Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Let's trample the Evil in Co8 ToEE; Chapter VIII

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  1. Mrowak Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    This does not appear to be he case, unfortunately. Just a moment ago I cast sleep from a scroll. It's DC was 12 = 10 (basic) + 1 (1st level spell) + 1 (Spell Focus: Enchantment). A little bit lame. :/

    Btw, if this is a bug or deliberate I don't know, but light maces fall into weapon finesse supported category, while scimitars do not despite both of them weighing 4 pounds.
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  2. Ulminati SRB connoisseur Patron

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    Maces are light, offhand weapons. Scimitars are not. Working as intended.

    Also, in regards to spells with a large AoE, scrolls are still semi-viable. Bucket of dice principle, if you include enough people in the AoE someone is bound to fail their save. Especially in the case of sleep scrolls and hordes of 1hd monsters like goblins and kobolds. It's single-target spells you need to avoid like the plague.
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  3. Sitra Achara Augur Patron

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    Strange, because I've had the opposite results with a Wizard and a Cleric. Perhaps it's only the case for sorcerers - and maybe the game cosiders arcane scrolls governed by Int?
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  4. Mrowak Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Chapter II: Lochy i płazy

    Welcome back, after a short intermission. As you remember our party of thieves, genocidal cutthroats and diabolist witches brave adventuresses and a half-orc managed to clean out Welkwood Bog and gained a level in the process.

    [​IMG] Finally! :rpgcodex:

    Time for the favourite part in any cRPG.

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    We pick a fighter level for Anna Rexia and choose weapon finesse feat. That'll make here able to hit something smaller than the door to the barn.

    [​IMG] Bitch Whoreson!!

    She scores 6 hp on hp roll which ain't tragic. But could have been better :/

    Clausewitz gets level 2 barbarian. There's nothing much to it – he doesn't get any new feats or anything. Good hp roll – has now 27 hp.

    Same deal with Miss Bee. Apart from entangle and cure light wounds she memorises Produce Flame spell.

    Aislinn does not learn any new spells, except for 0 level Ray of Frost.

    Nex learns Burning Hands and Protection from Evil. Both ladies roll... averagely...

    [​IMG] I think somebody does not value his life.

    [​IMG] Like, totally.

    Anyway, we go collect our rewards...

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    [​IMG] You don't mean to tell us you forgot to get us rewarded after the whole deal with spiders?!

    Uhm... no! Not at all! This way please!

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    We get whooping 100 gold for our noble deed.

    [​IMG] Gee! Wonder what we'll do with so much cash. :roll:

    [​IMG] Scribing all those scrolls we used up previously cost us more than 150 GP. :(

    [​IMG] Whatever! Anyway, any of you girls remember what the hell we came to this gods forsaken shithole in the first place?

    [​IMG] Uhmm...

    [​IMG] Errm...

    [​IMG] Hmm...

    [​IMG] Me neither :P

    [​IMG] Jawoo!!!

    *Clausewitz rushess off*

    [​IMG] What's the deal with him!?

    [​IMG] My guess is... it's this time of the month!

    [​IMG] Probably.

    [​IMG] Oh, well. We'd better go after him before bites off someone loins or something.

    Finally, our heroines manage to locate strayed half- orc in a small earthish cabin.

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    [​IMG] Jawoo!!!

    [​IMG] Lookie me here. I think I had a sudden recollection.

    [​IMG] Good boy, Clausewitz - you've found him. Have a biscuit!

    [​IMG] “Munch, munch, munch”.

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    [​IMG] Predictable. Yet again we'll be running errands for clerical fools.

    [​IMG] ehm...

    [​IMG] ...who cannot make their people band up and take care of their problem themselves.

    [​IMG] Ever the sunshine, aren't we? :roll:

    [​IMG] While we are at it, let's visit the other chief religious leader round here.

    [​IMG] What for?

    [​IMG] Divine guidance? :P

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    [​IMG] So what did I tell you about running errands? :x

    [​IMG] Well, let's go to the blacksmith then. We must sell our stuff before going anything.

