Character Discussion.   Posted by The Keeper.Group: 0
Simon Snowden
 player, 1 post
Tue 30 May 2017
at 20:37
Character Discussion - Australia
Simon Snowden was with the Australian Light Horse at Gallipoli and in Arabia. Since being demobbed he hasn't been able to put much together. Kind of drifting these days, but a good hand with horses.
Karda Banister
 player, 1 post
Tue 30 May 2017
at 21:47
Character Discussion - Australia
Welcome to the game, Phillip!

Karda Banister is an Indigenous Australian, born to the Noongar Tribe on the continent's southwestern coast. At the age of nine, he was separated from his parents and placed with a European family at the turn of the century as part of the government's Native Welfare Act. In his late teenage years, Karda absconded and returned to the home of his birth. Now, as an adult, he serves as a guide and tracker for individuals traveling to some of the desert and coastal regions of Australia.
Thomas Cotton
 player, 483 posts
 Age 24 APP 12 SIZ 09
 Intrepid journalist
Tue 30 May 2017
at 21:50
Character Discussion - Australia
Welcome to the team Phillip!
Stanley Bishop
 player, 684 posts
 Dead
 Age 38 App 09 Siz 16
Wed 31 May 2017
at 00:14
Character Discussion - Australia
Welcome

You all sound rather rugged, so I was thinking about going the opposite of Bishop and playing a less physical academic type.

GM not sure what specialties would work best.
Rosalie Elias
 player, 374 posts
 Historical Consultant
 Age 34 App 11 Siz 11
Wed 31 May 2017
at 06:53
Character Discussion - Australia
I was thinking of making my new character a full blown archeologist instead of a part-time dabbler.  No idea what his or her name will be yet, though.  Will be getting to character creation as soon as I have time to breathe, Keeper.
Simon Snowden
 player, 2 posts
Wed 31 May 2017
at 12:22
Character Discussion - Australia
In reply to The Keeper (msg # 89):

@ Phillip"
If you drifted into Adelaide from the Coober Pedy or Andamooka opal fields and fell in with other War vets, you might be one of Snowy's flat mates in a rough part of Adelaide.
The Keeper
 GM, 1443 posts
Wed 31 May 2017
at 13:18
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
Stanley Bishop:
Welcome

You all sound rather rugged, so I was thinking about going the opposite of Bishop and playing a less physical academic type.

GM not sure what specialties would work best.


That sounds like that would be a nice change of pace! I'll think on it some and get back to you with some ideas for good specialties.

Rosalie Elias:
I was thinking of making my new character a full blown archeologist instead of a part-time dabbler.  No idea what his or her name will be yet, though.  Will be getting to character creation as soon as I have time to breathe, Keeper.


That sounds like a good idea. Take your time, Rosalie. I'm quite breathless myself these days, so there's no rush.
Phillip Marsh
 player, 1 post
 Drifter
 Age:31 APP:9 SIZ:13
Wed 31 May 2017
at 14:26
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
Thanks to you all for the warm welcome, I will do my best to be an asset to the team!

Simon, your suggestion is fine by me. I'll adjust Phillip's character description to have come from Coober Pedy, after a less than spectacular opal finding dig, and now in Adelaide as your flat mate.

I have played 'Masks' at least twice in the past, but never got further than early in the England section of the game. (A character died in the Ju-Ju house and another died in the fog of London, sigh...) Eventually, the gamers lost interest or the Keeper got tired of the game(s). So, I'm looking forward to any location away from New York City or London!
The Keeper
 GM, 1444 posts
Wed 31 May 2017
at 15:49
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
Looks like you found us at the right time!

The Australian chapter originally got cut from the first printing of Masks of Nyarlathotep, and was printed later in Terror Australis as either a standalone adventure or an extension to Masks (as it was designed for Masks). Later, when they published the Complete Masks of Nyarlathotep, they added the Australia chapter into the whole thing.

For our purposes, that makes it great. We can start it as a standalone adventure, and then eventually bridge it to the main campaign. In such a long running game, it also gives us a breath of fresh air with new characters to mix it up too!

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:50, Wed 31 May 2017.

Walter 'Bo' Brandon
 player, 521 posts
 Age 35 APP 09 SIZ 13
Wed 31 May 2017
at 21:39
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
Oh, I have a feeling we'll have a few new characters in the original story too.
The Keeper
 GM, 1445 posts
Wed 31 May 2017
at 22:30
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
Walter 'Bo' Brandon:
Oh, I have a feeling we'll have a few new characters in the original story too.


That's always a possibility.
Thomas Cotton
 player, 486 posts
 Age 24 APP 12 SIZ 09
 Intrepid journalist
Thu 1 Jun 2017
at 07:40
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
Phillip Marsh:
... and another died in the fog of London, sigh...


Fog wot wot?
Fog in London is harmless. Imagine your character fell off a bridge or something equally silly but mundane?

Are the current in game threads open to you? What would you do next in our situation?

