Old Ordo Cantina (OOC)   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Timothius
 Player, 7 posts
 There is no way to peace.
 Peace is the way.
Tue 20 Dec 2011
at 19:21
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
Well by now, the siblings are on horseback en route. Prolly best to have your twins meet us on the road at this point. :)
Cylar
 GM, 28 posts
 Drow Assassin Level 1
 Quiet and Reserved
Tue 20 Dec 2011
at 19:27
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
Easy enough.

Hope you guys could use a good scare first thing in the morning, what with Lathilia nearly bowling over the siblings in a fit of glee to actually own a horse.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:40, Tue 20 Dec 2011.

Mittens
 NPC, 12 posts
Tue 20 Dec 2011
at 19:43
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
Happy post hazes yay!

Mittens: "We sense a soul in search of adventure..."
Raichel
 Player, 6 posts
 Lightning Reflexes
 50,000 volts worth
Tue 20 Dec 2011
at 19:57
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
In reply to Cylar (msg #81):

The scare was fon! :)
Timothius
 Player, 9 posts
 There is no way to peace.
 Peace is the way.
Mon 2 Jan 2012
at 00:17
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
Happy New Year!
Timothius
 Player, 10 posts
 There is no way to peace.
 Peace is the way.
Tue 3 Jan 2012
at 18:53
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
drrrrAAAAYYYGONNNNNNNNS!
Timothius
 Player, 13 posts
 There is no way to peace.
 Peace is the way.
Tue 17 Jan 2012
at 20:57
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
David's post everywhere on this board. Holidays are over. Let's play. :)
Narrator
 GM, 35 posts
Fri 20 Jan 2012
at 06:22
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
Don't forget to edit Kazoo
Timothius
 Player, 14 posts
 There is no way to peace.
 Peace is the way.
Fri 20 Jan 2012
at 22:26
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
I got Kazoo edited according to the info Kipe will need. The rest is up to him.
Cylar
 GM, 29 posts
 Drow Assassin Level 1
 Quiet and Reserved
Mon 13 Feb 2012
at 21:00
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
All my posts are up.
Emerald
 Player, 7 posts
 Arcane Singer
 Linguist and Lorist
Sat 21 Jul 2012
at 18:49
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
Kennedy's turn :)
Kennedy
 player, 10 posts
Sat 21 Jul 2012
at 21:07
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
I dont think so ... i told my sotry, and then Joey told his ... now it's Emerald's turn
Joey
 Player, 7 posts
Sat 21 Jul 2012
at 21:15
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
Kennedy (msg # 21)
Emerald (msg # 22)
Joey (msg # 23)

If you want to pass on your turn, that's fine.  Just let us know.  :)
Kennedy
 player, 11 posts
Sun 22 Jul 2012
at 08:28
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
In reply to Joey (msg # 92):

I dont wanna pass, but I don't wanna jump in front of someone else telling their "story" -- i really didn't think that there was any sort of "order" when not in combat ... sorry
Emerald
 Player, 8 posts
 Arcane Singer
 Linguist and Lorist
Sun 22 Jul 2012
at 17:43
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
Heh. Know how that goes. The main reason there is an order is so nobody gets skipped. Sometimes, a person will have a novel written and they go to post only to find someone else just posted something that makes everything they wrote no longer valid. XD But if you wanna go orderless from here out, we can experiment with that too. :)
Kennedy
 player, 13 posts
Sun 22 Jul 2012
at 20:27
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
No, let's keep some kind of order. that way we all know who still needs to post.
Kennedy
 player, 15 posts
Fri 27 Jul 2012
at 22:23
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
How can I create Laniya as an NPC? I kinda think maybe she should have her own post ... perhaps a minor returning characrter
Joey
 Player, 10 posts
Fri 27 Jul 2012
at 23:54
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
NPC created.  Just use the pull-down menu at the top of the post screen to bring up her name. :)
Joey
 Player, 13 posts
Sun 5 Aug 2012
at 00:41
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
Kennedy:
Sorry about Laniya's long post. I thought becausr this was "free-form" that a character could act beyond a "turn-based" system. I'll keep that in mind for future posts.


My memory is far from perfect, so I could very well be remembering wrong that we had said in conversation, "Let's play a 4e game on the forum" or some such.  I assumed that meant rulebooks and dice, but if not it wouldn't be the 1st time Tim and I have run a freeform game with 4e flavor.

To be honest, I'm leaning more toward freeform since there's so many hurdles to dice games on the forum with our work schedules, (or at least, play dice light).  But even then, Tim and I are used to a freeform playstyle where 1 post roughly translates to 1 dice game turn.  Generally.  The more players there are, the more you wind up having to have your character do in a single turn.  Which can get frustrating when two players will back-and-forth post several times in the span of a few hours while you're not logged on and you return to a huge pile of stuff that your character apparently just stared blankly at.  One place actually went several pages before I could get a word in edgewise, heh.  Hence post order being kindof important.
Emerald
 Player, 13 posts
 Arcane Singer
 Linguist and Lorist
Sun 5 Aug 2012
at 04:47
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
I'm running this 90% free form to avoid having to build maps and run combat. So Kennedy remembered right. Though I'd also like us to treat this similar to "could translate to a dice-rolled" like Joey suggests.

