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Ring of Return stories

Postby wallydubbs » Thursday November 8th, 2018 4:48pm

So, I'd like to hear some of the stories other people have had with Ring of Return, it's a one time use only and I was wondering if anyone had unusual stories upon it's use...
My crew used it as soon ad they got it, just to get out of the Castle of Mystery. The Wizard had the bag of gold and low health, so he practically just sat in a room waiting for the rest of the heroes to clear out the other rooms until the Elf got the Ring of Return. Eventually the Elf ended up in the same room while Barbarian was still clearing out monsters (the Dwarf had already rolled a 12 and was back at the stairs). The Barbarian finally ended up in the same room as them and the Elf teleported them all back to stairs (despite that there were only 3 goblins left on the map).

I'd like to hear some of your stories? Did anyone ever save the Ring of Return until Keller's Keep and use it in the Spiral Passage? That would've been the ideal time, to escape to boulder.
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Re: Ring of Return stories

Postby lestodante » Friday November 9th, 2018 6:51pm

I think it can be useful in quests that split heroes in 2 groups (maybe by a portcullis falling down after the hero passed through it or after a falling rock trap).
If the ring bearer is left alone he can use the ring to go back to the stairs and then reach the rest of the group.


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Re: Ring of Return stories

Postby The Admiral » Sunday November 11th, 2018 4:52pm

"Nope"


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Re: Ring of Return stories

Postby Count Mohawk » Sunday November 11th, 2018 7:24pm

I had a party that attempted to use the Ring in "Eyes of Chaos", after killing the boss character that makes the dungeon start to collapse.
It turns out that going back to the starting point of the Quest is not always the same as going to the ending point!
As a result, the heroes had to hot-foot it from the beginning room of the dungeon over to the exit door, all while losing 1 Body Point each turn from the falling rubble. Many Potions were consumed as a result of this me-foolery.


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Re: Ring of Return stories

Postby benvoliothefirst » Sunday November 11th, 2018 11:00pm

Count Mohawk wrote:...Many Potions were consumed as a result of this me-foolery.


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Re: Ring of Return question

Postby The Admiral » Wednesday November 28th, 2018 11:35am

Well, having not even remembered ever using the Ring of Return, it suddenly turns up in the quest 'Search for the Chaos Warlock' which is quest 9 of my Wizard's quest pack which I am currently testing with a party of Heroes. They are near the end of that quest, but after relentless bad luck are in a sorry state. They will push on as far as they can, but I got to thinking that they could probably do with bailing out in middle of an upcoming big final room fight. Can the ring be invoked at any time i.e. during Zargon's turn, or must it wait until the ring owners' turn, and if so, would it then take an action to invoke?


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Re: Ring of Return question

Postby wallydubbs » Wednesday November 28th, 2018 12:44pm

The Admiral wrote:Well, having not even remembered ever using the Ring of Return, it suddenly turns up in the quest 'Search for the Chaos Warlock' which is quest 9 of my Wizard's quest pack which I am currently testing with a party of Heroes. They are near the end of that quest, but after relentless bad luck are in a sorry state. They will push on as far as they can, but I got to thinking that they could probably do with bailing out in middle of an upcoming big final room fight. Can the ring be invoked at any time i.e. during Zargon's turn, or must it wait until the ring owners' turn, and if so, would it then take an action to invoke?

I would imagine one must wait until the player's turn... this "final room fight" situation was addressed in Return of the Witch Lord Quest 5: The Gate of Bellthor simply by stating (A Ring of Return will not work here).
I don't think it would take an action, though; the hero isn't really doing anything asides from saying "Go Ring!"
But it us a form of Teleportation, which was used in Quest 10 of the original system... It says once the hero goes through the door he stops immediately... So maybe his turn automatically ends after using it...But
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Re: Ring of Return stories

Postby torilen » Wednesday November 28th, 2018 6:51pm

Count Mohawk - that is an excellent story. I'd have been dying laughing at that situation.


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Re: Ring of Return stories

Postby Anderas » Thursday November 29th, 2018 5:20am

Love it :-)

Yes effectively the ring of return does not work in many quests. Imagine being beamed back to the first level of the Ogre Stronghold. :-D


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Re: Ring of Return stories

Postby The Admiral » Thursday November 29th, 2018 5:43am

Anderas wrote:Yes effectively the ring of return does not work in many quests. Imagine being beamed back to the first level of the Ogre Stronghold. :-D


But if the Heroes were in the middle of the big final fight and were clearly going to fail and all die, then a quick extrication from the situation would be preferable so that they can live to fight another day?


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