Out of Character 6.   Posted by Narrator.Group: archive 0
Chye Isuel
 player, 1092 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Tue 27 Mar 2018
at 22:07
Re: Out of Character 6
it appears that most of our portraits have gone rouge.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1384 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Tue 27 Mar 2018
at 23:13
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 935):

Yeah. Will wait patiently for them to return. I am sure the powers that be are working on it.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1350 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 5/10
Tue 27 Mar 2018
at 23:33
Re: Out of Character 6
Shannon's* hosting site migrated.  It'll just take a day or so for that half of the Male Portrait galley to repropagate it's address across the net.



* Ex-portrait Moderator and host of roughly half the male portraits.

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Update:  Apparently the new site has misplaced her entire gallery.... so... it's up in the air as to how long before it's back.
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[EDIT]
The thread:
link to a message in another game
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This message was last edited by the player at 00:24, Wed 28 Mar.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 991 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 28 Mar 2018
at 09:55
Re: Out of Character 6
I don't see any portraits missing at the moment.  One of the ones in the thread with the halflings was gone a couple days ago, but I haven't seen any wholesale absences.

Then again, I'm only on early in the morning and early in the evening.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1351 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 5/10
Wed 28 Mar 2018
at 19:23
Re: Out of Character 6
Ardenas Barehand:
I don't see any portraits missing at the moment.

Mario and Nodwin's pic were among the ones affected.  The problem seems to be resolved as of this time...
Narrator
 GM, 5012 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 28 Mar 2018
at 21:06
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 939):

Ok, because everyone wanted their rad studies done before the holidays  I ended up without lunch and working nearly an hour past my shift. Whee!

Lets see who I can post to in the next half hour before my appointment...

Also, for those wishing to befrend a smol spoder, it costs 9pts to make a constant ally out of them. (As giant spider in DF5... the really big ones you can ride on cost a bit more)
Clarence Montague
 player, 92 posts
 Torchbearer
Wed 28 Mar 2018
at 22:44
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Narrator (msg # 940):

He will need to work towards that...
Narrator
 GM, 5017 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 28 Mar 2018
at 23:06
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Clarence Montague (msg # 941):

It can be developed into a full blown familiar with reciprocal sider abilities too!
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 318 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Wed 28 Mar 2018
at 23:17
Re: Out of Character 6
Interesting... although probably would wreck her love life.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1352 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 5/10
Wed 28 Mar 2018
at 23:42
Re: Out of Character 6
Jocelyn Lemru:
Interesting... although probably would wreck her love life.

Only if Joce decides to pick up the spidery habit of killing her mates...
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 319 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Thu 29 Mar 2018
at 01:59
Re: Out of Character 6
Doubt many potential mates would want in a room with such a pet in the corner....
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1353 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 5/10
Thu 29 Mar 2018
at 02:02
Re: Out of Character 6
Lucky for you, Jareth sees worse every time he closes his eyes...



Of course waking up to it hanging above his face would be heart-stopping.  And make him question his life choices.
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 320 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Thu 29 Mar 2018
at 02:07
Re: Out of Character 6
My point...
Clarence Montague
 player, 94 posts
 Torchbearer
Thu 29 Mar 2018
at 03:44
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Jocelyn Lemru (msg # 947):

What are the spider familiar abilities?
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1355 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 5/10
Thu 29 Mar 2018
at 06:39
Re: Out of Character 6
Clarence Montague:
What are the spider familiar abilities?

If you're refering to this:

Narrator:
It can be developed into a full blown familiar with reciprocal sider abilities too!

The base Giant Spider (or Spoder) is about the size of a medium dog and is purchased as such:

Giant Spider Familiar: Ally (Giant Spider; Built on 25%; Constantly Available; Special Abilities, +50%; Summonable, +100%; Sympathy, -25%) [9].; Clinging (GBF, -40%) [12]; ER 6 (Drains Familiar, -50%) [9]; Special Rapport (Familiar) [5]. 35 points.

Clinging is the base 'reciprocal' ability.  However also purchasable are:

quote:
Masters of a giant spider familiar can buy Ambidextrous (GBF, -40%) [3]; Binding 5 (Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%; Engulfing, +60%; GBF, -40%; Jet, +0%) [12], 8 [19], 10 [23], 13 [30], or 15 [35]; DR 1 (GBF, -40%) [3]; and Super-Climbing 1-4 (GBF, -40%) [2/level].


