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The Campaign: Guilt Trip

May 19, 2023 by Tim

I effectively retired from doing conventions some years back, but ConnectiCon in Hartford, Connecticut was the first one I ever attended as a guest, way back in 2003, and it has always held a special place in my heart.
Ctrl+Alt+Del is now in its twentieth year, so I am thrilled to return to celebrate ConnectiCon #20. I’ll have a table with some STUFF, and will also be doing a some panels.
If you’re in the area that weekend and want to come out and say hi, you can use this link to get 10% off your registration!

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Mr. Shy Guy
Mr. Shy Guy
17 days ago

I’m not sure if this party is good or evil, but they are definitely chaotic.

skarnak
skarnak
16 days ago
Reply to  Mr. Shy Guy

they’re very frugal and cheap. that’s what they are lol

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
15 days ago
Reply to  Mr. Shy Guy

They’re non-cooperative. And evil aligned party that regarded each other this way would have killed one another.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
17 days ago

Roll for persuasion πŸ˜‚

Gnarph
Gnarph
17 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

On whom? The merchant, the corpse or the DM? πŸ˜›

Blackthorne
Blackthorne
17 days ago
Reply to  Gnarph

Yes

Cheez
Cheez
16 days ago
Reply to  Blackthorne

I rolled a nat18 with +3 to persuasion

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
17 days ago

With friends like these, who needs enemas? LOL sorry old Mel Brooks joke, couldn’t resist, dad joker here :p

7eggert
7eggert
16 days ago
Reply to  Scarsdale

Enema is when your behind is deep-cleaned.

Jack0r
Jack0r
16 days ago
Reply to  7eggert

I heard jokes get funnier when you explain them.

Eric the White
Eric the White
16 days ago
Reply to  7eggert

Yeah it wasn’t a typo, that’s actually the Mel Brooks joke.

7eggert
7eggert
16 days ago
Reply to  Eric the White

Language barrier … I guess I won’t dig deeper here.

Jayle
Jayle
16 days ago
Reply to  7eggert

Oh no, by all means, really probe the issue

Jedi
Jedi
17 days ago

Guess all they would need now is an arms dealer …. ?

wkz
wkz
17 days ago
Reply to  Jedi

I know someone out there will use this as an excuse to put an arm cannon prosthesis…

Jedi
Jedi
16 days ago
Reply to  wkz

You might want to read the Berserk Manga πŸ˜‰

Scortch
Scortch
17 days ago

I love the campaign so much. However I can’t help but express a little sadness at the timing, since Tim can’t do a strip on Zelda: Geneva Violations

Lily
Lily
17 days ago

I mean, if someone has to give their hand it makes sense for the one benefiting from the spell to pay.

Egasilon
Egasilon
16 days ago

I never realized that 3 has yellow eyes.

It’s kinda creepy, and I don’t know why.

Michiel
Michiel
16 days ago
Reply to  Egasilon

Because it means he has a liver disease. πŸ˜‚

NobodyHadToSayIt
NobodyHadToSayIt
16 days ago
Reply to  Michiel

OR! that he can talk to wolves and walk tel’aran’rhiod

Egasilon
Egasilon
16 days ago

Weren’t Perrin’s eyes more golden-brown than yellow? You know, like the eyes of an actual wolf.

Then again, it’s been a while since I read any of Wheel of Time. Never managed to find any of them past book 2/3. Whichever one has the mind-controlled Aes Sedai.

Last edited 16 days ago by Egasilon
Phoebe
Phoebe
16 days ago

Am I the only one noticing the condition that the body needs to be fresh???

chargersfan
chargersfan
16 days ago
Reply to  Phoebe

I wonder if 2 can cast gentle repose. I’m guessing no…?

Critic
Critic
16 days ago

Not gonna lie. The schtick was funny to start but it wore out its welcome quickly. Hope we move on from it soon

Rex Vivat
Rex Vivat
16 days ago

But that wouldn’t be mint condition, that’d be refurbished!

The Legacy
The Legacy
16 days ago
Reply to  Tim

😳

jack
jack
15 days ago
Reply to  Tim

Some even create a whole new body from just a finger.”

I read a story about a patchwork teddy bear that would love to have that power

Bach
Bach
16 days ago

It is at this point that you might as well reroll a new character.

toughluck
toughluck
16 days ago

That’s going to be like the Roy bone golem arc in OotS, isn’t it?

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
16 days ago

That’s actually an underhanded way of ensuring success as his payment rides on him handling the actual doing of the thing to the best of his ability. Bravo! *Applauds.

Bobismeisbob
Bobismeisbob
16 days ago
Reply to  Crestlinger

Under handed, nice.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
16 days ago

I am more curious than I should be about what ‘living hand bones’ means, exactly.

Are the bones to remain animated after extraction? Is the adventurer allowed to keep the rest of their (now boneless, presumably floppy) hand? Could they use rocks or something like that as a makeshift prosthetic bone replacement?

Rolando
Rolando
16 days ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Oh, I can imagine players trying to replace the bones with whatever they think will grant them a bonus.

They’ll try to make silly claims, like “now that the bones are replaced with stone, bare-handed attacks shoud deal more damage.”

Me, I’d be more interested in watching how the character deals with the excruciating, crippling, constant pain of having several foreign objects inside one of the body’s most sensitive parts. It’s not like we’re talking precision surgery with properly designed replacements here.

Bakamoichigei
Bakamoichigei
15 days ago
Reply to  Rolando

β€œnow that the bones are replaced with stone, bare-handed attacks shoud deal more damage.”

It’s all fun and games until somebody stalls you long enough for them to use your arm as the material component in casting Galder’s Tower. 😏

Bobismeisbob
Bobismeisbob
16 days ago

This is going to be one of those cases where they cheap out and then have to pay more to get it fixed.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
16 days ago

Hartford, Truly a hive of scum and villainyπŸ˜„

Pulse
Pulse
15 days ago

the “shhh no metagaming”

Urazz
Urazz
15 days ago

I wouldn’t be surprised if 3 decides to have the NPC deny the deal and that one of the living group has to do the sacrifice, not the person being ressurected.

Bakamoichigei
Bakamoichigei
15 days ago

Yeah, c’mon 3! You’re the DM, you should know better than to try and metagame! 😏

7eggert
7eggert
15 days ago
Reply to  Bakamoichigei

3 made a decent offer, 10000 gold isn’t too much. A side quest would not be too bad. The group is trying to find worse and worse options and they should know it. Correction, everyone else but them and Ethan would know it.

Bakamoichigei
Bakamoichigei
15 days ago
Reply to  7eggert

Oh I agree the party is being dumb–which I imagine is the point–but as the DM, 3 knows damn well the dead guy doesn’t get a say in the matter! He’s just gonna have to bite his tongue and watch quietly as the party sells off his character piece by piece for the rest of the adventure until they end up only resurrecting like…his ear or something. 😁

7eggert
7eggert
15 days ago
Reply to  Bakamoichigei

I agree.

I like your idea to resurrect his ear … but not the mouth.-)

Urazz
Urazz
14 days ago
Reply to  Bakamoichigei

Actually, as the DM, he could be very vindictive and make it so his character’s god gets upset with the party for disrespecting his follower and curse them or something.