Out of Character 9.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Narrator
 GM, 7396 posts
 DM says
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Sun 9 Feb 2020
at 14:54
Out of Character 9

Last thread capping out
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1397 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 9 Feb 2020
at 23:45
Out of Character 9
I discovered, while my head was buried in DF1, DF9, Basic, and Magic, that a Druid, as defined in DF, has no actual healing spells.  Cure Disease, Detect and Neutralize Poison, yes, but no Minor Healing, Major Healing, etc.  Get wounded, and you'd better have an actual cleric along, unless you want to spend a bunch of your loot from last adventure on healing potions for the next one.

Which is fine, unless you're building something a little off the wall specifically to fill a need for a healer but don't want a boring same-old priest of something-or-other.

Fortunately, having an Ally can often fill that gap, if the Ally happens to be a Cleric...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1885 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 00:36
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
I discovered, while my head was buried in DF1, DF9, Basic, and Magic, that a Druid, as defined in DF, has no actual healing spells.  Cure Disease, Detect and Neutralize Poison, yes, but no Minor Healing, Major Healing, etc.  Get wounded, and you'd better have an actual cleric along, unless you want to spend a bunch of your loot from last adventure on healing potions for the next one.

There's five ways to go...

gwythaint allows the Charm Perk to be taken which can give you a single spell per Charm.  This spell wouldn't be affected by your Power Investiture unfortunately as, as you note, Druid's don't get Heal spells.

Two, you take New Realm (from DF 11 Power-Ups).  You'll probably be limited to the 'nature' Gods like Agriculture, Earth, Hunt, or Storm, but you'll be able to onboard the Heal spells they get.  This is 2 points per level, and expands your Power Investiture.

You could outright take a second Power Investiture and get Cleric spells as well, or buy Holiness 1 and take Faith Healing (38 points total).

Four, talk gwythaint into allowing you to just take some sort of Druidic healing ability and build it (or file off the serial numbers on Faith Healing and refluff it).

quote:
Fortunately, having an Ally can often fill that gap, if the Ally happens to be a Cleric...

And there's #5.
Aine Walsh
 player, 25 posts
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 00:42
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 3):

Yes, but unfortunately the Leprechaun Charm only allows for druidic spells. Is there a more general charm perk allowed that allows for clerical healing spells?

I am looking at #5 for Christine, though even if I get a PC healer, this may not be a bad idea. But what sort of cleric would want to ally themselves to her?
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1398 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 00:55
Re: Out of Character 9
Aine Walsh:
even if I get a PC healer, this may not be a bad idea. But what sort of cleric would want to ally themselves to her?


To misuse a famous quote, "Hold my beer."
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1886 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 01:34
Re: Out of Character 9
Aine Walsh:
Yes, but unfortunately the Leprechaun Charm only allows for druidic spells. Is there a more general charm perk allowed that allows for clerical healing spells?

Fortunately, I wasn't referring to that particular Perk, but the Charm Perk from Power-Ups 2 Perks (which the Leprechaun's Racial Charm Perk is based on).

For Wizard/Bard spells it allows you to ignore prereqs, but still grants your Magery (or if applicable Bardic Talent) bonus.  For Divine Magic it waves the need for PI (but if you have the appropriate PI, it grants it's bonus).  Etc.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1647 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 02:07
Re: Out of Character 9
i have a character that is half kami, and is blessed with heroic feats. i would like to acquire various charms, including healing, instead in power investiture.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1802 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 02:30
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 7):

Ah, this one. GM, if a mage took these for healing spells, would they get to apply magery to the spell, or is it just at IQ-2 (H) or IQ-3 (VH) until they get PI? This seems to suggest that the mage would need a god...

Power Ups 2 - Perks:
Charms†
Charms resemble Unusual Training (p. 21) but bestow supernatural, intuitive (not learned) knowledge. Each Charm waives the spell and Magery prerequisites for one particular spell. You must pay points for the spell like any other IQ/H or IQ/VH skill, and Magery gives its usual bonus. You can’t cast the spell unless you have at least Magery 0 or are in an area with high or better mana.

For divine magic, a Charm waives the need for Power Investiture – such spells don’t have spell prerequisites – and does let you cast the spell. However, you can only choose spells offered by your god.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:30, Mon 10 Feb.

Chye Isuel
 player, 1648 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 02:57
Re: Out of Character 9
this would enable a saint/demi god to have various spells like water to wine, create food, create water, neutralize poison, cure disease, minor healing, etc. by grace, rather than as ordained priests.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:57, Mon 10 Feb.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1887 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 03:03
Re: Out of Character 9
Christine Bjorn:
This seems to suggest that the mage would need a god...

Unless Christine is an atheist, she probably does have some gods she pays lip service to...




Chye Isuel:
this would enable a saint/demi god to have various spells like water to wine, create food, create water, neutralize poison, cure disease, minor healing, etc. by grace, rather than as ordained priests.

You don't have to be ordained to get spells*.  In fact the only thing ordination (Clerical Investment) does is give 10% off holy items purchases from the Church, better sales to the Church, and allow Sanctifying Shrines and Leading Prayers... and a +1 Reaction Bonus to followers of your Faith.

You have to have Power investiture (or Charms) to have Divine Spells, and neither require Clerical Investment.


* In fact Power Investiture is available to Holy Warriors, but Clerical Investment is not.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:08, Mon 10 Feb.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1803 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 07:51
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 10):

Noticed this...and Munchkin in me got to wondering...

GURPs Power Ups 2, P15:
Attribute Substitution†
You’ve trained a skill to use an attribute other than its usual controlling score. The GM decides what to allow, and the change should make sense. Some guidelines:

DX-based skills with a complex technological aspect can shift to IQ (“Battlesuit based on IQ”), while those that involve fine work or hand-eye coordination can move to Per (“Driving based on Per”).

IQ-based skills for small tools can go over to DX (“Lockpicking based on DX”), those used to find or follow things can move to Per (“Shadowing based on Per”), and those with a supernatural angle can shift to Will (“Ritual Magic based on Will”).

HT-based skills for movement can shift to DX (“Swimming based on DX”), those with a social side can move to IQ (“Sex Appeal based on IQ”), and those for cinematic combat effects or resistance can become Will-based (“Body Control based on Will”).

Will-based skills can generally drift to IQ (“Exorcism based in IQ”), and those with cinematic combat effects or that aid resistance can shift to HT (“Power Blow based on HT”). Per-based skills involving hand-eye coordination or fine manipulation can move to DX (“Search based on DX”), and most Per-based skills can shift to IQ (“Detect Lies based on IQ”).

This affects routine skill use but doesn’t override a GM- or scenario-mandated roll based on a specific attribute (see p.B172). For instance, if an adventure calls for a Per-based Lockpicking roll, Attribute Substitution (Lockpicking based on DX) doesn’t let you make a DX-based roll – you have to make a Per-
based roll like anybody else.

You must specialize by skill and attribute, as in the examples. Nobody may have more than four Attribute Substitution perks.


Couple of Ideas:

1) Suitable to make Innate Attack an IQ based skill? Still would not benefit from Magery, like Psychic Guidance would, but would be better for most mages all the same.

2) Suitable to make Stealth an IQ based skill? Knowing how to keep quiet...

3) Suitable to make Armoury a DX based skill...

4) I think this is the basis for making Lockpicking a DX based skill, right?

5) Suitable for making Shadowing a DX based skill?

Thoughts?
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1888 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 11:59
Re: Out of Character 9
Christine Bjorn:
1) Suitable to make Innate Attack an IQ based skill? Still would not benefit from Magery, like Psychic Guidance would, but would be better for most mages all the same.

Yeah, but keep in mind it's also per Specialization.

quote:
4) I think this is the basis for making Lockpicking a DX based skill, right?

Lockpicking is DX based in DFRPG, you're probably grandfathered in on this one (and note Traps is based on three different Attributes depending on use:  Per for Finding, DX for Disabling, and IQ for setting).
Narrator
 GM, 7402 posts
 DM says
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Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 18:24
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 11):

Psychic guidance is a perk that makes Innate Attack (specialized by spell) into an IQ based skill.

You need the base pi/magery advantage to get a bonus on charms. Generally I use charm as "alternate path" so as to bypass prerequisites
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1804 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 19:00
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 13):

So magery would offer a bonus to healing spells taken as charms?

Confession...and you wonder why Christine is not so devout!

and these?

2) Suitable to make Stealth an IQ based skill? Knowing how to keep quiet...

3) Suitable to make Armoury a DX based skill...

5) Suitable for making Shadowing a DX based skill?
Ryojin
 player, 40 posts
 Martial artist
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 19:31
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 11):

Psychic guidance is a perk that makes Innate Attack (specialized by spell) into an IQ based skill.

You need the base pi/magery advantage to get a bonus on charms. Generally I use charm as "alternate path" so as to bypass prerequisites


Actually, Psychic Guidance perk lets you use your effective spell level instead of Innate Attack skill to attack as well as to cast a specific spell.


Thaumatology - Magical_Styles p 29
quote:
Psychic Guidance†
You’re capable of controlling a Missile spell with your mind
instead of hurling it like a bolt or a grenade. Use your effective
skill with the spell instead of the Innate Attack skill to attack as
well as to cast. Ranged combat modifiers apply as usual. You
must specialize by Missile spell.

Chye Isuel
 player, 1649 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 19:41
Re: Out of Character 9
Wonder Boy's "mind bullets"
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1805 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 19:54
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 16):

Yeah, so Psychic Guidance does benefit from magery, but Innate attack (Beam or missile) do not. That was at the heart of my question earlier. Innate attack (Missile or beam) based of IQ seems a good 1 point perk. Sort of between Psychic Guidance and Innate attack skill.
Narrator
 GM, 7403 posts
 DM says
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Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 20:25
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 17):

Stealth stays dx based-Streetwise lets you know when to keep quiet and who to ask, shadowing can default ftom it, but is iq based, armory is IQ based, because it is not just getting dressed or repairing, it is manufacturing also.

I am using specific  books, and not all extraneous options apply.

Ty for the clarification on psychic guidance, it is only a perk after all.


Magery gives to bonus to healing. Only the appropriate power investiture or magery as is required as a prerequisite gives a bonus, not one of any of the above. A mage gets a healing spell, it is not magic, it is a divine prayer.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1889 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 22:12
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
Magery gives to bonus to healing. Only the appropriate power investiture or magery as is required as a prerequisite gives a bonus, not one of any of the above. A mage gets a healing spell, it is not magic, it is a divine prayer.

Those bolded sentences feel like contradictory statements.
Narrator
 GM, 7405 posts
 DM says
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Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 02:12
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 19):

To clarify: if a mage gets a healing spell by way of a charm, it is a singular divine spell, not magical.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1890 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 02:32
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
To clarify: if a mage gets a healing spell by way of a charm, it is a singular divine spell, not magical.

To clarify, does Magery give it's bonuses or not in this case.
Narrator
 GM, 7406 posts
 DM says
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Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 03:36
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 21):

If the charm is a divine thing, magery does not, and power investiture does.
 If the charm is a magical thing, magery gives a bonus, and power investiture does not.

Of course, having a charm for your own sphere amounts to an alternate path perk instead of a charm, unless it is something you couldn't access due to insufficient power investiture.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1806 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 03:59
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 22):

How does a character gain a charm in play?
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1399 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 10:16
Re: Out of Character 9
One of these days, I'll learn to quit letting my RP background dictate how I want to build a character.

For that time, I don't care about burial practices, do what's cheap and easy.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1891 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 11:22
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
One of these days, I'll learn to quit letting my RP background dictate how I want to build a character.

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!  I laugh the laugh of those unable to bo otherwise.

quote:
For that time, I don't care about burial practices, do what's cheap and easy.

Sold to Selan it is then!
Narrator
 GM, 7407 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 15:35
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 23):

there needs be an rp reason - alternate path can come through instruction, be it weird book or Jocelyn learning a spell via telepathic instruction. Charm is different. I had misapproved a spell that came into play, and made that alternate path for Syvanus.
A divine charm could be the result of placing an offering at a forgotten shrine, but I am trying to steer away from mages learning healing without dropping in a lens with PI.
I use charms for my celestials, who have to pay for each spell like power as charms, in addition to the skill points, because, while not clerics, they are using random spells without prereq chains.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1400 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 00:22
Re: Out of Character 9
Of course, the down side of taking path #5 (from discussion above) is having to build two characters, one of which is either from a henchman template or shaved down to 75% value from a full template.

I think the Ally is done, aside from equipment.  Not very happy with the main character, going to take another pass with a different template.  Might try a Druid with a Clerical lens, or vice versa (the god involved is, um, rather primitive).
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1809 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 09:29
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
Of course, the down side of taking path #5 (from discussion above) is having to build two characters, one of which is either from a henchman template or shaved down to 75% value from a full template.

I think the Ally is done, aside from equipment.  Not very happy with the main character, going to take another pass with a different template.  Might try a Druid with a Clerical lens, or vice versa (the god involved is, um, rather primitive).


Down side? That is one of the fun parts of GURPs! Wait, who let the munchkin in me out....

Also considering an Ally for healing. May have to be for Gareth, though, as I am not sure if anyone else will want to heal him...he does not seem popular for the clerical types for some reason! Is there a God of Fire who supports Necromancy?
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1401 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 10:08
Re: Out of Character 9
Oh, and you think that'll be the big question?

You may wind up thinking Gareth is a nice, soothing normal...
Gareth
 player, 559 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 10:14
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 29):

yes...what are you trying to say?
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1402 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 23:28
Re: Out of Character 9
Just that I've had a couple "hold my beer" moments since starting this build.  We'll see where I am when I'm done with it.  Hopefully, I can finish the complicated stuff tonight...
Aoife
 player, 675 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 00:23
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 31):

Lol, Jocelyn. No batteries here!
Var
 NPC, 33 posts
 Goblin servant
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 01:22
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Aoife (msg # 32):

Those items are in aisle six@"
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 459 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 01:52
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Aoife (msg # 32):

Must be powered by a mana stone or something ...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1893 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 02:01
Re: Out of Character 9
Jocelyn Lemru:
Must be powered by a mana stone or something ...

It's a Divinely Charged item... which makes getting them recharged embarrassing...
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 460 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 02:11
Re: Out of Character 9
Just depends on the deity; I remember one who would have been perfectly happy to do it ... I believe Kho Khilana was her name.
Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 977 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 10:12
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jocelyn Lemru (msg # 36):

I believe you are correct, and she is now cohabiting in a certain silver and jade tea set with the Lighter of Incense, to ease the passage of the remainder of his thousand year sentence.

As she noted -- watch out for the sandstone.
Harro
 NPC, 7 posts
 Satyr priest
 Of Priapus
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 21:15
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chou-Zhen Mou (msg # 37):

"The temple of Priapus would gladly help with that."

Evelina Grattan
 player, 2 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 00:47
Re: Out of Character 9
Bow ye all down and worship the Frog God!

Well, if you choose.  We're no conquerors.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1812 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 01:39
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Evelina Grattan (msg # 39):

Lol, suddenly we have a lot of healers!

But now that I have raised the question in jest, what god would be appropriate for Gareth?
Rethus
 NPC, 14 posts
 Handsome stranger
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 03:28
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 40):

Perhaps I can make a suggestion...
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1813 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 04:13
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Rethus (msg # 41):

Lol, an evil god? He is not evil, just a little misunderstood!

Who is your suggestion?
Ales Konstantin
 player, 821 posts
 Spellsword
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 08:11
Re: Out of Character 9
Kami?
Gareth
 player, 561 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 08:24
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ales Konstantin (msg # 43):

Tell me about her/him...
Rosewood
 player, 80 posts
 Pixie
 Wizardling
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 09:10
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 42):

Very misunderstood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ZjnrHR8EA
Evelina Grattan
 player, 5 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 09:57
Re: Out of Character 9
Pretty sure the Frog God isn't a good match for Gareth.  He doesn't like fire much.  Also agrees with Hadereum on preferring the dead stay dead.
Rethus
 NPC, 15 posts
 Handsome stranger
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 16:03
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Gareth (msg # 44):

Search your heart"

This message was lightly edited by the player at 23:25, Fri 14 Feb.

Gareth
 player, 562 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 21:50
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Rethus (msg # 47):

"Heart searched. I am NOT evil. Tell me about Kami..."

Or perhaps En or Enji would be more appropriate! From Wiki...

According to Karl Treimer, Illyrians worshiped a fire god named *Enji, related to the Vedic fire god Agni, descending from the root *Hₓn̩gʷnis, the Proto-Indo-European divinised fire. In the Illyrian pantheon the fire deity expanded his function considerably, therefore ousted the cosmic-heavenly deity, and was the most distinguished Illyrian god in Roman times, when the weekday names were formed in the Albanian language. Indeed, the Latin Jovis dies was translated with the Illyrian fire god Enj rather than with the Illyrian Sky father, thought to have been Zot, from Proto-Albanian *dźie̅u ̊ *a(t)t (a cognate of PIE *Dyḗus ph₂tḗr), or Dei-pátrous. With the coming of Christianity En was demoted to demonic status...

A misunderstood god for a misunderstood man!
Rethus
 NPC, 16 posts
 Handsome stranger
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 23:30
Re: Out of Character 9
The man who casts burning death on a defeated foe has a destination... why not secure yourself a place at the table?

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 23:30, Fri 14 Feb.

Narrator
 GM, 7413 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 14 Feb 2020
at 23:32
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Rethus (msg # 49):

Rough couple of days at work, may not be able to post much this weekend.  Will catchbup when I can.
Gareth
 player, 563 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 00:19
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 50):

He was only defeated after I cast burning death...until then he was simply repositioning!

You make is sound like my place is already secured! I purified the evil man with fire...I should sit with the gods for that, after all, don't they do the same? Ever heard of the triunists story of Sodom and Gomorrah?

Hmmm, maybe he should be a triunist?
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1404 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 00:45
Re: Out of Character 9
I've met a few Triunists who think a lot that way.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1650 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 01:57
Re: Out of Character 9
if any man becomes a sword of vengeance, claiming that for the sake of THE LORD, then he shall die by the sword he takes up in vainglory. For vengeance is MINE sayeth THE LORD...
Grimaldi
 player, 598 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 02:00
Re: Out of Character 9
good thing there's plenty of charlatans, heretics, and then other pantheons, spirits, and so on and so forth...
Dilandua
 player, 6 posts
 Shadow Elf
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 02:14
Re: Out of Character 9
Chye Isuel:
if any man becomes a sword of vengeance, claiming that for the sake of THE LORD, then he shall die by the sword he takes up in vainglory. For vengeance is MINE sayeth THE LORD...

"I am right with my goddess and know my place in the tangle.  Not reward, nor punishment, for I serve."
Gareth
 player, 564 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 02:37
Re: Out of Character 9
Chye Isuel:
if any man becomes a sword of vengeance, claiming that for the sake of THE LORD, then he shall die by the sword he takes up in vainglory. For vengeance is MINE sayeth THE LORD...


Ah yes, but don't we all want to be Gods chosen instrument?
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1894 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 03:22
Re: Out of Character 9
"Does our want matter inna t'e will t'e gods?  Is why I mostly avoid 'em."
Evelina Grattan
 player, 7 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 03:30
Re: Out of Character 9
But your own special god can be your friend, as well as your power and glory.  Mine is green and slimy and lives in the mud.
Jednesa
 player, 405 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 04:11
Re: Out of Character 9
"Someday Jednesa meet Chlapáku at Nikdy Život.  Punch Chlapáku in face, show Jednesa strong.  If Chlapáku like what he see, Chlapáku hit back.  Then we fight.  If he strong enough... and look nice... maybe Jednesa let him win..."
Chye Isuel
 player, 1651 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 04:47
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Gareth (msg # 56):
The Tripartite God uses individuals as vessels that be filled with His Holy Spirit. One can be ordained as such an instrument, as many biblical figure have, through the revelations of prophets, or saints. Indeed, pacifism is a heresy... but let not what may be your final vows, be impious vows, even unto the eve of battle!
Aoife
 player, 677 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 05:16
Re: Out of Character 9
Evelina Grattan:
But your own special god can be your friend, as well as your power and glory.  Mine is green and slimy and lives in the mud.


