Out of Character Chat.   Posted by The Gamesmaster.Group: 0
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 3 posts
Wed 2 Jan 2013
at 02:15
Out of Character Chat
Chat, banter, question, etc, etc.
Elstarir
 player, 1 post
 Archer
Wed 2 Jan 2013
at 21:44
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hi all your friendly elf archer here
Mannath
 player, 1 post
 Rogue
Wed 2 Jan 2013
at 23:23
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Elstarir (msg # 2):

Hi Elstarir, Jarodemo here playing Mannath the rogue.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 8 posts
Wed 2 Jan 2013
at 23:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
So how familiar are you guys with the Fighting Fantasy series anyway? Might give future adventure seeds. :)
Mannath
 player, 2 posts
 Rogue
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 08:33
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 4):

I played a lot of the books as a kid (when they were first published) and really enjoyed them. Also played a lot of other solo FF style books, especially Lone Wolf.

Not played the AFF RPG before...
Elstarir
 player, 2 posts
 Archer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 09:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
I also played a few of the books as a kid, played in a very short run game here.... got as far as character gen and then about a months worth of posting before it sank.

Not had any other experience with AFF apart from that
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 9 posts
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 12:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
Cool. The reason I asked was that while it is unlikely to have much of an impact this adventurer playing a hero with a past can have an in game impact. For instance the hero of City of Thieves and the hero of Midnight Rogue (almost certainly two different people) both left their mark on Port Blacksand and people would remember them in that city. Also I might end up adapting one of the gamebooks into an adventure so good to know if it is one people have read before.

Still waiting on more players though!
Elstarir
 player, 3 posts
 Archer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 12:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm surprised you haven't had more interest in the game so far I've been itching to give it a go since I bought it..... Must just be me
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 10 posts
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 12:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
I did have one player show interest but he owns the Riddling Reaver so knows the twists and turns unfortunately. Maybe he can join in the future.

I can probably adapt this to work with three characters if we have to.
Mannath
 player, 3 posts
 Rogue
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 13:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 9):

a few options:

- That guy could play a character, but you could adapt the story to make significant changes from the original.
- you could NPC some of the adventurers until new players appear.
- some players could have 2 PCs.

Not saying any of these are good suggestions, but thought I would throw them out there!

If we're in no hurry to start we could always wait a few more days, or a full week so you can bump the advert. Fine by me!
Elstarir
 player, 4 posts
 Archer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 14:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
I have a friend who is gming a game I'm in at the moment. Don't know if he's got the rules ( would that be a problem) but I've sent him a message to see if he'd be interested in joining ....will let you know
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 11 posts
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 16:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
Elstarir:
I have a friend who is gming a game I'm in at the moment. Don't know if he's got the rules ( would that be a problem) but I've sent him a message to see if he'd be interested in joining ....will let you know


Thanks, I'm accepting him. :) Just waiting on a character choice.

So it looks like we have at least three. I'll wait until the weekend and if we don't get anyone new I'll draft in an NPC (luckily there actually is a suitable NPC in the adventure I can beef up for the role.)
Elstarir
 player, 5 posts
 Archer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 18:48
Re: Out of Character Chat
Great thanks
Mannath
 player, 4 posts
 Rogue
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 19:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 12):

Cool.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 12 posts
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 20:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
Everyone please welcome our new Vithrain and Tarrian! :)

With luck (or maybe LUCK) we'll start tomorrow. Take the opportunity to chat and see if you guys have a common backstory.
Vithrain
 player, 1 post
 Wizard
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 20:23
Re: Out of Character Chat
My name is Vithrain. I am the brother of Elstarir. Do not fear my magic, but fear my wrath and my memory for Elves do not easily forget wrong-doings!


Otherwise known as Sam, or Bifford, and the aforementioned Gm and friend to Jason (Elstarir).

Nice to meet you, to meet you, Nice.
Mannath
 player, 5 posts
 Rogue
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 20:32
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 16):

Good game, good game!

Welcome Sam/Vithrain. Hope this game turns out to be fun.

James
Mannath
 player, 6 posts
 Rogue
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 20:33
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 15):

Welcome Tarrian as well!
Tarrian
 player, 1 post
 Adventurer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 20:39
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hullo!  I used to love the FF books, so this will be an amazing walk down memory lane for me!  I'm really excited!

Since the elves know each other, shall we link our two backgrounds, Mannath?

Then we'll just need to figure out how the two pairs met and became such awesome road buddies.  : )
Mannath
 player, 7 posts
 Rogue
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 20:44
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Tarrian (msg # 19):

Fine by me. Any suggestions? I was going to go for being a bit of a cutpurse when I was younger, but now going adventuring as a way of earning some more coin.
Tarrian
 player, 2 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 20:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
I think that because this is Fighting Fantasy, we can aim for quite a camp and pulpy backstory?

Um...Mannath stumbled across and rescued Tarrian from some evil lair?  She was chained in the treasure room, and he picked the lock to her shackles rather than the treasure chest?  They fled together, and ever since she has sworn herself to protect him.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:49, Thu 03 Jan 2013.

Mannath
 player, 8 posts
 Rogue
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 20:51
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Tarrian (msg # 21):

Lol! Fair enough, but no hanky panky though, this is PG. Just good friends...!
Tarrian
 player, 3 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 21:03
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yeah, it's Fighting Fantasy!  Three men go into the woods with a girl in a chainmail bikini, and all they do is look for treasure.  If we made it sexy it would scar my inner child.  :)
Elstarir
 player, 6 posts
 Archer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 21:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
Perhaps the big scary female warrior sees the scrawny cut purse as a younger brother she never had.


Oh by the way hi Sam glad you got on board this will be fun and welcome Tarrian
Vithrain
 player, 2 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 21:09
Re: Out of Character Chat
The rules to FF can be summed up on one A4...I'd forgotten that.

Piece of blooming huge and lovely chocolate cake, with frosting on top, and possibly also a cherry or three.
Tarrian
 player, 4 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 21:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
We just need to figure out how the humans became adventure buddies with the elves, and we're all set to go!
Elstarir
 player, 7 posts
 Archer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 21:11
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hi brother for and elf you don't half think of your stomach .... Let them eat cake
Vithrain
 player, 3 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 21:12
Re: Out of Character Chat
You thought it would be fun to arm wrestle us in a tavern bet.

You lost but everyone had fun doing it so we joined forces.

Simples!  Squeek
Vithrain
 player, 4 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 21:14
Re: Out of Character Chat
oh, and who plays Tarrian?? :) Introduce thyself (I won't call u wench lol)
Elstarir
 player, 8 posts
 Archer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 21:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
How about my brother let it slip he was a Mage in a village where he was seen as a devil follower. Before we knew it I was standing on the gallows next to him bow in hand with a baying mob around them. You two happened along at the right time and helped knock a few heads together allowing us all to escape
Tarrian
 player, 5 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 21:42
Re: Out of Character Chat
quote:
wench
/wenCH/
Noun
A girl or young woman.


You're flattering me, so it's okay to call me that.  I'm Verity, from the UK.  : )

And I love both the arm wrestling contest and the gallows rescue, pick one!
Vithrain
 player, 5 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 21:45
Re: Out of Character Chat
Greetings Verity! :D

How about you rescue us, THEN we go to the pub and have an arm wrestling match :D
Elstarir
 player, 9 posts
 Archer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 22:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hi Verity I'm Jason and from London
Tarrian
 player, 6 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 22:07
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
Greetings Verity! :D

How about you rescue us, THEN we go to the pub and have an arm wrestling match :D


Love it.  Sorted!

Hey Jason, I'm from London too!  I'm in Kings Cross.
Vithrain
 player, 6 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 22:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
Bet that's noisy and cold living in a train station. Are you related to Paddington Bear?? :)

I'm from Essex (NOT a chavvy part!!) but now live over in Wiltshire.
Tarrian
 player, 7 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 22:25
Re: Out of Character Chat
We're all Brits!  I guess maybe Fighting Fantasy was a UK thing?
Elstarir
 player, 10 posts
 Archer
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 22:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm over in west ealing. Yeah a group of players that will all be posting in the same time zone
Vithrain
 player, 7 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 22:42
Re: Out of Character Chat
What about our GM though????
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 13 posts
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 23:53
Re: Out of Character Chat
Irish in Dublin. :)
Vithrain
 player, 8 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Fri 4 Jan 2013
at 07:07
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Irish in Dublin. :)


We're doomed.


Doomed!!!!!!
Mannath
 player, 9 posts
 Rogue
Fri 4 Jan 2013
at 08:13
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 40):

To be sure!

Lol, I'm from Worcestershire, so it looks like we are a load of Brits and one Paddy! Excellent, and unusual for rpol which tends to be dominated by Merkins.

Happy with the background ideas. To clarify: I rescued Tarrian from a monster's lair then some time later we rescued the Elfy brothers from a baying mob then got drunk with them in the pub. Sounds good to me!
Elstarir
 player, 11 posts
 Archer
Fri 4 Jan 2013
at 08:48
Re: Out of Character Chat
Never seen a drunk elf before wonder what that looks like ?

Yes a full UK team... very unusual but a nice change I always find it difficult in games where most if not all are in the states... the time difference really buggers up the game for me sometimes .... When I log on two or three pages of posts have gone by while I've slept and it takes a lot of effort to catch up.
Vithrain
 player, 9 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Fri 4 Jan 2013
at 09:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yeah, that's especially a problem during fight scenes. So this should be a blast of fresh air :D

Lets jump on in! Game on GM.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 15 posts
Fri 4 Jan 2013
at 11:22
Re: Out of Character Chat
Turn to Act 1 now. :)
Mannath
 player, 10 posts
 Rogue
Fri 4 Jan 2013
at 12:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
Will try to get an IC post in later today.
Vithrain
 player, 11 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Fri 4 Jan 2013
at 16:47
Re: Out of Character Chat
And I need to wait for GM posting to reply again. :)
Vithrain
 player, 13 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Fri 4 Jan 2013
at 20:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mr GM sir, first dice roll and magic has been done :)

I do not know if you have GMd on rpol before, but you can set the dice roller to the standard rolls for the system, which of course in this case is "2D6". Just saves everyone a few seconds selecting two drop-downs because they are already selected.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 18 posts
Fri 4 Jan 2013
at 21:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
Done! :)

I want to give Mannath a chance to react before moving on.
Vithrain
 player, 14 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Fri 4 Jan 2013
at 22:07
Re: Out of Character Chat
Darned rogues are always the last to react...either that or he's snuck off and is doing something illicit without bothering to tell us....!
Tarrian
 player, 9 posts
 Adventurer
Sat 5 Jan 2013
at 02:03
Re: Out of Character Chat
It's almost as though he has SOMETHING BETTER TO DO THAN US ON A FRIDAY NIGHT
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 19 posts
Sat 5 Jan 2013
at 02:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
Surely not? :D
Mannath
 player, 11 posts
 Rogue
Sat 5 Jan 2013
at 09:11
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Tarrian (msg # 50):

Sorry, I had to have a nerd-free night with the missus.

Curse you marriage and family!
Vithrain
 player, 15 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 5 Jan 2013
at 13:54
Re: Out of Character Chat
EMERGENCY CALL TO THE GM:

I can see the image and text that's supposed to be private to Mannath and Tarrian!!!!

I've deliberatly not read anything, so as to give you a chance to edit the post!!!!!

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 22 posts
Sat 5 Jan 2013
at 13:59
Re: Out of Character Chat
Whoa, thanks! Edited! :)
Mannath
 player, 14 posts
 Rogue
Sat 5 Jan 2013
at 18:21
Re: Out of Character Chat
I tried to post for just Tarrian and GM, not sure if it worked.
Elstarir
 player, 16 posts
 Archer
Sat 5 Jan 2013
at 18:25
Re: Out of Character Chat
Well I can't see it only PM so I think you did it right :o)
Mannath
 player, 15 posts
 Rogue
Sun 6 Jan 2013
at 09:45
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Elstarir (msg # 56):

Good...My plan to murder the elves is working, mwah hah hah...!
Mannath
 player, 20 posts
 Rogue
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 13:47
Re: Out of Character Chat
I know you elves don't know what is going on in here, but suffice to say we are getting our arses kicked!!!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 27 posts
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 13:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
In fairness the brothers Elven were unlucky with Awareness rolls; they can still make it up (and/or into) the Tower.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:00, Tue 08 Jan 2013.

Vithrain
 player, 20 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 14:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
In fairness the brothers Elven were unlucky with Awareness rolls; they can still make it up (and/or into) the Tower.


I think the others have it covered! :D  heehe I did my bit getting them in and helping...Vithrain isn't one for doing silly stuff
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 30 posts
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 18:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
The Gamesmaster:
In fairness the brothers Elven were unlucky with Awareness rolls; they can still make it up (and/or into) the Tower.


I think the others have it covered! :D  heehe I did my bit getting them in and helping...Vithrain isn't one for doing silly stuff


Clearly. :D

In other news we have passed the 100 post mark.
Tarrian
 player, 14 posts
 Adventurer
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 18:18
Re: Out of Character Chat
Oops you didn't make the elf post private.  I tried not to read it, but I have problems controlling my impulses.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 31 posts
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 18:25
Re: Out of Character Chat
Elstarir will probably get private posts if he goes in a window. Until then he is in 'public' view.

Technically yes Tarrian and Mannath can't see what the Elf brothers are doing at the moment but they aren't doing anything spoileriffic yet.
Elstarir
 player, 21 posts
 Archer
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 18:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
Not tempting fate will go through the arched window ( old reference to play school there..... Man that's dated me)
Mannath
 player, 21 posts
 Rogue
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 19:44
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Elstarir (msg # 64):

I hereby dub thee, Humpty...
Vithrain
 player, 22 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 9 Jan 2013
at 21:12
Re: Out of Character Chat
I keep getting bugged to "climb the tower!". This is the proof that I shouldn't even try it:


21:11, Today: Vithrain rolled 11 using 2d6. Skill test OOC Climb proof. target 4.

That's all the proof I need that I should NEVER EVER EVER try to climb Ivy covered towers. :p
Elstarir
 player, 23 posts
 Archer
Wed 9 Jan 2013
at 21:13
Re: Out of Character Chat
or do what your brother suggests
Vithrain
 player, 23 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 9 Jan 2013
at 21:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
Well with an 11 and a target of 4 or under I just climbed the tower, slipped, fell, broke my neck. Now you have no brother. :/
Elstarir
 player, 24 posts
 Archer
Wed 9 Jan 2013
at 21:22
Re: Out of Character Chat
With a roll like that you probably stumbled just getting to the base of the tower before you even started climbing
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 33 posts
Wed 9 Jan 2013
at 21:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
Elstarir:
With a roll like that you probably stumbled just getting to the base of the tower before you even started climbing


Heh. :)

For some reason I'd been under the impression that Vithrain had the Climb skill since everyone else does. Hmm, I'll try and factor this in.
Vithrain
 player, 24 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 9 Jan 2013
at 21:55
Re: Out of Character Chat
Nope! Academic through and through, that's me! :D
Tarrian
 player, 15 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 10 Jan 2013
at 09:08
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain's post was really funny and charming.  : )
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 36 posts
Fri 11 Jan 2013
at 01:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:
Vithrain's post was really funny and charming.  : )


True. :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 37 posts
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 22:34
Re: Out of Character Chat
Waiting on Mannath...
Mannath
 player, 25 posts
 Rogue
Mon 14 Jan 2013
at 15:35
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 74):

Apologies, have now posted...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 38 posts
Mon 14 Jan 2013
at 16:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
Cool, thanks. :)

I'm trying not to go too far ahead on one plotline so I like to give everyone a chance to post.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 42 posts
Sat 19 Jan 2013
at 14:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
By the way I wanted to check with people whether they think their characters are literate.

Vithrain obviously is a wizard and thus literate by defenition and since Elstarir is his brother he is likely to be literate to.

Tarrian (as a barbarian) and Mannath (as an ex-street rat) might or might not be able to read and write. It can be characterful and isn't a huge disadvantage but if you prefer I'll just assume you picked it up somewhere. :)
Elstarir
 player, 29 posts
 Archer
Sat 19 Jan 2013
at 14:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sounds ok as far as Elstarir is concerned
Mannath
 player, 28 posts
 Rogue
Sat 19 Jan 2013
at 17:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 77):

I would say Mannath knows the basics but would struggle with a proper book.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 43 posts
Sat 19 Jan 2013
at 20:45
Re: Out of Character Chat
We have a new player all!

Please welcome Yaztromo who is taking over Lady Carolina. :)
Lady Carolina
 player, 3 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
Sat 19 Jan 2013
at 21:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hello!
Mannath
 player, 29 posts
 Rogue
Sat 19 Jan 2013
at 21:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Lady Carolina (msg # 81):

Welcome. Hope you enjoy the game.
Vithrain
 player, 28 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 19 Jan 2013
at 22:29
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Mannath (msg # 82):

Greetings! :D

Just so we know and don't make any social feau pas - are you male or female in real life!? :D

Also - all the players so far (and most unusually for any PBF game) are in England, except our GM who is over the water in Ireland. Whence do you hail lady Carolina? :)
Lady Carolina
 player, 4 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
Sat 19 Jan 2013
at 22:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm a middle age, ugly, bold man and I live in Yorkshire, after relocating from Scotland almost a year ago.
However, I'm not British.
:-)
Vithrain
 player, 29 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 19 Jan 2013
at 23:03
Re: Out of Character Chat
What are the chances though, of all of us being in Blighty or it's nearest neighbours? That's just freaky lol :D
Mannath
 player, 30 posts
 Rogue
Sun 20 Jan 2013
at 08:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Lady Carolina (msg # 84):

Few! I thought I was the only day ugly bloke here!
Mannath
 player, 31 posts
 Rogue
Sun 20 Jan 2013
at 08:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
A question to all:

Should we now just post normally rather than via PMs, as there are now 3 PCs in the same room? This would be easier to manage (Group PMs are a pain in the arse on an iPad) and we can all promise not to metagame.

Also, GM, I asked Carolina some questions which I guess she couldn't read as they were in PMs.
Vithrain
 player, 30 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sun 20 Jan 2013
at 10:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
Personally I always obey the Golden Rule (as we call it in LARP) - I would have been fine had you all been talking in thread the entire time - and actually all the PMs were narking me somewhat.

So feel free to ditch the PMs and go public. I'll be inside the tower as soon as the GM posts anyway. :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 44 posts
Sun 20 Jan 2013
at 11:32
Re: Out of Character Chat
I just want to see Tarrian's movements first, then I'll get you in Vithrain. :)

Alright then I think we can drop PMs at least for the moment. Everyone can start posting normally.
Elstarir
 player, 30 posts
 Archer
Sun 20 Jan 2013
at 12:25
Re: Out of Character Chat
Does that include me as I'm above them in the tower I'm seeing things the rest might come across as they move up.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 45 posts
Sun 20 Jan 2013
at 12:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yes. If people want to remain unspoiled they can look away from your character's post, then refer back to it when they actually reach your level.

For reference:

Vithrian and the soldiers are about to enter the Ground Floor.
Maanath, Lady Carolina and (I presume) Tarrian are on the First Floor.
Elstarir is on the Second Floor about to go up to the Roof.
Lady Carolina
 player, 6 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Sun 20 Jan 2013
at 13:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mannath:
Also, GM, I asked Carolina some questions which I guess she couldn't read as they were in PMs.

They are now visible to me, so I edited my answer, keeping in mind mentioned situation, with players spread through the tower.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:57, Sun 20 Jan 2013.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 46 posts
Sun 20 Jan 2013
at 18:11
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just waiting on Tarrian now.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 47 posts
Sun 20 Jan 2013
at 23:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay I'll just post to keep things moving and assume Tarrian is with Mannath and Lady Carolina for now.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 49 posts
Mon 21 Jan 2013
at 16:29
Re: Out of Character Chat
My copy of Crown of Kings arrived from Amazon today. The book is the official Advanced Fighting Fantasy version of the Sorcery! gamebooks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorcery!) It's an interesting looking campaign but I'm not sure if I could run your characters through it, at least just yet since it takes place on another continent!

Any of you guys ever play through the Sorcery! books (The Shamutanti Hills; Khare: Cityport of Traps; The Seven Serpents and The Crown of Kings)? They were probably my favourite of the whole Fighting Fantasy line. Very different and very colourful.
Vithrain
 player, 33 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Mon 21 Jan 2013
at 20:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm a tad lost as to who the lady carolina is (she's not in the RTJ thread list) and how she comes to be there.


