Sidekick Girl

Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

We will be at Penguicon in Southfield, Michigan May 4-6.  We don’t have a table, but we will be doing various panels and games.  Forum for details.

"Arson is not the answer" is a real rule at my real game table and it is there for a real reason.

Not pictured: the ever-lovely Alexis and Conor, who joined the game after this arc was planned. Next time….

You know what the hardest part of putting your friends in comics is? Squinting at every facebook photo you have trying to make sure you’ve gotten the eye color as close as possible. Eye colors: harder than you think.

13 responses to “Noob I”

  1. leggedfish says:

    Arson is always the answer.

    • Sidekickgirl says:

      Everyone, meet the reason why that rule exists.

      • Twitch says:

        My G.M. believed in reality discipline. Hence the party being chased through a dry cornfield by FLAMING scarecrow golems. (All this when I stepped out to get a soda?)

    • Ragingagnostic says:

      What is that, a Simpsons reference?

    • Moe Lane says:

      Arson is often *an* answer. I agree with that. But there are very few problems that cannot be solved with a judicious use of gravity. “You can’t dodge falling damage.”

      • Sidekickgirl says:

        Well, YES, to an extent. On the plus side, things like damage reduction do not apply if you’re falling. (Remember, if you hit a rock, no DR. If the rock hits you, yes!) And we can probably discount spells and abilities to reduce that damage, because there are just as many that will protect against fire. On the down side, people have a terminal velocity of 20d6. And at 1d6 damage per ten feet, that means that you can drop someone off a 200 foot building (about ten giraffes high) and off the Empire state building (about 62.5 giraffes) and it will do the same damage.

        Fire might cap out as far as individual spell damage, but really, there are no limits to the conflagration you can expose players to. Remember, if you roll low enough, a FIRST LEVEL CHARACTER could fall off 62.5 giraffes AND LIVE!

        Of course, when in doubt, just put 10 feet of water in something, and watch the chaos.

  2. Adam says:

    Remember. Pillage first! Then burn.

  3. Nealithi says:

    Is it arson if they can’t prove you did it?

  4. Mujaki says:

    Wait, if arson is NOT the answer…
    What was the question, again?

  5. Leap_Yean says:

    I want a copy of that rule sheet on the wall for my gaming group, one part for fun, one part for the rules! Can you share up a link?

    • Sidekickgirl says:

      Ask and ye shall receive. My actual table rules for my actual game.

      –You will keep your character sheet on a Pathfinder sheet, preferably typed for easy reading.
      –You will keep your Character sheet and XP sheet up to date
      –You will keep your Trello card updated with your current, fully updated character sheet. This is what we will use if you are not present.

      –Please arrive on time. We gather at noon with the plan that all chit chat, settling, housekeeping, etc will be dispensed with by 12:30. We have limited time to play and must make the most of it.
      –Please let me know if you are going to be late, or something comes up. We’ll be running on a fairly flexible schedule, but I would prefer to avoid having to cancel at the last minute.

      –We will try to stay on topic. I’m as bad at this as anyone, so we must all help each other.
      –We will try to limit distractions at the table. Devices should be used for in game purposes. Writing, drawing, crafting, fidgets, etc should not distract you or others from the game. Strive to be present.
      –We will avoid dominating the stage. Take turns. Encourage other players to participate.
      –We will be patient with each other, and help each other learn.
      –We will be patient with the DM, who will mess up early and often.

      –Arson is not the answer

  6. Wujo says:

    Thank u always for ur great work^^

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