Lovely. What is attractive about that exactly?
Chye Isuel
 player, 1652 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 05:17
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 57):
The tripartite God knows all the desires of those which he hath made. With our free will we must sacrifice our own desires and passions, in this life, and choose this willingly. In return, God will give us each our rewards, in His kingdom in heaven. This will be different according to each one's deeds, and to the degree one has cultivated one's spirit. But the aim is to attain union with the kingdom of heaven, through theosis. this is a position and a status that is higher than even that of the Angels in heaven. They are His beloved servitors, but we were made to be his true children and companions, and through serving Him, our rewards as exarchs of THE LORD, in His kingdom, are bound to be immense. not only everything in your life that you sacrificed will be multiplied, but who knows what sort of abilities we will have, when we too, like God, through our theosis, are no longer bound by the limits of physics, time, or space?
Evelina Grattan
 player, 10 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 14:39
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Aoife (msg # 61):

Attractive?  Nothing, in the human sense, though I think Holy Sister physically enjoys the rituals, the dancing naked and getting covered in mud and slime.

But just imagine, a newborn god has chosen you as his first prophet, given you the ability to peform miracles and taught you things you'd never have learned had you stayed at home in the fields and orchard -- and for this, asks only that you worship properly.  How could that not be attractive to a couple young sisters?
Rethus
 NPC, 17 posts
 Handsome stranger
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 17:27
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 62):

The tripartate god has always been healous, judgrmental, and ungrateful. They are an enemy of free will and self actualization.  They cast their children into torment, permit disease to run roughshod on creation, and regularly ignore thr pleas of those they have not anointed.
In contrast, we prefer for an individual to be uninhibited in their chouce, for their person to be sovereign from the judgement of others, and free to perfect themselves through acts of will if they so elect. Nothing should be forbidden,  although you are always free to not partake of that which displeases oneself,  it is a vile act to prohibit another's agency in engaging tin acts which please them.

They have sired children without asking consent, we always respect it and cannot enter another's flesh without invitation.
True,  we admire acts of excess,

This message was last edited by the player at 03:55, Sun 16 Feb.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1895 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 18:31
Re: Out of Character 9
Rethus:
The tripartate god has always been healous, judgrmental, and ungrateful. They are an enemy of free will and self actualization.  They cast their children into torment, permit disease to run roughshod on creation, and regularly ignore thr pleas of those they have not anointed.
In contrast, we prefer for an individual to be uninhibited in their chouce, for their person to be sovereign from the judgement of others, and free to perfect themselves through acts of will if they so elect. Nothing should be forbidden,  although you are always free to not partake of that which displeases oneself,  it is a vile act to prohibit another's agency in engaging tin acts which please them.

They have sired children without asking consent, we always respect it and cannot enter another's flesh without invitation.
True,  we admire acts of excess,

"You've read T'e Law t'en.  Interesting philosophy but does not ya 'god' leave ya make ya own way an help not those who cry out for succor in 'his' name, but rat'er bless t'em what help t'ey selves?

So, more t'e deity that reward t'e successful an ignore t'e failures."

Chye Isuel
 player, 1653 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 18:37
Re: Out of Character 9
all that which the Tripartite God giveth and taketh away, is given back many times over in the end. discipline, and humility must be shown HIM, and the struggles against the passions must be ongoing. In serving and showing restraint, by going against our corrupted natures, it prepares us for deification, and the keys of heaven become ours. come judgement day there will be weeping and men shall gnash their teeth, as the tares are gathered and burned, and the wheat is safely gathered into HIS barn...
*totally gonna make a triunist priest at some point* xD

This message was last edited by the player at 18:38, Sat 15 Feb.

Stenet Fjall
 player, 356 posts
 Dwarf Holy Warrior
 HP: 13/13 FP: 17/17
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 18:54
Re: Out of Character 9
"Blah, blah blah... bloody god botherers.  If you had any respect for the celestial bureaucracy you'ld properly appeal to your ancestors to file requests for intercession for you, or intercede themselves when they have been granted those responsibilities, rather than constantly, selfishly, take up your god's time with your requests in person."

*beard scratching*

"Excepting the newly minted Frog God worshipers, you probably don't have ancestors to intercede with your god yet... and being a very small world wide congregation, your Frog god probably has plenty of time to make personal responses to your requests.  Though, it might want to petition the bureaucracy, there is always a place in the transcendent and immanent City of Heaven for a young god with a lot of hustle."



"OOC"  And with that I've given voice to all four character's thoughts on their gods and their place within their religion.  I've never finalized Ülo because I have no idea what the Trolls worship and she was a teenage Wizard/Druid anyway, so 'angry teen', 'vengeful witch', and 'nature lover' probably cover it.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:55, Sat 15 Feb.

Chye Isuel
 player, 1654 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 21:14
Re: Out of Character 9
Chye is no doubt a worshiper of his ancestors, and the kami, to which he is also related, through his dragon blood. the women of his line were chosen for their beauty, and unorthodox fighting spirit, that would prepare them for raising a prodigious and often unruly, dragon spawn. (think Chi Chi from DBZ) they are all "tiger-mothers", and quite gifted, themselves.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 21:15, Sat 15 Feb.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1817 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 21:17
Re: Out of Character 9
Evelina Grattan:
In reply to Aoife (msg # 61):

Attractive?  Nothing, in the human sense, though I think Holy Sister physically enjoys the rituals, the dancing naked and getting covered in mud and slime.

...  How could that not be attractive to a couple young sisters?


Add in a Coitaphobic Elf and another priestess, and Masugatan and Hugh are going to have a tantalizing journey!

Look, but no touching, or a god (or a mage) will smite you! For a man with limited self control, what could go wrong?
Gareth
 player, 565 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 21:19
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 69):

Lol, perhaps En would be best for Gareth...it is not like he needs encouragement to burn shit...or people. So it is not like he bothers the god, just gets justification and approval for what he is already doing. Well, is that not how most people choose their god?
Iskander
 player, 1713 posts
 Iskander Cambriel Almonte
 Valdassyan Adventurer.
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 21:20
Re: Out of Character 9
Iskander is a trinunist, among a mainly muslim people. as such, he is a protected "Dhimmi", from a wealthy merchant house, that pays a jizya tax, that compliments the other muslim's zakat, which are obligatory alms.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:25, Sat 15 Feb.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1896 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 21:34
Re: Out of Character 9
Gareth:
Well, is that not how most people choose their god?

In the really real life?  No...  not as far as I can see.  Most are shaped to acceptance and belief in that religion during their childhood, or they hit rock bottom and have their entire world view shattered and have that belief system* show up at that moment to fill the new void they have.


* Which doesn't have to be a 'religion'.  Plenty of people have hit rock bottom and then taken a stark and fanatical turn in their philosophic, ethical, or political beliefs.  However, those beliefs are the least likely to survive the teenage years unquestioned in the way a religion can, so most people do not question if someone has a shift in politics, philosophy, or ethics later, or even several times in their life.


[EDIT]
Now as far as ingame is concerned?  Most Players probably chose deities for their Characters for the way they want to play them.

If that means the Character is restricted in behavior (Stenet), completely unrestricted in behavior (Jednesa), unrestricted but will have to apologise for bad behavior later (Dilandua), or constantly waiting for the lightning bolt to strike because they know they pissed of a god or two all of them (Jareth), is between the Player and their wrothful god GM.
[/EDIT]

This message was last edited by the player at 21:45, Sat 15 Feb.

Jednesa
 player, 406 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 21:49
Re: Out of Character 9
Christine Bjorn:
Add in a Coitaphobic Elf and another priestess, and Masugatan and Hugh are going to have a tantalizing journey!

Look, but no touching, or a god (or a mage) will smite you! For a man with limited self control, what could go wrong?

How could you forget Jednesa and her frequent sartorial destructions?  Granted that is far less an "Oh baby!" and much more a "But these were my good eyes!"
Gareth
 player, 566 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Sat 15 Feb 2020
at 23:16
Re: Out of Character 9
Jareth Mooncalled:
Gareth:
Well, is that not how most people choose their god?

In the really real life?  No...  not as far as I can see.  Most are shaped to acceptance and belief in that religion during their childhood, or they hit rock bottom and have their entire world view shattered and have that belief system* show up at that moment to fill the new void they have.


* Which doesn't have to be a 'religion'.  Plenty of people have hit rock bottom and then taken a stark and fanatical turn in their philosophic, ethical, or political beliefs.  However, those beliefs are the least likely to survive the teenage years unquestioned in the way a religion can, so most people do not question if someone has a shift in politics, philosophy, or ethics later, or even several times in their life.


Hmm, there is a fine line between 'religion and belief system, in that I have met some fanatical people who will get very upset if you call their beliefs a religion, but they have their 'priests' (folk who espouse beliefs as facts), their doctrine (what they are certain is true despite a complete lack of evidence, which they expect other to take 'on faith', and their expected ways of behaving. But lets stay out of the real world, or different opinions are sure to upset someone who is currently comfortable in their beliefs.

Jareth Mooncalled:
[EDIT]
Now as far as ingame is concerned?  Most Players probably chose deities for their Characters for the way they want to play them.

If that means the Character is restricted in behavior (Stenet), completely unrestricted in behavior (Jednesa), unrestricted but will have to apologise for bad behavior later (Dilandua), or constantly waiting for the lightning bolt to strike because they know they pissed of a god or two all of them (Jareth), is between the Player and their wrathful god GM.
[/EDIT]


You forgot about the ones who do not believe the gods are anything more than a powerful patron who gets benefits they don't fully understand, but believe they might with some research! (Reanna! Huh, you thought I was going to say Gareth, didn't you!)

No, Gareth sees the gods as some patrons. You scratch their backs, they scratch yours. Piss them off, and they scratch your eyes out instead, or stick you is some horrible creatures larder for 400 years...The gods in his eyes use people like necromancers use bodies. The gods are just better at it, in that they use people while they are still alive, something Gareth is yet to master. So in the meantime, he 'frees' people from the gods control with fire. So in his mind he is helping people, doing a good thing! See, not evil, just misunderstood!!
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1897 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 01:02
Re: Out of Character 9
Gareth:
Hmm, there is a fine line between 'religion and belief system...

Religion is a belief system, just not one founded on rigorous scientific testing.

But then... the same holds true for politics, philosophy, and ethics.  ;)

Science is also a belief system, it's just founded on rigorously tested and repeatable hypothesis.

Like that "one plus one is always equal to two".  Except when it isn't.

quote:
But lets stay out of the real world, or different opinions are sure to upset someone who is currently comfortable in their beliefs.

Yeah, yeah, no upsetting someone's apple carts (no matter how much tipping apple carts is my thing).

quote:
You forgot about the ones who do not believe the gods are anything more than a powerful patron who gets benefits they don't fully understand, but believe they might with some research! (Reanna! Huh, you thought I was going to say Gareth, didn't you!)

Nah, that's pretty well covered in my "restricted behavior, unrestricted but punishable, completely unrestricted, and worried about attracting anymore attention".  I mean I guess there's also the "trying their hardest but can't get Senpai to notice them" type.

Jednesa's personal 'deity' that she would pray to (if she were the type to pray) is a 'hero'.  A mortal who made it big and joined the gods because they couldn't stop him.

quote:
So in the meantime, he 'frees' people from the gods control with fire.

"Only in life does one have t'e freedom to change who one be.  Ya strippin t'em that freedom an sending t'em whatever awaits.  Most cases, it ain pretty."
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1898 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 01:03
Re: Out of Character 9
And I figure someone would get a kick out this:  https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQ...t=png&name=small
Gareth
 player, 567 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 01:43
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 76):

Lol, Rethus hand you that? I only deal with undead, they are tool. Demons are inherently evil.
Evelina Grattan
 player, 12 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 03:31
Re: Out of Character 9
The Frog God finds undead most distasteful, and has no truck with demons.  He's what most folks would call a "good" god -- he'd like his followers to prosper, and has given us, his priestesses, powers and knowledge that will promote that end.

Oh, and Masugatan?  My opinion on sex, at least with men, isn't too far from Christine's.  I think Holy Sister's differs; you'd have to ask her directly -- but you'd better respect the answer you get.  Neither of us is under any kind of vow in that department, but we do know how to use these whips.  As weapons.
Narrator
 GM, 7414 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 04:19
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Evelina Grattan (msg # 78):

Masugatan may find his own companionship.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1820 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 04:37
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 79):

Yes, that might be wise!
Narrator
 GM, 7415 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 16 Feb 2020
at 19:06
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 80):

Have that in the works
Narrator
 GM, 7421 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 21:52
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 81):

Hoping to catch up tomorrow
Evelina Grattan
 player, 14 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 10:16
Re: Out of Character 9
Can anyone point me to an R.E.I. store?  All this equipment is so heavy!  We need down sleeping bags, titanium cooking gear, a lightweight backpacking tent, and aluminum frame packs.

My pack alone is over fifty pounds!  Holy Sister's is forty-something.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1824 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 10:41
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Evelina Grattan (msg # 83):

Yep. Poor Holy Shitster...That is why it is useful to have a pack animal...or a golem! Chris is carrying over 70 lbs of stuff, including a 2 gal water barrel I just bought him and 20 rations in case of emergency...and a single WOMAN tent...she will make sure Masugatan gets that!

Talk nicely to Jednessa about what she can fit on her cart...group basics and a Legionary tent (8 person or a 1 Jednessa tent) is worth $275 lbs, she might come at that.

Hey, Jednessa, Masugatan is missing female company!
Jednesa
 player, 407 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 11:16
Re: Out of Character 9
Christine Bjorn:
Talk nicely to Jednessa about what she can fit on her cart...

"Yes, Jednesa have cart.  Put whatever want on cart.  Jednesa not want walk slow like last time!  Stupid dwarf and grumpy man walk slow..."

quote:
Hey, Jednessa, Masugatan is missing female company!

"Him small, look puny, not survive Snu-Snu."
Evelina Grattan
 player, 15 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 23:38
Re: Out of Character 9
We'd both be grateful of the offer to put our packs in Jednesa's cart.  Rope, rations, waterskins, and such are heavy.  That'll bring us both down from Heavy to Light, and double our movement.  Probably still walk slow by her standards; our legs are a lot shorter.
Jednesa
 player, 412 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 05:31
Re: Out of Character 9
Evelina Grattan:
We'd both be grateful of the offer to put our packs in Jednesa's cart.  Rope, rations, waterskins, and such are heavy.  That'll bring us both down from Heavy to Light, and double our movement.  Probably still walk slow by her standards; our legs are a lot shorter.

Dragging a fully laded OX Cart, Jednesa has a Basic Move of 4.8.  Dragging it only say half laded, she's at 6.4.

However this is moot as even if our slowest crawled at a 1 or we all moved at 8, it's a 10 day journey one way.  Jednesa just likes to gripe about the "slowpokes keeping Jednesa from the fun stuff".

This message was last edited by the player at 05:32, Wed 19 Feb.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1828 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 05:54
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jednesa (msg # 87):

Christine would be happy to put the following in the Cart crom Chris's back pack, taking him out of light encumbrance and increasing his speed above 4.

• Rations ×20 (p. B288)                                                 10 lbs.
• Waterproof 2 Gal Barrel, $68, with rope loops, 5 lbs, 21 lbs full of (16 lbs) water

Also wanting to take the Herbary (Textbook, may split points among; Herb Lore, Gardening, and Pharmacy (Herbalist)) book we got at the Abbey. How heavy is it?

This message was last edited by the player at 06:00, Wed 19 Feb.

Narrator
 GM, 7424 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 14:35
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 88):

Chris is at medium from armor
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1831 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 19:12
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 89):

Ah, thought it was built in, so not applicable?

What is the weight of the book?

I will want him back to light an minimum.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:20, Wed 19 Feb.

Evelina Grattan
 player, 18 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 23:16
Re: Out of Character 9
Light for us is move 4 -- and that's as good as it's going to get with our armor, whips, shields, and pouches of sling stones.  Honestly, I don't know how anyone affords enough ST to get around in chain mail, never mind heavy plate.
Jednesa
 player, 415 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 23:23
Re: Out of Character 9
Evelina Grattan:
Light for us is move 4 -- and that's as good as it's going to get with our armor, whips, shields, and pouches of sling stones.  Honestly, I don't know how anyone affords enough ST to get around in chain mail, never mind heavy plate.

It's most of what they do.  Also, Lifting ST is only 3 per lvl.

For instance by weight* Jednesa is 60% ST.



* As in 60% of her points are in ST.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 231 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 23:25
Re: Out of Character 9
There are several ways to get there, but I will throw out the most obvious example.  Dwarves get extra lifting ST.  Doesn't help with hitting stuff, but it allows the character to equip a nice set of heavy mail.  If you're playing a Dwarf, you might as well spend a few extra points.  Paying for that armor ends up being a significant financial investment, which probably explains their tendency towards greed.
Evelina Grattan
 player, 20 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 23:27
Re: Out of Character 9
Where I've got about an even split between attributes and advantages, with a bit more than half of either one in the total of skills and spells (so 2:2:1, roughly).  Probably works better when you want to do more than just smash things...  ;)
Balir Ironhide
 player, 232 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 23:38
Re: Out of Character 9
High ST is an investment, but it pays for itself in hit points and offense.  Jednessa can probably take damage all day with the DR reduction from her armor.  She's going to be more one-dimensional, but she's going to excel at it too.

I'll add...  Enough DX to defend and enough HT to stay conscious are the other required pieces to really be effective here.

Combat in GURPs is deadly, so you want (and possibly need) a big meat shield if you're going into the wild.  A party can compensate if they have enough offense in other places, like expert archers or offensive spellcasters.  Still, a wrecking ball like Jednessa is ALWAYS welcome as long as you have someone willing to play them.

And, there is the SnuSnu...
Jednesa
 player, 416 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Thu 20 Feb 2020
at 01:26
Re: Out of Character 9
Balir Ironhide:
High ST is an investment, but it pays for itself in hit points and offense.

Yeah, ST is incredibly cheap for the dual purpose it pulls... but it is also so very limited in how you can apply it to the game world.

quote:
Jednessa can probably take damage all day with the DR reduction from her armor.
  She doesn't have any armor.  But as a Barbarian and an Ogre she has access to buying stupid amounts of DR (Thick Skin).  Buck naked she's probably the heaviest "armored" meatshield we've got in game right now (at least until Gorgath comes back) at DR 10/12 (Everything/Crushing; Thick Skin).

quote:
I'll add...  Enough DX to defend and enough HT to stay conscious are the other required pieces to really be effective here.

Yeeeeeaaaahhhhhh....  sacrifices had to be made to hit a 30 ST.

quote:
Still, a wrecking ball like Jednessa is ALWAYS welcome as long as you have someone willing to play them.

I never go for "brute" types.  But I saw the massive DR and ST build possibilities and said "Hey, a Wrestler would be fun, let's play with having to touch all the horrible hazardous things in a dungeon!"

quote:
And, there is the SnuSnu...

Someday her prince will come and Northport will recoil in horror at the tremendous music they make.  Or it will be leveled by the foreplay fight.  Probably both.
Evelina Grattan
 player, 21 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Thu 20 Feb 2020
at 10:01
Re: Out of Character 9
Holy Sister performs weddings.

Just saying.
Mancini
 player, 326 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Thu 20 Feb 2020
at 15:19
Re: Out of Character 9
I'm not really looking forward to that day.... All the bribes, err victim compensation, for people not to riot when half the city is leveled.
Aegis
 player, 289 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Thu 20 Feb 2020
at 16:01
Re: Out of Character 9
Are you trying to say the whole damn dungeon is foreplay leading up to snu-snu...?

