OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016.   Posted by The Seer.Group: 0
The Seer
 GM, 1 post
Tue 16 Aug 2016
at 21:11
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Welcome to 'In Search of the Unknown'

I intend this to be an exciting adventure as well as a bit of an 'ode to TSR' as it is the first module I ever played AND ever DM'd (albeit poorly).

Welcome - I hope you enjoy & I hope I do it justice.

Regards,
The Seer.
The Seer
 GM, 7 posts
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 14:44
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Hiya, Gents - you're in.  No hurry - need to find at least 2 more players - if y'all know any good players, send them the link - I trust you.
The Seer
 GM, 8 posts
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 17:54
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Okay guys - got another one in.  Have 2 pending requests.

One note:

You guys decide what class you want to play.  Where debates occur, I will try to facilitate to everyone's satisfaction.
player 3
 player, 1 post
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 18:25
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
I'm quite handy with thieves, so I may branch out and try something wild and new.
The Seer
 GM, 10 posts
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 20:24
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
good for you.  PM me some of your ideas - don't limit yourself, shoot the moon and we'll discuss.

that goes for everyone in the game.  let's make this adventure fun, let's see where it goes.
player 2
 player, 1 post
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 21:19
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Part of the fun for me is to let the dice help decide the fate of what the character will be.

currently, he is but a mound of clay waiting to be molding into something more.

player 2
 player, 2 posts
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 21:33
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Looks like the character development has some options at this point.
16:29, Today: player 2 rolled 23 using 1d100, rerolling ones.  strength stat roll sucked  LOL.
16:28, Today: player 2 rolled 8 using 1d100, rerolling ones.  possible strength stat roll.
16:28, Today: player 2 rolled 85 using 1d100, rerolling ones.  roll for magic.
16:28, Today: player 2 rolled 19 using 1d100, rerolling ones.  roll for level.
16:26, Today: player 2 rolled 18 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only, rerolling ones.  stat 6.
16:26, Today: player 2 rolled 16 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only, rerolling ones.  stat 5.
16:25, Today: player 2 rolled 14 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only, rerolling ones.  stat 4.
16:25, Today: player 2 rolled 12 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only, rerolling ones.  stat 3.
16:25, Today: player 2 rolled 13 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only, rerolling ones.  stat 2.
16:25, Today: player 2 rolled 15 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only, rerolling ones.  Stat 1.

Hummmm.....
player 3
 player, 2 posts
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 21:39
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
17:38, Today: player 3 rolled 2 using 1d100.  magic item.
17:38, Today: player 3 rolled 26 using 1d100.  level.
17:37, Today: player 3 rolled 14 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only, rerolling ones.  stat.
17:37, Today: player 3 rolled 15 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only, rerolling ones.  stat.
17:37, Today: player 3 rolled 13 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only, rerolling ones.  stat.
17:37, Today: player 3 rolled 15 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only, rerolling ones.  stat.
17:37, Today: player 3 rolled 16 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only, rerolling ones.  stat.
17:37, Today: player 3 rolled 15 using 4d6, dropping the lowest dice only, rerolling ones.  stat.

not to shabby, nothing super awesome, but no crap either. I will pm you a little later this evening boss.
The Seer
 GM, 11 posts
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 21:44
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
don't forget racial modifiers to scores.

once you guys have names, get 'em to me and I'll update.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:38, Fri 19 Aug 2016.

Kullonar
 player, 1 post
 Half-Orc Cleric/Fighter
 Brother of the Cudgel
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 11:36
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Kullonar reporting for duty and eager to explore the unknown :)
Will be working on my character sheet off and on through the weekend while I'm traveling.
Glad to be aboard fellers!
player 4
 player, 1 post
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 19:36
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
07:25, Today: player 4 rolled 11 using 1d100.  magic item.
07:25, Today: player 4 rolled 54 using 1d100.  level.

07:24, Today: player 4 rolled 15 Stats
07:23, Today: player 4 rolled 8  Stats
07:23, Today: player 4 rolled 11 Stats
07:23, Today: player 4 rolled 18 Stats
07:23, Today: player 4 rolled 14 Stats
07:21, Today: player 4 rolled 16 Stats

Options are open.  What to be, what to be.
The Seer
 GM, 15 posts
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 20:11
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
I'm excited to note that we have 5 players so far.  I have one more invitation extended, and 6 seems a good number, but depending upon the class spread of the group, I think 5 will do as well.

Keep working on your sheets.  If you rolled for level 2 or a magic item, holler at me and I'll assist as I may.

