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[COURT OF SWORDS // E86 // Q&A] Ape Escapades

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(Ezekiel_III) #4

Don’t worry. I’ll find out next time for sure if that works. :slight_smile:


(Olf_Himself) #5

Cure wounds works on touch so that might be a good choice next time you can change spell.


(Scara29) #6

Another great show. That unexpected flashback at the end, omg lol; everyone thought that Yoji had run off with Kali to deliver the bell to the cult XD

@AdamKoebel You mentioned a book series that was like CoS in theme at the start of the show, but I didn’t have time to write it down. Could you please share the name of it again? Thank you in advance.


(AdamKoebel) #7

it’s the Tensorate series!


(Scara29) #8

Thank you Adam :smiley:


(Stumples) #9

Hi, so first off I totally respect Adam’s ruling on this as a dungeon master, and please don’t crucify me for bringing it back up from chat, but I do still have some thoughts on the concentration save. I mostly just want to understand his reasoning for rolling a 1 autofailing that save.

I think of concentration saves more like an opposed roll, where it’s half damage vs. Con save. If something is doing so little damage that it’s hitting the floor of 10, and my Con score is enough to pass even if I roll a 1, then an auto-pass seems fine to me in the context of an opposed roll. Adam’s argument was there needs to be a way to fail the save, but the way you do that is hitting hard enough to make the save higher.

Great show! Sorry to be the rules nerd, but I find it interesting and Adam has a lot of knowledge about this stuff!


(Ezekiel_III) #10

I talk about spell changing in the Patreon video, and how I’m going to try to RP it into the game. So, that’s on the horizon. :+1:


(Monstercloud1) #11

That’s essentially the solution to “auto saves” as far as concentration goes. Natural 20’s will always feel good on a save… but there’s no “bonus” for getting a natural 20 on a concentration saving throw - it’s the same as any other number resulting in a success. I’m not saying the concentration saves are perfect - they’re probably the easiest DC to make for any spellcasting class, regardless of role or main casting state. Could increase the floor DC to 15, DC = Damage-10 (instead of half)… pretty much anything could work.

Honestly, you guys should just make a document of what mechanical homebrew rules you guys are using instead of getting salty at people in chat. You guys still mess up/forget rules, and if someone says “I don’t think that’s how it works” and then “I just checked the sections of the book, I was right”, that seems to be the same threshold of “Oh, thanks for picking up on that” or “IT’S THE DM’S DECISION STOP BACKSEATING!”


(Ventus24) #12

Ok so Im going to be typing these questions while watching live so there might be a lot of question or a few so lets start
1any chance of the bell need a living sacrifice to activaye maybe a gnome to get max rilled up?

2 what lv would max be able to use true polymorph / permanent polymorph and how OP would it be just wondering?

3 are demons the same as mara and if the bell has the power to control them could the party theoriticly use it to order all demons/mara to kill themselves

4 is the bell now fused with kalimat / would he have to be killed to get it now or would kalimat be able to will fully remove it


(Twitch: Brooster) #13

Kali has Soul Resonance Imaging, sweet!


(sythmaster) #14

Given that Kali’s nature is sound-based. I’m super interested to see what will happen if Kali’s uses a bell-infused dragon breath? Would this be more of going to an “improved Bell” similar to how Fei’s Apology had multiple stages?

@Ezekiel_III, love the work you’ve been doing with blind Kali!! Hope it continues to be a fun limitation for you!


(profnesbitt) #15

When Yoji was mutiliating and stringing up the monsters I kept imagining after he finished the first one, him whistling a tune working on carving up the second one while wearing the face of the first one.


(Twitch: eyearcana) #16

Oh God now that you said that I hear him singing “Heigh Ho”.


(AdamKoebel) #17

we already HAVE that https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wpwpfT6CLyfNp473TDV0ktS5hpdFWQGEp1-us-6Bgns/edit?usp=sharing


(Monstercloud1) #18

Except it’s not linked on these forums, not a link on JP’s channel page, and as far as I can tell, not a bot command, so where would a normal joe-schmoe find this, and how did you grab this?. Not only that, but clearly it’s an old document as 1. It’s still has a “To Do” list and 2. Most of those “To Dos” have either already been in the game, or some things outside of that changed changed (Like “no warlocks”).

So instead of proudly saying “We have this!” ask “Why would someone who regularly watches not know of this?” and go from there.


(West_Lightz) #19

It’s really not that serious.


(Monstercloud1) #20

Serious? No, but that’s not an argument as to why it’s not available to the general audience to avoid unneeded salt and distraction between chat/cast.


(Twitch: InvoluntarilyHuman) #21

That ending, though! Wow!

@AdamKoebel @itmeJP - Were you guys planning this from the very beginning or did one of you bring it up in a secret chat during the show? That was about as flawless of an execution as we could have hoped! Ended the show on the perfect note!

What a neat little twist, though! Hopefully we get to see more of this kind of thing in the future. This kind of stuff really separates RollPlay from the rest!

I can’t wait to see how Zeke handles this change in direction for Kalimat. The next episode can’t come soon enough! :smiley:


(AdamKoebel) #22

Why do I have to justify my rulings at all?


(Thrawnmich) #24

You have already established these rules to your players and we already know that Court of Swords is not a D&D module from WotC. So I am at least of the opinion that if the homebrew doc exists and the players have access to it, then DM did their work. I am one who likes to listen to the game, not backseat DM and having the homebrew doc readily advertised would encourage me to nitpick the players on homebrew rules which no one wants.

That said, I do love these homebrew rules and use them in my own campaigns. Thanks Adam! :smiley: