Out of Character 6.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Jednesa
 player, 282 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:36/36 FP:9/13
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 06:38
Re: Out of Character 6
Clarence Montague:
Clarence is another character that does nothing well. I will try to add some focus as he develops, but at the moment...

Look at it this way, Clarence has one job, it's right there under his name: 'Torchbearer'.  As long as he keeps the lights on, no one can complain he ain't doing his job...

Likewise, as long as Jednesa is 'naked', a barbarian, and an Ogress, she's on target.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1340 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 07:33
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Jednesa (msg # 689):

Lol, true enough. I keep the hair from preventing you being 'half-naked'!
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 620 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 10:17
Re: Out of Character 6
Exactly.  A Junior who's going to be effective in combat needs to be something of a one-trick pony, and Mario is the furthest along that path of any character I've ever built.  He's as good with a longbow as I could make him, and still be able to do anything else.  In fact, he's quite competent with a staff, too, can pick locks, and climb -- but those, together, are fewer points than his Bow skill, and never mind the 80 in DX and advantages related to the bow.

And yes, Juniors were built on 125 points.  I'd be up to 130 or so by now, if not for an unfortunate knee injury.  Those doombrats are easy to remove at a distance -- one good arrow and they blow up; if they're bunched, they chain react, too -- but if they get up close, without warning (like opening a door to find one waiting), they can do a lot of damage with that knife they carry.  I know.
Jednesa
 player, 283 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:36/36 FP:9/13
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 16:06
Re: Out of Character 6
Jareth was a perfectly normal build for me, a "one to grow on" build.  Where he starts off pretty 'terrible' (for a Heroic, Cinematic game - skills in the 11-13 range are pretty terrible) with the idea of building him up... and then I found out how slowly we progress.

So Jednesa was my next build (with a full 250 points!), so I built her "where I want her to be" (mostly), knowing it'd be years before she advanced.

Ulo was also a "where I want her", but ... eh... she's just not right for a "Don't kill your follow PCs" game.

Stenet I didn't build, and he's actually really good (but then the OP built it strictly by template, and you can't go wrong there).



If I make another PC, I'll probably try to stick to a template build and try to hit "where i want them forever"...
Narrator
 GM, 4779 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 22:55
Re: Out of Character 6
Sorry be back on tomorrow
Narrator
 GM, 4782 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 21:08
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Narrator (msg # 693):

Things a little funky at home, back on tomorrow.
Narrator
 GM, 4783 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 21:38
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Narrator (msg # 694):

Or not. Having issues at home due to volume of game prep, understaffed at work so no downtime.  Definitely by monday morning.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 964 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 14 Jan 2018
at 01:13
Re: Out of Character 6
I can sympathize on game prep.  I spent most of two weeks of spare time prepping a (planned) four hour one-shot, albeit in an unfamiliar system.  There's a good reason I'm not trying to run a game on any continuing basis, even RPOL.
Narrator
 GM, 4785 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 15 Jan 2018
at 13:42
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 696):

I am running a one shot SWCL game Saturday with tbe game designer as a player. It is tbe same scenario I was writing for 75pt DF characters. Gotta get more work on it today...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 965 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 15 Jan 2018
at 23:21
Re: Out of Character 6
SWCL?

FWIW, with some system mechanics assistance from a more experienced GM, my Savage Worlds one-shot yesterday went over rather well.  Four modern-day scientists entered an exhaling magma vent in a recently active (1961) volcano in Iceland, and discovered the source of Cretaceous pollens in the airflow -- at the life cost of only two red shirts and half a dozen Deinonychus.
Berry
 player, 48 posts
 Mage
Tue 16 Jan 2018
at 05:05
Re: Out of Character 6
Bleh, I think I've just about overcome all the troubles the bout of bad weather while traveling caused.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 967 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 16 Jan 2018
at 10:14
Re: Out of Character 6
Berry:
Bleh, I think I've just about overcome all the troubles the bout of bad weather while traveling caused.


Just in time for more snow across the eastern half of the US.  Rain changing to snow overnight into tomorrow, for North Carolina...
Chye Isuel
 player, 1022 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Tue 16 Jan 2018
at 16:58
Re: Out of Character 6
sounds like var has "social diseeeeeease" -5.. ewwwwwwwwww, goblin herpes. xD
"that goblin Var, issa sonuvabitch! got the blueballs, crabs, and the seven year itch!"

This message was last edited by the player at 17:00, Tue 16 Jan.

Chye Isuel
 player, 1024 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 03:57
Re: Out of Character 6
Ales, since when are you in the wine cellar thread? xD
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 969 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 11:40
Re: Out of Character 6
Chye Isuel:
Ales, since when are you in the wine cellar thread? xD


Since he forgot he's also Mancini...  ;)  Happens to all of us from time to time.  Post box defaults to your first character.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1285 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 14:49
Re: Out of Character 6
Ardenas Barehand:
Post box defaults to your first character.

Which is why I've set mine to not defaulting to any.  It makes it much harder to accidentally post in the wrong threads with the wrong character.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 970 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 23:54
Re: Out of Character 6
Jareth Mooncalled:
Ardenas Barehand:
Post box defaults to your first character.

Which is why I've set mine to not defaulting to any.  It makes it much harder to accidentally post in the wrong threads with the wrong character.


...sneaks off to look for that setting...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 971 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 23:57
Re: Out of Character 6
Aha!!

Thank you, Jareth!  I've wished for that for months, never knew it actually existed.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1286 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 10/10
Fri 19 Jan 2018
at 01:29
Re: Out of Character 6
Ardenas Barehand:
...sneaks off to look for that setting...

For everyone else, it's the only toggle on the Game Preferences page.
Narrator
 GM, 4800 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 19 Jan 2018
at 21:16
Re: Out of Character 6
I may be scarce  for a few days, wife is sick and needs my attention.  Hell, she needs my intention in general.
Azrael
 player, 391 posts
 Charismatic
 Exorcist
Sat 20 Jan 2018
at 01:22
Re: Out of Character 6
Give her attention with best of intentions
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1343 posts
 blue haired
 mountain elf
Sat 20 Jan 2018
at 01:54
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Azrael (msg # 709):

Yes, but giving a wife your attentions, with your intentions, should always be the most pleasurable of duties!
Azrael
 player, 392 posts
 Charismatic
 Exorcist
Sat 20 Jan 2018
at 02:03
Re: Out of Character 6
Not going there...
Chye Isuel
 player, 1026 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Isuel!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 20 Jan 2018
at 04:10
Re: Out of Character 6
lol in this context, intentions means administering the sick or injured. xD
inĚtenĚtion
inˈten(t)SH(ə)n/Submit
noun
plural noun: intentions
1.
a thing intended; an aim or plan.
"she was full of good intentions"
2.
MEDICINE
the healing process of a wound.
Narrator
 GM, 4801 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 20 Jan 2018
at 22:28
Re: Out of Character 6
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 712):

Be back Monday.