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1  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: August 19, 2014, 04:04:55 PM
You could mention that inplay  Wink
2  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: August 15, 2014, 04:18:38 AM
"Well, we better get a move on, the sooner we go, the sooner we'll be back."
Creamor got up and went to his room to prepare the few things he had to take with him on such a journey.
3  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: August 11, 2014, 01:58:06 PM
In that case, lets get the fake expedition out of the way and move on Wink
4  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: August 11, 2014, 12:49:31 PM
Creamor has decent Prestidigitation.

Btw: Creamor is still waiting for an answer regarding the guard schedule for the officers.
5  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: August 06, 2014, 02:39:17 AM
Creamor perked up at these words: "Excellent. We can at least make a small foray into the wilds and return as if we've been beaten back by the elements.
And I just thought of something: A valuable piece of intelligence would be the duty roosters of the officers and their men. It would tell us when and where to expect them. Maybe Janus could use our absence to learn who makes those schedules and where they are displayed."
6  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: August 05, 2014, 08:15:42 AM
Creamor paused to get his thoughts in order. He felt a definite sense of resentment. Why? Was it the sudden fierce antagonism? No, that was merely confusing. Wounded pride? Perhaps. He was not without his share of this particular vice. But by and large he knew how to reign himself in. What then? The prospect of staying in his room and only leaving for a few secret missions at a time? That hadn't bothered Creamor before... but before he had not had wings. Ah, yes. Now he recognized his own secret motivation, that had driven his decision making process subconsciously, that he had also projected on Grumblejack and Timeon. It wasn't the prospect of a murder or the thrill of a skirmish, that motivated him, but the prospect of spreading his wings and gliding up in the clouds, protected from the chill by his magic, without need to stop for drink and food. Yes, this poorly hedonistic desire was the root for his insistence to begin this scouting mission as soon as possible. He still didn't see any particular harm in his leaving for a few days, but on the other hand, the lovers plot might be resolved in that time.

With visible reluctance he said:
"Let no one say, that I am not able to compromise. I still think you are overreacting, but in the name of peace, I am willing to let the persona of the professor be convinced to delay his expedition. In return I expect us to concentrate our efforts to gather information on our targets."
7  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: August 05, 2014, 02:36:29 AM
"Since we are going out regardless, it would be a waste of time to not investigate and learn what we can..." Creamor gave a pointed look to Janus "...of course, without making whatsoever contact with the rangers."
8  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: August 04, 2014, 04:13:03 PM
"No need to escalate quite that much. A simple "please don't attempt it", would have sufficed.
One month can be awfully short and we don't know if the next ranging will be on time while Balentyne suffers our acts of sabotage. But you both made your points clear and I give you my word that I'll not engage the rangers at present."
9  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: August 04, 2014, 05:53:25 AM
"That would presuppose,  that there isn't a perfectly logical explanation for his demise. Please give me that much credit. His body would be found with severe bite marks, indicating the attack of a nocturnal predator. I'll make sure that there isn't enough of his throat left to show evidence of a garrote.

It would be a very big leap of imagination from an animal attack to a planned assassination, especially since they would have to assume that we have a faster travel method than horseback through trackless wilderness.

And even if there is such an extremely gifted investigator there, it would fall on the professor who has no known associates other than his guide Leon."

Creamor paused before continuing:
"Risks will have to be taken. I'll do my best to minimize them.
Should the captain die, we can at least be sure that the rest of his command will take the fastest route back to Balentyne."
10  Products / Fantasy Craft / Re: Let's Read: Fantasy Craft - Bow Crossbow discussion on: August 04, 2014, 03:33:07 AM
A hard counter that should be mentioned is polearm basics.

The stance gives you hurled and bow damage resistance. A dedicated melee fighter can get that quite high, negating an unoptimized archer's damage completely (and then topple and gut them for good measure. It's quite funny in a burglar build)
11  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: August 04, 2014, 02:51:48 AM
"On average I've timed my flying speed at about 50% faster than a typical horse on good ground. I suppose the rangers have an intense familiarity with the terrain and the benefit of a detailed map but still have to contend with a trackless wilderness, so our travel speed is probably matched.
I do have the advantages of not needing sustenance and not being hindered by night and darkness. So I guess It's a 50:50 chance.

If I fly high enough, there shouldn't be to much danger of discovery and even if, as our helpful ranger told us, there are strange creatures in the wilderness.

Well, we'll have to try our luck. Maybe I can learn what route they take back and inform you in a timely fashion."

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"I'd say Aiden and me leave together, than split up once north of Balentyne. Aiden waits at the shore of the lake until Lars and Leona return with Timeon and Grumblejack by boat. I imagine that both will be glad to get out for a bit even if the venture proofs unsuccessful. I'll fly and try to find out whatever I can. I'll play it safe and only engage if it's a fool proof opportunity, i.e. the captain goes to take a leak away from his men."
12  Products / Fantasy Craft / Re: Let's Read: Fantasy Craft - Bow Crossbow discussion on: August 03, 2014, 11:55:29 AM
So what do people think are some good options for beefing up the crossbow? I'm allowing it to benefit from the -2 Load actions from a bandolier in a game I'm running. Would a damage bonus, reflecting the strength of the mechanism be appropriate? (Does FC allow Str bonus on bows, normally? I forget).

I'd double their damage dice. That would make a nice transition from Bow (1x), Crossbow (x2) to Firearms(x3)
13  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: August 01, 2014, 11:35:36 AM
"Good. That corporal was a bit to smart for my liking - and for his own good."
Creamor whispered towards Janus.
"Now Aiden, what can you tell me about the map? Where is this camp. If it's near the shore of a lake, I should be able to fly there. I could try to delay the group by harming their horses, or just try to assassinate the captain in the night.

Or we could lay an ambush on the likeliest route between the camp and Balentyne."
14  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: July 31, 2014, 04:13:50 PM
"Thank you, no I think that's all from my side. You were most helpful. Don't worry, this won't leave this small circle of people who are sworn to secrecy like me.
Tell you what, why don't you ask that nice lady over their if she wants a drink, I'll take care of the bill."

Creamor indicated towards the nearby sitting Janus.
"After you have answered my companions remaining questions of course."
Creamor smiled benignly.
15  Products / Fantasy Craft / Re: Let's Read: Fantasy Craft on: July 29, 2014, 03:32:00 PM
Granted, the lower complexity is appealing, but the lower threat range does not equalize the 1 point more of damage on average.

I haven't run the math, but my gut feeling is, that two dice of sneak attack damage trump the very situational to hit and damage bonus from flail basics (at least for low BAB characters)

Besides: There are so many other useful upgrades than orcish (goblin for instance, which lowers complexity and adds even more SA damage)

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