Thursday, March 29, 2012

Kobalds Round 3: Fire!



The image above of this post shows everything's position at the end of round 2.

Warth climbed the stairs to attack; despite having superior combat skills over the opponents, he failed to hit either time.  Ermeth climbed the bottom of the stairs after him.  The stairs are difficult to stand on - being made for kobald feet - and for future reference, any attack UP from a stair hex is done at -2 to hit due to attacking up and this tiny stair-foot size.

Ermeth moves up behind Warth.  The rest of Warth's group moves up as possible.  Salth, Balther and Aruth gather together to start their way up the slope.

Frith and Odval pitch their oil flasks at 2616 and 2716; both score nearly perfect hits, and both flasks break.  There are screams.  All four bowmen there are stunned - possibly dead.  That will take a round or two to tell.

The remainder of Frith's crew organizes themselves at the bottom of the barricade slope; Barath prepares to throw his flask of oil next round.

The kobalds then move.  Three attack Warth, and two hit; Warth takes 2 damage, then 4 damage.  He is not stunned.

Four bowmen shoot at Seth, Batath and Palt (having succeeded their morale checks, they're a little rattled, but attending to business and not rushing to save their companions).  Batath and Palt are hit, for 3 damage each.  Neither are stunned.

The party sees bowmen leap on top of the hut above Ahmet.  Warth can see a little further - I'm tempted to keep it foggy for the players, but what the hell, we'll have as open a game as possible.  Warth can see a second hut, and a few other kobalds, and part of another flight of stairs.  The shaded area is what Warth can see, as opposed to the remaining party.

This round:

Ahmet - whatever you figure you can do.

Lukas and Andrej - you're have just about a 1 foot arc of visibility of what is going on - not enough, I'm afraid, to see any of the kobalds, not even those on the hut.

17 comments:

Ahmet said...

Can I attempt to climb up the slope, or is that impossible?

Ahmet said...

Or just inadvisable? :)

Alexis said...

70 degrees is too near to 90; the slope is 12 feet high and smooth; unless you pyramid atop others, or you're a thief, you CAN'T climb the slope.

Lukas said...

I continue onwards! Let us storm the beaches, and by god hope there are women awaiting us with gifts of fine hats and not kobolds armed with pointy things!

Ahmet said...

I want to hold onto my last dagger and don't see much of an opportunity to do anything here, so...

Ahmet draws his scimitar and stands his ground, ready to rush up the stairs as soon as he can.

Alexis said...

Done then?

Andrej said...

Done.

Lukas said...

Shame you dont have that polearm Ahmet. You might be able to be poking things...

Ahmet said...

Hey wait! Can I use my whip?

Alexis said...

He'd need a pike.

The next round will have to wait until tomorrow.

Alexis said...

The whip has a reach of 2 hexes; if you weren't technically 2 hexes below the upper levels ... but you are, so you can't reach a kobald with it.

Ahmet said...

But I really want to whip it.

Whip it good.

Ahmet said...

Alright.

Mental note: Leave one of these little bastards alive.

Alexis said...

Warth succeeds in pushing his way onto the next level. Ermeth tells Ahmet he should go next - Does Ahmet agree?

Andrej said...

(OOC: everything OK today?)

Alexis said...

(OOC: Everything is okay. I can't do a thing until I get a response from Ahmet that he's prepared or not to go ahead of Ermeth up the stairs. I had trouble posting comments earlier, but that has cleared up - but I am not sure it has occured to Ahmet to check this thread)

Ahmet said...

Sorry, back.

Yes, I agree. Onward and upward!