Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

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Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

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XP place holder goes here.

Wikipedia tells me: it is "an old-time favourite of many Dungeons & Dragons fans, including Stephen Colbert."

Wednesday Night. Prob the usual time. Roll 20. I trust people will conveniently forget any spoilers they might know. =)

Level 8 C&C characters. Roll your hit dice 8 times. Give yourself armour, weapons, any equipment you can carry without encumbrance.
1 Luck Point.
Make a wish list of 2 special/magical item you'd like to find. No promises.

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Magic Items, scrolls etc
I will use the AD&D rules for advanced characters to determine starting magic items etc.
Lemme know your class and I'll tell you what you have.

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Re: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

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Do you have house rules for rolling abilities?

I.E. roll 4d6 drop one set of rolls . . or 3d6, drop 1s and 2s and re-roll, etc?

Max HD at 1st level and then we roll for the next 7 levels?

Can't think of any others at the moment.

Woot to the game.

Looking forward to rolling up my char. At this high level, it's hard to choose, but fun.

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5 d 6 drop 2!

Sure max at first level and then roll the rest.

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Thanks.

I think I rolled pretty good.

And now to choose class.

Paladin, cleric or wizard????

:?
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Anything goes. If you don't have a healer I'll tweak as required.

So far we have a half-ogre magic user and a dwarven monk. There will be humanoids at arms at the entrance that you can try to recruit.

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Image

Violette Marielle Bouisault

Elf paladin

riding the majestic steed ~

Gaspard

white coat
full plate barding - AC 21
3 d10
move 60 ft.
attacks - 3
hoofs - 1d4 +2 (2)
bite - 1d4
HPs - 26
Special abilities:
Can jump 6'7"
Can dance
Speaks elvish
AC 21
Chaotic neutral

..............................

Languages:

Common, elf, dwarf, gnome, divine horse, goblin, halfling & orc

Violette is a Justiciar (8th level)

STR 13 (+1)
DEX 13 (+1) rolled 12 - adjusted up due to elf att mod
CON 15 (+1) rolled 16 - adjusted down due to elf att mod
INT 11
WIS 18 (+3) Prime
CHA 9 Prime

AC = 27 (10+armor+shield+DEX+divine aura)

HPs = 52

Weapons + armour:

Magical full plate + helm (+11)
Magic steel shield +3
Magical godentag (+7, +3, +1 to hit) +3, +4 damage bonus. Damage = 1d6
Composite longbow (+7, +1, +1 to hit) . Damage = 1d8
Large mace (+7, +1 to hit) +1 damage bonus. Damage = 1d10
Dagger (+7, +1 to hit) +1 damage bonus. Damage = 1d4
Throwing axe (+7, +1 to hit) +1 damage bonus. Damage = 1d6
Arrows & quiver
6 silver tipped arrows

Ring of fire resistance - +3 against fire

Gaspard:

white coat, black diamond eye fur, black ears and black tail
Divine mount (large mace does double damage if using)
light war horse
full plate barding
bit & briddle
saddle & blanket
saddle bags
feed, brush, soap
carrots

Racial abilities:

Enhanced senses - sight and listening (+2)
Twilight vision (starlight, moonlight & torchlight)
Move silently (in wilderness)
Spell resistance - charm/sleep or any like this ~ +10
Spot hidden doors - (WIS) bonus +2 actively looking
Weapon training - +1 to composite long bow

Class abilities:

Cure disease ~ twice per week
Detect evil ~ concentrate 1 rnd 60ft.
Divine aura ~ +2 to AC, +2 on saving throws against evil creatures. Prevents contact/attack by summoned or conjured creatures.
Divine health ~ immune to all diseases
Lay on hands ~ can heal 2 HPs per level (16) once per day
Turn undead (WIS) ~ 8th lvl paladin turns as a 6th lvl cleric (undead at 2HD will be destroyed rather than turned)
Divine mount ~ light war horse
Aura of courage ~ immune to fear (magical or otherwise) . . party members within 10 feet get +4 on saving throws against fear effects

Equipment:

bedroll
blanket
rations
walrus
wineskin
waterskin
flasks of fireamber (2)
pipe, tobacco
flint & steel
fishing gear
diggery-do
sowing kit
belt pouches (2)
razor, soap
cooking utensils
cheese, grains
clothes, boots, gloves
winter clothes
tea, mug
silk rope
pitons, hammer
grappling hook
chain (20 ft.)
crowbar, chisel
metal file
holy symbol
wolvesbane
garlic
holy water (6 flasks)

[In progress]

:P
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Re: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

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Looking good!
Please check your Roll20 character sheet to see the magic items I gave you. Be aware that horses might have trouble entering let alone proceeding through this dungeon. You might not want to count on using one. Just saying for your benefit.
I think there is not a +1 damage on a ranged weapon unless it is thrown

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Penny-Whistle wrote:Looking good!
Please check your Roll20 character sheet to see the magic items I gave you. Be aware that horses might have trouble entering let alone proceeding through this dungeon. You might not want to count on using one. Just saying for your benefit.
I think there is not a +1 damage on a ranged weapon unless it is thrown
Haha . . . yep my divine mount will be left outside along with extra carrots provide by my squire.

