2021.09.20 13:43 Xuszmi Players want to trick Venomfang in LMOP
If there's a gnome named Teemo in your party, stop reading!
I am running LMOP as a first time DM for a group of good friends I have. It's their time playing DnD, so it's been a bit of a slow adventure. Being them used to playing videogames, they have spent more time fighting or trying to fight than roleplaying, but that's fine for me. Things, however, got tricky during our last game, when the party stopped by Thundertree to collect some herbs (of homebrew importance).
Of course, as the party approached Thundertree, I had them roll for perception and a few of them saw flashes of light coming out of the tallest tower at the ruined city. After talking to an improvised NPC, they knew there was a dragon in the town. They entered, collecting their herbs, easily defeating the giant spiders, and they discussed whether they wanted to go to check on the dragon or not. Some meta took place (they checked stats of dragons on the interwebs and, of course, they understood that they were very powerful creatures), and ultimately decided 4 against 1 that they would like to check on the dragon.
The party (5 level 4 characters), before approaching the tower, started fantasizing out loud about killing the dragon. Being them aware of the danger, it almost felt like they were either going for direct suicide or roleplaying a fairly stupid party. The dragon, obviously, knew that they were coming closer to the tower, but waiter until they were about to enter. Upon the party making a few steps forward, the dragon appeared, speaking non menacinly, curious and inviting them to enter their tower, but he asked the party to please leave their weapons outside the tower. To my surprise, they left their weapons outside and entered the tower. [Here, in my view, the dragon could and perhaps should have thrown the poison area attack, likely killing most if not all of them. However I chose to roleplay him and see whether he could get something from the party].
The dragon and the party then talked, the dragon mentioned the old druid who also inhabits Thundertree, and asked the party to see to his removal from the town, in exchange of course for money and whatever riches. The party accepted and after leaving the tower discussed how they could actually ally with the druid, betraying the dragon, either trying to kill the dragon or just leaving the town.
Having not killed them, now I wonder how to proceed. They might want to find the druid, ally with him and try to kick the dragon otu of Thundertree (likely not a good idea). They might otherwise just leave town, continuing to the partially homebrew adventure I concocted for them, perhaps even finishing the LMOP.
While I am happy I didn't kill the party, I feel like I must find a way for them to understand that trying to fool a dragon is a very poor, terrible choice. Venomfang is definitely smarter and stronger than the party, and I wonder what his plans are. I would greatly appreciate if you guys could give me some advice as to how to justify the dragon not killing them, and how to script the dragon if the party decides to come back to the tower (having either allied with the druid or having dealt with him).
Thanks a lot in advance!
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2021.09.20 13:43 Estou_cansada3108 Levemente viciada kk
Sempre que eu leio um livro novo ou vejo uma serie eu basicamente não falo de outra coisa por um tempo.
Tipo, eu gosto muito da DC e Marvel e converso muito sobre isso com o meu irmão e as vezes falo sobre com a minha mãe ( mas ela n curte essas coisas) ela tenta me aturar até que me pergunta "Filha pq vc n me fala de vc?" É uma pergunta muito válida mas eu simplesmente n acho interessante falar de mim para ela, a parte mais interessante da minha vida fica dentro da minha cabeça e acho que explicar meus pensamentos é muito cansativo e ela n vai entender.
Minhas conversas geralmente se iniciam com uma reflexão que eu tava tendo (geralmente sobre super heróis), algo como: "Rawena e Wanda, quem ganharia?"
E eu também acho irritante e improdutivo jogar conversa fora, tipo "Como foi a aula?". Não me interessa nem um pouco, e tenho certeza que a pessoa não se interessa pela minha resposta, conversar com pessoas que gostam de personagens ficticos é bem mais legal.
Claro que eu não sou doida e eu falo de outros assuntos também, mas geralmente são discussões que gastam muito tempo e me fazem refletir e faz a outra pessoa refletir também. Ou também conversas que tenham algum motivo além de conversa, tipo conversar sobre faculdade ou outra coisa.
Acho que meu desinteresse em conversar de forma robótica me impede de ter facilidade em fazer amigos, além de que também tem a timidez e tal.
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2021.09.20 13:43 nowboarding How many items is too many in "=ANY()" or "<>ALL()"?
I have a query like
select * from tbl where col = any(arg_array) and ... (
arg_array is an argument to a sql function). There's an index on
col that gets used. Is is possible for
arg_array to be too large, or would 30-40 items generally be fine?
