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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5


12th Aug 2020, 12:51 AM

Ha! Okay, story time! Tell a tale of a time when you felt like you were Crazy Prepared, only to find out you weren't quite Crazy Prepared *enough*.

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12th Aug 2020, 7:45 AM

Never really had that happen... have had the opposite happen though once. Was in a game where we had to abduct a town guard as we were wrongly accused fugitives and we were oddly prepared for it. We had items for non-lethal takedown, rope, handcuffs, a bag big enough to fit a person in, and more. We were all a bit worried at how prepared we were for abducting a town guard.

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One dude

12th Aug 2020, 1:07 PM

Not quite. Once we were crazy prepared, but found out that we were even TOO prepared.
It was the end of a short campaign in 3.5 (just four-five sessions), and we had to kill a evil cleric, aka our BBEG. After defeating a dragon and looting his whole hoard, we bought everything that could possibily help to fight a spellcaster, as we all were meelee classes, with chimes of silence, potions, amulets and rings to buff our saving throws, and so more.
We reach his lair, and found out that it was an old tower. We look at each other, especially towards the Warforged Juggernaut and the Ogre War Hulk.
Two seconds later, we were hacking at the base of the tower, brought it down and killed the cleric with the impact to the ground and the following demolition.
Thousands of gold pieces spent for nothing!

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13th Aug 2020, 11:16 PM

Less "Prepared" and more "Paranoid"/metagamey, if I'm being honest.

In a module for a store game back in... either 4e Encounters or the Next beta... there was this barmaid or whoever who was described as incredibly beautiful, and having heterochromia and everything; the book kinda had a lot to say about her.
I was immediately suspicious, walked in with Detect Magic active, and was told there was Enchantment magic being used. Since she apparently also did wenchwork (because this being DnD and the DM being a guy, of course she did), it was decided one of the party should sleep with her and attempt to learn anything about her.
Long story short, said "recon" mission told us nothing, but she OF COURSE later turned out to be a succubus. WotC really need to stop being so tiresomely repetitive with succubi.

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Allan Mills

14th Aug 2020, 4:35 PM

Closest I can think of was in a 5th edition D&D campaign when the party encountered umber hulks. I was playing as a bard. The saving throw vs. confusion from an umber hulk is charisma based. With his high charisma score and his saving throw proficiency in charisma you'd think I'd have no trouble making the save. Nope. I don't think I rolled any higher than 3 for the entire fight. I know, technically, you can avoid looking at them but I wanted to have at least one turn where I wasn't confused before doing so for roleplaying purposes.

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12th Aug 2020, 2:14 AM

Y'know, knowing who she is later in the show, her having this in her fighting style feels really weird.

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12th Aug 2020, 5:04 AM

What do you mean?

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12th Aug 2020, 5:25 AM

No spoilers? She's an action girl, not a seductress.
Spoilers? She's the princess of a desert kingdom currently in the middle of a civil war and is desperate to see no one get hurt because she is a good girl. Doesn't really mesh with this manipulator power set. Kinda why this ability was never even mentioned outside of this arc.

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12th Aug 2020, 5:54 AM

Spoiler replay: To be fair, as she is undercover and doesn't want to be recognized, using a fighting style that is so much unlike your own would be the a pretty clever way to draw attention away from you. no one would suspect that someone who fights so unlike what you are known for might be you, which is probably the reason she only uses this fighting style here and nowhere else in the story. it's because this is the only time she fights as miss valentin, everytime after she's fighting as her true self.

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12th Aug 2020, 5:58 AM

Maybe she learned it for the sole purpose of hiding in Baroque Works? Further distance Miss Wednesday's personality from Vivi?

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12th Aug 2020, 8:41 PM

Spoiler comment: For someone who doesn't want to hurt people, a fighting style focused on hypnotism and non-lethal control makes perfect sense. Better captured than dead, in many cases.

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12th Aug 2020, 5:42 PM

"Foolish Mortals, even now my mighty mech begins it's reign of destruction. Soon this city will be crushed beneath it's feet a mighty death rays. Then the world will-"
"Oh... uh... you notice a big important button on the nearby console that reads 'Do not Push!', but it's behind the monolingual villain."
I push the villain into the button! (Rolls a 20)
"... son of a bitch."

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13th Aug 2020, 12:46 AM

Ah, the typical fighter's greatest weakness, will. Which is nuts considering the kinda stuff he does later but I guess it's gonna be from maneuvers and abilities.

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31st Oct 2021, 12:31 AM
"Crazy Prepared is a Kobold Artificer's Middle name"

Big final fight of a gestalt campaign, the kobold artificer//rogue has been playing a combination of ranged fire support, item creations support, and social engineering support. Leadership has given him thousands of minion hours and I mostly wasted that on building portals between our different allies and also out stolen and upgraded airship.

After an air battle through chaff on wyverns, traps, and speed bumps, we enter the final fight. A Male dragon, his two wenches, and a pair of advanced hit dice iron golems to act as their meat shields. My kobold wins initiative. Whips out a Rod of Golem Control. Points it at the first iron golem, click, my golem now. Activates belt of battle, points for at second iron golem. Click.

With two new iron golems, the fight is alot easier, after a twenty minute break for the DM to swear in the parking lot.

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