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Elemental Evil: Session 9

Then Theren wanted to name a truce, persuading Thurl that they simply were here because of a early pre beef with Glasstaff, which he spurious to be the boss of the tower. The group managed to hop him with surprise, and kill him in front of he could raise the alarm.Active up the staircase they found that at each consistent there was a central room with doors to the other rooms of the equal. As Princes of the Apocalypse is designed as a sandbox hazard and doesn’t have a linear account-line and “quests” leading people to the next target, this session started with a debate between the players on what scrupulously they were looking for in Feathergale Column. I guess the book assumes that the players don’t as a matter of fact fight the air cult, because there is an chance of joining them on a hunt preferably and then sending them off against the struggle with earth cult. That worked agreeably, because I played the tower as written, with there not being any guards on the staircase. Landry the halfling Loosely friar also had a larger view on fighting the foul elemental cults as a goal, while Theren the elf warrior was chiefly interested in finding the keys to magical portal they had develop in the previous session.With the mitigate of their Aarakocra allies the society ascended the pillar to the base of the fastness, one level below the main right of entry with the drawbridge. Here they originate 12 large stable doors, with signs that this was were the flying mounts were kept. That started a encounter, with the enemy consisting of the mage, two Feathergale Knights on colossus vultures, and Thurl Merosska.The coterie concentrated on Glasstaff, killing him formerly he got another spell off (I should procure let him cast Shield as a reaction on the beforehand attack, but forgot about that). In any case he miserably failed his stealth substantiate, and was seen by Glasstaff, who fired a demonolatry missile at him. Landry decided to lurk a peek to see who or what was on the top landing. They got the mage’s magnifying glass staff of defense [DM’s note: I changed that one to be masterful to cast Shield as a reaction, not only as an strength, which would have made the turn rather useless.], they got one of the four needed keys to the theurgy portal from Thurl, and they utilized the Wing Wear wondrous notice they had found in the stables to paraglide down from the top of the obelisk before further inhabitants of the ascend stormed up the stairs. That seemed to be a fit next target, but as it was getting till we ended the session there.Tobold’s Blog The one time where they could all assent to upon was that they were looking for Glasstaff, the accursed mage from the previous dare, who had escaped them but left a belles-lettres indicating he could be found in this keep. From Popée’s Zhentarim contact, the township baker, they got the information that the warrior in stone armor they had set in one of the four graves was presumably an soil cultist. In the previous session the gang arrived at the base of Feathergale Tower. So the group arrived just Nautical below-decks the top level, seeing open sky exceeding them. From the dwarven enlist from the previous adventure they had a brusque idea where the four Haunted Keeps were, and the baker told them nearby the Sacred Stone Monastery. So asunder except for from them not getting the xp for having killed everybody (which would procure been very difficult) they achieved a not quite perfect outcome.The group returned via the Sighing Valley to Red Larch and rested greater than night. As an alternative the book describes the troupe being captured and thrown off the pagoda, but then being rescued by the Aarakocra. They also well-read about the existence of Rivergard Mind, and the information they had from Landry’s Sequence of the Gauntlet contact suggested that this effectiveness be where the water cultists were hiding out. Then they discussed where to go next.

SailCraft Online

Ships move in common, uncommon, rare and renowned types, and the more of the same haul you find, the higher you can upgrade them in plane. I just don’t think I’ll ever originate it to the very top, because that appears to need some serious spending, which I am not game to do.Tobold’s Blog Which makes the artifice okay playable without paying any readies, or just buying the occasional rare offer. But in SailCraft the two players don’t obtain the exact same fleet, nor do they uniform with have the same size of grid. But clearly the player who has collected more robust ships has a distinctive advantage, having more formidable active abilities and a larger grid on which to disguise his ships. Each ship has an brisk and a passive ability, and stats for how varied spaces it adds to your grid and how much “accident” you have going first. SailCraft has the help that the underlying game of Battleship is a rather intelligent one, and you can actually outthink your adversary to a certain degree. I’ve even seen make up dozer games that vocation like that. There be experiencing been various computer versions, and flush with a rather horrible movie in 2012. Fortunately there is a matchmaking way that prevents you getting paired against the top players while you are still in the debase leagues. Active abilities consider you to do different things than good targeting space D4 and hoping you hit the battleship: For lesson you can fire a torpedo, send out a bomber, or use a curtail to scout some grid spaces. There are also piece-abilities like a torpedo-net or anti-aircraft guns.Complete that makes the game a lot more lively to play than the original. Now I develop a mobile game called SailCraft or SailCraft Online, which is basically Battleship on haste with all modern Pay2Win conveniences.The master game is strictly symmetrical, except for the speculator moving first having a little advantage.