Also, I did deliberately stay out of sight of all within the room...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 51 posts
Mon 21 Jan 2013
at 21:23
Re: Out of Character Chat
Lady Carolina is the wife of Baron Bluestone, the ruler of Kallamehr. While you haven't met her IC yet Captain Jafar did mention her. She is also the beautiful woman you glimpsed. She was originally an NPC (which is why she isn't in the RTJ) but is now a PC in her own right.

While you haven't strictly entered the room yet there isn't really any space to hide and get a good view of what is happening on the first floor since Captain Jafar went fully through the trapdoor and into the room above you.
Lady Carolina
 player, 8 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Mon 21 Jan 2013
at 21:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
I never read Sorcery and I'm very glad, as the surprise won't be spoiled!
Anyway, I read Fighting Fantasy gamebooks around 25-30 years ago, so memories, although vivid, are a bit blurred...
Lady Carolina
 player, 9 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Mon 21 Jan 2013
at 21:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow I'll be away for work and I doubt I'll be able to post!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 53 posts
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 12:55
Re: Out of Character Chat
Uh, Elstarir that isn't how attacks work.

You roll your Attack Strength (your SKILL + weapon skill + 2d6) then roll your opponent's Attack Strength (its SKILL + weapon skill, if any + 2d6). Whoever has the higher total wins that round and you roll for damage, then roll to see if armour negates any damage.
Elstarir
 player, 33 posts
 Archer
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 13:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
sorry will roll the attackers roll now knew I should have waited until I got home and looked at the book

This message was last edited by the player at 13:02, Tue 22 Jan 2013.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 54 posts
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 13:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
Edit: Ah, I see you got it now. :)

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:19, Tue 22 Jan 2013.

Elstarir
 player, 34 posts
 Archer
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 13:25
Re: Out of Character Chat
Its my age it takes a few smacks of the mace on the back of the head for the rules to set in now a days.

Just so I got tit completely When I roll to hit I roll the snake and the winner does the damage. Do you the GM then roll for the snake's turn and again the winner rolls the damage or is the roll I've posted cover both snake and PC attacks and all I have to do is roll again for both in the next turn

I promise I'll sit down and read the rules again tonight too :o)

This message was last edited by the player at 13:35, Tue 22 Jan 2013.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 55 posts
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 13:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
Your roll covers both the snakes attacks and you. I'll post some descriptive text about the fight, then you do Round 2. :)

Generally when facing normal monsters without lots of special powers I think it works a lot faster to have the player do the rolls each round. Since the Giant Snake is 'merely' an huge man Elf eating snake I'll let you manage it.

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:50, Tue 22 Jan 2013.

Elstarir
 player, 35 posts
 Archer
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 13:53
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 104):

Well I'm tough and leathery and not good to eat I think we should wait till my turns up he sits behind a table reading old books so he's  al lot more tender than me.
Mannath
 player, 33 posts
 Rogue
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 15:39
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 95):

I played them all over 20 years ago! I'm sure that they were great, but my memory has faded in my frail dotage. :)
Mannath
 player, 34 posts
 Rogue
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 15:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Elstarir (msg # 105):

Don't forget to add your Sword skill to your attack.
Vithrain
 player, 37 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 20:34
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
My copy of Crown of Kings arrived from Amazon today. The book is the official Advanced Fighting Fantasy version of the Sorcery! gamebooks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorcery!) It's an interesting looking campaign but I'm not sure if I could run your characters through it, at least just yet since it takes place on another continent!

Any of you guys ever play through the Sorcery! books (The Shamutanti Hills; Khare: Cityport of Traps; The Seven Serpents and The Crown of Kings)? They were probably my favourite of the whole Fighting Fantasy line. Very different and very colourful.


Not I!
Vithrain
 player, 39 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 20:45
Re: Out of Character Chat
GM - I got my post in just before you - presumably I too will see that silvered room, but AFTER the other two (I shall wait to post about the room till they have).
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 59 posts
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 20:53
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
GM - I got my post in just before you - presumably I too will see that silvered room, but AFTER the other two (I shall wait to post about the room till they have).


Cool. I'm going with you arriving a little behind the others, probably after they have left since you took a moment to check the riddles.

You got 1 out of 3 btw. :)
Vithrain
 player, 40 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 20:55
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Vithrain:
GM - I got my post in just before you - presumably I too will see that silvered room, but AFTER the other two (I shall wait to post about the room till they have).


Cool. I'm going with you arriving a little behind the others, probably after they have left since you took a moment to check the riddles.

You got 1 out of 3 btw. :)


Which was the silence one. I knew the knife one was wrong but thought the grain one was correct. hey ho - Vithrain is still young and learning and his mind is occupied with his brother's possible fate....

EDIT: Thinking on it, I should have gone with my first thought on the tree one.  The table one could have several different answers. Will work this into the IC thread at some point.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:14, Tue 22 Jan 2013.

Lady Carolina
 player, 12 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 21:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
My copy of Crown of Kings arrived from Amazon today. The book is the official Advanced Fighting Fantasy version of the Sorcery! gamebooks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorcery!) It's an interesting looking campaign but I'm not sure if I could run your characters through it, at least just yet since it takes place on another continent!

Any of you guys ever play through the Sorcery! books (The Shamutanti Hills; Khare: Cityport of Traps; The Seven Serpents and The Crown of Kings)? They were probably my favourite of the whole Fighting Fantasy line. Very different and very colourful.


Sorry I didn't say his befre: I'm sure that we WILL find a way to make it work, maybe with some link-adventure in between, last but not least because you invested your money and time in this (for us).
Of course we'll have to see what happens with THIS adventure...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 61 posts
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 21:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
Lady Carolina:
Of course we'll have to see what happens with THIS adventure...


VERY true! :D
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 62 posts
Wed 23 Jan 2013
at 12:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay, this is pretty much the first fight with a high possibility of a PC dying so I thought I'd talk a little bit about how I'd handle character death.

If your STAMINA drops to 0 you are unconcious and stand to lose 1 STAMINA point every round unless you successfully Test for Luck ("Guess it looked a lot worse than it was") or are stabilised by a character with the First Aid skill or healing magic (including a Potion of Stamina - I'm houseruling that another character can make an unconcious character swallow enough drops for it to take effect.)

If you reach -4 STAMINA you are dead. Generally in Allansia dead means dead so try to avoid that if possible.

(All of this nly applies to PCs btw - monsters on 0 STAMINA are dead as a very dead doornail.)
Mannath
 player, 37 posts
 Rogue
Wed 23 Jan 2013
at 14:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
EDIT: Thinking on it, I should have gone with my first thought on the tree one.  The table one could have several different answers. Will work this into the IC thread at some point.

I have some thoughts but will wait until you can read out the riddles to me, then I can have a guess!
Vithrain
 player, 41 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 23 Jan 2013
at 14:48
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Okay, this is pretty much the first fight with a high possibility of a PC dying so I thought I'd talk a little bit about how I'd handle character death.



NOOOOooooooooOOOOOooooooOOO!!!!!

I don't want to lose my brother!



(I don't want to be an only child)

(He makes for a good scapegoat....)

(He does a good job of pretending to listen when I talk....who else would do that!?)

(Who else can I blame the farts on....?)

This message was last edited by the player at 14:49, Wed 23 Jan 2013.

Mannath
 player, 38 posts
 Rogue
Wed 23 Jan 2013
at 15:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 116):

Nice to see that elves can be as classy as humans :)
Vithrain
 player, 42 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 23 Jan 2013
at 15:03
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mannath:
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 116):

Nice to see that elves can be as classy as humans :)



We have several hundreds of more years to hone and perfect the art and technique compared to you short-lived round-ears!!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 63 posts
Wed 23 Jan 2013
at 15:14
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
Mannath:
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 116):

Nice to see that elves can be as classy as humans :)



We have several hundreds of more years to hone and perfect the art and technique compared to you short-lived round-ears!!


Actually Fighting Fantasy elves 'only' live for a couple of centuries or so. ;)

(Mind you considering the average human in Allansia is lucky to hit forty with disease, evil cults, orcs, monsters and regular old fashioned war going on hitting two hundred is pretty impressive.)
Vithrain
 player, 43 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 24 Jan 2013
at 20:14
Re: Out of Character Chat
/me watches tumbleweed metaphorically roll past.... (blimey - spelt that right first time...!)
Elstarir
 player, 36 posts
 Archer
Thu 24 Jan 2013
at 20:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just waiting for GM to tell me how badly I'm going to die before I post my next round :0)
Lady Carolina
 player, 14 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Thu 24 Jan 2013
at 22:29
Re: Out of Character Chat
There's nothing to worry: we'll take care of the funeral...;-)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 64 posts
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 00:35
Re: Out of Character Chat
Elstarir:
Just waiting for GM to tell me how badly I'm going to die before I post my next round :0)


Swallowed whole by Giant Snake. :)
Tarrian
 player, 21 posts
 Adventurer
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 13:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
We're all waiting for Elstarir to post first, right?
Elstarir
 player, 37 posts
 Archer
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 14:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry I was waiting for the GM to describe the last combat round so I can decide how best to scream like a girl and die
Lady Carolina
 player, 15 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 17:44
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Elstarir:
Just waiting for GM to tell me how badly I'm going to die before I post my next round :0)


Swallowed whole by Giant Snake. :)


Come on... there are worse deaths...;-)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 65 posts
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 19:57
Re: Out of Character Chat
Elstarir:
Sorry I was waiting for the GM to describe the last combat round so I can decide how best to scream like a girl and die



I edited msg #89 to be more descriptive. Feel free to fight round 2 now. :)
Vithrain
 player, 45 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sun 27 Jan 2013
at 20:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
FYI:  Pi is as multi-cultural and multi-dimensional as Cake, especially carrot-cake, and as universally known as the need to pass wind, eat and make love (hopefully not all at the same time!).
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 70 posts
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 11:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay... Elstarir I see the Giant Snake has defeated you two attack rounds in a row. Not great news.

The original adventure states that if the Snake scores two hits in sucession it swallows it's prey and that prey will quickly die which I think is a little on the harsh side. We can handle this a couple of ways:

- Elstarir does die and you start with a new character.

Or

- The Snake swallows you but if you successfully Test vs. Luck you survive but can't attack and must roll for damage taken while in the monster's belly. If the fight lasts another round you Test vs. Luck again and take damage again. If you fail a Luck test Estarir dies.
Elstarir
 player, 41 posts
 Archer
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 12:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
lets do the test v luck rolland see what happens as i quite like my elf do I just roll 2d6 under my luck.

Updated my last post to indicate Elstarir being eaten

This message was last edited by the player at 12:55, Mon 28 Jan 2013.

Elstarir
 player, 43 posts
 Archer
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 12:58
Re: Out of Character Chat
Oh brother of mine you will have to alter your post slightly as Elstarir is now  in the snake's belly see the GM's post above
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 71 posts
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 13:14
Re: Out of Character Chat
Remember to deduct a point of LUCK every time you roll it Elstarir, but keep track of your original LUCK level (LUCK gets restored between adventure acts).
Elstarir
 player, 44 posts
 Archer
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 13:19
Re: Out of Character Chat
will do
Elstarir
 player, 45 posts
 Archer
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 13:19
Re: Out of Character Chat
Though if I fail the next roll I won't have to worry too much about keeping track of anything :o)
Vithrain
 player, 48 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 14:05
Re: Out of Character Chat
post edited...i hope this brimstone water works from within!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 72 posts
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 14:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
As soon as Lady Carolina posts I'll do Captain Jafar and then move onto the next round (unless those two kill the Snake between them first.)

With Elstarir currently, well... eaten I'll decide who the snake attacks next and roll his Attack Strength.
Vithrain
 player, 49 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 14:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
<---- invisible

And your post tells me the brimstone does nothing, even with the snake ingesting it :(

Ah well, when it's my turn again I shall have to prod it with my stick lol.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 73 posts
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 14:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
It was a good guess though. :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 75 posts
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 19:12
Re: Out of Character Chat
Congratulations all, the Giant Snake is dead! All we need is for you to figure out the riddle on the box and we can move onto the next scene. :)
Mannath
 player, 41 posts
 Rogue
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 19:34
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 139):

I have some ideas on the riddles, but Mannath hasn't read them yet...!

Also, anyone with an idea on how to heal my spider bite would be good. The hair is actually growing out of the wound!
Vithrain
 player, 51 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 20:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
the box is easy. give me a few moments with my brother :D just need to know what had been in the cage.....

Vithrain's mind recalls much, but thinks of them in sometimes strange orders.

Did you like my blurting out of the answer to the riddle of "what goes round a tree but never in a tree?" mid action? :D  (I had thought of that as my first answer to that riddle, but then decided to go with my second choice (which was wrong).
Lady Carolina
 player, 22 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 21:03
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 141):
for the water thingy,

you have to ask Lady Carolina IC
Vithrain
 player, 52 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 21:07
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain will follow the instructions on the lid m'dear. And if that doesn't work then (maybe) he'll ask :D hehe (it's who he is...:) )
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 78 posts
Mon 28 Jan 2013
at 23:42
Re: Out of Character Chat
So we've finished Scene I of the adventure. I'll post an interlude thread and then move on to Scene II.

Hope everyone is enjoying things. Feel free to raise any issues you have. :)
Vithrain
 player, 55 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 29 Jan 2013
at 00:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
Well I have the answer to the first where am I, but none of the others - but it is late and I'm off to bed.

Enjoying things so far GM! :D
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 80 posts
Fri 1 Feb 2013
at 00:34
Re: Out of Character Chat
We are moving on. :)

I've set up an interlude thread and soon I'll set up one for Scene Two: About town were you can search the city for the clues.
Vithrain
 player, 60 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Fri 1 Feb 2013
at 11:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
Gm - are my magic points restored too please?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 81 posts
Fri 1 Feb 2013
at 15:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry forgot to clarify. Magic points are restored each new day.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 83 posts
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 00:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
Heads up guys, I'll be starting Scene 2 proper pretty soon.
Lady Carolina
 player, 31 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 18:29
Re: Out of Character Chat
One of the best viking-style funerals I've been to...;-)
Lady Carolina
 player, 32 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Wed 6 Feb 2013
at 19:47
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
Once the procession had passed and the boat lit and sent on its way, Vithrain, who had seen his brother amongst the archers, climbed carefully down to the ground and made his way back to the inn.

No doubt a message would be forthcoming to attend upon the Countess.
In the mean time he had a map of the town to pour over. It was a very basic sketch that he had bought from a local store but it was better than nothing.


Great idea, but I'm a Baroness ;-)
Vithrain
 player, 62 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 7 Feb 2013
at 00:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
Lady Carolina:
Great idea, but I'm a Baroness ;-)


Edited :D
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 85 posts
Mon 11 Feb 2013
at 02:58
Re: Out of Character Chat
Onto Scene Two! :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 86 posts
Mon 11 Feb 2013
at 11:12
Re: Out of Character Chat
A note on the map: obviously there are other places in the city besides those marked on the map but those are 'points of interest' for you to check out first.

You are actually staying in the luxurious Golden Tower inn off the Market Square - not labled on the map but just beneath the 'Square of Patriarchs' label. The Parrot in a Cage Inn on the other hand is a bit of a notorious dive.
Tarrian
 player, 27 posts
 Adventurer
Mon 11 Feb 2013
at 17:28
Re: Out of Character Chat
To summarise our riddling...

quote:
What am I?

A white-winged fish that parts the waves
I ply the sparkling waste.
I'm bound by ropes, and pulled by cloth,
Lest merchants lose their haste.

Where am I?

My first is in south but not in north;
My second is in picture but not in play;
My third is in fourth and also in worth;
My fourth is in book and also in cook;
My fifth is in toe but not in sew;
My sixth is in life but not in death;
And together I'm found where children abound.


Do we agree this refers to the nautical academy?  We're looking for a ship at the nautical academy.

quote:
What am I?

My belly is round
And bound with iron bonds;
What I carry always raises a cheer.
Murder have I not done;
Stolen not; cheated not;
Yet a peg is beaten into my head

Where am I?

My coat is green and I can speak
Of several things, but mostly cheek.
In such a prison I am set
That has more loopholes than a net.


A beer barrel at the parrot in a cage inn.

quote:
What am I?

I've neither top nor bottom,
Yet I hold bone and skin;
I hardly ever make a noise,
And yet my name's a din.

Where am I?

Ill-matched is my visage to my frame -
Horns are on my head, the rest a hideous man;
By fume well known through all the Allansian lands;
From man and beast together is my name.


The "what" is a coffin, but I don't think anybody's suggested the "where" yet.  Does anybody have any ideas?
Lady Carolina
 player, 34 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Mon 11 Feb 2013
at 19:48
Re: Out of Character Chat
i'm on your same page, insofar...
Lady Carolina
 player, 35 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Mon 11 Feb 2013
at 19:51
Re: Out of Character Chat
RossN, if you want, you can upload the map in the "Game Map" tool...
Tarrian
 player, 28 posts
 Adventurer
Mon 11 Feb 2013
at 20:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
What is the "Flesh & Pen Emporium"?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 87 posts
Mon 11 Feb 2013
at 20:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
You'll have to find out IC. :)
Tarrian
 player, 29 posts
 Adventurer
Mon 11 Feb 2013
at 20:34
Re: Out of Character Chat
Well someone else will, 'cos Tarrian can't read.   : )
Elstarir
 player, 54 posts
 Archer
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 10:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
could the beast in the last riddle be a head stone (as I suggested a while ago ) it could be a beast of someones coat of arms that was then used as a head stone over their grave or even on their crypt?
Tarrian
 player, 30 posts
 Adventurer
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 13:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hmmm.  That works (especially as we think the "what" is a coffin), but I'm not sure about the last line.

To me it sounded like a certain type of monster, like a minotaur (although I'm not sure about the fume, nor that everything about a minotaur save the horns is a "hideous man").  Is it possibly some other kind of monster native to the FF world?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 88 posts
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 15:11
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay since I kind of want to get things going IC I'll give you guys a hint: visit the Market Square. If you are going to hear rumors that is the place to be and is in any case right next to your inn (and the Tower in case you want to go back there for any reason.)
Mannath
 player, 45 posts
 Rogue
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 19:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Tarrian (msg # 155):

Happy with the guesses so far, not a clue on the last one. Suggest we ask someone IC. Maybe a priest or other learned fellow?
Lady Carolina
 player, 36 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 20:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
Maybe we can start gathering one object or two that we are more sure of...?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 89 posts
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 21:53
Re: Out of Character Chat
I added a map of Kallamehr to the Game Map. It is a fan made version of the one posted in the great thread and might be slightly clearer.
Vithrain
 player, 64 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 22:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
tis gonna be a stone statue
Tarrian
 player, 32 posts
 Adventurer
Wed 13 Feb 2013
at 15:18
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay I started us off, even though my character is an illiterate barbarian peasant girl with no concept of literary riddles.  As usual in a group of four men and one girl if you want to make something happen you have to wait for the girl to do it.  :P
Vithrain
 player, 65 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 13 Feb 2013
at 15:36
Re: Out of Character Chat
<<--- been really busy of late - expect my spare time to ease up on friday!
Elstarir
 player, 55 posts
 Archer
Wed 13 Feb 2013
at 16:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
True but then us men have to put right all the problems you cause.   :p
Vithrain
 player, 68 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sun 17 Feb 2013
at 19:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
FYI: Currently waiting for the gm to let me know what i get when touching the shield (it's an innate so don't need to roll)
The Handmaiden
 player, 5 posts
Sun 17 Feb 2013
at 19:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm curious too!
Mannath
 player, 49 posts
 Rogue
Mon 18 Feb 2013
at 08:48
Re: Out of Character Chat
2 things:

I assume Lady Carolina's player is also playing the handmaiden.

The shield. Who wants it? My vote would be that Tarrian takes it as she is the warrior of the party. I am happy to have it but it doesn't really fit my image...
The Handmaiden
 player, 7 posts
Mon 18 Feb 2013
at 18:57
Re: Out of Character Chat
I agree that should go to the character that can use it most effectively.
The Handmaiden
 player, 9 posts
Mon 18 Feb 2013
at 21:23
Re: Out of Character Chat
<i>
is this image actually from the warlock of Firetop Mountain book?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 92 posts
Tue 19 Feb 2013
at 11:23
Re: Out of Character Chat
It is. :)

Most of the illustrations I'm using are from The Riddling Reaver but I'll be using a few others that seem appropriate.

Okay unless anyone wants to take the shield I'll assume you guys are moving on.
Tarrian
 player, 34 posts
 Adventurer
Tue 19 Feb 2013
at 12:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
I think the plan is to grab it on the way out of town.
Vithrain
 player, 71 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 19 Feb 2013
at 13:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
I figured that would make more sense. No point carrying it around while walking round town - one slip of the cloth carrying it and the towns'folk would be in uproar and dismay.

