Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Lower the Boats again

Lower the Boats! I have spotted a creature with uncommonness 5 (meaning it has speed 5, danger 2). Joining the hunt is mandatory for everyone.

Cuddlebeam, derrick and I will bring oars.
Everyone else will bring harpoons.

Don’t forget to increase your hunger.



06-06-2018 16:48:25 UTC

I join the hunt
Wouldn’t you want to lower its speed as much as possible? We can even change what items we are holding during an encounter to balance that out; at least I don’t see a proposal being made stating we can’t change them before the encounter begins.
I’m just saying that having 4 shots at a 60% chance per shot yields an 82% for beating the encounter while having 5 shots at a 40% chance per shot yields only a 66% chance at beating the encounter. Ideally we could get 5 people with oars and 2 on harpoons and have a 100% chance of beating it but that’s probably not going to happen.
Here’s the calculator I used if you wanted to try out different scenarios

Brendan: he/him

06-06-2018 18:13:37 UTC

I would be glad to join, but for this pesky head cold.


06-06-2018 19:53:13 UTC

@Brendan: I messaged you.

@card: Well, each oar gives you 2 maneuver, so with 3 oars we’ll start with 6 maneuver, so we’ll have more than enough energy.

The main limiting factor is the number of actions (1/sailor).

I was thinking we’d do it like this:
5*flank (reduce speed to 0)
2*attack (100% success)

If we have fewer people, then we’ll cut some of the flanking.

Brendan: he/him

06-06-2018 19:57:06 UTC

“Hello Brendan,

you should know that I commanded the Steward not to cure you, ever. However, I’ll revoke my order if you slip just a single gold coin to me.

Otherwise, well, I’d have to quarantine you in the brig.

Cpt. Corona”

Aye-aye, Captain. Your desire not to see the hunt succeed without enriching yourself is strange to me, but as I have little choice, I’ve made the requested tithe.

Maris: they/them

06-06-2018 23:02:10 UTC

I join the hunt

Lulu: she/her

07-06-2018 03:08:56 UTC

I join the hunt


07-06-2018 04:34:02 UTC

Dear Cpt. Corona,
please don’t forget to join the hunt this time.

Your Loyal Navigator


07-06-2018 05:26:01 UTC

I join the hunt

derrick: he/him

07-06-2018 12:47:44 UTC

I join the hunt. This had better work.


07-06-2018 15:19:13 UTC

I join the hunt

Brendan: he/him

07-06-2018 15:21:26 UTC

I join the hunt.