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3rd Aug 2017, 6:00 AM in The Best Night Ever, Part 1
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Newbiespud 3rd Aug 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
On account of the record-breaking heat wave and the lethargic survival experience it will inevitably create, the Dusk City Outlaws game we recorded this weekend will take a little more time to edit. Expect that on Saturday.

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ANW 3rd Aug 2017, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
Going to take a break from player class, and go for a different type of class.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like nails.
Let's have some stories of these types of weapons.
Long handle(when compared to swords)
Heavy bashing end
The Old One 3rd Aug 2017, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
When you have a hammer, and you have the very best hammer you can get, and you've put tremendous effort to be the best hammer guy you can possibly be, anything that isn't a nail is a threat to you.

Damn you, coil of rope!!!!!! Damn you to hell!!!!!!

That said, I like Meteor Hammers
Winged Cat 3rd Aug 2017, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
So there was this one planet where...well, it started out as a space elevator tower, then it just kept going. Ages later, after people had evolved unto gods and the planet was long since abandoned by sentient life, one of the descendants came back, grabbed the far end of the "handle", and suffused the entire tower and planet with a structural integrity field so as to play golf with the nearby, likewise abandoned dyson sphere the dying star inside.
terrycloth 3rd Aug 2017, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
For a sufficiently advanced hammer, everything is indistinguishable from a nail.

Although my 'stubbornly refuse to use any other tactic' characters in 4e and Pathfinder were more like drills. Fiery electric flying drills.
Anvildude 3rd Aug 2017, 11:58 AM edit delete reply
I've _always_ been a fan of hammers.

And yet, I never really managed to use them much in RPGs, 'cause I tend away from smashy barbarian-types (I usually go for party-helpers like mages, Warlords or general buffers).

My favorite 3.5 splatbook, though, Races of Stone, had a really nice hammer in it. The Goliath Greathammer- 2d6 damage, +2 to Sunder, weight 50 lbs. Perfect. The only problem was that it was a 'racial' Martial weapon, and thus it didn't make much sense for non-Goliaths to use them.

I never did understand that- Dwarves have warhammers, but they're odd one-handed cudgels as opposed to proper 2-handed polearms, and there's no Lucerne hammer or whatever. About the only option for 2 handed bludgeoning weapons was the Greatclub or Quarterstaff.

Also, have a friend who's playing a Goliath in a current campaign- designed a custom weapon for them (they're playing him like a GW Ogre) with a big meat-tenderizer hammer, hook on the other side, and a chain so he can throw it and bring it back.
Digo Dragon 4th Aug 2017, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Interesting you mention party-helpers. The original Final Fantasy RPG allowed white mages to equip hammers.

I think Lucerne hammers were in the older Arms & Equipment guide. Relatively easy to port it.
Dakkath 4th Aug 2017, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
My 4th ed barbarian had a mattock he used as his main weapon. He tended to one-shot a lot of enemies, leaving them as nothing but wet craters.

Our 5th ed paladin managed to get a crit on a Ravenloft hag by the name of Baba Lysaga, and thanks to a combination of racial abilities and feats and rolling max damage, did over a third (iirc) of her hp in one swing. Maybe over a quarter. Point is it was a noticeable amount for an enemy about a dozen CRs higher than our apl.
Mykin 3rd Aug 2017, 6:56 AM edit delete reply
Twilight... this is the opposite of chill. The complete opposite of chill.

But at least now I'm fairly certain my idea is going to happen in this arc. *Grabs popcorn*
Digo Dragon 3rd Aug 2017, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Well, at least it's an alibi when the inevitable social disaster happens.
Anvildude 5th Aug 2017, 7:21 AM edit delete reply
Is it 100% maximum NO CHILL?
Magnaliscious 3rd Aug 2017, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
So this arch is all about the players ruining their own sessions? Lets rock.
The Old One 3rd Aug 2017, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, its comparitively brutal up here, although we were promised triple digit temps. The winds are bringing the region smoke off of the local forest fires, which has blocked some of the sun and taken us down to the mere 90's


BR549 4th Aug 2017, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon 3rd Aug 2017, 10:24 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
It's a little concerning when y'all up at those higher latitudes face temperatures that rival the kind of above-averages we'd expect. O_o

Perhaps a giant pair of sunglasses above us will help.
Newbiespud 3rd Aug 2017, 11:05 AM edit delete reply
Nah, it's fine, now we've got a cover of wildfire smoke dropping the temperature by a few degrees.

...It wasn't like we were going to spend time outside anyway.
Destrustor 3rd Aug 2017, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
Just squat in the nearest basement, with your bare feet in a small basin of water.
It'll probably make you feel better, and it keeps your hands free for doing whatever.
Digo Dragon 4th Aug 2017, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
That... um, okay. Guess that's technically better?
Specter 3rd Aug 2017, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
... where's Luna? The thought just struck me that she would probably be here. Even if she is catching up on what happened the last thousand years, she would still show up to get to know the ponies that are here now.
Robin Bobcat 3rd Aug 2017, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
It's night time, she's off poking at dreams.