Start up.   Posted by Ron, The DM.Group: archive 0
Ron, The DM
 GM, 1 post
Fri 11 Mar 2011
at 19:23
Start up
We'll be starting up when characters are ready.
Ron, The DM
 GM, 2 posts
Fri 11 Mar 2011
at 23:11
Re: Start up
Getting used to this RPOL, not intuitive so far.
Aztar
 player, 1 post
Fri 11 Mar 2011
at 23:13
Re: Start up
Hey Ron...  not sure how it works from the DM side, but from the player side its great!

Private messages, colored text, direct access to a character sheet from where ever...

Anyway, take a look around and see what you think...  I don't know if any of the others have ever looked at the site either, so don't know if they'd even be interested in trying it!
Ron, The DM
 GM, 3 posts
Fri 11 Mar 2011
at 23:33
Re: Start up
In reply to Aztar (msg #3):

It's a little confusing navigating.  I think I'm in a spot I want to be in but not really.  Just have to get used to the interface.  So do you store your character or do I?

--Ron
Aztar
 player, 2 posts
Fri 11 Mar 2011
at 23:37
Re: Start up
There is an option to "open" the character sheet to the player... that let's us post it in, update it, etc. but you can see it.  Makes a good place for the DM and player to adjust the sheet as necessary.
Aztar
 player, 3 posts
Fri 11 Mar 2011
at 23:39
Re: Start up
Oh and group 0 is always public, so its a good place to post general topics, information about joining the game, etc.  But, if you want to have your game locked down for the actual posts, OOC, etc. then you can create threads on different group numbers and assign the players to those groups.

Some DMs give each player a private group with a private thread to post side stuff, but sometimes that's just better in the PM section.
Ron, The DM
 GM, 4 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2011
at 03:35
Re: Start up
In reply to Aztar (msg #5):

Ok, haven't found it yet.  The interface is not too friendly.

--Ron
Ron, The DM
 GM, 5 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2011
at 04:18
Re: Start up
In reply to Aztar (msg #6):

Are you sure you can't upload a character now?

--Ron
Aztar
 player, 4 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2011
at 05:20
Re: Start up
Yep, when I click character details, there is normally a link that says "Edit Character Sheet" and I don't have that available.

If you can't find it, I can ask another buddy of mine that's run several games on here to give me a run-down of some of the more common DM controls he uses if you want me to ask him...
Ron, The DM
 GM, 6 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2011
at 05:23
Re: Start up
In reply to Aztar (msg #9):

Please, because I can't find it.

--Ron
Ron, The DM
 GM, 7 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2011
at 05:37
Re: Start up
In reply to Aztar (msg #9):

Try now, I sort of started a sheet and chose User Editable so maybe that will do it.

--Ron
Aztar
 player, 5 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2011
at 13:04
Re: Start up
Yep, that did it..  didn't know that you had to create it initially, but  guess a lot of DMs do post in a blank sheet initially...

Anyway, I pasted that Delith Version of Aztar I had from back then into the sheet for you to see...
Ron, The DM
 GM, 8 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2011
at 15:09
Re: Start up
In reply to Aztar (msg #12):

Ok, I see it.  Matt sure likes his magic items.  ;)

--Ron
Aztar
 player, 6 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2011
at 16:20
Re: Start up
Yep... the more powerful items he got after we destroyed the lich and we lost most of our stuff... then there was the troll ship where we got the magic chair, the doors and a lot of misc. magic.

On top of that, with Aztar being an alchemist, its his primary "thing" since he doesn't have any actual spells to cast...

But, the exoskeleton definitely changed his fighting ability, but now that he's back to well equiped with stuff, he doesn't use that directly too often...
Ron, The DM
 GM, 9 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2011
at 22:44
Re: Start up
In reply to Aztar (msg #14):

Now I'll see if anyone else wants to try RPOL.

--Ron
Ron, The DM
 GM, 10 posts
Mon 14 Mar 2011
at 11:37
Re: Start up
Hello all, well Todd and Keith anyway.  We have 3 players so far, Larry has got a character but hasn't signed up here yet and waiting on a char from Matt and Malcolm.

--Ron
havoc
 player, 1 post
Mon 14 Mar 2011
at 17:19
Re: Start up
In reply to Ron, The DM (msg #16):

How do you put your character in this system?
Aztar
 player, 7 posts
Mon 14 Mar 2011
at 17:36
Re: Start up
If Ron opened it up to you, click on character details and there there is an "Edit character sheet" option.  Everything you put in there is private between you and the DM.

The character picture and description are public to everyone.

Edit: where you put "Description here?" I can see by clicking on the cast link and then on your name.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:38, Mon 14 Mar 2011.

arlon
 player, 1 post
Mon 14 Mar 2011
at 17:40
Re: Start up
In reply to havoc (msg #17):

Hello all,
   I am replying to this message by using an RSS feed on Firefox.  Actually it's from within RPOL; but using an RSS feed in Firefox I got notice that there were new messages when I clicked on the feed it sent me to RPOL and then I started this message.  This may work for your notifications.  You can get the RSS feed from your user preferences.

--Ron
Ron, The DM
 GM, 11 posts
Tue 15 Mar 2011
at 01:00
Re: Start up
In reply to arlon (msg #19):

I am in ther process of looking for a map of Delith.  I know I have one somehwere I just need to find it in my archives.  I'll post it when I find it.

--Ron
Ron, The DM
 GM, 12 posts
Sat 19 Mar 2011
at 13:46
Re: Start up
I figure I'll add the message here too with a little more info.

We'll be starting in Calator.  Approx 4 years ago a rock from the sky crashed into the planet about 60 miles to the East and North.  The impact left a crater about 2 miles wide but only about 500' deep.  It hit right at the base of a mountain that was rich in mineral ore.  The area is very rich in precious metals, gemstones and unusual minerals and even metal alloys, probably as a result of the impact.

Calator was heavily damaged in the shock wave and fallout of the blast; but has been mostly rebuilt and even upgraded due to the extra wealth brought to the area from the richness of the area discovered after the impact.  However a fair number of those who have spent significant time at the site have been getting seriously ill and dying.  Also to complicate matters are localized areas with varying degrees of magic, making it weaker or stronger.  One more thing to complicate matters, the dark trolls are making visits to the area now as well.
Shorty
 player, 1 post
Thu 24 Mar 2011
at 13:22
Re: Start up
Well, lets try this again.  I did try to post yesterday... but it did not show up today.  Not sure if I did somethign wrong or not.  I think I am getting this figured out.  We'll see though.  This has some advantages... but I do have to remember to come check the site.

Is there a way that I can get it to tell me just when there are new messages in the game and not all the big boards?

Larry
Ron, The DM
 GM, 13 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2011
at 16:55
Re: Start up
In reply to Shorty (msg #22):

Go into User Preferences, I think from there you can limit which of the groups you get alerts for so you can reduce the list the this board.