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3rd May 2018, 3:56 PM in Chapter 4
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Rocktopus 3rd May 2018, 3:56 PM edit delete
Oldschool D&D players call that Feat "Cleave"


padanew 3rd May 2018, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
Is it proper to complement a female knights great cleavage?
Rocktopus 3rd May 2018, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
Chivalric code says knights must never act indecently in front of a lady.
But what if the knight is a lady? I think we created a paradox
StLOrca 4th May 2018, 2:20 AM edit delete reply
What’s next—dividing by zero? THINK OF THE UNIVERSE, MAN
padanew 4th May 2018, 3:57 AM edit delete reply
The universe is running better operating system then windows. If it did divide by zero it would ignore the answer and continue running.
Lurker 4th May 2018, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
Nah, the universe doesn't ignore division by zero. It just creates a blackhole that swallows up everything around it, as a way of saying "you wanna divide by zero? Then I'll eat all of your atoms up!".
Dinol 4th May 2018, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
URBAM 5th May 2018, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
What about a encounter with a librarian, how is also a barbarian?

Yeah, i know, not so clever.
padanew 6th May 2018, 4:49 AM edit delete reply
You mean like tribes of lost ph.d students who were lost in the stack and formed a tribe to hunt the mighty thesaurus. Those kind of library barbarians?
Worstcase 3rd May 2018, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
The Froblin Boss is about thrice as tall as I expected.
Rocktopus 3rd May 2018, 8:44 PM edit delete reply
Damn you, perspective. How many more adventurers must you kill?
Dalton Westmoore 3rd May 2018, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Dalton Westmoore
RIP Attack Frog: 2018 - 2018

May he feast upon flies in Valhalla.
Rocktopus 3rd May 2018, 8:51 PM edit delete reply
I guess Spyro the Dragon was wrong... Attack Frogs really aren't cold-blooded killers.
Rudofaux 5th May 2018, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
I'm wailing like a widow over the Attack Frog's sudden passing.
Vulcan 3rd May 2018, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
Ah, no, in old school D&D (1974-1999) we called that 'being high level to get multiple attacks'. There was no 'feats' and therefore no 'cleave' or 'great cleave' until third edition in 2000.

Yeah, I know, I'm old...
Rocktopus 3rd May 2018, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
I started in 3rd edition, which IS oldschool at this point.

Trying to explain feats and such to my 5th edition group is like... well I guess it's like trying to explain THAC0 to someone from my era.

AD&D is beyond oldschool and has entered the realm of myth and legend. You're not old, you're just epic level.
That Dave Guy 3rd May 2018, 10:17 PM edit delete reply
I played Basic D&D last weekend. There were no multiple attacks. We had a Mapper and a Caller. Classes were Fighter, Thief, Cleric, Magic User, Elf, Dwarf, and Halfling. Magic Users got one spell and 1d4 HP. Initiative was by party rather than individual. Except I was wielding a 2 handed weapon, so I always went last.

Back in the day, if you rolled dice, you had probably already screwed up.

It was Moldvaylicious!
Rocktopus 3rd May 2018, 10:43 PM edit delete reply

I swear sometimes the only reason original D&D survived was because there was literally no alternative to gaming.
Dreadder 5th May 2018, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
Sigh, thank you for making me feel old. Anyhow, I suggest you make a mandatory playing of classic gems like Neverwinter Nights (1!) for your group to better educate them about the feats. Strictly for educational purpose of course. :D
stormbringer77 1st Nov 2019, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
I was born before Super Bowl 1 and saw the Moon in broad daylight when Armstrong took his one small step,so yeah,I'm old.I started with D&D way back in 82,then got AD&D,then AD&D 2nd Edition and stopped after I got the 3rd Edition. I haven't played any D&D since 2000 or so.I still have all of my dice,character sheets and old characters,though.
Guest 3rd May 2018, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
She was so busy Cleaving she didn't see the incoming Power Attack from that froblin (the boss I take it?).

She's a fighter though, she can tank it. I hope.
Rocktopus 3rd May 2018, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
All that armor's got to be for something, right?
Bookeater 4th May 2018, 1:57 AM edit delete reply
Look like the shield took the hit but since she wasn't expecting it, her footing wasn't optimal. Or the boss is that strong. From her position, I am almost sure she will fall on her back or stumble backward into her allies.

Good page. Show that at least some of the group have some skills.
Guest 4th May 2018, 11:45 AM edit delete reply
Or tumble into the water. RIP Marigold, we hardly knew you.

Of course, at this point, the twist might be that they actually all get out of it alive and well.
Auraknight 4th May 2018, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
Either way, she's doing great work as clean-up crew. I do think it's about time the Alchemist tagged in, however!
Rocktopus 7th May 2018, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
She does seem to have this fighting down more than most
Thorin Schmidt 4th May 2018, 12:27 PM edit delete reply
Gonna pick a nit here.

Old School D&D didn't have Cleave, or Feats of any kind.

Doesn't mean it wasn't an impressive move though.
Guest 5th May 2018, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
For AD&D at least, fighters with specialization and at higher levels could get multiple attacks. And of course against 0-level critters, they could get one attack per level. So in AD&D terms, they could have won initiative and now are on the second round. Or the Froblins could have been less than one hit die.
Rocktopus 7th May 2018, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
3rd edition IS oldscool now
Zudz 9th May 2018, 12:27 AM edit delete reply
It's not that old school. It's only... *Wikipedia*

Jesus Christ. 3e is old enough to vote. It'll be taking it's gap year before college next year. It's had it's driver's license for TWO YEARS already!

... get off my lawn, young'n'.
kyrtuck 4th May 2018, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
They can't take it, but they can give it!
Rocktopus 7th May 2018, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
Well, one can at least
DaveP 7th May 2018, 1:13 AM edit delete reply
I know that the king froblin is supposed to be sporting chest hair, but so help me it looks like a soul patch.
Rocktopus 7th May 2018, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
It's kinda both
DaveP 8th May 2018, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
Disadvantage of not actually possessing a neck.
I'll just stick to imagining that he unwinds by playing Delta blues on an old beat up Fender in some smoky Froblin after hours bar.
Grim 7th May 2018, 1:44 AM edit delete reply
Very cool dynamic fight; I dig the sword from the lower panel crossing into the upper panel.
Rocktopus 7th May 2018, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! I liked how those panels turned out
chris-tar 18th Jan 2019, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
The little guys were just distractions.