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[Court of Swords E22 Q&A] Hail to the King, Baby

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(banned) #105

As penance they take him on a quest worthy of him earning his name!


(Twitch: eyearcana) #106

Great episode. Guys stop arguing, you CANNOT ready a multiattack. This is fact, the person who wrote rules has clarified that this is RAW and RAI.

However Adam is the DM he can change anything he likes, that's the fun of being the DM.


(AngelCorp) #107

I was going to sleep last night and reading through the monster manual and the room with the sand and the wind and the illusions seemed awfully similar to the area around a brass dragon's lair.

-Tracks appear in the sand within 6 miles of a brass dragon's lair. The tracks lead to safe shelters and hidden water sources while also leading away from areas that the dragon prefers to remain undisturbed. (the party couldn't figure out what the tracks were or where they were leading. They did find a pool of water though.

-Images of Large or smaller creatures haunt the desert sands within 1 miles of the dragon's lair. These illusions move and appear real, although they can do no harm.

The actual lair itself is categorized as having a strong wind about it as well as sand.

Adam described to Raziel that the creature was rumored to be seen in the desert and used illusions to protect itself. It certainly could be something else, but I can't help but wonder (if it is a dragon), how it fits into the plot and how it got into a mountain. Though I suppose perhaps it was a friend of the rock gnome king before he became corrupt, or just happens to be there.


(Olf_Himself) #108

If the mysterious figure we saw in the post credit scene in the live show is who we think (read hope) it is then we know he met a Brass Dragon at one point and helped it kill a powerful wizard.


(AdamKoebel) #109

HOW VERY STRANGE ALL THESE MYSTERIES ARE


(Utherix) #110

I REALLY want to see JP play a Fantastical Wizard of some sort for his next character. I think we've had enough clerics and heavy armor wearers for a while.


(banned) #111

You want a JP wizard then watch Legacy and Solum.


(Twitch: eyearcana) #112

I agree somewhat however like you've said before the fun of CoS is the difficulty. The difference between the cast that begin CoS and where they are now is drastic. It would be fun to see JP attempting to master the Wizard in 5E.

There are some really powerful defensive Wizard options. I'd love to see him play an Abjuration Wizard with Mage Armor and Shield. Hearing JP yell sorry Adam I cast Shield you don't hit!


(AngelCorp) #113

hm? I don't remember a mysterious figure in the post credits scene of the live show, just the scientist we didn't see later (and the staff the king was holding for that matter).


(Rinion87) #114

Must know more!


(Olf_Himself) #115

Maybe I was misinterpreting things. I wasn't sure if the priest and "Grigori" were the same person. In the scenes with the priest he always had a staff/scepter, and it wasn't implied that he was like veiled in shadows or anything, but in the post credit scene the figure in the darkness was glowing green and had a sword.

On another note, I was watching the post show and Max said he would have 29HP after leveling up. I don't know if he just misspoke but he should have 39HP.


(BusWindow) #116

Hey @AdamKoebel I was reading through the Player's Handbook and on page 197 for Damage at 0 Hit Points, it says

"If you take any damage while you have 0 hit points, you suffer a death saving throw failure. If the damage is from a critical hit, you suffer two failures instead."

Now both you and Steven have been making the PCs take 2 failures even on non crits for as long as I have been watching both West Marches and Court of Swords so I just wanted to bring this to your attention if you weren't aware of it.


(TwoToneTerran) #117

Attacks within 5 feet of an unconscious enemy automatically crit, which is usually where the 2 fails come from.


(BusWindow) #118

Now that you mention it I do remember hearing that rule for 4e at least, though I can't find it in the 5e PHB, do you have a page number? I vaguely recall sometime in West Marches where someone died in a fire and were still getting 2 death saves failures at a time. It was also never specified that the attacks are crits both when Adam describes them or in the PHB so it was really confusing me.


(Twitch: eyearcana) #119

It's PG 292 in the PHB, see below:


(Might be Captain Marvel) #120

Great episode and an amazing way to end the arch.
Thanks to the cast and Adam. I am going to miss Day9 :heart:


(BusWindow) #121

Ah, it's under Conditions. Thanks a bunch! But that means that ongoing effects only cause 1 death save fail right?


(Twitch: eyearcana) #122

I don't what you mean by ongoing effects, can you explain and then I can answer for you.


(Utherix) #123

Spells and ranged attacks...


(Twitch: eyearcana) #124

Well anything ranged wouldn't work. However someone could point blank (5ft) shoot a bow or spell attack at an unconscious person. They would get disadvantage for attacking next to someone and advantage for attacking someone unconscious meaning they would just roll a single die. On a hit it would be an auto crit.