CRStats Favorite Moments, Episodes 2-47 - 2-56

CRStats Favorite Moments, Episodes 2-47 - 2-56

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Another break, another chance to celebrate our favorite moments of the current campaign and Search for Grog!

  • Jester prays for Fjord (Ep2-47, 1:55:25)

  • Fjord tries to give Orly the ship (Ep2-47, 3:34:22)

  • Caduceus communes with the Wildmother (Ep2-47, 3:39:11)

  • Nott and Sheila (Ep2-48, 0:59:34)

  • Marion steps out of the Lavish Chateau (Ep2-48, 2:50:51)

  • Jester totally worships the Platinum Dragon (Ep2-48, 2:58:40)

  • “Wow. WOW.” (Ep2-48, 3:15:44)

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Level 8 Update: More Feats and ASIs

Level 8 Update: More Feats and ASIs

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ALL THE ABILITY SCORE IMPROVEMENTS! No, but seriously, as Matt said at the end of Episode 49, all of the Mighty Nein receive their choice of either an ability score increase or a feat this level. In addition, all the spellcasters get additional spell slots or spells known (or both), and both clerics get domain features and improvements to their Destroy Undead abilities.

Because of the wide variety of possibilities, we chose to delay our level update until we could narrow down the options, but as you’ll see, there are still a few unknowns. All of the Mighty Nein (except Yasha) have now maxed out their primary ability scores (barring certain special items), and Caleb, Nott, and Caduceus have each tacked on a feat to their already-diverse skill sets.

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Monster Analysis: Kobold Colony

Monster Analysis: Kobold Colony

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  • First Appearance: Hearthstone One-Shot (sort of)

  • Encounter Appearance: 2-50 The Endless Burrows

  • Armor Class 12

  • Speed 30 ft.

  • Darkvision 60 ft, Passive Perception 8

  • Suggested Average, Max HP: 5, 10

Ah, the kobold. The starter combatant for so many Level 1 adventuring parties. (Now these guys were cute. ~L) With five of their six main stats at negative modifiers, they’re very easy prey, especially when they’re alone, and they are very aware of this fact. Once they begin grouping up, however, the odds start tilting more in their favor, using pack tactics to gain advantage on their attacks to quickly overwhelm their enemies.

While kobolds can be enlisted as minions for chromatic dragons, kobolds naturally try to live in absolute solitude from any other much more dangerous creatures, happy to toil away for the good of the colony. While they generally grow their own food supplies, a starving colony may turn toward cornered “loud food” for sustenance. However, they can easily be convinced otherwise for offers of power that they think can be used to give them equal footing with the surrounding threats. This is especially true for arcane power. (For more on kobold culture, check out Volo’s Guide to Monsters, page 63.)

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Monster Analysis: Ropers

Monster Analysis: Ropers

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  • First Appearance: 2-50 The Endless Burrows

  • Armor Class 20

  • Speed 10 ft., Climb 10 ft.

  • Darkvision 60 ft., Passive 16

  • Suggested, Max HP: 93, 143

  • Roper 1: 158 taken, HDYWTDT by The Mighty Nein

  • Roper 2: 133 taken, 19 HDYWTDT by Fjord

The Nein’s first encounter in the tunnels to Ghor Dranas was a classic combat encounter against a pair of ropers that had disguised themselves as mere stalagmites. We know you’re here for stone-cold analysis, but we’ll be honest: the Stats consensus reaction to the ropers’ appearance was, “NO. Eww. Gross! Gross gross gross.”

(Aw, I thought they were kinda cute. They just want to give hugs! ~A)
(That’s a lie, A. ~Badger)
(Hugs with teeth are not hugs, A. ~L

...The general Stats consensus, at least. Spot the Dungeon Master.

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Media References and Puns of 2-50 The Endless Burrows

We were reel disappointed that there weren’t moo-re cow and roper puns, but we understand that the battles were udder-ly intense and there was no time for the cast to be cilia.

…We’ll see ourselves out. (One might say we’ll vamoose! ...sorry.)

Media References

  • (1:24:11) Matt: It feels like the 1950s sci-fi movie with the weird carrot looking creatures that these guys are loosely based on originally. (Beluah)

  • (1:24:35) Liam: Say good night, Grimace. (McDonalds)

  • (1:26:24) Travis: We just Godfather him.

  • (1:34:34) Jester: *singing* 66 bottles of beer on the wall… (...) 21 bottles of beer on the wall...

  • (1:39:03) Liam: F***ing lembas bread. (Lord of the Rings)

  • (1:49:28) Matt: For you, Caduceus, it’s a tight squeeze. We’re talking Bishop in Aliens.

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