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.
DM-initiated quests and events sound cool. How do I get involved?
How do I get involved?
Although all DMs try to create in-game events, their limited number, RL constraints and other duties mean DM events will always seem limited. They also usually happen without a schedule or announcement; we like to take players by surprise!
Several DMs like to spring completely unexpected happenings on characters they see roleplaying and interacting with other players and the world of Thain around them. So you might suddenly find yourself in the midst of a DM event without expecting it.
DMs do give more attention to those who spend the majority of their time creating stories for others. Every time a DM logs in, they can see where every player is at that time, and they go where people are doing interesting things! Basically, tell stories you're passionate about, and a DM might come in to help.
Am I missing out if I can't make DM events or they don't fit my character's RP?
Of course not. DM events happen regularly and if you can't make one (or would prefer not to be involved in that story) there will always be another. There are no criteria for participating, and there are no restrictions for levels/alignments etc. You will never be overlooked just because your character wasn't at an event. The same goes for large plots.
If it's against your character's RP to get involved, that's your call to make -- it won't in any way disadvantage you. Events vary widely and the next one might be more suitable. The decision is up to you!