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Dungeon Master
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Thu 10 Aug 2017
at 19:09
OOC4
This is our new OOC thread!
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at 11:04
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AngryJohn sat glumly in the hard chair and looked around the little room with despair. The interrogation room at the police station was everything he'd expect of such a place. One shoddy desk, a few wooden chairs and not much else. The door to the room was flung open and officer DesertNomad strode in.

"You're screwed this time AngryJohn!" barked the policeman. "This time you went too far. We got yet another dead character in your party and as usual you were right there in the thick of it."

The DM brought his face right up close to the hapless player's face. "What did that Alohan guy ever do to you, huh? Was he just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Did ya get bored? Did ya run out in front like you always do?"

AngryJohn's face burned in indignation. "What the hell are you talking about? I wasn't even his player at the time. You're so full of..."

The DM brought his fist down on the table. "Shut the hell up you worm! I GOT YOU THIS TIME. You understand me. That character is going down!"

The door opened again, and two men in matching tailored pin-striped suits entered. The DM stared at them in amazement. "GralphidB & fmu78. What are you two doing here?"

The two men ignored him. "Mister AngryJohn, please do not say another word. We are your rules lawers," said the oldest of the two rules lawyers. Then he finally deigned the DM with his attention. "I am..."

The DM snarled. "I know who you two are. You're that guy who got his cat off with some B.S. spell combo. And that other guy. He's the one who gets everybody off EVERYTHING."

GralphidB smiled... a little. Fmu78 was the next to talk. "Officer DesertNomad, have you even READ the definition of the 'create pit' spell?" The poor DM looked lost. "Hmph, I thought so. If you will open the PRD and turn to page number..."

Alongside him, GralphidB's smile turned into a smirk. This was going to be easy. In fact, the rules lawyer almost felt sorry for the DM...

...heh. Almost...
Dungeon Master
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Wed 16 Aug 2017
at 11:07
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Okay, so I need to publish a retraction. Celene has pointed out to me that the 'create pit' spell does not extend beyond walls and therefore wouldn't have broken down the wall to the captain's quarters. Alohan would therefore have not fallen into the pit and died.

So your NPC captain is still alive and well unconscious and dying.

Also, I am calling time on this combat. It is getting too boring so I am going to extrapolate the end result and take us onto the next scene. I hope you're all okay with that, I hope that it will break us out of our funk and get the energy levels up again.
Celene
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Wed 16 Aug 2017
at 12:00
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DM:
The DM snarled. "I know who you two are. You're that guy who got his cat off with some B.S. spell combo. And that other guy. He's the one who gets everybody off EVERYTHING."


Are we that bad?

In total agreement with your plan for this battle though.
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Wed 16 Aug 2017
at 16:51
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In reply to Celene (msg # 4):

:D No, I love you two guys. You basically taught me how to play pathfinder. :)
Kassius
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Fri 18 Aug 2017
at 01:48
Re: OOC4
Dungeon Master:
In reply to Celene (msg # 4):

:D No, I love you two guys. You basically taught me how to play pathfinder. :)

lol


By the way, I will be traveling from tomorrow afternoon until Tuesday to see the eclipse (woot!). There's a decent chance I'll still have internet and will post, but I also might not. Feel free to NPC me.
Dungeon Master
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Fri 18 Aug 2017
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Kassius:
By the way, I will be traveling from tomorrow afternoon until Tuesday to see the eclipse (woot!). There's a decent chance I'll still have internet and will post, but I also might not. Feel free to NPC me.


Roger that. Enjoy the eclipse!
Angati
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Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 11:21
Re: OOC4
Ok, I am officially back :) how are you guys ?.
Dungeon Master
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Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 17:49
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I am well and enjoying this part of the module a lot.

Looking forward to moving the Angati storyline fowards as well.
Angati
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Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 07:20
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Whenever you can :) no problems here.

I loved the captains journal.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:26, Wed 23 Aug 2017.

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Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 08:34
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In reply to Angati (msg # 10):

Hey Beni, can you guess what ingredient #1 is? You should be able to...
Angati
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Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 10:26
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I would say Belladonna, but I am as dead as if I had eat it.
Dungeon Master
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Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 10:57
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*BOOM* and the native Spanish speaker saves the day.

