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I poke it with my 10 foot pole...

Wolfgar

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I never bought ten foot poles. I couldn't get my head around how stupid it would look to be lugging one around.
 

IvanMike

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But it's perfect where it is. ;)

Queen-sized frame up two turns in the stairs? Now that was a challenge. :D
rope it and hoist it up outside the rails. - yeah, been there, done that - almost killed myself before some genius told me how to do it, rope trick worked in 90 seconds. :eek:
 

Starlight

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When I started playing D&D at 3rd ed, everyone showed up to the game - the first roleplaying game anyone in the group had played, btw - with at least one ten foot pole. They remained useful for the entire game - even in the dungeon where the PCs hadn't remembered to stock up and they had to nurse a single 10-foot pole through the dungeon, after which it was only about three feet long (crushed by a rock, snapped by a falling block, poked into acid, and sliced by a spear trap). It took us a while to understand the usefulness of strong rope, and of manacles, and especially of the ever-useful stoppered flask, but something in our blood called out for ten-foot poles.

Come to think of it, I don't think anyone in the 4e game I'm in has a ten-foot pole, what with us being escaped slaves and all. I'll have to stock up when we get to a settlement.
 
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Felius

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I've been thinking about it, how one could make some item with infinite uses of "summon sheep"?

It would be an interesting way to deal with traps.
 

Ka_ge2020

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rope it and hoist it up outside the rails. - yeah, been there, done that - almost killed myself before some genius told me how to do it, rope trick worked in 90 seconds. :eek:
You just failed your Leverage Mastermind skill. There's a 6' maximum height on the stair and I can touch my elbows against opposite sides of the stair. Then you've got the angle of the raisers themselves.

The person that helped might have been a wizard... ;)

(Of course, I might have not got what you meant by "rails" there!)
 

Toadmaster

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Oh, yeah I forgot about iron spikes and the 50 foot rope. I knew it wasn't just me.

One of the non-TSR supplements had a magic ring of gumbos, that allowed the owner to summon a gumbo. Gumbos were basically a brainless biped useful for opening doors, setting off traps etc, so basically a walking 10 foot pole.
 
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