OOC Board.   Posted by DM - Jeff.Group: 0
DM - Jeff
 GM, 20 posts
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 01:08
OOC Board
The ever popular Out Of Character board.

Feel free to indulge yourself, get to know the other players and start discussing the characters you may be playing.

This game is starting a little earlier than I had prepared for so I'm still making some tweaks to the character sheet I would like everyone to use for this game.

I would prefer we feel each other out a little and roll up characters next week, there is no rush.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 22 posts
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 01:40
Re: OOC Board
This is the first game I've run on this site, didn't realize the character names were unchangeable.  I added you all as your user ID's.  I'm sure I can move you to a different character once a name is selected.  Those of you that have GM'd games on this site, please let me know the easiest way to do this.

Thanks.
wilbur07
 player, 1 post
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 05:15
Re: OOC Board
You can assign additional characters to each player under their character names and make that character their primary.  It's really not hard to do at all.  Ask me if you have problems.
Arlowat
 player, 1 post
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 06:23
Re: OOC Board
Hello, folks. I did not come into this game with a specific character in mind. I have a strong preference to work with the group to find a role that will complement the party. I'd like to start a public discussion of character choices and preferences. I tend to enjoy playing fighters, rogues, and clerics, but I am open to anything. Arcane casters are a stretch for me, but if we're lacking a wizard, I'm game.

Depending on how things work out, I may be interested in setting up a character that's subordinate to one or more of the other PCs -- a servant, henchmen, slave, or bodyguard, perhaps. Anyone interested in setting up a (short and simple) shared back-story, please let me know.
wilbur07
 player, 2 posts
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 06:44
Re: OOC Board
I already PM'ed my character sheet, a wood elf wizard from the Dalelands.  If you want to have a shared backstory I'm open to that too.
borderline_dnd
 player, 1 post
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 07:00
Re: OOC Board
I was planning to be a dwarven ranger from the Cloud Peaks.
I'm also open to a shared background. At this point, I'm planning to be a well traveled dwarf who is now in the dalelands.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 25 posts
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 07:14
Re: OOC Board
Okay, found there is a Rename button on the GM Menu, that makes it easy.

wilbur07 is now Threed Vox
borderline_dnd is now Durl Rockfist
DM - Jeff
 GM, 26 posts
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 07:20
Re: OOC Board
Arlowat, if everyone goes roughly with the choices they wanted on the applications, we may be short in the rouge or cleric arena.  I think we will probably have a Human female Bard and a Human male Paladin which can fill in for parts of those roles though so you are pretty open.

It doesn't matter to me though if we don't have all the classes covered, the main goal is to come up with a character that will be fun for you, and the group... and me of course :)
Balerion
 player, 1 post
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 08:08
Re: OOC Board
Hello everyone, glad to be aboard and looking forward to playing with you all. I'll get my character sheet done during the day - gonna play the mentioned human paladin.
Beychaliban
 player, 1 post
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 08:08
Re: OOC Board
I was planning to play a human (female) bard. And I'm open to shared backgrounds as well, she's a traveler and could have met a lot of people on her way :)
I wouldn't mind having a bodyguard or "the strongest man/woman in the whole world" with me, too ;)
Mandacaru
 player, 1 post
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 13:18
Re: OOC Board
Hi folks. Sam here (maybe we could follow Jeff's lead and have real names as part of the handle?)

Haven't played DnD since the 80's so I'll probably stick my foot in it once in a while. I've been playing mostly HeroQuest in Glorantha.

This likely explains why the character which is taking shape in my head is a human cleric; LN and follower of one of the two LN gods associated with Death, probably picking Repose and Travel as domains. I'd like to ask not to be assigned automatically as the "party healer" but have that as a part of the character; I want to play up the religious and magical side of things. So...

I figure that priests who help you get over to the other side are important and will be respected and feared by society (so two ways of interacting with NPCs are as a healer an as a deliverer of Last Rites). So I will put points into some social skills. Depending on discussion here, I might put points into Intimidation and have the character a bit Inquisitorial. The Repose domain will allow me to ask questions of the dead :)

That is more or less where I am so far. I think the character is on a pilgrimage (possibly paying a promise), if that works with the setup, Jeff? There is a holy city south of the waters but I'm not sure this caravan is heading in that direction. Maybe there is somewhere in front of us?

Edit: The deity is Kelemvor http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Kelemvor

This message was last edited by the player at 13:59, Thu 24 July 2008.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 28 posts
 Played by: Jeff
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 19:05
Re: OOC Board
Up to personal preference if you want to put your player name as part of your character name.  The easiest way would be to do it as one of your bio lines.  I've tried it on this post, should say "Played by: Jeff" under my character name.

The main reason I do it is, I don't have a character and I don't care for the title DM or GM... "Hey DM, can I use my strength modifier for that roll?" -- makes me sound more like a tool.
I could use my login ID "Baldrax", but that's just an old character name.  I also feel that it reminds players that the person running their game is a human and that hopefully they can relate to him.
Beychaliban
 player, 2 posts
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 19:39
Re: OOC Board
Great to see a cleric that is not only the "wandering band aid" :) And it sounds as if there could be nice discussions coming up.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 29 posts
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 20:20
Re: OOC Board
Oh, the dilemma...  Mandacaru, I really like your deity selection, the only problem is with the timeline.  This story starts out about 8 years before Kelemvor attained godhood and adopted part of Cyric's portfolio.  I'm not suggesting that you change it yet, like I said, I like the idea.  This story might delve into the relations of the gods a bit, I have to weigh it out to see if it will be a factor.  If you don't want to discuss this here we can talk more through PMs.
Mandacaru
 player, 2 posts
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 21:20
Re: OOC Board
Ummm...a simple solution would simply be to tweak things off screen. Presumably he is important even if not a god, and can be worshipped in the same way. I think it just adds to the fun a bit, no? This sort of thing often just generates a neat idea.

I was thinking, if a death god follower, that he could be escorting the body of a priestess (NG nature god over in the dales - gotcha! Chauntea http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Chauntea) back to her (noble) family in the west. So coming from the Abbey of the Golden Sheaf in Mistledale http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Mistledale.

That could give other characters hooks too?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 30 posts
Thu 24 Jul 2008
at 21:30
Re: OOC Board
Kelemvor would not have been know much at all until he achieved godhood so no one would really know him or be compelled to worship him.  But I think I found a solution that will work for you and possibly open up a lot of cool situations for the future of the game.

I sent you a PM with my idea.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 2 posts
Fri 25 Jul 2008
at 02:04
Re: OOC Board
Please enable the character sheet with the fixed width option checked.
Thanks
DM - Jeff
 GM, 31 posts
Fri 25 Jul 2008
at 03:01
Re: OOC Board
Please stand by on the character sheets for a few days if you don't mind.  As stated above (first message in this thread) I'm still working on the character sheet I want everyone to use.  I'll let you all know when the template is done and enable your sheets at that time.

Thanks
Arlowat
 player, 2 posts
Fri 25 Jul 2008
at 22:45
Re: OOC Board
Based on the other players' character choices and my dice rolls, which don't really support multi-classing or spell-casting, I'm now leaning toward an old-fashioned human fighter. A reformed brigand, actually. He had fallen in with a bad crew and took advantage of the recent chaos until his bandit group was splintered (or destroyed). If either the bard or paladin were involved in taking out the bandit group, it could be interesting to have this fellow sworn into service to prove his sincerity. Poor guy really needs some moral guidance in these troubled times.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 2 posts
 Torm wills it!
Fri 25 Jul 2008
at 23:13
Re: OOC Board
That actually sounds like an interesting idea for a common background. Should be possible to work something out there. Shall we continue this in a PM? Maybe it will even be possible to get the bard involved as well. Lets see what she says to it.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 3 posts
Sat 26 Jul 2008
at 03:42
Re: OOC Board
I'd like to have a shared history with the bard if possible :)
I shoulda called dibs.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:51, Sat 26 July 2008.

Durl Rockfist
 player, 4 posts
Sat 26 Jul 2008
at 03:50
Re: OOC Board
Actually we can create a list?


Dwarven Ranger - Durl Rockfist
Human Paladin - Sigismund Rider
Human Fighter - Arlowat
Bard - Beychaliban
Cleric - Mandacaru
Wood Elven Wizard - Three Vox


I think I got the list correct.




Question: Why a Wood Elven Wizard? From the FRCS, the wood elf has a +2 STR, DEX and a -2 CON, INT, CHA

Not trying to change your mind, just curious as to why you'd be a wood elf instead of a Sun or Moon elf.
Threed Vox
 player, 3 posts
Sat 26 Jul 2008
at 04:56
Re: OOC Board
I took the hit on intelligence to get a high strength score, because Threed likes to bash things over the head instead of dazzling them with a spell!
Beychaliban
 player, 3 posts
Sat 26 Jul 2008
at 15:50
Re: OOC Board
I get the imagination of a guy in a robe, grasping his quarterstaff at the lower end, swinging the other end around on the head of his enemy. Feels like the old "Das Schwarze Auge" computer games ;)

Shared background doesn't mean that there's no way to have met someone else, too. And looking at the story of Arlowat it is more likely for my bard - which needs a name - to have met Arlowat and possibly Sigismund recently or only once.
Mandacaru
 player, 3 posts
Sat 26 Jul 2008
at 17:03
Re: OOC Board
Jeff, I think I'll call my character "Carlo". Easy to remember and easy to write.

A good way to hook characters together can be to make them cousins or similar. Another is for religious reasons. Has anyone worked out a reason to be with the caravan yet?

Does Beychaliban have a religion?
Mandacaru
 player, 4 posts
Sat 26 Jul 2008
at 17:12
Re: OOC Board
Ah...another thing.

quote:
Gold: Start with your maximum amount of gold times 1.5.  So if you would normally get 100 gold, you can start with 150.


What would my "maximum amount of gold" be?
Durl Rockfist
 player, 5 posts
Sat 26 Jul 2008
at 17:13
Re: OOC Board
The Rockfist clan built a stronghold within the northern foothills of the Cloud
Peaks, about two days travel from the town of Nashkel. Dorn's clan had  found a
vein of ore and quickly began to secure the area. Fortunately, the white
dragons and the remorhazes didn't bother to investigate the Rockfist at the
base of the mountains. The dwarves in their wisdom did not venture up the
slopes and kept their distance, though that did not stop them from digging deep
into the depths of the Cloud Peaks.

Durl split his time in the smith and with the Hearth guards. He enjoyed his
time at the Rockfist stronghold. It was built with solid stone, not rocks, and
the clan prospered. The Thunder Blessing was a boon from Moradin, but it also
caused a few problems. The biggest problem was that the clan had grown larger
than the available space.

Durl took this as a sign from Marthammor Duin, that he must leave his home and
travel. He was eager to see more of Faerun and seek out adventure.




Durl would have worked several caravans to eventually get to the Dalelands.
If anyone wants to tag along for the ride, you're more than welcome to join.
Threed Vox
 player, 4 posts
Sat 26 Jul 2008
at 17:35
Re: OOC Board
Threed was born in the Wood Elf kingdom but was orphaned as a child and brought
to the Dalelands.  His human parents raised the baby boy as their own and gave
him a human firstname, along with the word that was sewn into Threed's blanket
as a baby, or Vox, which has an unknown mysterious meaning.  Threed's real parents
and family were lost in a raid on the wood elves and only a well-meaning hermit
saved the boy from dehydration and starvation.  The man brought the boy to his home
in the Dalelands.

Though away from the influence of Elves Threed had a natural yearning for magic
and he wished as a boy to become a magician like his father.  Learning was difficult
for the elf as he was naturally disinclined to the study of magic, but Threed kept
at it and finally graduated to become a full-fledged wizard.

________________________________________________________________________

Threed is from the Dalelands, so working as a guard on this caravan is an easy
hook into the adventure for him.  I'm welcoming any shared backgrounds; Durl, perhaps we met on one of the caravan jobs you have been working on, and we do
the elf-dwarf friendship thing like Legolas-Gimli . . .
Durl Rockfist
 player, 6 posts
Sat 26 Jul 2008
at 17:55
Re: OOC Board
Threed - Durl could have done a few caravan jobs.

As Durl is traveling from the Cloud Peaks (West) to the Dalelands, it would mean that Durl is a recent arrival to the Dalelands. So we may not have done too many jobs together.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 33 posts
Sat 26 Jul 2008
at 19:45
Re: OOC Board
Mandacaru:
What would my "maximum amount of gold" be?

For a cleric, starting gold is 5d4x10, so 200 x 1.5 = 300 GP
Durl Rockfist
 player, 7 posts
Sat 26 Jul 2008
at 21:19
Re: OOC Board
Mandacaru, it looks like you forget to drop the lowest when you rolled your stats.
Unless of course you rerolled and kept them secret :)


I'm actually debating a different character concept for myself. Still haven't decided yet. But I'm looking at the current list of classes and thinking about it.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 35 posts
Sat 26 Jul 2008
at 21:28
Re: OOC Board
Durl Rockfist:
Mandacaru, it looks like you forget to drop the lowest when you rolled your stats.
Unless of course you rerolled and kept them secret :)


I'm actually debating a different character concept for myself. Still haven't decided yet. But I'm looking at the current list of classes and thinking about it.


Yeah, he PM'd me and dropped them afterwards... manually.

Good to see you are re-thinking your character, not that there was anything wrong with your current one.  It's always fun to experiement and branch out, you'll hopefully be playing these characters a long time and it's good to make sure you are starting out with one you want to spend a lot of time with.  I'm in no rush to start the game, though I'm now preparred to get going whenever everyone is ready.

The character sheet is finished (for now) I made some comments in the Character Creation Thread.  I copied the sheet into all of your character sheet pages, so you should all have access to them now.  If I missed anyone, let me know.
Arlowat
 player, 3 posts
Sun 27 Jul 2008
at 13:24
Re: OOC Board
I'm not familiar with FR regional equipment. If anyone can throw some ideas my way of what would be suitable for a fellow of low character hailing from Cormyr, Sembia, or the Dalelands, please let me know.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 8 posts
Sun 27 Jul 2008
at 16:48
Re: OOC Board
What type of character class are you Arlowat
I know you're a fighter. What type of weapons, armor do you normally use?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 38 posts
Sun 27 Jul 2008
at 19:45
Re: OOC Board
Arlowat:
I'm not familiar with FR regional equipment. If anyone can throw some ideas my way of what would be suitable for a fellow of low character hailing from Cormyr, Sembia, or the Dalelands, please let me know.

This may help for those of you not familiar with creating characters in the Forgotten Realms:
http://realmshelps.dandello.net/datafind/index.shtml

I thank Durl for the link, I hadn't known about that site until he sent me a link to something on there.

So, go to regions, find the region you are interested in, they are sorted by race.

Automatic Language: You automatically get this language, along with Common.
Bonus Languages: This replaces the bonus languages list based on race in the PHB.
Regional Feats: You can choose from these feats as well as any from the other source books.
Equipment: The regional equipment, choose one.  You can also sell it for half it's value.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:52, Sun 27 July 2008.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 39 posts
Sun 27 Jul 2008
at 20:32
Re: OOC Board
Arlowat is now "Aldo Rathmus"
DM - Jeff
 GM, 40 posts
Sun 27 Jul 2008
at 20:34
Re: OOC Board
Oh...
And Mandacaru is now "Carlo"
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 4 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Mon 28 Jul 2008
at 13:22
Re: OOC Board
Still working on my character sheet, but the character description is up. I'm pretty set on my choices, but if Durl changes his concept to a more heavily-armored front line fighter, I may change Rath into a fighter/rogue.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 3 posts
 Torm wills it!
Mon 28 Jul 2008
at 13:27
Re: OOC Board
My, we are quite a front heavy group, aren't we? Even the mage likes to hit things over the head with whatever weapon he uses. ;)

I am a little worried that with a class change from Durl, we might end up without anyone who's versed in surviving off the roads, though.
Carlo
 player, 5 posts
Mon 28 Jul 2008
at 16:49
Re: OOC Board
Durl Rockfist:
Mandacaru, it looks like you forget to drop the lowest when you rolled your stats.

Yeah. For some reason it wasn't allowing me to drop the lowest dice. That's why I did it with the individual rolls showing.

I vaguely remember seeing instructions for HP somewhere, but I may be wrong. What is the procedure? Roll?

Ta.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 9 posts
Mon 28 Jul 2008
at 18:07
Re: OOC Board
Sigismund Rider:
My, we are quite a front heavy group, aren't we? Even the mage likes to hit things over the head with whatever weapon he uses. ;)

I am a little worried that with a class change from Durl, we might end up without anyone who's versed in surviving off the roads, though.



I'll be staying as the dwarven ranger.
Carlo
 player, 6 posts
Mon 28 Jul 2008
at 18:41
Re: OOC Board
Next questions:

1. Presumably I can have holy water for free, seeing as I can make the stuff?
2. Can I take Abyssal and Infernal as the two bonus languages? I think that could be fun

I think my character is nearly ready in terms of stats and equipment, though I might have to give him a low DEX instead of STR so he can carry stuff.

BTW, it took me a little while to work out what a 'dime' is worth, not being from the US of A ;-)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 41 posts
Mon 28 Jul 2008
at 19:29
Re: OOC Board
Beychaliban is now "Ciara Tavares"
DM - Jeff
 GM, 42 posts
Mon 28 Jul 2008
at 20:14
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
I vaguely remember seeing instructions for HP somewhere, but I may be wrong. What is the procedure? Roll?
Standard 1st level hit points are Max +- Con.  It is very briefly mentioned in the PHB, hard to find.

Carlo:
1. Presumably I can have holy water for free, seeing as I can make the stuff?
Yes, since you can create water and bless water, it can be assumed that you can make your own even in the middle of a desert.  You only need to purchase the vessel that contains it.

Carlo:
2. Can I take Abyssal and Infernal as the two bonus languages? I think that could be fun
According to the FRCS those languages are available to clerics as bonus languages so Yes.  Not sure how much you will need them, but you never know ;)


As for carrying stuff, that's what horses are for.  Or mules, and not the MMORPG kind.

It's not uncommon to drop ballast when it comes to combat, with my characters I usually drop my backpack when i go into a fight.  Of course there may be times you don't want to do that.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:15, Mon 28 July 2008.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 43 posts
Mon 28 Jul 2008
at 20:19
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
BTW, it took me a little while to work out what a 'dime' is worth, not being from the US of A ;-)
LOL, sorry about that.  Guess I was thinking like a typical American there.
Carlo
 player, 7 posts
Mon 28 Jul 2008
at 21:46
Re: OOC Board
Thanks Jeff. I think I knew about the HP. Musta forgotten.

Abyssal and Infernal - well yeah. I figured if I took them and made sure the DM knew, I might generate winky smileys which would eventually lead to some fun for my character. Quite why my charcater would know these also needs a bit of explaining.

I was thinking about getting a mule if I didn't have to pay for holy water :) I shan't get a MMORPG mule since I don't know what one is :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 45 posts
Mon 28 Jul 2008
at 22:29
Re: OOC Board
An MMORPG mule is an extra character that people make in MMORPGs that is designed especially so it can carry lots of stuff.  I haven't played one in a while but one used to get both characters in the same remote area, drop a bunch of stuff, log out, quickly log back in with the other character and pick up all the stuff.  Was really fun if you could find someone that was muling and grab their stuff between logs and mess with them.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 46 posts
Tue 29 Jul 2008
at 02:56
Re: OOC Board
Let me know when your character sheets are complete so I can do an audit and conformity pass on them.

I didn't really clarify the intention of the "Hit Bonus" field for weapons.  I intend that to be a per weapon hit bonus, not your total attack bonus for the weapon.  This would be added to either the melee or range attack.  So a masterwork weapon will have a +1 Hit Bonus.  If you have a plus due to weapon focus with that weapon add that as well... perhaps put (wf) on the name to clarify this.

Also, please mark any masterwork items with a MW after the name ( Longword MW ), otherwise the bonus's for those fine items may get missed.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 47 posts
Tue 29 Jul 2008
at 05:21
Re: OOC Board
Like I mention in "About the DM", I am human, I make mistakes.  And I appreciate the little bird that whispered in my ear.

Bless Water Requires a material Component, 5 pounds of powdered silver (worth 25 gp).  Powdered no less, so , if you are in the middle of the desert, and you have 250 silver coins and a means to grind them up into powder, you could make some holy water I guess.

Carlo, sorry for the mistake, you still have to pay for your holy water. Just like everyone else, not even a discount :D
DM - Jeff
 GM, 49 posts
Tue 29 Jul 2008
at 20:45
Re: OOC Board
Combat and Character Sheets

I've decided that I will lock all character sheets during combat, I will be modifying HP, ammunition, used spells, dropped items, modifiers and such and want to make sure we don't step over each other.

So you will be able to Specify your action, make any relevant rolls and I'll update your sheets as needed.

If this is an issue for anyone please let me know.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 52 posts
Thu 31 Jul 2008
at 08:21
Re: OOC Board
A thing to keep in mind, I will not be ignoring the effects of cold weather.  We are starting our story in late autumn, winter is approaching quickly.  The area we are in would be ideal for hosting the winter Olympics... bring a sweater.

According to the DMG, An unprotected character in cold weather (below 40 degrees F) must make a Fort save each hour (DC 15 + 1 per previous check) or take 1d6 points of nonlethal damage.

Temps below 0 are even more severe.  Even protective clothing won't help for long, it's best to seek shelter.

It would be common knowledge for your character to at least pack a winter blanket, and possibly winter clothing (unless they have some other means of keeping warm).

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:14, Thu 31 July 2008.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 53 posts
Thu 31 Jul 2008
at 19:34
Re: OOC Board
Ready to Start?

Since we have a few vacations next week we have the option of starting now... like tomorrow (Friday August 1st).  Or waiting until Monday, August 11th.

I want everyone to be able to introduce their character and start interacting IC without being rushed.  If we start now, Sigismund and Ciara would only be gone for one post, and shouldn't be a problem, I could probably fill in the gaps.  Carlo will be gone tomorrow and this weekend but that should be fine if he is ready to post an intro now.

We hopefully shouldn't have to worry about the character sheets being final for a few weeks. So...

The question I have for all of you is:
Are your backgrounds and character concepts ready to go?
Should we start?
Ciara Tavares
 player, 5 posts
Thu 31 Jul 2008
at 19:36
Re: OOC Board
I just have to adjust my equipment list then I'm ready to go. Can finish it in half an hour.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 6 posts
 Torm wills it!
Thu 31 Jul 2008
at 19:38
Re: OOC Board
Yeah, I have to get some winter clothes as well. But otherwise I'm good to go.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 54 posts
Thu 31 Jul 2008
at 19:43
Re: OOC Board
Good, you (Ciara, Sigismund) were the main ones I was worried about, I know Durl, Threed, and Rath are probably ready to go.  So if I get word from Sam (Carlo) that he can post before the weekend then I'll let you all start.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 6 posts
Thu 31 Jul 2008
at 20:37
Re: OOC Board
I think I'm ready
DM - Jeff
 GM, 56 posts
Thu 31 Jul 2008
at 22:51
Re: OOC Board
Still haven't heard from Sam.  I think he lives in the UK and he's been pretty consistent on his post times, has never posted after 11:00PM and it's already quarter till midnight there.  If I don't hear from him I will probably start the game on Sunday.  He'll be back Monday and can join in.  That should give us enough time to get all the characters established and into swing before Ciara and Sigismund leave for a few days.

I won't be so picky about scheduling once the game is going since It'll be easier for me to fill in for your characters.  And I really didn't want to wait another full week to start the game... don't want to loose the momentum before we even start.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 10 posts
Fri 1 Aug 2008
at 00:22
Re: OOC Board
I'll have to add the extra winter clothes. I think I'm going to buy a mule too :) and some extra mundane gear to go with it.




I had previous characters that carried a tent. Not sure I'm going to do so with Durl but it's possible.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 57 posts
Fri 1 Aug 2008
at 00:54
Re: OOC Board
I like mundane items.  My general style is to make things as believable as possible, or as much as you can in a fantasy world.  Certain mundane items are a must for all characters but others can really define a character.  I may sneak in a few rules for certain items that don't have any defined game purpose ;)

As for travel, you guys may be doing your fare share of it, we are staring out traveling after all.  A mule will definitely take a load off of Durl's shoulders, but won't necessarily help him move any faster... unless he is completely overloaded that is.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 5 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Fri 1 Aug 2008
at 05:23
Re: OOC Board
I am thinking that since we're starting off with a caravan, that some of the basic requirements -- food, water, rudimentary shelter -- are carried along with the caravan and available for use by the hired hands. That's my excuse for not loading up on useful mundane items for Rath at this time.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 6 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Fri 1 Aug 2008
at 05:36
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
The question I have for all of you is:
Are your backgrounds and character concepts ready to go?
Should we start?


Ready!
DM - Jeff
 GM, 58 posts
Fri 1 Aug 2008
at 05:44
Re: OOC Board
Aldo Rathmus:
I am thinking that since we're starting off with a caravan, that some of the basic requirements -- food, water, rudimentary shelter -- are carried along with the caravan and available for use by the hired hands. That's my excuse for not loading up on useful mundane items for Rath at this time.
Yes, on the food and drink.  No on the shelter.  It's a loose organization, roadside camping with rotating watches.  It can be assumed that you can stash extra gear on the wagons that you are assigned to watch though.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 7 posts
 Torm wills it!
Fri 1 Aug 2008
at 06:45
Re: OOC Board
Oh, tent, that's a good point. (Especially in my age. ;) )
Ciara Tavares
 player, 7 posts
Fri 1 Aug 2008
at 06:48
Re: OOC Board
Especially with the cold winter coming up...
Carlo
 player, 9 posts
Sun 3 Aug 2008
at 21:30
Re: OOC Board
Sorry, I travelled Thursday late morning so didn't see any posts until now. I need to tweak my charcater (swap DEX/STR) and sort equipment out (I didn't pop for the tent or warm clothes firsttime around and I might get that mule).

Otherwise, yes ready.

Although I'm from London, I am in Brazil so am probably just a bit ahead of the US eastern seaboard for time.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 59 posts
Sun 3 Aug 2008
at 21:37
Re: OOC Board
The Play thread is open...  Remember to read the "Character Hooks" message in the "Character Creation" thread.  You can introduce new NPCs if you like.

Can't wait.



P.S.
Carlo -- At least I had the origin correct ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 66 posts
Wed 6 Aug 2008
at 21:29
Re: OOC Board
Since Ciara and Sigismund are on vacation and it's so early in the game, I'm going to do my next post on Friday and let them post for themselves once they get back.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:30, Wed 06 Aug 2008.

