In other news, our #DnD DM continues to not really know how to respond when my solution to every encounter is “I summon eight pixies and have them cast polymorph to turn our attackers into oysters.” In this particular encounter we were also fighting on our airship, so my next turn was “I pick up the oyster and throw it over the side of the ship.”
Tonight in #DnD: "I summon eight pixies and they each cast polymorph to turn our attackers in squid."
DM: "... I'm sorry you do *what*?" (reads rules) "I... have never seen anyone use that spell before."
After several months playing my Druid in #DnD it has come to my attention that there is virtually no encounter that cannot be solved (at least in some fashion) by saying, "I turn into an ant."
Encounter? Good luck finding me, assholes. 🐜
Awkward roleplaying scenario? Hahah byeeeeeee~ 🐜
Falling damage? You know what's not heavy enough to take falling damage? 🐜
In short: 🐜
Hot #DnD take but Wizards are always better than Sorcerers in videogames because games give out like ten thousand times more spell scrolls than DMs do.
On the subject of Inspiration in #DnD:
I had this idea for a variant Inspiration use which is basically the flashback mechanism in BLADES IN THE DARK. That is, you can spend your inspiration to "retroactively prepare" for a situation, so long as you can realistically explain how you did it and why it hasn't come up until now.
It's basically for those "memorized the wrong spell"/"brought the wrong gear"/"forgot to bribe the guard in advance" situations.
Yelling out "Tsuki ni kawatte, oshioki yo!" every time my Druid casts Moonbeam in #DnD will never get old and any players or GMs who tell you otherwise are big party police poopyheads.
Apparently I acquired a ward in #DnD last night?
Also a lawful-anarchist gnome that keeps trying to start wars.
Oh, and a familiar.
So, like. Big night.
DM: *tries sacrificing a party member to a weird cult ritual*
ME, A DRUID: I infiltrate the building as a spider, drop onto the floor in the middle of the ritual room, turn into a goat, and try and wreck up as much shit as possible.
DM: I’m… gonna need everyone to take a five minute break while I figure out how to react to that. #DnD
Incidentally, in #DnD if I have -2 STR and slap someone, does that do 1 - 2 damage, i.e. -1 damage, i.e. the slapee gains one hit point?
More importantly, can I argue this to a DM as a successful way of stabilizing a dying party member? 🤔
... who booked an appointment with the accountant that clashes with #DnD night? Who'd do that? Thursdays aren't for being an adult and talking about taxes and investments! They're for pretending to be a tiefling and singing at monsters!
So we finally managed to get a pick-up one-shot of #DnD at the nerdshop last night, and big shout-out to the DM who managed to keep his cool despite the fact I managed to destroy his campaign idea by being the only D&D player ever to remember the spell Mage Hand exists.
(It involved a lot of "navigate this trap room to retrieve a small gemstone you can see roughly 29 feet away" style puzzles which... oop.)
All right, #DnD players of Fedi: We're taking the plunge and going to try out a (gasp) public game at the local nerdshop this week, and obviously I need to celebrate this occasion with NEW DICE.
So send me your recs for your favourite handmade resin dice shops; hard-edge/"crystal" styles preferred, but not required.
HIM: I could never figure out if it was pronounced "lie-ken" or "litch-en".
ME: I think lichin' is, like, when your soul's in its jar and you're about ready to fuck up some adventurers. #DnD
All the #dnd stuff on Masto is making me want to start up my game again. I just have to actually get off my butt and write the second module for it...
(Particularly since at the end of the first module my players thought they died. Which... they technically did. But they're about to be clone-reborn on a dragon-dream-powered spaceship on the Astral Plane! Module 2 will be about starting to restore the ship...)