How Inspirational

woolsyzygy asked: What are the stats on Scanlan’s inspirations: saved throws, attacks, futile, or just forgotten? 

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Whether by song, instrument, limerick, or compliment, there’s no denying that Scanlan Shorthalt is a most inspiring bard.  For the purposes of this ask, we’ve categorized all of his inspirations based on whether they were unused, used and helpful, or used but unhelpful. Updated to Episode 46

Unused Inspirations: 33
Used and Helpful Inspirations: 38
Used but Unhelpful Inspirations: 5

Unused Inspiration

  • (Ep01, 1:23:50) “Oh, look over there, it’s a bear!” Continued inspiration of Keyleth-Bear
  • (Ep01, 2:44:45) “I think you’re really handsome and nice, you’re going to have inspiration dice!” Inspiration to Vex’ahlia, Vax’ildan, and Grog 
    • Vex-Unused
    • Grog-Unused
  • (Ep01, 2:59:10) “It would help me to acquire some dice to inspire…” Scanlan inspiring himself.
  • (Ep03, 1:41:10) “Hey, baby, hey, baby, hey! Dwarves say, dwarves say…” Inspiring Vax and inspiring Tiberius as they prepare their bridge scheme. 
  • Vax realizes as Tiberius uses his inspiration that Vax forgot to use his.
  • (Ep05, 2:05:16) Inspiring Grog
  • (Ep05, 2:28:15) Inspiring Pike.
  • (Ep08, 2:20:00) Inspiring Vax.
  • (Ep09, 0:52:53) Inspiring Grog.
  • (Ep10, 2:20:41) “Scry, scry, Miss Keyleth, scry…” Inspiring Keyleth before scrying on K’Varn.
  • (Ep11, 0:36:40) Flute trilling, Inspiring Vax.
  • (Ep11, 2:52:12) “And so I come to you with inspiration” Scanlan distributing Inspiration before the battle with K’Varn (four spent: Inspiring Tiberius, Pike, Grog, and Percy). 
    • Percy-Unused
    • Grog-Unused
  • (Ep13, 1:22:37) “And you too, Grog,” Inspiring Grog by extending the love song.
  • (Ep17, 2:10:51) “And the ranger’s gonna range, range, range, range…” Inspiring Vex.
  • (Ep19, 0:28:40) “Oh, you so scary, oh you so scary, oh you so scary, you fight-y long time!” Inspiring Zahra while fighting the Frost Giants
  • (Ep19, 3:28:24) Inspiring Zahra.
  • (Ep25, 3:18:30) Musical fart, Inspiring Tiberius to kill the old lady.
  • (Ep26, 0:54:18) Chanting, Inspiring Keyleth as she prepares to cast Greater Restoration on Seeker Asum.
  • (Ep26, 2:55:39) “The way you kick so much a** like nobody else, the way you do animal things gets me overwhelmed…” Inspiring Keyleth.
  • (Ep28, 0:35:24) “He’s Grog, he’s Grog, he’s big, he’s strong, like wood…” Inspiring Grog
  • (Ep28, 0:49:40) “Pour some Scanlan on yoooou…” Inspiring Percy.
  • (Ep29, 3:11:49) “Vex be nimble, Vex be quick, Vex jump under the limbo stick…” Inspiring Vex.
  • (Ep30, 1:04:42) “I need Grog to rage… Kill kill kill, kill kill-kill kill…” Inspiring Grog.
  • (Ep32, 1:12:50) “I wish they all could be Cleric Gnomian Girls…” Inspiring Pike.
  • (Ep33 p1., 1:48:14) “This is the dawning of the age of A-Grogius” Inspiring Grog.
  • (Ep33 p2., 1:26:20) Harmonica diddy, Inspiring Vex’ahlia
  • (Ep33 p2., 1:39:13) “You’ve got moves with dagger” Inspiring Vax’ildan.
  • (Ep34, 3:03:58) “Percy’s got a gun…” Inspiring Percy.
  • (Ep37, 3:14:06) Inspiring Vax with a limerick
  • (Ep39, 0:23:27) Inspiring Vex with a limerick about Trinket
  • (Ep39, 1:11:29) “I just want to see you slicing up that purple worm, purple worm, purple worm…” Inspiring Keyleth.
  • (Ep39, 3:45:11) Inspiring Grog with a compliment
  • (Ep24, 1:35:16) (Inspiration to Vax) this is Ground Control to Major Vax, you’ve really made the blade, and the papers want to know whose blood you’ve spilled!
  • (Ep44, 4:05:40) Inspiring Vex with a limerick

