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About BlazingTornado

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    Blood, death and vengeance!

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  1. Best Version of DnD?

    Hah. I just watched the first episode and was laughing my broccoli off at the overly dramatic mother death scene and by episode's end I was like "Oh. Oh they were being serious... Oh, honey...."
  2. Best Version of DnD?

    I dunno, the epic choir from the intro? The "Having the sex with the bees and the eagles" part. I always thought the show was kinda dumb, it tried so hard to be epic it shot over the line and landed firmly into self-parody.
  3. Best Version of DnD?

    Ah well. Win some lose some. My players (minus one, apparently going to a convention in Florida was more important, his loss) reached the climax of the lengthy city-dwelling two-level adventure I cooked up for them. So after finding out the evil cult's duplicity within the town and dwelling into their underground lair and finding some orcs to ally themselves with, they were forced to confront the mummified corpse of a former adventurer they hung out with AND a lot of tanarukks (demon-orcs), fortunately the orcs helped them and had two Gruumsh priests who managed to break some of the tanarukks out of the cult's control to even things out. After this victory the orcs and tanarukks spilled out into the city (well not really spill out but they do clear a path to the beach to get off this island city) while the party was forced to confront the last remaining thing in there: the evil leader of the cult. Except not really because after defeating him they realize it was just a powerful zombie he was controlling remotely with some bracers and a mask. After they used a scroll of identify to know what the bracers are (they're finally paranoid enough not to immediately try on apparently-magical items!) the mask spoke again to taunt them... The few of his cultists who fled were initiating a ritual to raise what they'd hoped to empower further and lay waste to this town... A fire giant's reanimated skeleton! (cue the latin chanting from Attack on Titan!) And after a grueling battle of 3d6+5 damage per attack, 3 attacks per turn.... The ranger climbed it Shadow Of The Colossus-style and dealt the killing blow. Decided to end it there to let them savour the victory all week. And after all that, I set out to finally finish all the things for the adventure in a keep occupied by a few evil folk and their numerous minions. So now I get to start work on the subsequent thing... Which I really want to be some hexcrawl delve up in the frozen wastelands, but I know next to nothing about how to design a hexcrawl... Could use some pointers.
  4. Best Version of DnD?

    I'm not sure if there's a shaman around. There's hobgoblins with goblin minions, a few gargoyles, some constructs here and there, a hag who's caring for some vampire spawn with the aid of an old witch... a yuan-ti freezing his broccoli off hoping to find something worth betraying the lot of em and skedaddling on em, an ogre cook, I think I have a powerful mage in there somewhere and a powerful warrior as the head honcho. He has a cleric lackey but the guy's a total joke, so he wouldn't be filling that church with anything. I just feel like the three "in charge", the warrior, the mage and the hag, would be the kind to stick zombies led by a gibbering mouther in there because HA HA, social commentary.
  5. Best Version of DnD?

    No, no I can't. Is the Paladin lurking somewhere in the back ready to smite some greedy murderhobos? Also if there's a chapel part to this castle I'm populating but I can't think of any reason for any of the dwellers, especially those in charge, to make proper use of it... should I just stick some zombies in the pews and a gibbering mouther at the altar and that's just what twisted evil castle-squatters would do with a chapel?
  6. Best Version of DnD?

    Eldritch Knight are quarter-casters. Basically Fighters who get four levels of spells in place of some martial options. The name makes em sound cooler than they are. Paladins are better. I just wish people would get over themselves with their edgy deconstructions of the archetype.
  7. male cat man/men

    There's the Tigerian Merc whose grenades and axe might be too modern... http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/tiger/latest/50259#detail/50259_w_1 Otherworld has a Weretiger... Can't think of anything else....
  8. Best Version of DnD?

    New player, before joining my game: "What does the party need?" "Another frontliner is good, and the party's tactics often leave em short on heals, so a paladin is probably best." "Eh, I'll make an eldritch knight." First session with new player: "Maybe I should have made a paladin." "That IS what I recommended." Second session: "I REALLY should have made a paladin."
  9. Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    .................................why are dragon-men almost always sword-n-board? This is the second time they're doing Dragonborns and it's all sword-n-board again.
  10. Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Hm, dang, that's a bit too short, I'm looking for something more Anval Thricedamned's height. But I'll probably still get it because it scales well otherwise and I do love evil snake men and Reaper sticks to full snakes with arms and maybe a humanoid torso. :D
  11. Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Cool pic! I was more curious if scaled to Reaper the one with the legs might make a good barbarian-type, or if he's on the teeny side...
  12. Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Is this the wave with the Yuan-ti malisons? I'd love to see them next to some Bones.
  13. Going Agile

    That's an odd coincidence, one of the BAs at my job went to some Agile conference thing today.
  14. Best Version of DnD?

    Am I alone in designing encounter areas trying to fit as much variety as I can? I dunno, like when I designed a quest for vengeance against a white dragon I not only had the white dragon, but also the kobolds he coerced into servitude. And their pet raptors. And the gnolls he hired. And the lone drow warrior he hired. And the warrior from this dragon-helping clique. And the allosaurus. And the helmed horror he got to guard a bridge. And then there's the local green hag he allied himself with. And the assorted awakened tree and ugly critters she controlled. And the white guard drake he gifted to her. And the giant spiders, giant scorpions, bullette and ankhegs that were just part of the local wildlife. I once had a quick crawl through a wizard's tower that was just "how many abberations can I fit in this thing?". Right now the keep I'm populating has hobgoblins, goblins, an ogre cook, some gargoyles, a yuan-ti pureblood, a female warrior, a hag, some vampire spawn (the hag's "children"), a witch working for the hag, some lycantrope carpenters, some evil dwarf smiths, a bear, some wargs... and I'm not even done with the first two levels.
  15. Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    Daton's going to take a scimitar, replenish some spent arrows, and maybe see if the party wants to take some cloaks and pins in case a situation calls for covertness down the line...