The Elminster Open

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The Elminster Open

Post by Talos » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:20 pm

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Gauging interest in a season two of the realms wide tournament, post here with the character you would enter. We would forgo the tournament bracket and focus on a larger version of the redemption pool, that is anyone may fight anyone else, and the most witnessed wins equals victory. We will maintain the flexibility of the previous event, and move away from what did not work. The winner will receive a Named magic weapon of legend which they will help design.
Class and combat rules are likely to remain the same, other than disallowing consumable/activated items and activated item abilities. Though this is Elminster-open to contrary suggestion.
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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Lirith » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:26 pm

I'm in with Aoife, of course. Someone else can wear this damn belt when they win. :wink:

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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Rakthar » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:01 am

I'm in with Cabadath, hoping not to lose at the first fight
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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Ailyn » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:43 am

I suppose Ailyn will once again offer herself as a witness, as I am not huge on PvP and I would rather make myself useful. :P
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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Yemin » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:58 am

Lustria will enter as she's currently making a real effort to improve herself.
I trained up double-edged bananas because the uber-plantain of doom I scored from the beehive quest was the best weapon in the game. Now it's being treated like a bug and they have gimped its damage! That's not fair! My character is ruined!

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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Zethanon » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:54 am

Zethanon's in.
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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Areia » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:55 am

As is Areia.
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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Areia » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:29 pm

Just remembered I'd meant to make a suggestion. During the last contest, I saw a few times something like the below, in beginning spar rounds:
Bob smotes.
Bob begins to chant.
You guess Bob is casting earth reaver.
Bob utters the words, 'earth reaver'.
Bob makes the earth explode and showers Jack with rock and dirt.
Bob's slash tears open Jack's chest.
Bob's slash minces Jack's right leg.
Bob's slash tears open Jack's chest.
Which is to say, use of offensive spells without engaging first, effectively giving the attacker two full rounds worth of damage. I would suggest either avoiding offensive spells for the spar rounds, or just engaging and then starting to cast your offensive magic. Casters are heavily favored otherwise.

Thoughts on that one?

Edit: By offensive I mean any spell that starts coded combat. So this applies to things like earth reaver and power words, but not necessarily things like hold person since those don't initiate combat and so don't make any advantage cast outside the spar.
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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Talos » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:56 pm

We could make a ruling of switching to killmode nofight if you are going to cast an offensive spell during your pass, and then switching back to spar.
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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Areia » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:01 am

That would work, too.
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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Alitar » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:11 am

Does that allow for your opponent to get an attack in though? Offensive rounds in spar aren't typically one-sided
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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Areia » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:31 am

Alitar wrote: Does that allow for your opponent to get an attack in though? Offensive rounds in spar aren't typically one-sided
Oh yeah, it wouldn't. Probably best to just keep on spar and engage before casting, then, maybe. That seems the best way not to favor the casters.
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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Ami » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:19 am

Aurore is In!

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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Althasizor » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:38 pm

Althasizor's in!
What are you talking about? What, that guy?
That was like that when I got here.

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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Yemin » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:41 pm

Is banishment considered a death spell? I ask because by the code that is a yes. But in what the spell actually does IC, it technically shouldn't be.
I trained up double-edged bananas because the uber-plantain of doom I scored from the beehive quest was the best weapon in the game. Now it's being treated like a bug and they have gimped its damage! That's not fair! My character is ruined!

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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Talos » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:53 pm

When applied to extra planar, if it is just doing damage it is fine, if it is doing save or die mechanically, then no.
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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Yemin » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:05 pm

understood
I trained up double-edged bananas because the uber-plantain of doom I scored from the beehive quest was the best weapon in the game. Now it's being treated like a bug and they have gimped its damage! That's not fair! My character is ruined!

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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Ithrael » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:44 am

Ah why not? Ithrael's in again, see if he learned his lesson! lol

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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Aldren » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:45 am

Passing on this one, I'm afraid, in hopes of future tournaments separating melee from casters. The rest of the setup is brilliant (thank you for sticking to a more open bracket), but I don't have a caster that can keep up this time around.

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Re: The Elminster Open

Post by Skylar » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:15 am

I'm in.
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