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Author Topic: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC  (Read 58791 times)

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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #180 on: February 27, 2014, 12:16 »

It's kind of hard to tell when they are called by THE RULES, because it's kind of a "when GM feels there should be one" kind of thing. To give practical examples one old, old adventure I run in the past had a Skill Challenge when PCs met with an undead knight that was not an evil creature but tad paranoid on account of being stuck for ages in monster infested ruins, and involved calming trying to calm him down to be able to talk to him rather than fight. So a kind of thing that could as well be done with some RP and/or a Diplomacy roll.

The skill challenge coming up in this adventure that I mentioned was supposed to represent the "trials" of the non-monster kind (bad weather mostly) faced during the journey. It also is quite badly written IMHO *and* failing rolls on most of it resulted in loss of healing surges which is flat-out dumb.

And yeah you're right those things can be handled otherwise with a bit of creativity - that's kind of the point that I want to bypass this shit wherever I can in favour of letting it resolve via plot, random encounters or straight up skill checks. I just figured that I'd be a) transparent on me deciding to go that way about it and b) kind of show off/explain before defenstrating that part of the rules, seeing as this game is a bit of a learnign experience for about half of the party.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #181 on: February 27, 2014, 12:22 »

And yeah you're right those things can be handled otherwise with a bit of creativity - that's kind of the point that I want to bypass this shit wherever I can in favour of letting it resolve via plot, random encounters or straight up skill checks. I just figured that I'd be a) transparent on me deciding to go that way about it and b) kind of show off/explain before defenstrating that part of the rules, seeing as this game is a bit of a learnign experience for about half of the party.

In your previous post, I interpreted "Making the journey a Skill Challenge is a dumb idea, so we'll just skip the journey", which would be a shame. It seems we are on the same level anyhow. So yeah, go for it.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #182 on: February 27, 2014, 13:12 »

For the record the Warden will follow you to meet up with Isirius so feel free to push the reunion further in absence of my posts (seeing as I'll be going to sleep soon).
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #183 on: February 28, 2014, 07:21 »

As for the ice scepter itself it is an actual usable magical item - look for it under rods section to see what it does.
By "under the rods section", do you mean this screen?

I can't find it there, so perhaps my CB is a bit broken (had to reinstall it to get the houserules working) or maybe you meant something else.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #184 on: February 28, 2014, 08:08 »

Eh, it's a PBF, so it's oodles slower than real-life interactoin for role-playing.

If skill challenges are going to turn into some kind of combat lite mode, perhaps it is fine if we do away with it.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #185 on: February 28, 2014, 08:27 »

This is the section that I meant and it looks like something's fubar'd on your side. Maybe you just ran it with wrong .exe file this particular time? (CBLoader.exe is the correct one)
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #186 on: February 28, 2014, 09:08 »

Whoa, reinstalled it again and suddenly a lot of new stuff is available (the Ice Scepter among them). Apparently I had it set up all wrong this whole time. I don't know what I did differently that fixed it though :P.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #187 on: March 03, 2014, 05:32 »

Sorry for the delayed post. Been trying to wrap up end of quarter school stuff. Probably won't post again till Wednesday.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #188 on: March 09, 2014, 12:33 »

Apologies for my lack of response over the last couple of days (at least I'm generally a lot more active than this). Got a lot of stuff on my mind at the moment, some of it meh, some outright shitty. Give me another couple, a week at the most, and I should be alright again.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #189 on: March 09, 2014, 17:49 »

Why did Quill not take the help of Marek?  QQ
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #190 on: March 09, 2014, 18:53 »

Because right now Quill is a bit miffed at the powers controlling the universe and their affinity for tossing kobolds into deep snow, that's why.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #191 on: March 10, 2014, 07:44 »

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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #192 on: March 10, 2014, 11:40 »

..ooooooooooh the subtlety...... XD
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #193 on: March 11, 2014, 09:48 »

"Subtelty" is my third name. First and second being "Absolutely" and "No" respectively :P
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - OOC
« Reply #194 on: March 11, 2014, 19:31 »

Ech.  I'll do stuff IC later on -- work is annoying at the moment.
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