Re Australia, I'm going to be rich this time :)
Keep's and I are working up either another annoying troublemaker/dilletante (female), or moneyed gent bankrolling y'all.

As a heads up I'll be on holiday next week (Italy, Amalfi Coast) with the wife (no kids!) so my posting rate will be mixed/slurred with alcohol and sunshine.
Simon Snowden
 player, 3 posts
Thu 1 Jun 2017
at 12:29
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
In reply to Thomas Cotton (msg # 102):

A moneyed lady would be awesome.

Simon's mother was a well-to-do lady but she married an Italian sculptor against the family's wishes. Simon got the beginnings of a good education, but was then sent off to work for his living at a cattle station.
The Keeper
 GM, 1446 posts
Thu 1 Jun 2017
at 13:30
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
Thomas Cotton:
Phillip Marsh:
... and another died in the fog of London, sigh...


Fog wot wot?
Fog in London is harmless. Imagine your character fell off a bridge or something equally silly but mundane?


Tommy, did you not catch what happened to Bishop? Fog in your London may be harmless, but fog in this London isn't always.
Thomas Cotton
 player, 487 posts
 Age 24 APP 12 SIZ 09
 Intrepid journalist
Thu 1 Jun 2017
at 13:52
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
I did, but Tommy dosnt know that ;)
The Keeper
 GM, 1447 posts
Thu 1 Jun 2017
at 13:56
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
In reply to Thomas Cotton (msg # 105):

Well, as we're in an OOC thread, I imagined it wasn't Tommy talking but you ;)

He does have access to all threads at the moment. More than you. No asking him for spoilers!
Phillip Marsh
 player, 2 posts
 Drifter
 Age:31 APP:9 SIZ:13
Thu 1 Jun 2017
at 15:06
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
In reply to The Keeper (msg # 104):

I will say that the London fog for my deceased character was a bit 'thick' that day.

I will not give you any spoilers, the game is just too much fun to 'work and die' through. That, IMHO, is why the game (or Coc in general) keeps on being played after 30+ years.

My first CoC game was at lunchtime with a Keeper and three other folks on the Shadows of Yog-Sothoth campaign in the early-mid 80's (1980's that is). That one got me hooked.
The Keeper
 GM, 1453 posts
Mon 12 Jun 2017
at 19:47
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
This post isn't meant to rush anyone, but I just wanted to communicate status:
  • I've got character sheets out for Simon 'Snowy' Snowden, Phillip Marsh, Montgomery Ashburn, Karda Bannister, and Hamilton Hawkes.
  • I've received completed characters from Simon and Phillip
  • Still waiting on names from Tommy and Rosalie's players - after which I will set up sheets and such for them.

Again, no rush. I've just gotten back, and I'm sure many of you are busy with the summer season as usual.
Thomas Cotton
 player, 491 posts
 Age 24 APP 12 SIZ 09
 Intrepid journalist
Tue 13 Jun 2017
at 00:50
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
Name provided: Tammy McTommyson
Rosalie Elias
 player, 375 posts
 Historical Consultant
 Age 34 App 11 Siz 11
Tue 13 Jun 2017
at 01:50
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
I'll be Rosario McRosyson.

(j/k)
The Keeper
 GM, 1454 posts
Tue 13 Jun 2017
at 14:52
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!

I've now got character names and sheets set up for everyone (completion still in progress). A quick recap:
  • Simon Snowden - Former soldier
  • Hamilton Hawkes - Mining Engineer
  • Phillip Marsh - Drifter
  • Karda Bannister - (Westernized) Indigenous Australian Guide/Tracker
  • Charlie Booker - Archaeologist, associate of Professor Cowles
  • Emily DeMontfort - Tomboy and Dilettante, Friend of Ewa Cowles
  • Montgomery Ashburn - Explorer




NPCs will include Professor Anthony Cowles and his daughter Ewa Cowles

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:06, Tue 13 June 2017.

Montgomery Ashburn
 player, 1 post
Tue 13 Jun 2017
at 15:16
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
Montgomery is a wilderness explorer. Spent the recent parts of his life exploring the Australian wilderness and making contact with its indigenous people.

I guess that could be mysterious...
The Keeper
 GM, 1455 posts
Tue 13 Jun 2017
at 16:06
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
I stand corrected - I only looked at PMs and forgot you had mentioned that earlier in the thread. Updated the last post.
The Keeper
 GM, 1469 posts
Wed 21 Jun 2017
at 19:12
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
Looks like I've got full character sheets for Karda, Phillip, and Simon.

Everyone else, let me know if you need a hand with the sheet or anything else. I'm more than happy to take any of that on, from giving some advice to crafting the character from the ground up if you need.
Montgomery Ashburn
 player, 2 posts
Wed 21 Jun 2017
at 22:09
Re: Character Discussion - Australia
I've got many of the numbers in my character sheet, at least for a first draft.

Background and equipment still needs work, and I won't really be able to get to that until the weekend at earliest.