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Old 02-08-2020, 05:44 PM   #1
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Finally get to use one of the DoD cards in a video.

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Old 02-09-2020, 01:05 PM   #2
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That was surprisingly quick. You'd need a can of Basilisk·B·Gone to have ended that fight quicker.
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:50 PM   #3
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A Molly with a magic ring is a ferocious, ferocious beast. Try running that scenario without the two novice wizards and see how far you get. (I cheated the setup to take the paths through the game that granted ring and apprentice, so you can try deleting Mark and the ring.)

Also I've house ruled out the Brand cheat and am considering what to do about the Light Crossbow sniper.
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:22 PM   #4
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Now THAT is a tough scenario. A prize to anyone who can use a cornered basilisk to defeat 8 competent humanoids, not to mention 39-point characters, skilled crossbowmen, wizards which can undo the basilisk's freeze ability and cause their friends to then get to immediately attack, and of course, the "Brand-ed crossbow bolt" that supposedly is legal, supposedly does +2 damage, and supposedly doesn't set your crossbow on fire when it's loaded and you get frozen with it burning.
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:49 PM   #5
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Also I've house ruled out the Brand cheat...
Wow, what happened?
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:11 PM   #6
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I made Brand an actual enchantment and not something you do by the roadside.

https://www.hcobb.com/tft/house_rules.html#mict
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:36 PM   #7
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Basilisk freezes like a thrown spell. So I would allow the basilisk to freeze molly even though she is trying to hide behind her teammate. She is not in the line of sight for a missile spell, but is in line of sight for thrown spell.

Although molly is a great candidate to make the saving throw. So maybe better to freeze her aides.
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:19 PM   #8
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Yes, this is the simple easy scenario to get the player used to moving her rag-tag team around. As Sandy later says: "All it took to beat the basilisk was mental strength. It would have frozen you two instantly but it was no problem for me. The gryphon was a much tougher fight."
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:03 AM   #9
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It's a nice encounter for that. The basilisk is scary but probably won't kill anyone if the party has high numerical superiority.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:51 AM   #10
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At some point Molly is going to make the roll against her IQ 17 that the way to increase her own chances of survival isn't to plus up her ST 6, but simply to stand a little further away from Dame Sandra Pochev "Monster Bait" Irving.
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