OOC Chat.   Posted by Eru Illuvatar.Group: 0
Noin son of Balin
 player, 21 posts
 Priest of Aulë
Mon 25 Sep 2017
at 05:16
Re: OOC Chat
06:15, Today: Noin son of Balin rolled 2 using 1d20.  Charisma check.
Eru Illuvatar
 GM, 126 posts
 The One Alone
 Creator of Arda
Mon 25 Sep 2017
at 05:42
Re: OOC Chat
Excellent roll Noin, you have one pip for a successful Charisma check :-)
Thrir son of Thrur
 player, 35 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 18:09
Re: OOC Chat
It's not looking good friends, but fear not I shall take the secret to my grave :).

(I'm down to 3 hp at this point )
Eru Illuvatar
 GM, 130 posts
 The One Alone
 Creator of Arda
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 18:54
Re: OOC Chat
Yeah I'm taking up a collection for a new dice roller cause this one sucks :-P.   At least you're not going down without a fight!   Oh and my math may be wrong, but I think you still have four hp left :-)
Thrir son of Thrur
 player, 36 posts
Thu 28 Sep 2017
at 04:18
Re: OOC Chat
Oh you are right :)
Eru Illuvatar
 GM, 131 posts
 The One Alone
 Creator of Arda
Fri 29 Sep 2017
at 17:59
Re: OOC Chat
At work right now, but I've caught up on all your amazing posts and I'll reply tonight :-).
Eru Illuvatar
 GM, 132 posts
 The One Alone
 Creator of Arda
Sat 30 Sep 2017
at 05:38
Re: OOC Chat
Or I could fall asleep on the couch after work and not wake up until midnight, darn it!  Okay my apologies faithful Khazad.  Posts tomorrow morning then.  Thank you for your patience;

This message was last edited by the GM at 06:13, Sat 30 Sept.

Thrir son of Thrur
 player, 38 posts
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 05:58
Re: OOC Chat
I've now rolled less than 10 on every attack roll except the surprise shot I actually hit with.
Eru Illuvatar
 GM, 136 posts
 The One Alone
 Creator of Arda
Sun 1 Oct 2017
at 06:42
Re: OOC Chat
Yes I've hit more than you, but I've had twice the chances.  There's got to be some high rolls coming.  Maybe if we type in ability check, which needs a low roll, we'll get higher ones?

Sorry Thrir, a dysfunctional dice roller isn't your fault.  Your tactics are good and you'd have likely won by now if just a couple of those rolls had hit.   I hope better rolls are coming.
Eru Illuvatar
 GM, 141 posts
 The One Alone
 Creator of Arda
Tue 3 Oct 2017
at 18:19
Re: OOC Chat
Update tonight hopefully.  I think we are nearly done with this introductory adventure.  Now the fun really begins :-)
Eru Illuvatar
 GM, 145 posts
 The One Alone
 Creator of Arda
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 04:27
Re: OOC Chat
Sorry, update will be tomorrow.  Been a long week, ten hour work days and I've already been asked to work Saturday too.  I do apologize, you've all been so patient I appreciate it.  I will update tomorrow, you have my word.  I've actually written the outline for the next three posts, about three pages of notes I did at work.  Hey you never know where you are going to get inspired :)

Goodnight all, hope you're having a great week.
Kronin son of Krolin
 player, 47 posts
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 04:53
Re: OOC Chat
Appreciate the update!

Have a good night, get some rest, and we'll see you tomorrow.
Ymir son of Gunir
 player, 13 posts
Sun 8 Oct 2017
at 15:17
Re: OOC Chat
I know the feeling...Pesky work!
Eru Illuvatar
 GM, 149 posts
 The One Alone
 Creator of Arda
Sun 8 Oct 2017
at 15:37
Re: OOC Chat
Thanks Ymir, I appreciate the support sir.  It has been and will be rough until the holidays are over, but I'll get through it with help from my friends.  The best thing is, I'm on my last week of vacation this week, so the hard work was worth it!  This game is my little ray of sunshine and believe it or not I think about it during my work day :)  I've even typed up notes while waiting on yet another mountain of work.  But no more of that, I'm on holiday as of yesterday afternoon :D

We should be at the end of this chapter soon, let's put up some posts while I'm on vacation, there will never be a better time :)
Noin son of Balin
 player, 25 posts
 Priest of Aulë
Mon 9 Oct 2017
at 05:18
Re: OOC Chat
06:17, Today: Noin son of Balin rolled 19 using 1d20.  Charisma Check.