Durl Rockfist
 player, 12 posts
Wed 6 Aug 2008
at 23:28
Re: OOC Board
No worries
DM - Jeff
 GM, 67 posts
Thu 7 Aug 2008
at 22:00
Re: OOC Board
On a side note.  I was talking to a few friends of mine that do some web stuff on the side and we got talking about RPG play-by-post websites.  I think rpol is about the best site I've seen so far but it could do with some enhancements.

So, what type of features would your ultimate play-by-post website have?
Durl Rockfist
 player, 13 posts
Fri 8 Aug 2008
at 02:54
Re: OOC Board
A merge between myth-weavers.com and rpol.com would be nice.

I am used to the layout and structure of rpol. But myth-weaver has character sheet templates which are great.
http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheets/view.php?id=73750
DM - Jeff
 GM, 68 posts
Fri 8 Aug 2008
at 03:32
Re: OOC Board
Yeah, I've looked at their character sheets.  Would be nice to take it to the next level, easy customization and integration with an actual rules system.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 74 posts
Mon 11 Aug 2008
at 17:41
Re: OOC Board
In an effort to keep things moving forward, if everyone hasn't posted by tomorrow morning I'll move on and try to pick things up a bit.
Carlo
 player, 11 posts
Mon 11 Aug 2008
at 23:25
Re: OOC Board
I confess that at the moment I haven't much for my character to say or do. That is, sometimes an online game starts and people immediately jump in with characters interacting and sometimes it takes a little more time/effort.

Usually (IME) the key is OOC conversations where people throw ideas out and things start to happen. But, at the moment I haven't any bright ideas :)

So, all I can propose, based on something I saw on telly about mules and how they tend to form a whole set of social interactions while travelling, is that Durl and Carloīs mules are getting on famously...(think people meeting in the park because of their dogs).
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 10 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Tue 12 Aug 2008
at 05:44
Re: OOC Board
I've seen slow starts kill a lot of games, but I think once things get rolling, we'll be successful.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 10 posts
 Torm wills it!
Tue 12 Aug 2008
at 06:35
Re: OOC Board
Sorry for not posting yesterday.. the last week was quite exhausting and I'm only now really rested. :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 77 posts
Tue 12 Aug 2008
at 23:30
Re: OOC Board
Aside from mules getting it on... er... getting along.  Screaming beings falling from the sky seems to motivate people :D
Carlo
 player, 13 posts
Tue 12 Aug 2008
at 23:57
Re: OOC Board
Too right :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 80 posts
Wed 13 Aug 2008
at 06:50
Re: OOC Board
I just have to tell all of you.  I spent every ounce of my free time today creating NPCs for this game and boy, you guys are going to have your work cut out for you ;)  I already had a lot of characters made up but recently I've decided to go through them all and re-work them and I'm really glad I did.  They aren't all going to be your enemies of course, and maybe some you will never even come across but the whole process has really made me come up with some interesting story elements, it just pains me to know it's going to take months to get to play out some of the ideas I have.

I know you guys have no clue what is in store for you and I want so much to share but that would ruin all the fun.

Hope this gives you some incentive to work through the vague and slow start of this game.  It is somewhat intentional as I am trying as much as possible to taylor the story to your characters and it takes some time to get to know them.
Carlo
 player, 19 posts
Tue 19 Aug 2008
at 21:43
Re: OOC Board
If appropriate, Carlo is trying a Diplomacy roll (at +6) to, well, be diplomatic about it all :)

Perhaps add to that Sense Motive +3...is the gnome trying to pull a fast one?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 89 posts
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 01:11
Re: OOC Board
Thanks Sam, I'll take that into account on my next post.

In other news:
I started a list of NPCs and Factions, will be the top notice right now.  If anything ever seems to be out of date or missing details feel free to let me know here and I'll update it as soon as I can.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 90 posts
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 05:27
Re: OOC Board
LOL Mark.  I laughed for a good two minutes after reading your last post.  Good stuff.  Gotta wipe the tears from my eyes.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 15 posts
 Torm wills it!
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 07:15
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
If appropriate, Carlo is trying a Diplomacy roll (at +6) to, well, be diplomatic about it all :)

Perhaps add to that Sense Motive +3...is the gnome trying to pull a fast one?


The same goes for me, by the way.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 18 posts
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 07:19
Re: OOC Board
I like the NPC/Factions thread.
It does occur to me that the PCs are not a faction at this point. It's actually really good in the sense that we're part of the caravan in one way or another, but we haven't flashed our "PC card" and are now working towards a common goal.

:)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 91 posts
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 18:15
Re: OOC Board
Jeese, why didn't anyone tell me I spelled beginning wrong... begining... must have something to do with the Olympics. :D

At least I changed the top post so people browsing the game don't think I'm a complete idiot.


Glad you like the NPC/Factions thread Durl.  It hadn't really occurred to me to put the PC's in there since it is more of a reference tool for the PC's... looks like I have some spelling/typo issues in there too.

Oh well, back to working on my post.
Carlo
 player, 20 posts
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 18:57
Re: OOC Board
Probably for the same reason no-one has told you that the character sheet has diety instead of deity ;-)

NPC lists are very useful. I always find it helpful if people from the same group have similar names too. It is an artifice, but if you meet Ronald, Reggie and Roland in the bar, you are more likely to remember who the hell they were a year down the line. Real names help me too.

Meanwhile, if PC names don't start with different letters, I am completely lost.
Carlo
 player, 21 posts
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 19:16
Re: OOC Board
I can't quite gauge the situation here. I was thinking of Carlo casting Longstrider and then rushing in, at a movement rate of 40ft, to save the day. But with a single standard action or move action on offer, it'd be too late, right?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 93 posts
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 19:30
Re: OOC Board
Yes that would be quite a few too many actions for this situation.  I'm not really sure what there is to do myself, with a single action.   Basically, you can cast a spell that requires a standard action or less, but not move, unless maybe if a spell is a swift action.  The wagons will collide before you get another turn.

It was either offer that option or just let everyone stand there and watch what happens.  I figure there is always something that I may not have taken into account.  I can't foresee a way to stop the wagon or help those in it's path, but that doesn't mean it can't be done.

Thanks for pointing out my other spelling error.  Every time I type deity it comes out diety.  In a previous game I misspelled a characters name almost every time I typed it for several months before someone pointed it out.  Certain combinations of letters just type easier a certain way (transposing letters).
Carlo
 player, 22 posts
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 19:35
Re: OOC Board
That's fine. CRUNCH!
Carlo can help mop up the pieces.

My PC is rigged up for Portuguese. Imagine the havoc that wreaks when I'm writing in English.

I quite like to think there is a Great Weightwatcher up in the heavens, looking down upon us, tape measure at the ready.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 94 posts
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 19:48
Re: OOC Board
Oh, and by the way, I'll add it to my post.  As far as all can tell, the gnome doesn't appear to be pulling a fast one.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 16 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 19:51
Re: OOC Board
Thanks for the NPC list, Jeff :)

I think in a moment Ciara will know how wheat feels in a mill *crunch*
Sigismund Rider
 player, 16 posts
 Torm wills it!
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 20:00
Re: OOC Board
Now, now, young ones, let me see if I can save the day. ;)

And yes, the NPC list is very useful indeed. No need to worry about the onset of Alzheimers disease now. :P
DM - Jeff
 GM, 95 posts
Wed 20 Aug 2008
at 22:02
Re: OOC Board
See now... I hadn't thought of that move. :D

Sigismund, I think we can treat this as an Overrun or Bull Rush which can be made as part of a charge.  A charge is normally a full-round action but in the case of a surprise round it is allowed to do a partial charge, you move up to your movement rate instead of double.  Since you are not as encumbered as Brimzanzles horses you will be able to surpass them.  You've already passed your Ride check for controlling a non-War mount in combat so go ahead and make a Strength roll for Jisk.  If I start my post before you make your roll I'll do it for you.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 18 posts
 Torm wills it!
Thu 21 Aug 2008
at 05:22
Re: OOC Board
Always trust the players to come up with something unexpected. :) (Whether that something is good or bad for the GMs plans is, of course, different every single time. ;) )
DM - Jeff
 GM, 97 posts
Thu 21 Aug 2008
at 06:01
Re: OOC Board
The unexpected is the funnest part for me.  So far there really hasn't been much to do, a bit on rails.  Now is when things start to get interesting.  I like to make plans, but I also keep them loose and open with plenty of contingencies.
Carlo
 player, 25 posts
Thu 21 Aug 2008
at 10:27
Re: OOC Board
Gonna heal the horse.

I'm not sure about the relative merits and sequencing of mundane healing and magical healing? But...both are available.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 99 posts
Thu 21 Aug 2008
at 18:14
Re: OOC Board
Using my healing variant (bandage) would take one use of your heal kit, take a full minute and could convert 1-4 hp to non-lethal damage.  The horse is currently unstable and dying, so you would have to use first-aid in order to stabilize it first (using another use of the heal kit if you use it).  Magical healing, if used after a bandage attempt would heal the non-lethal damage as well as the lethal damage.  If used before bandaging it would stabilize the horse automatically and you could then bandage, saving the risk of not being able to stabilize it but it wouldn't heal the non-lethal damage from the bandaging.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 19 posts
 Torm wills it!
Thu 21 Aug 2008
at 18:16
Re: OOC Board
One thing that Sigismund will be interested in once the healing is done: will the broken leg be healed? (Of course I know that that likely depends on what Carlo will do, I just thought I'd ask now, so you can directly address it once it becomes relevant, Jeff. :) )
DM - Jeff
 GM, 100 posts
Thu 21 Aug 2008
at 18:44
Re: OOC Board
    I know there are some variants out there for broken bones and injuries and such but I'm not using them.  Depending on how much healing is done (HP wise) it may or may not mend the bone.  I would think that Carlo would concentrate his efforts on the life threatening injuries 1st so the leg might still need some work.  Even if fully healed with magic though I'm not the type to have something near death one moment and fully functional the next,  I wouldn't really make it effect the game dynamics as players are concerned but I always like to role play a significant injury (perhaps it's psychological).  I wouldn't expect the horse to start running around and pulling heavy loads right away but it would be able to walk, with a limp.
Carlo
 player, 26 posts
Thu 21 Aug 2008
at 19:21
Re: OOC Board
I confess I'm a bit confused, but I should get the hang of it once I've done it.
I'll take this option...

DM - Jeff:
I would think that Carlo would concentrate his efforts on the life threatening injuries 1st so the leg might still need some work.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 101 posts
Thu 21 Aug 2008
at 20:52
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
I confess I'm a bit confused, but I should get the hang of it once I've done it.


I'm sure I'm probably complicating things but don't worry.  It's not like you really have to specify what wounds you are healing, that part is all just role play.  Whether you specify or not the healed HP's are the same.
Carlo
 player, 28 posts
Fri 22 Aug 2008
at 11:29
Re: OOC Board
Um...what I just wrote IC was deliberately vague :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 102 posts
Sat 23 Aug 2008
at 08:34
Re: OOC Board
Hoof... Was going to post tonight but am too tired from a busy day of inspecting a house we are buying and getting estimates for work to be done.  Should get to it tomorrow (Saturday).
DM - Jeff
 GM, 106 posts
Wed 27 Aug 2008
at 00:59
Re: OOC Board
Wow... okay, got a little carried away there.  Sorry for the epic post.  We'll call that a cutscene ;)
Carlo
 player, 31 posts
Wed 27 Aug 2008
at 14:31
Re: OOC Board
Looks like we're gonna get into trouble. Dumb Carlo over here, of course, wants to stay behind and help out. He might as well suggest we "split up".

The narration's grand, Jeff. From the other players too.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 107 posts
Wed 27 Aug 2008
at 17:25
Re: OOC Board
Well as long as no one refuses to stay behind we shouldn't get split up.  Also, you will still be part of the caravan, just lagging a bit behind for now, so all that should get paid will still be on the payroll.  Donuvan hasn't quite made that clear yet.

Of course Carlo is a different story, he is a paying member of the caravan, so it would make sense for him to seek recompensation.
Carlo
 player, 33 posts
Thu 28 Aug 2008
at 15:25
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
Of course Carlo is a different story, he is a paying member of the caravan, so it would make sense for him to seek recompensation.


I thought about that a bit.
I think Carlo is too naÔve to do this.
Carlo
 player, 34 posts
Thu 28 Aug 2008
at 17:27
Re: OOC Board
Is it still mid-afternoon or is it late afternoon? I'm wondering if Carlo can get stuck into his evening prayers a bit early.

Um...prayers in the evening, right? Recovering spells...
DM - Jeff
 GM, 111 posts
Thu 28 Aug 2008
at 19:38
Re: OOC Board
It is still light out but fading quickly, you can pray whenever it is suitable for you.

And yes, technically you have to pray for your spells in the evening.  That presents a tricky scenario though.  Since you are supposed to not be able to re-use any spell slots you've used within the last 8 hours this kind of hoses you if you use spells later in the day or in the evening.

How about we say you pray for your spells in the evening but they are only granted to you after you get the required rest.  Which also makes it tricky if you use spells after you pray...  Who came up with this praying for spells in the evening anyways?  Must have been someone that slept during the day.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 20 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 28 Aug 2008
at 19:55
Re: OOC Board
Does it have to be the evening? Some of my characters prefer the morning for prayers and there wasn't a problem at all with it.
Though I don't know if the evening does fit Carlo better than the morning :)
Carlo
 player, 35 posts
Thu 28 Aug 2008
at 20:12
Re: OOC Board
Well...um...

He worships a death god. Somewhere on teh interweb I saw it specified that he would therefore pray in the evening or at night, and this makes perfect sense to me. (But, I can't find the d***ed reference.)

My question really is how flexible this is. You know, just in case there is...you know...a night assault or something. Terribly unlikely, I know, but it pays to be prepared ;-)

The next question is what happens if you are interrupted.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 22 posts
Thu 28 Aug 2008
at 20:45
Re: OOC Board
Carlo, which deity do you follow?
I'll find the reference for evening prayers.
Carlo
 player, 36 posts
Thu 28 Aug 2008
at 21:19
Re: OOC Board
Jergal, in theory.
Ta.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 112 posts
Thu 28 Aug 2008
at 22:03
Re: OOC Board
Yeah, Jergal.  Basically Jergal is very similar to Kelemvor in the current FRCS.  Kelemvor hasn't yet risen to godhood in our timeline.  Jergal's Clerics are supposed to pray for their spells at Dusk, a time of day representative of the end of life, anywhere between sundown and night should do.

Basically I think what we'll do is ignore that whole 8 hour issue for divine spellcasting, perhaps it was just for arcane spells anyways I can't seem to find where I had read that.  So if you spend 1 hour praying, as long as it is about the same time of day every day, you will get all your allotted spells.  That sounds right.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 23 posts
Fri 29 Aug 2008
at 00:14
Re: OOC Board
The 8 hours of rest is for arcane spellcasting.
Elves still need 8 hours of rest for arcane spellcasting, though they are physically rested after 4 hours of trance.

Divine spellcasters only need to meditate, pray, etc at the prescribed time.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 116 posts
Fri 29 Aug 2008
at 00:41
Re: OOC Board
Thanks... that's why I couldn't find it then ;)
Carlo
 player, 37 posts
Fri 29 Aug 2008
at 10:24
Re: OOC Board
Ok. Thanks folks.

"Stranded", eh? Sounds a bit like a tv show ;-)

Edit: Jeff, I'd not spotted your post 108 above, so my question may have seemed odd. Must pay more attention.

This message was last edited by the player at 11:07, Fri 29 Aug 2008.

Carlo
 player, 39 posts
Fri 29 Aug 2008
at 11:21
Re: OOC Board
Bit of indulgent yadayada there with Carlo's meditation, but I'll sort out a new set of spells next.
Carlo
 player, 40 posts
Fri 29 Aug 2008
at 11:27
Re: OOC Board
I don't stop, do I?

Next question...the Repose domain spell Deathwatch (http://www.systemreferencedocu...ml#deathwatch)...can it be used effectively as a Detect Life spell? I.e. will it reveal hidden living beings or will it just inform about the state of those who are already visible?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 117 posts
Fri 29 Aug 2008
at 17:57
Re: OOC Board
It doesn't mention the ability to detect life/death or undead, it seems you have to be aware of the creatures.  But because I am nice I will allow a +2 circumstance bonus while the spell is in effect to spot checks for undead or creatures that have been significantly injured.
Carlo
 player, 41 posts
Fri 29 Aug 2008
at 18:22
Re: OOC Board
Okay, ta.
Updated the spells.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 118 posts
Tue 2 Sep 2008
at 19:43
Re: OOC Board
A little bit busy today so I'm not sure if I'll get to my post, if not, I should be able to do it tomorrow morning.  I tried to get on yesterday but apparently rpol was having some domain issues.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 120 posts
Thu 4 Sep 2008
at 18:17
Re: OOC Board
Umfrey, Welcome to the game.

As you can all see, we have a new player amongst us.  He was one of the original applicants that had his fate lost to a die roll.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 23 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 4 Sep 2008
at 18:18
Re: OOC Board
Welcome, Umfrey!
DM - Jeff
 GM, 122 posts
Thu 4 Sep 2008
at 19:01
Re: OOC Board
I've added to the Journal & Calendar thread.

This may help surmise the days events for Umfrey as I'm sure Durl and the others will have tales to tell.

Within the next week I'll add some more details to the NPCs thread.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 24 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 4 Sep 2008
at 19:17
Re: OOC Board
Hurray for Jeff! Thanks, that's a great idea.
Umfrey
 player, 2 posts
Thu 4 Sep 2008
at 22:13
Re: OOC Board
Howdy all. Thanks for the summary so far, it helps a newcomer alot.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:14, Thu 04 Sept 2008.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 123 posts
Fri 5 Sep 2008
at 00:05
Re: OOC Board
Glad you like the summary, I had planned to do that from the beginning, now seemed like a good time to implement it.

I also charted out the weather for the next 3 months of game time today.  That was kind of fun.  Of course this will be a secret to you guys, just want to let you know that if the weather turns bad and spoils your plans I wasn't being vindictive, it is all predestined.
Carlo
 player, 42 posts
Sun 7 Sep 2008
at 20:05
Re: OOC Board
Back!

Ello Umfrey. Welcome.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 28 posts
 Torm wills it!
Mon 8 Sep 2008
at 07:35
Re: OOC Board
Sigismund will take third watch.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 127 posts
Tue 9 Sep 2008
at 01:36
Re: OOC Board
If any of you are interested in arena games I'm trying something I haven't seen here on rpol.  A DnD3.5 Team Arena game, Good vs. Evil.  4 players per side with me as the moderator.

I've never been into arena games but thought a team version would be interesting.

If you feel like signing up, I'll give you guys first dibs.

link to another game
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 22 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Wed 10 Sep 2008
at 04:48
Re: OOC Board
Sigismund Rider:
Sigismund will take third watch.


Leaving Rath with first watch.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 129 posts
Wed 10 Sep 2008
at 07:00
Re: OOC Board
Welcome back Rath.  As you see, not much has happened story-wise while you were gone, other than a new member of the group showing up.
Carlo
 player, 43 posts
Wed 10 Sep 2008
at 20:47
Re: OOC Board
Zombie goblin children! Yeehah!
Sigismund Rider
 player, 29 posts
 Torm wills it!
Wed 10 Sep 2008
at 20:50
Re: OOC Board
Now I'm going to have nightmares. Thanks! :P
Carlo
 player, 44 posts
Wed 10 Sep 2008
at 20:59
Re: OOC Board
You wait 'til his head starts spinning round and he starts speaking in Dubya's voice.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 132 posts
Wed 10 Sep 2008
at 21:10
Re: OOC Board
It's probably just a squirrel, you guys sure are jumpy.

Was pretty funny, in our table-top game a few weeks back we were chasing some kidnappers for several days.  We came across a log in the road and thought we saw some motion and everyone started casting buff spells and prepping for battle (a group of nine adventurers).  Someone said.  "Imagine the resources this group would waste if a squirrel ran across the road."
Sigismund Rider
 player, 30 posts
 Torm wills it!
Wed 10 Sep 2008
at 21:15
Re: OOC Board
*cast fireball* Hey, now, that squirrel came right at me! I swear it!

(Anyone seen Flickering Lights? ;) )
DM - Jeff
 GM, 133 posts
Wed 10 Sep 2008
at 23:11
Re: OOC Board
Haven't seen that one.

But I did cast fireball one round later in that encounter :D  four 6's and a 4.  That's a sight of beauty.  At least until their turn when a fireball came back at me, wearing a necklace of fireballs Type V... that was a tense moment, could have been the end of our party, there was 23d6 of fireballs left on that necklace, and me with 30 hit points.  Good thing I made my save.  2 bad rolls is all it would have taken to toast a party of 9, 5th and 6th level characters.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 135 posts
Thu 11 Sep 2008
at 05:23
Re: OOC Board
Durl, I posted a map in the play thread, I positioned you in a spot that would provide good cover due to the campfire light.

I want to make sure that your action remains the same, please feel free to update it if the map changes anything.

Otherwise I'll continue.

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:32, Thu 11 Sept 2008.

Durl Rockfist
 player, 30 posts
Thu 11 Sep 2008
at 05:34
Re: OOC Board
When you upload the image to photobucket there is a drop-down option for you to upload a bigger image. It can go to 1 megabyte file size.

Here is an example
http://i4.photobucket.com/albu...tRangeBaseRound3.jpg
DM - Jeff
 GM, 136 posts
Thu 11 Sep 2008
at 05:43
Re: OOC Board
Ha... you caught me.  I had just figured that out and reposted it.  But thanks.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 31 posts
Thu 11 Sep 2008
at 05:49
Re: OOC Board
I redid my post
Ciara Tavares
 player, 26 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 11 Sep 2008
at 06:20
Re: OOC Board
The map is great! Even the horses have different colors :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 138 posts
Thu 11 Sep 2008
at 06:42
Re: OOC Board
Thanks.  Most of the objects are stolen from the original Neverwinter Nights game, I took overhead snapshots and made a little clip art gallery.

Then the rest is just a whole bunch of photoshop, maybe a 100-150 layers or so.  I'm still looking around for a better tool to do maps and haven't found one with the features I would want.  I'm thinking of using 3D software in the future, for landscape and objects.

I won't always have the time to make nice graphical maps, but I'll try.  In a pinch I'll use ascii text maps.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 31 posts
 Torm wills it!
Thu 11 Sep 2008
at 09:22
Re: OOC Board
I gotta agree with Ciara: one hell of a great map!
Carlo
 player, 45 posts
Thu 11 Sep 2008
at 15:15
Re: OOC Board
Wow!

Good to know that you put all that effort in for a squirrel.

Most worrying is the earthen wall. I'm starting to think this is Gettysburg. ("Let's just see if we can get some new shoes".)

Edit: Or, worse still, Rorke's Drift.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:16, Thu 11 Sept 2008.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 140 posts
Fri 12 Sep 2008
at 06:24
Re: OOC Board
I didn't go through all this trouble to line you up for the slaughter.  :D


BTW, I didn't realize how many of you had tents!  I missed a few on the last map and made a correction... had to cram them in a bit.  Durl's tent is the empty one.

I treated the whistle DC as similar to the DC for hearing combat (-10)  Basically you will have to be deaf not to hear it, but you never know I guess.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 143 posts
Sat 13 Sep 2008
at 09:27
Re: OOC Board
Okay, maybe I did line you up for the slaughter.  I'm not going to lie, this is going to be tough encounter... Just think of the XP!  No-one but Durl, Arnen and Davice have their armor on.  I would have allowed Ciara since she has leather armor she could have slept in it but I don't want to loose the image of her running around in her undergarments ;D

It's dark with an unknown number of assailants... life is tough for would be adventurers.

I'll be posting an explanation of my combat maps in a notice soon.

Good Luck.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 145 posts
Sat 13 Sep 2008
at 19:11
Re: OOC Board
If you get a particularly low initiative roll don't feel you have to post a move right away, it may take a while to get to your turn.  I will work my way down the initiative list once all have made their rolls and pause when I come to someone who hasn't posted a move or if the scene has changed too drastically since it was posted.

That being said, if Durl is correct, you know what to expect from the enemy.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:12, Sat 13 Sept 2008.

Carlo
 player, 48 posts
Sat 13 Sep 2008
at 19:25
Re: OOC Board
Okay, but do you want the initiative rolls in the scene thread or the OOC thread? Or just on the dice roller, even?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 146 posts
Sat 13 Sep 2008
at 19:33
Re: OOC Board
Yours is fine.  It can be posted in the scene thread. or OOC.  Doesn't matter.  I might miss it if it's just in the dice page.
Ciara Tavares
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Sun 14 Sep 2008
at 11:45
Re: OOC Board
That's a lot of goblins around. Help! Anybody? ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 148 posts
Mon 15 Sep 2008
at 09:25
Re: OOC Board
Poor Emmet.  Rolled 2 20's in a row on him... 20 for hit, 20 for crit.  I'm not using the instant kill variant at least.
Ciara Tavares
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Tue 16 Sep 2008
at 08:29
Re: OOC Board
This time I'll wait until it's my turn or at least most of the others before me have posted.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 151 posts
Tue 16 Sep 2008
at 19:26
Re: OOC Board
Was in a hurry this morning, made a few minor mistakes on the map.. oh well.  The goblin near E21 is the injured one that had the crossbow and shouldn't be visible to anyone anymore.  And Goblin D shouldn't be visible either ;)

I'm trying to do 2 posts per day and all my files are at home so tried to rush my post out before I left the house today and was already late for work.

I blame Spore!

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:26, Tue 16 Sept 2008.

Ciara Tavares
 player, 34 posts
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Tue 16 Sep 2008
at 19:43
Re: OOC Board
Hehe. Sounds like the game is good? ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 152 posts
Tue 16 Sep 2008
at 20:04
Re: OOC Board
In reply to Ciara Tavares (msg #156):

It's fun, and it's addictive. First night I played I was up until 5:30am.  Last night it was only 2:30am :D
Umfrey
 player, 10 posts
Wed 17 Sep 2008
at 07:48
Re: OOC Board
Umfrey canít seem to get a clear shot at any of the goblins. So Iíll wait a bit longer before stating his actions, although it will simply be to shoot anything he can.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 153 posts
Wed 17 Sep 2008
at 08:38
Re: OOC Board
In reply to Umfrey (msg #158):

What about that one right next to Arnen?  I guess we can assume that one unless a new target presents itself.
Ciara Tavares
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Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 08:00
Re: OOC Board
Would it be possible to add effects that are currently working/affecting someone in the initiative-list? Right now it's only the "inspire courage" so it's fairly easy to keep it in mind, but in case that something else occurs it tends to get difficult. At least for me.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 155 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 08:05
Re: OOC Board
Great minds think alike.  I was just working on my post and have added that.
Ciara Tavares
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Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 08:11
Re: OOC Board
Yay! :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 156 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 08:58
Re: OOC Board
Okay, I was only interrupted about 10 times while trying to get this post out.  As if it wasn't hard enough to keep track of 21 combatants.

