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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #60 on: 12 July 2020, 23:39:50 »
  "I am so going to regret this," Doug said, then threw up his hands. "If you can promise that cat won't start talking to people..." 

"Meow"

"Did that cat just say 'meow' to me?"

"Of course not, you know that cats can't talk.  By the way, could you breathe into this for me?"

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #61 on: 13 July 2020, 00:57:15 »
-Ten minutes later-

"Harumph," Chim said as they drifted into the cabin they'd been assigned aboard the dropship. "They didn't say it'd take five days to get to the planet."

L'heo secured their bags in the rack before taking a seat in the acceleration couch next to her. "We spent days traveling out to their ship when we left. It's not really a surprise we'd have to do it again."

Chim didn't particularly want to hear it, and gave L'heo a look to indicate as such while Celia took the seat next to them and Polly settled into the Paladin's lap. For Polly it was common sense. Celia simply had more lap for him to sit on, but at the moment it still pissed Chim off.

"So," Chim said, trying to think of something, anything, to take her mind of things. The pause lingered a bit longer before she decided to look at Celia. "You and Dave?"

Celia blushed and looked away. "I would prefer not to talk about it."

There was another pause, broken up by an announcement over the public address indicating the ship would be detaching, followed by a shudder and a groan that echoed all around them, and soon after followed by the first sensation of gravity that wasn't also slightly nauseating in months as the ship got underway.

"It's just..." Celia finally said. On the other side, Chim could hear L'heo mutter. "Oh Gods no..."

"I... I thought he saw me as special," Celia continued. "But he was carrying something... propho... provo... I don't know what they were called but they were to protect him from... well... if he were to be... intimate." She seemed to blush harder.

Chim suddenly understood L'heo's reluctance. "I... uh... don't..."

But it was Polly who spoke up, raising his head and opening one eye in annoyance. "That's stupid. You're stupid. Your order doesn't even have a vow of chastity."

"That's different!" Celia protested. "I am... not unwilling. He is very special to me. I would have obtained the necessary protections, but... to just have them on hand like that..."

"Sound convenient to me," Polly said.

"That's what I mean!" Celia insisted. "Is he the sort of man who treats... that... so lightly?"

L'heo groaned in frustration, "Could one of you render me unconscious until this is over?"
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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #62 on: 13 July 2020, 06:35:31 »
Chim reached forward and grabbed Dave, probably trying to pull him down to her eye level, but in the microgravity only managing to pull herself up.

"LaH jIHvaD Dayaj'a'?" she barked out while also clinging to his jumpsuit to keep herself from coasting into the overhead. Dave looked at her in a panic before looking over to the others.

Did she try to speak "Draconic" to him? Why?

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #63 on: 13 July 2020, 07:17:12 »
I'm wondering if Klingon maps to Draconic or Orcish...
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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #64 on: 13 July 2020, 09:45:40 »
Elvish French. I need to use that in a game ASAP

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #65 on: 13 July 2020, 11:12:20 »
I'm wondering if Klingon maps to Draconic or Orcish...

In the opening fiction for the Nebula California ebook, when Grando chose to speak Draconic, it was Klingon I used. And French was "High Elvish." A couple others--German and Spanish--were something that was meant to indicate kingdom/regional languages.

Here's the bit:
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“Creature of iron!” he bellowed, channeling the magic within
to magnify his volume until it felt as if the earth around him
shuddered from the sheer force of his words. “Beast of fire and
darkness! Who sent thee to threaten our lands?”
Abruptly, the monstrous creation paused, its massive legs
grinding to an earth-gouging stop in mid-stride. Its long, toothy
visage swung around, and its body followed, dragging along a tail
that now twitched more like that of an agitated house pet. The
eyes that faced Grando were wide slits that glowed an angry red,
and lacked any visible pupils, but he knew with every fiber of his
ancient being that it now focused all attention on him.
And yet, while his words somehow resonated enough to
stay its wrath, the monster made no further response. Could it
not speak, he wondered? Or had it merely failed to understand
his words properly? These lands were abundant in kingdoms
and counties where the common tongue of Man competed with
other languages.
He switched to the language of the Eisengard: “Was ist
ihre Herkunft?”
The beast’s head tilted slightly to one side, and Grando
imagined a blank stare from its glowing, red slits.
Of course! He realized. Chiding himself for missing the obvious,
he tried Draconic. “SoHvaD ngeH ‘Iv?”
Yet once again, the metal-clad beast stared blankly at him.
Puzzled more than ever, he went for High Elfish: “Qui vous
a envoyé?”
Still nothing? Maybe the language of the Seafarers… “¿De
dónde es usted?”
The beast’s head now tilted to the other side, but still did
nothing else.
Well, this was starting to become frustrating.
It was at that point that Grando muttered, somewhat louder
than he’d intended, “Brilliant! How can I reach your soul if you can’t
even communicate, you foolish beast?”