With enough payment in alcohol, Aegis is probably one of the few who wouldn't care.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 233 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Thu 20 Feb 2020
at 16:07
Re: Out of Character 9
I don't typically play fighter types either, but this game requires many hats so everyone can play what they love.  Thus, I have several characters outside my usual comfort zone, in an effort to make the stories go.  Many others have done the same, I'm sure.
Nodwin Zideqick
 player, 522 posts
 Initiate of Vejovis
 FP:7/13 HP:10/10
Thu 20 Feb 2020
at 18:59
Re: Out of Character 9
I love that you have Blade shopping at the specialty shop.  Cracking me up.
Jednesa
 player, 417 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:29/36 FP:13/13
Thu 20 Feb 2020
at 21:54
Re: Out of Character 9
Balir Ironhide:
I don't typically play fighter types either...

I don't mind playing fighting types, I just tend towards Characters with skills and some measure of intelligence, as such I avoid meatthugs.  Jednesa is a mountain of meat, with meat piled on, shored up with meat terraces, and meat avalanches rolling down into the meat valleys... and nothing really else going on.


I mean I just made Dilandua, who is a cross between Swashbuckler (mostly) and Ninja (a little bit), which means "skill heavy".
Gareth
 player, 571 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Fri 21 Feb 2020
at 00:08
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jednesa (msg # 102):

I have a healthy mix of hand-me-downs and own characters, and I like the chance to play a few oddballs I normally would not due to the adverse effect they have on group cohesion. But we have so many groups...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1902 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Fri 21 Feb 2020
at 16:50
Re: Out of Character 9
For those that didn't immediately recognize it... The Lament Configuration, aka (properly) The Lamentation Configuration or Lemarchand's Configuration/Box is the "Hellraiser Box".

And yes, I did hear that Mario is more than smart enough to not touch anything.  Jareth is worried that others might not be so smart...  such as...


TFW when you have a kleptomaniac as a 'familiar' and you're in ye olde cursed items shoppe.
Narrator
 GM, 7434 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 21 Feb 2020
at 18:29
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 104):

The ferret is more likely to steal a spellstone of (singular) demon summoning  or a bejeweled er, ring, that casts the obverse of strike barren, and vibrates. Or an old pocketwatch with a funny winding stem.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1903 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Fri 21 Feb 2020
at 19:00
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
The ferret is more likely to steal a spellstone of (singular) demon summoning  or a bejeweled er, ring, that casts the obverse of strike barren, and vibrates. Or an old pocketwatch with a funny winding stem.

Still cursed items that Jareth does not want to find their way into his pockets.  Or someone else's pockets if Akimbo has that rare moment of stashing things elsewhere.
Narrator
 GM, 7435 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 21 Feb 2020
at 21:33
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 106):

Well, lets make a control roll vs klepto, with will 10.
Narrator
 GM, 7436 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 21 Feb 2020
at 22:25
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 107):

Just grabbed Cold Shard Mountains. Shitty thing is that the file includes an oversize map, which means I can't Lulu it!

should be back on tomorrow. Sorry I haven't been regular this week.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:26, Fri 21 Feb.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1407 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 21 Feb 2020
at 23:51
Re: Out of Character 9
I'm far from an expert with Lulu, but is it reasonably possible to get Lulu to ignore one sheet out of the book, or resize that one image to page size?  It's certainly not hard to get a single page out of a PDF printed to actual map size (providing your local Staples etc. aren't the "we won't print anything that you can't prove is public domain" sort).
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1905 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sat 22 Feb 2020
at 01:10
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
Well, lets make a control roll vs klepto, with will 10.

Will is of no value with a Self Control roll.
Narrator
 GM, 7439 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 22 Feb 2020
at 19:59
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 109):

They take it as is. Unfortunately, I don't have a pdf editor thst would let me rip it out. I had to settle for a double sided printing without a cover, like a peasant.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1835 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 08:48
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 111):

Hate that when my computer does not do what I want it to...

For those who know the books backwards, was there a bow modification somewhere that allowed a bow to be used as a staff in Melee combat? For that matter, it should be simple to imbue a bow with the staff spell to enable it to be used as a magic staff, right?
Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 981 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 10:15
Re: Out of Character 9
Getting Staff spell on a bow should be simple enough -- it's once-living material (wood, sinew, maybe a little bone), and isn't even an edge case like my whip (that wouldn't work if it were longer than it is, I'm told).

Seems to me there was "Battlebow" or something of the sort -- I do recall something about a bow that was reinforced to be used as a quarterstaff (presumably when unstrung).  Powerups?  Maybe?
Ryojin
 player, 43 posts
 Martial artist
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 10:29
Re: Out of Character 9
I will post later today.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1908 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 11:15
Re: Out of Character 9
Christine Bjorn:
For those who know the books backwards, was there a bow modification somewhere that allowed a bow to be used as a staff in Melee combat?

DF 11 Power-Ups, Bow Fencer [10 points] you may treat your bow as a baton in melee combat, Reach 1.  Beware Parry with it however as it is still only as heavy as a bow.
Oly
 player, 1180 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 16:42
Re: Out of Character 9
I think the Staff spell is a much better choice, stronger, better parry skills and doesn't risk losing your missile weapon to breaking.
Narrator
 GM, 7446 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 21:10
Re: Out of Character 9

Might not catch up until tomorrow.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1909 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 21:41
Re: Out of Character 9
Oly:
I think the Staff spell is a much better choice, stronger, better parry skills and doesn't risk losing your missile weapon to breaking.

I don't think that spell does what you think it does... and it certainly doesn't do what Christine was asking about.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1661 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 21:43
Re: Out of Character 9
i like polearms. i've been thinking of a wizard that uses one, instead of a staff, with staff spell placed on it.
Narrator
 GM, 7451 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 21:51
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 119):

The blade wouldn't have mages touch, only the other end.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:55, Mon 24 Feb.

Chye Isuel
 player, 1662 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 21:53
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 120):

that's cool enough, for some ideas i have.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1411 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 24 Feb 2020
at 23:50
Re: Out of Character 9
I recall a limitation of no more than 2 yard length for Staff spell items, as well.

I read Christine as being interested in a bow with Staff, for an archer-mage, and having Bow Fencing would gain an additional bit of versatility.  Though I also recall an advantage that lets you shoot without penalty even in melee, so you don't have to switch weapons if the enemy closes.  Not Weapon Master or Heroic Archer, just checked those.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1663 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Tue 25 Feb 2020
at 00:14
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 122):
you could do a mean crossbar, and there's techniques to strike with the shaft, as well as the sword technique to wield staves. you could hit them in combat and magetouch the crap-ola outta them, along with a nasty crushing blow. i might make me a sahudese magi-martial artist, in this style.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:15, Tue 25 Feb.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1836 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Tue 25 Feb 2020
at 01:48
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 123):

The staff spell cast on the bow should allow the bow to be used to extend reach with spells, but the bow would still be vulnerable in melee combat. I guess just carrying a Jo could resolve that.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1910 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Tue 25 Feb 2020
at 01:54
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
Though I also recall an advantage that lets you shoot without penalty even in melee, so you don't have to switch weapons if the enemy closes.  Not Weapon Master or Heroic Archer, just checked those.

That is a small part of Heroic Archer; shooting in melee without taking Bulk Penalties.  There are no other Advantages that do this, though there is a Technique.


Christine Bjorn:
The staff spell cast on the bow should allow the bow to be used to extend reach with spells, but the bow would still be vulnerable in melee combat. I guess just carrying a Jo could resolve that.

Or you take Bow Fencer as I posted above which allows you to parry with the bow.  It also increases the Bow's DR from 2 to 6 for melee and parrying, though again, you still have to worry about parrying weight.  However making it a Fine, Sylvan bow would help to mitigate that.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:57, Tue 25 Feb.

Narrator
 GM, 7454 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 25 Feb 2020
at 02:15
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 125):

Not a fan of either bow fencer or bow harp.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1912 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Tue 25 Feb 2020
at 02:59
Re: Out of Character 9
Oh poor wretch, whatever did she do to Christine to deserve this fate!



And no for soemthing less funny...
Narrator:
Not a fan of either bow fencer or bow harp.

Any particular reason?  I admit, I don't like abilities that aren't 'supernatural' in nature changing the properties of physical objects, though it could be a Chi thing with Bow Fencer... and I semi agree on the dislike of Bow Harps.  It has never set well with me despite the fact that I know someone who plays a mean recurve.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1837 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Tue 25 Feb 2020
at 09:36
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 127):

Um, if she can create food and remove curses...why is she hungry?
Narrator
 GM, 7455 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 25 Feb 2020
at 15:02
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 128):

Didn't realize she had create food or remove curse. The point was she was cursed, and her savior is Christine.  That was how the intro would work, and the need for food was the reason it was a curse. Perhaps being utterly alone and chummy lowered the skills until she failed too bbn often, or she had a crit fail on remove curse.
Oly
 player, 1181 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Tue 25 Feb 2020
at 17:31
Re: Out of Character 9
I thought Nice entry to the thread myself... even if I don't play in it...

This message was last edited by the player at 02:03, Wed 26 Feb.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1840 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 00:29
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 129):

Or had forgetfulness cast on her, perhaps due to an item that she forget she was wearing. Christine has Dispel Magic, but not Remove Curse...

Do like the general idea though!

This message was last edited by the player at 05:49, Wed 26 Feb.

Christine Bjorn
 player, 1841 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 06:28
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 131):

Another quick question, weight and cost for a light leather skirt?
Chye Isuel
 player, 1665 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 06:37
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 132):

use the partial coverage chart, for custom armor. add up weight and cost for light leather, covering the thighs, to the knees. then, you'll find the total cost and weight.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1842 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 07:05
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 133):

The Low Tech Custom coverage chart says that armour covering thighs and knees is half the weight and cost of torso armour. So using the chart for armour given, that would be 3.15 lbs and $26.50. I wanted to confirm this and not just assume it though.

Dragonbone is also notably absent from the charts as well, but I believe it is identical to Orichalcum but +24 CF. This is all correct?
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1913 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 11:29
Re: Out of Character 9
Christine Bjorn:
Dragonbone is also notably absent from the charts as well...

Huh, weird copy/paste error.  I'll have to edit it in when I get home from work.

quote:
but I believe it is identical to Orichalcum but +24 CF. This is all correct?

Correct.
Al'abalah
 NPC, 10 posts
 Valdassyan ruffian
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 20:07
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 131):

Dispel magic would work, as it is not a curse but a critical success on a spell of Insignificance.




Rough couple of days between commissions and work being ugly, may take a while to catch up

This message was last edited by the player at 20:09, Wed 26 Feb.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1914 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 21:37
Re: Out of Character 9
Al'abalah:
Dispel magic would work, as it is not a curse but a critical success on a spell of Insignificance.

Insignificance is resisted by Perception not Will... so it's possible some people might have had an easier (or harder) time resisting it... (Jednesa is unaffected, her Will and Per are equal).
Evelina Grattan
 player, 27 posts
 Queen of Frog God Cult
 And don't you forget it!
Thu 27 Feb 2020
at 00:12
Re: Out of Character 9
Jareth Mooncalled:
(Jednesa is unaffected, her Will and Per are equal).


So are ours.  That's the default condition, after all.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1915 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Thu 27 Feb 2020
at 02:12
Re: Out of Character 9
Evelina Grattan:
So are ours.  That's the default condition, after all.

Masugatan and Christine weren't made using Templates...  and by 'default' you mean just Bards, Clerics, Druids, Knights, and Swashbucklers that didn't spend any Advantage points to boost one?  Also note Barbarian, Holy Warriors, Martial Artists, Scouts, Thieves, and Wizards all 'default' to having differing Will and Per as per template.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1916 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Thu 27 Feb 2020
at 02:27
Re: Out of Character 9
Christine Bjorn:
Dragonbone is also notably absent from the charts as well, but I believe it is identical to Orichalcum but +24 CF. This is all correct?

Follow up note... you cannot make bows out of Dragonbone as it is not flexible, just in case that was the direction you were heading (not sure if you are still refining Christine's staff or the new Allys' bow).

If you're aiming for "unbreakable" bow the directions to go are Very Fine and Sylvan; and then Shatterproof (VF and Sylvan for those rare moments caught in a No Mana Zone, also because it adds +1 damage if you have to smack someone with it in melee).
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1843 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Thu 27 Feb 2020
at 05:10
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 140):

New Allies staff, actually, since priests of Helios carry staffs and not bows, as per my original concept.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1918 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Thu 27 Feb 2020
at 06:13
Re: Out of Character 9
Christine Bjorn:
New Allies staff, actually, since priests of Helios carry staffs and not bows, as per my original concept.

Dragonbone staff is best staff.  /thumbsup.gif
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1844 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Thu 27 Feb 2020
at 08:19
Re: Out of Character 9
Al'abalah:
Dispel magic would work, as it is not a curse but a critical success on a spell of Insignificance.


So strong that even her god forgot about her, so did not grant her spells! That makes sense, actually...
Dispel Magic has been used...with not a bad roll...

Al'abalah:
Rough couple of days between commissions and work being ugly, may take a while to catch up


Happens. Next week will be like that for me. Starting after tomorrow...
Narrator
 GM, 7459 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 27 Feb 2020
at 19:53
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 143):

Looks like not catching up... Masugatan was built on the brute template
Nodwin Zideqick
 player, 530 posts
 Initiate of Vejovis
 FP:7/13 HP:10/10
Fri 28 Feb 2020
at 16:11
Re: Out of Character 9
Who doesn't love Curious with Weirdness Magnet.

quote:
“Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!


This quote couldn't be more perfect, since he's holding a sunbolt in his hand 'just in case'.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1920 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Fri 28 Feb 2020
at 20:24
Re: Out of Character 9
Nodwin Zideqick:
Who doesn't love Curious with Weirdness Magnet.

"Pretty partial to 'em.  Bu' t'en I loaded up on Curious, Impulsive, Weirdness Magnet, an Xenophilia.  So maybe I gots t'e bias."
Nodwin Zideqick
 player, 531 posts
 Initiate of Vejovis
 FP:7/13 HP:10/10
Fri 28 Feb 2020
at 21:46
Re: Out of Character 9
I'll politely suggest to Kalima's player that she should keep an eye on you...  One way or the other.

I'm guessing you might have a bit of fun with Gareth, in an "I don't want to think about this" sort of way.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1921 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Fri 28 Feb 2020
at 23:59
Re: Out of Character 9
Nodwin Zideqick:
I'll politely suggest to Kalima's player that she should keep an eye on you...  One way or the other.

I'm guessing you might have a bit of fun with Gareth, in an "I don't want to think about this" sort of way.

In GURPS, Xenophilia just means that when the weird big-eyeballed sorcerer from another dimension makes threats and shows up ready to fight, Jareth talks first heedless of the obvious danger signs.  And when an otyugh is out wandering around, he treats it like an errant (but very deadly) puppy instead of "kill on sight" like most adventurers.  Or when he encounters weirdly coloured Hobgoblins who are clearly of a death cult and dropping obvious "and we're going to unleash death on everyone" threats, he'll speak amicably and wish them well on parting.

Basically, unless he knows it cannot be talked to or reasoned with, he'll try talking and reasoning even if it's making the threatening gestures and clearly intent on attacking.  I'm waiting for him to mistake a "mindless" danger for something he can diplomacy at and get chomped.  I know it's coming.


[EDIT]
I mean, he's right now commiserating with a demon summoning, infernally bound, practitioner of what are probably the Darkest Arts, who happily sells people cursed (and worse) goods.
[/EDIT]

This message was last edited by the player at 00:14, Sat 29 Feb.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1922 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 00:07
Re: Out of Character 9
So... what's the political situation between the Empire and Northport?  How much pull does the Imperial Mages Guild (which apparently doesn't maintain a strong presence in Northport) have with who/what/how ever runs the Empire?

Asking for a friend....
Narrator
 GM, 7471 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 03:12
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 149):

The empire has been in deep decline since the plague, so not a lot of pull
Dne Utrotare
 player, 200 posts
 Anyone
 down there?
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 03:41
Re: Out of Character 9
I finally got a chance to use that catchphrase.  Lol

This message was last edited by the player at 03:42, Sat 29 Feb.

Narrator
 GM, 7472 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 12:29
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Dne Utrotare (msg # 151):

New player onboarding, Jendrich
Jendrich
 player, 1 post
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 17:51
Re: Out of Character 9
Hello everyone! I'm the newest arrival in the Adventurer's Guild. I'll be easy to find, just look for the guy that looks like a fish out of water.

I'll be honest, it's a bit intimidating to jump into a game where the 'Private to' section is bigger than the 'Message' section...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1924 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 19:24
Re: Out of Character 9
Jendrich:
Hello everyone! I'm the newest arrival in the Adventurer's Guild. I'll be easy to find, just look for the guy that looks like a fish out of water.

Welcome.  The hard part is finding a party to jump into with when most (but not all) are out and about (there are a few just gearing up so to speak).

quote:
I'll be honest, it's a bit intimidating to jump into a game where the 'Private to' section is bigger than the 'Message' section...

Are they?  Where are those stats located?  Or did you do the hard work of calculating it?
Grimaldi
 player, 610 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 22:55
Re: Out of Character 9
"Or which groups to bail from. I haven't been fortunate with my employers, as of late."

This message was last edited by the player at 01:38, Fri 06 Mar.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1416 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 1 Mar 2020
at 00:17
Re: Out of Character 9
Jareth, I think he's talking about the immense list of characters a message cna be "private" to, just below the editor box.

Jendrich, that box includes every character, PC or NPC, that has ever posted to any thread in the game.  GM doesn't get rid of them, and they turn up again (player) years later.  I've been playing for almost five years, and I've met fewer than half of them.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1925 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sun 1 Mar 2020
at 01:04
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
Jareth, I think he's talking about the immense list of characters a message cna be "private" to, just below the editor box.

Ah, good call.  Yeah the PC and NPC list is yuge.  Just massive.  Really big.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1927 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sun 1 Mar 2020
at 01:19
Re: Out of Character 9
Can Mario resist one-shotting the Load-Bearing NPC in the eye?  Will said NPC do something terribly stupid and get shot in the eye?

Tune in next update for the continuing adventures of Oh Shit We Are So Fucked.
Jendrich
 player, 2 posts
Sun 1 Mar 2020
at 02:51
Re: Out of Character 9
Jareth Mooncalled:
Ah, good call.  Yeah the PC and NPC list is yuge.  Just massive.  Really big.


Especially compared to the few games I've been in so far.

So are any group looking for an extra swordarm to assist them?
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 997 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Sun 1 Mar 2020
at 11:53
Re: Out of Character 9
I can shoot him anywhere.  Eyes are good when you need to end something quickly.  A knee or foot works well when you just want someone to stay where they are for a while, without needing a necromancer to question them later.  Voice of experience, here...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1929 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sun 1 Mar 2020
at 13:24
Re: Out of Character 9
Mario Crowfoot:
I can shoot him anywhere.

I know.  I was making a Scout/Archer joke.
Narrator
 GM, 7474 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 1 Mar 2020
at 15:54
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 161):

I should be able to post tomorrow.
Any opinions in the group on the Oh Hell No thread?
Oly
 player, 1183 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sun 1 Mar 2020
at 17:35
Re: Out of Character 9
Out of the frying pan, into the fire ...

Sometimes the person putting you in the deep Poo isn't your enemy and the person trying to get you out isn't your friend.
Var
 NPC, 38 posts
 Goblin servant
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 00:04
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Oly (msg # 163):

"Ya die in Hell without being a shoo-in, an all we get is boring litigation.  Ya go forth and do tings that guarantee a fair collection  it makes management happy."
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 999 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 00:16
Re: Out of Character 9
I won't go through there if I know what it is, and I'm pretty unlikely to if I don't.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1930 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 03:14
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
Any opinions in the group on the Oh Hell No thread?

There's a group?  Does Sedeeric have MPD?

