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Newbiespud 7th Feb 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
I'm glad doing this webcomic allows me the opportunity to remind everyone that Luna can be adorkable as all get out.

Fallout is Dragons is going to be a day late because of software shenanigans and a lack of enough sleep to power through said shenanigans. Sorry for the delay.
Newbiespud 8th Feb 2015, 3:45 PM edit delete
Newbiespud
I'm an idiot, but regardless; here's the next episode of Fallout is Dragons.
Session 36 - Bargaining Stage: Libsyn YouTube

31 Comments:

Raxon 7th Feb 2015, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Tell a story about momentarily forgetting your indoor voice.

I would tell one, but I have a voice like BRIAN BLESSED, so indoor voice is a relative concept. I have a naturally high volume, but you get used to it.
ZhonLord 7th Feb 2015, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
In one of my 3.5 campaigns I had recently lost my wizard, so I had decided to try out one of the Incarnum classes for the first time - Totemist. The DM had my new character introduced when the party was exploring a town filled with ghouls and other semi-intelligent undead, and had me roll for an individual fight ahead of time.

I was rolling high on hits and damage that night all over the place, so the undead he had sent at me were being destroyed. One was smart enough to run, and as I chased him, I ran headfirst into the party and tripped over the paladin. The ghoul got away, and I was so annoyed about missing that last kill that when I called after it everyone in the room suddenly heard "GET BACK HERE YOU GODS-DAMNED COWARD!!!" (this was a big room, with about a dozen different groups playing Magic, D&D, etc.) and turned to stare at me.

I was very quiet for the rest of the night.
Toric 7th Feb 2015, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
Now I'm really sad that I'll probably never meet you IRL because that is an excellent voice to have.

As for my group, we have 8 players and a DM so one must project at all times if one wishes to be heard...especially from the opposite side of the room as the GM.
Raxon 7th Feb 2015, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
And to clarify, my voice is not as pretty, but it is every bit as boisterous.
Digo 7th Feb 2015, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
Thanks to nearly 2 decades worth of running games I've developed a pretty good range of volume for my voice. ^^;

With that I'd probably still be on Fluttershy levels of speaking.
Euric 7th Feb 2015, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
8 players? How the heck did you manage to get nine people to get together at the same time and place to play D&D? Heck, how did you find that many people who /wanted/ to play your specific edition of D&D?
Digo 7th Feb 2015, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
My record was me and 11 players. Was at a convention and I had to break them down into two groups to make it manageable. Believe me, I'd never do it again without a co-GM.
Siccarus 9th Feb 2015, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
I was in a party of 14, of course we were only all together for certain periods of time due to life. but we had enough veteran players and the DM was really good at anticipating any insanity and Balancing Encounters for a party ranging from 6 to 16 (with cohorts.)
Kirby 7th Feb 2015, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
I had 8 players that wanted to play with me the other night. I was not particularly interested in dming for 8 players seeing as it took 3 of them several hours to get through less than half of an encounter. Adding more to the mix would have been... messy @-@

The chat system won't let me log in. :(
Digo 7th Feb 2015, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
THE GREAT AND POWERFUL TRIIIIXIE... has no indoor voice. :3

Well, she did, but being such a large ham in the party meant being as boisterous in battle as possible. I so chewed up the scenery in every fight.
Curb 7th Feb 2015, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
Curb
Every time I run any of my Trixie Variants, I have to remember to speak with a GUSTO and VOLUME. Kind of easy as I have issues with inside and outside voice myself.
Digo 7th Feb 2015, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Yes, plenty of gusto and Volume is key :D
Ishidan 8th Feb 2015, 12:49 AM edit delete reply
Loss of control...screaming and hollering...
Alice 7th Feb 2015, 8:41 AM edit delete reply
Well, recently I have started playing a monk by the name of Buttons. (As she has buttons for eyes) She is generally shy, reserved, and submissive, but at the same time she is a horrifying aberration that even mindless creatures are scared of. So she has her moments of bizarre emotional outbursts. And she is absolutely smitten with the party's leader, Gen. With that in mind, here is my tale.

We were trekking through the tomb of horrors, partly because this necromancer asked us to, and partly because treasure could be involved. While most of the group was struggling to figure out a puzzle, Buttons was with Gen, who had gone blind.At that point, the unthinkable happened. Gen triggered a trap. She was slowly pulled away, seemingly to her death, while Buttons tried in vein to save her. The rest of the party managed to solve the puzzle and rush over, but only to be Met with their usually adorable and even tempered friend strangling the first person she saw, yelling "YOU LET HER DIE!"

There have been other outbursts, but that one was the loudest and perhaps the most unsettling.
Specter 7th Feb 2015, 10:50 AM edit delete reply
Specter
-After what was suppose to be the final battle against one of our most hated and annoying enemies (who the wizard of our escapade hated with a passion)-

Our wizard was searching for the body for a good hour while the rest of us were cleaning our gear and licking our wounds, then he finally just gave up and said "She got away, AGAIN!" and just rested with us. Later that night, we were having a talk of the battle, when our fighter mentioned he saw her leave, but wanted to stay and back up the team, which sent the wizard down the mental spiral of letting her get away.

It turned out the fighter even opened the door for her cause it was "too dangerous" for her, and the wizard (and player) just kept essentially yelling at the fighter for a while. This entire time, our rogue and gunslinger were whispering to each other over something the wizard couldn't hear over his voice, so he snapped to them barking "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TWO WHISPERING ABOUT!"

the rest of the team wasn't aware of it until after they said, "We were wondering if any of you were invited?" (Wizard" "Invited where?" (Rogue) "To the fighter's wedding of course" (wizard) "A wedding? With who?"

There was much silence, and much smug grinning from the fighter, rogue, and gunslinger. It was very apparent who he would be married to. (Wizard) "... oh."
JSchunx 7th Feb 2015, 12:47 PM edit delete reply
Once, while I was DMing, my group was talking to a rather hostile bunch of soldiers, when our ranger brought up the time he'd met the military commander of their order. The soldiers didn't believe him, and my reaction was to cackle incredibly loudly in disbelief. I don't remember why I decided to be so loud, but the Ranger's response was to state that the guard sounded like a harpy. Combat soon followed.
Mykin 7th Feb 2015, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
My voice tends to range randomly from Fluttershy quiet to Pinkie Pie loud without me ever realizing it. What makes it hard is that it doesn't happen all that often, so I'll have instances where I think I'm talking normally and someone has to ask me to speak up or tone it down.

Case in point, my rogue trader doesn't like his deceased father (who haunts his millennia old space ship) and will occasionally tell him to shut up. I, of course, only did this as a joke when my friends were jokingly telling me how bad my rogue trader was at running his ship. One time, however, I did it loud enough that someone had to tell to keep it down since his mom was sleeping upstairs. I believe that's when I let it die. Not that I ever had a chance to since my Tuesday group seems like they swap games every two weeks or so but whatever. Yelling at 7 pm in someone else's home is bad, kids. Don't do it.
Mace Direwolf 8th Feb 2015, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf
I can empathize as I sometimes suffer from the same volume control issues. Especially if I have a sore throat (which makes me gruffer than usual) or I'm excited/delighted (which always makes me louder). If you get me laughing or even chuckling too hard and everyone else is asleep, I could wake the whole house and possibly the neighbors as well!
Xelmon 8th Feb 2015, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
I gotta say, my most distinctive was as follows...

** If you are or have yet to play Sunless Citadel, Spoilers ahead!! **

So we finally reached the big honking Gulthias Tree that poisons the land, takes control of people, and all that jazz.
Even for our levels, as mostly being 3 and 4, we got pretty beat up and were on a losing streak and almost having to suffer a TPK due to bad tactics and not resting before we went in.
It was our party of six vs slightly higher level foes, basically possessed people.

The DM's interpretation of the willow tree was very rad. Instead of just being wrapped in the tree trunks all sleepy hollow style, he imagined this inner pod in the tree that opens up and has 3 spaces.
I was down myself in a trance state, not out though thanks to the DM's graces!
I was walking to the tree, and the DM had me rolling "Snap out!" every turn, and I kept missing it. As I am almost about to enter the chamber in the tree I finally got it, and I dragged out another character.
This is a first time DM (good friend too) figuring out how to keep the party alive, and letting all kinds of stuff slide. Major kudos till this day!

We hatched a quick plan. Buddy ran distraction while I was sneaking. I was to go around the tree and start capping all the guys with the bow.
About half way on the opposite side of the tree, it dawns on me that the mage dude was saying something about controlling people with the tree...
Trees burn...
4 flasks of lamp oil.
??
Profit

I take out the first bottle, light it, and throw it against the tree. Except the mage all other baddies shriek in agony! They are in utter chaos.

By the 3rd bottle - and turn - I was cheering "BURN $%()*#% BURN!!"

DM: Hey, people are sleeping on the other side of the wall.
Moi: Oops

And the game carried on, us finally beating all the baddies and managing to win.

TL;DR:
At the verge of TPKing in the Sunless Citadel at the Gulthias Tree, by graces of the DM, I was let to snap out of my trance to have one last chance to defeat ze baddies.
I got that chance, went around, lit the tree on fire and cheered "BURN $%()*#% BURN!!"
Xelmon 8th Feb 2015, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
A few additions:
1. Horrible grammar, my bad.

2. One thing that I applauded the DM for was him assuming that the fire didn't just go out like it usually does, considering that the tree was on fire.

I know that by either pot 3 or 4 the DM's eyes grew fairly big and said "Wow... That's a lot of damage" as he was rolling 3d6-es.
Wasteland Hatter 7th Feb 2015, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
This has a bit of a back story. So we were the fantasy equivalent of a black ops task force. I was a druid with a insanely high bluff and a pension for killing people I didn't like. I was originally plan to betray the team after a time but after playing him I felt like he just wouldn't do that so I scraped the plans.