GBF is Granted By Familiar and means:

quote:
This is a significant limitation because the ability is inherent to the granter, not you. Thus, if he wishes to deny you access to it, for any reason, you immediately lose it. (Assuming the granter is an Ally, this will be rare, but even Allies can be mind-controlled, reprogrammed, swayed by Fast-Talk, etc.)

Your ability also goes away if the granter is ever stunned, unconscious, killed, or simply not present. There’s some leeway in the definition of “not present,” so it’s important for the GM and player to agree on what this means ahead of time. In all cases, if the granter is an Ally and his appearance roll fails, he is not present. Past that, a good guideline is that the granter must be able to reach you in a minute or less (thus, within 300 yards for the average person). However, this can be altered to fit the specific relationship.



I'm not sure how you'd go about picking one of the Spoders up as a Familiar.... but since you've got spells I'm guessing you have Magery 0?  So that would work fine.


You also probably don't have to spend the 35 on it, you could get it for the measly 9 or 14 points, and then expand into GBF stuff later.  And since it's an actual living creature, you could even drop the Summonable (+100%) and Special Abilities (+50%)* and it would only cost 6 or 11 points (with Special Rapport).

For instance Jareth's ferret is a Bonded creature and I only paid 6 points for him.  But then Jareth doesn't have Special Rapport or any nifty 'ferret' based powers (like Catfall, Combat Reflexes, Nimble Climber, smelling bad, Double Jointed, etc).


* And of course not getting any GBF stuff.  If you eventually pick that up you have to increase the cost of the Familiar to include Special Abilities (+50%).


And if you bought it with less than 6 points (but built at the 6 point mark) Narrator would probably give it an appropriate Loyalty/Morale rating... meaning occasionally it would refuse to do what you want because it's too dangerous, or you'd have to bribe it, or it would run away until the fight was over, etc.


I PMed you the whole Giant Spider write up, so check your PM box.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:42, Thu 29 Mar.

Clarence Montague
 player, 95 posts
 Torchbearer
Thu 29 Mar 2018
at 08:22
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 949):

Cool, thanks. Might end up spending more points on familar than on spells, but it might just suit him!
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1388 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Thu 29 Mar 2018
at 23:05
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Clarence Montague (msg # 950):

Heads up: I am going to be a little scarce until after easter.

Have a great easter everyone.

[OOC: That is Christine, Kirpich, Clarence, Aoife, Melchizadek, Gareth, Hograth and Reanna]
Chye Isuel
 player, 1096 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 29 Mar 2018
at 23:26
Re: Out of Character 6
blessed pascha, to you and yours.
Narrator
 GM, 5028 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 30 Mar 2018
at 16:32
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 951):

Have a blessed holy week!
Narrator
 GM, 5033 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 31 Mar 2018
at 15:13
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Narrator (msg # 953):

Be away today, might be on tomorrow
Narrator
 GM, 5038 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 14:58
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Narrator (msg # 954):

Damn. Onboarded 5 characters together and now they want to quit because of pacing.  It takes me upwards of a day to build and trabscribe or troubleshoot a character, and a while to build frame characters, bbeg and minions, along with SOP and tactics to make them more than sacks of HP. I know DF is scaled for combat, but I like some story to get you there. If your target is a crime figure the authorities haven't been able to locate, it takes chasing a few leads to get to them. Carousing, streetwise and research  for one; you can't just walk into the boss fight. I would run tabletop or virtual tt if I could, but my schedule tends to be in the way. Last time I ran GURPS tabletop was 5 urars ago with my kids as a one shot, and the last time before that was in 94.
Oly
 player, 968 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 1 Guild badge
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 18:31
Re: Out of Character 6
I guess you need to warn those who won't read it that this isn't a hack and slash adventure, thinking and avoiding combat have value too.
Narrator
 GM, 5043 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 19:15
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Oly (msg # 956):

They wanted to be awesome at what their characters were designed for. It just takes s little story to get there, and I  have been posting a little slow over tbe last several weeks. The combat in rhe monastery has been going on thst long,and the caravan hasn't been hit yet...yet. all in all, there has been less actual time passing than character creation took, the equivalent of 20-30 minutes at table... just spread out over 5 weeks.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:34, Tue 03 Apr.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1392 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 20:43
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Narrator (msg # 957):

Some kids are like that. Better now than half way through. Which characters, for the rest of us effected?
Narrator
 GM, 5045 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 4 Apr 2018
at 20:38
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 958):

I may not be posting this evening; work and home stuff.