OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016.   Posted by The Seer.Group: 0
Uthecar Hornskin II
 player, 227 posts
 Fighter
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 10:05
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Don’t stress about it on my account.  When there is something happening to post to, I post, when there isn’t I wait until there is.
Zan
 player, 177 posts
 Slight of Hand Mage
 Gray Elf AC:4 HP:5(13)
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 19:06
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Lol,  yeah, it's getting that be that time of the year Hang in there Seer
Uthecar Hornskin II
 player, 229 posts
 Fighter
Fri 10 Nov 2017
at 19:51
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Don't the years just have a habit of speeding away!!
Kullonar
 player, 128 posts
 Half-Orc Cleric/Fighter
 Brother of the Cudgel
Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 17:13
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
No worries Seer!
The Seer
 GM, 457 posts
Sun 12 Nov 2017
at 17:04
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Okay gang - time to move on.

Please read the final few posts in the "Day 2: Back into Quesqueton" thread to bring you up to speed (if you haven't already).

A new thread: Day 4: Combing Quesqueton was started today to move the adventure along.

Along with that, check the rewards thread for new experience points for each of you. As an aside on this issue, I am not tracking your personal XP - I tend to think that's your responsibility. Please make sure you're accurately reflecting the rewards I'm giving - I am fairly liberal when it comes to passing out XP, so if you feel like you're getting short shrift, let me know via PM and we'll hash it out.

Really well played, folks. Thought the ghasts and shadow were going to be a problem, but you all did what you needed to in order to survive.  Good job.
The Seer
 GM, 460 posts
Sun 12 Nov 2017
at 17:17
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Also see the new notice: XP Tables for your review. Holler if you have any questions, and keep in mind that you gain XP as you adventure, so you can level up while immersed in the adventure.
The Seer
 GM, 462 posts
Mon 13 Nov 2017
at 22:23
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Howdy - expect a post in the next day or two. I see Kullonar asked for the ring of feather fall. Don't forget to divvy up the rest of the magic as fairly as possible to those who want it. Failing that, you can give what you don't want/need to Weasel, our pseudo-NPC. He could probably make use of both potions, given his experiences in the dungeon thus far.

Remember, if it's not on someone's character sheet, I'll assume you all discarded it. That's one of the few hard and fast rules I have.
The Seer
 GM, 464 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 01:13
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
both potions are on Weasel's character sheet.

Kullonar, put the ring of feather fall on your sheet, please. Now's the time to speak up if someone objects.

Zan has the wand & the spellbook.

Myrrick has the halbard.

Uthecar and Bruno have each other.


MAKE SURE YOU RECORD THE ITEMS ON THE CHARACTER SHEET!!!

I know I'm being a pain. It's for your own good.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:14, Tue 14 Nov.

Zan
 player, 184 posts
 Slight of Hand Mage
 Gray Elf AC:4 HP:5(13)
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 01:17
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Item magical item count.  (let me know if I missed anything)
- Mage Spellbook           (Zan)
- Magical Axe of chopping  (Myrrick)
- ring of feather fall     (Kullonar)
- potion of healing        (Weasle ??)
- potion of invisibility   (Weasle)
- Wand of Magical Missles  (Zan / Ginger)
- Sphere of annihilation   (lol just kidding on this one, couldn't resist)

Might be better for Kullonar to hold the potion of healing, as he would be much better suited to determine who needs it most.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:20, Tue 14 Nov.

Uthecar Hornskin II
 player, 234 posts
 Fighter
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 02:22
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Zan:
Might be better for Kullonar to hold the potion of healing, as he would be much better suited to determine who needs it most.


While you are probably right in game terms, I am personally more a fan of healing being spread throughout the party than kept with just one character.  That way one failed save can't potentially destroy all healing for the group, and it also safeguards Kullonar.
Bruno Rhunthane
 player, 190 posts
 Fighter and Cleric
 AllAtTheSameTime
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 02:45
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Uthecar Hornskin II:
Zan:
Might be better for Kullonar to hold the potion of healing, as he would be much better suited to determine who needs it most.


While you are probably right in game terms, I am personally more a fan of healing being spread throughout the party than kept with just one character.  That way one failed save can't potentially destroy all healing for the group, and it also safeguards Kullonar.


Dear Uthecar,

How are you? I am fine.