If you want opinions... well... sometimes Characters dies.  Otherwise I suggest Sederic run for the Valdassya gate.  And maybe kill the demon once he's safely back in Prime Mundus.

And then tuck in for a long walk home.

Or if he thinks his Dodge is up for it, dive back through the gate and hope to survive a swipe from a bill-voulge-glaive-guisarme-ranseur... with extra spikes (though where anyone would fit them at that point is beyond me).
Grimaldi
 player, 611 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 03:35
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 162):
given his experiences and the words he overheard, with Grimaldi being a no-nonsense type, he'd have done exactly what i had him do: head back to the guild, sign off the books, and look for his next job. Maybe he can join up with jendrich.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:36, Mon 02 Mar.

Narrator
 GM, 7475 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 17:49
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 167):

That's cool. Not everyone needs be on the same team
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 1000 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 23:14
Re: Out of Character 9
No, makes the party too big.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1418 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 23:16
Re: Out of Character 9
Always wondered what happened to Mythos Songau.

Still don't know, but I think we just found out where he wound up, anyway.
Narrator
 GM, 7477 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 01:38
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 170):

Just someone in a similar profession
Grimaldi
 player, 612 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 22:23
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 168):
Which thread shall I go to?
Ryojin
 player, 47 posts
 Martial artist
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 23:18
Re: Out of Character 9
GM got me looking at my other character sheet wondering if he killed my Artificer off LOL, you listed almost everything my guy has!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1419 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 23:28
Re: Out of Character 9
Sounded like almost a standard load-out for an artificer.  Hence why I thought it might be Mythos -- he was the only one I've met.
Narrator
 GM, 7479 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 23:38
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ryojin (msg # 173):

Admittedly there was some inspiration.

I will post a thread for Jendrich and Grimaldi, welcome to the guild.

Meanwhile,  work has been kicking my ass and my commissions of evil goatfolk and some stuff for Gabor have been eating my time. Hoping to be all caught up tomorrow.
Mythos Songau
 player, 116 posts
 If it ain't broke,
 it needs more parts!
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 00:30
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
Sounded like almost a standard load-out for an artificer.  Hence why I thought it might be Mythos -- he was the only one I've met.



I am not dead yet! Just drawing up blueprints! :D
Narrator
 GM, 7487 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 02:16
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Mythos Songau (msg # 176):

Be back tomorrow
Narrator
 GM, 7490 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 22:12
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 177):

Be spotty for some days, travelling
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 1002 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Thu 5 Mar 2020
at 23:32
Re: Out of Character 9
Sigh.

We have a weirdness magnet and a Thing from Beyond in an extradimensional shop run by (or employing) demons.

Of course it's going to get confusing...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1933 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 19:10
Re: Out of Character 9
Mario Crowfoot:
Sigh.

We have a weirdness magnet and a Thing from Beyond in an extradimensional shop run by (or employing) demons.

Of course it's going to get confusing...

I'm not sure that Ymid is a 'Thing"... okay wait.  Clearly it's a Thing, I'm not sure it classifies exactly as "from Beyond".  gwythaint hasn't outlined the cosmology but 'from Beyond' usually means "that which exists outside time and space", at the very least "from beyond the Stars/Firmament" however that works.  Where our ;friend' the Ymid clearly comes from another dimension, just like Blade the Hunter in the 'Speciality Shop' thread is 'from another dimension'... and demons are just 'from another dimension'.

Actually at some point I need to nail gwythaint's feet to the floor on this one, especially as Jareth is like one or two adventures away from being able to Create Gates at his leisure and I'll need to know the cosmological ramifications of just willy-nilly making and using Gates.

For instance, if every world is its own 'Prime Mundus', that has different ramifications than if there is only one Prime Mundus.





Oh, and the reason I came in here this time:  Be ready for a site wide shutdown for 5 minutes at 11PM PST (GMT -7) tonight (March 7 Friday).  The hosting company is taking down and replacing their primary router for the servers the site is hosted on.  While it's predicted to be no more than 5 minutes... when has Tech Support ever not pulled a Reverse Scotty?
Ymid
 NPC, 94 posts
 Mysterious sorcerer
 With one huge eye for a h
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 21:11
Re: Out of Character 9
"The people have travelled for so long, and so far, none are quite certain ofvthe point of origin, and whether this was our original form, or the first Ymid was a member of a servitor race that was exposed to a Great Old One. They are the constant. Gods die, demons and elementals are cast out, yet the Old Ones remain."

This message was lightly edited by the player at 23:10, Thu 12 Mar.

Nodwin Zideqick
 player, 534 posts
 Initiate of Vejovis
 FP:7/13 HP:10/10
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 22:16
Re: Out of Character 9
I am in tech support, and out change window time frames are immaculate.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1934 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 23:36
Re: Out of Character 9
Nodwin Zideqick:
I am in tech support, and out change window time frames are immaculate.

I can't tell if you're making a very, very dry joke... or if you live in paradise where there are never any 'unknown unknowns' to gremlin up your works.
Nodwin Zideqick
 player, 535 posts
 Initiate of Vejovis
 FP:7/13 HP:10/10
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 23:37
Re: Out of Character 9
That, sir, was a wee bit of sarcasm.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1420 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 6 Mar 2020
at 23:41
Re: Out of Character 9
I've worked in, and with tech support.  The only way a time window is immaculate is by way of having no father.  Which is to say they're bastards.

Wheee!  I just looked up Create Gate (figuring your psionic ability probably has similar abilities and costs).  That's one expensive spell to cast, even though you don't need access to both sides like you did in 3rd ed.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1935 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sat 7 Mar 2020
at 02:06
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
Wheee!  I just looked up Create Gate (figuring your psionic ability probably has similar abilities and costs).  That's one expensive spell to cast, even though you don't need access to both sides like you did in 3rd ed.

Actually, don't tell anyone, but Jareth is using the spells.  As a cultist they're Psionic spells, so independent of Mana and Sanctity... and they cost a bit more FP.  And might, ah, summon an Elder Thing.

So basically Psionics just using the spells system, which is less exp and simpler.
Narrator
 GM, 7494 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 7 Mar 2020
at 21:22
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 186):

Just to clarify for the temple hill group, The area of temple hill is about the same as little Shevnia, and while the population is less, they can get into dockside, artisinal, or merchant in under half an hour.
Johan Faustus
 NPC, 21 posts
 Questionable vendor
 Of occult supplies
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 00:36
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 187):

"Finally! some one asked what things cost."
Grimaldi
 player, 618 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 01:16
Re: Out of Character 9
Grimaldi found the shop acceptable to exist. though a bigger fan of order, in the chaotic shop he saw a place where vigilante/hunters frequented. he didn't find it evil enough to justify attacking the staff or shopkeeper on sight. if demons attacked first, it would have triggered his blood lust, them being legitimate foes. He doesn't trust the merchandise and suspects hidden contracts abound, and/or cursed items. demon lore would reveal the etiquette and laws of demon contracts, and tricks..

This message was last edited by the player at 01:52, Sun 08 Mar.

Chye Isuel
 player, 1671 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 04:33
Re: Out of Character 9
lol the motorola 3200 is the "zack morris" phone.
Ryojin
 player, 48 posts
 Martial artist
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 18:52
Re: Out of Character 9
Haveron Stormwal:
Haveron frowns back at Gareth and speaks more sternly.  "Gareth, who is this, and how does he appear out of no where, knowing who you are, in the middle of our journey?  I fear whatever magic is at play could attract the attention of our target.  Like I said, I would like an explanation of whatever just happened here."



Seems like you are missing some info that is already in play.

Var is Berry's servant, not Gareth's, and Berry already answered your question as to who Var is. Gareth was asking the same question you had.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 355 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 20:00
Re: Out of Character 9
Yes and no.

The description of Var's appearance states he is Berry's apprentice.

quote:
There is a loud bang and a puff of greasy sulpherous smoke, and Berry's servant stumbles into the clearing, bleeding heavily from his shoulder.


In response, Gareth responds with something that sounds like some sort of entitlement or ownership:

quote:
Where the hell have you been?


Berry on the other hand, speaks to Var more like they are familiar with each other:

quote:
I think Gareth is just defaulting to a cautious response when faced with something sudden. Var, if you carry one of these weird stones back to sell you can probably make some cash. Also we are engaging in technically not grave robbing now. I assume you approve.


As a player I know Var belongs to Berry.  In character, Haveron probably does not really understand the organization of it all.  Gareth spoke with much more authority than Berry did, so he seemed more owner than Berry.  It seemed like a reasonable interpretation of the situation to me.
Ryojin
 player, 49 posts
 Martial artist
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 20:26
Re: Out of Character 9
But Var has interacted with the group on several occasion already, Var is not an unknown variable.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 357 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 22:17
Re: Out of Character 9
As a gentle remember, I came into this character later.  Berry has called Var in back alleys, in the other room, and generally while Haveron has not been around.  It may be that I missed it happening when Haveron was present, and if so that's on me.  You may be correct that Haveron "should have known".
Narrator
 GM, 7502 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 8 Mar 2020
at 23:00
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 194):

This is also the first time Var has made a dramatic appearance. Typically he has done this trick out of sight, which suggests a dire situation transpired.


I am probably going to be posting infrequently this week.
Gareth
 player, 578 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 05:20
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 195):

Gareth does not miss the opportunity to put Haveron back in his place, though, as he feels Haveron has been giving him an unnecessarily rough time! Hence I took the chance to role play it!
Narrator
 GM, 7507 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 11 Mar 2020
at 13:56
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Gareth (msg # 196):

Posting while I can
Clarence Montague
 player, 283 posts
 Torchbearer
 Spiderboy
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 09:13
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 197):

Kind of tempted to take Clarence on a whirl in Blades world...a light mage vs Vampyres, though his skill is the lowest of any mage! But he does have several sunlight spells...
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 1006 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 09:21
Re: Out of Character 9
And now Mario has to figure out (or guess) whether the demon is immune to silver as well as ordinary arrows, or just has enough DR to turn the point -- and whether it matters.
Narrator
 GM, 7512 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 13:49
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Mario Crowfoot (msg # 199):

Try an eye shot.

Hope everyone stays healthy, should be posting again by monday, will tey in the interrum.
Narrator
 GM, 7514 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 14:44
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 200):

Might want an orc or two for the new thread. Fighter/thief types welcome, also agent/veteran
Nodwin Zideqick
 player, 539 posts
 Initiate of Vejovis
 FP:7/13 HP:10/10
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 15:28
Re: Out of Character 9
I was tempted to have Nodwin stay with Blade too.  His curiosity is only at 5 points though, and he has an equally strong drive to protect his group.  You could argue weirdness magnet either way.  The deciding point was just how far he is in over his head.  His discomfort level probably went through the roof going from medieval to modern in the blink of a door closing.  Nodwin is more broad-minded than most, but it still seemed like too much.

From a metagaming standpoint, the GM is already stretched with additional work stuff going on.  I think Nodwin would have returned to the group anyway, but as the player I also wanted to limit how much we're asking of the GM.  Let's be honest, it's a demanding gig, otherwise we wouldn't see so many games die.
Clarence Montague
 player, 284 posts
 Torchbearer
 Spiderboy
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 19:05
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Nodwin Zideqick (msg # 202):

Good point. Narrator, what would you prefer? Did you want to try a modern stint?
Syvanus
 player, 876 posts
 Wood Elf
 Archer
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 20:45
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 201):

I will apply... good with a bow, OK with a sword.

Will replace his two alchemical arrows and buy 4 silver arrows.
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 1007 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 22:20
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 200):

Eye shots (-9) take time to aim a couple rounds or the chance of a miss is near 50%.  Vitals I can do standing on my head (almost literally).
Narrator
 GM, 7515 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 23:16
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Mario Crowfoot (msg # 205):

You are with another archer, and between you and Mellarill,  you might accomplish something.

Thank you for not starting a modern adventure,  but I was thinking of it...

Actually, Ullo could come back for the shopping trip... and I have a reason for her to cooperate. But I need at least two orcs, and one could be an npc. Syvanus would be welcome; there are already two fighter-spellcaster types
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 1008 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Fri 13 Mar 2020
at 08:50
Re: Out of Character 9
Mellarill's been so quiet I forgot she was there...
Narrator
 GM, 7518 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 13 Mar 2020
at 11:39
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Mario Crowfoot (msg # 207):

Also Jocelyn has an attack that bypasses DR: magic bolt
Jocelyn Lemru
 player, 463 posts
 Sorceress
 hot and hotheaded
Fri 13 Mar 2020
at 19:30
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 208):

But she is by the door we came in through with Mell and Brodak ... not sure what she can see with the shelves in the way, although always willing to help.
Narrator
 GM, 7532 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 18:54
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jocelyn Lemru (msg # 209):

Posted some trade related rulings let me know what you think


link to a message in this game
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 363 posts
Tue 17 Mar 2020
at 21:12
Re: Out of Character 9
Good interplay between Haveron and Gareth, with lots of good RP.  Still, I'd like to move the thread on so the rest of the group can participate.  I assume they would rather play than watch these two knuckleheads go at it...and eat popcorn.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1423 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 17 Mar 2020
at 21:45
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 211):

Var seems to be enjoying it.  Then again, consider the source...
Gareth
 player, 589 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 06:33
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 212):

Lol, sending Gareth off so you can talk is a great way to advance the plot! He is sure to attract some trouble...

I am glad others are enjoying it as much I am enjoying playing him!
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 365 posts
Wed 18 Mar 2020
at 15:34
Re: Out of Character 9
He is a complete pain in the butt, Gareth.  But, he's also spot on from a character point of view.  I worked with kids for a number of years in my early career.  You're playing him very accurately.  Perhaps too accurately...  :)

I have Haveron doing the very best he can to try and manage him.  He's having a lot of trouble with it, as you might expect.  Like you said, Gareth is going to be a management nightmare for whoever leads the party.

My biggest concern is that it might break the morale of the group, and cause a rift in the party.  That's why I have Haveron stepping away for his own time out, while the rest of the group tries to figure out how to manage things.
Aoife
 player, 685 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 07:47
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 214):

You want Kalima to push the demon back through the shop, through the door, into the next room and through the gate? By the time she did that, she could pincushion it ten times over!
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 1015 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 08:56
Re: Out of Character 9
Really?  It's got a DR of at least 7.  That was a near-max roll on the arrow that just bounced off.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1674 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 09:05
Re: Out of Character 9
Haveron has always been an overbearing character, from his start. a total control freak. xD
Gareth
 player, 591 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 09:10
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 217):

But Mario, it was not holy...

Chye, that is what has made Gareth such fun to play! And now, instead of discussing it like he asked, everyone is just ignoring the question! lol...
Chye Isuel
 player, 1675 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 09:46
Re: Out of Character 9
a classic foil.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 367 posts
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 14:58
Re: Out of Character 9
I think the previous owner was overbearing with Haveron.  During my tenure I have tried to be more organizational.  Then again, that assumes people with social skills and the presence to recognize the bigger picture.  Gareth has the tendency to stare down the tree and miss Sherwood.  To him, Haveron probably does seem like a bit of a tyrant, because he doesn't accept Gareth's opinion on death magic.
Gareth
 player, 592 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 19:57
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 220):

Not knowing his strengths and weaknesses, you have played him pretty consistently as a leader frustrated by someone who does not follow real well! I have, as mentioned, found the interactions fun.
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 1016 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 21:22
Re: Out of Character 9
Gareth:
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 217):

But Mario, it was not holy...


It was silver-tipped, though.  Unless this Khozapukt is demon enough to need magical weapons, it was sheer DR that turned that shaft.
Khozapukt
 NPC, 13 posts
 Bat winged demon
 With bill hook
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 21:47
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Mario Crowfoot (msg # 222):

As a creation of one of that short lived but extremely efficient band of munchkins that flew through here last year, I can definitely say it come from a sh!t tonne of DR rather than esoteric immunity"
Narrator
 GM, 7554 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 21:54
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Khozapukt (msg # 223):

I know the rl situation with this plague is laying serious stress on everyone. Work is going to be sucking heavily on my downtime, as we are a recieving center rapidly becoming a source. As a mildly paranoid person, I find this iteration of reality to be what I expected,  and only tiring, but then I am on some really sweet meds that make coping easier.
Not everyone is that lucky, and the fear is palpable enough to have physical effects.
Be kind to yourselves.  I will try to assist in your escapes from what is going on, and from the outright catastrophe we are being told is going on. I love all of you, and I want things here to be relaxing and enjoyable.

If anyone wants to pause a thread because of what's up, let me know.

Be at ease, and remember that when you want to scream, you can also laugh.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:01, Fri 20 Mar.

Chye Isuel
 player, 1676 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 22:22
Re: Out of Character 9
I'm on some pretty sweet meds too. they're called starburst, and sherbet, strains. :)-~~~
Aegis
 player, 308 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 23:05
Re: Out of Character 9
Kind of you to notice boss.

In my case, we're doing fine on my end.  I updated Aegis' equipment, and hope to get the character you requested started in the next day or two.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1947 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 01:39
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
I love all of you, and I want things here to be relaxing and enjoyable.

Right back at ya.  If you need a week or four off, if it gets too crazy at work, just say the word, we'll still be here.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1861 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 02:13
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Aegis (msg # 226):

Ditto. We could have extra time due to being in isolation though. Or not, if we are sent to be isolated at sea!
Oly
 player, 1191 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 03:24
Re: Out of Character 9
Well we've been ordered to stay home unless we have to go somewhere important ...  still plenty to do around here, but certainly time to do post here.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1424 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 09:01
Re: Out of Character 9
I was kind of looking forward to a vacation, paid with Federal funds, but alas, it's not to be.  My employer, a major industrial supply distributor, is considered an "essential" business (we distribute cleaning supplies, among other things, and deliver to businesses who buy from us) and will remain open until or unless there's a total lockdown.

Meanwhile, I've got close to six weeks of backlog in my tool repairs, for tool types no one else in the shop works on.  So, aside from lower traffic on the roads and a bit more inconvenience getting lunch, it's business as usual here.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1948 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Fri 20 Mar 2020
at 14:01
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
My employer... is considered an "essential" business...

Mine is so unessential it's not funny, but unless we have an order of shelter issued* for my area the Big Bosses are keeping us open.  Luckily the biggest Big Boss decided to lift penalties company-wide for people calling out and for picking up OT... so the Mother Unit is staying home and I'm doing overtime every week.

I work in the credit card mines (call center for CC enrollment), so normally we're packed in like sardines (and sicknesses spread like wildfire).  But almost half of us are elderly, and most of the elderly in our sales floors have decided to stay home, so it's actually pretty desolate looking in the building.


* And an order written such that our building manager can't weasel into us staying open, which he'll look for every loophole to stay open, his bonuses depend on it.
Narrator
 GM, 7560 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 20:21
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 231):

Oops! Sederuc may have to find another way home...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1425 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 22:33
Re: Out of Character 9
We kind of knew that would happen...
Grimaldi
 player, 625 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 22:52
Re: Out of Character 9
I said this wierdo bologna is fa da boids.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1950 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 23:01
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
Oops! Sederuc may have to find another way home...

If the Gate and the Seal decides "hey, now is a good [term not found] to 'eat/subsume/make part of my infinitely vast quantum nothing' a small infernal cursed item shop" he might want to find the long way home... of course That Which Was and Shall Again Be might just open all the doors for a bit, which could serve Sedric well, or not (depending on where the door opens to).
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 1018 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Sat 21 Mar 2020
at 23:03
Re: Out of Character 9
You might be right, Grimaldi, but when else would there be any practical value in being able to throw a bottle and then shoot it out of the air?
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1951 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 00:51
Re: Out of Character 9
And an excellent shot too.
Grimaldi
 player, 626 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 00:54
Re: Out of Character 9
well, had everyone stayed together, we'd have had the inevitable bloodbath, just on a much greater scale. it's ironic though how the spoils are probably all, cursed... xD
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1952 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 15:52
Re: Out of Character 9
Putting together a Dungeon Saint... most boring stat line ever.  Flat 12 in everything.

