OOC thread: Into Falan!   Posted by Segev Stormlord.Group: 0
Alistr Hamrsoung
 player, 31 posts
 Full Time No Moon Lunar
 Part time Smith
Tue 3 Apr 2012
at 01:51
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
I was joking more than anything. Just being silly although that is what Alistr would do.
Mason Vaugn
 player, 29 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Wed 4 Apr 2012
at 02:21
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Sorry.  Somehow I missed the 'let others chime in part' in Beatrix's post.  I thought Beatrix and Sevastian were having a private-ish conversation.

Also, Mason is excellent at doing spy work.  The sidereal is probably good too, which might give us the ability to double-team the task, but I'm not immediately sure how.
Mason Vaugn
 player, 30 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Wed 4 Apr 2012
at 22:37
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Sevastian:
but one does not need to be that persuasive if someone  is not on guard.


Falling Leaf Distraction agrees with you, good sir.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 333 posts
Fri 6 Apr 2012
at 01:38
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Just making sure I'm on the same page as everyone else:

Everyone's still in the tavern, discussing the spies Beatrix wants Sevastian to look into, right?
Merlin
 player, 235 posts
Fri 6 Apr 2012
at 05:02
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Segev Stormlord (msg #133):

Everyone that is current playing I believe.
Mason Vaugn
 player, 33 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Fri 6 Apr 2012
at 14:32
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Yes, I think so.  Because heroes can discuss that sort of thing in public and get away with it, or something.

Also, Mason's plan will probably take three days, which is why I, the player, and sorta against it.  While it's an awesome plan, three days in game is a lot of real life time unless we do some fast-forwarding/time-skipping.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 334 posts
Fri 6 Apr 2012
at 16:09
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Merlin:
Everyone that is current playing I believe.

Just making sure, because I didn't want any miscommunications. (I thought they were, too.)

Mason Vaugn:
Yes, I think so.  Because heroes can discuss that sort of thing in public and get away with it, or something.
Well, there's only the teenaged boy and the twenty-ish girl serving the food here. The tavern owner is probably around, too. No guests, though.

I'm sure none of them are part of this spy network. >_> <_<

Mason Vaugn:
Also, Mason's plan will probably take three days, which is why I, the player, and sorta against it.  While it's an awesome plan, three days in game is a lot of real life time unless we do some fast-forwarding/time-skipping.
I have one more major event that will happen on screen tonight, when you guys are done in the tavern. I leave it up to you if you want to "do something" on screen while Mason's plan unfolds, want to skip Mason's plan as something that will take too long, or let Mason do his thing while everybody else either does their own off-screen thing or cools their heels in three days' downtime while Mason...does whatever. That last will allow fast forwarding to the first major...complication...in Mason's plan (if any. But would I, your loveable and trustworthy ST, have something happen to Mason and Sevastian while they attempt to infiltrate a spy ring? Surely, nothing could possibly go wrong...).
Alistr Hamrsoung
 player, 32 posts
 Full Time No Moon Lunar
 Part time Smith
Fri 6 Apr 2012
at 18:03
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
No our lovable ST would never do that. However I, the surly Smith with a big hammer, am on stand by just in case of such an event. Many happy skull bashings to the spy ring later and we have agents on the inside and our people back. Oh wait back bear totem. I am not supposed to do that.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 335 posts
Fri 6 Apr 2012
at 18:37
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Alistr Hamrsoung (msg #137):

Not supposed to do what? And why not? o/~
Alistr Hamrsoung
 player, 33 posts
 Full Time No Moon Lunar
 Part time Smith
Fri 6 Apr 2012
at 18:57
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Segev Stormlord (msg #138):

Point out that you would never do something it activates the gamer's curse. Also my response to what you wouldn't do.
Mason Vaugn
 player, 34 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Fri 6 Apr 2012
at 22:42
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Well, I can simply tell you guys OOC what Mason's plan is.