And thanks very much for joining!
Myrrick
 player, 3 posts
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 20:14
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I didn't roll a positive result for either of those, but I'll take 'em lol
The Seer
 GM, 16 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 13:06
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
The Map of the Eastern Portion of the Flaness is up in the 'Maps' thread.

File too big for me to put in game map.  Any advice y'all have re: downloading maps, especially the Greyhawk Map, is welcome - I'd like to have 1 embedded map of just Ratik and the surrounds (The Rakers, Timberway Forest, perhaps the Bone March)...anyway, thoughts and ideas and suggestions are welcome.  I know there are a lot more savvy tech folks here than me.
Zan
 player, 3 posts
 Slight of Hand Mage
 Elf of Gray
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 19:05
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
I'd just take a page from Hedge's game,  (Hedge hope you don't mind)

Instead of posting a huge map of Oerth - and because the site won't let me upload a 3 mb map - here are some links to some excellent maps I found online.

Classic World of Greyhawk Map (clickable to zoom):
http://www.highprogrammer.com/...wk/map/supermap.html

Atlas of the Flanaess - maps by Anna B. Meyer - these maps are stunning!
http://www.ghmaps.net/

Living Greyhawk Maps - beautifully rendered!
http://www.orcwood.com/rpg/greathunt/docs.html

Otto
 player, 2 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 19:13
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I was just about to lead with what Zan suggested.  I think the Anna B Meyer maps take a lot to beat.

http://ghmaps.net/wordpress/wp...ds/2014/02/Ratik.jpg

It's a great general overview, expands really well, and we've all been around long enough to know the area in question.
Myrrick
 player, 4 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 19:24
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Ranger thief here, I'm sneaky everywhere.
The Seer
 GM, 18 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 20:38
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Otto's map is perfect, except too large according to RPol.  Unless I save to photobucket and then download to the Maps thread.

I still wanted one for the 'Game Map' link up above.  Oh well, in the immortal words of Mick Jagger: 'You can't always get what you want.'

Thanks guys!
The Seer
 GM, 20 posts
Sun 21 Aug 2016
at 14:11
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That Meyer map was just the trick - love the detail.  It is posted in the Maps thread for those who want a closer look at the starting point.  Thank you to Uthecar and Zan for their help!

Okay, so here's where we are.  Most of you have rolled your ability scores and have begun working on your sheets.  I also have sketches from most of you on a back story.  These actually will be a bit more important than the typical fare, as I will (try to) actively integrate 'who' you are into the first chapter.

Thus far we have 2 elves, a half orc and a dwarf.  Please note: I did not call you a party.  You're not...yet!

*As for the game: I'm going to ask for a deadline of two weeks to get character sheets done.  Obviously, real life takes precedence, but I would really like to start the game no later than September 4th.  I know several of you are busy - I'm certainly in the same boat, but I think 2 weeks should be enough time.

If any of you need help w/ your characters/equip, etc. please let me know - I am here to help.  Being not a fan of paperwork, I can relate!!!  LOL.

One other note: I've added my email address to the Land of Imagination thread, below my sig.  If any of you need to touch base, you can reach me there.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:14, Sun 21 Aug 2016.

The Seer
 GM, 21 posts
Mon 22 Aug 2016
at 00:32
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
I believe I've corrected the editing function on the character sheets.  If you're still having issues, please let me know.
Zan
 player, 4 posts
 Slight of Hand Mage
 Elf of Gray
Mon 22 Aug 2016
at 22:01
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
Seems to be working for me
Bruno Rhunthane
 player, 1 post
Mon 22 Aug 2016
at 22:15
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
It's working for me as well.

Hello all! Looking forward to writing a great story with you!
Uthecar Hornskin II
 player, 3 posts
Mon 22 Aug 2016
at 23:12
OOC: The First Chapter - August 2016
All good for me thanks.

No doubt I'm already playing with some or all of you elsewhere, and I'm enjoying that, so this will be the same, only different.
Myrrick
 player, 5 posts
Tue 23 Aug 2016
at 01:18
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looking forward to the game for sure.

was in a bit of an accident last night, so my posting/work on sheet, may be spotty for a day or two.
Uthecar Hornskin II
 player, 4 posts
Tue 23 Aug 2016
at 02:15
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Hope you're okay.  A bit of an accident is kind of an oxymoron isn't it?

It was an accident I am sure, just how debilitating it is to you afterwards is the concern we all probably share, even if we don't know you directly.