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29th Nov 2012, 5:00 AM in Bridle Gossip
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Newbiespud 29th Nov 2012, 5:00 AM edit delete
My groups tend to get so caught up in the task at hand that we forget to take so much as a short rest in-game. For four sessions in a row, somehow.

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Raxon 29th Nov 2012, 5:01 AM edit delete reply
I notice that there's no saving throw. I guess that's why it happened while they slept.

Or maybe it's because it was while they slept! DUN DUN DUN!

Yes, there is a difference.
Digo 29th Nov 2012, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
See, sneaky DMs like myself will keep a running sheet of the players Saving Throws AND always have this one d20 on hand that I play up as being a poor roller. That way when I want the entire party to fail a save in the interest of the plot, I have an excuse to cover the fact I fudged their rolls deliberately. ^_^

Zeeth 29th Nov 2012, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
Continuous exposure for at least ten minutes. If they rolled a save every minute, eventual failure is guaranteed. Might as well say they don't get the save, whereas if the party had noticed the flowers and quickly gotten away from them, a save roll would be in order.
Tjprower 29th Nov 2012, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
I had an event where my party had to make saves every time they moved in an energy ball filled hallway. We didn't get hit once, even with the high saves that most of the balls required. This wasn't just a small little hallway either. It was 100 feet long and 15 feet wide. Took us a whole hour to get everyone of our 10 member party through it.
Vulpixel 29th Nov 2012, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
Well one time when a maybe vampire lord (never did get a chance to see what he was) entranced most of the party, I just asked the DM if I could make a save. I was going to try to convince him that my +5 to charm saves applied here, but I rolled a 20...

Yay saves!
Enlong 3rd Dec 2012, 3:55 PM J edit delete reply
Well, that's because this is 4th Edition. Rather than rolling saving throws against effects, the players have flat Defenses. The DM is the one rolling to hit those, as he would to hit AC.

So, the DM probably rolled against their Fortitude each round they were in the flowers.
Zuche 29th Nov 2012, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
I've been running Lair Assault so often over the last year that I sometimes forget short rests are an option on most adventures. The current season of Encounters, where you can't get the typical benefit of any kind of rest (short or extended) over the course of a session, even one that involves several days of travel, also skews my expectations.

(I finally got to play a dwarf witch with a Thor complex last night. It went well until I tripped up an "inspiring" speech about how we would ride to victory on foot. Someone asked if we were just pretending to ride horses. My response was: "I say the neigh!")

Also, Twilight Sparkle is Bill Cosby?
Raxon 29th Nov 2012, 5:15 AM edit delete reply
"Man, those pink ponies walk like this, but we purple ponies, we walk like this. Ku ku kachoo! Have some jello!"

Cosby Twilight is be-Cosby Twilight is good Twilight.
Zuche 29th Nov 2012, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
You realize this means that Shining Armor is Jesus Christ, right?
Raxon 29th Nov 2012, 5:43 AM edit delete reply
How exactly did you come to that conclusion?
Classic Steve 29th Nov 2012, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
I think Zuche is misremembering Cosby's account that he used to think his name was Jesus Christ and his brother was Dammit because of what their dad shouted at them. What I don't understand is how he connected Twilight with Cosby in the first place. I must have missed that routine.
Zuche 29th Nov 2012, 6:56 AM edit delete reply
Last line of the comic. And yes, I botched the routine.
Anon 29th Nov 2012, 5:13 AM edit delete reply
Invisible Apple Bloom?
Digo 29th Nov 2012, 5:48 AM edit delete reply
Maybe the GM made her a 3rd level Adept? :D
Grey Pen 29th Nov 2012, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
Naw, she just ditched the bow.
ANW 29th Nov 2012, 5:20 AM edit delete reply
Poll update:
Pinkie Pie:2
Rainbow Dash:1
Remember, this a big poll, the closing time is Monday night.
Your favorite of the mane 6.
Tell if it is your first or second.
First gets 2 points, second get 1 point.
Choose only from the mane 6.
Raxon 29th Nov 2012, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie is first.
Fluttershy is second.
Ohhey 29th Nov 2012, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
1. Rarity
2. Twilight
Guildgut 29th Nov 2012, 11:47 AM edit delete reply
Applejack is my first favourite. Pinkie is second.
Vegetalss4 29th Nov 2012, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
Rainbow Dash is First
Twilight Sparkle is Second
darkwulf23 29th Nov 2012, 5:51 AM edit delete reply
Digo 29th Nov 2012, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
1st: Applejack
2nd: Rarity
Kitsune 29th Nov 2012, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
Twilight Sparkle is first!
Applejack is second.
Ranubis 29th Nov 2012, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy is first, Applejack is second.
Gamergeek007 29th Nov 2012, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
1st - Twilight Sparkle
2nd - Applejack
Rokas 29th Nov 2012, 7:56 AM edit delete reply
Rainbow Dash is Best Pony
Applejack is Second Best, still awesome.
Karilyn 29th Nov 2012, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie first
Rarity second
redwings1340 29th Nov 2012, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie is #1
Fluttershy is #2
andreas002 29th Nov 2012, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
Twilight is first.
Fluttershy is second.