And oops, that +1 to dmg on the bow is not on my char sheet. Weird. I'll change that.

Thanks, Penny. I'll check into Roll20 shortly.

:D
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Expedition to the barrier peaks is probably my favorite published adventure ever. It is challenging in the right ways without being impossible. When I ran it as part of my homebrew campaign back in the early 90's, the players did something I never would have expected, and it changed the course of my campaign world's history. Anywho, it is a real blast!
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Relaxo wrote:Expedition to the barrier peaks is probably my favorite published adventure ever. It is challenging in the right ways without being impossible. When I ran it as part of my homebrew campaign back in the early 90's, the players did something I never would have expected, and it changed the course of my campaign world's history. Anywho, it is a real blast!
Cool.

I've been waiting 41+ years to play this adventure!!!

8-)
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Relaxo wrote:Expedition to the barrier peaks is probably my favorite published adventure ever. It is challenging in the right ways without being impossible. When I ran it as part of my homebrew campaign back in the early 90's, the players did something I never would have expected, and it changed the course of my campaign world's history. Anywho, it is a real blast!
Looks like it is going to fun. =) Glad to hear confirmation ...

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Players.

This module contains save-or-die situations. Most of the games we have played have been much more civilized and I wasn't sure how people might react to the possibility of character death.

We can play as is or if you prefer I can nerf the SAVE OR DIE situations.

Discuss. ;)

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Part of playing those tournament modules is getting killed in stupid ways. I embrace it, though I suppose I should roll up some backup characters.
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Penny-Whistle wrote:Players.

This module contains save-or-die situations. Most of the games we have played have been much more civilized and I wasn't sure how people might react to the possibility of character death.

We can play as is or if you prefer I can nerf the SAVE OR DIE situations.

Discuss. ;)
Yep, as you know - I don't have save or die (probably because of my early gaming with my daughter and nephews), but I'm not against it.

I use save or yer at near death and depending on the prayers and gods chosen by chars, they have a descent chance to live.

That said, since you are giving us a luck point - can that be used to help or correct the save or die situ??

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Aergraith wrote:Part of playing those tournament modules is getting killed in stupid ways. I embrace it, though I suppose I should roll up some backup characters.
:lol:

[Good idea though about some bkup chars]

;)
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I've got two votes for playing as the game was intended and I hear some hesitation from Rhuvein.

I decided to drop the luck point which would be pretty much useless but each player will start with 10 fate points he can spend or horde.
Details are on a handout in the game.

So far I -think- I'll be ready for play tonight. Hope it will be fun for everyone. = D

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No hesitation from me, Penny.

I'm fine with however you want to run the module!

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Forgot how elaborate the fate point rules are . . but they are cool, and will be very useful I'm sure! :lol:
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Rhuvein wrote:Forgot how elaborate the fate point rules are . . but they are cool, and will be very useful I'm sure! :lol:
Ah. Ok then. I stand corrected. I will go practice my ominous SAVE OR DIE voice now. haha

It is a wall of text. =P
I know you all have put a lot of work into your characters so they are there to use or not at your discretion.

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Game starts in a few minutes. Let's try skype tonight.

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Whoa . . almost forgot about the game - as I got home from work and then fed the dogs and then myself and just sat down with the laptop to relax.

Hehe, give me a few minutes - as I check my email from microsoft to see if they continue to f things up on my SKYPE account

See y'all in a bit.

:)
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Great opening session!!

The magical items to start and the henchmen/hirelings are generous. I'm sure they will give us a "fighting" chance against a TPK!!

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Fun game last night. Cool loot and battles.

Sorry I faded away at the end - meds sometimes catch up with faster than I expect.

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No problem at all. That was our usual quitting time anyway! There will be many cool toys for you all to find. Just hope you didn't flag out of boredom.
I had one regret: I didn't get to play the will-o'-the-wisp! ;)

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Yeahhhhhhhh, bring on the toys!! :P

I'm sure we'll need them to survive!!

;)
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Game on?

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Yes! See you at 7:00 hopefully

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Penny-Whistle wrote:Yes! See you at 7:00 hopefully
Excellente!

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Penny-Whistle wrote:loot red card, violet card, bunch of jet black cards, 4 gems worth 61 gold each, aerosol can, blue hand held device, green hand held device, broken communicator

xp 2111 each
Nice XP . . and cool loot!

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Man, I'm bummed I couldn't make time to join this game. Peaks is one of the best modules ever. Goona just go ahead and leave this here..... BEWARE: POSSIBLE SPOILERS

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