The first day is dedicated to learning the ins and outs of the castle and studying the various maids on staff.  He'll only want to ply his trade on one or two.  More than that and he's spreading himself too thin.  Mouse-form will be very good for this, as will other small, unnoticed animals.
He'll spend the second day discretely meeting with his maid(s) of choice.  Glance-Oration Technique (I'm a scary mouse, go run over there in fear) (I seem to be lost but am too noble to ask for directions; come help me) can help isolate the maid temporarily so that Mason In Disguise (yay Changing Plumage Mastery plus Int+Larceny and New Friend Aroma) can work on building an Intimacy in the poor maid.  That night, Mason can work the information out of the maid(s) during/around other activities (yay Stamina 4) using Falling Leaf Distraction so they don't even realize they're parting with the info.
On the third day, having heard information, while the maid(s) is/are distracted with chores, he'll root about in their rooms for any tangible evidence.  Or even the rooms of other maids that they have let slip might have some useful info.  If it takes longer than the three days, his cover will likely be blown because someone will ask around about who this mysterious fellow is.
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 214 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Fri 6 Apr 2012
at 23:50
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Mason should probably discuss his plan with us IC. If not at the inn, then elsewhere is fine. The thing is, tho, Bea already has enough information that he could skip what you have slated for day 1 due to her use of assorted Solar Social-Fu charms in the castle (it's how she even knows about the spy ring in the first place).


Edit: Or, in the interest of saving time, we can discuss it OOC and say we discussed it IC.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:53, Fri 06 Apr 2012.

Mason Vaugn
 player, 35 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Sat 7 Apr 2012
at 02:54
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
He's not going to explain it IC until afterwards when he can do a "This is how I did it" speech.  It's more dramatic, and if it screws up a little bit, then he can still pretend afterwards that it all went according to plan.  Also, this lets him prove that he can do this by himself and thus is useful to the team.  He doesn't want to be stuck on guard duty forever.

Come to think of it, he'll probably have to have someone hold onto his bow for him while he does this.  A dashing, well-to-do man uses swords, not bows.  It's an expensive bow, though, so he doesn't just want to leave it lying around.
Mason Vaugn
 player, 37 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Tue 10 Apr 2012
at 05:36
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Posting to move stuff along.

Also, he really doesn't trust leaving his bow in the guard barracks, so he's leaving it with the party.  His perfectly ordinary looking bow.  No one in the party can pull it, though, so he's not really worried.
Merlin
 player, 238 posts
 If you knew he
 would have to kill you
Wed 11 Apr 2012
at 22:21
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Mason Vaugn (msg #143):

I am running with these charms and have 16xp to play with. What do you all think I should get?

1st Martial Arts Excellency
Ox-Body Technique
Spirit Detecting Glance
Whirlwind Armor Donning Prana
2nd Athletics Excellency
AIR DRAGONíS SIGHT
WIND DRAGON SPEED
BREATH-SEIZING TECHNIQUE
SHROUDING THE BODY AND MIND
AIR DRAGON FORM
Captain August Galen
 player, 95 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2012
at 19:40
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
I am not terribly happy with the RP I've done recently in this game.

I originally thought it would be 'kew' to play up Galen's low Temperance and have 'em get drunk, but my handling of it was stupid and lame. Then I wanted to introduce the neat creature, and it feels forced & confusing. I think I've annoyed at least some of the players with it, almost derailing the session, when I wanted to try and stir up some action. I've been holding back from posting as I felt like it would further derail what the other PCs where trying to work out, and I feel everyone went in a much better direction.

I'd like to see if I can salvage some of this and contribute in a positive way after this RP debatical. Since I've knocked my own PC out, would it be cool if I played the creature trying to be helpful to the PC's and get them to the strange light quickly?

Or would it be better if perhaps the critter just helps Galen wake up?
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 216 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Fri 13 Apr 2012
at 23:06
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
To Galen:

Ouch. I'm sorry to hear things aren't panning out like you'd hoped - I know what it's like to take a gamble on a character idea and not have it pan out. If there's anything we can do to help, or any questions you want to ask (like whether we really are annoyed - I'm not, and Bea is fine as long as Galen knows when to say 'let's get dangerous'), go ahead and ask. We're basically doing cooperative storytelling here, so hey, let's cooperate. :)

As to the adorable critter, I'd be fine either way, really. It's apparently important enough that if we all end up trouping out to go investigate this light, Bea isn't going to leave it unattended - she's just genre savvy enough to know that's asking for trouble. That could be your 'in' if you want it.

