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The Campaign: Heavy Lifting

April 15, 2022 by Tim


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foducool
foducool
3 months ago

you, die, now XD

robloughrey
robloughrey
3 months ago
Reply to  foducool

Naw its DND, falling damage is a joke. It’s almost impossible to die from a leap off of the edge of the Grand Caynon with rules as written.

Lord Hideous
Lord Hideous
3 months ago
Reply to  robloughrey

Agreed. 1d6 points per ten feet, maxing out at 200 feet? Assuming it’s straight D&D they’re playing, and 3 doesn’t land in lava or something, it’s easily survivable.

If they did like my group, upped the damage to 1d12 per 10′, and upped the cap to 1500 feet… maybe not so much.

Last edited 3 months ago by Lord Hideous
Risky
Risky
3 months ago
Reply to  Lord Hideous

These are just reasons why they should have healed before heading back. He really should know better.

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
3 months ago
Reply to  robloughrey

If he’s a 9th level cleric with 14 con he’ll have 66hp on average a 200ft fall will deal on average 70dm. And at 9th level D&D characters are fairly superhuman.

BaufenBeast
BaufenBeast
3 months ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

So what you’re saying is that a 9th level cleric has about 50/50 odds of surviving a fall at terminal velocity. Seems fairly superhuman to me.

superkamimarvin
superkamimarvin
3 months ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

i mean to be fair his chance of instadeath is almost 0 (depending on how much hp he currently has in your example)

but after that its the matter if they can get to him within 12-30seconds (2-5rolls depending on luck) but i do agree fall dmg is a joke

Egasilon
Egasilon
3 months ago
Reply to  foducool

Oh no! The V̶o̶r̶c̶h̶a̶ ̶C̶o̶u̶n̶c̶i̶l̶l̶o̶r̶ Human Wizard is indoctrinated!

Me-me
Me-me
3 months ago

I thought it was going to turn into a “I have to pick up the cleric, but then fail the check on account of all the extra weight I’m carrying”.

Acher4
Acher4
3 months ago

“Runs to help” “1”

!rofl!
This is just too Hilarious!

Cygwulf
Cygwulf
3 months ago
Reply to  Acher4

I’ve been on both ends of that roll more than once….

Brian
Brian
3 months ago
Reply to  Cygwulf

#relatabledndstories

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
3 months ago

I know that the part of the staff that hit him is not quite right, but can we still agree that 3 got shafted in this one?

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
3 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

3 most assuredly got shafted 😎

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
3 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Did he get the short end of the stick though?

robloughrey
robloughrey
3 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

Nope, it was just long enough.

CTOWNS
CTOWNS
3 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

I’m not sure what part of that shiny, hard, red tip you find to be “not quite right”

7eggert
7eggert
3 months ago
Reply to  CTOWNS

There is a song about a Wizard’s staff with a knob on the end

Chrispy
Chrispy
3 months ago

It begins again

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
3 months ago

See? Arm day!

Bwauder
Bwauder
3 months ago

1 less share to worry about.

Garrulous
Garrulous
3 months ago

So. . . you totally get xp for that, right? Killing an adventurer of similar experience to you has got to provide a good chunk.

Henchman Twenty1
Henchman Twenty1
3 months ago

Live by the Die. Die by the Die.

Leon
Leon
3 months ago

It’s a pan-die-mic

Kasaix
Kasaix
3 months ago

Levitate spell activate! It’ll be the second time 2 saves 3 with it, and the second time 2 shoves 3 off a cliff.

Last edited 3 months ago by Kasaix
GUNnibal
GUNnibal
3 months ago
Reply to  Kasaix

With that roll, I bet 2 also dropped the staff which fired a spell at his beard and set it on fire. Leaving him temporarily unable to cast anything, of course.

PhobosRising
PhobosRising
3 months ago
Reply to  Kasaix

I’d say depends on fall distance. Wiz used his action to inadvertently assassinate the cleric. Cleric gets time to plummet, and that’s assuming the other two don’t add to the cluster-F trying to help. After all, too many people trying to independently help usually doom the project.
He’s probably already looking at his plummeting character and going “My next one is going to make his worst nightmares look like his fondest dream…”.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
3 months ago

Well, nothing like create a new character when the adventure is almost done

ocramot
ocramot
3 months ago

Wait, what happened to the mighty D20 that always rolled high? Couldn’t Two use that?

Jacob
Jacob
3 months ago
Reply to  ocramot

Why would 2 use such a sacred die for something as simple as a rescue? </sarcasm>

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 months ago
Reply to  ocramot

They need to first get a chicken, pig, rabbit, and goat wearing a tiny top hat to bounce the dice off of in succession to offset the curse.

ocramot
ocramot
3 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Didn’t they adopted them yet? Why don’t they start a farm for the purpose?

Pulse
Pulse
3 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

i thought the curse only came into play when you were smug about the roll? here it would at least roll a 12-15

ThatMageGuy
ThatMageGuy
3 months ago

In the immortal words of Billy Joel,

“Only the good die young.”

Lord Hideous
Lord Hideous
3 months ago

“why can’t my class cast feather faaaaaaaaaaallllllllllll?’ splat

Dagroth
Dagroth
3 months ago
Reply to  Lord Hideous
Last edited 3 months ago by Dagroth
Reso
Reso
3 months ago
Reply to  Dagroth

I laughed so hard. Thank you for that link, Dagroth.

Rolando
Rolando
3 months ago

It’s funny here, but when a DM is REALLY all about making you roll for everything and then punishing you when the critical failure eventually comes up… It’s beyond dull and annoying.

Michael
Michael
3 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

Agreed. I call it “GM entertainment”. A steady 5% chance of failing no matter skill / circumstances etc – it’s silly.

Swiftbow
Swiftbow
3 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

Of course, in this case, it IS the DM who’s being punished. His DM PC, that is.

DM PCs are kinda weird. We used to use them occasionally when we didn’t have a lot of players, but mostly they’d end up being moderately useful background noise. IE, a cleric who wouldn’t say much and would just heal on demand and maybe swing his mace now and then.

Pulse
Pulse
3 months ago
Reply to  Swiftbow

or in this case hold the line while the others play glass cannon

Pajuka
Pajuka
3 months ago
Reply to  Pulse

Isnt 1 the party tank? Even if he fails to actually tank half the time

Bach
Bach
3 months ago

Did not count. He has to announce his action before rolling.

Pulse
Pulse
3 months ago

shoulda gotten his royal dieness out to play