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Newbiespud 7th Dec 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Artist: ChrisTheS

Couple things to keep in mind for this fight sequence going forward:
1) I've omitted the <roll> effects and the values of many dice to keep the pace up. What matters is hits, misses, and high or low damage.
2) Time in D&D combat is a little wonky - it's assumed everyone's actions overlap during the round, but turns are taken sequentially. So you might see some little rewinds here and there as other players' actions repeat their consequences in the background. Hard to avoid when you're portraying the table side of combat semi-realistically, though I think it makes for an interesting portrayal of what it's like inside the game. <shrug>

Got more Dusk City Outlaws/Tales of New Dunhaven today, too.
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35 Comments:

Specter 7th Dec 2017, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Specter
The spell caster becomes a priority target? Sounds like a Tuesday.
Brainstorm 7th Dec 2017, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
And Wednesday, and Thursday through Saturday...

Then on Sundays the Paladin gets their prayers back.
Digo Dragon 7th Dec 2017, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
In my D&D group the primary targets tend to be the fighter, the ranger, and the druid because we're the most deadly. Even though we have two wizards and a sorcerer in the group. Yeah, our arcane casters aren't too threatening.
Azureink 13th Dec 2017, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
Azureink
My brother in a 5e game I'm in plays a half-elf dragon-blood sorcerer (fire based). His Armor Class is almost as good as me playing a paladin with +2 full plate and a +1 shield. He welcomes people trying to attack him. And he does an insane amount of damage. Also his hit points are really high.

It is similar to how I played Wizards with Staff of Defense in 4e. Most of the time my AC was higher than any tank class can get. So I tended to basically walk right in and tank for the group. Being a priority target is my goal.
Haledrake 7th Dec 2017, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
Not to say I assume the FiD group is necessarily optimized, but (at least in 4E) if your enemies basically ever have a chance to chose who they get to focus on, then your controller/s and defender/s aren't doing their jobs.
Guest 7th Dec 2017, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
To be fair, they started out kind of surrounded. Might take a turn or two to get the meat grinder oriented right.
ChrisTheS 7th Dec 2017, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
They don't have a defender in this party...
Hariman 7th Dec 2017, 10:01 AM edit