Combat Map - Turn 27

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Future (Near and Far)

I am trying to get this scenario completed by Gen Con as it is expected to be retired at that time. I think we can make it as long as folks post on a timely basis. We have 5 1/2 weeks and 2 1/2 encounters left to go.

Thinking ahead, what would you like to do next? Would you like to continue to play a PFS scenario?

Assuming you do, we will have four 2nd level characters and one 1st level. I could run a tier 1-2 module. I have three, all of which can be replayed. Bruce, Dave and Steve have played Godsmouth Heresy for PFS credit with 1st level guys. Matt H, Bruce and possibly Matt F have played Crypt of the Everflame but not for PFS credit. None of you have played Murder's Mark. As they are also replayable, we could also target Master of the Fallen Fortress (Matt F, Dave and Bruce have played) or We Be Goblins (Bruce has run and Matt H, Dave and Steve have played). I have very few other tier 1-5 adventures available that none of the group have played. (More are on the way but it will take some time for them to be published.)

If we wanted to play different characters we could try a tier 3-7 scenario. (I do not have many of these either but again more are on the way.) We can also try a Tier 2-4, a Tier 3-5 or a Tier 4-6 module but that would mean tying up a character for a long time, likely over a year. Not sure that folks want to do that.

All that planning is moot if you guys want to call it quits. Thoughts?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Vision of Betrayal GM Turn Post 16

Begin Combat Round 3. Starting positions for Turn 16 are displayed on the Combat Map.

The initiative order is:

 Initiative 18: Korg
 Initiative 17: Jerry
 Initiative 17: Bog Mother
 Initiative 16: Snap Jaw
 Initiative 10: Ronan
 Initiative 10: Nester
 Initiative 10: Holytrauma
 Initiative 6: Fergus

 Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template.
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        Conditions

 Fergus – Longstrider: +10 foot enhancement bonus to base speed (1 hour)
 Holytrauma – Entangled: move at half speed, cannot run or charge, and takes a –2 penalty on all attack rolls and a –4 penalty to Dexterity.
 Ronan – 1 WIS damage
 Ronan – Entangled: move at half speed, cannot run or charge, and takes a –2 penalty on all attack rolls and a –4 penalty to Dexterity. Attempts to cast a spell require a concentration check (DC 15 + spell level) or lose the spell.
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        Party Health:

Fergus 8/9, Jerry 13/13, Holytrauma 11/12, Ronan Hex 9/9, Korg the Mighty 7/8

A Vision of Betrayal Turn Results 15

Korg cast a Magic Missile spell at the kobold dealing 4 damage. Jerry found maneuvering difficult due to the terrain so the ninja stood his ground and attacked the alligator with both of his weapons. The katana found its mark dealing 5 damage while the wakizashi missed.

The Bog Mother cast a spell upon her club and moved behind the log toward Jerry. Ronan and Holytrauma found themselves ensnared by the foliage around them. Snap Jaw tried to bite Jerry but again missed the nimble ninja.

Ronan and Holytrauma fought the plants and moved forward as best as they could along the path. Nester remained outside of the area of the entangle spell and shouted encouragements. Fergus moved through the difficult terrain and out of the spell’s effect to stand behind Jerry.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Vision of Betrayal GM Turn Post 15

Begin Combat Round 2. Starting positions for Turn 15 are displayed on the Combat Map.

The initiative order is:
Initiative 18: Korg
Initiative 17: Jerry
Initiative 17: Bog Mother
Initiative 16: Snap Jaw
Initiative 10: Ronan
Initiative 10: Nester
Initiative 10: Holytrauma
Initiative 6: Fergus

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template.
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       Conditions
Fergus – Longstrider: +10 foot enhancement bonus to base speed (1 hour)
Jerry – Total Defense: +4 dodge bonus to AC.
Ronan – 1 WIS damage


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       Party Health:

Fergus 8/9, Jerry 13/13, Holytrauma 11/12, Ronan Hex 9/9, Korg the Mighty 7/8

A Vision of Betrayal Turn Results 14

The kobold shouted, "Get the human Snap Jaw! We must protect my babies. They will all pay for threatening my babies!"

Upon seeing the alligator beset Jerry and hearing the Draconic ravings coming from beyond the log, Korg rushed forward to aid his party member. The sorcerer called back in Draconic, "Hold! We mean you no harm, to you or your babies! We are but humble travelers who are off track! We do not wish to fight you..."

Having heard the threat, Jerry responded with, "Whoa, whoa, whoa partner. Don't open a box you can't close." The ninja went fully defensive.