Get the clues, get ready to leave, send someone back for the shield. Leave.
Mannath
 player, 51 posts
 Rogue
Tue 19 Feb 2013
at 21:55
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 178):

Fine by me...
The Handmaiden
 player, 12 posts
Tue 19 Feb 2013
at 22:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:


You retrace your steps from the armoury and make your way to the market-square.

Even the death of Baron Bluestone does not prevent the traders making their daily living, and the market-square is busy. Exotic goods, fine cloths and succulent foodstuffs adorn shops, stalls, carts and barrows. Business is brisk, and the locals have little time to take notice of strangers, though the Tarrian draws a glance or two; barbarian warroresses are rare even in cosmopolitan Kallamehr.

As you pass through the throng, a cry goes up. The crowds part as a lanky, ill-formed youth shoulders his way through, wildly swinging a vicious looking cudgel. Behind him, sprawled in a quivering heap, you can see a rich merchant. There is no room to draw a sword, and even if you did you would risk hurting innocent bystanders.



OOC: The thief is making directly for you, aiming to squeeze through the packed crowd and get away. If you try and avoid him Test for Luck. If you succeed he ignores you, if you fail he clips you with his cudgel (take 2 STAMINA points of damage) on his way through.

If you want to stop him you'll have to fight him without weapons (he might not care his swings smack a bystander in the face but you aren't going to accidently gut some civilian with a stray sword sweep). Fight with -4 to your Attack Strength since you have to rely on your fists and the odd headbutt. Temporarily replace your damage roll with this:

Unarmed Attack: 1 1 1 1 1 2

Tarrian still adds + 1 from Strongarm Talent.


LARGO THE SWIFT
SKILL 6 STAMINA 10

Armour: None
Attack: 1 2 2 2 3 3



I don't want to kill the thief: with unarmed combat will we give him full damage (until death) or he will be just stunned and unconscious, but still alive?

BTW, if there is no way to avoid killing Largo, Chadda fights with knives, so she should be able to draw them?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 95 posts
Tue 19 Feb 2013
at 22:39
Re: Out of Character Chat
Unarmed combat will leaving him unconcious if he hits 0 STAMINA (going below that means you misjudged your blows and he's dead.)
The Handmaiden
 player, 13 posts
Tue 19 Feb 2013
at 23:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
Can we somehow grapple him instead? We are 5 vs 1...
Vithrain
 player, 74 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 19 Feb 2013
at 23:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorted. You lot sit on him. Or something. I've done the hard work :D
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 96 posts
Tue 19 Feb 2013
at 23:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain: Er, no you haven't. Tripping him merely stops him escaping you still have to actually fight him.

(Also remember you reduce your LUCK by 1 every time you test it - your LUCK is down to 6.)

Handmaiden: You more or less are trying to grapple him; hence the -4 unarmed penalty. There certainly isn't room to pile up on top of him, this is a deadly melee in the midst of a panicking, moving crowd.
Vithrain
 player, 75 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 00:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Vithrain: Er, no you haven't. Tripping him merely stops him escaping you still have to actually fight him.

(Also remember you reduce your LUCK by 1 every time you test it - your LUCK is down to 6.)



Sasen frasen rasen. god damn....!

Well, I forgot to add in my Staff skill of +1...but even so both rolls succeed even without that.

I have still walked over to the merchant.
Vithrain
 player, 76 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 13:58
Re: Out of Character Chat
I have to admit being absolutely lost with regards the fighting. how the hell does it all work? Tarrian vs Largo for example. Can someone break it down for me please.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:59, Wed 20 Feb 2013.

Tarrian
 player, 36 posts
 Adventurer
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 14:11
Re: Out of Character Chat
quote:
Heroes will often face foul creatures and evil monsters in combat, and the battle is resolved as follows:

1: The Player rolls two 6-sided dice (2D6) and adds the result to his SKILL and any appropriate special skill. This is the Hero’s attack total.

2: The Director rolls two 6-sided dice and adds the result to the monsters SKILL. This is the monster's attack total.

3: Which ever combatant has the highest attack total wins that combat round. If both totals are the same, both fighters have avoided each others blows and the combat round ends.

4: The winner of the combat round rolls one 6-sided die and looks at the appropriate weapon chart on their Hero sheet or given in the adventure for the monster. The result from that chart is the amount of STAMINA damage inflicted on the opponent.

5: The loser also rolls one 6-sided die and looks at the armour chart on their Hero sheet (if they have an armour that is!!) or given for the monster. The result from this chart is deducted from any damage, and whatever remains is deducted from their current STAMINA.

6: Progress to the next round of combat and repeat!  If any of the combatants reach 0 STAMINA, they will fall unconscious, and a monster can be considered to be dead.

This process will apply to combats between two opponents. If more than one enemy fights a single combatant, then the single combatant must declare which of his opponents he will attack. All combatants must roll attack totals as normal, although if the “extra” opponent has a higher attack total than the single combatant, he will inflict a wound. This “extra” combatant cannot however be injured if he has a lower total.

Vithrain
 player, 77 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 14:29
Re: Out of Character Chat
Ahh thanks. I think that must have been posted/covered while you were all in PM mode and I wasn't :D

Am I right in saying that if two combatants have the same total (eg 15) then it will always and forever be a stand-off. There's absolutely no point in carrying on a fight if you have the same, because it will always be the same. Is that right?
Tarrian
 player, 37 posts
 Adventurer
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 14:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
No, it just means neither of you hurt the other in that round. In the next round you roll again.

So Largo beat Tarrian in round 1, but she might gain the upper hand in round 2. We start all over again, except Tarrian starts with less STAMINA.
Mannath
 player, 52 posts
 Rogue
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 17:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay, now that Tarrian has piled in I need to check something:

- if I now attack and lose then I don't lose any STA as he has already wounded Tarrian, so doesn't get a 2nd bonus attack. Is this correct?
- do I need to modify his SKILL score as he is fighting multiple opponents?
- my dagger is designed for close range combat and is a stabbing weapon. Can I use it without penalty rather than using my puny fists?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 97 posts
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 17:23
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mannath:
Okay, now that Tarrian has piled in I need to check something:

- if I now attack and lose then I don't lose any STA as he has already wounded Tarrian, so doesn't get a 2nd bonus attack. Is this correct?


Yes.

quote:
- do I need to modify his SKILL score as he is fighting multiple opponents?


No.

quote:
- my dagger is designed for close range combat and is a stabbing weapon. Can I use it without penalty rather than using my puny fists?


The adventure as published doesn't give that option and to be honest I can see why (aside from balance arguements). If the square is so jampacked you can't draw a weapon safely you'd have to very careful with that dagger to avoid hitting Tarrian while she is fighting Largo and probably Elstarir if he is fighting too.

You can do it but if you miss I'll be having you Test for Luck to see if that blade hits someone.
Mannath
 player, 53 posts
 Rogue
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 18:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
Chadda, you need to roll for the bad guy as well...

This message was last edited by the player at 18:05, Wed 20 Feb 2013.

The Handmaiden
 player, 15 posts
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 18:22
Re: Out of Character Chat
I don't think so: the bad guy rolls once per turn (this time Tarrian rolled for him?) and we all roll against that... at least, that's what I understood...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 98 posts
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 20:22
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay there seems to be some confusion over the combat rules.

To begin with only the person the NPC is directly fighting rolls their Attack Strength. In this case that would Tarrian so you use the number she rolled for Largo.

Handmaiden: Remember your Attack Strength = 2d6 + SKILL + appropriate weapon skill. In this particular case you aren't using a weapon so don't add a weapon skill and you are unarmed facing a foe with a weapon so deduct -4 from your Attack Strength.

Elstarir: You forgot to deduct -4 from your Attack Strength for being unarmed.
The Handmaiden
 player, 16 posts
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 20:25
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Handmaiden: Remember your Attack Strength = 2d6 + SKILL + appropriate weapon skill. In this particular case you aren't using a weapon so don't add a weapon skill and you are unarmed facing a foe with a weapon so deduct -4 from your Attack Strength.


In order to avoid making mistakes, I'd prefer just rolling the 2d6 and let you make the adjustments and calculate the outcomes. Is it OK with you?
Elstarir
 player, 61 posts
 Archer
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 21:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
Damn missed that one GM altered my post so Elstarir takes the dmage instead
The Handmaiden
 player, 17 posts
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 21:12
Re: Out of Character Chat
I don't think so: Largo can't cause damage to everybody at the same time...
Vithrain
 player, 78 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 21:47
Re: Out of Character Chat
and this is supposed to be simple....lol :}
Mannath
 player, 55 posts
 Rogue
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 22:02
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Handmaiden (msg # 197):

Correct. Largo is fighting Tarrian this turn so she is the only one who can take damage from him, as she did. We others can attack him but if we lose he doesn't wound us, just simply we don't wound him.

Next turn he might choose to attack someone else, I guess GM will decide...

Clear as mud!?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 99 posts
Wed 20 Feb 2013
at 22:59
Re: Out of Character Chat
But it is simple... I'm a bit surprised this is causing everyone so much trouble. :(

After this fight I'll see about changing how we work combats.
Elstarir
 player, 62 posts
 Archer
Thu 21 Feb 2013
at 05:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
Apologies for the cock up I'll re read the rules today as punishment
Mannath
 player, 56 posts
 Rogue
Thu 21 Feb 2013
at 07:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 200):

Lol! I agree. The combat system is very simple, as long as you read the combat rules! :)
Vithrain
 player, 79 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 21 Feb 2013
at 09:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
For my part I effectively missed the initial battle with the snake so never saw the rules or got examples of a fight.  This current confusion lies with multiple opponants vs one foe.

But I'm pretty sure I understand it all clearly now :D It's not that hard...just confusing when you get thrown in at the deep end!


Nice idea mannath to make the crowds part.

My character is currently with the merchant and awaiting the GM to narrate our further part.
Mannath
 player, 58 posts
 Rogue
Thu 21 Feb 2013
at 12:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 203):

No worries, although I think he is kinda busy with Tarrian trying to throttle him!
Tarrian
 player, 39 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 21 Feb 2013
at 12:44
Re: Out of Character Chat

Vithrain
 player, 80 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 21 Feb 2013
at 13:07
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:


The number 8 is uppermost on that picture........
Elstarir
 player, 63 posts
 Archer
Thu 21 Feb 2013
at 19:15
Re: Out of Character Chat
OK I've re read the rules (yes all the combat rules) and can only say that as I will be 44 next Friday my memory is starting to go :o)
Mannath
 player, 59 posts
 Rogue
Sun 24 Feb 2013
at 18:14
Re: Out of Character Chat
Note to GM, I drew my sword, not my dagger... Have I got room to wield this effectively, or is there a penalty?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 102 posts
Sun 24 Feb 2013
at 18:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hmm, I'd say yes. I'll assume it is a shortsword.
Tarrian
 player, 41 posts
 Adventurer
Sun 24 Feb 2013
at 21:11
Re: Out of Character Chat
Chadda actually did some damage with her kick from last round (although not this round).

23:17, Wed 20 Feb: The Handmaiden rolled 11 using 2d6. Kick Largo.

Largo's attack strength in that round was just 9.  So Chadda should roll 1d6 and see how much damage she did to him:

Unarmed Attack: 1 1 1 1 1 2

(i.e. if Chadda rolls 1-5, she does 1 damage.  If she rolls a 6, she does 2 damage!)
The Handmaiden
 player, 20 posts
Sun 24 Feb 2013
at 21:15
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sure? I thought I had a penalty for unharmed combat... anyway, here it is:21:16, Today: The Handmaiden rolled 1 using 1d6.
I'll leave the Director the choice to update the scores :-)

This message was last edited by the player at 22:59, Sun 24 Feb 2013.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 103 posts
Sun 24 Feb 2013
at 21:18
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yes but you have a SKILL of 5. 5 + 11 - 4 = 12.

Actually in future could you include your SKILL in your rolls Chadda; it's more confusing at the moment.
The Handmaiden
 player, 21 posts
Sun 24 Feb 2013
at 21:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
OK - did you update his hit points retrospectively?
Tarrian
 player, 42 posts
 Adventurer
Sun 24 Feb 2013
at 21:29
Re: Out of Character Chat
No, you have to make a damage roll (1d6).  Largo will lose 1 STAMINA if you roll 1-5, or 2 STAMINA if you roll 6.  Roll high!
The Handmaiden
 player, 22 posts
Sun 24 Feb 2013
at 23:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
:-S
If you see my previous message, I already made a roll of 1 :-(
Now I edited it and I turned it gray, so maybe it will be more visible...
One point of damage...:-S
Vithrain
 player, 82 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 18:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hhmmm my avatar appears to have been culled from the system.....?
Mannath
 player, 63 posts
 Rogue
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 18:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 216):

Looks fine to me. The system goes screwy once in a while, so I wouldn't worry...
The Handmaiden
 player, 28 posts
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 18:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
Looks fine to me to...
Vithrain
 player, 83 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 18:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Handmaiden (msg # 218):

Odd. Im getting a red background, white head with "who is that masked person? Sorry image not available" on it!
Mannath
 player, 64 posts
 Rogue
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 19:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 219):

It happens... Don't worry, it will fix itself.
Vithrain
 player, 84 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 19:09
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Mannath (msg # 220):

Tis back!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 105 posts
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 22:12
Re: Out of Character Chat
Do you guys want to follow up this lead, check around the market a bit (for rumours or to check what is for sale) or head elsewhere?
The Handmaiden
 player, 29 posts
Mon 4 Mar 2013
at 23:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm more for getting the descriptions of the people that stole the Minotaur (we may meet them later...), but then check more around for rumors.
There are a couple of objects that we are quite clear about, so it may make sense to get them first...
Mannath
 player, 65 posts
 Rogue
Tue 5 Mar 2013
at 07:19
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Handmaiden (msg # 223):

Agreed. The Minotaur is not our primary objective at present. We could sell the information to the merchant if we find anything interesting and let him hire someone else to find it. If we actually encounter it I might go to the market to but new trousers after I make a mess of mine...!

I suggest for now we keep investigating the market for shopping ideas and clues...
Tarrian
 player, 43 posts
 Adventurer
Tue 5 Mar 2013
at 11:47
Re: Out of Character Chat
Wait, the minotaur is obviously the third clue.  We should find out more about it before we leave.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 106 posts
Tue 5 Mar 2013
at 11:58
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hey Tarrian, record each unique die not just the total. Basically I need two seperate d6 results rather than the combined  total. Could you roll again?
Tarrian
 player, 45 posts
 Adventurer
Tue 5 Mar 2013
at 13:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
Oh, sorry!  Did it!  :)
The Handmaiden
 player, 31 posts
Tue 5 Mar 2013
at 18:21
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mannath:
In reply to The Handmaiden (msg # 223):

Agreed. The Minotaur is not our primary objective at present. We could sell the information to the merchant if we find anything interesting and let him hire someone else to find it. If we actually encounter it I might go to the market to but new trousers after I make a mess of mine...!

I suggest for now we keep investigating the market for shopping ideas and clues...


I guess it all may be connected, but our characters can't know that...;-)
Tarrian
 player, 46 posts
 Adventurer
Tue 5 Mar 2013
at 19:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
Isn't a minotaur the answer to this riddle?

Ill-matched is my visage to my frame -
Horns are on my head, the rest a hideous man;
By fume well known through all the Allansian lands;
From man and beast together is my name.

The Handmaiden
 player, 35 posts
Tue 5 Mar 2013
at 19:54
Re: Out of Character Chat
You're right! Let's go, then!
The Handmaiden
 player, 40 posts
Tue 12 Mar 2013
at 20:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:
It doesn't look like one to her, but she'd once caused Mannath enormous embarrassment by breaking up a perfectly normal funeral and attempting to rescue the departed.


LOL!!!
Elstarir
 player, 70 posts
 Archer
Sat 16 Mar 2013
at 18:57
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry just have to gloat just watched Wales thrash England at rugby amazing game amazing team YEEESSS!!!!!
The Handmaiden
 player, 43 posts
Sat 16 Mar 2013
at 19:09
Re: Out of Character Chat
Italy won Ireland as well...;-)
Mannath
 player, 71 posts
 Rogue
Sat 16 Mar 2013
at 21:39
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Elstarir (msg # 232):

Look into my eyes...

... That game did not happen. I repeat, it did not happen...

3 2 1... and your back in the room!
Elstarir
 player, 71 posts
 Archer
Sat 16 Mar 2013
at 21:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
I think you need to use that on the English I think they need all the help they can get to forget that white wash :p
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 111 posts
Sun 17 Mar 2013
at 00:08
Re: Out of Character Chat
Happy St. Patrick's Day all! :)
Mannath
 player, 72 posts
 Rogue
Sun 17 Mar 2013
at 08:02
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 236):

To be sure...

(FYI, I'm 1/4 Irish!)
The Handmaiden
 player, 44 posts
Sun 17 Mar 2013
at 09:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
I think that the English team is very young and inexperienced, so this defeat will become parto of their learning curve...
I think that this year nobody deserved to get a Grand Slam.
Tarrian
 player, 52 posts
 Adventurer
Sun 24 Mar 2013
at 19:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hey Elstarir, you don't need to pay as well, it was 3 coins for all of us! You and your brother have to buy the drinks.
The Handmaiden
 player, 49 posts
Sun 24 Mar 2013
at 19:44
Re: Out of Character Chat
eheheh...:-D
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 114 posts
Thu 28 Mar 2013
at 01:29
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry things have been moving so slowly guys but I've been stretched very thin recently. I'll provide a major update before the weekend and try and pick up the pace.
Mannath
 player, 76 posts
 Rogue
Thu 28 Mar 2013
at 07:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 241):

No worries
Elstarir
 player, 74 posts
 Archer
Thu 28 Mar 2013
at 11:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
No problems
Tarrian
 player, 53 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 28 Mar 2013
at 13:33
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yes, no rush!
The Handmaiden
 player, 51 posts
Thu 28 Mar 2013
at 17:12
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
I've been stretched very thin


Sounds like a terrible torture I should go through as well... at least I have to avoid exaggerating with food during Easter time!!! :-D
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 116 posts
Fri 29 Mar 2013
at 23:23
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Handmaiden:
The Gamesmaster:
I've been stretched very thin


Sounds like a terrible torture I should go through as well... at least I have to avoid exaggerating with food during Easter time!!! :-D


Heh. :D

Thanks for the patience guys!
Vithrain
 player, 92 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 30 Mar 2013
at 09:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
Life is very busy with me atm, so a little slow down in a game is a good thing :D


Can i ask either Mannath or Elstarir to change their spoken text colour? You are both using blue and it's confusing :/ Thank you! :D
Elstarir
 player, 78 posts
 Archer
Sat 30 Mar 2013
at 09:51
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just for you I'll use powder pink :p. I'll change mine no problem
Vithrain
 player, 94 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 3 Apr 2013
at 12:32
Re: Out of Character Chat
Awww Tarrian cares for Vithrain :)  Thank you :)

He'll either wind up dead, or successful. LOL. We'll find out soon enough :)
Vithrain
 player, 96 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 3 Apr 2013
at 13:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
No idea if I did those rolls correctly or not.

Suffice to say though my aim here is NOT to fight Mr GM. dodge and weave. And when I finally get it through to the minotaur that I am here to rescue it then we'll go from there.
Mannath
 player, 81 posts
 Rogue
Fri 12 Apr 2013
at 08:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hey GM, you alive out there? Just waiting to see what happens next...
Elstarir
 player, 81 posts
 Archer
Fri 12 Apr 2013
at 08:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hope all is well GM last logged in on the 4th April :(
The Handmaiden
 player, 57 posts
Fri 12 Apr 2013
at 20:18
Re: Out of Character Chat
Your hope is my hope.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 119 posts
Tue 16 Apr 2013
at 18:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hey all.

Very sorry for the lack of updates - time got away from me I admit and I hadn't realised quite how long it had been since the last update. I'm afraid I'm very busy with college work - a meeting about an essay tomorrow and a presentation preperation class on Thursday (and the presentation following soon enough.) I'm afraid the next three weeks or so are likely to be spotty in terms of posting, though I'll try.
Elstarir
 player, 82 posts
 Archer
Tue 16 Apr 2013
at 18:05
Re: Out of Character Chat
As long as you are ok I'm not bothered how long you need to get your college work done. I'm happy to wait till you're ready to start up again
Mannath
 player, 82 posts
 Rogue
Tue 16 Apr 2013
at 18:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 254):

Slow posting rate is fine if it means the game lives! Take your time with RL stuff, it must come first...
Tarrian
 player, 56 posts
 Adventurer
Tue 16 Apr 2013
at 18:28
Re: Out of Character Chat
Unacceptable!

