Yeah - both of those are just byproducts of my old-man eyes not seeing well from the toolset and thinking there was a path down from those ledges that there turned out to not be. There's also a bug with a pitfall in one part of the dungeon Blue told me about that is a similar "Stuck" point. I got one fixed last night, but never heard of or saw the second one until now. I'll get it fixed when I get home tonight!
Forgiver, my dude. Falling into the gap on the way TO the dungeon is AWFUL. One good change today, not requiring a jump or a portal to even enter the zone, A+. But now if you fall (even if roped, because it doesn't actually work), you get stuck in an area you can't leave without a jump or portal.
Working telescopes (atm): old Celestron C8 SCT I purchased back in 1979, new Celestron OmniXLT 150 6" f/5 Newtonian, cheapo Meade 90mm f/8.8 refractor sniped off of eBay for $30 (these three I use on a Celestron AVX mount). Also a homebuilt 10" Dobsonian put together in 2010 and a homebuilt 6" Newtonian I made in H.S. c. 1966. Main imaging camera (atm) is a Canon 60D DSLR. The new camera is the SVBony SV305 Pro - plan to use it as a guide camera and for moon/planetary imaging.
They receive the DC benefit from items, but not from spell foci, since alchemist gas clouds are not spells. They also don't receive the bonus from the wild magic robe specifically since gas clouds can't wild magic.
I have this great concept for my character, but I need a DM to make it happen. What can I do?
Traditionally the answer has been "RP and see what happens." If the DMs see you RPing towards a goal, then they might decide to faciliate that RP, since they'll have a better idea of what you're working towards. If your RP is interesting and creates fun for yourself and other players, it's more likely to get picked up than saying "I want a +3 longsword" (with no RP except asking NPCs for a +3 longsword).
Please be aware that we are reluctant to grant wishes for your character that are brought to us OOC (out of character). While they might be cool, we simply cannot accomodate everything. Story requests are considered on a case-by-case basis -- how engaging it will be for other players, whether it fits into existing world events, whether the request is motivated simply by OOC gain, etc.
Many times player requests can be accomplished with a little imagination using what's already in-game. DM Squidget added things like the props merchant and slash-commands to give creative players fun tools for telling their own stories, but the staff are willing to suggest ideas if you're stuck!
You can also list some goals on the writeable Parchments in-game. Name it "OOC Goals", and put it on the first page of your inventory to help DMs find it. (You don't have to do this, but the DMs are not mind-readers, so if they choose to interact with you, it helps to know what your character's goals are.)
An example, using "/itemname OOC Goals" + "/itemdesc 1) xxx; 2) yyy; 3) zzz)" is given below.