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MOBIUS
24-01-2005, 23:49:51
"My 20th Lvl Paladin Demi-God just killed the lightbulb with a natural 20 critical with his +6 Two-Handed Holy Avenger Vorpal Blade doing 2,036 points of damage and severing it from its light fitting in a single blow!"

:nervous:

Provost Harrison
25-01-2005, 00:09:51
One, with the prerequisites of having a replacement lightbulb or stepladders. However the latter prerequisite may be circumvented if the appropriate lightfitting is within easy reach, ie, for a table lamp or an extremely low ceiling. Also a scaffold may be substituted for the stepladder.

Japher
25-01-2005, 00:11:30
"My 20th Lvl Paladin Demi-God just killed the lightbulb with a natural 20 critical with his +6 Two-Handed Holy Avenger Vorpal Blade doing 2,036 points of damage and severing it from its light fitting in a single blow!"


Did you add your strength bonus?

Immortal Wombat
25-01-2005, 00:11:39
/me casts two D6 to determine outcome of long-range lightbulb changing spell

Asher
25-01-2005, 00:40:09
http://www.wimp.com/nut/

Sir Penguin
25-01-2005, 01:58:45
I wouldn't think criticals apply to light bulbs, since they don't have any vital organs.

But since it would have a hardness of 0 with 0 HP, the point is rather moot.

SP

Darkstar
25-01-2005, 05:22:22
It could be a magic lightbulb, protected with a magic shell of invulnerability. In that case, he'd only be able to break the light by rolling a natural 20.

And it takes 1 2nd level wizard. He just casts continual light. ;)

Oerdin
25-01-2005, 05:29:14
Originally posted by Asher
http://www.wimp.com/nut/

Now that was. some. funny. shit.


"I'm wearing boots of escaping! I'm wearing boots of escaping!"

Darkstar
25-01-2005, 05:32:40
Reno 911! Great show! :D

Oerdin
25-01-2005, 05:34:50
It's a real? I thought it was faked. :nervous:

HelloKitty
25-01-2005, 05:40:02
As real as Reno 911 can be.

Oerdin
25-01-2005, 05:40:44
You just ruined my 100-NIIL attempt but I shall get you next time.

HelloKitty
25-01-2005, 05:42:38
I try.

Sir Penguin
25-01-2005, 05:42:59
The Globe of Invulnerability spell only negates magical attacks, and it is centered on the spellcaster, not on an object. Objects don't get an AC, so you don't roll to-hit against them. You roll damage, or STR if you're trying for the break DC. The only way a light bulb as described could exist would be if it was created by the DM specially outside of the basic ruleset. Which is reasonable. Maybe it's an intelligent spellcasting light bulb that cast a Resilient Sphere spell, and MOBIUS's sword also acted as a rod of cancellation or something. That still doesn't resolve the problem of the bulb still having 0 hardness and 0 hitpoints.

SP

notyoueither
25-01-2005, 05:54:05
It's scarey how expert SP is on these topics.

Sir Penguin
25-01-2005, 05:55:56
pwned

http://www.csc.uvic.ca/~nrqm/transfer/hasselhoffian-recursion.gif

SP

Darkstar
25-01-2005, 05:56:15
So give it some hardness and hitpoints. What's the big deal? They don't have light bulbs in AD&D, unless you are doing some cross settings with modern or SF. You could have a diamond bulb from Gamma World though... so it would take a LOT to shatter it.

notyoueither
25-01-2005, 05:57:03
I'm gonna buy Tizzy a ticket and pay her to hurt you.

Darkstar
25-01-2005, 05:57:18
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
pwned

http://www.csc.uvic.ca/~nrqm/transfer/hasselhoffian-recursion.gif

SP

Way to own the zone, SP!

Koshko
25-01-2005, 06:18:21
Wouldn't it be easier to cast a Darkness spell?

Sir Penguin
25-01-2005, 06:32:21
On the light bulb! Genius!

SP

The Mad Monk
25-01-2005, 09:20:07
MY EYES AGAIN!!!

The Mad Monk
25-01-2005, 09:20:59
Originally posted by notyoueither
It's scarey how expert SP is on these topics.

He's running a game elsewhere. :)

King_Ghidra
25-01-2005, 09:38:12
nice copycat :D

notyoueither
25-01-2005, 09:45:10
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
He's running a game elsewhere. :)

Not once Tizzy gets ahold of him, assuming I can afford the price of a dead penguin.

Sir Penguin
25-01-2005, 09:56:33
I went on a big eBay kick. I've bought the 3.5e Monster Manual and Complete Warrior, and I'm the leading bidder on Complete Arcane and the Draconomicon. There are a few others I'd like in hard copy (I have loads on PDF, but that doesn't make for comfortable reading or research). the Books of Exalted Deeds and Vile Darkness, the 3.5e DMG, the 3.5e PHB (I have the 3e one), Epic Level Handbook, Deities & Demigods, the other two Monster Manuals, and maybe Complete Divine and the Stronghold Builder's Guide. Fortunately, I can't afford them enough (in money or space) to pursue them.