Sigismund, I changed your placement slightly.  I took Rath's readied action into account to allow you both to cover the gap between the wagons.  Perhaps this was your intent but it seemed you wanted to place yourself in the gap which would have blocked him.

Rath, you can actually take a move action still if you desire.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 35 posts
 Torm wills it!
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 09:24
Re: OOC Board
I'm exactly where I wanted to be - on the other side of the gap. :) Sorry for being a bit unclear about it. But in the end it came out alright.. so, no harm done.
Carlo
 player, 52 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 11:17
Re: OOC Board
Very busy with work today but...Carlo will cast Bless
DM - Jeff
 GM, 158 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 16:50
Re: OOC Board
I won't get to my post until tonight, but unfortunately Bless and Inspire Courage do bascially the same thing and their effects don't stack, they just overlap, they are both moral bonuses.  Though Bless lasts longer.  Of course your characters may not know this, it may be something they learn and work out while working together.
Carlo
 player, 53 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 17:20
Re: OOC Board
Ummmmmm...is it okay if my character already knows this ;-) not his fault his player is a dim jim, after all.

I was gonna ask if it stacked or no; I was in two minds about saving it for a CLW anyway.

If I don't cast it, can I go kill that prone goblin please? I think it is time to blood this Carlo geezer. He's a bit too nicey nicey so far. Happy to use the fumble I rolled earlier and see what happens :)

After me...one, two, three...Failure can be fun...
http://www.glorantha.com/support/na_heresies.html
DM - Jeff
 GM, 159 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 18:29
Re: OOC Board
Sure that's fine, though we'll say that roll expired since you didn't have enough actions to use it anyways.

Also I use the critical miss variant, a 1 is always a miss but not necessarily a fumble.  You have to do a Dex check against a DC of 10, if that fails it's a fumble.
Carlo
 player, 54 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 18:39
Re: OOC Board
Okay. Half killing yourself 5% of the time can be tricky.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 160 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 18:57
Re: OOC Board
BTW, I forgot to mention, In my combat posts, the order of action descriptions may not necessarily match the initiative order though the actions are resolved in the initiative order.  I do that to ease the narrative.
An example being, Goblin B is described performing it's action early in the post since they were both in the proximity of Durl it was easier to describe that way, but Goblin B was actually the last creature to act in the initiative order for that post.


Also, I actually made a mistake in that post too.  Technically Rath would have acted before Sigismund since his readied action was set first.  So Sigismund should still have his action readied since Rath dispatched the Goblin.

If another Goblin enters the Gap I'll apply his roll to that one, even though it will most likely be a miss (using the same roll),  if no goblin enters within range Sigismunds initiative should stay the same as it was initially, at the bottom of the list.  Or I can just let the mistake stand, it most likely won't effect much... I'll leave it up to you Sigi.
Carlo
 player, 56 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 19:12
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
BTW, I forgot to mention, In my combat posts, the order of action descriptions may not necessarily match the initiative order though the actions are resolved in the initiative order.  I do that to ease the narrative.

Been there :)
I did an attack for Carlo. I hope I was supposed too.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 36 posts
 Torm wills it!
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 19:13
Re: OOC Board
Lets just keep it as it is. :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 161 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 19:17
Re: OOC Board
In reply to Carlo (msg #171):

Yes, that will be your action for this round.  Looks promising.
Carlo
 player, 57 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 19:35
Re: OOC Board
Looks bloody :)
Ciara Tavares
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Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 19:37
Re: OOC Board
Priest of death, eh? ;)
Carlo
 player, 58 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 20:09
Re: OOC Board
Interesting you should say that at this point. My initial idea was for quite a grim, intimidating character but Carlo has turned out fairly nice so far.

I've been thinking he is going to need to develop his darker side before too long. Compassionate yet terrible. Somehow.

I think Jeff and I have worked something out along these lines which should yield fruit eventually. Say 2010.

Anyway, Ciara, you're supposed to be killing goblins...say, you aren't plaing a bard in another game I have just joined, are you? One where folk are suspiciously conversant with Portuguese...
Ciara Tavares
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Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 20:15
Re: OOC Board
Uhm, no. This is my only bard here on Rpol.
I am supposed to kill goblins? Oh my...
Carlo
 player, 59 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 20:51
Re: OOC Board
Well...I meant an action of some description. Got carried away.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 162 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 20:58
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
I think Jeff and I have worked something out along these lines which should yield fruit eventually. Say 2010.

At this rate it will be more like 2020. ;D

Hopefully not though.  This first day will take about 2 months by the time we are done, but at times a week or so may fly by in a single post.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 163 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 21:27
Re: OOC Board
You're not waiting for your turn again are you Ciara?  :D

There is only 1 enemy that can act between now and then it is either inside the mist or behind it.  So chances are things shouldn't change much before your turn.  It looks as if Carlo has the prone goblin handled and you can assume Durl will attack the one near him.  If I get yours and Durls posts by tonight I can work my way through to just before Rath and Sigi.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 37 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 21:33
Re: OOC Board
I'll send in my post by this evening, PST.
Just a wee bit busy at work right now
DM - Jeff
 GM, 164 posts
Thu 18 Sep 2008
at 21:54
Re: OOC Board
No problem, I stay up late.
Ciara Tavares
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Fri 19 Sep 2008
at 05:02
Re: OOC Board
I was just very busy yesterday. *posts*
DM - Jeff
 GM, 166 posts
Fri 19 Sep 2008
at 10:23
Re: OOC Board
heh... Sorry.  Thought since you were posting in OOC but not in the game thread you were waiting for your turn ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 169 posts
Mon 22 Sep 2008
at 18:58
Re: OOC Board
Umfrey, the ledge is 7' high,  with a dwarves height you wouldn't be able to get within melee range so no AoO would be possible.
Carlo
 player, 61 posts
Mon 22 Sep 2008
at 19:42
Re: OOC Board
Hmmm...reckon we'll have to be more careful where we camp next time.
Carlo only went and ran in the wrong direction...gah!
Umfrey
 player, 15 posts
Mon 22 Sep 2008
at 21:45
Re: OOC Board
Ok edited post to take into account 7' ledge.
Ciara Tavares
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Tue 23 Sep 2008
at 06:55
Re: OOC Board
Is there water nearby? Enough to fill a few buckets preferably to extinguish the fire?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 171 posts
Tue 23 Sep 2008
at 08:21
Re: OOC Board
You would have been left barrels of water for both yourselves and the horses.  And there is muddy dirt available.
Ciara Tavares
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Tue 23 Sep 2008
at 18:25
Re: OOC Board
I would gladly try to extinguish the fire, but right now I'm waiting for the evildoers to do... something evil ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 172 posts
Tue 23 Sep 2008
at 19:01
Re: OOC Board
Those poor evildoers, always getting typecast.


And BTW, when I say barrels of water, I mean casks.  Something a single person might have a chance at moving themselves.


I was kind of glad for the little break.  After watching 3 hours of the Heroes Premier and 1 hour of Sarah Connor Chronicles I was really hoping Sigismund hadn't posted or else I would have felt compelled to stay up and post :D
Sigismund Rider
 player, 39 posts
 Torm wills it!
Tue 23 Sep 2008
at 19:15
Re: OOC Board
I, uhm... knew that. Right. Didn't wanna deprive you any more of sleep. ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 174 posts
Wed 24 Sep 2008
at 08:32
Re: OOC Board
Since I didn't really give Ciara and Carlo much of a chance to react to the fire last round I figure she will be able to locate a cask of water and at least start to extinguish the fire.
Carlo
 player, 62 posts
Wed 24 Sep 2008
at 10:28
Re: OOC Board
The fire isn't *raging*, is it?

There is a log thing to which the animals seem to be tied, and...what? A dead tree? I'm wanting to have Carlo climb up the ledge at the point where the animals are but I can't quite work out if this is best done by mounting one of the animals then moving up, or if the wooden structures help any.

I presume that Carlo knows a bit of the lie of the land there, as he will have tied Mr. Mule there.

Carlo, All-Action Cassock-Wearer.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 175 posts
Wed 24 Sep 2008
at 19:54
Re: OOC Board
Darn, I totally forgot about the mules.  They must be hiding :D

Where the tree is, about midway through the corral, the ledge would only be about 4-5 feet high, easy enough to climb, We'll say a DC of 5 if you climb right where the tree is, since you could use that to brace against.  It would take up 20' of motion (1/4 your speed for that square).  With a successful climb check you could make it to P7 using a double move.

FIRE:
Right now the fire is spreading across the canvas top, some of the wood may be starting to burn.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 45 posts
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Wed 24 Sep 2008
at 19:57
Re: OOC Board
Bad fire! No biscuit!
Umfrey
 player, 17 posts
Fri 26 Sep 2008
at 09:41
Re: OOC Board
Iíll be leaving the house in about 20 minutes and not be back until after the weekend. So wishing you all a good weekend and see you again soon.
Carlo
 player, 63 posts
Fri 26 Sep 2008
at 10:10
Re: OOC Board
The order seems a bit out of kilter. Should I post something? Should I have posted something?
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 35 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Fri 26 Sep 2008
at 12:55
Re: OOC Board
I deleted my last post, as it was rendered inappropriate by recent events.
Ciara Tavares
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Fri 26 Sep 2008
at 13:11
Re: OOC Board
Is the "current time" counter at the right place?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 177 posts
Fri 26 Sep 2008
at 17:57
Re: OOC Board
It wasn't.  Is now.

Thanks.
Ciara Tavares
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Tue 30 Sep 2008
at 11:48
Re: OOC Board
I'm waiting for the others to act. Especially the Purple Dragons who, hopefully, are still on our side and have experience in such things (Ciaras thinking).
Carlo
 player, 64 posts
Tue 30 Sep 2008
at 12:18
Re: OOC Board
Me too.
Carlo
 player, 65 posts
Thu 2 Oct 2008
at 13:20
Re: OOC Board
Thinking about Carlo's next action, winter is approaching so by rights the animals should have blankets on them, right? Or wrong?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 179 posts
Thu 2 Oct 2008
at 18:46
Re: OOC Board
Yes, they all have a blanket of fur on them... might be tough to remove. ;)


I think we can assume that their natural coats can protect them for the time being, so... Sorry, no blankets.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:51, Thu 02 Oct 2008.

Carlo
 player, 66 posts
Thu 2 Oct 2008
at 18:53
Re: OOC Board
That horse is stuffed!
Ciara Tavares
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Thu 2 Oct 2008
at 18:56
Re: OOC Board
That horse is indeed very fluffy :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 181 posts
Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 01:33
Re: OOC Board
There is a lot going on in this combat so I wanted to make a quick post to clarify a few things, or remind you of things that have happened a long time ago, in real life.

Here is a quick list of stuff that has happened during this encounter so far:
  • Durl Blows his whistle, Davice fails at an attempt to stop him. (reason unknown)
  • A goblin fires a crossbow at Davice and misses, this seems to surprise Davice quite a bit.
  • Goblins Ambush, volleying javelins into camp.
  • At Arnen's command, Mikale extinguishes the campfire.
  • Davice grabs his backpack and rapier.
  • Goblins start to advance toward camp.
  • Brimzanzle appears in the front of his wagon and casts Dancing lights, revealing the goblins and the Shaman.
  • After an injury from Umfrey, the Shaman moves forward and casts Obscuring Mist, enveloping most of Brimzanzles wagon and the area southwest of camp in mist.
  • Davice moves into the mist and appears to get injured, fighting with one of the goblins.
  • Several of the advancing goblins are dispatched by the group. Some retreat into the mist.
  • Davice calls Arnen and Mikale for help, they come to his aid, then Brimzanzle calls out for help from his wagon.
  • Durl charges toward the Shaman at the edge of the mist but before he reaches it flames shoot out from it scorching Durl and setting fire to the mess wagon.  Durl takes the shaman down in one hit.
  • The Goblins start to talk amongst themselves in the mist.
  • Brimzanzle either falls or jumps off his wagon saying "He attacked Me.  Somebody help me."
  • Arnen asks Davice "What's going on!?" Davice responds from inside Brimzanzles wagon, "Makin' tha best out of a bad situation." and suggests that Arnen do the same.
  • Arnen steps back and swallows a potion, Mikale rushes over to his gear and grabs his backpack.
  • Brimzanzle tells something to "Get your grimy paws off..." he is cut off, it sounds like he is taking a beating.  The goblins call out and claim they have "the gnome".
  • In response to Sigismund the lead goblin seems to accuse them of being in league with the "bat beast" saying "Fly away like your bat beast or pay for what you did to Yokef.".  A torn piece of Brimzanzles clothing is tossed out of the mist as proof that they have the gnome.
  • Durl starts conversing with the Lead Goblin, then another goblin calls out near Durl.
  • Ciara gets the fire under control.

Carlo
 player, 69 posts
Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 10:49
Re: OOC Board
My experience of GM'ing fiendishly devious schemes is that the players are never able to keep up with them :) At least online.
Ciara Tavares
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Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 12:12
Re: OOC Board
Schemes? Where? ;)

There were a lot of hints, I think Jeff has done a great job! I suspected something was wrong with the dragons when one left camp during shift and the others slept with their armor on, but sadly no one except Rath (?) knew about the strange behaviour of one of the dragons - burying the goblin elsewhere, alone, in the night...
Question is still: am I right with my suspicion or is it Brimzanzle that does strange things or the goblins? I hope we'll find out soon ;)
Carlo
 player, 70 posts
Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 12:23
Re: OOC Board
Indeed. As for who is not to be trusted, I suspect, from what Jeff said before, that no-one is a saint.

For the moment, I am quite happy, too, for my character to be naive and for us to get into some trouble. It is good to start a campaign with some serious screwups as it gives you something to spend some time fixing.
Ciara Tavares
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Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 12:30
Re: OOC Board
Uhm, I believe that I am a good person. I think. Most times. Hopefully. *scratches head*
Carlo
 player, 71 posts
Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 12:45
Re: OOC Board
I was talking about NPCs. Still, not many people are saints. That's just  statistics :)
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 39 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 15:19
Re: OOC Board
Ciara Tavares:
sadly no one except Rath (?) knew about the strange behaviour of one of the dragons - burying the goblin elsewhere, alone, in the night...


I felt a little bad about not bringing up Rath's suspicions, but at that point he was suspicious of everyone. I agree with Carlo that it's preferable for our characters to make mistakes as we go along.

Such as standing around ineffectually on the wrong side of the fog cloud ... .
Ciara Tavares
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Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 16:06
Re: OOC Board
No damage done, and no need to apologize. Actually it was quite funny for me as a player :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 183 posts
Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 17:50
Re: OOC Board
If it makes you feel any better, Mistakes are being made by all parties, no ones plans have worked out the way they expected them to.

Well... perhaps with one exception ;)

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:51, Tue 07 Oct 2008.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 184 posts
Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 18:29
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
My experience of GM'ing fiendishly devious schemes is that the players are never able to keep up with them :) At least online.


Even in table top games it is hard, I was just discussing this with a friend the other day.  What seems obvious to the DM is not quite so to the players.  It is hard to know when you are dishing out too much information or just enough, or nowhere near.

I think it is quite obvious now that Davice is a bit of a loose cannon and doesn't always follow orders from Arnen.  Earlier on I tried to drop a few hints here and there based on Spot and Sense Motive checks.  I knew that if I inserted a Private line to Rath (for example) it would be too obvious that something was up, so I would drop a hint in the general post.  Like Message #59 in = The Beginning =, Arnen orders Davice to do something and he shoots him a glance that suggests he would rather not.
Carlo
 player, 72 posts
Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 18:45
Re: OOC Board
It is difficult. What I learned regarding this, running a game and playing in some, is that a key point (for me) is to get the NPC's to stand out as individuals, but in an OTT way. So, I just about have my head around who the players are, but not the NPCs. I've got Brizmanzle and the goblins okay, and..um...Davice is the halfling? But all those humans I have mixed up in my head. So, the ideas that players are thick as pigs**t is quite true (well I find I am anyway). It is the equivalent to telling a bunch of sixty undergraduates that next week you will be in a different room. You have to   s p e l l    it out a number of times, then when the time comes, go look for them in the old room.

What I do now is to go OTT. So the three criminals I will call Crafty Colin, Careful Carol and Curious Carson.

I'm just saying this to let you know the level at which I am operating :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 185 posts
Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 19:10
Re: OOC Board
I think you are confusing Davice and Donuvan... you seem to like this associative name thing ;)

Davice is a Human, it is in the NPCs / Factions thread.  Donuvan, the caravan master, is the halfling.  I do need to update the NPC descriptions though.


OTT = Over the Top?


I understand it is tricky to keep straight, it's like reading a sentence of a book every day.  Hard to keep all the connections and facts straight.  Thats why I posted the NPC and Journal threads.

I think after this first encounter things will start to make more sense, there is a bit of confusion here for a reason and I promise that not all combats will be this... chatty, and confusing.

This is basically the intro to the game, you still have no idea what is going on, it all appears quite random but I assure you there is a foundation setting in, although it is curing slowly.
Carlo
 player, 73 posts
Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 20:10
Re: OOC Board
See? Told you I was a thicky.

Despite what I said, if my character had had to make a decision regarding these sneaky people, I would have looked back, on the other threads and so on.

Enjoying it greatly, BTW
Ciara Tavares
 player, 54 posts
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Tue 7 Oct 2008
at 20:53
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
Well... perhaps with one exception ;)


The evil GM master plan [TM]? ;)
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 41 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Wed 8 Oct 2008
at 14:36
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
Enjoying it greatly, BTW


What he said. Good game, good players.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 186 posts
Wed 8 Oct 2008
at 17:31
Re: OOC Board
Aldo Rathmus:
Carlo:
Enjoying it greatly, BTW


What he said. Good game, good players.


Glad to hear you are enjoying it.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 187 posts
Wed 8 Oct 2008
at 17:35
Re: OOC Board
I started working on my post this morning and discovered I couldn't get too far, was going to do it last night but discovered I was too tired to read.

Ciara, I'm not sure if you were posting your move as speech only.

Carlo, Your last action was an Attack of Opportunity so you still have a full turn available, just note that Mikale is now at M14.
Carlo
 player, 74 posts
Wed 8 Oct 2008
at 17:46
Re: OOC Board
Running after the s.o.b., pausing only to cast Light on the top of the trousers (or equivalent) :)
Ciara Tavares
 player, 55 posts
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Wed 8 Oct 2008
at 17:58
Re: OOC Board
Ciara's only speaking this round, nothing more. I figured that her little speech is long enough to be considered a full-round-action.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 188 posts
Wed 8 Oct 2008
at 19:12
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
Running after the s.o.b., pausing only to cast Light on the top of the trousers (or equivalent) :)

lol... that should be fun. And your single move puts you in range too.  Just have to succeed in a touch attack.

I wish I had my maps at work so I could post now, but that may be dangerous.
Carlo
 player, 75 posts
Wed 8 Oct 2008
at 19:44
Re: OOC Board
I actually meant Carlo's trousers, but the result of the Chinese whisper confusion is far more interesting :) Should I roll then?

EDIT: I'm curious, so I figured I may as well roll (no modifiers):
16:57, Today: Carlo rolled 14 using 1d20. Touch attack on Mikale.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:57, Wed 08 Oct 2008.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 189 posts
Wed 8 Oct 2008
at 20:15
Re: OOC Board
Yup, that should most likely do it.  Hard to slip away into the night when your pants (er, trousers) are glowing... or at least a spot on them.

I forget that pants in england are what we call underpants in the US.
Carlo
 player, 76 posts
Wed 8 Oct 2008
at 20:23
Re: OOC Board
Wehey! I was feeling lucky so I thought I should roll. I was feeling incredibly frustrated about my choice of spells too, seeing as some of the other available ones would have been really useful.

Nyah nyah! Your pants on fire!
Carlo
 player, 77 posts
Thu 9 Oct 2008
at 17:07
Re: OOC Board
Hey Jeff, any chance of changing the colour of the non-goblin NPCs from green to...blue or something?
Ta.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 191 posts
Thu 9 Oct 2008
at 18:04
Re: OOC Board
In reply to Carlo (msg #231):

ha... I had thought about that.  So far they haven't really done anything threatening.  But I can if you like.  Blue is a nice neutral.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 192 posts
Thu 9 Oct 2008
at 20:47
Re: OOC Board
The rest of you may want to wait until after my next post to post your move.  I have a feeling the scene is going to change a bit.
Carlo
 player, 78 posts
Fri 10 Oct 2008
at 12:26
Re: OOC Board
Tell you what, Jeff, this sort of tricky situation is great fun. Good on ya.

[EDIT: made a stupid question about horses. Removed it.]

This message was last edited by the player at 12:27, Fri 10 Oct 2008.

Carlo
 player, 79 posts
Fri 10 Oct 2008
at 12:29
Re: OOC Board
Does Rath have a horse? Is he a decent rider? I expect I know this info.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 42 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Fri 10 Oct 2008
at 13:08
Re: OOC Board
Rath doesn't own a horse, but he can ride.
Carlo
 player, 80 posts
Fri 10 Oct 2008
at 16:44
Re: OOC Board
Grand...you don't have to do what Carlo is suggesting, of course, but it might help :)

This message was last edited by the player at 16:47, Fri 10 Oct 2008.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 194 posts
Fri 10 Oct 2008
at 23:16
Re: OOC Board
Durl Rockfist:
"Ye canna take Gianga. But if I see a drop of that gnome's blood, ye'll pay fer it."

I'm confused... does "canna" inturpret to "cannot"?  or is it "can" with an inflection.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 45 posts
Sat 11 Oct 2008
at 01:26
Re: OOC Board
It is can with an inflection
Carlo
 player, 82 posts
Sat 11 Oct 2008
at 17:42
Re: OOC Board
On the assumption it is based on Scots, cannae would mean cannot (can nae).

http://sco.wikipedia.org/wiki/...sh-Scots_dictionar#C

Just sayin'...
DM - Jeff
 GM, 196 posts
Sat 11 Oct 2008
at 21:35
Re: OOC Board
In my observations, most dwarven dialects tend more toward Yosemite Sam than Scottish.

 "I'm a comin' up thar after ya rabbit."

Just sayin'  ;)
Carlo
 player, 87 posts
Wed 15 Oct 2008
at 10:57
Re: OOC Board
Jeff - could you remove the Light spell from my character sheet, please?

Also, any chance of a scale on the map?

Ta.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 202 posts
Wed 15 Oct 2008
at 18:07
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
Also, any chance of a scale on the map?

You mean like the one in the Upper-Left corner or something bigger?

They are the standard 5ft squares.
Carlo
 player, 88 posts
Wed 15 Oct 2008
at 20:01
Re: OOC Board
Gah! I'm blind!
Durl Rockfist
 player, 48 posts
Thu 16 Oct 2008
at 06:58
Re: OOC Board
I'll be away from the computer until Monday.
Please NPC me as necessary.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 210 posts
Fri 17 Oct 2008
at 19:14
Re: OOC Board
I was going to give something special to the person with the 500th post but I guess that was me so... too bad ;)
Durl Rockfist
 player, 50 posts
Tue 21 Oct 2008
at 03:29
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
I was going to give something special to the person with the 500th post but I guess that was me so... too bad ;)



Post 519th!!!
Durl Rockfist
 player, 51 posts
Wed 22 Oct 2008
at 15:49
Re: OOC Board
I'm back and reading up on things to get current
Ciara Tavares
 player, 65 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Wed 22 Oct 2008
at 15:55
Re: OOC Board
Yay!
DM - Jeff
 GM, 221 posts
Thu 23 Oct 2008
at 06:15
Re: OOC Board
Was thinking of posting in = Brimzanzles Release =, but I'm curious what Durl has to add so will wait for tomorrow.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 67 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 23 Oct 2008
at 06:53
Re: OOC Board
I'm curious about that, too.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 224 posts
Thu 23 Oct 2008
at 21:05
Re: OOC Board
So that goblin monologue, that Sigismund will have to wait to read, was initially supposed to be part of what I'm going to be releasing as "Story Achievements".  But given that it seemed to answer all the questions that were being asked I decided to just have him spill it all.

Basically, as you uncover enough information about something I will award you with a "Story Achievement" in another thread.  These may give slight spoilers but nothing major.  I already have a few of these written and are waiting for you to unlock them.  It is essentially a look at what is happening from another perspective or NPCs point of view.  If you don't like that sort of thing, well, don't read them I guess ;)

Initially I started writing these for the fun of it, part of an exercise to build a timeline and motivations of characters, then I thought it would be such a shame if I'm the only one that gets to read them.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 50 posts
 Torm wills it!
Thu 23 Oct 2008
at 22:26
Re: OOC Board
I have to say: way to go, Jeff. This game is so much fun... and I still can't figure out what the heck is going on. (Though I have a few wild theories.)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 226 posts
Fri 24 Oct 2008
at 01:08
Re: OOC Board
I just hope it is just as fun once you do figure out what is going on, which should hopefully be soon...  The way things are going most of the current crop of questions should be resolved by morning (in game time).
DM - Jeff
 GM, 228 posts
Fri 24 Oct 2008
at 02:16
Re: OOC Board
Oh I meant to mention this earlier.

Don't ever assume I am leading you in a direction through a characters actions.  When you are dealing with an NPC just think of them as an individual.  They are not my voice, but their own.  You are always welcome to do whatever you feel your character would do in this game and I'll do my best to have them do the same and stick to the rules to keep me honest.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:17, Fri 24 Oct 2008.

Ciara Tavares
 player, 70 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Fri 24 Oct 2008
at 06:08
Re: OOC Board
One of the reasons I like this game so much :)

Seeing goblins not only as "little creatures that jump into the sword of the hero" is quite refreshing :)

This message was last edited by the player at 06:10, Fri 24 Oct 2008.

Carlo
 player, 97 posts
Fri 24 Oct 2008
at 10:58
Re: OOC Board
Ciara Tavares:
Seeing goblins not only as "little creatures that jump into the sword of the hero" is quite refreshing :)

It is why Gloranthan trolls are so much fun. In about half the Gloranthan games I have played, trolls have been enemies of sorts; in about half, they have been bizarre allies; with unusual, and often hard to swallow, customs.

It is, indeed, nice to have some depth :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 233 posts
Sat 25 Oct 2008
at 01:02
Re: OOC Board
Goblins are people too :D

I'm really a big fan of "Shades of Gray" within alignments.  And don't really care for the whole racial stereotyping of alignments.  I see evil terrestrial races as ones that typically don't get along well with other races due to differences in culture and religion.  While their ways and actions may seem evil to the "good" people, it is really a matter of perspective.  Of course there is true evil out there as well.  I see it on levels I guess, some are slightly good/evil.  Others are greatly good/evil.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 79 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Wed 29 Oct 2008
at 15:33
Re: OOC Board
Ha, that was the 600. post :)

I really like your point of view regarding alignments.