The index will still get used so that's probably not an issue, but the query itself will be large because of all the items in the array, so transferring the query from the application to the postgres server might not be a good idea.
Is a query that's inside a function of type
plpgsql prepared in advanced by the postgres server? Or will it have to parse those 30-40 array items every time the function is called? I don't know how postgres handles the queries it receives, do the arguments matter when preparing a query or is it just the static parts of the query that matter?
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Loved the SnowBlind i have seen people with it and really wanted it when it first came out. I have recently been looking for a complete new computer and have been searching everywhere for SnowBlind. All ive been able to find are listings on shady websites for refurbished ones. I read on a post that it was ordering more but i still havent seen anything in a year does anyone have information?
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I have a small water stain in the ceiling of my sitting room above the fire place, it is a bungalow, so it is most likely a leak from a roof tile or where the chimney meets the roof, so likely not a big job (hopefully!) but not something I want to get up on a ladder for and crawl around in the attic.
If anyone has had a similar issue or got someone locally they'd recommend, please let me know.
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2021.09.20 13:43 piccolo917 Triumvirate of Europe
So I got very lucky with getting both the Burgundian, Milanese, Provence, Bergian and Iberian thrones. However, the AI also got very lucky with the Von Wittelbachs getting the Palatinate, Landshut and England under the same crown, and the Polish Habsburgs getting Lithuanian, Austria and Hungary.
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2021.09.20 13:43 tvdialogue I’m at a loss…
I flew abroad to meet my boyfriend for the first time a week ago and I’ve been broken up with this morning, staying at a hotel paid for by his family right now.
We’ve had our fair share of arguments - typically arising when he shuts down and refuses to communicate even after giving him hours - sometimes days - of space. I thought this would be resolved after meeting in person, but it only seems to have gotten worse.
After a day relaxing blissfully together yesterday, we got into an argument regarding my comfort in his place. I’ve never been abroad before, and I like my creature comforts, especially so after overcoming jet lag and coming to terms with living in a brand new country. So I brought up ordering something off my Amazon account. He seemed hurt by this and consequently shut down. This was not the first, second, third, or fourth time I feel like he becomes unresponsive after expressing my feelings - oftentimes taking them very personally - even though my somber feelings were completely related to acclimating to a new country.
He proceeded to grow incredibly frustrated when I told him I felt my feelings weren’t being considered as we often turn the attention of the conversation onto his feelings after I’ve expressed my own which only makes me feel more isolated. He became incredibly overwhelmed and started crying and I didn’t know what to do. I tried to comfort him with touch which was shouldered off, asked if he wanted me to leave which was ignored and lay in bed not responding at all. I felt trapped, scared and concerned.
We had a similar disagreement two days ago that ended in him telling me to fuck off and leave, which he apologized for and told me was unacceptable. I told him if this behavior or shutting down and saying mean things like this happened again, I’d have to leave. I want to be able to communicate with one another and approach our conversations with love.
Anyway, during this outburst he refused to respond to me - when I got scared because he wasn’t moving, I told him this kind of behavior felt abusive (given his history of serious mental health incidents and the obvious concern I’d have with him laying in bed completely unresponsive). He bawled at this and that seemed to be the trigger to end things. I called his family because I was concerned - whom he spoke with - but I haven’t spoken with him since. One of the only and last things I heard him say was “get her away from me” in a shaky voice to his family on the phone. His family is being the mediator between our conversations.
I guess I just want to know - because he refuses to speak to me - was I completely out of line? I feel so confused. I don’t know if I should book my flight home? Should I give him a few days in case he comes around? Was I being completely terrible? Totally at a loss. Advice would be much appreciated.
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2021.09.20 13:43 Varanid1989 13 years.
After thirteen years of chronic pain, I've started to look at other people differently. Does anyone else look at a normal person and start wondering about really personal things? Is that dude getting proper gluteal engagement? Is that tailbone out of alignment? Mostly I marvel at the idea that everyone else is walking and sitting and it doesn't hurt them.
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I’m a full time professor at a university, and this past year and a half has been awful. I like many of you work my ass off to maintain this “middle-class” status, and I’m so drained. Everyday same routine, over and over again.
Only difference is the apes will actually do so much good with this wealth we will soon have. Many of us already volunteer, do charity work, and give back as is. It’s time out rich the rich by being better. Don’t forget:
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