    [​IMG] You mean that oafish droid druid? I bet he will have us do some preposterous shit like bringing him the head of a troll or something.

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    [​IMG] :rage:

    [​IMG] How about going to the inn. Before deciding where to go now, it'd be good idea to prepare ourselves accordingly.

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    Thus a number of fresh Cure Light Wounds and Produce Flame scrolls, as well as Mage Armour, Protection from Evil and Sleep scrolls are written

    [​IMG] So, where are we headed?

    [​IMG] The original plan was to do the fetching quest, first. Seeing how we are totally unprepared for fighting hordes of undead dwelling there, it's better to postpone that for later?

    [​IMG] We are going to the swamped mansion, right?

    [​IMG] Oh, the excitement of fighting of snakes 'n' spiders and...

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    [​IMG] frogs? :retarded:

    There's not much to say here. We just bash it...

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    and it dies – from a successful sneak attack by Anna Rexia.

    [​IMG] :smug:

    The thing is, by creeping behind the frog's back she attracts two more hostiles.

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    What you see here pretty much made this fight so rage inducing I have no words for it.

    Simply put, the froggies resist every attempt to put them to sleep.

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    For two bloody turns!!

    [​IMG] :x

    [​IMG] :rage:

    which leads to a lot of more mess than this encounter should create.

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    At the time when Anna Rexia is swallowed by one frog and Clausewitz grappled by another.

    [​IMG] Damned amphibians!

    Luckily, Aislinn finally manages to tranqulize... one of them.

    [​IMG] Damned amphibians!

    Which did nothing to stop the frog from grappling Clausewitz with its tongue.

    [​IMG] :rage:

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    So enraged our heroes are by this that Anna Rexia guts her way to the surface from the frog's belly with a sneak attack, and Clausewitz one-shot critics the other!

    Naturally we dispose off our barbarian attached himself too much to.

    [​IMG] Bye, bye froggie. :troll:

    We meet another frog, and exact a terrible vengeance for the previous battle/

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    We head east, enter the courtyard of the moat house and to our surprise...

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    we meet with opposition.

    Clausewitz slashes through the first foe.

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    Aislinn puts three more of them to sleep.

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    Miss Bee entraps the opponents to the far east with Entangle.

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    The rest is history.

    We enter the tower to the south.

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    Where we meet violent opposition.

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    [​IMG] Ok, lasses and slave, here's the deal. That's the last Sleep spell we have. If that fails we are pretty much screwed. So pray to any deitic entity you have... preferably to your pretty, glorious, awesome, amazing, and above all, humble sorceress aka moi.

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    [​IMG] As usual, justice prevails.

    [​IMG] Loved the :humble: part.

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    Anna Rexia Guess who gets her slender hands on the treasure.

    [​IMG] Scrollies! :love:

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    After night's rest we loot the bodies of all that stood in our way, to sell it in town (we are kinda low on cash now). We find a nice ring on a frog, which is connected with a quest.

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    We collect a elven cloak from Black Jay, along with some xp.

    Then we sell all the loot.

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    On our way back we meet more victims. There's nothing significant going on except for Aislinn getting hit in the first turn and temporarily losing two constitution points.

    [​IMG] You call that nothing significant?!! :x

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    Once we've arrived we go around the keep to find a secret passage in the north-eastern part of the wall. I have a gut feeling we are in for a fight.

    [​IMG] Gut feeling my arse! :roll:

    Expecting unpleasant welcoming, we prepare ourselves with Mage Armour spell cast on our wizardess and sorceress, as well as we put Protection from Evil on Anna and Clausewitz.

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    The combat initiates and, as you can see the first to get hurt was Aislinn. Fortunately she still stands.

    Clausewitz and Anna Rexia strike back for 2 and 10 points, respectively.

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    Anna Rexia manages to put to sleep one for – but by far, the most dangerous one.

    Miss Bee casts Produce Flame and deals some major damage herself. Something tells me this gonna be her spell of choice for some time.


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    Aislinn takes over and “silences” another bunch. Melee fighters hurt one another with sharp, pointy objects.

