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Neptune #1083258 Tue 18/06/24 22:28 UTC
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Before, sorry, forgot about your natural fire resistance. It's 5/2 (round down 2) + 10/2 = 7.

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(OOC - Sigh. When the DM rolls 15+ on practically every save it makes it a very hard encounter, forget about 'buffing' the foe by doubling their stat bonuses. Note that the Giant would have failed both saves from Confusion and LB using normal Fire Giant stats. On the plus side I am glad I didn't waste the Banishment.)

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Originally Posted by Zeim
(OOC - Sigh. When the DM rolls 15+ on practically every save it makes it a very hard encounter, forget about 'buffing' the foe by doubling their stat bonuses. Note that the Giant would have failed both saves from Confusion and LB using normal Fire Giant stats. On the plus side I am glad I didn't waste the Banishment.)
FYI, a standard Fire Giant is CR9. That'd make for an easy encounter for 10 level 7 PCs.

This is not intended to be an easy encounter.... gotta get y'all some XP to level up, you know.

Ignara is CR16. By herself would be a medium encounter. Throw in the trolls and the mephits and it's hard. But not deadly. And I'm trying not to kill you... except in self defense. Lawful evil, y'know. smile

And yes, she has legendary actions. And they will be fun. For me, at least.

You're all heroes... you can beat this boss. After all don't you want that shiny magical rod she's holding? Gotta earn it.

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Yes, Zhu hasn't had a magic item since we started the game. She'd love that Rod, especially since she is aligned with Fire and gets a bonus for Fire effects.

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Well, she may be disappointed if she thinks it's such a trivial fire-related thing instead of something, maybe, more important to the whole plot? wink

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Originally Posted by Zeim
OOC - Sigh. When the DM rolls 15+ on practically every save it makes it a very hard encounter
I'll also note you succeeded on the Troll Confusion, and got lucky on the "attack a creature within reach" d10, which has done more damage than you at this point. And nobody else is fighting the giant yet, which I'm not going to blame on die rolls...

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Not complaining. Just noting.

Also, the way you phrased it "Don't you want that shiny metal Rod she is holding?" Makes is sound like a magic item. Usually items that are critical to the Campaign aren't very useful to the pcs. But maybe this is an exception?

I also keep forgetting to mention that Zhu took the Rune Stones we found and had been planning to spend a few hours in the evening studying them in order to gain the Identify effect. One evening I'll remember to post about it.....

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Neptune #1083312 Wed 19/06/24 23:35 UTC
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Really it's all your fault for so handily defeating my previous attempts to make hard encounters for you. The best I've done so far is knock one person unconscious for a second with some lucky crits. grin

Planning combat encounters for 10 is hard, which is one reason we're splitting parties after this. Combat should be more sane.

With a party this large, it was either a by-the-book fight against many foes (at least 2 Fire Giants), or some really cool homebrew content that came highly recommended from multiple sources and is, in my humble opinion... fun. You know, "the floor is lava" fun. And other things that if I were playing an online RPG and the boss did that to my character I'd laugh even as I died.

I really hope you're going to enjoy this fight as much as I think I'm going to enjoy it.

(I look forward to our Bard's epic retelling of this fight ... in song ... over some ales.)

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Originally Posted by Zeim
Also, the way you phrased it "Don't you want that shiny metal Rod she is holding?" Makes is sound like a magic item. Usually items that are critical to the Campaign aren't very useful to the pcs. But maybe this is an exception?
I think the hints have been pretty clear that it's a magic item.

It may not be as critical to the plot as the Letter of Recommendation you're going to get after this, and whether you find any use in it will be determined later when you figure out what it is.

Its existence is important to putting pieces of the overall story together. Gaining possession of it, less so.

But c'mon, it's shiny.

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