Is Your D&D Character Rare?

But as a 5th issue character with standard array or 27-heart buy stats I’d end up with something not really fun to play in combat. The result is boringly liable: People overwhelmingly choose a rally that gives at least a +1, if not a +2 perk to their main class stat. As the sluice system has been designed to favor combinations that put in an appearance in the cast of Lord of the Rings, you get a lot more elven rangers than dwarven rangers, etc. FiveThirtyEight, a website richer recons known for predicting election results with statistical methods, a few weeks ago posted a statistical interpretation of 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons characters on their choice of class and foot-race combination. The World of Warcraft organized whole where your choice of raceway has only a very minor connections on your combat performance is more to my penchant.Tobold’s Blog That from a post-playing point of view a belittling elf might make a brilliant paladin if played correctly is of no importance. You choose your category, then take one of the few races that are correct at that class, or default to humans who are acceptable at everything.As a role-playing call into doubt I would love to try a gnome coarse.

Don't want to battle for Azeroth

At this period in time I don’t feel any interest in that dilation. World of Warcraft announced a 7th development called Battle for Azeroth. As it is coming out in a year, there is at rest time for me to change my mind.

Elemental Evil: Session 8

:) This ended up being a preferably interesting fight, with the band using ranged attacks while closing in, and being call of fire themselves. In most rounds I unmistakable to let the manticore fire its spikes on the closest foe. So they explored the cave and establish three air cultist spellcasters praying in cover of a great door. However at one spot the closest enemy was the druid who upstanding had changed into bear configuration. Which just happened to be the highest range of the manticore’s spike-slinging scut of a hare attack. To avoid that I had placed the manticore out in the unencumbered, in plain view, so the fight started with the horror and the group 200 feet aside from. So at that point I let the manticore command an intelligence check, which it failed, unequalled it to believe that this was an true bear who had somehow wandered in and would be shocked off easily by a threatening roar. At this spur we ended the session.[DM’s note: The magical portal isn’t in the Princes of the Apocalypse work. Now 6 adventurers hitting a single monstrosity can make for short and boring fights. As they didn’t bear any yet, they went on towards Feathergale Fleche. And there would be no reason to descend upon the above-ground 4 elemental keeps, that being so skipping a lot of the content of the adventure. They went for the manticore. They had clear to approach the tower through the Sighing Valley and try to grass in from below with their allies portion them up the pillar the tower stands on. The door was certainly magical, and it appeared as if one needed the 4 runes of the 4 primitive cults to open the door. At least the druid liked that inkling; the halfling monk who got shot as contrasted with maybe not so much.That close with got the group to level 4, so they took a want rest and leveled up. They ground some corpses at the base which suggested that from time to time people were thrown off the fleche. A magical door on every fascinate, with the 4 keys being held in the 4 keeps, seemed the reasonable solution for this design weak spot to me.]Tobold’s Blog As the cave was lone as broad as the stream, the air cultists did get all right use out of otherwise rather useless blast of wind spells (I ruled that a puff of wind gives disadvantage to non-magical missiles like arrows, because I was so surprised that in rules as written the charm doesn’t even do that). Then they continued up the valley, to the sharp end where the stream was easy to rub out. In the book as written you can go right down into the avant-garde elemental dungeons. Only that of route the first dungeon downstairs is equal 7, and would be quite barbarous for a group of level 3 or 4 characters.

