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I sit down with Mike Shea, Topher Kohan, Joe Lastowski, Christopher Dudley, and Liz Theis to talk about our recent Tiamat Takedown live event which Mike DMed and the rest of the us built level 20 fifth edition character to take on the Queen of Chromatics. We faired… poorly. Hear us discuss high level combat in the new edition of D&D. This podcast was recorded on December 14, 2014.


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On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, a few Round Tablers got together for the second time to find out just what high level play was like in the new fifth edition of Dungeons and Dragons. So Mike Shea crafted a grueling combat experience for Chris DudleyJoe Lastwoski, Liz TheisTopher Kohan, and me to throw down with the toughest 5th edition monster known to us – Tiamat! If you missed the livestream, check out the videos below! Wrap-up Round Table podcast to follow.

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As many of you already know, the Tiamat Takedown is tonight at 8:30PM Eastern. If you don’t know what that is, read on!

Mike Shea DMs Joe Lastowski, Chris DudleyTopher Kohan, Liz Theis, and me in a battle for the ages! We’re stress-testing high-level combat in the new edition of Dungeons and Dragons once again and this time we’re taking on the most powerful villain the game currently has to offer – Tiamat! Her statistics were recently revealed in the Rise of Tiamat adventure from Kobold Press.

Well, get ready to meet the PCs for tonight’s main event! Click this link to see the sheets! Here’s who is playing whom.

  • Joe Lastowski – Azaghal Broadbeam, mountain dwarf paladin
  • James Introcaso – Glandarang Broadbeam, hill dwarf cleric
  • Topher Kohan – Hank, mountain dwarf ranger
  • Christopher Dudley – Shikayo, human monk
  • Liz Theis – Umak, half-orc barbarian
  • Mike Shea – Tiamat, really big five-headed queen of chromatic dragons

So join us tonight! We’ll be living streaming the game on Google+ Hangout and on YouTube. We’ll release an edited version of the audio as a podcast on thetomeshow.com and have a follow-up conversation as part of The Round Table podcast I host.

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I sit down with Rudy Basso, Alex Basso, and Vegas Lancaster to discuss the latest Dungeon Master’s Guide previews and the release of the Bahamut and Tiamat miniatures from Wiz Kids. This podcast was recorded on November 23, 2014.


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I was on a recent episode of The Tome Show podcast and was part of a team which reviewed, The Rise of Tiamat fifth edition Dungeons and Dragons adventure.

The 5e review gang joins Jeff Greiner and Tracy Hurley again this episode. This time we take on the second half of the Tyranny of Dragons story-line: The Rise of Tiamat. This is the continuation of the story that began in the Hoard of the Dragon Queen – how does the story end? Listen as Mike Shea, Sam Dillon, and I discuss the adventure with Jeff and Tracy. The discussion is followed by an interview with Steve Winter, the lead designer of the campaign.

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It’s Thanksgiving here in the US so I’m going to give you a quick update today and what you should expect to see on this blog on Tuesday next week! But first, I want to remind you that in addition to a lovely blog post from yours truly on Tuesday December 2nd, remember that’s also the date of the Tiamat Takedown! Be sure to check it out at 8:30PM Eastern! Expect a few NPC previews to show up too…

Speaking of which if you voted for the class and race of Topher Kohan‘s NPC, thank you so much! Voting has closed now. Topher will be playing a dwarf ranger, which brings our dwarf total to 3 in the party.

Now onto the goods. Continuing the catastrophic dragon conversion to 5e (we’ve already seen the blizzard, earthquake, and volcanic). Tuesday will see the release of the typhoon dragons in all their glory, but for now, here’s an ancient taste of their statistics.

Ancient Typhoon Dragon

Gargantuan dragon, chaotic evil


Armor Class 21 (natural armor)

Hit Points  385 (22d20 + 154)

Speed  40 ft., fly 80 ft., swim 40ft.


STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
27 (+8) 12 (+1) 25 (+7) 20 (+5) 19 (+4) 17 (+3)

Saving Throws  Dex +8, Con +14, Wis +11, Cha +10

Damage Immunities lightning, thunder

Skills Intimidation +10, Perception +11

Senses blindsight 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., passive perception 21

Languages Common, Draconic

Challenge 22 (30,000 XP)


Amphibious. The typhoon dragon can breathe air and water.

Catastrophic Aura. A 5-foot aura of raging winds and rain surrounds the typhoon dragon. Area within the aura is treated as difficult terrain and creatures within the aura cannot use their action to disengage.

Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If the typhoon dragon fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.

Actions

Multiattack. The typhoon dragon can use its Growing Aura and then make three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws.

Bite.  Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (2d10 + 10) piercing damage plus 11 (2d10) lightning damage.

Claw.  Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d6 + 10) slashing damage plus 5 (1d10) lightning damage.

Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 20 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (2d8 + 10) bludgeoning damage plus 5 (1d10) lightning damage.

Cyclone’s PullThe typhoon dragon creates a raging storm in a 25-foot cube originating from the dragon. Each creature within the cube must make a DC 22 Constitution saving throw. Creatures who fail take 22 (5d8) thunder damage and be pulled 20 feet towards the typhoon dragon, creatures who succeed take half damage and are not pulled.

Growing Aura. The typhoon dragon’s Catastrophic Aura expands its radius 10 feet. If the dragon uses this ability when its Catastrophic Aura is 25 feet, the dragon’s aura explodes with energy and all creatures within 90 feet of the dragon must make a DC 22 Constitution saving throw. Creatures who fail take 33 (6d10) lightning and 27 (6d8) thunder damage and are moved 20 feet in a direction of the dragon’s choice, creatures who succeed take half damage and are not moved. Once the dragon’s aura explodes with energy it resets to 5 feet.

Legendary Actions

The typhoon dragon can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The typhoon dragon regains all spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Tail Attack. The typhoon dragon makes a tail attack.

Sudden Thunder. Each creature in the typhoon dragon’s Catastrophic Aura must succeed on a DC 22 Constitution saving throw. Creatures who fail take 18 (4d8) thunder damage and the dragon has advantage on attacks against those creatures until the end of the its next turn, creatures who succeed take half damage and the dragon does not have advantage on attacks against them.

Cyclone’s Pull (Costs 2 Actions). The typhoon dragon uses Cyclone’s Pull.

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Hey, everyone! So Topher Kohan, all-around great dude and member of the party we’ve put together to take-on Tiamat in the December 2nd Tiamat Takedown, wants some help building his PC! Use the polls below to help Topher determine his race and class!

Voting ends Thanksgiving Day midnight Eastern time so place your picks now!

We’ll be living streaming the game on Google+ Hangout and on YouTube on December 2nd at 8:30PM Eastern. I’ll be posting characters here and we’ll release an edited version of the audio as a podcast on thetomeshow.com and have a follow-up conversation as part ofThe Round Table podcast I host.

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Remember the Tarrasque Takedown? Well the goodness continues as Mike Shea DMs Joe Lastowski, Chris Dudley, Topher Kohan, Liz Theis, and me in a battle for the ages! We’re stress-testing high-level combat in the new edition of Dungeons and Dragons once again and this time we’re taking on the most powerful villain the game currently has to offer – Tiamat! Her statistics were recently revealed in the Rise of Tiamat adventure from Kobold Press.

We’ll be living streaming the game on Google+ Hangout and on YouTube. I’ll be posting characters here and we’ll release an edited version of the audio as a podcast on thetomeshow.com and have a follow-up conversation as part of The Round Table podcast I host.

It’s all going down at 8:30PM Eastern on Tuesday, December 2nd. Please pass the Google+ and Facebook events around and invite people. Also, if you use social media to talk about this, please use #TiamatTakedown. Hell yeah!

It’s on like Donkey Kong!

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