Discussion/OOC Area.   Posted by Azurak the Blue.Group: 0
Borun Redbeard
 Fellowship, 164 posts
 Dwarf
 Monk/Empyreal sorcerer
Mon 12 Dec 2016
at 12:22
Re: Discussion Area
We are back to a two-player game...
Tilaleria
 Fellowship, 228 posts
 Messenger Girl
Mon 12 Dec 2016
at 17:32
Re: Discussion Area
Yeah partly my bad I guess. I reacted very badly in the last discussion and I'm sorry about that.
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 439 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Tue 13 Dec 2016
at 00:15
Re: Discussion Area
Probably, but the holidaze have a tendency to slow down everyone's posting.


I'll send a PM or rMail to the three most likely players.


So the options are:

Carry on as is.

Possibly recruit a few new players.

Or just toss in the towel.
Tilaleria
 Fellowship, 229 posts
 Messenger Girl
Tue 13 Dec 2016
at 19:14
Re: Discussion Area
In reply to Azurak the Blue (msg # 607):

My vote: Recruit or carry on

Good story

You have two or three hard core players to provide contiguity. All games go through this phase. Keep posting like this for a few more years and we will finish the story!

Borun and I can both post fairly quickly. We can easily move to three posts a week if you wanted to. That would give the game 'velocity'
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 440 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Tue 13 Dec 2016
at 21:38
Re: Discussion Area
I get stuck between waiting to see if someone else is going to post, and whether I should post again. By the time the latter comes up, I suddenly find myself with minor RL problems... out of time, too tired, internet problem, RPoL down...

And then there's the old CRS excuse. I read posts, and then forget to reply, or think I have when I haven't.

We can try recruiting one or two more players.


Just keep calm and carry on!
Lady Isile
 Fellowship, 161 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Fri 16 Dec 2016
at 20:43
Re: Discussion Area
Just for the records. I'm still here as well. Hope the game picks back up
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 441 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 02:09
Re: Discussion Area
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Santa brought everyone lots of toys and goodies!

Alas, Santa didn't stop at my house this year... probably because there aren't any children living here. Apparently being immature doesn't count.


Also, we had to send mom to the ER in an ambulance Tuesday morning at 6:30am. She had pneumonia and fluid in her lung. She's better now, but is still in the hospital. She'll probably get discharged tomorrow and go to rehab for a week.

Anyway, that's why I didn't get holiday wishes up before now, and why my posting was so screwed up.

I'm just now getting caught up on all my games.
Tilaleria
 Fellowship, 232 posts
 Messenger Girl
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 04:27
Re: Discussion Area
Ouch. I'm glad to hear she is better now.
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 443 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Sun 1 Jan 2017
at 03:52
Re: Discussion Area
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
Lady Isile
 Fellowship, 163 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Sun 1 Jan 2017
at 04:05
Re: Discussion Area
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Tilaleria
 Fellowship, 233 posts
 Messenger Girl
Sun 1 Jan 2017
at 12:54
Re: Discussion Area
Here's looking forwards to a happy 2017
Borun Redbeard
 Fellowship, 166 posts
 Dwarf
 Monk/Empyreal sorcerer
Fri 6 Jan 2017
at 14:59
Re: Discussion Area
*sigh*

No sign of Saxon to discuss the wagon problem.
Tilaleria
 Fellowship, 237 posts
 Messenger Girl
Fri 6 Jan 2017
at 17:56
Re: Discussion Area
@secure shelter
You get a new one each time. It's not a mass teleport spell i'm afraid. The shelter is made out of a material common to the area it is summoned in.

The spell that does what you want the cottage to do is secure chest which is much higher level and has a much smaller capacity
Anira
 Fellowship, 64 posts
 Half-Elf
 Witch-Rogue
Fri 6 Jan 2017
at 18:59
Re: Discussion Area
Post deleted.
Borun Redbeard
 Fellowship, 168 posts
 Dwarf
 Monk/Empyreal sorcerer
Sat 21 Jan 2017
at 13:03
Re: Discussion Area
Wow, people are posting!

:-)
Lady Isile
 Fellowship, 166 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Sun 22 Jan 2017
at 00:24
Re: Discussion Area
Shocked me too when I looked into the game.  Wow
Lady Isile
 Fellowship, 167 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Sun 22 Jan 2017
at 00:31
Re: Discussion Area
AtB, just wondering have we ever gotten exps during the game?  I seem to not find a area where they were given and its been over a couple of years worth. LOL
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 444 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Sun 22 Jan 2017
at 03:53
Re: Discussion Area
No, I never gave out experience points. I'm currently running so many games that I find it nearly impossible to keep track of the XPs earned for all of them. And some games don't exactly have them.

