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Strip 671

26th Jul 2018, 12:00 AM in Cave of No Return
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Snowtwo 26th Jul 2018, 3:41 AM edit delete reply

They can't. That dragon will probably kill or put the majority into critical on round 1. Lia might make it out if she's got the right talents and spells and I don't know what the Bit Brigade is packing, but everyone else? I doubt they'll make it to round 2.
Halosty45 26th Jul 2018, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
If that dragon (which I'm taking to be Gargantuan as its head is still about the size of a large or huge creature) still has a breath weapon, it can kill everyone with average damage (88) on its breath weapon (assuming Old, which is the smallest gargantuan red dragon). Even if they make the save, most of the people will still die.
On the other hand, if it's a real zombie using the standard zombie template, it should be about CR 8, have no breath weapon, and have only a single attack (which will still kill *one* person each round). With three parties, it would be quite doable but there would be guaranteed deaths unless everyone is exeptionally lucky... like winning initiative and doing a combined total of over 130 damage the first round... Its AC would only be like... 11 though so that might work.
Snowtwo 26th Jul 2018, 3:23 PM edit delete reply

It's Fowle. I'm pretty sure that, even if it's a standard zombie, he'll look the other way if it uses a breath attack and kills a few players. He's a blatant Killer GM who only cares to enforce the rules when they help him kill someone.

Edit: He'd probably claim it's a homebrew variation on a dragon.
zophah 26th Jul 2018, 12:43 PM edit delete reply

The difference in challenge rating works both ways. Just like a hundred CR1 enemies is still not going to beat a level 12 adventuring party, it's still possible for three full adventuring parties to be outclassed by a high CR dragon.

This also means that a good DM can set up XP for successfully fleeing an encounter they shouldn't be able to beat.
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