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    Nex casts Grease, while Bee throws another fire ray at the opponents.

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    Aislinn casts sleep on the two remaining foes, finalizing the fight.

    You know what comes next: cutting throats, looting, healing etc, etc.

    We leave through the northern door. The corridor turns south and we soon are faced with this:


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    As you can see Anna Rexia was very unfortunate to be struck once, when the Viper engaged combat, and a second time when she tried to flank it.

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    We fight on with raging Clausewitz...

    [​IMG] DEATH TO CONSOLEFAGS!!! :rage:

    being the only thing standing between victory and total doom...

    [​IMG] *Ehm!* :rpgcodex:

    beside our battle droid, wizardess, and – oh, so glamorous – witch, that is.

    [​IMG] :thumbsup:

    Anyway, Aislinn casts Ray of Enfeeblement from a scroll draining away 6 Str points – which explains why the damned snake misses turn after turn later on.

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    The half-orc deals smashing damage and cuts the Viper's head off.

    Miss Bee saves Anna from sure demise with two scrolls of Curing.

    Being tired, and magicked out, we go to the spider tower and rest a little while.


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    Then we go the lower level of the moathouse.

    As you can see, in the lower left-hand corner there's feast going on.


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    [​IMG] Zombiez! How exciting!

    [​IMG] Except not :roll:

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    Anna Rexia is in the pinch again. Have no fear, though - mighty Clausewitz is here!

    [​IMG] Harragh! :smug:

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    It was not very challenging, but very resource consuming. Yet again, we go upstairs, to the tower and rest a day or two.

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    Upon return, we go to the northern chamber and fix ourselves some nice cloaks collected from an unguarded chest. Every party member puts them on.

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    We turn to the south-east. Upon entering a new room we are faced with this monstrosity:

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    Thanks to Aislinn's supreme Charisma score we bluff our way through.

    [​IMG] No, ogre smashing? Ohhh :(

    Before venturing forth, however:

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    We free some would-be heroes...

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    and get a small token of gratitude this way.

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    We proceed downstairs...

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    To find what we've been looking for.

    [​IMG] More sacrifices to the dark gods?

    [​IMG] Precisely! :smug:

    *Major battle*

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    We start off combat with Nex boring putting a Bugbear Archer to Sleep.

    Almost immediately after that Aislinn does pretty much the same with the other.


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    Fortune fails us this time, however. Once we leave the combat mode it immediately reinitiates and a Bugbear warrior storms into the room. After a barrage of attacks - all of them misses I check the creatures AC – it's goddamn 19!

    Leaving for later pondering on how a bugbear with a flimsy leather armour can have so high armour class, Aislinn decides to use it towards our own advantage.


    [​IMG] Can I have a word with you, oh not-so-handsome...?

    … and converts the bugbear to our cause.

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    Two more bugbears rush in. Meanwhile Nex casts Grease, and Bee conjures up Flame, which he immediately uses to hit the monstrosities quite hard.

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    We exchange some blows and charm another foe. Nex has cast a Protection from Evil magick on our barbarian.

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    With invaluable help from our temporary allies we best a barbarian bugbear – but only after he uses up potions of cure wounds on himself. :x

    [​IMG] What a waste! :(

    Miss Bee heals everyone with her scrolls.

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    Nex uses a scroll of Sleep on a She-Bugbear. The heroes run onwards leaving their “allies” behind.

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    A full turn later Nex reads another scroll and a single foe loses consciousness. Everyone focuses fire on the single aware target.

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    We kill the last foe and gain a level. Before actually levelling up, however, we dispose of sleeping foes and charmed “friends”.

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    Both Clausewitz and Anna Rexia have quite good hp rolls. The former picks a level as a barbarian and gets Cleve cleave feat. The latter chooses to develop her skills as a rogue, and becomes more mobile (Mobility Improved Initiative feat).

    Miss Bee gets herself an Augmented Summoning. Now the battles should :incline: by over 9000! Her hp roll is abysmal, nonetheless.

    As you can see Aislinn, becomes more charming than ever.