Alternately, you could play an already-sobering Galen, whose personality is more serious and professional while he's in 'my head feels awful and I am never going to drink again' mode, which might last an hour or three. After going through this sort of thing enough times, he may even decide to buy up his Temperance.
Captain August Galen
 player, 96 posts
Sat 14 Apr 2012
at 17:45
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Beatrix LeSchaye:
To Galen:

Ouch. I'm sorry to hear things aren't panning out like you'd hoped - I know what it's like to take a gamble on a character idea and not have it pan out. If there's anything we can do to help, or any questions you want to ask (like whether we really are annoyed - I'm not, and Bea is fine as long as Galen knows when to say 'let's get dangerous'), go ahead and ask. We're basically doing cooperative storytelling here, so hey, let's cooperate. :)


If there are ways I can use the Galen PC to help Players get stuff done I might be blind to, feel free to PM me and I'll do what I can.

'let's get dangerous.' That's an excellent attitude to take with this Character.

Beatrix LeSchaye:
As to the adorable critter, I'd be fine either way, really. It's apparently important enough that if we all end up trouping out to go investigate this light, Bea isn't going to leave it unattended - she's just genre savvy enough to know that's asking for trouble. That could be your 'in' if you want it.


Yeah. I'll try that out and see if it helps. I'm glad I didn't give this version of Carabas the mute Flaw/Mutation.

Beatrix LeSchaye:
Alternately, you could play an already-sobering Galen, whose personality is more serious and professional while he's in 'my head feels awful and I am never going to drink again' mode, which might last an hour or three. After going through this sort of thing enough times, he may even decide to buy up his Temperance.


I think that would go well for the original reason I had the PC drinking. Galen's one friend has gone missing, and it trouble the fool. Screwing up a few times (as long as I don't disrupt the game) sounds like a good vehicle to start buying up Virtues.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 338 posts
Thu 19 Apr 2012
at 04:16
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Okay, so are people boarding the Carabas, and heading towards the castle, or doing something else? I want to post to advance time a bit, but I don't want to presume people are doing something they aren't.
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 218 posts
 Solar
 Zenith
Fri 20 Apr 2012
at 02:46
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
Boarding Carabas and heading to the castle, I think.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 339 posts
Fri 20 Apr 2012
at 04:50
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Beatrix LeSchaye (msg #149):

Okay. Thanks, all! I will make a post moving things forward in the morning. (I fear trying tonight will not make a decent enough one, as I'm having trouble concentrating.) If anybody has anything more to say or do prior to a "what's at the castle" post from me, feel free to do so in the mean time. If nobody does, that's fine, too. Just a "last call" warning.
Alistr Hamrsoung
 player, 36 posts
 Full Time No Moon Lunar
 Part time Smith
Fri 20 Apr 2012
at 14:38
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
You didn't annoy me to be clear I just assumed Galen was a drunk. I've dealt with those in real life. It can be fun if you handle it properly. As for derailing nah didn't seem that way to me. The intro of the creature seemed a might forced, but it was sensible.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 347 posts
Mon 7 May 2012
at 20:31
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
I just wanted to apologize to everyone for the lack of updates over the weekend. I will be trying to post a new thread tonight to move things along. It will probably start with you on the road, unless there's something people wanted to do still here at Castle Oredol.

The current thread will remain open, as well. Let me know if I've missed anything or you guys feel you need something specific or a general tone or scene type to interact in!
Mason Vaugn
 player, 45 posts
 Changing Moon Lunar
 Happy to be alive
Mon 7 May 2012
at 23:46
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
I think Mason's pretty much done doing his work in this scene.  He's not supposed to take the limelight.  He's more a behind-the-scenes guy, after all.
Merlin
 player, 240 posts
 If you knew he
 would have to kill you
Tue 8 May 2012
at 23:48
Re: OOC thread: Into Falan!
In reply to Mason Vaugn (msg #153):

update on my schedule.

Wednesday = Good
Thursday = Bad
Friday = Good
Saturday = maybe
Sunday = impossible
Monday = very bad
Tuesday = very bad
Wednesday = bad
Thursday = good.