The kobold moved into the bog to the north of the log. She screamed again, “Your blood shall feed my babies. That is the price for your wickedness.” The Bog Mother cast an entangle spell targeting the rest of the party besides Jerry. Korg nimbly avoided the grasping plants as he approached. The rest of the party was also not impeded by the spell for the time being.

The alligator snapped at Jerry but missed the defensive ninja.

Ronan moved forward toward the battle. Nester move back away from the fight and out of the entangling plants. Holytrauma drew his sword and moved to assist Jerry. Fergus cast Longstrider upon himself and moved forward.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Vision of Betrayal GM Turn Post 14

Roll Initiative.

Starting positions for Turn 14 are displayed on the Combat Map.

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template.
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       Conditions

  Ronan – 1 WIS damage

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       Party Health:

Fergus 8/9, Jerry 14/14, Holytrauma 11/12, Ronan Hex 9/9, Korg the Mighty 7/8

A Vision of Betrayal Turn Results 13

Jerry motioned to his companions to hold up and he sneaked forward to see what was making the noise.

While the ninja moved forward, Korg cast Mage Armor and the rest of the party stood their ground.

Jerry carefully approached the log and peered over to see what was beyond.

On the other side of the log, the ninja saw a kobold tending a patch of green flowering thistle. It was hunched over the nearest bunch humming and softly speaking to the plants in a hissing language. A splash to his right caught the ninja’s attention as a small alligator emerged from the bog and approached Jerry with its jaws snapping. The kobold whirled around to spy the ninja and began to hiss in a menacing fashion while brandishing its club.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Vision of Betrayal GM Turn Post 13

A large log rests across a dirt path, standing five feet tall. A moldering wood door covers one of the hollow ends of the log, and a makeshift mud chimney emits a thin wisp of blue smoke. From behind the crude house come the sound of someone humming an off-key tune.

You do not see the source of the humming from where you are. The door is located in M8. The areas off the path are marshy bog and count as difficult terrain.

What do you next?

Starting positions for Turn 13 are displayed on the Combat Map.

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template.

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      Conditions

 Ronan – 1 WIS damage

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      Party Health:

Fergus 8/9, Jerry 14/14, Holytrauma 11/12, Ronan Hex 9/9, Korg the Mighty 7/8

A Vision of Betrayal Turn Results 12

The party made camp and stood watch without incident.

The wounded party members felt somewhat better after a night’s rest healing 1 damage each and the CON damage faded away.

Travel the next day proved just as difficult as the previous day. The footing and visibility were better but the vegetation grew thicker and became harder to navigate.

Near the end of the day, Ronan started to feel poorly and became a bit muzzy-headed, suffering 1 WIS damage. Luckily this was about the time the party was looking to make camp.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Vision of Betrayal GM Turn Post 12

What do you do next?

Do you have any special actions to perform?

What is your watch order?

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template.

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     Conditions

Fergus - 2 CON damage.
Holytrauma – 1 CON damage.

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     Party Health:
Fergus 6/9(8), Jerry 14/14, Holytrauma 10/12, Ronan Hex 9/9, Korg the Mighty 6/8

A Vision of Betrayal Turn Results 11

Travel through the foggy bog, proved slow and miserable. Even those which were the fleetest of foot suffered missteps and found themselves prone and semi submerged in the fog and a foot of marsh water. Besides the wetness, the bog also brought parasites.

Fergus, Korg and Holytruama all found leeches attached to their skin. Fergus and Holytrauma also found wealts indicating that others had been present which they had not discovered. Fergus suffered 2 damage from removing leeches and 2 CON damage from the ones that feed and detached.  Korg suffered 2 damage from removing leeches. Holytrauma suffered 2 damage from removing leeches and 1 CON damage from one that feed and detached.
The party traveled for 8 hours before the thick rolling fog began to disperse and a suitable campsite could be found.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Vision of Betrayal GM Turn Post 11

Thick blobs of fog dance in between large tickets as the foul stench of swamp gas pollutes the air. Several exotic species of vines twist along the vapor-shrouded path, creating an ethereal seeming tangle. At random intervals, a splash of fetid water sounds in the distance, signaling the presence of frogs or other bog creatures.

Please provide me 20d20 rolls to be used for various checks.

Please submit your turn instructions using the Player Action Response - Turn Post Template.

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    Conditions

 None
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    Party Health:

Fergus 9/9, Jerry 14/14, Holytrauma 12/12, Ronan Hex 9/9, Korg the Mighty 8/8 

A Vision of Betrayal Turn Results 10

After making their contributions and paying their respects, each member of the party was overcome with a surge of warmth rushing through his body.

The night passed without incident. After breaking camp, the party resumed their travel through the mountain pass and out into a bog.