    Nex is going to be our main item crafter, so it's no wonder she pick Craft Wondrous Item. I fuck up with her spell selection though. Instead of choosing the best 2nd level spell like EVAR, I pick Web and Cat's Grace.


    [​IMG] You witless fool! You doomed us all!!

    What can I say? I was tired and dizzy! :oops:

    [​IMG] Spare me your pathetic excuses worm!! I will have your guts!. I will squeeze them out from you LIKE FROM A GODDAMN CATTERPILLAR!!! YOU SHALL KNOW PAIN VERMIN!!! I WILL...!!11111

    And so it lasts till the next morning, when our well-rested heroes resolve to do what has to be done. Not that a mistake was forgotten, and all...

    [​IMG] … I will have my minions scrap the flesh from his bones....

    …. but there are more pressing matters to presently attend to before wrapping up this update, them being Ogre slaying:

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    As you can see the noble, the charming heroines and their mongrel Orc took full advantage of the ancient art of pre-buffing and pre-summoning. Thanks to that they do not suffer a scratch.

    Miss Bee has to be commanded in that battle. Her augmented (+4 to Strength and Constitution) Black bear , dealt most of the damage hitting the colossus three times per turn.

    [​IMG] :smug:

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    In this last screenie you can marvel at Clausewitz delivering skull smashing critical blow.

    [​IMG] Warghhh! Da hed got cracked! No souvenir :(

    [​IMG] There, there, big boy. There, there :P

    And that would be all for now. In the next thrilling episode, we shall reveal what nefarious force dwells deep within the bowels of the moathouse and get our arses kicked deliver justice, rage and nya to it. Till the next time. :salute:
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  5. Ulminati SRB connoisseur Patron

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    Took you long enough! :rpgcodex:

    I ended up losing patience and reinstalling ToEE myself now. ;)

    Meanwhile, in another reality, the Kodex Kool Krew is checking out Nulb
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    Liking the augment summoning on the ogre. In my playthrough, Cat the Black charmed the barbarian leader upstairs into tanking Lubash for us.

    Also, did you read magic on the scrollies Aislinn cannot into in the first update? There's som goddamn imba lewt there.
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  6. Deitti Educated

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    finally an update. looking good so far, although im personally looking forward to all the battles where people actually have realistic chance to die :smug:

    and i also want to play ToEE again after reading this. ironman way too, bugs be damned.
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  7. Ulminati SRB connoisseur Patron

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    Haha. Random encounter. 5 black bears. They start right in the middle of the party. First one gets 3(!!!) attacks that all crit, rip Roxorowski. Then the 2nd and third maul the Spekkmeister. It's spekkmeisters turn, but he's out cold, so the last 2 bears bring Bee to 0 hp.

    Thus ended my ironman lv3 party in a single round of combat.

    MOAR, good sir. I just remembered why I uninstalled TOEE in the first place :D
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  8. Sitra Achara Augur Patron

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    You'll be seeing twice of that once I get improved critical :twisted:

    A few thing(ie)s:

    1. Be sure to loot the Extraplanar Chest from the zombies.
    2. You can buy spells from Burne for Nex.
    3. Did you summon familiars for Nex and Aislinn?
    4. Shouldn't Bee have a pet Jackal?
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  10. Kawaii Theurgist Prestigious Gentleman Liturgist

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    Just posting to show my support. I love your LP thingie!

    :love:

    And you are much better at this than me. :salute:



    Just play it without reloads other than those related to technical stuffies for the same experience without the evil buggies.
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  11. spekkio Arcane

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    Somebody should mod-in this stuff instead of TOEE's 'story'.

    :smug:
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  12. Deitti Educated

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    I actually have another way of doing it. I keep regular backup saves of all my ironman games in different places. generally atleast two different places from different dates. This way even if savegame corruption or the occasional bug happens, i have something to go back to and i can play the regular ironman mode :smug:

    of course just playing normal mode in ironman way is much easier and more efficent but my way works too as ive never lost an ironman game to bugs or savegame corruption so far.
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    Codex 2014 MCA Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    :salute: :love:

    And yeah, I want a pet! Nao!