Grimdark, it would turn out, understood Common/English.

Liam's Ghost, out of curiosity, what did you see as Chim's native tongue?

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #66 on: 13 July 2020, 11:39:00 »
I played in a game many years ago that used Croatian for gnomish...

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« Reply #67 on: 13 July 2020, 13:14:32 »
(Heh. Now that I think on it, "Eisengard" was probably the dwarf nation in Grando's neck of Toreel. Not sure WHO the Seafarers might have been, though. I wrote all of that years ago...)

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #68 on: 13 July 2020, 15:08:57 »
In the opening fiction for the Nebula California ebook, when Grando chose to speak Draconic, it was Klingon I used. And French was "High Elvish." A couple others--German and Spanish--were something that was meant to indicate kingdom/regional languages.

Here's the bit:
Grimdark, it would turn out, understood Common/English.

Liam's Ghost, out of curiosity, what did you see as Chim's native tongue?

- Herb

Damn, forgot the Klingon line in there. Sweet.
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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #69 on: 14 July 2020, 14:42:54 »
As I imagine it right now, I think the orcish tongues of Toreel are probably Russian, while other goblinoids use some type of Slavic.

I could possibly get real dangerous mapping out the evolution of Toreel's humanoid sub-species here...

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« Reply #70 on: 14 July 2020, 18:46:52 »
Any Pak?
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« Reply #71 on: 14 July 2020, 23:54:13 »
Any Pak?

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #72 on: 15 July 2020, 01:08:57 »
Any Pak?

Who's that question for? And what does "Pak" mean in this context?

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« Reply #73 on: 15 July 2020, 01:13:13 »
Pak Protectors, from Larry Niven's Known Space series. When you talked about speciation of hominids, the connection to Ringworld jumped up.

(SHort form, leave hominids alone with no other mammlaian species in a very very large place, with lots of climate regions, and millions of years, you get ... specialised hominids.)

Pak Protectors are guaranteed to bring that something extra to boring lives. And if I wasn't 20 years too old ...
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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #74 on: 15 July 2020, 01:44:09 »
There should be more coming soon, but the wrist I injured way back when is still bothering me something fierce, so I'm typing in only short bursts.

(And if you're thinking I should get it checked again, I agree. So does my doctor, and I have a referral for a second x-ray waiting for me, just as soon as I get confirmation that my current respiratory infection isn't in fact covid. The screener said I should hear back in nine days)

Liam's Ghost, out of curiosity, what did you see as Chim's native tongue?

I haven't quite decided on either Gnomish or the common tongue of the people in her region, just that their particular local tongue obscure enough that the Jumpship crew hasn't immediately recognized the native language.

Orcish is absolutely Russian.

(actually to be perfectly honest I considered making Gnomish be Japanese, on the grounds that Chim's physical description isn't that far removed from a moe version of a tiny elf, but that might just be my crunchyroll subscription talking)

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #75 on: 15 July 2020, 01:49:55 »
Pak Protectors, from Larry Niven's Known Space series. When you talked about speciation of hominids, the connection to Ringworld jumped up.

(SHort form, leave hominids alone with no other mammlaian species in a very very large place, with lots of climate regions, and millions of years, you get ... specialised hominids.)

Pak Protectors are guaranteed to bring that something extra to boring lives. And if I wasn't 20 years too old ...

Hmmm. Probably not, at least not in the sense Niven has them, where they basically are nigh immortal pre-humans. Toreel is patterned on D&D/Pathfinder settings, and thus tends toward the more classic fantasy tropes when it comes to speciation. (Though it's also noted that some local fauna also evolved up on Toreel as well, resulting in the dragonkin, gnolls, and other more monstrous races.) Whatever unique connection to other planes that gave the natives of Toreel access to magic is truly strange in nature.

