Out of Charcter lounge   Posted by Bringer of Balance.Group: 0
Bringer of Chaos
 GM, 26 posts
 The Dark Father
 The Voice of Destruction
Tue 7 May 2013
at 00:48
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
I am reporting that our fearless leader, Balance, is once again being prevented from being here.

Everyone who is creating a character or nation please continue to do so. That way we'll be ready when Balance is.

However, I do not yet have a specific timeframe for his return.

That is all.

Chaos
Queen-Admiral Leucosia
 player, 23 posts
 The Pirate Empress
 Ruler of Grendel
Mon 10 Jun 2013
at 04:38
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
This game is having difficulty proving that it is not dead.
Mushin
 Mushin, 5 posts
 Monastic Mounted
 Spellcasting Knight
Mon 10 Jun 2013
at 14:07
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
Yeah. It's difficult to do this sort of thing with only one Regent. As much as I like Mushin, he's not going to work with the queen-admiral and having GM's disappear isn't helping.
Prime Minister Sero Vathii
 player, 29 posts
 Guardian of The Circle
 Ruler of Aldrynn
Mon 10 Jun 2013
at 17:57
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
For now it's... undead I guess?
Mushin
 Mushin, 6 posts
 Monastic Mounted
 Spellcasting Knight
Mon 10 Jun 2013
at 18:26
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
Could you use a Monastic Eldritch Knight (in training) on your Team? Mushin is Asian flavored, set up to be a Vassal. Work better with the Asian Flavored Lord, I think, but he appears to be "gone-gone". He's a mounted archer, really.

Could be a Lord Spiritual, but he never would have volunteered for the task.

Hmmm ... A back story seedling is coming to mind ...
Bringer of Chaos
 GM, 27 posts
 The Dark Father
 The Voice of Destruction
Mon 10 Jun 2013
at 21:21
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
I check on this thread a minimum of every few days, and I haven't heard from Balance since I last posted about him being absent. As much as I hate to say it, you may be right that this game is dead. Perhaps someone would care to make a new one or some such?

Thoughts?

Chaos
Queen-Admiral Leucosia
 player, 24 posts
 The Pirate Empress
 Ruler of Grendel
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 19:08
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
I am already running a different game, so it seems unlikely that I would be able to run another.

There is not much reason to hit the giant reset button. We have created characters who have decent backstories and drawn up a world that is a good enough setting.

I would suggest switching to a freeform format. It is not as organized as Pathfinder, but if we need to execute several dozen rolls to get through an encounter that could translate to literally months of real-time to get through a single encounter. I would suggest keeping the character sheets, use this as a base line to know what the characters are capable of. Let the GM determine resolutions and results. If it is an absolutely pivotal moment, then maybe even roll for it.

The GMs called people to make characters and they were made (I think Sero made his but that is a guess.)

What do you want to do?
Bringer of Chaos
 GM, 28 posts
 The Dark Father
 The Voice of Destruction
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 20:16
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
I'm still in it to win it. :)

I like your idea. It makes it easier for the players as well as the GM. I'm going to send private messages to everyone in the game and see if I can get a head count. If there are enough players still around, we'll get the ball rolling!
Mushin
 Mushin, 7 posts
 Monastic Mounted
 Spellcasting Knight
Thu 13 Jun 2013
at 01:15
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
Still here, but interested to know how the Free Form would work. Especially since I'm playing a Vassal and not a Regent.
Queen-Admiral Leucosia
 player, 25 posts
 The Pirate Empress
 Ruler of Grendel
Thu 13 Jun 2013
at 02:21
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
A free-form game is just like a game with a system. The difference is that whenever you need a roll resolved, the outcome is decided by a GM. You write an interesting set of actions, essentially a story where you only really control your own character.

If you want to attack someone just write something like "Luecosia opens fire on Sero with a Browning Automatic Rifle that she found while exploring a dungeon." At which point the GM will tell us exactly how long Sero has to live before he dies of blood loss.

The GMs take the place of rolls essentially, and we have good faith that they act in order to make the game fun. That means post realistically and don't expect to kill other players unless you manage to really corner them or they overstep their bounds grossly.

A Free-form game requires a great deal of trust in your fellow players, but it can be a helluva lot of fun.
Mushin
 Mushin, 8 posts
 Monastic Mounted
 Spellcasting Knight
Thu 13 Jun 2013
at 23:44
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
No, I know what a free-form game is. But, in my experience, they're never quite that simple.

I was wondering how the general format would go: politics, with some adventuring? Mostly adventuring? War & Bloodshed?