(No-one said anything about eating it, just 'opening the eyes' with it)
Kassius
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Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 22:39
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Dungeon Master:
OOC: Driving Kassius and Kibeti on auto-pilot since their player is off burning his eyeballs out by looking at the eclipse...

...how long is this eclipse lasting, anyway?!


Sorry, I actually got home yesterday morning, but was too exhausted to post intelligently, and then had to go in to work today. The eclipse was awesome, but the travel was an exhausting combination of flight cancellations, horrible traffic, and overnight flights.
Kassius
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Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 22:49
Re: OOC4
Color of moonlight: Silver?
Dianna is also supposed to have a bow of silver.
Celene
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Thu 24 Aug 2017
at 01:01
Re: OOC4
Finally home from the island.

Going to post now.
Celene
 player, 1424 posts
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Thu 24 Aug 2017
at 01:10
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Alright do we have all we need now?

Does anyone have a silver weapon?
Kassius
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Thu 24 Aug 2017
at 02:10
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I have silver arrowheads. I also feel like I had a silver dagger that I gave to Logan a while ago.
Logan
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Thu 24 Aug 2017
at 12:28
Re: OOC4
In reply to Kassius (msg # 18):

Yes, Logan does have a silver dagger.
Celene
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Thu 24 Aug 2017
at 13:02
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Mithral counts as silver as well right?
Dungeon Master
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Thu 24 Aug 2017
at 19:02
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In reply to Celene (msg # 20):

I rule yes. But does anyone actually have a mithral weapon?
Dungeon Master
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Thu 24 Aug 2017
at 19:04
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Kassius:
Color of moonlight: Silver?
Dianna is also supposed to have a bow of silver.



Ah-ha! That PhD in astrology finally pays off! Yes, that is the find piece of the puzzle.
Kassius
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Thu 24 Aug 2017
at 23:13
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But I don't have a Ph.D. in astrology... (It's astronomy dangnabit!)
Dungeon Master
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Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 05:52
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In reply to Kassius (msg # 23):

Heh! I wondered if you would bite on that one :D :P
Angati
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Fri 25 Aug 2017
at 06:14
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Dungeon Master:
In reply to Kassius (msg # 23):

Heh! I wondered if you would bite on that one :D :P

LoL
Dungeon Master
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Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 10:19
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Here we go, into the final encounter of module three!
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Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 10:20
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Is it just me, or was there a massive amount of fighting in this particular module? I mean, more than the usual crazy amount of killing.
Angati
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Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 12:28
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I have missed a good deal of it buahhh...  and now that my alignment has changed it would have been fun to see me do that... hell.. what a liberation with regards to my interaction with NPCs...

I think I am officiall CN now...


Let-s just clarify one thing, my love for the other characters has not been erased right ? so, at least with regards to them I hold their good being in as much high steem as ever.

CN is a bit of a challenge, moving by ones whims without being random, means putting some goals in mind and those goals are naturally aligned already... like if you love your son you will care for him no matter how chaotic or evil you are... maybe your means of showing it might differ though but, youd always hold his good foremost. Otherwise it would be psicopathic behavior.

Just please confirm this, or send me a PM denying it and I will keep your secret and screw them up like they deserve them bitches. :p
Dungeon Master
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Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 18:09
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In reply to Angati (msg # 28):

No, your love for (friendship with?) the other characters has not been erased, but you are also now an 'agent of chaos'. Your goal is the ultimate destabilization of everything. This may cause some conflict with your more lawful orientated buddies.
Logan
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Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 18:50
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Logan would really appreciate some buffs for the fight!

Also, DM, can I have access to Kinstal's character sheet?
Celene
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Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 18:52
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Its in his description.

Not that I don't think you should have access to it.

You don't want to be enlarged right?

Angati has all the other buffs.
Logan
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Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 19:01
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So it is.  I rolled for Kinstal.  I can just post his actions alongside Logan's.

And yeah, I don't think Logan would want to be enlarged.  He's a dex fighter, and though it would make the silver knife do more damage, the larger size might make sneak attacking harder.  And would make him get hit more, which wouldn't be good.  Kinstal might be a good bet for enlarge, though.
Celene
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Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 19:07
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Got him already.
Celene
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Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 19:15
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With Kinstal able to beat the DR on the vine horrors he should go after them when the inevitably come after us. At least until the Mother's DR drops.

