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Old 05-08-2021, 10:27 PM   #1
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ITL 124 "Fire as a Weapon" ... "His armor will protect him for 1 turn"

The 14 hex dragon needs to get soaked three times for a kill (unless it goes swimming), and has a 55.63% chance of dodging the soak (Dragons are DX dumpers, yo.) so the halflings need to toss around 10 molotails.
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Old 05-08-2021, 10:41 PM   #2
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Pretty hard to imagine a fourteen hex critter dodging a molotail, honestly.
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Old 05-09-2021, 04:05 PM   #3
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You know, Henry, you got me thinking. What happens if someone holding a molotail gets hit with a fireball or (more relevantly) dragon breath? Would that be likely to cause a molotail to explode? It's not obvious to me.
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Old 05-09-2021, 05:14 PM   #4
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You know, Henry, you got me thinking. What happens if someone holding a molotail gets hit with a fireball or (more relevantly) dragon breath? Would that be likely to cause a molotail to explode? It's not obvious to me.
Up to the GM to assess damage to carried stuff of all kinds, and/or to figure out a system for it. Other than enchantments destroyed by lightning, which has rules in ITL.

I would say there is some chance of a molotail exploding from a fireball hit, but an even better chance that it lights the molotail (and/or other flammable things).
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Old 05-09-2021, 05:34 PM   #5
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Luckily, female dragons are completely immune to the molotail, as it's only "his" armor that fails to protect after one turn.
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Old 05-09-2021, 05:40 PM   #6
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I'll just be adding an innately fireproof note to my house rules for dragons.
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Old 05-09-2021, 06:29 PM   #7
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Certainly a common assumption regarding dragons. I'd probably change it from fireproofing (which protects carried items as well) to immunity to fire damage if I were you.

For now, I'm going with RAW. Molotails, fireballs and other fire can harm dragons in my world. I don't think that's a serious weakness.
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Old 05-09-2021, 06:55 PM   #8
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"The dragon's third eyelids slide into place, negating the penalty for standing in fire."

I.e. dragons in addition to not being harmed by fire the dragon wouldn't suffer a -2 DX for being in a fire.

Smoke should still bother them though.
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:08 PM   #9
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I've no idea what you're quoting. Would be helpful if you were a bit more verbose here (and elsewhere). I'm not great at reading minds.
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Old 05-10-2021, 05:27 PM   #10
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I'll just be adding an innately fireproof note to my house rules for dragons.
Or, to let them still be vulnerable to, say, a fireball, you could say that their scales, unlike worn armor, don't get soaked/burned through by molotail oil.
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