The Long-Standing Online Campaign, beginning in Germany, travelling through Italy and Greece to the Sea of Azov.
Kismet draws the ESP sword, "What do you think we should do? Do you think were-slimes could even be harmed by swords? Maybe try and burn it?"
"The garbage around here looks flammable, but it would probably make the ladder hard to use, and who knows if we would die from the smoke."Is there any air movement? The hole in the ceiling is non-descript, so I assume it does not look like it leads directly into a night sky as it were.
"I think you should keep me the hell away from that thing," says the sword. "Far, far away!"There is no detectable air movement. You haven't looked up the hole, so from where you are it is pretty dark. There's no sunlight coming down through it, or any other light, that you can observe.
We could try to attack it with fire short of setting the room ablaze, but I've only one more torch after these two that I have lit. How are you guys with torches or oil and lanterns?What do you think it's eating? Anything organic, or is it after something specific? Could we possibly lure it out with bait instead?
I'd bet organic, but probably softer stuff is preferred. It's not attacking so we COULD leave and come back potentially. Bit to be honest I'm not sure we have enough nonstandard weapons to thwart it.
What if we take our softer, organic material and start dropping it as a bread crumb trail our of the space. If the creature follows us out, we can head back to the room as soon as we come to a wide enough space for us to do so. Sofia, with her better movement, will go last.
I don't pretend to know the psychology of an ooze (why did it go down a whole bare hallway to this point? can it id the location of edibles from a great distance?), or the possible speed/spread of one for that matter.Though, to prevent movement speed issues if we do breadcrumbs, we should do so up to the door of the room BEFORE completing the trail so we don't have to move slowly to set up said breadcrumbs. Or we could give someone a headstart.Alexis about how far was it to the room where we chose our route? it's greater than 30 feet that's for sure.I figure we direct it back whence it came so we hopefully do not lose options.Also Alexis when it became a ball was it a quick movement?
More of a mass than a ball.I'm not sure what you're asking, Kismet, but I'm guessing you mean, how long was the trail from where you first picked it up. You followed the trail for about ten minutes.By your estimate, the weight of the mass (5 feet across, maybe two feet high) makes it about 600 lbs. Breadcrumbs sounds like you're trying to feed a full-grown lion with bacon bits.
I'm asking physical distance from here to the point when we had a choice to stop following the trail and instead go downwards.This helps determine if it is reasonable at all to line up potatoes say... 200ft till it would be far enough out of our path.
Ah. That was about three minutes ago. You didn't measure it, so you can only guess the distance in terms of time.You don't know if you have enough potatoes - but that seems unlikely.
I could hand one torch off to an attacker and light my last one from the other remaining lit one for two of us left if you guys have other light sources. We could bludgeon it with fiery brands.
Perhaps it would enjoy eating the books... soft paper bound in leather?
And if they go out we're in the dark with the blob. And who knows what else. I'd rather take the nuclear option or evade it if possible...
Can we grab debris and make any torches out of those? I think we would at least need some cloth...
Can you each answer this: Do you have any light sources?
The debris wouldn't burn like a torch because its not soaked in oil, but yes, you could get some of the pieces to burn, as they're thin enough and made of wood.
My inventory says no.
[Forgive me, but this room seems to have you stalled. Part of is it Enrico's commitments, I'm sure. Me, I am concentrating on a hard part of the novel that has challenged me since I first conceived it. But I will be around today to answer questions if you have any]
Kismet, we have two lit torches -- what's the concern? I believe Sofia's plan is to burn the thing.
Alright let's do that then. You first.
Now I'm scared to do it :)
Sofia hands a lit torch to Kismet and reaches into her pack to pull out and hand the final, unlit one to Enrico. She will move two hexes to the blob and attack with her remaining lit torch when able (based on movement and whether initiative needs to be rolled).
I will need an initiative die roll as you engage. Please roll a d6.
Ah, I roll a 5.Sofia's 15 dex does not give her a +1 reaction adjustment (as it says on your character sheet). That requires a 16. This gives me initiative.As you approach, a pseudopod emerges from the mass and tries to strike at you. I roll only a 5, however.It is your move. You will need to roll a d20 to hit with the torch.
Enrico touches his unlit torch to Kismet's lit torch. Anyone have a flask of oil?
Kismet is waiting on the effect of Sofia's torch.
Sofia moves 2 hexes forward (4 AP) and swings at the blob with her torch:d20: 14
How much time in rounds would it seem it might take to make the ladder climbable? Is it out of the realm of reason to do it during combat?
Sofia, that is a hit. Please roll a d3. The mass seems to withdraw remarkably from the presence of the fire, even before you succeed in hitting it.Kismet, to answer your question: it would probably take (for anyone but Sofia) a round to begin climbing, then another round to get enough out of the way so that someone else could start. So two rounds per person.
d3: 3YES!Maybe we could use the fire to scare it off if it withdraws when we brandish it. If you guys attack from one side (right or left of Sofia, not both) and leave it a way out, maybe it'll take it. That is, if we can't manage to kill it outright.
You have managed to push it back against the wall, part in 0603 and 0703, with your first attack. Because it is not stunned, however, it will create a pseudopod and swing at Sofia with it, even across a distance of 8 feet. It rolls an 18, causing 4 damage to Sofia, more than enough to stun, knocking the monk back into 0505.I will get a new post up.
The next round is ready.
Didn't the pseudo-pod already attack and miss (rolling a 5 to hit) this round? Does it get two attacks?
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