OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016.   Posted by The Seer.Group: 0
The Seer
 GM, 830 posts
Tue 14 May 2019
at 00:37
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Post coming tomorrow. Hope y'all had a nice weekend. I gamed w/ my table top group. Also ordered 5th edition from Amazon...looking forward to digging in.

Ah, much better now.

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:38, Tue 14 May.

Zan
 player, 311 posts
 Slight of Hand Mage
 Gray Elf AC:4 HP:11(19)
Mon 13 May 2019
at 18:59
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
I've toyed with the idea of getting 5th edition but have never been able to follow through for some reason.

Let us know if you like.
Player 8
 player, 2 posts
Mon 13 May 2019
at 19:26
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
I love 5th edition. There's something I like from a 2nd, Pathfinder, and 5th, the three editions I've played, but 5th is so easy. I'm bad with remembering rules, and there's fewer to remember with 5th.

I'm a different Player 8 than the one above, I think, but I'll be joining soon, as an elf ranger.
The Seer
 GM, 830 posts
Tue 14 May 2019
at 00:37
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Howdy, and sorry for the confusion. I'll correct that in a moment.

Please welcome the real player 8 to the game - he's getting up to speed, and will be joining you shortly...if he can just get away from the shadowy things that seem to be following him...
The Seer
 GM, 834 posts
Tue 14 May 2019
at 03:47
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Welcome to Gildan Stalker...either you'll be the next hero who conquers Quesqueton, or you'll be just another piece of gristle for ghouls and other uglies to snack on.

Welcome indeed!
Kullonar
 player, 271 posts
 Half-Orc Cleric/Fighter
 Brother of the Cudgel
Tue 14 May 2019
at 03:49
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Welcome aboard!
Gildan Stalker
 player, 3 posts
Tue 14 May 2019
at 14:46
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Hello everyone.
Bruno Rhunthane
 player, 329 posts
 Fighter and Cleric
 AllAtTheSameTime
Tue 14 May 2019
at 14:57
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Welcome, Gildan!
The Seer
 GM, 837 posts
Wed 15 May 2019
at 19:36
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Post tomorrow. I'm going to try to maintain twice a week, with one of those days during the weekend moving forward. We'll see how that works.
Zan
 player, 314 posts
 Light Fingered Mage
 Gray Elf AC:4 HP:11(19)
Thu 16 May 2019
at 01:58
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
welcome
The Seer
 GM, 840 posts
Thu 16 May 2019
at 17:38
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
I probably shouldn't be surprised at the party's success...pretty good combat so far. Hope you guys are enjoying it.
The Seer
 GM, 844 posts
Sat 18 May 2019
at 18:23
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Couple things: Bruno, wasn't fussing at you. I welcome all questions, so don't be shy. That's said, something like that can go into OOC or PM.

Gildan: dice roller finally woke up. Fortunately there are two clerics in the group. I have to admit, that natty 20 fired me up, though. DM has to have a little fun now and again! And, for the record, your bow work was exactly what was needed at the time you showed up. Melee's not over, but I think you may have saved a character or two with your arrival.
The Seer
 GM, 845 posts
Sun 19 May 2019
at 14:45
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Gang - anyone here playing 5th edition on Rpol?

I'd like to learn how to play, just bought the three core rulebooks. Combing through them, I see a lot that's familiar (some that's really good: ability rolls make me happy!), some that's kind of hokie: character's backstory is important for about minute to most players, so writing a novel seems extra work).

Let me know - thx!

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:46, Sun 19 May.

Kullonar
 player, 273 posts
 Half-Orc Cleric/Fighter
 Brother of the Cudgel
Mon 20 May 2019
at 13:12
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
In reply to The Seer (msg # 711):

Actually playing 5E around the table > rolling real dice!
Running a group of new players and having a blast! We play once a month.
It's a pretty cool system. I ran a 5e game on Unseen Servant for awhile using the new boxed set with adventure Lost Mines of Phandelver. Only finished three chapters of it but it was fun.
The Seer
 GM, 846 posts
Mon 20 May 2019
at 13:26
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
In reply to Kullonar (msg # 712):

I've read through the PHB and skimmed the monster manual - they went old school with the MM - most of the monsters started in First edition. I like that they pay homage to the history of the game. In the PHB, I like ability checks instead of so many skills. From what I can tell, there's quite a lot to like.

