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Hiro Protagonist
Oct 25, 2010

Last of the freelance hackers and
Greatest swordfighter in the world


Honestly, I wouldn't have wanted anything more than a thorough dunking of Rust. That battle couldn't have gone more how I would have wanted, and I think even Murphy knows that, which is why he didn't seem to disappointed in the womp he received.

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Not Operator
Jan 1, 2009

Not A doctor, THE Doctor!


Theala shits, just like any of us the rest of us mortals do.

tsob
Sep 26, 2006

Chalalala~


I look forward to that entering the common lexicon, the same way "fucks" recently(ish) did. Just randomly hearing "Man, (insert person here) shits" when disparaging them, or knocking their perceived elitism.

MisterFuzzles
Dec 5, 2009

We can't go back no more, but I suppose we can go wherever we please.


EP 65 and wow. Gotta say Jveliins ending got me. Especially for a character I figured wasn't gonna stick around anyways

RC Cola
Aug 1, 2011

Dovie'andi se tovya sagain






I tricked my wife into watching Hot Date by neglecting to mention that I heard about it from a dnd podcast. Bwahaha.

Emily is a national treasure.

Instant Jellyfish
Jul 3, 2007

Actually not a fish.



It looks like they finally figured out Dimension 20 livestreaming so Emily and Murph will be back at Aguefort tonight at 10 EST.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGPUW5U935g

https://www.twitch.tv/dropoutlive

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

RC Cola posted:

I tricked my wife into watching Hot Date by neglecting to mention that I heard about it from a dnd podcast. Bwahaha.

Emily is a national treasure.
I told my partner and she loved it anyway, mwahaha

theCalamity
Oct 23, 2010

Cry Havoc and let slip the Hogs of War


Dimension 20 is doing a live stream for fantasy high right now. Itís supposed to be up on dropout tomorrow

eke out
Feb 24, 2013



Murph in the short rest: "i had to make sure it survived so I wouldn't have to do a whole arc of you guys avenging the flying sword"

myron cope
Apr 21, 2009



Only a small spoiler but comment about today's episode: Caldwell always seems to do the dumbest poo poo. Both his "deal" and his "see if you can hit ME with the dagger" seemed real dumb

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

myron cope posted:

Only a small spoiler but comment about today's episode: Caldwell always seems to do the dumbest poo poo. Both his "deal" and his "see if you can hit ME with the dagger" seemed real dumb
but it's funny

Do it ironically
Jul 13, 2010


The last episode was really good going to get on the patreon for the extras

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



myron cope posted:

Only a small spoiler but comment about today's episode: Caldwell always seems to do the dumbest poo poo. Both his "deal" and his "see if you can hit ME with the dagger" seemed real dumb

Yeah but like... it's funny and cool.

Farg
Nov 19, 2013



Inzombiac posted:

Yeah but like... it's funny and cool.

i do gotta wonder what his plan was for 1v1ing a duke of hell. Even if he lands banish the party is still feebled and she just comes back in a minute

sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011



Farg posted:

i do gotta wonder what his plan was for 1v1ing a duke of hell. Even if he lands banish the party is still feebled and she just comes back in a minute

I think it was mainly a 'my character would do this, I accept that this will probably kill me if it goes as it seems but my character would do this' thing, I don't think there is a way pure mechanically that would end well

eke out
Feb 24, 2013



sexpig by night posted:

I think it was mainly a 'my character would do this, I accept that this will probably kill me if it goes as it seems but my character would do this' thing, I don't think there is a way pure mechanically that would end well

i think there was also some "i'll just be ambiguous about my offer and then figure something out" but he wasn't actually ambiguous enough lol

sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011



eke out posted:

i think there was also some "i'll just be ambiguous about my offer and then figure something out" but he wasn't actually ambiguous enough lol

yea that too, I think he thought he was being more sly than he was

tsob
Sep 26, 2006

Chalalala~


On the Short Rest
Murph: There's a card in the Deck of Many Things that can delevel your character.
Emily: Holy poo poo! I'm never touching a Deck of Many things again. Okay, that's probably a lie, but holy poo poo!