Not with that roll
Thrir son of Thrur
 player, 44 posts
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 10:37
Re: OOC Chat
I'm not sure if I'm suppose to post in the other thread yet or not :)
Eru Illuvatar
 GM, 154 posts
 The One Alone
 Creator of Arda
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 12:01
Re: OOC Chat
Hey Thrir, I have an update for you soon.  You've one more obstacle to pass on your way back :-)
Kronin son of Krolin
 player, 53 posts
Mon 16 Oct 2017
at 03:59
Re: OOC Chat
Just clarifying. The group is still coming  considered to be in Frálin's Chambers as we have not had consensus yet?
Thrir son of Thrur
 player, 50 posts
Mon 16 Oct 2017
at 04:15
Re: OOC Chat
I think it would be wise if you left before you're arrested.....but I've not been able to deliver my message yet.....
Eru Illuvatar
 GM, 159 posts
 The One Alone
 Creator of Arda
Mon 16 Oct 2017
at 04:22
Re: OOC Chat
Yes Evia came ahead, apparently eager to arrive, and ran into Thrir.  Ymir I believe is with Kronin and Noin and you are bringing the Libram I presume.   You can post as having entered with Noin if you'd like Kronin :-)

I know things are a bit confusing with everyone still a bit scattered.  Let's get everyone together in the Great Hall please, except for Thrir who is choosing to wait outside.

Okay short post in Great Hall of Thrór which I hope will help.  Any questions please ask :-)

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:42, Mon 16 Oct.

Eru Illuvatar
 GM, 163 posts
 The One Alone
 Creator of Arda
Wed 18 Oct 2017
at 03:06
Re: OOC Chat
Once everyone has asked their boon, I shall continue in the Great Hall.  We are nearly done there otherwise, just one more proclamation from the King.  Don't forget poor Thrir outside waiting patiently to talk with everyone.

Btw, just to make certain everyone is aware, my NPCs do make mistakes.  Yes I play them according to their alignment, but also by their race and by a simple set of statistics that I give them all.  I categorize their personalities based on the following questions:

What are their likes/loves
what are their dislikes/hates
what are their fears/flaws
what are their goals/secrets
who are their allies/enemies

While the NPCs may know things the players do not, they also may be ignorant of information the players have.  So if an NPC says or does something, they may or may not be right.  They aren't perfect, any more than the player characters are.  NPCs can and will make false assumptions, bad guesses, and be just plain wrong on occasion.  Consider that when gathering information from interaction with NPCS, the source is an important clue as to whether or not they are likely to be correct.

I played for years with a DM who had NPCs that NEVER MADE MISTAKES.  Not only were they essentially perfect, but they would mock or admonish player characters whenever they made a false assumption or error.  I promised myself I would NEVER do that so just be assured...

The NPCs will often prove helpful, but they're not infallible :)

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:26, Wed 18 Oct.

Kronin son of Krolin
 player, 56 posts
Wed 18 Oct 2017
at 03:51
Re: OOC Chat
Thanks for throwing that out there.

I have played under a similar DM, and yes, I found it very, very frustrating as well.

I have found that the play by post medium goes a long way towards combating that particular phenomenon. I would guess it has something to do with the DM not being as attached to NPCs as they do not have to physically play them out.
Kronin son of Krolin
 player, 57 posts
Wed 18 Oct 2017
at 14:04
Re: OOC Chat
Just a heads up, I will be away on an overnight in the mountains most of today and tomorrow, and will probably be unable to post.
Eru Illuvatar
 GM, 164 posts
 The One Alone
 Creator of Arda
Thu 19 Oct 2017
at 18:21
Re: OOC Chat
Thank you for letting us know, Kronin.  Enjoy the mountains my friend. :-)
Kronin son of Krolin
 player, 58 posts
Thu 19 Oct 2017
at 23:41
Re: OOC Chat
Thanks, I had a great time. Kind of a nice last hoorah before winter sets in.

Looking forward to seeing how this all shakes out, and to the next chapter.

It's been really great stuff so far.