Our Mission, infiltrate an island and liberate all the slave on said Island. Well as we rode up in the middle of the night guards spot us and I start bullsh*tting my way out of it when my other party members purposefully ruin it so battle ensues.

I end up fighting the tank with the archer who keeps missing and accidentally hitting me. The tank hits like a semi and I go down and end up dieing. Through magic Mcguffin of 3 god's I'm give 5 more turns to live. After 4 the battle is over and I'm being looked over by another party member. {Note: It's dark, I'm laying next to a bad guy and the archer is an idiot.}

The archer comes over says "Isn't he dead yet?" shoots my druid in the face with an arrow. We spend the next hour meta-gaming on what the leader of the party should do, I loved the character so needless to say I lost my inside voice for a long time.
silvadel 7th Feb 2015, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
As they come back to see a ransom note and no rainbow dash. Fighting encounters alone is not a good move no matter how much bravado you engender.
The Old One 7th Feb 2015, 12:33 PM edit delete reply
Very true in 4th ed. Every monster in 4th is rated for its use against an entire party.

A long while back, My Warforged Warden challenged an Orc Warlord to single combat, since the aforementioned orc had challenged the cleric and I was the tanky tank. Very one sided fight, made worse by the GM deciding that any healing done to me by outside sources (IE the cleric) would also apply to the Warlord, because bullshit.
Digo 7th Feb 2015, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
My doctor in Fallout Equestria has managed to last a few hours on his own in a ghoul-laden building.

It wasn't until he uncovered the Loknar that the problems began...
Virenius 7th Feb 2015, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
We were doing a D&D 3.5 Campaign, I was using a Bard, as myself and the rest of the party was taking down this corrupt Human Warlord who was using our arrival to his Kingdom as an excuse to lead an army to conquer his neighboring Kingdom, we manage to Kill him only for him to have a Death-Activated Superpower, allowing the demonic spirit that was possessing him at that point to take over his body and become even more powerful, at that point, myself and the rest of the party had been mentally exhausted and tired at not only taking down the warlord, but also his elite guard so at that point I started to swear, in character, without using my indoor voice....Needless to say, our neighbors nearly called the cops in on a noise complaint....I pretty much have been permanently restricted to indoor voice mode from now on.....
Mykin 7th Feb 2015, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
First, let me get this out of the way for jumping to conclusions about our saboteur being pipsqueak. Of course, it could have been worse. The comic could of come out tomorrow and then I would of felt silly on my birthday. Glad I got to dodge that bullet.

Anyway, of course Luna can be adorkable as all get go! It's one of the reasons she's my favorite! ^_^

I've also been a part of an off screen fight once. It was my spellthief and an npc versus a wizard and we barely won by the time the rest of the party "finally" woke up. Of course, I botched the capture attempt and the wizard got away, causing the npc that helped me out to go ballistic, but that's a tale for another time...
Specter 8th Feb 2015, 2:24 AM edit delete reply
Specter
-Didn't realize you jumped to a conclusion about Pipsqueak, but then again, I didn't realize we had a satellite dish on our house for a good three months.

-Hope you have (had?) a good birthday.

-Luna, very adorkable, but the humbleness lands her in my top 3 (yay).

-Letting a wizard get away is normal, they usually teleport away (and depending on what they are, it could have been the npc's fault).
Draxynnic 8th Feb 2015, 3:48 AM edit delete reply
The REAL reason why magic-users tend to be the big names in a setting - once they get to a certain level, they're only a standard action, a verbal component, and possibly a Concentration check away from escape from anything short of a dimensional anchor.
Mace Direwolf 8th Feb 2015, 5:38 AM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf
Well shucks, then happy birthday, Mykin! I hope it's swell!

Also, Luna is best princess!
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Mykin 8th Feb 2015, 11:40 AM edit delete reply
Mykin
I'm currently having a good one so far today. Normally my birthday kinda comes and goes without people taking too much notice, so the fact that it's getting recognized so much today makes me smile. Thank you guys! Though I wonder if I'm going to have too many pony related pictures and videos now...

Yea, at the time I dealt with the wizard, I figured he was my character's mysterious contractor and so he kept him from bleeding to death before tying him up. He started muttering something and a boot to the head wouldn't stop him so he went to grab something to gag him with when he disappeared. Sure, mr. npc was not happy and my character nearly got his head chopped off for it but I regret nothing. How the heck was I suppose to know that the two had a long history together and a vendetta against one another that could only end in blood?
Mace Direwolf 17th Feb 2015, 5:27 PM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf
Hahaha! http://mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/rsz/mlfw2776_medium.jpg http://www.memecreator.org/static/images/memes/2331694.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Mp8T2TxKdDs/T2ZQqsSMSeI/AAAAAAAABPU/xTycyJD2h7w/s400/MyHeadIsFullOfPoniesAndILikeIt.png
'Sorry 'bout the late reply, by the way. 'Been busy, as usual. 'Glad you liked the pictures :D