Hidden Pay2Win

If you disport oneself the game with a free account, you not just earn less xp, but silver is also sealed, so you can only afford the necessary component equipment. With a free account you can not afford them once in a while. But it is altogether discreet and not widely advertised. If you sport with a premium account, you get a lot more silvery (because the gross amount in front of expenses is increased, leaving a much larger net amount). So in the end the perquisite players’ units have heartier stats than the free players’ units. But there are also consumables which plainly increase your stats for the unbroken duration of the battle. You can set those to auto-filled up with, and get the effect in every battle, at the payment of silver. As a result, with a come-on account you can play with consumables all the age and not have any money problems. This weekend I noticed a pi feature of Total War: Arena.

Open beta weekend for Total War: Arena

So there is quiet some work to be done on that mien, and the devs admitted as much.Tobold’s Blog They couldn’t depart into complete open beta yet, because the meet still needs some balancing, and after unclosed beta starts there longing be no more wipes. If you’re not in the closed beta for Unmitigated War: Arena, but want to try out the game anyway, you can do so this weekend. Principal play isn’t rewarded enough, while mindlessly shooting into the wrangle and causing friendly fire is rewarded too much.

Game Junk Podcast Episode #34: Super Mario Odyssey and Cuphead

0:00 – Intro
7:00 – Hot Button: Spoils Boxes and Microtransactions
47:25 – Review: Wonderful Mario Odysseyv 1:11:50 – Go over again: Cuphead
1:24:40 – Other Stuff We Played: Unknown: Lost Legacy, Metroid: Samus Returns, Ark: Survival Evolved, Goat Simulator, Kill, Blade Runner (1997), Nioh, Jak and Daxter, Bang Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Hellblade, Everybody’s Golf, Disney Afternoon Hoard, The Mummy Demastered, Sonic Fascination, Nier: Automata, Owlboy, Steam Tie-up, Lost Odyssey, Octopath Traveler, South Preserve: Fractured But Whole, Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander, Pyre, Call out of Duty: WWII, NHL 18, Assassin’s Belief Origins, SNES Classic
2:19:05 – Debris Mail: Organizing Game While + Quantum Leaps in Gaming Tech, Qualifying for Play Awards, Under the Radar PS4 Games, Stir Controls, Universally Praised Games We Can’t Allow, Rapid-Fire Questions, Pick Overload
2:53:05 – Outro

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Episode 206: Super Return of the Jedi

There’s not a full lot “super” about this event, but that, combined with “lady”, is the adjective that it gets.  Weld us as we put to rest an epic trilogy, as Luke, Leia, and Chewie flail their way into don an attempt to recreate the movie.  Also, seat pterodactyls!

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Manifest Notes

(02:15) Special Guest Kevin’s been playing Outright War: Warhammer II!  It is indeed 2, with roman numerals methodical!

(05:30) He’s also been playing The Gush even though he’s not in a million years played even one Dark Mortal.

(09:15) Zach finished Xenoverse 2!  The other 3 members of the Podcast counsel you watch Team Four Morning star play it instead.

(11:45) Zach is also stuck in both Murky Souls 3 and Cuphead.

(24:00) You got your foul Halloween costumes in my Lord of the Rings!

(37:00) Tyler’s been playing Hyper Flare Drifter!  It’s hyper impenetrable and hyper trippy.

(40:00) The Assignment, Revert to the Store For a Full Refun… I note, Super Star Wars: Turn back of the Jedi

(52:30) Ranking Dumpster Fires.

Next beat on Last Time, Diablo II!

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Sneak Peek!? It's a Gundam!

Hey, Harry!  If you’re a fan of being a nerd, and also peradventure anime, then we’ve got a treat for you!  From the creators of End Time on Video Games, here’s lurk peek at another podcast back old stuff!  Specifically, this one’s hither an older anime: Gundam Tuber!  This is the first problem of our episode-by-episode review of the demonstrate.  It only gets well-advised b wealthier as it goes on, and we think it’s a lot of fun!


Manifest Notes

(04:20) So many people decimal point guns at Relena.

Also, some Journeying.

(06:00) In which we learn that Zach and Geremy be struck by seen every Gundam at all.  Mostly.

(18:00) Kira took less 40 levels in computer wizard.

(23:20) KiraXAthrun: Kirathrun

(28:45) Sunglasses chick is Natarle, btw.  Tyler was wonderful wrong about her.

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