Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)   Posted by StarMaster.Group: 0
StarMaster
 GM, 191 posts
 Outsider
 Storyteller
Fri 22 Sep 2017
at 00:35
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
10.5 days without power!

 Lost power on the 9th just around noon as the hurricane passed by.

 No power, no AC, no lights, no stove/microwave/toaster oven, no hot water, no TV, no computer, no modem, no internet.

 Florida. Summer. Hot. Humid. Sat around in the dark and sweated. Didn't sleep well, didn't eat much.

 Couldn't go anywhere since most places were also without power.

 For a few days, gas was scarce, because most gas stations didn't have power, and so couldn't pump gas. The few that either had power or emergency generators had long lines and then ran out of gas. Tried getting by on ice, but so was everyone else, and ice quickly sold out.

 Finally got power back about 8:30 last night.

 So now we're cleaning up the mess.

 It'll probably be another day or two before I get caught up on all my games.
Erin
 player, 195 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Sat 23 Sep 2017
at 00:14
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
Glad that you finally have power. Now hopefully things will fall into place and go smoothly!
StarMaster
 GM, 196 posts
 Outsider
 Storyteller
Mon 18 Dec 2017
at 23:05
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
The zombies attacked and ate my brain!

Fortunately, I have a spare lying around here somewhere, so as soon as I find it...


Things have been... kind off-kilter of late.


To start with, my friend's mom died the day before Thanksgiving, so things are a bit out of sorts at the moment. I rent a room in his house, and I've known him and his mom for 35 years. It wasn't unexpected, as she'd been in poor health for about 7 months.


Then, last Thursday a week ago, we were heading to the store mid afternoon, and we were stopped at the light getting ready to turn when we spotted an animal in the middle of the lane next to us. At first, we thought it was a squirrel about to get run over, but then realized it didn't move like a squirrel. A van making the turn just missed it, but the lady behind slammed on her brakes, got out and picked it up. She looked at my friend, and said she didn't know what to do with it, so my friend said he'd take it to the vet, which we were going to pass anyway when we made the turn. She handed it to him (he was driving) and he handed it to me.

It turned out to be 7-week old orange tabby kitten! We took it to the vet, and the vet said it was fine, hadn't been hurt, but was clearly scared. It had oil on its head, so we thought maybe it had crawled up into the engine compartment of a vehicle and finally fell out when the vehicle made the turn.

Since the last of the three cats that we had died back on July 4th, and we'd been trying to decide if we wanted to get another cat, we've kept him. After a rough first day, he's settled in nicely and has quickly become a holy terror. He's still not big enough to challenge the dog yet, but isn't afraid to charge him. He likes to help me type my posts on the computer by walking all over the keyboard.

After a lot of deliberation, we finally decided to name him Dodger, cause he'd been dodging traffic in the middle of a busy intersection when we found him.


Also, a heads-up to everyone... it's holiday season. Generally posting for PbP games drops off a bit during this time. Even when you don't think you have the holiday commitments that others have, somehow, they sneak up on you and screw up anything you may have had planned... or even screw up your unplanning.

That's been my case. No commitments, yet those pesky holiday things have crept into my time and energy. Nothing on the horizon, but they may show up anyway.

Just letting you know things may be iffy until the New Year.

Hope everyone's still here!
Erin
 player, 199 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Tue 19 Dec 2017
at 20:39
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
Yup! I'm still here and congrats on your new fur baby!!!!

And I understand the holiday slow up, especially around Christmas and New Year being so close together.

So no problems on my end!!!
StarMaster
 GM, 198 posts
 Outsider
 Storyteller
Sat 23 Dec 2017
at 15:46
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
Pfui. Don't know whether it's the holiday blehs, blahs, blues or busyness, but I find myself unusually lacking in time with unexpected lack of mental energy to boot. I get a few posts in (if I'm lucky), and then my brain turns to mush. Getting around to posting as I can.

Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!
Erin
 player, 200 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Sat 23 Dec 2017
at 18:29
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
Happy Holidays everyone!!!!!
StarMaster
 GM, 199 posts
 Outsider
 Storyteller
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 13:45
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
I guess this game is dead.

