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Re: The First Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:10 pm
by mushgnome
We haven't heard from Chegs in a while. I'm thinking I will temporarily NPC him, and he would donate a flask of oil to the cause. Yea or nay?

Re: The First Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:33 pm
by mushgnome
Can we take a moment to discuss house rules for oil as a weapon?

I've typically used a 'molotov cocktail' rule where flasks of oil flare-up on impact as grenade-like weapons.

An arguably more 'realistic' rule is that dousing the target with oil is one action, and then igniting the oil (perhaps with a lit torch or flaming arrow, for example) is a separate action.

Which option is more immersive and fun for the group? I'm open to suggestions.

Re: The First Adventure

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:06 pm
by ehiker133
Unless prepared ahead of time, I think it has to be the latter.

And Yay on Chegs making a donation of a flask of oil to the cause.

Re: The First Adventure

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:57 pm
by acodispo
Agreed on Chegs. Agreed on non-molotov oil.

Re: The First Adventure

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:35 pm
by mushgnome

Alright, so if Chegs throws a flask of oil at the rats, what is the plan to light it? He's going to aim for the 'Y' to try and block the rats coming from both the south-southwest and south-southeast tunnels.

Re: The First Adventure

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:14 pm
by acodispo
Our only light source is Dougal's lantern, I think. With Dougal & Willie both engaged in fending off rats, and Chegs applying the oil, we'll have to hope that Tet or Potty have the equipment (tinderbox & torch) to apply fire.

Re: The First Adventure

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:56 am
by mushgnome
acodispo wrote:we'll have to hope that Tet or Potty have the equipment (tinderbox & torch) to apply fire.


Tet has tinderbox & torches in his inventory. Potty does not. (Though if we are to be generous we might rule that the "pipe and pipeweed" in Potty's inventory implies a tinderbox or at least a box of matches.)

Re: The First Adventure

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:20 pm
by waysoftheearth
Yikes! says Tet, I bet them rodents are after me tucker! He works as quickly as he can to free his bundle of torches, and get several of them lit up.

Re: The First Adventure

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:00 am
by mushgnome
Chegs readies a flask of oil while Tet fumbles with his tinderbox.

Meanwhile the others try to hold back the tide of rats. Dougal stabs 14 rats, while Willie whacks 11. Even Potty gets in on the action, clubbing 4 rats that slip past the front line.

Chegs hurls the oil into the intersection, and then Tet throws the lit torch. There is a whoosh of flame, and 68 rats are barbecued!

The surviving rats retreat to the south, shrieking in terror.

What next, heroes?

Re: The First Adventure

PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:58 pm
by acodispo
Willie wipes his brow.

"Phew! Nice work every body. That was a close one. What say we head west from here as we'd planned before we were interrupted?"

He points down the large-ish passage directly to the west.