Sea Of Fallen Stars: OOC.   Posted by DM fbaker4.Group: archive 3
DM fbaker4
 GM, 29 posts
 Ship: a hole in the water
 one throws money into
Sun 15 Jul 2007
at 21:50
Re: Combo OCC
Lil - Flik?

Still there?
Flik Gadson
 player, 105 posts
Sun 15 Jul 2007
at 22:43
Re: Combo OCC
yeah, for some reason my internet connection seems to be switching on and off so I haven't been able to post. It should be taken care of soon though.
Lilian Espaireith
 player, 37 posts
Mon 16 Jul 2007
at 11:39
Re: Combo OCC
sorry about the silence, been at work and jet setting around the county.
DM fbaker4
 GM, 30 posts
 Ship: a hole in the water
 one throws money into
Wed 18 Jul 2007
at 00:14
Re: Combo OCC
ok, jetsetting is well and all...but any thoughts on our perdicament?  we have a mismatch here of players to setting.  I think we should resolve it or we should close the region.  No sense in having it hang around just to eat up our time without playing.
Flik Gadson
 player, 107 posts
Wed 18 Jul 2007
at 18:46
Re: Combo OCC
Well honestly if it's just the three of us and if because of alignment issues we won't mesh well as a group then perhaps it is time to close of the region. Zorlax is what chaotic neutral? Flik is Chaotic good and Lilian is one of the evil alignments. Flik and Zorlax can get along well, Zorlax and Lilian can get along well, but unless Lilian is only slightly evil she and Flik may end up butting heads a lot. That can be fun, but only to a point and then after that it gets annoying.

So either we try and get a few more people into the region so that we have a wider vote and more varied group or we close it down and move on.
Lilian Espaireith
 player, 38 posts
Wed 18 Jul 2007
at 21:07
Re: Combo OCC
Lillian is for the record CE, and yes I think it might just be best to let the beast die.
DM fbaker4
 GM, 31 posts
 Ship: a hole in the water
 one throws money into
Thu 19 Jul 2007
at 00:17
Re: Combo OCC
I like your characters individually...but I have a hard time sketching out an adventure theme that'll let your characters flower the way they are now.  But let's all weigh in; I don't want to crush a region just because.  Lil, we have your vote.

It's certainly possible that the region will open again; I'm sort of a 'troubleshooter'; I like taking over lost regions with active characters.  This region is lost...but the characters were/are so disparate...
Zorlax Marn
 player, 109 posts
 Init +6    AC 13/F10/T13
 HP 17/17      F+3/R+3/W+3
Thu 19 Jul 2007
at 01:28
Re: Combo OCC
Well, I guess this region is closed for now.


I'll try to find a home for Zorlax.
DM fbaker4
 GM, 32 posts
 Ship: a hole in the water
 one throws money into
Thu 19 Jul 2007
at 01:52
Re: Combo OCC
It's not closed until we all agree it is; I'm a repairman/troubleshooter, not an axeman...unless everyone wants out, in which case I'll close the region so that it's open to a new GM.  There's at least one more region that I want to troubleshoot, but I might come back to this one, if everyone decides they want out.

But if all three of you decide you want the same kind of adventure, and want to temper your aligns to get along, we can move forward here, now.  Sadly, from my vantage point CG/CN/CE & helper/hunter/harmer looks like a poor (but not impossible) mix...but I don't want to attract new PCs only to have them make the existing problems worse.  You three are the last of the folks that want to press on; if we can come to agreement, then we can.  But don't just say yes for the sake of saying yes.  There's lot of regions here in RoA; and lots of reasons to play.  YOu just need an area and a character that suits.  Trust me, I was a jerked around player lots of times before I started to DM here at RoA, so I know from whence you came.

Anyway, if you want, you can put these PCs on 'hold' until something else comes up, or you can come up with a reason why your outlook or alignment changed.  You can make new PCs for this region or another; or as I did in a game, offer to take over an abandoned PC, 'banking' the XP for a new PC in that region, or your current PC for when they 'join' that other region.

