the market district meant mass comas and injured players couldn't use the hospital due to it being full.

    Otherwise not much had happened. LW's bard was hit by the disease and didn't return home. HD was switching houses each night which meant more murder so that was neat.

    Day 4

    LW's bard recovered and did some scouting. AG and Agape had set up shot in the hospital pretending to be government biology experts. LW ruined this by summoning animals in their lab.

    This is when vacationgape returned. As crowds of people in the hospital looked on, Newton declared "NO WITNESSES" then burned down the hospital. The bard escaped with about 2 HP.

    AG and Agape set up elsewhere using their time to build things like wands and tanglefoot bags.

    LW's plan changed into one where he would set himself up as leader of a cult. At first this worked surprisingly well, because King Emerald had spread a disease targeting intelligence throughout most of the city.

    Then on the road to Stonehenge, Quagsires encountered ginganinja again, becoming the game's first casualty.

    Day 5

    LW's plan backfired as Agape went into town to buy a truck. Why was Isaac buying a truck? Funny story. You see HD had this habit of casting Nightmare. When it successfully hit both AG and Agape, they decided to sleep 8 hours in the back of a moving truck. However, on the way to buy this truck Newton was accosted by the new cultists. He levitated and used Knowledge Religion to come up with the name Qaphsiel. So Agape effectively usurped the cult from LW.

    More bad luck for HD too. The bard met up with ipl and followed his posse into the woods where they met HD. LW's attempts to play both sides was rather amusing. Anyway, when HD was low on HP he started transmuting to gain a ton of it, but then decided to run away instead of chasing Sun Shang Xiang.

    Day 6

    The day started off with AG and Agape waking up early, driving to King Emerald's house, and finishing him off. Well, this was partly because King Emerald wasn't sending in his day plans and only responded to me when I told him he had a whole in his chest. After using an order spell to heal it, he was then blasted to hell.

    ipl had trackd down LW's house, but before he could ambush LW guess who showed up? Still on the warpath, AG and Agape knocked off one of ipl's order spells and someone ended up destroying LW's house. In addition, AG and Agape ended up commandeering ipl's house.

    This caused LW to going camping. ginga was traveling nearby and saw HD heading up the road to Stonehenge. He took a wide way around to avoid being spotted, which caused him to spot LW's tent. He layed a book with a Sepia Snake Rune trap and then summoned a rolling ball of fire on top of the tent, but the exchange ended up diplomatic and LW got off his first Gleipnir.

    Remembering he had seen HD, the two went north to finish him off.

    Day 7

    AG and Agape went to the mayor's office to get the city evacuated. Here is where the game really picked up speed. LW and ginga found them there, and the first major battle of the game began. ginga hid on the roof and took out one of Agape's order spells. So Aura Guardian used an order spell to jump all of his allies to a different rooftop. Then, LW used an order spell to bull rush up through that building to knock Agape off of it.

    ginga ended up being severely wounded due to the Monk's furious blows, and so had to use an order spell and retreat. Or so it seemed. Meanwhile, Newton floated down and put up a gravity field to protect his summoner. He eventually crit vampiric touched Tyr, but Tyr activated his one use Sacrifice to Fenrir. This is when Robin Hood popped out of hiding again to knock down the health Newton had gained. Feared and low on HP, he was easily finished off. Aura Guardian escaped.

    Aura Guardian then found ipl, and the two teamed up.

    Day 8

    Day 8 was advertised as the final battle but of course that didn't happen. ipl and AG tracked down LW and ginga. The fight started with Robin Hood being blinded by St. Anthony's counterattack. This basically removed him from the fight, and attempts to return while invisible were foiled by Monk Vision. It was miraculous how ginga escaped with his life, but ipl proved yet again how poor a teammate he is by teleporting away for no reason.

    Day 9

    Second verse, better than the first. Once again LW and ginga were tracked down, but this time ginganinja was killed. An injured Aura Guardian escaped, while ipl ran away refusing LW's offer for teamwork.

    Day 10

    This was a day of rest before the finale.

    Day 11

    And finally, ipl tracks LW down and becomes Gleipnired. When they ambushed Aura Guardian, he cast the ridiculous Feeblemind spell on LW. This made LW use his last order spell, and here is where I thought that ipl would win for sure. Aura Guardian was mercy killed.

    Now the fight between ipl and LW began. ipl did not put distance between himself and Tyr, so he could not snipe. They exchange spells until both champions were knocked out. Then they had a fist fight to the death. Nah, the handmaidens would never have allowed that :( Instead, LW just finished off Sun Shang Xiang for the win.


    Anyway, feel free to post logs because I never keep them.
  18. ginganinja

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    Thanks so much for hosting this game von. It was a very fun game and I would def play in it again. It really was the most fun iv had in ages.