Next Episode
Murph: You guys are in a casino in Hell, and there's a dealer with a Deck of Many Things

On the Short Rest
Emily: Thank god we didn't go for the Deck of Many Things. Let's just roll to see what we'd have gotten.
*everyone rolls to draw cards*
Murph: Emily, you would have gotten to cast "Wish" twice, Jake, you would be granted the ability to undo any event of your choosing and Caldwell, you would get 50,000 xp and probably jump a level.
Emily: WHAT THE gently caress!

Also, the genuine distress in Emily's voice when she was trying to decide whether to take a drink of the potion that could flip your Natural 1s/20s or not was great.

Sankara
Jul 18, 2008




I hope Flying Sword comes back in their hour of need.

Not Operator
Jan 1, 2009

Not A doctor, THE Doctor!


Terrible news everyone. Amir is going to be on the winter holiday episode.

tsob
Sep 26, 2006

Chalalala~


I gotta hand it to Murph; he did a pretty great job designing his levels of Hell. I was wondering initially how he'd make his version of lust stand out from gluttony and/or greed, given that he'd designed lust to be about passions in general and obsession rather than sexuality specifically and making gluttony a giant snake that's trying to devour you with nothing outside but a storm and a need to give in and go with it to get out of hell was definitely different.

On the other hand, the entire cast deserve a thorn for the several minutes they spent in the latest short rest directly addressing the viewer and making an awkward, extended joke about being big men on the internet who'll own you if you criticize them; the start of which was played too straight to be comic despite their intentions, and which just rolled on and on and on.

Not Operator posted:

Terrible news everyone. Amir is going to be on the winter holiday episode.

Is Amir kind of dull or are you being fasectious? I've never listened to much of Jake's show with him, since I found the first few minutes of the one episode I tried boring and just never tried more.

tsob fucked around with this message at 00:23 on Oct 31, 2019

Not Operator
Jan 1, 2009

Not A doctor, THE Doctor!


I'm being facetious, but also Jake has joked in the past that Amir would absolutely hate tabletop gaming and think it was stupid, and probably try to wreck it.

Ainsley McTree
Feb 19, 2004




tsob posted:



On the other hand, the entire cast deserve a thorn for the several minutes they spent in the latest short rest directly addressing the viewer and making an awkward, extended joke about being big men on the internet who'll own you if you criticize them; the start of which was played too straight to be comic despite their intentions, and which just rolled on and on and on.

Eh, I thought it was funny

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

Ainsley McTree posted:

Eh, I thought it was funny

Donít worry, I was pretty much crying from laughing so hard at that. Different strokes and all that I guess!

myron cope
Apr 21, 2009



Spoilers for latest episode What does "+3" hammer mean? I also hope the new hammer makes the dwarven daddies stronger, they seem pretty weak right now. Further also, did Bev get anything this ep? Hardwon got the hammer, Moonshine got the upgrade to her spores, Bev got...to kill his dad? My memory is bad even though I just listened yesterday, so there could very well be something I'm forgetting

Final also, it took me forever to realize they were talking about Balnor at the end. I just remember thinking like "there aren't any dads even left...?"

Tenik
Jun 23, 2010




+'s are general bonus. A +1 means that you get a +1 to hit, or roughly a 5% bonus. A +3 means that you get a +3 to hit. It's super rare to get one, and a bonus that high is where the math behind d&d's paper thin balance starts to break down. The Dwarven daddies are based on a very overpowered spell, I just think that hardwon's stats and Murph's encounters don't let them shine. Caldwell got an upgrade to his book, which Murph described it on the short rest, and will probably explain at the top of the next session.

eke out
Feb 24, 2013



Tenik posted:

+'s are general bonus. A +1 means that you get a +1 to hit, or roughly a 5% bonus. A +3 means that you get a +3 to hit. It's super rare to get one, and a bonus that high is where the math behind d&d's paper thin balance starts to break down. The Dwarven daddies are based on a very overpowered spell, I just think that hardwon's stats and Murph's encounters don't let them shine. Caldwell got an upgrade to his book, which Murph described it on the short rest, and will probably explain at the top of the next session.

also of note, the hammer went from allowing that ability once per long rest to once per short rest, which is a huge upgrade in that he can do it two or three times on any given day now

and he got the absorb elements ability 1/day, and the +1 bonus. all in all a very good upgrade for hardwon

