OOC Thread #10: Commandments.   Posted by The Raconteur.Group: 0
Kellan Storval
 Human Fighter, 1417 posts
 Miniboss
Mon 2 Apr 2018
at 20:20
Possible Restart
I'm still here and up for the challenge. Would love to see this game moving again.
The Raconteur
 GM, 2965 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Writer of Wrongs
Mon 2 Apr 2018
at 20:32
Re: Possible Restart
Pisca Neep Freemish:
I'm still here.  Was just thinking about this game today by coincidence.  And daily posting is my thing.

I agree that is your thing, Pisca!  :)
Liseth Thoradin
 Human Oracle, 2947 posts
 Deluge of Positive Energy
 HP 33/42
Mon 2 Apr 2018
at 21:12
Re: Possible Restart
It's not that I've ever lost any sort commitment to the game; far from it.  I just...button up when my depression gets too deep.  It's been pretty bad for most of the last year but I feel like I'm on the tail end of a long spell.  I've been seeing a new (much better) counselor since I began taking classes at the U of O.

Suffice it to say, this is the best game and group I've ever been involved with.  Of course I want to get everything rolling along again.
Pisca Neep Freemish
 Gnome Archaeologist, 3455 posts
 The Gnome!
 And Her Imagination
Mon 2 Apr 2018
at 21:19
Re: Possible Restart
<BreathBated>Yeah!  Three out of four ... </BreathBated>
Cato Crispin
 Human Wizard, 1496 posts
 Quarterstaff Expert
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 01:04
Re: Possible Restart
What?!  Huzzah!  Hope beyond hope, we're all here?
Kellan Storval
 Human Fighter, 1418 posts
 Miniboss
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 01:06
Re: Possible Restart
Hah ha! Good to hear from you Cato, and you too Pisca, Liseth. I can't wait to hear how you have all been, and to see Racon at his finest once again.
Cato Crispin
 Human Wizard, 1497 posts
 Quarterstaff Expert
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 01:10
Re: Possible Restart
Oh, and as for your original question...

I'm completely in favor of restarting the game.  I will try and do my best to make daily posts, however, I've since changed jobs, and my new employers blocks RPOL from work (along with a bevy of other web sites).  95% of nights or so, I have no problem making a post from home, but sometimes I just have too much going on.
The Raconteur
 GM, 2966 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Writer of Wrongs
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 02:27
Re: Possible Restart
Awesome, good to see you, Cato!

What week is best for everyone to restart?  9th?  16th?  23rd?
Cato Crispin
 Human Wizard, 1498 posts
 Quarterstaff Expert
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 02:40
Re: Possible Restart
In reply to The Raconteur (msg # 218):

Iím all in favor of sooner being better, whenever everyone is ready. The 9th is s little busier than usual, but I can do it.
Pisca Neep Freemish
 Gnome Archaeologist, 3456 posts
 The Gnome!
 And Her Imagination
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 04:55
Re: Possible Restart
I open another play this Friday.  But for me, all the hard work is already done.

To tell you the truth, no day is any better or worse for me.  I'm good with anything.
The Raconteur
 GM, 2967 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Writer of Wrongs
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 05:17
Re: Possible Restart
Okay, we'll start back up on the 9th if that works with Liseth's schedule.
Liseth Thoradin
 Human Oracle, 2948 posts
 Deluge of Positive Energy
 HP 33/42
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 06:28
Re: Possible Restart
I've actually signed up for a camping trip with my geology class on the 14th and 15th.  Saturday and Sunday.  I don't think I would have Internet service out in the Oregon Fossil Beds.

I wouldn't be able to do anything on those two days, but if that's okay I'm happy to begin on the 9th.
Kellan Storval
 Human Fighter, 1419 posts
 Miniboss
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 09:32
Re: Possible Restart
Sounds good to me, the 9th it is.
Pisca Neep Freemish
 Gnome Archaeologist, 3457 posts
 The Gnome!
 And Her Imagination
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 11:16
Re: Possible Restart
Anything you'd like us to do in preparation?
Hand of Fate
 GM, 46 posts
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 13:03
Re: Possible Restart
Peeps is back!  Woot! Woot!
The Raconteur
 GM, 2968 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Writer of Wrongs
Tue 3 Apr 2018
at 16:28
Re: Possible Restart
Pisca Neep Freemish:
Anything you'd like us to do in preparation?


I think re-reading the most-recent parts of the story--at least back to where the party landed in Magnimar--would probably be good.  Other than that just maybe do some finger exercises.  ;)
Hand of Fate
 GM, 47 posts
Wed 4 Apr 2018
at 14:35
Re: Possible Restart

Kellan Storval
 Human Fighter, 1420 posts
 Miniboss
Wed 4 Apr 2018
at 15:24
Re: Possible Restart
Exciting stuff!
Liseth Thoradin
 Human Oracle, 2949 posts
 Deluge of Positive Energy
 HP 33/42
Wed 4 Apr 2018
at 18:48
Re: Possible Restart
So I've been giving this some thought.  I think what we need is a way to keep everything fresh; fresh and new is exciting, once it becomes routine is when posting rates decline.

What I want to propose is that we alternate campaigns on occasion.  Don't run two games concurrently; that's a big hassle.  But have another game with different characters that we switch between.

For example, say we play Runelords for a few months and finish the chapter that we're on in the adventure path.  Then instead of jumping straight into the next chapter, we take a break from Runelords and play in a different campaign with different characters.  Maybe even have another one of us GM if we're all up for it; to give Racon a break.

We do that campaign for a while, then switch back to Runelords.  That way we can keep things interesting and hopefully combat the laxness that comes with everything being too routine.

What do you all think?
Pisca Neep Freemish
 Gnome Archaeologist, 3458 posts
 The Gnome!
 And Her Imagination
Wed 4 Apr 2018
at 19:05
Re: Possible Restart
Sounds worth a try.  Darklands?
Hand of Fate
 GM, 48 posts
Wed 4 Apr 2018
at 21:54
Re: Possible Restart
Hmmmmmm... That's not a terrible idea.
Kellan Storval
 Human Fighter, 1421 posts
 Miniboss
Wed 4 Apr 2018
at 23:01
Re: Possible Restart
I could see it, it would give Racon a break to recharge but also keep him playing with us, which would be nice.
The Raconteur
 GM, 2969 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Writer of Wrongs
Thu 5 Apr 2018
at 01:47
Re: Possible Restart
I was thinking about this a bit.  How much should I skip over things like your visit to the Sword & Anvil and Hungry Wolf Sundries and just give you a narrative that skips ahead to the action?  Not sure how interested you guys are in that kind of stuff.
Kellan Storval
 Human Fighter, 1422 posts
 Miniboss
Thu 5 Apr 2018
at 01:52
Re: Possible Restart
A solid jump back into the meat of the story would probably be a good call I think. To start building that momentum again, and then we can always come back to the more low key RP after we are back on track.

I can go either way of course.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:52, Thu 05 Apr 2018.

Cato Crispin
 Human Wizard, 1499 posts
 Quarterstaff Expert
Thu 5 Apr 2018
at 20:44
Re: Possible Restart
In reply to The Raconteur (msg # 233):

I'm all for skipping over the shopping trick and jumping straight into the action.

I also think giving Racon a break DM'ing is a pretty good idea.