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2020

 

Goblin Mathemagicians must be catatonic.

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It's funny, I work graveyard so I'm up at midnight all the time, but when it comes to the New Year, I'm always asleep when it rolls around if I have the night off. Ok, then!

 

Looking forward to tonight's D&D game, it's a been a year in the making. Special year end invitation only game. I'm gonna run a adventure called "Shield of the Hidden Lord" mostly a dungeon crawl inside a complex of a old group of knights that held a shield with a devilish face engraved on it in high regard. The PCs are charged in retrieving said shield for a powerful patron.

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Happy New Year, everyone!

 

10 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Two, I think.

 

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Because I do not know if the after school game will be continuing next year, I will be running two different scenarios - one for each class.

 

The first is the Goblin Serial Killer arc - because they get along so very well with the local goblin klobasnek seller. (The goblins are the victims - not the perpetrator(s).) If things go badly... the klobasnek seller is on the list of the later victims. It also has the potential for the necromantic head Medical Examiner to either die or turn back to the black. He has a heart attack, part way through.

 

Keeping him alive will take either magic or a nice high Healing check.

 

Keeping him from returning to Evil... can be done simply by encouraging his friendship with the junior Medical Examiner - the two idiots are in love, but neither is approaching the other. He because he is so much older than she is (age wise, they are the same, but she's a half elf), while she is too in awe of his founding of the entire concept of a Medical Examiner's office.

 

His opinion of her has already been given to the team - 'She will leave me in the dust, I tell you! In the dust!' - he thinks that with experience she will be much better in the role than he is - and is very, very proud of her. The dead want to talk to her, while he has to command them.

 

He also created the spell used to create the zombies that are used by the city for menial labor - cast on the corpses of the poor and indigent, it lasts for one year and a day, and then the corpse is given a proper burial. Its original purpose was to prevent corpses rising when not given proper burials - this pays their 'debt' to the church and city to have the proper burial. This was important during the Demon Wars - when the dead were far too likely to reanimate - even if cremated.

 

He now hates the spell - and thinks it should be discontinued - but the charter allowing the spell to be used is perpetual. And the city enjoys having free labor.

 

The other group is getting the Dead Spy arc - when a body found mysteriously murdered first appears to be that of a minor con artist... which is the deep cover for a Kingsman. Secret doors, codes, a grand ball, and Agent Herringbone Tweed. ('Please, call me Harry. Please.') Some or all of the squad will need to go undercover.

 

It seems there is a mole within the Kingsmen, and Agent Tweed needs somebody to go digging for the mole.

 

Complicating matters, the tongue of the corpse has been removed, preventing both Speak with Dead and Raise Dead - if the squad can recover the tongue then the Kingsman can be Raised, and will gladly owe them a favor. (Agent Herringbone Tweed is a bit like a more athletic George Smiley - but the Kingsman is a lot more like James Bond.)

 

If the program continues next year, I will swap the two.

 

The Auld Grump

 

That sounds like a brilliant couple of campaigns.

 

(Old goblin and same-age-but-young half-elf, eh? And each secretly thinks the other is terrific? Why, wherever did that come from? :poke:  :wub: )

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Good morning all! And Happy New Year!

 

May your coffee be hot and strong, your dice rolling with advantage, your painting hand steady, and the mold lines easy to deal with. 

 

:wub:

 

I'm so happy to be a part of this kooky family, and hope the year treats us all a little kinder. 

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6 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

I dunno.

This “New” Year feels like its a bit used.

As if someone opened it, decided it wasn’t the year they wanted, and then wrapped it back up again and put it away to use for another year.

 

Happy Regifted Year everyone! :bday:

Year of the Fruitcake?

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Our neighbours party has been going on for over 22 hours at this point. It's not particularly noisy, but there's a constant soft background thrum of oldie style Scottish country music with the occasional manic peals of laughter. Their cat is sleeping in our garden.

 

i can only assume that they're partying in shifts by now :blink:

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41 minutes ago, Corsair said:

Year of the Fruitcake?

 

"Don't you realise this is the Century of the Fruitbat?" (Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures", I think.)

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35 minutes ago, Corsair said:

Sounds like the cat has more sense than the owner!::D:

 

I'm not sure about that- she's 17 years old and frequently picks fights with the local foxes :ph34r:

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3 hours ago, Pingo said:

Happy New Year, everyone!

 

 

That sounds like a brilliant couple of campaigns.

 

(Old goblin and same-age-but-young half-elf, eh? And each secretly thinks the other is terrific? Why, wherever did that come from? :poke:  :wub: )

No, the elder necromancer is human - but at this point in time, both the dark necromancer and the white necromancer are, well, nice people.

 

But, yeah... you are right about where I drew the concept. ::P:

 

I'm too tall to be a goblin,,, in some of the dreams when my walls were tumbling down, I was an ogre paladin and she was a nekkid halfling witch. Part of my mind figured things out a lot faster than the rest. (Silly thing - other than having a nekkid halfling, the dream was PG at most.) When I got around to telling her about the dream, she informed me that Paladin/Witch romances are an actual thing, especially among independent romance writers.

 

The dark necromancer has a bit of bad history - but stopped well short of murder. (Body stealing, animation of the dead, and forced servitude of the dead are all separate crimes in this city, so he was still very much a criminal.)

 

During the most recent Demon War he was instrumental in driving the Laughing Devils back.

 

His former lair is now the city morgue and Medical Examiner's office.

 

Three other cities call on his services, because once he turned to the other side of the law, it turned out he was very, very good at it - he has an impressive closure rate. He is also very, very busy, in a high stress job, and has guilt on top of that, when his temporary zombie spell is used to hide the evidence of the murdered goblins.

 

***

 

Speaking of romances - what the heck is going on with the RWA? ::o: Pingo, I don't think I have ever seen a meltdown of a national writers' group quite that reactive.

 

The Auld Grump

 

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2020 in base-3 is 10 in base-60. And that is the preferred base of the Babylonians, which makes it mystically significant!!!1!!!1!1!

 

Or something. :B):

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2 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

Our neighbours party has been going on for over 22 hours at this point. It's not particularly noisy, but there's a constant soft background thrum of oldie style Scottish country music with the occasional manic peals of laughter. Their cat is sleeping in our garden.

 

i can only assume that they're partying in shifts by now :blink:

Have you ever been to a three day celebration?

 

In some cultures, that is exactly what they do - party in shifts, since once the party is quiet, the party is over. (Weddings, in particular.) Irish, Italian, Greek - I am certain there are others.

 

I kind of want to hear the oldie style Scots style country music.

 

The Auld Grump

 

 

9 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

2020 in base-3 is 10 in base-60. And that is the preferred base of the Babylonians, which makes it mystically significant!!!1!!!1!1!

 

Or something. :B):

Gods above and below, I hated that 2012 nonsense....

 

The Auld Grump - 2020 - Year of the Confirmed Critical. *EDIT* Old House Rule for D20/3.X - if a Critical Hit of 20 is confirmed with a second 20, then it automatically does maximum damage. Scary with great axes.

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