There were only 4 players left anyway, and since two of them haven't posted in several months, it would seem as if they lost interest in the game.

According to the rules of the site, I have to make sure all players are notified that a game is being deleted.

So, this is the official notification that I'm going to delete the game in another week. That gives everyone a chance to wake up and say they want to continue... if they do.

This game started out pretty well, but for some reason, it just slowly petered out.
Elexia Mystchild
 player, 144 posts
 Aasimar
 Monk
Mon 30 Apr 2018
at 16:13
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
In reply to StarMaster (msg # 219):

Huh?
Myron Tane
 player, 150 posts
 Human - Monk
 AC-17 / HP-10
Mon 28 May 2018
at 07:37
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
Greetings all that may remain!
Finished with my house buying and moving, hope to get caught up and resume.

How many of us are still here?
Elexia Mystchild
 player, 145 posts
 Aasimar
 Monk
Mon 28 May 2018
at 13:18
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
In reply to Myron Tane (msg # 221):

Uh, here?
Myron Tane
 player, 151 posts
 Human - Monk
 AC-17 / HP-10
Tue 29 May 2018
at 07:03
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
In reply to Elexia Mystchild (msg # 222):

Grand! Letís see who else might be around.
Iím trying to get an old dnd player to try online play so we will have one more.
Miki
 player, 62 posts
 Human
 Cleric
Tue 29 May 2018
at 18:14
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
Still here... I wasn't really in a coma... it just looked that way.
Myron Tane
 player, 152 posts
 Human - Monk
 AC-17 / HP-10
Wed 30 May 2018
at 08:05
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
In reply to Miki (msg # 224):

;)

This message was last edited by the player at 08:05, Wed 30 May 2018.

Erin
 player, 201 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Thu 7 Jun 2018
at 02:36
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
Still here!!!
Elexia Mystchild
 player, 146 posts
 Aasimar
 Monk
Mon 11 Jun 2018
at 14:07
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
In reply to Erin (msg # 226):

Still here
StarMaster
 GM, 203 posts
 Outsider
 Storyteller
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 19:58
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
It looks like we lost Myron.

And, since no one else is posting, it's probably time to delete this game. Unless I get a response from anyone in the next week or so, I'll go ahead and delete it.
Elexia Mystchild
 player, 152 posts
 Aasimar
 Monk
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 00:16
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
In reply to StarMaster (msg # 228):

What?
Erin
 player, 211 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 04:52
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
response.....
StarMaster
 GM, 205 posts
 Outsider
 Storyteller
Sun 11 Nov 2018
at 18:09
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
Apologies if you still want to play.

I thought the game had died because nobody was posting. But, I see that you've all checked the board fairly recently, so that must mean you are still interested.

So, let the games continue!
StarMaster
 GM, 206 posts
 Outsider
 Storyteller
Tue 1 Jan 2019
at 04:45
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
December has turned to be a bad month for me.

I had a touch of burnout for a week or so before Christmas, then got busy during Christmas, started to get caught up on my games and then lost internet for four days. Just getting caught up again now.
Erin
 player, 215 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Tue 1 Jan 2019
at 19:20
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
No problem! RL sucks sometimes. Take your time. I'm not going anywhere!
StarMaster
 GM, 207 posts
 Outsider
 Storyteller
Tue 5 Mar 2019
at 01:29
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
I was just about to put up a post saying I was going to delete the game because no one has been posting, but I always check The Cast first.

So I see some of you have checked the board recently... but nobody is posting!

Are you waiting on me for some reason?

Or should I go ahead and delete this game?
Elexia Mystchild
 player, 159 posts
 Aasimar
 Monk
Tue 5 Mar 2019
at 05:31
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
In reply to StarMaster (msg # 234):

I am still here
Erin
 player, 216 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 23:52
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
still here.
StarMaster
 GM, 209 posts
 Outsider
 Storyteller
Sat 27 Apr 2019
at 17:33
Re: Two Jacks & a Jill Pub (OOCs/Discussions)
I'm still waiting for people to post!

I'll give it another week for Erin, Elexia, Miki and Myron to post. I'll need at least two of you to post or else I'll delete this game.