OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)   Posted by Hogwarts Academy.Group: 0
Serena Black
 player, 30 posts
 Ravenclaw
Fri 22 Jan 2016
at 10:09
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Sorry for being so slow and I have just been fighting a lot of real life stuff at the moment. I do hope that my post is what was being looked for as I was a bit unsure what exactly was needed.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1068 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Sat 23 Jan 2016
at 02:10
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
And I'm back.  Been bumming around since December and dealing with family stuff.  Wasn't checking RPoL, so my bad.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1054 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 23 Jan 2016
at 02:27
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Good thing we have FB then! Hehe! Face book is good for some things at least! Glad we are going again. Wish I coukd reach out to Claire some way though. Her loss would be depressing.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1158 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 23 Jan 2016
at 03:02
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Severus Snape:
Good thing we have FB then! Hehe! Face book is good for some things at least! Glad we are going again. Wish I coukd reach out to Claire some way though. Her loss would be depressing.



Welcome back Athene.   And, I agree, since Claire has been an integral part of the group for years, it will be quite depressing to lose her now.  Hopefully, everything is alright with her.  Really, its a bit surprising when you thing about it.  We've been gaming together forever, but most of us have no way to get in touch with each other other than through RPOL.net.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1055 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 23 Jan 2016
at 03:33
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
True enough. Anyone here is a friend to me! It has been 5 years or so... So if you want to find me on FB or my personal email, feel free to ask. I won't make it public though!
Asuka VillaLobos
 player, 17 posts
Mon 25 Jan 2016
at 01:56
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Is it my turn? I'll post tomorrow for the performance if it is.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1056 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 25 Jan 2016
at 04:01
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Sure lets do Pauman next then. After them is Beauxbatons and Durmstrangs then Mahotokorou, Uagadou, and SWI. Anyone want to volunteer to handle Beauxbatons. Durmstrangs is mine though...
Asuka VillaLobos
 player, 19 posts
Fri 29 Jan 2016
at 01:05
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Sorry tomorrow turned into a few days, why do we have to work?
Severus Snape
 GM, 1057 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 4 Feb 2016
at 05:10
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Asuka's post is awesome! Now, I was waiting for a few comments from the stands on it before we moved on... Will post for James tonight.

Will move on to the next performance soon after that.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1058 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Tue 9 Feb 2016
at 11:18
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Excellent. Egg salad!

Okay, I will try to have the Beauxbaton's post up soon. Then Durmstrang's after a reasonable period... whichever group I said was after that, please start strategizing.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1059 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 27 Apr 2016
at 07:34
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
So, it has been a couple of months and I have been busy getting engaged and working a tonne of overtime, which is no excuse but a reason for my absence. Another part of this was that Claire had not been logging in... That was a serious problem.

As of today, she has been gone for over 6 months... that is a worse situation...

As my player will know, Claire was a major piece of my plot that I was getting through slowly, like molasses... I know, I know, better slow than never. We are all adults with lives who prioritize things well.. mostly. So, that pace never bothered me as the group we have here has been a cornerstone of my life for... 5 years now? However, without Claire, we are at a crux. I just cannot fathom finishing the plot I have without her and I am more or less opposed to farming her character out. Claire's player is a friend and is free to come back at any time that suits her. She will always be welcomed.

However, this leaves me with what to do next.. I present the options:

1) I can  muddle through this year slowly trying to figure out how to repair the story line or running Claire on autopilot. (not my favorite desire.)

2) I can wrap the year up quickly and move us to year 5 which would give me a lot more freedom to alter story lines.

3) We can do a major time-skip to year 7 or beyond. This is the most latitude for me to rewrite the story and provide some fresh motivation for players.

Anyway, let's see how others feel about the crisis and what people would like to do about it. If any of the above options are straight out for you, let me know what you would prefer.
Asuka VillaLobos
 player, 21 posts
Wed 27 Apr 2016
at 20:42
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Being the noob I don't know how much say I have in this, but I'd say 2 or just after school. Viva la resistance.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1162 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 29 Apr 2016
at 01:44
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
First, congratulations on your engagement.  She is getting a great GM and a great guy.

Second, I am pleased to see that the game hasnít died after all.  After all of this time, I would have been sorry to see it end.

My preference would be option two.  Iíve been looking forward to year five for quite some time now and even have an admittedly minor thing relating to the upcoming OWLs that I started planning well over a year ago.

My only concern about the time skip would be how it would affect the players of our characters from the visiting schools.  Of course, since quite a few of them havenít checked in for quite some time, that may be a minor issue at best.  It should be easy enough to bring Asuka in if sheís the only new player still here.

