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Improv Night
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Newbiespud 31st Oct 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Happy post-Halloween, everybody!

Just a heads-up: Daylight Savings Time goes into effect here tomorrow. (Or rather, it ends tomorrow.) What that means for the comic is that, for the next few months, the site time will be an hour ahead of PST, and thus the comic will update one hour earlier. You long-time readers know the drill.

No Fallout is Dragons this week due to no session last week. But I am working on getting a big side-story chapter out, on top of starting two new Let's Plays. Should be seeing the fruit of my labors in the next few days.

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Raxon 1st Nov 2014, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Tell a story about a bluff coming true!

Also, we're not gonna have the comic start two hours early again this year, are we?
Digo 1st Nov 2014, 6:41 AM edit delete reply
Xander, elf cleric of Tamara the Merciful goddess. One adventure had the party attacked by an adult blue dragon and his gang of some 20-sih kobolds. We numbered a party of about 5.

The kobolds were not tough in little groups, but 20+ of them could take down one of us with only a little effort. The blue dragon was VERY much out of our league (We were around 4th-5th level, the dragon was a CR 8 minimum).

The blue dragon shouts 'Surrender!'

--and without missing a beat my cleric replies "What? You wish to surrender to us? Very well we gladly accept!" The party and the GM looked at me like I was insane. But no, Xander isn't insane, he's overconfident. He bluffs that if the blue Dragon didn't surrender, Xander would see that his death would be a slow warming and painful embrace from Tamara's hand.

The dragon orders his kobolds to attack. I lead the other PCs to get the kobolds to split up. The wizard uses grease to keep the kobolds off-balance. The fighter and paladin Bull Rush into melee so that the kobolds were in groups when the sorcerer started casting his area spells. I went after the blue dragon with the other cleric buffing me.

The dragon let loose his lighting breath. 40 points of damage. However, I made my save for half, and thanks to the other cleric I had protection from the remaining 20 points of lightning, effectively taking nothing. I joked that I should make a 'save versus tickle'. The blue dragon didn't take that blow to his ego very well. He dove at me and we went into a grappling melee, with him being nearly 3 times my size. Little did the dragon (or the GM for that matter) know that grappling was precisely where I wanted the dragon. I successfully cast a spell that set myself on fire. Anyone grappling me with the spell active takes automatic fire damage. The dragon wasn't worried as he could easily break the grapple, for his strength was greater than my own, but he didn't account for one thing--

The other cleric using Sovereign Glue on us.

The blue dragon and I were now melded together with magic glue and he was burning to death. A slow warming (and very painful) death. The 20+ kobolds were reduced to one-quarter their numbers by this point and they retreated. The blue dragon died and I was freed from his charred hide with the other cleric's application of Universal Solvent. Word got around about that stunt and other dragons learned quickly to never get anywhere near Xander, the "Flaming Elf of Death."

That title was a direct translation from draconic. I'm pretty sure context was lost there...
Crazy Tom 1st Nov 2014, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
That is fantastic. Kudos sir!
you know that guy 1st Nov 2014, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
Digo, that wasn't really a bluff was it?
Digo 1st Nov 2014, 3:17 PM edit delete reply
Had the dragon gotten a couple better attack roles than he did in the grapple, he would have killed me. So... kinda a bluff in that there was some significant risk. :)
Disloyal Subject 1st Nov 2014, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
...you threatened him with the vengeance of your (mutual, Tamara's a draconic deity) goddess of life, light, and mercy, and then made good on the threat? I'm in awe. The Church of Tamara's a rising power in my setting anyway; I might base something off of this...