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Rocktopus 31st Jan 2019, 6:15 PM edit delete
Rocktopus
(obligatory Darkest Dungeon joke)
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Edmund 31st Jan 2019, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
Players who refuse to let their characters be fearful and weak miss out on glorious moments like this, where they push through and (possibly) triumph over what laid them low before. Sure, it's a little cheesy. But it's awesome, and makes for a great character.
Rocktopus 31st Jan 2019, 7:07 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
I agree!
Rudofaux 1st Feb 2019, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
Rudofaux
I concur.
Photomaginarium 1st Feb 2019, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
Photomaginarium
absolutely. i'm so glad Colleen got to this place inside her before any other potential new party members could show up and save the day.
MajorDZaster 13th May 2019, 5:41 AM edit delete reply
Well, it IS an actual debuff in D&D, and I can't imagine anyone giving their character a debuff willingly, even if only RP-wise.
padanew 31st Jan 2019, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
padanew
It's hard to be brave.
Rocktopus 31st Jan 2019, 7:07 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
But not impossible
kyrtuck 31st Jan 2019, 7:20 PM edit delete reply
kyrtuck
She's growing up!
knight from the edge 1st Feb 2019, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
....and thats the look of someone ready to wreck some skeleton shit!!!
Oldarmourer 3rd Feb 2019, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
She looks like she just learned a new feat "Righteous Backhand"
chris-tar 31st Jan 2019, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
I hope you give her a spell that makes her mace grow, it is a little too short for me in my opinion. A longer handled mace would benefit from added leverage and force.
Then she could really whack those Monsters!
Lurker 31st Jan 2019, 9:09 PM edit delete reply
It's part of the rulez that beginner characters don't get good weapons. You have to level up first, then you can buy weapon upgrades, like a better, longer mace. :-D You can't just wander in as a level 1 noob and expect to have a decent weapon! She's already lucky the DM didn't give her a literal matchstick as a starting weapon, as some games have been known to do. And she's already acquired a shield despite being still relatively inexperienced.
Vulcan 31st Jan 2019, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
Most rpgs (as opposed to computer games) allocate enough money to starting characters to buy decent - but non-magical - arms and armor. It's only computer games that really seem to delight in sending newbies out into battle with a wooden spoon and a t-shirt.
Lurker 31st Jan 2019, 10:46 PM edit delete reply
Haha, true. And I suppose this is especially the case with games that are deliberately designed to be hard, the kind that I like to play, that makes you start out with absolutely ridiculously inappropriate starting equipment that you then have to figure out how to survive with.

The classic example that comes to mind is Nethack, where you can choose to play a Tourist, who starts off with lousy stats, a Hawaiian shirt (that has zero protection against enemies) and a camera. No weapons at all! The initial game consists of fleeing from enemies and scrounging for better equipment while barely surviving with the skin on your back. With careful, creative play, though, like using the camera's flash to blind enemies (an unusual and very useful ability -- if used with forethought -- not found in any other starting equipment of any other character), it's actually possible to turn an initially unlikely survivor into a powerful hero.

By comparison, Colleen already has it good! :-D
pkrankow 1st Feb 2019, 2:50 AM edit delete reply
pkrankow
Tourists start with darts that are somewhat serious... ok 1d4? But easy to get more.
Lurker 1st Feb 2019, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Ahh you're right, my memory fails me. They do start with a bunch of +2 darts, which are pretty powerful stuff. But still.. considering the number of enemies you're facing, you gotta find more darts pretty quickly before you become mincemeat.

Of course, the challenge at the beginning of the game is offset by gaining some pretty powerful artifacts exclusive to the Tourist later on.
???????? 31st Jan 2019, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
? ?????? ?? ????? ?????? ????????? ??????? ? ???????? ?? ???????.
Rocktopus 1st Feb 2019, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
There it is!
Thracecius 1st Feb 2019, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
Thracecius
That's a nice quote! I've looked at Darkest Dungeon before, but it just looked too hardcore difficult for me to enjoy. Is it just an endless dungeon crawl of dying characters?
Rocktopus 1st Feb 2019, 9:19 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
The first time you play, yeah, it'll probably be a meat grinder of characters. Once you know what you're doing, you will only rarely have a character death.

