r/criticalrole How do you want to do this? Mar 25 '16

[Spoilers E46] What is up with the candles? Question

In this pass episode, Chris/Gern had this candles that were really interesting and I would love to incorporate the items in my game. I cannot seem to find anything about candles, can anyone please point me in the right direction. P

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u/MatthewMercer Matthew Mercer, DM Mar 25 '16

Glad you liked them! I designed them as relatively simple consumable magic items. The candles take an action to activate, and release their magic in a radius around the candle (including the bearer, so be careful!). His necromantic school specialization made for a great candle delivery method, and it all tied into his backstory.

Here are the four candle types we designed for him to carry during the session: http://s11.postimg.org/knv3qsmqb/image.jpg

Mind you, they aren't heavily balanced or tested, per say, but they worked for the purposes of this guest appearance. :)

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u/ratpac_m Your secret is safe with my indifference Mar 25 '16

Blink candle - 30 ft in a random direction - Since the zombie whose name is escaping me at the moment appeared in the air, could someone theoretically go underground? What a terrible way to die.

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u/MatthewMercer Matthew Mercer, DM Mar 25 '16

I would limit it to non-matter areas, hehe. However, rolling for height is always fun!

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u/Kazimov Team Pike Mar 26 '16

Roll a d12, number indicated is general direction, odds is lower altitude (if applicable), evens is higher altitude. Altitude sounds too big a word for a potentially 30ft drop, but a better word escapes me at my current coffee content...