Remember when we met? BEFORE we joined the party? We traveled around a bit. I'm the one that's supposed to be guiding you as "Sergeant Bruno's mum through careful counselling has given him a new charge, the protection of a cleric of the All Father, and a reason to prove himself." Yeah, that's me. Your spiritual guide and son of the officer that...

Over the time since we've met we've traveled a bit. Recently, I've spent a lot of time healing fellow party members. That is, aside from Kullonar and the potion of Healing in Weasel's pouch there's me. The one you know of as the priest of Moradin the Soul Forger, the chief god of your people. (I.e., Dwarves.)

Just a reminder! ;)

Your friend, Bruno, son of his NCO mother and priest of Moradin.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Kullonar
 player, 131 posts
 Half-Orc Cleric/Fighter
 Brother of the Cudgel
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 02:48
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Agreed > someone else should carry the healing potion in case Kullonar goes down or is too busy fighting off a purple worm to administer healing. Just sayin' :)
Uthecar Hornskin II
 player, 236 posts
 Fighter
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 03:43
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Bruno Rhunthane:
Dear Uthecar,

How are you? I am fine.

Remember when we met? BEFORE we joined the party? We traveled around a bit. I'm the one that's supposed to be guiding you as "Sergeant Bruno's mum through careful counselling has given him a new charge, the protection of a cleric of the All Father, and a reason to prove himself." Yeah, that's me. Your spiritual guide and son of the officer that...

Your friend, Bruno, son of his NCO mother and priest of Moradin.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.


Touché BB.  Sorry forgot you're also a priest, and not just here to ride his arse. :o)
Zan
 player, 187 posts
 Slight of Hand Mage
 Gray Elf AC:4 HP:5(13)
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 03:50
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Bruno Rhunthane:
Sorry, I couldn't resist.


LMAO.


touche Bruno, well said
The Seer
 GM, 465 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 14:16
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
HA! Well played! 10XP for the humor, another 10 XP for the snark!!!!
The Seer
 GM, 466 posts
Sat 25 Nov 2017
at 17:26
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
In the immortal words of Sam Gamgee, "Well, I'm back."

A much needed hiatus from work and real life. Rpol was merely collateral damage. Sorry for the slowdown, though, in fact, I think we all needed some down time for sleep, food, sex and more sleep. Frankly, I'm not sure sleep isn't the most important of that lot...

So, onward we delve...post coming in about, um, five minutes or so.
The Seer
 GM, 472 posts
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 22:26
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Post tonight...
The Seer
 GM, 475 posts
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 16:31
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
So I've never liked the rules for surprise in AD&D - too many iterations, and I'm not big on complex rules.

That said, I'll take suggestions for simple surprise rules. My own ideas include a natural 6 on the initiative means surprise, w/ a 5-6 for the ranger class (bonuses excluded).

Let me know your thoughts before we start this engagement. Once I decide on the rule, I'll put it in the game rules thread.

Your input is appreciated.
Bruno Rhunthane
 player, 196 posts
 Fighter and Cleric
 AllAtTheSameTime
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 18:03
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
RE: Surprise:

Your suggestion works for me.
Uthecar Hornskin II
 player, 243 posts
 Fighter
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 20:42
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
You're the boss, boss.  We all know there are going to be occassions when the dice throws are not going to mesh well with stated character actions, so I'm still a believer in DM override power.  Whether that means characters are surprised even if the dice roll says they aren't and vice versa it's all good.
Zan
 player, 190 posts
 Slight of Hand Mage
 Gray Elf AC:4 HP:5(13)
Mon 4 Dec 2017
at 05:29
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
works for me
The Seer
 GM, 477 posts
Wed 6 Dec 2017
at 03:51
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
December 7th, known to most Americans as Pearl Harbor day, is also the last day of Medicare open enrollment (out state run health system for the elderly and the disabled). It is the end of my busiest season, which means a bit faster post rate, at least for the rest of the year.

That to say this: big battle comin' folks...probably this weekend, perhaps sooner.

:)

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:51, Wed 06 Dec.

Zan
 player, 193 posts
 Slight of Hand Mage
 Gray Elf AC:4 HP:5(13)
Fri 8 Dec 2017
at 14:24
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Nice Picture  (two thumbs up)
The Seer
 GM, 481 posts
Fri 8 Dec 2017
at 21:41
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Yes, I'm rather fond of her. LOL.
Uthecar Hornskin II
 player, 245 posts
 Fighter
Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 00:19
Re: OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Some folk just seem to make little effort with their attire.  I wonder what sort of outfit she’d choose if she wanted to make an impression?