Friday, September 16, 2011

Last Details

I am wrapping up things for a vacation I'm taking this week, which is part of the reason I am putting off the start of the campaign.  I will be available to answer questions, and I'll try to send an equipment list to your emails as soon as possible, to give you a week to .  I am however going to catch a flight this evening at 11 pm EST (destination not disclosed), so I'll be incommunicado for much of the day and all of the evening.  I shall keep you posted on developments.  No one said anything about needing new information from me yesterday, so I take it the crew is at the moment satisfied.

15 comments:

Silvius Volundr said...

Since you asked...

Silvius gets +1 to hit with a hammer. Is that just when used as a melee weapon or does that bonus apply to hurled hammers as well?

Also, is it safe to assume that your PC hit point calculation also could be applied to, say, orcs that we would encounter?

James C. said...

Have a good time, Alexis. I'm all set save taking a look at equipment list. I'm hoping the cost of a cassock is less on the coast then in Dachau.

Alexis said...

Silvius,

the +1 applies to any use with a hammer. We assume you used it to beat metal on an anvil, and that when you were bored you used it to try and hit a target twenty times in a row every day.

You're just that kind of guy.

Most creatures don't have levels, so they only gain the benefit of their mass for hit points. Thus, an ordinary hobgoblin would be 1+1 hit dice. But to be specific, since a hobgoblin is six and a half feet tall, they tend to be heavier than humans and get a d10 for hit dice, not a d8. The heavier you are, the more hit points per die. Thus, a light riding horse has 2 hit dice, but since it is 1400 lbs. in weight, it gets 2d10 per hit die. You can find the table describing this here.

If a hobgoblin also happened to be a first level fighter, then, it would have its usual mass of d10+1 hit points plus another d10 for being a leveled person. So beware of hobgoblin leaders.

Ahmet said...

Have fun in your undisclosed location!

Silvius Volundr said...

"You're just that kind of guy"

...damn right I am.

Thanks for the HP update. Makes sense.

Have a great vacation. I hope that there is a nude beach in your near future!

Nine-toes said...

Have fun on the trip.

James C. said...

Guys, just a few notes.

Make sure you're using the second file Alexis sent and looking under "Weaponwright" for your weapons.

Perhaps you'll notice by now that there's no entry for "rations". We buy ingredients and cook food. I think characters need somewhere between 2 and 4 lbs. of food each day to avoid going hungry. In the past I took on the responsibility of arranging for meals while we traveled. Unless somebody else would like the responsibility, I'll do so for this party as well. Save a few coins to put in the kiddy for sacks of potatoes, flour, nuts, hard fruit etc... for when we decide to travel.

Silvius Volundr said...

Thanks James!

I will take turns with you on the food thing. For my part, I included some bread, Bacon and biscuits, but no pots or pans...really was not sure how this was to be handled.

I saved some sheckles just in case though, thinking that once I saw the others characters we could make further purchases.

Great advice....thanks.

James C. said...

Nice Silvius. Alexis said not to share money, but he didn't prevent us from saying what we've bought so far. Taking into account the horse the DM so thoughtfully provided after yoinking back the carriage and horses, Andrej bought a cart. It can carry up to a ton and seats two. So... don't worry about transportation or encumbrance at this point. We can haul quite a bit with the horse and cart and take turns driving it. If nearly empty, we may even get pile into the back.

This sort of limits us to roads and tracks when using the cart, but my experience so far in the game is that this is no real limitation. If we need to leave the cart behind, Emmanuel can always look after it.

Silvius Volundr said...

Beautiful! I have already submitted my purchase list to Alexis, but at first opportunity I will buy a pot and a couple sacks of potatoes.

With a cart we are golden.

By the way, are you familiar with Neuwerk Island off the coast of Cuxhaven? Accessible ON FOOT when the tide is out. If I were DM you can bet your codpiece I would put some booty out there...

Nine-toes said...

James, would another horse be helpful, or should I hold off on that? I was going to buy one until I read your post. I could just as easily buy a cart horse rather than a riding horse.

James C. said...

I've actually got a pot too and I wouldn't worry about the horse just yet. I almost paused on getting the cart in the event we find ourselves on a boat right away, but what the heck.

As for the isle, yeah I've been reading up on it but I wouldn't assume anything about it yet.

Silvius Volundr said...

You are probably right about making assumptions. Sounded cool though.

I held off on a mount for similar reasons. Unless we have to flee immediately, which I don't rule out, we may yet have am opportunity to shop yet.

I need to find a civilized town that sells frickin' hammers!

Alexis said...

I'm contemplating the possibilities of Neuwark Island. I have an idea ...

Silvius Volundr said...

That, I do not doubt, Alexis.