On the upside I'm finally going to indulge in my favorite (and most underused) naming scheme, the pun...
Sederic
 player, 380 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 19:28
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 232):

He may not get the chance to find another way home with the rolls he gets...nothing under 10 with this build will be fatal soon enough!
Narrator
 GM, 7563 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 20:30
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Sederic (msg # 240):

A point for coolness to Mario!
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1953 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sun 22 Mar 2020
at 21:35
Re: Out of Character 9
Sederic:
He may not get the chance to find another way home with the rolls he gets...nothing under 10 with this build will be fatal soon enough!

Nah, see Jareth just had to sweet talk the Gate into bringing you back in exchange for eating the shop... or whatever the Gate is doing besides opening the way, err, for you!  Totally for you...
Narrator
 GM, 7566 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 24 Mar 2020
at 15:51
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 242):

Ryojin/Zeelzeel/mythos just got deployed.
Narrator
 GM, 7570 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 25 Mar 2020
at 00:00
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 243):

Going to try and post tomorrow
Narrator
 GM, 7571 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 18:26
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 244):

Thank you for bearing with me
Oly
 player, 1194 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 18:42
Re: Out of Character 9
Not an issue... all of us are being wagged around by the dog...
Balir Ironhide
 player, 242 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 18:59
Re: Out of Character 9
Last I heard you were getting your butt handed to you by some combination of a virus and an overflowing sick ward.  No need to worry about us.  We all understand and sympathize with your situation.

In fact, we're very grateful that you're out there helping save lives.  That dwarfs anything here in game.

You keep doing what you're doing.  And thanks for your efforts.
Narrator
 GM, 7573 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 26 Mar 2020
at 19:38
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Oly (msg # 246):

DrDestructo just got made a mandatory essential worker.

My wife and eldest are recovering, some body achhes and headaches, the last of low grade fever this morning. They seem to have conteacted mild cases. So far, my youngest and I are asymptomatic, although I am pretty sure we have been exposed.
Apparently  85% of cases are this mild, 15 percent require hospitalization, (or 85% of people who are positve get sent home to convslesce) and a third of those hospitalized require ICU care. Some of those get somewhat better, many do not.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1429 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 09:06
Re: Out of Character 9
Sederic, I'm pretty sure where you were was a day at the beach compared to where the shop is going now.
Sederic
 player, 385 posts
 half elven
 sword mage
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 09:23
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 249):

Perhaps. You are not making staying attractive...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1959 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 10:40
Re: Out of Character 9
"Stick around, ya get see what t'e outside reality look like!"
Jednesa
 player, 432 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:27/36 FP:13/13
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 01:46
Re: Out of Character 9
"Masugatan momentarily closes his eyes and sighs dramatically.  "Would you pluck this tale from me like a jagged arrowhead from my heart?""

Then he gets shot in the chest with an arrow like a minute later.  Theatre critics are everywhere.
Ales Konstantin
 player, 834 posts
 Spellsword
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 00:45
Re: Out of Character 9
It's getting hot over at the Rice Run...
Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 992 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 09:01
Re: Out of Character 9
Yep, leader should have been done by now, except I can't roll damage at present...
Chye Isuel
 player, 1683 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 13:15
Re: Out of Character 9
me eyes are damaged...
Narrator
 GM, 7598 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 14:32
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chou-Zhen Mou (msg # 254):

He has DR7 (cloth plus brigandine plus armor mastery) on hands, torso, face, and only cloth over the rest, so is eating most of the damage flung his way. he isn't that much of a heavy.

His men wear reinforced leather torso armor and pot helms over cloth armor, the rain of fire has hurt most of them.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:34, Wed 01 Apr.

Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 993 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Wed 1 Apr 2020
at 22:32
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
In reply to Chou-Zhen Mou (msg # 254):

He has DR7 (cloth plus brigandine plus armor mastery) on hands, torso, face, and only cloth over the rest, so is eating most of the damage flung his way. he isn't that much of a heavy.


Well, it would also help if I could make some damage rolls...
Narrator
 GM, 7615 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 2 Apr 2020
at 16:48
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chou-Zhen Mou (msg # 257):

Been digging in deep into the old Broderick threads to get a final on the maps of the area So I can prep it for publication.  Holy crap what a jackhole he was!
Grimaldi
 player, 630 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 2 Apr 2020
at 17:59
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 258):
He was a dastardly douchebag, who met a gruesome end.
Narrator
 GM, 7617 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 2 Apr 2020
at 20:43
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 259):

I have gotten about 5 maps in order, and have one more to reformat.

(The adventure is the sequel to Broderick's demise, I ran it using 187 pt characters at a mini con) but going through 48 pages of him was draining.
Grimaldi
 player, 631 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Thu 2 Apr 2020
at 22:21
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 260):
The aftermath is quite a scene, and the loot is considerable...

This message was lightly edited by the player at 22:21, Thu 02 Apr.

Tyger, tyger
 NPC, 2 posts
 Burning bright
 In the forest of the nigh
Fri 3 Apr 2020
at 21:22
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 261):

Oh well

https://wp.me/p3zcVI-Nu
Narrator
 GM, 7627 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 12:22
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Tyger, tyger (msg # 262):

Sorry, been sick, have trouble focusing.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1963 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 22:11
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
Sorry, been sick, have trouble focusing.

Take however long you need to get well, we'll still be here.
Mancini
 player, 346 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 23:12
Re: Out of Character 9
Not unless the Covid-19, err Eldritch devours you first....
Narrator
 GM, 7629 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 11:04
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Mancini (msg # 265):

I haven't been tested, but it looks like a mild case of rona. I'll be fine, just had fever for a few dsys and a week of this wretched cough. I got off easy.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1964 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 11:15
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
I haven't been tested, but it looks like a mild case of rona. I'll be fine, just had fever for a few dsys and a week of this wretched cough. I got off easy.

Even so, take some time and rest, 'cuase you certainly aren't getting any rest at work.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 249 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 15:31
Re: Out of Character 9
Last day has been rough for me too.  Either seasonal allergies or a regular case of the flu because my temp was 95 degrees this morning.  I feel your pain my friend.  Take it easy and get healthy.
Narrator
 GM, 7631 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 16:14
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Balir Ironhide (msg # 268):

Stay well everyone!
Chye Isuel
 player, 1688 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 18:11
Re: Out of Character 9
i reckon i'm more worried 'bout a coup, than the flu...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1432 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 21:44
Re: Out of Character 9
I deleted the political comments I had typed.

Probably best we don't start that kind of discussion here, tempting as it is.
Narrator
 GM, 7633 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 7 Apr 2020
at 17:02
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 271):

We have a broad spectrum of opinions there, I am quite certain, and while you and I might have some common ground, it isn't my business to make any assumptions there. I think it is a good idea to keep our game fairly neutral out of respect for one anotner, and also because Echelon does a lot of targeted word searches for specific phrases that could come up, and I'd rather not invoke their attention.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 250 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Tue 7 Apr 2020
at 17:50
Re: Out of Character 9
I will add this, and apologies for the minor soap box...

In this day and age, it has been easier than ever to see our differences in opinion and action.  It has been much harder to find our common ground, and the things we all can agree on.

We're in something of a crisis right now.  In my opinion this should be one of those times that transcends politics.  No one in leadership will be faultless.  We can all probably agree on that.  However, focusing on that takes our attention away from the things we can do to help and support the people around us.

I have already lost one person I knew to COVID-19, although we were not close.  It will surely get worse for everyone before it gets better, as I'm sure the Narrator can tell us.  Let's care for the people that matter.  That's something we can control in the moment.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1965 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Tue 7 Apr 2020
at 18:41
Re: Out of Character 9
Chye Isuel:
i reckon i'm more worried 'bout a coup, than the flu...

You're worried about 2-door sports cars?  Then definitely stay inside.  Far less occurrence of those indoors...  ;)



Narrator:
...also because Echelon does a lot of targeted word searches for specific phrases that could come up, and I'd rather not invoke their attention.

/tightens tinfoil sweatband before posting

Yes comrades friends, let us avoid the use of targeted phraseology such as [FNORD] and [DOUBLE FNORD] and other such trigger codes.


:P

Honestly, I'm far less worried about covert government surveillance than I am the people at work who refuse to social distance.  I can't wait till we go work from home, sorry gwythaint, I know you're stuck at the hospital.  Impossible to do remote work of that nature.  Y'all are heroes.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1689 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Wed 8 Apr 2020
at 19:46
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 274):

coup d'état
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1967 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Wed 8 Apr 2020
at 20:06
Re: Out of Character 9
Chye Isuel:
coup d'état

2 door sports cars blowing the state?  Weird fetish, but whatever floats your boat... ;)


Where you at, that you're more worried about a violent overthrow of the government than getting pandemiced?  Thailand?
Narrator
 GM, 7635 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 8 Apr 2020
at 22:52
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 276):

I haven't been able to focus on posting today.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1690 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 00:02
Re: Out of Character 9
i live in the michiana area, where there's no lockdown yet. we're probably their biggest threat, in the midwest. everyone here is heavily armed, in the bread basket.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:03, Thu 09 Apr.

Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1968 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 00:32
Re: Out of Character 9
Chye Isuel:
i live in the michiana area...

You're not in Idaho, so you don't have the absolute dumbest of the dumb*, but yeah, Michiana can get pretty "Yer can ha' me Rights† over me cold dead body".

But I don't see those counties going all civil insurrection over a lockdown.



* Bundy and the 'Liberty Rebellion' group.
† Usually meaning "guns and free speech", but I can see them getting huffy over the right to assembly.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 251 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 01:03
Re: Out of Character 9
I'm from the Michiana area myself, although I moved west in 2000.  Guessing you know the Griffin well.  I still have lots of family there, but don't get back much anymore.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1969 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 01:35
Re: Out of Character 9
Balir Ironhide:
I'm from the Michiana area myself, although I moved west in 2000.  Guessing you know the Griffin well.  I still have lots of family there, but don't get back much anymore.

I got family right across the lake in Chicago (Aurora).  So I don't 'know it well' but I hear stories.

Supposedly it's better than than the redneckery they get up to in southern Illinois...
Chye Isuel
 player, 1691 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 06:47
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Balir Ironhide (msg # 280):
yup, the griffin is well known to me since middle school.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1435 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 09:12
Re: Out of Character 9
I grew up in North Idaho -- once knew a fellow who pulled a "drive-by shooting" on an empty Mormon church.  Fired two rounds of .22 at the massive wooden front doors.  Some sort of signal to tell 'em to stay out of town (seemed a little late, the church construction was complete and services were scheduled for the next Sunday).

He was a trained anthropology field worker who later got hired doing living history work at the local university.

My conclusion is and was that even the smart folks can be pretty dumb, and I generalize that (which is to say, I don't think Idaho is in any way unique).

That said, I never spent any time around Rathdrum, the reputed core of the stupidity.  Drove through once, in daylight, on my way to Henley Aerodrome in Athol to see WWI vintage aircraft fly.  Legend was, driving near Rathdrum at night was a Very Bad Idea, as you might wind up as the guest of honor at a sacrifice by the local devil worshippers...
Narrator
 GM, 7636 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 21:08
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 283):

I live in Washington Heights in upper Manhattan in New York, in the middle of a Dominican neighbo, accross the street from a homeless shelter. There are several different flavors of stupid in the area, (mine included) and a veritable potpourri of idiocy in the city as a whole. The place is a helluva lot less violent than it was thirty years ago when I moved to this neighborhood,  and I am quite comfortable being an unarmed citizen here.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1692 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 21:53
Re: Out of Character 9
there's alot of thug mentality around here, but if you see it coming a (make a streetwise roll) you can avoid being involved in most trouble. there's alot of armed rural folk, both crazy and clear-eyed.
Oly
 player, 1198 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Thu 9 Apr 2020
at 23:26
Re: Out of Character 9
Yes, out here in Arizona most rural folks are armed in various ways, so it's wise to approach openly.  The city types are more like folks back east, so weapons are more like a 50-50 chance.
That said, the rural folks are experienced more often that not, the city sorts have a better chance of being daft.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1693 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 05:05
Re: Out of Character 9
we also have alot of amish, nearby.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1436 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 09:05
Re: Out of Character 9
Where I live now (rural North Carolina) I see Confederate flags nearly every day.  People fly them in their front yards, mount them on their gas-guzzling trucks, etc.  Armed is the normal state here -- and that includes me; I'm very liberal in many ways, but I'm also a firm believer in keeping the ability to defend myself and my home.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1972 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 13:00
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
... I'm very liberal in many ways, but I'm also a firm believer in keeping the ability to defend myself and my home.

Ditto, except for the owning a firearm part.  I don't enjoy guns, so I don't own one.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:01, Fri 10 Apr.

Oly
 player, 1199 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 18:36
Re: Out of Character 9
So the two handed sword is indeed a daunting foe for a housebreaker, but the shorter Gladius & Shield is more useful in tight confines.
Or there is the little two foot long child's baseball bat, a truly lethal weapon.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 253 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 19:20
Re: Out of Character 9
And you can hide those things anywhere.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1973 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 19:21
Re: Out of Character 9
Oly:
So the two handed sword is indeed a daunting foe for a housebreaker, but the shorter Gladius & Shield is more useful in tight confines.
Or there is the little two foot long child's baseball bat, a truly lethal weapon.

For intruders, I'd prefer the hatchet I have on the shelf above my bed (yes, it's in a sheath bolted to the shelf.  Yes a cat once, once, knocked it down onto my pillow right next to my head, hence the bolt).

I don't have a shield*, and if I have to take someone in the hall to my bedroom, I wouldn't want a shield, it's cramped enough as it is in there.



* I mean, I don't have a real shield.  I have some boffer shields which are foam and canvas on a frame, in a duffle, in a closet, stored... I guess if the attacker had a knife or bat it might help.  A second hatchet or maybe a baton would be better for me, though I do have a cane beside my door, but it's collapsible.  And I've never really liked using shields†, my actual combat training was with bare hands and polearms... so... my hatchet-fu isn't exactly topform either.

† With a shield I tend to forget to use it actively, it just mostly hangs around.  I have used small bucklers, and I do well(ish) with them, but again, I'd rather just have an off-hand weapon.  I'm far more active with paired weapons than sword and board.  But you want to see actual skill?  Give me a duelling glaive, quarter/bo staff, or naginata.  I've trained with those and half-assed kept up on my katas (until I blew out my knee last thanksgiving).
Jednesa
 player, 436 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:27/36 FP:13/13
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 19:31
Re: Out of Character 9
In other topics... for my party fellows in Seekers of The Flame:

The Player is fine returning to town.  The Character is a bit miffed because there is a dragon out there that we have turned around to walk away from without her getting to wrassle it.  Sure, sure, it'll still be there tomorrow... but she's rather wring the bandit's neck, toss him in a ditch, and start beating feet towards the dragon, err, I mean The Sacred Flame, rather than away from it, no matter how temporary.

Expect further grumping if we actually have to enter town to finish disposing with the bandit.


(And yes, I know, if we see an actual dragon on the horizon and the party runs away, she'll follow the Parties' lead, but expect mild grumpleing about that too.)
Oly
 player, 1200 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 19:50
Re: Out of Character 9
A poleaxe is the same value as the two handed sword, keeps them away if you can get it in front of you and will dissuade charges.
But sorta sucks against a firearm. The hatchet isn't a bad weapon, just requires you to get in close and again isn't what you want in a gun fight. The Shortsword is preferable to anything you have to swing, as it will stab, slice, dice, draw cut or you can swing with it, more ways to use it in close confines.  I think it is cold steel that makes a rubber handled Quama/Gladius/50 other names that costs about $30-$40, is darn sharp and has a useful 18-20" blade. If you insist on no gun, it's the ticket in my book for INDOORS.
Personally I have a 44 special that will put a 230 grain soft lead hollow point out at 870 fps (measured at 8 feet) ... all I have to do is hit him with it and I get 5 tries before having to throw it at him. I'm not great but inside 15 yards, I am reasonably good and will put all shots within a 1' diameter circle double action.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1694 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 20:20
Re: Out of Character 9
i have a fairburn-sykes, a folding stiletto, and a homebuilt, .410/45 colt that i keep a mix of defense shells for, which are capped, with a .41 slug, with two .35 balls behind it, which spread out, and i have the big, .45 colt cowboy rounds, in hollow point.
Aegis
 player, 317 posts
 Veteran Mercenary
 Master-at-Arms
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 20:33
Re: Out of Character 9
See the violence inherent in the system?
Narrator
 GM, 7640 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 23:31
Re: Out of Character 9
Thanks for bearing with my slow rate, been working on a publishing product
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1437 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sat 11 Apr 2020
at 00:58
Re: Out of Character 9
Well, if we want to get detailed...

I'm not a big fan of knives and swords, but I've spent a certain amount of time on a range and I'm very confident with a pistol.  Hence I keep a pistol handy where I sleep, an EAA Witness Steel (large frame), currently setup as .38 Super (but I also have 10mm/.40 S&W upper with both barrels, a .45 ACP upper, and a 9mm barrel for the .38 Super upper).  Two mags hold 17 each in Super or 9 mm, 13 each in 10/.40 (though I've got extensions for those that add two rounds each), or 10 each in .45.  I've got the .22 conversion for it, but it's very picky on ammunition so I haven't shot it much.

Near my computer, I have an 1890s vintage H&R .32 revolver (ejector isn't quite right, but it works when the trigger is pulled, just an extra second to reload).  My shotgun is currently broken down in its case, but I've also got a Mosin Nagant (Russian/Soviet infantry rifle, roughly .308 power), a Marlin 795 (.22 rimfire semi-auto) and a Polish P-64 in 9mm Makarov with two 7-round mags.  Somewhere here, I have a Dan Wesson revolver in .357 Magnum.

Hey, I grew up in Idaho...
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1974 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sat 11 Apr 2020
at 02:34
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
... I've also got a Mosin Nagant...

I've never understood anyone's love for this Russian longspear.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1696 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 11 Apr 2020
at 05:07
Re: Out of Character 9
Ideally, i'd like a FEG Model PJK-9HP Pistol, an SKS paratrooper, with bayonet, 40 rnd banana clips, and a 75 round drum. sturdy, reliable, and cheap firearms. they also fit my aesthetics.
I'm also looking for a good, police positive, in .38 special with at least a 4" inch barrel.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 254 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Sat 11 Apr 2020
at 15:54
Re: Out of Character 9
I have never understood the fascination with guns.  More power to you if you enjoy them.  I shot many as a kid as an uncle was an enthusiast, so it's not inexperience.  It's probably the time I spent working with kids when I was younger - I have seen the damage that violence and death has inflicted on families.  A lot of people are very responsible with firearms.  Unfortunately, enough aren't, and the aftermath can really impact lives.

No matter which side you're on, it's a passionate issue.  I can see both sides have merit, and have no intention of judging your hobbies.  Please don't be concerned there.  I just didn't expect the chatter to go so far down this particular road, and figured another opinion wouldn't hurt.

You guys stay safe out there.
Oly
 player, 1201 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sat 11 Apr 2020
at 21:42
Re: Out of Character 9
Have to agree with you Balir, I have seen too many people who shouldn't have guns, either because they didn't know how to use them or didn't have enough sense to use them safely/correctly.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1438 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sat 11 Apr 2020
at 23:14
Re: Out of Character 9
Jareth Mooncalled:
Ardenas Barehand:
... I've also got a Mosin Nagant...

I've never understood anyone's love for this Russian longspear.


Well, they were very, very cheap for rather a long time, because the Soviets made so very many of them.  And yet, they've all got history attached; mine was made in Izhevsk in 1942, and was almost certainly on the front before the lacquer on the stock was dry.  They're strong, simple, and easy to handle, maintain, and repair.

