Out of Character 9.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
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.