Candlekeep Forum
Candlekeep Forum
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Active Polls | Members | Private Messages | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Forgotten Realms Journals
 General Forgotten Realms Chat
 FORCE GREY: GIANT HUNTERS!
 New Topic  New Poll New Poll
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
2959 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2016 :  05:30:08  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
The Journey from Waterdeep Ep1
Giants, Ogres, and Goblins Oh My! Ep2
Frost Giants in the Swamp! Ep3
Seeking the Sun Dragon! Ep4
Awakening Calliope the Bard! Ep5
Battling Displacer Beasts and Rogue fails! Ep6
Fighting the Golem and the Journey Ends! Ep7



SPOILERS: I guess this is a play through of Storm King's Thunder...

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep

Edited by - Brimstone on 23 Aug 2016 12:44:31

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
2959 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2016 :  05:38:11  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looks like episode 6 will be tomorrow...

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
Go to Top of Page

Delwa
Master of Realmslore

USA
1244 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2016 :  23:15:30  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm behind by two episodes. But I've enjoyed the show so far.

- Delwa Aunglor of Tangled Trees
I am off to slay yon refrigerator and spoil it's horde. Go for the cheese, Boo!

"The Realms change; seldom at the speed desired of those who strive, but far too quickly for those who resist." - The Simbul, taken from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Conspectus

My Forging the Realms Archives (Google Drive pdfs)
Go to Top of Page

Irennan
Great Reader

Italy
2826 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2016 :  23:16:42  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Their DM is really good.

To all Facebook-using FR fans, you might be interested in checking out this page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/450517575051806/
Go to Top of Page

Delwa
Master of Realmslore

USA
1244 Posts

Posted - 16 Aug 2016 :  00:14:45  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Irennan

Their DM is really good.



Aye. He's the kind of DM I wish I was. Gives me a nice, high goal to strive for.

- Delwa Aunglor of Tangled Trees
I am off to slay yon refrigerator and spoil it's horde. Go for the cheese, Boo!

"The Realms change; seldom at the speed desired of those who strive, but far too quickly for those who resist." - The Simbul, taken from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Conspectus

My Forging the Realms Archives (Google Drive pdfs)
Go to Top of Page

Irennan
Great Reader

Italy
2826 Posts

Posted - 16 Aug 2016 :  00:39:57  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Same.

To all Facebook-using FR fans, you might be interested in checking out this page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/450517575051806/
Go to Top of Page

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
2959 Posts

Posted - 16 Aug 2016 :  03:24:36  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mercer is a good DM. I am finding Chris Hardwick kind of annoying. Only watched the first two episodes, so I don't know if he gets better.

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
Go to Top of Page

Delwa
Master of Realmslore

USA
1244 Posts

Posted - 16 Aug 2016 :  03:52:19  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

Mercer is a good DM. I am finding Chris Hardwick kind of annoying. Only watched the first two episodes, so I don't know if he gets better.

He gets better about episode 5. Very jelly.

- Delwa Aunglor of Tangled Trees
I am off to slay yon refrigerator and spoil it's horde. Go for the cheese, Boo!

"The Realms change; seldom at the speed desired of those who strive, but far too quickly for those who resist." - The Simbul, taken from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Conspectus

My Forging the Realms Archives (Google Drive pdfs)
Go to Top of Page

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
2959 Posts

Posted - 18 Aug 2016 :  12:49:51  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Episode 6 is up...

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
Go to Top of Page

hashimashadoo
Master of Realmslore

United Kingdom
1113 Posts

Posted - 20 Aug 2016 :  00:30:50  Show Profile  Visit hashimashadoo's Homepage  Click to see hashimashadoo's MSN Messenger address Send hashimashadoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Chris Hardwick is not funny, he is just loud.

When life turns it's back on you...sneak attack for extra damage.

Head admin of the FR wiki:

http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com
Go to Top of Page

moonbeast
Senior Scribe

USA
392 Posts

Posted - 20 Aug 2016 :  04:52:14  Show Profile Send moonbeast a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm on Episode 2 right now. The group is fun to watch….. but the DM'ing style is something I'm against….. too much dice-rolling. Every single action and speculation, the DM calls for a die roll. IMHO that slows the game down way too much and unnecessarily tedious. Otherwise, an enjoyable group to watch so far….. and yes, Mercer is a good DM indeed (other than the excessive dice-roll calls).


Edited by - moonbeast on 20 Aug 2016 04:57:45
Go to Top of Page

Irennan
Great Reader

Italy
2826 Posts

Posted - 20 Aug 2016 :  13:58:30  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Now that you point it out, there's a lot of dice-rolling going on. That's something that I too would personally avoid, but yes: it doesn't really detract from his DMing skills.

To all Facebook-using FR fans, you might be interested in checking out this page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/450517575051806/
Go to Top of Page

froglegg
Learned Scribe

317 Posts

Posted - 20 Aug 2016 :  14:34:24  Show Profile Send froglegg a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have enjoyed it alot so far.




John

Long live Alias and Dragonbait! Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb the Realms need you more then ever!

On my word as a sage nothing within these pages is false, but not all of it may prove to be true. - Elminster of Shadowdale

The Old Grey Box gets better with age!
Go to Top of Page

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
2959 Posts

Posted - 20 Aug 2016 :  20:53:38  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have found Chris Hardwick's character or just how he plays to be annoying and obnoxious. Shelby Fero seems from what I have seen, unsure of herself. You are a Dwarven fighter! Go kick ass with your War hammer.

The other three are my favorites!

I love the way Mercer describes Ashley's Gond divine magic. All mechanical. Bad ass...

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep

Edited by - Brimstone on 21 Aug 2016 10:51:13
Go to Top of Page

moonbeast
Senior Scribe

USA
392 Posts

Posted - 21 Aug 2016 :  03:56:22  Show Profile Send moonbeast a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Irennan

Now that you point it out, there's a lot of dice-rolling going on. That's something that I too would personally avoid, but yes: it doesn't really detract from his DMing skills.



Yeah, my only nitpick was the frequent use of dice rolls for every single thing. Other than that, I agree that he is a very good DM…. the way he narrates, the way he interacts with the Players, and the way he allows the PCs to "shine" with their abilities, it's all good. And despite the frequent dice rolls and constant action, he manages to keep the adventure moving on at a good pace.

My further thoughts of dice rolling:

#1. Dice rolling is GOOD if you have a newbie group who are just learning the mechanics of D&D. The dice rolls instill the sense of "what is possible" and what can happen if you do this and you do that. It's a good way to teach the game mechanics to first-time players. The Force Grey players…. they don't seem like first-time D&D players.

#2. For experienced players of the game… it does become tedious. For example, if the high-level Barbarian wants to kick down the (ordinary, non-magical) wooden door, and he has incredibly high STRENGTH and a very high level, it's already presumed that he has way over 95% chance of knocking down that stupid door. If I was the DM, I would NOT waste everyone's time forcing the Barbarian's player to roll a STR check. If Conan wants to kick down that ordinary door, he kicks down that door. Move on to more important things.



Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  New Poll New Poll
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Candlekeep Forum © 1999-2018 Candlekeep.com Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000