Out of Character.   Posted by Master of Fates.Group: 0
Tiffany Chase
 player, 1636 posts
Sat 29 Sep 2018
at 23:46
Re: Out of Character
Yes, I don't go around much with machine guns. But the FBI probably would not have tons of experience either.
Master of Fates
 GM, 1734 posts
Sat 29 Sep 2018
at 23:48
Re: Out of Character
Tons no, but far more than the average person I'd surmise.
Tiffany Chase
 player, 1638 posts
Mon 1 Oct 2018
at 01:05
Re: Out of Character
That's true.
Tiffany Chase
 player, 1646 posts
Mon 8 Oct 2018
at 00:35
Re: Out of Character
What year is this again?
Master of Fates
 GM, 1740 posts
Mon 8 Oct 2018
at 02:10
Re: Out of Character
I'm thinking around 1870 or so... pictures are Deguerreotypes (mostly superseded around 1860)  or tin types IIRC. regardless, any 'camera' of the day required a fairly hefty amount of equipment and chemicals. "Photographs" will come much later.
Tiffany Chase
 player, 1647 posts
Tue 9 Oct 2018
at 01:47
Re: Out of Character
I guess I thought it wasn't that complicated as Brady went all over taking pictures of the civil war.
Master of Fates
 GM, 1741 posts
Tue 9 Oct 2018
at 02:29
Re: Out of Character
He did, and they were all daguerreotypes ... a somewhat complex process. Many of his pictures were actually taken by assistants too. He had a wagon with a mobile lab to process the resulting pictures.
Tiffany Chase
 player, 1648 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2018
at 02:10
Re: Out of Character
Yes, he is the most famous but there were a lot of people who did photography.
Master of Fates
 GM, 1742 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2018
at 02:13
Re: Out of Character
Except I don't believe it was called that back then... which was my point.

We shall assume you continue through the front of the hotel looking for likely places, but each is seriously flawed for one reason or another.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:20, Wed 10 Oct 2018.

Trevor Strohkirch
 player, 1329 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2018
at 06:06
Re: Out of Character
In reply to Master of Fates (msg # 511):

Trevor will be looking for attics or other out of the way places that people may not have thought of.
Master of Fates
 GM, 1743 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2018
at 17:24
Re: Out of Character
In reply to Trevor Strohkirch (msg # 512):

There are attics, stuffy and dusty, but with no windows and any attempt to make a holes to shoot through would drop slates on the ground, further more, there aren't many ways to get a good rest for the bipod and escape would be slow and awkward. You do note that other have been up here, but you can't tell whether it was Prussians or the servants.
Trevor Strohkirch
 player, 1330 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2018
at 20:01
Re: Out of Character
In reply to Master of Fates (msg # 513):

And on the roof itself? If they got repelling gear, escape might be quick, if obvious...
Master of Fates
 GM, 1744 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2018
at 21:09
Re: Out of Character
In reply to Trevor Strohkirch (msg # 514):

If you look at the roof, you can see it is very steep. A dangerous place to go without special equipment and one little favoring the use of such a weapon.
Tiffany Chase
 player, 1649 posts
Thu 11 Oct 2018
at 01:15
Re: Out of Character
So there are no flat roofs? We westerners are use to that :)
Master of Fates
 GM, 1745 posts
Thu 11 Oct 2018
at 02:18
Re: Out of Character
Some of the other buildings would seem to have less steep roofs...  but it would be an exposed and obvious location.
Trevor Strohkirch
 player, 1331 posts
Thu 11 Oct 2018
at 04:57
Re: Out of Character
In reply to Master of Fates (msg # 517):

Good. Just needed to be checked...no decorative battlements then!
Master of Fates
 GM, 1746 posts
Thu 11 Oct 2018
at 17:36
Re: Out of Character
You have the picture I am working from...
Tiffany Chase
 player, 1650 posts
Fri 12 Oct 2018
at 01:34
Re: Out of Character
So at least roofs can be ruled out. So we need to figure a close window with a good field of fire.

Did we get any police badges, in case we want to look in a room?
Master of Fates
 GM, 1747 posts
Fri 12 Oct 2018
at 01:56
Re: Out of Character
No, Inspector Manly told you to find likely places and report back.
Tiffany Chase
 player, 1651 posts
Fri 12 Oct 2018
at 02:33
Re: Out of Character
Tiffany will make notes of places for the police to check then.
Trevor Strohkirch
 player, 1332 posts
Fri 12 Oct 2018
at 02:34
Re: Out of Character
In reply to Tiffany Chase (msg # 522):

Why cant we check them ourselves?
Master of Fates
 GM, 1748 posts
Fri 12 Oct 2018
at 02:43
Re: Out of Character
In reply to Trevor Strohkirch (msg # 523):

You lack any legal standing in Britain.
Tiffany Chase
 player, 1652 posts
Sat 13 Oct 2018
at 01:45
Re: Out of Character
So unless its a public area or we are invited in, I guess not.
Master of Fates
 GM, 1749 posts
Sat 13 Oct 2018
at 18:47
Re: Out of Character
Correct, in any other case you need the Inspector.
Tiffany Chase
 player, 1653 posts
Mon 15 Oct 2018
at 01:09
Re: Out of Character
Then from what we know of machine guns, we will make a list to give to the inspector.