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The Campaign: Heavy Lifting

April 20, 2022 by Tim


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David
David
3 months ago

Slow fall is a reaction that triggers when someone starts to fall, so #2 could still have cast it. Assuming, of course d&d 5e

Humsterr
Humsterr
3 months ago
Reply to  David

Tim pointed out some time ago that what they play is not exactly dnd both for legal and storyline reasons. So they play a game like dnd, but rules are deliberately unclear and may be different (like, the spell is called Feather Fall in Dnd, while Slow Fall is a monk’s class feature, so Slow Fall spell is not necessarily a reaction)

Me-me
Me-me
3 months ago
Reply to  Humsterr

The vagueness allows for CYA in a creative sense. It’s just a better idea for everyone’s sake.

Last edited 3 months ago by Me-me
Vukodlak
Vukodlak
3 months ago
Reply to  Humsterr

Its funnier if its a double screw up.

Rayne
Rayne
3 months ago
Reply to  Humsterr

I am curious why legal, I hear many podcasters and have seen many D&D comics … online does not say anything about not doing it

Eric
Eric
3 months ago
Reply to  Tim

So what you’re saying is you didn’t pick a version, so people wouldn’t comment the exact thing that was commented? There really is no winning on the internet.

HonoredMule
HonoredMule
3 months ago
Reply to  Eric

At least this way Tim always has a 0-mana canned response prepared.

wkz
wkz
3 months ago
Reply to  HonoredMule

“Rebuke: Justification” is a free action, and I’ll fight anyone who says otherwise.

G M
G M
3 months ago
Reply to  HonoredMule

Cantripped response.

jack
jack
3 months ago
Reply to  Tim

i say if youre more concerned with being a rules lawyer than enjoying the story, you need to find some other entertainment media

Andhaka
Andhaka
3 months ago
Reply to  Tim

And now I want to buy “Fantasy Tabletop RPG Not sold In Stores Edition”!!

Damn you, Tim!! 😉

Humsterr
Humsterr
3 months ago
Reply to  Rayne

There are some restrictions on DnD content, especially if you gonna make money out of it. They are quite reasonable though and essentially boil down to not using specific characters (owned by WoC) and like.

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
3 months ago
Reply to  Humsterr

The game is, for instance, called something completely different. It’s “Dungeons & Calvinball.”

Kaelin
Kaelin
3 months ago
Reply to  David

it could of been a ‘oh yeah.. thats on my spell list. That could of been usefull.. a few minutes ago. Well RIP’.

Done that a few times.

David
David
3 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Not my only one, as the dnd spell is (as someone else pointed out) featherfall, not slow fall!

PhobosRising
PhobosRising
3 months ago
Reply to  David

It’s Pathfinder. The Campaign: Characters comic, one of the December 2012 ones. He shows a brief look at the character sheet, and it’s a very distinct design, with part of the name there. So, edition 3.75 as we like to nickname it.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
3 months ago

Hey, Three, no need to fall out like that…

Matt Braddock
Matt Braddock
3 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Nice one. Now get out.

Brian
Brian
3 months ago

Had a player die in a game I was in due to similar circumstances. He knew the wizard knew Feather Fall and so he jumped down a pit to fetch something we needed.

Unfortunately he neglected to ask whether the wizard had *prepared* Feather Fall that morning before he jumped.

TomB
TomB
3 months ago
Reply to  Brian

Playing 3.5E Eberron, I was a mix of an Elven Swashbuckler & Swirling Dervish, a heavily DEX optimized build with spoodles of acrobatic/jumping/climbing, etc. We had to do some hop-hop-hop between stone tablets floating over lava. I failed on 3 or less on a D20 and I could reroll anything but a 1. I felt pretty secure and I was going to backup our point man because we try to not leave the point man all by himself to deal with threats. Oh, and we had action points so really, I could AP my way so that the ONLY failure… Read more »

Leon
Leon
3 months ago

Yet it’s your fault he fell in the first place…..

robloughrey
robloughrey
3 months ago
Reply to  Leon

Sorta, the other choice was to not attempt to help him.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
3 months ago

Maybe they could use an arrow with rope to harpoon haul him up?

Jonathan
Jonathan
3 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

The way things are going, the arrow would probably hit and finish him.

joefuck
joefuck
3 months ago

Isn’t 3 the DM?

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
3 months ago

He. In a DnD game, one of my fellow adventurer failed her athletics check when jumping from a really tall roof to a flying boat in which we were scaping from a forged golem.
Luckily for her I had Levitate ready and could save her from falling

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
3 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Interesting how you only mention that you ‘could’ save her, but not that you actually did. After all, #2 did also have Slow Fall prepared and could save #3 with it…

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
3 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

True, but yes I saved her first with Levitation and then with mage hand to move her to the boat (this was allowed by de DM, her character was heavier than a wizard hand can charge, but if she was floating it was considered a grav 0 situation)