    :salute: :love:

    :(
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  14. Mrowak Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Chapter IV: Koniec

    Last time we left our party of rag-tag murderers, sociopats and witches (not necessarily in that order) we accomplished not so impossible feat: they defeated Cleve Lubash, the Ogre.

    [​IMG] Hurray? :roll:

    Now, however, after a short bout in town to sell all the fancy lewt we collected, and scribing shittonnes of scrolls of curing + 2 parchments of summon animal II we'll be faced with the greatest challenge.

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    [​IMG] Oh, the excitement? :roll:

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    Da Gnolls!!

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    [​IMG] Eeewwww!!

    [​IMG] No wonder it smelled dog shit!

    [​IMG] Doggies!

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    Due to their homicidal instincts the party spurns negotiation with the unclean mutants furries lower lifeforms and it starts up violently.

    [​IMG] Let's get heads rolling lasses!

    [​IMG] That's so retro. :P

    [​IMG] Like from the 90s, and stuffies!

    [​IMG] Whatever. Let's just get this over with...

    As you can see Nex gracefully opens combat with accurately placed Grease

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    Bee casts Produce Flame to improve her ranged capabilities, hitting the gnoll leader quite hard

    We sort of wait up for the enemies to rush at us.

    :rpgcodex: That's not how the true MEN fight. Bunch of pussies. :decline:

    [​IMG] Sorry to break it to you Codex, but technically...

    [​IMG] Let's put it this way. If a man's definition of tactical combat is rushing into the middle of a room with no plan whatsoever in the vain hope that somehow your screaming like a virgin, you are, will impress your enemies into submission, do we wish you luck. If not STFU, and let the professionals do their job.

    :rpgcodex: :(

    [​IMG] Clausewitz gonna mad!!

    [​IMG] Bee, hold him on that leash.

    [​IMG] I'm trying!! Hopefully we will get more enemies for him to slay before runs wild!

    [​IMG] Men! :roll:

    [​IMG] They are closing on us!

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    [​IMG] Oh shit, that's way too close of the contact than I hope to have. Gross!

    A gnoll manages to break through our first line of defences, fortunately suffering some major damage from attacks of opportunity. Unluckily, he strikes Nex where it hurts.

    [​IMG] Aua! You will pay for that, tenfold!

    Another one is Berzerker mode approaches and hits Clausewitz for 11 points!

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    We are dealt some further damage but inflict some (butt)hurt too.

    [​IMG] I hope you didn't mean the joke the way, I think you did. :roll:

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    The goddamn Gnoll leader bashes Clausewitz for extra damage.

    [​IMG] Arghhh!!

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    But him and another of his sidekicks are promptly sent to the worse world.

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    As you noticed, the wait paid off. The berzeker gnoll's rage has ended and he is in weakened state.

    We promptly send his companion to the lands of Hypnos.


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    So we storm in as planned, provoking the attacks of so far retreated opponents, which set themselves on the barbarian, hurting him a bit.

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    It doesn't matter in the long run: again Oneiroi aid us here.

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    We flank our last standing foe and Anna Rexia slits his throat!

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    [​IMG] The end!

    Next we go straight searching for our next victim. We stumble upon...

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    [​IMG] A giant crayfish? :retarded:

    [​IMG] Seafood!!

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    Before we can actually turn the crayfish into something edible, it puts up a major fight.

    The girls swarm it. Witches cast their last 0 level spells to do just a little bit more damage, and Bee heals Clausewitz with everything she has got.

    In the end we prevail!


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    But FRAPS kinda phailed me this time. :(

    [​IMG] Excuses :x

    This turns out to be the onset of an avalanche of misfortune.

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    Next, after having some decent beauty sleep our heroines head a corridor to the south, and Anna Rexia intimidates the guards.

    Which I have no proof of – guess why.


    [​IMG] Yeah, right :roll:

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    Then we face our primary threat. Not without some major pre-emptive pre-buffing: Barkskin on Clausewitz and Anna Rexia + Cat's Grace on Anna + Mage's Armour on Witches.