Yes, they kick (they were made for use in heavy winter clothing, and the length of pull is too short for most folks using one in summer).  As they come out of the cosmoline, they're ugly beasts and don't shoot well, but with very minor work, they can be accurate enough (I've seen video of someone hitting a target the size of a truck door with one over original sights, four rounds out of five, at 900 meters).

But mostly, it's a good, reliable, durable rifle that was in my price range.  It's the only full power rifle I've ever owned, despite growing up around guns.
Oly
 player, 1202 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Sun 12 Apr 2020
at 02:33
Re: Out of Character 9
My son  bought one and cleaned it up, he thinks it great and I can't argue, I watched him hit an e-type silhouette 3 out of 5 times at 500 yards. Considering that many of hese were turned out under miserable conditions, they border on the amazing. Russia was producing quantity, not quality, but these are still rock solid! I stayed away thinking they were junk too, but they aren't.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1439 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 12 Apr 2020
at 10:41
Re: Out of Character 9
Exactly.  The only thing on mine that isn't an original part is a Smith Sights adjustable front sight to allow setting zero in elevation as well as windage.  I've adjusted it to shoot to point of aim without the bayonet (arsenal set them up with), scraped the barrel channel to remove pressure from the barrel, and with '70s vintage surplus ammunition it shoots better than I can see (though to date I've gone bust trying to put a scope on it to see what it can really do).

In 1942 in the Soviet Union, what mattered was that it go "bang" when you pulled the trigger, feed the rounds when you work the bolt, and outlast the conscript it was issued to.  They did every bit of that, and really shined on the "outlast" part -- and yet, churned out literally by the million, they were well enough made to be converted for snipers with just a scope, and a bent bolt handle to allow operating with the scope.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1698 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sun 12 Apr 2020
at 21:39
Re: Out of Character 9
probably the rifle that coined the term "obrez".
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1870 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Sun 12 Apr 2020
at 22:52
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Oly (msg # 304):

Out of circulation for a while. We have put to sea to self quarantine!
Narrator
 GM, 7650 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 12 Apr 2020
at 22:56
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Christine Bjorn (msg # 307):

Sail safely
Jednesa
 player, 438 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:27/36 FP:13/13
Mon 13 Apr 2020
at 00:23
Re: Out of Character 9
Christine Bjorn:
Out of circulation for a while. We have put to sea to self quarantine!

Don't worry, Jednesa will keep teh adventure on track while you're away...

/Christine comes back to find the wagon in flames, the Frog Sisters alternately trying to put it out and heal the Ogress, Jednesa wrestling a dragon, and Masugatan trying to backstab its tail...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1441 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 13 Apr 2020
at 08:58
Re: Out of Character 9
Chye Isuel:
probably the rifle that coined the term "obrez".


Obrez is a Mosin after an encounter with a hacksaw.  Like making a mare's leg from a long infantry rifle, instead of from a lever action carbine.

"For when you need to blow a fist size hole in someone and set their clothes on fire at the same time."  A rifle round from a short barrel loses a lot of power -- but gains a bunch of fireball.  BATFE frowns on them, though; convert a rifle into a pistol and you need a $200 tax stamp before you start cutting.
Narrator
 GM, 7658 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 00:26
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 310):

Going to try and catch up tomorrow.  Today I got to rebuild a set of wireframe shelves with 200 zip ties....

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:26, Thu 16 Apr.

Narrator
 GM, 7659 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 23:26
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 311):

Gah. Back at work, even less time to respond to anything.
Aoife
 player, 693 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Sat 18 Apr 2020
at 12:14
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 312):

Seems the group at the shop split again...
Narrator
 GM, 7668 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 18 Apr 2020
at 13:04
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Aoife (msg # 313):

They are two separate groups, and were supposed to return to their respective threads.

Meanwhile,  there are more items to be examined...
Aoife
 player, 694 posts
 Leprechaun
 Priestess of Cerrunos
Sat 18 Apr 2020
at 23:43
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 314):

We probably should clarify that, though the group looking for the specialty shop may now need a new thread...and a new mission. Hunting Demons? Hmm, there are a few doing that. Escorting Kalima may have an issue if someone else casts banishment...
Narrator
 GM, 7695 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 23 Apr 2020
at 20:48
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Aoife (msg # 315):

Just teying to keep up as best as zi am able

Also once Leroy and co get back to town, they will hook up with Rosewood  again.
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1875 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Fri 24 Apr 2020
at 03:47
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 316):

All good, just do as we can!
Leroy du Lac
 player, 217 posts
 Mercenaire gent d'armes
Fri 24 Apr 2020
at 20:35
Re: Out of Character 9
do we post in "welcome to the adventurer's guild", upon our return?
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1985 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 05:22
Re: Out of Character 9
Leroy du Lac:
do we post in "welcome to the adventurer's guild", upon our return?

That is normally what gwythaint's transitional phrasing means... however he usually also phrases it bit more specifically, like "Meanwhile, back at the guild" and there would be a thread called "Back at the Guild".*

In this case there is no such thread... so either he means "wait while I whip a new one up" (which he normally does in a hour or so). or he means "go use a thread with a similar name".... however the only first page thread that is similar is "Welcome to the Adventurers Guild" which is dissimilar enough to make me think he doesn't mean it.


* there are two similar threads, "Back in the guild" which has lain unused for four years and "Back to the Adventurer's guild", likewise fallen fallow for four years.  Both are on page 6 though so I doubt he means them.
Narrator
 GM, 7699 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 12:29
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 319):

In rhis case, the scene but noot the thread changes. Should have phrased it differently.  Looking to hear from Rosewood,  who had some pm's while away from the main group, and also has info to share.
Narrator
 GM, 7700 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 12:32
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 320):

Also Benny Morales is looking for a mid range city focused group, his point range is standard, but effective skill levels are closer to a lower point group.

Discuss.
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 1032 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 13:17
Re: Out of Character 9
What does Benny do?  Wizard? Healer?  Ranged fighter?  Close fighter?  Second story?  Frog god follower?  ;)
Benny Morales
 player, 1 post
 Hermetic Envoy
 HP 10/10 FP 12/12 PF 11
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 14:55
Re: Out of Character 9
Mario Crowfoot:
What does Benny do?  Wizard? Healer?  Ranged fighter?  Close fighter?  Second story?  Frog god follower?  ;)

"Well, charitable folks would say I'm a humble spreader of the inspiring mercantile words of the Lord of Doing Business, Hermes.  I'm no word mumbling, finger wagging, bandage dispensing, moralizing preacher, though I can perform the miracle of laying on hands and I am known to offer advice on matters of the coin."



Benny is a Dungeon Saint, so don't expect spells, he deals in miracles (and coin).  The difference is that Clerics are pretty straight forward and reliable with their magic, sure it might fizzle out here and there (bad rolls), but Saints talk directly to the source and ask "What can [GOD] do for me today?".  Sometimes [GOD] answers, "Oy, here's a miracle ya schlub!" and sometimes [GOD] is too busy shtuppin shepherdesses or stealing another [GOD]'s cattle to pay any attention to mere mortals (but as mentioned, Benny can perform some miracles reliably without asking, Healing is one of them, just to make sure he was useful on an adventure).

Also, admittedly to reflect his old age, I traded some of the Saints head-busting points for smooth talking... to better reflect the Lord of Merchants (and Thieves and Con Artists).  Benny would prefer to talk his way out of trouble, but he does carry a shield and wear armor for when it's time to stop sparing the rod.


[EDIT]
And Benny is Played by evileeyore, so the following groups are off limits for him baring limited crossovers or divine intervention:
Juniors (Jareth), Seekers of the Flame (Jednesa), Against the Mageguild (Dilandua), Temple Hill (Stenet), Trading with Trolls (Ülo).

His combat and 'adventuring' skills are thin enough to fit well into 125 or 62 point group, though his Smooth Talking, Charisma, and Social Skills are solidly into the 250 point range for diplomancing.  And his Healing and miracles are strong enough to perhaps elevate him out those lower groups completely (overshadowing with power).
[/EDIT]

This message was last edited by the player at 15:07, Sat 25 Apr.

Chye Isuel
 player, 1705 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 20:32
Re: Out of Character 9
i have a number of completed pcs, i'd like to introduce as well...
Alastor Pouviours (+125),
Gennojo (+75),
Kunio Yamamoto (+250),
Mikogami (250+)

This message was last edited by the player at 20:50, Sat 25 Apr.

Aldous Hack
 player, 133 posts
 Housekeeper's orphan,
 Street runner, rogue
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 21:46
Re: Out of Character 9
We could use a good healer.  Not sure how much good those other skills would be (so far, we've seen only rats, in swarms and size XXL, and walking corpses).
Aine Walsh
 player, 53 posts
Sat 25 Apr 2020
at 22:45
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Aldous Hack (msg # 325):

Yeah, the Mug and Couldron are <100 cp, so he would likely overshadow the group. Unless he planned the hire them...all!
Narrator
 GM, 7701 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 15:27
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Aine Walsh (msg # 326):

Already planning something Merchant's guild related... a membership perhaps?
Benny Morales
 player, 2 posts
 Hermetic Envoy
 HP 10/10 FP 12/12 PF 11
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 21:24
Re: Out of Character 9
Aine Walsh:
Yeah, the Mug and Couldron are <100 cp, so he would likely overshadow the group. Unless he planned the hire them...all!

Well, if my services were needed I could certainly swing by and heal any who are very badly wounded... for a small donation to the coffers of Hermes of course.



The interesting thing is Benny can perform resurrections, Hermes willing.
Kirpich Rockson
 player, 1028 posts
 Earth Cleric
 He Rocks!
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 21:31
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Benny Morales (msg # 328):

As can Kirpich... though with a cost of 300, we might need a big group to assist! But of the players that have died, which would you resurrect?
Benny Morales
 player, 3 posts
 Hermetic Envoy
 HP 10/10 FP 12/12 PF 11
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 21:39
Re: Out of Character 9
Kirpich Rockson:
As can Kirpich... though with a cost of 300, we might need a big group to assist! But of the players that have died, which would you resurrect?

Benny's a Saint, not a Cleric, so he doesn't pay FP normally... he prays and Hermes willing, it happens.

Gas anyone actually died PC-wise?  I know I haven't read over every thread, but I can't think of any Character that was around that is gone due to death...
Chye Isuel
 player, 1706 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 21:46
Re: Out of Character 9
broderick got killed off. lol
Benny Morales
 player, 4 posts
 Hermetic Envoy
 HP 10/10 FP 12/12 PF 11
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 22:33
Re: Out of Character 9
Chye Isuel:
broderick got killed off. lol

Well... 'killed off' is a bit different than 'died'.  I mean it's not the Player is here trying to raise up an expedition to retrieve the corpse and get him rezzed.


And... yes.  Benny, having not had to interact with Broderik, could be persuaded to ask Hermes for a rez.  Though now that I think more about it, Hermes (as a psychopomp) conducted the souls of the departed to the Underworld, not the other way about... though being a trickster god, he might be up for some 'reverse the spirit journey' shenanigans.
Mancini
 player, 356 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Sun 26 Apr 2020
at 22:56
Re: Out of Character 9
Would Benny be willing to teach such skills to someone with the cash to put into the appropriate coffers?
Benny Morales
 player, 5 posts
 Hermetic Envoy
 HP 10/10 FP 12/12 PF 11
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 02:01
Re: Out of Character 9
Mancini:
Would Benny be willing to teach such skills to someone with the cash to put into the appropriate coffers?

All are welcome to learn if they have the coin.
Mancini
 player, 357 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 16:17
Re: Out of Character 9
What would the Church of Hermes consider an appropriate donation? Asking for a very interested bureaucrat...
Narrator
 GM, 7705 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 17:06
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Mancini (msg # 335):

Rank in the merchant guild paid for with s"liberated" coin would getvyou noticed, cash from any source to revitalize the temple. The current priest is a wealthy ranking member of the Merchant's guild who requires donations to the temple to get audiences and transact business. He has jewlers make all sorts of emblems and trinkets for the temple, and the temple, on an accessible lower portion of temple hill not too far removedfrom the sheine of Priapus. In town is a smaller shrine, part of a gymnasium, reflecting the athletic aspect of Mercury.  There are rumored to be a series of shrines to his thiefly aspect, once tended by the disbanded rogues guild. Finding and tending each of these would surely gain hermetic favor.
Ales Konstantin
 player, 842 posts
 Spellsword
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 20:43
Re: Out of Character 9
I smell an upcoming plotline for Mancini...
Chye Isuel
 player, 1707 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 22:35
Re: Out of Character 9
"As to my employer,  he's been around for a long time, he is a man of wealth, and taste."
Pleased ta meeeetchu! *WOOOO WOOOOOOOO!, WOOOO WOOOOOOOO! AWW YEAAH!!*

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 22:35, Mon 27 Apr.

Grimaldi
 player, 643 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 22:37
Re: Out of Character 9
What's puzzling you, is just the nature of his game. Hope ya guess his name...
Chye Isuel
 player, 1708 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 22:40
Re: Out of Character 9
maybe he teach Chye how to play maracas.
No contracts though.
Mancini
 player, 359 posts
 Shrewd Guildsman, Rank 3
 Charisma 2, Voice
Mon 27 Apr 2020
at 23:29
Re: Out of Character 9
Mancini has strong suspicions on his identity, but isn't about to cut any sort of deals.
Rethus
 NPC, 18 posts
 Handsome stranger
Tue 28 Apr 2020
at 18:51
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 340):


"$50 for a copy of Idiot's guide to playing maracas, $40 for a set, 1 point in maracas, -1 likes to play maracas, cash refundable if you leave a booklet of erotic woodcuts in the cathedral ofthe Triunists.No contract."

Chye Isuel
 player, 1710 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Tue 28 Apr 2020
at 21:12
Re: Out of Character 9
naughty naughty
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1450 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 13:36
Re: Out of Character 9
Sowing chaos.  Selling relatively mundane goods that aren't readily available in Northport, then offering a discount or refund for doing something that sows chaos in the community.  Who needs souls, when simple penuriousness does the same work?
Rethus
 NPC, 19 posts
 Handsome stranger
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 14:47
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 344):

"Contract terms usually involve conditional advantages, coupled with disadvantages. The first level is owing a favor (-1), the next involves excommunication (-10) and cannot be raised or contacted via necromancy except in hell (-1), greater rewards may add a further cost of Vulnerable to Holy (-10) and Detects as Evil (0), and more than that would include Duty, involuntary, summonable (-20). Anything that doesn't cost points is a cash or favor based transaction, although you can contract for anything you want.  Stealing from one of our shops is also pleasing to us."
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1986 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 16:09
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
Who needs souls, when simple penuriousness does the same work?

Not sure that word means what ya think it means...

"Who needs souls, when simple 'desire to not spend money' does the same work?"

See, don't quite flow right.  Mean, has proper grammar, an conveys meaning, but was that what ya were aiming for?  Doing t'e Devil's work'll get t'em what t'ey want, so, yeah, tradin favors for damnation...
Narrator
 GM, 7710 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 20:54
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 346):

gonna keep answering what I can as I can
Dilandua
 player, 45 posts
 Shadow Elf
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 21:31
Re: Out of Character 9
And this is when the Mageguild Killing crew realizes that Dilandua forgot to mention that oneself is a ranged weapon...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1452 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Wed 29 Apr 2020
at 23:02
Re: Out of Character 9
Jareth Mooncalled:
Ardenas Barehand:
Who needs souls, when simple penuriousness does the same work?

Not sure that word means what ya think it means...

"Who needs souls, when simple 'desire to not spend money' does the same work?"

See, don't quite flow right.  Mean, has proper grammar, an conveys meaning, but was that what ya were aiming for?  Doing t'e Devil's work'll get t'em what t'ey want, so, yeah, tradin favors for damnation...


Flows better when you use the single word that replaces the phrase.  And yes, that's exactly what I meant.  The Northport version of offshoring jobs to keep prices down, presented in such a way that some might not even realize they're doing the work of demons or devils (the two seem to cross over a lot here).
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1988 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 00:09
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
Flows better when you use the single word that replaces the phrase.  And yes, that's exactly what I meant.

Just checking.  You pulled out an 'archaic' word that even I had to go look up... so I was just making sure you were aiming at that.

quote:
...of demons or devils (the two seem to cross over a lot here).

They are the same thing as long as your not in a D&D campaign.
Jednesa
 player, 444 posts
 Naked Barbarian Ogress
 HP:27/36 FP:13/13
Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 00:16
Re: Out of Character 9
Elaina Grattan:
"Why do we need to have people waking through the night?  The Frog God has given me a spell that will instantly wake me if anyone or anything enters its area with hostile intent -- so we only need awake if we're attacked; we can all sleep straight through a quiet night."

It's times like this that I really wish Jednesa were smart enough to make a coherent argument against this...  oh well.  The tank will probably survive... if she even wakes during the inevitable ambush.



And pssst Mario, you posted as Aldous in the Junior thread.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 258 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Thu 30 Apr 2020
at 23:03
Re: Out of Character 9
Father is out of the hospital.  What's a little pneumonia among friends?  Thankfully no Covid, which would have really put an exclamation point on that.  Everything is back to normal.

Oh, wait.  I mentioned Covid.  Crap.  It's still bonkers.  Just slightly less so.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1456 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 1 May 2020
at 11:12
Re: Out of Character 9
Yeah.  That.

And on top of that, my house is currently torn up.  Got a contractor to "patch" a soft spot in the kitchen floor, turns out something had been leaking under the sink and instead of a few hundred dollars it's now something over five thousand.  Good news is, insurance is paying most of all of that (minus deductible, of course).

Bad news is, walling in and plumbing my darkroom, which was also to have been done this week, won't even start until Monday, and I have to be back at work on Monday.  Boss is letting me have the rest of next week off, though.  Meanwhile, painting today.  Where did I put my safety glasses (to keep the paint off my seeing glasses), anyway?
Balir Ironhide
 player, 259 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Fri 1 May 2020
at 14:31
Re: Out of Character 9
Sorry to hear about your water leak.  Having the kitchen out of action is...rough.  On the upside, you'll avoid the Covid-19, meaning the extra pounds people have put on going to the fridge so often.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1713 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Fri 1 May 2020
at 14:41
Re: Out of Character 9
covid schovid blowvid! bah humbug!!!
Narrator
 GM, 7718 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 1 May 2020
at 18:11
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 355):

Eh. Just got back my positive serum antibodies level. I was stupid lucky with minimal symptoms.  Glad your dad is out of the hospital Balir, here is to a speedy recovery for him.

Probably be checking in on Monday, no real downtime at work, family stuff this weekend.

Happy May Day all!
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1881 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Fri 1 May 2020
at 20:33
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 356):

Sounds like everything still crazy. Probably have a drop in connection again next week, and for the next 6 weeks.
Oly
 player, 1209 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Fri 1 May 2020
at 23:10
Re: Out of Character 9
For 6 weeks straight or on and off like it has been?
Christine Bjorn
 player, 1882 posts
 Blue Haired Elf
 Not from Wastrels Hope.
Fri 1 May 2020
at 23:39
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Oly (msg # 358):

Excellent question, well asked...just need to ask those who make decisions!
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1457 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sat 2 May 2020
at 11:27
Re: Out of Character 9
Contractor's gone after kitchen work, back on Tuesday, now (has to deal with a rat problem in a rental house for one of his established clients).  Got the main construction done on the window insert (required for the "dark" part of darkroom) and the walls that won't be torn up to remove the mobile home door.

Contractor only needs to finish walling in, about five feet (frame, drywall, and mud) and install a standard prehung door in the new wall, then plumb in a laundry tub for a sink and install a counter with cabinet base.  Shouldn't be more than a couple days' work, if he doesn't find a disaster in the plumbing wall.  Sure glad my partner found this guy, he does better work than the last one we had in.