All I want to know is if you want to play in the inner sea, and if yes, how you want to get your PCs in line with the others here.
Flik Gadson
 player, 108 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2007
at 02:23
Re: Combo OCC
well I joined this region on a whim basically. I wanted to join another game and a pirate adventure with player killing possibilities seemed like it would be an interesting twist to the standard roaming adventurer gig. However when push came to shove there was no player killing, The pirates just got pounded and then a truce was called and before we could set off on the joint adventure our DMs started vanishing due to personal reasons and the region went to hell. Would I be willing to play with Lilian sure, can I promise that she and Flik won't bicker constantly, no. Until we start ending up in actual in game situations I can't predict what will happen, how Lilian will play her character and how Flik will react. She posted a few times in game before ninjacow vanished, but not enough for me to get an idea of what her character would be like and if she and Flik could get along. I don't want flik to disappear. I like the character alot so if this region is getting axed I would like to move him to a new one.
DM fbaker4
 GM, 33 posts
 Ship: a hole in the water
 one throws money into
Thu 19 Jul 2007
at 10:35
Re: Combo OCC
like I said, it's not axed unless you three move out...Lillian is a stayer, and Flik is a stayer, ergo, it's not axed.  I'm open to suggestions on how to combine you three; not an easy task, by my mind, unless it's very short term...

But that's possible, too, especially if there's near-starving PC's around.  Is anyone an expert on the FR?
Zorlax Marn
 player, 110 posts
 Init +6    AC 13/F10/T13
 HP 17/17      F+3/R+3/W+3
Thu 19 Jul 2007
at 14:08
Re: Combo OCC
Well it would be to Flik or Lil to adjust. Zorlax can go with either as far as alignment issues go. I chose this region because I have an affinity for ships and the sea. Zorlax wasn't created for this region. I wrote him into it. However he hasn't developed other than picking up a few magical items (which I think the DMS gave us to try to catch the pirates up to the hunters) So he could easily go somewhere else.

As for what we want to do, I think we all agreed that the second option you offered would work. Lil wanted the more evil one and then Flik leaned the other way. Everyone chose the "out for ourselves" style. Just maybe not as a first choice. I assumed that would be the general theme.

What do you mean banking xp for another character? Taking over an abandoned PC and writing him/her out and writing your PC into a game? Do you only get a percentage of XP or are you equalled out to level with the remaining PCs? A level 3 would find it hard to hang with a group of 7 or 8s, IMO.
Lilian Espaireith
 player, 39 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2007
at 18:26
Re: Combo OCC
I joined this game cause frankly it was more unique and exciting than any of the other RoA options. I joined right before the "big showdown" with the hunters. And frankly nothing really much happened, turns out the hunters out "classed" us by miles.

Not really gotten any exp to speak of, not any items above the stuff I started with. So dont know what I would gain by banking the xp for another character.

And like I said, Lil is CE, but she is far from stupid. She might not find the methods of flik any fun, she'd no make too much a fuss off it. Given that the long term rewards were good enough. She's not evil to be evil. She's evil cause thats all she knows (and is a bit of a sadistic bint).
Flik Gadson
 player, 109 posts
Fri 20 Jul 2007
at 06:07
Re: Combo OCC
well we might be able to pull it off then. As long as Lilian is really malicious and as long as ham caused to innocent of good people is kept to a minimum Flik won't interfere. For example if we come across say slavers or worshipers of Basheba Flik might even encourage Lilian to be a little rough on them.
DM fbaker4
 GM, 35 posts
 Ship: a hole in the water
 one throws money into
Fri 20 Jul 2007
at 10:09
Re: Combo OCC
Ok, cool.  I have an idea too.

First - anyone an 'expert' on the FR?

