1.23.2013

Play-By-Post Match 18 | Round 01

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  1. CRIMSON DYNAMO BEGINS THE MATCH DEFEATED AND HUNGERING FOR REDEMPTION. EARNED, NEVER GIVEN!!!

    Respawn at Location (2).

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  2. Pardon, respawning is done non-randomly on this map. Crimson Dynamo, choose your Respawn location and go!

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  3. the Crimson Dynamo has spent his fair share of time in space wessels, and this space wessel is no different. It offers toys for playing and the controls seem easy enough!
    Tech:
    Move to the Weapons Locker
    Minor - pick up the Plasma Rifle
    Move to the Captain's Chair.

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  4. Xann, Lord of Storms and Tyranny appears with a thunderous roar. Somewhat surprised by his weak human form, he quickly sets about dominating this strange planar vehicle.

    Noticing what must be the command centre, he sees red--literally and figuratively--the colour of sweet, sweet blood. His hunger knows no bounds as he renders the occupant to a gruesome mess with his new found weapon of plasma.

    OOC: Plasma begets plasma of a different kind...

    Tech:

    Move to E3.

    Draw a weapon card: (1)=plasma rifle

    Fire plasma rifle at Crimson Dynamo, five attacks:
    (11, 16, 15, 6, 11)+6= 5 hits for 25 total fire and lightning damage (needs to resist both to negate. Also not sure if he has cover. If so, only 4 hits for 20 damage).

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    1. THE PLASMA GUN HAS BEEN TAKEN AND IS ONLY AVAILABLE BY PRYING IT OUT OF THE COLD, DEAD HANDS OF THY FOE.

      IF USING ROLL20, PLEASE UPDATE HIT POINTS IN THE PROGRAM AND STATE THE END RESULTS HERE FOR ALL TO SEE.

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    2. XANN RECEIVES THE PSYCHIC DOMINATOR.

      Rolled (5) on a d5.

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    3. From what I see in Roll20, Dynamo rolled a 4 for weapon, then I rolled a 1.

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    4. Nevermind. I got it now.

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  5. *Slight adjustment.

    Xann instead attacks the mind of Dynamo, attempting to hurl him out of the chair. Dynamo resists, to a point, but cannot stop his hand from slowly lifting towards his head in a forced attack.

    Tech:

    Charm of Misplaced Wrath:
    (7)+6=13 vs Will is a miss.

    Effect. Dynamo makes a basic attack against himself with a +2 on the damage.

    OOC: the power isn't clear on this, but I'd like him to make a ranged basic rather than a melee. It says just "basic" but I'm not sure if I get to choose.

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    1. Brendan is correct in the interpretation; he may choose any basic attack the target creature has.

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    2. Aaaand the attack misses. A certain Shakespeare play comes to mind...

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    3. As I'm sure you know, Crimson Dynamo has a much more awesome power that CAN be used as a ranged basic, but I will interpret Charm of Misplaced Wrath's effect such that Crimson Dynamo is the only one who chooses if it IS a ranged basic or not.

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  6. QUOTE:

    "Effect: The target makes a basic attack against a creature of your choice..."

    Abusive? Yes. Unfair? Yes. Do WotC game designers understand that 2 + 2 = 4? That is debatable ... but, the answer is 'no'.

    SCARLETT PIMP ERNELL BEAMS RIGHT THE FUCK IN.

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    1. ... after the Crimson Dynamo unsuccessfully attempts to scorch himself with an incendiary dagger; (3)+2 vs. AC 12

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    2. How would they know what basic attacks I have? We don't know what they have.
      I think I have to disagree with the ruling here - it says "make a basic attack against a creature of your choice". To satisfy the RAW, the only thing the caster picks is the creature being targeted by the attack. The attack should be a valid attack, but it's entirely possible that a character has no basic attacks that could actually work. If RAW wanted the caster to make the choices, it would say "make a basic attack of your choice against a creature of your choice". We have this power on our team so I recognize that I'd lose this option for us, but it's a Level 1 Encounter with a mandatory effect - let's not make it more abusive than it already is.
      But if we're going to keep your ruling, can you please provide us with a list of all of our opponents basic attack options so that we can make educated choices when we cast the spell?

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    3. You know what weapons we're holding and can make inferences. Ultimately it's a gamble.

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    4. THE DUNGEON MASTER CONCEDES MASON'S POINT AND ENJOYS TAKING CHARM OF MISPLACED WRATH DOWN A NOTCH. TARGET CHOOSES TYPE OF BASIC ATTACK.

      FURTHER ARGUMENTS CLOSED.

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  7. Scarlet Pimp Ernell slides smoothly out of a cloud of funny smelling smoke and, upon noticing noticing a scraggly looking little scrub loitering about his new '64 he begins to swagger mightily. However, upon getting his stroll on towards the puny Wizard, the pimp becomes distracted by the shinyness of his own shoes and subsequently falls head over heels onto the dusty floor at the wizard's feet.
    [Tech]Pimp spawns at G1
    Minor: Activate Form of the Fearsome Ram
    Standard: Charge Xann (1)+11 = Humiliation
    Free: Pimp is no longer quite so fresh and so clean, clean

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    1. The peanut gallery is giggling with glee!

