My first time DMing DnD and my party is going through a forest called the Forest of Unknown Directions. They are a Dragonborn Barbarian, Half-elf Warlock, and two homebrews, a Gnome Thief who uses deceptive techniques to be a cabbage wizard and a Human Witch Hunter. They found a large tree used as an apartment building with wood elf zombies inside. They had just finished combat in the first room of the tree. The Witch Hunter rolled a natural 1 on his perception check to look around.
GT: We should just burn this tree down.
HWH: No we need to figure out what caused this.
GT: Fine, lemme just open up this portal and go find out. *throws cabbages at the door to make a portal*
HWH OOC: There’s no way I can believe that’s a portal.
Me: Roll to disbelieve
HWH: *rolls another natural 1* “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?”
GT: “Never underestimate the power of cabbage magic.”
Critters asked: How many cumulative hours has Vox Machina fought with doors on stream?
It’s impossible to say in in-game time because some of it wasn’t measured in neat 6-second rounds. We can, however, measure real life time! For this (and for fun), we decided to include some barriers and portals that functioned as doors as well. We didn’t include doors that didn’t pose a threat to Vox Machina. Updated to Episode 85.
Time Spent Dealing With Doors and Barriers: 4:11:13
“They who has passed through the innermost portal becomes somewhat different to other people: He or she is full of bliss, joy and peace.” - J.A. Comenius, Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart 1631
Doors to the fourth, innermost shrine of King Tutankhamen. Panels show winged figures of Isis (right) and Nephthys (left) standing with wings extended on nub baskets (‘gold’), wearing divine lapet wigs with knotted headbands, broad beaded collars and long gowns; above, hovering winged sun-disk; below, dado in form of palace façade. Egypt, XVIII Dynasty.
I have this headcanon that magic in the harry potter universe just favors silly things
sure, you COULD make an actual entrance that leads to the ministry of magic. but somehow, the protective spells on that entrance will never last as long as the spells on, say, a phone booth that sinks into the ground.
you COULD make a castle that doesn’t have moving staircases and walls that pretend to be doors, but that castle won’t last nearly as long as hogwarts will.
not to mention travel. flying brooms? yes. fireplaces? yes. something reasonable, like a door portal? absolutely not.
malfoy manor needs a lot of expensive spell maintenance. but the burrow? it could last forever.