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Old Oct 10th, 2021, 05:21 AM
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Round1; Match 2: bananabadger vs CMRawles vs whimsky vs Homerstarbaby (vs Humble ...)

Round 1; Match 2: bananabadger vs CMRawles vs whimsky vs Homerstarbaby (vs Humble Athena)

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The second corner has a foul stench to it, but that didn't seem to bother the four contestants lurking about it. bananabadger was also hungry, but unlike the others, it was a hunger for flesh and victory. As CMRawles stumbled about the arena, whimsky battered against the tables, over and over again. Homerstarbaby just watched, paying no heed to the commotion. What will happen when four unkillables come together in an eternal battle?
As has happened many times before, and must happen again, you will now face off against each other. Only by using the following four ingredients, and crafting an encounter with your own talents, can you hope to survive! Two of you will be fortunate enough to be eliminated, but for the others, a far more gruelling test shall be before you, for Round 2 yet awaits!

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The judges for this round are:
  • Admin RonarsCorruption
  • Savoylen
  • Bhelogan
The ingredients for this round are:
  • a Mute, but Intelligent Chimera
  • a Cursed Hat!
  • a Strand of Silvery Hair!
  • Prelude!

Let the Game Mastering....BEGIN!!
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  • You are to write an encounter using the four items / concepts above. All rules found here are to be followed.
  • The guidelines for the Judges' scoring can be found here. An "encounter" is specifically referencing a single battle, confrontation, or other situation for a group of PCs to come up against, and (hopefully) overcome. It should be something that can be a special, unique, focal point of a campaign.
  • The entry is to be no longer than 1,500 words, which includes *everything* you put into the post. Judges are instructed to stop reading at that time, or to deduct points if you go over. The use of a spell check and word counter is highly recommended.
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Old Oct 10th, 2021, 06:49 AM
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Homestarbaby watched as the curtain pulled back and the ingredients were revealed. What madness was this? Well, there was no time panic or ask questions. The clock had already started! So Homestarbaby rolled up his sleeves and started wrangling the ingredients with a stoic and detached expression.
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Old Oct 10th, 2021, 10:07 AM
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Old Oct 11th, 2021, 06:46 PM
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Old Oct 12th, 2021, 10:44 PM
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Old Oct 17th, 2021, 05:16 AM
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Ahead of God
An Introduction to A Story Mortals Among Gods, 3-5 any Level Characters
Can be used in oneshot



DescriptionTitans and Gods walk among their own lands, the more well known tower over the largest mountains while the lesser known hide and scheme to change things in the Mortal Realm. The Party has been willed into this world by a god in trouble, [Obris, God of Knowledge].



DM Knowledge[Obris]’s body has been possessed using a cursed hat. He’s currently rampaging across the land of the gods, completely unmatched. No control of his own body however he does have partial control of his brain… more precisely the voice in his head, [Scious]. He exhausts all of his thought to summon champions or someone to help and leaves Scious to guide them to help. They’re summoned right on top of the brain of this massive god. They’re goal is to escape to the top of the head and find some way to remove or dispel this massive hat.


Introduction"Whatever you have been doing fades to darkness, you’re floating in nothing… all your senses have just gone. You are unsure if it has been seconds, minutes or hours but you feel air around your skin again, heat and lastly gravity and you’re pulled down to the floor. It’s solid, slightly moist but you can’t see. You do hear a few thuds around you followed by a gasp or moan of other people"
[Let the party introduce themselves in complete darkness]
"A torch lights up a few meters away, no… more like a staff."
An older man's face lights up. He's short, balding with Silver hair in white robes and a red belt. [Enter Scious]


Character: SciousScious does not look godly, more like a guant grandfather who stays pretty clean.
The only thing the players can find on him of note is a neckless with a stone with his symbol (an Open book).
He is the god but a much lesser, dumber, less helpful version of said god... keep in mind he's not at 100%.
add lots of confusion and misconceptions. The man knows he needs help but doesn't know why...