After he's done, I need to weatherstrip the new door (for light sealing) and paint the new section of wall; hopefully my enlarger carts will be here by then (free shipping from Lowe's is free, but it ain't fast, apparently), locate, haul in, and organize the stuff that's been in storage for the past five years, and I still need to get an Ikea type counter/cabinet to fill the dry side -- but I should be able to develop and print in there within a couple weeks after the construction work is done.

The weekend will be mostly reorganizing stuff disrupted by the kitchen work (which included new floor in the living room, as that was affected too), likely swapping the hinge on the fridge door so it can be moved to a more sensible location, finishing the window insert and painting it, and "other duties as assigned," as they say in job descriptions.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1990 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sat 2 May 2020
at 14:25
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
...t I should be able to develop and print in there within a couple weeks after the construction work is done.

Very cool.  I used to do photography (B&W only) back when I was in school.  Always considered taking it up again... but as a renter of modest means it was just never feasible.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1458 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 3 May 2020
at 12:09
Re: Out of Character 9
Check YouTube -- if you have a bathroom in your apartment, it can be a temporary darkroom for a couple hundred bucks or less.  You need a way to block light from any windows, possibly from the exhaust fan, and around the door, and something to set an enlarger on (a table that will bridge over the toilet stool works well).  If you can work only after dark, this is FAR easier; dark curtains and turning off lights outside the bathroom might be good enough for printing.

There are 35 mm enlargers that weigh only 10-15 lb. but I used to use a 4x5 enlarger that weight close to 60 lb. in a temporary bathroom darkroom by standing it on a kitchen cart and wheeling it in to work, out for storage (that might be a bit large for an apartment, though).  Enlargers can range from thousands of dollars (new condition, refurbished from a dealer, 4x5 size) to free (whatever shows on local Craigslist or similar).  My first one, back in the 1970s when every photographer needed (that is to say, they weren't obsolete "junk" like they were a few years ago) cost me $10 at a yard sale; came with a 35 mm film carrier, lens, and bulb.

Most places, you can use tap water for everything -- no need for distilled -- and most chemicals can just go down the drain into urban water treatment (not spent fixer, please, and not some of the more advanced stuff like reversal bleach).  Some chemicals are even safe for septic systems.

Minimum setup: changing bag, daylight developing tank w/ reel that fits your film, some airtight bottles big enough to hold the chemicals to fill your tank, some way to hang the film for drying (in the shower is good, you can run the shower for a couple minutes to pull dust out of the air before you hang the film).  Pair of scissors and a bottle opener (some folks don't bother with the opener, they just rip the 35mm cassette open with their fingers) or leader retriever -- these last needed only if you develop 35 mm; for 120 you don't need either.

Bought new, the equipment to process your film shouldn't cost more than $150, and you might be able to get a whole setup on eBay all at once for less than a third of that.  Enlarger, whatever you're willing to spend traded off against how long you'll wait for a bargain.  Film, chemicals, and printing paper are pretty much fixed cost, but you can start (enough to shoot, develop, and make some prints) for about $50.

And all of this will go in a good size box that will sit on the enlarger base plate in the bottom of a closet when not in use.
Narrator
 GM, 7723 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 3 May 2020
at 18:49
Re: Out of Character 9
I haven't smelled dektol since I was a student... 11 years ago for Xray, and 32 years ago for photography,  but I swear I could smell it there for a moment.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1992 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sun 3 May 2020
at 21:39
Re: Out of Character 9
Good ideas, though my bathrooms are tiny.  Might be able to set up in the garage though.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1460 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 4 May 2020
at 09:15
Re: Out of Character 9
Garages work well enough I know of at least three YouTubers who have garage darkrooms.  Seems to  me to be a PITA to light seal, but as long as you remember to disable the door opener (assuming there is one), so you don't get any surprises, there's the advantage of space.  Potentially the disadantage of a shortage of outlets, but darkrooms don't need too many of those.  Enlarger (which plugs into timer if you have one), safelight, potentially an immersion heater of some kind if you want to do color (needs 100-102F), inspection lamp (needs to be closer and brighter, likely whiter, than the main white light), possibly a dorm fridge to store bulk buy materials like film, printing paper, etc.

Dektol isn't the smell I usually associate with darkroom, it's the acetic acid in stop bath and the slight sulfur tang of fixer.  But yes, Dektol is pretty much the basic -- if you have a supply of Dektol and fixer, you can do what you need to do.  Dilute 1+9 for film (sharp, no grain reduction) and 1+2 for paper.  Not my favorite film developer (I prefer Parodinal -- made from acetaminophen -- and HC-110), but it does work well.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1461 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 4 May 2020
at 09:16
Re: Out of Character 9
Ugh.  Have to work today, so out of time.  Get back to my other threads this evening.
Narrator
 GM, 7734 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 5 May 2020
at 19:00
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 366):

Working on a painting.  Hopefully be on tomorrow
Rosewood
 player, 98 posts
 Pixie
 Wizardling
Tue 5 May 2020
at 22:55
Re: Out of Character 9
Will post tomorrow.

Life a bit odd at moment.
Balir Ironhide
 player, 261 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Wed 6 May 2020
at 19:10
Re: Out of Character 9
Dad is back in the hospital, so I will be a bit spotty for a few days.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1464 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 7 May 2020
at 11:12
Re: Out of Character 9
Hope things improve again.

I may miss a morning or afternoon here and there over the next few days; construction on my darkroom should be mostly done today and then I have to help move stuff in there -- after fighting with FedEx to get the two kitchen carts I ordered (for enlargers) off their delivery truck.  They've been out for delivery the last two days, only to land back at the FedEx facility, quite possibly because they train their drivers to give up at the slightest impediment.  Also have to finish building the window insert (caulk up with black caulk, paint outdoor side black, glue foam in place with more caulk, weatherstrip, install, and paint room side to match walls).  Still, hope to be able to at least develop film in there (i.e. room light tight and water working) by Monday.

Then, next weekend, I get to rearrange things in my office space and clear out a bunch of junk, set up my partner's old desk -- and probably get volunteered to help with other stuff, like setting up partner's new desk.  It's all worth it, though, I should be able to make B&W prints by the weekend after.  Color will take a bit longer...

Affects:
Ardenas Barehand
Mario Crowfoot
Aldous Hack
Evelina Grattan
Elaina Grattan
Chye Isuel
 player, 1717 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 7 May 2020
at 11:26
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 370):

shipping has been slow as molasses. i'm still waiting on my damned percolater coffee pot, i ordered a week ago to ship. been that way with all my mail order purchases the past couple months.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1465 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Thu 7 May 2020
at 12:07
Re: Out of Character 9
Chye Isuel:
damned percolater coffee pot


Ugh.  Very apt description.  One of the worst possible ways to make coffee.

Pour-over drip is best, in my opinion, followed by automatic drip and espresso.  Given automatic drip machines are inexpensive, usually available locally, and can be had with internal clock/timer (so my coffee is ready when I stumble into the kitchen about 4:05 on a weekday, and the machine will automatically shut off the warmer after an hour or two), that method wins in my house.

I have a little espresso machine (fully manual, pump fed) that works well, but due to space it's "put away" and now I'm afraid the insert for the filter has gotten lost (filter's in the dish rack, the insert isn't in it; hopefully it's in there too, or in the sink).  Without the insert, the whole machine is useless, as there's no way to tamp the coffee and the machine is a long discontinued model.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1717 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Thu 7 May 2020
at 12:51
Re: Out of Character 9
I agree, but it's really the only way to make coffee, in the bush. I can perk a great cuppa java.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:52, Thu 07 May.

Oly
 player, 1212 posts
 Badly disfigured face
 Rank 2 Guild badge
Thu 7 May 2020
at 17:59
Re: Out of Character 9
Actually you can steep coffee in the field. Get the water just below boiling or boild it and add a bit of cold water to stop the boil, then add coffee. You can just pour the grounds in or warp them in cheeses cloth or a very clean sock. Let it steep about 5 minutes or so, then IF you just poured the grounds in, pour a small amount of cool water in to settle the grounds. My old mess sergeants also suggested a couple of egg shells after you broke the eggs for breakfast. The egg whites tends to gather up floating grounds too. I prefer the cheese cloth or pour through filter, which really is easy to use as long as you have two containers, one with boiled water and one for coffee.

Anyway, just other solutions ... some folks just boil grounds adding water and grounds as needed during the day ... I can't recommend that as coffee though. Scissors beside the pot to use to cut the flow off is a bad sign.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1993 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Thu 7 May 2020
at 22:14
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
They've been out for delivery the last two days, only to land back at the FedEx facility, quite possibly because they train their drivers to give up at the slightest impediment.

At imagined impediments as well.  See... the drivers are given a route for the day and are told "get these deliveries done by X o' clock".  The schedule is supposed to take into account all stops, traffic, flights of stairs, and even leave wiggle room for things like "broken elevator and 10th floor delivery".  In practice however...  if your stop is after the 'midway' point and the driver is running late (because the algorithm scheduling program is garbage), and your package cannot be left at the door, most drivers will practice ye olde "stop, hop out, run to door, lightly knock, run to truck, leave before resident can get to door" in order to make up for time and just mark your package 'undeliverable'.




Oly:
Anyway, just other solutions ... some folks just boil grounds adding water and grounds as needed during the day ...

That isn't coffee.  That's punishment.
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1466 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 8 May 2020
at 01:37
Re: Out of Character 9
It is possible to make tolerable coffee in a percolator, but not easy.  I've done it, over a campfire.  The trick is knowing when to stop, and it's sooner than most would think.  Boiling coffee is very bad for it, so you want to take the percolator off the heat as soon as there's color in the dome, don't keep perking until it looks like coffee in there.

There's so little coffee showing in the dome that any color there at all is dark enough for correctly brewed coffee; continuing past that point is just continuing to boil the coffee and overextract the grounds -- and making the coffee bitter and burnt tasting.

If you can boil water, you can operate a pour-over filter.  Melitta (and I presume other vendors) make one that just fits on the top of a coffee mug.  Boil your water, take it off the heat, wait a few seconds for the boil to subside, then pour it slowly over the grounds in the paper filter.  Fill up the filter, and stop pouring to let the coffee run through.  The #2 filters used in most of the single-cup brewers are likely to require filling the filter a second time to get a good sized mug filled, but you'll get good coffee, presuming you start with good quality and reasonably fresh grounds (no more than a week since grinding, ideally ground fresh from beans roasted within the past couple weeks).

A single-cup cone filter and small spice grinder (which works fine for a couple cups worth of beans at a time) probably weigh less than a percolator and will make much better coffee.  The grounds and filter are fully biodegradable, or can be burnt in the fire (the latter probably better, coffee grounds are harmful to some animals) -- or can be packed out, if you're a no-trace camper.  In the latter case, drip coffee also uses less stove fuel than percolating, as the water doesn't have to be held on the boil.
Narrator
 GM, 7747 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 8 May 2020
at 17:09
Re: Out of Character 9
Permanant bronze mesh filters for pour over are available and fairly cheap, they do acquire bitter oils after a point though.
Good luck with your roughing it!
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1994 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Fri 8 May 2020
at 17:46
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
If you can boil water, you can operate a pour-over filter.

When I've gone camping I take two camp pots, one to boil the water in, one to make the coffee in.

Granted I've been spoiled last several camping trips as I was running a LARP and we had a pair of guys who lived close enough they'd go home each night and return at day break... with several gallons of Dunkin Donuts coffee cartons to bribe the GMs with.

I of course approved of coffee and donut bribery and made sure they got extra exps.  This wasn't hypocrisy, we had a pro-bribe the GMs and Narrators policy after all.
Narrator
 GM, 7748 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 8 May 2020
at 19:21
Re: Out of Character 9
As it s Mother's day this weekend I will be scarce until Monday. Be good
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1467 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 8 May 2020
at 20:56
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
Permanant bronze mesh filters for pour over are available and fairly cheap, they do acquire bitter oils after a point though.
Good luck with your roughing it!


The permanent filters are, in my experience, inferior to paper filters, and fragile enough that it's easy to destroy one when trying to scrub away the accumulated oils.  Paper filters trap more of those oils and keep them out of your cup -- which is better for your health, as well (the fatty acids the paper traps are bad for your cholesterol balance).

None the less, if cowboy coffee is all the coffee I can get, I'll drink it.  I'll look around for some sort of milk product (even powdered milk, if it goes that far) and artificial sweetener (or sugar, if I'm desperate -- 10 grams isn't that much, on a short term basis).  Good coffee, I can and will drink black.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1719 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 9 May 2020
at 00:01
Re: Out of Character 9
i take mine black, with sugar. if i'm making iced, i add whole milk.
though, i like milk and sugar in my hot tea, and iced chai, is a whole new can of worms..
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 1996 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 4/10
Sat 9 May 2020
at 01:16
Re: Out of Character 9
My drinks in order of amount per day...

5L Red Rose Tea, black
2.12L Coffee, tannish (1/2 & 1/2†)
0.5L Water, tap
.00001L V-8‡  Usually heated with butter, sriracha, and a mix of herbs and spices.

These are estimates as some days I drink a little less (because it's a slow day so I'm not talking as much) or I drink more (busy day with lots of talking and/or I'm out mowing lawns for a half the day - which I do once a week for cash).  But on average, yeah I drink that much.  Untreated/undiagnosed diabetes makes one very, very, very thirsty.




† Despite being lactose intolerant.  Powdered crap tastes even worse than diary does these days.  And I've yet to enjoy any dairy substitute liquid (I'm mean I don't enjoy dairy either, but it's better than non-dairy or black).

‡ Every so often I want a 'soup bowl' of V-8.  But because I'm thrifty I always buy it in the biggest bottles... and it won't store for long once opened, so I'll burn through a 64 fl oz bottle in week or two, like once every two-three months.  I like it as a tastier, thinner version of tomatoe soup.


And yes, I do know roughly how much I drink, not because I deliberately track it, but because I drink from specific bottles, in set amounts (2 bottle of coffee, 3 bottles of tea, 1 bottle of water) so it's real easy to track retroactively.  The V-8 is harder to figure because it's sporadic and I don't keep track (also I don't so much 'drink it' as I 'eat it' as soup with grilled cheese sammies, I mean, I drink it and dunk the grilled cheese in it... look you get the idea).
Narrator
 GM, 7751 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 11 May 2020
at 17:03
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 382):

I tend to have artificially sweetened dairy products that have been minimally exposed to coffee that is frequently decaffinated, along with pale milky red rose or chai tea, and a crap ton of diet decaffeinated iced tea. I am told to avoud stro g doses of caffeine as it can detract from the effectiveness of my assorted meds, and am a teatotaler for the same reason.
Narrator
 GM, 7759 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 13 May 2020
at 19:35
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 383):

Combo plate today, painting plus ikea shelf assembly
Chye Isuel
 player, 1721 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Wed 13 May 2020
at 20:18
Re: Out of Character 9
when i was growing up, in the winter, we'd heat up tomato juice, with a dash of worcestershire, and a pat of butter before we'd hit the toboggans. my aunt liked to drink spicy v-8 and beer, to make "snappy toms". i have an older roommate who does the same, for his hangovers. i don't drink much myself, anymore. i'd gotten that all done with by the time i was 20, after about 5 yrs of heavy drinking/partying. i like to drink a couple 32 oz's and call it a night, although i do like to smoke my cannabis. :)-~~
Stara Babicka
 NPC, 8 posts
 Fey woman of the fens
Thu 14 May 2020
at 17:34
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 385):

Just so the New in Town crww is clear, the wild goose chase you went on was because of a critical failure on a lore roll. You did end up learning a little (Rosewood from another Pixie) and from the hag (low reaction roll; she could have given more) but you know more about the factions of Faerie, and have a handful still of magic hazelnuts.  Carry on.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 2001 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP 9/9 FP 10/10 PF 0/8
Fri 15 May 2020
at 21:48
Re: Out of Character 9
When your pagan god has to come down and chastise you about your Sacrifriday conduct, you know you done fucked up...

(a mini-comic by the Mighty Yaba, McNostril himself... Yann Ben Alluch)

https://twitter.com/mcnostrilc.../1258805716485316612
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1470 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Fri 15 May 2020
at 22:48
Re: Out of Character 9
That was worth a genuine belly laugh!  Thank you, Evileeyore!
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 2002 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP 9/9 FP 10/10 PF 0/8
Sat 16 May 2020
at 01:59
Re: Out of Character 9
Ardenas Barehand:
That was worth a genuine belly laugh!  Thank you, Evileeyore!

And immediately after posting it (I've been sitting on it for days waiting for it to finish) I found he wasn't even done yet (check back over the next two days for three more comics).
Narrator
 GM, 7774 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 16 May 2020
at 14:40
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 389):

To the rice run crew, feel like adding a farmer cleric? Healing and sunbolt.


To the prospective cleric, you arebig on animal husbandry so no prudishness! Not part of your template.
Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 1006 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Sat 16 May 2020
at 16:14
Re: Out of Character 9
Combat healers are always welcome, at least with me.
Mario Crowfoot
 player, 1040 posts
 An orphan who grew up
 with bow in hand
Sat 16 May 2020
at 16:27
Re: Out of Character 9
Ah, yes, Hephaestus.  The Romans called him Vulcan (and at least in some versions, Aphrodite/Venus was his questionably faithful wife).  Lame, because in more ancient times than the Greeks, tribes used to hamstring their smiths to keep them from taking their skills on the road.  Hunchbacked, in some versions, perhaps mainly due to the asymmetric muscle growth from hammering all day, every day, beginning in late childhood (longbow archers had a similar condition due to drawing a bow of up to a hundred pounds, thousands of times a year).

In the Greek myths, the creator of the sword and shield of Perseus, as well as Athena's mechanical owl automaton.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1723 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sat 16 May 2020
at 16:58
Re: Out of Character 9
I've always been a fan of hermes, and his son, dionysus.
perseus, and odysseus, and orpheous are probably my favored heroes.
Grimaldi
 player, 659 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sat 16 May 2020
at 17:00
Re: Out of Character 9
Aeneas, is pretty cool too.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 2004 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP 9/9 FP 10/10 PF 0/8
Sat 16 May 2020
at 21:09
Re: Out of Character 9
"He's too much chaos in one person" says the curious, impulsive, xenophile Elder Thing cultist...
bear
 player, 10 posts
 Roawr
 Gimme a HUG!
Sat 16 May 2020
at 21:42
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 389):

To the prospective cleric, you are big on animal husbandry so no prudishness! Not part of your template.


Not sure I see the connection between prudishness and animal husbandry...bigger fan of plants to be honest! I have 5 spells specific to plants, and just 1 specific to animals. Farming and Naturalist can g either way...
Narrator
 GM, 7782 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 17 May 2020
at 18:44
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to bear (msg # 396):

1) I am not accepting another uneccessarily prudish character from you muchless one involved in fertility worship.

2) this is for anyone: the only creatures with packs are draft animals like horses, mules, camels, lamas. No dogs, cats, or elementals wear packs. Humainoid laborers, and , yes, golems can carry gear, but no little dogs. Or extraplanar things. If you own a saddle or saddlebags, and create animal, you can make a pack horse but not a pack snake, bear, eagle or anything not normally used for this purpose.
Hire a laborer, buy a wheelbarrow, or just spend points on lifting strength, but stop trying to make inappropriate creatures and creations wear a backpack !

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:50, Sun 17 May.

Grimaldi
 player, 661 posts
 Aralaise adventurer
 swordsman and wizard
Sun 17 May 2020
at 18:54
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 397):
what about necromantic, draft animals, and mounts? like mummified/skeletal horses/oxen?
Narrator
 GM, 7785 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 17 May 2020
at 18:57
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Grimaldi (msg # 398):

Those are valud, as are humanoid undead. Skull spirits are a no.
bear
 player, 11 posts
 Roawr
 Gimme a HUG!
Sun 17 May 2020
at 21:47
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
In reply to bear (msg # 396):

1) I am not accepting another unnecessarily prudish character from you muchless one involved in fertility worship.


