Order of the Stick


#5842

Thanks, that was a while ago! So, not really relevant in the current predicament. It was nice knowing them.


#5843

Battle Cry


#5844

Doesn’t she get a saving throw?


#5845

How do you know she didn’t, and failed it?


#5846

High Level Clerics rarely fail Will saves, especially if you are really high level.


#5847

Remember that Rich’s rolls follow the power of the plot. ;)


#5848

I hate when writers break the rules of their world, at least not without some explanation.


#5849

Well, in 3.5e natural 1’s are always failures, right? Because OotS is basically a “house rules” adaptation of 3.5e.


#5850


#5851

I didn’t feel like posting that link again.


#5852

Yeah but a 1 isn’t just a failure, it’s an epic failure. You role play it.

Only a bad DM just has it happen without description or follow through.


#5853

Well then, she had an epic failure in her Will save! Solved. ;)


#5854

But it should be shown. It’s not just “okay, you failed”

That’s… really bad story telling.


#5855

C’mon. You know the rules and so do I. ;)


#5856

There are rules and then there is story telling. And story telling is especially important when what follows differs significantly from what is expected to happen.

Remember, low level cleric and Roy both passed their will test.


#5857

Such a thing can and will happen in a real game. Only, in this case, Rich decides on the rolls instead of relying on dice, because his focus is telling a good story. I think you’re overthinking it. ;)


#5858

If Durkon cast an anti-life shell, does that mean that the baby is going to die in a moment?


#5859

Yeah, and as I said, a good DM will spin it. Failure, especially epic failures, should be shown and describe as such.


#5860

No. It’s an abjuration spell that basically prevents living beings from passing the spell barrier.


#5861

Are you seriously saying there’s something wrong with a comic strip due to your personal interpretation of a saving throw rule? Come on. But perhaps your DM applied a -5 to the roll for the cleric being evil or the vampire has a ring of hypnotic dominion +5 or whatever…