I suppose everyone will see Ciara now as a nauseatingly good person, caring for goblin culture and such ;)
Durl Rockfist
 player, 57 posts
Thu 30 Oct 2008
at 01:00
Re: OOC Board
Oyi. You make me sick :)
Goblins don't have culture. Well, except for those that grow between their toes :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 243 posts
Thu 30 Oct 2008
at 01:11
Re: OOC Board
Hahaha...  some of you really won't want to leave the staff behind once you find out how much it might be worth ;)

You'll find that I also don't believe in the philosophy that every creature explodes in gold coins when they die.  I'll post the list of spoils soon... been slammed at work
DM - Jeff
 GM, 247 posts
Thu 30 Oct 2008
at 03:28
Re: OOC Board
BTW, congrats on the 600th post.  100 posts in 12 days... not bad.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 80 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 30 Oct 2008
at 06:51
Re: OOC Board
Durl Rockfist:
Goblins don't have culture. Well, except for those that grow between their toes :)


Yuck!

Ooh, creatures don't vanish and leave a bag of loot when they die? I'm shocked! :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 252 posts
Mon 3 Nov 2008
at 20:32
Re: OOC Board
Hopefully you won't loose me entirely to Little Big Planet on the PS3 ;)

That game rocks!  I want to make a level based on this game :D

Seriously though, that's one of the reason's I don't generally post on weekends.  Too busy playing video games and other such nonsense.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 256 posts
Tue 4 Nov 2008
at 00:18
Re: OOC Board
I'm going to expose all the split threads, so you can see what everyone else was up to, and remove all the groups.  Anyone have any problems with this?
Ciara Tavares
 player, 86 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Tue 4 Nov 2008
at 06:09
Re: OOC Board
I'm fine with it. In fact, I am very curious about it :)
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 64 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Tue 4 Nov 2008
at 06:21
Re: OOC Board
No problems.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 257 posts
Tue 4 Nov 2008
at 09:36
Re: OOC Board
Okay, it was mainly Rath I was worried about ;)

I'll expose them all.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 258 posts
Tue 4 Nov 2008
at 09:53
Re: OOC Board
If you plan on reading them all, it may make the best sense in this order, and have the most suspense:

004a 1-22
004b 1-10
004c 1-9
004a 23-60
005a 1-18
005b 1-9
004b 11-25
005b 10-25

This message was last edited by the GM at 09:58, Tue 04 Nov 2008.

Sigismund Rider
 player, 61 posts
 Torm wills it!
Tue 4 Nov 2008
at 14:07
Re: OOC Board
Just so we are all on the same page: even though everyone can now read everything, it doesn't mean, that we have already shared that knowledge, yes?
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 66 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Tue 4 Nov 2008
at 14:34
Re: OOC Board
Right. Unless confronted, Rath is not likely to fess up that he witnessed Davice leave the camp in the middle of his watch to move the dead goblin.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 259 posts
Tue 4 Nov 2008
at 18:41
Re: OOC Board
Yes, your characters do not know this information if they were not present.  It does make things easier to explain though.  If you don't want to have your character recap something you could say something like:

    He recalls the conversation as best as he can to the group [See = XXX = msg 10].

And then add some of your own thoughts and opinions.  Or just retell everything in your own words.

It's up to you.  I figured this was the best way to minimize confusion.  If there were anything your characters were doing that should be kept secret I will keep those threads hidden until the information is known.

If you are ever posting something in a private thread that you don not want others to know, please let me know in a private line or PM.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 260 posts
Tue 4 Nov 2008
at 18:44
Re: OOC Board
LOL Sigismund.  Thanks for picking up on the state of your tent.  I was going to post something about it in my next post but I guess you did some reading ;)
Sigismund Rider
 player, 62 posts
 Torm wills it!
Tue 4 Nov 2008
at 18:54
Re: OOC Board
Of course I did. Wouldn't miss out on it. :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 261 posts
Thu 6 Nov 2008
at 04:24
Re: OOC Board
Sorry, been really busy at work.  Long hours.  Will get to working on my post soon.

If any of you are Terminator fans you'll appreciate the work :)  Doing the CG Endoskeletons for the new terminator and there is a new trailer coming out soon that we are doing shots for.
Carlo
 player, 112 posts
Thu 6 Nov 2008
at 10:02
Re: OOC Board
Sounds interesting. just...you know...don't get any ideas from that for this game, please....
Ciara Tavares
 player, 89 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 6 Nov 2008
at 15:09
Re: OOC Board
Whoa! Cool! :)

But, as Carlo said, please don't get any ideas from there for this game... please...
DM - Jeff
 GM, 264 posts
Fri 7 Nov 2008
at 00:01
Re: OOC Board
Ha!  No worries, I don't like to mix my genres.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 265 posts
Fri 7 Nov 2008
at 19:15
Re: OOC Board
Ooooooo, Congrats to Umfrey for post# 666

How fitting.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 267 posts
Sat 8 Nov 2008
at 19:54
Re: OOC Board
Durl,

I forgot to mention, you have seen the chest before, in = Stranded = Msg# 10 it is introduced:
quote:
Brimzanzle cringes quite a few times and only gives words of caution sparingly.  He keeps one small chest near him at all times and refuses any offer to help him with it.  It is made of smooth polished wood and brass with intricate designs.


And mentioned briefly a few times after that.
Carlo
 player, 115 posts
Wed 12 Nov 2008
at 15:54
Re: OOC Board
I enjoyed that ;-)
Sigismund Rider
 player, 65 posts
 Torm wills it!
Sat 15 Nov 2008
at 11:52
Re: OOC Board
Sorry for the long silence, the week was kinda exhausting.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 269 posts
Tue 18 Nov 2008
at 22:18
Re: OOC Board
Yeah, tell me about it ;)

I'll be posting later today.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 272 posts
Thu 20 Nov 2008
at 04:01
Re: OOC Board
Arggg!  You would think during a 10 hour work day I could sneak in writing a couple paragraphs!!!!  Soon... I promise :D
Carlo
 player, 118 posts
Thu 20 Nov 2008
at 10:59
Re: OOC Board
Duck!

Huge post incoming...

Tell you, folks, this game is getting better and better. Kudos to you Jeff, for taking time where necessary, and to everyone else too. It's about the first game I look for when I connect...I'm curious about the other characters which doesn't always happen.

It's also worth saying that Umfrey(/his player) is a very welcome addition too. I'm glad that worked out the way it did.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 95 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 20 Nov 2008
at 11:02
Re: OOC Board
So it was Carlos who is responsible for the bad porridge! ;)

I think the same about this game!
Carlo
 player, 120 posts
Thu 20 Nov 2008
at 11:04
Re: OOC Board
You read it that quickly?!

I'm impressed... :)
Sigismund Rider
 player, 68 posts
 Torm wills it!
Thu 20 Nov 2008
at 11:15
Re: OOC Board
She can read faster than should be legally allowed. Don't you, Ciara? :P

And I have to agree with you both about this game. :)
Ciara Tavares
 player, 96 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 20 Nov 2008
at 11:16
Re: OOC Board
As far as I know there's no speed-limit to reading :-P
DM - Jeff
 GM, 274 posts
Thu 20 Nov 2008
at 22:12
Re: OOC Board
Great post Carlo!  A lot of good insight in there.

I would like to thank you all as well, for sticking in there and for all the quality posts and great characters you've come up with.

I hope to reward you all with tidbits from your backstories from time to time.  Carlo's "vision" is the first thing that has popped up.  If you want to add any more details to your backstories just let me know, it may help me out.

For now though, your reward is XP!  I've added 275 XP to all of your character sheets and have unlocked them so you can make tweaks again if necessary.  I also healed your non-lethal damage and even gave you 1 hit point of natural healing (if you were damaged) even though it wasn't technically an 8 hour rest period since the combat.

If you want anything from the Loot, work it out in that thread and let me know what you are taking and add it to your sheet.  Anything that isn't claimed will be left in the Party Inventory, maybe I'll make a thread for that, and can be sold at a later date.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 275 posts
Thu 20 Nov 2008
at 22:18
Re: OOC Board
Oh Jeeze, I just about had a heart attack (not for real)...  It looked like some of my hidden (DM Only) threads disappeared.  I hadn't realized that they rolled over to the 2nd page.  I thought that maybe they were removed due to inactivity or something.  I'm sure for you guys it is still only 1 page, but I have several threads just for myself for NPC Sheets, Notes and other stuff... stuff that only exists there.  I should back them up just in case.

Whew.
Umfrey
 player, 47 posts
Fri 21 Nov 2008
at 10:25
Re: OOC Board
Iím grateful you all made me, a late addition so welcome. I also agree the game is going great.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 66 posts
Sat 22 Nov 2008
at 03:05
Re: OOC Board
I agree. I'm having a blast.
Don't take my silence in OOC in a negative manner.

Now I need to get to IC posting :)
Carlo
 player, 124 posts
Sat 22 Nov 2008
at 15:49
Re: OOC Board
I guess some of you may know what Lord of the Dead means, and get the reference to the set of scales. But, according to the timeline as I understand it, your characters won't, while mine only half does :-)

Crack!

Back to the teaching lab with me....
Ciara Tavares
 player, 99 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Sat 22 Nov 2008
at 15:51
Re: OOC Board
Oh, crap.
I assumed that Carlo was talking about one of the gods. As a player I just thought "oh, well, there will be a deity with that name", without looking closer into the background. But now that you mention it... there was something about that one...uh oh. ;)
Umfrey
 player, 48 posts
Sat 22 Nov 2008
at 16:46
Re: OOC Board
Well I had Umfrey interpret the Lord of the Dead as Dumathoin, the dwarven god of the dead. From his perspective it's near enough.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 280 posts
Mon 24 Nov 2008
at 18:06
Re: OOC Board
It's so great to only have a couple of NPC's around, makes my posts easy.  I wasn't in such a rush since you all seemed to have some good dialog going on.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 283 posts
Thu 4 Dec 2008
at 04:12
Re: OOC Board
Ugh... so sorry, been so slammed ever since coming back from vacation I can't even think straight.  I'll try to get a post in tomorrow, once I get my head back into the game I'll be fine.  Thank you for your patience.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 285 posts
Sat 6 Dec 2008
at 03:53
Re: OOC Board
In case I wasn't clear, the tracks lead in the same direction you are going.  They came from the north... then went west along the road, towards Dolganswash.
Carlo
 player, 130 posts
Sat 6 Dec 2008
at 04:01
Re: OOC Board
That was what I thought at first. But then I reckoned I was misunderstanding. Well, maybe someone can tell Carlo he's a nincompoop :)
Carlo
 player, 135 posts
Sat 13 Dec 2008
at 18:25
Re: OOC Board
Hmmm...this is known as player indecision. Toughie.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 287 posts
Sat 13 Dec 2008
at 19:47
Re: OOC Board
Sorry again for the delay.  Last few weeks have been tough at work.  I'm hoping things will let up after the holidays and new year so please hang in there.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 290 posts
Wed 17 Dec 2008
at 03:59
Re: OOC Board
Okay, things are still busy but I'm going to try to get back to at least 3 posts per week.  When my head gets so full of work stuff I can't get my head into the game sometimes, even from home.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 292 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2008
at 01:44
Re: OOC Board
I'm thinking about giving bonus 0-level spells, anyone have a problem with this ;)

If you look at the chart here:
http://www.d20srd.org/srd/theBasics.htm#abilityScores

There is a definite pattern to the progression, so was thinking of taking the chart for level-1 spells and shifting it up one but clipping it at 12... so an ability of 10-11 would still yield no bonus.

So:
      12-17 = +1
      18-25 = +2
      26-35 = +3
      etc...


I've been playing a wizard in our home game and it really bugs me that I can now cast more 3rd level spells than 0-level spells... I just don't get that logic.  It seems if you are that powerful even those basic spells should increase a little bit.

Anything I'm overlooking here?
Ciara Tavares
 player, 111 posts
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Fri 19 Dec 2008
at 04:44
Re: OOC Board
0-level spells are not that powerful that one more would really unbalance the whole system, I think.
But since I'm a spellcaster I let the non-spellcasters decide :)
Carlo
 player, 137 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2008
at 10:40
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
Anything I'm overlooking here?

You want to give me more spells, eh?

I think your logic is admirably perfect. I think you are a very clever and nice man.

Gimme.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 293 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2008
at 23:18
Re: OOC Board
:D yeah, I figured this would go over well with the spellcasters.


Also, I'm sure you'll notice I'm starting private PM Thread's and doing some housekeeping.  I'll always keep the "Access to Dark Horizon" threads so don't worry about those going away.

I'm not quite sure how the PM system works on here, is it a shared thread?  So if we make edits we both see it?  And if I delete them do they delete for you?

I deleted a conversation between Rath and Sigismund reguarding "plans" during the last combat, is that gone for the two of you as well?
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 77 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Sat 20 Dec 2008
at 14:32
Re: OOC Board
No, it's not deleted from my box. I believe that if I respond to it, the thread will reappear in your private box as well. I don't know about edits.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 78 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Sat 20 Dec 2008
at 14:34
Re: OOC Board
No objections to bonus 0-level spells. Your reasoning makes sense to me.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 295 posts
Mon 22 Dec 2008
at 19:24
Re: OOC Board
I guess things will be quite slow through the holidays.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 80 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Mon 22 Dec 2008
at 22:27
Re: OOC Board
Yes, I'm swamped. If there is an opportunity to advance the action, don't wait on my reply.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 296 posts
Mon 22 Dec 2008
at 22:37
Re: OOC Board
I was hoping to get Sigismund's input on the current situation.  Carlo's too, but he will be gone for quite a bit, I'll post in his absence though.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 75 posts
 Torm wills it!
Tue 23 Dec 2008
at 09:45
Re: OOC Board
I'll get to posting later in the day, right now I'm a bit in a hurry. I'm sorry for the long silence. :(
Carlo
 player, 139 posts
Tue 30 Dec 2008
at 11:43
Re: OOC Board
Not online for long at the mo. But I posted nevertheless.

Mind if I try a sense motive (+3) check on Sir Evan to make sure heīs kosher (as it were)? Iīll not roll for it...
Umfrey
 player, 59 posts
Sun 4 Jan 2009
at 11:03
Re: OOC Board
I just started a very simple fantasy game. It will be easy paced and not too complicated. Youíre all welcome to provide feedback and/or join in.

link to another game
DM - Jeff
 GM, 301 posts
Tue 6 Jan 2009
at 00:28
Re: OOC Board
Happy New Year all!

Getting ready to get back into the game again.


Umfrey, wow... are you working on your own RPG system?  That seems pretty ambitious.


Carlo,  Getting paranoid about Purple Dragon soldiers?  I'll keep your sense motive in mind.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 116 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Tue 6 Jan 2009
at 08:07
Re: OOC Board
Happy New Year!

Wow, that looks nice, Umfrey!

My internet provider promised to get me online on January 8th again. Don't know if it will work as planned. Until then I'll try to check in now and then.
Carlo
 player, 142 posts
Tue 6 Jan 2009
at 10:44
Re: OOC Board
Maybe I've been watching too many spy films :)

You're lucky Carlo hasn't already elbowed the guy in the face then snapped three fingers and politely asked for the real information.

Umfrey's system is basically BRP, so...
Umfrey
 player, 60 posts
Tue 6 Jan 2009
at 14:00
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
Umfrey's system is basically BRP, so...


Correct itís not my own creation but the system used by Chaosium. Iíve tweaked character creation and few rules.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 118 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 8 Jan 2009
at 11:49
Re: OOC Board
I'm back.
Well, sort of. *kicks the internet provider*
DM - Jeff
 GM, 302 posts
Thu 8 Jan 2009
at 20:39
Re: OOC Board
I hate it when that happens...  I did a post yesterday, I must have hit preview without posting since it is nowhere to be seen.  At least now I have a few more posts to respond to ;)
Carlo
 player, 143 posts
Thu 8 Jan 2009
at 21:51
Re: OOC Board
That is an absolute bitch. I hate it too.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 306 posts
Mon 12 Jan 2009
at 21:47
Re: OOC Board
I'm not letting Carlo off that easy ;)

Even if you don't verbalize exactly what Carlo is telling Sir Evan, I need to know more specifics.  As in, is he telling him about the "Soul Sphere"?  How much of Carlo's vision is her revealing, and such.
Carlo
 player, 145 posts
Tue 13 Jan 2009
at 10:20
Re: OOC Board
:) You brute!

Okydokey. I edited the post. Carlo'll try not to let anyone but Sir Evan overhear...but I don't necessarily (as a player) want to tarry too long there before catching up with the others.

This message was last edited by the player at 10:20, Tue 13 Jan 2009.

Carlo
 player, 146 posts
Tue 13 Jan 2009
at 13:48
Re: OOC Board
Gah! I now really really want to get to the inn and comment on the other thread...
Ciara Tavares
 player, 123 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Wed 14 Jan 2009
at 06:46
Re: OOC Board
This is the point where we can start our own 'paranoid sofa'. The place for players who think there's an ambush behind every corner - which is usually true ;)
Carlo
 player, 149 posts
Wed 14 Jan 2009
at 11:22
Re: OOC Board
Yah, well, I've two comments:
1. I've run games myself. I know how these things go ;-)
2. If there wasn't some sinister plot before, I betcha there is now I've gone and spelled one out.

I figure Carlo had that dream, so to him, and as a man of faith, it is all very real to him. Foiling this plot is the only game in town for him now.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 124 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Wed 14 Jan 2009
at 12:27
Re: OOC Board
Yep.
Don't worry, you are not alone, Sigismund and Ciara are also on that sofa ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 308 posts
Wed 14 Jan 2009
at 19:48
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
2. If there wasn't some sinister plot before, I betcha there is now I've gone and spelled one out.

Or, maybe now that you've spelled it out maybe there won't be ;)
Carlo
 player, 151 posts
Wed 14 Jan 2009
at 20:52
Re: OOC Board
Ah, but I'm triple bluffing you :)
Sigismund Rider
 player, 80 posts
 Torm wills it!
Wed 14 Jan 2009
at 21:32
Re: OOC Board
Well, I didn't see that coming. I guess I'd like to delete the "I'm in the inn" post if everyone's fine with that.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 311 posts
Wed 14 Jan 2009
at 21:33
Re: OOC Board
In reply to Sigismund Rider (msg #331):

Yeah, I don't think anyone else has read it yet anyways.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 81 posts
 Torm wills it!
Wed 14 Jan 2009
at 21:34
Re: OOC Board
Done.
Carlo
 player, 152 posts
Thu 15 Jan 2009
at 11:14
Re: OOC Board
I'm a little unsure here - the caravan is at the outpost and is supposed to be continuing today? It is morning?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 316 posts
Thu 15 Jan 2009
at 19:18
Re: OOC Board
Yeah, it would be late morning getting close to noon.  The rest of the caravan already left since you were running late (according to Donuvan's clock).  He left Kastus behind to make sure you guys made it back and to get you moving again so you can catch up with the rest of the caravan in the evening.

Msg #9 of 008a = Dolganswash =:
    "Donuvan has already set out with the rest of the caravan."  Kastus says to Durl.  "He a friend of yours?"  He indicates to Umfrey.  "The smith inside is ready to help finish up the repairs on the wagons, help lead them in and get what you need... we head back out in two hours."

Carlo
 player, 155 posts
Fri 30 Jan 2009
at 10:15
Re: OOC Board
Hmmmm...I originally, way back when, said that Carlo was mentioning his suspicions sotto voce, specifically so that people like th barmaid didn't overhear and start blabbing to everyone.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 325 posts
Fri 30 Jan 2009
at 19:39
Re: OOC Board
Oh did you.... sorry about that.  You said speak softly but didn't say anything about excluding anyone and the rest of the party got into the conversation as well without making it seem like a private conversation.  The four of you (before Ciara stepped out) were the only ones in the room so you would be the only ones speaking... and that barmaid is really nosey...  She has the eavesdropping feat and a +15 listen check ;)

Regardless, he got a really good Sense Motive off of you and was suspicious of your persistent interest in his wounds.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 130 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Fri 30 Jan 2009
at 19:42
Re: OOC Board
Cool, can I get that feat, too?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 326 posts
Fri 30 Jan 2009
at 22:28
Re: OOC Board
Yes but the prerequisite is the Snoopy Barmaid prestige class.
Carlo
 player, 156 posts
Sat 31 Jan 2009
at 11:31
Re: OOC Board
Fair enough. So long as I know there's a reason based upon diligent application of the rules ;-)
Ciara Tavares
 player, 132 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Sat 31 Jan 2009
at 11:40
Re: OOC Board
What prerequisites do I need to get access to this Prestige Class? ;)
Carlo
 player, 157 posts
Sat 31 Jan 2009
at 15:54
Re: OOC Board
1000 xp as a barmaid, earned at the rate of 1xp/pint served.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 134 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 5 Feb 2009
at 07:16
Re: OOC Board
Uhm, I got the impression that both Carlo and Rath are still there and just Umfrey was leaving in search for Durl?
Durl Rockfist
 player, 89 posts
Thu 5 Feb 2009
at 07:21
Re: OOC Board
I reread Umfrey's post. He is leaving the Inn.

Let me repost/edit my post to make sense. My fault.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 135 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 5 Feb 2009
at 07:22
Re: OOC Board
Happens :)
Durl Rockfist
 player, 90 posts
Thu 5 Feb 2009
at 07:28
Re: OOC Board
Summary of folks in the Inn.

Aldo - sitting in the Inn next to Aaron. In reference to Umfrey, "I barely know him."
Carlo - talked to Aaron
Ciara - reentered the Inn, sat next to Aaron, Carlo, and Aldo
Umfrey - just left the Inn...

Sigismund - retrieving uniforms from Durl's mule

Durl - entering Inn
DM - Jeff
 GM, 329 posts
Thu 5 Feb 2009
at 23:50
Re: OOC Board
In reply to Durls OOC question in the Inn thread:

It is still early, around 10:00-11:00 am.

Donuvan's caravan did indeed head west into the pass where the orcs have reportedly been seen.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 333 posts
Fri 6 Feb 2009
at 23:00
Re: OOC Board
Wow... you are all in the same place!

Sorry if things are getting a bit confusing, trying to keep everyone busy while sub-plots are taking place ;)

As a group I can understand if you want to break free of the caravan, and that is an option, you would just need to convince Brimzanzle.  He of course will want to track down his chest which is moving west very quickly.  The caravan does offer some safety but also presents a big target.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 93 posts
Sun 8 Feb 2009
at 02:51
Re: OOC Board
Yeah. We're all in the same place and still working together :)
So far so good.

Boy Sigismund is a hard nosed Paladin for sure :)
Let's see what else this dwarf can cook up.

Question: We've a cleric don't we? Is he a zealot, or a preacher? Just wondering.


On the other hand, I've got to figure out what's going on with Umfrey.... :)
Carlo
 player, 158 posts
Sun 8 Feb 2009
at 17:23
Re: OOC Board
Durl Rockfist:
Question: We've a cleric don't we? Is he a zealot, or a preacher? Just wondering.

Neither. Are those the only options?
Ciara Tavares
 player, 138 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Sun 8 Feb 2009
at 17:27
Re: OOC Board
As always, you could just say "no comment" ;)

This message was last edited by the player at 17:28, Sun 08 Feb 2009.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 337 posts
Wed 18 Feb 2009
at 10:05
Re: OOC Board
Sorry, been a real whirlwind at home and work lately.  I'll get to an update soon.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 338 posts
Fri 27 Feb 2009
at 05:15
Re: OOC Board
Ho boy, how the time flies.  Apologies again.  I've been working double shifts and it's been extremely hectic, not a moments rest.  On top of that my Mother has been diagnosed with cancer, and even though it sounds treatable it has been on my mind.  I'm now visiting her in Michigan and it has given me a break from work so I'm going to try to catch up.

I don't like to drag RL stuff into the game but thought you guys deserved an explanation as to why I've gotten pulled away from the game.  Hope you are all still around.  I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things again.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 140 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Fri 27 Feb 2009
at 07:17
Re: OOC Board
I hope your mother gets well soon.

No need to abandon this game for me, I like it, even if there's a pause now and then.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:19, Fri 27 Feb 2009.

Carlo
 player, 163 posts
Fri 27 Feb 2009
at 11:12
Re: OOC Board
That is obviously going to take your mind off things like games. My father had a white blood cell problem and a stroke recently. Not nice.

I hope your mother is on the road to recovery...
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 95 posts
 Human Fighter
 played by: Mark
Sat 28 Feb 2009
at 05:33
Re: OOC Board
Best wishes. As much as I enjoy the game, of course this is secondary. I'll be around during the lulls and ready for action when you are.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 340 posts
Wed 4 Mar 2009
at 19:15
Re: OOC Board
Thanks for your support.  I just got back from my visit, she is doing quite well all things considered and we all have a positive notion that she will pull through.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 98 posts
Thu 5 Mar 2009
at 04:27
Re: OOC Board
That's good to hear.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 141 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 5 Mar 2009
at 11:57
Re: OOC Board
Indeed, very good to hear :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 344 posts
Tue 10 Mar 2009
at 23:55
Re: OOC Board
On to happier OOC posts:

Anyone ever use, pcgen?
http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/01_overview.php

I just recently started using this for my tabletop game character and really like it.  I've started to translate some of your characters into this for my reference.  I now have a little netbook that I carry with me at most times so I can keep dynamic character sheets and notes with me.

I don't plan on abandoning the text versions we use but it is a great way to check a character sheet.
Carlo
 player, 170 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2009
at 11:52
Re: OOC Board
I'd like to spend 25gp on equipment for scrolls. Can't make them yet as I haven't got the spells ready.

However, I removed the money from the character sheet.

The site looks interesting...
DM - Jeff
 GM, 349 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2009
at 17:59
Re: OOC Board
Yup that is fine.

Just for everyone elses information, I told Carlo that within the caravan he could most likely find a merchant carrying the necessary supplies to scribe some scrolls.

And for Umfrey's information, the rulebooks say it takes 1 day to scribe a scroll for every 1,000 GP in it's base price, for a 1st level spell at caster level 1, I work this out to 12 minutes (based on an 8 hour work day).
Durl Rockfist
 player, 100 posts
Fri 13 Mar 2009
at 03:51
Re: OOC Board
1000th post
Carlo
 player, 173 posts
Fri 13 Mar 2009
at 19:08
Re: OOC Board
Umfrey:
Umfrey could sense that in preventing a confrontation between the group and Savaric he had disappointed Carlo. If the manling was crazy enough to challenge Savaric heíll probably get another chance, Umfrey just wished he could build up the courage himself. With a shrug Umfrey refilled his cup again, better to be drunk than filled with guilt and regret.


Umfrey has misunderstood Carlo. Carlo is indignant that such a person could exist.

