Wednesday, July 30, 2014

135- Metric Heathen

Dane: [GM] Seriously though. Rolls for everyone.
Dane: [GM] The whole structure is shaking as the lava rises! Clearly the volcano the temple was built in is about to erupt violently! The carved walls begin to crack and dust rains down from the roof as bits of stone fall.
Soo: [OOC] I thought this was a dead volcano.
Ian: [OOC] Never question the reality-warping power of a plot contrivance.
Dane: [GM] Okay that roll covered getting from the main chamber back into the corridor out. Techie, Bailey and Mari make it there with no problems. Lord Beefstorm makes it but takes a rock to the head on the way (moderate wound). Kali, holding the crystal, unfortunately trips as she crosses the stone slab bridging the platform and walkway. She's prone. Worse still, the shaking and rising lava have cracked the walkway. It will be dangerous to get across to the group now.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali hits the ground, clutching the crystal in her one arm.
Joe: [Lord Beefstorm] "Kali! Let go of the crystal and teleport it to us!"
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali groans on the ground. "Why would I do that? I'll just come over!"
Joe: [Lord Beefstorm] "You're not the main character in this story, love. This is probably you're heroic sacrifice scene one way or another."
Ian: [OOC] You know, in Final Fantasy 12 when Balthier did the whole "Let's use story-terms to describe ourselves" thing it came across as suave and cool.
Joe: [OOC] I am the leading man, who else?
Ian: [OOC] I was going to say you don't quite do the same.
Dane: [GM] The lava is rising! 
Soo: [OOC] Can I just teleport myself holding the crystal across to the group?
Dane: [GM] Not really. You're level of teleport only let's you blink up to your body-weight. Clothes and gear are negligible but that crystal weighs a lot.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] "Wait a tick! I got it!"
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali looks down at the lava. "All open to suggestions!"
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] "Throw yer pack off! The slack weight will be enough to blink yerself across with the crystal!"
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali takes off he bag. "Good thing I only had mundane adventuring supplies in there anyhow."
Dane: [GM] Still a little too heavy. Look I wouldn't be nitpicking this but teleporting is an absurdly useful power. If I'm not rules-hard on it, it could be horribly abused even by someone who isn't Joe.
Joe: [OOC] True story: I once teleported into someone's digestive system with the right modifiers.
Soo: [OOC] Damn it. Come on, specific weight?
Dane: [GM] Fine. Let's say five more pounds.
Soo: [OOC] Can I get that in kilograms?
Dane: [GM] Around 2.5kg, metric heathen.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali pulls off her tall leather boots. "That should cut some weight."
Ian: [OOC] It's a good thing undressing is a free action (apparently).
Dane: [GM] Hmm, it's probably not enough but since Beefstorm was goading her, I'm going to give you a slight circumstantial modifier for being motivated. You can attempt a blink now.
Kyle: [OOC] Translation: figuring out the specific weight of things is killing an action scene, just go.
Dane: [GM] Damn straight.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali blinks across to the group!
Dane: [GM] Kali poofs right next to everyone else.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] "Someone take this rock. It's going to be hard enough to run out of here barefoot."
Joe: [OOC] Hey, it occurs to me that Lord Beefstorm has more non-minor wounds than his endurance score. That means he should have fainted like a Magikarp before. So does that mean everything retroactively didn't happen?
Dane: [GM] Lord Beefstorm suddenly flops to the ground.
Dane: [GM] No and shut up.
Kyle: [OOC] Great, now we have two things to lug around.

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