    [​IMG] Clausewitz do the talking!

    [​IMG] Nooooo!

    [​IMG] Yet again :facepalm:

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    [​IMG] That don't talk Clausewitz :(

    [​IMG] Dear gods.

    [​IMG] Make way! I will handle this my style!

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    You were saying something? :troll:

    [​IMG] :(

    ***Ostateczna konfrontacja***

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    So there it starts!

    Nex opens with confrontation with a Sleep spell taking down(?) two foes.


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    You may wonder then: why is one of them conscious on this screenie. The truth is – the soldiers wake each other up!

    [​IMG] That's fucking bullshit! :x

    Anyway, Aislinn stands up to the challenge and with Greater Enchantment Focus she doesn't even have to make an effort:

    [​IMG] Guys :roll:

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    Anna is hurt a little, but she'll survive...

    [​IMG] You think so? Judging from her previous mishappenings she should fall down in like 6 turns tops.

    [​IMG] BITCH!!1111

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    All goes fine and dandy until THIS...

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    happens. At this point I go like [​IMG]

    Reinforcements are coming!

    [​IMG] For us?!

    [​IMG] You'd wish :(

    Anyways, Aislinn casts Sleep on more soldiers.

    [​IMG]
    To her horror Miss Bee realises that one cannot choose a creature when summoning one from a scroll.

    [​IMG] :x

    Our summon turns out to be a small water elemental!

    [​IMG] &%*# it!!! :rage:

    [​IMG] How unbecoming of you Bee!

    [​IMG] That &$#% can stick his ^%#! in his $&^@! :rage:

    [​IMG] I… didn't know such words even existed!

    [​IMG] *#$@&! :x

    [​IMG]

    Anyway, Nex summons Grease and Aislinn makes herself another thrall...

    [​IMG] :smug:

    [​IMG]

    Finally, Lareth himself engages the fight. In a very Stereotypical Villainy manner, he gloats about his impending victory.

    [​IMG] Over my dead body!

    [​IMG]

    Nex casts Web to entrap our foes.

    Did I mentioned that Clausewitz was locked in combat with one grunt who he fails to scratch in 5 consecutive turns?

    [​IMG] Shame on you, you bloody oaf!

    [​IMG] Accuracy's fer da weak :rpgcodex:

    [​IMG]

    Here the things go down to shit. Where did the Web go, you ask? What about charmed slaves? What about water elemental? Well, the truth is, Lareth managed to cast Dispel Magic and destroy ALL of our spells!

    Anna Rexia gets tripped by a misplaced Grease spell and our former ally severely wounds her.

    The grunt critics our Barbarian just like that!

    [​IMG] We are so screwed!

    At this turn of events our half-orc barbarian enters bloody frenzy!

    [​IMG] BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! :rage:

    [​IMG]

    The witches try to save the day by tranquillizing everyone with Sleep scrolls.

    [​IMG]

    Miss Bee summons another beast. To her deep regret...

    [​IMG] #%*@#@!! :rage:

    it's a small water elemental again.

    Lareth unleashes two sound-bursts at our witches stunning Aislinn and Nex for two and one turns respectively.

    [​IMG]

    Nex summons another Web. Clausewitz, still engaged in combat with the very same and still very breathing guardsman gets critical hit by him!

    [​IMG]

    Words fail me...

    [​IMG] Well, she lasted a little bit more than 6 turns :troll:

    A turn later Lareth casts Command and paralyses our orc.

    [​IMG] Not all is lost, if I can heal Clausewitz with this Cure Moderate Wounds scroll...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] &^*&##$!!!!1111111111111111111 :rage: :decline:

    [​IMG]

    First the 'Master' hammers the barbarian's head. Then, the guardsman finishes the job.

    [​IMG] My... life... is... mmhm... flushing... before my eyes...

    After that FRAPS fucked me over again and didn't save any of the screenshots that followed.

    Maybe it's for the best that you can only imagine what happened.


    [​IMG]

    *Koniec*

    As you can see the party got totally screwed over in every way imaginable.