But if Umfrey turns that on himself, I think that's really neat :)
Umfrey
 player, 83 posts
Fri 13 Mar 2009
at 22:19
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
Umfrey:
Umfrey could sense that in preventing a confrontation between the group and Savaric he had disappointed Carlo. If the manling was crazy enough to challenge Savaric heíll probably get another chance, Umfrey just wished he could build up the courage himself. With a shrug Umfrey refilled his cup again, better to be drunk than filled with guilt and regret.


Umfrey has misunderstood Carlo. Carlo is indignant that such a person could exist.

But if Umfrey turns that on himself, I think that's really neat :)


Umfrey's full of self-loathing, he doesn't need an excuse.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 352 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2009
at 03:04
Re: OOC Board
Congratulations on the 1000th post, to Durl, and everyone for sticking in there.

In honor of this momentous occasion, for reuniting with the caravan and for avoiding a possible tricky situation I have handed out 50XP to all characters.  You should now all have at least 825XP total, if it is lower than that let me know, I may have missed saving your sheet.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 146 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Sat 14 Mar 2009
at 15:25
Re: OOC Board
Thank you very much, Jeff :)

The mentioning of Savaris makes me paranoid.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 353 posts
Mon 16 Mar 2009
at 20:11
Re: OOC Board
Okay, I think I am finally ready to start playing in a D&D game again.  I know a few of you have started games but I'm really interested in a D&D 3.5 Forgotten Realms game... or maybe Eberron.

Anyone know of some low level games looking for players?  I'd like to stick to 3rd level or lower for starters.
Umfrey
 player, 85 posts
Mon 16 Mar 2009
at 20:26
Re: OOC Board
Itís not D&D but Iím running a simple fantasy game. Drop us a line if you want to join in.

link to another game
Carlo
 player, 177 posts
Thu 19 Mar 2009
at 16:19
Re: OOC Board
I had to post some garbled stuff in a hurry, but I edited it now.

The caravan is due to continue through the pass and on to Tilverton, right? Do we happen to know of any other ways through the hills/mountains?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 354 posts
Thu 19 Mar 2009
at 18:14
Re: OOC Board
Umfrey, thanks for the offer.  I really want to stick to D&D though.

--

As for alternate paths through the mountains.  The road you are on seems to take the most logical route.  There are small trails here and there, but none that seem designed for wagons, and without the aid of someone familiar with the area you would have no clue where they led.  So there may be more direct routes, but they are likely to be more treacherous or restrictive.
Carlo
 player, 181 posts
Sun 22 Mar 2009
at 14:12
Re: OOC Board
So far as I can tell, we have decided to stick with the caravan for another day. maybe we can move along?

I alreasy took the money off my character sheet for equipment for two scrolls, so I guess I can find someone for that? Then, evening prayers, spells, night attack by orcs and breakfast.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 103 posts
 Human Fighter
Sun 22 Mar 2009
at 21:58
Re: OOC Board
Yes, I think that's the plan. Sticking with the caravan, I mean.
Carlo
 player, 182 posts
Mon 23 Mar 2009
at 11:17
Re: OOC Board
I promise that the dodgy spelling in my posts is down to dodgy typing. Most of it anyway. Boy oh boy.
Umfrey
 player, 88 posts
Mon 23 Mar 2009
at 11:52
Re: OOC Board
I agree with the plan of sticking with the caravan.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 360 posts
Wed 25 Mar 2009
at 09:52
Re: OOC Board
Was hoping Durl would check in, but I'll try to move things a little further along later today.
Umfrey
 player, 89 posts
Wed 25 Mar 2009
at 09:57
Re: OOC Board
I play in couple of others game with Durlís player. I know he has been sick. Iím sure heís ok with the game moving along and for Durl to NPCíed until heís feeling better.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 370 posts
Sun 29 Mar 2009
at 07:40
Re: OOC Board
Well, hope Durl's player is feeling well... wherever he may be ;)

--

As for Rath's distance question:
From Dolganswash outpost to the Cormyr border outpost it is 40 miles through hills, the caravan is expected to make about 12 miles per day, so 3.3 days total... however it was delayed to make repairs to the road so they only made about 10 miles today so best case from your current position is about 2.5 days travel (30 miles).

Tilverton is another 40 miles but the terrain is better and that leg would take an additional 2.5 days for the caravan.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 371 posts
Sun 29 Mar 2009
at 08:39
Re: OOC Board
I updated everyone's character sheet just now, added 1 hp healing for your restful nights sleep.
Carlo
 player, 185 posts
Sun 29 Mar 2009
at 13:07
Re: OOC Board
Updated Carlo's spells and removed the two 'Mending's.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 372 posts
Sun 29 Mar 2009
at 18:58
Re: OOC Board
Want to know your characters birthday?

http://realmshelps.dandello.net/datafind/bday.shtml

Feel free to add any of that info to your character sheet, if you think your character would know their birthday.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 376 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2009
at 04:59
Re: OOC Board
I did a little housekeeping.  It seemed the stuff in the notice threads was a bit scattered so I switched around and consolidated a few of the threads.  I moved some of the stuff from the "Game Setting" thread into the "Game Info" area and re-purposed that thread for the Calendar and Area Map, both of which have been updated.

The Journal is on it's own now so I can add entries without worrying about bumping the calendar to another page.

I've also created a Party Inventory thread and added Significant Items to the "Known NPCs, Factions/Groups" thread.  I updated some of the NPCs, mainly Arnen, Davice and Mikale, but still need to add a few of the newcomers, namely Savaric.  There are many NPCs that I won't add, either because they are minor character that you likely won't encounter again, or I want you to think that ;)  But if there is a character you would like me to add to that page let me know.

I moved a few notice threads into storage too.  So, should be a little less cluttered now.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 103 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2009
at 15:03
Re: OOC Board
Hello folks.
Apologies. I must not have sent a note that I was sick to this game.

I'm catching up on the posts and figuring Durl actions.
Carlo
 player, 186 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2009
at 17:11
Re: OOC Board
Hope you are recovered or recovering :)
Ciara Tavares
 player, 153 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Mon 30 Mar 2009
at 17:21
Re: OOC Board
*sends a hot tea over to Durl*
I hope you're better now :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 377 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2009
at 18:29
Re: OOC Board
Welcome back Durl!

And about my April Fools Joke:  I knew if anyone would fall for it, it would be Carlo, So paranoid of another ambush ;)

I'm removing that thread.
Carlo
 player, 187 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2009
at 18:56
Re: OOC Board
I was actually surprised, after I had flagged it so heavily :)

But I thought, kudos to Jeff for doing it anyway.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 154 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Tue 31 Mar 2009
at 11:01
Re: OOC Board
The "brief battle" mentioned in the thread "Tilver's Gap", was it in our camp or somewhere else? I supposed it must have been elsewhere, since at least some of us didn't even wake up from it, but right now I'm not so sure.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 378 posts
Tue 31 Mar 2009
at 18:05
Re: OOC Board
The brief battle happened within or near the camp but not the area you are in, the caravan is composed of sixteen wagons so the camp is quite large.  Basically some wild animals, some say wolves, came into camp and the other guards fought them and scared them off.  Perhaps they were just scavenging for dinner scraps.

Maybe it has something to do with the story, maybe it's just me adding a little atmosphere to show that there are other things happening in this world that may not involve our beloved heroes.  ;)
Ciara Tavares
 player, 156 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Tue 31 Mar 2009
at 18:07
Re: OOC Board
Ah, alright, just a few wolves *goes back to sleep* ;)
Carlo
 player, 189 posts
Tue 31 Mar 2009
at 20:37
Re: OOC Board
Just get me up to fifth level and I can find it!
DM - Jeff
 GM, 379 posts
Tue 31 Mar 2009
at 20:54
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
Just get me up to fifth level and I can find it!


Locate Object?  :D

Still have to get within 600 feet of it...  What BS is that!?
Carlo
 player, 190 posts
Tue 31 Mar 2009
at 21:44
Re: OOC Board
Oh, got by the rules again. I'll never learn.

BS = bulls&%t?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 380 posts
Tue 31 Mar 2009
at 21:55
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
BS = bulls&%t?


Yeah.  Though I'm sure the distance is like that for a reason.
Carlo
 player, 191 posts
Tue 31 Mar 2009
at 23:16
Re: OOC Board
I get the impression a lot of the DnD rules are there to prevent power gaming as opposed to allowing you to do cool stuff. Fair enough, especially if I remember us playing when I was a teenager. However, it does reduce the Awesome, as they say on certain lists :)
Carlo
 player, 193 posts
Wed 1 Apr 2009
at 11:20
Re: OOC Board
Rath's post - I like that :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 382 posts
Wed 1 Apr 2009
at 17:44
Re: OOC Board
Did Carlo just pop a cork?  What the heck is he talking about?  Did I miss something and have to re-read everyones posts?


And yeah... about Rath.  I like him.  Nice job Roleplaying that character.

You have all been doing a great job with your characters.  I also forgot to mention that I loved Umfrey's reaction to seeing Savaric the first time.   His "crab-like" retreat had me rolling.
Carlo
 player, 195 posts
Wed 1 Apr 2009
at 19:12
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
Did Carlo just pop a cork?  What the heck is he talking about?  Did I miss something and have to re-read everyones posts?


Thought I might get this reaction :)

Carlo et al were talking about sorcery and evil stuff.

Rath was talking about crooks and dodgy types and suggested we might be overheard.

Carlo quickly changed the subject and started talking about something which sounds very much like sorcery ('source').

Carlo was actually recruited from a dodgy comedy movie, or did you not realize that?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 383 posts
Wed 1 Apr 2009
at 19:34
Re: OOC Board
Ah!  Okay, I thought that post was some sort of April Fools joke to get me back :D

I didn't realize he was trying to throw off anyone outside the group on what they were talking about.  It just seemed so random that I figured the stress had finally gotten to Carlo and he reverted to blubbering some poetry.  Anyways, it gave me a good laugh.
Carlo
 player, 196 posts
Wed 1 Apr 2009
at 21:17
Re: OOC Board
I think Carlo was channeling me.

Anyway, I like Rath's plan most of all so am happy to proceed.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 112 posts
 Human Fighter
Thu 2 Apr 2009
at 02:21
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
Rath's post - I like that :)


Thanks.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 389 posts
Fri 10 Apr 2009
at 20:02
Re: OOC Board
I'm going to wait for all to react to the new thread before posting again, so with Carlo being out that will probably be Monday or Tuesday.
Carlo
 player, 201 posts
Mon 13 Apr 2009
at 11:18
Re: OOC Board
Is it still misty?

Or rather, is it by any chance afternoon, with the sun visible to our west (or overhead-ish even)? If so, I have another action.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 390 posts
Mon 13 Apr 2009
at 20:33
Re: OOC Board
Still misty
DM - Jeff
 GM, 391 posts
Mon 13 Apr 2009
at 20:39
Re: OOC Board
Looks like we'll have to resolve this with initiative.  I won't be able to get to a post until later.  Go ahead and roll your own initiatives if you check in before my post, otherwise I'll roll them for you when I'm ready.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 104 posts
 Torm wills it!
Mon 13 Apr 2009
at 20:46
Re: OOC Board
I got a mighty 8. ;)
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 115 posts
 Human Fighter
Mon 13 Apr 2009
at 23:19
Re: OOC Board
Me, too.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 161 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Tue 14 Apr 2009
at 05:08
Re: OOC Board
The die must be broken. Me, too.
Umfrey
 player, 98 posts
Tue 14 Apr 2009
at 06:04
Re: OOC Board
Umfrey got a 14.
Carlo
 player, 202 posts
Tue 14 Apr 2009
at 12:47
Re: OOC Board
Guess what...
DM - Jeff
 GM, 392 posts
Wed 15 Apr 2009
at 10:02
Re: OOC Board
Another long day with no time to post.  Did a few rolls earlier and never had a chance to get back to it.  Will try again tomorrow.

You didn't hear it from me, but I've hated the new terminator design from the day we got it.  We just delivered our last shot for the the movie yesterday and finally someone at the studio decides they hated the design too.  Too late though, we don't have the time to make it right so they are trying to color shift some things at the last moment to "correct it".  Gotta love hollywood.  Sorry, had to vent somewhere.

BTW: if you have seen the new terminator trailer, I'm working on the guy with half a face and the holes in his chest.  Also worked on the 7' tall T-600 terminator, that one I like.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 162 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 16 Apr 2009
at 09:36
Re: OOC Board
They're toast. And if we try to intervene, we're toast, too. At least that's what it looks like to me.

I definitely have to take a look at the terminator trailer!
Umfrey
 player, 99 posts
Thu 16 Apr 2009
at 09:38
Re: OOC Board

There's more caravan guards that just us, we just need to persuade all of them to get involved.
Carlo
 player, 203 posts
Thu 16 Apr 2009
at 19:50
Re: OOC Board
Well the map says our friends are dragons, so I don't think they need any help from us.

(Sorry)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 395 posts
Thu 16 Apr 2009
at 23:15
Re: OOC Board
Ciara Tavares:
They're toast. And if we try to intervene, we're toast, too. At least that's what it looks like to me.

You may be underestimating what a mounted soldier can accomplish. ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 396 posts
Thu 16 Apr 2009
at 23:41
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
Well the map says our friends are dragons, so I don't think they need any help from us.

(Sorry)


I only wish I had time to finish the map I was working on for this encounter.

Here are some samples.  I'm working on some terrain tools for the 3D package I use, once I work everything out It will be easy to whip up a map.

http://i334.photobucket.com/al...aldrax/from_hill.jpg
http://i334.photobucket.com/al...aldrax/from_east.jpg

The map that I am currently using is derived from the base color map I used to sculpt the terrain.  That explains why it is so pixelated.

http://i334.photobucket.com/al...eframe_landscape.jpg

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:46, Thu 16 Apr 2009.

Ciara Tavares
 player, 163 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Fri 17 Apr 2009
at 08:25
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
You may be underestimating what a mounted soldier can accomplish. ;)

Thing is: DnD is complicated when it comes to what a person could do - or survive. It depends a lot on the level. If that is high enough - and the equipment accordingly - the orcs won't even be able to hurt them. That's what I learned so far.
Since I don't know that (both as character and player), I just count the amount of enemies, the amount of friends, look at the weapons on both sides and have to say: ouch. Charging into a longspear is no fun ;)
Just to explain Ciaras (and my) thoughts.


Great map! How long does it take to create one like that?
Carlo
 player, 204 posts
Fri 17 Apr 2009
at 17:00
Re: OOC Board
I'd love to be able to do that...

I'm very busy at the moment, so can't respond to things properly. I guess Carlo could get his crossbow ready, huh?

Do thunderstones tend to make you jump out of your skin if you are 250 feet away?
Ciara Tavares
 player, 164 posts
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Fri 17 Apr 2009
at 17:22
Re: OOC Board
Ok, I just read a wiki article about the Purple Dragon Knights. I suppose they could really be able to teach the orcs a lesson, trap or not ;)

Damn, I still need an idea for Ciara.. :(
DM - Jeff
 GM, 397 posts
Fri 17 Apr 2009
at 18:50
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
Do thunderstones tend to make you jump out of your skin if you are 250 feet away?


Not likely, but they are bound to get some attention ;)

Ciara Tavares:
Ok, I just read a wiki article about the Purple Dragon Knights. I suppose they could really be able to teach the orcs a lesson, trap or not ;)

Damn, I still need an idea for Ciara.. :(

They would have been in big trouble if the trap was set properly.

Would be a shame to put that bugle to waste.  That is a loud instrument, The Purple Dragons should be able to hear it.


Ciara Tavares:
Great map! How long does it take to create one like that?

Not long actually.  So far I only have about 4-6 hours into it.  And most of that is playing around with texturing techniques.  I finally resorted to downloading terrain textures, now I just need to come up with good ways to blend between the textures so I can have the mountains look rocky, the stream have dirt and stones, and still need to get a solution for roads.

Once I get the textures working I imaging I could put together another similar terrain map in a few hours or less.

I'm also working on something for interiors.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 398 posts
Fri 17 Apr 2009
at 21:45
Re: OOC Board
Speaking of Mounted Combat...

Griffon's Rule!

Our usual DM for our weekly home game couldn't make it so we created some new 9th level characters and started a new adventure.  I created a Paladin with a Griffon as his special mount.  That thing is sweet!

We were in a fight with a Rakshasa and none of our weapons could hurt it, I had my Griffon, Glytherdwan, grapple with the Rakshasa and fly off with him, not an easy task but doable.  She dropped him in a sandy field that we had just crossed containing two Bulettes.  They didn't kill the Rakshasa but it gave us enough time to come up with a plan.  In the end the Rakshasa fled though my paladin is trying to track it from the air, mounted on Glytherdwan of course.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 399 posts
Sat 18 Apr 2009
at 00:47
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
Ciara Tavares:
Ok, I just read a wiki article about the Purple Dragon Knights. I suppose they could really be able to teach the orcs a lesson, trap or not ;)

Damn, I still need an idea for Ciara.. :(

They would have been in big trouble if the trap was set properly.

Would be a shame to put that bugle to waste.  That is a loud instrument, The Purple Dragons should be able to hear it.


Whoops!  I thought you could Inspire Courge using just an instrument, I guess it specifically says through song and "be able to hear the bard sing".  Oh well.

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:47, Sat 18 Apr 2009.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 400 posts
Sat 18 Apr 2009
at 09:59
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
Whoops!  I thought you could Inspire Courage using just an instrument, I guess it specifically says through song and "be able to hear the bard sing".  Oh well.


I take that back, Umfrey kindly pointed out this to me:

PHB:
While these abilities fall under the category of bardic music and the descriptions discuss singing or playing instruments, they can all be activated by reciting poetry, chanting, singing lyrical songs, singing melodies, whistling, playing an instrument, or playing an instrument in combination with some spoken performance.


So yes, you could inspire courage with the trumpet at that distance, I'd probably do a listen check for them to hear it over the battle but it could give them an edge.

The rules can be pretty confusing at times, I'm always open to quotes from the books and don't mind a bit of rule lawyering.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 165 posts
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Sat 18 Apr 2009
at 14:09
Re: OOC Board
Oh, that's cool!
Alright, then I know what Ciara has to do - until someone comes up with a better plan :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 401 posts
Mon 20 Apr 2009
at 09:23
Re: OOC Board
Now I only need an action from Sigismund.  Carlo already mentioned he would ready his crossbow, but Sigi doesn't seem to have any ranged weapons in his inventory so I'm not sure what he would do in this situation.  I'll wait another 12 or so hours to post, he can always post his move later.  Since he can't do a ranged attack and even at a full out run I don't think he and Jisk can get into the action, even if he wanted to.
Carlo
 player, 206 posts
Mon 20 Apr 2009
at 11:34
Re: OOC Board
I'll do that.

BTW, can you tie a thunderstone to a crossbow bolt then fire it and not run the risk of losing all the fingers of one hand?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 402 posts
Mon 20 Apr 2009
at 17:08
Re: OOC Board
I'm sure tieing a thunderstone to a crossbow bolt would be easy enough.


But firing it?

I don't have first hand experience, but from the pictures I've seen of loaded crossbows, the tip of the bolt rarely protrudes far from the groove it rests in.  This seems like a recipe for disaster.

But you are welcome to try :D
Carlo
 player, 207 posts
Mon 20 Apr 2009
at 18:52
Re: OOC Board
No, I think I'll not, thanks. Priests need fingers to wave mysteriously in the air and to sort out the collection.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 403 posts
Mon 20 Apr 2009
at 20:12
Re: OOC Board
Now for the rolling.

Due to the shear number of rolls I have to do for this encounter you won't be seeing any of them in the Dice Roller here.
Umfrey
 player, 101 posts
Mon 20 Apr 2009
at 20:22
Re: OOC Board
I have fired a crossbow but wonít comment on the practicalities of attaching anything to the bolts but your discussion gave me an idea that a Thunderstone could be loaded into a sling to increase its range. Itís an idea Carlo could use in the future. The Thunderstone will be a lot safer to use that way too. In the rules the range increment is only 20í and the attack is a 10í radius, so can be dangerous to throw a Thunderstone at nearby opponent or into a melee involving other characters. Thrown the maximum range is 100í but if shot in a sling itís maximum range would be 500í, enough surely to reach the orcs and spread some discord. Does anyone have a sling?
Ciara Tavares
 player, 167 posts
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Mon 20 Apr 2009
at 20:25
Re: OOC Board
I know how to make a sling. Does that count? (It's easy ;) )
DM - Jeff
 GM, 404 posts
Mon 20 Apr 2009
at 21:37
Re: OOC Board
In reply to Umfrey (msg #430):

A thunderstone weighs twice what a sling bullet weighs so it might still be awkward to use it in a sling but seems much more safe.   I might half the range increment of the sling, bringing it down to 250' max and give -4 penalty or such.  Though if you had a sling designed for a large creature I would make it just a -2 penalty since the weapon would be designed with a larger pouch.

Also somewhere I saw where you could obtain alchemical arrows and bolts.
Umfrey
 player, 103 posts
Tue 21 Apr 2009
at 09:13
Re: OOC Board

We need to get our resident gnomish inventor Brimzanzle on the case. Maybe he could build us an unusual projectile firing machine. ;)
Carlo
 player, 208 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2009
at 12:26
Re: OOC Board
1. What is the range to the nearest group of archers
2. As they are facing south, is there a flanking bonus? A from-behind bonus?

Ta.

p.s. I don't usually pick up on typos, but I quite like Ciara's "moral" bonus. It is good to know that we are in the right ;-)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 407 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2009
at 18:23
Re: OOC Board
Carlo:
1. What is the range to the nearest group of archers

Around 180-190 feet

Carlo:
2. As they are facing south, is there a flanking bonus? A from-behind bonus?

There is no facing in D&D 3.x, and flanking doesn't apply with ranged attacks (except with some feats).  So, no.


Carlo:
p.s. I don't usually pick up on typos, but I quite like Ciara's "moral" bonus. It is good to know that we are in the right ;-)

:D  Yes, that is good to know.
Carlo
 player, 209 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2009
at 20:10
Re: OOC Board
Posting my crossbow shot slightly out of turn as I'll be fairly busy tomorrow. Rolled a 3. Hmmm...
Umfrey
 player, 104 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2009
at 21:52
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Just in case Umfrey on his turn accepts Ciara's offer to use her crossbow I need to know is it loaded?
Ciara Tavares
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Thu 23 Apr 2009
at 05:17
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Sadly not. But the bolts are there, too.
Umfrey
 player, 105 posts
Thu 23 Apr 2009
at 09:37
Re: OOC Board
Ok, unless Sigismund takes the offer Umfrey will use the crossbow but it will take him a move action and a standard action to pick it up and load it.
Umfrey
 player, 107 posts
Thu 23 Apr 2009
at 20:05
Re: OOC Board
Iíve taken Umfreyís next action although itís ahead of time as I thought little would change his proposed action and it would speed things up.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 107 posts
 Torm wills it!
Fri 24 Apr 2009
at 12:46
Re: OOC Board
I'm not sure if what I want to do is possible with the rules. It would be great to meet the mounted orcs halfway between where they are now and where we are. But with DnD's "stop motion" this seems a bit difficult (unless I ride ahead and more or less wait for them). So, is it possible to ready an action that lets me meet them half-way and attack one of them?

(Theoretically I guess I could also ride ahead 50ft and ready an attack on one of them. But in-game wise that's just.. dumb.)
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 120 posts
 Human Fighter
Fri 24 Apr 2009
at 13:09
Re: OOC Board
I believe you can ready a charge to meet them and attack. Despite the stop-motion system, the readied action interrupts the triggering action, so it would give you the effect you're looking for.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 108 posts
 Torm wills it!
Fri 24 Apr 2009
at 13:18
Re: OOC Board
That one won't work, because I can't ready a full-round action, sadly.

If the readied part works with "once he's x ft from me" I guess the question becomes: since the horse uses it's move and not mine, can I the readied effect be riding to meet them and make a standard attack?
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 121 posts
 Human Fighter
Fri 24 Apr 2009
at 13:24
Re: OOC Board
Right, I guess it was back in 3.0 when there was such a thing as a partial charge.

But, from the 3.5 ruleset:

Horses in Combat: Warhorses and warponies can serve readily as combat steeds. Light horses, ponies, and heavy horses, however, are frightened by combat. If you donít dismount, you must make a DC 20 Ride check each round as a move action to control such a horse. If you succeed, you can perform a standard action after the move action. If you fail, the move action becomes a full round action and you canít do anything else until your next turn.
Your mount acts on your initiative count as you direct it. You move at its speed, but the mount uses its action to move.
A horse (not a pony) is a Large creature and thus takes up a space 10 feet (2 squares) across. For simplicity, assume that you share your mountís space during combat.
Combat while Mounted: With a DC 5 Ride check, you can guide your mount with your knees so as to use both hands to attack or defend yourself. This is a free action.
When you attack a creature smaller than your mount that is on foot, you get the +1 bonus on melee attacks for being on higher ground. If your mount moves more than 5 feet, you can only make a single melee attack. Essentially, you have to wait until the mount gets to your enemy before attacking, so you canít make a full attack. Even at your mountís full speed, you donít take any penalty on melee attacks while mounted.
Carlo
 player, 211 posts
Fri 24 Apr 2009
at 17:19
Re: OOC Board
I guess Carlo is relaoding his crossbow this round.
Hmpf.
Let me know when they've closed to fifty feet, won't you Jeff?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 409 posts
Fri 24 Apr 2009
at 19:03
Re: OOC Board
Readying a charge... this gets confusing.

Yes, in 3.0 you could ready a partial charge as long as you did no other action during your turn or something like that.

In 3.5 they seem to specifically deny this but I'm trying to find out why.  The silly part is, as worded, if you are restricted to a single move or standard action you can do it.  So if you were under the effect of a slow spell you could ready a charge action?

Maybe not.

It does say a charge is a special full-round action and you can't ready a full-round action.  Just because it allows you to use it when you could otherwise only take a single action doesn't negate the fact that it is a full-round action.  So for some reason, the wizards seem to have thought that you shouldn't be able to ready a charge.

So, can you ready an action to meet them during their move... yes.  As Rath pointed out, your mount moves on your initiative as you direct it, directing your mount is essentially a free action except for the fact that Jisk is not a War mount.  A non-war mount could never be used in a charge since it takes a minimum of a move action to control it.  You could use a move action (a DC20 ride check) to control Jisk and ready an action to attack  after Jisk moves.  Jisk is essentially readying a move action to intercept the other rider and Sigismund is readying an attack when he gets within range of the other rider.

whew!


So for now we can go with that.  I still want to research why they decided not to allow a readied partial charge.  If it was for rules simplicity I might allow it in the future, if it was because of some imbalance it caused then we'll go with no.

Myself, I'm liking the 3.0 version.  But you still can't charge with Jisk until he is properly trained.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:06, Fri 24 Apr 2009.

