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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Fight Club 2.0 Purple Worm vs 2 Fighters

Following on from yesterday's post, here's a recap of the fight:

A pair of 14th level fighters enter a large cavern.  Before them they see a hungry-looking purple worm, and they charge to attack it.  The first fighter, Hedun, takes the mouth end of the worm.  The second fighter, Taylor, takes on the tail end.

Assumptions

  • Standard B/X Labyrinth Lord rules apply.
  • Everything has average hit points.
  • Both fighters are AC2 (plate and shield).
  • Both fighters are armed with non-magical long swords (1d8 damage).
  • All hits do average damage (long sword does 4.5).
  • The purple worm doesn't manage to swallow anyone.
  • All combatants attack simultaneously each round.
Basic stats are as follows:

Purple Worm  HD15  HP68  AC6  Bite2-16(avg 9)damage  Sting 1-8(avg4.5)damage

Hedun  14th Level Fighter  HP51  AC2  Long Sword 1-8(avg4.5)damage

Taylor  14th Level Fighter  HP51  AC2  Long Sword 1-8(avg4.5)damage

There's no surprise rolls required as all combatants are  there's enough distance between the fighters and the worm for them not to change anything in the fight.

Ok so here we go:

Round 1
  • Purple Worm bites at Hedun.  It needs a 7 to hit AC2 which is a 70% chance multiplied by the worm's average bite damage (9) gives 6.3 points of damage.
  • Purple Worm swipes at Taylor with its tail (70% x 4.5) doing 3.15 points of damage.  Taylor also have to save vs Poison or die.  He needs to roll 4 or higher which equates to a 15% chance of failure.  Multiplied by the worm's 70% chance of hitting gives a 10.5% chance of death.  This will be cumulative so as soon as it hits 50% that is average point that he could expect to fail a role.
  • Hedun swings his long sword at the worm's maw.  He needs a 3 (90% chance) to hit AC6 and his average damage is 4.5 (90% x 4.5) so his actual damage is 4.05 points.
  • Taylor's attack is identical to Hedun's so he also does 4.05 points.
At the end of the round remaining HPs are Purple Worm 59.9, Hedun 44.7, Taylor 47.85 and has saved vs Poison.

Round 2
  • Purple Worm bites at Hedun doing 6.3 points of damage.
  • Purple Worm swipes at Taylor doing 3.15 points of damage.  Taylor makes another save vs Poison but his cumulative chance of failure is now 21%.
  • Hedun swings his long sword and does anther 4.05 points of damage.
  • Taylor's attack also does another 4.05 points damage.
At the end of the round remaining HPs are Purple Worm 51.8, Hedun 38.4, Taylor 44.7 and has saved vs Poison.

Round 3
  • Purple Worm bites at Hedun doing 6.3 points of damage.
  • Purple Worm swipes at Taylor doing 3.15 points of damage.  Taylor makes another save vs Poison but his cumulative chance of failure is now 31.5%.
  • Hedun swings his long sword and does anther 4.05 points of damage.
  • Taylor's attack also does another 4.05 points damage.
At the end of the round remaining HPs are Purple Worm 43.7, Hedun 32.1, Taylor 41.55 and has saved vs Poison.

Round 4
  • Purple Worm bites at Hedun doing 6.3 points of damage.
  • Purple Worm swipes at Taylor doing 3.15 points of damage.  Taylor makes another save vs Poison but his cumulative chance of failure is now 42%.
  • Hedun swings his long sword and does anther 4.05 points of damage.
  • Taylor's attack also does another 4.05 points damage.
At the end of the round remaining HPs are Purple Worm 35.6, Hedun 32.1, Taylor 38.4 and has saved vs Poison.

Round 5
  • Purple Worm bites at Hedun doing 6.3 points of damage.
  • Purple Worm swipes at Taylor doing 3.15 points of damage.  Taylor has to make another save vs Poison but his cumulative chance of failure is now 52.5% which in this battle of averages is where he fails.
  • Hedun swings his long sword and does anther 4.05 points of damage.
  • Taylor's final attack also does another 4.05 points damage.
At the end of the round remaining HPs are Purple Worm 27.5, Hedun 25.8, Taylor 35.25 but has failed his save vs Poison and falls to the ground dead.

Round 6
  • Purple Worm bites at Hedun doing 6.3 points of damage.
  • Purple Worm stings Taylor's corpse for good measure.
  • Hedun swings his long sword and does anther 4.05 points of damage.
At the end of the round remaining HPs are Purple Worm 23.45, Hedun 19.5

Round 7
  • Purple Worm bites at Hedun doing 6.3 points of damage.
  • Purple Worm stings Taylor's corpse some more.
  • Hedun swings his long sword and does anther 4.05 points of damage.
At the end of the round remaining HPs are Purple Worm 19.4, Hedun 13.2

Round 8
  • Purple Worm bites at Hedun doing 6.3 points of damage.
  • Purple Worm stings Taylor's corpse some more.
  • Hedun swings his long sword and does anther 4.05 points of damage.
 At the end of the round remaining HPs are Purple Worm 15.35, Hedun 6.9

Round 9
  • Purple Worm bites at Hedun doing 6.3 points of damage.
  • Purple Worm stings Taylor's corpse some more.
  • Hedun swings his long sword and does anther 4.05 points of damage.
 At the end of the round remaining HPs are Purple Worm 11.3, Hedun 0.6

Round 10
  • Purple Worm bites at Hedun doing 6.3 points of damage and the fighter drops as he takes his final swing.
  • Purple Worm stings Taylor's corpse some more.
  • Hedun swings his long sword for the last time and does anther 4.05 points of damage.
 At the end of the round remaining HPs are Purple Worm 7.25, Hedun DEAD

Victory for the Purple Worm then, but only just.  I reckon the fighters would have probably beaten the worm with some basic tactical moves.  I'll be back after a drink and some supper for a couple of tries at this using dice.


















This Purple Worm by Reaper Miniatures



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