-Paying off the goblins.
Interesting, no? Especially coming from our barbarian. Kimberly's idea of paying off the soldiers with their own king's loot has merit, but it's shoved aside without comment once Satine has her toss-the-medusa-in-the-air idea.
There is much to be studied concerning the art of decision-making in D&D. Sometimes people give up on their own ideas as soon as everyone gets excited about something else, sometimes they don't and everybody argues. No big deal.
The big deal comes, I think, later, when everyone's half-paralyzed or their knees have been turned to goo, and the person with the ignored idea then is like "Hey, I had a different idea but nobody listened" and everybody else is like "Well why'd you drop it?" and the first person's like "Well you guys got all excited about that other idea!"
"Well you should've fought for it!"
"Well it's not my job to make sure y'all listen to me!"
That argument has no ending. In practice or theory.
-"Can my crossbow always be loaded?"
During the credits I explain about how you wanna unload your crossbow before doing dangerous things. Got this in my inbox this morning:
Another reason (aside from misfires) that people didn't keep their crossbows loaded is that over time it weakens the crossbow. If you keep the steel in a tensed position, it gradually bends to that position, the string stretches, and so on. So when you pull the trigger.... it doesn't spring back. Or rather, not half so strongly as it did before. A crossbow kept tensed becomes a weak crossbow.
To which I responded:
clearly. but we can presume Frankie re-strings her crossbow every night and spends all her petty cash on new strings.
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-Who's the girl on the calendar in the background?
Darenzia. Friend of ours. Possible future guest star.
-A macaroni & cheese note.
Mandy's sister watched this and I discovered something I did not know about Mandy's sister: macaroni and cheese disgusts her so much that she can't even bear to look at it. She can't even say the words "macaroni & cheese".
Connie sounds tired? She is. It had been a long day even before shooting started. Hey, realism.
Note--Satine is knocked unconscious, Mandy heals her, Connie's knocked unconscious, Mandy heals her, Mandy also summons two monsters. That leaves her with not a lot of spells. And they are still on the run from the goblin army.