Though I will note that while I find these two in general the best, the best pony varies by episode.
Oathsblood 29th Nov 2012, 8:42 AM edit delete reply
twilight first
Rarity Second
LoganAura 29th Nov 2012, 8:45 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy first
Pinkie Second
Vapor 29th Nov 2012, 9:06 AM edit delete reply
Twilight is first
Applejack is second
FanOfMostEverything 29th Nov 2012, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
Twilight is first
Pinkie is second
Kadakism 29th Nov 2012, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie is first, Twilight is second
Bronymous 29th Nov 2012, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
1 Rarity
2 Applejack
Stephani-d 29th Nov 2012, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
Dashie for 1 and Fluttershy for 2
Anon 29th Nov 2012, 11:49 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie is #1
Pinkie Pie is #2
Because Pinkie Pie is Pinkie Pie
Anvildude 29th Nov 2012, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
Rarity is First
Twilight is Second.
I don't know's on Third.
CharginChuck 29th Nov 2012, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
1 - Pinkie
2 - Fluttershy
Dr Blight 29th Nov 2012, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
Dr Blight
Fluttershy is first
Twilight is second
alynnidalar 29th Nov 2012, 3:51 PM edit delete reply
1. Angel
2. Fluttershy

Wait wait wait, what do you MEAN I can't pick Angel? But... he's ANGEL!

*sigh* Very well, then:

1. Fluttershy
2. Rainbow Dashing through the Snow
Yawnmon 29th Nov 2012, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
1. Twilight
2. Fluttershy
kriss1989 29th Nov 2012, 5:59 PM edit delete reply
Sparkles 29th Nov 2012, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
1. Rainbow Dash
2. Fluttershy
shineyorkboy 29th Nov 2012, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
Fluttershy is first.
Rainbow Dash is second.
Yay pegasi.
Ramsus 30th Nov 2012, 1:27 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy first.
Twilight Second.
Noshrok Grimskull 30th Nov 2012, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy is best pony.
Pinkie Pie is a very close second.
Derpmind 30th Nov 2012, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
Rainbow Dash is first, and Rainbow Dash is second.
megabob12 30th Nov 2012, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
anamiac 30th Nov 2012, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
Twilight 1st
Rambow Dash 2nd
Crisis 30th Nov 2012, 2:39 PM edit delete reply
Rainbow Dash 1st
Twilight Sparkle 2nd
Dusk Raven 30th Nov 2012, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
Rainbow Dash is first, for some strange complicated reason,
Fluttershy is second due to being so adorable and similar to myself.
yiss 30th Nov 2012, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
Twilight then Pinkie!
Evilbob 1st Dec 2012, 3:49 AM edit delete reply
Spam/Troll/Flame/Questionable bait...? *gobbles*

1. Pinkie Pie
2. Twilight Sparkle/Applejack (can't choose between these two so bump/pick whichever is lower in the polls)
Limitless Zero 1st Dec 2012, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Limitless Zero
1rst Twilight
2nd Pinkie Pie
Valron 1st Dec 2012, 2:14 PM edit delete reply
1. Pinkie Pie
2. Twilight Sparkle
Walabio 2nd Dec 2012, 12:34 AM In case you did not see my vote on 212, I repost it here. edit delete reply
I voted on 212, but in case you missed it, I repost it here, on 213. Please count it only once:

I thought about what the best strategy to vote in a poll using truncated Borda-Count would be, so decided, after several days to vote thus:

# 1. FlutterShy

# 2. Twilight Sparkle

As an aside, the winner of this poll may not be the pony we PegaSisters and Bronies feel is best mare. We certainly cannot determine our true full rankings and ratings from this poll.
NoBody372 2nd Dec 2012, 11:30 AM Vote edit delete reply
1st RD 2 points
2end TS 1 point
TheStratovarian 29th Nov 2012, 5:44 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud, pardon me in asking, but do you cater the dc rolls about the average level of your party's ability, or the level of what seems a group average as they tend to do for an adventure?
Zarhon 29th Nov 2012, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
Story posting time!