Just kidding, write whenever you're ready. :)
The Handmaiden
 player, 58 posts
Tue 16 Apr 2013
at 18:35
Re: Out of Character Chat
OK, during next three weeks I'll pay only half fee...:-D
Vithrain
 player, 97 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 16 Apr 2013
at 19:58
Re: Out of Character Chat
I say my idea automatically succeeds and we get what we came for.....

:D

Take yer time. RL comes 1st
The Handmaiden
 player, 59 posts
Sat 4 May 2013
at 09:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just came here to post and say I'm still around!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 120 posts
Sat 4 May 2013
at 10:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hey all. :)

I want to thank everyone for their patience. The worst is over and I'll be handing in my final essay next week so we will be able to get back into high gear again probably by next Friday. I was almost going to start up today but since I'll still be busy with coursework next week it would have been a bit of a false dawn.

Once again thanks for waiting guys and I'm looking forward to getting back to this.
Mannath
 player, 83 posts
 Rogue
Sat 4 May 2013
at 11:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 261):

No worries!
Vithrain
 player, 98 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 4 May 2013
at 11:15
Re: Out of Character Chat
Patiently waiting to find out if Vithrain dies :D
Elstarir
 player, 83 posts
 Archer
Sat 4 May 2013
at 12:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
Still here
Lady Carolina
 player, 37 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Sat 4 May 2013
at 20:44
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
Patiently waiting to find out HOW Vithrain dies :D

:-D
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 121 posts
Sat 11 May 2013
at 20:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
And we are back! Thanks for the patience guys. :)

Vithrain, I'm going to need you to make a LUCK Test and a Magic Lore Test for me.
Elstarir
 player, 84 posts
 Archer
Sat 11 May 2013
at 21:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hi Ross

Glad you are back and all is well

Jason
Elstarir
 player, 85 posts
Sat 11 May 2013
at 21:05
Re: Out of Character Chat

This message was deleted by the player at 21:06, Sat 11 May 2013.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 122 posts
Sat 11 May 2013
at 21:14
Re: Out of Character Chat
Thanks! Just glad to have seen the back of those essays for the moment at least. :)
Mannath
 player, 84 posts
 Rogue
Sun 12 May 2013
at 06:28
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 269):

Curse you school! Glad I left a long time ago..!
Vithrain
 player, 99 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sun 12 May 2013
at 19:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
And we are back! Thanks for the patience guys. :)

Vithrain, I'm going to need you to make a LUCK Test and a Magic Lore Test for me.


May I enquire as to what for?

I thought I had my rolls all covered in my previous post? Magic to boost skill (pass), skill to duck out the way (fail), luck to minimize the damage to 1 (pass) and then the reaction of grabbing the horn, talking to the beast and tell it to let me onto its back and flee.

However, if that isn't enough and these are for something else:

20:48, Today: Vithrain rolled 5 using 2d6. Luck test. Target 7. Pass
20:52, Today: Vithrain rolled 9 using 2d6. Magic test. Target = 10. Pass
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 123 posts
Wed 15 May 2013
at 22:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
Actually Vithrain those rolls were for different reasons which I'll elaborate on IC.

Also it's generally not possible to just duck out of a fight with a successful SKILL roll; you need to win an Attack Round to get out of a fight without damage or accept an automatic wound. I'll ignore the rule this time since you already acted ahead but next time will be different.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:44, Wed 15 May 2013.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 125 posts
Tue 28 May 2013
at 16:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
I apologize for the lack of updates. Once again real life kind of got away from me. I'll have something decent up by tomorrow morning.
The Handmaiden
 player, 61 posts
Thu 6 Jun 2013
at 19:03
Re: Out of Character Chat
Ladies and Gentlemen, between this weekend and next weekend I'm not sure how many opportunities I'll have to post.
I'll do my best, but I can't grant I'll be able to be present.
Tarrian
 player, 58 posts
 Adventurer
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 12:23
Re: Out of Character Chat
Off anywhere nice?
Mannath
 player, 87 posts
 Rogue
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 12:48
Re: Out of Character Chat
Advance warning, I am away from Fri 14th-Mon 17th June with no access. I will be at the Download Festival headbanging to Iron Maiden and Rammstein!
Tarrian
 player, 59 posts
 Adventurer
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 13:30
Re: Out of Character Chat
 \m/    \m/
Mannath
 player, 88 posts
 Rogue
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 13:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Tarrian (msg # 277):

:)
The Handmaiden
 player, 62 posts
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 17:42
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Tarrian (msg # 275):

Hmmm.... family duty...
Mannath
 player, 89 posts
 Rogue
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 17:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Handmaiden (msg # 279):

Lol! That's a 'no' then!
The Handmaiden
 player, 63 posts
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 17:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
Let's say that it's a "maybe"...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 126 posts
Wed 19 Jun 2013
at 10:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay things are a lot busier than I thought out in the real world so I'm sorry I haven't been around.  Also we've hit a bit of an impasse. For the moment I think I'm going to have to put this game on hiatus until July.

On the bright side I bought the AFF Heroes Companion so we have a lot of new options to play with. Er, assuming you guys are still around. Once again sorry!
Vithrain
 player, 101 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 19 Jun 2013
at 11:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
I wouldn's say we are at an impasse. I'm quite happily having a go at the minotaur with family/friends as backup.

I may not survive the fight....we shall see! :D


But I'm happy to wait until July to find out - take your time but please don't drop the game.

Sam.
Mannath
 player, 90 posts
 Rogue
Wed 19 Jun 2013
at 15:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 283):

Happy to carry on whenever you decide to move it forward...
Elstarir
 player, 87 posts
 Archer
Wed 19 Jun 2013
at 15:33
Re: Out of Character Chat
Same here :)
The Handmaiden
 player, 64 posts
Wed 19 Jun 2013
at 17:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm around as well... next week I'm relocating and I'm not 100% sure if in early July I'll have internet connections all sorted out... sometimes it takes ages...
Tarrian
 player, 60 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 20 Jun 2013
at 08:59
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm still here!  Good luck with the house move, Chadda!
Vithrain
 player, 102 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 20 Jun 2013
at 13:07
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mobile phone internet is a godsend at times....! :D
The Handmaiden
 player, 65 posts
Thu 20 Jun 2013
at 19:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:
I'm still here!  Good luck with the house move, Chadda!


third in just above a year...
The Handmaiden
 player, 66 posts
Sat 13 Jul 2013
at 06:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
I wouldn's say we are at an impasse. I'm quite happily having a go at the minotaur with family/friends as backup.

I may not survive the fight....we shall see! :D


But I'm happy to wait until July to find out - take your time but please don't drop the game.

Sam.


this agony is becoming long... just let the minotaur do its favourite job and let's move on...;-)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 128 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 15:45
Re: Out of Character Chat
Back, finally. :)

Since it's been so long for the moment I'll roll NPC Attack Strength and Damage, at least until we get back into the swing of things.
Mannath
 player, 91 posts
 Rogue
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 16:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
OOC: Except for Vithrain everyone make either a SKILL or a LUCK roll (your choice.)</Orange>

Okay, just trying to get back into the swing of things.

Which would be better for me? Skill 7 and Luck 12. I guess I roll 2d6, but what modifier? Also, do I lose a point of either once I have rolled?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 130 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 16:32
Re: Out of Character Chat
In your case LUCK is the better option. You do loose a point of LUCK whichever way the roll goes but LUCK gets restored to its initial level at various points.

You never lose a point of SKIll just for testing it - you should only lose SKILL due to permanent injury (loosing a finger or eye) or something like a magical curse or a wasting disease.

Which gives me an idea or two, heh, heh, heh...
Mannath
 player, 93 posts
 Rogue
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 17:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 293):

Done.

BTW, how do you gain XP and advance in this game? Do we level up, or assign bonuses to stats?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 131 posts
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 17:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
XP allows you to buy new special skills, improve old ones or improve your SKILL or MAGIC score. So not really a leveling up, more a general improvement.

I'll be giving a much expanded special skill list later on btw; you guys are currently a little bare bones since we are using the quick start rules.

Since this is a preset adventure I'm awarding XPs at the end of each Act - currently you are still in Act One. I'm not going to railroad you guys though; if things radically depart from the adventure I'll adapt. :)

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:12, Thu 18 July 2013.

Mannath
 player, 94 posts
 Rogue
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 17:13
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 295):

Thanks, so more GURPS than D&D... Fine by me.
Tarrian
 player, 61 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 23:33
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hey guys, glad we're back on but I won't be able to post until the weekend at the earliest.  Feel free to skip along without me, remember when in doubt Tarrian strangles things.  :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 132 posts
Fri 19 Jul 2013
at 00:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
Heh, but what about that shiny spear she owns? :)
The Handmaiden
 player, 68 posts
Fri 19 Jul 2013
at 17:54
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'll miss 2-3 days posting in mid-next week...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 133 posts
Sat 20 Jul 2013
at 23:15
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just waiting on Elstarir to chime in...
Vithrain
 player, 105 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sun 21 Jul 2013
at 06:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Just waiting on Elstarir to chime in...


He had a family day at Legoland yesterday, but I shall nudge him into action :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 135 posts
Sun 21 Jul 2013
at 10:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
Legoland! Very cool, hope it went well. :)
Elstarir
 player, 89 posts
 Archer
Sun 21 Jul 2013
at 11:14
Re: Out of Character Chat
It was great. Though I realise one of the reasons I only had one child. We took three of ems friends so I had to keep control of four hyped up nine year old girls.

Luckily we got there early so were waiting about 15 min per ride until lunch time then everyone else turned up and you were suddenly waiting an hour or so per ride.

Anyway the girls fleesed the wife and me out of a cuddly dog each but I thought ahead and made a picnic for us all so we didn't get stung for food.

Also used out tesco points to get the tickets so it only cost £7 per head rather than the usual £30 I think it is now. You could also buy a que buster but that was £15 ahead so it would have cost £90 to go to the front..... It's a lovely place to go had a great time but its a bloody rip off
Elstarir
 player, 90 posts
 Archer
Sun 21 Jul 2013
at 11:18
Re: Out of Character Chat
Quick question .... As Elstarir has his bow out but I would imagine not able to use it in close quarters can he use it as a staff or something and would I use the staff damage table
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 137 posts
Sun 21 Jul 2013
at 11:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sounds great, if exhausting and expensive. Good thinking with the picnic! :)

You can drop your bow and draw a weapon with no penalty but obviously you'll have to win the fight to be able to retrive it later. Slinging the bow around your back and drawing a weapon will leave you unable to attack but able to parry (you cause no damage if you win the first attack round.)

You can use your bow as a weapon - use your basic SKILL and the Staff damage table.  If you roll a double 6 the bow will break (the wood is of good quality and craftsmanship but not really intended to be used as a melee weapon.)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 138 posts
Sun 21 Jul 2013
at 19:34
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just a quick reminder; if you lose an attack round don't forget to roll how much damage you take and your armour roll (if any).
Mannath
 player, 97 posts
 Rogue
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 15:59
Re: Out of Character Chat
2 hits in a row! Call me Mannath the Mighty!

BTW, where is the Handmaiden in this little scrap...?
The Handmaiden
 player, 69 posts
Thu 25 Jul 2013
at 18:11
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm doing my homework!!!:-D
Tarrian
 player, 65 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 25 Jul 2013
at 22:47
Re: Out of Character Chat
Do we need to post all the OOC stuff in the thread?  I mean like the dice rolls and stuff?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 140 posts
Thu 25 Jul 2013
at 23:08
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:
Do we need to post all the OOC stuff in the thread?  I mean like the dice rolls and stuff?


Yes, thanks.  Not an ironclad rule but I find it sort of helpful to keep track.

(If for any reason you want to keep an action secret PM me.)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 141 posts
Mon 29 Jul 2013
at 14:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay, if I don't hear from Elstarir by Tuesday evening I'll roll for him to keep the game moving.
Vithrain
 player, 108 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Mon 29 Jul 2013
at 17:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 311):

Er, he's waiting to see how his thugs react, afaik!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 142 posts
Mon 29 Jul 2013
at 17:53
Re: Out of Character Chat
I covered that didn't I?

quote:
Elsewhere the drunken barbarians are entirely focused on crushing the Elf and the Thief before them.  The one Mannath wounded is practically foaming at the mouth as he brings his heavy bladed axe around for the next swing.

Vithrain
 player, 109 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Mon 29 Jul 2013
at 20:14
Re: Out of Character Chat
Elstarir swung at his one with a bow - I know he rolled a few roles, but I'm not sure - does your text cover that attack? (I guess he thinks it does not as the last th ing he said to me was he waiting for the GM to say how his attack went and what happens next)

I'll send him a text to get him to grab five mins on the comp :D
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 143 posts
Mon 29 Jul 2013
at 21:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yeah I think it was a mutal miscommunication. :)

He made rolls and the barbarian he was fighting won, so I sort of assumed the damage he rolled represented the blow of the barbarian's axe.

Actually which way do you guys want to handle damage the PC takes in 'ordinary' combat? In her last post Tarrian lost the combat round and wrote in taking a blow to the head (luckily being a barbarian she doesn't have much to damage up there ;).  I'm cool with that way of doing things but if anyone prefers I can describe the specific damage you take.
Vithrain
 player, 110 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Mon 29 Jul 2013
at 22:29
Re: Out of Character Chat
Personally I would prefer to narate things myself, but with maybe a nudge - so if you are narrating say "Vithrain, you failed that roll so will need to narrate damage".

I say that, because there is also the "Luck" get-out-clause that means that you can spend a Luck to negate the damage down to 1. If you've already narrated worse damage than that it breaks the flow for me to then say "actually...."

That's just my opinion though :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 144 posts
Mon 29 Jul 2013
at 22:35
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sounds fair. :)

Generally speaking if a combat has some special factor in play (such as a fight against a Giant Snake where there is a chance of being swallowed alive) I'll ask you take the appropriate saving throw (normally a Test vs. LUCK) before dealining with damage narration.
Elstarir
 player, 92 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Tue 30 Jul 2013
at 07:03
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hi there sorry for not getting back sooner.

Yes the elf tried to hit with his bow and failed so I rolled the damage for the barbarian's axe sadly it looks like my elf doesn't have armour so I took the full damage.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 148 posts
Wed 31 Jul 2013
at 19:36
Re: Out of Character Chat
Since people are involved in seperate fights I thought I'd experiment by splitting the posts up. If it doesn't work for you guys we can go back to the one 'master post' format. :)
Vithrain
 player, 111 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 31 Jul 2013
at 20:15
Re: Out of Character Chat
I like the separate posts.

Just one thing - did you edit an earlier post regarding the cat and minotaur....it's just that I read the latest post and was like "huh!? she's already defeated him?? when!??" then had to scroll back and re-read earlier posts to find out that she'd already beaten the minotaur to a pulp (before my last PM to the GM!)

I may have tried to act while invisible BEFORE she jumped out of the ring had I seen that change...

Now I'll have to either leave her be and help my friends/brother, or act blooming quick to get the ring before my 3minute spell runs out.

{edit} Of course it could just be that I didn't see the first few lines of text...I read about the fighter woman going wide eyed then backing away....but not the bit before that....so it probably was my own fault. However the individual posts would work better for me.

This message was last edited by the player at 08:33, Thu 01 Aug 2013.

Mannath
 player, 99 posts
 Rogue
Thu 1 Aug 2013
at 21:42
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm away tomorrow, back Sunday. I don't think I will be able to post so please NPC if needed...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 149 posts
Fri 2 Aug 2013
at 09:53
Re: Out of Character Chat
Understood Mannath, have fun. :)

Elstarir I'm going to rule you dropped your bow while drawing your sword and will have to wait til the end of the fight to retrieve it (assuming you win.0

Vithrain Test your LUCK but don't post the results IC; I need to interpret them first.
Vithrain
 player, 113 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Fri 2 Aug 2013
at 10:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 322):

I **think** my luck stat is at either 6 or 7. The last time I used it the target was a 7.
Mannath
 player, 100 posts
 Rogue
Mon 5 Aug 2013
at 05:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
I am away from this Friday for 2 weeks, back on Sunday 25th August. I don't expect to have any Internet access, and if I do then game time will be virtually non-existent. I will also be busy this week so might not get in many good posts.

Please NPC as necessary, and try not to get me killed!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 153 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2013
at 00:09
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mannath:
Please NPC as necessary, and try not to get me killed!


No promises. ;-)

Waiting on Elstarir I think.
Vithrain
 player, 115 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 8 Aug 2013
at 06:45
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Mannath:
Please NPC as necessary, and try not to get me killed!


No promises. ;-)

Waiting on Elstarir I think.


Technically I'm waiting for the Gm to answer some questions before I do anything.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 154 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2013
at 09:48
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
The Gamesmaster:
Mannath:
Please NPC as necessary, and try not to get me killed!


No promises. ;-)

Waiting on Elstarir I think.


Technically I'm waiting for the Gm to answer some questions before I do anything.


You are taking a moment to examine the situation. That is doing something.  ;-)

This message was last edited by the GM at 11:11, Thu 08 Aug 2013.

Vithrain
 player, 116 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 8 Aug 2013
at 11:32
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Vithrain:
Technically I'm waiting for the Gm to answer some questions before I do anything.


You are taking a moment to examine the situation. That is doing something.  ;-)


Lol :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 159 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2013
at 22:42
Re: Out of Character Chat
Waiting on Vith...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 160 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2013
at 11:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay I haven't heard from Vithrain yet. If I hear nothing by tomorrow I'll NPC him temporarily to keep things moving.
Vithrain
 player, 118 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 14 Aug 2013
at 11:34
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry - two busy days gardening :)  I'll get right on it!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 161 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2013
at 12:36
Re: Out of Character Chat
It's cool glad to see you back. :)

Not sure why everyone seems to think this filthy wooden warehouse has a window within easy reach though. At least big enough to fit two Elves and three humans. ;)
Vithrain
 player, 120 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 14 Aug 2013
at 15:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
Because those filthy old wooden warehouse can have windows *made* in them at a moments notice......
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 162 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2013
at 15:28
Re: Out of Character Chat
Touche!

Update (with map) coming this evening.
Elstarir
 player, 98 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Thu 15 Aug 2013
at 14:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hi all

off on annual leave from tomorrow. Will be taking my Ipad and phone but not sure what the net connection will be like in a caravan in the middle of theDorset wilds. So please excuse a reduction in posting for the next two weeks.

I will be posting up until tomorrow night though
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 164 posts
Thu 15 Aug 2013
at 22:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just to remind you guys, I'm looking for everyone to take a Test vs. LUCK, preferably before posting IC.
Vithrain
 player, 122 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 15 Aug 2013
at 23:03
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Just to remind you guys, I'm looking for everyone to take a Test vs. LUCK, preferably before posting IC.


You are?

Dang.

Edit: Rolled, Passed just. Added roll to IC post.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:04, Thu 15 Aug 2013.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 165 posts
Mon 19 Aug 2013
at 20:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
Waiting on Tarrian I believe (Elstarir is still away so I'll NPC his post).
The Handmaiden
 player, 73 posts
Mon 19 Aug 2013
at 22:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
Sorry - two busy days gardening :)  I'll get right on it!

typically elvish...;-)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 167 posts
Thu 22 Aug 2013
at 15:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just to let everyone know I'm going to Italy next Thursday and I'll be back the following Tuesday.

