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RandomRex6 15th Nov 2019, 7:00 AM edit delete
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m2012e 15th Nov 2019, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
Heck yes, I love free slushees!

Anyone have a good story of "Go on without me. I'll hold them off?"
m2012e 15th Nov 2019, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
Our current campaign is wrapping up this weekend after two years. Ten level 10-12 PCs square off against a god-tier opponent. (I'm sure there'll be some story element to either make us stronger or her weaker so that we can actually have a chance of winning).

Now, prior to this, we had been tested by the Great Dragons, who gave us their blessings of power (i.e. gain 1-3 levels depending on how you did on the tests). Now I was a level 9 rogue, so the next three levels wouldn't have brought anything to the combat table except an extra d6 of sneak attack. But the DM does not forbid multiclassing in this campaign.

So after the last session, I was so excited that I stayed up until 2am seeing just how much munchkin milk I could squeeze out of three levels.

But I was still so excited, that I decided to write out the upcoming battle in the form of a story. The story starts in media res with half the party unconscious, incapacitated, or absent. I tell the paladin to go heal as many of the allies as he can, and "I'll hold her off to buy you time."

In my mind, this is going to be like the final boss in an anime, where so big badass hero shows up, and they do pretty well for a while, but then they get knocked out and it's up to the actual protagonists to save the day.

So I'm strafing around her, ducking behind cover, taking potshots if she tries to focus on anyone else. She shoots a lightning bolt, I evade (rogue). She casts magic missile. I cast shield (sorcerer). She shoots fire directly at me. But I've taken the cleric's shield/holy symbol and casted shield of faith (cleric), and scales have started to harden across my body (sorcerer - draconic origin). The barbarian is back on his feet now, and he's going in for an attack. He's going to miss, but I whip out a glass flute and play some notes to inspire him (bard).

The story concludes with me getting her to blast open one of the prisons she trapped a dragon in. Then I land with the rest of the party, bloodied and on their last legs, but all ready to keep going.

And while the DM might be annoyed/flustered at any of this, there are story reasons that I could loosely use to retcon/justify my broad expertise. I spent some time locked up in a dragon's tower in his magical collection, so I must have absorbed some of his latent power. The cleric liked to preach to the people when we went to town, and I was listening because you never know when you might need to impersonate a member of the congregation; who would've thought I would end up actually doing a last minute conversion? And one of the other characters was a bard who we all hated until the DM killed him; and as much as I hated him, he taught me the power of music.
m2012e 15th Nov 2019, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
The followup that I wrote involved basically every NPC we've encountered more than once showing up for the fight by various means of transportation (think Super Smash Bros Brawl subspace emissary)
I definitely also included some lines from the Avengers Endgame final battle.
Malroth 17th Nov 2019, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
The Aristeia is a literary device that Naruto did very well back in the original series and i've never been able to see one pulled off well in a tabletop setting.
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