I'll have Celene break Alohan out of his funk to do the same. Even though he has no slashing.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:16, Fri 01 Sept 2017.

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Fri 1 Sep 2017
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Yes, you should have access to Kinstal Logan... just gave you that.
Angati
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Tue 5 Sep 2017
at 07:09
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Wow 30 dmg...

Does it still hold me in its claws ?.

Still... the curse Did kick in right ?.

At least guys that's a -4 to SAVES which is Huge so if you want to stick something else in her... now its the time to do so... also -4 penalty on attack rolls, saves, ability checks, and skill checks.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:11, Tue 05 Sept 2017.

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Tue 5 Sep 2017
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Angati:
Wow 30 dmg...


Yeah, giving you guys a taste of your own medicine.

Angati:
Does it still hold me in its claws ?.


Naah... that was just poetic license. For 30 points of damage I thought I should write about how Angati got lifted up off the ground, but it was only for a second.

Angati:
Still... the curse Did kick in right ?.


Yes, I took that into account.

Angati:
At least guys that's a -4 to SAVES which is Huge so if you want to stick something else in her... now its the time to do so... also -4 penalty on attack rolls, saves, ability checks, and skill checks.


I can't believe you guys are doing so much damage to the BBEG even before her DR is dropped... it just goes to show that this party does a ton of damage against low AC opponents.
Logan
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Tue 5 Sep 2017
at 19:17
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But now Logan is out of tricks to get sneak attack damage.  So no more heavy damage from him.  When Kassius finally gets the right heart, everyone can focus fire which will hopefully bring her down quick.
Celene
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Tue 5 Sep 2017
at 19:22
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Hoping to take her down to one attack action a round. That would be nice. Same with the others.
Angati
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Wed 6 Sep 2017
at 11:03
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Ok Logan... gonna work on your sneaks... I'll try to blind the damned thing or something.
Celene
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Wed 6 Sep 2017
at 11:23
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Unsure if Alohan should attempt to fight off the vine horrors or take his turn grappling the Mother and attempting to give her the prone condition.
Angati
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Wed 6 Sep 2017
at 11:51
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grappling maybe, but plants are usually impossible to trip.
Celene
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Wed 6 Sep 2017
at 11:55
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Doesn't need to trip it. He just gives them the prone condition.

quote:
In addition, while raging, whenever you
 succeed at a combat maneuver check to maintain a grapple, you can choose
 to give yourself, the target of your grapple, or both the prone condition as
 a free action while continuing to maintain the grapple.

This message was last edited by the player at 11:56, Wed 06 Sept 2017.

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Sun 10 Sep 2017
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Please read the final post in the 'Journey's End' thread before reading on here...




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This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 07:55, Sun 10 Sept 2017.

Dungeon Master
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Sun 10 Sep 2017
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SO guys, we need to have a chat. I've been DMing for just under three years now. We've gotten through five modules of published adventures (three on the main storyline and two extras I got from dungeon magazines) plus some home brew stuff. The characters are now due to level up to level seven and reach the Isle of Dread. We've gone over eight thousand posts.

But I don't want to DM anymore. I have a lot less free time than I did back in November 2015 due to my new job requiring a lot more commuting and I am putting every second of my free time into starting my own company.

I am sorry to end things here (well, I might do one more non-combat scene so we can actually reach the Isle of Dread, but I will not make you all spend time on leveling up) but I think we did pretty well. I will also write up the story arcs I had planned out for each character.

Whew! It was quite a ride! For those of you who have been with me since the start (Beni, John and almost GralphidB), thank you so much for sticking with the game. And fmu78, thank you so much for being the best replacement player any DM could ever hope for!

:( I feel a little sad about it all, but life must go on.
Angati
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Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 10:26
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Dude !

Dont feel sorry at all. I has been the best game I have ever played in rpol, the most satisfying, and most fun, with the best team of DM and players one could ever hope for.

I am really glad that you gave this to us.

Now, I don't know if you'd have time for playing instead of DMing (it takes considerably less time).

Also, I am thinking I'd like to keep in touch with all of you, my name here is benigno so you can rmail me or we can make a list of our names to be able to keep in touch.

Also, I don't know if you guys would consider trying out to play through roll20 and maybe play less often.

