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The Campaign: Heavy Lifting

April 22, 2022 by Tim


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Me-me
Me-me
1 month ago

What roll do you even fumble to get something to accidentally hit one immobile person in the head? Did … did 4 roll an attack roll?

EMMachine
EMMachine
1 month ago
Reply to  Me-me

I would guess, One rolled a one in case of the roll for catching the back. Like Two rolled the one when he accidentally hit Three with the stuff.

Ian
Ian
1 month ago
Reply to  EMMachine

This, plus the DM’s narrative prerogative.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

Off the cliff then?

Pulse
Pulse
1 month ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

correction, off the cliff and onto the head of a dragon taking a nap at the bottom

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
1 month ago
Reply to  Me-me

Actual session from the 90’s. Party is guarding a supply caravan from attack.
Me – I fire my crossbow at the bandit leader! *roll*
DM – A caravan horse drops.

GraySkye
GraySkye
1 month ago
Reply to  ShonaSoF

Oh god, you just reminded me of a friends character. Half pint. Was a militia man who while gaming decided he would start doing archery (Built for Melee). A couple games later he are traveling on horse back and see some bandits. Half pint draws his short bow and lets loose…. right into the back of his horses head…

Pulse
Pulse
1 month ago
Reply to  GraySkye

there was a game you could do this in and i found it morbidly hilarious and irresistable

HonoredMule
HonoredMule
1 month ago
Reply to  Pulse

I think I remember that, but not which game. Anyone know? Mount & Blade maybe?

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
1 month ago

Gotta admit, Four is a really good huntress – she’s just bagged another one

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

I am going to shatter you like glass for that….. >:(

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
1 month ago
Reply to  James

If there is a low-hanging fruit somewhere in my general vicinity – you can’t possibly expect me to resist that kind of temptation 😉

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

You know you should be asleep when you laugh out loud to a pun like this…

Pulse
Pulse
1 month ago
Reply to  BakaGrappler

the best puns are the ones you dont need to wordplay with

ViggsPR
ViggsPR
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Considering it was Three’s character I guess it would be fair to say Four actually bagged Three in one go.

Acorr
Acorr
1 month ago

My first session as DM, the party tried to wake up an unconscious goblin with water from their water skins.

Medicine check, natural 1

Waterboarded the poor sucker instead

PhobosRising
PhobosRising
1 month ago
Reply to  Acorr

Did they find out accidentally where the Goblin King had bought a mansion?

Last edited 1 month ago by PhobosRising
LadenSwallow
LadenSwallow
1 month ago

I wonder if the traps are going to go off as he tries to get the bandages out of the bag?

Humsterr
Humsterr
1 month ago

So I gather in the end they’ll get no loot, because Groff would be busy with the hardly alive cleric

anonymouse
anonymouse
1 month ago
Reply to  Humsterr

and i bet after they get the cleric out and to a healer, they find a list of what loot there was in the clerics bag from when he was writing down what was there, and there will be things like staff of major healing, ring of levitation, amulet of super strength, elixer of new life. you know, all items they could have used to save him a lot easier and with minimal effort

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 month ago
Reply to  Humsterr

Or it will cost all the treasure they gathered to heal/revive him (the latter, if the setting has resurrection magic).

tiamattt
tiamattt
1 month ago

The DM’s really going the extra mile as the player DM. Not only is he stopping himself from helping the players save his character, he also has to watch as they quite possibly kill him themselves.

Last edited 1 month ago by tiamattt
Kenju
Kenju
1 month ago

Wait, this team only has one player that even knows BASIC healing? That’s just bad, for this exact reason. Granted one dedicated healer for a group of four is reasonable, but for none of the others to have any clue what to do?

If either of the others knew anything 3 would have just told 2 he should ask the others, but he didn’t….so…yeah this is bad…

Wait, I’m being stupid, can’t they just kill him and then take his body to get revived? They are bound to have a diamond in among all the loot.

GraySkye
GraySkye
1 month ago
Reply to  Kenju

What makes you think they don’t? Sure blue doesn’t know squat, fits both characters really and hes asking the dedicated healer. With red actually telling him to do a heal check and green actually carrying a med kit among her traps shows she has some knowledge with it (Treating herself)

Gornashk
Gornashk
1 month ago

This is legit making me want to find a TTRPG group to play with.

GraySkye
GraySkye
1 month ago
Reply to  Gornashk

With a good group they can be a lot of run, unfortunately it also works the other way.

D00d
D00d
1 month ago

This reminds me of the super soccer goalie video….. You know, the one who blocks all the shots while he was already KO’d? I think they did it with volleyball too.

smiley
smiley
1 month ago
Reply to  D00d

You mean the legendary Scott Sterling?

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

Legendary!

Merendel
Merendel
1 month ago

Annnnd there goes 1 failed death save. Could be 2 if it crit but since that was not a melee attack it wasn’t a guaranteed critical. Things are not looking good for Tobyn.

On the other hand this looks like pretty standard fare for a TTRPG group. Stumbling from one blunder to F-Up to catastrophe while on the edge of dyeing.

PhobosRising
PhobosRising
1 month ago

DM: Roll to drop bandages.
Cake: “I heard Coup De Grace, did you hear Coup De Grace?”
*Voice of Killsteal Demon* “Yeessssss”

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
1 month ago

Sounds like a typical D&D campaign so far.
How badly will Blue injure himself fail-rolling First Aid?

Bakhtosh
Bakhtosh
1 month ago

Why it’s always nice to have a 2nd minor healer in the group: bard, paladin, druid

Locke
Locke
1 month ago

I would like to know why now has a k in panel 4.

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago
Reply to  Locke

It’s phrased a bit awkwardly, but she’s saying that the traps have knowledge that without the bandages, she’d be defenseless against their stabbing.

Locke
Locke
1 month ago
Reply to  Christopher

I know now what my foot tastes like…Again

Bach
Bach
1 month ago

Just shove a healing potion down his gullet.

7eggert
7eggert
1 month ago
Reply to  Bach

WIS check: 1 – should have removed the bottle before shoving

(Picture: Visible bottle in the middle of the throat, label “healing potion” on a thread still sticks out of the mouth)

Cmd1095
Cmd1095
1 month ago

Truly authentic DnD, it’s not enemies that kill a player, but a very unfortunate string of nat 1s

Maazak
Maazak
1 month ago

Props to 3 for separating his DM duties from his character. I’m don’t see many DMs handle this very well.