Actually with two of our players still away I'm considering whether it might be a good idea to go on a hiatus until the first week of September to allow everyone to recharge their batteries. What do you guys think?
The Handmaiden
 player, 75 posts
Thu 22 Aug 2013
at 16:55
Re: Out of Character Chat
Where about are you going?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 168 posts
Thu 22 Aug 2013
at 16:57
Re: Out of Character Chat
Naples and Pompeii.
The Handmaiden
 player, 76 posts
Thu 22 Aug 2013
at 17:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
Enjoy that! it will be very hot, probably...;-)
Tarrian
 player, 70 posts
 Adventurer
Tue 27 Aug 2013
at 12:55
Re: Out of Character Chat
Enjoy your holiday!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 169 posts
Tue 27 Aug 2013
at 13:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
Thanks! :)
Mannath
 player, 104 posts
 Rogue
Wed 28 Aug 2013
at 06:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
Back and catching up... Enjoy your hols GM!
Mannath
 player, 106 posts
 Rogue
Wed 28 Aug 2013
at 07:02
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay, exit strategy. My thoughts are that we smash a hole in the wall to make it look like we went that way, then duck out through the trapdoor.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 170 posts
Wed 28 Aug 2013
at 14:48
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sounds like a plan, though the resolution will have to wait til I get back. :)

There is enough space for two of you to work at the rotten area of the wall at one time.  I'm assuming both Mannath and whoever joins him will be using axes in which case it is a straight Test vs. SKILL.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 14:48, Wed 28 Aug 2013.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 172 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2013
at 20:21
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hey all I'm back, had a wonderful time and thank you for your patience. :-)

How is everyone?
Mannath
 player, 108 posts
 Rogue
Tue 3 Sep 2013
at 21:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 349):

Good!
The Handmaiden
 player, 80 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2013
at 22:02
Re: Out of Character Chat
Overworked...:-S
Elstarir
 player, 103 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 12:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
Was relaxed until I went back to work after a wonderful two weeks off :o(
Vithrain
 player, 126 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 14:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
in the dog house....:/ lol
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 173 posts
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 14:48
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry to hear that guys (er, except Mannath. Glad to hear you are good!)

So how are you guys finding things in the game? I'm always willing to hear any advice or ideas (by PM if you prefer.) :)
Vithrain
 player, 127 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 14:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mostly all good...I'm still Completely a fish out of water regarding regular fighting...all the lines and rules etc there confuddle me still.

Magic I understand though :) lol.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 174 posts
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 14:58
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'll go over things again for the next fight. :)

I'd planned on handing out XP when we finish this Act (you guys are still in Act I) but since that might be a while away I'll see what I can do.
Elstarir
 player, 104 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 15:14
Re: Out of Character Chat
No real problems from me I'm enjoying it ....especially being eaten by a giant snake :o)
Mannath
 player, 109 posts
 Rogue
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 15:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm enjoying the game - a small enough group at a reasonable pace so easy to keep up, even if someone is absent for a couple of days. Many games on rpol are either too fast or too slow. I started in a game a while ago (Alien space marines type game) where some players were posting 4/5 times per day, and the GM was trying to keep at their pace. At one point I was trying to kit up and get out of the airlock and other players were down the corridor fighting an unseen enemy. So my guy (the squad 2ic) was still farting around getting his suit on! Not very realistic... I complained to the GM but he did nothing about it so I bailed.

So yes! Still happy and keen to keep going as we are...
The Handmaiden
 player, 81 posts
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 17:21
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm really enjoying this adventure!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 175 posts
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 23:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
Glad to hear it. :-)

In other news it is my birthday today!
Mannath
 player, 110 posts
 Rogue
Thu 5 Sep 2013
at 04:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 360):

Huzzah! Buckets of mead and large slices of elf cake all round!
Vithrain
 player, 128 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 5 Sep 2013
at 05:53
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mannath:
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 360):

Huzzah! Buckets of mead and large slices of elf cake all round!


Mannath just went up in my estimation a notch...! :)

And Happy Birthday to GM! :D
Elstarir
 player, 105 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Thu 5 Sep 2013
at 07:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
Can we have hobbit cake please the elf ears in elf cake repeats on me.

Happy birthday by the way.
Tarrian
 player, 72 posts
 Adventurer
Thu 5 Sep 2013
at 22:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
Happy birthday!  :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 177 posts
Sat 7 Sep 2013
at 00:59
Re: Out of Character Chat
Thanks guys, it was pretty fun! :D
Elstarir
 player, 107 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sat 7 Sep 2013
at 08:12
Re: Out of Character Chat
Did you get any rpg goodies? My wife always buys me a book even though she gives a little tut at the same time
Vithrain
 player, 130 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 7 Sep 2013
at 12:08
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mr GM:

The Gamesmaster:
Above them there seems to be some confusion as Tarrian makes for the hole in the wall rather than the sewers leaving Vithrain with a very quick choice to make: follow the barbarian warrioress or take his chances down the trapdoor...


Forgive me if I'm being a bit dim... but Tarrian said she was cover our escape route, and said "Everyone down the trapdoor!" - so she knows our exit route is the trapdoor, and my reading of her protecting it would be to move a few paces towards the main entrance - NOT the new hole in the wall.

Unless of course there was a private line to the GM saying otherwise....?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 178 posts
Sat 7 Sep 2013
at 12:12
Re: Out of Character Chat
Elstarir:
Did you get any rpg goodies? My wife always buys me a book even though she gives a little tut at the same time


Sadly no, or at least not yet. :-)


Vithrain:
Mr GM:

The Gamesmaster:
Above them there seems to be some confusion as Tarrian makes for the hole in the wall rather than the sewers leaving Vithrain with a very quick choice to make: follow the barbarian warrioress or take his chances down the trapdoor...


Forgive me if I'm being a bit dim... but Tarrian said she was cover our escape route, and said "Everyone down the trapdoor!" - so she knows our exit route is the trapdoor, and my reading of her protecting it would be to move a few paces towards the main entrance - NOT the new hole in the wall.

Unless of course there was a private line to the GM saying otherwise....?


I can confirm I recieved a private line though I cannot (of course) disclose the exact contents of said line. ;-)
Vithrain
 player, 131 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 7 Sep 2013
at 12:28
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Vithrain:
Unless of course there was a private line to the GM saying otherwise....?


I can confirm I recieved a private line though I cannot (of course) disclose the exact contents of said line. ;-)


Okay, that's what I needed to know then. Cool.
The Handmaiden
 player, 84 posts
Tue 10 Sep 2013
at 17:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tomorrow I'll go out of town, back on Friday.
Tarrian
 player, 75 posts
 Adventurer
Wed 11 Sep 2013
at 20:32
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yah!  I didn't understand that the trap door could be closed from the inside, I thought the drop was too far.  So I secretly volunteered to be the last through, I was going to close it on you lot and then take my chances!  I know, I know, I'm a heroine.

However Vithrain did shut it from within, somewhat trivialising my noble act of sacrifice, but I wrote my next post so that Tarrian stayed behind to cover your tracks better, so all's well.

Don't worry about me, I'm a fast runner.  See you back at the palace.
Mannath
 player, 113 posts
 Rogue
Wed 11 Sep 2013
at 21:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Tarrian (msg # 371):

Your my hero!
Vithrain
 player, 134 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 11 Sep 2013
at 21:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
Us Elves are very nimble, but I know that I could easily hold on to the edge of the hole with one hand (feet braced against the shafts edge) and pull the trapdoor mostly closed with the other so it rests on my head, then use the other hand to grab the handful of dirt and throw it up, while letting go with hands and feet and thus both me and the door dropping down, followed by the straw.

Dexterity is how we Elves are built :)

Be safe, and see you back there (we'll need some showers so see to that please!? :D )
The Handmaiden
 player, 86 posts
Sun 15 Sep 2013
at 13:15
Windhammer Prize 2013
Hello,
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The Gamesmaster
 GM, 182 posts
Sun 15 Sep 2013
at 18:09
Re: Windhammer Prize 2013
Very cool, I'll have to check that out. :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 183 posts
Fri 20 Sep 2013
at 23:03
Re: Windhammer Prize 2013
I think we might have lost Tarrian - it's been over a week since she logged in. :(

I'll give her another day but if I don't hear anything I'll start looking for a replacement player.
Mannath
 player, 115 posts
 Rogue
Sat 21 Sep 2013
at 05:17
Absent Amazon
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 376):

I wouldn't be too hasty. The game has been a bit slow anyway recently, and she is off on a solo run so can be handled off screen if needed for a week or so. If she is still gone in another week then by all means look for a replacement.
The Handmaiden
 player, 87 posts
Sat 21 Sep 2013
at 10:30
Re: Absent Amazon
I agree with Mannath. After all we have been very patient with other participants to this game and eventually everybody came back...;-)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 185 posts
Sat 21 Sep 2013
at 11:30
Re: Absent Amazon
Heh, good point. Okay, I'll wait. :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 186 posts
Wed 25 Sep 2013
at 12:30
Re: Absent Amazon
Everything okay guys? Just things seem to have gone very quiet.
Vithrain
 player, 135 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 25 Sep 2013
at 13:25
Re: Absent Amazon
Busy old time, but now the festival is over I can partake again...however I am at the back so not sure what I can do....
Mannath
 player, 116 posts
 Rogue
Wed 25 Sep 2013
at 13:33
Re: Absent Amazon
Sorry, somehow managed to miss the turn post from the weekend. Will post ASAP.
The Handmaiden
 player, 89 posts
Wed 25 Sep 2013
at 18:41
Re: Absent Amazon
Crazy busy week... I'm knackered...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 187 posts
Wed 25 Sep 2013
at 21:25
Re: Absent Amazon
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 381):

Fair point, I should have described the tunnels better.

The tunnels you are in are about a meter and half wide and two meters high. Those two in front are about to be attack by the Giant Rats and will no longer be able to use missile weapons. Those at the back can step in to relieve their frontline comrades but otherwise are not in direct combat.
Mannath
 player, 118 posts
 Rogue
Thu 26 Sep 2013
at 14:39
Re: Absent Amazon
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 384):

What is the order of march? I'm guessing Elstarir at the front, but what about the rest of us?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 188 posts
Thu 26 Sep 2013
at 17:07
Re: Absent Amazon
I had assumed Mannath was also at the front because of his relative experience with sewers. Vithrain is certainly at the back being unarmoured and in any case the last to enter the sewers.

Chadda I had envisaged at the back too.
Mannath
 player, 119 posts
 Rogue
Thu 26 Sep 2013
at 17:25
Re: Absent Amazon
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 386):

Fine by me...

So Elstarir and Mannath at the front, Chadda and Vithrain behind... Tarrian running up top being chased by an angry squad of watchmen!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 189 posts
Thu 26 Sep 2013
at 17:39
Re: Absent Amazon
In reply to Mannath (msg # 387):

I don't believe anyone mentioned anything about watchmen... :)
Mannath
 player, 120 posts
 Rogue
Sat 28 Sep 2013
at 08:34
Re: Absent Amazon
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 388):

Well, angry people anyway!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 190 posts
Mon 30 Sep 2013
at 14:02
Re: Absent Amazon
Okay Tarrian hasn't logged on since the 12th so I think I'm going to have to assume her player is absent for good unfortunately.
Mannath
 player, 121 posts
 Rogue
Wed 2 Oct 2013
at 13:45
Re: Absent Amazon
Are we still in round one or can we move on to round two now?
Mannath
 player, 123 posts
 Rogue
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 08:56
Re: Absent Amazon
Do I have a lockpick set or similar tools? Nothing on my char sheet...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 193 posts
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 10:38
Re: Absent Amazon
Mannath:
Do I have a lockpick set or similar tools? Nothing on my char sheet...


Yes, you should have a bag of general thieves tools (lockpicks, nailfiles and so on.) Feel to add it to your sheet and let's pretend I didn't forget. ;)
Vithrain
 player, 139 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 12:31
Re: Absent Amazon
OOC: Everyone regain 2 LUCK points for having gained the Minotaur nose ring and escaped. This cannot take you over your initial LUCK score.

I'm assuming everyone is willing to leave the sewers at this point.

</quote>

Okay, I am totally puzzled how we got the nose ring!!!! I saw the cat woman disappear into shadows with it!

And yes, very happy to have 2 luck back and also get out of the stench. Though Vithrain needs to wash his legs off sharpish.
Mannath
 player, 125 posts
 Rogue
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 12:40
Re: Absent Amazon
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 394):

I'm guessing that the Handmaiden is a changeling and she was the cat!
Vithrain
 player, 140 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 13:00
Re: Absent Amazon
Mannath:
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 394):

I'm guessing that the Handmaiden is a changeling and she was the cat!


Oh. heh. That never crossed my mind! She kept that secret well hidden from her friends if so....! :/
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 196 posts
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 13:44
Re: Absent Amazon
I have to say things didn't go quite as I expected but I hope things didn't seem too rickety and you guys had fun. ;-)
Elstarir
 player, 113 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 13:49
Re: Absent Amazon
I don't know being eaten by a snake, surrounded by sweaty pit fighter watchers then attacked by large rats while ankle deep in human crap is your idea of fun the...... Yes I'm having fun :)
Elstarir
 player, 114 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 13:52
Re: Absent Amazon
Vithrain - that's disgusting .... You just washed the medallion off in shitty water full of human waste remind me not to shake hands with you
Vithrain
 player, 142 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 13:55
Re: Absent Amazon
The Gamesmaster:
I have to say things didn't go quite as I expected but I hope things didn't seem too rickety and you guys had fun. ;-)


How the blazes was it Supposed to go then!???????? LMAO

And yes it's all good - though the mechanics of fights still eludes me.

:)
Vithrain
 player, 143 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 14:03
Re: Absent Amazon
Updated last IC post.
Mannath
 player, 128 posts
 Rogue
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 16:10
Re: Absent Amazon
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 400):

Hey, I'm alive! That's good in my books.

Yes, I am indeed having fun. IMHO rpol games never quite go to plan. A good GM adapts as needed, and you have certainly done that.

BTW, when are you planning to hand out XP?
Elstarir
 player, 116 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 16:12
Re: Absent Amazon
Typical thief ..... Want want want :)
Mannath
 player, 129 posts
 Rogue
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 16:18
Re: Absent Amazon
In reply to Elstarir (msg # 403):

Could be worse, could be Take Take Take!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 197 posts
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 17:57
Re: Absent Amazon
Vithrain:
The Gamesmaster:
I have to say things didn't go quite as I expected but I hope things didn't seem too rickety and you guys had fun. ;-)


How the blazes was it Supposed to go then!???????? LMAO

And yes it's all good - though the mechanics of fights still eludes me.

:)


Well to be honest I was expecting Tarrian or possibly Elstarir to fight the Minotaur one on one in a 'clean' fight. I knew things were about to go awry when Vithrain volunteered to take on the challenge... ;-)

Working on XP.
Elstarir
 player, 117 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 18:10
Re: Absent Amazon
Well I thought it was a great idea I was hoping my brother would bore it to sleep lol
The Handmaiden
 player, 94 posts
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 18:42
Re: Absent Amazon
I was happy with Vithrain volunteering too!
Vithrain
 player, 144 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 19:13
Re: Absent Amazon
In reply to The Handmaiden (msg # 407):

Well the idea was to talk to the beast and persuade it that he and us could all escape so he wouldn't have to be a guineypig fighter any more.  But the damn thing didn't listen so it all went a bit peat tong. :/
Elstarir
 player, 118 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 19:16
Re: Absent Amazon
TALK...... As I said bore him to death
The Handmaiden
 player, 95 posts
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 19:37
Re: Absent Amazon
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 408):

The idea was good, but it was on drugs...
Vithrain
 player, 145 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 20:11
Re: Absent Amazon
Elstarir:
TALK...... As I said bore him to death


It's not too late to commit fratricide you know....
Vithrain
 player, 146 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 20:12
Re: Absent Amazon
The Handmaiden:
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 408):

The idea was good, but it was on drugs...


Yeah I guess it was. .... so a Cat, eh? Vithrain is still clueless IC....lol
The Handmaiden
 player, 96 posts
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 20:13
Terrible doubt
Do you think that the fact that we were awarded LUCK points means that we got the right bit of the Minotaur?
I'm still not 111% sure...
Vithrain
 player, 147 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 5 Oct 2013
at 20:47
Re: Terrible doubt
The Handmaiden:
Do you think that the fact that we were awarded LUCK points means that we got the right bit of the Minotaur?
I'm still not 111% sure...


No idea...how does experience normally work in this system? :D
The Handmaiden
 player, 101 posts
Tue 8 Oct 2013
at 18:58
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:
To summarise our riddling...

quote:
What am I?

A white-winged fish that parts the waves
I ply the sparkling waste.
I'm bound by ropes, and pulled by cloth,
Lest merchants lose their haste.

Where am I?

My first is in south but not in north;
My second is in picture but not in play;
My third is in fourth and also in worth;
My fourth is in book and also in cook;
My fifth is in toe but not in sew;
My sixth is in life but not in death;
And together I'm found where children abound.


Do we agree this refers to the nautical academy?  We're looking for a ship at the nautical academy.

Vithrain
 player, 151 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 9 Oct 2013
at 21:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
A ship at "School". Indeed.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 199 posts
Sat 12 Oct 2013
at 18:09
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay, I take a hint. Do you guys want a time skip to get cleaned up back at the palace?
Mannath
 player, 131 posts
 Rogue
Sat 12 Oct 2013
at 19:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 417):

I don't mind being a bit stinky, but if we are trying to make friends then smelling like a sewer (literally) isn't going to help. We also need to find Tarrian.
Vithrain
 player, 152 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 12 Oct 2013
at 19:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
and if you want your magic user running around with no magic, then that's fine too :D
The Handmaiden
 player, 103 posts
Sat 12 Oct 2013
at 21:22
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 419):

Oh! We don't really rely on our magic user's magic... do we?
The Handmaiden
 player, 105 posts
Sat 12 Oct 2013
at 22:32
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry, Ladies and Gentlemen, but I have to bow out for some month.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 200 posts
Sat 12 Oct 2013
at 22:54
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yes, due to real life issues Chadda will be out of the game for a couple of months.

The thing is this leaves us with just three players - Tarrian's player is long gone. Do you guys want me to try and recruit someone, either to take over Tarrian or play a new character or are you happy with three players?
Vithrain
 player, 153 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sun 13 Oct 2013
at 18:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
A friend of mine has written some short stories. Two volumes so far! Please buy and support him and give feedback! :)
http://goo.gl/Efq7RC (Volume I)
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(Hope it's okay to post this here!)
Mannath
 player, 132 posts
 Rogue
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 09:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 422):

I am happy enough with the three, but it will leave us weak(ish) in combat.

I suggest finding a replacement for Tarrian ASAP.

Re Chadda, are you going to NPC her, or fade her out until her player returns?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 201 posts
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 15:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
Good news, we have a new Tarrian. :)

Chadda (and Lady Carolina) are probably going to be out of focus for a while. If needs be they'll make an appearance but for the most part they have, in your words faded away.
Tarrian
 player, 76 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 16:53
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hail and Faire Greetings,

I just joined, taking over Tarrian.  I have changed her Avatar and gave her a short backstory in her Character Description.  I look forward to gaming with you all!  Can anyone give me a brief summation of what has happen in the game so far?  Enough so I can understand what is going on and figure out where Tarrion stands in the whole scheme of things.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:59, Tue 15 Oct 2013.

Vithrain
 player, 154 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 18:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
Greetings and well met New Tarrian.

Avatar is sweet :)

Well now, I forget how we got into this adventure, but suffice it to say we are looking for a number of objects to which we have a ton of riddles.

We have the nose ring of the minotaur and we just landed up outside the nautical academy where we will be searching for a ship of some kind (yes, yes, I know...but I'm guessing it will become blatantly obvious which ship when we find trouble...!"

However Vithrain needs a wash and a sleep to gain back his magic as he is exhausted physically and mentally.
Mannath
 player, 133 posts
 Rogue
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 19:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Tarrian (msg # 426):

Hi Tarrian, welcome to the game!

Brief history:

Mannath (that's me) and Tarrian are old friends and have adventured together for a while (no hanky panky, just mates!) before ending up in Kallamehr. There we got involved in an attempt to rescue Baron Bluestone from the clutches of evil wizard Cora Nundrum, along with two elves we had just met (Elstarir and Vithrain, who are brothers). We failed, and he died. However, Lady Carolina (Baron's wife) was grateful for our aid in rescuing her.

We are trying to track down Nundrum, who has left a series of riddles. We have solved one, and found the minotaurs ring. Next we are off the the nautical academy. We got separated from Tarrian and will try to find her at the palace. Myself, Lady Carolina's handmaiden (Chadda), and the elves are stink after escaping through a sewer, and are in need of a bath.

Chadda and Lady Carolina are becoming NPCs for the time being as the player is absent for a couple of months with RL stuff, so that leaves 4 PCs, including you.

So the next scene will be us meeting up again and you complaining that we smell like... well... shit!

Hope this makes sense. GM, feel free to correct me in case I have gotten it wrong.
Tarrian
 player, 78 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 19:45
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mannath:
In reply to Tarrian (msg # 426):

Hi Tarrian, welcome to the game!

Brief history:

Mannath (that's me) and Tarrian are old friends and have adventured together for a while (no hanky panky, just mates!) before ending up in Kallamehr.

Perhaps they meet up at the Port of Blacksand.  Or earlier in Kaad.  Thank's for the nice summary.  I should beable to jump right in!