This strips edition: Sleeping / "Extended Rest" schenanigans. Post a story where sleeping or resting has unexpected consequences, or the DM uses some form sleeping/lack of consciousness against you (traps, advancing events without your knowledge, etc...).
CJT 29th Nov 2012, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
I don't think I've had exactly that sort of thing crop up, but the Pathfinder war campaign did finally have sleep become relevant (beyond the whole "set watches and have non-casters take the middle watch" thing).

My character, now a landed knight, wakes up in the middle of the night to discover that the now-undead darth vader type is doing the "watch from afar like a creepy stalker" thing.

Between the first appearance, the ensuing battle/threats encounter, evacuating the village the next day, and the meeting-turned-ambush the following night, not a whole lot of sleep happened.

Then my character (having napped during the evacuation) ended up doing a Paul Revere ride through the night to tell his own boss that EvilGuy has a) returned and b) possibly taken one of the border keeps while we were busy with the ambush.

And then make the return trip during the morning before the Phantom Steed expires.

...Fortunately, the party druid pointed out that Lesser Restoration is an adequate substitute for sleep in a pinch.

The good news is, we tend to work with enough NPC allies that things like watches are practical.
Kadakism 29th Nov 2012, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
We had a campaign take us through a desert for a few days. We were all still fairly low level at this point. It was third watch I think, and it was the rogue's turn. She takes her place to keep watch, weapon in hand. The DM houseruled that fatigue inhibits one's perception, so she took minuses to the spot roll he did in secret for her. Cue a jaguar. In the desert.

It got its full attack on her, and both rogue and wizard went down before the paladin and I (the fighter) could do anything about it. Neither of us had our armor on, so I was the only one who could dodge, having taken Dex as my highest stat and gotten weapon finesse.
Digo 29th Nov 2012, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
My players learned very quickly that you *DO NOT EVER* sleep at Castle Ravenloft. Because when you do, I (the DM) will pull out all those really old horror movies and scare the pants off everyone to the point that the Warforged lockes himself in a closet with all his weapons drawn and the two arcane spellcasters are hiding in a bag of holding sharing a Bottle of Air and praying that morning comes early.

I didn't even need to hit them in their Hit Points for that first night. :D
Grey Pen 29th Nov 2012, 5:23 PM edit delete reply
The first campaign I ever ran (or played) involved the player (it was one-on-one) wandering through a cavern trying to find the way out. When she finally did, she didn't win her Perception roll to notice to tripwire set up from her, due to extreme exhaustion. (You lose track of time in caves.)

Probably a bad idea, but not much came of it.
Destrustor 29th Nov 2012, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
My group learned to never ever let me keep watch.
It's not a matter of what kind of character I play or their perception skill, it's just that whenever I do, the DM always rolls very high on his "does stuff happen" and "how bad is it" rolls.
So we end up woken up by T-rexes or a 500-goblin ambush. At level three.
Or I get randomly kidnapped by a yeti who wants to raise me as her child, by force if need be.
kriss1989 29th Nov 2012, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
I try to play a warforged specifically to avoid hose stories, or get a couple of 4 hour meditators in the party.
Sparkles 29th Nov 2012, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
I was DMing a fun 3.5 game with two friends, who were playing Abbott and Costello-esque "thieves and ruffians". They had run into a doppleganger chameleon (another story), a lying, stealing halfling, and a friendly dwarf, who had given them some supplies including a tent.
Upon night, both players being equally exhausted from the days encounters, passed out in the tent.
My Tent of Fevered Hallucination.
There were MANY illusory spiders.
Of course, the tent radiated an evil aura, and a passing cleric thought it would be nice to holy smite the tent, in the name of the gods.
Ember Quill 30th Nov 2012, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
I've got a sleeping shenanigans story! First, background info: one of my friends, new to DMing, ran his first campaign a long while back. Unfortunately, we have a resident problem player who has a tendency to godmod. The DM, being a new DM on his first campaign, didn't quite know how to deal with that and the planned end for his campaign was completely destroyed as the players went about as far off the rails as they could possibly get and subsequently failed completely to accomplish their goal: clearing their names, as they were wanted for various crimes. They managed to not only piss off the local thieves guild, but also somehow put them in power so they gained political control of a massive region. Then the party galivanted away, not expecting any repercussions.