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #76 on: 15 July 2020, 02:13:18 »
Hmmm. Probably not, at least not in the sense Niven has them, where they basically are nigh immortal pre-humans. Toreel is patterned on D&D/Pathfinder settings, and thus tends toward the more classic fantasy tropes when it comes to speciation. (Though it's also noted that some local fauna also evolved up on Toreel as well, resulting in the dragonkin, gnolls, and other more monstrous races.) Whatever unique connection to other planes that gave the natives of Toreel access to magic is truly strange in nature.

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What can make a lot of this even more difficult to pin down is both D&D and Pathfinder have both supported the idea of homebrewed settings, to varying degrees to be sure.

Pathfinder 2nd Edition is a bit more heavily invested in their official setting but still complicates things by suggesting that humans can even have their own regional languages.

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« Reply #77 on: 15 July 2020, 02:57:43 »
Hmmm. Probably not, at least not in the sense Niven has them, where they basically are nigh immortal pre-humans. Toreel is patterned on D&D/Pathfinder settings, and thus tends toward the more classic fantasy tropes when it comes to speciation. (Though it's also noted that some local fauna also evolved up on Toreel as well, resulting in the dragonkin, gnolls, and other more monstrous races.) Whatever unique connection to other planes that gave the natives of Toreel access to magic is truly strange in nature.

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I think Pak probably belong better in the "And I Feel Fine ..." universe, honestly. It was just the speciation.

Damn, now I want to run a fantasy RPG with grass giants, climbing people, ghouls, vampires, City Builders, and see how long it takes for someone to wonder why they haven't met any wizards ...
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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #78 on: 15 July 2020, 03:41:00 »
What can make a lot of this even more difficult to pin down is both D&D and Pathfinder have both supported the idea of homebrewed settings, to varying degrees to be sure.

Pathfinder 2nd Edition is a bit more heavily invested in their official setting but still complicates things by suggesting that humans can even have their own regional languages.

Oh yeah. Which is why I'm not sure now whether the "sea peoples" who spoke Spanish in the intro fiction of Nebula California were another human nation, or another of the demi-human groups. The majority of the so-called "nations of Man," though, tended toward Common/Star League English.

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« Reply #79 on: 15 July 2020, 06:50:47 »

"Ship is away," Rick, the acting executive officer, reported.

Doug wasn't certain what he was feeling. On the one hand he felt like he was unleashing chaos on an unsuspecting world. On the other hand he also felt something that felt disturbingly like a burning couch had just been lifted off his shoulders, even if only temporarily.

"Anybody got odds on this being a terrible idea?" Rick asked.

"It'll be fine," Dave said. "They're a bit weird, but they're good folk."

"I'd trust your assessment better if you weren't shtuping one of them."

Dave scowled, grumbling under his breath.

"No bets," Doug said. "We hope for the best, though make sure we've got a plot for a quick jump out if we need it, Rick."

Rick laughed. "Aye sir."

"Bridge, this is engineering." came the call over the intercoms. "Boss, we've got a... thing down here."

Doug toggled the com at his station. "Engineering, this is the bridge. What sort of thing?"

"One of the exoskeletons is... umm... walking around."

Doug felt confusion and a bit of dread. "What do you mean walking around."

"I mean walking around sir, without a person. And he says his name is Walter. He, uh... wants to know what he can do to help out."

Some of that weight came rushing back.

-----

Celia left shortly after they were cleared to move about the ship, having decided to find a quiet place to "meditate" on her relationship with Dave. Polly had taken the time to pull the blanket off of one of the bunks and wad it into a comfortable place to nap. That, more or less, left Chim and L'heo alone. L'heo occupied himself on the couch, quietly reading a book with apparently not a care in the world.

Chim had charts and magical fomulai spread out on the desk, absently working on mystical equations. The spell she was working on, the overcharged teleportation spell that might let her cross from world to world, she was making progress on it. She was close, a bit more experimentation, a bit more research and calculations... but to be honest she wasn't really concentrating on her work. She was too anxious, too agitated, and too annoyed that nobody seemed to notice.

"Ugg," she complained. "This is exhausting," she complained.

"Uh huh," L'heo said from the couch, absently turning a page on his book.

"And why is it so heavy in here?" Chim complained again, feeling her annoyance build.

"Quite heavy," L'heo agreed.

"They should know we just got off months of weak or no gravity," Chim continued. "You'd think they'd accommodate us and avoid going all out."

"Very inconsiderate," L'heo said as he turned another page.