What's the other 10% that isn't free form? Once in a while, we roll dice. We all have already done it in the past several posts. So even Kennedy was assuming some form of dice before this topic came up. Basically, when combat comes up, we'll play it loose and roll when we feel it's important. When skills bump up against each other like Emmy's pickpocketing vs Laniya, we roll that.

Hope this clears up confusion? :\
Kennedy
 player, 18 posts
Sun 5 Aug 2012
at 08:08
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
I'm cool with the 90/10 -- you guys seem more story driven anyway, so freeform with minor dice rolls works perfectly!
Emerald
 Player, 15 posts
 Arcane Singer
 Linguist and Lorist
Mon 13 Aug 2012
at 12:35
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
Kennedy:
I had originally intended for this to be a conversation between Kennedy and Bahamut, but thought better of it after reading some background stats on the god. What I found intriguing was that those who answer the call of Bahamut must complete a right of rebirth They go off an meditate for a day and then go sit in some sort of egg. On the following day they arise from the egg a dragonborn, and a devout follower of the dragon god. Plus there was some info about how pissed he gets when someone goes against his teachings.
So I thought better of it and decided to have Avandra talk to him instead. But if you'll note she says she'll only help him once. What I would like for that to mean, is that Kennedy's past is SO tainted that he really angered some of the good gods. And now none of them really want to lend him any sort of aid. Should one of their followers ask for help, then they will grant it, but only once. Which means that any further healing prayers from Joey will have no affect on Kennedy. Kennedy would have to drink a potion or heal naturally from any future wounds.
This is intended to take Kennedy on a spiritual journey, and to somehow have the gods forgive him. Whether their mercy will end in his death or his rebirth remains to be determined, but the plot hook is nice. Plus it makes for good storytelling.
I was also thinking that Laniya might actually become a PC. I've actually grown fond of the character and I believe that there's more of her story to tell. But not now.


First, to save you some effort in the future, you can create a dividing line by typing less-than, HR, greater than. Which results in this:



Next, the topic of the healing: Don't forget Emerald healed you initially (and her heals able to be cast a lot more often than Joey). Her heals are arcane instead of divine, so I'm unsure how you would want to deal with that. :\ Don't get me wrong, I like your idea (Gee. Putting a limit on yourself! The horror!), I just wanna make sure everything makes sense. Unless you wanna just say Emmy can heal you, but Joey can't. ...you also got me curious now what extreme badness Kennedy did to tick off the gods.

And finally, seeing Laniya as a PC would be fun. But her face has been burned into the whole group's minds. Thankfully, since Chris and I tend to play goody-goodies, Emmy and Joey won't kill her on sight, but we'll need to start planning now how to include her. Maybe I'll put the characters in a situation where they need outside help and Laniya is the one who happens to be there, so in order to make penance for nearly killing someone, she helps them? If you figure something out that you would like to do, lemme know.

EDIT:
Just a side note, the above is only so things make sense. Regardless of the reason, Chris and I have agreed before you can't force someone to accept healing. So I'm not saying "no, you can't do that". Quite the opposite. Just saying it'll be fun to come up with why even an arcane heal won't work on you. Unless you wanna keep it purely "divine things don't work"

This message was last edited by the player at 17:44, Mon 13 Aug 2012.

Kennedy
 player, 20 posts
Tue 14 Aug 2012
at 05:08
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
I think it would be cool to have the arcane heal to slowly stop working. Sure it's healed him so far, but as the game goes on it should stop working entirely. Whatever it is that Kennedy did in the past has angered the gods SO much that they've even found a way to block arcane magic. Now, does this mean that potions won't work either? I don't know. Thoughts?

As I said previously, I don't think Laniya needs to come in right away. But I agree that she should come in at a dramatic moment.
Laniya
 player, 5 posts
 NPC
 Rogue
Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 17:27
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
Emerald:
I'm curious. Is Laniya straight-up rogue? Warlock? What exactly kind of build were you thinking for her?


I don't know to be sure ... I originally thought rogue ... but warlock or even bard would fit her character ... I'll need to look into it further
Laniya
 player, 6 posts
 NPC
 Rogue
Sat 18 Aug 2012
at 21:35
Re: Old Ordo  Cantina (OOC)
I was looking at the classes this morning and though that Laniya would make for a good Warlock, with some Rogue feats taken. But the online character builder that i found is making it nearly impossible for me to create her properly.

What I was thinking is that she would take Warlock as her primary class, and then her three feats (she's half-elf by the way) would be used to pick up the Rogue multiclass feat: Sneak of Shadows. This would then allow her to take Skill Focus: Thievery, and then some other feat. Perhaps Improved Initiative or Novice Power: Dazing Strike.

I know it seems silly to have two rogues in the group, but as I noted previously Kennedy's journey will take him in a "rebirth" direction. Which I believe he gets reborn as a Dragonborn Paladin. But that would be redundant too if Joey was a Paladin. Maybe he could become an Avenger or something ... I don't know. That's for later.

Anyway, the real point is that I need help creating Laniya. Any online suggestions for character generation?