What I decided to do instead, because it takes so long to wade through an adventure, is just go with a certain number of encounters. I was generally thinking 2 major encounters, with 2 minor encounters equaling one major. But the distinction between a minor encounter and a major encounter was rather arbitrary.

In general, a group of four 4th level characters should encounter a CR4 creature that would be a challenge for them. Depending on the campaign, 2-4 such encounters should give the characters enough XP to progress a level. Again, due to the drawn-out nature of online adventures, I was opting for 2 such encounters.

Anyway, my intent was to have everyone progress a level before you headed into the new terrain.

So if you want to do that now, go ahead!
Tilaleria
 Fellowship, 239 posts
 Messenger Girl
Sun 22 Jan 2017
at 05:48
Re: Discussion Area
That's a really good way to give out XP. I.e. Ignore it and give people a level every now and then.

Thank you. Leveling up is always fun and it's nice to see characters grow
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 445 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 05:42
Re: Discussion Area
Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

For those who may not have heard, eight days ago on Sunday night just after dinner, I suddenly developed a severe stomach pain--level 7. While I struggled with it for half an hour, figured it was probably food poisoning. It wasn't like any other stomach pain I'd ever experienced before. Then I wound up throwing up 4-5 times, though afterwards the pain level was only 5. An hour later, I threw up 2-3 more times and the pain level dropped to 3. And there it stayed. No more throwing up, and it didn't go away. I couldn't find any position where the pain was lesser, and it was too high to let me sleep. Finally called the EMTs about 1 a.m. and off to the ER I went.

A dose of femital (or something) dropped the pain to 1, and eventually it went completely away. However, the hospital continued to run its test to try and determine the cause. I'm not convinced that they ever did. One doctor concurred that it might have been food poisoning, but the other doctor concluded that it was a problem with my gallbladder and recommended I have it removed. He scheduled laposcopy surgery for Wednesday. If it went well, I'd be hope by Friday. Turned out it was in bad shape and required full abdominal surgery to remove it.

Let me tell you... in all those movies/shows when they talk about a painful wound to you abdomen, they aren't kidding! Every muscle in your chest and abdomen, and a few in your arms and legs, are all tied in together. So every deep breath, every burp, every hiccup, every yawn, every laugh, every cough causes excruciating pain! This is on top of the pain meds!

Every movement... sitting up, standing up, sitting down, laying down, stretching, reaching, bending... causes pain. One such movement at a time is usually okay, but then requires an hour of sitting still and getting over it.

Alas, the hospital's discharge procedure was rather inept on Sunday, and I wound up having to make a dozen such movements so that I could get my meds from the pharmacy before it closed. So after I got home and settled in, it took around 8 hours for the pain to subside.

It's slowly getting better, but will probably take 5-6 weeks for the surgery to completely heal and the pain to completely go away.

But, I'm back! Not sure how much I'll get to in the next two days... have to reorganize the house a bit as I'm mostly fending for myself.

Anyway, I apologize for the absence and lack of word.
Tilaleria
 Fellowship, 241 posts
 Messenger Girl
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 07:28
Re: Discussion Area
Ouch indeed. Gosh.

You have my best wishes and hopes for a swift recovery
Borun Redbeard
 Fellowship, 169 posts
 Dwarf
 Monk/Empyreal sorcerer
Wed 8 Feb 2017
at 12:55
Re: Discussion Area
In reply to Azurak the Blue (msg # 624):

Damn, that sucks!

I wish you a speedy recovery.
Lady Isile
 Fellowship, 169 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Wed 8 Feb 2017
at 14:16
Re: Discussion Area
So sorry to hear about all that it's more than that ouch that's a couple of foul words afterwords. :)

Get well
Anira
 Fellowship, 67 posts
 Half-Elf
 Witch-Rogue
Wed 8 Feb 2017
at 14:18
Re: Discussion Area
*big hugs*  Having had my gall bladder removed as well as two c-sections and a hysterectomy, I totally understand what you're going through.  I never thought that simply turning my head to look out the window could take my breath away and don't get me started on coughing or sneezing!!  Take care of yourself and don't worry.  We're still here and patient, just as you've been patient with us when real life kicks our butts.  I'm glad it's taken care of and you are on the mend, hoping the pain eases more and more each day.
Anira
 Fellowship, 69 posts
 Half-Elf
 Witch-Rogue
Sat 25 Feb 2017
at 15:24
Re: Discussion Area
How many do we actually still have with us?  Lady Isle, Radagast, Tilaleria, Borun, and myself is all I can really tell right now.  It seems like Saxon hasn't signed in for quite some time so not sure about him.  If there are so few of us, it might be we can all teleport at once.