When asked - he will respond:
Who are you? - I am Scious a thought of Obris.
Who's Obris? - A very powerful god, have you not opened a book?
Why are we Here? - Obris willed it, he's in trouble and needs your help. Go find him.
Where is Here? - My home, I think. I don't get out much.
Why are you here? - This is my home!
What can you do? - I can use a little magic to make stuff appear or change things.



Upsetting Scious[Scious has attitude and if the party upsets him (sass or complains or curses his god)]
"Obris should have wished for someone better, even an animal like a bear or lion would listen better."
[He close his eyes and the party will float together into a ball of flesh before becoming a Chimera.]
" There that Will do"
[Party Tries to talk]
" Oh shoot it's still you guys?"
[He casts again to cause the party to be unable to speak]

Have fun with the party being a chimera, they could do the whole prolog as the chimera... destroying the hat and ending the curse and the god turns them back after. [You can have them contest rolls for control on what they do or let them have control of certain points]
Have them try to communicate without talking, and if they are getting nowhere Obris will split them up again and let them off with a warning.


The BrainInitial Description: The floor looks like a light grey stone, it's hard to the touch and ribbed. The darkness seems to go on forever. Few sparks seem to light up areas in the distance for what looks to be miles
Further Exploration: If the party keeps moving they will find strands of what looks like muscle that connect the ground to the ceiling. With a little bit of work they can climb these to the next area.
[They will reach The Skull]


The Skull Initial Description: At some point of climbing the party will reach a strange rock formation, it looks white and looks almost hollow. They will have to find a convenient hole after some searching or break through the bottom layer.
Once inside, there's mostly empty space. They can slowly climb up, however they will run into their first enemy... the bone spiders.
[BONE SPIDERS]
These bone spiders easily traverse the landscape and have a bone like exoskeleton, they will attempt to eat the party.
Once they reach the top of the skull they will have to break through or find another hole. Above they will find it mostly flat, tubes [veins] are free and provide a path higher, or clumps of flesh that resemble hills that lead into crevices upwards.
Eventually the party will come up to a dead hair follicle, maybe one that looks different form the rest. Scious will state that's their best way out. The roots are already destroyed, they should be able to push it. With a strength check and working together the hair should slide. [Or if you'd like for Scious to transform them into a creature for extra strength see "upsetting Scious"] Once the party makes it outside, Scious will mention if the party realized they're in the god's head... that he can't leave the head, if they haven't found out yet... he will try and find out he can't. Either way he will yell out as his final words.
"Something is blocking out the sun! Find out what it is and help [Obris]!"



The HeadThe characters will most likely come out of the hair follicle hole on the head. The sky seems like there is a net between them and the sun, almost like they're in an eclipse (day but night). The ground is a pale white with flakes here and there and the place seems littered with white tubes that resemble trees. They can see the one hair they pushed out on the ground that goes pretty far into the distance. [The skin and leftover hair] Here they will have to try to travel to the side of the hat or could attempt to climb one of the hairs (very difficult) but if successful they will have a hard time making it through the hat while maintaining their balance. One of the terrors the party will have to keep an eye out for is lice,
[MASSIVE LICE] they burrow themselves into the skin and if the team approaches one of these "rocks" in the landscape they will lash out and attack. Smaller ones can be hiding among the hairs.
The Goal at this point is for the party to get to the side of the hat, it will help them to know that they're getting closer when they move. From their they can make interesting attempts to get through the hat, go under to see or try to destroy it.


The Brim, ConclusionThe Characters have made it to the Brim of the hat. They see they're on a massive being that's currently moving pretty slowly over a forest. The trees don't even come up halfway to the god's knees. They can't see much and the wind is strong and when he moves again.

Do what feels right as the DM, if they do enough damage to the hat or come up with a plan to slide the hat off... let them.

The god will know what went on in his head and will address the party, apologize and thank them. He will let them back home now with a slight boon or if they can help him find the culprit, he will do his best to make their wishes come true.

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