The DM was obviously pissed. He'd had a lot planned for the end of the campaign (even multiple endings based on their choices), and the godmodder essentially bullied him into allowing them to make a decision that they later discovered was impossible to choose due to the mechanics of the game.

So he plotted his revenge. He'd been DMing sort of a sub-campaign within a larger meta-campaign (they took turns DMing while the others played the same characters), and he decided to keep DMing after his plotline was essentially complete. So the next time the party rested, they were ambushed by the entire thieves guild, not to mention a regular army from the city the guild now controlled.

Unfortunately, I don't know how that encounter ended as I wasn't there to see it.
LukeSkywalker530 29th Nov 2012, 8:41 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy is the best
Twilight is a near second
XandZero2 29th Nov 2012, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
I have a sleeping story...

Again - back to the Dragon Age Campaign!

So, the party's on an adventure in some haunted woods, searching for an old, ruined fortress that's recently become the haunt of a demonically-possessed elf by the name of Mythallan (supposed to be "Child of Vengeance" in elven, but actually the module writers screwed it up, and made it "Child of Mercy" instead - I played that part up quite a bit, but that's for another time maybe).

So, I had made said demonically-possessed elf just so happen to be the childhood friend, Harralan, of one of the PCs, Amada (to make things personal, you know. Always better when you make things personal).

Well, the party had just fought off a pack of demonic werewolves (soldiers of Mythallan) and have made camp for the night in the ruins of an Elvish camp.

Now, during the fight, it became obvious to Amada that these werewolves were actually elves - and not just any elves, but his old clan.

Yeah, well after he realized that, he did have suspicions about who the leader of the pack might be...

-And when he went to sleep, those suspicions were confirmed.

Now - in Dragon Age, the dream realm is a realm of magic that mages and demons can enter and interact with at will - so in Amada's sleep, Mythallan actually went out and found him... while he was all alone in his dreams...

Of course, Mythallan didn't reveal himself to be a demonically possessed elf from the start... He just presented himself as Amada's lifelong friend Harralan...

The conversation started out well enough, but then Amada realized that his buddy's shadow was a bit off - what with the hulking physique that didn't match his silhouette.

Then he saw the red eyes staring at him from out of Harralan's shadow, and he realized what was REALLY going on.

-Of course, like any good RPG, if you're hurt in the dream realm, you're hurt in real life - so right about here, Amada was getting pretty nervous. He knew he was in some serious danger - facing down the big bad by himself with no help from the rest of the party - so he did the only thing he could do - he just tried playing along.

Mythallan, being a Rage Demon, asked Amada to join him so they could take vengeance on the human race for eons of injustice and bring the elven race back to it's former glory, etc. etc.

Amada, of course, never gave Mythallan a straight answer to his question. Instead he started asking about Harralan. "You in there buddy? What does Harralan think? I'd like to speak to Harralan... I'd really like to speak to Harralan..."

By the end of the encounter, the demon got so furious that he was being ignored, he fully transformed, materialized right up in Amada's face, gripped him by the throat with one hand of burning talons, lifted him up off his feet...

-And at this point, Amada's player was getting really nervous. He really thought he might die (It was great).

XandZero2 29th Nov 2012, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
And now, because I'm so long-winded, back to the story...

As the demon lifted Amada up off the ground and began slowly squeezing the life from him, the player choked out something along the lines of, "The real Harralan... would never... hurt a friend..."

-At that, the demon dropped Amada, screaming in rage, and vanished in a cloud of embers and soot(at least for the time being) because Harralan was still somewhere deep down inside him, and he still had enough control to at least stop Mythallan from killing a friend.

It was midnight when Amada woke up in a cold sweat. He realized his throat was burning something awful. He pulled back the collar of his cloak, and there, glowing red like embers, were burn marks in the shape of a hand.

BTW - As someone already pointed out, this was a module I was running, but I really fluffed it up. The original version didn't have anything about a dream encounter - but I thought it would be a fittingly dramatic build up to the final encounter between Amada and his buddy.

It was definitely fun (;
Mecryte 29th Nov 2012, 11:58 AM edit delete reply
Slightly Related. I'm trying to come up with a d20 list of bizzare effects when the players wake up.