Aldo Rathmus
 player, 122 posts
 Human Fighter
Sat 25 Apr 2009
at 22:37
Re: OOC Board
Readying an action is itself a standard action. Because one can move and then ready an action, if you allow readying a short charge you would create a loophole to circumvent the requirement that a charge be in a straight line through unblocked terrain, as well as the line-of-sight rule.

Perhaps you'd consider allowing a readied charge, but not in combination with any other movement during the same round?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 410 posts
Sat 25 Apr 2009
at 23:53
Re: OOC Board
In reply to Aldo Rathmus (msg #447):

Yeah, if I allowed it I wouldn't allow any other action that round.  It would still essentially be a full-round action having the same benefits and restrictions as a charge except have half the movement.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 411 posts
Tue 28 Apr 2009
at 19:07
Re: OOC Board
Sorry, been really distracted the past few days, will try to resolve all your actions today.
Was getting around to it yesterday but went off searching all the info I could find on Prestidigitation and ran out of time.

I did find a great resource in "Tome And Blood" an old 3e book, I've added it to the Rules thread.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 171 posts
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Tue 28 Apr 2009
at 19:32
Re: OOC Board
I just noticed that I f0orgot to add the bonus 0th level spell on my sheet *blushes*

Sigismund, considering the list It's not possible to make your sword glow. So... would you prefer to have it bright white for a moment or just polished?
I suppose Firefinger doesn't work on the sword - I don't want to burn Sigismund and I am not supposed to be the source of the change ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 413 posts
Tue 28 Apr 2009
at 19:51
Re: OOC Board
I wouldn't consider those the limitations of the spell, just some cool tricks.  I would imagine you could temporarily brighten the object, and maybe add a dash of color.  It may be possible to create a glow like effect but it wouldn't shed any light, or perhaps as much light as a candle, but that effect may only last within the range of the spell.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 172 posts
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Tue 28 Apr 2009
at 20:01
Re: OOC Board
Oh, it's meant to last only for a moment :) Just as a sign, a reminder that the orcs would have to deal with a mighty paladin of Torm *coughs* ;)
o, if it's possible, I'll stick with the glow like effect.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 414 posts
Tue 28 Apr 2009
at 20:17
Re: OOC Board
Yeah, prestidigitation is supposed to be any number of minor tricks that aren't covered by other spells.  In an older D&D book I remember them describing it being used to create small fireworks and such (within the range of the spell), which obviously glow.

The spell is so limited that you have to have some fun with it ;)

I had read about the Flamefinger ability before.  In a recent game I had just gotten captured immediately after casting prestidigitation to add a bit of lemon flavor to some water.  Within the hour time frame of the spell I used the flamefinger ability to burn through the ropes that bound my character, taking a bit of fire damage to myself in the process but at least it led to an escape.
Carlo
 player, 213 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2009
at 11:44
Re: OOC Board
FWIW, Carlo is currently prone too.

EDIT: How far back off the brow of the hill (i.e. to the NE) would one have to be so as to be no longer visible to the archers?

This message was last edited by the player at 11:45, Wed 29 Apr 2009.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 416 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2009
at 19:20
Re: OOC Board
Actually, in 3D, if you are prone anywhere inside that circle you pretty much have total cover.  Ciara is pretty much in full cover where she stands, so consider if you are standing near or behind that thick orange line those archers can't really see you from their current position, and vice versa.

Also, the horses block any further line of sight.

I couldn't resist:  Line of Sight

You are actually in a good defensive position [Orc POV], inside that circle the hill pretty much gives you some cover even while standing, but wouldn't give the archers cover, though they are getting a bit of cover/concealment from the trees.  Also, Sigismund is on a steep part of the hill, I'll give him a higher ground bonus to melee attacks.

If that information changes anything, please feel free to reposition yourselves on the ridge line, even if it affects whether you are standing or prone.  I roughly guessed on your positions based on your actions.

I probably won't get around to your actions today, I want to update the rest of the battle and it's my birthday, so I'm taking off of work early and going out to dinner and stuff :D

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:14, Wed 29 Apr 2009.

Umfrey
 player, 110 posts
Wed 29 Apr 2009
at 20:30
Re: OOC Board
Happy Birthday!
Sigismund Rider
 player, 111 posts
 Torm wills it!
Wed 29 Apr 2009
at 20:32
Re: OOC Board
Indeed, happy birthday! (For everyone's sake, I'll refrain from singing. ;) )
Ciara Tavares
 player, 174 posts
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Thu 30 Apr 2009
at 05:51
Re: OOC Board
Happy birthday! :)
Carlo
 player, 215 posts
Thu 30 Apr 2009
at 11:18
Re: OOC Board
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!
DM - Jeff
 GM, 417 posts
Fri 1 May 2009
at 02:17
Re: OOC Board
Thanks for the B-Day wishes.

Sorry for the suspense, got busy again at work.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 420 posts
Mon 4 May 2009
at 08:42
Re: OOC Board
Wow, you guys are just plain terrible shots.  Same for those other caravan guards, I swear I'm not fudging their rolls.  I've been using real dice for most of the NPC to NPC action and use the dice roller for NPC to PC rolls.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 126 posts
 Human Fighter
Mon 4 May 2009
at 12:51
Re: OOC Board
Yeah, I almost decided to throw away the bow and charge down the hill, just so I could swing a sword instead. But I'm guessing the results of that would be even worse.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 422 posts
Tue 5 May 2009
at 07:31
Re: OOC Board
Oops.  I've been forgetting to add the +1 to damage too.  I've been using it for Hit rolls and AC.  It only affects a few of the orcs, I'll make the adjustments.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 426 posts
Tue 12 May 2009
at 17:51
Re: OOC Board
I fear we may have lost Durl, it has been over a month with not even a log in.  I don't think I'm going to do anything about it for now.  I'll keep him around in the background and not seek to replace him, that way if he returns all is good.  We still have 5 active players and that seems to be enough for now.
Umfrey
 player, 115 posts
Tue 12 May 2009
at 21:05
Re: OOC Board
George (Durlís player) contacted me on Friday. It seems real life is still grinding him down. Hopefully weíll see him back at some point, heís been under a lot of pressure and apologised for not updating anyone. No estimate of when heíll return however, so I guess itís your call on how long you want to keep Durl around.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 427 posts
Tue 12 May 2009
at 21:16
Re: OOC Board
I'm in no hurry to replace him so I'll just keep things as is for now, I know times are rough for a lot of people.  It seems that he has been on rpol for a while and will likely return.  I'll just play it by ear for now.

Thanks for the update.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 179 posts
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Wed 13 May 2009
at 14:00
Re: OOC Board
Is it possible to make a 5-foot-step diagonally? Or does it provoke an attack of opportunity?

Thanks for treating Ciaras movement so nicely, Jeff :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 429 posts
Wed 13 May 2009
at 17:22
Re: OOC Board
Yes you can diagonally 5-foot step.

Also, in my tiredness last night I forgot, your new initiative should happen just before that Orcs.

Same for the Orc that attacked Carlo, plus I already did the attack roll for it's next round since he shouldn't have acted again on his old initiative.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 430 posts
Wed 13 May 2009
at 18:36
Re: OOC Board
I updated the initiative order, Orc D has already acted so won't get another attack this round.
Carlo
 player, 221 posts
Wed 13 May 2009
at 18:41
Re: OOC Board
In that case I won't go on the defensive ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 431 posts
Wed 13 May 2009
at 18:53
Re: OOC Board
Oh, also, after this combat I am dropping the yellow threat rings and will just use the grid as standard for threat areas.  I did some tests trying to come up with something for reach weapons and it just gets even more confusing and cluttered.

I'll keep the ring around the character token though.
Carlo
 player, 223 posts
Wed 13 May 2009
at 19:08
Re: OOC Board
Could you fiddle with the dice roller while your at it?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 432 posts
Wed 13 May 2009
at 19:38
Re: OOC Board
Oh, I already have ;)
Carlo
 player, 224 posts
Wed 13 May 2009
at 20:06
Re: OOC Board
Good grief! Away from Blighty for two and a half years and look what is happening to my English. I hang my head in shame.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 181 posts
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Wed 13 May 2009
at 20:50
Re: OOC Board
Rath looks very dangerous on the new map. Three dead enemies to his feet ;)
Carlo
 player, 225 posts
Wed 13 May 2009
at 20:53
Re: OOC Board
...and Ciara is just admiring from the side, all simper :)
Ciara Tavares
 player, 182 posts
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Wed 13 May 2009
at 20:59
Re: OOC Board
Of course.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 437 posts
Fri 15 May 2009
at 00:21
Re: OOC Board
What a very strange day, there hasn't been a single post on any of the games I participate in or watch today.

It kind of reminds me of when I got on the freeway at 10 am on a workday and there wasn't a single car on the road... creepy.  Police had stopped traffic in both directions but not from a few of the entrance ramps.  Was so strange to see 10 lanes of freeway without anyone else on it, felt very apocalyptic.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 439 posts
Mon 1 Jun 2009
at 18:05
Re: OOC Board
Sorry I've been so lame lately, I started a post over a week ago and never got back to it.  Will get back into the swing soon.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 133 posts
 Human Fighter
Wed 3 Jun 2009
at 13:17
Re: OOC Board
Most of the games I'm playing have slowed down considerably in the last few weeks. Must be something in the air.
Carlo
 player, 227 posts
Wed 3 Jun 2009
at 13:47
Re: OOC Board
Northern hemisphere summer. Happens every year.

Also, it's quite a while after the Christmas break and lots of folk don't really take much time off until mid-year. I know I'm knackered.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 184 posts
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Sat 6 Jun 2009
at 14:00
Re: OOC Board
For me work has just started a few days ago ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 440 posts
Thu 11 Jun 2009
at 19:59
Re: OOC Board
Okay, I promise by next week I'll get things back into swing.  For some reason I have been in a D&D slump, every time I try to catch up I just get distracted.

Thanks for hanging in there, we will continue.

Start thinking about how you want to advance your characters to their next levels ;)
Carlo
 player, 228 posts
Thu 11 Jun 2009
at 21:20
Re: OOC Board
That happens. Part of the rhythm of things.

How to advance to the next level? Kill things. Carlo's not so good at that. Experience things.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 441 posts
Thu 11 Jun 2009
at 22:16
Re: OOC Board
In reply to Carlo (msg #484):

Well you just "Experienced" a large battle, probably for the first time, and swayed the outcome of that battle in favor of the good guys.  So, I'm not asking you to think about how to achieve experience, but rather what to do with it.  ( hint, hint, nudge, nudge, BING! )
Carlo
 player, 229 posts
Fri 12 Jun 2009
at 11:49
Re: OOC Board
I know I know. I will take a level in CLERIC!!!
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 134 posts
 Human Fighter
Fri 12 Jun 2009
at 12:31
Re: OOC Board
Me, too.
Carlo
 player, 230 posts
Fri 12 Jun 2009
at 15:52
Re: OOC Board
In that case I'll take a level in whatever Rath is drinking instead.
Umfrey
 player, 119 posts
Mon 6 Jul 2009
at 06:19
Re: OOC Board

Is everyone asleep?
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 135 posts
 Human Fighter
Tue 7 Jul 2009
at 02:23
Re: OOC Board
Waiting, with diminishing hope, for the game to become active again.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 442 posts
Tue 14 Jul 2009
at 02:36
Re: OOC Board
Yes I know... I've been very very bad.  Talk to my wife... she'll tell you I am bad at keeping promises.


I do want to continue the game.  Who all is here?

I just have to get back into the flow of it again. Once I get started we'll be good.
Umfrey
 player, 120 posts
Tue 14 Jul 2009
at 06:45
Re: OOC Board

Umfrey's still here.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 116 posts
 Torm wills it!
Tue 14 Jul 2009
at 08:18
Re: OOC Board
*wave* I'm still here, too.
Carlo
 player, 232 posts
Tue 14 Jul 2009
at 11:31
Re: OOC Board
Me too, but I'll be AFK shortly.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 136 posts
 Human Fighter
Wed 15 Jul 2009
at 04:57
Re: OOC Board
Here, but the next week is iffy.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 443 posts
Thu 16 Jul 2009
at 00:05
Re: OOC Board
Great, looks like almost everyone accounted for, I see Ciara has at least logged in recently.  Durl is still missing, hasn't logged in since April.

It may be a slow resurrection, since a few of you have some plans, but I'll be checking in daily now.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 444 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2009
at 00:34
Re: OOC Board
Okay, I've been re-reading stuff and getting my head back in the game at long last.  Expect a post soon.
Carlo
 player, 233 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2009
at 14:44
Re: OOC Board
Aha!

I'm back, BTW.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 446 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2009
at 18:54
Re: OOC Board
LOL

Umfrey:
As the two women Aari and Veronica pushed passed Elyas to reach the Mon Calamari he smoothly slid out of the way. For him there was anger, there was only peace. Also as the Mon Calamari warned of possibility of death he was no prevented from stepping forward and handed the councilor his letter of introduction, there is no death; there is the Force he reminded himself.

ĒHereís a letter from my mastersĒ the old man bowed his head in a gentle nod Ēmyself and my masters request that I accompany any mission to the ruinsĒ.


I know it has been a while Umfrey, but has it been that long?
Umfrey
 player, 122 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2009
at 19:34
Re: OOC Board
I'm sure I did write a post for Umfrey. What has happened to it I'm not sure????

This message was last edited by the player at 19:40, Thu 30 July 2009.

Umfrey
 player, 123 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2009
at 19:40
Re: OOC Board
Well I tried again but I'm sure the post I remember writing earlier was a lot better written.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 447 posts
Thu 30 Jul 2009
at 22:52
Re: OOC Board
At least it was funny.

:D

I'm sure it will take few days at least for the others to realize there is some activity here again.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 449 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2009
at 00:32
Re: OOC Board
XP!

I've added your XP to your character sheets and have unlocked them.  Most of you have leveled up (see below).  Your characters won't officially level up until you have rested but you can get started.

You gained 300 XP, this is partially for the combat and partially for a story reward of saving the Purple Dragon soldiers by influencing the battle.  Without your help, they would surely have perished, or at least most of them.  Even though it was Umfrey's illusion that ended up helping them, everyone contributed.  Be it morale support or other ideas that would have worked given the initiative.

I only gave Durl half the XP since his player was not present for the entirety of the battle, this will be my standard practice.  Your character will still gain XP if he is present in a situation but only half if he is NPC'd during most/all of it.
Carlo
 player, 235 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2009
at 11:21
Re: OOC Board
08:21, Today: Carlo rolled 9 using 1d8+1, rerolling ones. HP.

:)

Edit: Sheet updated: added 5 skill pnts [2class+2Int+1human]
1 to heal
1 to Knowledge(planes)
1 to diplomacy
2 to Knowledge religion (gives me +2 turning)

+1 BAB
+1 spell each of levels 0 & 1
+1 Fort +1 Ref

This message was last edited by the player at 11:36, Tue 04 Aug 2009.

Durl Rockfist
 player, 106 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2009
at 22:23
Re: OOC Board
Hello all.
I got an rmail :)

I've got some catching up to do.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 453 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2009
at 22:29
Re: OOC Board
Great!  Now we just need Sigismund and Ciara and we are back in business!
DM - Jeff
 GM, 454 posts
Wed 5 Aug 2009
at 02:49
Re: OOC Board
Huh... how fitting, yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of the first In Character game post.  What a better Anniversary present than to level up :D

Hopefully the next level won't take another year.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:53, Wed 05 Aug 2009.

Durl Rockfist
 player, 107 posts
Wed 5 Aug 2009
at 14:48
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
LOL

Umfrey:
As the two women Aari and Veronica pushed passed Elyas to reach the Mon Calamari he smoothly slid out of the way. For him there was anger, there was only peace. Also as the Mon Calamari warned of possibility of death he was no prevented from stepping forward and handed the councilor his letter of introduction, there is no death; there is the Force he reminded himself.

ĒHereís a letter from my mastersĒ the old man bowed his head in a gentle nod Ēmyself and my masters request that I accompany any mission to the ruinsĒ.


I know it has been a while Umfrey, but has it been that long?


Hey. This is a SW quote. What game was that?
Umfrey
 player, 125 posts
Wed 5 Aug 2009
at 15:40
Re: OOC Board

It was a quote from this game...

link to a message in another game
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 139 posts
 Human Fighter
Thu 6 Aug 2009
at 04:17
Re: OOC Board
Sheet updated.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 456 posts
Tue 11 Aug 2009
at 03:10
Re: OOC Board
Sorry this is so slow.  I was hoping to hear from Sigismund or Ciara.  I'll pick up the pace soon.
Carlo
 player, 237 posts
Tue 11 Aug 2009
at 17:30
Re: OOC Board
Hope they show up. You sent them rmails?

For Sigismund at least, it looks hopeful:

Ciara Tavares 0 player Wed 8 July Sat 6 June 184 rMail
Sigismund Rider 0 player Sat 1 Aug Tue 14 July 116 rMail
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 141 posts
 Human Fighter
Wed 12 Aug 2009
at 04:25
Re: OOC Board
Ciara got a job and stopped logging into RPOL at about the same time. She was running another game that I played in that stopped. I wouldn't expect to see her.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 142 posts
 Human Fighter
Wed 12 Aug 2009
at 13:07
Re: OOC Board
I'll be able to get a post up tonight.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 458 posts
Wed 12 Aug 2009
at 18:16
Re: OOC Board
Well, given my attendance I'm not going to give up on anyone yet :D

I'll NPC their characters for a while.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 143 posts
 Human Fighter
Thu 13 Aug 2009
at 04:36
Re: OOC Board
Glad to hear that, since I'm having trouble this evening. After a killer day, I can barely read, much less type. I'll try again in the morning and hope I'm not holding up folks who are ready to play.
Carlo
 player, 238 posts
Wed 26 Aug 2009
at 12:13
Re: OOC Board
I'm having a spot of trouble keeping up with games at the moment; or mostly, having the oomph to write stuff properly etc.

But...scroll...yes please...
DM - Jeff
 GM, 466 posts
Fri 28 Aug 2009
at 22:49
Re: OOC Board
I'll probably pick up the pace once Rath returns from vacation.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 149 posts
 Human Fighter
Sun 30 Aug 2009
at 20:44
Re: OOC Board
I'm back.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 114 posts
Thu 3 Sep 2009
at 06:54
Re: OOC Board
FYI - We already did a level up to lvl 2. See msg 507.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 471 posts
Thu 3 Sep 2009
at 07:01
Re: OOC Board
In reply to Durl Rockfist (msg #520):

Yes, but your level wasn't "official" until you rested a night.  That's the way I play it at least.  You need time to reflect upon what you have learned.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 473 posts
Fri 4 Sep 2009
at 08:06
Re: OOC Board
Durl Rockfist:
"Ye gots a tavern close by?" The dwarf wasn't sure if a tavern would be found at a border station, but it didn't help to ask.


lol... this is going down as one of my favorite quotes of all time.  I'm not sure if it was intentional or not,  "...but it didn't help to ask."
Durl Rockfist
 player, 116 posts
Fri 4 Sep 2009
at 14:10
Re: OOC Board
The other guys were smokers. Durl is a drinker :)
And as I was writing my post.... I had to have him say something. It was all mannerisms or something that wasn't interesting and nobody could build off it. Except more feelings :)

Thanks
DM - Jeff
 GM, 474 posts
Fri 4 Sep 2009
at 18:11
Re: OOC Board
But did you intend "...but it didn't help to ask."

Usually it is, "...but it didn't hurt to ask."

That was the funny bit.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:11, Fri 04 Sept 2009.

Durl Rockfist
 player, 117 posts
Sat 5 Sep 2009
at 01:28
Re: OOC Board
I made no sense. I was tired :)
But I'll leave it there :)
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 152 posts
 Human Fighter
Mon 7 Sep 2009
at 23:20
Re: OOC Board
Hello, everyone. With regrets, I'm bowing out of the game. I'm sorry to do it, not only because it's an excellent game, but also because it's the last vestige of a hobby I enjoy immensely and just have no time for any more. Family and work obligations are making it very difficult for me to commit to any regular RPoL activity.

My apologies for leaving you at this interesting juncture. Thanks, Jeff, for all your work.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 475 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2009
at 01:59
Re: OOC Board
Sorry to hear that.  Rath may have a pivotal role in the coming events so I'll keep him around as an NPC at least.  I don't have much faith in Sigismund and Ciara returning and have made plans for them, I want to keep all the current characters in the story but they may not be a part of the group... they might pop up from time to time though.

It doesn't sound like you are going to be coming back Rath?  If so I will remove your access to the game after a week or so but you will always be welcome.  Just send me an rmail or a PM if you ever want to join back in again.

I really enjoyed your character and rest assured, Rath will live on!


@Carlo.  You out there?  Carlo hasn't logged in in a while either.  So far it's seems like it is getting down to the dwarves.

At this point it really looks like I need to gather some more players but I'm not going to change up the party until after they leave the caravan.
Umfrey
 player, 134 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2009
at 10:07
Re: OOC Board

Sorry to hear youíre leaving Rath.

Iím also running a game which Carloís player is in. I havenít heard from him either, hopefully heíll make an appearance soon.

As for continuing the game Iím up for it and might be able to persuade a long standing Rpol buddy of both me and George to join up.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 476 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2009
at 23:55
Re: OOC Board
I'll keep your suggestion in mind Umfrey, once I'm ready to start recruiting.

Since there are so few players left I would like to get your ideas on how the game is going for you.  It has been moving along pretty slow, slower than I initially intended.  Also, the group has pretty much been guided by the caravan.  These two things are about to change.

I plan on picking up the pace a bit, perhaps dwelling a little less on the little things.  If I ever seem like I am moving too slow or too quickly just send me a PM.

Breaking off from the caravan will also signify your freedom as a group.  Brimzanzle will be with you but he is more or less helpless without the groups aid so will rely on you to make the important decisions.  I will, of course, continue to throw out hooks to guide you but it is totally up to you on how you want to act upon them.

Also, expect things to get a bit more deadly.  The caravan served as a good means of getting people together and as a means of protection.  So far your encounters have had a few higher level characters around, and others could jump in if necessary.  Now that you are 2nd level, and on your own, things will change a bit.


From the 1st encounter, things really didn't go the way I intended.  It was my intention that at least one of the False Purple Dragons would have been captured, even though I wasn't going to hand them to you ;)  Mikale managed to ditch Rath, who had a chance to get him but played to his character and let him go... it wasn't worth risking his hide over at the time.  Then Sigismund had a chance to apprehend him, but Mikale managed to pull his heartstrings enough.  It was an interesting but welcome change for the events I had planned.  I've been running a very "on the fly" game.  I have a plan, I have players and I set them in motion, but what happens isn't always entirely up to me.  I roll a lot of what happens to the NPCs, even when they are "off screen", so to speak.  So sometimes I am surprised by the results, one surprise in particular is coming up soon.

I even rolled out the entire Purple Dragon battle with the Orcs.  I didn't want just a scripted battle, that way, you were able to influence it in many ways and the outcome, even for me, wasn't ensured.  I was hoping the Dragons would win once the party got involved, but it was looking a little dicey (no pun intended) for a bit.  It would have been very interesting if the battle turned back in the Orcs favor.  On that battle I initially thought that there was no way the party could do anything to warn the Dragons of the Ambush, but I forget how resourceful players can be.  Umfrey's sign did the trick but there were a few other ideas that may have worked given a different initiative order.  My intention was to have the Ambush sprung, then the party would have to fight/distract the orcs on one side of the line giving the Dragons a chance to break through the line.  Though, given how few of the Dragons were left standing at the end of the encounter, I'm not convinced even that would have worked.  I'm glad I gave the party a chance to react.



Okay, I'm getting long winded now.  So, back on track.  Let me know what you think of the game so far and if I could be doing anything better.

Are you confused about any story bits that have been revealed so far?  (some confusion might be intentional on my part)

Do your characters have enough to do?

Is the story compelling enough?

Anything else?
Umfrey
 player, 135 posts
Wed 9 Sep 2009
at 09:58
Re: OOC Board

I think the pace has been good, whilst the game has been active the story has generally moved along with the characters actions quickly.

The storyline or at least the main plot line seems straightforward. I see that the aim is to retrieve Brimzanzleís chest. The sub-plots are a little more difficult to measure. Thereís the increased orcs activity, the fake Purple Dragons, Savaric the dwarf necromancer and Rath has heard of someone disreputable hiring mercenaries all which could be connected to Brimzanzleís chest and the Soul Sphere.

Thereís enough for the characters to do but at the moment we are relying on finding signs on where the chest is heading as we donít seem to have any idea who the real enemy is yet.

Iím enjoying the story and interested in finding out more even if it ends up being just the dwarves. If the story is being controlled by our actions then the need for a balanced party is lessened. Umfrey is multi-classed so is well skilled. Durl as a ranger covers a lot of areas too.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 118 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2009
at 06:59
Re: OOC Board
I'm enjoying the game too.
I enjoyed the storyline and even traveling with the caravan. But I'm eager to go off on our own too :)

Thoughts
1) Didn't think that the paladin would make sure a big stink on the stolen uniforms. Turn a blind eye and don't chase the dwarf :) But the paladin did stay true to being a pain in the neck :)

2) I was waiting for the moment where the uniforms would be needed and I could have said. "I told you so."

3) Now all the side-plots are interesting but I'm a bit lost... I expected that I would catch on and find a seam when the time came.

4) Yeah. Let's pull Steve into this game so that we're all together again. I think I'm much happier playing a dwarven ranger than other character types I've used.

5) My character can multi with Cleric at some point in time if necessary.

6) Now, I've some big expectations on that cat's eye. But I'm also worried about the parallel with the Lord of the Rings and the eye in the gem.



Game ON
DM - Jeff
 GM, 478 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2009
at 08:50
Re: OOC Board
Thanks for the feedback.

Umfrey:
The storyline or at least the main plot line seems straightforward. I see that the aim is to retrieve Brimzanzleís chest. The sub-plots are a little more difficult to measure. Thereís the increased orcs activity, the fake Purple Dragons, Savaric the dwarf necromancer and Rath has heard of someone disreputable hiring mercenaries all which could be connected to Brimzanzleís chest and the Soul Sphere.

That's pretty much the gist of it.

Umfrey:
Thereís enough for the characters to do but at the moment we are relying on finding signs on where the chest is heading as we donít seem to have any idea who the real enemy is yet.

Like I said in my other post, I was thinking that you were going to capture Mikale or one of the others.  They may have been able to reveal a bit more but now we'll have to wait to see if you catch up to them or someone else that can lead you to answers.

Umfrey:
Iím enjoying the story and interested in finding out more even if it ends up being just the dwarves. If the story is being controlled by our actions then the need for a balanced party is lessened. Umfrey is multi-classed so is well skilled. Durl as a ranger covers a lot of areas too.