"And this chair needs another cushion," Chim said. "My shoulders already hurt."

"Yep," L'heo said.

That was the last straw for Chim, and she turned around and threw a pen at him. "Are you even listening?" she demanded.

L'heo ignored the pen that sailed past his head, but he closed his book and looked up. "When your great grandmother had your grandmother," he said. "She took me aside and said 'L'heo, You've been a good friend and dear companion for as long as I know you. I know my daughter will always be safe in your care, wherever her adventures might take her. But she's her mother's daughter, so be her friend, be her confidant, and above all, don't take any of her crap."

Chim frowned disapproving.

"Then when your grandmother had your mother," he continued, "she told me, "I know my daughter will always be safe in your care, wherever her adventures might take her. But she's her mother's daughter, so be her friend, be her confidant, and above all, don't take any of her crap."

"And I suppose my mom said the same thing?"

"It was more like 'she's an absolute brat sometimes, so don't let her push you around.'" L'heo said. "But the sentiment was there."

Chim stuck her tongue out at L'heo.

"You ask if I'm listening," L'heo said. "Of course I'm listening. You got something on your mind, we can talk about it. But you need to actually talk about it."

Chim sighed. "Elvish is French," she said. "French, as in of France."

"I'll take your word for it." L'heo said.

"France," Chim continued, "as in a place on their homeworld, an ancient place. The word is literally thousands of years old. It's older than any of our historical records go back."

"Ah," L'heo said. "You think there's a connection. You know, their English is the same way. The common tongue basically anywhere but the Sapphire islands is essentially identical, or at least close enough to be understood."
 
Chim felt her eyes widen in shock. "It is? And you knew?"

"I was surprised you didn't," L'heo replied casually. "You spoke forty eight languages before we met them. How is it that none of them was the most common one in the entire mortal world?"

Chim's concerns were briefly replaced by embarrassment. "I just never got around to it," she said. "But that's not important! If we're speaking their languages... does that mean we came from them?"

"Would that be so bad?" L'heo asked.

"It's terrifying!" Chim said. "Everything I thought I knew, everything I thought I understood..." Her mind was in a frenzy now. "But it makes a terrifying amount of sense, with everything we've learned. If you look at how our two realities are constructed on a fundamental level..."

She took a breath, trying to get her thoughts in order. L'heo waited expectantly.

"I don't know," she said. "The planar structure of their reality is raw chaos. And the physical universe is mostly empty space. Next to that, our reality is so ordered it looks like it was designed. By people like us, for people like us. I mean, think about it. Mortals can survive, at least for short periods, on any plane, and live indefinitely on most of them without much effort. Here, step outside this hull, and you suffocate to death, because very simple physical laws say there's no reason there'd be anything to breath."

L'heo chuckled. "Like you said before, the kind of thinking that gets people set on fire. So you yelled at that poor guy in Draconic because..."

Chim shrugged. "It was the only thing I could think of that might have told me something. If he'd recognized that, well... If something from their reality created ours, Dragonkind would probably be the best option."

"Not the only option," L'heo said.

"No," Chim agreed. "I was too terrified to try speaking Aklo to him. But it's probably the best one."

L'heo seemed to think for a moment. "It's a lot to think about. But, I think there's another possibility you might be overlooking."

"And that is?" Chim asked.

"Remember when we first met them?" L'heo said. "You introduced yourself, and half their party started snickering, most of the rest thought we were making fun of them?"

"Ugg," Chim said. "They never told me what was so funny, either." The ship's previous captain, Patrick, had insisted that they refer to her by her shortened common name since then. A practice she'd agreed to, with little resistance. In Vaslen it would be an insult for strangers who weren't her social equals to refer to her by anything but her title and her family name (the McNuggNugg clan was an old and established house). But the ship's crew weren't from Vaslen, and Chim never cared for the trappings of the court. Still, she would have liked to know what the sniggering was all about.

"Celia got the same sort of response over her family name," L'heo said. "My point is that you're looking for some deeper mystery. What if the real answer is that the Gods were lazy and cribbed off of each other? Or they set it up because they thought it would be funny?"

"That's your solution?" Chim asked skeptically. "The Gods thought it would be funny?"

"You live long enough," L'heo said, "you see enough things, you start to realize that's more likely than you might think."

