The Adventure Zone: Ep. 12. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Three
April 16, 2015 1:44 PM - Subscribe

Our heroes board their fateful train to Neverwinter, and are rude to just about every single person aboard. Merle strikes out at evangelism. Magnus learns that he may not, in fact, have the biggest muscles. Taako just wrecks some baby carrots.
posted by drezdn (9 comments total)
McElroy family drama update: Travis teases Griffin about how many pillows he needs to sleep.
posted by drezdn at 6:52 PM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Poor Jenkins!
I feel bad for him.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 1:42 AM on April 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

D&D experts: Was Justin right in suspecting that a boy who can roll a 24 Charisma saving throw is more powerful than he's letting on?
posted by Cash4Lead at 8:06 AM on April 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

I believe they are playing DnD Next (or 5th Edition, if you will)
So according to this site

A (Charisma, Strength Dexterity, etc) score of 10 or 11 is average for a human adult. A score of 18 is the highest that a normal person usually reaches. Adventurers can have scores as high as 20, and monsters and divine beings can have scores as high as 30.

A Charisma check involves rolling a 20 sided dice and adding your ability modifier.
Your ability modifier is your ability score minus 10 and divided by 2 (round down).

So in order to get a 24 the fancy boy must have had a Charisma of at least 18 AND rolled a 20.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 8:49 AM on April 17, 2015 [3 favorites]

The pillow detour was amazing.

The Scottish accent wasn't, although I do enjoy Clint's repeated and unsuccessful attempt to find an voice for his character.

Justin baiting Jenkins for being a crappy wizard was both unnecessary and hilarious. As was their complete inability to fathom what the pleasure room did and their demands to be sent into the next room over.
posted by maxsparber at 11:56 AM on April 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Everything was hilarious... I think I've realized that I mostly just want to hear them stumble and improvise their way through these stories. The combat can be fun too, but most of the time when they're heavy in the dice rolling I just want to get back to the story.
posted by kmz at 12:46 PM on April 17, 2015 [2 favorites]

"You're a worse wizard than Jenkins?"
posted by Going To Maine at 3:16 PM on April 18, 2015 [3 favorites]

I'm going to imagine Jenkins as a real Abracadaniel.
posted by drezdn at 11:22 AM on April 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

Finally listening through these, and it bugged the hell out of me that, given that the Pleasure Room would obliterate any object one attempted to carry back from it, they didn't use the portal to go into the safe itself, find the relic, and then pull it out.

But I guess getting to see the arc play out was pretty fun too.
posted by Navelgazer at 7:45 PM on February 10, 2017

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