spirit of the fire

Typical

Context - the party are dungeon-delving into a rather mischievous vampire’s underground ‘lair’. They spot a door at the bottom of a pit.

DM: There’s a ladder you can climb down.

Rogue: Okay, I’ll go down and check for traps *succeeds*

DM: The ladder’s fine…

Rogue: I reach the bottom and yell up –.

DM: … but as your feet hit the floor, you trigger the trap hidden on the ground. Fireballs explode from all around you and those on the ladder.

*4d6 fire damage*

DM: Roll to keep hold of the ladder.

*NPC companion nat 1s*

DM: Anton falls and …

Rogue: FEATHER FALL!

 DM: … lands gently on the floor…….. triggering the trap again.

Party: FFS

*3d6 fire damage*

DM: Again, roll to keep hold.

*Ranger-druid fails and hits the ground*

Party: NO

*2d6 fire damage*

DM, gleefully: And again?

*Cleric fails and falls*

*1d6 fire damage*

DM, is far too happy: Once more?

*everyone succeeds and makes it down the ladder, but only because the trap is exhausted*

Party: *is totally wrecked and on its last legs purely because of fire and fall damage*

Rogue: *took absolutely no damage because of evasion* Well that wasn’t too bad. Let’s look at this door…

DM: The door is painted on the wall. You’re literally in a dead end pit.

Party: …………

Race features are important

Our tiefling warlock went down a long hallway covered in vines because he saw a skeleton caught in the vines holding a fancy looking sword. He fails the strength save and gets caught in the vines. The player chooses to leave the table while the rest of the party tried to figure out how to help him. He comes back to the table and this conversation ensues:
Tiefling Warlock: So, did I die?
Tiefling Paladin: No, but you are down to one hit point.
Tiefling Warlock: What? How did that happen?
Dwarf Druid: Well, the paladin tried to cut you down, killed you, healed you by touching you, then took your sword.
Tiefling Paladin: He wasn’t dead, he was only unconscious, and I healed him! It was a better plan than what the others had, they wanted to set the vines on fire. Imagine how much worse it would be if you were on fire.
Tiefling Warlock: I have resistance to fire damage!
Tiefling Paladin: Oh?
Tiefling Warlock: SO DO YOU!
Tiefling Paladin: … oh.

Calling all Witches!

I have yet to decide if I’m gonna go through with this, but let me propose an idea here.

A real school of witchcraft, here on tumblr. Tuition-free, no expenses needed. I understand the lack of an actual building may not be appealing, but this is the best I can do. It would be a four-year education system, similar to a college.

Here is a list I created of courses this school may* include. (*Courses may be added or removed due to level of demand.)

-Spellcasting/Spellcrafting (I,II,III, and IV, for each year.)

-The Origins and History of Witchcraft.

-Studies of Fire/Earth/Air/Water (One element for each year.)

-Studies of Wicca/Paganism (Probably an elective, each lasts a semester.)

-Curses and Wards(I and II)

-Spells and Charms (I and II)

-Spirits and Familiars

-Creating, Charing, and Casting Sigils

-Plants and Potions

However, we’d need some help to make this happen. This is getting long, so I’ll put our needs under the cut:

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You know what fire elementals are made of, right?

Context, this was my first time playing pathfinder, I was a kitsune sorcerer, emphasis on sorcerer. Our party came across a Pyromancer who had summoned a fuckton of fire elementals.

Me(ooc): can I use my bite attack on the fire elemental.

DM: yes…but I really wouldn’t recommend it

I then proceeded to run ahead of the party, passing the tank of the group, and bit the closest elemental. I then proceeded to catch on fire for 2 turns, got surrounded by a bunch of the elementals, leaving me unable to be rescued, with our tank setting himself on fire trying to save me and I almost died.

DM(after the tank caught fire): You have the create water spell, why would you choose to bite it!?

Me(ooc): I have an Int of 6

DM: in game or out of game?

Me(ooc): yes

pros of a beach episode:

-we’ll get to see the team having fun
-paladin bonding
-SURFER LANCE SURFER LANCE SURFER LANCE
-speaking of lance, we’ll probably get to learn more about his family
-were there oceans on altea?? what were they like?? allura and coran will probably talk about altean beaches
-pidge and hunk can build a sand castle model of the castleship
-shiro can finally catch a fucking break
-we’ll get to see keith, the guardian spirit of fire, in water like how funny would that be
-it’ll be an all around fun and low-stress episode as a break from how plot heavy voltron is

cons of a beach episode:

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-there are no cons

✨ WITCHY ART CHALLENGE ~ Day 5 ~ Witchcraft tool ✨

I just love how many different ouija board and planchette we can find and couldn’t resist to draw one myself~