I think I'll keep it to four active PCs for now, so it won't be just the two dwarves.  That leaves room for expansion later on, by a newcomer or a previous PC that returns from limbo.  It will also keep the pace up and be easier for me to make sure everyone has something to do.

Durl Rockfist:
Thoughts
1) Didn't think that the paladin would make sure a big stink on the stolen uniforms. Turn a blind eye and don't chase the dwarf :) But the paladin did stay true to being a pain in the neck :)

2) I was waiting for the moment where the uniforms would be needed and I could have said. "I told you so."

I had never planned anything for the uniforms, but you never know.  But yeah, he was playing his role.

Durl Rockfist:
3) Now all the side-plots are interesting but I'm a bit lost... I expected that I would catch on and find a seam when the time came.

Like I said, some confusion is intentional for now.  Things should become more clear as you progress.
Some stuff that seemed important could just be fluff, other stuff might make sense later on.

Durl Rockfist:
4) Yeah. Let's pull Steve into this game so that we're all together again. I think I'm much happier playing a dwarven ranger than other character types I've used.

Go ahead and send him an rMail or PM and ask him to Request Access, I think he can without the "Players Wanted" flag being put up.  I'll prep a special RTJ form for him after he sends me a message.

Durl Rockfist:
5) My character can multi with Cleric at some point in time if necessary.

I'd really like to keep Carlo around.  There is a lot more to his character that hasn't been revealed yet.  If Carlo can't return I may try to find someone to take over his character.  There is a guy in a game I am playing that would be a perfect fit for him I think, but I want to give Carlo a chance.  He has been really enthusiastic about the game until recently.

Durl Rockfist:
6) Now, I've some big expectations on that cat's eye. But I'm also worried about the parallel with the Lord of the Rings and the eye in the gem.

Maybe you should play around with it a bit ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 481 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2009
at 19:57
Re: OOC Board
BTW, I did hear from Carlo.  He does plan on coming back, he just has a few RL distractions to deal with.  But says he should be getting back into the swing of things soon.

I'll still be wanting to fill that 4th spot, so please let your friend Steve know and have him contact me.  Pretty much any core class is open to him, maybe others from other WotC sources.  I think we have enough muscle, stealth and spellpower with the three of you and the other PCs turned NPCs may be around for a bit yet, depends on how things go.  I don't think we need another dwarf though ;)  but I don't want anything weird.  Human, half-elf, elf, halfling or gnome would be welcome.  This area is predominantly Human so that makes the most sense, but any of the above will work.  I'll work with the new member in private to work him into the story.
Carlo
 player, 240 posts
Tue 15 Sep 2009
at 21:30
Re: OOC Board
Right. Here I am.

Big sorry for vanishing like that. To Steve too. I shall get back into the BRP game too, asap.

This has been a bit of an odd one. I have been able to keep up elsewhere (not all of elsewhere, only some of it), but have been quite busy and feeling a bit of stress. So I got into the stupid situation of not even opening the thread because I knew it was a big one to get back in. Actually, just having minor changes to a character sheet is sometimes prohibitive. Meh. Sorry.

Anyway.

Comments...

Having a plan and then allowing the PCs to mess it up. Sounds like a ten out of ten there, Jeff.

I think that about the only think I'd like is to have the feeling that we can do whatever our characters choose and we will continue (as players) to have fun. If that is doable, we can follow our characters' whims.

I shall now go read the IC threads.

Sam.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 483 posts
Wed 16 Sep 2009
at 06:34
Re: OOC Board
Welcome back!

Carlo:
Actually, just having minor changes to a character sheet is sometimes prohibitive. Meh. Sorry.


I'm not sure I follow you there.  Are you talking about me fiddling with your sheet while you were gone?  All I did was add a scroll and memorize some spells for you in case I needed to use them, they hadn't been updated since the battle.

Carlo:
Having a plan and then allowing the PCs to mess it up. Sounds like a ten out of ten there, Jeff.

I think that about the only think I'd like is to have the feeling that we can do whatever our characters choose and we will continue (as players) to have fun. If that is doable, we can follow our characters' whims.


That is the plan.

That's why I put a disclaimer at the end of the post I made for Rath.  After reading it over it sounded like I was trying to guide you, but a lot of that had been in the works with Rath's player since the first night you guys merged back with the caravan after dolganswash.    There are a few private threads with his character that I might make public at some point.

I was really hoping he was going to be around to play it out, but from his post I think he may be gone for good.

Durl, Umfrey, do you think that your friend Steve might want to play Rath?  I'd still want to feel him out first, but if he is anything like you two, I'm sure he will fit into this game just fine.
Carlo
 player, 241 posts
Wed 16 Sep 2009
at 12:29
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
Carlo:
Actually, just having minor changes to a character sheet is sometimes prohibitive. Meh. Sorry.


I'm not sure I follow you there.  Are you talking about me fiddling with your sheet while you were gone?  All I did was add a scroll and memorize some spells for you in case I needed to use them, they hadn't been updated since the battle.

No :) I meant that earlier it was I who had to make changes, before you very kindly did so. At that point, I was quite stressed out so couldn't face even that minor chore :)
Durl Rockfist
 player, 121 posts
Wed 16 Sep 2009
at 19:48
Re: OOC Board
Welcome back Carlo.
I'll left Steve get in touch with Steve.



On another note.
My involvement at this time may be a bit spotty.
Had some medical issues for my wife today. So I'm staying home for the next several days...but that doesn't mean that I'll be posting.

Please NPC Durl as necessary.
Umfrey
 player, 141 posts
Thu 17 Sep 2009
at 21:36
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
Durl, Umfrey, do you think that your friend Steve might want to play Rath?  I'd still want to feel him out first, but if he is anything like you two, I'm sure he will fit into this game just fine.


I actually think there's at least half a chance he will. Rath seems to me the sort of character Steve would play.

Durl:
I'll left Steve get in touch with Steve.

I've spoken to Steve but as he's been away from home for the last week or so I'm not expecting an answer for a few days at least, hope that's not a problem. I'll let you know if he's interested as soon as I know that's if he doesn't contact anyone else first as I've sent him a link to the game.

Carlo:
Right. Here I am.


Glad you're back.
Carlo
 player, 242 posts
Fri 18 Sep 2009
at 16:12
Re: OOC Board
I think we can just proceed. Carlo can go along with that plan. I tried to think of a way for him to pretend to be a dodgy sort, but...
DM - Jeff
 GM, 484 posts
Mon 21 Sep 2009
at 07:29
Re: OOC Board
Sorry, got slammed at work and our internet was down for two days.

Carlo, are you caught up?  Ready to jump back in?
Carlo
 player, 243 posts
Mon 21 Sep 2009
at 14:07
Re: OOC Board
I am here yes. I think the best is to proceed with the plan, as last suggested, and Carlo to follow up after...
DM - Jeff
 GM, 485 posts
Mon 21 Sep 2009
at 18:43
Re: OOC Board
Okay, so Durl and Umfrey following along with Rath then.  And Carlo will stick with Sigismund, Ciara and Brimzanzle.

Got it.
Umfrey
 player, 142 posts
Fri 25 Sep 2009
at 07:28
Re: OOC Board
Iíve had another message from the other Steve. Heís very busy with work for the next couple of weeks and then heís coming over to your side of the pond (not sure if thatís for work or leisure) so wonít probably be available to participate until November time so heís okay to let the opportunity of a character slot go if you have anyone else in mind or to discuss it again in November.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 486 posts
Fri 25 Sep 2009
at 18:16
Re: OOC Board
That's cool.  I've been so friggin' tired lately.  Working long hours, I keep planning to post something when I get home and don't even have the energy to flip the computer on.  Things are slowing down a bit now, I should have some time at work like I usually do :D
Durl Rockfist
 player, 122 posts
Fri 25 Sep 2009
at 20:17
Re: OOC Board
Time at work is the best!
I'm in no hurry.
Umfrey
 player, 143 posts
Fri 9 Oct 2009
at 16:13
Re: OOC Board
Are we now looking for some new recruits? It seems that the game could do with being given a kick start.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 123 posts
Wed 21 Oct 2009
at 05:27
Re: OOC Board
Guess I'll keep waiting :)
I'm still recovering from a cold/flu/H1N1 whatever it is.... Bleah
Carlo
 player, 244 posts
Sun 25 Oct 2009
at 14:19
Re: OOC Board
Hi. Very sorry about this, but I'm going to be out of action until at least the end of November. Work is piling up, bringing with it stress. Officially I am on holiday :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 487 posts
Fri 5 Mar 2010
at 23:38
Re: OOC Board
I'm really sorry about disappearing everyone.  Bunch of stuff happened in RL, life flips upside down and a lot of stuff just falls off.

A bit hard to pick up the game at this point.

Hope all are doing well, and again... sorry.
Umfrey
 player, 144 posts
Tue 23 Mar 2010
at 23:22
Re: OOC Board
Thanks for the update.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 488 posts
Sun 1 May 2011
at 06:29
Re: OOC Board
Oh how I miss this game.
Umfrey
 player, 145 posts
Wed 30 Nov 2011
at 19:46
Re: OOC Board
Me too it was fun.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 489 posts
Wed 30 Nov 2011
at 20:16
Re: OOC Board
Oh my, you are the 2nd person from this game I have heard from recently.  I'm actually playing in one of Ciara's games right now.

Part of me would really like to resurrect this game, but would have to have the majority of the original players, or at least have good people take over their characters.

I'm actually running another game right now: Burnt Offerings (Pathfinder)
And was just about to recruit for a fill in player if you, or anyone else, is interested.

I was really surprised that this game was still around, it sat inactive for almost a year before I came across it again.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 124 posts
Wed 30 Nov 2011
at 20:16
Re: OOC Board
Same here
I need to remember what this game was :)
But I remember the characters, you were all great right?


LOL

So are we picking this up again?
Ciara Tavares
 player, 185 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Wed 30 Nov 2011
at 20:17
Re: OOC Board
I am here, too :)

And I can ask Sigismund. Though I'm not cterain if he wants to play any game at all.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:17, Wed 30 Nov 2011.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 490 posts
Wed 30 Nov 2011
at 20:22
Re: OOC Board
And Durl too!  Wow.

That would be amazing if Sigismund is up for it.  Then we just need Carlo and Rath.

It isn't something I would be able to start up right away, or if we did it would be on a slow pace until I can get the story worked out in my head again.

Also, I'm hugely into Pathfinder right now but I don't have too much of a problem jumping back and forth, we could always convert if everyone was up for it.
Ciara Tavares
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Wed 30 Nov 2011
at 20:31
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I'm very fond of Pathfinder and wouldn't mind to convert Ciara to it.

Will ask Sigismund.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 125 posts
Wed 30 Nov 2011
at 20:34
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Right, I've converted to Pathfinder as well
Sigismund Rider
 player, 118 posts
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Wed 30 Nov 2011
at 22:42
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A slow pace would suit me fine - and I'd need to read through the old threads again to remember what exactly this game was about ;) - but I have the faint memory that it was fun. :) So, here I am.

Plus, I have no problem what so ever with converting to Pathfinder.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 491 posts
Wed 30 Nov 2011
at 23:12
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I'm just amazed! 4 original players coming back after so long.  I know Umfrey wasn't truly an original-original player but he came in soon enough, at least before the first combat and that is original enough for me.

Good to see you all.

At least I kept pretty good notes.  The NPCs and the Adventure Journal threads are fairly up to date.

Sounds like we can convert to Pathfinder then, I'll rMail Rath and Carlo and see if they are still around on RPOL.  I don't think I had anyones email addresses.  I'd like to give them at least a few weeks to respond so could NPC them at first if needed.

I have a Google Docs spreadsheet for Pathfinder that I've been using in my other game.  I'd like to use it for this game too as it helps me a lot as I have a master sheet that grabs values from all the PCs so I can keep track of everyone in one simple little sheet.  Anyone have problems with that, or accessing Google Docs?  You would have to share your email address with me (can PM it to me) so I can share the sheet with you.

I probably won't be able to prep the sheets for this game until the end of the week, but if you want to start thinking about character design, try to keep your original stats, subtract off any of the old 3.5 racial modifiers and add the pathfinder ones.  If I remember right, everyone just leveled up to level 2.  Pathfinder offers a lot more customization, so feel free to swap out for some of the new abilities or feats but try to keep your character concept the same if you can.  I'll allow just about anything from an official Paizo source.  Any Forgotten Realms stuff still applies though might have to be modified.  If I remember right, everyone got a free regional feat, this would be essentially the same as the two free traits you get with Pathfinder.
Umfrey
 player, 146 posts
Thu 1 Dec 2011
at 12:49
Re: OOC Board
I wasnít really expecting a response. So Iím surprised that everyone has replied so quickly.

Iíd be up for getting this game restarted.

Iím not really practised with Pathfinder but I know the basics as Iím playing a pacifist cleric in another game here on Rpol using the rules. Hopefully now weíre level 2 rebuilding Umfrey will be simple enough as long as you give me plenty of time to do it.

Looking forward to getting going again. Iím glad to be considered one of the original characters. For me Umfrey was an odd character and not something Iíd tried before or since so I reckon I should be able to slip back into character easy enough, remembering the story and all the other characters involved might be more difficult.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 157 posts
 Human Fighter
Thu 1 Dec 2011
at 23:25
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After a long hiatus, I started playing a table-top 4e campaign last week. On a whim, I logged into RPOL for the first time in a long time. Must be something in the air.

I would play if the game starts up again!
Durl Rockfist
 player, 126 posts
Fri 2 Dec 2011
at 00:46
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That's 5 of 6 characters!
Ciara Tavares
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Fri 2 Dec 2011
at 18:30
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That's just great! :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 492 posts
Fri 2 Dec 2011
at 18:56
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Aww yeah!

Glad you are around to play Rath, he has a certain style to him that I haven't seen duplicated and you play that character very well.  There was a great dynamic between him and Sigismund which is rare with a Paladin, props to Sig on that one too.

Now if divine intervention sparks Carlo to return we would be golden.

This group is probably one of the most interesting parties I've ever played with, unique characters that have found a way to work together despite some personality differences.

In the last thread there was a plan in action to split the party since Durl and Umfrey were the only remaining players at the time.  We can try to work with that plan or retcon some of it.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 158 posts
 Human Fighter
Sat 3 Dec 2011
at 01:24
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I'll need a little time (this weekend) to read through the game to get the details back in my mind.

I'm not against converting to Pathfinder, but I don't have access to the rules (except, I think, a beta test version from a few years ago), so I would need some hand-holding.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 493 posts
Sat 3 Dec 2011
at 03:42
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There is no hurry on my part, I need a bit of time myself.  I'll happily help out with any conversion issues, as a player, pathfinder isn't all that different than 3.5.  Characters tend to be a bit more powerful and have more options available.  The downside is, a lot of the enemies are more powerful too.  I believe in 3.5 a 1st level NPC (with character levels) was a CR 1, in Pathfinder a 2nd level NPC is CR 1.

Everything you need too know about Pathfinder is here:  http://www.d20pfsrd.com
And this seems like a pretty good guide into what is different between D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136890

I also have the Character Sheet ready, it helps with a lot of the math at least.  Just PM me an email address that I can share a google doc with you.  If you can't access google docs you can do your own ASCII sheet and I will most likely plug it into google docs so I can keep track of them all in one place.

Here is an example of the sheet in action for viewing: https://docs.google.com/spread...xVGw0dVZiLTd6VUNFdEE
Sigismund Rider
 player, 119 posts
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Sat 3 Dec 2011
at 15:49
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Cool, 5 out of 6. :)

Well, I've read through the many threads and should be up to date. I'll see if I can find the time to convert the char this weekend.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 495 posts
Sun 4 Dec 2011
at 11:36
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Lately, instead of rolling for HP, I've been using 1/2 Hit Die +1, this is actually already built into the sheets I've sent out.  It ends up being slightly above average and most likely better than rolling for HP unless you are really lucky with the dice roller.

Anyone strongly against that method?
Ciara Tavares
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Sun 4 Dec 2011
at 11:40
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That's fine with me
Sigismund Rider
 player, 120 posts
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Sun 4 Dec 2011
at 11:56
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Aye, with me, too.
Ciara Tavares
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Sun 4 Dec 2011
at 15:26
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There are a few really cute bard variants which I like. Sadly, none of them qualifies as "Ciara 2.0" ;)
Durl Rockfist
 player, 127 posts
Sun 4 Dec 2011
at 16:06
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In reply to DM - Jeff (msg #569):

But is it still Max for 1st level?
Ciara Tavares
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Sun 4 Dec 2011
at 16:34
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Looks like it. Otherwise Ciara wouldn't get 13 HP
DM - Jeff
 GM, 496 posts
Sun 4 Dec 2011
at 22:16
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Yes, still max at 1st level.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 497 posts
Mon 5 Dec 2011
at 20:54
Re: OOC Board
Humans in 3.5 got no bonus to ability scores so go ahead and add the +2 to any ability.  If you need to shuffle abilities around slightly to maintain the design of your character go ahead and do so.


Umfrey and Durl, I don't have my books on me at the moment, were shield dwarves different at all than the standard dwarf?  If so we might have to modify them slightly from their pathfinder version.
Umfrey
 player, 147 posts
Tue 6 Dec 2011
at 20:45
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In the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting the only variation with Shield Dwarves and regular Dwarves is the bonus languages. So I'm guessing I can treat Umfrey as a typical dwarf for generation purposes.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 498 posts
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 20:15
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Cool, I couldn't remember if they were different or not.

--

I'm not expecting to start the game back up until after the new year, this time of year is flaky anyways, best to start up after the craziness has subsided.

I'll try to go over the sheets this weekend.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 128 posts
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 20:45
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I haven't update my sheet yet :)
Sigismund Rider
 player, 121 posts
 Torm wills it!
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 21:46
Re: OOC Board
I'm also not completely done yet.

You mentioned an extra (regional) feat? Didn't find that on the original sheet... is that still valid? Just to cover it all: would two traits be ok as well, instead?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 499 posts
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 21:52
Re: OOC Board
I guess I was mistaken, you could originally chose from special regional feats but they were not extra.  You can choose 2 traits then, as per the rules from the website I linked to above.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 159 posts
 Human Fighter
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 23:33
Re: OOC Board
In reply to DM - Jeff (msg #578):

Please e-mail me if I'm not around on RPOL when you're starting up. I won't be checking in on this site much (or at all) until then.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 122 posts
 Torm wills it!
Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 09:26
Re: OOC Board
My sheet's done.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 129 posts
Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 16:05
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What classes do we have currently?
I was wondering about switching...


Durl - Ranger
Sigismund Rider
 player, 123 posts
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Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 17:02
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Sigi's a Paladin.
Ciara Tavares
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Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 17:09
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bard here
Durl Rockfist
 player, 130 posts
Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 18:36
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Basically, I'm wondering if we lost or even had a wizard?
Ciara Tavares
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Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 18:37
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H, I thought my sheet was alomost done. Now I got a new one and it's empty :(
DM - Jeff
 GM, 500 posts
Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 18:49
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Umfrey pretty much fills the wizard roll.  I'd like to keep the characters close to their original design if we can.

In this game we have: Bard, Cleric(Carlo), Fighter, Paladin, Ranger, Wizard(ish)


Ciara, you have two sheets, that new one I sent you is for your character in the other game ;)

If anyone else is interested, I have one more slot available in my other game, a wizard type or other kind of Arcane caster might be nice.
Ciara Tavares
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Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 18:58
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oops, my bad. Sorry.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 131 posts
Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 19:00
Re: OOC Board
Ahh. Great. I'll stick with Durl and update to pathfinder :)

What is the other game... let me check
DM - Jeff
 GM, 501 posts
Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 19:08
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It's a Rise of the Runelords game: Burnt Offerings (Pathfinder)
Durl Rockfist
 player, 132 posts
Sat 10 Dec 2011
at 00:30
Re: OOC Board
Where do you put the racial bonuses on the sheet?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 502 posts
Sat 10 Dec 2011
at 00:49
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Just build the racial bonuses into your stats.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 133 posts
Sat 10 Dec 2011
at 00:53
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I was referring to Stonecunning, appraise, etc

And I think the sheet is calculating the HP for the ranger using a d8 base instead of d10 for Pathfinder. Should I break the formula or can you fit it?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 503 posts
Sat 10 Dec 2011
at 01:23
Re: OOC Board
Just put those in the Special Abilities area of the Feats and Abilities page.

I think the HP is calculating correctly.  d10 will grant you 10 at first level and 6 at 2nd level, +2 each level for CON, gets you 20 HP
Ciara Tavares
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Sat 10 Dec 2011
at 07:33
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Will finish my sheet on Sunday
Durl Rockfist
 player, 134 posts
Sun 11 Dec 2011
at 06:09
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Alright, I think I got this google doc completed. Please check it over.
Ciara Tavares
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Sun 11 Dec 2011
at 14:02
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Sheet is ready
DM - Jeff
 GM, 504 posts
Tue 13 Dec 2011
at 01:06
Re: OOC Board
Busy weekend for me, ended up having to work, so wasn't able to get to the sheets, will do so this week.
Ciara Tavares
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Sat 17 Dec 2011
at 10:04
Re: OOC Board
Are we still playing in the same setting or are we switching to Golarion?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 505 posts
Mon 19 Dec 2011
at 20:15
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Oh, this is still Forgotten Realms.  A lot of what I had planned was very Dependant on the setting.

--

And I just can't catch a break... good thing I decided to delay starting this game back up until after the 1st of the year.  About a month ago my wife and I rescued some domestic rabbits that were abandoned in a park, we were told they were both males, but the 4 baby bunnies we found in their cage over the weekend seem to suggest otherwise.  Spent all my spare time this weekend dealing with building accommodations for them.  Like my wife says, "No good deed goes unpunished."

And yes, we did separated them immediately, apparently rabbits can get impregnated again minutes after giving birth, fingers crossed that this did not already happen.
Ciara Tavares
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Mon 19 Dec 2011
at 20:42
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Still, baby bunnies are cute :)
Grown up rabbits are cute, too, of course.
Good luck with them. Do you plan to find new owners for the little ones once they're big enough?
Durl Rockfist
 player, 135 posts
Mon 19 Dec 2011
at 21:51
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Rabbit Stew!!!

https://www.google.com/search?...dress&ie=&oe=

This message was last edited by the player at 21:52, Mon 19 Dec 2011.

DM - Jeff
 GM, 506 posts
Mon 19 Dec 2011
at 21:52
Re: OOC Board
Yes, we were in the process of finding homes for the original two.

I'm sure they will get cute, right now they just look like naked alien mole babies... but still kind of cute.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 507 posts
Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 00:58
Re: OOC Board
Happy New Year!

Now that the holidays are over I'm going to start putting my attention back into this game.  I'm still quite busy at work but as long as we start slow I should be able to keep up.  I still have to do a final check on the character sheets.

Anyone have any thoughts on where things were left with the game?  I had engineered a party split since we had lost several members at the time but since everyone is back (except one) it doesn't seem like we should split, or at least not for long.  Rath's plan (under my control) was for Durl and Umfrey to accompany him to a rendezvous with Matz, hoping that they will lead them to the mining camp.  Matz was untrusting of everyone else in the party, but they could always fall behind or hideout during the meeting and play it from there.
Ciara Tavares
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Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 09:03
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What I am not certain of is: why visiting the mining camp? I must've missed something in one of the threads :(

Is it possible to give a short summary of the current status of plans (and reasons for the plans) so that we all have the same basis? Pleeease? :)
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 160 posts
 Human Fighter
Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 13:04
Re: OOC Board
Someone or something is gathering a force for evil in the mountains. Rath has invitation.

I'm torn about splitting the group. It makes a lot of sense for the storyline, and it's an interesting development for Rath. Moving away from his good influences and surrounding himself with bad influences is a bit dangerous for him right now.

On the other hand, I enjoy the interactions of the whole part. On the other other hand, I haven't had much interaction with the dwarves yet.
Ciara Tavares
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Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 13:18
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That would mean Sigismund and Ciara in one group, Carlo "somewhere" and the others in a group with Rath, right?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 508 posts
Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 14:42
Re: OOC Board
Along with what Rath said:

The three false Purple Dragon Soldiers stole Brimzanzle's chest, a note that Mikale (one of the false soldiers) left on the roadside also indicates these ruins.  There is speculation that these men might also have connections to the mining camp.  Brimzanzle has hired the group to help him recover the chest and will be accompanying Ciara, Sigismund and Carlo.

As for Carlo, I'll be NPC'ing him for now, I want him nearby in the odd chance that his player returns to the game.  After a few months or so I might find a way for him to leave the immediate story or find another person the play the character, depends on the situation.

If you haven't already, I urge you all to read through the Adventure Journal thread, and brush up on some of the Known NPCs and Factions/Groups, in particular, the last two posts in that thread about Factions and Items.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 200 posts
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Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 16:38
Re: OOC Board
Okay, now I understand why visiting the camp might be interesting. Thank you :)
Sigismund Rider
 player, 124 posts
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Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 16:49
Re: OOC Board
After reading through the journal, the question that is open for me is: were we all supposed to take a look at the ruins or was the plan that Rath' group head to the mining camp, while those staying behind check out the ruins?
Ciara Tavares
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Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 16:57
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I suppose though checking out the ruins might be interesting, we might be more of help when we follow Rath' group to the camp. In case there's something... nasty.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 509 posts
Wed 4 Jan 2012
at 17:55
Re: OOC Board
Coincidentally, Matz (the man that wants to enlist Rath and the Dwarves), told Rath to meet them at the very same ruins.  So for the short term everyone has the same destination, we can just work with that.  It seems that he wants to avoid detection and not have everyone leave at the same time, this may give the rest of the group a chance to observe the meeting from a distance.  The plan was to slip out during the night and meet at the ruins.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 510 posts
Mon 9 Jan 2012
at 22:18
Re: OOC Board
Finally got around to checking all the sheets.  I'm hoping to start a new game thread sometime this week, and get us back rolling again.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 161 posts
 Human Fighter
Tue 10 Jan 2012
at 03:15
Re: OOC Board
I'll be out of town Fri-Sun, but I hope to have some internet access. Otherwise, I'm eager to get started.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 515 posts
Thu 12 Jan 2012
at 08:15
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Yay! Actual game posts!  Only 2 years and 4 months after the last one!

Always remember, while of course I use NPC's to guide you in certain ways, they speak with their own voice and motives.  Carlo being an NPC right now could be a good thing, I can use him to point out some plot points here and there, even if he does have his own opinion.  That's not to say I wouldn't be ecstatic if his player returned :D
DM - Jeff
 GM, 518 posts
Sat 14 Jan 2012
at 22:06
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So, looks like we are coming to a consensus?  It doesn't really matter when you leave the caravan, could be now, just as they are settling in, or wait until later.  Of course, from what Rath said, it sounded like he told Matz that he was leaving during the 2nd watch, but that could give you guys plenty of scouting time if you want.