Those two seem opposite extremes, but ok. I had no intention of having him a prude...it does not seem to be a part of ancient chinese philosophies.
Chye Isuel
 player, 1724 posts
 Osu! Ora Chye Iseul!
 Dragon descended, Youxia
Sun 17 May 2020
at 23:16
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to bear (msg # 400):
only for those bhuddists, and those whose specifically sworn oaths of chastity.
which chye hasn't!
Narrator
 GM, 7790 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 19 May 2020
at 17:20
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 401):

Back tomorrow
Saishi Jin
 player, 2 posts
 Harvest priest
Thu 21 May 2020
at 03:20
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 402):

I notice we do not make use of Language groups. Do we just specifiy when we speak in a language other than Aralaise?
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 2009 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP 9/9 FP 7/10 PF 0/8
Thu 21 May 2020
at 03:52
Re: Out of Character 9
Saishi Jin:
I notice we do not make use of Language groups. Do we just specifiy when we speak in a language other than Aralaise?

Mostly the GM (and some Players - mostly so far just me...) uses substitute languages and Private Messaging in post to convey foreign lang usage and understanding.

Frex:

"Right now I'm murderin t'e common tongue." in Accented Arailiase.

"Nüüd räägin ma trolli keeles."  (Private to CHARACTER NAME: Now I'm speaking in trollish.)

"Jetzt spreche ich in Zwergen."  (Private to CHARACTER NAME: Now I'm speaking in dwarven.)


Noting that the above Private text would use brackets to actually be private.


Otherwise, yes, just toss parenthesis or something around what you're saying and indicate it's in a foreign language if you're not into copypastaing from google translate.
Saishi Jin
 player, 3 posts
 Harvest priest
Thu 21 May 2020
at 04:01
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 404):

What if I don't know who else knows the language?
Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 1007 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Thu 21 May 2020
at 09:16
Re: Out of Character 9
What do you do in real life when you don't know who knows what languages?

Try speaking in a likely-seeming choice, and see what (if any) response you get.  If you choose, I presume the boss (or Jareth's player) could post up a list of what actual languages are used for which in game.

As I recall, Aralaise is posted in English, despite being linguistically closer to actual French.
Valdassyan appears to be a mix of Spanish and Arabic (or may be Arabic with minor Spanish influence).
Shevnian (also spoken by many Orcs, or Urhaqui as they call themselves) is either Russian or something else from Eastern Europe, written with Cyrillic.
Jareth somehow manages to post Eldritch (the Elder speech, my native tongue) as a combination of R'lyehian and Valyrian with a Welsh accent, I think.
Sahudese is generally posted as transliterated from a combination of Mandarin and Japanese.  Boss requests we always include the transliteration.
Dwarvish is posted in German.
Elvish is posted in Welsh.

I think those are all the languages we run into with any frequency, though there are more around.  There is a population in Northport who speak Hindi among themselves, at least a couple individuals who speak actual German (as opposed to Dwarvish, which is posted as German), Father Robards (a goblin Christian priest) and some of his congregation speak and read Latin, and it wouldn't surprise me at all to encounter actual Greek or Hebrew, especially if one went looking for them.
Saishi Jin
 player, 4 posts
 Harvest priest
Thu 21 May 2020
at 09:23
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Chou-Zhen Mou (msg # 406):

Oh, I have understood plenty of the Russian, even without the translator! Unfortunately my character did not know Shevnian, so I had to play dumb! Sahudese in Mandarin of Japanese...that makes it tricky though as in RL I don't know either of them, so I will not know which translator to plug it into, since this character speaks in Sahudese most of the time...

I actually did study Greek, many years ago, and a little latin, but have forgotten pretty much all of it...Should we have a list up so that people whose characters speak languages they don't can know which google translate to use?
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 2010 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP 9/9 FP 7/10 PF 0/8
Thu 21 May 2020
at 11:13
Re: Out of Character 9
Chou-Zhen Mou:
Shevnian (also spoken by many Orcs, or Urhaqui as they call themselves) is either Russian or something else from Eastern Europe, written with Cyrillic.

Shevnain is Slovak (close enough to Russian I suppose), as is Orcish.  Ogres speak Czech.  Technically, all three can speak the others languages at broken as Orcs speak an "orcish version of Shevnian".

Trolls speak Estonian.  Gobbos and Hobs speak Yoruba (because it fit the naming style they have).

quote:
Jareth somehow manages to post Eldritch (the Elder speech, my native tongue) as a combination of R'lyehian and Valyrian with a Welsh accent, I think.

Exactly... I muddle through using a R'lyehian dictionary (https://www.yog-sothoth.com/wiki/index.php/R%27lyehian) and a High Valyrian translator (https://lingojam.com/EnglishtoValyrianTranslator).  And I sometimes combine or make up "it looks right" words for Eldritch...

Linguistics is a hobby of mine, unfortunately my ear isn't good enough to speak them (mostly I just study what makes up languages, I used to be able to speak "English as though it never had any Latin roots", that was weird, but still remarkably understandable).

The Welsh is because Elves used to speak Welsh when I started and then sometime a few years ago the boss started using Sindarin for them...  though this may be in flux again as I'm in discussions about it (I'd prefer not to use Sindarin, the alphabet is ludicrously small).

quote:
... it wouldn't surprise me at all to encounter actual Greek or Hebrew, especially if one went looking for them.

Greek is used by some Sages for research, as is latin.  Latin is also used by the Triunists, and I suspect Hebrew might be used by 'old school' monotheistic Triunists (though I can't speak with any sort of reliability here, none of my characters are Triunists, as they all worship in radically different ways, radically different deities or Edler Things).



[EDIT]
I had to delve into this with Jareth because as a linguist (he has almost all those languages on his Character Sheet), I figured they'd come up.  And once I recognized that gwythaint hates the gobbledygook that the Language Groups use, I figured I should have all these languages in my bookmarks...
[/EDIT]

This message was last edited by the player at 11:21, Thu 21 May.

Narrator
 GM, 7798 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 21 May 2020
at 18:24
Re: Out of Character 9
Shevnian is Slovakian, Orcish was Slovenian. Trolls speak Estonian, due to the preponderance of dotted letters, and proximity to Finnish.
 I may shift to Georgian for elven, due to the better vocab than the Sindarin translator.
I have been trying to use the Black Speech of Mordor for Gobs, but the translator is hideously limited.

I have been using Chinese (simplified) for Sahudese, but pulling names out of whichever mythology things come from; most of the Yokai are Japanese,  Ming-Sa was based on Ming-Na.
Saishi Jin
 player, 6 posts
 Harvest priest
Thu 21 May 2020
at 20:03
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 409):

Cool. I will keep using Mandarin (which is Chinese (Simplified)). How does the last post work, using spoilers for the translation?
Balir Ironhide
 player, 267 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Thu 21 May 2020
at 21:23
Re: Out of Character 9
I should be doing broken Araliase.  Keep forgetting it.  Maybe I'll put one of those points into spoken so my lack of mental acuity isn't bad character play.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 2011 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP 9/9 FP 7/10 PF 0/8
Thu 21 May 2020
at 22:00
Re: Out of Character 9
Balir Ironhide:
I should be doing broken Araliase.  Keep forgetting it.  Maybe I'll put one of those points into spoken so my lack of mental acuity isn't bad character play.

That's okay, Jareth has a weird accent for an Elf... I based it on Welsh... but now that elves speak Georgian he sounds odd for an Elf.

Which is fine.  I mean, he's a weird guy anyway.
Chou-Zhen Mou
 player, 1008 posts
 Not quite right but
 a mage none the less
Thu 21 May 2020
at 22:10
Re: Out of Character 9
Saishi Jin:
In reply to Narrator (msg # 409):

Cool. I will keep using Mandarin (which is Chinese (Simplified)). How does the last post work, using spoilers for the translation?


Almost everything that gets posted in other than English is pasted from Google Translate (Jareth is the exception here -- Chou-Zhen speaks Eldritch, but the player can't even consistently make sense of Jareth's posts with both translators, never mind go the other way).

If Mario says something in Shevnian that someone in the thread shouldn't understand, I'll type what I want to say, plug it into Google Translate, and then copy/paste the result to the thread.  Aldous is Triunist and has Latin only at broken (aside from memorized prayers), so a word or two here and there does the job; I usually have to dig up the pre-1980s version of Catholic prayers for that.

Rather than using true spoilers for the translation, you'll want to use "insert a private line" in the lower right of the editor, and select GM.  PCs who should understand what you've said can retranslate, and those who shouldn't can choose to metagame or not (Aldous has understood almost nothing of the recent exchanges in the Mug and Cauldron, because he doesn't speak a word of Shevnian (it's not that common in Artisan, that area is mostly goblins and they mostly speak Aralaise in public).

And yes, it's a bit of extra work, but it's a fun role-playing opportunity that few if any face to face games can include (picture looking up what you want to say in Shevnian in an English/Slovakian dictionary, then not being able to read the Cyrillic/Greek alphabet well enough to pronounce the words).
Balir Ironhide
 player, 268 posts
 Dwarf
 Warrior
Thu 21 May 2020
at 22:27
Re: Out of Character 9
Wanted to make a few observations for Jareth's driver here.

Honestly, I think he's fairly refreshing, as he breaks most of the typical fantasy RP conventions.  Most of your characters hit this mark, to varying degrees.  That's pretty much what GURPs is all about, and so I applaud you for the creativity.  (this applies to many people, by the way)

The flip side of that is the characters can be a little hard to relate to sometimes.  I don't mean that to be negative in any way.  Your deep knowledge of the system from more of a developer perspective is impressive.  It's more of an observation for myself.

As a player, I have to guess what your characters can and cannot do.  They don't fit into traditional roles, or match up with conventional stereotypes.  In real life, the different people in the group would have a much better feel for each other.  In a RP setting, I am sometimes unsure how my characters should act.  For example, when Jareth seems to know all about the Eldritch realm, how should Nodwin and the group react?

From a metagame standpoint, we work together and recognize that the players are typically unified for one goal.  If this were real life, it strikes me just how different this would be.  The other characters would likely start with fear of Jareth's abilities, leading to judgement because he is different.  Realistically, I have to ask myself if the relationship between the characters would be strong enough to ward off the inevitable bigotry that would creep in for some.  It's a deep philosophical question well worth a few minutes of examination.

I personally think it's a great allegory for real life.  Let's think about it in that context, and not discuss it here.  I want to preserve the sanctity of the game for everyone, no matter their backgrounds or world views.  Why do I bring this up?  It is my hope that we could learn something from the game, and bridge some divides in our lives.  No one seems to be happy with the current state of affairs, and I'd like to build on what we can agree on instead of focusing on the tribal groupings.  We should be coming together in times like these, at least in my opinion.

Please, please, forgive the soap box.  I'm (perhaps naively or innocently) trying to make things better in my own little way.
Gareth
 player, 615 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Fri 22 May 2020
at 01:05
Re: Out of Character 9

Balir Ironhide:
From a metagame standpoint, we work together and recognize that the players are typically unified for one goal.  If this were real life, it strikes me just how different this would be.  The other characters would likely start with fear of Jareth's abilities, leading to judgement because he is different.  Realistically, I have to ask myself if the relationship between the characters would be strong enough to ward off the inevitable bigotry that would creep in for some.  It's a deep philosophical question well worth a few minutes of examination.
....


Pretty much the entire reason I created Gareth...and the way I play him! It is actually fun to play out some of these bigotries a little.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 383 posts
Fri 22 May 2020
at 02:54
Re: Out of Character 9
And I have patiently been foiled by you again and again.  No easy button for Haveron.  Ever.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 2012 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP 9/9 FP 7/10 PF 0/8
Fri 22 May 2020
at 03:45
Re: Out of Character 9
Balir Ironhide:
Honestly, I think he's fairly refreshing, as he breaks most of the typical fantasy RP conventions.

Thanks!  Most of my characters are a bit more 'straightlaced', Jareth is a bit weird.  He wasn't quite this weird five years/days ago (years real time, days game time), but his last five days have been real eventful...

quote:
As a player, I have to guess what your characters can and cannot do.  They don't fit into traditional roles, or match up with conventional stereotypes.  In real life, the different people in the group would have a much better feel for each other.  In a RP setting, I am sometimes unsure how my characters should act.  For example, when Jareth seems to know all about the Eldritch realm, how should Nodwin and the group react?

Hah, yaeh.  Well, he was hired as a Sage and a guide into the undercity.  So he has specific knowledge there, as well as a lot of broad, but not deep knowledge in general.

But he was built as a Linguist and Sage with the potential to go Psi... and his boosted Hidden Lore skill is Elder Things.  Basically he knows a lot about stuff you don't want to know about, which means you don't have to worry because he knows it (hah).  And like all good Call of Cthulhu cultists detectives, the guy with the elder thing spells and knowledge is going to go crazy first...

I've been waiting* for Nodwin to decide he needs to have a talk with Jareth about what sorts of things are okay to invoke, or parlay with, or even talk to...  what is allowed to be 'known' is way passed stopping.  That barn doesn't even have doors no more.


* But it has only been an hour or two game time so Nodwin is probably still processing.


quote:
The other characters would likely start with fear of Jareth's abilities, leading to judgement because he is different.

About the only thing he's done that's really out there* is accidentally invoke a manifestation of YOG-SOTHOTH, which I mean, if I was thinking about it makes sense, there we were in the "outer realms" beyond space and time, and Jareth basically (as part of a spell) said "hey big guy, can you do me a solid and give me the power to shut these gates down?" and good ole YOG went "DON'T MIND IF I DO!".  So really, Jareth will be more careful about name dropping in the future.  Maybe.  Probably.  As long as he remembers to.  (which for someone with Eidetic Memory his Absent Minded kicks in a lot)


* And parlay with the Hob slaves of the Dark Ones who are probably setting out to murder everyone?  I'm still not sure exactly what they were talking about, but we seemed to part on good terms.  Maybe their dark gods will eat us last.



Chou-Zhen Mou:
(Jareth is the exception here -- Chou-Zhen speaks Eldritch, but the player can't even consistently make sense of Jareth's posts with both translators, never mind go the other way).

That's because A) R'lyehian is weird, half the 'words' are suffixes or prefixes to be added to other words, so I jam them on all hodge-podge, and 2) sometimes I have to fudge words in from other sources (like Black Speech) because there is no correspondent word in either R'lyehian or high Valyrian.

And lastly I'm just aiming at "does it look right"?  I mean, the dictionary has like maybe a 100 words between them, so I do an awful lot of shrugging and saying "yeah, that looks like someone with heavily accented Eldritch".

quote:
...then not being able to read the Cyrillic/Greek alphabet well enough to pronounce the words).

I can still pronounce Cyrillic.  But Greek has always been Greek to me...
Nodwin Zideqick
 player, 577 posts
 Initiate of Vejovis
 FP:7/13 HP:10/10
Fri 22 May 2020
at 14:46
Re: Out of Character 9
You, sir, just happened to pull the long straw.  Your main healer happens to have Curious, Selfless, and Weirdness Magnet, along with Imaginative and Broad-Minded as quirks.  Things have been strange for him his whole life, so he has learned to take all the oddities in stride.  In fact, he has come to accept that there is more out there, and is curious about it.

When I inherited the character, I had a few moments where I asked the very same question.  But Nodwin also has the  Sense of Duty to his fellow adventurers.  As built, he's going to watch you and support the group, and try to learn from all the craziness.

It does seem to be a bit at odds with his god of worship, but perhaps he was chosen by Vejovis because of his weirdness.  Maybe there is a greater plan for him spinning in the mind of...Gwythaint...?
Narrator
 GM, 7800 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 22 May 2020
at 17:37
Re: Out of Character 9
Vejovis needs Nodwin to speak for the underdog,  provide healing for all, and maybe overthrow the monarchial system. That work may take you into strange places.

Jareth also came to the group with needed benefits, Clarence and Charlene were originally his hirelings, and he used a personal item to really mess up the first batch of cultists they had dealt with. His abittraction of weird things (there were 4 people with weirdness magnet in the group at one point brought the Ymid to them, instead of to another are for its investigation of the street collapse, and he was able to speak with the gobbo slaves, but they are pretty chill with everyone due to experimental neurosurgery...
Narrator
 GM, 7802 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 22 May 2020
at 17:50
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 419):

Be back Monday
Clarence Montague
 player, 308 posts
 Torchbearer
 Spiderboy
Fri 22 May 2020
at 22:29
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 419):

I probably should have had weirdness magnet as well, but most of my other character have it and it was becoming a bit cliche. So instead he is a socially repulsive criminal with loyalty to his companions (read, whoever hired him!)

Not the most socially normal character though...
Nodwin Zideqick
 player, 579 posts
 Initiate of Vejovis
 FP:7/13 HP:10/10
Fri 22 May 2020
at 22:34
Re: Out of Character 9
"...Here there be spiders..."
Clarence Montague
 player, 309 posts
 Torchbearer
 Spiderboy
Fri 22 May 2020
at 22:37
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Nodwin Zideqick (msg # 422):

"Cute little fluffy little eight leggy spidies..." [Must be sung as a nursery rhyme]  why does he not have weirdness magnet again? Oh that is right, he is the weirdness attracted to the magnets!
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 2013 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP 9/9 FP 7/10 PF 0/8
Sat 23 May 2020
at 02:27
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
... the gobbo slaves, but they are pretty chill with everyone due to experimental neurosurgery...

See, and now we totally need to rescue those guys and get them some help.
Narrator
 GM, 7806 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 25 May 2020
at 15:09
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 424):

I did indicate in their descriptions that they had shaved heads with scarring on them.
Gareth
 player, 616 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Mon 25 May 2020
at 20:45
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 425):

Is a lobotomy on a Gobbo a bad thing? :)
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 2017 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP 9/9 FP 7/10 PF 0/8
Tue 26 May 2020
at 03:01
Re: Out of Character 9
Narrator:
I did indicate in their descriptions that they had shaved heads with scarring on them.

Both Jareth and I geeked out over the linguistics and ignored any oddities they displayed.



Gareth:
Is a lobotomy on a Gobbo a bad thing? :)

Depends.  Who is doing the lobotomy?  Why are they doing the lobotomy?  Is the goblin a friend or client or enemy of mine?
Gareth
 player, 617 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Tue 26 May 2020
at 07:58
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 427):

They were not friends before, or you would have known about it. Given they are Gobbos, odds are on enemies...
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 1471 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Tue 26 May 2020
at 09:06
Re: Out of Character 9
Gareth, it isn't long (game time a couple weeks at most) since my group went to considerable effort to keep the population of town-dwelling goblin artisans from winding up in a war against the population of town-dwelling orc entertainers -- over a Romeo and Juliet situation involving rival crews of juggers and their cheerers.  I personally count Glosso the Quick and Razpodiel, one of Fezokeel's guards, as friends.
Gareth
 player, 618 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Tue 26 May 2020
at 09:13
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 429):

Friends? You have friends? Poor, vulnerable you...

Though Gareth might count some of his companions as friends. Well, those who can accept his weird twisted version of morality, perhaps! Probably would not use him as a character reference though...
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 384 posts
Tue 26 May 2020
at 16:09
Re: Out of Character 9
In a dramatic twist of irony...would Gareth consider Haveron to possibly be his closest friend...?
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 207 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 26 May 2020
at 17:09
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 431):

Nah, It's the Adept I am sure...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 77 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 26 May 2020
at 17:27
Re: Out of Character 9
Hmmm, that might be even more ironic....
Narrator
 GM, 7812 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 26 May 2020
at 18:14
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 433):

I may be slowbovervthe next several days, I am not quite in the right headspace, and I have commissions  to work on tomorrow.
Gareth
 player, 619 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Tue 26 May 2020
at 20:59
Re: Out of Character 9
In reply to Narrator (msg # 434):

Well, they say you need to have feeling for folk to fight with them over little things...lol, maybe he and Haveron are becoming friends without either of them noticing!