Even numbers = Good effects
Odd Numbers = Bad effects

This is what i have so far, can anyone help fill this out.

1. Bad Start: -3 all attacks/ Skill rolls

2. Free Meal: An animal killed something and left it for you.

3. Blizzard: Low visibility. Failing a saiving throw renders you stunned.

4. Cloudy Day: Shadows are better exposed due to lack of contrast













17. Thick Fog: Visibility is 10 ft

18. Light snow: Clear weather cures minor ailments.

19. Food stolen: Something stole one day of each of your meals

20. Lucky Day: +3 All attacks/ Skill rolls
darkwulf23 29th Nov 2012, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
A god has taken noticed of the group and is spending the day observing their behaviors.
A severe down pour has started as an omen for a plot related fight or a first kiss love scene
A random bunch of travelers happens on the group themselves. (You need another list to see if they are woodsmen, a caravan, circus folk, slavers, etc.)
Nothing happened. You're just throwing the die just to mess with their heads.
A group of Mind Flayers were on tour when they stumbled onto the group
A beloved Uncle of one of the PCs passed away and left a tavern that turned out to be a brothel
They woke up in the middle of a construction zone
Found Waldo
Tatsurou 29th Nov 2012, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
Good: Transdimensional incident - a random protagonist from another dimension pops in breifly, giving a beneficial encounter (roll again to determine how beneficial) (Example: Pinkie Pie appears and throws the group a party)
Bad: Transdimensional incident - a random antagonist from an alternate dimension pops in and challenges the group (rroll for strength of antagonist) (Example: Discord pops in to play a game with the group)
Good: Gold rush - you stumble across a hidden stockpile of gold.
Bad: Surprise dungeon encounter - the ground collapses beneath the party, and they fall into a dungeon boss encounter (roll for strength of encounter)
CJT 29th Nov 2012, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
A few variants of the Goldilocks theme:

- A critter (cute and fluffy or big and ursine) has raided the food... and it's still doing so when the party wakes up.

- Two randomly-selected party members wake up in the same bedroll, with no memory of how they got there.

- One randomly-selected party member wakes up with a complete stranger sharing their bedroll.

...Most of these work best in a comedy campaign, rather than one where consequences stick.
ANW 29th Nov 2012, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
5.Bad Nightmare-person loss 3 points to mental stats(been shaken up)
16.Best Dream Ever-said playe gains 3 points to all mental stats like knowlage and magic.
Physcal stats like hp and strength remains the same for either.
Sparkles 29th Nov 2012, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
Sex change is ALWAYS a viable option :3
LoganAura 30th Nov 2012, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
Sex change is always THE viable option.
PrincessCadence 29th Nov 2012, 12:16 PM Favorite Mane 6 edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie is first
Rarity is second.
Give Fluttershy negative points because she's a terrible character.
Delta (MLP) 29th Nov 2012, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
Complete BS, Fluttershy is kind and considerate whereas rarity is a self-obsessed diva who only did one truly generous deed (truly generous meaning she got nothing in return)
A Random Brony 29th Nov 2012, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
Now I'm curious, is anyponies favorite 2 mane 6 both Rarity and Fluttershy?
Evain 29th Nov 2012, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
Yes. In that order, actually.

1. Rarity
2. Fluttershy

My 5-year-old nephew's are
1. Rainbow Dash
2. Applejack
in that order. He also really likes to go outside and do 'the running of the leaves', and is always Rainbow Dash for that - and says I need to be Applejack, so that we can race the whole way.

..and the 5 year old I used to babysit, he absolutely loves Twilight Sparkle and Applejack - but he's never actually seen the show, just found the toys in my bag, so has made up his own personalities for them past the 'she really loves books and learning things' and 'her special skills involve apples' - Applejack usually ends up as a chef, which ended up relatively canon at the end of s2. (I explained the cutie marks to him as being a picture to let you know what sorts of things the pony is really good at, which is where he got special skills having to do with apples.) It starts to get really weird when he asks Twilight to read stories to him, though, since it leaves me doing the character voices in my best imitation of Twilight's voice. Celestia help me if he ever asks for that with a book where there's a character in the book reading a story to people...
...and while I don't have a Rarity toy for him to have seen, he does rather like her, too - he's heard a couple of the songs, and 'Art of the Dress' is his absolute favourite, which led to a lot of him asking about the pony who was singing it. (Next favourite song is Big Brother Best Friend Forever, which is what he says he wants to be to his baby sister.)
tuxgeo 29th Nov 2012, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
"Best" pony? Feh.