This message was last edited by the player at 19:47, Tue 15 Oct 2013.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 203 posts
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 21:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just to be clear while you are meeting at the Palace you are actually staying elsewhere, in an inn Lady Carolina is paying for. You'll have to pay to obtain baths yourselves.
Vithrain
 player, 156 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 21:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
Can we fast-track through and (as we've already written it) have already met, gone to the bath-house, washed, then met again at the inn for the dinner we are already eating?

I've no idea how much a bath is, but I have 7 GP which I'm sure is enough to cover the lot of us bathing.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 204 posts
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 21:48
Re: Out of Character Chat
To be honest the adventure has an encounter in the Bath House, but to be even more honest it isn't plot essential. Assume you pay a group fee of 5 GP and we'll move the action to the inn (new post upcoming.)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 206 posts
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 22:15
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay, updated!

Edit: Also I posted a thread (here: link to a message in this game) with the riddles the Reaver left so you don't have to go searching for them!

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:23, Tue 15 Oct 2013.

Vithrain
 player, 157 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 15 Oct 2013
at 22:28
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm sure it won't be the only time we go for a Bath :D
Tarrian
 player, 80 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Wed 16 Oct 2013
at 01:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
Ok, I redid my first post.  Do to new info. I received here.  An to add a more karma balancing ironic twist!  So that Tarrian would be in need of using the bathhouse at the Inn.  As much as the others.  So the bathhouse encounter can be done with everyone there.
Mannath
 player, 134 posts
 Rogue
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 15:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
To be honest the adventure has an encounter in the Bath House, but to be even more honest it isn't plot essential. Assume you pay a group fee of 5 GP and we'll move the action to the inn (new post upcoming.)

Okay I deducted 2gp to cover my bathing costs.
Vithrain
 player, 158 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 15:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mannath:
The Gamesmaster:
To be honest the adventure has an encounter in the Bath House, but to be even more honest it isn't plot essential. Assume you pay a group fee of 5 GP and we'll move the action to the inn (new post upcoming.)

Okay I deducted 2gp to cover my bathing costs.


Vithrain paid for us all
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 208 posts
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 15:07
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just to remind everyone that Lady Carolina is paying for your room and board so no need to worry about having enough gold to cover ale, wine or dinner.
Mannath
 player, 136 posts
 Rogue
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 15:13
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 437):

What a nice fellow! I will put my gold back then!
Vithrain
 player, 159 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Fri 18 Oct 2013
at 10:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
"Simple, two to two odds friend." The youth reples, smirking back. "A gold piece will get you two in return. Maximum bet is ten gold."


I think you mean "Two to One" :D hehe
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 210 posts
Fri 18 Oct 2013
at 10:47
Re: Out of Character Chat
Heh, good catch. :D
Lady Carolina
 player, 38 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 12:19
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mannath:
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 437):

What a nice fellow! I will put my gold back then!


My pleasure!
Vithrain
 player, 161 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 13:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
Lady Carolina:
Mannath:
In reply to Vithrain (msg # 437):

What a nice fellow! I will put my gold back then!


My pleasure!


Okay, confused. Why'd it your pleasure when I paid for the baths.....??

You're paying bread and board only :)
Lady Carolina
 player, 39 posts
 Lady of Kallamehr
 Princess of Rimon
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 13:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
I can't be bothered with small details...;-)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 212 posts
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 00:53
Re: Out of Character Chat
Where did everyone go?
Tarrian
 player, 83 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 02:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm not sure.  Maybe they don't like the way I'm playing Tarrian???
Mannath
 player, 138 posts
 Rogue
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 06:22
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 445):

Sorry, work went crazy this week. Won a new contract and it led to an avalanche of data. Could make me a lot of money, but has swamped my time.

Will catch up ASAP.
Vithrain
 player, 162 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 10:11
Re: Out of Character Chat
Still here, was waiting for Elstarir to reply, but he's obviously busy IRL (he hasn't forgotten you!) but Vithrain is methodically eating his food and will head to bed soon anyway so not much RP text from him till he's rested.
Elstarir
 player, 120 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 12:09
Re: Out of Character Chat
Apologies for my lack of posting I've been snowed under at work.
Mannath
 player, 140 posts
 Rogue
Fri 25 Oct 2013
at 21:57
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry, busy week.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 213 posts
Fri 25 Oct 2013
at 22:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Mannath (msg # 450):

It happens. :)

Vithrain could I have a Magic Special Skill Test please (your MAGIC score + your Maglical Lore score vs 2d6.)
Vithrain
 player, 164 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 26 Oct 2013
at 09:08
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
In reply to Mannath (msg # 450):

It happens. :)

Vithrain could I have a Magic Special Skill Test please (your MAGIC score + your Maglical Lore score vs 2d6.)


10:08, Today: Vithrain rolled 9 using 2d6. Magic Points 4 + Lore 2 = 6 vs.

but this is assuming I am still "unrested" as so down to 4 magic points, despite the bath. I am **roleplaying** it that until I have **slept** I am still unrested.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:10, Sat 26 Oct 2013.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 214 posts
Mon 28 Oct 2013
at 00:18
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
The Gamesmaster:
In reply to Mannath (msg # 450):

It happens. :)

Vithrain could I have a Magic Special Skill Test please (your MAGIC score + your Maglical Lore score vs 2d6.)


10:08, Today: Vithrain rolled 9 using 2d6. Magic Points 4 + Lore 2 = 6 vs.

but this is assuming I am still "unrested" as so down to 4 magic points, despite the bath. I am **roleplaying** it that until I have **slept** I am still unrested.


Actually this more of a magical knowledge test than a magical power test; your points are down for the purposes of spellcasting but not for analysing the use of magic by others.
Tarrian
 player, 86 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 07:03
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just curious, how many other games are those playing here, involved in?  I myself, am playing in 6 other games!
Mannath
 player, 142 posts
 Rogue
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 07:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Tarrian (msg # 454):

In addition to this game I play in 6 more and GM one.
Vithrain
 player, 168 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 09:36
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:
Just curious, how many other games are those playing here, involved in?  I myself, am playing in 6 other games!


Real Life RPG group, playing (currently) D&D 3.5e;

On RPOL:
  GMing a game of Legend: Ancient Stones (my own setting) (Elstarir's player plays in this);
  Playing in Mutants & Masterminds 3e - Hudson City, The Urban Abyss;
  Playing in The World of Wolsung (with Elstarir's player);

On RPGGeek:
  Playing in Lasers & Feelings: Sapphire Lasers of True Love;
  Playing in D&D 1e - Lost City;
  Playing in Lady Blackbird - Through the Depths (follow up to LB that I GM'd there);
  Playing in Serenity - Lost in the Black;
  Playing in D&D 1e Caverns of Thracia (though this is on a major break atm due to the GM having major real life problems. Hopefully it will restart next year sometime)

So that's 7 active plus one inactive.
I also have another M&M game that will be starting this month sometime!

I also plan to start a Maelstrom Domesday campaign on the Geek sometime soon :)
The Handmaiden
 player, 106 posts
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 13:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
With today I'm starting a break that will last few months, however, I'm playing only this game on RPOL (the rest I quit), while I'm GMing two: First steps into adventure (AFF quickstart), where I found a very kind co-GM while I'm away, and Desthrap Dungeon (solo) where I stopped accepting new players and the current competitors are all dead (happens, in the Deathrap Dungeon).
I used to play in 6 games and GM 5 at RPOL, but obviously I progressively reduced them as I'm travelling a lot in the next future, with unlikely access to internet.
I'm also playing three games in the Comeback Inn and one at www.librogame.net, all of which I just left and I'll rejoin in few months.
Elstarir
 player, 122 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 21:42
Re: Out of Character Chat
I am playing 17 games here....oh man

RPOL

a 13th age game
2 supers! games
2 dragon warrior games
a fate/bulldogs game
an ICONS game
A legends game (with Vithrain)
2 warhammer fantasy games
a lone wolf game
a classic marvel game
an only war game
a rogue trader game
an AFF game (with Vithrain)
a Wolsung game (with Vithrain)
a 4E gamma world game

RPG GEEKa lady Blackbird game (with Vithrain)
Vithrain
 player, 169 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 22:02
Re: Out of Character Chat
Elstarir:
A legends game (with Vithrain)
an AFF game (with Vithrain)
a Wolsung game (with Vithrain)
RPG GEEKa lady Blackbird game (with Vithrain)


Anyone would think I actually liked you.....!

hehehe :D
Elstarir
 player, 123 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sat 2 Nov 2013
at 23:13
Re: Out of Character Chat
No you're just nobby no mates and I'm a Good Samaritan who believes in care in the community  :p

This message was last edited by the player at 23:21, Sat 02 Nov 2013.

Tarrian
 player, 88 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Sun 3 Nov 2013
at 05:09
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sounds like a Bromance to me! :{)
Mannath
 player, 145 posts
 Rogue
Sun 3 Nov 2013
at 09:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Elstarir (msg # 458):

Which DW games? I am in a couple as well, though one is on hiatus.
Elstarir
 player, 125 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sun 3 Nov 2013
at 11:21
Re: Out of Character Chat
A knights tale and pagan mountains
Mannath
 player, 146 posts
 Rogue
Sun 3 Nov 2013
at 16:34
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Elstarir (msg # 463):

Hey, I'm in Knights Tale too! Who do you play?
Vithrain
 player, 171 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sun 3 Nov 2013
at 17:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry to bring it back on topic slightly...does this mean we just won 30 gold?? :D

Huzzah! :D
Elstarir
 player, 126 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sun 3 Nov 2013
at 21:33
Re: Out of Character Chat
I Play Master Herbert Merrywell
Mannath
 player, 147 posts
 Rogue
Mon 4 Nov 2013
at 15:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Elstarir (msg # 466):

Cool. I play Sir Caspar. Hopefully the game will get going again soon. It was really good.

In reply to Vithrain (msg # 465):

No, it means I won 30 gold...! :)

Just kidding, you can all have your share.
Mannath
 player, 149 posts
 Rogue
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 16:05
Re: Out of Character Chat
Anyone there?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 218 posts
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 16:18
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry, just updated!

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:21, Thu 07 Nov 2013.

Vithrain
 player, 173 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 16:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Sorry, just updated!


Caught napping, again!???? :D
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 219 posts
Fri 15 Nov 2013
at 18:36
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just a reminder to everyone that the riddles don't have to be solved in any particular order (or at least there is no evidence that way...)

In case anyone needs a reminder here they are again: link to a message in this game
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 220 posts
Wed 20 Nov 2013
at 02:32
Re: Out of Character Chat
Everyone happy if I time skip to the morning?
Tarrian
 player, 92 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Wed 20 Nov 2013
at 08:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yes, please do!
Vithrain
 player, 176 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 20 Nov 2013
at 08:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yup. was gonna suggest that myself.
Mannath
 player, 152 posts
 Rogue
Wed 20 Nov 2013
at 13:25
Re: Out of Character Chat
Go for it...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 223 posts
Tue 26 Nov 2013
at 12:44
Re: Out of Character Chat
So, everyone decided on where they are going?
Mannath
 player, 156 posts
 Rogue
Sat 30 Nov 2013
at 08:05
Re: Out of Character Chat
I forgot to divvy up our winnings. I was tempted to keep it, but I'm not a thief (err, hang on...)

Vithrain - 2 stakes plus 6 winnings
Tarrian - 2 stakes plus 6 winnings
Elstarir - 3 stakes plus 9 winnings
Mannath - 3 stakes plus 9 winnings
Vithrain
 player, 180 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 10 Dec 2013
at 12:21
Re: Out of Character Chat
I think everyone's fallen asleep.


Also, anyone else seeing their text in the "message box" as TINY writing, barely visible?? (Though it comes out the right size when posted)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 225 posts
Tue 10 Dec 2013
at 12:25
Re: Out of Character Chat
My text seems normal...

Anyway I was waiting for more IC posts and starting to get concerned.  Maybe a clue hunt isn't a great for the PbP format.
Vithrain
 player, 181 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 10 Dec 2013
at 12:53
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm loving it so far - don't worry...I think it's just "that time of year" when people are busy. PbF is naturally going to slow down somewhat over the Yule/Christmas period. I've been massively busy with my daughter's 2nd birthday, then a nasty virus followed by a busy week at work! Which is why I'm just now having time to spare. :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 227 posts
Tue 10 Dec 2013
at 13:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
Heh, I understand, real life! :)

Oh and a belated happy birthday for your daughter by the way!
Vithrain
 player, 183 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 10 Dec 2013
at 13:47
Re: Out of Character Chat
Thank You :)
Elstarir
 player, 130 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Tue 10 Dec 2013
at 17:21
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm still here but as viithrain said been really busy with work leading up to Xmas. Will post tonight.

A clue hunt is great..... It keeps us older gamers minds sharp and alert ...... Viithrain can vouch that mine tends to wonder sometimes :)
Elstarir
 player, 133 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Fri 20 Dec 2013
at 16:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
The heroes companion seems to be out today according to leisure games schedule might pick it up if I get some Xmas money
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 229 posts
Fri 20 Dec 2013
at 17:34
Re: Out of Character Chat
Elstarir:
The heroes companion seems to be out today according to leisure games schedule might pick it up if I get some Xmas money


It's a pretty cool book (though maybe more use for a GM rather than a player despite the name.)  New magic, talents, rules for hirelings and running domains and holdings (ie baronies, thieves guilds etc.) Plus the mass combat rules.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 230 posts
Wed 25 Dec 2013
at 10:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
Nollaig Shona Daoibh! :)
Vithrain
 player, 186 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 25 Dec 2013
at 15:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 486):

Happy Christmas / Seasons' Greetings / Merry Yule to all :)
Elstarir
 player, 134 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Wed 25 Dec 2013
at 15:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
And now viithrain get back to the darling of a daughter of yours and have some Xmas fun  :p
The Handmaiden
 player, 107 posts
Mon 30 Dec 2013
at 11:21
Re: Out of Character Chat
Happy new year, ladies and gentlemen!
It's almost time!
Tarrian
 player, 98 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Tue 31 Dec 2013
at 13:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yes, Holiday and New Year's Greetings, one and all!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 231 posts
Tue 31 Dec 2013
at 14:18
Re: Out of Character Chat
The same from me! :)
Mannath
 player, 158 posts
 Rogue
Wed 1 Jan 2014
at 16:39
Re: Out of Character Chat
Happy New Year to all!
Vithrain
 player, 188 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 9 Jan 2014
at 09:54
Re: Out of Character Chat
Our GM appears to be on a second sabbatical! :D
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 234 posts
Thu 9 Jan 2014
at 11:11
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry, real life sort of happened. Back to normal now (I hope!)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 236 posts
Thu 23 Jan 2014
at 17:57
Re: Out of Character Chat
Moving things along. :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 238 posts
Thu 13 Feb 2014
at 13:30
Re: Out of Character Chat
Time to move on I think!

Amazingly you've managed to collect all three trinkets so I can move straight on to the scene at Brion's Bluff if people like. :)
Vithrain
 player, 192 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 13 Feb 2014
at 16:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
er, what am I missing here..... ring, weathervane...oh! the medallion charm! :D

Awesome! :D
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 239 posts
Thu 13 Feb 2014
at 19:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
er, what am I missing here..... ring, weathervane...oh! the medallion charm! :D

Awesome! :D


Eh, no, not the charm. :D

think carefully:

quote:
What am I?

My belly is round
And bound with iron bonds;
What I carry always raises a cheer.
Murder have I not done;
Stolen not; cheated not;
Yet a peg is beaten into my head

Where am I?

My coat is green and I can speak
Of several things, but mostly cheek.
In such a prison I am set
That has more loopholes than a net.

Tarrian
 player, 103 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Thu 13 Feb 2014
at 20:08
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
<quote><Serif><i>What am I?

My belly is round
And bound with iron bonds;
What I carry always raises a cheer.
Murder have I not done;
Stolen not; cheated not;
Yet a peg is beaten into my head

This sounds like a barrel/keg of Beer

The Gamesmaster:
<quote><Serif><i>Where am I?

My coat is green and I can speak
Of several things, but mostly cheek.
In such a prison I am set
That has more loopholes than a net.


Sounds like the Tower to me, what color is it anyhow.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 240 posts
Thu 13 Feb 2014
at 21:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:
The Gamesmaster:
<quote>What am I?

My belly is round
And bound with iron bonds;
What I carry always raises a cheer.
Murder have I not done;
Stolen not; cheated not;
Yet a peg is beaten into my head

This sounds like a barrel/keg of Beer


Exactly... lucky you were given one earlier:

The Gamesmaster:
The youth who'd been running the shell game looked at Elstarir, then and Mannath and very reluctanly sat back down. Looking rather pale he asked the tavern in general:<i><Serif>"Uh... would anyone like a second go?"

Meanwhile his comrade in arms seems even happier to oblige, babbling profuse apologies to the barmaid and reaching for his purse with his free arm.  The barmaid let him go and turned a pleased but mystified expression to Vithrain.

After explanations (which take a long time - half orcs are not that fast on the uptake) the barmaid walks over to speak with the innkeeper. She returns to your table a moment later, smiling. "Asculf decided to give you something for spotting those cheats; how does a keg of dwarven ale sound? Shipped all the way Port Blacksand just yesterday."

Vithrain
 player, 193 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 13 Feb 2014
at 22:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
ROTFLMAO! :D
Tarrian
 player, 104 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Fri 14 Feb 2014
at 07:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
So not the Tower, but rather the Parrot in a Cage Inn.  Though I know not what the 'loophole' reference kicks in in.  Loopholes are the holes in a defensive stronghold that you shoot arrows out of.  Thus my thought it was the Tower.  Are also used as jails also.  Like the Tower of London.
Elstarir
 player, 138 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Fri 14 Feb 2014
at 08:05
Re: Out of Character Chat
We're not assembling a bomb are we and thus unknowingly blowing something up on behalf of the mad man in the cloak
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 242 posts
Fri 14 Feb 2014
at 11:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
Congratulations on finishing Act 1 all.  I'll hand out XP shortly (along with an explanation what you can spend it on) and of course begin Act 2.

I should warn you you that the next part of the story will take you out of the city so if anyone has something they have to take care off I'll assume a brief timeskip between leaving the school and going to Brion's Bluff.
The Handmaiden
 player, 108 posts
Sat 15 Feb 2014
at 14:12
Re: Out of Character Chat
Is there a chance for me to re-join for next act?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 245 posts
Sun 16 Feb 2014
at 01:15
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay I've posted a thread for experience points and what you can buy here (link to a message in this game). I'll get to the actual experience points giving out in a moment.

I'm trying to bring everyone's characters into line with the more advanced rules rather than the stripped down hybrid we've been playing with, which mostly means giving you special skills your characters always had but never used.

Elstarir: Add the following Special Skills to your character sheet with 1 point in each: Armour, Dodge, Forest Lore, Hunting, Languages: Elvish.

Mannath: Add the following Special Skills to your character sheet with 1 point in each: Armour, City Lore: Port Blacksand, Dodge, Lock Picking, World Lore.

Tarrian: Add the following Special Skills to your character sheet with 1 point in each: Armour, Dodge, Hunting, Plains Lore, Religion Lore.

Vithrain: Add the following Special Skills to your character sheet with 1 point in each: Forest Lore, Language: Elvish, Magic: Minor, Religion Lore, Second Sight..

Some of these Special Skills are self explanatory, but to clarify:


Armour: Allows you to wear armour without penalty.  The higher your Armour Special Skill the higher value armour you can wear.

City Lore: Is knowledge of one particular city - Port Blacksand or Kallamehr for instance.

Dodge: Is used to... well dodge things outside combat such as falling boulders or runaway horses.

Hunting: Catching or trapping food to eat in the wilderness.

Forest Lore: Basic woodland survival skills.

Language: Knowledge of an additional language (by default everyone already knows Language: Common Speech.)

Plains Lore: As Forest Lore but for plains.

Religion Lore: A grasp of the gods, mythology and religious ritual.

Second Sight: Allows the character to 'see' magical effects - the traces of a recently cast spell for instance.

World Lore:  Basically common knowledge - who is the current king of Chalice, where does the wizard Yatztromo live, etc, etc.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 246 posts
Sun 16 Feb 2014
at 01:44
Re: Out of Character Chat
Any questions so far? :)

(Also we've just passed 1,000 posts - a first for one of my games!)
Vithrain
 player, 194 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sun 16 Feb 2014
at 10:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
Cool! :)

No questions, all's clear :)
Tarrian
 player, 105 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Sun 16 Feb 2014
at 15:11
Re: Out of Character Chat
Where have you posted how many Experience Points our PC has earned?  I can not find anything about that, anywhere!

