Chapter 4: The Mountain

May, 1928. A journalist disappears in the midst of strange goings on in the mountains of Vermont. Was it a simple accident, or something else? A terrifying conspiracy is underway, and it is up to an intrepid band of investigators to stop it before hundreds of lives are lost.

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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:43 am

Isadora Carmichael
Sneak 27%

evil_scientist rolled 1d100:
94


Isadora's overcoat keeps getting caught on the branches, and she makes a lot of noise...
"I feel as if my soul would be torn out of my body," she gasped. "I am being drawn into a whirlpool. What is happening? What does it mean?" - The Secrets of Dr. Taverner
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:55 pm

OOC:   Henry Sneak 10: Sneak: 1d100 29
Balzac Sneak 10: Sneak: 1d100 35  


Despite their attempted caution, the companions’ unfamiliarity with the terrain, and the cold and dark, prevent them from moving silently enough. They attract the attention of a watcher from above.

The sound of swooping wings draws their eyes upwards, in time to see the hideous creature from their earlier encounter. It is brandishing the mysterious piece of metal, which is aimed at the group. From its tip suddenly issues a mist, which rolls towards them, threatening to engulf them.

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Mysterious Creature's Mist Weapon 70: Mist Projector: 1d100 40
Everyone can roll Dodge, or be engulfed by the mist.
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:44 pm

Isadora Carmichael
Dodge Dex x 2 = 26%

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27
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:26 pm

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Alice leaps aside at the last possible second, barely avoiding the mist.

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Dodge roll (22% base skill) to avoid the mist:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
21
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby andyw666 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:24 am

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Balzac's Dodge is 31% and he rolls...
andyw666 rolled 1d100:
93


Nope. The cold has dulled Balzac's reflexes and the rusty old rugby skills have let him down.
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby innsmouth » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:52 pm

Henry Glynn

Henry is suddenly shaken into action.

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Henry Dodge 18
innsmouth rolled 1d100:
34
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:10 pm

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I want to maximize your chances of survival here, so I’ll lessen the effect of the creature’s attack. Isadora’s roll was so close so let’s give her the benefit of the doubt. Balzac and Henry will take damage though – both need to roll 1d3, and then subtract 1 point damage as you’re wearing thick clothing.

Alice has a shotgun, but I don’t think Isadora is carrying a weapon? All of you have the bottles of moonshine but I’m assuming you haven’t yet fashioned them into bombs? Or did you? That would take a little time, so Isadora would miss this combat round. If you’ve made your bombs then she can use with Throw. Alternatively she can make a grab for a fallen weapon – roll Dex x4. Alice is free to open fire if she wishes.

The creature will need to land in order to use it’s weapon properly so next we’ll conduct a normal combat round, highest Dex goes first. But unfortunately that means the monster! It will only aim at one person, but the mist spreads!


Alice manages to dive away from the spreading mist, while Isadora luckily only catches the tail end of it, which chills her to the bone. But Henry and Balzac are both in the middle of it, and are overcome by a numbing sensation of utter cold. Luckily for them, the creature was swooping as it fired it’s weapon, and much of the spread of the mist went above them.
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby innsmouth » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:42 pm

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Henry Damage
innsmouth rolled 1d3:
2


OOC:   Damage 2 Correction 1 - thanks ES  
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:56 am

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Alice rises up on one knee and unslings the shotgun from her shoulder. Taking aim at the creature, she squeezes the trigger and is amazed that she manages to hit it squarely.

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Shotgun roll (30% base skill) shooting at the creature:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
15

I'm not sure what range I'm at, which determines what I roll for damage.
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby andyw666 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:23 am

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andyw666 rolled 1d3:
2

Balzac takes 1 HP


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Balzac's Shotgun is 30% and he fires both barrels...
andyw666 rolled 1d100:
46

andyw666 rolled 1d100:
29


Uttering vile oaths in French, Balzac raises his shotgun and unloads both barrels.

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If the beastie was 13 feet or closer, and the point blank rule applies, the first shot would be a hit too.
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:08 am

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The creature is fairly close, so you can both roll 1d6 for damage. I believe that the second shot from a double-barrelled needs to be rolled at half DEX.
Please feel free to correct me - I'm still new to this stuff.
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby andyw666 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:12 am

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I believe the rule is both barrels can be fired at DEX or the character can choose to fire one at DEX and one at half DEX. Balzac chooses to fire both together. Feel free to correct me if I've got this wrong.


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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:18 am

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Would firing both together though mean that you only get one Shotgun roll?
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby andyw666 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:23 am

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Not sure. My RW experience with Cthulhu was the original rules and we played it the way I described earlier. However, if CoC 6th Ed intention is that you only get one roll if you fire both barrels simultaneously, please assume Balzac fires them at DEX and half DEX for two attacks.
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:03 am

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in the 6e book, the rule is on page 63. There are options:
"A double-barreled shotgun may fire both barrels simultaneously at DEX in one round, one barrel at DEX and at half DEX in the same round, or one barrel each in different rounds"

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Isadora feels defenseless... She avoided the freezing fog, but only by sheer luck.

"We need to spread out, it cannot get everybody with one shot," she shouts to the others over the shotgun blasts.

If possible, she tries to retreat a bit, and begin assembling a moonshine firebomb.
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:51 pm

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I think then as Balzac fired both barrels at once, we have to take the first of the rolls; hence it is a miss. It would be understandable seeing that Balzac just got a good freezing. Alice was on target though, and perhaps Henry will be too. Is this acceptable?
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby innsmouth » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:15 pm

OOC:   Does Henry have one of the shotguns? I don't remember specifically saying he had one. If not he looks around for a large branch to swing at the creature.  
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:54 pm

OOC:   Balzac had brought along a .30 lever action rifle. He has the shotgun, Alice has Rooger's shotgun, so we could assume Henry has the rifle.  
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:27 am

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Damage from first shell:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d6:
3

With a double-barreled shotgun, you only roll Shotgun once if you fire both barrels simultaneously. If you fire one and then the other, you roll separately, but the second one goes at 1/2 DEX in the firearms portion of the round.

I'm not sure whether the shotgun I picked up has a single or double barrel. I hadn't even thought of it at the time. If it is double-barreled, could I have fired both barrels as well?
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Re: Chapter 4: The Mountain

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:15 am

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Thanks for the clarification Mr. H. Yes you have a double-barrel too, so you can fire it again. If you fired both barrels at once, I assume it would do more damage? Therefore, should the damage bonus be increased? I have to check the rules more thoroughly, but I can't see how that works.
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