Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Geressen, Jun 17, 2015.
those kicks were fast as lightning
in fact it it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing
someBODY ONCE TOLD ME
Hmph, can't even finish one song before getting distracted by another.
It was going so well too
Well, if we're moving on to depressing animated series...
Might I recommend "Now and Then, Here and There"?
you may but you are right we need something more fun and light
oh wait no!
not good enough to make me let you win though.
Still more "fun and light" than Now and Then...
So Geressen, you got any more fun DnD stories to share? (or anyone else I suppose?)
I have no stories
we got transported into the meat dimension and while we were there apparently another group summoned some sort of red demon planet but we do not know that yet.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
"Delayed Blast Fireball can hold your party hostage.
Noticed this little blurb in the 7th level spell Delayed Blast Fireball.
When the spell ends, either because your concentration is broken or because you decide to end it*, the bead blossoms with a low roar into an explosion...* (emphasis mine)
This means that casting DBF is essentially the same thing as pulling the pin on a grenade and holding it in the air: 'If you kill me, I'm taking you all with me.'
I used this in an encounter when an important enemy caster was the last bad guy standing on the field. She was being run down by the party's barbarian and wasn't going to survive his next turn. Other PCs had taken a lot of damage so far and the 12d6 base dmg of DBF had the potential to outright kill some of them. On her turn, she cast the spell above the heads of 3 party members and informed the barbarian that if he broke her concentration it would go off.
This ended combat and incited a round of tense negotiations that ended with some mutual understanding and an agreement between the caster and the party to work together against a separate, mutual enemy. It was very exciting.
Now, in the spell it states that a creature can grab the bead of energy (with a dex save) and throw it, but as another recent thread has detailed, dropping concentration is a free action, and the interaction between these two rules is kind of up to the DM. Interoperate that how you will. Just wanted to share this useful little concept.
And of course, a player could use Delayed Blast Fireball in this way too, against the enemies, as long as your DM runs bad guys as having a sense of self preservation."
I was thinking of joining the beginner campaign at the nearby game store but then covid hit.
Separate names with a comma.