That is all.
I came up with my idea,and here's what:
•If you put the cauldron during a sandstorm, it will be filled with quicksand.
•It will be like the effect of frostbite, but getting into it you start to suffocate.
•Quicksand will be generated in the jungle.But, as quicksand is found in the mountains and deserts.
•If you wear leather shoes, you can walk on quicksand.
•Unlike frostbite, which occurs gradually, when hit by quicksand, the character begins to suffocate instantly.
There may be translation difficulties, as I speak English poorly.
We're in a campfire style campaign using the same characters but switching DMs about every level.
Be me, Current DM.
Be not me, shifter Ranger, human Barbarian, grung Fighter. All 5th level
Party is teleported to city to participate in a tournament. The tournament isn't important to this particular story.
City is in a desert
Sounds of excitement from Ranger who finally gets to play in favored terrain
Party is given a travel guide that gives a bit of info on the city
Ranger: "what are sand swimmers? It mentions their meat being a delicacy in the travel guide."
Me: "considering they're beasts, your favored enemy, and they're native to your favored terrain, it makes sense you'd know all this about them."
Proceeds to dump several paragraphs of lore about my homebrew monster. Basically, it's a Huge rattlesnake that vibrates the sand to make it easier to burrow through. It's covered in glass-like armor plates that enhance this ability while giving it extra protection.
Ranger immediately becomes obsessed with the idea of finding, catching, taming, and/or riding one.
They rarely get so proactive, so I let them and the rest of the party go out and try.
Ranger hunting down a favored enemy in their favored terrain, I rule that no check is needed to find one.
They find one, que combat
Fighter goes first, holding action until desert swimmer is above ground and within reach.
Swimmer goes next, makes its way to the party, Fighter misses their attack. Swimmer bites Ranger and misses Fighter with tail attack before burrowing into the ground.
Ranger's opportunity attack misses, Fighter already used reaction when it came into melee, and Barbarian wasn't close enough
Barbarian holds action and waits until the snake is visible again.
Ranger runs away, isolating themselves 40 feet away from the rest of the party.
Fighter holds action again.
Swimmer's turn. It has an action in its stat block called "sand sink" that turns a 10-foot cube of sand or soft dirt into quicksand. I copied DMG quicksand word-for-word and put a limiter on the action. It could only do it if it hasn't move this turn, and it stops becoming quicksand if it moves or takes another action. It also can't use this ability if it suffered enough bludgeoning damage. I thought this was balanced.
Me: "Fighter, Barbarian, how tall are you?"
Barbarian: "6 feet"
Me: "Okay, well the ground beneath you turns to quicksand, you each sink 1d4+1 feet."
Barbarian rolls 2
Fighter rol... keep reading on reddit ➡
This method came to me while meditating. I haven’t fully tried it yet!
The Quicksand Method
Go throughout your day mindfully. Be aware of your surroundings, sounds, textures, smells, etc.
Listen to theta waves or any subliminal that you like.
Start counting each grain of sand around you. It doesn’t matter how high you count. Count until you start experiencing symptoms.
Think of your DR. Run through scenarios in your head, conversations with characters, how they smell, how they act, etc.
Once you’ve reached a deep meditative state, pretend your body is slowly sinking into the pit of sand. As you sink deeper, imagine your CR slipping away.
Recite things from your script and imagine the sand pulling you into your bedroom in your DR.
Wake up in your desired reality!
I will be trying this method tonight or tomorrow. I’ll update you all!
Pretty much title, I've also noticed that no matter how much motivation or determined I am, there is very little progress
Thanks in advance
In RAANAP 109, Rob and Akiva decided to make “Rob & Akiva Build a Game Show” into a quicksand spot on the wheel. This means that if it doesn’t come up on the wheel within 2 months, it’s removed from the wheel.
How does everyone feel about this? Is it a way for Rob and Akiva to get around having to use their veto by slyly removing an idea they aren’t excited for from the wheel? Should they be held to their past decisions of what to put on the wheel? What’s even the reasoning behind this when earlier in the episode Rob himself said the podcast isn’t ending any time soon?
Hi guys, I need the following books for my African-American Literature class.
Gates, H. L., & Smith, V. (2014). The Norton Anthology of African American literature. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. (ISBN: 978-0-393-91155-8)
Larsen, N., & Kaplan, C. (2020). Quicksand: Authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. (ISBN: 978-0-393-93242-3)
I opened my eyes under the sand just to see hundreds of bodies frozen in place, their eyes blinking frantically at me.