Several different, err, Genre' (for a lack of a better term) wouldn't really work for Vassals.
Queen-Admiral Leucosia
 player, 26 posts
 The Pirate Empress
 Ruler of Grendel
Fri 14 Jun 2013
at 00:27
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
I think the best choice would be something akin to Politics with some Adventuring. Something akin to Game of Thrones that strikes a pretty good balance between political backstabbery and actual backstabbing.
Bringer of Balance
 GM, 38 posts
 The Father
 The Voice of Wisdom
Mon 24 Jun 2013
at 20:16
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
Ok finally I return after a series of unfortunate events I've endured lately.
Bringer of Balance
 GM, 39 posts
 The Father
 The Voice of Wisdom
Mon 24 Jun 2013
at 20:17
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
I see i have lots of work to do..
Mushin
 Mushin, 9 posts
 Monastic Mounted
 Spellcasting Knight
Mon 22 Jul 2013
at 01:31
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
Sooo ....?

I may just bow out. I'm really not into the politics/backstabbing part right now -- which is why I chose this character and stuck to Vassal rather than playing a Regent. Point me to the Big Bad Guy(TM) and give me a few Adventuring Companions(TM) and I'll take care of the Kingdom-wide Random Event(TM). Courtly Intrigue and Backstabbing(TM)? I'll be in the back meditating.
Queen-Admiral Leucosia
 player, 27 posts
 The Pirate Empress
 Ruler of Grendel
Mon 22 Jul 2013
at 02:22
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
I'm sure there would be enough random encounters and dungeon diving to keep your character busy and badass.

Unfortunately... This game was started nearly two years ago, it doesn't seem to have forward. Can we have a timeline when things will happen? Some indication this game is not dead?

I'm sure the GM has had some RL crap to deal with, but it might just be at a level that you can't handle a game.
Mushin
 Mushin, 10 posts
 Monastic Mounted
 Spellcasting Knight
Tue 23 Jul 2013
at 00:02
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
Well, there is that.

I've tried to run games like this, but the whole "adventuring vs. politics" thing gets in the way. Even with the new Ultimate Campaign kingdom bulding rules, the medium (PbP) has a major challenge: an "adventure" can take years RT (but always at least months), leaving the "monthly kingdom building" posts as so infrequent as to be almost irrelevant. In a tabletop game, this would not be as much of an issue: you could take a bit of time at the start and then do the adventure.
Bringer of Chaos
 GM, 29 posts
 The Dark Father
 The Voice of Destruction
Fri 26 Jul 2013
at 00:04
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
At the moment, I do not have a timeline as to when we will be up and running. Balance has had some RL issues in the past, but judging from his recent post above he may have cleared those up.

I am unwilling to run the game without him, as he is the originator and owner of the game.

Chaos
Bringer of Balance
 GM, 40 posts
 The Father
 The Voice of Wisdom
Sat 27 Jul 2013
at 21:13
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
I will be working hard to get this game up and running.. there's still a lot that need's to be done.
Mushin
 Mushin, 11 posts
 Monastic Mounted
 Spellcasting Knight
Wed 14 Jan 2015
at 17:08
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
Alright, I'll bite: why, after so long, did this game suddenly show up on my sticky list? Without a post, no less?
Prime Minister Sero Vathii
 player, 30 posts
 Guardian of The Circle
 Ruler of Aldrynn
Fri 23 Jan 2015
at 01:06
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
I have no idea. It happened to me too. O.o
Queen-Admiral Leucosia
 player, 28 posts
 The Pirate Empress
 Ruler of Grendel
Fri 23 Jan 2015
at 03:00
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
Hey GMs! All your players are still around. How about dropping a line?
Bringer of Chaos
 GM, 30 posts
 The Dark Father
 The Voice of Destruction
Sun 24 May 2015
at 23:00
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
Hey folks!

I haven't been on rpol in a while due to IRL reasons, and I apologize for that.

Now then, the Bringer of Balance has officially cancelled this game, I believe, so I have no idea why this game suddenly reappeared on your lists.

As much as I would have liked to have gotten it up and running and actually SEEN this thing in action, it appears it was not meant to be.

My deepest apologies to everyone who put in all the time and effort it took to create your kingdoms and characters. Next time I'm in your neck of the woods we can stop at the nearest tavern and have a glass of whatever you fancy, with a toast to 'almost games'.

I hope everyone's gaming life is going well, but if not, keep hunting! Fortune favors the bold!

Sincerely,

Bringer of Chaos
The Dark Father
The Voice of Destruction
Isabella
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 05:16
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
In reply to Bringer of Chaos (msg # 78):

Just checking in... looks like we are due a reboot.
Mushin
 player, 12 posts
 Monastic Mounted
 Spellcasting Knight
Thu 11 Aug 2016
at 02:08
Re: Out of Charcter lounge
Yeah. Or something ...