:completedork

SP

Sir Penguin
25-01-2005, 09:57:48
Anyway, I had to look all that stuff up. I know a few people who could recite it off the tops of their heads.

SP

King_Ghidra
25-01-2005, 10:08:48
damn, my firewall blocked asher's link. I can feel human resources coming my way.

Funkodrom
25-01-2005, 10:11:10
Shame, that video is very funny.

Tizzy
25-01-2005, 10:13:55
Originally posted by notyoueither
I'm gonna buy Tizzy a ticket and pay her to hurt you.

I can make money at this? :gotit:

miester gandertak
25-01-2005, 10:22:55
I want bulletproof boots of escaping.

Sir Penguin
25-01-2005, 10:23:49
Wouldn't help much, they don't usually shoot at your feet.

SP

miester gandertak
25-01-2005, 10:25:21
I want very big bulletproof boots of escaping.

Sir Penguin
25-01-2005, 10:52:12
Chestwaders of escaping.

SP

MOBIUS
25-01-2005, 11:02:59
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
Wouldn't help much, they don't usually shoot at your feet.

SP

The last words that Achilles' armourer said to him before he left for Troy...:cute:

MOBIUS
25-01-2005, 11:04:01
Originally posted by Darkstar
Way to own the zone, SP!

That pic is so wrong on so many levels I don't even know where to begin! :eek:

King_Ghidra
25-01-2005, 11:08:04
Originally posted by MOBIUS
The last words that Achilles' armourer said to him before he left for Troy...:cute:

:lol: :lol:

MOBIUS
25-01-2005, 11:14:08
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
The Globe of Invulnerability spell only negates magical attacks, and it is centered on the spellcaster, not on an object. Objects don't get an AC, so you don't roll to-hit against them. You roll damage, or STR if you're trying for the break DC. The only way a light bulb as described could exist would be if it was created by the DM specially outside of the basic ruleset. Which is reasonable. Maybe it's an intelligent spellcasting light bulb that cast a Resilient Sphere spell, and MOBIUS's sword also acted as a rod of cancellation or something. That still doesn't resolve the problem of the bulb still having 0 hardness and 0 hitpoints.

SP

Actually a 'Lightbulb' is a DM invented monster cos conventional monsters wouldn't stand 2 seconds against kids' characters, consequently it is a nuclear powered (hence the light) diamond life-form shaped as a bulb with 10,000HP. Unfortunately the natural critical of 20 using his 20 sided dice filed to land on 20's all the time has, erm, decapitated it...:cute:

However all the characters have now triggered a meltdown and are all going to die slowly and horribly of radiation poisoning which will also contaminate their bodies rendering them useless to resurrection spells!:cool:

Sir Penguin
25-01-2005, 11:16:45
Excellent. Way to screw them over.

SP

Drekkus
25-01-2005, 11:41:24
I'm still not sure if you guys are actually making this up, or that this is for real. In which case you guys are scary.

zmama
25-01-2005, 13:11:41
Real.
Not scary, dorky+

Asher
25-01-2005, 14:55:28
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
damn, my firewall blocked asher's link.
If only you had a coif of fire resistance +7. :(

King_Ghidra
25-01-2005, 14:57:06
my loot was never that good, i'd be more likely to find a cursed spear of backbiting +1

HelloKitty
25-01-2005, 20:07:00
This thread is why most of you are single.

Venom
25-01-2005, 20:12:12
Originally posted by Tizzy
I can make money at this? :gotit:

Apparently not. No one's ever actually covered my expenses to kill someone.

zmama
25-01-2005, 20:28:04
I've sent you mana.
Sadly, I have no gold

miester gandertak
25-01-2005, 20:33:56
:nervous: I'm wearing boots of escaping

Venom
25-01-2005, 20:52:15
Originally posted by zmama
I've sent you mana.
Sadly, I have no gold

Delicious mana. Tastes great with milk.

zmama
25-01-2005, 20:56:06
milk =*fart joke*

Darkstar
25-01-2005, 23:12:52
Originally posted by Koshko
Wouldn't it be easier to cast a Darkness spell?

But the Darkness spell doesn't last.

Try a Continual Darkness instead.

Darkstar
25-01-2005, 23:13:47
Originally posted by Venom
Apparently not. No one's ever actually covered my expenses to kill someone.

Then you aren't charging enough.

Honestly, if you aren't asking for at least 10K a job, you are just doing it for your own fun.

Venom
26-01-2005, 01:32:13
If I can't get someone to pay me $500, how am I going to get 10k?

Debaser
26-01-2005, 01:40:23
Jeez, who'd have thought a perfectly innocent joke about special needs kids could have spawned the nerd thread to end all nerd threads. I'm so sorry.

Darkstar
26-01-2005, 03:15:45
If someone isn't willing to pony up $10K, they aren't seriously in need of your services. Of course, for bothering you, you can just kill them. Might as well get some entertainment out of the night.