Second - anyone remember the game day that you were in?  Just so we have a sense of the continuity.
Lilian Espaireith
 player, 40 posts
Fri 20 Jul 2007
at 10:19
Re: Combo OCC
1: Have a solid grasp of FR, but mostly since AD&D days, not so up to date anymore.

2: Not a clue as to the date.
DM fbaker4
 GM, 36 posts
 Ship: a hole in the water
 one throws money into
Fri 20 Jul 2007
at 10:33
Re: Combo OCC
Ok; I have a plan...if someone was/is a real FR expert that would be/might be helpful.  If now, we may have to suspend our disbelief at somepoint...

For now, we'll just adventure with us four.  If we decide to/want to later, we can add.  I figure an area like the inner sea could support literally a dozen games; it's pretty big.

Also - can someone get a FR Map edit so that just the Inner Sea is shown and post that to this board?  It's worth some GM XP.
Flik Gadson
 player, 110 posts
Fri 20 Jul 2007
at 13:51
Re: Combo OCC
I am still kinda new to the forgotten realms. I don't know a lot about it's history or major NPC's. I know a little something about several regions and enough about the human subraces to make fitting and interesting characters, but that's about it.
DM fbaker4
 GM, 38 posts
 Ship: a hole in the water
 one throws money into
Sat 21 Jul 2007
at 01:54
Re: Combo OCC
Zor - are you a FR expert?
Lilian Espaireith
 player, 41 posts
Sat 21 Jul 2007
at 11:11
Re: Combo OCC
For some reason I always too that we were on the shining sea, cause the pirate secret cove was on one of the smaller Nethlander isles.

Or did I horribly misunderstand something.
DM fbaker4
 GM, 42 posts
 Ship: a hole in the water
 one throws money into
Sat 21 Jul 2007
at 11:50
Re: Combo OCC
??

Sea of Fallen Stars.  The one that's really a lake, in the middle of FR.
DM BadCatMan
 GM, 9 posts
Sat 21 Jul 2007
at 13:00
Re: Combo OCC
Just popping in...

You were in the Sea of Swords / Shining Sea area. When DM Hamster came-and-went on the Hunters, he relocated the game to the Sea of Fallen Stars. DM fbaker4 has chosen to keep the change.

Maybe it was a sea portal...
DM fbaker4
 GM, 43 posts
 Ship: a hole in the water
 one throws money into
Sat 21 Jul 2007
at 17:11
Re: Combo OCC
Always happy to see you, BCM.  I feel poorly, because I'd orginally considered SoFS instead of Chult, but the Hampster insisted that he wanted it.  Is he back, GMing some other region, by the way?


post edit:

Also, folks, I'm made the first of what I hope will be many posts here.  I thank you all for cooperating, and helping to get the game and the players straightened out so that we can continue play.

One thing I will tell you about my GM style is that I believe that you know we're playing a game.  What this means for you is that I will be transparent in my rolls, and expect you to be able to keep your instincts to metagame to a minimum.  It means that PC death is a very real possibility; as I cannot push or pull rolls; and it means that you enemies will not fight fair.  It means that I will not penalize you for being people who game; I, too, look up monsters that I face!  I want you to understand that _we_ make the game, that I am on your side, and that I'll need your help.  Never feel that you can't approach me with a question, either OCC or via PM about what or why - up to and including the plot!  Yes, even the plot.  We work together on the game, or the game does not work at all.

Game on, my new friends, game on.

Fred

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:28, Sat 21 July 2007.

Zorlax Marn
 player, 111 posts
 Init +6    AC 13/F10/T13
 HP 17/17      F+3/R+3/W+3
Sat 21 Jul 2007
at 20:49
Re: Combo OCC
DM fbaker4:
Zor - are you a FR expert?


Not really. I've read alot of the books but I don't have access to most of the FR material for gaming.
DM fbaker4
 GM, 47 posts
 Ship: a hole in the water
 one throws money into
Sat 21 Jul 2007
at 21:14
Re: Combo OCC
Ok!  We're all in the same spot then for FR knowledge...that's something.