I've put about 400 hours into the game and I can get to the final boss losing only about 4 characters out of about 25
stevie 31st Jan 2019, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
Ultra-instinct Collen
Rocktopus 1st Feb 2019, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
"Like, this only ends one of two ways: Either you walk out this dungeon..."
Stevie 1st Feb 2019, 3:26 PM edit delete reply
"...or I'm Walking on you"
CodSandwich 31st Jan 2019, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
"They all need me to be here" Hmmm....do I sense a bit of exposition?? Sounds like her family or hometown needs the money!
Rocktopus 1st Feb 2019, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
;)
lipa 31st Jan 2019, 9:51 PM edit delete reply
I probably went overboard with the visual effects
https://images2.imgbox.com/f9/30/Evv60q9w_o.png
Rocktopus 1st Feb 2019, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Really, really cool! Nice edit!

image
Thracecius 1st Feb 2019, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
Thracecius
Very nice!

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it." :)
Vulcan 31st Jan 2019, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
Ram-ming speed!
Rocktopus 1st Feb 2019, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
crowbar 31st Jan 2019, 11:42 PM edit delete reply
crowbar
It's time for her to crack some skulls!
Rocktopus 1st Feb 2019, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Yes!
io 1st Feb 2019, 2:30 AM edit delete reply
Life is funny. Someone saves you from the world one minute and then sends you to a situation ever more dire. Why is she there amongst such dissolute murder hobos?
Rocktopus 1st Feb 2019, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
She went from tending sheep on a farm to this... what happened in between? :)
Lurker 1st Feb 2019, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
What happened in between? Lots of Story Hooks, Character Development, Drama, and Flashbacks, I'm pretty sure. :-D
Packless1 1st Feb 2019, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
...there's nothing to fear, but fear itself...!
Rocktopus 1st Feb 2019, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
and spiders
Vulcan 1st Feb 2019, 11:42 PM edit delete reply
and carniverous fairies, and fungal zombies, and orcs, and deadfall traps, and...
Wade 1st Feb 2019, 3:07 PM edit delete reply
.....and maybe the Undead
Oldarmourer 2nd Feb 2019, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
Colleen...where ya been ?

Maybe she wasn't always from a middle-of-nowhere farm ? Maybe a 'fallen angel' ?

talk about perseverence in the face of adversity ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO2Gh8XmXIQ
Rocktopus 3rd Feb 2019, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Colleen does seem to be a popular name among the irish...
that's certainly not the first Irish song I've heard to be about a girl named Colleen
StLOrca 3rd Feb 2019, 3:07 AM edit delete reply
StLOrca
Yes! GET YOUR BADASS ON COLLEEN!
Rocktopus 3rd Feb 2019, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Time to go super saiyan
Packless1 3rd Feb 2019, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
Colleen evolves to...
COLLEENOTRON! ;-)
Oldarmourer 3rd Feb 2019, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
next level she becomes MegaColleenatron with kung fu action grip
Rocktopus 3rd Feb 2019, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Coloptimus Prime
StLOrca 4th Feb 2019, 1:01 AM edit delete reply
StLOrca
YES YES GIVE HER THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP
Bookeater 3rd Feb 2019, 7:40 PM edit delete reply
You know... Maybe it was a bit too convinient that it was the skeleton with the mace stuck in it that got ram? It like a bit too lucky for her to gain back her weapon that easily? I dont know, more RAMdom shit happen around a DnD table than that I guess.
Rocktopus 3rd Feb 2019, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Well, it was the closest one to her when she ran away
Grim 3rd Feb 2019, 11:43 PM edit delete reply
Go Colleen! It's smashing time!
Alex Groggett 20th Jul 2019, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
Fear cuts deeper than swords