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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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Raxon

Raxon




2nd Nov 2018, 5:02 AM

Ahh, friendly fire. I remember when we were playing a homemade game. It was a mostly D6 game. I was playing a not nice person.

On the enemy side, they had around ten thousand troops. We had a division of a couple hundred, and a hundred or so barrels of pitch that were delivered instead of the food we needed.

Since I saw this shit coming a mile away(metagaming that we're PCs, ergo the main force is going to encounter us), I brought siege weapons. Trebuchets. So when the two armies met, we scored and lit the barrels and launched them into the fray. Dry, Rocky ground allowed them to shatter, spreading burning pitch across the battlefield.

One hundred of the soldiers volunteered to charge in and die so we could destroy then, and destroy them we did. The other half of our force was armed with bows, and fired into melee, with the rationale that their arrows were much more likely to hit the enemy than our own troops. Also, they were instructed to target any group of enemy soldiers that made it through the fires.

We totally won. I was playing a sociopathic dickhead of a caprain, but honestly, they outnumbered us 50 to 1. After I learned we'd been given the barrels of pitch, I immediately grabbed the siege engines to bring with us, because my metagame was strong that day. And also because I was planning to raze a few villages, and wanted to be known as the captain who rained fire from the sky.

We lost every last melee fighters and twenty archers. But we totally won. I was the captain, and the other players were lieutenants, each in charge of a third of the archers to direct fire as needed.

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Guest




2nd Nov 2018, 9:33 AM

The party was working as mercenaries for a kingdom that was at war with some other kingdom. We get orders to delay an enemy army that was approaching. Now I think the DM wanted some sort of guerrilla tactics or a glorious last stand, but he forgot that he was playing with a party that had two high level casters who specialize in AOEs. So we track down the enemy camp and bomb the shit out of it (all while blasting Night Witches for added awesome). After returning to deliver news to our boss that the army we were sent to delay is now a smoldering crater, he becomes furious with us. Apparently he had agents who had infiltrated the camp and now those agents were very dead. We told him that if he didn’t want us to blow up the camp he should’ve told us so. This resulted in a long argument about clarity of orders and how much information about covert operations should be given. By the end of it we had the guy so pissed that he was ready to charge us with treason and execute us. So we resolved the issue like sensible adults, we turned him into a newt, stole his navy’s flagship, and became pirates.

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Halosty45

Halosty45




2nd Nov 2018, 5:24 PM

Shoulda told him to get agents with evasion.
On a related note: high level druids are the best for aoe (if you're fighting large numbers of not terribly high level people). Summoning a tornado as a standard action with control winds (which you can do from no wind at all at level 18) is pretty good at wiping out an army since it can destroy anything short of fortified buildings.

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Guest




2nd Nov 2018, 8:50 PM

Even at low levels, creative druids can be devastating to armies. Turn into a rat, sneak into the food stores, summon a big swarm of rats to eat all the food. Or summon a T Rex in the command tent. Or summon rats to chew up all the equipment in the armory. Or summon blue whales 500 ft above the army. Or convincing the pack animals to unionize. Or summoning a bunch of mosquitoes and spreading malaria. Or summoning a bunch of monkeys and spreading AIDS.

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Raxon

Raxon




2nd Nov 2018, 9:13 PM

Let me introduce you to the magic of something called a Candiru. This awful parasitic catfish gets into the gills of bigger fish and feeds on them. It will also swim right into your dick and get stuck there, causing severe urinary blockages. They could also, theoretically swim up a lady's urethra, too.

Summon a swarm in the public baths. Watch the descent into madness as the parasitic little bastards get desperate enough to swim into any orifice available.

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Inuzuka




3rd Nov 2018, 12:11 PM

Pretty sure you can't summon anything 500 ft above an army.

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Guest




3rd Nov 2018, 4:27 PM

i think you can if you are yourself 500 ft above said army. if you have some flying device or animal. then again, you don't have to fly that high if you're going to make giant cetaceans rain on your enemies heads. Also, making marine mammals fall on people would be pretty cruel thing to do... I mean, thoses whales aren't going to survive that.

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pdk1359




5th Nov 2018, 9:45 AM

generally, you need to summon something into a space that it can survive; you can summon a flyer into the air, but a sea critter can only be summoned into water and a land critter onto a land space; this is specifically to prevent dropping heavy critter on a target.

Additionally, a blue whale is heavy enough that if you wanted to do max damage (in D&D and most close analogues) you'd just summon it 10-20ft above the target, they'd still take 20d6 damage.

Of course, if you can summon flying blue whales, that's definitely call to blast Night Witches.

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Rudedog

Rudedog




2nd Nov 2018, 11:19 AM

Nobody will dare melee you when your party has a reputation for overwhelming friendly fire. A few items of top-shelf fire resistance and a few necklaces of fireballs and you too can be a living suicide bomber... without the suicide!

Works great with Dust of Sneezing and Choking when the whole party is immune to stun too!

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Phantomdemon




4th Nov 2018, 3:38 AM
"Kinda fishy."

So, anyone else think that the marines switching to the big guns is kinda a jerk move on DM's part?

I mean, the marines are work together with 'Nami' and 'Ussop', but that still seems like someone's looking to kill some players.

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Guest




4th Nov 2018, 9:14 AM

since DM have some history as a player killing Game Master, might be the case. like, She toned things down for this campaign at Gordon's demand, but slip back in old habits there.

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