    ANyway basically I tried to keep a low profile the entire game the idea being that I would wait till everyone had used up there order spells and I would one shot whoever was left. The result of this was that I was never able to meet up with many players which led to IPL on multiple occasions asking me where the hell I was.

    Quagsires was my first battle and, I kinda got a fright when I met up with him. I offered an alliance of sorts but I don't think Quagsires was interested. I tried to warn him away but then he attacked so Robin took out an order spell before I cast the spell Wall of Fire to make my escape.

    Later I encounted Quagsires again who took one look at me and fled. Still kinda pissed off he tunred down my alliance and attacked me for no reason earlier I followed him and then shot him in the face.

    Then basically I kept a low profile until I meet HD and Lightwolf. HD I kept well away from and then Lightwolf and I had an alliance. Despite me knowing that in a straight up fight I was at a disadvantage, AG and Agape teaming up really screwed me as there was no way in hell I could take them out by myself therefore I felt forced into the alliance.

    Anyway this alliance led to (in my opinion) the most epic fight of the entire game, Lightwolf and I vs Agape and AG. That fight basically killed any hopes I had about an easy win due to the massive damage I took but it was still fun eliminating Agape who scared the fuck outta everyone lol.

    Anyway here are some logs that have been paste-binned

    Convo with Quagsires and battle

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    Lightwolf and I meeting, forming our alliance and tracking down and killing HD

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    The Epic battle between Lightwolf and ginganinja vs Agape and Aura Guardian

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  19. Agape

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    Thanks for hosting this, definitely most fun ever on smogon!

    I planned Newton to be a glass cannon like every wizard and to support him with careful planning. In the beginning my goal was to make myself a meatshield zombie army. This was attained in the abbey after a fight with quags. (Where I used my first disguise: chimney sweep to gain a epic surprise round.) The zombies sucked, having only 16HD TOTAL. This needs a buff. Badly.

    After the failed zombiemancery attempt I went to a two-week vacation, leaving Von to take care of newton. Well I was able to send PMs and I sure did send a lot. During the vacation I allied with AG. Our plan was to turtle through my vacation crafting items in a fortified and trapped nuclear shelter disguised as biologists. Unfortunately LWmunchkin turned up with rhinos and other weird stuff forcing us to move. Shortly after that I returned and chaos=fun started. I came up with the ridiculously strong double quickened maximized fireballs while AG had crafted poisons and stuff to boost himself. We worked hard to find loopholes, succeeding every now and then.

    Truck and Qapshieling was fun. We delivered KE a great RP sermon about angels and repentance from sorcery by cutting one's order spell fingers off. Sadly he refused forcing us to finish him :(

    Lategame was plain insane. We thought about making a invisible motorized quadricycle (they were light enough to be invisi'd) and stealth with it. Shame it never saw daylight.

    Our other plans in the endgame would have included having the local mafia track down LW, evacuating the city, ordering a nuclear missile from USA etc.

    The final fight was a huge 5-hour sleep deprivative battle of wits. Even surprised, AG and I were an even match against ginga and LW. They made no mistakes while we made 2 (lol order spell killing the bard I had no idea and me waiting instead of dimension dooring on my turn, which was quickly capitalized by LW leading to a blind summoner). Finally LW won by a hand. That fight was like a top game of chess where neither know fully each other's pieces. (gj figuring out the spell resistance; I assumed the melée classes had some and brought some spell penetration: I don't recall any of newton's spells missing)

    After I died I closely watched AG's performance. He came close, but LW's munchkin powers were his bane too (Gleipnir? What???)

    Thanks to all who played, especially the great ally AG, our plans sure were epic, LW who clearly won because of brokenness not because of better thinking (Tyr is clearly uber). Above all thanks to Von, GMing sure is stressful but for a PvP game like this it must be overwhelmingly time-consuming.

    On the whole: greatness
  20. Aura Guardian

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    Great game; it was fun to play.

    I think Option B (real summoners) is better because wizards are JUST TOO POWERFUL.

    If I'd had another day to prepare, I'd have had some elementals serving me in battle (planar binding) but that fell through :(.

    Bard's Stunning ability was broken, imo. Meanwhile, my Cave of Demons was really weak.

    Lol, I remember that.

    Congratulations to Lightwolf, the worthy opponent. Thank you to Agape, the loyal friend. Well-played to ginganinja, the other worthy opponent.

    And, in retrospect: I should have invested less in WIS for my champ and more in STR. More CON for both, as well.
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    First off: thanks for hosting this von, this was insanely fun.

    Herakles was basically a powerful swordsman who could also kick ass when disarmed thanks to his high Strength and STRONGTH OF HERAKLES. As von mentioned, I didn't abuse Athena's Golden Sword and Strength of Herakles to kill, but w.e.