    First of all – I behaved like a real MAN, got too cocky and permitted the fight in the wide open area where it was difficult to defend.

    Secondly, the way how soon Lareth reacted to the attack surprised me – probably it was triggered by the Charm spell Aislinn cast on the Sergeant.

    Thirdly, it was a mixture of very BAD rolls in everything we did there, but miraculously good for the enemies (all those critics!).

    Also, I didn't have the best spell in the game(TM) because I didn't select it on a level up for Nex and Burne didn't have its copy.

    What can I say? It's the end...























































    Btw, do you know of any good free image capturing program that can capture images from ToEE, apart from FRAPS? :troll: ;)
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  15. Ulminati SRB connoisseur Patron

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    Whatever could she be referring to? :roll:

    I ROFL'd.

    :roll: Women cannot into understanding why scrolls suck. Too technical.

    :salute:

    A glorious TPK to end a glorious updatan. MOAR!


    http://sourceforge.net/projects/taksi/
    http://getgreenshot.org/
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  16. The Thin Man Novice

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    That was hilarious!

    Good show!
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  17. Sitra Achara Augur Patron

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    :salute:

    That's one fight you should never underestimate.

    So, what shall it be? Restart? Reload? Reload + replace everyone?
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  18. Ulminati SRB connoisseur Patron

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    I vote for reload on TPK. restart just means we'll see levels 1-5 ad nauseam. Reload + replace means we'll run out of adventurers and andventuresses really quickly.

    If you *must* be bloodthirsty, roll 1d5 and kill a random PC on TPK. But TBH that's a rather anticlimactic way to go.





    As an aside, Bee the Crooked, Roxorowski and The Spekkmeister have developed an incredibly cheesy tactic in an alternate reality. Roxorowski/Spekkmeister use their polearms (glaive and longspear respectively) to make trip attacks outside of an enemys reach. (So they don't provoke attacks of oppertunity). This allows Bee to sneak attack the brone enemy and gives us 3 attacks of oppertunity when they stand up. also, having 2 polearm-weiling meatshields with combat reflexes ready vs approach at the edge of a grease spell quickly turns a corridor into a killing zone.
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  19. Deitti Educated

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    indeed, was extremely fun to watch, especially that dispel magic that removed the charms too, i don't think ive ever had that one happen in my games :D

    i agree with above, reload and if necessary, just come up with some punishment for the TPK.
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  20. Nex Scholar

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    Excellent.

    Go for a reload for TPK
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  21. Ulminati SRB connoisseur Patron

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    Speaking of TPK, when you do manage to finish that fight, DON'T go out the back of the moathouse. Backtrack the way you came in. the Co8 addition to the secret exit is utter bullshit considering people will be going into it at half health withtheir spells mostly used :P
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  22. Lonely Vazdru Pimp my Title

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    I think it's the new Co8 version which does this, Lareth also showed-up early on the two attempts it took me. I like this btw, makes more sense than him gently waiting in the next room while his guards get slaughtered.

    It's not that easy anymore, "they" will be waiting for you at the main entry too.
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  23. Crooked Bee Nyadmin Patron

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    Codex 2014 MCA Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    Well that ride didn't last long. :salute:

    I told ya you should've gone with Augment Summon and made me a summoner right from the start. :troll:

    Ug ug ug
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  24. Sitra Achara Augur Patron

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    Lareth shows up when 2 troops are down. It was always like that in the public releases. (except that before 5.9.3 he wouldn't come out at all). In internal testing it used to be more, but in my experience even waiting for 3 troops down made it too easy. Heh.

    If you want to cheese it out, you can just withdraw to the corridor - Lareth's AI will remain inactive due to the large distance, so he will patiently wait until you step inside the big room. Alternately, you can pursue the Ug Ug Ug route where the Lieutenant leaves you alone, and bring your whole party to Lareth's chambers. He will call out to his men, but at least they'll be bottlenecked. Then again you only have one meatshield, so maybe that won't work.

    BTW, the waking up of sleeping soldiers was inspired by KotC. :salute:
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