The overall plan may depend on which players are still here.  Obviously Asuka and I are.  And, a quick check of last login times shows Robert is still around as well.  Hopefully, we still have Athene as well.  I know sheís vital for the overall plot.  Serena, Jade, Ganah, Shimazu are any of you still around?

This message was last edited by the player at 01:46, Fri 29 Apr 2016.

Asuka VillaLobos
 player, 22 posts
Fri 29 Apr 2016
at 01:50
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
That would put Asuka in 7th year, so working on NEWTs. I'm sure she could have found a reason to stay.

And I know Jade's back on the site, but said it'll be next week or so until she's really available.
Akane Shimazu
 player, 27 posts
 Mahoutokoro
 Kitsune Wizard
Fri 29 Apr 2016
at 03:16
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
I'm still logging on pretty frequently to check if anything's going on. =)
Serena Black
 player, 34 posts
 Ravenclaw
Fri 29 Apr 2016
at 19:39
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
I am around as well and more than willing to continue. As for which choice I like the most....I would have to go with #2 first and then #3 if that is not feasible. I was actually having fun getting into Serena's skin and she is a fun character.

Count me in and pull me into whatever trouble that you want too.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1060 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 30 Apr 2016
at 00:03
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Of course everyone gets a vote. Anyone who wanted was going to be welcome to continue after year 4... obviously.

Hmm, I am going to bug/wait for Athene to chime in before final decisions.

GLad you are all willing to stick with me!
Amanda Davis
 player, 1163 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sat 30 Apr 2016
at 01:36
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
You probably have already thought of something.  But, if not, I do have an idea for how we could temporarily write out Claire and Kiri for fifth year or longer.  According to the article in the Daily Prophet, the international cultural exchange event was supposed to be reoccurring and taking place in a different country each year.  Claire and Kiri could be selected as some of the Hogwarts representatives for next year and sent to which ever country the event will be taking place in.  If/When Claireís player returns, the characters could be sent back due to issues that occurred overseas.

Also, do you happen to remember the name of the rule light system that you were using in your Percy Jackson game and that was used in the other Percy Jackson game that we were in together.  I have a sneaking suspicion that I'm going to get nudged into running again and I don't want to deal with the Hero system or something similar.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:36, Sat 30 Apr 2016.

Asuka VillaLobos
 player, 23 posts
Sat 30 Apr 2016
at 01:41
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
I don't know the PJ games, but I know Window is rules light and works well. It's what a couple of HP games I'm in (The one that led me here) use.

And that's a great idea for writing people out for a time.

I'll just have to come up with a reason for Asuka to stay. And what house she'd be in.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1061 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 1 May 2016
at 08:31
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Oh, that is a very good idea! Better than what I had! Hehe.

As for that game, I recall the system vaguely and tecLl adoring it but don't remember the name. I tried finding it but couldn't. I can try some more though. P
Severus Snape
 GM, 1062 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sun 1 May 2016
at 10:09
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
I asked the friend who ran the original game and she said it was a home brew variant of Wu Shu system. I might have to adapt it as well. I am itching for a new gAme myself as I let most of my other games lapse.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1063 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Sat 18 Feb 2017
at 14:49
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
It has been around a year now. I am not sad about it. This game has been a jewel in my gaming career and the people who were with me are all considered friends. Truly, this game has been a great joy and I am not sad how it ended. That said, it is done. I don't have the space or mentality to keep going. This is the official notice that I will delete the game in one week. Grab or ask for whatever information you want from it.
Serena Black
 player, 35 posts
 Ravenclaw
Sat 18 Feb 2017
at 15:13
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
It is a sad thing to see the game close but I completely understand at the same time. I was new to the group but what little I did get to play, it was a blast. Hope to see many or all of you in other games. *hugs all around*
Amanda Davis
 player, 1164 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 19 Feb 2017
at 04:46
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
I have to admit that I am disappointed to see the game come to an end.  But, I can understand why it needs to.  It's been a wonderful few years and do feel free to drop me a line if you decide to run something else in the future.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1165 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 19 Feb 2017
at 18:09
Re: OOC part the fourth part (or is it fifth?)
Actually, since we will never find out in game, I do have a couple of questions:

1.  James was the son of Harry and Hermione, correct?

2.  Was Athene related to Voldemort, if so how?  If not, was she related to someone else significant?

3.  The journal that Kiri got from the house elf was written by Hermione, but if I remember correctly, it seemed as though there was a comment in the back that might have been written by someone else.  Who had been in possession of the journal and what was the story there?

4.  I assume there was going to be a prophecy associated with us in your game.  If so, what was it?

5.  Are there any other cool things that you wish weíd gotten the chance to learn in game?

Iím sure Iím forgetting things I had wondered about but as you said, itís been close to a year and Iím reluctant to try rereading 8,301 posts.