    My plan on Day 1: SET UP AN IMPENETRABLE FORTRESS, SHROUDED IN FOG AND PROTECTED WITH MULTIPLE, DEADLY TRAPS. Unfortunately, I misjudged my exact position (I assumed I was on the outskirts, rather hidden and whatnot) and that got me some attention. One of ipl's handmaidens comes and I destroy her with GRAPPLE (don't use grapple unless you have mega high Strength/Con/Dex, it sucks !). Then ginga blows up my house and I cry a little. Dick.

    On Days 2, 3 and 4 I just bottle up in different houses, since I needed to keep moving and to Heal up.

    D5 I explore Stonehenge and meet up with lw and ipl, We proceed to fight (with lw just dicking around with like Diplomacy on me and Glitterdust and whatever, prick) and Sarah Westerfield (hint: Westing Game) (my summoner) gets low and ipl's champ gets low and ipl's champ is flying and Herakles in running through fire. I abuse Transmutation and Elemental Body II and get myself a fuckton of Con. I back off since I doubted that I'd be able to catch up and beat ipl.

    D6 I meet up with lw and ginga (homo) and die. :(

    Next time: NEED MOAR DEX, fuck

    Sarah was so slow goddamn

    also more thinking ahead, I planned for one day and one day only

    i never got my bear army from the forests :(

    Overall: Great game von, thanks (again) for hosting.

    edit: altho I believe Option B is better, I'm really going to miss Transmutation :(
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    lol it was'nt really an IMPENETRABLE FORTRESS if one little Fireball fucked it over.
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    fireball is broken stfu
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    All it took was a fireball (Empowered [mine]) and a fireball (Maximized [Newton's]) to raze the hospital.


    Yeah, very broken.
  25. LightWolf

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    So the game started, and von sent me that I got the Knight. First thought? OMG COMPLICATED!?!?! I was at first overwhelmed by all the info needed to make the characters, but with von's help I managed. I made my wizard p badly, picking skills I wouldn't use at all or only the first day, and being thoughtless with my feats too, with the only one I'm glad to have picked are the Spell Peneration and th Dazing Spell feats. In the case of my Knight I might have done a little better with the feats, but my Ability Scores meant he got no Skills which sucked when it came to combat in town, aainst Acorbatic characters. One feat that I picked here, was the main reason I have won this game, which is Leadership, which gave me a Bard to play around with, making my group pretty strong. Another reason are the abilities which were based on the myths centered around Tyr.

    So Day 1 came, my strategy was simple, setting up a fount and protecting it well. I decide to tinker around with Arcane Marks too, putting on in my house and using another spell to up it's energy to fount level, which later cost me my house, but I didn't regret it. I also split my forces, my skill loaded Bard went around in the town, spreading the Alley Rogue rumor(I made up p much every rumor). My Wizard set up a fount masked it with a house illusion, and put a trap at the door of the house...

    So Day 2 came, I was ready to deploy some more founts, since I predicted I'd use a lot of mana , which I was right about, so right about it. My Bard continued his usual job of checking the area, around this time I realised something awesome(mostly because von realised I needed to send in a list of known spells for my bard) and found the spell Lesser Geas. This spell gives people quests, so I went ahead and used it to gather info, sending out 2 guys to check out places, and leaving coded messages in our house. My wizard saw Quagsires fighting someone behind a wall of fire and a cloud, but I wasn't battle ready, so I skipped that fight and set up a few smaller founts.

    Day 3 was p terrible for me, I decided to set up one last fount, visiting the Buddhist temple, and it seems there could be no day when I don't meet Quag, as right after it was done, he arrived. There was no fight and I continued on my way. But then tragically, my bard didn't return! Nor were there any messages from the geased people, all I could assume the disease hit them.

    With that in mind I went ahead Day 4 and checked out the hospital. Arriving there I found the bard who reported what happened. After that I sent my wizard on a little tour, which ended with Tyr getting a disease too, becoming uninteligent as fuck. Meanwhile I wanted to check out the military biologists who were sent here, and I diguised myself as a biologist myself. What did I find? AG and Agape crafting things, they saw through my disguise, but I managed to tell them enough to get out. I went invis and decided to test the little offense a bard had, and summoned some monsters on them. Alas they were piss weak, and died easily, and in the matter of seconds I was caught up in my first battle. Me invis, versus 4 guys... 2 which had see invis on. I managed to blind one of them with Glitterdust, and I managed to stall till the crowd came, which psycho vacationagape blew up... Luckly they didn't want to stick around after that, I survived with 2 Hp... Healed myself and ran through the fire and escaped. Now I had an interesting idea while talking to AG. They were abusing the NPC in an interesting way, and I decided I'd use my Geas to do the same for a greater effect. Originally I was gonna wait with my plan till the next day, but with my experiences in the hospital I went ahead and did it right there and then. The plan was simple, I created three cult leaders, to worship the angel sent to fight the demons, the name Qaphsiel was picked by von, if it was me it would have been Kafziel(better spelling!!!!). The premise was simple, I provided von with my train of thought, which I stole from the game Devil Survivor. The plan was going smoothly but the situation was bad with my champion not having the inteligence to act.

