You could have gotten so many potions...
By - UpbeatAverage42
you sold them a cattle for over 100gp? Must be an amazing animal, does it have any kind of healing milk or something?
Is it okay if I use that idea?
sure that was my intention.
Yo give the cow a class level
Bonus points if there's a pun
Cowlock? Bullbarian? Cowadin?
Bullbarian is brilliant
Cowadin would be simply Bovine. Actually wait channeling the powers of the Bovine is too good
Oh fuck bovine cleric is also phenomenal.
With the famous Turn undairy skill
Curing lactose intolerance in a flash
Cowlick the cleric.
Cure wounds by lick to the face
Circle of the Mooooooon Druid
The cow is actually a druid that was cursed to be eternally wild shaped! Insert one pun-filled drudic side quest later (or remove curse I GUESS) and the party just gained an equally grateful and existential Druid npc!
That's awful, I love it
You know the cow Jack sold for some magic beans? That cow probably has some giant-magic properties. What if it turned into Paul Bunyan's great blue ox or something?
It is delicious, nutritious, *and* supernatural
I mean, it's a proven combat cow. It just won a fight in the arena.
Attach a box to the top, and have a gnome illusionist ride it into battle like a war elephant.
The cow beat someone in a fucking fighting ring, the cow's gonna go up in price a shit ton purely because it's a celebrity now.
You mean like a... Holy cow, man?
The divine bovine
I mean it won an arena battle surely they’ll sell it hard and for as much as they can
Next step: Awaken the cow
Lol, it'll be a whole new problem.
Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well.
All of my experience with Green Jello is from Beavis and Butthead for Genesis.
I expected [Cows & Cows & Cows](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FavUpD_IjVY)
I believe these are the [bovines](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMbXvn2RNI) you're looking for
I expected Otis from the barnyard TBH
The first mainstream trans character in children's cartoons!
I am pretty sure one of the writers of the show said that they gave Otis udders just because they believed "city folk would never notice". I just don't remember it being confirmed (even though it is a headcannon of mine, plus imagining the barnyard gang trying to help Otis transition is just funny.)
Can you unawaken a cow with Feeblemind?
The miltank stratagem.
This could lead to legends of a mighty and feared king of cows that lies in the most secretive of lands, with the key fashioned long ago to the form of a peg leg for a young jaded child trying to escape his trauma but lacking the funds.
I mean sounds like they did you a favour, you don't want to crash your fake economy.
5 sessions later, they've stayed at the arena, with an undefeated cow bankrolling them...
Buy the arena and become Lannistae, with a stable of gladiator cows.
Did something like this once. One reward was an orange dragon wyrmling, one was a barrel of carnivorous gerbils. Guess which one they chose.
To be fair, I'm pretty sure a barrel of gerbils would win most combat encounters due to action economy.
Swarm of rats
I hereby formally retract my comment.
There's always the chance the DM foolishly uses mob rules instead of making a swarm stat block. If they *did* do that, hypothetically, they'd find out that a 150L barrel holds about 1,500 gerbils. Assuming those gerbils are fighting something they'll only hit on a natural 20 and deal 1 damage, that's 75 damage per round. If they were fighting something easier to hit than that, say they need to roll a 10 or higher, it's 825 damage. Send them up against a gelatinous cube and it's 1125 damage assuming they have a +0 to hit. You know, hypothetically.
Breaking the action economy is fun.
You underestimated the power of group stupidity. Never underestimate the power of group stupidity.
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That cow now has leveled up. I too would like a powerful cow.
In one of my games, a Horse near single handedly slew a frost giant.
That group just recruited a powerful ally.
Naw, "Slew" is sadly uncommon, but indeed grammatically accurate.
The more you know
Potions are worth a lot less than a champion fighting cow. This is an *investment.*
The cow won a fight. The cow deserves to be a party member.
Cow warrior sidekick > a bunch of consumables you'll never use and a weird stick
I mean that seems fair would you want to give your party that power boost over a cow 20. Much better too have cow interactions and temp hitpoint milk
I'd do that too. But only if its a Miltank, not a Tauros.
No, they definitely made the right choice. :)
NGL I'd buy that cow. Get it a nice little bit of pasture and let it never worry about going to the slaughterhouse, because the only slaughterhouse that cow needs to be in is the one in which it dunked on some poor sucker.
This is the appropriate action.
Agreed! This was 100% the right thing to do.
This is pretty much the same as the ending of Dorkness Rising. The moral there was that good story or character moments should always be more important than power gaming.
Sure, the character could have bought a bunch of cool shit to make the party OP, but that cow earned his freedom from the arena.
Congratulations, your players have given you your new plot!
If that group is anything like the groups I have played with. that cow is going to get the lion share of resources because the players will view the cow as more important than their characters. "I could buy new armor or add another protection rune to the armor of the cow. Well it looks like the armor can wait."
To be fair, that was the right decision
Better known as the [Cow King](https://diablo.fandom.com/wiki/The_Cow_King).
Sounds like a druid
It's called... Investment!
That's an expensive cow.
Why is a cow worth the same as tons of powerful magical artifacts??
Through the magic of highly leveraged betting odds.
Guess you could call it a cash cow, see what I did there.
Ok but critical hit cow
Step 9: Freedom
I go into a cow rage and start chewing faster
Cowatyl in disguise
Depending on your story you could make the cow pretty cool. This cow produces magic imbued milk. However, it gains that magic from its diet. So as your adventurers are exploring they can keep their eye out for ingredients. If they feed the ingredients to the cow it produces a batch of X potions for the party.
I would go one step darker and allow them to feed creatures to the cow. Oh you killed an Aarakocra and want to feed it to the cow? Over the next 5 days the cow produces 5 potions of flight. Drinking the potion causes you to sprout wings from your back. For the next 10 minutes you may take the flight action to take to the sky's. Roll acrobatics(DC 7) You have 120 movement speed while in the air.
You would give the party a cool way to make custom potions, just make sure there is a milk production delay so you have time to whip up a fun potion effect.
Speaks volumes about your party that the bought the cow fair and square instead of just breaking in and stealing it
Just last week I had a player buy an invisible ring, a hat that let him speak to ducks, AND A BAG THAT NEVER RUND OUT OF BED SHEETS, nothing special at all and I hat it so much
Duck lord: makes duck out of bed sheets, and while invisible, have it on your head. Proceed to be the new duck god
Sounds like infinite rope
My players bought a city's worth of potions and now they will soon have used them up. Hmmm
So much better of a decision, that cow is gonna drive the party for so long
Another generation spawns another Chelsey cow from KODT.
If nothing else, it will give milk and will make a nice pet to keep around their home base.
They made the right choice
I think it was a good choice, now they aren't overpowered to a point where combat doesnt matter anymore
This is the good ending
They chose correctly
I see this as an absolute win
This could easily have happened to my party.
Who cares about potions ? Buy the fucking cow