Out of Character Chat.   Posted by The Gamesmaster.Group: 0
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'?