This message was last edited by the player at 16:16, Sun 16 Feb 2014.

The Handmaiden
 player, 109 posts
Sun 16 Feb 2014
at 16:09
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Any questions so far? :)

(Also we've just passed 1,000 posts - a first for one of my games!)


Congratulations!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 247 posts
Sun 16 Feb 2014
at 16:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:
Where have you posted how many Experience Points our PC has earned?  I can not find anything about that, anywhere!


Sorry I should have been clearer.  I hadn't posted them yet.

Everyone gets 50 experience points.  These may be saved or spent at once including on the Special Skills I have retroactively added for everyone.
Tarrian
 player, 106 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Mon 17 Feb 2014
at 17:54
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm assuming all of out Stats are going back to full, before we start this next Act, right?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 248 posts
Mon 17 Feb 2014
at 18:19
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:
I'm assuming all of out Stats are going back to full, before we start this next Act, right?


Yes.

LUCK resets at the start of each Act, as (depending on the circumstances) does STAMINa. SKILL loss represents mental or physical trauma so needs to be treated 'in game'.
Tarrian
 player, 107 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Mon 17 Feb 2014
at 19:02
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrion is saving up her XP.  Provisions, what do they do and how much do they cost?
So Shields, do they have them, what do they do and what do they cost?
The Handmaiden
 player, 110 posts
Mon 17 Feb 2014
at 19:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
On this occasion we can take with us (well covered while we are in town) the shield of Rangor... can we?
Mannath
 player, 161 posts
 Rogue
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 08:13
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay, a couple of things:

1-thanks for the extra skills. I already had lock picking so can I have that at level 2?
2-I will have a think about what to spend my XP on.
3-I know my amulet is magic, but not what it does. How can I find out?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 249 posts
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 12:30
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:
Tarrion is saving up her XP.  Provisions, what do they do and how much do they cost?
So Shields, do they have them, what do they do and what do they cost?


A shield provides bonuses to your armour roll on top of the armour you are already wearing (in Tarrian's case a Leather Cuirass).

Small Shield Armour Roll: +0 +0 +0 +0 +1 +1
Large Shield Armour Roll: +0 +0 +0 +1 +1 +1

So Tarrian with her Leather Cuirass and a Large Shield would have the following Armour roll in combat: 0 0 0 1 2 2

A Large Shield costs 12 gold pieces and a Small Shield costs 5 gold pieces.

The Handmaiden:
On this occasion we can take with us (well covered while we are in town) the shield of Rangor... can we?


Ooh... that hadn't occurred to me to be honest. My initial reaction would be no - it is a priceless artefact of the city and even in the cause of avenging the Baron it would be hard to see the Kallemehrans easily letting it go to a group mostly composed of foreigners on a long expedition.

Mannath:
Okay, a couple of things:

1-thanks for the extra skills. I already had lock picking so can I have that at level 2?
2-I will have a think about what to spend my XP on.
3-I know my amulet is magic, but not what it does. How can I find out?


1-Sure
2-Cool. :)
3-Make a Religion Special Skill roll (or seek out a priestess of Mirala.)

Hmm, I'd planned to go straight into Act 2 but I can see I might need an Interlude to tie up loose ends.
Tarrian
 player, 108 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 14:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
<quote Tarrian>
Tarrion is saving up her XP.  Provisions, what do they do and how much do they cost?
So Shields, do they have them, what do they do and what do they cost?

You never did answer my question about Provisions.

The Gamesmaster:
A shield provides bonuses to your armour roll on top of the armour you are already wearing (in Tarrian's case a Leather Cuirass).

Small Shield Armour Roll: +0 +0 +0 +0 +1 +1
Large Shield Armour Roll: +0 +0 +0 +1 +1 +1

So Tarrian with her Leather Cuirass and a Large Shield would have the following Armour roll in combat: 0 0 0 1 2 2

A Large Shield costs 12 gold pieces and a Small Shield costs 5 gold pieces.

Ok, Tarrian will take the Large Shield.  So your saying her Leather Cuirass and Large Shield stack, rather then having to make a roll for each seperately.  Ok, I guess if you say so.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 250 posts
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 15:05
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yes shields and worn armour stack.

Sorry I missed the question about provisions.  Provisions are an abstraction of the rations and drinking water you are carrying. In a wilderness/dungeon area you should be looking to consume a portion of provisions per day (in a city or village you can obviously find somewhere to eat.)  Eating provisions restores 2 STAMINA points and can be done up to twice a day.  Conversely going without provisions will cost you STAMINA (2 points per day.)

Aside from being purchased (4gp each - compare with a tavern meal that costs from 8sp to 2gp depending) you can also gain provisions via the following Special Skills:

Hunting
Desert Lore
Forest Lore
Mountain Lore
Plains Lore
Sea Lore
Mannath
 player, 162 posts
 Rogue
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 18:14
Re: Out of Character Chat
I would like to see a Preistess of Mirala to try to establish what my amulet does. Can we do that before we leave?

Also, did we receive any additional gold before we leave the city? I might want to do some shopping.
Dappa
 player, 1 post
 Apprentice Sorceror
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 21:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Handmaiden:
On this occasion we can take with us (well covered while we are in town) the shield of Rangor... can we?

Looks like, after all, the Handmaiden will stay at the Palance and work on her laces...

This message was last edited by the player at 21:27, Wed 19 Feb 2014.

Mannath
 player, 163 posts
 Rogue
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 22:33
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Dappa (msg # 521):

Are you the Handmaiden in disguise!?
Dappa
 player, 2 posts
 Apprentice Sorceror
Thu 20 Feb 2014
at 19:18
Re: Out of Character Chat
Well... while the Handmaiden could have been Lady Carolina in disguise, Dappa... well... not.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 252 posts
Sun 23 Feb 2014
at 01:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay I've set up an interlude thread to finish up loose ends in the city. So far this concerns Tarrian and mannath but if the rest of you want to do something before the adventure moves on I'm all ears. :)
Mannath
 player, 165 posts
 Rogue
Sun 23 Feb 2014
at 10:25
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 524):

Thanks. Do we need to buy anything for our travels? I'm not sure what it will entail but it seems sensible to go shopping before we depart.
Dappa
 player, 3 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sun 23 Feb 2014
at 18:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
We also need to have an opportunity to come across each other...
Tarrian
 player, 110 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Mon 24 Feb 2014
at 01:22
Re: Out of Character Chat
Why not that evening at the 'Parrot in a Cage Inn'?
Tarrian
 player, 111 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Tue 25 Feb 2014
at 13:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
So shall we be on our way out of the city.  Or was the GM bluffing about going to the Bluffs! ;D
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 253 posts
Tue 25 Feb 2014
at 14:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
Heh. :)

I was sort of waiting to see if the brothers Elven had anything they wanted to do. If not I'll move ahead to the inn and let Dappa introduce himself.
Elstarir
 player, 139 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Wed 26 Feb 2014
at 13:38
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry I was waiting for the bluff bit too. ....


Nothing to see here.....move along please.....move along   :)
Mannath
 player, 166 posts
 Rogue
Wed 26 Feb 2014
at 15:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
Happy to move ahead to finding Dappy.
Vithrain
 player, 195 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 26 Feb 2014
at 20:28
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm all good....just need to work on advancement stuff.

Vithrain would steer clear of the tavern in case the weird female made advances on him again...!
Elstarir
 player, 140 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Thu 27 Feb 2014
at 20:12
Re: Out of Character Chat
Ok spent my xp and addd everything to my character sheet
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 254 posts
Sat 1 Mar 2014
at 00:36
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
Vithrain would steer clear of the tavern in case the weird female made advances on him again...!


Um... okay but the rest of the party will be meeting Dappa there for the first time. It's not really a problem if you want Vithrain to do something else (and assume introductions are made offscreen) but I think you should know ahead of time.
Dappa
 player, 4 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sat 1 Mar 2014
at 10:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
You see? You can't avoid destiny!!! :-)
Vithrain
 player, 196 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sat 1 Mar 2014
at 14:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
I will post tonight then, and wander by to check on my errant and fickle brother :P
Mannath
 player, 167 posts
 Rogue
Tue 4 Mar 2014
at 20:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry, will catch up tomorrow...
Tarrian
 player, 115 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Thu 6 Mar 2014
at 20:19
Re: Out of Character Chat
NGR:Have you Dudes been catching 'Vikings' dramatic series on the History Channel?  If you're at all interested in Dark Age/Medieval European history at all.  You find it is as good as 'The Walking Dead. It's second season has just started.
If you haven't, but if you would like to.  You can go to the History Channel website and watch the whole 1st season and the two episodes of the second season that has already aired.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 256 posts
Fri 7 Mar 2014
at 00:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:
NGR:Have you Dudes been catching 'Vikings' dramatic series on the History Channel?  If you're at all interested in Dark Age/Medieval European history at all.  You find it is as good as 'The Walking Dead. It's second season has just started.
If you haven't, but if you would like to.  You can go to the History Channel website and watch the whole 1st season and the two episodes of the second season that has already aired.


I'd heard about it but haven't seen an episode.  To be honest I was sort of irrationally put off that series was set in Britain rather than Ireland.  Normally that wouldn't bother me in the least but the Irish media made a huge deal about it being filmed in Wicklow as an Irish co-production and starring one of our own (Gabriel Byrne).

Like I said I know I'm being completely irrational but I sort of view it as a missed opportunity.
Tarrian
 player, 116 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Fri 7 Mar 2014
at 00:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
What the people of Ireland need to make is a Movie about Brian Boru.  At least at the level of production that 'Braveheart' was made at.  I knew right after that movie came out in '95', a movie script based on Morgan Llywelyn's book, 'The Lion of Ireland' was being shopped around in Hollywood.  But nothing ever got green lighted.  I read that book when it first came out, in 82.  It is one of my all time favorites, right up there with LOTR.  If you haven't read it yet, you should.
Then last decade there was talk of Leonardo DiCaprio heading up a unrelated production in Ireland and taking the starring role.  But nothing came from it.

But you should really give 'Vikings' a viewing.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 257 posts
Fri 7 Mar 2014
at 00:55
Re: Out of Character Chat
I think we missed our chance on Brian unfortunately - the anniversay is on 23 April.  Maybe if the recession hadn't hit us...

Grousing aside I'll give Vikings a go; I mean I was okay with seeing someone I actually know play English on Merlin (and get a huge boost to their career) so I can't be too hypocritical! :)
Elstarir
 player, 144 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Fri 7 Mar 2014
at 08:02
Re: Out of Character Chat
What about Wales ..... no one wants to film in Wales and we were raped and pillaged by the vikings as much if not more so than the English.....its where my last name comes from....... goes off and sulks in a corner


Oh and the shell house scenes in Harry Potter doesn't count even though its on a beach very close to where my parents live.....and please don't mention the battle scene from Robin Hood with russell Crow in that definitely doesn't count :p

This message was last edited by the player at 08:04, Fri 07 Mar 2014.

Tarrian
 player, 117 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Fri 7 Mar 2014
at 17:05
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
I think we missed our chance on Brian unfortunately - the anniversay is on 23 April.  Maybe if the recession hadn't hit us...

Clontarf, right?  Wow, 1,000 year anniversity this year!  Is there anyone over there making a big deal of that?

This message was last edited by the player at 17:11, Fri 07 Mar 2014.

Dappa
 player, 9 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 18:14
Re: Out of Character Chat
Dappa would like to look around for suitable pebbles and stonedust, this evening or tomorrow morning,, before going to the Baron's Buff...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 258 posts
Wed 12 Mar 2014
at 11:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian:
The Gamesmaster:
I think we missed our chance on Brian unfortunately - the anniversay is on 23 April.  Maybe if the recession hadn't hit us...

Clontarf, right?  Wow, 1,000 year anniversity this year!  Is there anyone over there making a big deal of that?


A little, though I think the government missed a trick in not having proper large scale celebrations.

Hmm, I hadn't counted on people outright staying another night - I'd assumed everyone would be leaving this evenin. I'll try and get an IC post up later today or tomorrow.
Tarrian
 player, 119 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Wed 12 Mar 2014
at 12:09
Re: Out of Character Chat
Why would they want to leave the city after dark?  What would they beable to see?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 260 posts
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 23:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry for the delay folks. Act 2 is coming very soon, I promise!
Vithrain
 player, 202 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 26 Mar 2014
at 12:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
Cool :)
Mannath
 player, 170 posts
 Rogue
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 05:26
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 547):

Eeeeeeexcellent...!
Vithrain
 player, 203 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Fri 28 Mar 2014
at 11:57
Re: Out of Character Chat
Gm, sir? Are you starting a new thread for the next bit of story or should we post meeting up together in the interlude thread?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 261 posts
Wed 2 Apr 2014
at 00:59
Re: Out of Character Chat
My deepest apologies for further delay but I have been very preoccupied with my favourite website, Television Without Pity closing down for good and have spent several days copying and pasting webpages before they disappear for good. Hopefully I'll be properly back on Friday.

And yes there will be a new thread.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 263 posts
Mon 7 Apr 2014
at 01:19
Re: Out of Character Chat
The much delayed Act II has started. :)
Mannath
 player, 171 posts
 Rogue
Mon 7 Apr 2014
at 05:35
Re: Out of Character Chat
Thanks.

Quick question on shopping. How much are provisions? Also I wanted to get a warm cloak, how much for that?
Dappa
 player, 12 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Mon 7 Apr 2014
at 17:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
I thought we were passing by the Palace for ensuring I was a truthful boy...
Who is carrying the Shield of Rangor? Tarrian?
Dappa
 player, 13 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sun 13 Apr 2014
at 23:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
Everything's gone quiet...
Mannath
 player, 172 posts
 Rogue
Mon 14 Apr 2014
at 06:47
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Dappa (msg # 555):

I'm just waiting for an answer on my question.

I know GM is busy with RL stuff so I'm happy to be patient awhile.
Mannath
 player, 173 posts
 Rogue
Mon 14 Apr 2014
at 08:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
FYI I am on holiday from Saturday for a week and will most likely be unable to post.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 264 posts
Sun 20 Apr 2014
at 22:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
Strange... I could have sworn I already answered provision prices.

Anyway a portion of provisions costs 4gp while a cloak costs 3gp.

As for passing my the palace I wanted to skip that to move ahead onto the next stage of the adventure. No one gets the Shield of Rangor - it belongs to the city of Kallamehr and isn't going to be loaned to a group of adventurers, even ones on state business.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 265 posts
Sun 20 Apr 2014
at 22:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
Also Happy Easter guys. Sorry, should have mentioned that before. :)
Dappa
 player, 15 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Fri 25 Apr 2014
at 21:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'll be away with unlikely internet access until Wednesday included.
Mannath
 player, 174 posts
 Rogue
Mon 28 Apr 2014
at 14:36
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 558):

Thanks, I will buy one provisions and a cloak, and will catch up IC ASAP.
Dappa
 player, 16 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sun 4 May 2014
at 18:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
Is everybody still out there?
Vithrain
 player, 205 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sun 4 May 2014
at 19:45
Re: Out of Character Chat
yup! :)
Elstarir
 player, 147 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sun 4 May 2014
at 22:35
Re: Out of Character Chat
Still here :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 266 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 23:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
Still here! :)

Apologies for the delay, I got sidetracked. Updates tomoroow!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 268 posts
Tue 13 May 2014
at 00:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
Ahem, I was a lot more distracted than I thought. Once again I can only apologise my loyal and patient players.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 269 posts
Tue 13 May 2014
at 18:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
Could everyone make a World Lore special skill test please.
Mannath
 player, 176 posts
 Rogue
Tue 13 May 2014
at 21:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 567):

What do I need to do? My skill level is 1.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 270 posts
Tue 13 May 2014
at 21:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mannath:
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 567):

What do I need to do? My skill level is 1.


Add the appropriate special skill rank (in this case 1) to your SKILL (in this case 7), then roll two d6 and try and get under or equal the combined total (in this case 8). :)

Anyone who doesn't have a World lore special skill just roll against their base SKILL.

Magic users (that would be Dappa and Vithrain) can substitute their MAGIC score instead of their SKILL score for Lore rolls (World Lore, Sea Lore, Forest Lore, etc.)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 271 posts
Wed 14 May 2014
at 14:14
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain, I've just noticed you never updated your Character Sheet -

The Gamesmaster:
Vithrain: Add the following Special Skills to your character sheet with 1 point in each: Forest Lore, Language: Elvish, Magic: Minor, Religion Lore, Second Sight..



Also remember you have XP.
Vithrain
 player, 207 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 14 May 2014
at 15:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Vithrain, I've just noticed you never updated your Character Sheet -

The Gamesmaster:
Vithrain: Add the following Special Skills to your character sheet with 1 point in each: Forest Lore, Language: Elvish, Magic: Minor, Religion Lore, Second Sight..



Also remember you have XP.


Ah yes...I also never managed to work out what minor spells I could/should/would take.  Need some help there as the ideas I had were all too over-powered...I'll go re-read the private mails as you may have given me help i've forgotten about lol
Vithrain
 player, 208 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 14 May 2014
at 15:48
Re: Out of Character Chat

Character Sheet updated.

Minor Spells taken:
Cool
Hear
Heat


How much XP do I have to spend and what on??
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 272 posts
Wed 14 May 2014
at 16:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
Character Sheet updated.

Minor Spells taken:
Cool
Hear
Heat


How much XP do I have to spend and what on??


Note the Minor Magic spells on your character sheet.  Remember they don't cost Magic Points to cast. :)

You have 50 XP. You don't have to spend it now now however. For a list of what to spend see here: link to a message in this game


Some of these Special Skills are self explanatory, but to clarify:


Armour: Allows you to wear armour without penalty.  The higher your Armour Special Skill the higher value armour you can wear.

City Lore: Is knowledge of one particular city - Port Blacksand or Kallamehr for instance.

Dodge: Is used to... well dodge things outside combat such as falling boulders or runaway horses.

Hunting: Catching or trapping food to eat in the wilderness.

Forest Lore: Basic woodland survival skills.

Language: Knowledge of an additional language (by default everyone already knows Language: Common Speech.)

Plains Lore: As Forest Lore but for plains.

Religion Lore: A grasp of the gods, mythology and religious ritual.

Second Sight: Allows the character to 'see' magical effects - the traces of a recently cast spell for instance.

World Lore:  Basically common knowledge - who is the current king of Chalice, where does the wizard Yatztromo live, etc, etc.
</quote>
Dappa
 player, 20 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Tue 27 May 2014
at 19:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'll be away for the first half of June, with unlikely access to internet.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 274 posts
Tue 27 May 2014
at 20:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
Dappa:
I'll be away for the first half of June, with unlikely access to internet.



Understood, have fun. :)

Just to make it clear - everyone except Dappa and Mannath are just milling about on deck right?
Elstarir
 player, 150 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Tue 27 May 2014
at 21:29
Re: Out of Character Chat
sounds like it :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 275 posts
Tue 27 May 2014
at 23:35
Re: Out of Character Chat
Okay cool. :)

*scribbles omnious looking notes*

Just a warning guys I'll be away until Sunday most likely without internet access but keep your dice hot until I get back.
Tarrian
 player, 122 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Wed 28 May 2014
at 05:48
Re: Out of Character Chat
The Gamesmaster:
Just to make it clear - everyone except Dappa and Mannath are just milling about on deck right?

What kind of milling?  I assume with this type of ship.  It would be done with a windmill.  Rather clever of them to see the application of wind power and building a means to harness it!  Just wonder, are we milling logs into lumber?  Or grain into flour?
Vithrain
 player, 210 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 28 May 2014
at 10:33
Re: Out of Character Chat
...there's always one.....

ever thought of taking up the seasonal job of christmas cracker joke writer??....
Tarrian
 player, 123 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Thu 29 May 2014
at 07:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
...there's always one.....

ever thought of taking up the seasonal job of christmas cracker joke writer??....

Is that a british thing?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 276 posts
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 22:03
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hee. :D

Well whichever type of milling it is obviously a vital question that will have to be resolved later.  I'll post a map of the deck shortly and pick up the action.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 277 posts
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 23:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
Here are the deck plans for the Twice Shy:





I'm assuming Manath is on the stairs leading up to the Forecastle, Dappa is looking over the side and everyone else is, ahem, milling in the middle.