Used and Helpful

  • (Ep02, 2:44:45) “I think you’re really handsome and nice, you’re going to have inspiration dice!” Inspiration to Vex’ahlia, Vax’ildan, and Grog
    • Vax- Used (Ep2, 8, 0:24:25) to boost his Sleight of Hand roll
  • (Ep02, 2:12:49) “Du-alew-alew!” Inspiring Percy (followed by song on phone).
    • Used (3, 2:13:30) Allowed Percy to hit when he would have missed
  • (Ep03, 0:27:39) “You know you got to cure Grog...” Song to inspire Keyleth to revive Grog.
    • Used (6, 0:30:33) To help revive Grog
  • (Ep03, 1:41:10) "Hey, baby, hey, baby, hey! Dwarves say, dwarves say..." Inspiring Vax and inspiring Tiberius as they prepare their bridge scheme.
    • Tiberius uses it to save Vax (1:56:26)
  • (Ep04, 2:19:44) “Grog, Grooog, Grog, Grooog,” Re-Inspiring Grog.
    • Interestingly, Grog hadn’t been inspired in the first place.
    • Used at (2:34:13) to help him hit the bullette
  • (Ep04, 2:30:50) Inspiring Pike via “electric flute” rift and pelvic thrusting.
    • Used (5, 2:39:19) To help land her acrobatics check
  • (Ep07, 2:51:10) “I want to sing a song of inspiration, of inspiration.” Inspiring Vax.
    • Used (6, 3:00:58) To aid his dexterity save and take less damage
  • (Ep08, 1:59:15) Inspiring Pike.
    • Used (2:20:57) to increase her acrobatics check
  • (Ep09, 2:37:10) “I'm on a boat motherf****r” Inspiring Percy as he tinkers, mending the boat. (One of the few time Scanlan panics and can't think of a song, reduced to D6!)
    • Used (2:38:10) to increase his tinkering roll
  • (Ep10, 1:21:15) “When you’re trying to skin a cloaker, here’s some inspiration…” Inspiring Percy to skin a cloaker.
    • Used (9, 1:21:52) To aid his survival check
  • (Ep11, 2:52:12) “And so I come to you with inspiration” Scanlan distributing Inspiration before the battle with K’Varn (four spent: Inspiring Tiberius, Inspiring Pike, Inspiring Grog, Inspiring Percy).
    • Tiberius (3:50:16) Used to try to succeed his persuasion check against the mind flayers
  • (Ep15, 0:44:30) “Tinkerin’ on a Prayer!” [Inspiring] Percy’s grappling arrow construction.
    • Used (0:45:06) to aid his tinkering
  • (Ep15, 2:30:43) “Elvish people on the shiiip tonight, everybody just have a good fight!” Inspiring Vex’s archery skills.
    • Used (Ep15, 7, 3:07:16) To pull Teera off of the wyvern using the grappling hook arrow
  • (Ep16, 1:34:40) “OoOOooh, shut up and shoot that hole!” Inspiring Vex.
    • Used (1:35:43) to help with hitting the ceiling switch
  • (Ep17, 2:43:44) “Oh, come on, Grog, you know what I mean!” Inspiring Grog.
    • (2, 2:57:21) Used to succeed a dexterity save he would have otherwise failed
  • (Ep18, 0:14:10) “Boom, clap! The sound of your gun, the beat goes on and on…” Inspiring Percy while looking for a forge to make the holy hand grenade.
    • Used (0:14:31) To aid his tinkering check
  • (Ep18, 1:53:35) “I raise my hand to Lyra and say, that you could use some Scanlan today, tonight I give you a d10” Inspiring Lyra during the orc battle.
    • Used (Ep19, 10, 2:31:18)
  • (Ep23, 0:54:22) “It’s the, eye of the Goliath, it’s the thrill of the fight, rising up to the challenge of that asshole!” Inspiring Grog while he fights Kern.
    • Used (7, 0:57:22) To help him hit Kern
  • (Ep23, 1:23:59) “With your arms, and your fists, and your legs, and your wrists. It’s in your head, in your head, you are fighting!” Inspiring Grog for the final round of the fight.
    • Used (5, 1:25:30) To help him land the final blow on Kern
  • (Ep24, 2:38:30) “Do you want to build a machine gun?” “Why yes, I really doooo.” Inspiring a tinkering Percy.
    • Used (2:39:15) to aid his tinkering
  • (Ep25, 1:36:34) "Can you feel the blood toniiiiiiight?" Inspiring Keyleth.
    • (2:12:49) Used to increase her intimidation roll against the guard