Up to you, I'll probably wait until Monday to move things along.

--

XP - Since XP in Pathfinder is different than in 3.5, I'm going to set you all at 2250 XP.  You can change it on your sheets, or I will if I happen to be accessing your sheet and it hasn't been set yet.  I though I was giving out individual rewards for things but I guess not, unless they evened out, you all appeared to have the same amount of XP.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 519 posts
Sat 14 Jan 2012
at 23:19
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I just updated Carlo's character to Pathfinder, he has some pretty cool domain stuff that I hope comes into play.  I kind of want to rip his character off and play it in another game :D
DM - Jeff
 GM, 520 posts
Mon 16 Jan 2012
at 08:36
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Just sent out a smoke signal.

Sometimes I feel fiendishly clever :D
DM - Jeff
 GM, 523 posts
Tue 17 Jan 2012
at 22:55
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:/
So, my smoke signal.  I was really hoping it was going to have an immediate response, looks like I'll have to be more patient.  It will work though, it must!

I've basically found a way to covertly contact Carlo.  Will send out another puff next week.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:58, Tue 17 Jan 2012.

Ciara Tavares
 player, 206 posts
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Wed 18 Jan 2012
at 04:37
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*puff*
DM - Jeff
 GM, 524 posts
Thu 19 Jan 2012
at 01:48
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Maybe covertly isn't the right word, more indirectly.  Almost inception-like. :D



What do you all think about pacing for the game, 2'ish posts per week, want more/less?
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 167 posts
 Human Fighter
Thu 19 Jan 2012
at 06:03
Re: OOC Board
I prefer 2-4 posts per week.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 525 posts
Thu 19 Jan 2012
at 23:06
Re: OOC Board
Ciara, you are in charge of giving Sigismund a gentle push every now and again :D
Ciara Tavares
 player, 207 posts
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Fri 20 Jan 2012
at 04:23
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Hehe.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 140 posts
Fri 20 Jan 2012
at 06:34
Re: OOC Board
Yeah something like that... I'm a bit tentative with my post in THIS game as I'm trying to remember/get my feet wet :)
Umfrey
 player, 151 posts
Fri 20 Jan 2012
at 08:00
Re: OOC Board
2 post a week is great that's about what I'd aim for usually, maybe 3 on a good week.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 126 posts
 Torm wills it!
Sat 21 Jan 2012
at 09:19
Re: OOC Board
Right at the moment 1 post a week is a bit more realistic for me I'm afraid - though I'll do my best to get in more. (We're in the final stage of releasing a new product at work and that always means a lot of work to be done.)
Ciara Tavares
 player, 208 posts
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Sat 21 Jan 2012
at 09:28
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2-3 posts a week would be great, though I don't mind if it's a little less right now.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 530 posts
Sat 21 Jan 2012
at 09:35
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Well, that works out pretty good for you two at the moment, since there isn't a whole lot for you to do right now.  You are in a bit of a holding pattern until we see what happens to the others.  Don't worry, I'll keep you busy enough, especially for 1-2 posts per week.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 531 posts
Sat 21 Jan 2012
at 09:38
Re: OOC Board
Oops!  No wonder you guys didn't post in the other thread, had the groups set up wrong.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 533 posts
Mon 23 Jan 2012
at 02:08
Re: OOC Board
I've often toyed with the idea that at some point during this game, if we make it that far, there might come a time when the party would have to split on a semi-permanent basis.  It doesn't have to happen, but it could.

I love how this party has interacted in the past and would hate to loose that but there is a chance that this game could eventually evolve into something much larger in scale than a party of adventurers.  I'm thinking stuff on the level of Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.  You have your core group of characters, which I consider the current party, but in order to achieve their goal they have to go off and play their own parts.  During the course of this they may take on other members (possibly PCs), some may die, some might lead an army, some might even switch sides.

Keep this in mind as you play, there have already been differences in opinion.  You don't always have to go in the same direction to achieve the goal.

Of course, right now you have only gotten the barest of hints to go off of, mere scraps.  There isn't much of a choice but to follow those scraps, but at some point you may know enough to start forming those scraps into the big picture.  At that point I'm sure Sigismund is going to have a very different opinion than Durl and Rath.  Umfrey is still in a state of finding his path I think.  Ciara seems the most flexible, but also seems to have her loyalties to follow.  Carlo is a bit of a wildcard, but I think I know where he will stand, even if I'm not controlling him at the time.

I want each of your characters to become heroic, but that might actually be difficult if they stay together.  I know Sigismund is probably already breaching his comfort zone... it's tough to be a paladin in a shady world.

This game has survived a 2 year hiatus, so I think we can pull it off, even if people need to take an extended vacation for a while every now and then.

Any thoughts on this?
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 173 posts
 Human Fighter
Mon 23 Jan 2012
at 02:59
Re: OOC Board
I'm living in the moment. If the game continues, I plan to stick around. The path is takes in the long, long run isn't something I have an opinion about right now. Your proposal of splitting up and possibly taking on new players could be fun.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 143 posts
Mon 23 Jan 2012
at 04:11
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
I know Sigismund is probably already breaching his comfort zone... it's tough to be a paladin in a shady world.


What?
The paladin is planning on going to the darkside? I knew it!!!
In my mind, Durl is a dwarf first. And men have their ideals and morals... as long as it doesn't hurt dwarven-kin, Durl doesn't have any problem.

Can you imagine a Dwarven Paladin in a world of men?



As long as the GM is able to continue, I'm game.
Who knows about adding new players... it has some risks... we may consider 2nd characters ;)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 535 posts
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 00:24
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I hadn't thought about having existing players play additional characters.  That could work, you could have another character in a different group.  Good idea.



On another note, anyone opposed to using Hero Points in this game?  Could come in handy.  You could all start out with 1 hero point.

http://www.d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/hero-points
Sigismund Rider
 player, 129 posts
 Torm wills it!
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 02:48
Re: OOC Board
I vote in favor of hero points. Really like karma/bennies/hero points/destiny points... however they are called.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 144 posts
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 02:51
Re: OOC Board
Same here, I'll have to learn how to use it to the best situation...
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 174 posts
 Human Fighter
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 03:05
Re: OOC Board
Another vote for hero points.
Carlo
 player, 251 posts
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 03:51
Re: OOC Board
Me too, they rock!
Ciara Tavares
 player, 211 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 04:53
Re: OOC Board
I vote for them, too!
DM - Jeff
 GM, 536 posts
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 04:56
Re: OOC Board
Cool, I think that is a good majority.  So nice of Carlo to stop by to put in his vote too ;)

Okay, Everyone gets 1 Hero Point to play with.  You get more for doing cool stuff or after key moments but can never have more than 3.
Umfrey
 player, 154 posts
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 09:03
Re: OOC Board
Additional characters could work. It might be fun to flavour them as secondary characters, perhaps as apprentices, servants or squires of the current characters. So someone not in Sigismundís group could play his squire whilst someone else could maybe play an apprentice to Umfrey. Obviously theyíd be weaker characters but they would have added depth and a reason to hang out with the heroes.

Hero points sound good, Iíll have to go read what you can do with them :)
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 176 posts
 Human Fighter
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 13:17
Re: OOC Board
I already envisioned Rath as a secondary character to Sigismund. :)
Umfrey
 player, 156 posts
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 13:19
Re: OOC Board
I saw that too, it was sort of what inspired the idea.
Umfrey
 player, 157 posts
Tue 24 Jan 2012
at 13:21
Re: OOC Board
Sorry but itís a weakness of mine that all the characters I love have to sing every so often. Itís probably why I always end up playing bards.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 541 posts
Wed 25 Jan 2012
at 05:19
Re: OOC Board
Excellent!  I love it.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 212 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Wed 25 Jan 2012
at 17:11
Re: OOC Board
I know what you're taling about, Umfrey.
Umfrey
 player, 159 posts
Wed 25 Jan 2012
at 19:15
Re: OOC Board
Yeah it's good to have a sing. It's a shame Ciara not there to hear Umfrey's singing :)
Ciara Tavares
 player, 214 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Wed 25 Jan 2012
at 19:25
Re: OOC Board
Maybe you can sing the song again another time, when Ciara's there? :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 550 posts
Mon 30 Jan 2012
at 19:41
Re: OOC Board
Durl, Rath and Umfrey, a little bit of a delay.  Something in Ciara and Sigismunds thread might have an effect on your current thread... no promises ;)

Ciara and Sigismund, if I could ask for 1 or 2 more posts this week, that would be awesome.  I know you guys are busy, or at least Sigismund, so if that isn't possible I understand.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 551 posts
Thu 2 Feb 2012
at 04:02
Re: OOC Board
I'm going to move forward tomorrow morning (for me), about 12-16 hours from this post.  If Sigismund can get in before that I'll post as soon as I can.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 132 posts
 Torm wills it!
Thu 2 Feb 2012
at 16:51
Re: OOC Board
I'm sorry for the delay. Our release was today and things should calm down some now. :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 552 posts
Thu 2 Feb 2012
at 18:33
Re: OOC Board
Cool!  I have no idea what you are producing but I hope all went/goes well.
Sigismund Rider
 player, 134 posts
 Torm wills it!
Thu 2 Feb 2012
at 20:45
Re: OOC Board
I'm a "professional" MMO GM actually *g* - and we've released a new game to our rabid players today.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 553 posts
Thu 2 Feb 2012
at 20:48
Re: OOC Board
Nice!  I'm not much into MMO's myself, though have some friends that are.  Care to share what game?

--
BTW:  Working on my post but it is taking me a while.  Busier than I thought today.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 182 posts
 Human Fighter
Fri 3 Feb 2012
at 05:57
Rath's Initiative?
Game mechanics question:
Since I used a hero point to act out of turn on Round 6 (moving my initiative to just before the enemy), Rath shouldn't get any more actions on Round 6, right? I'll need to wait until the beginning of Round 7, after Umfrey has gone. Or am I missing something?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 557 posts
Fri 3 Feb 2012
at 07:40
Re: Rath's Initiative?
I'm not sure, I kind of treated your hero point like an additional move action in your current turn, it seemed like the same thing to me, but then of course the enemy closed on you, I guess it prevented an AOO. Either way I think you get your regular turn.  If you don't think I handled that correctly let me know.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 558 posts
Fri 3 Feb 2012
at 08:43
Re: Rath's Initiative?
Okay, so I looked it up, you are right, if you act out of turn it is like a readied action and moves your initiative to the new count.  So I guess it depends on the desired outcome.

A) Act out of Turn: Enemy takes 5' step, you move, it gets AoO and stays where it is.  Next turn: You act just before it and it isn't adjacent to you.

B) Additional Action: You Move, it catches up and attacks.  Next turn: You act normally.

Either way, you still get the same amount of actions, it's just your initiative shifts to the end of the group (or top of the next round).

I can change the result of the action if you want.

Upon further thought though, I think there might be other complications with the 5' step and move.  Just because you are getting an additional action doesn't mean you can break the 5' step rules.  I don't think you can do a 5' step, and a regular move, but I'm willing to let it slide this time, especially since I'm unsure of it.
I thought I read somewhere that you can use a Hero Point to get the use of a feat you do not possess but I don't see that in the book, that might be an option too though, as long as you meet most of the qualifications for the feat.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 183 posts
 Human Fighter
Fri 3 Feb 2012
at 13:30
Re: Rath's Initiative?
Yes, I think you're right about not combining the 5' step and the move action in one turn. That's why I acted out of turn (in round 6) rather than taking an additional action (in round 5). My own 5' step in round 5 let me avoid an AoO when I moved in round 6.

But, however you want to handle it is fine with me. I just don't want to die!
DM - Jeff
 GM, 559 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2012
at 01:41
Re: Rath's Initiative?
For some reason I thought I was waiting on someone to post, I guess it is me.  I'll try to get out a post a bit later.

Also, I was going to modify the Scarred Undeads position, but now that both Rath and Sigismund are attacking it I guess it doesn't really matter.

I feel that I mishandled that Hero Point Rath and you are only about 5' further than if you hadn't used it.  I'll give you the option of taking it back and keeping everything else as is.  I'm still not entirely sure about the 5' step and move, since rounds are a relative thing.  A round starts at the beginning of your turn and ends just before the beginning of your next turn.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 185 posts
 Human Fighter
Tue 7 Feb 2012
at 05:21
Re: Rath's Initiative?
I'm not worried about the hero point. I moved away without receiving an attack of opportunity, and that's what I was going for. If you want to give the point back to me, I won't turn it down. But, really, I made the decision to use it, so I can live with the results.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 561 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2012
at 18:40
Re: OOC Board
Alright then.  :D

--
And Rath made his save.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:43, Tue 07 Feb 2012.

Aldo Rathmus
 player, 187 posts
 Human Fighter
Fri 10 Feb 2012
at 00:20
Re: OOC Board
My next action is contingent on Sigismund's, so I'm waiting to post.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 564 posts
Tue 14 Feb 2012
at 02:08
Re: OOC Board
Just switched to a new job today so not much time to check in from work like I used to.  I'll catch up and post an update tonight.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 566 posts
Mon 20 Feb 2012
at 22:02
Re: OOC Board
Sorry, again.  Having difficulty finding time to post.  I'm hoping once I get a hang of my new job I'll get into a posting pattern.  The biggest problem is, I like my new place of employment much more than my old place so am finding myself with much less down time during the day :D
DM - Jeff
 GM, 567 posts
Mon 20 Feb 2012
at 22:10
Re: OOC Board
Was going to post but it seems I have some data I left at home that I'll need, regarding Umfreys search.  I'll finish posting tonight.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 192 posts
 Human Fighter
Tue 21 Feb 2012
at 00:38
Re: OOC Board
In reply to DM - Jeff (msg #666):

Glad to hear it and sorry to hear it, all at the same time.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 570 posts
Fri 2 Mar 2012
at 10:05
Re: OOC Board
Boy, how times flies.  Another problem right now is I'm doing a lot of coding at work, building some pipeline tools, and my Python is a bit rusty.  Once I start actually getting into production I should have more time on my hands, ironically.

I do visual effects and there is a fair bit of waiting involved sometimes.



So what is the plan, in game?
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 197 posts
 Human Fighter
Sat 3 Mar 2012
at 00:11
Re: OOC Board
I imagine we'll want to check out the ruins, to see why Mik wanted us to come here. But I don't think Rath should suggest it ... .
DM - Jeff
 GM, 571 posts
Tue 13 Mar 2012
at 20:45
Re: OOC Board
Sorry for the delay.  Part of me was hoping Sigismund would chime in, the other part is still having trouble finding time to post.

I have a new laptop on order, I'm really hoping this is going to improve my posting rate, it'll be here by the end of the week.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 228 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Sat 17 Mar 2012
at 15:55
Re: OOC Board
A short notice from Sigismund: his player will leave the game. Not because he dislikes the story or the fellow players (or the GM), but because he has so much other things on his mind in RL that he hasn't got the time to check, much less post, here.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 572 posts
Sat 17 Mar 2012
at 20:46
Re: OOC Board
Okay, thanks.  I'm finally getting to where I am ready to start ramping up on posting.  Still a bit busy today but will start moving things along again tomorrow.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 574 posts
Tue 27 Mar 2012
at 00:07
Re: OOC Board
Rath, you wan to add anything for the preparations for the night?
DM - Jeff
 GM, 575 posts
Tue 3 Apr 2012
at 10:14
Re: OOC Board
Sorry again for my delays.  I was at a bit of a loss for a bit on which way to continue.  Getting back on track now but too tired to post tonight... Busy and long day at work.  I've got my other game pretty much back on track, now I should be able to do the same for this one.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 158 posts
Thu 5 Apr 2012
at 15:52
Re: OOC Board
Hrm... guess my post got lost somehow.
I probably closed the window while in preview... hate it when I do that :(
DM - Jeff
 GM, 578 posts
Thu 19 Apr 2012
at 03:16
Re: OOC Board
Sorry again for delays, I just had a bit of a Family crisis come up... again.  I should be back in the swing of things by the end of the week.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 236 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Mon 30 Apr 2012
at 08:24
Re: OOC Board
How are things going? Everyone still here?
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 203 posts
 Human Fighter
Mon 30 Apr 2012
at 12:43
Re: OOC Board
This is currently my most active game, so, yeah, I'm still here.
Umfrey
 player, 176 posts
 Dwarven Drunkard
Mon 30 Apr 2012
at 16:16
Re: OOC Board
Still here.
Carlo
 player, 257 posts
Wed 23 May 2012
at 18:19
Re: OOC Board
Hi folks! I'm back! I think...
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 204 posts
 Human Fighter
Wed 23 May 2012
at 23:07
Re: OOC Board
Hi, Carlo. We are, apparently, in a hiatus.
Carlo
 player, 258 posts
Thu 24 May 2012
at 01:39
Re: OOC Board
Yah, I got that impression.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 237 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Thu 24 May 2012
at 17:36
Re: OOC Board
Yep.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 160 posts
Fri 25 May 2012
at 03:59
Re: OOC Board
AAAAAAchoo :)
Umfrey
 player, 177 posts
 Dwarven Drunkard
Fri 25 May 2012
at 11:21
Re: OOC Board
Glad to see everyone still here
DM - Jeff
 GM, 579 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2012
at 22:09
Re: OOC Board
Holy crap, was that Carlo?  Good to see you.

Sorry for bugging out again.  Had some serious crap come up and I tend to let everything else slip by when that happens.  Sorry.  I would still like to continue the game, let me know who all is here and interested.

Thanks.
Umfrey
 player, 178 posts
 Dwarven Drunkard
Fri 1 Jun 2012
at 22:35
Re: OOC Board
Still hanging on.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 161 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2012
at 22:59
Re: OOC Board
Still here
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 205 posts
 Human Fighter
Fri 1 Jun 2012
at 23:49
Re: OOC Board
Here and interested. Who am I, again?
Carlo
 player, 259 posts
Fri 1 Jun 2012
at 23:58
Re: OOC Board
*Very* holy crap :)
Ciara Tavares
 player, 238 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Sat 2 Jun 2012
at 06:29
Re: OOC Board
Still here and still interested.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 580 posts
Tue 5 Jun 2012
at 09:10
Re: OOC Board
Well I'll be.  Sounds like we have a full crew aside from Sigismund.

Carlo, nice to see you around.  Did you get my smoke signals? Or did you just happen by on your own?
I converted your character to Pathfinder but you are welcome to make changes if you want.

It'll take me a few more days to get my bearings again so hang in there.
Carlo
 player, 260 posts
Tue 5 Jun 2012
at 11:42
Re: OOC Board
Nice to be back. I remember this game with fondness.

I hadn't logged on to rpol for yonks, until just recently. No, no smoke signals, just feeling less burnt out.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 581 posts
Wed 6 Jun 2012
at 08:13
Re: OOC Board
Thanks again for all hanging in there.  My latest disappearance was mainly due to some relationship issues on the homefront.  Seems that things are looking much better.

I was planning on looking over our current game situation today but got caught up in viewing the Venus Transit.  Brought my telescope and solar filter into work and it was a big hit, so spent a lot more time staring at the sun today than I anticipated.

I'm sure Carlo needs a few days at least to get up to speed anyways.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 583 posts
Wed 13 Jun 2012
at 20:26
Re: OOC Board
@Umfrey, by "Around the Camp" do you mean within the confines of the turret or outside?
Carlo
 player, 261 posts
Wed 13 Jun 2012
at 21:03
Re: OOC Board
Am I good to post?
Umfrey
 player, 180 posts
 Dwarven Drunkard
Wed 13 Jun 2012
at 21:44
Re: OOC Board
DM - Jeff:
@Umfrey, by "Around the Camp" do you mean within the confines of the turret or outside?

Yes Umfrey will be staying inside the ruined turret.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 585 posts
Thu 14 Jun 2012
at 08:27
Re: OOC Board
Yes, you can now post Carlo.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 586 posts
Thu 14 Jun 2012
at 17:04
Re: OOC Board
@Ciara, sorry, I forgot to post about your action until this morning, I updated my post.  Which entrance were you looking through?  The western wall is actually solid, no openings.  The map is kind of sideways, North is to the left of the map.  There is a Compass Rose in the upper right corner of the map.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 240 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Fri 15 Jun 2012
at 03:53
Re: OOC Board
Oh, well... it's the Northern wall then. The one to the left (where West usually is ;) )
DM - Jeff
 GM, 587 posts
Fri 15 Jun 2012
at 21:59
Re: OOC Board
Updated my last post again, just a PM to Ciara.
Carlo
 player, 263 posts
Sun 17 Jun 2012
at 13:52
Re: OOC Board
Sorry to be so slow. I'm being a bit too precious about Carlo.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 592 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2012
at 01:40
Re: OOC Board
@Umfrey - Not enough rest to regain HP or any abilities.  This is happening during the first watch... sorry.
Umfrey
 player, 185 posts
 Dwarven Drunkard
Wed 4 Jul 2012
at 06:38
Re: OOC Board
Okay, just checking. Unfortunately for the party though Umfrey's pretty out of powers and very vulnerable due to the level he lost in the last fight. So he's relying on you guys.
Carlo
 player, 266 posts
Thu 5 Jul 2012
at 19:48
Re: OOC Board
Dead guy causing us trouble? I do this stuff in my sleep.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 593 posts
Fri 6 Jul 2012
at 21:40
Re: OOC Board
Working on a post, I'm going  to have Ciara ready an action to fire if she sees any enemies unless I see a post before I finish.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 243 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Sat 7 Jul 2012
at 05:59
Re: OOC Board
Sorry for being too late to post. But it's about that what Ciara would have done anyway. Thanks :)
DM - Jeff
 GM, 595 posts
Mon 9 Jul 2012
at 18:34
Re: OOC Board
Ciara Tavares:
OOC: Just posting a free action in between to show that I'm still there.


Your readied action last round puts you just before the Wight this round so you are free to act.

I'll start working on a post and pause for you though.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:36, Mon 09 July 2012.

Ciara Tavares
 player, 245 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Mon 9 Jul 2012
at 20:00
Re: OOC Board
Editing the post right now
Ciara Tavares
 player, 246 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Mon 9 Jul 2012
at 20:05
Re: OOC Board
Done
DM - Jeff
 GM, 597 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2012
at 11:12
Re: OOC Board
Finally getting around to posting another round, Carlo, I'm not sure that Gentle Rest will affect the Wight any further, you can change your action if you want.  Touching an already staggered living creature will make it fall asleep, but undead are immune to sleep effects.
Carlo
 player, 269 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2012
at 12:32
Re: OOC Board
Ah crap.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 248 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Fri 20 Jul 2012
at 15:53
Re: OOC Board
As long as Ciara keeps on talking the way she's talking now she is keeping up the inspire courage as a free action.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 600 posts
Fri 3 Aug 2012
at 06:29
Re: OOC Board
Sorry, I'm still slacking... Been soooo busy and tired recently.  I'm going to make an effort to do at least 2 posts a week, Tuesday and Thursday.  And check in more often.

Please feel free to poke me if I'm slowing down.  The plus side is, my gaming group is getting back into D&D and Pathfinder, we took a bit of a break.  This will get Pathfinder pumping in my blood.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 602 posts
Tue 7 Aug 2012
at 23:06
Re: OOC Board
Just checking in, I kind of want to see Carlo's reaction to my previous post before going on.  Will be checking back in.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 604 posts
Wed 26 Feb 2014
at 03:13
Re: OOC Board
If anyone is still around, so very sorry for disappearing... again.  I hate doing that.

I really enjoyed this game and playing with all of you, so wish I could have kept it going.  I am still way too busy to run an online game, but figured I should at least stop by and see if this was still around.

Going to gather up some of the good bits from the game and archive it I guess.

I think I have all your email addresses, if I ever find the time to start up a game again, like when I retire, I'll drop you a line and see if you are interested.

This was a great group that stuck through some tough times, sorry to fail you all... at least what we had was very enjoyable, I hope for all.
Durl Rockfist
 player, 171 posts
Wed 26 Feb 2014
at 03:21
Re: OOC Board
So when are you retiring?
:)
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 215 posts
 Human Fighter
Wed 26 Feb 2014
at 03:21
Re: OOC Board
Glad you are alive!

Do contact me if you start anything up.
DM - Jeff
 GM, 605 posts
Wed 26 Feb 2014
at 03:37
Re: OOC Board
Durl Rockfist:
So when are you retiring?
:)

Not soon enough.

I keep hoping someone will create the ultimate online virtual tabletop that will make DM'ing online games easier, but I haven't seen it yet.  There are a few promising prospects out there though.

I've been working on something on and off, but no time for that either.
Ciara Tavares
 player, 252 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Wed 26 Feb 2014
at 04:20
Re: OOC Board
Hey, great to hear from you, Jeff :)
Umfrey
 player, 194 posts
 Dwarven Drunkard
Thu 27 Feb 2014
at 17:38
Re: OOC Board
Great to hear from everyone. I always enjoyed this game too.
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 216 posts
 Human Fighter
Sat 31 Oct 2015
at 22:36
Re: OOC Board
I was reminiscing about great games and was surprised to find this undeleted. Any of you fine folks still using rpol?
Durl Rockfist
 player, 172 posts
Sun 1 Nov 2015
at 00:05
Re: OOC Board
Still here
Umfrey
 player, 195 posts
 Dwarven Drunkard
Sun 1 Nov 2015
at 00:37
Re: OOC Board
Still here
Ciara Tavares
 player, 253 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Sun 1 Nov 2015
at 03:44
Re: OOC Board
Still here
DM - Jeff
 GM, 606 posts
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 06:57
Re: OOC Board
It is funny this is still hanging about.  I never did archive it.  Stopped by to start copying stuff.
I still miss these PBP games.  Still too busy these days.  Trying to slow things down in 5 years or so and maybe then I can get back to it.
Umfrey
 player, 196 posts
 Dwarven Drunkard
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 07:47
Re: OOC Board
Hey. I've been busy too. Surprised this was 5 years ago!
Carlo
 player, 274 posts
Mon 15 Aug 2016
at 16:03
Re: OOC Board
In reply to DM - Jeff (msg # 727):

More that 14 months out of synch but if you wished to continue....
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 217 posts
 Human Fighter
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 00:35
Re: OOC Board
Is anyone still hanging around here?
Durl Rockfist
 player, 173 posts
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 01:12
Re: OOC Board
Yes
Ciara Tavares
 player, 254 posts
 Play for me
 minstrel play
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 03:50
Re: OOC Board
Yep
Aldo Rathmus
 player, 218 posts
 Human Fighter
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 04:21
Re: OOC Board
Iím participating in a few very good games, but I still enjoy revisiting some of my old deadvfavorites. I hope youíre all doing well.
Umfrey
 player, 197 posts
 Dwarven Drunkard
Sat 8 Sep 2018
at 06:56
Re: OOC Board
Hello everyone