      Didja read the Humiliation power on this map?

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    2. And by "falls head over heels" I meant "Sucked through a one inch hole, leaving only his grill behind"

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  8. Saving throw: 6.

    Xaan is sucked out into space!


    I assume that Psychic Dominator doesn't trigger since his turn didn't end?

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    1. Correct. Also, the Psychic Dominator is enveloped by the mind-numbing blackness of eternal void, and thus removed from the match.

      WAY TO GO PIMP!!!

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  9. BOTH PIMP ERNELL AND HIS FOE ARE CRUSHED BY ETERNAL VOID.

    Saves (5) and (6).

    Lyth teleports into the starship at a Respawn Location of her choosing.

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  10. [Lyth, Mother of Beasts]

    "Kneel before your Queen! Bow before your... Starship Commander!"

    [Tech]

    Spawn in E3.

    minor: pick up weapon [3] the Gravity Gun.

    Move: to C5.

    Standard: Thunder Hooves Rage against the Crimson Dynamo, +7 vs. AC [9] + 7 = 16. Hit for 3d12 [brutal 2] + 5, use furious assault for an extra 1d12 [brutal 2], for [6+4+6]+5+[12]=33 damage.

    Effect: Lyth is Raging, and she can move through 1 or 2 enemies' spaces during her turn. Whenever she moves through an enemey's space, she deals 1[W] extra damage on her next attack against that enemy that turn.

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  11. Sorry, I may not have been quite clear here. You may respawn at any of the four teleport pads in the bottom section of the ship.

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  12. Ah. The joys of reading. Well then I respawn at Teleport Pad [1], skip the minor action, and keep the move and Standard as stated above.

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  13. The first round already half over, Red Skull beams aboard ship!

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  14. [IC]

    "Vorbereit für ... death and destruction? Wait... What? Where did my beautiful mother tongue go? What is this... English??"

    *** Sir, please calm yourself, this is just the universal translation programming at work. ***

    "Wait... Who was that?? GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!! ARHGHHH!!!!"

    *** Sir, please calm yourself. This is the ship's computer system. ***

    "Punch cards have come a long way.. No matter, I will still rain down death and destruction upon this so-called 'pantheon'!"

    And with a flourish of his Alfheimisch blade and his good ol' teleportation rune, The Red Skull appears suddenly adjacent to Lyth and swings his blade and connects, damaging her. Chanting in now-translated ancient Norwegian, the Red Skull raises his Alfheim blade and brings it down upon Lyth's head, downing her, before the Skull vanishes entirely, laughing maniacally as he does so.

    [TECH]
    *Appear in Teleport Square 1

    *Move: Fey Step to D5, Free MBA vs Lyth from Eladrin Swordmage Advance
    *Free MBA: +6 vs AC, 20 vs AC 18, HIT! For 1d8+3 damage (4 damage total)

    *Standard: Vanishing Blade vs Lyth. +7 vs AC, CRIT (27) vs AC 18, SUPER HIT! For maximized 2d8+4 damage (20 damage total) Lyth is knocked to 0 HP and is Unconscious
    *Vanishing Blade allows Skull to teleport 5 squares (to E2) and Skull is INVISIBLE until the end of my next turn. In addition, every successful Melee attack allows me to teleport 3 squares for Free until the end of the Encounter.

    *Minor: Grab some loot! 4 items remaining, rolled 1d4, got a 3 for GRAVITY GUN!

    FIN

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  15. The Queen of Slaughter and Retribution materializes, takes a quick glance around, gracefully moves next to the control panel, and hardens her skin. Kathra (or for those who really know her as Kishar) thinks to herself...there is nothing that smells better in the morning than coffee, but a close second comes to transporter vapour of an enemy.

    She gently pulls aside her cloak and pushes a button. Skull appears and she quietly says to him, "I hope this hurts"..."tell me when you get back" and waits with great pleasure for the result.

    Tech: Spawn H5
    Move: Shift adjacent transporter pad H4
    Move: activate transporter pad bringing Red Skull onto Pad 1 (G6)
    Minor: activate my form of the Willow Sentinel.

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  16. KATHRA/KISHAR IS NOW QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN AND STAKED HER INDOMITABLE CLAIM ON THE PRIZED TRANSPORTER CONSOLE.

    THE RED BARON FLIES IN.

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    1. !!! SUPERB !!!

      Map updates coming in the next hour or so.

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    2. It doesn't work. Kath's form prevent's movement. I have to rethink my turn because the previous turn end is invalid.

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    4. Disregard my comment; we posted damn near close to the same time :)

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  18. Kathra look at the Baron as he tries to move her: "They do not call me the Godess of Retribution for nothing." Form of the Willow Sentinel prevents any kind of forced movement the is pull push or slide. I don't move anywhere. No one is telefragged!

