We Are Stupid – Episode 34

Some people know all of the rules to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, but many, many more do not. Here’s a list of the things we screwed up in our never-ending search for Pathfinder perfection…

This week had a small error, but worth pointing out, nonetheless.

After Lorc dispatched the slimy, acidic river drake that landed on the deck of the Chelish Devil, Ben Vereen the wolverine, enraged at the creature that had wounded him so badly, ran to the edge of the deck to shout in wolverine “get off my boat!” Fearful that Ben might just be enraged enough to follow the drake overboard in an attempt to kill it deader then dead, Lorc wanted to command him to “come” back to him. I said that I would not have to roll the handle animal check to get Ben to come back to Lorc after the drake fell overboard because the trick is DC 10 and my Handle animal skill is +10. However, I neglected to mention that when an animal is wounded (and, like Ben, sitting at 1 hit point!), the DC for all checks to handle him is increased by 2.  Meaning that the new DC is 12 and, therefore, I’d need to roll. If I rolled a one, the check would fail. Obviously, this isn’t a big deal, but I bring it up because, for future reference, if I ever train Ben to “attack” on command, and he’s wounded and I want him to change targets, the DC that would normally be a very high 25, would be an even higher 27. At that level, it could make a huge difference in the fight.

Because of rules like this, and Ben Vereen’s famous rage, none of us believe Ben will last very long as a member of the party. So let’s enjoy him while he lasts. Take it away, Ben!


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