  • (Ep25, 2:58:22) Inspiring Lillith.
    • (3:28:36) Used to increase her persuasion against the masked monk.
  • (Ep29, 2:36:46) “Blood, Glorious Blood, Grog’s about to take some...” Inspiring Grog.
    • Used (2:43:52) To attack Vouk
  • (Ep32, 1:01:10) “Whitestone’s got prooobleems, and we can’t really sooooolve them…” Inspiring Grog (“This is my JAM!”).
    • Used (1:09:03) to hit the zombie stone giant
  • (Ep33 p1.,1:33:38) “Arrows and Boooooows they fire, at our foooooes and kill them...” Inspiring Vex’ahlia.
    • Used (1:55:36) to help her acrobatics check to get to Vax on the floor
  • (Ep34, 3:23:51) A little harmonica diddy for inspiring Grog.
    • Used (3:26:22) to hit Delilah
  • (Ep35 p1., 1:08:58) “You feel good in this muthaf****a, you’re whole hood’s in this muthaf****a!” Inspiring Percy.
    • Used (p1. 1:55:20) to try to better perceive Delilah
  • (Ep36, 1:28:19) “Let’s go raging now, everybody’s learnin’ how, come on on a rampage with me!” Inspiring Grog.
    • Used (1:28:43) To help him try to gain advantage in arm wrestling
  • (Ep37, 0:48:33) Inspiring Pike with a limerick
    • Used (0:49:05) To aid her wisdom check
  • (Ep38, 2:07:45) Inspiring Pike with a limerick
    • Used (2:08:22) To assist her thieves’ tools check
  • (Ep42, 0:50:10) Inspiring Keyleth with a limerick
    • Used (0:51:20) her aid her wisdom check
  • (Ep43, 3:02:49) (Inspiration to Grog) Hail to the goliaths!  Hail victory!  Blood on the warpath!  Fight for Vax and me!
    • Used (3:17:25) To hit Groon (he uses a different d10 than the one he discarded in disgust)
  • (Ep43, 3:10:58) (Inspiration to Vax’ildan) Kill that monkey douchebag, white boy!  Take out your daggers and kill that monkey douchebag ‘til he dies!
    • Used (3:15:32) to help succeed his constitution save
  • (Ep43, 3:21:06) (Inspiration to Grog) “You’re a psycho killer, with a bearded face!  Grog-Grog Grog, Grog-Grog Grog-Grog Grog!”
    • Used (3:26:20) to help him hit Groon
  • (Ep44, 3:06:06) (Inspiration to Zahra) Zahra, a rainbow!  Zahra, a sunrise!  Zahra the moon to wear!  That’s not good enough, no, not good enough, no, not for Zahra!
    • Used (3:31:29) To help her succeed against Paralysis
  • (Ep44, 3:37:42) (Inspiration to Percy)  And if we’re talkin’ Percy, you’ve got a perfect gun so put it on me and pull that trigger!  If you shoot him right, you’ll end his life, on and on and on!
    • Used (3:41:58) To help him hit the beholder
  • (Ep46, 0:57:27) (Inspiration to Gern) To everything Gern, Gern, Gern!  There is a season Gern, Gern, Gern!  I just like to sing your name, Gern Blanston!
    • Used (2:20:40) to successfully enhance his performance check

Used But Unhelpful

  • (Ep02, 1:11:00) Percy used an inspiration die that he was not actually given to boost a terrible roll to an equally terrible roll
  • (Ep02, 2:50:53) Inspiring Vax with an electric flute. 
    • (1, 2:54:52) To try to help succeed a constitution saving throw (still failed it)
  • (Ep11, 2:52:12) “And so I come to you with inspiration” Scanlan distributing Inspiration before the battle with K’Varn (four spent: Inspiring Tiberius, Inspiring Pike, Inspiring Grog, Inspiring Percy). 
    • (2, 3:05:04) Pike used hers to try to succeed a strength save (she did not)
  • (Ep27, 0:50:16) “All the single Percys, all the single Percys. All the single Percys, all the single Percys. Put your guns UP, oh oh oooh…” Inspiring Percy vs. Invisible Stalkers. 
    • (0:50:58) To unsuccessfully repair the Pepperbox
  • (Ep27, 1:02:38) “Here comes the sun (doodoo doodoo), here comes the sun (doodoo doodoo), It’s all right (doodoodoo doodoodoo…), Kill the vampire…” Inspiring Percy for tinkering. 
    • (2:03:16) To unsuccessfully try to create a contraption