The North: OOC.   Posted by DM Kickmurder.Group: 0
Madras
 player, 5 posts
 Init +1, AC 19/19/10
 HP 23/23, SV 4/1/6
Fri 4 Aug 2006
at 08:07
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Just to let you guys know, I've joined the ranks of the DMs.  I'll be known as DM Halaster, and I'll be running Undermountain in ROA 5, group 4.
DM Kindred
 GM, 80 posts
Fri 4 Aug 2006
at 15:02
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Yeah, I already knew that! By the way LP the problem right now is that I have to wait until two characters get off vacation before I start to move the adventure along. Once at least one of them gets back I'll start to put everything together for the continuation of the party's adventure which you will join.
Madras
 player, 6 posts
 Init +1, AC 19/19/10
 HP 23/23, SV 4/1/6
Fri 4 Aug 2006
at 21:17
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Not a problem.  Now that I've had a chance to introduce myself -- how'd you like the joke, by the way? -- I'm willing to wait to let everyone catch up.  I just wanted to make sure that I'd get established as a presence as soon as possible.
Amras Telperien
 player, 241 posts
 HP 35/35 AC 16/13/13
 Ini +3 sv +5F/+7R/+3W
Fri 4 Aug 2006
at 21:45
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Back off holiday but too tired to post. will post tomorrow after a good nights sleep.
DM Kindred
 GM, 81 posts
Fri 4 Aug 2006
at 21:58
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Ok Amras you are back at the inn outside you and Yeamon are srtill outside making sure you weren't followed
Yeamon
 player, 59 posts
 HP 26/20  AC 16/13/16
 Init+7 Sv +5F/+6R/+5W
Sun 6 Aug 2006
at 11:07
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Now back!
DM Kindred
 GM, 83 posts
Sun 6 Aug 2006
at 18:04
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Welcome back Pleas post in the thread called RAms Head Inn 2. And we'll get thuis show restarted.
Amras Telperien
 player, 243 posts
 HP 35/35 AC 16/13/13
 Ini +3 sv +5F/+7R/+3W
Mon 7 Aug 2006
at 11:00
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Good Luck Madras with the DM'ing.
Daven Darkbane
 player, 1 post
Sat 12 Aug 2006
at 11:23
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
greatings all I'll be your new player. I'll be the rogueish type.
Amras Telperien
 player, 248 posts
 HP 35/35 AC 16/13/13
 Ini +3 sv +5F/+7R/+3W
Sat 12 Aug 2006
at 22:13
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Welcom Daven, hope you enoy the adventure.
Daven Darkbane
 player, 2 posts
Sun 13 Aug 2006
at 15:01
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
I'm sure I will
Madras
 player, 18 posts
 Init +0, AC 19/19/10
 HP 23/23, SV 4/1/6
Wed 23 Aug 2006
at 00:16
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Just a question, mainly for Amras.  It is customary to announce on the in-character thread when a private message is sent, without anything else?  I'm in another game where this happened, with about twenty of them in a row an nothing else.

I brought this up because there's really no need for the rest of us to know it was done -- heck, the request for Spot and Listen checks is better handled as a PM in my opinion -- and because it disrupts the flow of the narrative.

And while I'm grousing -- I might as well call it that -- I'd like to address the thing about changing the text color for in-character speech.  It's a great idea, and even adds a little expressiveness to it (I couldn't post Madras's speech in anything but bright yellow), but it's not a substitute for punctuation.  This is purely a nitpick on my part, but would the rest of you mind using quotation marks around your speech, if you're not already?  And use the Preview option to make sure your post won't have any weird characters in the middle or colors acting hinky?

Okay, rant over.  I'd say I won't be anal-retentive any more, but I just can't stop myself!  :P
Yeamon
 player, 68 posts
 HP 26/26 AC 16/13/16
 Init+7 Sv +5F/+6R/+5W
Wed 23 Aug 2006
at 06:38
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Intersting points Madras. I'm fairly new to online play, but in my limited opinion, I'm in favour of using quotation marks. They help me structure what I am trying to say, so I find it an aid when I am writing my post.

On the issue of PMs: at least when it's posted in the visible forums, you can tell that something is going on. If you cannot see any response, the rest of the players have got no idea if the person you're waiting on has bothered to replied or not. If I think we've waited too long for someone, I'll often tentatively post something that may advance the story a little.

