The Old Shipwreck

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Re: The Old Shipwreck

Post by Rabbit Burner » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:29 pm

kitenerd wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:05 pm

Always go into combat at full health. Never die with healing potions on your belt. Good life lessons here.
Lol - made me laugh just after nodding sagely about what good advice that was .. wait :lol:
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Re: The Old Shipwreck

Post by kitenerd » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:05 pm

They stormed the ship last night - too busy having fun to take pictures.

They realized the gangplank was trapped so they climbed the tree and went in over the back rail. Gotta love when brand new roleplayers are already going off script to try to get in the backway!

We had our first character death... and all of a sudden it was REAL! It was a pretty ignoble death. Eaten whole by a giant frog. "mmm, crunchy goblin..." One crit at first level and he was toast.

Always go into combat at full health. Never die with healing potions on your belt. Good life lessons here.

A little more goblin adventuring and they'll be ready for the big time. They are already chomping at the bit to create their own characters. Several want to be halflings, so it should be a fun party!
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Re: The Old Shipwreck

Post by Rabbit Burner » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:37 pm

Great Work kitenerd, nice adaption :)

Bet the lil goblins were not worrying about if stone floats.

Got a look on USS Intrepid in NY a few years back and felt the same thing - 'how does this big ass ship float?!'
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Re: The Old Shipwreck

Post by kitenerd » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:54 pm

I once toured the USS Iowa - the total weight of that ship is 45,000 TONS!

Holy smokes it is hard to comprehend how something that heavy can float - even when you understand physics it still doesn't make sense ;)
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Re: The Old Shipwreck

Post by jackattack » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:21 am

Also, pumice.
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Re: The Old Shipwreck

Post by jackattack » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:11 am

EDIT: Ninja’ed

Regardless of its material composition, that’s a clever use of your DF and a very nice practical representation of a ship for use in gameplay.

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Check out www.concreteships.org for RW examples of ships made from an artificial mineral substance with many properties of stone (but several that are different).

A stone ship might work, but it would probably have to be a single piece of stone strong enough to endure the stresses of water pressure, content weight, and propulsion, while being lighter than the volume of water it displaces.

A ship made out of multiple stones held together by anything other than magic would almost certainly leak like crazy and/or tear itself apart fairly quickly.
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Re: The Old Shipwreck

Post by pacarat » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:59 am

Cool.

And yes a stone (but watertight, duh) ship would float. :D

Plenty of concrete hulls in existence today.

It's that physics, volume displacement thingy...

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The Old Shipwreck

Post by kitenerd » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:06 am

So my young goblins have moved on to We Be Goblins where the main combat takes place on an old landlocked shipwreck. Here is what i came up with:
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the whole cabin lifts off neatly to reveal the galley below (thanks Biowizard!)

I probably could have done this way cooler with CBS, but it is so fast and easy to build with dungeons that i just threw this together. Not sure a stone ship would float, but it should make a great location for the climactic scenes. The boys played themselves all the way up to the ship tonight... next week they go aboard.
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