Sorry the quality of the scan is so poor but I am working from quite an old book.
Mannath
 player, 179 posts
 Rogue
Tue 3 Jun 2014
at 05:54
Re: Out of Character Chat
Looks good to me. I hope the sea dragon is just for artistic licence, otherwise we're buggered!
Vithrain
 player, 211 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 3 Jun 2014
at 21:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
However if the contents of the barrel is rum, Vithrain will have it....
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 279 posts
Sun 8 Jun 2014
at 15:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
Both barrel and sea dragon are artistic likeness, for now at least. ;)

Again I'd like to apologise for the quality of the scan but as I've said before I'm working with a very old copy of the book, which isn't very scan friendly anyway.

Okay, I've made the assumption that Mannath did not close the Forecastle door behind him so you are within earshot at least of him. You do have sufficent time to run to join him (or he to run and join you) before whatever is appraching arrives.

Oh and just to be clear Mannath is still outside location 4 - the door is dramatic enough looking I have to check before you enter it (or don't if you prefer). :)
Vithrain
 player, 213 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Tue 10 Jun 2014
at 10:23
Re: Out of Character Chat
The quality is just fine! :D


Should I edit my last post to narrate that I see the door and what I do about it? Or do you want to post first?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 280 posts
Tue 10 Jun 2014
at 11:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
You can't see the door from the deck (though you can hear Mannath perfectly fine.) I assume Vithrain actually went inside the forecastle right? If so then yes you see the door. :)
Mannath
 player, 183 posts
 Rogue
Tue 10 Jun 2014
at 14:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
Image quality is absolutely fine, don't worry.

Might be worth putting the map in a separate thread so we don't lose it...

This message was last edited by the player at 14:46, Tue 10 June 2014.

Elstarir
 player, 151 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Wed 11 Jun 2014
at 07:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hi all still here but not posted as there is nothing for the elf archer to do as he's still sitting on the deck cleaning his bow and making arrows. :)
Mannath
 player, 184 posts
 Rogue
Wed 11 Jun 2014
at 13:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Elstarir (msg # 589):

He could deal with the strange creatures flying at him...! :)
Elstarir
 player, 152 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Wed 11 Jun 2014
at 13:57
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mannath:
In reply to Elstarir (msg # 589):

He could deal with the strange creatures flying at him...! :)



I suppose I could lend a hand ....  :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 281 posts
Wed 11 Jun 2014
at 14:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
They (whatever They are) will be within arrow range in one round and hand to hand in two rounds. You do have enough time to seek shelter - either in the forecastle where Mannath and Vithrain currently are or elsewhere.

Btw I'll be away until Monday evening so feel free to plot and scheme amongst yourselves until then. :)
Elstarir
 player, 153 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Mon 16 Jun 2014
at 08:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
Apologies for not posting will post at lunch time
Mannath
 player, 185 posts
 Rogue
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 07:29
Re: Out of Character Chat
Note to Elstarir - there is no captain, there is no crew!!!
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 283 posts
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 10:21
Re: Out of Character Chat
Mannath:
Note to Elstarir - there is no captain, there is no crew!!!


Exactly! :D

As far as you can tell you five are the sole living things aboard.  Granted you have only explored the main deck and part of the forecastle.
Elstarir
 player, 155 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 16:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
Ok .... It's my age..... I forget things :)

Tell me again why did we get on a ship with no crew?

Altered post to suit situation
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 284 posts
Sat 21 Jun 2014
at 18:51
Re: Out of Character Chat
Elstarir:
Tell me again why did we get on a ship with no crew?


Because otherwise no adventure? ;)

Holding off an IC reply until I hear from Tarrian.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 285 posts
Fri 4 Jul 2014
at 10:11
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hmm, we haven't heard from Tarrian for a while so I'll move forward. Just before that though: is Elstarir seeking shelter in the forecastle and/or is anyone else going back on deck to join him?
Elstarir
 player, 156 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Fri 4 Jul 2014
at 11:25
Re: Out of Character Chat
he is seeking shelter but still keeping his arrow trained on the incoming figures
Mannath
 player, 187 posts
 Rogue
Sat 5 Jul 2014
at 06:16
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 598):

I'm inside, currently unaware of the flying thingies.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 286 posts
Fri 11 Jul 2014
at 01:03
Re: Out of Character Chat
Still nothing from Tarrian. I'll NPC her for the moment in case se comes back.

On with the game!
Mannath
 player, 189 posts
 Rogue
Sun 13 Jul 2014
at 05:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 601):

Might be worth advertising for a new Tarrian...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 288 posts
Thu 24 Jul 2014
at 21:32
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hey all, I'm sorry the pace has slowed down so much. I'm going on holiday with my brother but I'll be back Monday and try and pick up the pace. Thank you guys for your patience.
Mannath
 player, 190 posts
 Rogue
Wed 6 Aug 2014
at 07:54
Re: Out of Character Chat
FYI - I am on holiday from next Friday for 2 weeks so will prob have no access to rpol. Please NPC as needed if I can't log in.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 289 posts
Mon 8 Sep 2014
at 17:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
Well with two players definitely gone I'm afraid I'll have to put this game on permanent hiatus; it's clear things have slowed to an absolute crawl. I might revieve it at some point for now I'm closing the game.

Sorry guys. It has been a lot of fun though.
Dappa
 player, 25 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Tue 9 Sep 2014
at 18:01
Re: Out of Character Chat
OK:-(
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 290 posts
Tue 9 Sep 2014
at 19:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
Well if there is real interest I can try and go on, though it might be difficult with three PCs (including no close combat fighters.)
Vithrain
 player, 217 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 12:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
AWWW! :(

I really want to keep playing and see where things go, but I also know what it is like trying to flog a dead horse so can see where you are coming from.
Elstarir
 player, 158 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 12:44
Re: Out of Character Chat
I flogged a dead horse once didn't get me far ..... understand if you don't want to carry on its been fun though :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 291 posts
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 15:07
Re: Out of Character Chat
Heh. :)

Well it would be difficult to carry on with three, especially since that would be two spellcasters and an archer but I'll see. I don't suppose anyone knows any players who might be interested in joining?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 292 posts
Sun 7 Dec 2014
at 15:36
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hey all,

I'm currently busy running a RPOL WFRP campaign but I do want to discover if anyone is interested in reviving this in the Newy Year? Not before January at the earliest but still, I thought I'd check to see if anyone would be game. :)
Dappa
 player, 26 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sun 7 Dec 2014
at 17:45
Re: Out of Character Chat
I grew a bit tired of "Play by [Distance]", but I may give it a try in 2015...
Vithrain
 player, 218 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sun 7 Dec 2014
at 21:47
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yes, I am. ;)
Elstarir
 player, 159 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sun 7 Dec 2014
at 22:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
Me to :)
Mannath
 player, 191 posts
 Rogue
Mon 8 Dec 2014
at 11:57
Re: Out of Character Chat
Sorry, maxed out on games at present... :)
Tarrian
 player, 125 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Mon 8 Dec 2014
at 18:02
Re: Out of Character Chat
Looks like that put's the kibosh on that!
Tarrian
 player, 126 posts
 Barbarian Warrior
 of the Pagan Plains
Mon 19 Oct 2015
at 00:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
Deleted

This message was last edited by the player at 00:05, Mon 19 Oct 2015.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 293 posts
Mon 19 Oct 2015
at 00:10
Re: Out of Character Chat
Tarrian??
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 294 posts
Sun 20 Dec 2015
at 02:58
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hello all,

It's been a long time and obviously I never managed to get around to restarting this game in 2015. Still, I've just been reading 'You Are The Hero' (the guide to Fighting Fantasy which by the way is an awesome read if you have ever played one of the gamebooks.) I was wondering if there is still any interest in some form of Fighting Fantasy? I'm not sure what form and it certainly won't be until well into January at least but I think it would be fun to have another go. If you are interested please respond - I'd be happy to hear ideas.

If not, well thank you for reading anyway and happy Christmas. :)

-RossN
Elstarir
 player, 160 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Sun 20 Dec 2015
at 10:59
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hi Ross count me in if you set something up :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 295 posts
Mon 21 Dec 2015
at 00:22
Re: Out of Character Chat
Thanks for the response Elstarir, I wasn't sure anyone would! :)

I'm hoping we can get at least one more but even if not i'll do some thinking.
Vithrain
 player, 219 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 23 Dec 2015
at 15:36
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to The Gamesmaster (msg # 621):

The other brother is also in of course.

I will warn you my time is much less available than it was - new job 6 months ago so can no longer post while at work apart from on phone at lunch. And my time in the evenings is limited and split between two dozen things! But I'm here :)
Dappa
 player, 26 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 15:56
Re: Out of Character Chat
Happy new year, everybody!
I'm still around.

This message was last updated by the player at 15:56, Sat 02 Jan 2016.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 296 posts
Sat 2 Jan 2016
at 20:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
Happy New Year. :)

Okay not bad, I'll have to put some thought into this I can see.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 297 posts
Sun 10 Jan 2016
at 17:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
Thanks for the link Dappa, I'll have to check it out. :)

I've been replaying my old gamebook collection for the first time in many, many year. So far out of 21 different Fighting Fantasy books I've manage to survive to end exactly once (in Keep of the Lich Lord.)

(I've been considering trying to adpat one of the books for us to try.)
Dappa
 player, 28 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Mon 11 Jan 2016
at 22:21
Re: Out of Character Chat
I put that news about Rimon gazzetteer also on AFF2 forum on Arion Games' website...
Vithrain
 player, 220 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Wed 13 Jan 2016
at 22:33
Re: Out of Character Chat
Dappa:
I put that news about Rimon gazzetteer also on AFF2 forum on Arion Games' website...


FYI - I'm a friend of Graham Bottley's and also his proofreader for all of his books since Maelstrom Domesday came into being :)   (so not AFF).

Just thought you'd like to know :D hehhe
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 298 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 00:31
Re: Out of Character Chat
Vithrain:
Dappa:
I put that news about Rimon gazzetteer also on AFF2 forum on Arion Games' website...


FYI - I'm a friend of Graham Bottley's and also his proofreader for all of his books since Maelstrom Domesday came into being :)   (so not AFF).

Just thought you'd like to know :D hehhe


Very cool, I like Maelstrom. :)

Oh and Dappa I read the gazetter. Amazing job! :D

Okay I've been thinking and there are a few ways we can go. Like I said I've been looking at adapting some of the gamebooks and a few seem interesting. I've always liked Seas of Blood and having the PCs as pirates could be a lot of fun (so long as we could agree who is leader.)

I have Graham Bottley's AFF version of Crown of Kings which could be very cool (I'm a huge fan of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! books on which it is based.)

Another possibility is adapting the original AFF 1 adventures in Dungeoneer, Blacksand! and Allansia, all of which are worth a look.

Of course if any of you guys do have a preference for settings/adventures I'd love to hear them.
Elstarir
 player, 161 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 11:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
happy to go anyway you feel comfortable if we do a different setting for example the pirate one will we be using the same characters or making new ones
Vithrain
 player, 221 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 13:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'm curious - what was left to do in the current story?
Elstarir
 player, 162 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 13:51
Re: Out of Character Chat
Die horribly?
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 299 posts
Thu 14 Jan 2016
at 14:20
Re: Out of Character Chat
Heh. :)

Actually there is quite a lot left in the current story. It hadn't immediately occurred to me since we left it so long ago and I'd have to 'recast' Mannth and Tarrian but returning to our ongoing campaign could work.
Dappa
 player, 29 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sun 17 Jan 2016
at 14:28
Re: Out of Character Chat
You can prepare an "abridged" (or completely alternative) version of the official adventure that we are are running, so we can *somehow* complete it in a reasonable timeframe.

Then it would be a good idea running an AFF2 conversion of the "old" adventure cycle (Dungeoneer-Blacksand!-Allansia) - and then propose the converted adventure (with all improvements from playtesting) to Arion Games (so our friend will have something to proofread!).

The only, minor problem is that the Dungeoneer adventure starts in Chalice, while the Riddling Reaver finished in the middle of the jungle... so you'll have to invent something to take us to Chalice.
I'm sure you'll find out something ;)

This message was last edited by the player at 20:55, Sun 17 Jan 2016.

Dappa
 player, 30 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sun 17 Jan 2016
at 14:32
Re: Out of Character Chat
By the way, I'd propose to Arion Games also a AFF2 converted Riddling Reaver, but with The Dreaming Sands as first chapter, but set in Kallamehr instead of Port Blacksand, for example, and various other variations coming from playtesting.
Vithrain
 player, 222 posts
 Wizard
 Brother to Elstarir
Sun 17 Jan 2016
at 17:32
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Dappa (msg # 634):

I'm happy to pass on any suggestions you all have :)

I will say that Graham has certain limitations placed on him by the licence so I have no idea what he can and can't do. But I can pass on anything you say :)
Dappa
 player, 31 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sun 17 Jan 2016
at 21:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
In the AFF2 forum of Arion Games website there are already many suggestions (see for example my proposal about the Riddling Reaver here http://www.arion-games.com/bb/...iddling+Reaver#p3722 ).
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 300 posts
Sun 17 Jan 2016
at 21:13
Re: Out of Character Chat
Yeah, I've put up some homebrew stuff on that forum but nothing really towards recognition.

Alsa Dappa I kind of wish you were less familiar with the adventure we are/were running. ;)
Dappa
 player, 32 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sun 17 Jan 2016
at 21:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
What can I do? :)
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 301 posts
Mon 18 Jan 2016
at 15:02
Re: Out of Character Chat
In reply to Dappa (msg # 638):

Fair point, even if it does create headaches for me! ;)

Btw I'm considering compiling the work I've done on new gods into a mini-gazetter if you think there would be any interest.
Dappa
 player, 33 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Tue 19 Jan 2016
at 21:27
Re: Out of Character Chat
There will be MY interest, at least...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 302 posts
Sun 24 Jan 2016
at 20:52
Re: Out of Character Chat
Dappa:
There will be MY interest, at least...


Cool. :) It is still very much at the ideas stage but I want to talk about the other forms of worship too - demon worship, shamanism 'hero/holy man' cults (think the worship of Dalgalla mentioned in Blacksand!)

I know I'm very late to the party but I'm finally getting around to reading the Fighting Fantazine issues too. Looks like good stuff.

Finally working on renewing/restarting our own game, hopefully early next month.
Elstarir
 player, 163 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Mon 25 Jan 2016
at 12:04
Re: Out of Character Chat
sounds good  can't wait :)
Dappa
 player, 35 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Thu 3 Mar 2016
at 07:28
Re: Out of Character Chat
Still everybody around?
Dappa
 player, 36 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sat 2 Apr 2016
at 20:24
Re: Out of Character Chat
Everything quiet again... OK...
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 303 posts
Sun 3 Apr 2016
at 01:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
Gah, sorry guys. I've been snowballed by a lot of things at once over the last few weeks. I'll try and get back to something soon. :)
Dappa
 player, 37 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Fri 23 Sep 2016
at 18:33
Re: Out of Character Chat
Anybody going to Dragon Meet in the first week end of December?
Dappa
 player, 38 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Thu 10 Nov 2016
at 21:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
I will be there on a day trip...
Dappa
 player, 39 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Thu 22 Dec 2016
at 00:25
Re: Out of Character Chat
Dappa:
Happy new year, everybody!
I'm still around.

The Gamesmaster
 GM, 304 posts
Sat 24 Dec 2016
at 23:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
Happy Christmas all!

I know it has been a very long time since I've posted. Well the good news that I've finally finished the first draft of my book and am now trying to find an agent *crosses fingers*.

Also, and more importantly from your perspectives, I have been reading 'You Are The Hero' by Jonathan Green and am very much back in a Fighting Fantasy mood. I think realistically it would be best to begin with a fresh start in a new location and with new characters, at least if people are still interested.

My first idea is to adapt the old Advanced Fighting Fantasy adventures from Dungeoneer, Blacksand! and Allansia. The benefit is that they are already written, though I might have to tweak a few aspects to keep people familiar with the original material from knowing everything.

The second idea is much looser, and inspired by Midnight Rogue. The PCs are a branch of the Thieves Guild in Port Blacksand (though I can change the city if people prefer) dealing with the cutthroat world of being low level thieves in a vermin pit. Thisn't doesn't mean everyone will be Evil in D&D alignment terms but it wouldn't be a good place for would be paladins!

If anyone else has a suggestion I'll happily hear it!
Dappa
 player, 40 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 11:15
Re: Out of Character Chat
Given the situation and the recent past, I'd suggest you think about a short adventure and then perhaps build on it once its over, because if we embark on another campaign we may never see its end.
The Gamesmaster
 GM, 305 posts
Tue 31 Jan 2017
at 23:06
Re: Out of Character Chat
That is a very fair point Dappa.

I'm dealing with a family bearevement now, an aunt who past away quite suddenly but I will be back soon.
Dappa
 player, 41 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sat 18 Feb 2017
at 19:36
Re: Out of Character Chat
Intercontinental relocation coming up for me very soon...
Dappa
 player, 42 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Mon 1 May 2017
at 03:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hello! :)
Elstarir
 player, 165 posts
 Archer
 Stamina 14 / 10
Mon 1 May 2017
at 10:22
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hi how did the relocation go
Dappa
 player, 43 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Mon 1 May 2017
at 11:40
Re: Out of Character Chat
So far, so good. We still have to buy some piece of furniture, but the important stuff is there.
Dappa
 player, 44 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Wed 31 May 2017
at 01:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
Another month passed...
Dappa
 player, 45 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Thu 6 Jul 2017
at 02:44
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hello, everybody! :)
Dappa
 player, 46 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Fri 14 Jul 2017
at 02:45
Re: Out of Character Chat
Dappa:
So far, so good. We still have to buy some piece of furniture, but the important stuff is there.

Now just sofas are left to choose...
Dappa
 player, 47 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sat 19 Aug 2017
at 23:30
Re: Out of Character Chat
Over a month since last message, once more...
Dappa
 player, 51 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 17:45
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hello,

said first of all that I have no business whatsoever with Arion Games and therefore I earn nothing from this, I would like to flag that there are significant Christmas discounts both on Arion Games website and on RPGNow, in case you wanted to get AFF rulebook, etc.
Dappa
 player, 52 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sun 24 Dec 2017
at 15:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
Merry Christmas, everyone! :)
Dappa
 player, 53 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sat 3 Mar 2018
at 17:44
Re: Out of Character Chat
First post of 2018! ;)
Dappa
 player, 54 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Mon 12 Mar 2018
at 01:07
Re: Out of Character Chat
Too sad this game is still drifting... :(
Dappa
 player, 55 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Thu 7 Jun 2018
at 02:37
Re: Out of Character Chat
Let me bump this up, so it won't fall slowly but surely into oblivion...
Dappa
 player, 56 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Mon 3 Sep 2018
at 03:35
Re: Out of Character Chat
I actually enjoyed this game, as long as it lasted...
Dappa
 player, 57 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Wed 28 Nov 2018
at 02:50
Re: Out of Character Chat
This game slipped again into the inactives games... too sad... :(
Dappa
 player, 58 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Mon 24 Dec 2018
at 00:07
Re: Out of Character Chat
Just in case you are interested, please be aware that Arion Games (the publisher of Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2e, etc.) is having a Christmas sale with 40% discount on almost every digital product: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/b.../pub/667/Arion-Games

Disclaimer: I do not get whatsoever profit from this - I'm giving you this heads up in case you are interested in owning more AFF2 material.
Dappa
 player, 59 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Mon 25 Mar 2019
at 04:08
Re: Out of Character Chat
This game turned inactive again... :(
Dappa
 player, 60 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Mon 27 May 2019
at 13:41
Re: Out of Character Chat
Oh no! This game slipped into the inactive list again!
Dappa
 player, 61 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Mon 29 Jul 2019
at 16:17
Re: Out of Character Chat
Bump!
Dappa
 player, 62 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 14:46
Re: Out of Character Chat
Bump!
Dappa
 player, 63 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sat 21 Dec 2019
at 12:13
Re: Out of Character Chat
Bump bump!
Dappa
 player, 64 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sat 22 Feb 2020
at 07:43
Re: Out of Character Chat
Bump! Bump! Bump!
Dappa
 player, 65 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Fri 24 Apr 2020
at 06:21
Re: Out of Character Chat
Hello!
Dappa
 player, 66 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Mon 29 Jun 2020
at 06:49
Re: Out of Character Chat
Time flies!
Dappa
 player, 67 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sun 30 Aug 2020
at 21:34
Re: Out of Character Chat
Bump!
Dappa
 player, 68 posts
 Apprentice Sorcerer
Sun 6 Sep 2020
at 15:00
Re: Out of Character Chat
I'd like to flag that the first issue of a new Advanced Fighting Fantasy fanzine has just been published: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/p...ock-Returns-Issue-01
Check it out!