However, I completely understand you frustration with the narrative suffering if all you get in the post is PM. I'm easier on this that the quotation marks issue though - I'd like to continue using them and coloured text for speech.

If we're trying to standardise here, can I ask, should we post our dice roller results in the visible forum?
Amras Telperien
 player, 254 posts
 HP 35/35 AC 16/13/13
 Ini +3 sv +5F/+7R/+3W
Wed 23 Aug 2006
at 07:27
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
You cannot post just a PM in a thread, there has to be some "public" characters included and that is why people usually type PM.
Madras
 player, 19 posts
 Init +0, AC 19/19/10
 HP 23/23, SV 4/1/6
Wed 23 Aug 2006
at 07:49
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
I understand that, but if all you're doing is sending someone a message privately, with nothing else, why bother with the "PM" post?  Why not just send a regular PM?  It's not like the GM won't see it; he gets a copy of every message sent.
Amras Telperien
 player, 255 posts
 HP 35/35 AC 16/13/13
 Ini +3 sv +5F/+7R/+3W
Wed 23 Aug 2006
at 08:27
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
The messages I send by PM are usually for the DM and are usually rolls that he has asked for and that I believe should be kept private. I send them in the thread as that it where they are usually asked for.
Yeamon
 player, 69 posts
 HP 26/26 AC 16/13/16
 Init+7 Sv +5F/+6R/+5W
Wed 23 Aug 2006
at 18:31
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Over to Mr Kindred on this one I think.
DM Kindred
 GM, 93 posts
Thu 24 Aug 2006
at 00:15
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
It is sometimes more copnvenient to post a private line in the in game thread if a roll or something else is asked for. It saves the DM having to check different posts. It happens to me ion games I play as well but I have no problem with it but I can see how it might annoy someone. So we'll vote on it. I vote we allow it. When everyone has posted their opinion I'll make a ruling.
Daven Darkbane
 player, 8 posts
 Init:+3 AC:16/13/13
 HP:34/34 Saves:+1/3/1
Thu 24 Aug 2006
at 00:22
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
I have no problem, but it could be made with a little IC post as well

As the groupe goes into sleep Davens eyes and ears are going around searcing the area while on guard.
<pm to DM> Okey got heres my rolls
Today Daven rolled 26 on spot rolling 1d20+9
Today Daven rolled 26 on spot rolling 1d20+9 </pm to DM>
Madras
 player, 20 posts
 Init +0, AC 19/19/10
 HP 23/23, SV 4/1/6
Thu 24 Aug 2006
at 02:12
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
I agree with Daven, including something would help.  If it's just going to be a private line, I think it should be a real PM.
Amras Telperien
 player, 256 posts
 HP 35/35 AC 16/13/13
 Ini +3 sv +5F/+7R/+3W
Thu 24 Aug 2006
at 07:42
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
I quite often write an IC piece and then include rolls as a pm but again sometimes I just post the rolls in a PM, it depends on the situation and the game. In this instance it had been decided Amras was on first watch and then Kindred asked for rolls so I made the rolls.

I therefore vote for PM only messages to be included in public threads when required.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:42, Thu 24 Aug 2006.

Yeamon
 player, 70 posts
 HP 26/26 AC 16/13/16
 Init+7 Sv +5F/+6R/+5W
Thu 24 Aug 2006
at 09:49
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
I vote the same - that we can include PM only posts in the game thread, with the caveat that we use them sparingly. However, I agree with Amras that it was the most appropriate thing to do in that instance. You can't always add an IC post; doing that for the sake of it would get annoying after a while.

Anyhow - let's get back to the story! Let's find those Malarites.
Madras
 player, 21 posts
 Init +0, AC 19/19/10
 HP 23/23, SV 4/1/6
Thu 24 Aug 2006
at 11:21
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Agreed.  Butt-kicking for goodness!
Lynxalthian Kanan
 player, 43 posts
 Hp 20/20  AC 16/14/12
 Init +2, Sv F+4/R+6/W+7
Thu 24 Aug 2006
at 21:43
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Agreed.
Madras
 player, 24 posts
 Init +0, AC 19/19/10
 HP 23/23, SV 4/1/6
Tue 29 Aug 2006
at 18:44
Re: Ram's Head Inn 2
Question for the DM: what's the lighting like in our current situation?  I need to know whether or not to provide light for everyone.  It won't be any trouble, since I can spontaneously cast spells with the light descriptor.