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Thu, Jul. 14th, 2005 08:40 am
Pirates

Last night I took time to watch Pirates of the Carribean. I liked the movie, although it was the first in a long time to manage to break my suspension of disbelief, which I thought was ironclad after lasting all the way through The Core. But it only happened once, and otherwise the movie was great. I've spent most of the rest of my free time working on the upcoming D&D campaign, which right now, seems to have a three-man party of a Ranger, a Wizard, and a Rogue.

No tank. No healing.

You may fire when ready, Gridley.

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purly
purly
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Thu, Jul. 14th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)
You have the exact opposite problem as us

We're currently missing anyone who can actually deliver any amount of damage in our campaign...


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purly
purly
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Thu, Jul. 14th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
Re: You have the exact opposite problem as us

No wait, you're missing that too.


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taranhero
taranhero
Taran
Thu, Jul. 14th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
Re: You have the exact opposite problem as us

Well, Rangers can do lots of damage... if they're fighting the right type of enemy.
Wizards can do lots of damage... if they've got a tank keeping them safe while they cast.
Rogues can do lots of damage... if they've got a tank flanking the enemy for them.

So maybe, if the rogue and ranger flank every enemy they fight, and they always get favored enemies to fight, they'll do fine.


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purly
purly
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Thu, Jul. 14th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
Re: You have the exact opposite problem as us

Sounds like you need a nice hefty Dwarven cleric with a big hammer. Dwarven because at any time you could take a level or two in Fighter without experience hits. Cleric because you need a healer. Hammer because, well, hammers are just cool.


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rgfgompei
rgfgompei
Rachael
Thu, Jul. 14th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)

So... Swimming at Tom's Friday and climbing of Monadnock Saturday?


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jalawingedone
jalawingedone
Sun, Jul. 17th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)

I'm curious to know what broke your suspension of disbelief? What part of the movie?


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Sun, Jul. 17th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)

Specifically, it was when Will Turner (Orlando Bloom's character) was trapped on Interceptor's main deck as the ship was flooding during the battle scene with the Black Pearl. Will is floating just a few inches below the weatherdeck, talking to Elizabeth (Kiera Knightley). If the water had been that high on the main deck, Interceptor's weather deck would've been riding just six or seven inches above the sea, and the ship would've swamped and sank in seconds. In the exterior shots of the vessel, you can see the freeboard is still ten or twenty feet as this event is happening; Interceptor doesn't sink until it is destroyed by a black powder explosion after all the survivors have been taken off.


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