(and now that they're at levels where resistances and immunities are common, the spores upgrade with two new damage types is very good)

tsob
Sep 26, 2006

Chalalala~


I would absolutely watch a live stream of Jake and/or Emily playing Final Fantasy games, since it came up in the Short Rest. A monthly podcast of the team after having watched a couple of episodes of Naruto or some other anime with Jake would be fun too.

tsob
Sep 26, 2006

Chalalala~


Edit: double post.

tsob fucked around with this message at 14:48 on Nov 3, 2019

myron cope
Apr 21, 2009



Tenik posted:

+'s are general bonus. A +1 means that you get a +1 to hit, or roughly a 5% bonus. A +3 means that you get a +3 to hit. It's super rare to get one, and a bonus that high is where the math behind d&d's paper thin balance starts to break down. The Dwarven daddies are based on a very overpowered spell, I just think that hardwon's stats and Murph's encounters don't let them shine. Caldwell got an upgrade to his book, which Murph described it on the short rest, and will probably explain at the top of the next session.

Oh yeah! I do remember that about the book. Sounds situationally pretty useful. I'm betting Caldwell forgets most of the time

Ainsley McTree
Feb 19, 2004




Iím listening to the most recent trinivale episode and as a fellow d&d newbie, it is cathartic to watch jake learn what spells do for the first time

tsob
Sep 26, 2006

Chalalala~


The best part of this week's episode, which was fantastic in it's own right, was the team talking about how they're going to be doing a stream of Tomb of Horrors or Tomb of Annihilation at some point. I cannot wait to see that poo poo. The end of the main episode revealing someone had sent them Naruto episodes and they intended on showing them to Jake and Caldwell is exciting too. I'm presuming that'll be a mixed bag at some point.

Not Operator
Jan 1, 2009

Not A doctor, THE Doctor!


I'd be so down for secondary podcast that was just making Jake watch contextless nerd poo poo.

Show Jake a Dragonball movie.

Threep
Apr 1, 2006

It's kind of a long story.

Not Operator posted:

Show Jake a Dragonball movie.
The live action one

Ainsley McTree
Feb 19, 2004




Iíd be curious to see tomb of horrors; I only know it by reputation, and the one TAZ live show where they played it as a goof. Since Emily and Caldwell are so good at d&d (not to knock Jake, but the other two really are very experienced), Iíd be curious to see what that dungeon is like with a team thatís actually trying.

Threep
Apr 1, 2006

It's kind of a long story.

Ainsley McTree posted:

Iíd be curious to see tomb of horrors; I only know it by reputation, and the one TAZ live show where they played it as a goof. Since Emily and Caldwell are so good at d&d (not to knock Jake, but the other two really are very experienced), Iíd be curious to see what that dungeon is like with a team thatís actually trying.
Tomb of Horrors was written for tournament play, specifically to murder players who were good at that style of D&D. If Murph runs it by the book, it's not going to go well.

I hope the adventure ends with them beating the fake end boss and escaping the illusory cave-in

eke out
Feb 24, 2013



Threep posted:

Tomb of Horrors was written for tournament play, specifically to murder players who were good at that style of D&D. If Murph runs it by the book, it's not going to go well.

I hope the adventure ends with them beating the fake end boss and escaping the illusory cave-in

their jokes about preparing multiple characters of diminishing levels for each time they die is what they legit should do

myron cope
Apr 21, 2009



Murph was tired of getting whomped I guess, that last one was a rough sode for the boobs

Ainsley McTree
Feb 19, 2004




It's gotta be hard to be a DM, especially for a format like this where you're doing it for an audience; you don't want to make the fights facerolls, but if you overcompensate too much, you murder the entire party and then, I guess, that's just the end of the story?

That said, I have never DM'd or been in a party that TPK'd, so maybe it's all not as bad as I imagine.

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Do it ironically
Jul 13, 2010


I had an old school DM one time played some custom campaigns when 5e first came out. He was in his late 40s and had been DMing since like one of the earliest versions of dnd. Guy was RUTHLESS, TPKed us like our second session in made us all re-roll new characters, lots of character death

In the end though it was a lot of fun he had been doing it so long he knew how to make it engaging and set up encounters to be challenging but winnable if we worked together

Outside that DM never had a total party kill ever and I get why itís a pain in the rear end for everyone

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