    Day 5 I decided to spend my time finding an ally, while Gelu and Tyr stay home and wait for Tyr to heal. My bard was sent to check out places where I'd hope to meet people, and on the way to one of them I found ipl. Now the situation was decent, I managed to convince ipl that I was actually the rogue and not th knight user, I guess my disguise helped to make him believe I'm not midget. Sadly it appears he was gonna trick me into a trap, lucky me that KE wasn't active enough, but I would have most likely gotten out of that fight too somehow. I was gonna follow ipl, till Tyr was ready to Gleiphnir him into an ally, but we ended up meeting HD. Here I was p scared, but managed to pull a natural 20 on a Bluff check, which gave me a chance to not only trick HD, but tell ipl I was tricking him. HD ran, ipl ran and I ran too. As agreed I meet up with ipl and evealed my stuff to him, that I had the knight, who the rogue was and that I'm a bard who can heal him. Sadly due to being both paranoid, we didn't agree to a true meeting place, so we had to part ways. Tyr healed, the bard came back home safely, all seemed fine.

    Day 6 came and I was for the first time battle ready, and my whole group together. I went around and tried to find someone. I met up with HD at the hospital but the crowd was too big, we both agreed to not to fight there. I went to the police building, and Geased an officer, and the police chief, who shall send people tracking everyone I knew, even myself, and leaving a note in the alleys for me to pick up, who needs scrying? Alas when I came back home I saw my house destroyed. Well that was to be excepted, ipl had warned me that the info was out, but luckly I had many options, and I ended up doing the best, which led me to victory, I bought camping stuff and decided to camp out. Alas we woke up in the middle of the night, hearing something, went out found a book. Dispeled that snake trap quickly, and put the book aside for scrying uses, also got ready to knowledge history on Robin Hood, and I predicted right, because a flaming sphere hit my tent. Starting this day, my knight got buffed, no damage to Gelu, while Tyr is in 30 ft. range. So in the end I escaped unharmed, and there was the formless mass known as ginga, and I knew the second that robin was around here stealthing. With that I convinced ginga of letting him Gleiphnired, and making us allies. Getting Robin's info helped me realise that he was the one sapping my sentry in the buddha temple. Either way we made a darn good pair and we went ahead to hunt down HD who ginga saw, him being weakened we finished him off quickly. On the way to ginga's house Tyr found a sword which was better than his, I assumed it was too specific to be a trap, and I got buffed today already, I assumed it was another so I equiped it... Little did I know that I gimped myself with it for a long time...

    We had to sleep in due to it being really late, but we got up, and used locate creature and locate item to find where the agape+ag combo was, and tracked them down. And they were in the mayor's office, most likely getting the evacuation ready, which fucked over my police take over plan... Oh well, we attacked the building with some fireballs, while Robin was on a roof ready to strike. Alas they dimension doored, but due to locate creature being active, and robin noticing them, we knew they were coming. Robin attacked them, wasting Agape's last Order spell to save himself, and AG using one to get them up the building. Sadly this put robin into a terrible situation, and given them a perfect place to strike from, making ginga use one of his order spells to escape. I decided to get around the terrible situation, by using my orderspell, to bull rush though the buidling and push agape's summoner down. ginga used his last up, escaped, ag used his last to kill my bard(that was funny, since I get a new one lol), I lost my arm(as you can see on my abilities) and then ginga came back, and together we finished off NEwton defeating agape, and luckly we made AG retreat before he could finish off the weakened ginga.

    Day 8 came, and we couldn't track AG anymore, so we have only one option. We decided to check out the place of the magical anomaly, which was now gone, sucks. Alas not long after ipl and AG came to ambush us. That was gonna be the big battle, but due to ginga getting hasty and ipl running quickly, it ended with none of us doing much.

    Day 9 was p simple too, again ginga and I went out, but we decided to fight in a better place, the forest where robin could hide better, and they couldn't use high places. Ginga died, ag ran, and ipl escaped my offer.

    Day 10 I was ready to counter an ambush, but it never happened. Now on Day 11 it worked, and I managed to force ipl into an alliance with Gleiphnir. We found AG, and then I won the final battle(I'm p sure the log will be viewable, so I will not go into details)

    Firstly less time on crafting is broken, just saying. Other than that, it was extremly fun, I'd enjoy another one with a new champion. WOOF

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