There are also some things that I'm scratching my head about, especially when it comes to character creation. And definitely not a big fan of being pigeon holed in one direction or another, seems too limiting to me.

All that to say: I need to play to learn, then once I have my arms wrapped around the new rules, I'll probably enjoy it more.

I don't suppose anyone would want to volunteer being a DM for 5e? LOL.
Bruno Rhunthane
 player, 333 posts
 Fighter and Cleric
 AllAtTheSameTime
Mon 20 May 2019
at 20:20
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
I've been in a couple table top campaigns so far, but haven't gotten a character higher than 9th or 10th level.

I have my problems with the system (to begin with it's D&D and crap like Alignments still exist, etc.), but I've found it quite flexible. It's easy to take a few levels of one thing and a few more of that, etc. To some degree that they have done the thing that too many rpgs are doing right now and attempting to model play on computer games (you play a Blaster or Tank or Controller whatever your class is, etc.), but I like it ok. The two GMs running our games seem to like that they've brought back lots of classic modules and are bringing back many more.
Kullonar
 player, 275 posts
 Half-Orc Cleric/Fighter
 Brother of the Cudgel
Mon 20 May 2019
at 20:56
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
My Ghosts of Saltmarsh book arrives tomorrow!!!
I'm just slightly giddy...
The Seer
 GM, 849 posts
Mon 20 May 2019
at 23:07
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Bruno, if it seems I'm picking on you, I'm really not! LOL. Totally missed that post. Now you see why I have to have a screen, though I'm not liking this one very much, to be honest. May just go back to paper and pencil.
Gildan Stalker
 player, 7 posts
Tue 21 May 2019
at 14:02
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
The Seer:
Gang - anyone here playing 5th edition on Rpol?

I'd like to learn how to play, just bought the three core rulebooks. Combing through them, I see a lot that's familiar (some that's really good: ability rolls make me happy!), some that's kind of hokie: character's backstory is important for about minute to most players, so writing a novel seems extra work).

Let me know - thx!


I play a couple of games using 5th. I'm full up on games at the moment, but if an opening comes around, I'll try and remember to let you know.
The Seer
 GM, 851 posts
Tue 21 May 2019
at 15:10
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Much obliged. I've asked two DM's playing 5E and both said they didn't need more players.
Zan
 player, 318 posts
 Light Fingered Mage
 Gray Elf AC:4 HP:11(19)
Wed 22 May 2019
at 02:15
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
ah man, you telling me I gots to start reading up on 5th edition.
The Seer
 GM, 854 posts
Wed 22 May 2019
at 15:20
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
LOL, Zan...

This game's staying first edition all the way through. I just want to learn 5e because my tabletop group have all bought the 5e books and are starting to figure them out. I am guessing we'll be switching to 5e sometime in the next year or so, once we finish the current chapter. Since we play about once a month, I'd say a year is about how long it takes.

FYI.
The Seer
 GM, 856 posts
Wed 22 May 2019
at 15:29
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
I'm going to have to go back and figure out what time it is - use this time to roleplay how you're handling the wounded and other sundries.

Again, good fight. Turned on a dime with Gildan's appearance. You might want to heal him up for the effort - or not. If not, don't be surprised to see Gildan return as a PC ghast. LOL!
Kullonar
 player, 279 posts
 Half-Orc Cleric/Fighter
 Brother of the Cudgel
Thu 23 May 2019
at 12:13
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
The Seer:
LOL, Zan...
This game's staying first edition all the way through. I just want to learn 5e because my tabletop group have all bought the 5e books and are starting to figure them out. I am guessing we'll be switching to 5e sometime in the next year or so, once we finish the current chapter. Since we play about once a month, I'd say a year is about how long it takes.
FYI.


And then there's this announcement I received just today:
http://www.enworld.org/forum/c...Ahead-of-Live-Stream
The Seer
 GM, 858 posts
Thu 23 May 2019
at 14:34
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Wow...5e has a lot of throwback to it, but they do a good job of updating the old adventures so that they seem new again. That's an adventure I wouldn't mind being involved in.