Applejack is "baste" pony: when she bakes Rome apples, she bastes them with their own juice.
Pinkie Pie is "boost" pony: she boosts the morale of others.
Rainbow Dash is "bust" pony: she'll bust ya' inna chops if ya give 'er any a' yer lip, ya' hear?
Rarity is "Bast" pony: she's elegant and chaotic, thinking highly of herself, like the feline creatures ruled by Bast.
Fluttershy, of course, is "beast" pony: she knows how to handle beasts.

And Twilight Sparkle? She's "boast" pony: The smartest of the bunch, amirite? Princess Celestia's most faithful student, amirite? The organizer, telling everyone else what to do in "Winter Wrapup," amirite?
So well-connected, she didn't even know her old foal-sitter was a Princess. Dang!
CJT 29th Nov 2012, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
"Whom the Princesses Would Destroy" has a good take on that, for Twilight.

She wields incredible political power, while being completely oblivious to doing so.
redwings1340 29th Nov 2012, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
Twilight knew her old foal sitter was a princess (see flashback where she calls her a princess), she had just never heard of the term Miamore Cadenza, because Cadance had never used that full name.
Tatsurou 29th Nov 2012, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
On a whim, I went to Google Translate just now.

Miamore Cadenza, when broken up into mi amore cadenza, is italian. It translates to: I love Cadence.

I think that's proof her shortened name is spelled with an e.
Tatsurou 29th Nov 2012, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
On a whim, I went to Google Translate just now.

Miamore Cadenza, when broken up into mi amore cadenza, is italian. It translates to: I love Cadence.

I think that's proof her shortened name is spelled with an e.
Qazarar 29th Nov 2012, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
I'm fairly certain that a more accurate translation means "My love song".
Atosen 30th Nov 2012, 1:26 AM edit delete reply
The literal translation of Mi Amore Cadenza is "my love cadence" which doesn't really make sense.
"My love song" is a good less-literal translation, but doesn't quite capture the meaning of cadence. The alternative I'm fond of is "my heart beat".
Zuche 30th Nov 2012, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
"Tish! You mangled Italian!"

Cadence always did strike me as a bit of a conservative. Just an old fashioned love song.
kriss1989 29th Nov 2012, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
I also have a dream related Dragon Age story.

My character, Martain MacDougan O Wyrmhold was minding his own business, going along being a Mage of the Circle, when for no particular reason an ancient Tervinter blood Mage who's centuries long scheme has been ruined and is in the process of having an entire lake dropped on him curses my guy. Jerk.

Anyway, now my character is a somnambulist who experiences nightmares so bad I have to roll Willpower checks to be able to receive healing from sleep. Oh, and he sleep casts on occasion. His favorite spells are Fire Blast and Grip of Frost.
Ryuutakeshi 29th Nov 2012, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
My group takes an 8 hour rest (regardless of the circumstances) everytime one of our wizards uses up either a few really good spells or just a lot of spells in general. Or if we need more teleports. But yes, we spent two sessions (spanning multiple in game days) in a dungeon (that we never even got a third of the way through) and we kept going back to the healing pool that was provided for us at the very beginning of the dungeon.

We take our rests seriously and we take them often.
Tatsurou 30th Nov 2012, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
I have a rather...strange sleep story.
This one campaign I was playing in, one of the other players had a character who was an absentminded sorcerer who was the chosen of the local war god. This didn't really get him much beyond an increased spell-per-day limit and one autoprepped spell that he could cast any number of times. He chose fireball. Now, the drawback to this was if he rolled a nat20 on his reusable spell, it would be about 5 spell levels more powerful, and would hit everything but him.

Now, this character had the strangest of luck with his dice. He tended to get terrible roles with most of his skills...but he invariably rolled high - never below 15 - whenever he cast fireball.

And here's the sleep story. THe DM - any number of times - tried to surprise the group while we were sleeping with various dangers. The problem was, the absent minded sorcerers immediate response to being suddenly wakened - no matter the situation - was, "I cast Fireball!" After the fallout settled, when he was the only one unscathed, he'd continue, "Wonderful spell, Fireball." No, his name wasn't Fizban...though if the book had been out then, we'd have all called him that.

Eventually, we put up a sign at every campsite: "Warning - crazed sorcerer. Waken at your own risk."

...we still feel bad about those camp followers that king sent us...