    Do you still want to move which would provoke opportunity attack from Kathra?

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    1. Sorry, late addition. Did not see previous comment.

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  19. Hal: My sensors are detecting a small antiquated aircraft approaching off the starboard side of the ship.
    Through the infinity of space, perhaps from a black hole, comes the Red Baron, somehow flying his Fokker in space!
    Hal: He is hailing us in German.“Manche Leute nennen mich den Space Cowboy!“
    Hal: Translation, Some people call me the Space Cowboy.
    Hal: He is requesting I queue the Flight of the Valkryies by Richard Wagner.
    Magically the Red Baron appears on one of the telepads.
    Sind Sie bereit, rot lackiert werden? (Are you ready to be painted red?!) Computer, spielen AC / DC 's Thunderstruck
    Hal: I love that one.
    Summoning an arcane storm inside the spaceship, lightning strikes, The Baron, The Skull, and Kathy Griffen. Then thunder claps, sliding The Baron and Red Skull to new positions.
    Finding himself now next to the Telepad Controller,“ Was ist das?“
    The Red Devil teleports Kathy to H6
    Hal: What are you doing Will?
    The Red Baron runs over to the gun lockers and is overcome with choices, much like reading the menu at Cheesecake
    Factory.


    Tech: Spawn at I6
    Standard: Cast Arcane Whirlwind, centering the zone on G6. +6 vs. Reflex
    Vs. Red Skull Hit!
    Vs. Red Baron Hit!
    Vs. Kathy Griffen Hit!
    Everyone takes 13 dmg
    Slide Skull to E7
    Slide Baron to H4
    Minor: Activate Telecontroller targeting Kathy, roll for random: Telepad 3
    Move: H4 to E2.
    Done.

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    1. The Red Baron cannot slide to square H4, it is occupied by a conscious enemy, so the Dungeon Master will slide him to square I5. That will then provoke an opportunity attack from moving to the Weapons Locker area.

      INVALID ACTIONS RESULT IN DUNGEON MASTER'S DECREES!

      OA: (16)+6 vs. AC 15; hit!
      for (6)+(4)+6 {brutal 1} damage, The Red Baron is down with mordenkrad to the head!

      Asar-Segt, you are up!

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  21. OOC: Before I post, the roll against Red Skull for the Arcane Whirlwind was a 14, & didn't include the -5 for him being invisible. So should he have been slid, or is he still on the teleporter pad?

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    1. It was an Area attack, so it doesn't take the invisibility penalty.

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    2. There's also precedent for allies making themselves Helpless for other allies' attacks. I don't think you're winning this one.

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  22. With a flash, a six-fingered god appeared in a realm of mortals. "Kathra, thy position is unsafe. Come, let us find more advantageous ground from which to flay these mortals."

    Kathra, the foolish god that she was, refused to move.

    "Very well then. I shall destroy the mortals alone, if you are unwilling."

    [tech]
    Spawn on 1
    Standard: Bull-rush Kathra (5)+0 vs. Fort 10 MISS
    Minor: Curse Red
    Move: Move to B5 (avoiding the OA from Skull)
    AP: Nerve Gas, centered on the power core (16)+6 = 22 vs. Fort 13 HIT
    Red Skull takes 10 poison & 10 necrotic & is dropped unconscious

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    1. not to say anything about the rules and such, but would you rule that the bull rush attack would be against enemies only. Kathra is a willing target. If this is not the place to post questions like this, please tell me.

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    2. Note From the Author: This terrain power was created entirely for the reason so that I could tell a table full of people: NERVE. GAS> RELEASED.

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  23. So would he be able to move me without having to roll an attack? That's What I meant.

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    1. Based on RAW, he has to make an attack roll. The Compendium uses the example of moving your ally out of an enemy's grasp.

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  24. The Crimson Dynamo waits for no one! Including the DM! (also because his player is about to pass out and he doesn't want to get gibbed in the morning for missing his turn).


    TECH - Can someone post this into Round 2?
    Respawn at H6 on Teleport Pad 3. This telefrags Kathy Griffin.
    Move to E2. Minor Grab the Portal Gun out of the locker.
    Minor fire the Portal Gun, putting a portal at B5 (portal #5) and at H4 (portal #6).

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    1. OOC: I'm on it. Wow, LOOK AT THIS DEDICATION, PEOPLE!!! Though technically I would not be able to Delay-Gib Cimson Dynamo until 12 hours after the posting of Round 02, since you were waiting on me.

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  25. !!! THUS ENDS ANOTHER EXCITING ROUND OF FOURTHCORE TEAM DEATHMATCH !!!

    The Match continues with more hijinks and shenanigans in this gonzo crazy, panic-inducing map with Round 02:

    http://www.fourthcoreteamdeathmatch.com/2013/01/play-by-post-match-18-round-02.html

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