-----

Far away, on the other side of the system, a second ship moved through the void. It was a lot closer to the planet, but it was also (or rather would be for most of its journey) moving a lot slower, coasting on inertia to avoid easy detection, having detached from its own parent ship at a pirate point much deeper in the system. The people aboard the ship were busying themselves readying weapons, equipment, and battlemechs. Their intention was simple. Slip in close, drop their forces to cow the locals, and take what they could before any significant resistance could appear. They had every reason to be confident. This world didn't have much to defend itself. Its ability to monitor the space around it was virtually non-existent. The only other contact they could detect was a single jumpship at the zenith point. If that ship had business locally, it'd most likely be an ore freighter sending a ship down to pick up a load from the mines on planet, just in time to be a juicy extra prize to nab. The Concordat didn't send troops out this way very often in the best of days. And word out of the Haven was ole Tommy Calderon was having one of his Davion Bogeyman moments right now.

No way the locals would be able to put up much of a fight.
Good news is the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show an immediate latency of 44.6 years. So if you're thirty or over you're laughing. Worst case scenario you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you've forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator, it makes a happy face.

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #80 on: 15 July 2020, 07:05:25 »
Oh boy, these pirates are going for a rude surprise i bet.

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #81 on: 15 July 2020, 08:41:43 »
Are going to *have* one, you mean.

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« Reply #82 on: 15 July 2020, 13:35:14 »
"My point is that you're looking for some deeper mystery. What if the real answer is that the Gods were lazy and cribbed off of each other? Or they set it up because they thought it would be funny?"

"That's your solution?" Chim asked skeptically. "The Gods thought it would be funny?"

"You live long enough," L'heo said, "you see enough things, you start to realize that's more likely than you might think."

Shit! Paul, they're on to us! Run!

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« Reply #83 on: 15 July 2020, 18:24:49 »
Why do I get the feeling those poor bastards are going to be facing a real living and fire beating dragon when they land and start crap?

Cool story and thanks  for sharing.

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« Reply #84 on: 15 July 2020, 18:54:28 »
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The tones finished sounding and the discontinuity hit as the ship began to jump.

But around Doug, just for a moment, time seemed to stop. The world around him froze, all except for a spot on the deck in front of him which seemed to bend and mold like clay, sliding up and shaping into a figure, its lower half an indistinct mass, the upper body clothed in red robes. There was no head, in its place was a featureless mask fixed to a rod gripped in one hand.

"Why would you wish to leave?" it asked. "Have we not enjoyed our time together?"

Snakes of clay slid from the lower body of the creature, wrapping around Captain Heard and dragging him to the creature. Around him, Doug could hear the crying and hissing of something like feral housecats stalking around him, around the rest of the crew on the bridge, but he was powerless to act, as though paralyzed.

"You cannot leave," the mysterious stranger said. "What lies beyond is not safe." The bridge seemed to stretch out, pulling the creature away from Doug even as its body engulfed the captain, but its tentacles continued across the deck, getting ever closer, even as the ship stretched further and further around him and invisible claws began to tear into him...

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Oh Lord. RUN! It's the biggest single nightmare fuel a children's show ever had.

the Mysterious Stranger is something that legit gave some friends nightmares.

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #85 on: 15 July 2020, 20:56:10 »
Oh Lord. RUN! It's the biggest single nightmare fuel a children's show ever had.

the Mysterious Stranger is something that legit gave some friends nightmares.

Never saw it.  Just looked up the reference.  What the crap.
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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #86 on: 15 July 2020, 23:35:04 »
LG, a quick technical question:

How close to the "rules" are you planning to run this tale? (i.e. the rules from pp. 27-28, which deal with magic vs BattleMechs) Wondering how unbalanced the fight we're about to see is...

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #87 on: 15 July 2020, 23:44:18 »
I think you meant LG not GB there Herb.

Still an interesting question as I've long been of the mind the most effective spells to use are not the ones that deal HP damage directly but other spells.

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #88 on: 16 July 2020, 00:53:30 »
I think you meant LG not GB there Herb.

Still an interesting question as I've long been of the mind the most effective spells to use are not the ones that deal HP damage directly but other spells.

To be fair... that is very much the case in 3.5 edition D&D...

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Re: A Toreel Wizard in Prince Davion's Court
« Reply #89 on: 16 July 2020, 01:11:49 »
A blind mech, a mech ths tlevitstes a few feet off the ground (no jump jets), a mech that suddenly finds itself in a swamp, or that fatigues (heard up!) Are all options.

Or a summoned dragon herd.

 

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