I really have not had such a long lasting group and fun DM to devise plots for each characters in a long long long time... ever since I played with my own group (but that was life sessions 20 years ago...).

Anyway, lets keep the talk up, and best of lucks with your company... what are you aiming for ?
Kassius
 player, 624 posts
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Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 11:34
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Sad to hear this, but totally understand. Burnout is real, and if you're heart isn't in it, it just isn't it. This game has been a blast, and I've had a ton of fun with it.

Agree with Beni about keeping in touch. I've been considering running a pathfinder game, and trying to decide if I can commit to the time/prep work needed to do it justice. If I do, I'll definitely contact everyone in this group to see if they're interested in playing.
Logan
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Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 22:24
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Ah, bummer.  This game has been one of the best I've been in on RPoL.  I think one of the things you did really well was to know when to wrap up combat and other things and keep from everything dragging on for days...or weeks.  Anyway, I'll be sad to see this game end.  If anyone wants anyone to join a game, I'm angryjohn on RPoL.  I'll give some thought to running a game, but I'm also thinking about changing my work situation in the near future, and I'd want to see how much free time I have if that happens.
Dungeon Master
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Mon 11 Sep 2017
at 07:45
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Thanks guys for your kind words. Yeah, I think we all made a pretty kick ass game here.

Johannes, the original player of Celene, wanted me to pass on a message too.

"Congratulations for running this great story all the way to the Isle of Dread, guys. I've been enjoying your adventures from the sidelines after leaving Celene in competent hands. All - current and previous - players and of course our beloved GM have created a tale well worth remembering! And have had much fun along the way (I had, anyway!)

I've enjoyed the narrative to the end, and your company very much for as long as I could find the time for playing. Sad for it to end, but so must all good things...

Best wishes
Johannes, Denmark"


@Beni, I don't have the energy to play anymore RP stuff - I really got it out of my system with three years of DMing on here! Yes, I think it is a good idea to provide the usernames of the players... then we can rMail each other if new games come up and check if people want to be involved:

Angati: benigno
Logan: angryjohn
Kassius: GralphidB
Celene: fmu78
Alohan: ronning
DM: DesertNomad


Oh, and if I can ever convince my wife that Tunisia would make a good holiday destination then you'd better watch out because I am coming to visit :D

Re: the company, I am developing a web based application for calculating the uncertainty on measurements. It will be 21 CFR part 11 compliant and fully validated, and therefore able to be used in the pharmaceutical industry. Cool, huh?!

@Kassius, thanks for jumping into a boring character and breathing life into him. We have seen Kassius develop from a 1-D personality which I could only describe as 'competent' to someone with business plans and real relationships with family and friends.

@John, thanks for the appreciative words. Logan has been an interesting character to DM and I will definitely be writing up his storyline.

So... I am waiting for Celene to make the sailing check for Alohan to see how the game ends. Will they get ship wrecked or just sail into harbor?
Celene
 player, 1448 posts
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Mon 11 Sep 2017
at 11:32
Re: OOC4
Very sad to see this go.

I'll repost here what I posted back in May when it was dropped on me via PM.

Celene:
I love most everything about this game.

Sorry to hear you feel that way. This was probably my all time favorite game on RPOL in the past 15 years.


Thanks to everyone involved. Since I joined this game I have ran a few and played a lot of others and while I may have let some pass by the wayside this was always a priority above all else.

The attention and care the DM put in made me want to make sure I put that much back in myself. You could start this game back up in 15 years and I'd come running to play once more. Thanks for your Dedication DM. :)
Dungeon Master
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Mon 11 Sep 2017
at 15:51
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In reply to Celene (msg # 50):

Wow. Thanks so much man. That means a lot to me.

Okay. I'll write up the character arcs and then take final questions :)
Angati
 PC, 932 posts
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Wed 11 Oct 2017
at 07:26
Re: OOC4
Missing you guys :) hope your lifes are going fine.
Celene
 player, 1449 posts
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Wed 11 Oct 2017
at 11:54
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I feel the same way.

Things are going well here. How about you?
Dungeon Master
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Wed 11 Oct 2017
at 16:17
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Yeah, I am missing it all a little as well. I do seem to have a lot more time on my hands though which is nice.

Life is otherwise very good!