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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2017, 11:57:38 AM »
Colville just put out a video, and I thought it was pretty timely, considering what just happened in the sewers:


(If you didn't already know about that channel, watch all of it; it's awesome.)
He explains the situation perfectly, both from the perspective of the DM and of the players, of what happens when a DM uses an encounter from which the players are supposed to run away or surrender.

I've also done it in a game I DM, but fortunately, my players understood (after the uber-high-level bad guy cast a level 6 spell) that this encounter was not winnable, and they backed off.

Punch Broadbent, on the other hand, never backs off.

But anyway, to add to what Colville says, this instance was not one of those times where the impossible encounter caused us to not have fun. It was fine. There were a few hiccups mechanically and technically, but I am attributing those to most of us being new to Roll20 and each other's play style.
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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2017, 06:46:55 PM »
Great video, thanks. I'm going to check out his channel.

You guys displayed heroism down in that sewer. I was totally expecting you guys to flee from that poop elemental. Attacking it was foolhardy but right in character for a fearless barbarian child, hence the inspiration point. The others also displayed incredible courage in rescuing Punch from the situation.

I expected you to turn back and maybe fight the large poisonous snake while waiting for the elemental to subside, and then maybe turn back around or move forward down one of the branching tunnels. The city is in the process of expanding the sanitary system, so there's other stuff to encounter down there, but it involves a lot of exploration and I'm thinking it's probably best to wait until you have a couple more levels under your belt.

For the next play session I have a number of urban scenarios planned out which will hold special interest to your characters, including Punch. I think maybe I'll hold off on that one until you're able to play again.

BTW, could you please email me at children.of.the.empire.17 at gmail dot com and fill me in on some background about Punch's tribe (their cultural mores, the terrain of their homeland, maybe a little history on their more recent conflicts with the current Empire)?

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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #47 on: August 12, 2017, 02:43:09 PM »
Here's Mat again on the value of retreating:

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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2017, 12:03:27 AM »
Here's Mat again on the value of retreating

"We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction."

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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2017, 07:37:01 AM »
To be fair, it was not immediately obvious that the poo golem was out of our league, like it would have been if it were, say, a dragon or a lich. It just took a long time to rise out of the water. I definitely wanted to fight it. It wasn't until it had already one-shotted a party member that I realised that we couldn't.

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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2017, 12:47:03 AM »
Who's in for Saturday?

What kind of adventure would you like to do? Urban street mission, or another dungeon crawl?

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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2017, 07:52:45 AM »
saturday works for me. I'm up for anything.
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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2017, 09:09:57 AM »
Sorry, I'll be out of town all weekend.
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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2017, 09:11:53 AM »
Arth, are you in?

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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2017, 09:55:42 AM »
I'm in.  Let's go above ground!
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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2017, 02:02:13 PM »
To be fair, it was not immediately obvious that the poo golem was out of our league, like it would have been if it were, say, a dragon or a lich. It just took a long time to rise out of the water. I definitely wanted to fight it. It wasn't until it had already one-shotted a party member that I realised that we couldn't.

Consider this: when you're a first level kid exploring an unfamiliar place and you see a mass exodus of wildlife running the opposite direction you're heading, then you start hearing loud rumbling noises accompanied by a major disruption of the environment itself and a large mound starts very slowly rising up in front of you, you might be heading into a confrontation with something very big and powerful.

And Art, I know for sure that you picked up on the sense of overwhelming danger because your character was hanging back toward the periphery of the situation.

But hey, it was my first time running a game on Roll20, and you guys acquitted yourselves with exemplary bravery, dignity and grace. I'm looking forward to our next game tomorrow night (Sunday morning, your time).

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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #56 on: August 18, 2017, 02:05:03 PM »
I'm in.  Let's go above ground!

OK, city adventure! Be prepared to meet some NPCs and try to exercise caution when judging their character. Also, be wary of engaging combat when strangers (especially the authorities) are around.

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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2017, 04:44:46 PM »
Still at 8PM EST?
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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2017, 06:34:38 PM »
8PM CST. That would be 9PM EST.

I suppose we could start a little early if you want.
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Re: Anybody want to join in an online D&D 5E campaign?
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2017, 07:30:46 PM »
pants and I are in game now. which is totally different from a game in my pants.
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